The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 18, 2013
The Roundup: CHP's pay parity; pension hypocrisy; La. layoffs

HA_newspapers3808.JPGThe State Worker: How CHP officers' salaries became law
Of all the state employee unions that bargain with Gov. Jerry Brown, the group that recently got what will likely be the biggest bump this year wasn't even part of a contract negotiation. - The Sacramento Bee

AP Exclusive: Pension funds keep elective travel
California's two public pension systems continued to fly top officials around the globe for conferences, workshops and speaking engagements even after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a ban on discretionary travel while the state was trying to emerge from years of budget deficits. - Associated Press

Dan Morain: Hypocrisy and Rep. McClintock's pension
Tom McClintock used the occasion of a 2005 hearing into state pensions to denounce government workers' rich retirement benefits, as was his wont back when he was in California's Senate. - The Sacramento Bee

3,800 state workers laid off in last budget year
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The layoff figures for the just-ended 2012-13 budget year have grown to show that more than 3,800 employees received pink slips from the state. - Associated Press

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at jortiz@sacbee.com.

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