The State Worker: An ode to furloughs
It's the end of an era. After more than four years of on-and-off furloughs, most state workers' Aug. 1 paychecks for July will show full hours and pay for the first time since last summer. - The Sacramento Bee
State pays employees to go home
An investigative report by WRAL-TV has found that nearly 900 North Carolina state workers were sent home over the past two years while investigations were conducted into their conduct at work. While on leave, these workers collected a total of $1.7 million in salaries, reports the WRAL team. - Triangle Business Journal
DOC salaries too high? Private prisons pay much less
A letter from Colorado Senate Republicans spotlighting the salaries of roughly 4,000 Department of Corrections workers is drawing fire from the state employee union as well as Senate Democrats. - Pueblo Chieftan
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