The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 19, 2013
The Roundup: Ore. union contract; British employee cashouts; N.M. management turmoil

HA_newspapers3808.JPGState worker union deal eliminates furloughs, adds COLA and step increases
Oregon's largest public employee union announced early this morning it has reached a tentative deal with the state on a two-year contract that would end unpaid days off, averting a possible strike. - The Statesman Journal

State workers given £2.7 billion in pay-offs in a single year
Nearly 3,500 staff received compensation packages worth more than £100,000, and more than 14,000 were awarded "golden goodbyes" of between £50,000 and £100,000. - The Telegraph

State workers: Hostile bosses impede jobs
The state agency charged with vetting terrorism threats and helping New Mexicans during disasters has been embroiled in turmoil for the last year, which some employees say has hindered their ability to do their jobs. - The New Mexican

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Jon Ortiz The Author

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


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