The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 7, 2013
The Roundup: CalPERS gets sued; federal furloughs trimmed; CalPERS scandal figure wants speedy litigation

HA_newspapers3808.JPGSuit alleges CalPERS misled customers about long-term care insurance
When CalPERS imposed an 85 percent rate hike on its long-term care insurance program, it caused a fuss among customers and some legislators. Now it's sparked a lawsuit. - The Sacramento Bee

Furloughs for civilian federal employees to end sooner than expected
The Pentagon is easing the pain of mandatory, unpaid work furloughs that civilian federal government employees, including those at White Sands Missile Range, have had to bear for a month because of budgetary pressures. They have cut the number of furlough days from 11 to six. - Las Cruces Sun-News

CalPERS scandal figure Villalobos opposes delay in civil suits
The central figure in the CalPERS bribery scandal says he is in "failing health," nearly died two years ago and needs a quick resolution to the pile of litigation he faces. - The Sacramento Bee

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