The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 9, 2013
The Roundup: CalPERS pension data; MN state workers' ID info stolen; VA workers' ID info mishandled

HA_newspapers3808.JPGThe Public Eye: California public pension payouts doubled after bump in benefits
The average retirement payout for new retirees in California's biggest public pension system doubled between 1999 and 2012, according to CalPERS data, and initial monthly payments for one group nearly tripled in that period. - The Sacramento Bee

4 Charged In ID Theft Ring Targeting State Employees
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ramsey County investigators say they have busted a major identity theft ring involving the personal information of hundreds. Four St. Paul women have been charged in the string of ID thefts. The victims were retired state employees, investigators said. - WCCO

13,000 Va. state workers' personal info disclosed
ROANOKE -- Virginia officials are working to improve security after 13,000 state employees' personal information was mistakenly sent to 11 state human resource and payroll workers. - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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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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