The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 10, 2013
Column Extra: Read the ruling that slams Corrections' contract

Our column in today's fiber/cyber Bee reports the latest developments in the fight over two contracts totaling $11 million for outsourced legal services for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Check out the column and then, if you really want to get into the weeds (attention, all state attorneys!), read through the State Personnel Board's decision, which it telegraphed by putting a verbal smackdown on the state's attorney during an August hearing.

State Personnel Board Decision and Order

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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


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