The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 14, 2013 comments closed for system change is temporarily closing online comments today while programmers install changes that include a new social media sign-in system.

Executive Editor Joyce Terhaar recently explained the rationale: " is changing reader comments."

Bee editors will host a live chat from noon to 1 p.m. today to share your questions and ideas on what comments at should be like moving forward. You can join the event on the Bee Labs page by clicking here.

The discussion will be left open afterward so that you can continue to add your thoughts and feedback. Editors and staff will jump in and moderate and answer questions through the review period. And you can click here to send a letter to the editor to weigh in with your thoughts.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About The State Worker

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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