The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 19, 2011
Correction to today's story on new CDCR staff transfer agreements

111019 error.jpgWe goofed.

Our story in today's Bee incorrectly states that contract amendments that affect employees in the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation allow for senior staff under a layoff threat to bump their juniors out of positions around the state. The story should have said that the transfer deals give seniority preference for bidding on vacant positions statewide.


September 10, 2009
Watch and vote; a note on Columbus Day

A couple of housekeeping notes for The State Worker users:

* We'll be posting reminders every so often for the next few weeks that you can view a 28-minute video of last week's CalPERS candidates forum until the Oct. 2 ballot deadline. We'll try to keep the reference as unobtrusive as possible, but we think it's valuable to see what J.J. Jelincic, Inderjit Singh Kallirai and Muriel Strand said about the fund and its role in providing California public employee benefits.

Candidates Cathy Hackett, Kurato Shimada, Dan T. Villella and Dennis Yates did not participate.

Click here to see the video. This link will take you to CalPERS' information about the election.

* Several The State Worker users noted that we failed to mention in this Tuesday post that CASE, the state legal professionals union, has submitted a grievance on behalf of Bargaining Unit 2 members over the Legislature's elimination of Lincoln's Birthday and Columbus Day from the paid state holiday calendar. We added that amplification to Tuesday's post. And if you want to read more about the grievance, click here.

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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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