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California Governor Jerry Brown addresses members of the press about the State Budget for 2014-15 at the Capitol in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2014.

From the notebook: See which outsourced job contracts Jerry Brown wants converted to civil service positions

Published: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Monday’s front-page story about personal services contracts and Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal notes that his plan “converts some work now handled by contractors for the state teachers’ retirement system and a few departments providing technology, health care and social services. Those changes would create a total of 102 new civil service jobs, nearly all of them information technology positions that maintain computer programs.”

That’s enough information for the average reader, but we know State Worker blog users want to know more. (We’re looking at you Bargaining Unit 1 IT people!) So here are the details passed along by Department of Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer. The number of state positions added by converting the contracted work is in the far right column.

California State Job Conversions, 2014-15 (projected)

We can never get everything we learn into a news story. "From the notebook" posts give you some of the extra details -- documents, notes, data and quotes -- that take you more deeply into our reports.

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