The State Worker

October 25, 2013

CalPERS sees slight rise in October retirements

More state and local government workers in CalPERS applied for retirement this October than a year ago, according to new data, while the number of first-time pensioners so far this year is virtually identical to the total during the same period last year.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog 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 or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.