The State Worker

January 8, 2014

The State Worker: Caltrans worker misses out on $140-per-month raise due to pay snafu

‘Bureaucracy.” “Misfortune.” “Manipulation.” Caltrans employee Rodolfo dela Cruz has used all those words to describe how he lost out last year on a $140-per-month raise.

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Jon Ortiz chronicles civil-service life for California state workers

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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.