The State Worker

January 15, 2014

Poll: How easy is it for flu-stricken California state workers to take time off?

Tuesday’s flu message from the California Department of Human Resources got us thinking: Just how easy is it for state employees to take time off when they’re sick? A policy is one thing, but what really happens in offices, prisons, hospitals, schools and other workplaces around the state may be another matter entirely.

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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.