The State Worker

February 20, 2014 12:00 AM

The State Worker: Is self-serve government the answer?

The confusing complaint letter went to UC Berkeley and landed on labor relations representative Joyce Harlan’s desk. An employee had told the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing that the university had discriminated against him.

The State Worker

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.

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