The State Worker

May 9, 2014

California state scientists win travel-reimbursement grievance

An arbitrator has ruled that the Brown administration improperly withheld higher meal and lodging reimbursement rates from state scientists that it began providing to other state workers 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.

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