The State Worker

June 2, 2014

California lawmakers: State-employee transfer scam a ‘serious issue,’ deserves legislative action

Senate budget leaders from both sides of the political aisle said Monday they’re concerned by The Sacramento Bee’s report that departments have illegally transferred state workers to keep vacant positions on the books – and to hang on to the tens of millions of dollars budgeted for the unfilled jobs each year.

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