The State Worker

June 12, 2014

Column Extra: Unemployment appeals board executive explains rationale for laying off judges

This week’s State Worker column looks at a plan to eliminate 50 adjudicating law judge positions at the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board in a few months. The judges, who decide winners and losers when a claim is disputed, say the plan would stretch their ranks too thin and would plunge the state back into noncompliance with federal standards for turning around cases.

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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.