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Tuesday marks the start of the Fix 50 freeway project that will affect commutes for tens of thousands of state employees working in downtown Sacramento and along Interstate 50 from Rancho Cordova to West Sacramento and beyond.
In the weeks since the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, two hard-to-reconcile versions of the San Francisco Democrat have emerged: Transparency advocate running for secretary of state vs. the man who, according to an FBI affidavit, accepted campaign m...
California state government’s leave cash-out program is up and running at the Department of Social Services, where employees last week received query forms that asked if they wanted to trade up to 20 hours of leave time for money.
Our State Worker column this week highlights a new report that concludes public employees brought in under last year’s cheaper pension formulas must work up to five years longer or save thousands of dollars each year to have the same retir...
California became a dual-class public employee state last year when a sweeping law lowered pension benefits for state and local government workers hired in 2013 and later.
Since our report on the state’s employee leave cash out program for three bargaining units and all excluded employees (if departments can afford it), we’ve fielded calls and emails from state workers whose responses range from praise...
Editor's note, 3:50 p.m.: This post has been amended to include information about the law firms spearheading the long-term care lawsuit against CalPERS.
Tens of thousands of state workers stand to get extra money in the next couple months by cashing out some of their unused leave time assuming the state can find money to cover it.
Thousands of California state civil engineers, investigators and heavy mechanical equipment operators each stand to cash out up to 20 hours of leave time if their departments can afford it.