Our story in today’s Bee looks at which California state government departments have increased payroll and which have cut it during Gov. Jerry Brown’s third term. Here’s a complete list of employee counts and wages paid them over the three-year period, according to state controller’s payroll data.
Our State Worker column this week looks at a tension confronting the state’s stalled payroll overhaul: An audit of the MyCalPays Project (A.K.A. the 21st Century Project) project could yield invaluable lessons that would benefit nearly three dozen state IT projects in the pipeline, but it could also jeopardize its lawsuit against tech vendor SAP. The Legislative Analyst’s report that raised that issue also suggests that the state reassess whether it needs a universal payroll system for California’s vast, diverse bureaucracy. From the report:
The push for a government pension measure on the November ballot died Friday when its most public backer called it quits.
Our column in Thursdays Bee updates whats happening with the lawsuit against CalPERS and now its individual board members over the organizations administration of long-term care policies sold from 1995 to 2004.
A superior court judge dealt San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's pension overhaul campaign another setback on Thursday, rebuffing Reed's request to have the ballot initiative's title and summary rewritten.
A legislative audit committee on Wednesday commissioned an audit of the Board of Equalization headquarters that will consider a range of options for the troubled building and the 2,000 or so employee who work there.
A Modesto lawmaker has pulled back her call for an audit of a 6-month-old California state computer system that has slowed down the process for licensing nursing school graduates since going online last fall.