Monday’s front-page story about personal services contracts and Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal notes that his plan “converts some work now handled by contractors for the state teachers’ retirement system and a few departments providing technology, health care and social services. Those changes would create a total of 102 new civil service jobs, nearly all of them information technology positions that maintain computer programs.”
That’s enough information for the average reader, but we know State Worker blog users want to know more. (We’re looking at you Bargaining Unit 1 IT people!) So here are the details passed along by Department of Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer. The number of state positions added by converting the contracted work is in the far right column.
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