The State Worker

Poll: How much does state job class reform matter?

Today’s State Worker column gives voice to the leader of the team of retired human-resources experts who reviewed 3,666 California state job classifications and churned out a 1,022-page report suggesting which to keep, which to delete and which to revamp. The Legislative Analyst has talked about the issue for years (see this 1995 report and this 2014 assessment). So has the California Association of Professional Scientists.

Will the state agencies and departments, labor unions and the State Personnel Board take the next steps to trim the bureaucratic thicket? Does it matter? Take our poll.