February 10, 2009

California may lay off 10,000 state workers

Filed under: California,US — 7macaw @ 10:16 pm
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration warned Tuesday that it is preparing to lay off 10,000 state employees if an agreement to close California’s yawning budget deficit isn’t reached by the end of the week.

Administration spokesman Aaron McLear said officials will send out layoff notices Friday absent a budget deal, with the goal of slashing roughly 10 percent of the 100,000 positions paid for by the state’s general operating fund. That would save an estimated $750 million through mid-2010; California faces a $40 billion budget gap over that period.

Source: San Jose Mercury News

Update (2-18-2009): California state workers layoff process begins

November 21, 2008

Big paydays for ex-state workers

According to San Jose Mercury News: “A California prison physician made $815,000 just by cashing out a career worth of unused vacation. A California Highway Patrol officer made $225,300.

Dozens of state workers took advantage of the perk that cost the state $174 million last year.

Government Salary Data:

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