Articles Tagged With ‘Public employees’

State senator tries again to crack down on “double-dipping”

The California State Senate will once again try to crack down on so-called “double-dipping” by public employees after an earlier attempt was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. [San Jose Mercury News] Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) intends to introduce new... (Continue reading)

State worker suicide on the increase

The number of calls from state employees for workplace grief counseling has doubled as officials also grapple with a rise in employee suicide. [Sacramento Bee] Counselors met 33 times in 2009 with state employees traumatized by the suicide of a... (Continue reading)

Taxpayers going postal over public employee pensions, perks

By PETER SCHEER—For public employee unions–those representing police, firefighters, teachers, prison guards and agency workers of all kinds at the state and local level–these are the worst of times. Despite record high membership and dues, and years of unparalleled clout... (Continue reading)

Sheriff candidate allegedly cheated on test

By KAREN VELIE Former police officers have charged that sheriff candidate Ian Parkinson’s brother provided him the answers to sergeant promotion essay questions in 2001. Police officers, vying for one open sergeant position, answered three essay questions designed to test their writing... (Continue reading)