DHS, Covered Calif. Added 1,600 Employees Over Past Three Years, Payroll Analysis Finds
The California Department of Health Services and the state Health Benefit Exchange hired a total of 1,600 employees from 2011 to 2013, according to an analysis of state pay roll records by the Sacramento Bee. In addition, the analysis found that the total payroll for the exchange was $22.8 million in 2013, derived entirely from federal funding. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) fiscal year 2014-2015 budget proposal accounts for the hiring of 300 additional exchange workers next year.
- "California's State Payroll Holds Steady Despite Deep Job Cuts at Key Departments" (Ortiz, Sacramento Bee, 3/24).