LAO Takes Issue With Brown’s Budget Furlough Proposal
A proposal in Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) revised fiscal year 2012-2013 budget plan to shift most state workers -- including state hospital employees -- to a four-day, 38-hour workweek would create some serious problems, according to an analysis released Friday by the Legislative Analyst's Office. According to LAO, the plan would deter employees from using much of their leave, which would increase the state's deferred costs; would affect intergovernmental agency interactions; and may not reduce energy costs.
- "Legislative Analyst Says 4-Day Week for California Workers 'Problematic'" (Ortiz, "The State Worker," Sacramento Bee, 5/18).