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Public Employees

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  • State Pension Funds Gain, But There's Still A Long Way To Go

    Connecticut taxpayers and beneficiaries of public pension funds got welcome news this past week. Wall Street was kind to beleaguered public employee pension funds managed by the state. The funds earned a robust average of nearly 11.5 percent on their...
  • DP Buzz: Public pension contracts

    Editors' Note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • State Purchase Of Hartford Parking Garage A Mixed Blessing

    In the short term, the sale of the Morgan Street parking garage to the state looks like a good deal for Hartford. Though the deal is still being negotiated, details reported thus far indicate the city will receive a total of $26.2 million for an asset...
  • Congress should share the pain of sequestration

    Congress should share the pain of sequestration
    As Sen. Ben Cardin wrote recently, 650,000 federal employees nationwide are on furlough ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22). I was recently asked whether I was aware that as all these soldiers return from Afghanistan they are going to be laid off...
  • Hundreds dropped from Baltimore health care coverage

    Hundreds dropped from Baltimore health care coverage
    Baltimore officials have dropped more than 1,600 spouses, children and others from city health care coverage after workers failed to fill out forms to prove they were eligible dependents. The city purged the health care rolls after questions were...
  • Insurance for city workers' dependents could be reinstated if city erred

    Insurance for city workers' dependents could be reinstated if city erred
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her plan to drop ineligible individuals from Baltimore's health care insurance but pledged Friday to accommodate city workers whose family members lost coverage if a city mistake was to blame. Nearly 2,200 spouses,...
  • Buena Park city employees charged with embezzling $822,000

    Buena Park city employees charged with embezzling $822,000
    Two men could face life in prison if convicted of embezzling more than $822,000 from the city of Buena Park during their time as city employees, the Orange County district attorney’s office said Tuesday. Rudolph P. Juarez, 56, of Anaheim, who...
  • City proposes 5% pay cut

    The city of Costa Mesa opened contract negotiations with its largest employee association this week by offering a 5% pay cut, a 5% increase in pension contributions and other sharp reductions in compensation that a workers' representative deemed...
  • Balto. Co. public employees union extends contract

    Balto. Co. public employees union extends contract
    A union representing nearly 1,500 Baltimore County public employees has reached an agreement with the county to extend its contract through 2016. Members of the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees ratified the extension by a vote of 98...
  • Government works on rules for phased retirement

    For the past year, the Office of Personnel Management has been working on regulations that will allow older federal workers to phase into retirement. The idea is that these employees would continue to work part time, collect a partial pension — and...
  • Mailbag: Numbers in contract story don't add up

    Re. "City proposes 5% pay cut (Aug. 7) Bradley Zint reports that the current negotiation is with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn.,...