| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day as employees may get another paid day off — and a celebration to go along with it.
After finding out that Delray Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County open for business on Veterans Day,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Seventy-three city employees who are eligible for retirement and — for the first time — workers below retirement age have accepted an incentive package to resign from their positions, a significant majority of which will not be restaffed as...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There was a little snickering when Mayor Eric Garcetti framed his ambition as getting Los Angeles government “back to basics.” It seemed to some — including me — that this approach, while important, also allowed him to duck...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown.
In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy — just like its other debts....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have given public employee unions a greater say over who serves on the influential panels that issue decisions on labor-management disputes in L.A. city and county government.
Brown said the measure, which...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:48 PM
A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a serious blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy -- just like its other debts.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Of the 20 work days in June 2013 the state's commissioner of insurance spent 17 away from his desk — far away.
Thomas B. Leonardi's schedule that month included trips to Washington, D.C., Rome, Zurich and Seoul. That month's globe-hopping...
| Sep 14, 2014
The city of Sunrise is looking to lower the cost of health care for itself and city employees. One of the first steps would be a self-funded model of health care.
City commissioners voted in a new policy — effective Jan. 1 — that they hope...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:39 PM
It's going to be a good year financially for city employees, but only a so-so one for taxpayers.
All city employees will get up to a 6 percent raise this year – up to 7 percent for police officers – with 60 employees receiving significant...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Taxpayers and local governments are on the hook to pay nearly $800 million stemming from "legal" pension spiking over the next two decades, the state controller said Tuesday.
The price tag came as Controller John Chiang issued a new audit of the...