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  • Malloy Shouldn't Count On State Workers' Support

    The conventional wisdom that Jonathan Pelto's failure to get on the ballot means that unionized state employees will vote for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is overstated. Malloy has squandered any goodwill he had with the rank and file members. Politics 101...
  • Think twice before rollover from the federal Thrift Savings Plan

    The federal government offers an excellent defined-contribution retirement plan for its employees, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). As is common with corporate plans, the government offers a matching program for employee contributions. Members of the...
  • Wants To Include State Workers In 'Haves' Category

    Letter writer John Deden might have started off on the right track in his letter "Injustice And Revolt" [Aug. 22, courant.com], but lost all credibility when he failed to include state and government workers as belonging to the "haves" group when he urged...
  • Blame Teachers, State Workers, Police?

    The police wearing military gear. Not the fault of the rioters throwing bottles and rocks at them. Let's blame teachers, state workers and the police. Thousands of young women having children out of wedlock and those children growing up without fathers....
  • Who's minding public pensions?

    Who's minding public pensions?
    In September 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a modest pension reform measure that tried to close some of the loopholes that could inflate pensions. Last week the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, or CalPERS, diluted...
  • Unions escalate fight with Garcetti over Employee Relations Board

    Eight Los Angeles public employee unions have taken their fight with Mayor Eric Garcetti into a new arena by seeking to curtail his power to select who can serve on a panel that decides the city's biggest labor disputes. Unions representing police...
  • Where do FBI employees live? It's anyone's guess

    Where do FBI employees live? It's anyone's guess
    In the battle to lure the new FBI headquarters to Prince George's County, state officials frequently point to a study that finds the largest share of the agency's employees live in Maryland. The only problem with the statistic: It doesn't take into...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • State Workers Get A Pass In Food Stamp Fraud Case

    Prosecutors sent the wrong message in deciding not to file criminal charges against nearly 200 state employees who appear to have fraudulently claimed emergency food stamp benefits after Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut in 2011. The state...
  • Labor board orders L.A. to rescind pension cuts for new workers

    A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs. The five-...
  • Candidates need reality check on pensions

     Candidates need reality check on pensions
    What to do about our state's worst-in-the-nation pension liability? Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't need a "Plan B" to address the problem because he believes the Illinois Supreme Court will uphold the pension reform law he signed in December. Bruce...