PERS

Georgetown board spends too much

At the special meeting on Jan. 31, the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District board was asked permission to hire two new employees. I was shocked that the new employees would be ...

$100,000-plus pensions OK

I think it unfair to criticize teachers and other educators for receiving a pension that they paid into over 35 to 40 years (Journal, Aug. 17). If the system is flawed, it was fla ...

Furloughs cost state too much

Ongoing furloughs of state employees not funded by the state are just pathetic. About 55,000 workers, a quarter of all state workers, are funded by sources outside of the general ...

County workers fund pensions

As a former employee of Placer County who retired “early” after only 37 years of service, I feel obligated to respond to Jim Ruffalo’s Perspectives column of Nov. 22. In hi ...

Imposed firefighter contract includes 12% cut in pay, benefits

After months of negotiations, the city of Auburn has implemented a contract with the Auburn Firefighters Association that will result in a 12 percent loss in pay and benefits. Fir ...