Stories tagged: state employees
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Handy man on Mount Spokane: Can-do state park manager Steve Christensen retiring
For 17 years, Mount Spokane State Park has been blessed, according to numerous testimonials, with a manager who’s handled user issues and conflicts as deftly as he’s dealt with power …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
State employees can take vacation days within first 6 months
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a law allowing new state employees to take vacation time within their first six months on the job.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Washington employees rally for higher wages
Hundreds of state employees rally in Olympia for better wages and benefits.
Sun., May 25, 2014
Spin Control: On state worker salaries, actions speak loudest
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee raised eyebrows – and some blood pressures – among some legislative Republicans and other conservatives last week with comments about state worker salaries on the …
Wed., June 27, 2012
Salary grid has coaches cashing the hefty checks
OLYMPIA – The best-paying state jobs in Washington are still in academia, with the very best in athletics. The annual listing of salaries for all state employees shows once again …
Sat., Nov. 20, 2010
Unions called back to table
OLYMPIA – Washington wants to renegotiate its labor contracts with state workers in the wake of Thursday’s revenue projections that lopped $1.2 billion out of the budget over the next …
Wed., July 7, 2010
Many state workers on furlough Monday
OLYMPIA – Thousands of state employees will start another three-day weekend after this Friday, but this one will not include a paid holiday. Many state departments, commissions and boards are …
Wed., April 28, 2010
Washington state furlough law enacted
OLYMPIA – Thousands of state workers will take 10 days off without pay over the next 14 months under a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The new law …
Sun., March 7, 2010, 1 a.m.
GOP’s ‘emergency’ call wouldn’t change much
OLYMPIA – Republicans have argued for weeks the governor should declare a financial emergency and reopen the contracts with the state employees unions, cutting pay and benefits to help balance …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2009, 9:08 a.m.
Some of Idaho’s state employees get raises
More than 800 state employees were given raises this year. That’s about 3 percent of the 25,000 people on the state payroll system. Another 69 have been laid off, 186 …