The Calpensions blog – one of the best sources for accurate, comprehensive info on California’s pension systems – explains the nearly $500 million CalPERS rate hike that may take effect next year.
Phase I of a comprehensive benchmarking report on the LADWP was just released. The report itself confirmed a few things most ratepayers already know – that the LADWP’s payroll costs are dramatically […]
Transparent California has released a new study that analyzed the pay received by employees of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The study compared the pay and benefits of DWP […]
“The San Diego Police Department is woefully understaffed and has clearly shown, over an extended period of time, it cannot correct its staffing crisis without increasing the compensation of sworn police officers […]
Soon to be published 2013 payroll data for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reveals extraordinary levels of public employee compensation. As an example of the widespread excessive levels of […]
Abstract: The San Diego Police Officers Association and, to some degree, the San Diego media has long held that low pay was a significant factor in the department’s attrition rate that required […]
If you’ve heard CalPERS cite their average pension amount of $30,000 or so, you may think that is what the average full-career retiree receives. The average 2013 full-career (defined as 30 or […]
The San Diego Police Officers Association and multiple media reports have stated that cops are leaving the SDPD for higher pay at competing departments. This is largely false, the overwhelming percentage of those leaving the SDPD do receive higher pay after leaving, but from their City pensions, not competing departments!
In 2014, the staff of Transparent California submitted public records requests to thousands of California public agencies. While the vast majority complied with the law, several are currently violating state law and […]