Fired state workers who want their terminations reviewed are calling the state Department of Administration after Gov. Doug Ducey pledged to allow employees who felt they were wrongly terminated to appeal the decision.Read More »
Thousands of Arizona state government workers are opting to give up civil-service job protections in exchange for short-term pay increases and the possibility of other gains down the road. Nearly 5,300 workers, or nearly 38 percent of those eligible, voluntarily ...Read More »
The Ninth Floor is warning lawmakers not to pass a slew of anti-union bills until Gov. Jan Brewer’s personnel reform plan is on her desk and ready for her signature.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is getting ready for a 2012 push to revamp the rules governing the hiring and firing of state employees.Read More »
From something as grand as helping build a house or as simple as dropping off supplies at a fire station, Arizona lawmakers give back to their communities.Read More »
Near the end of the process, after months of debate, House and Senate negotiators needed some additional revenue in order to balance the state’s budget.Read More »
Numbers from the Arizona City/County Management Association put the average city manager’s salary statewide at around $113,356, slightly higher than the national mean for city managers of $106,408.Read More »
Phoenix city officials say management restructuring will eliminate 60 city jobs.Read More »
Despite a fairly positive report on the stability of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) earlier this year, a major business group with no direct involvement in the fund is expressing serious concern.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, none of whose member firms has employees enrolled in a public pension plan, is calling for a major overhaul of ASRS to radically change how benefits are calculated for future retirees.
Mike Colletto, a lobbyist for the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona who has been in a wheelchair for 32 years, dealt with depression until waking up one morning and deciding to look at the “positive side.”Read More »