State Workers Have Second Jobs in Same Department

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    NEWSLETTERS

     Many full-time state workers are moonlighting with second jobs in the same department, California jobs records show.

    January state jobs data revealed that nearly a dozen state departments have allowed hundreds of employees to hold more than one job, according to the Sacramento Bee. 

    Some 571 nonunion employees held more than one position this month. Many of them are salaried managers and supervisors ineligible for overtime.

    The data confirm claims by CalPERS pension officials that the practice is widespread.

    CalPERS faced criticism earlier this month for paying hourly wages to salaried employees who did extra work with computer systems and customer service. Officials said the practice wasn't unique to the retirement system fund, and saved CalPERS an estimated $1.6 million.

    The Brown administration said it is taking steps to end the little-known moonlighting practice.

    California's Department of Human Resources said it is conducting a "full review" of the practice and has banned any additional appointments without agency approval.

    The Bee found that around 75 lieutenants in the state corrections system also hold lower-level jobs as sergeants or correctional officers; another 55 sergeants held second jobs as correctional officers or sponsors of self-help programs. All of those jobs pay an hourly wage.

    Some salaried employees with second jobs were prison medical staff, whose primary jobs as doctors or psychiatrists pay $10,000 to $20,000 per month.

    The second jobs were not included in the employees' pension calculations.