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NEWS: IRS Awards Bonuses to 1,100 Who Owe Back Taxes

The Associated Press reports according to a federal investigator, the Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes.

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NEWS: State Controller Releases List of Highest Paid City Employees in 2012

California City News reports State Controller John Chiang this week released a list of the top 10 highest paid city jobs in California in 2012, and City Managers dominated the list.

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NEWS: Former Parks Employee Says State Attorneys Told of Budget Stash

KQED News reports according to a sworn declaration filed in court Tuesday, a former California state parks employee says she told state attorneys her department was hiding about $20 million in a special fund several months before officials announced discovering the surplus money.

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OPINION: Hermosa Beach meter maids making nearly $100K?

Brian Calle's expose for the Orange County Register over over inflated salaries for city meter maids, some making almost $100,000 per year.

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NEWS: Some federal workers more likely to die than lose jobs

A USA Today analysis finds that federal employees' job security is so great that workers in many agencies are more likely to die of natural causes than get laid off or fired. The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year that ended Sept. 30, compared to about 3% of workers in the private sector fired annually for poor performance.

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