The state Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) is in the process of implementing administratively a federal tax provision allowing the state to "pick up" mandatory employee retirement contributions. Implementation of the pickup program would result in increased take-home pay to state employees—due primarily to reduced federal tax liabilities—at no direct cost to the state. In this report, we examine the fiscal and policy implications of implementing the pickup program.
The Budget Package: 2011-12 California Spending PlanReport Nov 10, 2010
[PDF] California’s Fiscal Outlook: The 2011-12 BudgetReport Jan 12, 2010
[PDF] The 2010-11 Budget: Overview of the Governor’s Budget