Lawmakers promised Thursday to investigate revelations that California's largest public pension fund has paid some salaried managers extra money for second in-house jobs, while other state departments tried to figure out if their employees have similar work arrangements.
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, said they were disturbed about the California Public Employees' Retirement System's "additional appointments," particularly when California's unemployment rate remains high and state workers are still taking unpaid days off each month.
"The Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security will be looking further into this matter," a joint press release said. Bonta chairs that committee.
CalPERS then released its own statement, saying it understood the concerns of the two assemblymen and that it looked forward to "explaining why this human resource tool was important to CalPERS during a unique and critical time."
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