If you live in California and care about your job, you may want to read this report by the California State Auditor on the sorry state of our workers’ compensation program. It’s hard to read this report without getting angry at how vested interests coupled with state bureaucrats have turned this program into such a major issue with employers. In particular, after reading the State Auditor’s summary, one has to question the effort (or lack thereof) that Richard P. Gannon, a Gov. Gray Davis appointee who serves as Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation of the state’s Department of Industrial Relations, has put into administering his responsibilities under the program.
Dan Walters writes about current efforts to reform the program in today’s Sacramento Bee.