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Ray Stroh - Pension Crisis in Illinois
Ray Stroh worked for thirty-five years for the state of Illinois as a personnel manager. He moved up quickly in state government, starting in the Dept. of Mental Health, then at McFarland Mental Health Center, then Manteno State Hospital. In 1970 he returned to Springfield and worked as the personnel manager first for the Dept. of Law Enforcement, then the Dept. of Revenue, before moving in circa 1981 to the newly created Department of Central Management Services. By this time he was in a senior personnel management position. Ray talks at length about issues such as hiring procedures, union relations, collective bargaining, and many other personnel issues.