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Sep 14, 2022

Open Enrollment for Health, Dental and Vision Begins September 19, 2022

Open Enrollment for health, dental and vision coverage starts September 19 and ends October 14. This is your opportunity to evaluate your health care selections and make any changes to your health, dental or vision plans and add or drop dependents effective January 1, 2023.

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Aug 12, 2022

ACSS Meets with CalHR - Continues Push for Salary Increases and One-Time Payments

ACSS met with the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) on August 11, 2022 to discuss pay and benefits for the state’s supervisory, managerial, confidential and exempt employees.

Aug 10, 2022

2022 Open Enrollment for Health Plans is Coming Up!

Open Enrollment for health, dental and vision benefits will take place September 19 – October 14, 2022. It is not too early to start reviewing Annual Health Plan Changes for details on health plans, service areas, and benefit design for 2023.

Jul 5, 2022

General Salary Increases for Excluded Employees Effective July 1, 2022

ACSS continues to meet with the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) to discuss pay and benefits for the state’s supervisory, managerial, confidential and exempt employees. Although many issues remain unresolved, CalHR has released the Excluded Employee Pay Plan for 2022-2023.

May 16, 2022

May Revision of the 2022 – 2023 State Budget: Historic Surplus Directed to One-time Projects

Governor Newsom released his May Revise of the state budget on May 13, 2022. The budget includes a projected record $97.5 billion surplus, including $49.2 billion in discretionary surplus. The Governor’s plan would spend 94 percent of this discretionary surplus on one-time projects. The historic $300.6 billion budget ($227.3 billion general fund) includes $37.1 billion in reserves, with $23.3 billion in the state’s rainy day fund.

Apr 27, 2022

Leave Buy-Back Program Authorized for Excluded Employees

CalHR and the Department of Finance have authorized the Excluded Employee Leave Buy-Back Program for 2021-2022. Employees designated Exempt, Supervisory, Managerial or Confidential may elect to be paid at their regular salary rate in exchange for up to 80 hours of unused leave (vacation or annual leave, voluntary personal leave, personal holiday or holiday credit). Excluded employees related to bargaining unit 2 (attorneys and administrative law judges) may cash out up to 160 hours of leave. ...

Apr 22, 2022

Special Open Enrollment for the CoBen Cash Option Ends April 30, 2022

If you are an excluded employee tied to an SEIU Local 1000 bargaining unit and you are NOT enrolled in a state-sponsored CalPERS health plan, you need to enroll in the CoBen cash option by April 30, 2022*.

Mar 2, 2022

CalHR Issues Telework Stipend Pay Differential Covering All Excluded Employees

On March 1, 2022, the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) issued Pay Differential 453 – Telework Stipend Differential for all excluded employees and for employees in the six rank-and-file bargaining units with a telework stipend side letter agreement.

Jan 11, 2022

2022-23 Proposed State Budget: Focus on One-time Investments

On January 10, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed 2022-2023 State Budget that will fund state government for the 12-month period starting July 1, 2022. State spending next fiscal year would increase by 9.1 percent to just over $286.4 billion, with $213.1 billion in general fund spending.

Dec 15, 2021

CalHR Announces Holiday Informal Time Off

In celebration of the 2021 holiday season, Governor Newsom has authorized up to four hours of Informal Time Off (ITO) for all state employees. CalHR has updated the Human Resources Manual to reflect the ITO for 2021. For most employees, the paid ITO will be either the business day before December 25 or January 1. Employees required to work these days should be granted the time off prior to June 30, 2022.

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