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.
- General Salary Increases effective July 1, 2022:
|EXCLUDED EMPLOYEES AFFILIATED WITH BARGAINING UNIT:
||GSI (General Salary Increase)
|1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 (SEIU Units)
|13 (Pending MOU Ratification)
||2.5% (top step)
- Special Salary Adjustments and Pay Differentials will be extended to exempt and excluded employees where appropriate.
- All exempt and excluded employees associated with the SEIU bargaining units and enrolled in a CalPERS health plan will continue to receive the $260 taxable cash benefit (health affordability payment) through June 30, 2023.
- Exempt and excluded employees not directly tied to a bargaining unit (such as many employees who have an “E” Collective Bargaining Identifier) will receive the 2.5% GSI.
CalHR is working on the “Pay Letters” and expects the salary adjustments to be reflected in the July pay warrants. As the pay letters are developed, ACSS will continue advocacy with CalHR to ensure excluded employees receive all appropriate special salary adjustments.
Negotiations between CalHR and the representatives for rank-and-file Bargaining Units 2, 8, 9, 10 and 18 for new labor contracts continue. ACSS has submitted proposals for excluded employees related to these units to CalHR. Excluded employees related to these five units are not currently scheduled to receive a general salary increase on July 1, 2022.
Healthcare Facility Retention Payment/Public Safety Retention Stipend
From the beginning of the pandemic, ACSS proposed and pushed for essential worker pay for excluded employees. The state chose not to use available federal money for that purpose, but in May 2022, Governor Newsom announced a one-time bonus for all health care workers. ACSS proposed that all eligible excluded employees receive that bonus amount.
CalHR has approved $1500 one-time payments for excluded employees tied to Bargaining Unit 6 employed in a correctional facility or correctional health facility. Excluded employees tied to Bargaining Units 5, 7, and 8 will receive a $1500 one-time payment public safety retention payment.
Although CalHR has thus far tied these one-time payments to the related bargaining units reaching agreements, ACSS has taken the position that all eligible excluded employees should receive these payments whether the rank-and-file reaches an agreement or not.
ACSS will continue to meet with CalHR regarding the $1500 one-time payments for excluded employees and to pursue a resolution to various ACSS’ salary equity proposals for supervisors and managers.
If you have questions regarding general salary increases, please contact your ACSS Labor Relations Representative.