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Leave Buy-Back Program Authorized for Excluded Employees

Posted: 4/27/2022 Tags: benefits leave legislation policy representation salary Tags Views: 829

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. Note that Personal Leave Program 2020 leave (or prior PLP leave) may not be cashed out. Payment is out of existing appropriations, so each department’s participation is subject to the availability of departmental funds.

No later than May 1, 2022, your department should notify you whether the department has funds to participate and how much leave that you will be able to cash out. The notification will include a deadline to submit your request to cash out leave. Departments may issue payments as early as May, but no later than June 30, 2022.

ACSS members are encouraged to evaluate their accrued leave status and consider cashing out leave as part of an overall strategy to remain compliant with leave caps.

Click here to view the CalHR policy manual covering leave buy-back.

If you have questions regarding leave buy-back program issues, please contact your ACSS Labor Relations Representative.


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Turn Your Time Into Money! Cash Out Your Unused Paid Leave.

Posted: 4/20/2015 Tags: benefits leave policy Tags Views: 2626


Starting May 1, 2015, excluded state workers can apply to cash out their unused paid leave time into money.  Cashing in on this opportunity is helpful for both taxpayers and the government and actually helps curb increases to the state's liability, since unused time cashed out at the end of employment is based on final salary. Excluded employees are allowed to cash out up to 40 hours.

>> Click here to read more on this topic from the SacBee article 

>> Click here to see CalHR's memo PDF on the Excluded Employee Leave Buy-Back Program


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PIA will allow leave buyback

Posted: 5/2/2014 Tags: bargaining leave Tags Views: 2280

The California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) has announced that it will participate in the leave buy back program for excluded employees.

Eligible CALPIA supervisors, managers, confidential, or otherwise excluded from bargaining employees can take a one-time cash out of certain leaves up to 20 hours.


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Get paid for your leave credit

Posted: 4/3/2014 Tags: bargaining leave Tags Views: 2541

CalHR has released a PML detailing a Buy-Back program that allows eligible state excluded employees to get paid for unused leave credits as early as May 1, 2014.


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SEIU reaches tentative agreement

Posted: 6/11/2013 Tags: bargaining election furlough leave legislature membership rights salary Tags Views: 22106

In the early morning of June 11th, SEIU Local 1000 reached a tentative bargaining agreement with the State which includes an across the board raise and prevents furloughs or PLPs for three years.

The raises in the agreement are tied to as-yet unspecified revenue targets. If the State meets said targets, a 2% raise will go into effect July 1, 2014, and another 2.5% raise will go into effect July 1, 2015. If the State fails to meet the revenue targets, a 4.5% raise will go into effect July 1, 2015.


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Gov. Brown's ultra conservative budget

Posted: 5/17/2013 Tags: budget governor leave legislature salary Tags Views: 2313

Governor Brown released his revised budget on May 14th.

Though we expected the revised budget would be conservative, Gov. Brown seems to be anticipating a bleak few years for California.

In recent weeks, the Legislative Analyst's Office and State Controller John Chiang have stated that California is enjoying unanticipated revenues of $4.5 billion; however, Gov. Brown's new budget claims just $2.8 billion in revenues for this year.

Brown's budget focuses mainly on education spending, and largely avoids the hot button issue of state employee compensation, though the 3% top step raise for excluded and rank and file employees is still earmarked. Additionally, the budget confirms the end of the PLP 2012 program effective June 30th, 2013.

The budget will now be reviewed and adjusted by the Legislature. The Governor is constitutionally mandated to sign the budget by June 30th.

Both the summary and detailed budget breakdown are available via www.ebudget.ca.gov


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ACSS saves confidential benefits at DRE

Posted: 4/16/2013 Tags: benefits governor insurance leave rights salary Tags Views: 2303

When Gov. Brown relseased his official Reorganization Plan, the Department of Real Estate (DRE) told its employees they would not be impacted, and that the plan was to move DRE under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in name only.

However, when implementation began, it quickly became apparent that multiple excluded employees would be impacted.

Your ACSS labor relations team requested a meet and confer with DRE, DCA, and CalHR in order to ensure no excluded employees' rights were being violated, and to prevent further misinformation.


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DPA releases excluded employee PLP 2012 memo

Posted: 7/6/2012 Tags: bargaining leave rights Tags Views: 2702

DPA has released a personnel memo detailing the Personal Leave Program (PLP) for 2012 for excluded and exempt employees.

Your ACSS is analyzing the PML and its relation to the separately released bargaining unit PMLs detailing PLP 2012.

We have arranged a meeting with DPA to address any potential violations of your rights as an excluded employee. Check back soon for details.


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DPA releases PLP 2012 memos

Posted: 6/29/2012 Tags: bargaining health leave rights Tags Views: 2770

DPA has released the following Personnel Management Liaison Memos (PMLs) regarding the "Budget Savings Reduction and Personal Leave Program 2012", a.k.a. PLP 2012:

Your ACSS is analyzing the PMLs now to determine if any of them may violate your rights or unfairly target state supervisors and managers who oversee rank and file employees in the above bargaining units.

UPDATE: DPA has now released PMLs re: PLP 2012 for bargaining units 10, 19, 2, 8, 7, 9, and 13.

See the full list here: http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/policy-memos.aspx


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Will PLP 2012 work for supes/managers?

Posted: 6/24/2012 Tags: budget election furlough governor leave pension salary Tags Views: 2879

The Governor seems to have officially dropped his 4/38 workweek proposal in favor of more flexible options.

A side letter agreement with SEIU Local 1000 - being dubbed PLP 2012 - upon ratification would reduce the salary of Local 1000 workers by 4.62% for 12 months in return for 8 hours time off per month taken at the employee's discretion. The 3% raise for employees at the top step scheduled for July 1, 2013 would remain in effect. In addition, this plan would eliminate non-mission critical retired annuitants.

In our polling, ACSS found that nearly 60% of respondents preferred a new PLP or 1-day furlough rather than the 4/38 workweek.

What do you think about PLP 2012? Will this plan work for state supervisors and managers? Will it work for your office? Will it be more efficient than the 4/38? Will it have a negative impact on morale compared to the 4/38? Is there a better option?

Now is your chance to weigh in.

Take the poll on the lefthand side of our website and tell Gov. Brown your overall opinion about his flexible new arrangement re: budget cuts and your livelihood.

NOTE: You must have Flash player installed to view and vote in the poll.


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