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May 13, 2024

May Revision of the 2024 – 2025 State Budget: Reductions in State Operations, but Salaries and Benefits Remain Intact

Governor Newsom released his May Revise of the proposed state budget on May 10, 2024.  Read more about how this impacts Excluded State Employees. 

Apr 11, 2024

Newsom Administration Provides Return to Office Direction

The Governor’s Office provided direction to all agencies and departments currently providing telework for employees to implement a hybrid telework policy with an expectation of employees now having at least two in-person office days per week, with case-by-case exceptions.

Jan 11, 2024

2024-2025 Proposed State Budget – $37.9 Billion Shortfall and End of Telework Stipend

On January 10, 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed 2024-2025 State Budget that will fund state government for the 12-month period starting July 1, 2024.

Dec 21, 2023

Timing of Special Salary Adjustments under Pay Letter 23-44

SSA increases for employees related to the nine-SEIU represented bargaining units are being implemented on December 21, 2023.

Dec 14, 2023

CalHR Releases Pay Letters Implementing July 1, 2023 Salary Increases

CalHR issued a series of Pay Letters implementing the 3% General Salary Increases and many Special Salary Adjustments (SSA) effective July 1, 2023.

Oct 25, 2023

Still No Pay Letters for Salary Increases, But CalHR Indicates They Should Issue Relatively Soon

We still await the implementation of the salary increases for excluded employees related to State Bargaining Units.

Sep 20, 2023

Open Enrollment for Health, Dental and Vision Ends October 13, 2023

Open Enrollment for health, dental and vision coverage started September 18 and ends October 13.

Sep 18, 2023

ACSS Meets with CalHR: Excluded Employee Salary Increases Announced

Governor Newsom signed legislation approving new labor agreements for 13 of the state’s 21 rank-and-file bargaining units and including funding for excluded employee salary increases.

Aug 21, 2023

As Tentative Agreements for New Labor Contracts are Reached, ACSS Continues to Meet with CalHR

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.

Jul 31, 2023

ACSS Continues to Meet with CalHR Over Salaries

ACSS’ message to the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has been consistent and clear – CalHR has a statutory obligation to set salaries for excluded employees and salary increases are needed.

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