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Sep 28, 2022

CalHR Agrees to ACSS’ Proposal for COVID Testing Administrator/Observer Pay Differential for Excluded Employees

ACSS met with CalHR and formally proposed a $250 per month pay differential for excluded employees performing Testing Administrator Duties.

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. ...

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.

Oct 7, 2021

New Telework Stipend Program Policy Effective October 1; Retroactive Payments Likely

The Department of Human Resources (CalHR) and the Department of General Services (DGS) have implemented a new Telework Stipend Program and a new statewide Telework Policy – each effective on October 1, 2021. Although the new statewide DGS Telework Policy is now effective, emergency telework provisions still remain in effect.