Human Resources Office
Benefits

NOTE: The benefits outlined below apply to Permanent Full-Time employees.

HOLIDAYS
  • Employees receive 11 paid holidays per year.
  • Three floating paid days.
SAVINGS PLUS PROGRAM
  • Offers employees several different investment options with the opportunity to use the Self Directed Account (SDA) to invest in any of over 50,000 mutual funds.
  • 401(K) Thrift Plan - a tax deferred savings program.
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan - a tax deferred savings program.
FLEX ELECT
  • Receive cash monthly in lieu of health benefits.
  • Pre-tax Medical Reimbursement Account.
  • Pre-tax Dependent Care Reimbursement Account.
HEALTH BENEFITS
  • Select from several different Health plans.
  • State pays a specific premium amount; employee pays remaining balance.
  • Change plans or add eligible family members during open enrollment each year.
  • Special enrollment allowed for addition of new dependents.
DENTAL BENEFITS
  • Select from several different Dental Plans.
  • State pays all monthly premiums for pre-paid dental plans.
  • After 24 qualifying pay periods, employees are eligible to enroll in a fee-for-service dental plan. (State pays a specific amount; employee pays remaining balance.)
  • Change plans or add eligible family members during open enrollment each year.
  • Special enrollment allowed for addition of new dependents.
VISION PLAN BENEFITS
  • Employees and eligible dependents receive an eye exam, lenses and frames, with limits, once every 12 months.
  • See plan for deductible amounts
  • Vision Premier Plan available
GROUP LEGAL PLAN
  • Offers employees a comprehensive plan that covers many legal situations.
VACATION
  • After six months of qualifying State service, employees will receive 42 hours of vacation.
  • For each additional qualifying month, employees will earn 7 hours of vacation per month.
  • Vacation accruals increase with additional State service months beyond 36 months.
  • Vacation may be accumulated to a maximum of 640 hours.
SICK LEAVE
  • Full-time employees receive 8 hours of sick leave credits monthly with no maximum limit.
  • Sick leave credits may be used for personal, or family, illness or injury.
  • Unused sick leave credits will be converted to service credit upon retirement.
ANNUAL LEAVE
  • Some bargaining units allow employees to enroll in the Annual Leave Program.
  • Employees will earn 11 hours of annual leave credit for each qualifying month.
  • Annual leave accruals increase with additional State service beyond 36 months.
  • Annual leave may be used to meet employees' need for sick leave and vacation.
  • Annual leave may be accumulated to a maximum of 640 hours.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
  • This program is provided to State employees and eligible dependents as part of the State's commitment to promoting employee health and well-being.
  • Offered at no charge, the EAP provides a valuable resource for support and information during difficult times, as well as consultation.

This is a sample of benefits available to State employees. For more information, visit the California Department of Human Resources (Cal-HR) website.