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Benefits Information


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

Paid monthly.
Annual merit salary increases within certain classifications until maximum salary is reached.
Direct deposit of payroll to financial institution (must meet enrollment criteria).
Hire above minimum rate for exceptional experience.
Certain classifications are considered "deep classes" with one or more range change increases.

    Employees receive 11 paid holidays per year.
    One Personal Holiday a year is accrued.
    Offers two Deferred Compensation plans for eligible California State employees:
    401(K) Thrift Plan
    457 Deferred Compensation Plan

    Receive cash monthly in lieu of health benefits.
    Pre-tax Medical Reimbursement Account.
    Pre-tax Dependent Care Reimbursement.

    Offers employees a comprehensive plan that covers almost all legal situations.

    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.

    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 and employee pays remaining balance.)

    Employees and eligible dependents receive an eye exam, lenses and frames once every 12 months.
    See plan for deductible amounts

    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.
    Vacation can be accumulated to a maximum of 640 hours.

    Full-time employees receive 8 hours of sick leave credits monthly. Sick leave credits can be accumulated with no limit.
    Sick leave credits can be used for personal illness, injury or family sick leave.
    Unused sick leave credits can be used toward increasing length of service of retirement.

    Some bargaining units allow employees to enroll in the Annual Leave Program.
    Employees can earn 11 hours of annual leave credit for each qualifying month.
    Annual leave accruals increase with additional State service months.
    Annual leave can be used to meet employees' need for sick leave and vacation.
    Annual leave can be accumulated to a maximum of 640 hours.

    Coequal goals

    The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)