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Welcome to the California Job Blog!

Welcome! We can assume that you've landed here because you're interested in working for the State of California. If that's the case, then you're in the right place. The California Job Blog was started in early 2018 by Jay Davis . Jay has been a State of California employee for 8 years, 7 of which have been spent in human resources as a specialist in hiring and recruiting. Among Jay's specialties is helping people navigate the State's hiring process. After years of working to hire great people for State jobs, two things became very clear. One, the State's hiring process can be very confusing and two, the resources people need to make it less confusing are very hard to find. He started this blog to help fix those problems. Here you'll find the information and resources needed to be competitive and successful as you search for employment with the State. We hope to provide answers to the most common questions asked by job-seekers, as well as insight i
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2024 CalPers Pay Days

2024 Northern California CalPERS Pay Dates Month Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date January 01/29/2024 02/01/2024 February 02/27/2024 03/01/2024 March 03/28/2024 03/29/2024 April 04/26/2024 05/01/2024 May 05/28/2024 05/31/2024 June 06/27/2024 07/01/2024 July 07/29/2024 08/01/2024 August 08/27/2024 08/30/2024 September 09/27/2024 10/01/2024 October 10/29/2024 11/01/2024 November 11/25/2024 11/27/2024 December 12/27/2024 01/02/2025 2024 Southern California and Out of State CalPERS Pay Dates Month Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date January 01/29/2024 02/01/2024 February 02/27/2024 03/01/2024 March 03/27/2024 03/29/2024 April 04/26/2024 05/01/2024 May 05/28/2024 05/31/2024 June 06/26/2024 07/01/2024 July 07/29/2024

2024 State of California Pay Days

Monthly Paid Employees Month Pay Day Direct Deposit Date January 01/30/2024 01/31/2024 February 02/29/2024 03/01/2024 March 03/29/2024 04/02/2024 April 04/30/2024 05/01/2024 May 05/30/2024 05/31/2024 June 06/28/2024 07/01/2024 July 07/30/2024 07/31/2024 August 08/29/2024 08/30/2024 September 09/30/2024 10/01/2024 October 10/30/2024 10/31/2024 November 11/27/2024 12/02/2024 December 12/31/2024 01/02/2025 Semi-Monthly Paid Employees (Direct Deposit) Month First Half Pay Day Second Half Pay Day January 01/16/2024 01/31/2024 February 02/16/2024 03/01/2024 March 03/18/2024 04/02/2024 April 04/16/2024 05/01/2024 May 05/16/2024 05/

2024 California State Holidays

The table below is a list of holidays in California for 2024. The next paid holiday for State of California employees is Thursday, July 4 th for Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday! 2024 State of California Employee Holidays Holiday Day New Year's Day Monday, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 15 Presidents' Day Monday, February 19 Cesar Chavez Day Monday, April 1* Memorial Day Monday, May 27 Independence Day Thursday, July 4 Labor Day Monday, September 2 Veterans Day Monday, November 11 Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28 Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 29 Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25 *With Cesar Chavez Day (March 31 st ) falling on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday, April 1 st . Notes On Holidays New Year’s Day – January 1 st Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 3 rd Monday in January President's Day – 3 rd Monday in February Cesar Chavez Day – March 31 st Memorial Day – The la

2023 Fantasy Football Top 100 Player Rankings

Welcome to the California Job Blog's second, annual fantasy football player rankings! You may be asking yourself what fantasy football has to do with state of California jobs. If you are, the answer is "almost nothing." But we think it's fun. And, we've spent the last couple of years playing with coworkers while out of the office. It was a great way to keep in touch with office friends during the COVID era, and we thought some readers might enjoy it, too. So, whether you're a seasoned fantasy-pro or thinking about playing for the first time, this list should help you build a solid team. If you don't play already, think about starting a league with those co-workers you haven't gotten to interact with over the last couple of years. 2023 Fantasy Football Top #100 Players Rank Name Team Pos 1 Justin Jefferson WR MIN 2 Christian McCaffrey RB SF 3 Ja'Marr Chase

Bereavement Leave for State of California Employees

Those working for the State know that the paid leave is one of the great benefits of the job. This article looks at one of the types of paid leave State of California employees are entitled to. What is Bereavement Leave Bereavement leave is a special type of job-protected time off following the death of a qualified family member. This can be a family member related by blood, marriage, or adoption. Bereavement leave can also be taken for anyone living in your immediate household, whether they are related or not. We'll go into more detail about who is considered a qualified family member later in this article. State of California Bereavement Leave Beginning January 1, 2023 there were some changes to bereavement leave for State of California employees. That updated policy can be found here . All employees in California, not just those that work for the State, can take up to five days of leave following the death of a covered family member. This means that an employer cannot de