Skip to main content


Showing posts from September, 2019

State of California Employee Open Enrollment

2020 Open Enrollment Summer is here which means fall isn’t far behind. For State of California employees, that means open enrollment is coming up. 2020 open enrollment begins on Monday, September 21 and ends on Friday, October 16. Changes will take effect on the first day of 2021. Since State of California employees pay for health benefits a month in advance, they’ll see the rate changes on their December 2020 pay check. 2021 CalPERS Member Health Benefits Health plan rates for the following year have been finalized and are posted. You can find 2021 rates here . To view the 2020 rates for you and your dependents, follow this link . Rates are different if you're living out-of-state. For members living outside of California, follow this link . During open enrollment, State employees can change their health insurance plan, add or remove dependents, enroll in a plan if they don't currently have coverage or cancel coverage if they no longer need it. Remember, the a

How to Read A State of California Job Bulletin

Job searches start on CalCareers ( 1) As with most aspects of the State's hiring process , you'll want to start from (also known as CalCareers). You don't need to be signed in to your CalCareer account to search for vacancies, but you'll need to be in order to apply for them electronically. The job search box on CalCareers 2) You should see the above menu on the front page. You can search by Job Title or a Keyword. The search functions on the site aren't great, so you may be better off using an advanced job search and selecting the exact classification you're interested in. That's what we've done below. We have a great article that explores how to search for State of California jobs . Using an advanced job search to select a classification 3) For this example we're using the Associate Governmental Classification (AGPA) . It's among the most common classifications you'll find in State of Calif