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State of California Employee Open Enrollment

2021 Open Enrollment Summer is here which means fall isn’t far behind. For State of California employees, that means open enrollment is coming up. This is the time for State employees to make changes to or enroll in 2022 health, dental and vision benefits. 2021 open enrollment begins on Monday, September 20 and ends on Friday, October 15. Changes will take effect on the first day of 2022. Since State of California employees pay for health benefits a month in advance, they’ll see the rate changes on their December 2021 paycheck. 2022 CalPERS Member Health Benefits Health plan rates for the following year have been finalized and are posted. If you are an active CalPERS member, you can find 2021 rates here . For retirees, health plan rates and options are different. You'll want to visit the section on health plans for retired CalPERS members . 2021 rates for you and your dependents can be found here .  Rates are different if you're living out-of-state. For members li

How to Read A State of California Job Bulletin

Job searches start on CalCareers (jobs.ca.gov) 1) As with most aspects of the State's hiring process , you'll want to start from jobs.ca.gov (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