The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) was created on July 1, 2012, by Governor Brown's Reorganization Plan Number 1 of 2011. The reorganization plan consolidated the State of California's two personnel departments, combining the Department of Personnel Administration with certain programs of the State Personnel Board.
CalHR is responsible for all issues related to employee salaries and benefits, job classifications, civil rights, training, exams, recruitment and retention. For most employees, many of these matters are determined through the collective bargaining process managed by CalHR.
CalHR operates under the following laws and regulations:
Regulatory detail on CalHR programs: California Code of Regulations, Title 2, sections 599.600 through 599.995
Lookup Regulations in the California Code on the Office of Administrative Law's website
Establishing code and functions: Government Code sections 19815 through 19999.7
Ralph C. Dills Act governing collective bargaining in State government's executive branch: Government Code sections 3512 through 3524
Lookup California Government Codes on the Legislative Information website
CalHR Director Richard Gillihan
CalHR Deputy Director of Operations Katie Hagen