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Are departments required to complete a rental agreement for employees living in state owned housing (SOH)?Are departments required to complete a rental agreement for employees living in state owned housing (SOH)?<p>​Yes, all departments are required to furnish written rental agreements for all employees residing in SOH properties. The terms and conditions of the rental agreement must be renewed annually.</p>
Are departments required to furnish DGS with a record of each SOH property in their inventory?Are departments required to furnish DGS with a record of each SOH property in their inventory?<p>​Yes, departments must annually report real property and major structures by July 1 of each fiscal year. This information should be recorded on the Structure Data Entry Form, RESD 1040.</p>
Can a department vacate a SOH unit currenlty occupied by a state employee?Can a department vacate a SOH unit currenlty occupied by a state employee?<p>​Yes, the department must give the lessee the minimum notice according to the provisions of the appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). If the MOU contains no termination language, the department must give 60 days’ advance written notice to terminate tenancy.</p>
How does an employee obtain SOH?How does an employee obtain SOH?<p>​The determination of tenants for SOH properties is at the discretion of the department. Determinations are based on the following: recruitment, security, safety, command, and remoteness of location.</p>
Can an employee's family live in SOH?Can an employee's family live in SOH?<p>​Yes, under CalHR 599.640, departments have the authority to provide SOH properties as the primary residence for use by their employees and their dependents.</p>

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