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Wellness Policies

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Description: ​Requires each state department to dedicate resources to coordinate participation in the Work Site Health Promotion program or arrange to cooperate with other departments in their agency or their geographic proximity for program coordination.

Application: Requires departments to participate in wellness.

Specifies that CalHR (formerly DPA) to serve as central clearinghouse of health and fitness promotion and illness prevention information statewide. 

Citation: CCR Title 13, Division 2, Chapter 11, § 1855

Description:Rules Applicable to Use of State Property.

§ 1855. Permits for Activity on State Property.

This section, among other things, 1) requires permit applications to be made in writing to the CHP at least ten business days prior to activity, 2) requires CHP to issue the permit if specified criteria are met, 3) specifies duration of permit; 4) authorizes CHP to revoke the permit under certain circumstances, and 5) specifies exemptions.

Application: Provisions relate to commercial activity on state property. The primary purpose of the planned activity should not  be a "commercial activity."

Fill out CHP Form 398-Permit Application for Activity on State Property.

No exchange of funds on state property.

Wellness coordinators should contact their respective building managers to determine the proper approval process at their worksite. 

Citation: CCR Title 2 §599.935

Description: Wellness Program – Excluded Employees. 

Appointing powers are authorized to purchase, for the purpose of supporting wellness programs for excluded employees, wellness related items and/or services including blood pressure monitoring machines, cholesterol screenings, weight scales, wellness newsletters, health risk appraisals, instructional materials, speaker fees, and other related items.

Application: ​Authorization to purchase wellness related items and services.  In absence of specific language in Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), this regulation may be used to purchase these services and items for rank and file employees.

Citation: Government Code § 19990

Description: Incompatible, Inconsistent or In Conflict Activities.

Each appointing power shall determine, subject to approval of the department, those activities which, for employees under its jurisdiction, are inconsistent, incompatible or in conflict with their duties as state officers or employees.

Application: Each department determines those activities which are inconsistent, incompatible, or in conflict with their respective  employees and adopts  rules governing the application of this section.

These provisions relate to inconsistent, incompatible, or in conflict activities.  It includes using state time, facilities, equipment or supplies for private gain or advantage and receiving or accepting money or any other consideration from anyone other than the state for the performance of his or her duties as a state officer of employee.

Wellness coordinators should check respective department policies.

Employees who are reportable to FPPC need to be compliant with specified reporting requirements. (See FPPC section).

Citation: Government Code § 8314

Description: It is unlawful for any elected state or local officer, including any state or local appointee, employee, or consultant, to use or permit others to use public resources for a campaign activity, or personal or other purposes which are not authorized by law.

Application: State facilities are to be used for state business.

Wellness coordinators should work with respective building managers.

Citation: Government Code § 82028

Description: Political Reform Act.

Defines the term "gift."

Application: ​If receiving a gift, as defined, persons who are reportable to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) need to comply with specified reporting requirements.

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