Effective April 1, 2006, employees in the nine bargaining units represented by SEIU, Local 1000 (units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, and 21) became eligible for SDI benefits. Payroll deductions for this benefit began October 1, 2005.
Disability insurance pays part of your wages if you have to stop working because of a non-work-related illness or injury. SDI also includes paid family leave benefits.
SEIU is the only union that asked the State to switch its employees to SDI, which is paid for by employee payroll deductions. All other State employees remain in the NDI program, which is paid for by the employer. Review Step Three, Item 15 of the New Employee Benefits Orientation for information about the NDI program.
Fact Sheet issued 05-03-2005 - PDF
Fact Sheet issued 07-06-2005 - PDF
About the SDI Program
Frequently Asked Questions
PML memo 2006-012 (leave approval) - PDF