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<p>​Excluded and exempt employees not directly associated with a bargaining unit, e.g., E48, E97, E98, and E99, will begin prefunding 0.8% of their pensionable compensation to Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) effective July 1, 2018. There will be a matching employer contribution. Please view <a href="">Policy Statement 1422 — Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Prefunding</a> for additional details.</p>OPEB Changes Effective July 1, 20187/17/2018 7:00:00 AM
<p>​Assembly Bill 1887 prohibits state agencies from requiring any of its employees, officers, or members to travel to, or approving a request for state-funded or state-sponsored travel to, any state that has enacted discriminatory laws or practices on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, subject to certain exceptions.</p><p>Effective June 22, 2018, the Attorney General will add Oklahoma to the restricted travel list. To view the entire list of banned states, visit the <a href="">California Attorney General’s </a>website.</p><p>Previously approved discretionary travel to Oklahoma must be cancelled. All mission critical travel to banned states must be resubmitted to Department Directors and Agency Secretaries (or their designee) to ensure they meet the exception criteria. New mission critical trips not already submitted in the FY18-19 travel blankets will require final approval from the Governor’s Office through the individual trip request process.</p><p>Visit our webpage for more information regarding AB 1887 and <a href="/employees/Pages/travel-out-of-state.aspx">out-of-state travel</a>.</p>The Attorney General Adds Oklahoma to the Restricted Travel List for Out-of-State Travel6/29/2018 7:00:00 AM
<p>Effective May 1, 2018, the State of California will voluntarily provide a taxable Bicycle Commuter Program (Program) benefit to eligible state employees. The Program encourages employees to consider bicycle commuting as a means of active transportation. <br> <br>The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) will administer this Program to: </p><ul><li>Promote health and wellness, and sustainable commuting practices.</li><li>Defray some of the costs a bicycle commuter may incur.</li></ul><p>Active state employees who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in CalHR’s Online Human Resources Manual - <a title="Bicycle Commuter Program Policy" href="" target="_blank">Bicycle Commuter Program Policy</a> may submit claims to receive $20 for each calendar month in which they commute a substantial portion (at least 50 percent of the days they are scheduled to work in a calendar month) by bicycle, up to a maximum of $240 per calendar year.</p>New Bicycle Commuter Program Policy5/4/2018 7:00:00 AM

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