Benefits Administration Manual - General Information
- General Information
- Manual Revisions
- Communication Methods
100. General Information
The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), Benefits Division, is responsible for administering many benefit programs for State employees. Individual personnel departments are responsible for providing information and assistance to their employees. The Benefits Administration Manual (BAM) is designed to provide departmental staff with current information and changes to the benefits.
Although it is the responsibility of each personnel office to provide required notices and COBRA information to their employees, this manual includes a section on COBRA as it relates to programs administered by CalHR.
101. Manual Revisions
Revisions to the BAM will be updated on CalHR's web site
as needed. Any significant changes to the BAM sections will be listed at the beginning of each section. Many of the Benefits Programs will issue Personnel Management Liaison Memos
(PML's) to notify departments of future changes to their respective program information and procedures.
102. Communication Methods
The Benefits Division provides program information to departments through PML's, Management Memos (MM's), PROFS (Office Vision), CalHR's Bulletin Board, and CalHR's website. In addition, a Benefits newsletter is issued every other month, which provides important information on current benefit issues such as open enrollment periods, changes to benefit programs and/or reporting requirements, etc.