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<p>Effective January 1, 2017, the personal vehicle mileage reimbursement rate for all state employees is 53.5 cents per mile. <br> <br>The relocation/moving mileage reimbursement rate for all current state employees and new-hires to state service is 17 cents per mile.<br> <br>Unless otherwise stated in the applicable Memoranda of Understanding, the personal aircraft mileage reimbursement rate is $1.15 per statute mile.</p>2017 Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Use of Personal Vehicle1/13/2017 8:00:00 AM
<h1>​</h1><h1>ECOS Project Status Update<br> <br>January 9, 2017. Consistent with the goal of Civil Service Improvement to streamline the state’s hiring processes, the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) released the CalCareer account and job control features (Phase IIIA) of the Examination and Certification Online System (ECOS) on January 22, 2016. This phase of implementation was a paradigm shift for the State of California and created a change in state Human Resources Offices’ hiring business processes.<br>Over the past year, the ECOS project team has assessed the implementation and use of the new functionality, including conducting focus groups with departments and the public, receiving valuable feedback which will be incorporated within ECOS. As a result, CalHR will delay the launch of ECOS Phase IIIB (Examination Functionality) until June 2017 allowing the team to continue its efforts on enhancing the system and expanding functionality.<br>Additionally, the redesign of jobs.ca.gov website will be available by February 2017 and the improved features include:<br> New look and feel based on new state website template (http://ca.gov)<br>User based navigation<br>Improved job search capabilities, including:<br> Enhanced search results filtering<br>Career based job searching<br>More robust geographical search<br>Improved CalCareer account navigation<br>Furthermore, CalHR will be releasing an online Office Technician examination in early 2017! This will be a non-proctored examination available on the jobs website 24/7. All pencil and paper testing for the Office Technician examination ceased on December 30, 2016. Additional information regarding this examination will be forthcoming.<br>Please direct questions regarding information in this memorandum to Gina Forman at (916) 323-6099 or email Gina.Forman@calhr.ca.gov.<br> <br><br><br>To see this and other recent human resources announcements, please visit our HR Announcements web page.</h1><p>Consistent with the goal of Civil Service Improvement to streamline the state’s hiring processes, the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) released the CalCareer account and job control features (Phase IIIA) of the Examination and Certification Online System (ECOS) on January 22, 2016. This phase of implementation was a paradigm shift for the State of California and created a change in state Human Resources Offices’ hiring business processes.</p><p>Over the past year, the ECOS project team has assessed the implementation and use of the new functionality, including conducting focus groups with departments and the public, receiving valuable feedback which will be incorporated within ECOS. As a result, CalHR will delay the launch of ECOS Phase IIIB (Examination Functionality) until June 2017 allowing the team to continue its efforts on enhancing the system and expanding functionality.</p><p>Additionally, the redesign of jobs.ca.gov website will be available by February 2017 and the improved features include:</p><ul><li>New look and feel based on new state website template (<a href="http://ca.gov/" target="_blank">http://ca.gov</a>)</li><li>User based navigation</li><li>Improved job search capabilities, including:</li><ul><li>Enhanced search results filtering</li><li>Career based job searching</li><li>More robust geographical search</li></ul><li>Improved CalCareer account navigation</li></ul><p>Furthermore, CalHR will be releasing an online Office Technician examination in early 2017! This will be a non-proctored examination available on the jobs website 24/7. All pencil and paper testing for the Office Technician examination ceased on December 30, 2016. Additional information regarding this examination will be forthcoming.</p><p>Please direct questions regarding information in this memorandum to Gina Forman at (916) 323-6099 or email <a href="mailto:Gina.Forman@calhr.ca.gov">Gina.Forman@calhr.ca.gov</a>.</p>ECOS Project Status Update1/9/2017 8:00:00 AM
<p>​Effective January 1, 2017, the monthly limit for a <a href="http://hrmanual.calhr.ca.gov/Home/ManualItem/1601">Third Party Pre-Tax Reimbursement Account Program</a> deduction from an employee’s income to pay for qualified parking will be $255. This amount is a continuation of the monthly limit in effect for 2016.</p>2017 Monthly Deduction Amount for the Third Party Pre-Tax Parking Reimbursement Account Program12/29/2016 8:00:00 AM


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