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<p>In compliance with Government Code Section 8310.6 (Senate Bill 189 - 2022), the <a href="/Documents/calhr-1070.pdf">State Employee Race/Ethnicity Questionnaire (CalHR 1070 form)​</a> has been updated to include the following additional ethnicity categories for Black or African American groups:<br></p><ul><li>​A descendant of a person or persons who were enslaved in the United States.<br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;"> Not a descendant of a person or persons who were enslaved in the United States, including, but not </span> limited to, African Black, Caribbean Black, or other Black.<br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;">Descen</span><span style="font-size:1em;">dant status is unknown or choose not to identify.</span><br></li></ul>In addition, <a href="/Documents/calhr-1070.pdf">CalHR 1070​</a> has been updated so that employees may identify themselves as non-binary gender. Please use the new form effective January 2, 2024. The State Controller’s Office <a href="">December 29, 2023, notice</a> provides technical instructions to Personnel staff.<p></p><p><br>Please note that if an employee chooses not to identify their race/ethnicity, visual identification is required by Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations section 1602.30 to meet Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEO-4 reporting requirements. The information collected via this form will be used for statistical analysis as required under Government Code Sections 19792 subdivisions (h) and (i).<br>​​​​</p>Changes to CalHR-1070 Form1/11/2024 8:00:00 AM
<p>Effective January 1, 2024, the following mileage reimbursement rates apply:<br><ul><li>The personal vehicle <a href="/employees/Pages/travel-reimbursements.aspx" title="mileage reimbursement rate">mileage reimbursement rate</a> for all state employees is 67 cents per mile.</li><li>The relocation/moving mileage reimbursement rate for all current state employees and new-hires to state service is 21 cents per mile.</li><li>The private aircraft mileage reimbursement rate for all state employees is $1.76 cents per statute mile.</li></ul>Related HR Manual Policy: <a href="" title="2202 - Mileage Reimbursement">2202 - Mileage Reimbursement​</a>​</p>2024 Updated Mileage Reimbursement Rates for Use of Personal Vehicle and Private Aircraft1/8/2024 8:00:00 AM
<p>For 2024, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maximum monthly exclusion amount (monthly limitation) will be <a href="" title="IRS website" target="_blank">$315</a>  for eligible employees (R01, R02, R03, R04, R06, R07, R08, R09, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, and all excluded employees), including employees headquartered out of state, for:<br> <br></p><ul><li><span style="font-size:1em;">​Public transit (mass transit) passes</span></li><ul><li>100 percent discount on public transit passes sold by state agencies, up to the monthly exclusion amount provided by the IRS. </li><li>100 percent reimbursement on public transit passes purchased by state employees, up to the monthly exclusion amount provided by the IRS.</li></ul><li>Vanpool drivers and riders</li><ul><li>100 percent reimbursement on the monthly fee, up to the monthly exclusion amount provided by the IRS.<br></li></ul></ul>This amount is an increase of $15 over the IRS limit of $300 in effect for 2023.​<br> <br>The combined maximum allowable monthly exclusion amount for employees who are eligible to claim both mass transit and vanpool shall not exceed the combined IRS maximum monthly exclusion amount.<br> <br>California Code of Regulations <a href="" title="View § 599.936. Transit and Vanpool Incentives -- Excluded Employees." target="_blank">section 599.936 (Transit and Vanpool Incentives – Excluded Employees)</a> provides mass transit and vanpool commute language for excluded employees. The <a href="/state-hr-professionals/Pages/bargaining-contracts.aspx" target="_blank">MOUs</a> provide mass transit and vanpool commute language for represented employees. <p></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;"><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">Ca</span><span style="font-size:1em;">lHR’s <a href="/employees/Pages/Commute-Program.aspx" title="View Commute Programs page" target="_blank">Commute Programs page​</a> and <a href="/employees/Pages/mass-transit-and-vanpool-commute-program-frequently-asked-questions.aspx" title="View the FAQ wepbage">Frequently Asked Questions page​</a> provide general information. </span><br></p><p>​</p>Mass Transit and Vanpool Commute Program – Increased 2024 Subsidies for Eligible Employees1/5/2024 8:00:00 AM

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