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Statewide Recruitment

CalHR Statewide Recruitment assists departments by coordinating and standardizing guidelines and best practices for the key elements of recruitment by focusing on building talent pipelines to attract the best and brightest from higher education institutions, underrepresented communities and the private sector into state government.  An effective recruiting strategy hinges on becoming an employer of choice. This means creating greater awareness of the public service experience that state government offers – awareness that needs to be expanded both inside government and in the talent marketplace. 


To promote merit, diversity, and equity in civil service employment, consistent with California state and federal laws.

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​CalHR assists in facilitating State Recruiter Round Table meetings which provides a networking opportunity that is interactive, informative, and relevant to recruitment challenges faced by the State of California.

​Recruitment Tools & Resources

Recruitment Marketing Materials

Use the following marketing materials when recruiting job seekers to work for your organization and the State of California.

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brochure on 11x17 paper.

Learp about LEAP Full Flyer

Top State Positions Filled Full Flyer


Learn about LEAP Printable Handout Cards

 Top State Positions Filled Printable Handout Cards

Selection Division

The Selection Division (SD) is committed to building trusted partnerships by providing open communication through collaboration and transparency to create a shared vision for a successful selection process. This can be achieved through various methods to include allowing stakeholders to play an active role in focus groups, incorporating their comments and feedback, and using their expertise to improve current processes and procedures. As a service-oriented organization, SD’s goals are to:

  • Use process improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma for streamlining processes to better serve the needs of the public and state departments we serve
  • Be more aligned as a project management-focused organization to better serve our customers
  • Address our Strategic Plan initiatives
  • Address Civil Service Improvement Initiatives  
  • Better represent our core values:
    • Collaboration
    • Customer Service
    • Diversity
    • Excellence/Quality
    • Integrity
    • Leadership


Statutes for Statewide Recruitment

Eligible lists are created on the basis of merit and fitness, and, as such, shall result from recruitment strategies designed to be as broad and inclusive as necessary to best meet the selection need (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 250).

All agencies shall engage in general recruitment and outreach programs to all individuals, including persons who are economically disadvantaged.  California Government Code allows public sector employers to conduct outreach efforts with a recruitment goal to supplement word-of-mouth recruitment that should result in increasing diversity of the workforce (Gov. Code, §7400, subds. (3), (d), added by Stats. 2016). 



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