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<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.<br> <br>Effective August 19, 2022, the Attorney General added Georgia to the restricted travel list.<br>To view the entire list of banned states, visit the <a href="" title="California Attorney General's website">California Attorney General's website</a>​.<br><br>Previously approved discretionary travel to Georgia must be cancelled. All mission critical travel to banned states must be resubmitted to Department Directors and Agency Secretaries (or their designees) to ensure they meet the exception criteria. New mission critical trips not already submitted within an approved out-of-state travel blanket will require final approval from the Governor's Office through the individual trip request process.<br> <br>For additional information regarding AB 1887 and out-of-state travel, please review HR Manual section<a href=""> 2201 – Travel and Relocation Policy​</a>.​<br></p>The Attorney General Added Georgia to the Restricted Travel List for Out-of-State Travel8/29/2022 7:00:00 AM
<p>Effective August 2, 2022, the following mass transit and vanpool subsidy increases apply to eligible employees, including employees headquartered out of state, in Bargaining Unit 13 and related excluded employees designated S13:<br><ul><li>Public transit (mass transit) passes</li><ul><li>100 percent discount on public transit passes sold by state agencies, up to the monthly exclusion amount provided by the Internal Revenue Service (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.</li></ul></ul> <br>For 2022, the maximum monthly exclusion amount provided by the IRS is $280.<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 section 599.936 (<a href="" title="View § 599.936. Transit and Vanpool Incentives - Excluded Employees.">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" title="View MOUs">MOUs</a> provide mass transit and vanpool commute language for represented employees. </p><p>CalHR’s <a href="/employees/Pages/Commute-Program.aspx" title="View Commute Programs webpage">Commute Programs page</a> and <a href="/employees/Pages/mass-transit-and-vanpool-commute-program-frequently-asked-questions.aspx" title="View FAQ webpage">Frequently Asked Questions page​</a> provide general information.​</p>Mass Transit and Vanpool Commute Program – Increased Subsidies for Employees in Bargaining Unit 13 and Related Excluded Employees Designated S137/28/2022 7:00:00 AM
<p>Effective August 1, 2022, there will no longer be a three-year commitment for the dental cash option. Once enrolled in the cash option in lieu of dental benefits, the employee will no longer be prohibited from reenrolling in a state-sponsored dental plan for three plan years. Employees who are currently enrolled in the dental cash option may enroll in a state sponsored dental plan during the next open enrollment period or due to a permitting event.<br>​​</p>Removal of Dental Cash Option Three-Year Commitment7/21/2022 7:00:00 AM

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