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<p>Effective October 1, 2023, the following mass transit and vanpool subsidy increases apply to eligible employees, including employees headquartered out of state, in Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, and 21, and all excluded employees, regardless of CBID:<br><ul><li>Public transit (mass transit) passes</li><ul><li>​<span style="font-size:1em;">100 percent discount on public transit passes sold by state agencies, up to the monthly exclusion amount provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  </span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;"></span> 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>For 2023, the maximum monthly exclusion amount provided by the IRS is $300.<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=""> section 599.936 (Transit and Vanpool Incentives – Excluded Employees)</a> provides mass transit and vanpool commute language for excluded employees. The <a href="">MOUs</a> provide mass transit and vanpool commute language for represented employees. <a href="/employees/Pages/Commute-Program.aspx">CalHR’s Commute Programs page</a> and <a href="/employees/Pages/mass-transit-and-vanpool-commute-program-frequently-asked-questions.aspx">Frequently Asked Questions page​</a> provide general information. ​</p>Mass Transit and Vanpool Commute Program – Increased Subsidies for Employees in Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, and 21 and Excluded Employees10/19/2023 7:00:00 AM
<p>August 23, 2023. Effective immediately, the addresses for submitting dental premium payments directly to Delta Dental for State-Sponsored Dental Plans (excluding COBRA) by departments have changed. Departments should use the following updated addresses to send dental premium payments directly to Delta Dental:<br> <br><strong>PPO Mailing Address:</strong><br>Delta Dental of California<br>Attn: Accounts Receivable<br>PO Box 884460<br>Los Angeles, CA 90088-4460<br> <br><strong>Delta Care Mailing Address:</strong><br>Attn: Accounts Receivable<br>Delta Dental Insurance Company<br>PO Box 647006<br>Dallas TX 75264-7006​</p>Delta Dental Address Change for Direct Payments8/24/2023 7:00:00 AM
<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>On July 14, 2023, the Attorney General added the following three states to the restricted travel list with the following effective dates:<br><br><ul><li>Missouri – Effective August 28, 2023</li><li>Nebraska – Effective October 1, 2023</li><li>Wyoming – Effective July 14, 2023</li></ul> <br>To view the entire list of banned states, visit the <a href="" title="Visit the California Attorney General's website" target="_blank">California Attorney General's website</a>.<br><br>Previously approved discretionary travel to these states 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="" title="Review 2201 – Travel and Relocation Policy" target="_blank">2201 – Travel and Relocation Policy​</a>.​<br> <br> <br>To see this and other recent human resources announcements, please visit our <a href="/state-hr-professionals/Pages/hr-announcements.aspx" title="Visiit our HR Announcements" target="_blank">HR Announcements web page</a>.<br> ​</p>The Attorney General Added Three States to the Restricted Travel List for Out-of-State Travel8/2/2023 7:00:00 AM

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