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Additional Appointment Report to the Legislature – Attachment |
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The CalHR website will be down for maintenance starting on Saturday, October 25, 2014. It will be back online as of Monday, October 27. You will still be able to access the
state jobs website and
HR Net during this time.
Media advisory (PDF)
NDEAM celebrates contributions of workers with disabilities
WHAT: CHP Officer Mike Mitchell talks about returning to duty with the help of a computerized prosthetic leg during an event commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Mike was injured while on patrol in his vehicle in Amador County in 2011. The accident required the amputation of his right leg above the knee.
WHEN: Wednesday. October 15, 2014, 10:00 am (media availability with Officer Mitchell and others at 9:30, before formal program)
WHERE: Department of Consumer Affairs, 1625 North Market Blvd, Sacramento
MORE: The California Department of Human Resources, California Department of Consumer Affairs, the State Personnel Board and State Disability Advisory Council are holding a Disability Awareness and Resource Fair as part of the national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues. The event includes a presentation by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Anna Caballero, Secretary, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Marybel Batjer, Secretary, California Government Operations Agency
Awet Kidane, Director, Department of Consumer Affairs
Richard Gillihan, Acting Director, California Department of Human Resources
Raymond Sanchez, Co-Chair , State Disability Advisory Council
The State of California Disability Advisory Committees presents a Disability Awareness and Resource Fair in observance of the 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Registration begins at 9:30 AM and our program begins promptly at 10:00 AM. The committee has worked hard to bring you a great line up of presenters, entertainment and vendors.
Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento -
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Marybel Batjer, Secretary, California Government Operations Agency
Raymond Sanchez, Co-Chair, State Disability Advisory Council
9:30 am – 2:00 pm Sign-in
10:00 am – 10:30 am Greeting and Opening Remarks: Anna Caballero, Secretary; Marybel Batjer, Secretary; Awet Kidane, Director; Richard Gillihan, Acting Director; Raymond Sanchez, SDAC
10:30 am – 11:30 am Jan Garrett , Pacific ADA Center
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Officer Michael Mitchell, California Highway Patrol
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm No Host Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm California School for the Blind Jazz Ensemble
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Panel Presentation:
Martha Chavez, CalHR Manager Office of Civil Rights; Cheryl Artega, CCROC Chair;
Laurie Hoirup, ACSED Chair
Photo of the California School for the Blind campus entrance.
Association of California State Employee with Disabilities
California Department of Rehabilitation/Disability Access Services
California Department of Human Resources/Employment Assistance Program
California Department of Human Resources/Limited Examination and Appointment Program
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
California Highway Patrol
California Prison Industry Authority
California State Library
California Telephone Access Program
Crossroads Employment Services
Mental Health Association in California
School of the Deaf
Society for the Blind
State Disability Advisory Council
TLCS Mental Health Crisis Respite Services
The meeting facilities are accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. Any person with a disability, who requires a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the meeting, may submit a written or electronic request for such modification or accommodation to Shamekia McBride, ADA Coordinator, Department of Consumer Affairs, 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-330, Sacramento, CA 95834, or call (916) 574-8328 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than five days prior to the event.
A Special Thanks to the Department of Consumer Affairs for allowing us to host our event at their facility!
California Wildfires Information
Bullying and Discrimination flyer
CalHR and SPB's Disability Advisory Committees present two free sessions:
Denise Berkes-Sanchez speaks on bullying and discrimination
SPB Auditorium (801 Capitol Mall, Room 150)
get a map to SPB
CalHR (1810 16th Street, Leadership Conference Room)
get a map to CalHR
Denise Berkes-Sanchez tells her story of childhood bullying from the perspective of a person living with a disability since birth. She will also talk about how overcoming many obstacles in here life allowed her to finish graduate school and become a therapist working with children with disabilities and their families. Hayley Morgan, her best friend for 25 years, will offer insight into how she handled issues around Denise's disability. The two will also offer tips on how a non-impaired individual can appropriately help persons with disabilities.
Napa earthquake information
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a state of emergency on August 24, 2014 for the counties of Napa, Solano and Sonoma due to the effect of the 6.1 magnitude South Napa Earthquake. This earthquake and continued aftershocks have damaged critical infrastructure, homes, other structures, caused fires and the closure of roads and highways.
CalHR released a
policy memo |
policy memo - Text Only (RTF) as a reminder to state agencies that California Code of Regulations (CCR) 599.785.5 allows for up to five (5) days of Administrative Time Off (ATO) during a Governor declared state of emergency for those employees that meet the provisions of the rule. In addition to the five (5) days of ATO authorized by the rule, the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) delegated to departments the ability to approve ATO for up to a total of 30 calendar days (PML 2007-026).
For those areas that have not been declared a state of emergency, to the extent it is operationally feasible, appointing powers should grant employee’s requests to use their leave credits due to the current effects of the South Napa Earthquake.
The CCR § 599.785.5 allows for ATO during a state of emergency as outlined in the
policy memo |
policy memo - Text Only (RTF).
2014-15 State Training Calendar
SPB Policy Memo searchable database
CalHR Strategic Plan 2014-2018
Open Enrollment for the Group Legal Services Insurance Plan will be held from March 1 through April 30, 2014. This employee-paid benefit is offered to rank and file employees, managers, supervisors, confidential, excluded, and permanent intermittent employees (who meet the control period prior to open enrollment). Please review the open enrollment packets that will be mailed to your home. Completed enrollment forms must be submitted to your Personnel Office no later than April 30, 2014. For more information visit the
Group Legal Services Insurance webpage.
Open Enrollment for the Retiree Group Legal Services Insurance Plan will also be held from March 1, through April 30, 2014. An open enrollment packet will be mailed to the homes of retired State employees and annuitants. If you do not receive an open enrollment packet you may contact ARAG at 1-800-511-4007 (800-383-4184 for TTY).
SACRAMENTO – State employees are urged to get vaccinated against the flu and take other preventative measures during this flu season, said Julie Chapman, director of the California Department of Human Resources.
“Influenza activity is on the rise in California, and we want to keep our state workforce healthy,” Chapman said. “CalHR joins the California Department of Public Health in urging individuals to get vaccinated because it’s the best way to prevent further spread of the flu.”
Based on Department of Public Health recommendations, CalHR offers the following tips for state supervisors managers and employees:
Employees should stay home or go home when they are sick with influenza symptoms. Staff with symptoms (fever and cough, sore throat, or runny nose) should stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications.
Managers should make sure they follow appropriate sick leave policies
If you have increasing absenteeism due to employees staying home sick, protect remaining employees against the spread of the flu by limiting meetings and conferences. Instead of face-to-face meetings, consider using email, telework, web and teleconferences.
Maintain a supply of face tissues and access to hand-washing facilities.
Post signs informing people to “cover their cough” and wash their hands in facility locations such as entrances, visitation rooms, notice boards and break rooms.
Visit a flu vaccine location near you to get immunized. Some local health departments may also offer free or low-cost immunizations.