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<p>​Effective March 7, 2018, CalHR delegates authority to departments to make determinations regarding Excess Lodging Rate Requests up to $250 per night. Previously, departments only had delegation to make determinations regarding Excess Lodging Rate Requests up to $150 per night.<br> <br>Excess Lodging Rate Requests are required if the requested lodging rate is more than the state rate. <a href="/employees/Pages/travel-lodging-reimbursement.aspx">CalHR’s Short-Term Lodging Reimbursement Rates page </a>lists the current state rates for all excluded and all represented employees. All Excess Lodging Rate Requests for amounts above the delegated amount of $250 per night will continue to require CalHR approval in advance. Departments should continue to follow their current processes for completing and submitting Excess Lodging Rate Requests to CalHR.<br> </p><p>CalHR will issue an HR Announcement when an updated version of the STD 255C is available.</p><p><br>Related HR Manual Policy: <a href="">2201- Travel and Relocation Policy.</a></p>Increased Delegation of Authority to Departments to Approve Certain Excess Lodging Rate Requests3/9/2018 8:00:00 AM
<p>Open Enrollment for the Group Legal Services Insurance Plan is March 1 through April 30, 2018.<br>The updated enrollment authorization form is available on the <a href="/employees/Pages/group-legal-services.aspx" target="_blank">CalHR website</a> and replaces the former version (rev 11/15). <br>For detailed information regarding open enrollment, please visit our <a href="/state-hr-professionals/Pages/benefits-administration-manual-group-legal-services.aspx" target="_blank">CalHR Benefits Administration Manual</a>.</p>2018 Open Enrollment for Group Legal Services Insurance Plan2/22/2018 8:00:00 AM
<p>​This year CalHR will conduct Benefits Administration Training classes on March 13-15, June 20-22, and August 7-9. This class is specifically designed for personnel staff responsible for providing state employee benefit information.</p><p>For detailed information regarding the training class schedule and registration, please visit our <a href="/state-hr-professionals/Pages/ereg.aspx?of=Training%20Registration&class=Benefits%20Administration%20Training%20Class%20-%20BAM">CalHR Benefits Administration Training Calendar</a>.</p>2018 Benefits Administration Training Class2/16/2018 8:00:00 AM

For previous announcements, please visit our HR Announcements page.

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