The State Worker

Which California state departments are offering leave cash outs?

As we recently reported, the Brown administration gave the green light to another round of limited leave buy backs for non-union workers and for some union employees whose contracts allow it, assuming departments can find the extra cash to make it happen.

Now California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment, the state’s legal officials’ union, has put together a list of departments participating in the leave-for-cash program. CASE called other departments, according to a members-only email obtained by The Bee.

A portion of that email follows:


Based on feedback from the departments (and, in some cases, our own members) the following departments have agreed to make the option available:

ABC Appeals Board

Alcoholic Beverage Control

Board of Equalization

Board of State and Community Corrections

Ca Law Revision Commission

Ca State Lottery Commission


Coastal Commission

Commission on State Mandates

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Dept. Health & Community Development

Dept. Health Care Services

Dept. of Business Oversight

Dept. of Child Support Services

Dept. of Conservation

Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Dept. of Forestry & Fire (CalFire)

Dept. of General Services (OAH)

Dept. of Industrial Relations

Dept. of Justice

Dept. of Managed Health Care

Dept. of Motor Vehicles

Dept. of Pesticide Regulation

Dept. of Public Health

Dept. of Social Services

Dept. of State Hospitals

Dept. of Transportation

Dept. of Water Resources

Earthquake Authority

Employment Development Dept

Energy Commission

Fair Political Practices Commission

Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal)

Gambling Control Commission

Health Benefit Exchange (Covered CA)

High Speed Rail Authority

Office of Administrative Law

Office of Systems Integration

Public Utilities Commission

Secretary of State

SF Bay Conservation & Development Commission

State Coastal Conservancy

State Fund

State Teachers Retirement System

Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

Victim Compensation & Gov Claims Board

Water Resources Control Board

Unfortunately, despite our efforts, the following departments have decided not to allow employees to access this option:

Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Dept. of Developmental Services

Dept. of Insurance

Dept. Toxic Substance Control

State Council of Developmental Disabilities

State Lands Commission

While most of the agencies listed above respect their legal professionals enough to at least respond to CASE’s inquiries, the following agencies have refused to even respond to our repeated inquiries about whether they will be making the leave buy-back program available:

Agricultural Labor Relations Board

Air Resources Board

Board of Governors Community College

Dept. of Community Services & Development

Dept. of Education

Dept. of Fair Employment Housing

Dept. of Food & Agriculture

Dept. of Health Services

Dept. of Parks & Rec

Dept. of Rehabilitation

Emergency Medical Services Authority

Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission

Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Health & Human Services Agency

Highway Patrol

Horse Racing Board

Housing & Community Development

Housing Finance Agency

Labor & Workforce Development Agency

Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission

Native American Heritage Commission

Natural Resources Agency

Office of Business & Economic Development

Office of Emergency Services

Office Statewide Planning & Development

Public Employment Retirement System

Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

State Controller’s Office

State Personnel Board

State Public Defender

State Treasurer’s Office

Student Aid Commission

Tahoe Conservancy

Veteran’s Affairs

Wildlife Conservation Board

Call Jon Ortiz, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1043.