1409 - Health and Wellness


Benefits and Insurance

Audience List

  • Health and Safety Coordinators
  • Labor Relations Officers
  • Personnel Officers
  • Wellness Coordinators


This policy

  • Specifies that the California Department of Human Resources takes a leadership role in the coordination of a statewide Employee Health & Wellness program;
  • Requires that each state department dedicate resources to coordinate their participation in the program.


On April 4, 1995, the Governor signed Executive Order W-119-95, requiring that the Department of Human Resources take a leadership role in the development and implementation of a statewide Employee Health & Wellness program.  This included participation from a labor/management steering committee, comprised of representatives from state departments, labor organizations, and wellness advocacy groups.

The California Department of Human Resources, in conjunction with the steering committee, focused on assessing the current health promotion efforts of state departments, health carriers, health advocacy and other community organizations and developed a core wellness program which took advantage of and redirected existing resources and grants.


The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) takes leadership in the coordination of the statewide Employee Health & Wellness program. The Employee Health & Wellness program promotes health, fitness, and illness prevention through educational awareness campaigns and wellness initiatives.

Each state department is required to dedicate resources for their participation in the Employee Health & Wellness program or must arrange to cooperate with other departments in their agency or their geographic proximity for program coordination.


Not Applicable.




  • PML 1995-025: PML 1995-025 - 5/10/1995 - Governor's Executive Order - Work Site Health Promotion

Contact Person

Kierstin Remesal
Statewide Wellness Program Manager, Health Policy
Phone: 916-323-0862
Email: calhr.wellness@calhr.ca.gov

Authorized By

Ralph Cobb
Chief (Acting), Benefits Division


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Table of Contents

1000 - Equal Employment Opportunity

1100 - Selection

1200 - Appointments

1300 - Exempt Employees

1400 - Benefits and Insurance

1500 - Work Schedules

1600 - Third Party Pre-Tax Parking

1700 - Compensation

1800 - Savings Plus

1900 - Bona Fide Associations

2000 - Collective Bargaining

2100 - Leave

2200 - Travel/Relocation

2300 - State Owned Housing

2400 - Employee Recognition

2500 - Discipline

2600 - Layoffs

2700 - Retirement

2800 - Training

2900 - Workforce Planning

3000 - Examination and Hiring

3100 - Drug-Free Workplace