Online HR Manual

The Human Resources (HR) Manual provides current policy in a clear, concise, and easy to interpret format. The HR Manual consists of forms, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and policy statements. It replaces CalHR's policy memos, known as Personnel Management Liaisons (PMLs). CalHR's dedicated staff reviewed and analyzed over 1,800 PMLs to create the roughly 100 policy statements found in this manual. CalHR's hard working IT staff created this interactive, online manual to help you find policies.

If you have specific questions about a policy, please contact the person listed at the bottom of the policy.

If you currently receive notices of new PMLs, you are already on the list to receive changes to the HR Manual. To manage your subscription, visit the CalHR Subscriptions webpage.

A big thank you to all who helped in making this HR Manual a reality. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Project Executive Sponsor
Government Operations Agency team
Civil Service Improvement project management team
Volunteers from various departments

Online HR Manual project team

  • Anita Lundin
  • Annette McFarland
  • David Gay

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

2600 - Layoffs

2700 - Retirement

2800 - Training

2900 - Workforce Planning

3000 - Examination and Hiring

3100 - Drug-Free Workplace

3200 - Controlled Substance Abuse Testing and Treatment Program