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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 1. STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES [11000 - 11898]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 1. State Agencies [11000 - 11148.5]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

ARTICLE 2. Office Hours [11020 - 11022]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

11020.
  

(a) Unless otherwise provided by law, all offices of every state agency shall be kept open for the transaction of business from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. of each day from Monday to Friday, inclusive, other than legal holidays. However, any state agency or division, branch, or office thereof may be kept open for the transaction of business on other hours and on other days than those specified in this subdivision.

(b) If this section is in conflict with a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if the memorandum of understanding requires the expenditure of funds, the memorandum shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

(c) Subdivision (a) shall not apply to any fair or association specified under Division 3 (commencing with Section 3001) of the Food and Agricultural Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 76, Sec. 81. (AB 383) Effective January 1, 2014.)

11020.1.
  

Notwithstanding Section 11020, the Department of Motor Vehicles may reduce its hours of service for transacting business during the period between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., inclusive, Monday to Friday, inclusive, in order to ensure that service for transacting business may be provided within existing resources before 8 a.m. or after 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, inclusive, or on Saturday. This authority may not be exercised so as to do any of the following:

(a) Conflict with subdivision (b) of Section 11020.

(b) Require a full-time employee to work in excess of five consecutive days as part of a regular workweek of 40 hours.

(c) Relieve the department of any obligation under an approved memorandum of understanding relating to hours of work, overtime, or alternative work schedules.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 106, Sec. 1. Effective July 13, 1993.)

11021.
  

(a) When a state agency is open or operates on Saturday such state agency may operate with a skeleton crew from 9 a.m. to 12 noon of each Saturday if the total number of hours per week of its employees is not less than the total number of office hours established in this article.

(b) If the provisions of this section are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if such provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1072.)

11022.
  

Each state agency shall establish a procedure pursuant to which incoming telephone calls on any public line shall be answered within 10 rings during regular business hours as set forth in Section 11020, except where emergency or illness require adjustments to normal staffing levels. This requirement shall be met in every office where staff is available, unless compliance would require overtime or compensating time off.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 706, Sec. 1.)

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