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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 5.5. DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES [14600 - 14985.11]

  ( Part 5.5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371. )

CHAPTER 7. Printing [14850 - 14912]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371. )

ARTICLE 3. Operation of the Office of State Printing [14870 - 14877]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371. )

14870.
  

The department shall execute promptly all orders for printing or binding received from the various state agencies.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371.)

14871.
  

Orders for printing shall be forwarded to the department by the state agency ordering the printing. Such orders shall contain a statement showing that sufficient funds have been encumbered and made available to cover the cost of the printing ordered. The Office of State Printing shall not commence work until a printing order, approved by an authorized officer of the agency ordering the printing, has been received.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371.)

14872.
  

There is in the Department of General Services a State Printer, who shall be appointed by the Governor, upon recommendation of the director, and shall serve at the pleasure of the director. His salary shall be fixed by the director in accordance with law. Such officer shall have such duties as may be assigned to him by, and shall be responsible to, the director for the performance of those duties. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as rendering inapplicable to the State Printer any conflict of interest statutes.

The State Printer shall not engage in a managing capacity in any private business or enterprise.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 545.)

14873.
  

The department shall take charge of and is responsible for all manuscripts and other matter delivered to it for printing.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371.)

14874.
  

There shall be retained and filed in the Office of State Printing, with the job ticket, one copy or sample of the printing produced on each completed printing order.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371.)

14875.
  

The department shall employ such compositors, bookbinders, pressmen, assistants and such other skilled craftsmen as the exigency of the work from time to time requires. At no time shall more skilled craftsmen be employed than the absolute necessities of the state printing may demand.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371.)

14876.
  

(a) Pressmen, typographers, linotypers, compositors, bookbinders, lithographers, engravers, apprentices and assistants and all other employees of the Office of State Printing employed in allied work shall be paid on an hourly wage basis. The basic wage of those employees shall be the prevailing hourly wage paid to persons identified by the Department of Human Resources to be in similar and comparable employment by private printers in the major metropolitan areas in California. The Department of Human Resources shall accept and give validity to certified copies of agreed upon contracts submitted by either the employer, the employer group, or the employee organization.

The Department of Human Resources shall survey only major employers where there are agreed upon contracts. If any agreed upon contract contains any provision or provisions that do not reflect the actual practice of the employer, the Department of Human Resources shall disregard the provision or provisions.

If the Department of Human Resources finds that salary relationships between surveyed classes do not accurately reflect relationships in duties and responsibilities of employees of the Office of State Printing, the department shall adjust those wage rates on an equitable basis notwithstanding the survey findings.

As used in this section, prevailing wages and prevailing benefits means wages and benefits arrived at through negotiation between an employer or employer organization and an employee organization that is the bona fide representative of the employer’s employees and certified as the bona fide representative by the Director of Industrial Relations. In order to be so certified, the employee organization shall be free from employer influence and domination.

(b) In addition to these wages, and the rights and privileges afforded state employees under the provisions of the State Civil Service Act, and other statutes, there shall be paid to each employee of the Office of State Printing, either directly or to a health and welfare fund on his or her behalf, an amount equal to the prevailing individual contributions paid to health and welfare plans for employees in similar and comparable employment by private printers in the major metropolitan areas. Where those contracts do not disclose the dollar value of health and welfare benefits, the state shall provide the same or substantially the same level of benefits as provided for in the agreed upon contracts. Any adjustments made pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) of this section shall be effective as of March 1, 1977, and each March 1, thereafter.

(c) As an alternative to subdivision (b), a person first employed to any position described in subdivision (a) after October 1, 1977, may elect to become an “employee” as defined in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 22772 within 90 days of commencing that employment.

Any person who is a member of a health and welfare plan described in subdivision (b) who loses eligibility for participation in the plan, or if the plan of which the person is a member ceases to exist, that person may elect to become an “employee,” as defined in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 22772, within 90 days of the date that eligibility is lost or the plan ceases to exist.

(d) In no instance shall the wages and the health and welfare contributions paid by the state to the persons covered under this section be less than the dollar amount paid as of the effective date of this section.

(e) If the provisions of this section are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Section 3517.5, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if the provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions may not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 51. (SB 1308) Effective January 1, 2013.)

14877.
  

There shall be kept in the Office of State Printing, a time book, containing the name of every employee connected with the Office of State Printing, the time employed, the rate of wages, and the amount paid.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 371.)

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