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

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

DIVISION 5. PERSONNEL [18000 - 22980]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

PART 2.6. PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION [19815 - 19999.7]

  ( Part 2.6 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55. )

CHAPTER 1. Department of Human Resources [19815 - 19819.7]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 86. )

ARTICLE 1. General [19815 - 19815.8]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55. )

19815.
  

As used in this part:

(a) “Department” means the Department of Human Resources.

(b) “Director” means the Director of the Department of Human Resources.

(c) “Division” means the Division of Labor Relations.

(d) “Employee” or “state employee,” except where otherwise indicated, means employees subject to the Ralph C. Dills Act (Chapter 10.3 (commencing with Section 3512), Division 4, Title 1), supervisory employees as defined in subdivision (g) of Section 3513, managerial employees as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 3513, confidential employees as defined in subdivision (f) of Section 3513, employees of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, employees of the Bureau of State Audits, employees of the office of the Inspector General, employees of the Public Employment Relations Board, conciliators employed by the California State Mediation and Conciliation Service, employees of the Department of Human Resources, professional employees of the Department of Finance engaged in technical or analytical state budget preparation other than audit staff, intermittent athletic inspectors who are employees of the State Athletic Commission, professional employees in the Personnel/Payroll Services Division of the Controller’s office, and all employees of the executive branch of government who are not elected to office.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 104. Effective January 1, 2014.)

19815.2.
  

(a) The Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is hereby created following reorganization of state department, agencies, and boards in an effort to better serve the human resources and personnel needs of the state.

(b) Subject to Article VII of the California Constitution, the Department of Human Resources succeeds to and is vested with the duties, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction exercised by the State Personnel Board as its designee with respect to the State Personnel Board’s administrative and ministerial functions.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 88. Effective January 1, 2013.)

19815.25.
  

The Department of Human Resources, as established on July 1, 2012, is hereby established within the Government Operations Agency.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 302. Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

19815.3.
  

With the consent of the Senate, the Governor shall appoint, to serve at his pleasure, an executive officer who shall be director of the department. The director shall be appointed wholly on the basis of training, demonstrated ability, experience, and leadership in personnel administration and labor relations. The director shall receive the salary provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2. In addition thereto, the Governor shall appoint a deputy director and a chief counsel for the department. Both appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)

19815.4.
  

The director shall do all of the following:

(a) Be responsible for the management of the department.

(b) Administer and enforce the laws pertaining to personnel.

(c) Observe and report to the Governor on the conditions of the nonmerit aspects of personnel.

(d) Formulate, adopt, amend, or repeal rules, regulations, and general policies affecting the purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the department and that are consistent with the law and necessary for personnel administration.

All regulations relating to personnel administration heretofore adopted pursuant to this part by the State Personnel Board, California Victim Compensation Board, the Department of General Services, and the Department of Finance, and in effect on the operative date of this part, shall remain in effect and shall be fully enforceable unless and until readopted, amended, or repealed by the director.

(e) Hold hearings, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and conduct investigations concerning all matters relating to the department’s jurisdiction.

(f) Act on behalf of the department and delegate powers to any authorized representative.

(g) Serve as the Governor’s designated representative pursuant to Section 3517.

(h) Perform any other duties that may be prescribed by law, and any other administrative and executive duties that have by other provisions of law been previously imposed.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 147. Effective June 27, 2016.)

19815.41.
  

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision (e) of Section 19815.4, this section shall apply to state employees in State Bargaining Unit 5, 6, or 8.

(b) The director shall hold nonmerit statutory appeal hearings, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and conduct investigations in accordance with Department of Human Resources Rule 599.859 (b)(2).

(c) The director may, at his or her discretion, hold hearings, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, or conduct investigations or appeals concerning other matters relating to the department’s jurisdiction.

(d) 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 shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 89. Effective January 1, 2013.)

19815.5.
  

Subject to the State Civil Service Act, the director shall appoint such other assistants and other employees as are necessary for the administration of the affairs of the department and shall prescribe their duties.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)

19815.6.
  

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 11042 and 11043, the chief counsel shall represent the department in all legal matters in which the department is interested, before any administrative agency or court of law.

(b) The department may charge state agencies and departments for the actual and necessary costs of legal services rendered by the legal division in unfair practice cases, representation cases, and requests for injunctive relief arising pursuant to Chapter 10.3 (commencing with Section 3512) of Division 4 of Title 1, in grievance arbitration cases arising under negotiated memoranda of understanding, and in all labor law and personnel matters.

(c) In grievance arbitration cases arising pursuant to memoranda of understanding negotiated pursuant to Sections 3517 and 3517.5, the department may charge state agencies involved for the actual and necessary costs of arbitration, including the state’s share of the arbitrator’s fees, transcription fees, and other related costs.

(d) The department may charge state agencies for their pro rata share of the actual and necessary costs of negotiating and administering memoranda of understanding pursuant to Sections 3517 and 3517.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 105. Effective January 1, 2014.)

19815.8.
  

(a) No action or proceeding shall be brought by any person having or claiming to have a cause of action or complaint or ground for issuance of any complaint or legal remedy for wrongs or grievances based on or related to any law administered by the Department of Human Resources unless the action or proceeding is commenced and served within one year after the cause of action or complaint or ground for issuance of any writ or legal remedy first arose. Such a person shall not be compensated for the time subsequent to the date when the cause or ground arose unless the action or proceeding is filed and served within 90 days after the cause or ground arose. Where an appeal is taken from a decision of the department, the cause of action does not arise until the final decision of the department.

(b) Process directed to any officer or employee, or the Department of Human Resources, in any action or proceeding arising under this part, may be served upon the director or chief counsel.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 90. Effective January 1, 2013.)

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