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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 6. Training [19995 - 19995.4]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55. )

19995.
  

(a) The department shall devise plans for and cooperate with appointing powers and other supervising officials in the conduct of employee training programs so that the quality of service rendered by persons in the state civil service may be continually improved.

(b) 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 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.

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

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For the purpose of meeting the development needs of the state’s workforce, the department shall analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate an integrated development strategy to continually advance employee skills and improve performance productivity and service. The department may prescribe regulations and conditions for the administration of this chapter. The conditions prescribed by the department may include, but not be limited to, the requirements that the training shall be cost effective, of value to the state, and relevant to the employee’s career development in state service. The department may further prescribe the conditions under which an employee may be required to reimburse the state for the costs of out-service training in the event he or she fails to remain in state service for a reasonable time after receiving the training.

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. 2016, Ch. 35, Sec. 13. (SB 848) Effective June 27, 2016.)

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(a) The department may provide training programs to any public employee or officer so that the quality of service rendered by those persons may be continually improved. For purposes of this subdivision, “public employee or officer” means any employee or officer of any of the following:

(1) The state, regardless of whether the employee or officer is subject to state civil service.

(2) A city.

(3) A county.

(4) A special district, or any other political subdivision of the state.

(5) The California State University.

(6) The University of California.

(7) The Legislature.

(8) The judicial branch.

(9) The federal government.

(b) The department may give priority registration for enrollment in training programs described in subdivision (a) to state employees and officers.

(c) The department, at its discretion, may exclude any public employee or officer from a training program described in subdivision (a) based on the appropriateness of the subject matter for those public employees or officers.

(d) Notwithstanding Section 18707, the department may collect registration fees from the employee’s or officer’s employing entity for attendance in a training program described in subdivision (a) without entering into a written agreement with that employing entity or seeking the approval of the Department of General Services. Pursuant to Section 11255, the Controller shall transfer to the department any moneys owed to the department by an employing entity that is a state agency for charges due under this subdivision.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 24, Sec. 17. (SB 83) Effective June 27, 2019.)

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(a) To such extent as practicable and within available resources for this purpose, the appointing power shall arrange for such counseling and training of employees as may be reasonably needed to prepare them for placement in other state civil service positions when their positions have been or are about to be changed substantially or eliminated by automation, technological changes, or other management-initiated changes and the department shall devise plans for and cooperate with appointing powers and other supervising officials in the administration of counseling, training, and placement programs for employees so affected.

(b) 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 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.

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

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(a) The department and the Department of Rehabilitation shall jointly formulate procedures for the selection and orderly referral of disabled state employees who can be benefited by rehabilitation services and might be retrained for other appropriate positions within the state service. The Department of Rehabilitation shall cooperate in devising training programs for the disabled employees.

(b) 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 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.

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

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(a) The department shall devise plans for, and cooperate with appointing powers in the conduct of, supervisor, manager, and career executive assignment employee training programs so that the quality of leadership services rendered by persons in those positions may be continually improved and succession planning supported.

(b) Upon the initial appointment of an employee to a designated supervisory position, the employee shall be provided a minimum of 80 hours of training, as prescribed by the department. The training shall address the role of the supervisor, techniques of supervision, planning, organizing, staffing, performance standards, performance appraisals, discipline, labor relations, and all employment laws, including, but not limited to, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for persons with disabilities. Every supervisor shall have access to a copy of each bargaining agreement covering the employees he or she supervises.

(c) The required hours of supervisory training shall be successfully completed within six months of the employee’s initial appointment, but no later than the term of the probationary period. Upon completion of the initial appointment training, supervisory employees shall be provided biennially a minimum of 20 hours of leadership training and development, as prescribed by the department.

(d) Upon the initial appointment of an employee to a management position, the employee shall be provided a minimum of 40 hours of leadership training and development, as prescribed by the department, within 12 months of appointment. Thereafter, the employee shall be provided biennially a minimum of 20 hours of leadership training and development, as prescribed by the department.

(e) Upon the initial appointment of an employee to a career executive assignment position, the employee shall be provided a minimum of 20 hours of leadership training and development as prescribed by the department within 12 months of appointment. Thereafter, the employee shall be provided biennially a minimum of 20 hours of leadership training and development as prescribed by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 903, Sec. 6. (SB 1504) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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