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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 2. ADMINISTRATION [10500 - 10985]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 6. Personnel [10900 - 10909]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )


The department shall, within the limits of funds made available, provide welfare personnel training courses and services, including in-service training, educational leaves or stipends, traineeships, internships, and the expansion of fieldwork training facilities within county departments for the use of colleges and universities in preparing students for employment in the administration of public social services programs. The training courses and services provided pursuant to this section shall be designed to promote welfare personnel training in every county in this state, which will provide the quality and quantity of trained personnel required to eliminate or reduce the circumstances or conditions which impede or prevent an individual or a family from making progress toward proper social adjustment, self-support, and self-direction.

In-service training for county employees who engage in the determination of eligibility for public social services shall include special training in techniques designed to enable such employees to identify applications for public social services which require special investigation pursuant to Section 11055.

(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1688.)


If, when, and during such times as the federal government allots money to this state for training grants for public social services personnel, pursuant to Title VII of the Federal Social Security Act, the State Department of Health Services with respect to health care services, and the State Department of Social Services with respect to other social services, are authorized to act as the agents and representatives of this state.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252.)


Employees of the State Department of Social Services or the State Department of Health Services who are engaged in the administration of public social services are authorized (1) to attend courses of training provided by institutions of higher learning, (2) to attend special courses of study or seminars of short duration conducted by experts on a temporary basis for the purpose, (3) to accept fellowships or traineeships at institutions of higher learning with such stipends as are permitted by regulations of the federal government.

Any leave of absence granted to any employee of these departments, as authorized by this section, shall be subject to the approval of the State Personnel Board.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252.)


The board of supervisors of any county may grant to any permanent employee of the county department a leave of absence with pay to attend an institution of learning for the purpose of improving his skill, knowledge and technique in the administration of social welfare programs which will benefit the county department.

In order to be eligible for an educational leave, the employee must have a satisfactory service record with the county and must execute an agreement to return to the county department to render one year of service. The employee shall furnish a suitable bond indemnifying the county against possible loss in the event the employee fails to return to the county and render the required period of service stipulated in the agreement. Such bond shall be exonerated in the event the failure of the employee to render the stipulated period of service is caused by death, physical or mental disability of the employee. If the board of supervisors finds, and by resolution declares, that the interests of the county will be protected by written agreement of the employee to return to the service of the county and render at least one year of service therein following his return from leave, the board of supervisors may waive the furnishing of the bond.

The terms and amount of pay or stipend to be paid shall be set by the board of supervisors. Any such pay or stipend shall be considered a proper charge against the administration of the public welfare programs.

Notwithstanding any other provisions in this section to the contrary, the board of supervisors may provide educational leaves to employees under such conditions as may be prescribed in an agreement or plan entered into by this state with the federal government.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784.)


Any officers and employees of the Department of Social Welfare performing a function on January 1, 1970, that is transferred to the State Personnel Board, shall, pursuant to Section 19370 of the Government Code, be transferred to the State Personnel Board.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 504.)


All regulations prior to January 1, 1970, adopted by the State Department of Social Welfare under Welfare and Institutions Code Section 10901 shall remain in effect and shall be enforceable by the State Personnel Board until amended, repealed, or otherwise superseded by regulations adopted by the State Personnel Board.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 504.)

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