Because of the nature of the Office of Legislative Counsel's work, employees are excluded from union representation. As an employee you would receive an enhanced and generous benefit program, in addition to your monthly salary. Some of the benefits you would receive include:
- Eleven paid holidays per year, including one personal holiday to be used at the employee's discretion.
- Two Professional Development Days (PDD) per fiscal year.
- A choice of the following leave programs:
Annual leave may be used as paid vacation or sick leave. Leave credits may be used for either the employee's own illness or that of a family member. Leave credits may be accumulated and carried over into subsequent years, up to a maximum of 640 hours. This program includes an enhanced non-industrial disability insurance program that can supplement income up to 100%. Annual leave is compensable upon separation from state service and is earned on the basis of months of service as follows:
- 1 month to 10 years - 15 hours per month
- 10 to 15 years - 17 hours per month
- 15 to 20 years - 18 hours per month
- 20 to 25 years - 19 hours per month
- Over 25 years - 20 hours per month
Sick Leave and Vacation
Sick leave and vacation are earned at separate rates and as separate banks. Sick leave can be accumulated on an unlimited basis and can be used for the employee's own illness or up to five days per event for the illness of a family member. Accumulated sick leave is not compensable, but is added to retirement qualifying service on a day-for-day basis. Vacation may be accumulated up to a maximum of 640 hours, is compensable upon separation from state service, and is earned on the basis of months of service as follows:
- 1 month to 3 years - 7 hours per month
- 3 to 10 years - 11 hours per month
- 10 to 15 years - 13 hours per month
- 15 to 20 years - 14 hours per month
- 20 to 25 years - 15 hours per month
- Over 25 years - 16 hours per month
- 8 hours of sick leave per month
Benefits for Both Leave Programs
- Up to three days of paid bereavement leave per occurrence for the death of a family member or other person residing in the immediate household.
- Health benefits include basic and major medical, vision, and dental coverage for employees and dependants at minimal or no cost to the employee.
- Parental leave of absence without pay, for either parent, for up to one year for the birth and care of your newborn child.
- 12 weeks of paid or unpaid leave is permitted under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), one of the largest retirement systems in the nation.
- Reimbursement of dues to the State Bar of California.
In addition to the major benefits cited above, a variety of additional benefits are available, including: catastrophic leave, group life insurance, nonindustrial disability leave, long-term disability insurance, deferred compensation options, direct deposit of pay, and more.
NOTE: The salary schedule and summary of the current benefits program set forth above are for informational purposes only, are subject to change or modification, and are not intended to be incorporated by reference as the specific terms and conditions applicable to an offer of employment.