A challenge this great deserves some pretty impressive perks.
Improving the standards of California prison health care is one of the most demanding
endeavors this state has witnessed, requiring the concerted efforts of some of the
most uniquely skilled and dedicated professionals in the field. To attract and retain
these individuals, we provide exceptional salaries and a benefits package that is
among the best in the business.
Medical & Dental
You and any eligible dependents have a choice of health and dental plans. You have
60 days to enroll from date of hire. California Prison Health Care Services makes
monthly contributions toward your health and dental premiums; your costs depend
on the plan chosen. Effective the first day of the month following receipt of your
Your Vision Service Plan provides an annual eye exam and one pair of glasses or
contact lenses each calendar year. Your co-pay is $10 toward the exam, and $25 toward
the glasses or contact lenses. Enrollment is automatic.
Depending on classification and eligibility, you’ll be enrolled in the CalPERS
State Safety or Industrial Plan. Enrollment upon qualification.
This voluntary, long-term savings program will supplement your retirement income
and is coordinated through Department of Personnel Administration (DPA). You may
enroll in the Deferred Compensation Plan (457) or the Thrift Plan (401K). . Enrollment
You can set aside part of your wages in a "reimbursement account" to pay
for certain expenses. Two types of accounts are offered: "Medical & Dental"
and "Dependent Care." These accounts offer a significant tax advantage
and may increase your take home pay. Subject to an open enrollment period, and sponsored
by the DPA. Enrollment is voluntary.
This program assists those with chronic medical conditions that require help performing
the activities of daily life. Those eligible include you, your spouse, your parents
and parents-in-law. Sponsored by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
Enrollment is voluntary.
License Renewal Fee Reimbursement
Reimbursement policy varies by classification and bargaining unit. Dependent upon
Home Loan (CalPERS)
Purchase or refinance a home with security, protection and choice — from among
more than 40 approved lenders. Sponsored by PERS. Dependent upon qualification.
Annual Leave, Sick Leave and Vacation. You’ll accumulate hours based on full-
or part-time schedule, length of state service, and bargaining unit agreement. Dependent
You’ll receive 13 paid State holidays each year, plus a personal holiday earned
each fiscal year.
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