8380 Department of Personnel Administration
Program Descriptions


The Classification and Compensation Division provides a variety of human resource services, including the development of policy relative to classification and compensation standards and the Career Executive Assignment (CEA) program; consultation to departments and agencies on position allocation and effective personnel management practices; technical expertise in resolving complex personnel management issues; the development and implementation of pay letters, layoff and State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) programs, the state's exempt employee program, and verification of qualifying state service for purposes of calculating service credit; the development and implementation of innovative personnel management concepts designed to address workforce challenges including succession planning, pay incentive programs, and a reduced workforce. The Department of Personnel Administration and the State Personnel Board are partners on a project to modernize California State Government's human resources system. This project will streamline hiring, reward performance, and simplify the state's vast classification system.