Benefits of Working for EDD

Our employees work hard and they deserve to be rewarded. As a State agency, we are committed to rewarding our employees with more than a paycheck. In addition to competitive wages, our employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that is designed to meet the needs of today’s workforce.

Health and Well-Being

  • Dental Insurance: Employees and their eligible dependents can choose the dental plan right for them. The State may pay up to 100 percent of the premiums depending on the plan selected.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Confidential consultation, assessment, and referrals are available, as well as support groups, wellness programs, and noontime meetings and seminars.
  • Health Insurance: Choose from a variety of health benefit plans for you and your family.
  • Vision Care Insurance: Employees are automatically enrolled into the State’s Vision Program.

Paid and Unpaid Leaves

  • Bereavement Leave: Employees are allowed paid time off following the death of an immediate family member.
  • Family, Parental, and Other Leave: Up to one year unpaid leave.
  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays per year, plus one personal holiday.
  • Jury Duty: In general, those called for jury duty serve with no loss in pay.
  • Military Leave: Up to 30 calendar days with pay for military leave each year upon meeting specific requirements.
  • Sick Leave: Earn sick leave each month to provide income protection in the event of illness or injury.
  • Vacation: Enjoy paid vacation each year, based upon years of employment.

Savings and Retirement Plans

  • Retirement Plans: A choice of plans to help you meet your goals. Your pension grows as your career grows with us. Visit CalPERS for more information on retirement plans.
  • Savings Plus: In addition to our Retirement Plans, the State offers a 457 Deferred Compensation plan and a 401K plan for customized savings. Visit the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) for more information on salary and benefits.
  • ScholarShare Program: Tax deferred college savings for your children. Visit CalHR for more information on the ScholarShare program.

Other Benefits

  • Credit Union: Credit Union membership is open to all of our employees.
  • Educational Reimbursement: Partial educational reimbursement for college classes or training that are career related and for upward mobility.
  • FlexElect: May receive extra cash if you already have medical and/or dental coverage through another source.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: In some cases, alternative work arrangements such as flextime, job sharing, and alternative work schedules, can help employees balance career and family life.
  • Group Legal Plan: Affordable and covers most legal situations.
  • Long-Term Care: Affordable comprehensive plans available.
  • Merit Salary Adjustment: Annual 5 percent increase after 12 months of satisfactory performance, as certified by your supervisor, until maximum salary is reached.
  • Transfer and Advancement Opportunities: Make the most out of your career with a wide range of flexible career choices and transfer and promotional opportunities throughout California.