Administrative Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


2. How long is the probation period for Finance employees?

Probation periods range from six to twelve months depending on the classification.

3. Does Finance offer direct deposit?

Eligible employees are offered direct deposit. You can enroll in direct deposit by submitting a form to Human Resources. Your payroll check will be deposited into your designated account within one to two pay periods after your form is received by the Controller’s Office.

4. What benefits are offered for new employees?

Generally, employees earn paid time off (sick leave/vacation or annual leave), health, dental, and vision benefits, and can participate in the state’s retirement program. Detailed information about benefits offered to Finance employees can be found on DOF’s Benefits Page.

5. Do we get time-off with pay for holidays?

Yes, employees receive 11 paid holidays each year. To see a listing of all state holidays, please visit the CalHR website.