Each July, the State Controller’s Office (SCO) abolishes positions vacant for six consecutive pay periods.

It is the Department of General Services (DGS) policy for programs to monitor and fill vacancies before the six month deadline.

The two methods for abolishing positions are noted below:

Positions Abolished by SCO

The SCO sends two copies of the vacant positions report to DGS in late July. All positions listed are automatically abolished July 1. A Request Change in Established Positions (DGS OHR 25) is prepared by the Office of Fiscal Services (OFS) Budget Office and sent to the Personnel Transactions Unit (PTU) for processing.

The PTU Position Control Analyst (PCA) may request in writing to the Director of General Services or the Director of Finance, to reestablish positions lost due to: leave of absence, disability pending retirement, adverse action, etc.

Positions Abolished by DGS

The Classification and Pay (C&P) Analysts work with Executive Management to determine positions for abolishing based on the Governor’s directive or budgetary shortfalls and notify the PCA in PTU which position(s) to abolish.


Responsible Control Agency

  • Department of Finance
  • State Controller's Office

Laws and Regulations

  • Government Code section 12439

Other Resource Materials


Classification and Pay Unit

Department of General Services
Office of Human Resources

707 3rd Street, 7th Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Contact your assigned Classification and Pay Analyst.