It is the policy of the Department of General Services that every employee shall receive his/her correct salary in accordance with applicable Government Code Sections and California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) rules.


Upon receipt of a Request for Personnel Action (RPA), the Personnel Specialist (PS) shall complete a salary determination on all personnel transactions involving transfers, permissive reinstatements, promotional appointments, entry level appointments, and range changes. Once the salary determination is completed, the salary is noted on the RPA, and the employee’s Personnel Action Request (PAR) is documented and keyed by the PS into the State Controller’s Office (SCO) system.

The Transferability/Salary Determination form may be utilized to calculate the appropriate salary of an employee under various appointment types. Additionally, the form provides a brief description of the transfer rules and CalHR salary regulations. However, the form is dated, and the PS must review the current regulations.


Responsible Control Agency

  • California Department of Human Resources

Laws and Regulations

  • CalHR Rule 599.673-.690
  • Government Code section 19140, 19815, 19816, 19826, 19832- 19836, 19992.14, 3517.8

Other Resource Materials


Personnel Transactions Unit

Department of General Services
Office of Human Resources

707 3rd Street, 7th Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Contact your assigned Personnel Specialist.