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Retirement Program Specialis (Former Employee), Sacramento, CAJuly 16, 2014
As an employee with the State of California with CalPERS, I developed proficient skills as a Benefit Program Specialist, a Retirement Program Specialist, and a Staff Services Analyst. I excelled at writing reports, researching and analyzing program specific information, providing answers to employees both in written and verbal formats, and staying current – more... on the laws, regulations, and policies governing the programs. While part of the Customer Call Center, I used my time management skills to respond to sensitive requests, special requests, and customer complaints in a tactful and professional manner, supervising a team of 30 staff. Applied daily use of SCO, PIMS, Workflow and PERS systems. – less
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CalPERS is a fun place to work. Management Team is reachable at all times when needed, lots of training to enhance your productivity and great and rea
Budget Analyst (Current Employee), Sacramento, CAJanuary 24, 2014
Pros: great and helpful management team, great team player co-workers, great and reasonable cafeteria.
Cons: upper mobility is slow due to government regulation on promotional exam timetable.
I do work at California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS), Sacramento, CA. CalPERS administer health and retirement benefits on behalf of more than 3,000 public school, local agency and State employers. Our members number more than 1.6 million in our retirement system and more than 1.3 million in our health plans. My typical day at work varies – more... on a daily basis due to the type of job I do. I do work from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Upon arriving at work, I log in on my desk top computer and check my office intranet (outlook) for all current and pending communications for the day and respond accordingly. Checking outlook and answering the phone are two constant things done daily at work in that it is used mostly to get and send information to managers and co-workers.

My Job Titles at work that make my daily work change frequently are:

Budget Analyst
Personnel Liaison
Contract Coordinator
Training Coordinator
Processor of advance or reimbursement from division management Team

As I said, my different job titles listed above basically changes my daily activities. My day at work constantly changes depending on what is needed most to be accomplished on a specific day. It is a little challenging but I love and do enjoy the challenges.

Someday, as the division budget analyst, I closely monitor division allotments and expenditures by line item, develop logical methodology in projecting division expenditures which requires an in-depth understanding of the division’s operation. Review expenditures and prepares quarterly expenditure projection and analysis. Someday, I track and transfer budget allotment to other division; identifies budgetary savings and deficits displayed in the analysis of expenditures; develop and present to management recommendations on the resolution or use of these deficits or savings; suggests and initiates re-alignment of division budget as necessary; writes and assists in the preparation of Formal Budget Requests (FBRs), etc.
Someday, I work as a Personnel Liaison, by monitoring the division transaction requests and providing feedback to requestors and work with division management team in the processing of recruitments and personnel transactions through utilization of the Human Capital Management (HCM) system
At other day, I prepare new contracts and contract amendments in coordination with the program area requiring knowledge and understanding of the CalPERS contracting process as well as the business processes in BNSD. I monitor and keep track of contract usage to ensure there is enough funding and adherence to contract language at the same time reviewing invoices for accuracy and dispute them as necessary before submitting them to Fiscal Services Division (FCSD) for payment.
At another day, I serve as the first point of contact for any questions and assistance in the utilization of the Learning Management System (LMS), provide assistance to new division staff on the usage of LMS; elevate any LMS issues, as needed, to All Staff Training and Development, disseminates information on available training opportunities to the division, provide quarterly update to the annual plan to ensure that training goals are met.
Someday, upon receipt, I process requests for advance or reimbursement from division management team ensuring that policy and procedures are followed, keep track of employee recognition budget; reconciles tracking document with report produced by Fiscal and ensure all discrepancies are resolved and periodically communicate recognition budget expenditures to division management team. – less
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The job is very high paste and busy
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Sacramento, CAOctober 3, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: my plate always feels full
This job is very fast paste and stressful, the jobs entails you to do 3 or 4 things at one time. The days always fly by. You are dealing with CalPERS Board Members, and the Executive Management, every thing is always a priority, and my boss's calendar is always changing about meetings, travels arrangements, and crisis going on. There is no typical day. – more... I have learned to juggle all my balls in the air and to keep my boss informed constantly about what is going on in the office and what he needs to attends on meetings, conferences, seminars coming up. My co-workers are great at helping me out when I need help. The hardest part is walking away, when I need to take a break or lunch. The most enjoyable is when my boss says "Good Job" at the end of the day! – less
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Understand how government works
Oracle DBA (Former Employee), Sacramento, CAFebruary 25, 2013
Typical work day include: Installation, upgrade, migration, user support
Got chance to work closely with Database architecture.
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Direct customer service requiring detailed understanding of benefits
Retired reigional manager (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAAugust 22, 2012
Pros: great degree of autonomy. travel. public speaking. training employees
Cons: creating budgets. justifying positions.
CalPERS is the largest retirement system in the country with over $220 billion in assets. In my position (regional manager) I managed two office serving members and employers in 16 counties. My entire experience there was in San Francisco (headquarters in Sacramento.) The job provided me and my staffs with a high degree of autonomy and expertise in – more... all areas of CalPERS from investments to benefits. CalPERS was a great place to work and in my position, great variety in services and projects. I managed and served on project teams, including publications, presentations (live and video.) – less
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California Public Employees Retirement System
Student Assistant (Former Employee), Sacramento, CAJuly 18, 2012
A typical day consisted of office work and document analysis. Some other responsibilities included making copies, working the front desk, answering calls, and running various errands for supervisors. I loved my co-workers and still miss them to this day.The most enjoyable part of working at CalPERS was definitely the co-workers and their vibrant personalities.
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Good Place to work
Transition Support Manager (Current Employee), Sacramento, CAMay 18, 2012
People focused organization. Primaryfocus is on health and retirement benefits for California State employees, schools and public agencies.