December 8, 2017

High winds and dry brush have fanned the flames of more than half a dozen rapidly spreading major wildfires in southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Governor Brown has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Diego Counties. This authorizes affected state employees to utilize up to five days of paid Administrative Time Off (ATO) if their place of business is closed, they can’t find reasonable commute routes, there is an immediate and grave peril to the employee, immediate family, or principal residence, or for a variety of related reasons. For more details on availability of Administrative Time Off during this emergency, click here.


There is still time to vote in the election for the At Large seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration. PECG has endorsed Michael Bilbrey for re-election to this position. Balloting closes December 11. For information on how to vote, click here.


PECG offers a wide variety of insurance benefits to PECG members, including life, disability, home owners, renters, and auto insurance. In addition to $5,000 of life insurance provided to members at no cost, up to $521,000 can be purchased at low cost group rates, plus dependent coverage and other benefits, all through payroll deduction. For more information, click here.

Some of you may have seen a recent increase in your premium deduction. This is not because rates have gone up – they haven’t – but every five years, premiums increase slightly based on age. Be assured you will continue to be insured at the lowest premiums with PECG Group Term Life Insurance.