Welcome to the Committee on Public Employment and Retirement

Committee Jurisdiction:  Primary jurisdiction is oversight of public employment such as state, local (excluding laws administered by local employment relations boards or commissions), and classified school employees, employer-employee relations laws administered by the Public Employment Relations Board, and the administration of public officer and public employee retirement, benefits and investment strategy.

The Public Employment and Retirement Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 153 and the phone number is (916) 319-3957.

Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez, Chair

Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez,
Chair of the Public Employment and Retirement Committee

Assembly Member Randy Voepel, Vice Chair

Assembly Member Randy Voepel,
Vice Chair of the Public Employment and Retirement Committee

For information on how to submit a position letter please see the 
Advocacy Quick Reference Guide
Submit Position Letter
Deadline to submit letters is NO LATER than noon on Friday, prior to the Wednesday hearing. Please make sure that letters are signed and on letterhead. Thank you!
 

Important COVID-19 Information

In the final days of the legislative session, the Assembly will conduct several hearings for bills returning from the Senate. The public will have the ability to participate in these hearings by offering comment in the following ways:

  • The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing; however, due to guidance on physical distancing, seating for the hearings will be minimal for the press and public. In-person attendance is not recommended. All are encouraged to watch the hearings from their livestream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
  • Remote Testimony Stations at these locations (Please check the Assembly website for the latest information): 
    • Sacramento – State Capitol Park (Location to be determined based on weather conditions)
    • San Francisco State Office (455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102)
    • San Diego State Building (1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101) 
  • Written testimony before the hearing via the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.
  • Due to the impending constitutional deadline for the Legislature to adjourn and conclude this legislative session, phone testimony will be available, but it will be limited.

Committee Room

Contact Information

Assembly Public Employment and Retirement Committee
1020 N Street, Room 153
Sacramento, California 95814
916.319.3957 phone     916.319.3956 fax
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