Permanent Intermittent Conversion Update


On March 1, 2017, the Employment Development Department, Unemployment Insurance Division will offer the 68 most senior Permanent Intermittent (PI) employees conversion to full time status. If an employee rejects the opportunity to convert, the department will move to the next most senior PI.

This conversion will be immediate unless the impacted employee elects to delay the date to July 1, 2017, because they are enrolled in the Flex Cash Option for health and/or dental benefits, and they do not want to forfeit that benefit.

This conversion is an ongoing attempt to correct a violation of our contract requiring that no more than 20% of EDD’s workforce can be intermittent.

We will continue to work to ensure that our contract is enforced, and the department shrinks its reliance on an intermittent workforce.