As a state employee, if you or a family member are impacted by the fires in California, you may be eligible to receive state benefits.
As we have multiple fires burning throughout the state, you or your family might be impacted. Below is some helpful information about services available to State employees dealing with the evacuations and impacts, as well as links to websites that contain the latest information on the two main fires in California. More information will be included if additional services and programs become available. Please note it is always important to listen to the local officials regarding evacuations and road closures, as well as obey all posted restrictions.
Hotline Opened for Individuals Impacted by California Wildfires
Magellan will provide free, confidential counseling services and other resources, such as referrals to local non-profit organizations, shelters, and additional community-based support to assist individuals in California as they work to cope with the feelings of fear, sadness, anger, and hopelessness related to these kinds of natural disasters. The toll-free number, for public at large, to access free, confidential counseling services is 1-800-327-7451.
As a reminder, state employees can find information on fire resources on EAP website home page at http://www.eap.calhr.ca.gov/members/wildfire-resources.aspx and can call EAP toll free number (1-866-327-4762) to access services any time of the day or night.
Information on Fires:
Benefits include but are not limited to:
- Employee Assistance Program
- Group Legal Services
- Administrative Time Off and Leave of Absence
- Family Medical Leave Act
- CA Family Right Act
- State Disability Insurance
- Paid Family Leave information
- VSP Vision Service Care
Go to your nearest Local Assistance Center (LAC)
The LAC is normally staffed and supported by local, state and federal agencies, as well as non-profit and voluntary organizations. The LAC provides a single facility at which individuals, families and businesses can access available disaster assistance programs and services.
- Department of Tax and Fee Administration
- Contractors State License Board
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Department of Insurance
- Employment Development Department
- Franchise Tax Board
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Department of Housing and Community Development
- Department of Social Services, State Supplemental Grant Program
- Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development*
- U.S. Social Security Administration
- Local services and non-profit organizations