The California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS) is the exclusive representative of nearly 3,000 scientists working for the State of California.  Our website provides our members and the public with information about CAPS and the role of science in improving the lives of all Californians.

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CalPERS Board of Administration

 At-Large A – David Miller

 At-Large B – Michael Bilbrey

Miller for CalPERS

CAPS supports state scientist and former CAPS President David Miller for the CalPERS Board Position A seat.  Vote Miller when voting opens in September.

 Classification Reform

CalHR Makes New Reclass Proposals (4/18/2017)

Capsule September 2017

• Health Benefits Decision Time
• David Miller and Michael Bilbrey for CalPERS
• Wear Your CAPS T-Shirt on Science Friday!
• When Retirement Planning Goes Wrong, by Patty Velez, President

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Salary Surveys

Salary surveys show a salary lag of between 16% and 40% for three state scientific classifications that are representative of most state scientists and based on educational achievement: Bachelor of Arts; Master of Arts; and Ph.D. Differences in percentages are due to the timing and methodology employed in each survey.

The Like Pay For Like Work comparison is for scientific classifications that historically have had salary equity with state engineering classifications.