For more information, please contact Environmental Health Safety (951) 827-5528. Download a PDF version Questions? For more information, refer to the. Laboratory / Research Safety webpage. The following pension formulas and method of calculating pensions apply to employees hired on or after January 15, 2011: Miscellaneous/industrial/ARP member: 2 at age 60. State safety: 2 at age 55. Peace officer/firefighter: 2.5 at age 55. In addition, the budget amends State law to require new employees' "final compensation" for purposes of retirement to be based on their average salary over the highest three consecutive years. Will furlough Fridays continue? There are no more scheduled furlough Fridays. : Columbus Day, October wizardry gold install patch 11, 2010, is a normal work day Columbus Day, October 11, 2010, is a normal work day. Before 2009, State employees had Columbus Day off. Legislation eliminated the Columbus Day holiday in 2009. Am I exempt from furloughs? Only employees of the departments listed above are exempt from furloughs. : Pay package for excluded and exempt employees The Governor issued Executive Order S-15-10 announcing the pay package for excluded and exempt employees.