New Non-Binary Gender Field Available in PPS

PPS has added a new data element, Non-Binary Gender (EDB 0801), to support employees who identify their gender as non-binary. This is in support of California SB-179, which allowed for individuals to apply for a new birth certificate designating their legal gender to be consistent with their gender identity (female, male, non-binary) beginning in September 2018. Effective January 1, 2019, individuals applying for a new driver’s license or identification card, or a renewal of either, will also be able to select the gender that is in alignment with their gender identity. As a result, new and current employees may seek to designate their gender of record as non-binary.

The Non-Binary Gender field will be available in PPS starting December 5. It will be located adjacent to the existing PPS Sex Code field on the EPD1 entry/update screen. Employees identifying as non-binary should have a value of “N” entered into this field (existing Sex Code may be left blank). In addition, the field will be available on the IGEN and IBA2 inquiry screens.

If you have questions about PPS, contact the Controller's Office Solution Center.