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  • Published on October 17, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including:

    - Building Plans Examiner I (continuous)

    - Environmental Health Specialist Trainee (closes 10/23/18)

    - Permit Technician I – Extra-Help (closes 10/29/18)

  • Published on September 12, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Deputy Public Defender Attorneys’ Association (SCDPDAA) met on 9/6/2018 as part of the impasse procedures. The bargaining teams were able to reach a Tentative Agreement which balances the desire of the Board of Supervisors to maintain fiscal discipline while acknowledging the important contributions of our valued employees. Learn more…..

  • Published on September 5, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Prosecutors Association (SCPA) met on August 31, 2018 as part of the impasse procedures.  The bargaining teams were able to reach a Tentative Agreement which balances the desire of the Board of Supervisors to maintain fiscal discipline while acknowledging the important contributions of our valued employees. Learn more.....

  • Published on September 4, 2018

    On August 27th 2018, the County of Sonoma and ESC met for their 17th bargaining session.  The parties presented their respective package proposals. Learn more.....

  • Published on August 29, 2018

    On August 22, 2018, the County of Sonoma and WCE met for their eleventh bargaining session. Learn more…..

  • Published on August 7, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association (SCLEA) have begun successor contract negotiations and met for their fourth bargaining session on August 1, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 27, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met on July 20, 2018 and July 25, 2018 for the eighth and ninth times. SCPA declared impasse. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 26, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met on July 16th, 18th, and 23rd, 2018 for their tenth, eleventh, and twelfth bargaining sessions. Learn more….

  • Published on July 25, 2018

    We want to attract more current supervisors and managers to our classes by offering classes designed specifically for them. You can see three of these in the electives portion of the spiral, Coaching for Performance, Feedback Essentials, and Reducing Workplace Risk. When you see a class title with an asterisk(*) that means enrollment is limited to supervisors, managers, or lead staff that supervise others.

  • Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition
    Published on July 20, 2018
    Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition

    Recipients of the 2017 Employee Service Awards

  • Published on July 20, 2018

    We are seeking County employees who are interested in joining existing Schools of Hope tutors in this tutoring program. County employees can volunteer to tutor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at the participating school of their choice.

  • Published on July 20, 2018

    We are seeking County employees who are interested in joining existing Schools of Hope tutors in this tutoring program. County employees can volunteer to tutor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at the participating school of their choice.

  • Published on July 19, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met on July 17, 2018 for their sixth bargaining session. Learn more.....

  • Published on July 17, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their eighth bargaining session on July 12, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 13, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met for their seventh bargaining session on July 11, 2018.  Learn more.....

  • Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition

    Published on July 11, 2018
    Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition

    The 2018 Day of Caring will continue to be a partnership with County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa employees to work on community projects alongside each other! This year we hope to receive projects from nonprofits and organizations that were impacted by the 2018 October Wildfires. We understand there is park restoration, food banks, and shelters that may need some assistance.

  • Published on July 10, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met on July 5th for their fifth bargaining session. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 10, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met on July 2nd for their ninth bargaining session. Learn more…..

  • Published on July 10, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met for their sixth bargaining session on July 5, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 29, 2018
    The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning which is in effect from 11 pm Friday to 11 pm Saturday. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions comprised of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures are either occurring now, or will shortly.
  • Published on June 29, 2018
    We made the difficult decision to discontinue the Managerial Certificate Program as we rework our manager and supervisor classes to better address this audience’s learning needs. We want to be the ‘go-to’ learning shop for all County staff.
  • Published on June 27, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on June 22, 2018, for their tenth bargaining session. The County provided additional information related to costing DSA\DSLEM’s proposal regarding benefit options for future retirees.

  • Published on June 27, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on June 22, 2018, for their tenth bargaining session. The County provided additional information related to costing DSA\DSLEM’s proposal regarding benefit options for future retirees. Learn more…..

  • Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition

    Published on June 26, 2018
    Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition

    The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will be performing at the Haehl Pavilion at Santa Rosa Junior College on Wednesday, August 8th, and Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m. General Admission is $25.00 and the Harlem Globetrotters are offering Sonoma County employees a $7.00 discount to attend the event.

  • Published on June 19, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met on June 15, 2018 for their fifth bargaining session. The County presented updated proposals regarding holiday and favored nation clause, and the parties discussed elements of SCPA’s proposal that it presented at their last meeting. Learn more….

  • Published on June 18, 2018

    Workforce Development classes from July to December 2018 are now open for registration!

  • Published on June 18, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their eighth bargaining session on June 14, 2018. The County provided costing information related to three of ESC’s proposals, …..Learn more

  • Published on June 15, 2018

    SEIU and the County of Sonoma signed a Tentative Agreement on Friday, June 15th which balances the desire of the Board of Supervisors to maintain fiscal discipline with retaining our valuable workforce and recruiting employees. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 13, 2018

    Provided by PG&E in collaboration with the County's General Services Energy and Sustainability Division, the MI-BEST is a series of five consecutive days of training designed to be taken in sequence. MI-BEST joins the art of construction to the science of energy and moisture management. It provides building professionals an opportunity to learn and practice techniques that might otherwise take many residential projects to experience and troubleshoot.  Participants are encouraged to attend the entire series but individual sign-ups by day and topic are allowed.  Visit www.pge.com/energyclasses for more information.

  • Published on June 12, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on Friday, June 8, 2018 for the parties’ 12th bargaining session. The discussions were productive and resulted in a conceptual agreement, pending Board approval. The parties’ meet again on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

  • Published on June 8, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met for their third bargaining session on June 5, 2018. The parties discussed the County’s package proposal. The parties are scheduled to meet next on June 26, 2018.

  • Published on June 8, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their seventh bargaining session on June 6, 2018. The County responded further to WCE’s request for information, and provided its package proposal for one-time, pensionable payment approximately equivalent to 2% of salary, plus an 8 hour annual floating holiday, and continued medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 8, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their seventh bargaining session on June 5, 2018. The parties reviewed ESC’s proposals, and the County responded to ESC’s request for information. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 6, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their sixth bargaining session on June 4, 2018.  The County provided additional information in response to WCE’s request for information, and WCE confirmed that it expects to present proposals to the County at the next scheduled meeting on June 6, 2018.

  • Published on June 6, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA met on June 4, 2018 for their fourth bargaining session. The County reviewed its updated package proposal, and SCPA provided a proposal for the County to consider. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 1, 2018

    The County and WCE met for their fifth bargaining session on May 29, 2018. The parties discussed the County’s updated proposal in detail, and the County provided information in response to WCE’s request for information. Learn more….. 

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their sixth bargaining session on May 30, 2018. The parties reviewed several of ESC’s proposals, and the County provided a counter-proposal regarding new employee orientations and information the County provides to ESC.  Learn more.....

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met for their second bargaining session on May 29, 2018. The County presented a package proposal for a one-time, pensionable payment of 2% of salary and benefits, plus an 8 hour annual floating holiday, and continued medical benefits. Learn more..

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    County and SEIU representatives met on May 30th for the parties’ 11thbargaining session. The County initiated discussions by submitting a revised proposal that included an enhanced dental benefit. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 30, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their fifth bargaining session on May 24, 2018.  The County revised its initial proposal to add a 2% one-time lump sum payment and 8 hour floating holiday, and responded to bargaining team members’ questions regarding the calculations and reasoning for the revised proposal. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 25, 2018

    Take Your Child to Work Day is a career day that serves as an enriching educational experience for our County employees’ children, not only exposing them to what the adults in their lives do during the work day, but also showing them the potential value of their education by providing an opportunity to envision their future.

  • Published on May 23, 2018

    County and Local 39 representatives held their fourth bargaining session on May 23rd and reached a tentative agreement for a one year term.  Learn more.....

  • Published on May 23, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their fourth bargaining session on May 21, 2018.  The County revised its initial proposal to add a 2% one-time lump sum payment and an 8 hour floating holiday. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 21, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives conducted their 10th bargaining session on May 18th. The County revised its initial proposal to add a 2% one-time lump sum payment and an 8 hour floating holiday.  Learn more.....

  • Published on May 18, 2018

    The County was informed last evening by Local 39 representatives that bargaining unit members voted on a tentative agreement with the County.  Regrettably, the vote taken by the bargaining unit was based on an incorrect tentative agreement between the County and Local 39.

  • Published on May 17, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives conducted their 9th bargaining session on May 16th.  The County began the session by responding to the SEIU’s conceptual proposal for a contract extension, addressing wages, medical benefits, holiday pay, and retiree health benefit language changes. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 16, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their fourth bargaining session on May 11, 2018.  Assistant County Administrator Christina Rivera responded to ESC ’s questions regarding the County’s March 20, 2018 budget report, and the parties discussed the County’s response to ESC’s request for information. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 10, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their third bargaining session on May 7, 2018.  The parties executed ground rules, discussed the County’s further response to WCE’s request for information, and the County submitted a formal proposal for extension of the contract and language concerning medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on May 9, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Deputy Public Defender Attorneys’ Association met on May 7, 2018, at SCDPDAA’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. Learn more.....

  • Published on May 3, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on May 2nd for the parties’ 8th bargaining session. The session began with the County addressing SEIU’s proposal on job classification procedures. Learn more…..

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