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About Human Resources

Mission Statement

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to provide comprehensive leadership and guidance by recruiting, developing, and retaining an outstanding workforce that provides quality public services to the citizens of Sonoma County.

    Divisions and Units

    The Human Resources Department manages and administers a variety of programs and services and is comprised of two divisions with sub-units.

    The Human Resources Division is responsible for employment services, classification and compensation, workforce development, labor relations, equal opportunity programs, employee recognition programs, the County’s Human Resources Information System, and special commissions. More specifically, the Division’s services are as follows:

    The Labor Relations Unit - negotiates and administers Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and the Salary Resolution and advises departments on employee and labor relations issues.

    The Recruitment and Classification (R&C) and Workforce Development Units- provides recruitment, classification and compensation services, and temporary workforce.

    Training and Human Resources Management System (HRMS) - administers County-wide training program; HRMS and position allocation; and volunteer, employee recognition and internship programs.

    The Risk Management Division is responsible for risk mitigation services, manages purchased insurance policies and administers the County’s self-insurance programs and is organized as follows:

    The Employee Benefits Unit - administers employee and retiree health and welfare benefits, educational assistance and fringe benefit programs.

    The Liability, Insurance Administration, Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Units - administers all tort claims filed against the County; conducts investigations and evaluates potential liability; and procures and manages all miscellaneous insurance programs to protect County assets from loss, including property, earthquake, airport and marina liability, employee faithful performance bond, medical malpractice, and watercraft. Oversees the County’s compliance with local, state, and federal laws governing EEO, non-discrimination and compliance with the ADA programs. Effective in Fiscal Year 2015-2016, the Commissions Units which include the Commission on the Status of Women and the Commission on Human Rights are now a part of the EEO Unit.

    The Disability and Safety Units - administers Workers’ Compensation, long-term disability, medical leaves of absence including temporary transitional duty, ADA employment accommodations and medical review management; and the County’s safety program which includes all occupational safety and loss prevention efforts in compliance with Cal-OSHA regulations.

    Contact Information

    Human Resources Department

    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    575 Administration Drive
    Room 116 B
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    38.465237, -122.725363
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