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  • Published on June 19, 2019

    On 6/12/2019, the County of Sonoma and WCE met for their first bargaining meeting. The parties discussed ground rules, background financial data relevant to the bargaining unit, and scheduled upcoming meetings. The parties are tentatively scheduled to meet on July 9, 2019.

  • Published on June 19, 2019

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to announce that on 6/13/2019, the County and SCDPDAA reached a comprehensive tentative agreement, whereby association members will receive annual salary adjustments, cost of living adjustments, increases to members’ professional development allocations, and increased contributions toward employees’ medical premiums. Learn more…..

  • Published on June 19, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCLEMA bargaining representatives met on June 10, 2019 for the parties’ third bargaining session.  The parties exchanged a number of opening proposals on both economic and non-economic subjects for a four year successor agreement. Learn more...

  • Published on June 19, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCLEA bargaining representatives met on June 10, 2019 for the parties’ eighth bargaining session. Discussions focused on the remaining open issues pertaining to shift change notifications, specialty assignment premiums, boot and cleaning allowances. Learn more..... 

  • Published on June 19, 2019

    View a list of our current and upcoming job opportunities, including:

    - Agricultural Program Assistant - Extra-Help (continuous)

    - Chief Deputy Public Defender (closes 6/28/19)

    - Housing Social Work Assistant - Adult & Aging - Time Limited (closes 6/25/19)

  • Published on June 7, 2019

    Come Join Us Thursday June 27th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to Learn About the County of Sonoma's Application Process

  • Published on May 29, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCLEA bargaining representatives met for the parties’ 7th negotiations session on May 24, 2019.  The County passed proposed final contract language on a number of non-economic proposals along with updated language capturing recently approved adjustments to the County’s equity proposals. Learn more.....

  • Published on May 28, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCDPDAA met for their 8th bargaining session on Thursday, May 23, 2019  The County confirmed its responses to the majority of SCDPDAA’s nine proposals, and the parties discussed the status of SCDPDAA’s responses to the County’s 8 proposals.  Learn more.....

  • Published on May 28, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and Local 39 met for their 5th bargaining session on Tuesday, May 21, 2019  As agreed, the parties completed passing their proposals and discussed the proposals that are on the table. Learn more.....

  • Published on May 28, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their 19th bargaining session on Monday, May 20, 2019  The parties reviewed the status of their proposals, and discussed strategies to move forward in the negotiations.  Learn more.....

  • Published on May 13, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA representatives met on May 9, 2019 for the parties 12th bargaining session.  The parties completed their review of final contact language and executed a comprehensive tentative agreement for a four year successor contract.  Learn more.....

  • Published on April 22, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA representatives held the parties’ 9th bargaining session on April 18, 2019. The parties executed tentative agreements on staff development, sick leave language clarification, and clean-up of deferred compensation language. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 16, 2019

    On April 8, 2019, the County of Sonoma and ESC met for their 15th bargaining session.  The County responded to ESC proposals, and the parties discussed the status of the remaining proposals on the table. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 16, 2019

    Get ready for a fun and exciting Public Service Recognition Week

  • Published on April 12, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA representatives met on April 11,  2019 for their eighth bargaining session. The County provided updated proposals on updated dues deduction language, standby pay and compensatory time off. Learn more.....

  • Published on April 9, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their 21st bargaining session on April 5th, 2019 and reached a comprehensive tentative agreement for a four year successor labor contract. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 3, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives conducted the parties 20th negotiations session on March 27, 2019. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 28, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCPA representatives met on March 12th and 27th, 2019 for their sixth and seventh bargaining sessions. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 26, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for the parties’ 19th bargaining session on March 19, 2019.  The parties reviewed costing information pertaining to equity adjustments and continued to explore ways to bridge the gap between their respective proposals. Learn more....

  • Published on March 18, 2019

    County and SEIU representatives met for the parties’  18th bargaining session on Friday, March 15.   The County submitted a revised economic proposal increasing its offer on medical insurance. 

  • Published on March 14, 2019
    The County of Sonoma and ESC ’s bargaining teams met for their tenth session on March 11, 2019. The County provided additional information in response to ESC ’s requests, and  ESC presented additional proposals. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 13, 2019

    The County of Sonoma is committed to work toward reaching agreement with SEIU on a multi-year labor agreement, with a goal of providing employees, the public, and the County labor stability.  Listed below are the core elements of the County’s current economic proposal: Learn more….

  • Published on March 8, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and ESC met on 3/4/2019 for their 9th session. The County presented its remaining proposals for ESC to consider (15 in total to date), and ESC presented several new proposals (14 in total to date). Learn more…..

  • Published on March 7, 2019
    The County of Sonoma and SCPA representatives met on February 8th and 25th, 2019 for the parties’ fourth and fifth bargaining session. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 4, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives devoted three and a half days of bargaining over the past two weeks toward reaching agreement on a successor labor agreement before expiration of the current contract on February 28, 2019. Learn more…..

  • Commission on the Status of Women
    Published on February 25, 2019
    Commission on the Status of Women
    All local women are encouraged to participate in the Voices of Sonoma County Women project, sponsored by the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
  • Published on February 19, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for the parties’ 13th bargaining session on February 7, 2019.  The parties continued their conceptual discussions on the key economic areas presented by their respective proposals, focusing on the proposed salary increases, equity adjustment formula issues  and health and welfare benefits. Learn more.....

  • Published on February 4, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on January 31, 2019 for the parties’ 11th bargaining session.  The parties exchanged proposals on staff development and grievance procedure and explored conceptual ideas for reaching agreement on key open economic proposals.  The parties return to the bargaining table on February 7, 2019.  

  • Published on January 22, 2019
    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for the parties’ 10 th bargaining session on January 17, 2019. Learn more…..

  • Published on January 2, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their 8th and 9th bargaining sessions on December 14th and 20th, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on December 4, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their seventh bargaining session on November 30, 2018.  The parties reached tentative agreement on special premium pay, uniform cleaning allowance and heavy equipment operator. Learn more.....

  • Published on November 30, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for their 6th bargaining session on November 16, 2018. Learn more…..

  • Published on November 16, 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 November 9, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met for the fifth time on November 7, 2018. The parties exchanged proposals, executed a tentative agreement on a language clarification related to staff development, and discussed their respective proposals on the grievance procedure, direct deposit, and layoff communication procedures.  The parties return to the bargaining table on November 16, 2018.

  • Published on October 30, 2018

    The County Of Sonoma and SEIU bargaining teams met for the third time on October 23rd, 2018.  The parties exchanged numerous initial proposals on both economic and non-economic areas of the contract and reviewed timelines for the exchange of information at the table. Learn more.....

  • 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 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…..

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