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  • Published on July 31, 2020

    I would like to thank you again for all that you have been doing to help our community weather this crisis and to help your departments and colleagues adapt to the changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Your commitment and perseverance have made all the difference.

  • Published on July 29, 2020

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

    - Current Planning Manager

    - Engineering Aide & Engineering Technician

    - Employment and Training Specialist

  • Published on July 21, 2020

    County Latinx employees will share their experience at different stages in their careers at the County of Sonoma, sharing their struggles, obstacles, and successes. Bilingual and bicultural employees will share the ways in which they have brought those cultural assets to benefit their work at the County. 

  • Published on July 14, 2020

    Words are not enough, but they are a start. This morning at the beginning of our meeting, we took a unified stand in condemning the hateful racist and sexist attack on County and local leaders that occurred recently during an online community meeting to address homeless issues.

  • Published on July 8, 2020

    The County of Sonoma’s financing program, Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP), has been approved for an interest rate reduction from 7% to 5.99%.

  • Human Resources Department
    Published on June 25, 2020
    Human Resources Department

    Important! Employee Benefits Update

  • Published on June 12, 2020

    As on-site activities increase, it is extremely important that all employees follow the rules regarding the requirement to wear a face covering.   

  • Published on June 10, 2020

    On Friday, June 5, 2020 the Public Health Officer issued Public Health Order C19-14 allowing for more opportunities to work and play outside our homes. 

  • Published on June 8, 2020

    As you all know, the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the economy has been significant.  Public entities rely almost entirely on local, state, or federal revenue sources, primarily funded by a variety of taxes. 

  • Published on June 5, 2020

    Yesterday, George Floyd’s family said goodbye forever to the man they loved.  George died as a police officer planted a knee onto his neck for several minutes cutting off his ability to breathe and ultimately killing him, while he laid face down on the street in handcuffs.

  • Published on June 3, 2020

    We hope you and your families are well and safe during these continuing challenging times. As we begin a new pay period under a continuation of the health officer’s shelter-in-place order, we are providing you with updated information on the pay coding for this pay period.

  • Published on June 1, 2020

    After nearly three months since the Public Health Officer declared a local health emergency, the COVID-19 emergency continues to be a very fluid situation.  The County’s emergency response planning and guidance is continually evolving based on key health indicators and new information. I want to take a moment to thank you for your dedication and commitment for keeping the County functioning while caring for family, friends, and neighbors through these challenging times

  • Published on May 22, 2020

    Now that the County is in the initial stages of the second Phase of the Governor’s four-step plan for gradual reopening, a number of lower risk workplaces identified in the Health Officer’s recent amendment to the Shelter in Place Order are allowed to resume operations.

  • Published on May 14, 2020

    As we approach the second month of sheltering in place, many of you may be asking how soon we will be able to return to some form of normalcy. Truly getting back to any resemblance of normal will be a slow process and much of it will be guided by the Governor’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap and key health indicators.

  • Published on May 13, 2020

    Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated annually during the first week of May. This national recognition week encourages government at all levels to promote government employees and careers, educate the public about the value of public servants and the services they provide, recognize excellence in public service, and promote the spirit of public service

  • Published on May 4, 2020

    I want to take this opportunity to update you on the new Shelter-in-Place Health Order, which takes effect on May 4, 2020, and will reduce restrictions in a number of important employment and consumer business areas. 

  • Published on May 1, 2020

    Two new resources available to support emotional resiliency during a crisis: Online General Staff and Managerial Covid-19-Related Program Offerings and Free App and Online Resource for Managing Emotional Well-being.

  • Published on May 1, 2020

    I want to take this opportunity to update you on the new Shelter-in-Place Health Order, which takes effect on May 4, 2020, and will reduce restrictions in a number of important employment and consumer business areas. 

  • Published on April 20, 2020

    We made it through a month of sheltering in place, and while challenging, it is clear that our social distancing efforts have had noticeable success in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our County.

  • Published on April 14, 2020

    This message is to inform you about changes to the County Deferred Compensation Program as a result of the recent passage of the CARES Act. The Act contained 3 provisions that modify the Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan/OBRA – Extra Help Plan) which is administered by Nationwide.

  • Published on April 13, 2020

    With the continued temporary suspension of non-essential County operations, I want to begin this week by sharing an innovative service delivery story from the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor for the issuance of marriage licenses.

  • Published on April 6, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Over the last few weeks the County has taken a series of preventative steps in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including issuing a Shelter in Place Order, closure of all parks in the County, and reinforcing important health reminders such as practicing social distancing and good hygiene, and staying home from school or work when sick.

  • Published on April 5, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    I hope this email finds you and loved one’s doing well. It is unusual to send a Sunday email, but as you know the COVID-19 emergency has been very fluid.  I wanted to let all County employees know that this afternoon the Public Health Officer Guidance on Face Coverings for General Public in All Age Groups was published.

  • Published on April 1, 2020

    The purpose of this page is to serve as a meeting place and exchange board to request and provide information, goods and resources for all County of Sonoma employees in response to emergency situations.

  • Published on March 30, 2020 at 9:40 AM

    It is hard to believe that we are embarking on Day 13 of the County’s Shelter in Place Order.  This Health Order requires that most people stay home unless they are engaged in certain “Essential Activities.”   This is a critical intervention to reduce harm from the spread of the coronavirus in our community. 

  • Published on March 24, 2020

    Updates from Human Resources for HRLs, Payroll Clerks, and COOP Coordinators: Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) Mid-Year Change Due to COVID-19; Deadline to Submit 2019 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Claims Extended; AB1825: Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation; All-Employee Communication

  • Published on March 17, 2020

    With the recent developments regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic and in anticipation of some of the County facility closures the 2020-2021, the Annual Enrollment period will be extended through April 10, 2020. All scheduled Annual Enrollment onsite and WebEx Information Sessions have been cancelled.

  • Human Resources Department
    Published on March 16, 2020
    Human Resources Department

    The flu clinic scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th has been cancelled due to the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19.  Flu vaccines may still be available through local pharmacies and health care providers.

  • Human Resources Department

    Published on March 15, 2020
    Human Resources Department

    As the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolves, I wanted to provide you with an update based on the most current developments. 

  • Human Resources Department

    Published on March 14, 2020
    Human Resources Department

    I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to our County family and extend my gratitude for the tremendous work you are doing for our community. I truly appreciate everyone’s efforts in maintaining essential core services during these stressful and trying times.  

  • Human Resources Department

    Published on March 6, 2020
    Human Resources Department

    As you have very likely heard, the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread both in the United States and globally. 

  • Human Resources Department

    Published on March 2, 2020
    Human Resources Department

    As you have very likely heard, the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread both in the United States and globally. 

  • Human Resources Benefits
    Published on February 6, 2020
    Human Resources Benefits

    A big thank you to everyone that participated in our Employee Commute Survey.  Your input is extremely valuable, and will be used to help us develop recommendations to improve the County’s Clean Commute Program in the coming months.  I am pleased to announce the winners of both the survey contest and the monthly Clean Commute raffle.  Congratulations!!

  • Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition
    Published on January 21, 2020

    Recipients of the 2019 Employee Service Awards

  • Published on January 7, 2020
    The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) is now financing wildfire safety and seismic strengthening for both residential and commercial buildings.
  • Published on December 9, 2019

    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 14, 2019

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to announce that WCE and the County signed a comprehensive Tentative Agreement on November 12, 2019. Learn more…..

  • Published on October 24, 2019

    Individuals with Health Conditions Individuals with health conditions should talk to their physicians to develop a personal plan for dealing with smoke…

  • Published on October 24, 2019

    Due to the Kincade Fire, there may be parts of northern Sonoma County where air quality conditions are UNHEALTHY. Changing wind patterns and pending fire conditions are making air quality unpredictable. We are hopeful that air quality conditions will improve after the weather changes. This health advisory will remain in effect, until the air quality significantly and consistently improves.

  • Human Resources Department
    Published on October 17, 2019
    Human Resources Department

    Seasonal Flu Vaccinations and Health Screenings will be offered on a variety of dates and at various County locations. Non-fasting screening package includes: Blood Pressure, Total Cholesterol, HDL, Glucose, Height, Weight, BMI, and Body Fat (screenings are confidential)

  • Published on October 16, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their thirteenth bargaining session on October 7, 2019.  The parties have exchanged conceptual comprehensive packages in an effort to reach agreement at the table. Learn more.....

  • Published on September 26, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and WCE met for their eleventh bargaining session on September 23, 2019.  The parties have exchanged conceptual frameworks for potential contract changes. Learn more.....

  • Health Services
    Published on September 24, 2019
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the region and in Sonoma County over the next few days. Sonoma County will see high temperatures today Tuesday September 24, 2019 beginning at 11:00 am until 8:00 pm tomorrow September 25, 2019 with several areas in the County moving into the orange and red level HeatRisk forecast.
  • Published on August 29, 2019

    On August 26, 2019, the County of Sonoma and WCE met for their eighth bargaining session.  The parties have completed exchanging initial proposals, and the parties have reached tentative agreement on three proposals to change the current language in the Memorandum of Understanding. Learn more.....

  • Published on July 29, 2019

    The County of Sonoma and SCLEMA representatives met on July 26, 2019 for the parties’ sixth bargaining session and reached a comprehensive tentative agreement on a four year successor contract. Learn more….

  • Published on July 18, 2019

    Workforce Development classes from July to December 2019 are now open for registration!

  • Published on July 15, 2019

    Workforce Development invites you to sign into the County of Sonoma’s new Learning Management System (LMS), sonoma higher ed.

  • Published on July 5, 2019

    County and SCLEMA representatives met on July 1st for the parties’ 4th bargaining session.  The County provided back-up information on its salary survey data and addressed foundational points regarding the County’s salary proposal.  The parties also identified and discussed those areas of the County’s economic proposals where there was tentative agreement.  The parties will return to the bargaining table on July 8th.

  • Published on July 5, 2019

    The County and ESC met on July 1, 2019 for their 24th bargaining meeting.  The parties developed a conceptual framework for completing the negotiations, and will confirm the status of a potential tentative agreement on July 9, 2019.

  • Published on July 5, 2019

    The County is pleased to announce that on 6/28/2019, the County and Local 39 reached a comprehensive tentative agreement for a four year successor labor contract.  Under the terms, represented employees will receive annual salary increases, increased contributions to members' medical premiums, and increases toward employees' workforce development and wellness.  The Union agreed to participate in a joint labor-management committee to explore potential options to address retirement-related costs, and the parties clarified language throughout the existing contract.  The agreement will go to the Bargaining Unit for ratification, and upon ratification, the matter will go to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.  The County appreciates the bargaining team’s hard work and professionalism in reaching this long term agreement. 

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