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  • 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 April 1, 2020

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

    - Adult & Aging Social Worker IV - Regular, Time-Limited, & Extra-Help

    - Probation Officer I

    - Sheriff's Office Adult Detention Facility Cook

  • Published on March 30, 2020

    You can find out more about the Health Order here: https://socoemergency.org/order-of-the-health-officer-shelter-in-place/.

  • 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 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. 

  • Published on June 28, 2019

    On 6/19/2019, the County of Sonoma and ESC met for their 23rd meeting.  The parties engaged in lengthy and substantive discussions about options to move closer to reaching agreement on a comprehensive contract. The parties are scheduled to meet again on July 1, 2019.

  • Published on June 27, 2019

    On 6/18/2019, the County of Sonoma and Local 39 met for their 8th meeting. The parties exchanged further responses regarding the remaining unresolved proposals between the parties, including the County’s offer of annual salary increases for each Local 39 classification over four years, increased contributions toward employees’ medical premiums and increased contributions toward each member’s staff development. Learn more.....

  • 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 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.....

  • Information Systems Department
    Published on May 10, 2019
    Information Systems Department

    Winners Announced!  And the answers to the eADA quiz submitted at the 2019 Public Service Recognition Lunch on May 9, have been posted. Many thanks to all who participated!

  • 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….

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