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  • Published on August 14, 2019

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

    - 9-1-1 Sheriff's Dispatcher (closes 8/19/19)

    - Grants Program Manager (closes 8/22/19)

    - Traffic Paint and Sign Worker (closes 9/3/19)

  • Published on August 1, 2019

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

  • 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….

  • 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…..

  • 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 19, 2019

    Explore how to make sustainable and low-carbon building choices in your rebuild or home improvements.

  • 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 29, 2018

    New  features include: a cleaner appearance and additional functionality once you log into the updated Employee Self-service.

  • 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 November 9, 2018
    Due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District has extended a Winter Spare the Air Alert through Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Published on November 8, 2018 at 10:30 PM
    Due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District is issuing a Winter Spare the Air Alert starting tonight, Thursday, November 8, through Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2018
    Health Services

    The Camp Fire in Butte County is sending smoke into Sonoma County. Currently the air quality conditions are poor as levels of particulate matter are extremely elevated. These conditions are expected to impact Sonoma County until tomorrow when wind patterns are predicted to change.

    Children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.

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  • 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.....

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