Employee Relations Division

The Employee Relations Division of the Human Resources Department is responsible for the negotiation and production of numerous Union Contracts or Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), Association Agreements and the Salary Resolution.

Employee Relations Division provides the following services to County departments and management including:

  • Negotiates contracts with unions and associations representing employees.
  • Interprets contract language.
  • Processes/resolves and/or advises on formal employee grievances.
  • Advises on potential disciplinary matters.
  • Conducts data research, salary and benefits surveys.
  • Liaison with unions on employee relations issues.
  • Facilitates labor/management committees and other interest-based processes.
  • Makes decisions regarding employee representation and unit determination issues. 
  • 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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Contact Information

Human Resources Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465237, -122.725363

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