Salary Resolutions

Salary Resolution No. 95-0926
Revised December 2020
Section 12: Staff Development and Wellness 

(Amended 7/22/14, 6/14/16, 12/11/18, 6/12/19)

12.1 Staff Development and Wellness Benefit Allowances (Amended 7/22/14, 6/14/16)

Effective July 1, 2019 subject to budgeted funds for this program, full-time and part-time (.40 FTE and greater) employees who are in allocated positions are eligible for Staff Development / Wellness Benefit Allowance each fiscal year. As specified in the chart below, full-time and part-time employees may receive reimbursement pursuant to the provisions of the Staff Development / Wellness Benefit Allowance Program. Funds may not be carried over from year to year, and may be taxable pursuant to Internal Revenue Code.

Annual Staff Development/ Wellness Benefit Allowance

Bargaining Unit Full-Time
(1.00 FTE)
3⁄4 Time
(> .75 FTE)
Part-Time
(.40 - .74 FTE)
BU: 00 Unrepresented $1,000 $500 $500
BU: 51 Confidential $1,000 $500 $500
BU: 49 - Board of Sups
BU: 52 – Elected DH
BU: 52 – Dept Heads
$1,850$1,850 $1,250
BU: 50 – Admin Mgmt$1,700 $1,700 $1,160

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12.2 Guidelines

The Director of Human Resources shall develop, modify, implement and administer guidelines for the use of the County’s Staff Development Benefit Allowance Program, in compliance with IRS regulations. 

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12.3 Continuing Education Leave

When a continuing education course is offered during an employee's normal work schedule, the employee may be authorized continuing education leave. Such leave authorization shall be subject to the approval of the employee's appointing authority and must be directly related to the employee's present position or career advancement within the present department. Continuing education leave shall be considered as time worked. 

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12.4 In-Service Training

Attendance at in-service training courses may be authorized by the appointing authority. 

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12.5 Payment for In-Service Training

There are three ways the expenses of the program may be paid:

  1. By the County: Expenditures for travel, meals, lodging, registration and other items included annually within the department budget. 
  2. By other public or private agencies: Expenditures paid by grants from the State or Federal governments, from private organization or from professional organizations.
  3. By the individual employee: The employee may pay the in-service training expenses in whole or in part from their Staff Development Benefit Allowance funds, or from the employee's private resources, if the employee requests and receives approval from the appointing authority for paid release time to attend the authorized training.

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12.6 Non-Grievable

Sections 12.1 through 12.7 of this Resolution shall not be grievable or appealable under any County policy, resolution or rule. 

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Contact Information

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

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