Employee Relations Division

The Human Resources Department is currently closed.

Effective July 17, 2020 and until further notice, the Human Resources Department is closed to the public. While the Human Resources building is temporarily closed, we will continue to provide essential services in support of job applicants, retirees, County employees, and Departments. If you need services you may do any of the following:

  • Visit our main website www.sonomacounty.ca.gov/HR/
  • To apply online, visit our job opportunities website www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org.
  • Email us at hr@sonoma-county.org
  • Call us at 707-565-2331 and leave your contact information and a brief description of your needs
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  • If you have a physical document to submit please mail it to 575 Administration Drive, Room 116, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or deposit your documents in the Human Resources Drop Box located at the same address. The Drop Box is checked daily.

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.
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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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