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  • Published on September 15, 2021

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

    - Child Welfare Legal Processor

    - Operations Finance Analyst

    - Public Assistance Systems Technician

  • Published on September 14, 2021

    Go Bag Raffle - Wednesday September 15

  • Published on September 14, 2021

    Hot Dog Day - Wednesday September 22

  • Published on September 14, 2021

    Ice Cream Social - Wednesday September 15

  • Published on July 23, 2021

    The Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to bring you the latest in the Home Resiliency Workshop Series which features information on Water Conservation, Wildfire Safety, Seismic Strengthening, Energy Efficiency, and Funding Your Projects.

  • Published on May 20, 2021

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the latest workshops in an on-going series for homeowners interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • Published on April 7, 2021

    Expanded Covid-19 Leave Benefits

  • Published on March 3, 2021

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 workshop series for homeowners interested in learning more about energy use at home and the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • Published on January 6, 2021

    FFCRA Leave Extension and New COVID-19 Leave Programs

  • Published on November 6, 2020

    Would you like to see Sonoma County invest more in projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?  Want to see racial equity across our systems and services?  Where would you like to see the County be in terms of housing development five years from now?

  • Published on October 23, 2020

    On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed a suite of actions to slow the spread of coronavirus by providing direct support to those most negatively impacted.

  • Published on October 20, 2020

    We have some exciting news to share! On October 2, 2020 the Human Resources Department met with union representatives to discuss the addition of a new Staff Development-Wellness benefit category called Ergonomic Office Expenses.

  • Published on October 20, 2020

    Don’t miss this opportunity to get your free flu vaccine! Sonoma County employees MUST register online to receive a FREE flu shot appointment.

  • Published on October 8, 2020

    Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the Health and/or Dependent Care FSA Plan for the 2021 plan year! All full-time and part-time employees in an allocated position of.40 full-time equivalent (FTE) or greater are eligible to participate in the FSA Annual Enrollment.

  • Published on October 2, 2020

    It is unbelievable that we are once again communicating with our employees about how to handle pay and other benefits as the result of another emergency.  I hope you and your families are safe and coping as well as can be given the circumstances.

  • Published on September 24, 2020

    First, I would like to thank you all for your dedication in providing essential services to our community regardless of our circumstances. In particular, I applaud your response to the Meyers and Walbridge fires amid this coronavirus pandemic.

  • Published on September 11, 2020

    PACENation, the non-profit organization that advocates for expanded access to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, has honored Jane Elias, the County of Sonoma’s Energy and Sustainability Division Manager, as a recipient of a 2020 PACESetter Award for excellence in program design and implementation.

  • Published on September 8, 2020

    On August 20, 2020 the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors officially established the Office of Equity. This critical step recognizes the powerful role that local government can play to unseat racial inequities through the intentional development of new policies, programs, and legislation.

  • Published on August 23, 2020

    On August 21, 2020, the Board of Supervisors ratified a proclamation declaring the LNU Complex Fire emergency and disaster effective August 18, 2020.

  • Published on August 20, 2020

    Once again we find ourselves battling wildfires in our community. It gives me great pain when I hear that County employees have lost their homes as a result of these latest fires.

  • Published on August 20, 2020

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce a free online workshop series for homeowners interested in learning more about energy use at home and the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • Published on July 31, 2020

    I would like to thank you again for all that you have been doing to help our community weather this crisis and to help your departments and colleagues adapt to the changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Your commitment and perseverance have made all the difference.

  • Published on July 21, 2020

    County Latinx employees will share their experience at different stages in their careers at the County of Sonoma, sharing their struggles, obstacles, and successes. Bilingual and bicultural employees will share the ways in which they have brought those cultural assets to benefit their work at the County. 

  • Published on July 14, 2020

    Words are not enough, but they are a start. This morning at the beginning of our meeting, we took a unified stand in condemning the hateful racist and sexist attack on County and local leaders that occurred recently during an online community meeting to address homeless issues.

  • Published on July 8, 2020

    The County of Sonoma’s financing program, Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP), has been approved for an interest rate reduction from 7% to 5.99%.

  • Human Resources Department
    Published on June 25, 2020
    Human Resources Department

    Important! Employee Benefits Update

  • Published on June 12, 2020

    As on-site activities increase, it is extremely important that all employees follow the rules regarding the requirement to wear a face covering.   

  • Published on June 10, 2020

    On Friday, June 5, 2020 the Public Health Officer issued Public Health Order C19-14 allowing for more opportunities to work and play outside our homes. 

  • Published on June 8, 2020

    As you all know, the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the economy has been significant.  Public entities rely almost entirely on local, state, or federal revenue sources, primarily funded by a variety of taxes. 

  • Published on June 5, 2020

    Yesterday, George Floyd’s family said goodbye forever to the man they loved.  George died as a police officer planted a knee onto his neck for several minutes cutting off his ability to breathe and ultimately killing him, while he laid face down on the street in handcuffs.

  • Published on June 3, 2020

    We hope you and your families are well and safe during these continuing challenging times. As we begin a new pay period under a continuation of the health officer’s shelter-in-place order, we are providing you with updated information on the pay coding for this pay period.

  • Published on June 1, 2020

    After nearly three months since the Public Health Officer declared a local health emergency, the COVID-19 emergency continues to be a very fluid situation.  The County’s emergency response planning and guidance is continually evolving based on key health indicators and new information. I want to take a moment to thank you for your dedication and commitment for keeping the County functioning while caring for family, friends, and neighbors through these challenging times

  • Published on May 22, 2020

    Now that the County is in the initial stages of the second Phase of the Governor’s four-step plan for gradual reopening, a number of lower risk workplaces identified in the Health Officer’s recent amendment to the Shelter in Place Order are allowed to resume operations.

  • Published on May 14, 2020

    As we approach the second month of sheltering in place, many of you may be asking how soon we will be able to return to some form of normalcy. Truly getting back to any resemblance of normal will be a slow process and much of it will be guided by the Governor’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap and key health indicators.

  • Published on May 13, 2020

    Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated annually during the first week of May. This national recognition week encourages government at all levels to promote government employees and careers, educate the public about the value of public servants and the services they provide, recognize excellence in public service, and promote the spirit of public service

  • Published on May 4, 2020

    I want to take this opportunity to update you on the new Shelter-in-Place Health Order, which takes effect on May 4, 2020, and will reduce restrictions in a number of important employment and consumer business areas. 

  • Published on May 1, 2020

    Two new resources available to support emotional resiliency during a crisis: Online General Staff and Managerial Covid-19-Related Program Offerings and Free App and Online Resource for Managing Emotional Well-being.

  • Published on May 1, 2020

    I want to take this opportunity to update you on the new Shelter-in-Place Health Order, which takes effect on May 4, 2020, and will reduce restrictions in a number of important employment and consumer business areas. 

  • Published on April 20, 2020

    We made it through a month of sheltering in place, and while challenging, it is clear that our social distancing efforts have had noticeable success in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our County.

  • Published on April 14, 2020

    This message is to inform you about changes to the County Deferred Compensation Program as a result of the recent passage of the CARES Act. The Act contained 3 provisions that modify the Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan/OBRA – Extra Help Plan) which is administered by Nationwide.

  • Published on April 13, 2020

    With the continued temporary suspension of non-essential County operations, I want to begin this week by sharing an innovative service delivery story from the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor for the issuance of marriage licenses.

  • Published on April 6, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Over the last few weeks the County has taken a series of preventative steps in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including issuing a Shelter in Place Order, closure of all parks in the County, and reinforcing important health reminders such as practicing social distancing and good hygiene, and staying home from school or work when sick.

  • Published on April 5, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    I hope this email finds you and loved one’s doing well. It is unusual to send a Sunday email, but as you know the COVID-19 emergency has been very fluid.  I wanted to let all County employees know that this afternoon the Public Health Officer Guidance on Face Coverings for General Public in All Age Groups was published.

  • 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 March 30, 2020 at 9:40 AM

    It is hard to believe that we are embarking on Day 13 of the County’s Shelter in Place Order.  This Health Order requires that most people stay home unless they are engaged in certain “Essential Activities.”   This is a critical intervention to reduce harm from the spread of the coronavirus in our community. 

  • 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.  

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