Our virtual Start Here! class is an overview of the County of Sonoma’s job application, examination, and selection processes. This class is intended for the public - whether you are looking for a new position now or planning for a future employment opportunity.
Applications are currently being accepted to fill a vacant seat on the County of Sonoma Civil Service Commission. The Commission is a nonpartisan public body responsible for oversight of the County’s personnel system. This system is used for the selection, promotion, and retention of classified employees in Sonoma County civil service, as governed by the County’s Civil Service Ordinance, to assure the best-qualified persons available are hired into County employment.
The County and SEIU met for their 16th bargaining session on Wednesday March 1, 2023. The County provided an updated comprehensive proposal and tentatively agreed to increase employees’ boot and shoe allowance.
We are grateful for SEIU's professionalism during this round of negotiations. The County has offered substantial economic improvements as part of a fair and competitive labor agreement. SEIU’s contention that the County is “taking away existing employee benefits” is incomplete. While the County is asking legacy employees to continue and/or marginally increase contributions toward the cost of their future pension benefits, its proposal is part of a comprehensive wage and benefits package that substantially improves terms and conditions of employment for SEIU’s members.
The County of Sonoma and representatives of SEIU Local 1021 met for their 15th bargaining session on February 22, 2023. During the session, both parties passed comprehensive package proposals and continued to engage in discussion on open items.