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December 11, 2014 | Human Resources Department

Storm Safety

Always treat low hanging and downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. Keep yourself and others away from them. Be aware that trees, pools of water and other objects that may be in contact with power lines. If you see damaged power lines or electrical equipment, call 911 immediately and then notify PG&E at 1 (800) 743-5002. Read full story


December 10, 2014 | Human Resources Department

Avoid holiday stress

The gift of choice. Loading up on obligations, or spending time with people you don't really want to, sets yourself up for stressful situations. Give yourself the gift of choice so when you do accept an invitation or choose to buy presents - you will be happy in the knowledge that you gave yourself the gift of choice and you'll be more likely to experience these events joyfully. Read full story


November 26, 2014 | Human Resources Department

A little exercise each day helps you melt your stress (and calories) away

Have you noticed that we tend to substitute food for entertainment around the holidays? While sitting around the table and enjoying good company and good food is part of many of our traditions, consider scheduling some group activities to get you and your guests away from the table. You will all benefit from better digestion, circulation and the stress release. Read full story


November 25, 2014 | Human Resources Department

Work with the chaos

Isn't it true that we know the chaos is coming and yet it still manages to rock our boats? The lines are long, dressing rooms are packed, parking is non-existent and yet we STILL go out against our good sense. Now that you've chosen the chaos, here are a few tips to get you through it. Read full story


November 21, 2014 | Human Resources Department

Managing holiday-sized portions

Start before you head out the door. Leave the elastic/stretch/loose- fitting clothes at home. Wearing your slim-fitting slacks, a hip-hugging dress, or your smallest belt with no additional holes left to expand, is the first step to managing portion-sizes. Read full story


November 20, 2014 | Human Resources Department

Maintain – Don’t Gain Campaign

With holiday sweets and treats adorning employee break rooms as early October, it's no wonder that maintaining a healthy lifestyle around the holiday season can be a challenge! Read full story


November 20, 2014 | Human Resources Department

Meal planning for healthy holiday celebrations

The comforting foods of our traditional recipes are often the culprits to our seasonal weight gain. Make simple modifications while using traditional foods in a different way and take advantage of seasonal holiday favorites that are delicious and loaded with nutritional value. Read full story


October 16, 2014 | Department of Child Support Services

Statewide Online Application (SOLA)

You can now fill out an application for child support services online and submit it electronically. It is easy, safe, and no cost to you. No more printing, hand-writing the information, assembling and mailing the documents. Read full story


October 6, 2014 | Human Resources Department

Commission on the Status of Women Announces Recipients of "Women Creating A Better Tomorrow" Award.

Commission on the Status of Women Announce Recipients of "Women Creating A Better Tomorrow" Award. Read full story


October 2, 2014 | Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector Department

Introducing National Save for Retirement Week

Their stated goals include increasing awareness of the need to adequately save for retirement and the variety of ways to accomplish this. A number of free workshops will be made available to employees during National Save For Retirement Week as part of Sonoma County's efforts to increase employee retirement savings and improve financial literacy. Topics covered will include using your 457/401 deferred compensation program to help reach savings goals, managing health care costs in retirement, and understanding the basics of your Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association membership. Workshop descriptions and schedules are listed below. Space is limited and you are encouraged to register early. Read full story