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The Employee Relations Division plans and conducts labor negotiations, implements labor agreements, and assists managers and supervisors with employee issues, including corrective action.

Cloud Computing Policy

Overview Cloud computing is defined as on-demand delivery of information technology (IT) resources through the Internet. Such services use a pool of shared resources toRead More →

County Ordinance Code

Article 2.7 of the County’s Ordinance Code governs county employment and employee compensation (vacation, sick leave, holidays, and other general policies). More →

E-Signatures Policy

This policy establishes when an electronic or facsimile signature may replace a hand-written (wet) signature, with the goal of encouraging the use of paperless, electronicRead More →

EEO Policy

Board of Supervisors’ Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity The Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo takes this opportunity to express its philosophyRead More →

Ethics Policy

San Mateo County CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT In furtherance of the County’s Mission Statement, this Code of Ethical Conduct is designed to provide guidance andRead More →

Gifts: Administrative Memo B-3

ADMINISTRATIVE MEMORANDUM COUNTY OF SAN MATEO NUMBER: B-3 SUBJECT: Gifts RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT: Employee and Public Services APPROVED: John L. Maltbie, County Manager DATE: December 2, 1996Read More →

Loyalty Oath

I, _________________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm)  that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the StateRead More →

Online Training Policy

Policy & Procedures for Participating in Online Training Programs (Approved by Executive Council, January 26, 2009) POLICY STATEMENT: San Mateo County encourages and supports employeesRead More →

Political Activities

Memo revised on November 18, 2021 If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact your department’s County Counsel representative. The following areRead More →

Portable Computing Policy

If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the ISD Help Desk at 650-363-4108. I.      INTRODUCTION Overview Policy created on April 28,Read More →

Respiratory Protection

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, CAL/OSHA Title 8, Section 5144 and Section 5199 require that San Mateo County develop a respiratory protection planRead More →

Smoke-free Policy

Purpose The Smoking Pollution Control ordinance prohibits smoking in all County offices. Smoking by a County employee in a County building at any time mayRead More →

Social Media Policy

Please download & read the policy in its entirety: SocialMediapolicyRevised2015 (PDF) We have highlighted some sections that are applicable to all employees using social media:​ 1.1.1.Read More →

Software Policy

Overview The installation and running of unlicensed software on the County network and/or County devices is strictly prohibited. With few exceptions, software is protected pursuantRead More →

Temporary Modified Work

GENERAL. Medical authorities and rehabilitation specialists agree that most temporarily disabled employees benefit both psychologically and physically from returning to work at the earliest feasible date.Read More →

Transgender Policy

2019 Transgender Policy (PDF) Purpose This transgender policy reaffirms the County’s commitment to providing a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all employees. This policyRead More →

Whistleblower Ordinance

On July 27, 2004, the Board of Supervisors adopted the County’s “Whistleblower Ordinance” establishing procedures for the reporting of improper governmental activity.  The County Manager’sRead More →

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