About Limited Term Employment In our efforts to become a more agile organization, the County of San Mateo created limited term employment. Limited term employees are employees who serve the County for a period of up to 6,240 hours. Limited term employees are typically brought on to work on special

Employment At-Will All limited term employees are at-will employees, and their assignments can be terminated at any time, with or without cause. The phrase “limited-term” refers to a maximum length of employment with the County and is not a guarantee of employment for the length of specified term. Because limited

Standard Work Time All limited term employees occupying full-time positions are expected to work a standard work week of 40 hours, unless otherwise specified by their supervisor. Vacation Time Limited term employees are entitled to vacation with pay and accrue vacation hours at a rate of 4 hours for each

Limited term employees are eligible to sign up for all of the health benefits available to regular permanent County employees which include health, vision, and dental plans. All employees are given 14 calendar days from the start of their first day with County to enroll in their preferred benefits plans.

Limited term employees receive a 401(a) retirement plan and a 457 deferred compensation plan, which is a different retirement package than a regular permanent County employees. This retirement package is not part of the County’s pension system. 401(a) Retirement Plan Limited term employees receive a 401(a) retirement plan which includes:

The County offers a wide variety of programs geared towards employee health, development, and overall work-life balance. Limited term employees are eligible for all of the following County-sponsored employee programs. Wellness Program The County’s Wellness Program is dedicated to creating healthy workspaces and supporting healthy employees. The program hosts a

Disability Pay and Accommodations The County offers short-term disability (STD) insurance for limited-term employees working 20 or more hours per week and who are not enrolled in State Disability Insurance (SDI). New employees enrolled in SDI may also enroll in the basic short term disability program for their first seven