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 months on the job. After seven months, when SDI benefits become payable, the basic STD benefits will be cancelled.

STD insurance is designed to pay a weekly benefit in the event an employee cannot work because of a covered illness or injury. This benefit replaces a portion of income, which can help meet financial commitments in a time of need. The County offers two STD plans: Basic and Expanded. The Basic STD plan offers a lower weekly benefit amount and is available to any employee not enrolled in SDI. The Expanded STD plan offers a greater weekly benefit amount (at a higher cost) and is available only to certain employee groups. For more information, please contact the County’s Risk Management Division at (650) 363-7882.

The County of San Mateo does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

Worker’s Compensation

All County employees are covered by the County’s Worker’s Compensation Policy for any job-related injury, including first-aid type injuries and work-related illnesses. To read more about the types of injuries qualify as “job-related,” please visit the County’s Worker’s Compensation page: http://hr.smcgov.org/workers-compensation


Limited term employees located at County Center in Redwood City may apply for a parking placard which must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard when parking in the employee lot. Please note that employees who select the parking placard will not be eligible for the Commuter Alternative Program subsidies. Parking placards do not guarantee an employee a parking space, but rather grants them the right to utilize the employee parking area.

The County does not reimburse or reverse any charges for parking tickets. Employees must park their vehicles in accordance with parking regulations.

Important Contact Information

County of San Mateo Human Resources Department

455 County Center, 5th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: (650) 363-4343

Fax: (650) 363-4822

Email: [email protected]


County of San Mateo Benefits Division

455 County Center, 5th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: (650) 363-1919

Email: [email protected]