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Release Date: April 2021
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April 2021 April 20 Service Awards Invite

Virtual Service Awards

You are invited to attend our Virtual Service Awards!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
https://smcgov.zoom.us/j/98996093432
WEBINAR ID: 989 9609 3432

 

Congratulations and sincere thanks from the Board of Supervisors and the citizens of San Mateo County to each of you being honored today. We are proud to recognize and commend your hard work and professional commitment. You exemplify the highest standards of public service.
-David J. Canepa
-President, Board of Supervisors

Release Date: March 2021
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March 2021 Claremont EAP Logo

Claremont EAP is Here to Help

Claremont EAP is Here to Help

The recent shootings in Atlanta and Boulder remind us that all too often we are faced with trauma, acts of terrorism, gun violence, racism, hate crimes, and other tragic events. When faced with these situations, our needs are physical, emotional, and psychological in nature. In addition, those responding to and providing services, care, and support often experience fatigue, emotional distress, and exhaustion.

Claremont EAP is an important resource during difficult times.  You and your family members in the immediate household can receive free...

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Release Date: November 2020
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November 2020

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

We are very pleased to provide you with information about “The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program”. The Board recently approved a resolution that provides direction about sharing this information with San Mateo employees to help find solutions for employees growing student loan debt.  

The PSLF program allows eligible individuals to receive forgiveness of the remaining balance of their Federal Direct Student Loans after they have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full time (at least 30 hours per week) for a qualifying employer.

Eligible Loan Types

The following...

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Release Date: August 2020
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August 2020

Help for Those Affected by Northern California Wildfires in Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties

FEMA Assistance Available -- Apply Now

On Saturday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the White House approved California's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster...

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August 2020

VSP Local Fire Response

With hundreds of fires throughout California, and so many close to you, your employees and their families, we wanted to let you now that we are ready to support those being affected.

We’re working directly with our network doctors, business partners, and relief agencies, including the American Red Cross, to assess the situation and fulfill the eye care needs of those directly affected. Any VSP member who has lost or broken their eyewear due to the fires can call our Member Services Support Line at 800.877.7195 to have their VSP benefits reinstated regardless of eligibility.  Individuals without VSP coverage can...

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August 2020

Emergency Housing for those affected by Fires

If a family of 1 or 2 persons is in need of housing for a couple of months or longer, they are welcome to apply to the Home sharing program.  They and the home provider would make the final decision if they are a match for each other.  

Anyone is able to put their name on our Property Interest list to be informed of when our waiting lists open up. The link to the Interest list can be found here https://...

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Release Date: June 2020
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June 2020

A variety of resources are available to help you and your family navigate these challenging times

We want to remind you that our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help you and your family with practically any personal challenge or concern.

Our EAP provider, Claremont EAP, provides resources for no cost Counseling, Legal Services, Financial Consultation, Work/Life Services, a...

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Release Date: March 2020
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March 2020 Coronavirus imge

COVID-19 Information for County Employees

HR Offices have temporarily closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

 

Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ SharePoint page on the County Intranet Employee Resource Information Network (ERIN) for more information.

We also have information from our Benefit Providers available at https://hr.smcgov.org/blog/2020-03-12/covid-19-employee-benefits-information....

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Release Date: January 2020
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January 2020 New Buddy Program

New Buddy Program Launches!

Knowing that employees are the key to our success, several departments will be participating in the County’s new pilot Buddy Program.  The program is designed to help our new employees feel welcome and connected during their early days and months on the job.  Beginning in January, all new employees in Public Works, Human Resources and targeted areas of the Health Department and Human Services Agency will be assigned a buddy for three months.  The buddy will help them acclimate to the culture of the county, department and their new work environment.  Programs of this nature have proven to be a great...

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Release Date: August 2019
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August 2019 Interns at the Regional Intern Learning Forum

Regional Intern Learning Forums

Human Resources hosted two Regional Intern Learning Forums that brought together 110 interns from 16 agencies across San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. Interns had an opportunity to connect with peers as they worked with professional partners to develop important skills. The first session, held at the Valley Transportation Authority, was focused on “Landing the Job”. Interns had their resumes reviewed and practiced interviewing with HR professionals and program managers from various organizations. In the second session, “Leveling Up”, professional partners facilitated insightful discussions with interns around topics...

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