Human Resources Policies
Washington County has developed and implemented a number of rules, regulations, and policies to provide a framework for management staff and employees in fulfilling the mission of providing services to the citizens and customers of Washington County. They provide a prudent and practical framework for dealing with major operational issues in a coordinated and consistent manner.
The Washington County Personnel Rules and Regulations, policy guidelines and various collective bargaining agreements contain more detailed information and should be referenced for specific situations.
Washington County Employment Policies
Personnel Rules and Regulations Effective November 8, 2014
The Washington County policy to compensate employees who have passed a bilingual proficiency test and are serving in positions designated by the Human Resources Division as bilingual.
The Washington County Domestic Violence Leave policy is designed to provide employees with the ability to take time off from work to address defined legal, health, and safety concerns of the employee or the employee’s minor children or dependents related to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
The Drivers License and Record Policy was adopted to ensure that employees and volunteers who drive on County business are properly licensed and maintain an acceptable driving record.
The Washington County policy regarding the work-related effects of drug use and the unlawful possession of controlled substances on County premises.
Washington County supports breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. The Washington County Expression of Milk in the Workplace policy provides unpaid rest periods and a private location to lactating employees for the purpose of expressing breast milk. (revised May 5, 2010)
Family Medical Leave Policy information
Washington County's Family Medical Leave Policy (revised January 2011)
The Washington County policy which covers the County's determination to provide a productive work environment for all employees which is fair, civil, positive, respectful of each person’s dignity and is free from all forms of discrimination or harassment.
The purpose of the Inclement Weather Policy is to inform employees of their responsibilities and options during inclement weather.
The Washington County policy which defines job share as a form of employment where two (2) employees fulfill the responsibilities for a single position approved and budgeted as full-time.
The Washington County policy which defines the Management, Administrative and Professional Personnel System (“MAPPS”) plan adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.
The Washington County policy which prohibits employees from carrying any firearms while on-duty or on County property at any time. This includes employees who have obtained a concealed weapons permit.
The Washington County policy which encourages its employees, to report any known or suspected improper governmental conduct, to a responsible County representative.
The Washington County policy which extends health care and other employee benefits to the registered domestic partners of employees so as to be functionally equivalent to those provided to married employees, subject to the requirements of state and federal laws, and the terms, conditions and procedures of this policy.
Effective October 1, 2014, smoking and the use, distribution, sale or advertising of smoking products and devices are not permitted at any time within and on County property. This policy applies to all employees and the public including volunteers, clients, visitors, vendors and contractors on all property owned and controlled by Washington County.
The purpose of this policy is to clarify the Employee Commute Options (ECO) Rules and to provide guidance on how and when to survey Washington County employees regarding their mode(s) of transportation to and from their place of work.
The Washington County policy which allows non-represented employees who wish to voluntarily donate all or part of their accrued vacation leave to another employee may do so under the condition listed in the policy. (2009)
The Washington County Violence in the Workplace Policy designed to provide a safe work environment for all employees and all citizens who conduct business with County employees or on County property, and to establish a process for reporting and responding to events or threats of violence.