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 

Bilingual Pay Policy and Designation Form  

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.

Domestic Violence Leave Policy  

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.

Drivers License and Record Policy and Forms  

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.

Drug-Free Workplace Policy  

The Washington County policy regarding the work-related effects of drug use and the unlawful possession of controlled substances on County premises.

Family Medical Leave

Family Medical Leave Policy information

Family Medical Leave Policy  

Washington County's Family Medical Leave Policy (revised January 2011)

Job Share Policy  

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.

MAPPS Policy  

The Washington County policy which defines the Management, Administrative and Professional Personnel System (“MAPPS”) plan adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.

Media Response Policy  

Media Response

Personnel Rules and Regulations  

Personnel Rules and Regulations Revised-December 19, 2015

Prohibition of Carrying Firearms Policy  

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.

Reporting of Improper Governmental Conduct Policy  

The Washington County policy which encourages its employees, to report any known or suspected improper governmental conduct, to a responsible County representative.

Same-Sex Domestic Partner Policy  

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.

Smokefree Campus 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.

Social Media Policy  

Social Media

Trimet Annual Pass Program Policy  

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.

Vacation Donation Policy  

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)

Violence in the Workplace

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.