Rights & Rules
You may be covered by several employment rights and rules:
- Snohomish County Code – Personnel Rules
- Labor Agreements
- Union Contracts
- Department labor agreement list (PDF)
- Family / Medical Leave Act (PDF)
- Snohomish County ADA Guidelines (PDF) (Revised May 31, 2017)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (DOL Webpage)
There are many additional policies and rights for employees and employers to follow, a few have been highlighted above.
You may fall under more than one category of representation; below you can learn more about each category. For example, you may be a represented, classified employee.
- Title 3A Personnel Rules of the county code
- Title 3 chapters 3.68 and 3.69 of the county code
Upon hire, a represented employee becomes part of a bargaining unit represented by a Union. All union negotiation and bargaining is certified under the Public Employment Relations Commission.
All positions under the Sheriff's Office are covered by Civil Service Rules (PDF).
Labor and Employee Relations is responsible for:
- Collective bargaining
- Compliance and contract administration
- Advising departments in grievance matters
- Interpreting and applying labor laws - This includes interpreting Personnel Rules and other ordinances; State and Federal Law interpretation or application; discipline consultation and routine problem resolution. The purpose is to lead and direct the conduct of labor negotiations in accordance with policy guidelines established by the executive and council. SCC 2.600.050 (7).
"I love my job and appreciate the opportunities and benefits that Snohomish County has provided for me and my family."
- Jenny, Human Services