New Employee Orientation is held the last Tuesday of every month (with the exceptions of weeks with holidays that conflict with that day). If you are new to employment with Douglas County or have moved into a benefited position, you will be invited to the next orientation with is normally held in room 311 of the Courthouse starting at 9 am and ending at noon.
New Employee Orientation is a review of the Personnel Rules. It also covers the benefit package that is available to all benefited employees.
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Copies of personnel rules (PDF) are available for review at each department (administration), in Human Resources and on the Douglas County intranet. It is each employee’s responsibility to become familiar with the policies and procedures.
You may apply through the open recruitment process or request to be placed on the Human Resources transfer list. Either process is a confidential service between you and Human Resources. To be placed on the transfer list, you should talk to Human Resources, let us know your interests and complete an updated application.
For more information email Human Resources or view Personnel Rule 6.1.3 (PDF).
If you believe you are being sexually harassed, you should tell the harasser to stop the offensive conduct and then report the incident to your supervisor. For more information email Human Resources or view Personnel Rule 6.1.3 (PDF).
To participate in paid, outside the County employment, you must submit a written request to your department head who will refer the request to Human Resources (HR) with a recommendation. HR will refer to the Board of Commissioners agreeing or disagreeing with your department head. For more information speak to your supervisor, email Human Resources, or view Personnel Rule 20 (PDF).
As a part of your job, you travel for the County, you may either use a County vehicle or your private vehicle. If using your private vehicle, you are eligible for reimbursement for actual miles traveled on official business. Meals and lodging are reimbursed based on established rates and conditions.
If you are moving from a non-benefitted to a benefitted position, you will receive an employee packet containing enrollment information regarding insurance options and waiting periods. Enrollment forms should be completed w/i the first 30 days. For more information, see Personnel Rule 19 (PDF) or email the Benefits representative in Human Resources.
When you receive a promotion, you may receive an immediate increase to the next higher salary rate in the new salary range. Depending on the amount of the increase, your anniversary may or may not be adjusted.
Wage raises are not automatic. As a new employee, you may be eligible for a wage increase either six months or one year from your date of hire. After a work performance evaluation is completed, you are eligible for a salary increase. Your anniversary will be changed to reflect the date of change. For more information see Personnel Rule 5 (PDF).
Any time away from your job, must be authorized by your supervisor. For employees budgeted 0.50 FTE or more, sick and vacation leaves are accrued. Other leaves of absence recognized by the County are: