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The Human Resources office is closed to in-person visitation until further notice, however we remain open for business via our website at or by telephone at (805) 781-5959.

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Human Resources

County of San Luis Obispo

Human Resources Services



This service allows County employees the option to purchase voluntary insurance plans to enhance their benefit package.

Applicant Benefit Menu

This service provides employee benefit information for prospective candidates applying for permanent work.

Applying for County Employment

This service allows you to view available jobs in the County and register and apply for County employment using NEOGOV /, our online application system.

Catastrophic Leave Program

The Catastrophic Leave Program provides a method for employees to assist fellow employees who have exhausted their paid leave time due to a catastrophic illness or injury of the employee or the employee’s family member.

Civil Service Commission Meetings

This service provides all of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Recordings.

County Directory Assistance

This service offers a complete listing of County departments and other affiliated agencies.

County Employment Application Assistance

This service provides assistance and answers questions about the Online Registration and Employment Application process.

County Employment Verification

This service allows you to verify County employment. Verification of employment may be requested in writing or by telephone in accordance with Human Resources Department policy. 

County Job Descriptions

This service is a complete listing of all County job titles, including descriptions of duties, minimum qualification requirements, and salary information.

County Pension System

The San Luis Obispo County Pension Trust is an independent trust that administers the San Luis Obispo County Employees Retirement Plan (a defined benefit pension plan).

County Vehicle and Driver Complaints

This services allows you to report any observed unsafe, erratic, or hazardous driving by a County vehicle.

COVID-19 Compensation and Leave FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Compensation and Leave for employees relating the the declared emergency for COVID-19

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and FAQs

Your Safety is Our Priority

The County appreciates your contributions during this crisis. As an essential employee or Disaster Services Worker you are being called to duty while most have been asked to shelter in place. You help us maintain critical functions and execute the emergency plans that will reduce injury and save lives.

We are all concerned about the COVID-19 disease and want to protect ourselves and our families. We don’t want you to unnecessarily put yourself in danger while performing your job. If you begin to experience symptoms of COVID-19, please consult with your physician. If you have County-sponsored insurance, telehealth is encouraged and is no cost to you (Anthem’s Live Health Online). For employees without a Primary Care Physician, we will make nurses available to consult with you. If you wish to talk to a Public Health Nurse, call 805-781-5500 or 805-543-2444.  If it is determined that you need testing, a test will be arranged.  

This is a very stressful time. We encourage you to reach out to our EAP if you need support by calling 1-800-999-7222 or clicking here.  Anthem’s Live Health Online provides access to mental health services also.

CSC Meeting Recordings

This is an archive of recordings of the Civil Service Commission Meetings

Current Employee Benefit Menu

This service provides benefit information for current and newly hired permanent employees.

Current Job Openings

This service is a complete listing of all current County job openings and job descriptions.

DSW Check In


This is the COVID19 Disaster Service Worker Daily Check-In.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Assistance Program

Click here for Free EAP Services Available to Employees 

Anthem’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential information, support, and referral service offering tools and resources designed to help maximize productivity and meet the challenges of modern life. As an employer-sponsored program, EAP services are available to employees and their household members at no additional cost to them.  

Call your EAP at 1-800-999-7222 or access your EAP through the Employee Intranet. 

EAP can provide access to the support you need. Whether you are seeking guidance for a family problem, resources for assistance with a financial or legal concern, tips on work issues or options for dependent care – EAP is here to help.   

Areas frequently addressed by the EAP include:

  • Child care and parenting

  • Helping aging parents

  • Financial issues

  • Legal concerns

  • Work and career

  • Emotional well-being

  • Addiction and recovery

  • Wellness and prevention

  • Concierge and convenience services

  • Life events


The County of SLO has partnered with Anthem to provide in-person classes on a variety of topics. Classes provided by Anthem's Employee Assitance Program and County Benefits are open to all County employees.

Click on the course calendar to view classes offered this year, or you can search for classes by title on NEOGOV Learn and enroll.

Employee Health Clinic (For Sheriff Office Employees)

The County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Employee Health Clinic is located at 1465 #B Kansas Ave in San Luis Obispo in the gray modular unit in the County’s Surplus Warehouse parking lot, next door to the Emergency Operations Center. All services perfomed onsite are free to employees of the Sheriff's Office and their covered dependents. There are no copays or out of pocket bills for employees.

The Employee Health Clinic also serves as a County Designated Workers' Compensation Provider. Any County employee who is injured while at work or working for the County, not just Sheriff employees, may visit the clinic and mention that they are an employee of the County and wish to be seen under Workers' Comp.

Federal Work Study Program for Cal Poly Students

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) provides part-time job opportunities to students who have financial aid eligibility while at a college or university.  

General Employee COVID-19 FAQs

Last Updated on 4/10/2020 at 8:15 am


This is a rapidly evolving situation and the risk assessment in our region may change, at which point the County will provide updated direction. We are monitoring any legislative actions that may change leave laws and could impact the answers below. These will be updated to comply with new legislation.


For the most up to date information please visit  For Employee information, visit the MySLO page dedicated to COVID-19.

How Employees Will Get Paid

How Will Employees Be Paid?


As of March 19, 2020, at 5:01 pm, all County Employees are considered Disaster Service Workers. This affects timecard coding. All permanent employees are Disaster Service Workers (DSW) and will likely be required to work during the COVID-19 pandemic which includes working at emergency response facilities in a variety of day, evening, and night shifts, depending on needs and available DSW’s. As a DSW, employees will likely be assigned to locations, duties and work hours outside of their normal job responsibilities. For example: if you normally work 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at your office, you may be scheduled to work 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at a different work location. You may be scheduled to work a 12-hour shift. Any applicable MOU or overtime provisions will apply while working as a DSW. This requirement for working as a DSW is governed by both State and County law. If employees are at work or available to work, they will be paid salary and benefits as if they are working their regular schedule. Each department has designated personnel that will coordinate the coding of timecards if you are unable to do so yourself from home.


Please click here to view the How Employees Will Be Paid Document


Click here for DSW Frequently Asked Questions.

*This document will be updated as new information becomes available. Last updated: 6/30/2020*


Labor Relations Bargaining Process

Information on the Bargaining Process and the current status of SLOCEA negotiations

Leave of Absence

Information, resources, and procedures for employee Leave of Absence requests.

Medical Plans

This service provides information and resources for available County medical plans.

Evidence of Coverage Documents

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Contracts

This is an informational listing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Contracts and the associated employee association contact information for both represented and unrepresented bargaining units.

Outside Agency Recruitments

In addition to County departments, Human Resources provides recruitment, hiring, and onboarding services to the San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District and the San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority.

Payroll Basic Information

This service provides basic information regarding employee compensation and career advancement.

Pharmacy Benefits

This service provides information and resources for Pharmacy benefits.

Post Employment Health Plans

This service describes the Post Employment Health Plans (PEHP) available after separation from County service.

Reopening Together Toolkit

The following information provides guidance and requirements for departments and employees to follow as we transition from the Shelter at Home Order back to full County operations.  It includes training resources related to the COVID19 pandemic and telecommuting, recommended best practices for communicating with and leading employees who are working remotely, and FAQs for supervisors and employees related to pay, leave and disaster service work during the Shelter at Home order.

Retired Employee

Information on your 2019 Retiree Benefits. Questions? Please call Pension Trust at (805)781-5465 or Human Resources at (805)781-5959.


                                              CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO THE 2020 OPEN ENROLLMENT PAGE

Student Internships

Student Internships at the County of San Luis Obispo provide current students with:

  • Valuable work experience to further their careers
  • Opportunities to expand their professional network
  • Personal and professional growth and development
  • Opportunity to serve the San Luis Obispo community in a meaningful way

Tax Savings Accounts (FSA & HSA)

All employee contributions to a Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) are made from pre-tax earnings, lowering your taxable income, and increasing your disposable income. The County offers three types of FSAs: Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA and a Limited Purpose Dental and Vision FSA for HDHP/HSA Enrollees Only. Each tax savings account has unique qualified expenses, rules and eligibility to participate. All the FSAs & the HSA are administered by Benefits Coordinator Corporation (BCC). Participants will have access to their funds via a debit card, an online platform and mobile app.

How the FSA works:

  1. Select an annual contribution amount up to the year limit; this amount will be divided evenly and deducted each pay period in the calendar year. Click here to calculate your tax savings when you contribute to a FSA.
  2. The plan maximum for an FSA account is $2,700.
  3. You cannot change the contribution amount you select during Open Enrollment unless you have a qualified change in family status.
  4. All eligible expenses must occur in the calendar year.
  5. You can roll over up to a maximum of $550 of your remaining unused Healthcare FSA balance from one calendar into the next calendar year. Any remaining balance exceeding $550 is use it or lose it. The roll over does not apply to the Dependent Care FSA. 
  6. You have until March 1st of the following year to submit approved receipts for reimbursement.
  7. FSA funds can be used for you, your spouse, and your tax dependents only.
  8. Each Open Enrollment you must take action to elect your annual contribution amount for your FSA for the next year. Your previous year election will NOT roll-over.

How the HSA works:

  1. You select an annual contribution amount up to the year limit; this amount will be divided evenly and deducted each pay period in the calendar year.
  2. You will receive a notification in the mail from Avidia Bank, the third party provider for your HSA asking you to take action to open your HSA. Your payroll deductions will not begin until the pay period after your HSA bank account has successfully been opened.
  3. You can change the contribution amount you select during Open Enrollment at any time. Just visit, click "Initiate a Qualifying Event," and select option 9, "HSA Contributions Update."
  4. Your unused HSA balance rolls over year to year, so the expense does not have to occur in the same calendar year as the contribution. 
  5. You have until March 1st of the following year to submit approved receipts for reimbursement.
  6. HSA funds can be used for you, your spouse, and your tax dependents only.
  7. Each Open Enrollment you must take action to elect your annual contribution amount for your HSA for the next year. Your previous year election will NOT roll-over.

Click here to view an informational HSA video. Click here for an FSA information brochure and here for mobile app features

Tuition Reimbursement

This service provides Tuition Reimbursement instructions and forms for applicable County employees.

Vision Plan

This service provides information and resources for the VSP Vision Plan. 


This service allows County employees the option to purchase voluntary insurance plans to enhance their benefit package.