A Full Line-Up Of Benefits to Support You and Your Family
BLUE SHIELD HEALTH PLAN: How to Get your FREE Breastpump

Because of the many advantages to breastfeeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding/breast milk exclusively for the first six months of a baby’s life. There may also be other situations when you will want to pump your breast milk or your doctor recommends it. Coverage by health plan for manual and electric breast pumps Access+ HMO®: Covered with no copayment Shield Spectrum PPOSM:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The County’s EAP program offers work-life assistance to help employees and their family members manage problems related to work, personal relationships, stress, finances, substance abuse, and other life concerns. The EAP also offers job performance referrals, management consultations, critical incident debriefings, and training programs to enhance workplace health and employee effectiveness. It is confidential and available to County employees and eligible family members at no cost.

How to Apply for Maternity/Parental Leave

This section will help define the leave of absence laws, terms and conditions related to the 4 types of leaves that employees most often request for pre/post childbirth or placement of a child in the home (i.e. adoption or foster care). This section will also provide with you with instruction on how to file a Leave of Absence in Workday. 

How to Calculate Cost of Benefits during Leave of Absence

The deduction that comes out of your check is the ‘employee’ portion, and will not change while you’re on leave (unless benefits costs change at Open Enrollment; effective January 1 of each year) The ‘employer’ portion is the cost the County contributes each month towards your benefits You can find the amount by looking at the Benefits worklet in Workday and add the monthly employer cost to the employee cost to determine what you will be billed Benefits While on Leave While

Imagination Station (Daly City)

Imagination Station Child Development Center is located at 280 – 92nd St in Daly City.  It is the assigned child care center for Daly City employees and is an affiliated child care center for San Mateo County employees. County employees receive preferred registration status for placing their children at this facility. 

Kaiser Health Plan Members: How to Get your FREE Breastpump

Because of the many advantages to breastfeeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Kaiser Permanente recommend exclusive breastfeeding/breast milk for the first six months of a baby’s life. However, there may be other situations when pumping your breast milk may be recommended by your doctor or desired by you. As a San Mateo County Kaiser health plan member, you are eligible to receive an AMEDA PURELY YOURS Electric Breast Pump.

Leave for Catastrophic Illness, Injury, or Condition

The Catastrophic Leave Policy is designed to assist employees who have exhausted paid time credits due to a serious or catastrophic illness, injury or condition of the employee or his/her extended family. This policy allows other employees to make grants of time to that employee so that s/he can remain in a paid status for a longer period of time, thus partially ameliorating the financial impact of the illness, injury or condition. The maximum amount of time that can be donated is 1 year. 

Life Insurance

To be eligible for the County’s life insurance benefit, an employee must be a regular full-time or part-time employee (working 20 or more hours per week). The County offers two kinds of life insurance benefits administered by Standard Life Insurance:

Maternity/Parental Leave

Congratulations on the new child in your home or the new child you are expecting! We have developed the following information to provide you with some guidance during your Maternity/Parental Leave. There are three (3) pathways that will help guide you through your Maternity/Parental Leave process:

PAL-Care (Burlingame)

PAL-Care is located at 945 California Drive in Burlingame. PAL-Care was founded in 1993 through the efforts of the County and local employers to find affordable child care for employees who work non-traditional work schedules. County employees receive preferred registration status for placing their children at this facility. 

Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

Dear New Parent, We want to alert you to some important changes to your health insurance coverage as the result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As January 1, 2013, breastpumps are now a fully covered benefit under the County health plans.

Payment during Leave of Absence

In this section, we will define the different types of payments you may receive while you are out on leave. This section will also discuss the integration and restoration of your accrued leave. This section will also cover the County policies related to completing your timecard while on leave.

Voluntary Time Off (VTO)

The VTO Program is an option for County employees looking to balance work and personal/family demands.  Full time employees can use VTO to reduce their fiscal year working hours without losing full time employee County benefits.  Interested employees are encouraged to discuss with their manager to determine if VTO is a good option and meets the Department's operational needs. Eligibility Requirements: You must be a full-time employee. Your Supervisor and Department Head must approve your request to participate in the VTO program.

Work/Life Benefits

A Full Line-Up Of Benefits to Support You and Your Family Leave of Absence, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance, Life Insurance, Housing Resources, Childcare, Wellness and Much more ……

Workplace Mediation Program

Mediation is a voluntary, confidential, collaborative problem solving process used as an alternative for resolving conflicts in the workplace.  It is a process facilitated by trained mediators. It is a tool that promotes better understanding and assists employees and employers in reaching mutually satisfying solutions in workplace disputes.