San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council Statement Regarding the Sept. 8, 2022 Domestic Violence Homicide in San Carlos

Mid-morning on September 8, 2022, Ms. Karina Castro was brutally killed in a domestic violence incident. “As co-chairs of the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council, Supervisor Groom and I are shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic and senseless death of Ms. Karina Castro in San Carlos on September 8, 2022. Ms. Castro is more than the headlines you will see about her death,” said Elisa Kuhl, Victim Services Program Manager of the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Oriental Fruit Fly Find - San Mateo County

On June 30, 2022 the San Mateo County Agriculture Department pest detection team found a single Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) in a baited trap in Menlo Park. The team followed up with a delimitation survey that includes 40 traps within one square mile of the find. This is in addition to 80 existing traps within the 8 square miles surrounding the find. No new Oriental fruit flies have been detected. Oriental fruit flies are an invasive pest native to southern Asia, that has become established in Hawaii.

Resources for the Roe v. Wade Decision

On June 24th, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In a historic decision, the Court declared that the constitutional right to abortion, upheld for nearly a half-century, no longer exists. This leaves abortion rights to be determined by states unless the U.S. Congress acts to legislate federal protection for abortion.

June 2022 Benefits Newsletter

We Value Your Feedback. Thanks to all of you who have already responded to the 2022 Employee Benefits Survey. If you have not yet participated, please take a few minutes to respond by June 30.

EAP Support and Resources: Uvalde Texas Shooting

Courtesy of our Employee Assistance Program: Claremont EAP

May 2022 Benefits Newsletter

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and the impact it can have on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Mental health is essential for a person's overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

Voluntary Time Off (VTO) Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Open Enrollment

The VTO Program Open Enrollment is open from May 2nd to June 2nd . VTO is an option for County employees who are looking to balance their work and personal/family demands.

Retirement Report - Spring 2022 Newsletter

County of San Mateo Deferred Compensation Plans

April 2022 Benefits Newsletter

April has been recognized as Stress Awareness month since 1992. While stress is unavoidable for the vast majority, there are many ways to help prevent and manage it. Take a look at these tips for managing stress in your life.

AFSCME MOU for Retiree Health

Amended AFSCME Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Retiree Health  October 3, 2021 – October 5, 2024 On February 22, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved the Tentative Agreement amending the AFSCME MOU. This included the following summary of changes to sick leave accrual and retiree health benefits effective June 12, 2022:

Notice of Public Hearing: FY2023 MTW Annual Plan

On May 1, 2000, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed a 10-year Moving to Work (MTW) Agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM). Subsequently, the MTW agreement was extended through 2028.  The MTW demonstration provides HACSM more flexibility and authorization to develop policies that are outside the limitations of certain HUD regulations and enhances HACSM’s ability to serve the housing needs of low-income individuals and families in San Mateo County.

March 2022 Benefits Newsletter

YOUR BENEFITS, YOUR CHOICE. March 2022