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.
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.
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.
Courtesy of our Employee Assistance Program: Claremont EAP
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.
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.
County of San Mateo Deferred Compensation Plans
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.
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:
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.
YOUR BENEFITS, YOUR CHOICE. March 2022
SAN MATEO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING Notice of Substantial Amendment to the San Mateo County 2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program On or about March 15, 2022, San Mateo County intends to submit the following substantial amendments to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its FY2021 Annual Action Plan regarding the following projects: