Monday, February 17, 2020
Employee Benefits and Costs
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Award Programs
Retirement Planning Resources
Kern County Policy/Procedures Manual
The Policy/Procedures Manual contains official policies and procedures adopted by
the Kern County Board of Supervisors for the conduct of County operations and personnel.
Civil Service Rules (PDF)
County employment is governed by the Civil Service Commission, which is a nonpartisan
public commission providing policy direction and oversight of the system of selecting
and promoting civil service employees. The commission carries out its powers and
duties within the guidelines of adopted rules.
3 of Kern County Ordinance Codes
Kern County Ordinances are laws adopted by the people of Kern County and by the
Board of Supervisors. Title 3 contains laws governing the hiring, promotion, discipline,
and termination of County employees as well as County employee compensation.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The County of Kern's formalized plan of policies and procedures to ensure equal
employment opportunity to all persons and to eliminate discrimination from County
employment practices was initially adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1973 and
was amended in 1985 and in 2001.
The employee handbook contains information about Kern County policies and procedures
related to personnel. The employee handbook is used to bring together employment and
job-related information which employees need to know, such as working arrangements,
benefits, and leave provisions.
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