BACKGROUND & INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS
Human Resources conducts pre-employment background investigations for applicants prior to appointment to ensure timely identification of any history, criminal or otherwise, which could adversely affect job performance or public safety. In addition, Human Resources is responsible for investigating violations of discrimination or harassment.
Human Resource's disability management goal is to enhance the health of County employees so they can provide quality services to County residents. We provide a variety of medical and psychological services to all County departments, including: pre-employment medical screenings, peace officer medical and psychological evaluation, fitness for duty, and return to work evaluations. In addition, Human Resources implements and has oversight for the County's ADA/FEHA compliance and policies, ensures that appropriate accommodations are made for employees according to statutes, and designates and monitors various types of leaves.
For instructions on how to file a claim against the County, please visit the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
Human Resources provides guidance, training and technical support to County Departments on maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for our employees as well as visitors to County facilities. The key programs of the Loss Prevention Unit are: Injury and Illness Prevention, Ergonomics, drug and alcohol testing, and the DMV Pull Notice Program. Human Resources controls claim costs by promoting worker health and safety through training, compliance with CalOSHA regulations and pre-emptive programs.
Programs covered include:
Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol Compliance
DMV Pull Notice Program
Drug Free Workplace Act Compliance
Heat Illness Prevention
Injury & Illness Prevention
Workplace Violence Prevention
Yuba County's unemployment insurance program is self-insured. Human Resources evaluates claims filed by former employees for unemployment insurance benefits to comply with the State of California Employee Development Department's eligibility criteria and maintain cost effectiveness for the County.
Yuba County workers' compensation insurance benefits are provided through PRISM's Primary Workers’ Compensation Program, an insurance pool of a number of public entities, and is administered through Sedgwick. Our mission is to provide state mandated benefits to all County employees and other qualified recipients in a timely, professional and cost effective manner.Injured workers: To report an injury, you must inform your supervisor and contact the Company Nurse injury hotline (available 24 hours a day) at 1-877-854-6877 within 24 hours of your injury. Use employer code Yuba County.
If you are referred for treatment, Company Nurse will give you a list of providers from the designated worker's compensation medical provider network (MPN). To access the MPN click here.
Workers' Compensation Reporting Procedures and information for injured workers.
Report Workers' Compensation Fraud: If you suspect an injured worker or provider is committing workers' compensation fraud, contact Human Resources at 530-749-7860.