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PARS Retirement

PARS is a retirement account for part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees who work for public agencies. The federal government requires that all public agency employees are put in some type of retirement plan.  Learn more here: Beneficiary Designation Form Plan Information Sheet

How is pay determined while on SPSL?

Compensation is based on the employee’s regular rate of pay, excluding overtime, capped at $511 per day ($5,110 in total).  If an employee’s regular compensation exceeds $511 per day, the employee may elect to supplement the SPSL maximum pay amount with other accrued paid leaves to make up the difference in pay.

If I test positive, do I need to retest to return to work?

Employees receiving SPSL after a positive COVID test are required to test on day five, following the initial positive test.  If you test negative for COVID-19 on or after day five and do not present COVID-19 symptoms, you may end your isolation period and return to work.  HR will provide a rapid test upon request … Continued

What if I test Positive for COVID? I don’t see that listed in 1-7 above.

In addition to the leave amounts described above, SB 114 also grants employees a separate “leave bank” of SPSL if the covered employee tests positive for COVID-19, or is caring for a family member (child, a parent, spouse, registered domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling) who tested positive for COVID-19. In the case of a … Continued

For what reason can I request the new COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)?

The law requires that covered employers provide SPSL to any employee who cannot work or telework due to symptom/quarantine/vaccine related to COVID-19 as noted below: 1. The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19. 2. The employee been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine … Continued

EAP- Concern for First Responders

Effective January 1, 2022, City of San Rafael is providing a new employee emotional and mental wellness benefit service through Concern for first responders. EAP Concern Introduction EAP Concern Registration Instructions EAP First Responder Program First Responders Benefit Summary Please note: Admin staff & Fixed-Term employees are covered through Magellan EAP. Please visit or … Continued

HR Documents

Visit our HR Documents page to access our forms

Reclassifications and other Job Actions/Changes

The Position Reclassification Policy establishes procedures, requirements and timelines for requesting reclassification for any City of San Rafael classification. Attachments: A) Position Description Questionnaire B) Reclassification Approval/Denial Form Additional Resources: Job Action Checklist and Routing Slip

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