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Time Off To Vote

Did you know? An employee who chooses to participate in a statewide election and does not have sufficient time outside of their regular working hours to do so, is permitted up to two (2) hours of paid election leave time to vote by State law. To understand your right to time off for voting as a County of Los Angeles employee, view the full text of Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines (PPG) 703 – Employee Time Off for Voting at

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County Employee Youth Mentoring Program

One informal way the County as an employer seeks to make its mark on the community is through our employee programs. The County’s newest service opportunity for our employees, the Los Angeles County Employee Youth Mentoring Program, was launched this Tuesday through a unanimous vote by the Board. This new volunteer program provides an incredible opportunity to connect the County’s diverse and knowledgeable workforce with youth in need of positive adult role models.

By partnering with well-established mentoring organizations in Los Angeles County, such as the Boys and Girls Club, EmpowHER Institute, Sparks Program, and many others, this valuable program will provide yet another outlet for our workforce to use theirs skills, passion, and commitment to benefit our community. As Supervisor Solis stated, "As mentors, our County employees can influence our future leaders by encouraging our youth to grow more confident of their abilities and have a more expansive view of their potential.”

To read more about this great program or to sign up as a volunteer, visit

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Free Influenza Vaccines

Protect yourself and others - the flu spreads easily, but the flu shot will help protect you. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH) is recommending that all persons 6 months of age and over, including healthy children and adults, receive a flu shot each year.

You can get the flu immunization from your regular health care provider or local pharmacy. Flu immunization is also provided at no-cost or low-cost at Los Angeles County community events, including:

Los Angeles County Library Free Flu Immunization Clinics
Community Outreach Flu Vaccination Events
Public Health Clinics
Free and Low-Cost Clinics

To support our County employees’ health and wellness, the Department of Human Resources, in partnership with DPH, is offering free onsite flu vaccinations available to all County employees, regardless of their participation in a County-sponsored medical plan. Over 40 onsite vaccination clinics have been scheduled for 2019 across all County departments. County employees are encouraged to click the link below to view the dates, times, and venues of free flu clinics:

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Technology Leaders

The Human Resources team consists of Lisa Garrett, Director of Personnel; Murtaza Masood, Assistant Director; and Roozan Zarifian, Departmental Chief Information Officer. This year’s award extends Los Angeles County’s past recognition. Mohammed Al Rawi, Chief Information Officer for the Department of Parks and Recreation, was named to the 2018 list for his work in modernizing the department’s systems and facilities. Bill Kehoe, County Chief Information Officer, was also named to this award in 2015 for his work transforming King County, Washington prior to joining the Los Angeles County team.

To learn more about how Los Angeles County continues to lead the nation in information technology innovation, visit

To learn how you can help shape the future of public sector information technology, visit

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Fair Chance Employer

Los Angeles County is a proud fair chance employer. To quote our Director of Personnel, “Fair chance is more than just a feel-good or moral imperative; enterprises and businesses such as LA County stand to benefit greatly. Research has found, and we believe, that formerly incarcerated individuals become hard-working and reliable employees in the workplace…They deserve a fair chance to demonstrate that they can be productive members of the workforce and their communities.”

Along with business leaders and community partners, Los Angeles County has launched a campaign to promote the Fair Chance Hiring Initiative, encouraging businesses to actively hire individuals of the justice-involved community! To learn more about this initiative, visit the Fair Chance website at:

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My Job in 60 Seconds: Luis Ortiz

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My Job in 60 Seconds: Daniel Martinez

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My Job in 60 Seconds: Maritza Armenta

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My Job in 60 Seconds: Cynthia Valencia & Bosco

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Adoption Awareness Month

On November 27, 2018, the Board recognized November as National Adoption Awareness Month. To become a foster or adoptive parent call 888-811-1121.

Click for more information: Adoption Awareness Month