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Employee Handbook

Help Coastal Watershed Council improve transparency and accountability with clarified rights, policies, and other expectations in a new or revised employee handbook.
Coastal Watershed Council
Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Posted September 9th

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Project Details

What We Need
  • Audit of existing Employee Handbook, or internal communications regarding employment policies
  • Edit or creation of a new Employee Handbook, which may include any of the following: Standards of Conduct, Work Schedules, Leave Policies, Termination Policies, Safety and Security, Anti-Discrimination policies, Compensation and Benefits policies, any Non-Disclosure Agreements or Conflict of Interest statements that may apply, and any other pertinent information
Additional Details

CWC has an existing Employee Handbook that was last updated in 2017. Today, I'm seeking a Catchafire volunteer to help ensure compliance with California State Law, particularly new requirements under SB1343.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an existing employee handbook, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a list of language and laws that we need to be compliant, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,430 , allowing us to bring a classroom of 30 K-8th grade students on a field trip to the San Lorenzo River.

Having clear compliance with state law is critically important for risk management and high quality employee experience. This allows us to retain high quality staff, which is fundamental to helping the Santa Cruz community reconnect to the San Lorenzo Riv er.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with existing Employee Handbook (if applicable), internal communications regarding employment policies and any other employment policies in place that may not be clearly communicated
Milestone 1: Audit of Existing Policies
  • Professional reviews existing materials, and asks any clarifying questions
  • Professional identifies any existing policies that should be modified
  • Professional identifies any new policies or areas that should be addressed and included
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback
Milestone 2: Outline of Handbook
  • Professional drafts a detailed outline
  • Professional incorporates Volunteer Manager’s feedback
Milestone 3: Writing and Delivery of Handbook
  • Professional drafts the Employee Handbook
  • Volunteer Manager provides any additional feedback
  • Volunteer Manager delivers final draft
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About The Org

Posted by
Laurie E.

Programs Director

Our Mission

The mission of the Coastal Watershed Council is to protect and preserve coastal watersheds through community stewardship, education and monitoring.

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