Employee Handbook

Help Waymakers improve transparency and accountability with clarified rights, policies, and other expectations in a new or revised employee handbook.
Santa Ana, CA, USA
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Santa Ana, CA, USA


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Posted August 24th

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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

We do currently have an employee handbook that needs to be reviewed and audited for compliance with CA requirements. Prefer an expert located in CA so therefore familiar with CA employment law.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have an employee handbook, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have already incorporated past addendums, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,430 , allowing us to utilize those funds to support staff development projects and general operating needs.

Waymakers is an organization approaching 50 years of service to the Orange County, CA community. As an organization with over 350 employees and a recent shift in HR leadership, it is important for the agency to have an up-to-date employee handbook. We want it to be a valuable communication resource for our employees, providing both a sense of the organization and important information on policies and procedures.

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 & 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

Our Mission

Waymakers build safer communities by helping individuals make their way through conflict and crisis to a place of strength and stability. We do this by sheltering children in crisis, supporting crime victims, counseling families of at-risk youth, resolving conflicts, and educating communities.

What We Do

Waymakers shelters children (ages 11-17) who are homeless, runaway, abused, or those struggling with mental health issues. We provide food and housing security, individual, group and family counseling, academic tutoring, prevention education and life skills development activities.

Victims and surviving family members learn to cope with the aftermath of crimes through the support and assistance of victim advocates. They receive services to meet individual needs (ie. financial, housing, mental health counseling) and support during criminal justice proceeding. Additionally, staff and volunteer advocates provide 24/7 response to victims of sexual assault, gang violence, human trafficking, and mass violence.

Youth involved with the justice system are offered counseling and support services, which help them see the possibility of positive choices for their lives and help set them on a path to success. Struggling families of at-risk youth 11-25 can access individual and family counseling and parenting classes. Services are provided to address issues involving mental health, housing, education, employment, and basic survival needs.

Those facing conflict can turn to trained staff and volunteer mediators who facilitate an effective process of conflict resolution as an alternative to small claims court, civil harassment court proceedings, and as a preventative measure in community settings.

Waymakers education programs provide members of the Orange County community information needed to lead healthier and safer lives.

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