Employee Handbook

The City and County of San Francisco ("City") Employee Handbook is intended to educate new employees and serve as a resource for current employees. It contains information on personnel rules, policies, procedures, services and benefits, and serves as a basic reference guide. It also provides important information on the City’s policies on workplace conduct, work schedules, safety on the job, and your obligations as an employee. Please read this Handbook carefully, as failure to adhere to these policies could result in discipline, up to and including termination.

While every attempt has been made to cover a variety of topics and ensure accuracy of information, this Handbook may not be entirely comprehensive or current. For example, changes to the law, policies or provisions in the City's collective bargaining agreements may have taken effect since its publication. If there is a discrepancy or omission, the current official ordinance, regulation, Civil Service Rule, or respective collective bargaining agreement governs. Your department also may have specific policies that are not included in this Handbook.

This Handbook does not constitute a contract of employment. Property or other rights in employment are governed by various collective bargaining agreements, applicable Charter provisions, City ordinances, federal and state laws, and Civil Service Rules. Your departmental personnel officer will be able to help you in the event that you need more information about any of the topics covered in this Handbook.

Respect in the Workplace: Policy Regarding the Treatment of Co-Workers and Members of the Public

As is noted in the Employee Handbook, City policy requires employees to treat co-workers and members of the public with courtesy and respect. City employees and managers are responsible for maintaining a safe and productive workplace which is free from inappropriate workplace behavior. Learn more at DHR’s Respect in the Workplace training.