Employees, except those in temporary positions, are issued identification badges when they attend the Employee Essentials New Hire Orientation. Employees are expected to have their employment identification in their possession and visible during work hours. Employees must return identification badges to their division when leaving County employment. Employees who have lost their ID card or need their ID card replaced should have their manager/supervisor send an email requesting a replacement ID card to email@example.com. Contact the Human Resources Division-Employee Benefit Services Section for assistance with ID cards.
The County expects all employees to work in a safe manner and to report on-the-job injuries to a supervisor promptly. The Safety and Occupational Health Section of the Risk Management Division investigates accidents and injuries and makes recommendations to prevent recurrence. Safety violations or the occurrence of preventable injuries may result in progressive corrective action. All Workers Compensation injuries should be reported to the Workers Compensation Section of the Risk Management Division at the numbers below and the County’s Managed Care Provider, presently Amerisys, at: 1-800-455-2081.
For Claims Involving Lost Time:
L- P 954-357-7223
For Medical Only Claims:
You may also contact the Risk Management Manager at 954-357-7230 or contact the Risk Management Supervisor at 954-357-5534. Contact Risk Management for more information.
Job Basis Leave
FLSA exempt employees are eligible for job basis leave.
Job basis leave is requested and approved in the same manner as annual leave, however, this leave cannot carry over from one calendar year to the next nor can the unused value be cashed out. Job basis leave is intended to be used during the calendar year in which it is available and may not be carried over into the next calendar year. Employees who are in job classifications which require a probationary period are eligible to receive job basis leave while serving their probationary period, unless otherwise specified in a collective bargaining agreement. Employees separated from County service are NOT paid out for unused job basis leave.
FLSA exempt employees receive job basis leave as follows:
- Current full-time employees in job basis-eligible positions as of January 1 of a calendar year will have 40 hours available for use beginning in January of each year (eligible part-time 20-plus hour employees will have 20 hours available for use.)
- Full-time employees hired into job basis-eligible positions, or promoted, or reclassified into a job basis eligible position between January 1 and June 30 will have 40 hours available for use following the effective date of employment or promotion (eligible part-time 20-plus hour employees will have 20 hours available for use.)
- Full-time employees hired into job basis-eligible positions, or promoted, or reclassified into a job basis eligible position between July 1 and December 31 will have 20 hours available for use following the effective date of employment or promotion (eligible part-time 20-plus hour employees will have 10 hours available for use.)
Jury Duty (Civil Leave) and Election Leave
Jury duty is recognized as a civic responsibility. The County pays benefit eligible employees their regular salary when serving on a Jury, subpoenaed to appear before a public body or commission in connection with the employee’s County employment, or when performing emergency civilian duty in connection with national defense, when such service coincides with, or occurs immediately before or after, his/her regular work schedule. Employees should not accept compensation from the courts for jury duty or for response to a subpoena in the line of duty representing the County, unless otherwise specified in a collective bargaining agreement. In the event an employee receives compensation from the court, the employee is required to endorse payment over to the County.
Employees working an election are granted up to a maximum of 18 hours of leave per election (up to six hours for training, eight to 10 hours for working the election, and reporting to work up to two hours late the day after the election). Employees are granted up to one hour off for voting on election days when it is not feasible to vote before or after working hours.
The County encourages employees to seek career advancement and to explore other career opportunities, for which they may qualify, in the County. Career opportunities are available online at broward.org/Careers. If you do not have Internet access, you may visit any of the local Broward County Libraries where computers are available with free Internet from which you can apply. To receive assistance with completing the online application, additional information and telephone support, call 954-357-6444 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Job Hotline can be accessed 24/7, by calling 954-357-JOBS. Callers will hear a recording that lists job classifications for which employment applications are currently being accepted. Job announcements are also available on the Internet at: broward.org/Careers. For additional information about job specifications and pay plans click “HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION.”