Ryan Burns / @ 6:15 a.m. / Local Government

All Humboldt County Government Offices Will Be Closed Monday (Columbus Day) for Training


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Press release from Humboldt County:

The County of Humboldt will again use an upcoming holiday as an opportunity to efficiently provide important training to employees on subjects like the Americans with Disabilities Act, ethics, discrimination and sexual harassment and more. For the second year in a row county offices will be closed to the public on Columbus Day, which is Monday, Oct. 9, as staff participates in this training. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Law enforcement and other critical services will not be affected by this closure.

There are several types of trainings that all county employees are required to undergo on a routine basis. However, it can be expensive and overly time-consuming to schedule enough training dates to accommodate more than 2,000 county employees.

The All Hands Training Day is an opportunity to get the majority of staff trained on one day, saving both time and public funds. In addition, county offices have historically been closed on Columbus Day, and several other public agencies are closed on this day as well, including the U.S. Post Offices as well as the Humboldt County Superior Court. By coordinating county office closures with this date the impact to members of the public should be minimal.

Below are the mandatory training sessions being planned for the All Hands Training Day, and the locations where they are being held:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
    Sequoia Conference Center
    901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka
  • Ethics in the Workplace (AB 1234)
    Adorni Center
    1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka
  • Discrimination/Sexual Harassment (AB 1825)
    Adorni Center
    1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka
  • Workplace Safety
    Wharfinger Building
    1 Marina Way, Eureka
  • Defensive Driving
    Humboldt County Courthouse
    825 5th Street, Eureka
Elective Training (both classes are being held at the Eureka Main Library):
  • Citizens Response to Active shooter
  • Disaster Preparedness

Finally, local vendors end employee benefit providers will be available at Halverson Park during lunchtime to sell food and provide information.

For questions or concerns, please contact the County Administrative Office at 707-445-7266.


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