How do I apply?

 

STEP 1

Full-time County employees who have successfully completed initial probationary period.

Part-time regular employees may receive a pro-rata level of benefits from this program.

STEP 2

Submit completed application with department head or designee's signature to Educational Support Program Mail Stop #1081 or e-mail it to esp@rivco.org.

STEP 3

Once application is received, wait 72 hours for an e-mail response from the Educational Support Program staff, and then follow the directions in the e-mail to complete the assessment.

STEP 4

After you complete the assessment, you will receive a second computer-generated e-mail instructing you on how to set up a meeting with a counselor.

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You must complete an application for all services except loan repayment and on-site programs.

 

The signature on the application verifies that you have completed your initial probationary period and are in good standing, it does not approve any funding, so typically a supervisor's signature is enough.

 

Note: Mental Health Department employees need to submit a letter of interest when submitting their application for signature.

 

Please note that availability of certain programs differs by department.

All eligible employees qualify for:

Career Counseling 
Academic Advising
Resume Assistance
Strong Interest Inventory Assessment 


Visit Participating Departments to find out whether your department participates in:

Textbook & Tuition Reimbursement 
Loan Repayment
20-20 Programs

Attention Healthcare Professionals. The Health Professions Education Foundation and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offer scholarships for students and loan repayment for professionals already in the field. Visit our Especially for Healthcare Professionals page.

 

The Department of Education and Federal Trade Commission 
Guide on Deceptive Student Loan Marketing
For advice to students, parents and others on how to spot deceptive marketing, tips on how to navigate the consolidation loan market, and information on how to file a complaint against a lender, visit the
Department of Education and Federal Trade Commission website.

Policies & Procedures

Board Policy C-7
Board Policy C-7 was approved by the Board of Supervisors in April 2006. This policy 
outlines educational support resources that may be available to County employees.

 

Educational Support Program Policies and Procedures
In order to meet the goals of Board Policy C-7, the Educational Support Program Policies and Procedures outline the specific components, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and the departmental and employee responsibilities.

 

SEIU - Training Fund Policies and Procedures
The Educational Support Program – SEIU Policies and Procedures outline the eligibility requirements, application procedures, eligible and non-eligible expenses, and employee responsibilities, specific to SEIU members.

 

SEIU - Resolution for Training Trust Fund
This document was adopted in January of 2009, for the SEIU 721 Local Trust Fund and outlines the specific criteria for union member usage of the funds.

Formal Education Reimbursement Plan Document
This document outlines the Educational Support Program's compliance with IRS tax regulation Section 127.