Chapter 3.35
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Sections:

3.35.010    Employee wellness program authorized.

3.35.020    Eligibility to participate.

3.35.030    Program guidelines and administration.

3.35.010 Employee wellness program authorized.

The county executive is authorized to create an optional wellness program for county employees to encourage employees to engage in healthy living practices. The program may include health risk assessment, screening, education and similar elements to promote healthy living practices.

(Added Ord. 07-060, Aug. 8, 2007, Eff date Aug. 19, 2007; Amended by Ord. 13-029, May 8, 2013, Eff date May 19, 2013)

3.35.020 Eligibility to participate.

Every regular full time and regular part time employee of the county is eligible to participate in the employee wellness program authorized by this chapter, except to the extent such participation is inconsistent with the county’s obligations under chapter 41.56 RCW.

(Added Ord. 07-060, Aug. 8, 2007, Eff date Aug. 19, 2007; Amended by Ord. 13-029, May 8, 2013, Eff date May 19, 2013)

3.35.030 Program guidelines and administration.

(1) The employee wellness program authorized by this chapter shall be administered by the director of human resources. On at least an annual basis, the director shall communicate program activities and related incentives to eligible employees.

(2) Participation in the employee wellness program shall be voluntary and no wellness program activity may be included within the official duties of any employee of Snohomish County.

(3) The employee wellness program may reward employee participation in program activities by providing monetary, merchandise, or other incentives based on an employee’s level of participation. An employee’s receipt of wellness program incentives shall remain contingent upon completion of program activities and upon sufficient budget appropriation for the specific purpose of funding program incentives.

(4) Where a collective bargaining agreement is in effect with respect to particular employees, such agreement shall control to the extent that its provisions conflict with elements of the employee wellness program.

(Added Ord. 07-060, Aug. 8, 2007, Eff date Aug. 19, 2007; Amended by Ord. 13-029, May 8, 2013, Eff date May 19, 2013)