Show/Hide

FAQ List

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • I use my Sick Leave & Vacation Leave while receiving Temporary Disability payments?

  • Who do I contact to find out who is handling my claim?

  • Who provides the workers' compensation benefits?

  • Am I eligible for burial benefits?

  • Am I required to give the Employee’s Claim form to an employee who claims to be out because of work-related stress?

  • Am I still allowed to Pre-Designate a Personal Treating Physician?

  • Are air soft or paintball guns allowed in any County park?

  • Are all County construction projects awarded to the lowest responsive bidder?

  • Are State sales and gasoline taxes affected by annexation?

  • Are there any additional costs of doing business as a result of annexation?

  • Are there any Life Insurance benefits?

  • Are there any limitations to who can obtain a Veteran designation?

  • Are there educational/school benefits for veterans and their dependents?

  • Are there employment programs for veterans?

  • Are there non-service-connected pension payments for veterans of a war time era?

  • Are there programs that can help me pay for my rent or utilities?

  • As a Senior, am I still required to pay the $5 fee in addition to any renewal/replacement fees for a Veteran designation on my no-fee ID Card?

  • Can Adult Protective Services force the suspected perpetrators out of the house of the victim?

  • Can an LPS conservatee request termination of the conservatorship?

  • Can current active duty military obtain a Veteran designation on a driver license?

  • Can dependents of Veterans obtain a driver license or identification card with a Veteran designation?

  • Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

  • Can I be required to work shifts if the position wasn't designated as shift during the recruitment and hiring process?

  • Can I bring a bounce house or other play equipment to my children's birthday party in the park?

  • Can I bring my dog to any County park?

  • Can I change doctors?

  • Can I clean up graffiti on my own property myself?

  • Can I fax my application materials?

  • Can I get a Veteran designation on my driver license or identification card if I show DMV my military ID card, Form DD-214 or any other document showing my military service?

  • Can I get an extra battery for my portable hand-held radio?

  • Can I get copies of my application or related documents?

  • Can I get free legal advice from the Office of the County Counsel?

  • Can I go to my own doctor?

  • Can I have a campfire while camping in a County park?

  • Can I have a wedding at any County park?

  • Can I have the Veteran designation on either my driver license or identification card?

  • Can I or my employee use the County of Kern's occupational health facilities, even if the employee’s injury is not work-related?

  • Can I receive medical benefits although I only served for a short period of time in the service?

  • Can I report a crime directly to the Kern County District Attorney's Office?

  • Can I simply dedicate my property to the County? (example: Quitclaim Deed to remove my name from ownership for property tax purposes.)

  • Can I speak with Margo A. Raison? I believe she is the person who is working on my case.

  • Can I submit electronic copies of supporting documents (e.g., DD214) when I submit my job application?

  • Can I submit my résumé instead of an application?

  • Can I take terminal vacation if I am resigning?

  • Can I transfer to a different classification?

  • Can I, as a department supervisor, be personally sued?

  • Can my supervisor authorize medical treatment?

  • Can volunteer and part-time work be counted as work experience?

  • Can you give me advice about which Long-term Care Insurance policy I should buy?

  • Can you help me understand a letter I received from another agency?

  • Can you help me understand my HMO or Medigap insurance coverage?

  • Can you prepare an appraisal of my property for me?

  • Do all County projects have to be prevailing wage?

  • Do County and City fees for building permits differ?

  • Do County and City regulations for pets and livestock at my home differ?

  • Do County and City regulations for yard sales differ?

  • Do County and City rules for swimming pool permits differ?

  • Do I have any benefits if I lost a son or daughter in the service?

  • Do I have to annex to the City of Bakersfield in order to receive sewer service?

  • Do I have to annex to the City to obtain street sweeping?

  • Do I have to be a member of the bank or credit union to qualify?

  • Do I have to pay the $5 fee in addition to any renewal fees and obtain another form from the CVSO each time I renew my DL/ID card?

  • Do I need to be off work to file a claim?

  • Do I use Sick Leave for the three day waiting period?

  • Do I use Sick Leave to attend medical visits?

  • Do you accept employment applications for positions that are not open?

  • Do you edit the Board Meetings?

  • Do you give Certified Labels and other mailing supplies?

  • Do you have any off-leash dog parks?

  • Do you have camping at County parks?

  • Do you have sample tests for me to study for some of the exams associated with the job I applied for?

  • Do you have senior passes for camping?

  • Do you sell fishing licenses for seniors?

  • Does an employee lose employment service credits for the time lost because of a work injury?

  • Does code enforcement differ between the County and the City?

  • Does it matter which doctors I use?

  • Does Kern County offer preference points to job applicants who are veterans?

  • Does my increment date change if I get a new position in another department?

  • Does Property Management prepare the assessment on my property for property tax purposes?

  • Does the City of Bakersfield receive any of my property taxes if I am annexed?

  • Does the County have land and/or building space available for sale or lease?

  • Does the County maintain a "bidder's list"?

  • Does the District Attorney still handle child support enforcement?

  • Does the District Attorney's Office investigate complaints against attorneys?

  • Does the District Attorney's Office investigate complaints against judges?

  • Does the District Attorney's Office investigate complaints against police officers?

  • Does the mail room prefer mail sealed or with the flaps up?

  • Does the victim have the right to refuse services to resolve an abusive situation?

  • How and when can I update my application?

  • How are bid results posted?

  • How can a vendor register to be on the County's Bidder's List?

  • How can I be made aware of potential County construction projects?

  • How can I contact County and City departments and elected officials?

  • How can I file a complaint about how your office handled a case?

  • How can I find out about extra-help/temporary employment?

  • How can I find out about transfer opportunities?

  • How can I get help paying for my prescriptions?

  • How can I get help with my HMO co-payments?

  • How can I get more information about veterans preference points?

  • How can I get the supporting documents I need to support my claim?

  • How can I provide feedback or offer suggestions?

  • How can I qualify for SSI/Medi-Cal?

  • How can I reserve a park or picnic area for a company party, family reunion, birthday party or other special event?

  • How can I review my personnel file?

  • How can I see the Board's agenda?

  • How can I sign up for Meals on Wheels? How much does it cost?

  • How do I apply for a permanent position?

  • How do I apply for Medicare? How old do I have to be?

  • How do I apply?

  • How do I apply?

  • How do I check the status of my application?

  • How do I choose a provider?

  • How do I contact the Grand Jury?

  • How do I file a claim?

  • How do I fill out my timesheet?

  • How do I find a County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)?

  • How do I find out if a defendant in a case is currently in custody (in jail)?

  • How do I find out which doctors are in my MPN?

  • How do I get a Veteran designation on my DL/ID?

  • How do I get help filing a claim for Post-Traumatic Stress related problems?

  • How do I get my doctor or ancillary service provider added to the list?

  • How do I go about getting someone to come into the home to provide care for a loved one?

  • How do I make a suspected abuse report?

  • How do I obtain a copy of my Form DD-214?

  • How do I prove my disability status?

  • How do I prove that I am eligible for veterans preference points?

  • How do I qualify?

  • How do I reach Workers' Compensation Services?

  • How do I remove the Veteran designation from my driver license or identification card and what are the costs?

  • How do I report a change in my personal contact information?

  • How do I report suspected Welfare Fraud?

  • How do I submit a legal protest of the City of Bakersfield's proposed annexation of my property?

  • How does my written protest to LAFCo affect the outcome of the protest hearing?

  • How does one obtain plans and specifications?

  • How is the conservator compensated?

  • How is the Grand Jury structured?

  • How is the IHSS Care Provider paid?

  • How long does the recruitment process take?

  • How long has Kern County TV been operating?

  • How long will I remain on the eligible list for a given position?

  • How long will it take for mail/inter-office to reach another department?

  • How many employees have disabilities?

  • How many routes does Mail have?

  • How many times can I use my GI home loan?

  • How much are the Temporary Disability payments?

  • How much mail is processed?

  • How much of my Sick Leave will I use?

  • How often are Temporary Disability payments made?

  • How often do you recruit for a particular position?

  • How safe is it for me to use my portable hand-held radio? How about my cellular telephone?

  • How should I report my employee’s time off on Workers’ Compensation?

  • How should Inter-office envelopes be addressed?

  • How soon will I be contacted after I report the injury?

  • How will being on Temporary Disability affect my retirement service credit?

  • How will I be paid if I am disabled part-time?

  • How will I be paid while I am off of work due to a disability?

  • How will I know if I have an interview with the hiring department?

  • How will my Medical, Dental, and Optical insurance premiums be paid?

  • I am on an eligible list and the job is still open. Can I take one or more of the tests/exams again to get a higher score?

  • I am the victim in a case, and I want to drop charges. What should I do?

  • I am the victim of a crime, but the District Attorney did not file charges. What can I do?

  • I applied for a job but was notified that I did not pass one of the tests/exams. The job is still open - can I apply again and re-take the exam that I did not pass?

  • I applied for a job but was notified that my application did not qualify. The job is still open - can I apply again?

  • I cannot find my military discharge papers (DD-214). What can I do?

  • I can't afford to pay my property tax. Can anyone help me?

  • I don't agree with my performance evaluation. What can I do?

  • I don't live in the United States. Can I apply online?

  • I had an interview with the hiring department. Can you tell me if the position has been filled, or when they will notify me?

  • I have a disability, how can I participate in the testing process?

  • I have been notified that I am on the eligible list for a given job. What happens now?

  • I have been refused additional leave of absence time by my department. What can I do?

  • I have been terminated and I would like to appeal to the Civil Service Commission. What do I do?

  • I have suffered personal injury or property damage, which I believe was caused by the County or one of its employees. How do I go about collecting for my damages?

  • I missed the deadline - can I still apply?

  • I need low-cost legal advice. Can you recommend someone?

  • I need some repairs made to my house. Is there a program for this?

  • I need to request more inter-office envelopes, tubs, trays, whom should I contact?

  • I qualified for a position in the past, but now I don't qualify. How can that be?

  • I received a subpoena from both the D.A. and the defendant's attorney. The District Attorney called and told me I did not have to appear in court. Do I still need to appear on the subpoena from the defense attorney?

  • I received a subpoena from the District Attorney's Office to appear as a witness in a criminal case. I also received a subpoena from the defendant's attorney to appear as a witness on the same criminal case. Why?

  • I received a subpoena from the District Attorney's Office to appear as a witness in a criminal case. I do not want to spend hours in the courthouse waiting to testify. What can I do?

  • I received a subpoena from the District Attorney's Office to appear as a witness in a criminal case. What do I do if I am unable to appear on the date stated in the subpoena?

  • I saw a job announcement but I'm not sure if I qualify. Can I still apply?

  • I understand the County has adopted a limited form of "local vendor" preferences. Why don't local contractors get awarded projects even if they are second low bidder by a small amount?

  • I was not injured in the service, am I eligible for any benefits?

  • I was promoted, but my supervisor tells me I probably won't pass probation. Can I go back to my old job?

  • I would like a copy of the County ordinance codes. Can I get them from the Office of the County Counsel?

  • I would like to view some County records. Can I get them from the Office of the County Counsel?

  • If an employee is hospitalized for an occupational injury/illness, should I mail the Employee’s Claim form to his/her home?

  • If an employee is injured elsewhere (i.e., while in another department on official business), which departmental supervisor is responsible for reporting the injury?

  • If I am a disabled veteran, do I get more preference credits?

  • If I catch someone defacing property with graffiti, what should I do?

  • If I have the Veteran Designation on my license and need to switch to an ID card do I need to get another Veteran verification form? And do I need to pay the $5 in addition to any ID card renewal/replacement fees again?

  • If I purchase back prior time (extra-help, etc.) will it count toward my county seniority date?

  • If I resign from my County job, but later want to work for the County, can I get my old job back?

  • If I see graffiti on my own property, what should I do?

  • If I see graffiti on public property or someone else's private property, what should I do?

  • If I take a county civil service exam during my regular workday will I be paid?

  • If I take a voluntary demotion, do I serve a probationary period?

  • If I transfer to another department, do I serve a probationary period?

  • If my employee calls in to report “back problems,” are they considered work-related injuries?

  • I'm always out of groceries by the end of the month, are there any programs that can help me get food?

  • I'm resigning to take another job. How much notice must I give?

  • Is all land within Kern County owned by the County?

  • Is elder abuse / dependent adult abuse typically done by strangers to the victim?

  • Is elder abuse crime increasing?

  • Is the conservator liable for the actions of the conservatee?

  • Is the County interested in leasing or buying my land and/or building?

  • Is the victim generally the person reporting the abuse?

  • Is there a bidder's list available on a per project basis?

  • Is there a charge for going to the CVSO for the Veteran verification form?

  • Is there a charge or fee to me or my department for that replacement battery?

  • Is there a Civil Service Rule regarding shift bids?

  • Is there a County department to answer my questions?

  • Is there a fee for the Veteran designation?

  • Is there a program that will make handicapped modifications to my house/rental unit/mobile home?

  • Is there a State of California office to answer my questions?

  • Is there an informational brochure for injured workers?

  • Is there any assistance for having your Discharge upgraded?

  • Is there compensation for disability injuries incurred in the service?

  • Is this the same thing as a Veterans ID Card?

  • It is hot in my work area, but when I walk down the hallway it seems fine. Why is that and what can be done?

  • Must I hook up to the City's sewer system if I already have a septic system?

  • My father was in the service, do I have any benefits?

  • My lights are out, whom do I call?

  • My parent(s) are no longer able to live safely in their own home. How can I find the right place for them?

  • My position was reclassified. When will the reclassification take effect?

  • My property is defaced regularly. How can I stop this problem?

  • On what channel can I find Kern County TV?

  • Our department purchased a new printer and the plug doesn't fit. What do we need to do?

  • Return to Work Policy/Program

  • Should I select my pre-designated doctor, a doctor from the medical provider network or may I use one from the County's Health Benefits network?

  • Someone claiming to be from the District Attorney's Office wants to ask me some questions. How do I know they really are from your Office?

  • The County is suing me for money it says I owe. Who can I talk to about this?

  • The court ordered that the defendant in a criminal case pay restitution to me. How do I enforce the order?

  • The job I'm interested in requires a typing certificate. Does the County have a list of agencies authorized to provide these certificates?

  • The toilets are overflowing, whom do I call?

  • To whom do I give the completed claim forms?

  • What about curbs, gutters, sidewalks and storm drains if I do not have any now?

  • What are some examples of accommodations?

  • What are the benefits to having Kern County TV?

  • What are the discharge status requirements for adding the Veteran designation?

  • What are the laws relating to graffiti?

  • What are the legal limitations of an LPS conservatorship?

  • What are the main Workers' Compensation benefits?

  • What are the most frequent mistakes to avoid when submitting a quotation or proposal?

  • What are the primary functions of Vocational Rehabilitation Services?

  • What are the steps/processes that will happen after I apply for a given job?

  • What benefits are available?

  • What can I do if my department refuses to flex me to the next level in my classification?

  • What can I do if the battery on my portable hand-held radio no longer holds a good charge?

  • What can I do?

  • What can I use the money for?

  • What can you tell me about the Homeowners/Renters Assistance program? Can you help me fill out the form?

  • What confidentiality rules apply to the Grand Jury?

  • What considerations are taken by the County when making an award?

  • What contractor licenses are for County construction projects?

  • What do I do if I become injured or ill because of work?

  • What do you broadcast on Kern County TV?

  • What does a conservator do for the estate under conservatorship?

  • What does it mean when a job shows a closing date of "continuous"?

  • What does the Grand Jury do?

  • What financial assistance is available for victims of violent crimes?

  • What happens after a suspected Elder / Dependent Adult report is made?

  • What happens after that?

  • What happens if I get injured at work?

  • What happens if my claim is accepted?

  • What happens if the conservatee dies?

  • What happens if the conservator dies or otherwise cannot serve?

  • What HMOs are available for senior citizens in Kern County? Can you help me choose one?

  • What if a disabled employee is unable to return to his or her current job and regularly assigned duties and responsibilities?

  • What if an employee needs an ergonomic workstation assessment?

  • What if an employee tells me an injury is job-related but does not wish to file a claim for the injury?

  • What if an employee's injury permanently prevents him or her from returning to his or her job?

  • What if I am being treated by a County of Kern MPN doctor and the doctor leaves the MPN?

  • What if I am being treated for a work-related injury before the County of Kern MPN begins?

  • What if I disagree with my doctor about treatment?

  • What if I do not want to be annexed to the City of Bakersfield?

  • What if I don’t have all the information for completing the Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Illness?

  • What if I have questions or need help?

  • What if I need an ancillary service that is not listed?

  • What if there are no providers in my area?

  • What information or documentation will the CVSO require before issuing the Veteran verification form?

  • What is a conservator?

  • What is a conservatorship?

  • What is a Delay in Decision?

  • What is a Probate Conservatorship?

  • What is a share of cost?

  • What is a stress claim?

  • What is a tagger?

  • What is an “eligible list”?

  • What is an LPS Conservatorship?

  • What is an MPN(Medical Provider Network)?

  • What is Elder / Dependent Adult Abuse?

  • What is involved in the annexation process?

  • What is Kern County TV?

  • What is LPS?

  • What is my reporting responsibility regarding employees with recurring injuries who lose time off and on or who re-injure themselves at work?

  • What is the County's policy regarding annexations of unincorporated territory by the City of Bakersfield?

  • What is the County's Workers' Compensation "carrier" and policy number?

  • What is the difference between an HMO and a Medigap policy? Can you advise me about which one I should choose?

  • What is the difference between the medical provider network and the County's health benefits network?

  • What is the Grand Juror's Oath?

  • What is the Grand Jury

  • What is the Public-Guardian-Conservator?

  • What is the response time to investigate abuse once a report has been made?

  • What is the supervisors’ responsibility for administering first aid to an injured employee?

  • What is Transitional Work?

  • What is Workers' Compensation?

  • What kinds of information will I need to provide?

  • What must a conservator do for the person under conservatorship?

  • What must a conservator do once he or she is appointed?

  • What personnel policy addresses WC, Sick Leave, & Vacation Leave?

  • What rights are denied an LPS conservatee?

  • What should I do if my claim is delayed?

  • What should I do if my claim is denied?

  • What transportation programs are available for seniors/disabled in Bakersfield/Kern County?

  • What type of information can be provided to a vendor that was not successful in an award they were competing for?

  • What types of abuse are considered Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse?

  • What types of service qualify for veterans preference points?

  • What will the Veteran designation look like?

  • When are you providing Income Tax help? Do I need an appointment?

  • When can I replace an employee who is out on Workers’ Compensation?

  • When can I sail on Lake Ming?

  • When do Temporary Disability payments end?

  • When does longevity pay start?

  • When does the Board of Supervisors meet, and when are the meetings televised?

  • When does the Planning Commission meet, and when are the meetings televised?

  • When I was hired, I enjoyed my assignment and the unit I worked in and I did my work well. I was recently assigned to a different unit where the work is totally different. The new job is not what I was hired to do. Has the department violated my employment rights?

  • When is the Public Conservator appointed?

  • When should I report an Injury or Illness?

  • When should I use my pre-designated doctor, my personal doctor, a medical provider network doctor, or the doctors listed on the "Request for Medical Service - Industrial Injury" form?

  • When will I receive the first temporary disability (TD) payment?

  • Where are you located?

  • Where can I find a list of open RFP opportunities?

  • Where can I fish?

  • Where can I get a boat permit?

  • Where can I get the form to pre-designate my own doctor as treater?

  • Where can I swim?

  • Where can I use my jet skis?

  • Where do I get the claim forms?

  • Where do I go for medical treatment?

  • Which cities can mail be sent to?

  • Which departments does Mail Services deliver to?

  • Who at the County of Kern has Workers' Compensation insurance coverage?

  • Who authorizes medical treatment for the conservatee?

  • Who authorizes medical treatment?

  • Who can have access to my personnel file?

  • Who can initiate a Probate Conservatorship?

  • Who coordinates the County of Kern's Workers' Compensation Program?

  • Who decides if I am eligible for workers' compensation benefits?

  • Who determined what doctors and ancillary service providers would participate?

  • Who determines what benefits an employee is eligible for and whether or not the injury is work-related?

  • Who do I contact about my insurance premiums?

  • Who do I contact about my medical bills?

  • Who do I contact about my medical care?

  • Who do I contact about my Paycheck?

  • Who do I contact about my retirement service credit?

  • Who do I contact about my Temporary Disability payments?

  • Who do I contact about other insurance plans?

  • Who do I contact about workplace safety?

  • Who do I contact for a copy of my medical report?

  • Who do I contact if I need an ergonomic workstation assessment?

  • Who do I contact if I want to change doctors?

  • Who do I contact if my injury or illness in NOT work-related?

  • Who do I contact if my injury or illness is work-related?

  • Who do I contact to find out any claim information?

  • Who do I contact to find out my Claim Number?

  • Who do I contact to see if my claim is still open?

  • Who initiates an LPS conservatorship?

  • Who is served by this program?

  • Who is Workers' Compensation Services?

  • Who pays for all this?

  • Who represents the proposed conservatee?

  • Who should I contact with mail related questions? I have a request to send out an upcoming job or a specialized (Certified, Registered, Express, etc.) piece of mail?

  • Who will contact me after I have filed the claim forms?

  • Why does the County need a medical provider network?

  • Why is the Employee’s Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits form necessary?

  • Why is the Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Illness form so important?

  • Why should a conservatorship be established?

  • Will all my Sick Leave be reimbursed or only part?

  • Will annexation affect my home-based business?

  • Will fire protection service differ if I am annexed?

  • Will I automatically be considered for other positions if I previously submitted an application?

  • Will I be able to get a copy of the application once I've submitted it?

  • Will I be notified that the City of Bakersfield wants to annex my property?

  • Will I continue to accrue Sick Leave while off work?

  • Will I have to pay another $5 fee in addition to any DL/ID card replacement fees to replace a lost/stolen card?

  • Will I incur any other costs if I decide to connect to a sewer system?

  • Will I need to have a physical or drug screen before I am hired?

  • Will law enforcement protection differ if I am annexed?

  • Will my County Supervisor still represent me if I am annexed?

  • Will my personal information be shared with anyone?

  • Will my property tax bill increase if I am annexed?

  • Will my trash service change if I am annexed?

  • Will the charge for my trash service change if I am annexed?

  • Will the cost for my sewer service change after annexation?

  • Will the CSA "streetscaping" charge on my property tax bill remain after annexation?

  • Will there be more low/moderate income housing in my neighborhood if I am annexed?