Employee Engagement
Difference Makers Link
Feedback and Goalsetting Link
Mentoring and Coaching Link
Leadership Link
Onboarding Link
Training Academy Link
Infor Link
Mandatory Training Link
Safety Incentive Program Link
Talent Resources Link

Yolo County is committed to employee engagement – creating an environment in which employees feel a true sense of passion, purpose, belonging, and commitment to their jobs and their organization. As such, in 2014, a workgroup, now known as the YES Team - Yolo Encourages Success through Talent Engagement, Assistance & Motivation, was formed to focus on talent development which is a key component of employee engagement. The Team’s purpose is to seek best practices and develop programs, resources, and opportunities to promote continuous learning and development of the County workforce in order to further grow employee engagement. To advance this purpose, these webpages (see navigation above) have been developed, containing resources and tools for current and future employees.

Since inception, the YES Team has developed and supported many initiatives benefiting Yolo County's workforce, including a mentoring program, core competencies, a training needs assessment, employee engagement teams, and more. Following the Team's evaluation of the County's 2016 Employee Engagement Survey results, the five objectives areas listed below have been identified as the Team’s focus in the coming years. Review the draft work plans to learn more. 


The YES Team was honored to receive the 2017 Western Region IPMA-HR Award of Excellence for a medium-sized agency. YES was recognized for their efforts in employee engagement and talent development programs, following a nomination by Brody Lorda, HHSA's Human Resources Manager. The group was presented with the award plaque during the June 2017 YES Team meeting, pictured below. For more details read: Our NominationOur Award Letter

YES Team WRIPMA-HR 2017 Award for Excellence

For more examples of how Yolo Encourages Success,
explore the current and archived news articles below.

  • When Life Gets Complicated, Play Basketball!

    Kids thrive in the presence of positive role models and through involvement in pro-social activities. Instead of just talking-the-talk in Superior Court, the Public Defender’s Office decided to walk-the-walk on the basketball court.

    07/19/2018 4:28 PM

  • Core Competencies Defined

    07/18/2018 11:03 AM

  • Fiscal Foundations Training Series

    The Yolo County Department of Financial Services (DFS) is excited to announce that as part of the FY 2018-2019 County training plan, they will be hosting a number of courses designed to cover a variety of critical areas of County financial processes...

    07/17/2018 3:31 PM

  • The Yolo Way & S.P.I.R.I.T. Values

    06/07/2018 4:57 PM

  • Board of Supervisors Difference Maker Recognitions

    From time to time a Difference Maker has such a great impact on our community that the Board of Supervisors presents an honorary resolution in recognition of their efforts.

    05/27/2018 4:10 PM

  • BRAVO - Recognize a Coworker!

    An example of Department level recognition, the Health and Human Services Agency’s BRAVO Team, a.k.a. Building Recognition, Appreciation, & Value for Others, promotes the “Recognize a Coworker” program amongst HHSA staff.

    05/27/2018 4:00 PM

  • "GEM" Going the Extra Mile

    Child Support Services implemented their GEM program in 2013 and continues to highlight excellent work. GEM stands for Going the Extra Mile. Going the Extra Mile is applicable when providing service to child support customers and internal customer’s too.

    05/27/2018 3:00 PM

  • Yolo County Employee Service Awards

    County employees are recognized for continuous years of service.

    05/27/2018 2:00 PM

  • Yolo County S.P.I.R.I.T. Awards

    Employees of Yolo County are given the opportunity to draw special attention to the meritorious efforts of their co-workers in promoting the core values of Yolo County through their daily activities.

    05/27/2018 1:48 PM

  • 2018 YES Team Business Plan

    05/11/2018 9:45 AM

  • Meet Yolo County's YES Team!


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