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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Nursing Administration
241 N. Figueroa Street, Room 347
Phone: (213) 240-8089
Toll Free Phone Number: 1 (866) 307-6877
Fax: (213) 250-0612
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Employee Referral Award Program             (Suspended indefinitely due to financial constraints)

What is the the Employee Referral Award Program( ERAP)? 

The  (ERAP) is the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health/Health Services Employee Referral Award Program.  It is a program that rewards you for referring Registered Nurses/Public Health Nurses to Public Health/Health Services employment. If you refer a candidate to an ERAP- eligible position and this individual is hired, you can earn up to $1000 for each Registered Nurse/Public Health Nurse hired.

Who is eligible to participate? 

You may participate in ERAP if you are a Public Health/Health Services employee on the date of the referral. Please note that you may not participate in ERAP if you have direct supervisory responsibility for the referral applicant or hold a management position that would influence his/her hiring decision.  Human Resources and Nurse Recruitment staff are not eligible to participate.

How do I participate? 

Share with your Registered Nurse/Public Health Nurse friends and colleagues how much you enjoy working for Public Health/Health Services and encourage them to join you! Let them know that no matter what their career interest or goal is, there is an opportunity available for them at Public Health/Health Services.  For information on all opportunities in Public Health , visit

How do I make a referral? 

Simply fill out the ERAP Referral Card and have your referral submit it with his/her application for an ERAP-eligible position. Make sure that the ERAP Referral Card is submitted to Human Resources by fax (323) 890-7855, mail, or in person  (Address-5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 210-01 City of Commerce, CA 90022.  Office is located on the second floor, assessable through the  West Elevator Lobby) before your referral begins the civil service examination process. If your referral neglects to submit the ERAP Referral Card with the application, it may affect your ability to be eligible to receive the referral award.

Who can I refer? 

You may refer a Registered Nurse/Public Health Nurse who you feel shares in the mission and values of Public Health/Health Services. We appreciate any referral of individuals who you think would be an asset to our team; however, ERAP awards will only be given for hires made to ERAP-eligible positions, which are positions that have been designated as "hard-to-fill." To find out what specific positions these are, please call the Public Health Nursing Recruitment and Retention Unit at (213) 240-7725.

How are the awards distributed? 

Your awards will be disbursed in two payments as described below:

Employment Status of Referral First Installment Award Amount Second Installment Award Amount
Full-Time $250.00 $750.00
Part-Time $125.00 $375.00

First Payment- $250.00 or $125.00 issued six months after your referral's date of hire, provided your referral does not terminate employment or transfer to a non-ERAP-eligible position during this time period.

Second Payment- $750.00 or $375.00 issued one year after your referral's date of hire, provided your referral does not terminate employment or transfer to a non-ERAP-eligible position during this time period.

Award distribution may be delayed if your referral takes a leave of absence or has an adjusted date of hire. Both you and your referral must be on active County payroll at the time of distribution. You will not receive payment if you or your referral resign or are terminated from Public Health/Health Services employment before distributions are made. All state, federal, and/or applicable taxes will be deducted from the award.

How often can I participate? 

There is no limit to the number of times you can participate or the number of awards you can receive for referring individuals who are hired to ERAP-eligible positions.

Who can I contact for more information? 

Please call the Public Health Nursing Recruitment and Retention Unit at (213) 240-7725.

How can I obtain  the Employee Referral Card? 

Download Employee Referral Card (pdf)

ERAP maybe modified or discontinued at any time without prior notice.

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