Getting Started
All eligible County employees are welcome to participate in the Employee Referral Program.  The first step is using our online referral system to tell your friends and family about how to apply to the County of Riverside.  When you submit a referral using our online system, we will email your friend or family member information on how to view current job openings.

Referral awards are only paid for bonus-eligible positions.  See our program rules and guidelines for additional information on participating in the Employee Referral Program.

"Word-of-Mouth" and Informal Referrals
Although we appreciate all employees who encourage their friends and family to apply to the County of Riverside, we are unable to recognize word-of-mouth and other informal referrals made outside of the program.  For this reason, you must submit your referral using our online system before the applicant applies or submits a resume to the County of Riverside.

For questions, please email the program administrator at

Employee Self Service (ESS)

You can use your Employee Self Service (ESS) account to submit, confirm, and track referrals.

Note:  If you submitted your referral using the Submit Referral page on, then you will not be able to use your Employee Self Service (ESS) account to track your referral.