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Allan Kujala, IPMA-CP, CLRP, CGBA - Director

555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

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personnel@co.kent.de.us

 

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HR Current News

Active Shooter Exercise on April 10 offers Safe, Secure Environment :

3/22/2019
Remember the words – Avoid/Deny/Defend. A Hostile Intruder/Active Shooter Response exercise will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the Kent County Administrative Complex. Employees recently ... (Read more)

Commissioners wrap up Fiscal Year 2020 budget drafting process :

3/20/2019
After more than 6 months of meetings, calculations, and research, the Fiscal Year 2020 budget review process was finalized at a March 19 budget workshop with Levy Court Commissioners. In April, the pr... (Read more)

Change Got You Down? Learn to Overcome the Stressors!!!! :

3/15/2019
Change is inevitable, comes in many forms and usually means facing the unknown. It can trigger fear, stress, and even panic over the loss of control. Most of us have a natural resistance to change. ... (Read more)

Kent County Employee Council elects 2019-20 Officers :

3/8/2019
The new term for Employee Council members got underway on March 1, 2019 following the uncontested February election and the group recently selected its leadership for the upcoming year. The member... (Read more)

Annual Performance Evaluation Process Kicks off in March :

3/6/2019
While supervisors should continuously provide performance feedback to individual staff members, it’s that time of the year when managers review the G.A.U.G.E. system handbook and begin preparation for... (Read more)

Tips for Building Healthier Habits from Your Friends at WW :

2/21/2019
Routine is key when you are trying to build habits. When you repeatedly incorporate healthy choices and actions into your everyday life, little by little they begin to become second nature—just the th... (Read more)

Refresher Training in March for April 10 Active Shooter Exercise :

2/19/2019
Remember the words – Avoid/Deny/Defend? A date has been set to exercise the training provided to Administrative Complex staff in early 2017. How will you react? Will you run, hide, or fight back? C... (Read more)

Questions about Retirement? Get Answers at April 15 Workshop! :

2/14/2019
Contemplating retirement in 2019 or even 2020? Have questions about the County pension process or how to better prepare for retirement? Then get some answers by attending a “Retirement Workshop” resch... (Read more)

Use these Handy Tips for Lifting and Carrying Safely :

2/13/2019
Lifting and carrying are power jobs that require special care and training to prevent back injuries. Back injuries are a reality that almost all workers face to some degree, whether you work in constr... (Read more)

DVHT Website offers FREE Access to Training & more - Check it out! :

2/11/2019
As members of Delaware Valley Health Trust, Kent County employees have access to the Trust’s comprehensive website featuring Member Resources, Training & Events, Wellness, and Support to name a few. ... (Read more)

DVTrust Connections newsletter - Get (and Stay) Healthy in 2019 :

2/8/2019
Get your health on track with the Delaware Valley Health Trust Wellness program. The program consists of five preventive health incentives and four healthy living reimbursements all targeted at reduci... (Read more)

Still Want to Join Your Coworkers in WW @ Work? You CAN do it! :

2/1/2019
Having regrets about missing your chance? Good News! You can still join the Weight Watchers at Work program held on Mondays at 5:15 p.m. in Room 220 of the Kent County Administrative Complex. In add... (Read more)

46 Employees Recognized for Perfect Attendance in 2018 :

1/29/2019
Levy Court recognized 46 Kent County employees at its meeting on January 15 for achieving perfect attendance during Calendar Year 2018 – Each employee receives an extra vacation day, certificate of ap... (Read more)

New 2019 Income Tax Withholding Tables Published :

1/22/2019
If you have not seen the new Form 1040 on the IRS website, you are likely to be surprised. It is a half-page front and back form without any need for a 1040EZ or 1040-A. The new form and elimination o... (Read more)

Looking to Improve Your Health in 2019? Try SMART! :

1/22/2019
Looking to improve your health in 2019? Breaking down your goals into smaller SMART goals can be the difference between aspirations and realizations. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable,... (Read more)

Knowledge is key to getting the job done in COLD weather! :

11/1/2018
Bad weather and cold temperatures are fast approaching for the 2018 - 2019 winter season and much like your body can be stressed during the warm season, it can also be stressed during cold season. Col... (Read more)

Even more Answers to Q's about Health Insurance switch to Aetna :

10/17/2018
A number of Questions were posed and Answered in previous Employee News Blog postings dated July 18 & August 7 and here are some more queries about the transition to our new health insurance provider ... (Read more)

More A's to Q's about Health Insurance switch to Aetna/DVHT :

8/7/2018
A number of Questions were posed and Answered in a previous Employee News Blog posting dated July 18. Here are some more queries about the transition to our new health insurance provider – Delaware Va... (Read more)

Health Insurance switch to AETNA generates Qs & Answers :

7/18/2018
Kent County’s new health insurance provider – Delaware Valley Health Trust (DVHT) utilizing the Aetna healthcare provider network became effective July 1, 2018 and I.D. cards were mailed to all enroll... (read more)

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