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

555 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901

(302) 744-2310 / Fax: (302) 736-2262

personnel@co.kent.de.us

 

Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri. 

 

HR Current News

Free COVID test May 27 for staff; Complex reopens to public June 1 :

5/22/2020
Kent County full-time employees can receive a free voluntary drive-thru COVID-19 test via self-performed mouth swab compliments of the Delaware Division of Health on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 8:00 ... (Read more)

DVHT & Aetna offer HELP & 24/7 ACCESS with TelaDoc & EAP :

5/19/2020
Need to consult a doctor at 2 a.m. or on your own schedule? Delaware Valley Health Trust/Aetna now offers Kent County health plan enrollees access to TelaDoc® virtual care for the cost of your norm... (Read more)

County EYES public access STRATEGY. Positive worker cleared! :

5/12/2020
As we look ahead to the end of the current State of Emergency Order in Delaware (June 1), the Kent County leadership team continues to formulate a strategy to safely reopen facilities to the public an... (Read more)

COVID-19 response now requires MASKS in County worksites :

4/27/2020
Kent County employees must now wear a face covering while working within 6 feet of other staff and in areas open to the general public according to the 13th modification of Governor John Carney’s Stat... (Read more)

DVHT/Aetna now offers Telemedicine access via TELADOC :

4/7/2020
Delaware Valley Health Trust/Aetna is pleased to announce access to TelaDoc® virtual care for all Kent County health plan enrollees effective immediately. What is TelaDoc®? • Access to a U.S. ... (Read more)

New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Provisions Effective April 1 :

4/1/2020
April 1 is the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) approved by the U.S. Congress in mid-March which among other things grants FMLA protection and partial compensation... (Read more)

No-Meeting VOLUNTARY BENEFITS Enrollment set for June 1-15 :

6/1/2020
Kent County offers a variety of employee-paid voluntary benefits, but they can only be added or enhanced during an open enrollment period each year and for 2020 it is June 1-15*. New employees can al... (Read more)

Tips to MANAGE Uncertainty & Stress in a TIME of coronavirus :

5/20/2020
Living with the uncertainty of the continuing global pandemic can affect us in many ways. Unwelcome side effects can include anxiety, excessive worrying, feeling sad, helpless, or angry, or having ... (Read more)

Open Enrollment ends May 15; Voluntary benefits June 1-15 :

5/14/2020
The deadline (May 15, 2020) for health & dental insurance Open Enrollment is fast approaching for eligible Kent County employees, retirees, dependents, and former employees/dependents with COBRA benef... (Read more)

Create a HEALTHY work-at-home space with these helpful tips :

5/6/2020
The coronavirus pandemic work-at-home mandates have prompted many people to work in their living spaces on laptops or computers for extended periods, some with makeshift desk set-ups. If not properly... (Read more)

DVHT adjusts WELLNESS Benefits terms due to COVID-19 :

5/4/2020
Wellness benefits available through DVHT have been adjusted as a result of COVID-19 as follows: Weight Watchers Reimbursement: The Health Trust Weight Watchers Reimbursement requirements for in-perso... (Read more)

FY2021 Cost Share Rates approved; OPEN Enrollment May 1-15 :

4/15/2020
Levy Court has decided to retain the current 7%/20% cost share for employee/dependent health insurance in the upcoming 2020-21 plan year. With the current COVID-19 crisis in mind, Commissioners also d... (Read more)

CARES makes over-the-counter products eligible under FSA :

4/7/2020
The federal CARES Act permanently reinstates coverage under Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) of over-the-counter drugs and medicines without a prescription! In addition, qualifying expenses also now i... (Read more)

Feeling worried about COVID-19? Try these tips from your EAP :

4/2/2020
Anxiety, excessive worrying, feeling helpless, concentration challenges and difficulty sleeping are all unwelcome side effects during times of uncertainty. Developing good coping techniques can hel... (Read more)

Resources for PARENTS supporting CHILDREN out of School :

3/19/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for families across the country. As more and more schools close, requiring school-age children to remain at home in an effort to promote self-distancing, p... (Read more)

Employee Summary of COVID-19 response as public access curbed :

3/17/2020
Employees can rest assured the Kent County leadership team is working diligently to manage the evolving pandemic now known as COVID-19. Department Directors and Row Officers have been briefed on the ... (Read more)

HELP NEEDED to implement Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan :

2/28/2020
Diversity means DIFFERENCE. Those differences are often used to make assessments unsupported by facts. No one wants to be judged by gender, race, age, physical & mental abilities, religious beliefs, o... (Read more)

AETNA offers MinuteClinic with no copays to DVHT plan members :

2/20/2020
While not currently available in Delaware, AETNA is now offering a new benefit to health plans through the Delaware Valley Health Trust – Kent County’s Health Insurance Program Administrator. Plan p... (Read more)

58 Employees recognized for achieving 2019 PERFECT attendance! :

1/29/2020
Levy Court recognized 58 Kent County employees at its meeting on January 28 for achieving perfect attendance during Calendar Year 2019 – Each employee receives an extra vacation day (Payroll code – PA... (Read more)

Wells Fargo offers FREE retirement & financial education webinars! :

1/3/2020
Employees seeking information about Retirement & Financial Planning are invited to take advantage of FREE monthly webinars offered by Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement & Trust – Kent County’s Pensi... (Read more)

Delta Dental annual $2,000 MAXIMUM benefit reset January 1 :

1/2/2020
Have you been putting off that much-needed visit to the dentist because you maxed out the annual benefit? Go ahead and schedule your appointment, the annual (calendar year) $2,000 maximum cost allowe... (Read more)

Kent County Employees Recognized for YEARS of SERVICE!! :

12/31/2019
Each year dozens of County employees are recognized by Kent County Levy Court at the Employee Holiday Luncheon for their dedicated service. Each receives a certificate and a gift of their choice. ... (Read more)

Levy Court adopts 5% pension contribution for NEW HIRES on 01/01 :

11/26/2019
The employee pension contribution will increase from 3% to 5% for NEW employees beginning January 1, 2020. The change is the result of analysis of various funding scenarios requested by Levy Court ear... (Read more)

Did you get the TEST TEXT? Update/add email to your Swift911 form! :

11/8/2019
Did you get a text from the County Administrator on Friday, November 8? If not, contact the Personnel Office to add your name and cellular telephone number & provider (and home number, if you have... (Read more)

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