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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

 

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HR Current News

You too can Join the Team Winning with Weight Watchers on June 3 :

5/24/2019
The first group of Kent County employees participating in the Weight Watchers at Work program lost an incredible total of 484.6 pounds! Congratulations to those 21 members who committed in January to ... (Read more)

Extra Workplace Respect Training offered on June 3. Please attend! :

5/24/2019
More than 30 County employees attended two informative training sessions on Workplace Respect in May and due to popular response, a 3rd session has been scheduled for Monday, June 3 at 8:15 a.m. in Ro... (Read more)

Levy Court adopts FY2020 budget with 2% COLA & full step increase :

5/16/2019
Levy Court Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2020 budget following a public hearing on May 14, 2019 concluding an annual process that begins each September with departmental budget request submi... (Read more)

Diversity & Inclusion Study finalized by IVY with Strategic Plan :

5/15/2019
The 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Study has been finalized by IVY Planning Solutions LLC of Bethesda, Maryland and Levy Court has instructed staff to begin strategic plan implementation by developing a s... (Read more)

Another Voluntary Benefits Information meeting set May 16 @ 1 pm :

5/9/2019
Due to the the popularity of a presentation on Voluntary Employee Benefits, a second session has been scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 220 of the Kent County Administrative C... (Read more)

AEDs relocated & new Stop the Bleed kits installed in Complex :

4/23/2019
All across the United States, including right here in Kent County, people will participate in the first ever “National Stop the Bleed Month”. This nationwide campaign will highlight the importance of ... (Read more)

Flexible Spending Accounts Switching to ASIFlex with Debit Card :

4/22/2019
The Kent County employee Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program will be administered by ASIFlex effective July 1, 2019. ASIFlex is located in Columbia, Missouri and has administered FSA programs sinc... (Read more)

Active Shooter Exercise Successful with a Few Fixes Identified :

4/17/2019
Employees remembered the words – Avoid/Deny/Defend during the April 10 active shooter exercise, and it was hailed an overall success with a couple of glitches by Public Safety Director Colin Faulkner.... (Read more)

Two Dozen Get Answers to Kent County Retirement Questions :

4/15/2019
It will be here before you know it – RETIREMENT! A comfortable post-employment is possible if you plan well according to a presentation at the April 15 Retirement Workshop. In addition to basic ... (Read more)

You Don't Have to Suffer from Spring Allergies - Take Action! :

4/5/2019
The welcoming warmth of spring is easily blunted by rampant pollination, triggering the explosive sneezing, sniffles, stuffy sinuses, foggy brain, and general wretchedness of springtime allergies. An... (Read more)

Levy Court approves FY2020 health insurance cost share rates :

4/3/2019
Levy Court has decided to retain the current 7%/20% cost share for employee health insurance in the upcoming 2019-20 plan year. After discussing a one or two percent increase and charging retirees on ... (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)

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)

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)

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)

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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