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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. 

 

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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)

Tips for Keeping Chronic STRESS in Check for a HEALTHY HEART:
2/11/2019
Chronic stress, whether it stems from juggling work and life responsibilities, relationship issues or another source, not only harms your mental well-being but can cause physical changes that can incr... (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)

POSTPONED: Got Questions about Retirement? Get Answers at Workshop!:
2/6/2019
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” sched... (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)

Eat Healthier & Take Care of You! - February is HEART Month:
2/1/2019
Research shows that reducing intake of saturated fat and sugar can reduce the risk of heart disease. Try fresh, frozen, and canned-in-water fish and shellfish; nonfat plain yogurt (traditional or Gre... (Read more)

Deadline Nears for Defensive Driving course sign up - Feb. 6:
1/30/2019
As the registration deadline nears for the February 12 Basic Defensive Driving course and the February 14 Advanced Defensive Driving courses, it looks like the afternoon session for advanced class may... (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)

Election cancelled - 4 file for 4 Employee Council positions:
1/28/2019
The annual Kent County Employee Council election has been cancelled since only four individuals filed for the four available positions in the organization by the January 25 deadline. Congratulation... (Read more)

Last chance to Join Weight Watchers at Work is Jan. 28!:
1/25/2019
Great News! The proposed Weight Watchers at Work program achieved the minimum 20 participants at the Kick-off meeting on January 22, and will start weekly workshops on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:15... (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)

FINAL Chance to host a Weight Watchers at Work program - Jan. 22! :
1/17/2019
The final opportunity to achieve the required number of 20 participants in order to sponsor a Weight Watchers at Work program is Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. Eighteen people showed up fo... (Read more)

2018 W-2 & 1095-C forms will be distributed by Jan. 31:
1/15/2019
To quote Benjamin Franklin, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, but death and taxes.” It is important for each employee to verify the name and address on their most recent paystub... (Read more)

No Text or Robocall after the Snow? Update your First Call form!:
1/14/2019
Did you get a robocall or text Sunday night about the impact of the snowstorm on Kent County operations? If not, you need to update your First Call form and submit it to the Personnel Office before t... (Read more)

POSTPONED: Thinking about retiring soon? Attend the February 11 Workshop!:
1/14/2019
Thinking about retiring in 2019? If so, then you should consider attending a “Retirement Workshop” scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 220 of the Kent County Administrative C... (Read more)

Defensive Driving courses ready to GO on February 12 & 14:
1/11/2019
How’s your driving? You can protect yourself, the County, and earn a 3 point MVR credit by participating in an annual defensive driving class in February. All employees are eligible to participate... (Read more)

Weight Watchers at Work requires minimum 20 people Jan. 14!:
1/9/2019
A minimum 20 participants is required for the Weight Watchers at Work Kick Off meeting scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. or this planned worksite program must be cancelled. If you w... (Read more)

4 Employee Council positions available in 2019. File by Jan. 25!:
1/3/2019
Terms are expiring this year (2019) for four two-year Kent County Employee Council positions on the 7-member advisory group. The deadline to file for one of the expiring terms is Friday, January 25, 2... (Read more)

Weight Watchers at Work program kicks off Monday, Jan. 14!:
12/31/2018
Recent survey results reveal high interest in a Weight Watchers at Work program, so join your co-workers at the Kick Off meeting on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. and every Monday thereafter fo... (Read more)

Kent County Holidays 2019 - an important employee benefit!:
12/27/2018
The 2019 Kent County holidays are as follows: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day; Monday, January 21, 2019 – Martin Luther King’s Birthday; Monday, February 18, 2019 – President’s Day; Fr... (Read more)

Annual $2,000 Delta Dental Benefit Maximum Resets Jan. 1:
12/20/2018
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)

County closed Christmas Eve! Holidays require early timesheet:
12/17/2018
Kent County offices will be closed on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 2018 per declaration of Levy Court President P. Brooks Banta. The announcement was welcomed by thunderous applause at the annu... (Read more)

Get your Surface Pro Tablet Raffle tickets before 3 p.m., Dec. 19:
12/17/2018
The votes are in and it is unanimous – the Annual Employee Appreciation Holiday Luncheon on December 14 was awesome! The 2018 Luncheon Planning Committee has earned well deserved high praise for the f... (Read more)

Riddick honored as 2018 Kent County Employee of the Year!:
12/14/2018
The applause was deafening at the annual Employee Holiday Luncheon as LARRY RIDDICK’s name was announced as the 2018 Employee of the Year. He was selected from the Employees of the Month, each of whom... (Read more)

Workday suspended Friday afternoon for Holiday Luncheon!:
12/13/2018
Kent County buildings will close and operations suspended at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018 so employees can join co-workers at the Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Kent County Recreation Center... (Read more)

Checks in the Mail! No it's not Santa, it's Healthcare Bluebook:
12/12/2018
Happy employees are reporting unexplained checks in the mail with their names on them! Wondering what is “Healthcare Bluebook” and what to do with the cash? Deposit it! The money is yours to keep f... (Read more)

Aetna & LabCorp finalize Lab Services agreement effective Jan. 1:
12/11/2018
Delaware Valley Health Trust recently announced that Aetna and LabCorp have formally signed an agreement to make LabCorp a preferred national laboratory beginning January 1, 2019. This means that DVH... (Read more)

Deadline for 2018 Wellness Benefit Incentives & Reimbursements:
12/10/2018
WELLNESS BENEFIT REMINDER: All Delaware Valley Health Trust Wellness incentive and reimbursement requests for 2018 must be submitted by January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm! These wellness benefits include g... (Read more)

Respond by Dec. 19 to Quick Survey about Weight Watchers at Work:
12/7/2018
Would you participate if Weight Watchers offered a program at the Kent County Administrative Complex? Please promptly reply to a quick two question survey recently sent to your County email in-box. Th... (Read more)

Kent County's Employee of the Year.... Who's It Gonna Be for 2018?:
12/6/2018
Drum Roll please. The Employee of the Year will be..... announced on December 14 at the Annual Employee Holiday Luncheon. Do you know a co-worker who deserves to be crowned as Kent County’s Employee... (Read more)

You can Help Someone Have an AWESOME Christmas!!:
12/5/2018
Want to help a kid have an awesome Christmas this year? Kent County employees can do that by contributing a toy to the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program collection box located in the Kent C... (Read more)

Winter is here - Prepare now for potential snowy weather!:
11/20/2018
Winter officially arrived December 21, and snowy weather has already threatened our region. Prepare now for what may be numerous building closings or delayed openings. Kent County uses First Call ... (Read more)

Holidays are FUN Days for Kent County Staff!:
11/7/2018
Christmas is just around the corner! So make plans to join your co-workers at the Annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 14 at the Kent County Recreation Center. The Luncheon features great food,... (Read more)

Help Needy Families & Your Community during the Holidays!:
11/7/2018
In addition to the annual “Pack the Paramedic Truck” food drive event (11/07/18) collecting nonperishable items for the Delaware Food Bank for Thanksgiving food boxes, Kent County employees regularly ... (Read more)

Kent County Compensation is Greater Than Your Annual Salary!:
11/2/2018
Employees should know exactly what their benefits cost the County government during Fiscal Year 2019 thanks to Benefit Summaries distributed to all full-time employees on November 2. The summaries ... (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)

Employee pay expected to be published in newspaper soon:
10/29/2018
Kent County recently replied to a Freedom of Information Act request from the News Journal newspaper seeking the names, titles, department & sub-department, and salaries of all employees including par... (Read more)

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