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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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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)

Keep Focused on Good Health as GO PINK month Fades:
10/26/2018
As October comes to a close and attention turns to Thanksgiving, KUDOS are due for another fantastic “Go Pink!” campaign helping increase Breast Cancer Awareness and benefit good health overall at Ken... (Read more)

FREE stuff at Employee Health & Wellness Fair on FRIDAY!!!!!:
10/17/2018
“FREE” and “WELLNESS” are the themes of the 3rd Annual Kent County Employee Health & Wellness Fair on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kent County Administrative Complex in ... (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)

REMINDER - Biometric Screenings & Flu Shots on Friday, Oct. 19!:
10/16/2018
If you registered for the FREE Biometric Screening and/or the FREE flu vaccination by the posted deadline, do not forget to report to the respective site on Friday, October 19! The County will be char... (Read more)

Learn & Earn at Employee Health & Wellness Fair on Oct. 19!:
10/9/2018
The 3rd Annual Kent County Employee Health & Wellness Fair kicks off Friday, October 19, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kent County Administrative Complex - Rooms 220 & 221. Be sure to visi... (Read more)

FLU prevention matters! Sign up by Oct. 11 for free Oct. 19 flu shot!:
10/2/2018
Flu season has started already, so sign up for a FREE influenza vaccination by the Thursday, October 11 deadline by calling (302) 744-2310 and then roll up your sleeve on Friday, October 19, 2018 fro... (Read more)

GO PINK! on Fridays & support Breast Cancer Awareness in October:
10/1/2018
The entire month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month so wear your Go Pink! T-shirt or any pink shirt every Friday during the month! On Friday, October 5, in honor of the "Go Pink" ... (Read more)

Register for Biometric Screening by Oct. 5 for Oct. 19 timeslot:
9/28/2018
The deadline to register online for a FREE Biometric Screening at https://my.questforhealth.com is Friday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m. The screening will take place at the Employee Health & Wellness Fair... (Read more)

Explore Healthcare Bluebook for chance to win "The Game of Life":
9/27/2018
Kent County employees/retirees enrolled in the DVHT/Aetna health plan can win one of 7 gift cards with a value ranging from $100 to $500 by participating in an exciting new campaign offered by Delawar... (Read more)

HELP!! Health Advocate Can Provide Supportive Services:
9/17/2018
In conjunction with our new County medical plan with Aetna, which is administered by Delaware Valley Health Trust (DVHT), Kent County Levy Court also received a new Employee Assistance program with He... Read More

You're invited to Family Emergency Preparedness Day - Sept. 22:
9/11/2018
Please join us for the 14th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day. This is a FREE event for the entire family (see attachment) When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: Del... (Read more)

Enjoy Free Lunch & Learn about Wellness. RSVP by 09/14!:
9/11/2018
Kent County Levy Court employees and eligible retirees have the opportunity to enjoy a catered lunch served while learning about the outstanding wellness benefits that are offered by Delaware Valley H... (Read more)

Show You Care...Go Pink! Order your 2018 T-Shirt by Sept. 10!:
9/6/2018
On Friday, October 5, 2018, Bayhealth Cancer Institute is encouraging the community to “GO PINK!” for the day. A specially designed t-shirt to support Breast Cancer Awareness is available for purchas... (Read more)

"We Want Your Blood" for the Blood Drive - Sign up by Sept. 12:
9/6/2018
Kent County employees are asked to roll up their sleeves and support the community by participating in the annual blood drive for the Blood Bank of Delmarva scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2018 f... (Read more)

GO PURPLE (wear Purple) Sept. 9-22 for Drug Addiction Awareness:
8/30/2018
Kent County has joined the “Go Purple” movement showing support for the fight against substance abuse and County employees are asked to help support the “Go Purple” substance abuse awareness effort by... (Read more)

Pssst...Have you Heard? Rumors can hurt - Learn more Sept. 25 & 27:
8/24/2018
We’ve all been approached by a chatty coworker, ready to have a chin-wag and spread the “latest” news, or maybe even been the person passing along current rumor or gossip. But are you aware that seem... (Read more)

Earn a $150 wellness check for Biometric Screening event - Oct. 19!:
8/15/2018
Mark your calendars for Friday, October 19, 2018 for the biggest most awesome Employee Health & Wellness Fair ever, because this year you can participate in a FREE Biometric Screening and get a $150 c... (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)

Join the County's Safety effort during Safe+Sound Week: Aug. 13-19 :
8/6/2018
At Kent County Levy Court, you—our talented and dedicated employees—are our most valuable asset. That’s why it’s our top priority to keep you safe and healthy, so that you return home to family and lo... (Read more)

Employee feedback is vital for Diversity & Inclusion Study - Sept. 6!:
7/24/2018
Please help Kent County become an even greater place to work! Your participation in an upcoming confidential Focus Group meeting is critical for an accurate understanding of our recruitment, selection... (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)

No Aetna I.D. card yet? Contact the Personnel Office promptly!:
7/12/2018
Effective July 1, 2018, Kent County transitioned health insurance coverage to the Delaware Valley Health Trust (DVHT), a self-insured consortium of local governments utilizing the Aetna healthcare pro... (Read more)

Free Basic Will Preparation Available Online thru SunLife! :
7/9/2018
Are you and your family prepared if a sudden loss of life event occurs? You can take steps to protect your assets and family members by having your wishes documented. As a Kent County Levy Court emp... (Read more)

July 1 marks Kent County's new Fiscal Year!:
7/6/2018
Happy New Year! Fiscal Year 2019 started July 1, 2018, which means the new Kent County budget is in effect. The new financial plan adopted by Levy Court in early May looks quite a bit like 2018, wit... (Read more)

Diversity & Inclusion Study needs Employee Feedback for Success:
6/29/2018
A Diversity & Inclusion Study for Kent County Levy Court led by the professional consulting firm – IVY Planning Group LLC of Bethesda, MD kicked off in early June with an introductory meeting involvin... (Read more)

Kent County receives Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award:
6/27/2018
The Kent County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services was officially recognized at the Levy Court meeting on June 26, 2018, by the American Heart Association with a Missi... (Read more)

DVHT/Aetna adds 20% discount on over-the-counter CVS items:
6/26/2018
The Delaware Valley Health Trust, Kent County’s health insurance program provider using the Aetna health care provider network, has announced the addition of another great “value-added benefit” for co... (Read more)

Aetna health insurance ID cards mailed June 13; use after July 1:
6/21/2018
New health insurance identification cards were mailed to County employees and eligible retirees by Aetna on June 13. Many staff members reported receipt as early as June 18. Cards are issued to th... (Read more)

New FY2019 Insurance Cost Share Premiums Effective June 1:
5/31/2018
Paycheck amounts deposited on June 1 will be different for most County employees due to the adjusted health insurance cost share rates adopted by Levy Court in April. Employees with single coverage sh... (Read more)

DVHT adds VBA Vision to County's health plan design:
5/24/2018
Delaware Valley Health Trust (DVHT), which replaces Highmark as Kent County’s health insurance program administrator using the Aetna provider network effective July 1, 2018, has added Vision Benefits ... (Read more)

Be Safe this Summer by knowing the Heat stress Warning Signs!:
5/21/2018
Many Kent County employees work outside regularly and that can be hazardous if weather conditions become extreme. The fact is extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. On av... (Read more)

Save your spot with a 457 Deferred Comp Advisor on July 31:
5/15/2018
With the new Fiscal Year and the annual pay raise it brings, now may be a good time to become educated about the importance of saving for the future. If you dream of retirement, what you do now c... (Read more)

Dress for Summer with Eye toward County Guidelines!:
5/15/2018
With several days of 90 degree temperatures already in May, many Kent County employees are looking forward to summer and adjusting their work wardrobe as temperatures soar - but don’t go too far. ... (Read more)

Open Enrollment ends May 18-make your insurance changes ASAP:
5/11/2018
Open Enrollment (April 30-May 18, 2018) is the only time employees and eligible retirees can make changes to health and dental insurance coverages without a “qualifying event”. Any changes would be ef... (Read more)

Levy Court adopts FY2019 Budget with 2% COLA for Employees:
5/11/2018
Levy Court Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2019 budget following a public hearing on May 8, 2018 concluding an annual process that begins each September with departmental budget request submissi... (Read more)

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