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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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Winter Weather Slip & Fall Safety Training slated for Dec. 19:
12/11/2017
A Winter Weather safety seminar featuring training on slip, trip, and fall prevention is scheduled for interested County employees on Tuesday, December 19, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in room 220 of the Ken... (Read more)

Commissioners eye DVIT (Aetna) as County's health insurer:
12/6/2017
Every year at budget time Levy Court grapples with employee/retiree health insurance options and associated costs, but that process could be transformed if Commissioners move forward with a proposal t... (Read more)

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training mandatory in 2018!:
11/22/2017
Every day and everywhere it seems, more allegations of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct are surfacing - some occurring many, many years ago. It appears that many victims (and perhaps some o... (Read more)

Learn the ART of Customer Service on Dec. 5 or 12:
11/17/2017
Do you sometimes struggle matching solutions to the variety of customer service issues you may encounter during the work day? Providing good customer service is a skill that can be acquired thru Atte... (Read more)

You can Help someone have a Merry Christmas!:
11/17/2017
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)

County Offices to close Dec. 15 @ 1 p.m. for Employee Recognition Lunch!:
11/16/2017
Make plans to join your co-workers at the new and improved Employee Recognition & Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 15 at the Kent County Recreation Center. This year the Luncheon features a new lo... (Read more)

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation Prohibited...Report It!:
11/14/2017
The headlines have been dominated by accusations of sexual harassment from Hollywood to Capitol Hill, which presents an opportunity to remind all Kent County employees that sexual harassment is prohib... (Read more)

County employee compensation greater than annual salary...:
11/7/2017
Employees should know exactly what their benefits cost the County government during Fiscal Year 2018 thanks to Benefit Summaries distributed to all full-time employees on November 9. The summaries ... (Read more)

Cake Mixes for Christmas boxes needed by Dec. 1:
11/1/2017
Annually the Salvation Army provides families in need residing in Kent County with Christmas food bags and/or Christmas toys for children ages 14 and under. They anticipate approximately 200 families ... (Read More)

Help Pack the Paramedic Truck on Nov. 15 for Thanksgiving:
10/30/2017
The 5th annual “Thanksgiving for Everyone” Pack the Paramedic truck food drive will be held at Redners Supermarket on Forrest Avenue (Rt 8) in Dover on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m.... (Read more)

Easy ergonomic practices can help you stay healthy!:
10/27/2017
Good ergonomics is important for all employees, not just those confined to an office. Public Safety, Public Works, Community Services, and all other departments within Kent County should practice good... (Read more)

The Best RX for Happiness - SLEEP!:
10/18/2017
Everyone knows lack of sleep can make you grumpy. It also can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, heart attack, irregular heartbeat, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Being s...

Health & Wellness Fair (& flu shots) on Friday, Oct. 20 :
10/12/2017
If you or an eligible family member registered for a "free" flu shot, the vaccination will be administered on Friday, October 20 from 8:30 – 10:30 A.M. during the Employee Health & Wellness Fair at th... (Read more)

Prepare! - Safety & Security is every Employee's Responsibility :
10/5/2017
Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility, but government employees are expected by citizens to be prepared when the unpredictable happens – which requires training. Kent County regularly p... (Read more)

Wear Pink on Fridays in October for Breast Cancer Awareness!:
10/4/2017
Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing a pink shirt on Fridays in October. If you ordered a specifically designed t-shirt, County employees are permitted to “GO PINK!” and wear it e... (Read more)

Is it ethical or not? Code of Conduct training Oct 17 & 25:
10/4/2017
Ethical dilemmas are often difficult to figure out, but you can make the right decision by asking yourself the right questions. Learn more about the process at a Workplace Ethics training session on ... (Read more)

Help via EAP available when Coping with Tramatic Events:
10/2/2017
When disasters occur, the emotional toll can sometimes be even more devastating and of greater impact than the financial strains of damage and loss of home, business or personal property. Everyone wh... (Read more)

Prevention Matters! Sign up for Flu Shot by Oct. 13, & get it Oct. 20:
9/15/2017
Just a reminder that employee/retiree flu shots are available on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 8:30 – 10:30 A.M. during the Employee Health & Wellness Fair at the County Administrative Complex in Room... (Read more)

Fall into a Healthier Lifestyle of Wellness this October 20 at Fair:
9/8/2017
The 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms 220 & 221 at the Kent County Administrative Complex. This year is bigger and ... (Read more)

Urgent Appeal Issued! County Blood Drive slated Sept. 12:
9/6/2017
A blood drive for Kent County employees, family members, retirees, and/or friends with Blood Bank of Delmarva is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Kent Count... (Read more)

Tools to Cope with Stress after the Storm are Available:
8/30/2017
Hurricanes, floods, or the death of loved ones can take a toll on your emotional health. Help is available through your free Employee Assistance Program & County health insurance ... (Read more)

Learn about Budgeting & Saving while eating Lunch!:
8/30/2017
Bring your lunch 09/07 for an educational workshop on Budgeting & Savings presented by WSFS Work Perks every half hour 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Administrative Complex Room 221... (Read more)

Free Flu Shot can Jumpstart a Healthy Winter!:
8/28/2017
Vaccination against influenza not only benefits you, but also your family, co-workers, and community. Kent County Levy Court will be hosting a free flu vaccination clinic in conjunction with a mini-H... (Read more)

Blood Drive needs a few more Donors to make Minimum :
8/28/2017
Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Now is your chance to do just that in a very personal way! Kent County Levy Court will hold a blood drive with Blood Bank of Delmarva from 9:... (Read more)

EAP newsletter packed with HELPful information!:
8/21/2017
County employees have an invaluable benefit through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). For your personal and/or family member’s well-being, the EAP offers access to services and referrals.... (Read more)

Go Pink! T-Shirt sales Help Breast Cancer Awareness effort:
8/9/2017
On Friday, October 6, 2017, 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)

Be A Hero - County plans Blood Drive Sept. 12:
8/4/2017
Never donated blood before? Be a Hero! This could be a great opportunity for you to experience it for the first time in the comfort of the Kent County Administrative Complex. A Blood Drive has been ... (Read more)

Property Tax bills often generate ??? for County employees:
8/4/2017
Property tax bills are mailed out in early August each year and taxes are due on September 30. Invariably, County employees are asked by relatives, neighbors, and/or strangers why their “County taxes... (Read more)

Rx web search can dispense big savings for health plan:
7/21/2017
According to claims reports, Kent County employees and dependents incurred $1.2 million of invoiced expense for drug prescriptions in FY2016. Not surprisingly, medications have a direct impact on heal... (Read more)

Try this Spectacular savings option for Glasses!:
7/21/2017
Do you ever wonder how “consumerism” can pay off for you? If you wear glasses - and more than one-half of America does - then some pro-active consumerism methods might prove personally and financiall... (Read more)

Be Safe! Take Hot Summer Heat Precautions:
7/10/2017
Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health and can have a direct impact on future health insurance premiums for the County if medical treatment is required. Take a moment to ... (Read more)

July 1 Marks Kent County's New Fiscal Year!:
6/29/2017
Happy New Year! Fiscal Year 2018 started July 1, 2017, 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 2017, wit... (Read more)

Health Ins. Plan Year Resets; Providers may get confused:
6/29/2017
While health insurance options did not change and premiums did not increase this fiscal year (FY2018) for employees or dependents, the four-year old County funded modified Health Reimbursement Account... (Read more)

Optional Life Ins. Premiums Adjust with Salary & Age:
6/28/2017
The July 1st effective date for salary rate increases will have an impact on optional supplemental life insurance premiums beginning with the July 14 biweekly pay advice, especially for those employee... (Read more)

County's EAP can help with life's BIG & small challenges!:
6/20/2017
Sometimes employees or family members may have moments of crises and are unsure of what to do or where to turn. Surprises and disappointments can occur at any moment and being resilient to overcome s... (Read more)

Exercising Summer Fun Sense Can Save Cents!:
6/15/2017
Longer days and warmer weather allow us all to enjoy more time outdoors and that means more time being exposed to the effects of the sun. Your good health is important to Kent County not only for cus... (Read more)

2017-18 SBCs provide great Health insurance coverage summary :
6/7/2017
The new 2017-18 Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Summary of Benefits & Coverage is now accessible on the County website under the Employee Portal under the “Announcements & Notices” tab. The ... (Read more)

Employee Life & LTD Insurances transitioning to Sun Life:
5/30/2017
Recently six potential insurers responded to an Employee Insurances Request for Proposals, and after some discussion Levy Court Commissioners decided to approve bids submitted on behalf of Sun Life. T... (Read more)

Do You Partner with Your Physician?:
5/2/2017
Your relationship with your physician influences your ability to make informed health decisions and can impact the outcome of your care. To get the most out of your care, and be an informed health car... (Read more)

Share your DVDs with Airmen overseas & support the Military:
5/19/2017
May is National Military Appreciation Month and serves as a reminder to show our support for the men and women who make up our Armed Forces community. Several events and happenings are taking place l... (Read more)

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