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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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457 participants can KEEP funds in County's deferred comp plan:
7/19/2019
Kent County’s Deferred Compensation (457) Plan Administrator (ICMA-RC) regularly receives telephone calls from participants asking if they are required to move their funds out of their 457 Plan once t... (Read more)

It's HOT out there! Take precautions to protect yourself & coworkers:
7/17/2019
It is HOT out there! Know the signs of the 3 forms of Heat Related Illness: 1) Heat Cramps: Painful cramps in the arms, legs, or abdominal muscles caused by the onset of dehydration. ? In the event of... (Read more)

Take Advantage of FREE online Will Preparation from SunLife:
7/16/2019
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)

Sign up any time for 457 & check out ICMA-RC's Plan Health Monitor:
7/15/2019
Sign up any time for a 457 deferred compensation plan and begin saving more for your retirement. Contact the Personnel Office Did you know ICMA-RC's online Plan Health Monitor is now available in EZL... (Read more)

HealthAdvocate offers Common Sense Rules for Summer Fun:
7/5/2019
Summertime invites us to let go, play and enjoy the great outdoors. But even if you’re picnicking in the backyard, sticking to common sense rules could help you or your loved ones avoid a trip to the ... (Read more)

July 1 marks beginning of Kent County's New Fiscal Year!:
7/3/2019
Happy New Year! Fiscal Year 2020 started July 1, 2019, which means the new Kent County budget is in effect. The new financial plan adopted by Levy Court in early May looks a little bit different tha... (Read more)

Flexible Benefits Debit Card with ASIflex effective July 1:
6/27/2019
By now, Kent County employees enrolled in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program during Open Enrollment should have received their FSA debit card. The County FSA program is administered by ASIFle... (Read more)

Dress for SUMMER with eye toward work attire guidelines.:
6/27/2019
With the advent of summer, annual heat waves with 90-100 degree temperatures have begun, so many Kent County employees may be adjusting their work wardrobe as temperatures soar - but don’t go too far.... (Read more)

Sign up for 1 of 2 Lunch & Learn wellness sessions on June 26:
6/20/2019
Sign up by June 24 for the next DVHT Lunch & Learn Wellness program on Movement & Exercise on Wednesday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Physical activity can help prevent many diseases and conditi... (Read more)

Individual appointments available with AFLAC rep. on June 11th:
6/5/2019
AFLAC representative Eunice Craig will be available on Tuesday, June 11th in Kent County Administrative Complex - Room 221 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon to meet individually with County employees to provi... (Read more)

Save more! 457 deferred comp rep. taking appointments for June 12:
6/5/2019
Dreaming about retirement? If so, what you do now can help maintain your current lifestyle by supplementing your County pension with funds from your personal 457 deferred compensation plan. With th... (Read more)

Be Smart before you Start - Safe Summer Day June 8 at Brecknock:
6/4/2019
Please join the many safety and health professionals on Saturday, June 8, 2019 between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. at Brecknock Park for our 21st annual SAFE SUMMER DAY 2019 event. This event is design... (Read more)

After Action Report confirms 04/10 Active Shooter Drill Successful!:
6/4/2019
The After Action Report resulting from the April 10 Active Shooter/Hostile Intruder exercise at the Kent County Administrative Complex confirmed initial findings that it was successful and drill objec... (Read more)

Please READ the Delaware Sexual Harassment NOTICE:
5/31/2019
State law requires that all employees receive a Delaware Sexual Harassment Notice before July 1, 2019. Kent County Levy Court policy prohibits sexual harassment and employees should report such conduc... (Read more)

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)

Learn about Workplace Respect at May 21&23 training-Please attend:
5/17/2019
Ever wonder what the definitions of respect, bullying, and harassment are and how to combat their consequences? Professionalism in the workplace equates with being respectful of fellow employees and ... (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)

Open Enrollment for health/dental/flexible spending ends May 16:
5/13/2019
The deadline (May 16, 2019) for Open Enrollment is fast approaching for eligible Kent County employees, retirees, dependents, and former employees/dependents with COBRA benefits to make additions/chan... (Read more)

Sign up for new Weight Watchers at Work workshops by May 20!:
5/10/2019
A very successful first ever Watcher Watchers At Work program series will conclude soon, but a second round of workshops can start as early as Monday, June 3 if a minimum 15 participants sign up. If... (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)

New FSA administrator - ASIFlex offers Online Enrollment!!!:
4/22/2019
It is easy to enroll on-line with ASIFlex - Kent County's new FSA administrator. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are year-to-year accounts that allow you to set aside money from your paycheck on a p... (Read more)

Learn more about Voluntary Employee Benefits on May 7 at 9 a.m.!!!:
4/26/2019
Are you unsure about the plethora of optional or voluntary benefits available to Kent County employees? Learn more at a Voluntary Benefits presentation on Tuesday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. featuring an AFLA... (Read more)

Carryover up to $500 per Year in a Flexible Spending Account:
4/24/2019
Flexible Spending Accounts will feature an easy to use debit card from ASIFlex starting July 1, but you must sign up during Open Enrollment (April 29-May 16). Concerned about use or lose it? No more -... (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)

2019 Open Enrollment is April 29-May 16 for health/dental/FSA etc.:
4/17/2019
Open enrollment is available for eligible Kent County employees, retirees, dependents, and former employees/dependents with COBRA benefits from April 29 – May 16, 2019. Open enrollment is the only tim... (Read more)

Must have 30 participants by 04/30 for 2019 Kent County Blood Drive:
4/17/2019
Kent County employees are annually asked to roll up their sleeves and support the community by participating in a blood drive for the Blood Bank of Delmarva held at the Administrative Complex. Unfo... (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)

Unraveling the Engima of Customer Service training on April 23 & 25:
4/16/2019
Customer service just isn’t what it used to be. The GOOD news is that organizations offering EXCELLENT customer service now have a greater competitive advantage than ever before! In reality, most cust... (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)

Employees to Practice Training at April 10 Active Shooter Exercise:
4/2/2019
An urgent message via intercom will be broadcast, the sound of gunshots will be heard, and police will swarm the building during the Hostile Intruder/Active Shooter Response exercise on Wednesday, Apr... (Read more)

First of 4 FREE Lunch & Learns on April 30. Sign up by 04/24:
3/29/2019
A free Lunch & Learn workshop will be presented by DVHT wellness on “Stress Management” on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Room 220 of the Kent County Administrative Complex. In... (Read more)

Active Shooter Exercise on April 10 offers Safe, Secure Environment:
3/22/2019
Remember the words – Avoid/Deny/Defend. A Hostile Intruder/Active Shooter Response exercise will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the Kent County Administrative Complex. Employees recently ... (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)

Change Got You Down? Learn to Overcome the Stressors!!!!:
3/15/2019
Change is inevitable, comes in many forms and usually means facing the unknown. It can trigger fear, stress, and even panic over the loss of control. Most of us have a natural resistance to change. ... (Read more)

Kent County Employee Council elects 2019-20 Officers:
3/8/2019
The new term for Employee Council members got underway on March 1, 2019 following the uncontested February election and the group recently selected its leadership for the upcoming year. The member... (Read more)

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