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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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Learn how to protect Deferred Comp (457) assets in volitile market:
10/16/2019
Uncertainty in the stock market has been a concern expressed by 457 participants, according to ICMA-RC retirement plans specialist Shantel Washington. She is available to discuss your investments ... (Learn more)

Get your flu shot & take these precautions to prevent spread of virus:
10/16/2019
Early fall is the time when flu activity generally starts. It’s important to begin taking the following steps to protect yourself, coworkers, and loved ones from catching the virus, which can be life-... (Read more)

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for New Hires on Nov. 13:
10/15/2019
Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in our society therefore the Delaware General Assembly adopted legislation in 2018 mandating training for all employees beginning in 2019 and then every two... (Read more)

Learn & Earn at Annual HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR on Oct. 11:
10/3/2019
The 4th Annual Kent County Employee Health & Wellness Fair kicks off Friday, October 11, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kent County Administrative Complex - Rooms 220 & 221. Be sure to visi... (Read more)

GO PINK on Fridays & Support Breast Cancer Awareness in Oct.:
10/3/2019
The entire month of OCTOBER is National Breast Cancer Awareness month so Kent County employees are encouraged to wear a GO PINK! T-shirt or any pink shirt every Friday during the month! On Friday, Oc... (Read more)

Be sure to FAST before scheduled Oct. 11 Biometric Screening:
10/3/2019
If you signed up by the deadline, don’t forget to fast 9-12 hours before your scheduled Biometric Screening on Friday, October 11. The FREE Biometric Screening offered by Quest Diagnostics at the ... (Read more)

Biometric Screening registration for 10/11 has CLOSED.:
9/12/2019
Registration for the FREE Biometric Screening offered by Quest Diagnostics at the Annual Employee Health & Wellness Fair on October 11, 2019 has CLOSED. Remember to show up on October 11 at the assign... (Read more)

Now is the TIME to Prime Yourself for a Healthy Autumn!:
9/11/2019
The days are getting shorter, darker, and, depending on where you live, the air is getting chillier and drier—all conditions that can affect your health in a number of ways. Check out these easy tips ... (Read more)

Diabetes Education Workshops at County Library qualify for $100!:
9/11/2019
Great News! Covered employees & spouses participating in the FREE Diabetes Education Workshops at the Kent County Public Library qualify for the $100 DVHT Wellness benefit. Register now, classes start... (Read more)

Two FREE Lunch & Learn Sessions on 09/19. Sign up by 09/16 :
9/9/2019
The next FREE Lunch & Learn presentations are scheduled for Thursday Sept 19th. Sign up by Monday, Sept. 16 @ 5:00 pm... (Read more)

Want a Call/Text when WEATHER impacts County operations?:
9/6/2019
Hurricane season is in full swing and a major storm could have an impact on County operations. And winter weather will be upon us soon thereafter. Did you get a robocall or text last winter when a sno... (Read more)

Please Welcome our NEW Personnel Office Staff Members!:
9/6/2019
After a turbulent summer, the Personnel Office is back up to full staff and if you have not had the opportunity to interact with us recently, please welcome them when you do.... (Read more)

Get your GO PINK tee shirt by 09/13 and wear it Fridays in October!:
8/29/2019
On Friday, October 4, 2019, 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 to Support YOUR Community! Please give:
8/26/2019
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 Thursday, September 20, 2019 ... (Read more)

Ergonomics is more than a SORE BACK for office workers!:
8/23/2019
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)

Start Deferring a Small Amount NOW for a SIZEABLE Retirement!:
8/12/2019
Many employees think it’s impossible to start saving because of bills and debt. But it is important to save for the future, even though life often gets in the way. So why not start with an affordable ... (Read more)

Losing Steam at Work? Tips on How to Stay Productive ALL Day:
8/7/2019
If you’re regularly reaching for more caffeinated beverages during the workday, or feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated, it may be time to evaluate—and maybe fix—the way you use your time and learn whe... (Read more)

MARK your Calendar for upcoming WELLNESS events!:
8/6/2019
Mark your calendars for Friday, October 11, 2019 for the Annual Employee Health & Wellness Fair, FREE Biometric Screening, and FREE flu vaccinations. The biometric screening will qualify for a $150 we... (Read more)

FREE Aetna Guidebook offers Opioid Misuse Recovery Support:
7/31/2019
Opioid misuse is a widespread problem which affects not only those who use, but also their friends, family and loved ones. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, more than 47,000 ... (Read more)

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)

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