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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. 

 

HR Current News

Basic Defensive Driving class on Feb. 20 & Advanced on Feb. 27 :

2/13/2020
Registration has closed for the 2020 Defensive Driving courses with just enough sign-ups for the Basic class on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and only enough for a morning s... (Read more)

AETNA offers MinuteClinic with no copays to DVHT plan members :

2/20/2020
While not currently available in Delaware, AETNA is now offering a new benefit to health plans through the Delaware Valley Health Trust – Kent County’s Health Insurance Program Administrator. Plan p... (Read more)

February is Heart Month - Learn 5 ways to PROTECT your HEART! :

2/12/2020
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. While some people are born with heart disease, keep in mind that there are many risk factors--from being overweight to high blood pressure-... (Read more)

For Valentine's Day - Give Your HEALTH & Yourself Some LOVE :

2/6/2020
Here are some tips on how you can give yourself the care you need this year: Get enough sleep. Aim to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Set a bedtime routine and stick to it. If you need an e... (Read more)

Learn about 2020 WELLNESS program on March 25. Lunch included :

2/4/2020
Kent County Levy Court employees and eligible retirees have the opportunity to enjoy a catered lunch while learning about the outstanding wellness benefits that are offered by Delaware Valley Health T... (Read more)

AETNA - What you need to know about the new CORONAVIRUS :

1/29/2020
As the international coronavirus outbreak rapidly evolves, the CVS Health Enterprise Response and Resiliency and Infectious Disease Response teams continue to monitor the situation as well as guidance... (Read more)

58 Employees recognized for achieving 2019 PERFECT attendance! :

1/29/2020
Levy Court recognized 58 Kent County employees at its meeting on January 28 for achieving perfect attendance during Calendar Year 2019 – Each employee receives an extra vacation day (Payroll code – PA... (Read more)

Elections cancelled - 3 file for 3 EMPLOYEE COUNCIL positions :

1/27/2020
The annual Kent County Employee Council election has been cancelled since only three individuals filed for the three available positions in the organization by the January 24 deadline. Congratulati... (Read more)

Learn a A Few Easy Ways to Start the New Year Right. Be SMART! :

1/22/2020
Looking to improve your health in 2020? Breaking down your goals into smaller SMART goals can be the difference between aspirations and realizations. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainabl... (Read more)

2019 W-2 & 1095-C forms will be distributed to staff by Jan. 31 :

1/22/2020
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)

Defensive Driving READY TO GO on Feb. 20 & 27. Sign up by 02/12 :

1/7/2020
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)

Wells Fargo offers FREE retirement & financial education webinars! :

1/3/2020
Employees seeking information about Retirement & Financial Planning are invited to take advantage of FREE monthly webinars offered by Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement & Trust – Kent County’s Pensi... (Read more)

Delta Dental annual $2,000 MAXIMUM benefit reset January 1 :

1/2/2020
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)

Kent County Employees Recognized for YEARS of SERVICE!! :

12/31/2019
Each year dozens of County employees are recognized by Kent County Levy Court at the Employee Holiday Luncheon for their dedicated service. Each receives a certificate and a gift of their choice. ... (Read more)

Levy Court adopts 5% pension contribution for NEW HIRES on 01/01 :

11/26/2019
The employee pension contribution will increase from 3% to 5% for NEW employees beginning January 1, 2020. The change is the result of analysis of various funding scenarios requested by Levy Court ear... (Read more)

Stay ACTIVE to help PREVENT (& control) DIABETES :

11/20/2019
People who have--or are at risk for--diabetes have higher-than normal levels of glucose (blood sugar) in the blood, which can harm the body. Exercise helps regulate glucose, which your body needs for ... (Read more)

Did you get the TEST TEXT? Update/add email to your Swift911 form! :

11/8/2019
Did you get a text from the County Administrator on Friday, November 8? If not, contact the Personnel Office to add your name and cellular telephone number & provider (and home number, if you have... (Read more)

Exercise CAUTION when working OUTSIDE in FRIGID temps!! :

11/5/2019
Halloween has come and gone, Thanksgiving is in our sights, and before you know it cold weather and Christmas will be here. Much like the heat and humidity in the summer time take a toll on your body,... (Read more)

County Employee Compensation GREATER than Annual Salary :

10/30/2019
Employees should know exactly what their benefits cost the County government during Fiscal Year 2020 thanks to Benefit Summaries distributed to all full-time employees during the week ending Novembe... (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)

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)

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)

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