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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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HR Current News

Continue to be VIGILANT to avoid COVID/Delta variant infection :

6/22/2021
Honestly, everyone wants the pandemic to be over, but COVID-19 variants continue to threaten the unvaccinated and persons with an immune deficiency. Research indicates that individuals fully vaccinate... (Read more)

SAFETY BOLLARD installation at County Complex June 17-25 :

6/8/2021
Kent County recently secured grant funding to install hardened decorative safety bollards at the entrance to the Kent County Administrative Complex. Construction is expected to get under way next w... (Read more)

Indoor mask rules RELAX for VACCINATED staff effective May 21! :

5/20/2021
Vaccinated Kent County employees are no longer required to wear a face covering inside or outside unless within 3-feet of other people or in a large indoor group setting without the recommended 3-feet... (Read more)

Health/Dental/Life OPEN ENROLLMENT closes - other OE in June! :

5/17/2021
Open enrollment has CLOSED for eligible Kent County employees, retirees, dependents, and former employees/dependents with COBRA benefits (May 3–14, 2021). Kent County must submit all changes to DVHT/A... (Read more)

FY2022 BUDGET adopted with 2% COLA & step & PAY study recs :

4/30/2021
Levy Court Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2022 budget following a public hearing on April 27, 2021 concluding an annual process that begins each September with departmental budget request sub... (Read more)

Annual Performance EVALUATION process concludes June 1 :

3/25/2021
Last year, the annual employee performance evaluation process barely got off the ground before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. For safety reasons, several staff members remained at home, many worked remote... (Read more)

SAVE YOUR IDENTITY - Be alert for fraudulent UI claims & scams :

3/19/2021
Kent County has received several notices recently that are indicative of probable fraudulent unemployment insurance claims and a fraudulent direct deposit request. A few of these notices often contai... (Learn more)

Earn CASH INCENTIVES for 2021 wellness program participation :

2/4/2021
Earn cash incentives by completing certain covered wellness programs available to Kent County health insurance program participants through the Delaware Valley Health Trust Wellness team in 2021. All... (Learn more)

As the Weather HEATS UP, Look Out for Heat-Induced Illness! :

6/14/2021
Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. On average, more than 600 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States. Most vulnerable are the elderly, th... (Learn more)

With HIGHER TEMPS-Dress for summer with eye toward guidelines :

6/14/2021
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)

Learn how to be healthy and safe at Work, Home & the Community :

6/8/2021
It’s understandable if your confidence has been shaken lately, given all the uncertainties and shifting responsibilities many of us continue to face. Fortunately, by working with your thoughts, feeli... (Learn more)

ICMA-RC offers free RETIREMENT PLANNING webinars in June :

6/2/2021
ICMA-RC is offering financial planning webinars hosted by your Retirement Plans Specialist - Shantel Washington and Certified Financial Planners. These webinars can help you prepare for retirement.... (Learn more)

DVHT quarterly newsletter - Healthier lifestyles can REDUCE risks! :

5/3/2021
According to the American Cancer Society, one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In the United States, the five most common types of cancer are skin, lung, prostate, brea... (Learn more)

TIPS: Take care of YOUR BACK ... take care of yourself! :

5/3/2021
Experiencing back pain is a leading occupational hazard whether you work long, tough hours mostly on your feet while lifting heavy objects, or while sitting at a desk for hours on end. The following ... (Learn more)

DVHT/Aetna NOW offers MENTAL HEALTH resources via Teladoc :

4/5/2021
Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps d... (Learn more)

Employee Council ELECTS 2021-22 officers. Who represents you? :

4/1/2021
Employee Council recently selected its leadership for the upcoming year following the uncontested February election. The members re-elected KRIS CONNELLY, Asst. Director of Planning Services, as P... (Read more)

FY22 health ins. cost SHARE approved; Open Enrollment May 3-14 :

4/1/2021
Levy Court has decided to once again renew County health insurance coverage with Delaware Valley Health Trust/Aetna and retain the current 7%/20% cost share for employee/dependent health insurance for... (Read more)

EAP offers tips on combating dreaded QUARANTINE 15 & more! :

3/22/2021
The “Quarantine 15” is a buzzword for weight gained from spending many months stuck inside, filling up on high-calorie comfort foods. Fortunately, making a few tweaks to your habits can start you on ... (Read more)

Practice these Safe LIFTING techniques to help SAVE YOUR BACK! :

3/9/2021
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers experience back injuries each year. Approximately one fourth of all workers compensation indemnity claims are a result of bac... (Learn more)

Rx web search can DISPENSE big SAVINGS for health plan! :

3/2/2021
According to a recent Delaware Valley Health Trust/Aetna premium renewal estimate, the prescription portion of Kent County’s premium is likely to increase 9% beginning July 1. Not surprisingly, the c... (Read more)

FREE financial planning webinars available monthly from ICMA-RC :

2/3/2021
ICMA-RC’s Certified Financial Planner™ professionals provide clear and personalized guidance to those who serve our communities toward a more secure and confident financial future. Free webinars avai... (Learn more)

A co-worker's message - PLEASE TAKE COVID-19 SERIOUSLY! :

1/11/2021
I would like to share with you what I recently experienced with testing positive with Covid-19 after an 8 day stay at Bayhealth-Kent. I am sharing this not for sympathy but for understanding to all of... (Read more)

PROTOCOLS issued for COVID-19 exposure response for staff :

12/10/2020
Dear Colleague: the following Summary of the Kent County Employee COVID 19 Exposure Response Protocol is for your reference and it is intended to be a quick reference to the action steps involved with... (Learn more)

County employee shares PERSONAL EXPERIENCE with COVID-19 :

10/29/2020
To My Fellow Kent County Employees & Retirees, I apologize, in advance, if this is not the forum for this letter to be shared. I am writing this letter to hopefully help us all gain a perspective of ... (Read more)

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