News Flash

Posted on: November 8, 2019

City Hall lobby gets a makeover to be more welcoming and comfortable

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Nov. 8, 2019 - Brighter, more comfortable furniture has been added to the City Hall lobby, as part of a Council initiative to keep our buildings inviting for both citizens and employees. 

We are still awaiting a few items – such as chair...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 7, 2019

City manager announces results of citizen satisfaction survey and upcoming days off

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Nov. 7, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting Thursday announced information on holiday time off and the results of the latest citizen satisfaction survey. "The end of daylight savings time and beginning of November signal that the holiday season ...

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Manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Benefits enrollment for 2020 begins Nov. 4; briefing sessions offered

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Nov. 1, 2019 — Benefits open enrollment for health, dental, vision, FSA and life insurance coverage for plan year 2020 begins Nov. 4. 

Open enrollment is the period when full-time employees may make changes to their health, dental, and vision insu...

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Benefits forms and information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Hampton is offering free flu shots for all city employees on Nov. 8

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Oct. 21, 2019 — Hampton will offer free flu shots to all city employees on Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. Your employee ID is required to receive a shot.

Schedule an appointment at https://maxdimflu.b...

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Sign up for a flu shot * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 5, 2019

City Manager's Message: City closed Friday except for emergency essential operations

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Sept. 5, 2019 - I am writing to give you an update on Hurricane Dorian and its expected impacts in our community. While we do not expect much impact today, we will gradually see increasing winds, rain and storm surge over the next 24+/- hours. Winds will ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 4, 2019

City Manager's Message: Back to School & Hurricane Dorian

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Sept. 4, 2019 — Wow - it is hard to believe it is September already, and fall is right around the corner. Yesterday was the first day back to school for many of our kids. For those of you with students, I hope their first day was great! It is always great...

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Complete manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 28, 2019

UPDATE: City's HU pep rally canceled due to storm threat

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Sept. 3, 2019 - The threat of severe weather Thursday evening has prompted the cancellation of an outdoor "pep rally" for city employees to welcome Hampton University students.

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The City of Hampton and Hampton University ar...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Library employee will reach milestone at blood drive Wednesday; time slots available

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Aug. 26, 2019 - Northampton Branch Library Assistant Isaac Needell will reach his six gallon blood donation milestone on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, when the Red Cross visits Hampton City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Isaac, who started donating blood as a teen...

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Additional Info... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City Manager's Message: Reminders about customer parking

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Aug. 1, 2019 — I am writing to remind everyone of the importance of keeping customer parking and timed parking available for our residents. We continue to have issues with employees parking in visitor spots Downtown around the Ruppert Sargent Building, Ha...

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Complete manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Hampton residents, city employees can get free tickets to Saturday's Hampton Heat racing event

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July 16, 2019 - Free Tickets to Saturday's Hampton Heat 200 – an annual racing event that draws several dozen racing teams and thousands of fans to Langley Speedway – are available to Hampton residents and city employees. Tickets are a...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Jason H. Monk, acting fire chief, appointed permanent chief by city manager Mary Bunting

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June 14, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting announced Friday that "after an extensive search process that netted a very competitive pool of candidates, I have appointed our own Jason H. Monk to be the permanent Fire Chief. It is especially grat...

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Manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 2, 2019

City manager's message: Showing our support for Virginia Beach- WEAR BLUE MONDAY

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City manager Mary Bunting's message to employees Sunday:

Those of you with an active social media presence may have noted that there are plans across the region to wear BLUE to work and school on Monday as part of a regional show of support for our Virgini...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 31, 2019

City manager reflects on the Virginia Beach shooting and safety efforts in Hampton

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May 31, 2019 - Read City Manager Mary Bunting's reflections Friday on the Virginia Beach tragedy: "I want to assure you that our city has long taken the issue of workplace safety seriously," Bunting said.  "I am proud of o...

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Blog post * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 24, 2019

City manager's message to employees on a July 5th administrative day

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May 24, 2019 - It's hard to believe that this weekend is Memorial Day, marking the unofficial start of the summer season. Before we know it, July will be here, which is the beginning of our new fiscal year. During that same week, the City will observe Ind...
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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Sign up to donate at the Mayor's Cup Red Cross blood drive June 6 and 27

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May 15, 2018 — Sign up for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drives, and help the Red Cross fill an urgent need for donations, Thursday, June 6, at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Thursday, June 27, at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., 8 a.m...

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Updated city website with more tools, videos will be online Thursday evening

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  May 2, 2019 - More vibrant. Easier to use on tablets and cell phones. Access to even more city services online. Dynamic videos highlighting news and events in Hampton. These are just some of the changes you’ll find on the city&rsq...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 26, 2019

City manager answers questions about FY20 recommended budget

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April 23, 2019 — Since I announced the compensation proposals as part of the FY20 manager’s recommended budget last week, multiple people have asked some of the same questions about them. I am writing to provide those answers ...

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Read the city manager's full message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 10, 2019

City manager gives preview of FY20 recommended budget to Council

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April 10, 2019 — Earlier today, I shared a preview of the FY 2020 Manager's Recommended Budget with City Council. The full budget will be released on Monday, April 15, and will be available on the Hampton website. As in years past, I would like ...

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Read the city manager's full message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Support your favorite team by sending us a picture of you and your workmates in team regalia

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Feb. 1, 2019 - Did you come to work today wearing your favorite team's colors, jersey or cap? The Super Bowl is just days away and City Manager Mary Bunting has announced that today is "Show Your Team Spirit Day." Show everybody how you support ...

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Online photo gallery * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 31, 2019

City manager announces annual 'Show Your Team Spirit Day' is Friday, Feb. 1

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Jan. 31, 2019 - City manager's message: "It is hard to believe that it is nearly February already! I don’t know about you, but it feels like it was just December. The 53rd Super Bowl is right around the corner and so is our annual Show Your Team Spir...

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Complete message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Hampton city employees & family offered free adult GED classes

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Jan. 4, 2019 - Hampton City Schools is offering a special free session of adult GED classes for employees of the City of Hampton, as well as their adult family members, a $170 savings. This is good for sessions beginning in January only.

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 7, 2018

City manager's message to employees on satisfaction survey, days off, bonus

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Nov. 7, 2018 - The end of daylight savings time and beginning of November signal that the holiday season is right around the corner. Each year at this time, we announce the results of the biennial citizen satisfaction survey and the resulting time off bon...

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Complete manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Hampton is offering free flu shots for all city employees on Tuesday, Oct. 16

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Sept. 27, 2018 - Hampton will offer free flu shots to all city employees on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. Your employee ID is required.

Schedule an appointment at https://maxdimflu.bioiq.com/. Click "Si...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Evacuation order lifted; but some flooding expected at high tides

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Sept. 14, 2018 - Gov. Ralph Northam's evacuation order is lifted, now that the area is no longer under a tropical storm warning. The highest predicted tide is still ahead, at 1:30 p.m., and residents are reminded to avoid driving on roads covered by water...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Governor orders evacuation of Zone A: What does that mean for you?

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Sept. 10, 2018 - Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the evacuation of Zone A, the lowest-lying areas of Hampton Roads, as well as the Eastern Shore, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

What does it mean for Hampton?

In Hampton, that area includes nearly 19,000 households....

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Florence strengthens to Category 4; effects will be felt across wide area

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Sept. 10, 2018 - Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4, with winds of 130 mph. It is expected to become a major threat to Virginia and North Carolina. Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but the storm is large and effects will be felt well bey...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Hampton, coast communities watch Florence closely as storm continues moving east

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Sept. 8, 2018 - The National Weather Service said that Tropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify in coming days, become a major threat next week as it moves towards the U.S. coast.

Florence's path continues to be unpredictable, but Wakefield meteoro...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Protect yourself from phishing emails with these tips

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Aug. 29, 2018 — Well-crafted phishing and fraud emails have become more common and sophisticated recently, Hampton's Information Technology Department says.

Phishing emails are attempts to gather sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card info...

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Contact Technical Support * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Public Works sponsors City Hall blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Aug. 22, 2018 - Hampton's Department of Public Works and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the lobby of City Hall on Wednesday,Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,  collecting blood for those in need. All types of blood are desperately ne...

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Share employee event photos with city colleagues

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June 14, 2018 — Has your department had an event you'd like the rest of the city's employees to know about? Share your pictures so everyone can feel part of the action.

With departments spread from Buckroe Beach to City Hall to Sandy Bottom Natur...

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Employee photos * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 13, 2018

City Council honors James 'Pete' Peterson and Vanessa Valldejuli

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June 13, 2018 - City Council today honored retiring City Attorney Vanessa Valldejuli and Assistant City Manager James "Pete" Peterson and commended them for their commitment to Hampton and its citizens.

The resolutions noted:

  • Valldejuli has been c...
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More photos * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Help Desk team earns recognition for customer service certifications

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June 12, 2018 — Hampton's Information Technology support team recently earned customer service accolades. 

Four city IT team members acquired individual certifications to qualify the Technical Support team for the HDI Certified Team recognition. A...

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More about HDI * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 30, 2018

City manager reminds employees to leave parking spots for residents

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May 30, 2018 - City Manager Mary Bunting reminds employees about the importance of keeping customer parking spots available for our residents at the Ruppert Sargent Building. "We are here to serve our community, and we should be willing to leave the ...

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Clarification of information on city manager's FY19 budget preview

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April 20, 2018 - An employee reached out to ask City Manager Mary Bunting about the proposed 2 percent salary increase and whether it applies to part-time and WAE employes.  She answered the question in a new message to employees.

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 11, 2018

City manager gives Council a preview of the recommended budget for fiscal year 2019

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April 11, 2018 - Earlier today, I shared a preview of the FY 2019 Manager's Recommended Budget with Council. The full budget will be released on Sunday. Copies will be available on the internet and in the library. As I have always done, I would like to sh...

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Read the city manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 2, 2018

City manager says changes being made in parking at Ruppert Sargent Building

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April 1, 2018 - City Manager Mary Bunting said Monday: "Changes are being made to the parking arrangements at the Ruppert Sargent Building this week. We have consistently had an issue with employee and city vehicles parking for extended periods in th...

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City manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Sign up for Employee Connection's Newsflash and get text, email messages

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Jan. 3, 2017 - Employees are reminded that they can confirm the city's status of operations (regular hours, liberal leave, delayed openings, etc.) by signing up for the Employee Connection newsflash and being notified by email and/or text message. Go to w...

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Sign up for Employee Connection newsflash * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: February 2, 2017

City manager names Friday, Feb. 3, 'Show Your Team Spirit Day' for employees

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Feb. 2, 2017 - City Manager Mary Bunting has made Friday, Feb. 3, Show Your Team Spirit Day. " While we cannot always dress down or be casual," Bunting said. "I am a firm believer that work should be both productive and fun! The Super Bowl ...

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Photo gallery * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Customer Delight program rewards employees providing great service

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April 5, 2016 - Have you seen a co-worker do a great job? Do you know someone in the city who goes out of their way – every day - to make customers happy? Don’t keep it to yourself. Say something about it and help us recognize the great work of city emplo...Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: March 20, 2015

Share your Hampton photos!

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Do you have Hampton photos you think would be good for our social media sites? We’d love to see everything from behind-the-scenes work to scenic Hampton photos. Send them to marketinginc@hampton.gov with a brief description and you just might se...

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* Hampton Employee Connection