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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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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 3, 2018

Stay Safe from Tax Scams

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April 3, 2018 - As people nationwide seek to file their tax returns, cybercriminals attempt to take advantage of this with a variety of scams. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens are targeted by tax scams each year, often only learning of the crime aft...

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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: March 27, 2018

Finance Department holds Spring Fling lunch

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March 27, 2018 — Hampton's Finance Department held its annual Spring Fling pot luck lunch at noon, Friday, March 16, 2018, to celebrate spring arriving.

The employees in Finance celebrate the lunch as a symbol of new beginnings for the season of ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

More Kronos training sessions available

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March 12, 2018 — Take advantage of additional Kronos training dates in April for City of Hampton employees.

The available training locations and dates are below and listed in the employee calendar. To register for a class, sign up online.

  • Public W...
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Posted on: March 9, 2018

See a doctor online with LiveHealth without leaving home

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March 5, 2018 — Use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to go to LiveHealth Online to see a doctor about common ailments without leaving home. 

With LiveHealth Online, you can have a video visit with a board-certified doctor or therapi...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Hampton's Information Technology Department now supports employees 24/7

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Feb. 8, 2018 - Hampton’s Information Technology Department is now able to support the IT needs of city employees 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 

During normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

  • Email ithelp@hampton.gov to create a...
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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Wear your team's colors for Show Your Team Spirit Day

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Jan. 30, 2018 — The time to dress up in your favorite team's jersey at work is Friday, Feb. 2, for Show Your Team Spirit Day, Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said.

In an email, Bunting encouraged employees to display their favorite team, in any sport the...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

New federal tax withholding tables mean different take home pay for city employees

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Jan. 30, 2018 - The federal government has released new federal tax withholding tables, and that means take home pay for city employees will likely be different starting Feb. 2. Here's a message from Hampton's Finance Department:

As you are most likely awa...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Confirmation of 11 AM Opening

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Jan. 18, 2018 - MESSAGE FROM CITY MANAGER MARY BUNTING:  The Public Works Director, Police and Fire Chief have just provided me an updated assessment of the road conditions. While some roads remain a little icy, we believe it is safe for employee...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Snow and ice causing slippery roads; city to delay opening until 11 a.m. Thursday

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Jan. 17, 2018 - MESSAGE FROM CITY MANAGER MARY BUNTING: Although the snow came a bit later than expected today, it did clearly arrive. As I write this, the snow continues to fall - in many areas on top of ice that has begun to form. Given evening temperat...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 7, 2018

City offices will remain open as scheduled; liberal leave in effect

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Jan. 17, 2018 – Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Wednesday morning snowfall in the 2 inches range should not impede operations so City Hall will open on schedule today. However, liberal leave is in effect.

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

City employees invited to sample chili and cast their vote at Senior Center

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Jan. 12, 2018 - City of Hampton employees are invited to come sample the fare and cast their vote during the Card Tournament and Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Hampton Senior Center, 3501 Kecoughtan Road. Community center staff will do the cook...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Video screens in City Hall lobby help provide information to employees, visitors

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Jan. 9, 2018 – Employees and others going into City Hall may notice that there are now two large video screens  – one at each entrance – showing short, city-related videos, city hall meeting information and more.

Although still being tested, the g...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 7, 2018

City offices will resume normal working hours Monday; liberal leave in effect

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Jan. 7, 2018 – Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Sunday evening that
with clear main/secondary roads and parking lots, we will resume normal working hours tomorrow. However, liberal leave is in effect.

Read Full Message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Most city offices will be closed Friday as Public Works continues clearing roads

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Jan. 4, 2018 – Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting said Thursday evening that city offices will be closed Friday, as Public Works and other city employees continue clearing streets of heavy snow that began falling late Wednesday. Hampton City Schools have a...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Schools closed Friday; blizzard warning extended to 6 p.m. Thursday

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Jan. 4, 2018 - Hampton Public Works crews continued clearing major streets Thursday afternoon, while gusting winds and low temperatures made most driving difficult. Plows are being escorted by city police, and residents are encouraged to stay off the road...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: January 3, 2018

City manager announces Wednesday that city offices will be closed Thursday

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Jan. 3, 2018 - City manager Mary Bunting said Wednesday afternoon that city offices will be closed Thursday for all but emergency essential personnel because of the snow forecast. " This is a rare  decision, as we prefer to remain open, but ...

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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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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Libraries, parks, centers to close at 5 p.m.; liberal leave announced

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City Manager Mary Bunting's message to employees includes updates on snow predictions, liberal leave for non-essential personnel Wednesday after 2 p.m. and Thursday. Reminder: Get email or text alerts to Employee News; sign up at hampton.gov/notifyme

Read the manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Stop by the angel trees and make holiday a little brighter for deserving children

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Nov. 21, 2017 - Help make the holiday season brighter for dozens of children this year by taking part in the annual Angel Tree program, now in its 10th  year at City Hall. 

 Ornaments with the names of deserving children written ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Information Technology reminds us to avoid cyber scams and malware during holidays

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Nov. 20, 2017 - The city’s Information Technology staff reminds employees to stay cyber safe this holiday season. This includes avoiding holiday scams and malware, and using city email and internet properly. Leslie Fuentes, director of Information Technol...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Learn about new small business diversity directory at Dec, 4 training session

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Nov. 13, 2017 – Economic Development will offer training Dec. 4 on the capabilities and functions of the new Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity Directory. The information will be presented by Will Strickland, CEO of BrilliantBlaze, from...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Employees encouraged to attend briefing on dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

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Nov. 6, 2017 - Open enrollment for the 2018 medical/dental flexible spending account, the 2018 dependent care flexible spending account, and the Delta Dental Plans and EyeMed Vision Plan starts Monday, Nov. 6 and ends at noon Wednesday, Nov. 22. ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Hampton staff celebrate Halloween in style

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City staff made the most of Halloween by decorating the offices and dressing up.

The Office of the Assessor got creative with costumes. The staff themed their outfits on "Your Favorite Hampton Building." See the results below. 

They came ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Information Technology warns employees about new ransomware called 'Bad Rabbit'

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Oct. 26, 2017 - The Information Technology Department wants to warn employees about a dangerous new ransomware called "Bad Rabbit." IT is taking steps to increase security and threat awareness and asks that city computer users be on the alert fo...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 20, 2017

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Get informed about online security this month. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to spotlight the importance of cybersecurity. 

As just about everyone is affected by the internet, National Cyber Security Awaren...

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Additional Info... * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 18, 2017

'Let's Move Hampton' will help city employees improve daily physical activity

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Oct. 18, 2017 - Hampton is working with Anthem’s WalkingWorks program to initiate “Let’s Move Hampton,” a 6-week physical activity initiative open to all city employees regardless of fitness levels. 

Walking is an easy, safe and inexpensive activi...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 17, 2017

RSVP for free Employee Appreciation Lunch Oct. 27 at Bluebird Gap Farm

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Oct. 17, 2017 - City employees are reminded to RSVP for the free Employee Appreciation Lunch on Friday, Oct. 27, from noon- 2 p.m. at Bluebird Gap Farm. You can get a preview of Saturday's Fall Festival at the Farm and sample some festival activities. The...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Updated employee discounts available for American Theatre, Coliseum, Verizon

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Oct. 13, 2017 - City of Hampton employee discounts for American Theatre performances, Coliseum shows and Verizon services have been updated. 

Employees can get $5 off tickets to shows at The American Theatre, including the "Festival of South ...

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Employee discounts * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 13, 2017

New boards in lobby to improve & organize citizen and employee information

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Oct. 13, 2017 - In an attempt to reduce clutter and increase the promotion/visibility of city events, new metal display boards have been installed in the lobby, replacing the older faded bulletin board.

One is marked for public notices, agendas, meetings, ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Hampton is offering free flu shots to all city employees on Friday, Oct. 13

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Oct. 10, 2017 - The city is offering free flu shots to all employees on Friday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the city hall lobby. An employee ID is required. Go to https://maxcmflu.bioiq.com and click "sign up now" to schedule an appointment. ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Hampton employees can still sign up to celebrate Customer Service Week

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Sept. 28, 2017 - Starting Monday, a series of events will be held in October for city employees to celebrate "the great job our Hampton team does," City Manager Mary Bunting said. She said the events should also help city staff "re-focus an...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Preparing for the possibility of Hurricane Irma or other significant weather events

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Sept. 7, 2017 - The latest message from the city manager talks about how Hurricane Irma may disrupt the normal delivery of city services, and reminds everyone that "in the worst of circumstances, we all need to be prepared to help." 

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Latest message from city manager * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Employee passes are on sale by schools for football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling

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Aug. 16, 2017 - Special passes are now on sale that will admit Hampton and Hampton City School employees into regular season football, basketball, volleyball and wrestling events during the entire school year. The $40 passes (cash only)  can be p...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Manager Message: New Fiscal Year & July 3rd Announcement

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Happy New Year!! Happy FY18 New Year, that is. The start of a new year, calendar or otherwise, is an opportunity to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. As I reflect on FY17, I believe Team Hampton has accomplished many great things despite a...

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Read Full City Manager's Message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Open enrollment for health insurance began June 12

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June 13, 2017 - OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE BEGAN JUNE 12!

It’s time for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. Anthem BCBS has recommended a 5.4% increase in premiums this year. Both the city and employees will share in the cost of this ...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 16, 2017

New gray and white signs should make it easier to make your way around City Hall

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May 16, 2017 - Visitors and employees at City Hall should notice a new look in the hallways at 22 Lincoln St.  Bright new gray and white floor signs were added Tuesday outside the elevator doors on floors 3-8.  The new signs include rais...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Touch a Truck event gave kids a chance to sit in drivers' seat of big rigs

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May 12, 2017 - Employees from the Division of Public Works recently took part in the Touch A Truck event at Peninsula Town Center. It gave children a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the H...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Council approves budget for fiscal year 2018, including employee compensation measures

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May 11, 2017 - City manager’s message on Council’s approval of budget for fiscal year 2018, and compensation measures that were included.

Manager's message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Go online and become one of the first to try Hampton's new mobile app on your smartphone

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April 21, 2017 - Be among the first to try out Hampton’s new mobile city app on your smartphone or mobile device, then give us feedback before our upcoming public launch.

The app gives you quick access to valuable government information, lets you...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 12, 2017

City manager's proposed budget calls for 2% raises, promotion raises and more

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April 12, 2017 - City manager's message previews recommended budget, including raises, investment in public safety and more.  

"Although real estate property values increased for the third straight year, our economic recovery remains slow. Th...

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Manager's message -budget preview * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: March 28, 2017

New Delta Dental app lets you schedule all of your appointments online

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March 28, 2017 - The new mobile app from Delta Dental lets you schedule your dental appointments online.  You can also use the new app to access the dentist directory, get appointment confirmations and reminders online, and more. 

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Get the app * 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: January 26, 2017

City Council recognizes retired treasurer for his dedication to Hampton

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Jan. 26, 2017 - Hampton City Council Wednesday recognized former city treasurer Robert "Bob" S. Williams for his dedication to the city and his work as city treasurer. The resolution says that "during his time as treasurer, Mr. Williams bro...

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* 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
Posted on: July 26, 2016

School supply drive

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Last year Healthy Families received enough donations from city employees and community partners to provide 155 Hampton children with backpacks full of necessary school items.

This year the demand is high and they are asking for specific items such as:...Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: July 11, 2016

POSTPONED - Fire Extinguisher Training for City employees

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Training will be held at Station No. 9 located at 1590 Briarfield Road. Two classes will be offered per day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and both sessions will last approximately two hours and encompass an in-class fire safety workshop and hands-on fire extinguis...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

Open enrollment for health insurance began June 13

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June 14, 20165 - It's time for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance. I have some great news to share about your health insurance premiums! Although Anthem BCBS has recommended a 7% increase in premiums this year, the City will be picking up 100% of the em...Read on...

* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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June 7, 2016 - Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drive that will be held Thursday June 9 at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and June 29 at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St., from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join the friendly competition...Read on...

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