News Flash

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: April 26, 2019

Beware of recent email phishing attempt

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March 5, 2019 — Beware of a phishing attempt to gain access to your account information, Hampton's Information Technology Department says. The email appears to be a message from Microsoft requiring an update to Office365. It looks like the one b...

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* 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: November 6, 2018

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

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Nov. 7, 2018 - Open enrollment for the 2019 dental, vision and flexible spending accounts started Monday, Nov. 5 and end at noon on Nov. 21.

 City employees are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming briefings to become more familiar with th...

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* Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: October 12, 2018

City to delay opening until 10 AM for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

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October 12, 2018 - City Manager's Message: Delayed opening  at 10 AM on Friday 10-12-18

Last night Hampton received strong winds that impacted power across the city. We had many downed trees and power lines. Our city crews worked all night to addr...

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Stay Informed * 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 26, 2018

City manager announces new department directors

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September 25, 2018 — A few weeks after announcing that Cheran Ivery has filled the position of city attorney, the city has filled the positions of economic development director and Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services director, City Manager Mary Buntin...

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City Manager's Message * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Compensation During Inclement Weather Events

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September 14, 2019 - Message from Nicole Clark, Director of Human Resources 

As a follow up to the City Manager’s message yesterday, compensation during inclement weather is as follows: 

 

Non-Exempt Essential Employees w...

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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 13, 2018

Operational Status for Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

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September 13, 2018 - City Manager's Message: Hurricane Florence Update/Operational Status for Friday 9-14-18

I am writing to give you the promised update and plans for operations for Friday, September 14, 2018. The 1 pm track shows a turn that brings a lot...

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Stay Informed * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Operational Status for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

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September 12, 2018 - City Manager's Message: Hurricane Florence Update/Operational Status for Thursday 9-13-18

As promised, I am writing to provide you with our operational plans for tomorrow. The storm track has steadily improved for our community. Howeve...

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Stay Informed * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Operational Status for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

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September 11, 2018 - City Manager's Message: Hurricane Florence Update/Operational Status for Wednesday 9-12-18

I am writing to give you an update on Hurricane Florence as well as our plans for tomorrow. I am sorry for the late email, but I just finished w...

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Stay Informed * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: September 10, 2018

City manager implements liberal leave for non-essential employees

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September 10, 2018 - Earlier this evening, Gov. Northam issued a mandatory evacuation for Zone A starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. This evacuation impacts approximately 18,000 households in Hampton as well as some city buildings. In light of this anno...

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Hampton Evacuation Zone Map * 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: July 17, 2018

Free Hampton Heat tickets available to Hampton employees

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July 17, 2018 – Larry King Law’s Speedway will host the Hampton Heat 200 this Saturday, July 21. The event will feature a meet-and-greet session with the drivers, Racing for the Super Streets, Pro-Six, Super Trucks and UCARS.

The speedway and Hampton Conve...

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Additional Info... * 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: June 4, 2018

Employees: Health insurance briefings available during open enrollment

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June 4, 2018 — Employees are encouraged to attend one of the briefings on the benefits of the health insurance available during open enrollment for 2018 health insurance coverage, which begins Monday, June 4, and ends Friday, June 22, at noon.&a...

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Health Insurance Forms * 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: May 16, 2018

Sign up now for the Mayor's Cup blood drive

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May 15, 2018 — Sign up for the Mayor's Cup Blood Drives, and help Hampton in a friendly competition for the most donations in the area, Thursday, June 7, at City Hall, 22 Lincoln St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wednesday, June 27, at the Ruppert Sargent...

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More information * Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: May 9, 2018

IT will begin sending computer users a reminder about expiring passwords

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May 11, 2018 - Starting today, Hampton's Information Technology Department will begin sending an email notice to city computer users whose network password is about to expire.

The notice will not ask users to click on any link, or include any attachment &a...

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* 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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

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: 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: 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: 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
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...

Additional Info... * Hampton Employee Connection
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...

More information * Hampton Employee Connection