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CI Team #5 to focus on active work zone awareness

I want to take a moment and share a brief update on the safety front. The Safety Steering Team (SST) met recently to consider our next continuous improvement (CI) topic and CI team members. The SST selected "Active Work Zone Hazard Awareness" as the next continuous improvement topic. As I'm sure you can appreciate, it seems there's always work goin...
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Look for IRS form 1095-C in your home mailbox

The 2019 IRS form 1095-C has been sent to your home mailing address. The form 1095-C provides you with information about the health coverage offered to you and your dependents. Keep your 1095-C for your records with your other important tax documents. While you will not need to attach your 1095-C to your tax return or send it to the IRS, you m...
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‘Risk ownership’ and mitigation are key to safety culture

A fire broke out in the Wanapum Dam powerhouse in 2007. It burned through the roof, damaged concrete walls and caused extensive smoke damage. All had to be cleaned and repaired. The roof was temporarily patched and is being permanently repaired this year. The cause of the fire was never determined. Insurance reimbursed Grant PUD $3.8 million for th...
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Why a Project Management Office? Julie explains

 Updating the equipment that generates more than 2,100 megawatts of clean, renewable, reliable energy and bringing high-speed, fiber-optic network services to thousands of customers throughout Grant County doesn't just happen. These achievements require a steady flow of capital projects that ensure Grant PUD consistently delivers the products ...
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More and better power coming to Quincy

This column from General Manger and CEO Kevin Nordt will appear in the upcoming special section, "Progress," in the Quincy Valley Post Register.Quincy has been keeping Grant PUD engineers, crews and contractors pretty busy over the last decade. Data centers have made this the county's fastest-growing area for electricity demand.This corridor for ag...
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Metrics, cloud computing and questions at February GM Forums

 The point of financial metrics — tools for measuring progress in safety, finances, service and operations — is to track progress and identify areas of improvement. Even if you don't hit your targeted goals, you learn from the process where to focus the effort to improve.That was General Manager and CEO Kevin Nordt's message to GM Forum audien...
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Teams Meeting Dial-in is Now Available

Employees now have audio conferencing capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings. Look for an email from Microsoft Audio Conferencing in your inbox where you can find your account information and PIN. Once you have received the email, audio conferencing information will automatically populate in your meeting invitations every time you schedule a Tea...
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Join Teams Meetings by Phone

Starting Feb. 3, employees will be able to join Teams meetings by phone in addition to joining by Internet as they do today.On Feb. 3, everyone will receive an email from Microsoft Audio Conferencing with a conference phone number that will automatically populate in all Teams meetings they initiate after Feb. 3.Meeting participants will be able to ...
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Delve is Now our Corporate Directory

 On Feb. 3, Delve will replace OurDirectory as our corporate directory. Part of the Office 365 transformation, Delve will offer a seamless experience when it comes to finding contact information for employees and other information, such as their photo, availability, their reporting structure and more. To access Delve, go to office.com and log ...
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Fleet adds two all-electric Chevy Bolts

Did you hear the roar of the engines recently when Grant PUD took possession of two brand new Chevy Bolt sedans? Of course you didn't!These all-electric cars rolled in like a whisper and soon will be used by Customer Service folks as any other fleet vehicle would be used, but with an important difference — no air pollution. The sporty Bolts will so...
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Coworkers save time, money with 'Teledoc'

Correction! The original version of this report listed mental health as one of the potential uses for Teledoc. Mental health is not available through Teledoc to Grant PUD employees. Sorry for the error. It's 10 p.m. Saturday and your 3-year-old daughter is crying because her ear hurts. The nearest emergency room or walk-in clinic is ...
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New state benefit provides paid family, medical leave

Need extended time off for family or medical?  You soon may not have to use PL Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Program   A new state law that takes effect Jan. 1 creates a new state-run benefit program that provides paid leave of up to $1,000 per week for as many as 18 weeks for any qualifying employee who needs an extended...
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Test Example

Tips: PL and Timesheet Approvals For holiday pay, 8 hours of Holiday will be applied automatically. It does not show as a line item, but it does show at the top of the timesheet (image below). If a worker typically works rolling 9's or 10's, an additional line of PL may be needed to account for the Employee's shift (please refer to CBA for bar...
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myHR is live!

Tips: PL and Timesheet Approvals For holiday pay, 8 hours of Holiday will be applied automatically. It does not show as a line item, but it does show at the top of the timesheet (image below). If a worker typically works rolling 9's or 10's, an additional line of PL may be needed to account for the Employee's shift (please refer to CBA for bar...
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Office 365: Productivity boost in a cloud

Welcome to Office 365Grant PUD continues to execute its Enterprise Technology Roadmap with the deployment of the Office 365 productivity suite. Through it, we'll be changing up a core technology model by moving many technology applications off our onsite servers in order to decrease internal operating costs and create more collaboration among ...
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Holiday Video 2019

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!Thanks to everyone who made our first Holiday Video Greeting possible. We hope you enjoy it. Happy holidays to all of us 2019 - YouTube Grant PUD coworkers' video Christmas Card... to each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTqpQiSBqbk&t=2s
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Safety Space: Holiday safety gift ideas

Need a last-minute gift idea for family or friends? Give a gift of safety that just might save their life. ​​Here are some gift ideas: - Smoke detectors and batteries.- A quality fire extinguisher.- A flashlight and batteries or light sticks.- A first-aid kit.- An automobile safety kit including jumper cables, flares, fix-a-flat, reflectors.- A car...
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Irrigation Workshop a hit with irrigators

Approximately 75 irrigation customers attended our first Irrigation Workshop at the Grant County Fairgrounds, Dec. 11, in what promises to become an annual or biennial (every two years) event.Grant PUD subject-matter experts talk about Grant PUD's 2020 budget — which includes no rate increase for the second consecutive year — our expectations for f...
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Grant PUD glows at Ephrata's Miracle on Main Street

​Grant PUD linemen once again took part in Ephrata's Miracle on Main Street Parade, the evening of Dec. 14, trucks aglow with colored lights and happy kids. The parade culminates an entire day of activity that includes Santa's arrival, story telling at the Ephrata library, a "Jingle Bell Fun Run" and a food drive for the local food bank.  Here...
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Introducing myHR

Overview  IMAGINE the hours saved if you could get all your pay history, pay statement details, benefits details, and salary history plus have the ability to change your direct deposit settings, input salary increments for your staff, get staff reports, and more—instantly in seconds, with no paperwork—right from any web browser, even mobile. W...
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