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Why Grant PUD has a Project Management Office

In February, 30 members of the Project Management Office (PMO) got together for our biannual meeting to share information about projects in flight, restate our commitment to Grant PUD's values, share goals for 2020, and to bring everyone up to speed about why the PMO was created in the first place.As I listened to team members present these topics,...
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Employee and Contractor Health Screening Update

Supervisors - Our Incident Management Team has developed a new COVID-19 policy related to employee and contractor health screening. The CDC and local health districts are recommending employers screen individuals entering their facilities for COVID-19 symptoms in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. The policy is another administrative con...
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Cost-Coding Attributes for COVID-19 Response related work:

The following cost-codes have been developed specifically for work impacted by the District's response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Expenditure Coding TIME CODE Use previously established/ standard Time Codes,for any work performed; including regular, modified, and/or COVID-19 Response related work – e.g., Regular – 11; Regular – 1; etc.For ...
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COVID-19 PPE Exemptions

PPE exemptions for GCPUD employees during meals and breaksBasis for Request:This exemption is needed for a clear communication to employees and affected contractors to ensure a safe setting is provided to employees during breaks and meals. The exemption provides guidance and responsibilities of workers to ensure a safe environment during these time...
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PCard Packets and SOE's

Expenditure Coding: Any expense directly related to COVID-19 Response should be coded using INITIATIVE Code IN126 COVID-19 Response. This includes contracts, purchase orders, directs, warehouse items, employee statement of expense, and p-card purchases.P-card ReconciliationPlease enter COVID-19 in the comment section and use INITIATIVE Code IN...
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Magicians and miracle workers

Procurement, Warehouse and Facilities have had a busy few weeksLadies and gentlemen of Grant PUD, prepare to be astounded! From the enchanted sagelands of the great river's basin, we bring to you, without further ado, the infamous, the one-and-only, the incomparable… (drum roll, please)… "The Great Procurio.""Ahhh, you are too kind, my children. Ze...
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What to do if you're feeling sick

As always, if you are feeling sick, please do not report to work. If you or your family have concerns or questions regarding symptoms that you or your family are experiencing, feel free to call any of the hotline numbers below to speak with a nurse or healthcare professional. Confluence Network: (509) 663-8711 Samaritan Nurse Line: (509) 764-3...
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Home Office Ergonomics Guidance

Hello all,Not many people have a dedicated office space in their home complete with all the bells and whistles our work office includes. Most remote workers tend to use laptops because they are light and mobile but without aids, laptops can never be ergonomically correct. On its own, a laptop can have the keyboard so that shoulders are relaxed and ...
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Remote-working Grant PUD employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Grant PUD employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Our coworker has not contacted other Grant PUD employees for more than two weeks and is presently at home under quarantine.In compliance with health privacy laws, we won't be releasing further information about our coworker. Our thoughts and well-wishes for a quick and thorough recovery are wit...
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HealthAdvocate COVID-19 materials

 Here are the latest materials from Health Advocate with regards to COVID-19. Scroll down to view them all.  Webinar - Establishing emotional balance during challenging timesTools and techniques to manage stress during the COVID-19 OutbreakAs we approach Mental Health Awareness month in May, HealthAdvocate shares the following webina...
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Ralph's work with 811 helps make county safer

Grant PUD's own Ralph Gonzalez is a member of Grant Adams Utility Coordinating Council which promotes safety through the 811/Call Before You Dig program. Call Before You Dig, 811, is a service that gives everyone from professional builders to homeowners an easy-to-remember number to call to learn the location of any underground utilities ...
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Employee Association launches mask-making drive

The Grant PUD Employee Association has launched a drive to make 500 fabric masks for our coworkers. If you have a sewing machine and know how to use it, we need your help!Cotton fabric face masks are not required to be worn by staff, but the Grant County Health District says the masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and can be a good ...
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Best practices for active work zones: The team's on it

The week of March 2, Continuous Improvement Team 5 met to complete a rapid-improvement workshop on "active work zone safety." The Safety Steering Team choose a group of employees with diverse experience to work together to improve how we establish, identify, manage and train on active work zones. It didn't take long for the team to identify that ac...
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Instructions for getting reports out of Vivid LMS

If you are trying to confirm what your folks are accomplishing in LMS during these time here is a document with directions on how to do so. I have also posted it in the Business Continuity Chat, and it is in the files as well.A reminder that you need an Admin account versus user account which looks like the picture below. Admin account logins are u...
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COVID-19 Information Resources

One of the best ways to protect yourself is by following credible sources of information. Sources that Grant PUD management are following to learn the latest about Coronavirus include: Centers for Disease Control & PreventionWashington State Department of HealthGrant County Health DistrictSamaritan Healthcare 
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Required COVID-19 Training

Supervisors – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, two agencies with regulatory authority over worker safety have recently issued guidance to help protect employees. Those agencies, the Washington State Department of Labor Industries (L&I) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), have each produced a document that describe...
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Barrows becomes Transportation manager

I'd like to announce the promotion of Brian Barrows to Grant PUD Transportation Manager, effective March 6.Prior to joining our team in 2008 Brian owned/operated Basin Auto & Truck repair in Quincy from 1999-2008. In June 2008 he started at Grant as a tech 2 on swing shift. A year later he was moved to a tech 3 and later was promoted to foreman...
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Email ‘phishing’ scams continue to fool us

Don't let your guard down  The Grant PUD Cybersecurity Team is constantly "testing" us by sending emails with all the earmarks of a scam, just to see if we fall for them.These "test" emails are harmless, but they're very like the real thing. Phishing scammers disguise themselves as trusted sources to trick their victims into revealing account ...
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Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

​Click here ​to view most recent information.   Starting January 1, 2020, most working Washingtonian's will be eligible for benefits through the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML), a new state-run benefit program that allows you to take paid time off for your own medical condition, to care of a family member, or to bond with a chi...
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Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

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