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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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March fiber hook-ups break record

Hey everyone! Ryan and myself want to let you guys know about the awesome work that our fiber installers, fiber buildout crews and our participating Internet Service Providers are doing to get fiber to as many Grant PUD customers as possible during this COVID-19 Pandemic. In the month of March, Grant PUD hooked fiber up for a record 414 customers! ...
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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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Quick action on debt work to save Grant PUD $158 million*

EPHRATA — Quick work and careful market watching by Grant PUD's Finance team resulted in debt-reduction and refinancing work that will save the utility just over $158 million in debt service through 2044. "We were in a good position to act when interest rates began to steadily decline," Senior Manager of Treasury Bonnie Overfield said. "The Distric...
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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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Commission Recap 4-14-2020: Feds approve Grant PUD's Shoreline Management Plan

Grant PUD commission meetings are being held via video conference until the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. The meetings are recorded. Links and timestamps are below. Members of the public may also listen in to the live meeting by calling an access telephone number and punching in the conference number. See instructions under the day'...
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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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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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PPE and Health Screening Policy Updates

PPE Policy v4.1 went into effect on Monday, June 8. Here's a summary of what's included in the revised PPE policy: The requirements concerning face coverings have been updated to streamline and clarify when and where face coverings are, and are not, required The updated face covering requirements supersede all previously issued exemptions however, ...
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Building Resiliency Series (Course materials)

Session Five: Finding Meaning & Envisioning Your Future During These Times   Download PDF File Here Session Four: Self-Care and Coping Strategies in the Face of Uncertainty     Download PDF File Here Session Three: Grounding and Staying Focused on Future Outcomes    Download PDF File Here Session Two: Sta...
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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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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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Thank You

Thank you to everyone helping to keep us going during this time! We appreciate all that you do! #WeAreGrantCountyHaga click para Español
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Need Covid-related supplies? Here's how and what to order

Our response to COVID-19 has prompted some process changes to how we provide supplies needed specifically for the response.  The process and guidelines below are meant to serve you all as effectively and efficiently as possible while avoiding shortages of these critical supplies where they may be needed most.All requests for COVID-related "cri...
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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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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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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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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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