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Additional COVID-19 protocols for work in the power plants & Wanapum Maintenance Center

Additional protocols have been put in place specifically for entry into Priest Rapids, Wanapum, and the Wanapum Maintenance Center. Nothing in this communication is intended to relax the current standard as previously established throughout the District. It is only intended to enhance current protocols for these locations due to the close proximity...
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OneDrive: Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is OneDrive?OneDrive is an integral part of Office 365. OneDrive is a Microsoft-hosted location where employees can store and share files and access files from anywhere using various any Internet-connected device. OneDrive is replacing the N: drive. 2. Why is OneDrive replacing our N: drive?OneDrive is a personal storage drive that enables ...
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COVID-19 Response Update for Supervisors - 3/18/2020

Dear Supervisors,First I want to tell you that I and the senior executive team are so proud of the work you are doing. We're being challenged with an unprecedented situation here and you and your employees are demonstrating our commitment to excellence in service and leadership. Your dedication and creativity has already helped us achieve so much i...
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Access to Grant PUD Facilities

Hello all,We, the senior executives, are issuing this communication to clarify and further define expectations for employees and contractors as they access our facilities during our response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It is VITAL and NECESSARY that you follow this direction because CONTROLLING ACCESS TO OUR FACILTIES is our BEST TACTIC to PREVENT...
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Customers encouraged to contact Grant PUD with bill concerns

EPHRATA – Grant PUD urges customers having difficulties paying their power bills to call its customer service line at 509-766-2505 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. calling, customer service representatives will be able to discuss resources and options for assistance with bills, including: Modified payment plans to help customers catch up with ...
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Final unit at Wanapum Dam nears full rehab

The crews at Wanapum Dam and our contractors marked a huge milestone in Columbia River hydropower this month by completing the rehab and installation of the final of the dam's 10 turbine/generator units. Upgrade work began in April 2004 with replacement of each unit's turbines. Work to rebuild the generators began in June 2010 with the 7th turbine....
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Grant PUD silver anniversary memento

  Download PDF File Here Recently, my wife and I were going thru some bookcases at home and I ran across the attached that I had completely forgot about. We found this in our house when we bought it from the Estate of Ross Freer in 1998. Ross and his wife had built the house in the early 1950's and lived there until shortly before his death in...
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Federal judge dismisses cryptominers’ suit against Grant PUD

  Download PDF File Here Grant PUD did not discriminate against nor violate constitutional rights of cryptocurrency mining operations by charging them and other higher-risk, "evolving industries" more for their electricity, a federal judge ruled Thursday.U.S. District Court Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson's ruling dismisses the lawsuit against G...
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Grant PUD to close all campgrounds until further notice

​desplácese hacia abajo para español ​Access to campsites at Grant PUD's five campgrounds is closed until further notice as a precaution against the threat of Coronavirus COVID-19. Grant PUD provides 20 recreation areas for the public along or near the Columbia River. Five of the utility's recreation areas offer overnight camping for visitors. The ...
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Work Location Instructions

In response to the growing threat of COVID-19 Coronavirus, we will be taking the following precautions. All supervisors will facilitate working from home as much as possible with their employees. Please use the Temporary Telecommuting Policy as instructions.In cases where employees must work on site, supervisors and employees shall follow the instr...
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What to do if you are returning from another country

At this time, travel restrictions and entry screening only apply to travelers arriving from countries with a level 3 travel health notice. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html[Note: US policies are subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.]This means that if you traveled from countries oth...
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Training Resources for Employees & Supervisors

Hey Everyone, The early part of my career was spent as an employee doing disaster public affairs work across the United States with the American Red Cross. I supported disaster relief and recovery efforts in wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass shootings, etc. In each event there was a common rhythm that emerged. The initial weeks were spent runn...
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Guidance on transportation of workstation office chair to home office

Employees can pick up or receive curb side drop off their workstation office chair. HOW: Employees working from home who desire the ergonomic features of their office chair can send an email to Jessica Ziegler <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> to arrange a pick up time or drop off date/ time at their front door. The schedule will depend on the number of re...
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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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Grant PUD telecommuting policy

1. Before entering into any telecommuting agreement, the employee and the supervisor will evaluate the suitability of such an arrangement, paying attention to the following areas: a.Job Responsibilities – the employee and supervisor will discuss the job responsibilities and determine if the job is appropriate for a telecommuting arrangement. ​b.Emp...
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Information on Business Travel Expenses

Good afternoon, in light of recent work restrictions and travel adjustments, Accounts Payable wanted to provide guidance and help on questions that have been coming in on travel costs. Please see the below information and reach out to Tracy Holcomb or Angie Smith via email with specific situational questions as needed.Updates to travel based on our...
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We’re in This Together

Good afternoon,Our response to the threat of Coronavirus has many of us working from separate locations, under differing circumstances. This certainly has been unsettling for all of us. And, as we look outside our organization, much of the news we're hearing is about event cancellations, pandemic declarations, and stock market declines and fear. Ma...
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Employee Assistance Program / Guidance Resources

Employees are reminded that they can use our Employee Assistance Program, GuidanceResources Online.The program offers:· Confidential Emotional Support· Work-Life Solutions· Legal Guidance· Financial Resources· Online support How to register for GuidanceResources Online:  File Name: Step-by-step-Online-Instructions File Size: 46 kb Download Fil...
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Easily access myHR from any device with an internet connection

Are you aware that you can access myHR even when working remotely? There are two ways to do this:From any computer with internet access, you can go to grantpud.org/myHR. You may need to enter your login user name and password - use the same login that you use to log into your work computer. As soon as you login, you should see the familiar home scr...
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Commission recap 03/10/2020: Electric system improvement plan in the works

This week's commission meeting was held digitally, by audio conference, in an effort to follow state health officials' recommendations to reduce public gatherings to prevent spreading COVID-19 Coronavirus.Meetings will take place this way until further notice. The meeting was recorded in a different way and isn't immediately able to be posted on th...
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