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October 2014 • Vol.42 No.10
To view past issues of The Pen, visit
www.pinellascounty.org/hr/publications.htm.
Spotlight on
Mark Woodard,
County Administrator
their jobs, make decisions, take calculated risks and feel supported and
safe. We saved over $1 million in the
budget because I have confidence in
our abilities to solve problems rather
than relying upon high-priced management and leadership consultants.
Congratulations on your
appointment.
Thank you very much. I was humbled by the support of the Board of
County Commissioners. I believe their
vote of confidence is a reflection of
the great work of the Pinellas County
Team.
What is your vision for the
departments under the BCC?
Since the late 1980’s, our Vision has
been “To Be the Standard for Public
Service in America.” The great recession distracted County Administration from this vision. Our employees,
however, never lost sight and continued to be inspired by the Vision even
in the depths of the economic downturn. We want to return our focus to
that inspirational Vision. We want to
unleash the power of our employees
to “Do Things” to serve the public.
Providing high quality services to the
public and our customers is why we
exist and what we do best!
What are the main priorities for your
first year?
There are many priorities, but here
are a few key ones:
• Establishing a supportive, stable
organization to enable our employees to “Do Things.” This means providing the resources they need to do
• Supporting the Board of County
Commissioners and helping to
facilitate the identification of their
strategic priorities. As the policy making body, the Board is responsible for
determining the “What” and the Administrator and staff devise the “How”
to most efficiently and effectively
implement their policy direction.
• We believe that with partners we
can accomplish more. We need to
view those we work with, the cities, our vendors and community
stakeholders as partners. We are all
working toward the same goal and
engaging them in positive, productive and respectful ways can yield
great results - more than we can
accomplish on our own. Even the
public and our customers should be
viewed as partners.
• Ensuring Pinellas County is always
known for the very best financial
stewardship.
What do you see as the main
challenges?
I don’t see challenges, only opportunities. We have every reason to be
optimistic about our future.
I know one thing about this organization, when it encounters obstacles
and adversity, it meets the challenge
head-on, adapts, adjusts and overcomes. We always have, and working
together, we always will!
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Expert Facilitation Services ... 2
Ask Peggy ... 3
Contests ... 4
Promotions ... 4
Service Anniversaries ... 5
Retirements ... 6
EAC Elections 2014 ... 7
Welcome Aboard! ... 8
Know Your Score! ... 8
Consumer Corner ... 9
UPS Resource Library ... 9
Classes ... 10
Tips / Pets ... 10
I gain inspiration and perspective
from a passage in Rudyard Kipling’s
poem “If”:
“If you can meet with triumph
and disaster and treat those
two imposters just the same.”
Anything else you’d like to share
with our readers?
It is a great honor and privilege to
be named County Administrator and
to work alongside our outstanding
team.
Let’s focus on Doing Things! We can
make this happen by focusing on the
public and our customers, providing
results that make the community
better, building constructive relationships with our partners and a commitment to the personal and professional growth and development of
our employees.
To view the BCC's mission, vision
and values ... and much more ...
visit the intraweb home page at
http://intraweb/ from a County
computer.
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Expert Facilitation Services Available
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Meet organizational development (OD) facilitators David Groeller and Raina Holliday of
Human Resources. They have successfully partnered
with over a dozen teams to help them become more
effective and productive in their day-to-day work operations. The goal of facilitation is to help build trust,
solve problems and remove barriers so teams can
meet their goals.
You may wonder, “What exactly does an OD facilitator do, and how could it help me?” A facilitator plans,
guides and manages a group event to ensure that
the group's objectives are met effectively, with clear
thinking, good participation and full buy-in from
everyone who is involved. Having a neutral, thirdparty involved helps team members stay focused and
provides a fresh perspective and objective means to
assess their current state. David and Raina’s work is
much like that of a consultant, yet no costs are incurred by the individual departments within Pinellas
County. Their expertise is available to all Appointing
Authorities.
Many organizations have already begun to see positive results from their facilitated team sessions. Deb
Bush, Section Manager at DEI/Solid Waste, noted,
“David and Raina’s presence and guidance was necessary to help get this team together with a newly
defined purpose and understanding and for encouraging the continuous development and improvement
of the section. After only two facilitated meetings,
we decided that with the tools and enlightenment
gained through the meetings with David and Raina,
we can move forward with only periodic visits from
the dynamic duo. The momentum of this initial effort
is sustained through regular group meetings, work
sessions and improved communications.”
Richard Coates, Director of the Public Works
Department, expressed the benefits his team
experienced. “These two folks were able to create a
plan for the day that included fun activities for us to
learn the dynamics of our team. They engaged us to
share our hopes, concerns and expectations of the
team, and highlighted our overall priorities for moving the Division forward. Their skills were essential for
a positive outcome of the day. I highly recommend
their services whether for a newly formed team or a
seasoned team.”
Typically, supervisors who contact an OD facilitator
have concerns but are uncertain where to begin their
efforts for improvement. David and Raina conduct
an initial assessment by asking questions to determine what type of improvement is needed, such
as developing better team relationships, increasing
team engagement, implementing new technology or
processes, instituting change management practices
or improving conflict resolution strategies.
Jodie Sechler, Division Manager, Ambulance Billing & Financial Services Division (SES), praised the
services her team received by saying, “Given that we
are typically consumed with our daily operations,
this service is a County treasure that helps moves a
department beyond the potential of what sometimes
gets lost in the daily grind. I fully recommend utilizing
this resource.”
If you would like to request the assistance of OD
Facilitators, please contact: Gene Pressoir, Human
Resources, at (727) 464-4755 or at
[email protected]
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PUBLISHER: Peggy Rowe
EDITOR: Laura Berkowitz
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Mary L. Sault
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How to Participate:
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contribute by informing us of noteworthy
news or sending us story ideas. You can
also ask about writing a guest column or
submit photos of co-workers at work in your
department.
PHONE: (727) 464-5098
FAX: (727) 453-3660
E-mail: [email protected]
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Logan Lab
1620 Ridge Road
Largo
Wednesday, Oct. 29
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Clearwater Courthouse
315 Court Street
West Parking Lot
Thursday, Nov. 6
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Q.
I asked for a copy of
someone’s PAQ and was told I
could not have a copy. Wouldn’t
this be covered under the
“Sunshine Law”?
A.
PAQs are public records and,
as such, individuals are entitled to
review them and/or have a copy
upon request under Florida law.
Q.
If an employee calls off after
a holiday does the employee get
paid for the holiday?
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Peggy Rowe
Director of Human Resources
I am very pleased to announce
that the new FACE of Performance management system
rolled out this week to nearly all
UPS employees. Most of you now
have the FACE icon on your computer desktop and have received
instructions on how to log in. We
will provide information about
additional resources and training to support FACE in the next
several months.
I can't stress enough that the
focus of this new performance
management system is employees and supervisors engaging in
regular conversation. These
conversations are the cornerstone for effectively managing
employee performance. I know
this will make a difference for all
of us and will help every employee succeed. Find more information on the FACE web page at
www.pinellascounty.org/FACE.
FY2015 Pay Increase
The budget has been approved
and includes a 3% across the
board salary increase for employees in permanent positions in the
Unified Personnel System. You will
see the increase in the October 24
paycheck.
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A. Please refer to Personnel
Rule XII. “Holidays”. Employees
in a non-pay status for the entire
pay period during which the
holiday falls will not be eligible
for holiday pay. Other than those
who fall in that category, eligible
employees will receive holiday pay.
Employees scheduled to work
before or after the holiday are
expected to report to work unless
they have an unforseen illness or
emergency that prevents them
from reporting.
Q:
There’s an employee in our
office who consistently wears a
lot of perfume and some days it
affects my breathing. I’m not sure
what to do. What advice do you
have?
A:
Some people may not
realize that there are others
in the workplace that have
sensitivities to perfumes, colognes,
shampoos, or other fragrances.
In some cases these sensitivities
to chemical fragrances may have
serious health consequences. This
situation could also be of concern
to our customers and citizens. We
hope everyone will be mindful of
the health and well being of our
employees and customers. If you
are not comfortable approaching
this employee personally, I suggest
you request that your supervisor
share this message and ask staff
members to please refrain from
using personal grooming products
that emit fragrances or detectable
odors.
Annual
Enrollment for
medical, dental,
life insurance
and flexible
spending accounts (FSA) will
begin on October 20th and end
November 7th. During this time
you may make changes to your
coverage elections for 2015. This
is also the one time during the
year during which you can elect
to participate in the annual exchange of leave for cash and/or
deferred compensation.
Look for an email from Employee
Benefits on Monday, October 20th
announcing details, including
how you can access tools and information to help you make the
best decision for you and your
family.
Use It or Lose It
For those who have not used their
Personal Day or Floating Holidays,
the deadline to do so is no later
than December 12, 2014.
Remember, if a Personal Day is
taken immediately before or after
a recognized holiday, it must be
scheduled and approved in advance.
Completion of the
biometric screening and the online
health assessment
prior to December 31,
2014 is required to avoid a $500
premium differential in 2015.
The year is more than half over.
Are you on course to completing
your activities to avoid the $500
premium differential in 2015?
Track your progress at
myuhc.com or use your
Health4Me mobile app.
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Pinellas Roots
Courtesy of Heritage Village Living History Museum
Q: Name this American novelist, poet and painter - a
member of the so-called “Beat Generation” - who
lived in St. Petersburg during the middle 1960s.
Promotions
Promotions are published from 2 months prior. Example: A
promotion that occurs in May will appear in the July Pen.
Board of County Commissioners
Environment & Infrastructure
Lonnie Alexander............................. Util Maint Spec 1
Arthur Bailey..................................... Util Maint Spec 1
Adam Crittenden.............................. Util Maint Spec 1
Jacob Mays........................................ Util Maint Spec 2
Charlie McClendon........................... Util Maint Spec 2
Nancy McKibben............................ Proj Coord-Admin
Kevin Schnorr...............................................Spray Tech
Joseph Stillwell.................................. Util Maint Spec 2
Parks & Conservation Resources
Tammy Allen................................... Proj Coord-Admin
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Planning
Alicia Parinello............................................... Prog Plan
To enter this month’s contest send your answer to employee.
[email protected] or via interoffice mail to
The Pen, attention Editor. All correct entries will be entered into
a drawing. Entries must be received by October 31, 2014.
The winner will receive a special prize and be recognized in the
next issue of The Pen.
SUDOKU
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Regina Callahan..................................... Crt Rec Spec 2
Allicia Gonzalez............................................ Rec Spec 2
Lynn Lemonias.......................................... Fis Rec Spec
Anthony Stillo............................................... Rec Spec 2
Supervisor of Elections
Christopher Markham..................... Admin Supt Spec
Jeffrey Mendes........................................ Office Spec Sr
Vicki Myjak.............................................. Office Spec Sr
Tax Collector
Amber Bradley............................................Ld Tax Spec
Maurisa Bussy............................................. Tax Spec Sr
Rebecca Fleck............................................. Tax Spec Sr
Christine Long...........................................Tax Col Supv
Don't forget to check the employee
blog – Our Space – regularly.
Bookmark it! There is news every day!
And the winner is:
Gina Gibbs
Justice & Consumer
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YOU can post to the blog. It’s easier
than you might think – give it a try!
Share your photos, celebrations,
upcoming events and check for the
latest news from the County.
If you have questions, please contact Mary
Sault at 464-5098 or
[email protected]
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SERVICE ANNIVERSARIES
35 YEARS
30 YEARS
Barbara
Young,
Property
Appraiser’s
Office,
Caridad
Corona,
Clerk of the
Circuit Court
Mary McClendon
Business Technology Services
Jeffrey Byrkit, Property Appraiser’s
Office, Florence “Flo” Riggie, Clerk
of the Circuit Court
25 YEARS
Darlene
Asberry,
Clerk of the
Circuit Court,
Lisa
Hamilton,
Property
Appraiser’s
Office
Velyn Anderson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Barbara Born
Environment &
Infrastructure
Marianne Browne
Safety & Emergency
Services
20 YEARS
Dana Zordan,
Business
Technology
Services,
Gail Tyburski,
Safety &
Emergency
Services,
Stacy Jones,
Safety &
Emergency
Services
30 YEARS
Michael
Crawford
Planning Council
25 YEARS
Pamela Schuler, Business Technology Services Ronald Bero, Environment & Infrastructure
20 YEARS
Laura DeMoss, Health & Community Services
Carlos Ceron, Environment & Infrastructure
Mary Jung, Environment & Infrastructure
15 YEARS
Solandia Mells..................................... Clerk of the Circuit Court
Michael Merrell.......................... Environment & Infrastructure
Nicolas Rivera-Ruiz........ Office Human Rights Administration
Victor Routenberg....................... Safety & Emergency Services
Kimberly Samojeden......................... Clerk of the Circuit Court
Kathryn Shipley......................... Environment & Infrastructure
Kevin Smith............................... Convention & Visitors Bureau
Rebecca Totten................................... Clerk of the Circuit Court
10 YEARS
Michael Alband..................... Business Technology Services
Ronald Boucher......................... Property Appraiser’s Office
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Deborah Peck
Safety &
Emergency
Services
Lori Dorian................................. Property Appraiser’s Office
Danielle Frewer......................Safety & Emergency Services
Carl Graham............................... Property Appraiser’s Office
David Knoph...........................Safety & Emergency Services
Cheryl Knuth...........................Safety & Emergency Services
Christopher Muhrlin........ Parks & Conservation Resources
Harvey Muir...................... Parks & Conservation Resources
Robert Price...........................Convention & Visitors Bureau
Catherine Rutenbeck.............Safety & Emergency Services
5 YEARS
Maggie Miles........................ Health & Community Services
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RETIREMENTS
OVER 18 YEARS
OVER 17 YEARS
16 YEARS
Rose Taylor
Accounting & Finance Technician
Health & Community Services
Helen Groves
Board Reporter, Sr
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Thomas Hutcheson
Computer Systems Specialist
Clerk of the Circuit Court
OVER 14 YEARS
OVER 13 YEARS
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15 YEARS
Alan Goetz
HR Analyst
Human Resources
12 YEARS
William Dunne
HVAC Mechanic
Real Estate Management
Antoinette “Toni” Wolff
Administrative Assistant
Tax Collector’s Office
RETIREES UNAVAILABLE FOR PHOTO
35 YEARS Delores McClendon, Senior Office Specialist, Public Safety
Services
Cynthia Stoner, Consumer Protection Investigator, Justice &
Consumer Services
OVER 27 Bernard “Charlie” Carr, Information Technology Specialist Sr,
YEARS Business Technology Services
Edward McWaters
Information Technology Specialist Sr
Business Technology Services
REPCO NEWS
In case you missed it!
The October To Your Health newsletter included
helpful information on breast cancer and how to get
screenings. Also, lots of info on area walk-for-a-cause
charity events that also help YOU stay active. Click
HERE to view it.
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REPCO’s
regular
meetings are held at noon on the second
Monday of each month. However the
next meeting is the Annual Picnic and
wil be at Eagle Lake Park. For more
information contact Rudy at (813) 8553466 or [email protected]
You don’t have to be a Pinellas County
retiree to attend. Current employees and
family members are also welcome.
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Employees’ Advisory Council Elections 2014
Now is a great time to get involved with the Employees’ Advisory Council (EAC). Annual elections for
Employees’ Advisory Council (EAC) Representatives take place every November. Each year, half of the
Representatives’ positions are up for election.
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EAC Representatives up for election this year are:
BCC Group III
Public Works (Transportation and Stormwater) including Natural
Resources, Infrastructure, Traffic, Administration
BCC Group IV
Utilities Field Services, South Cross, Keller, Dunn, Logan, Maintenance North
BCC Group V
Health and Community Services, Safety and Emergency Services
BCC Group VI
Utilities Business Support, Call Center, Revenue Management, Planning & Design, Information Management, Financial Reporting
BCC Group VII
Parks and Conservation Resources
Clerk South
Records & Information Management, Criminal Court Records, Court
Assistance/Jury Services, Criminal Court Customer Service, Customer
Information Center, St. Petersburg Branch, Tyrone Branch
Other Appointing Authorities
Business Technology Services, Office of Human Rights, Construction Licensing Board, County Attorney, Human Resources, Planning
Council
Tax Collector
All classified employees at Pinellas County Tax Collector
On October 13th, nomination forms were distributed to classified employees in the groups listed
above. You may nominate yourself or another employee. Please turn in your nomination form by
Monday, October 27th.
There are fifteen (15) elected representatives on the Council of which eight (8) are allocated to departments under the County Administrator, two (2) to the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and one (1) each to
the Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Other Appointing Authorities (collectively)
and one (1) At Large.
The Employees’ Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Pinellas County Personnel Board
concerning personnel matters, policies, rules, and regulations affecting Pinellas County employees.
Members of the Employees' Advisory Council serve a two year term of office.
Visit www.pinellascounty.org/hr/eac for more information on the EAC. To find out the name of your
current EAC Representative, see www.pinellascounty.org/hr/eac/pdf/rep-del.pdf. If there is a delegate vacancy in your area and you would like to volunteer, contact your group’s EAC Representative.
For further information, contact Charles Toney, EAC Chair, 582-2382 or Camille Evans, EAC Liaison at
Human Resources, 464-4064.
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Welcome Aboard!
Board of County Commissioners
Building Services & Development
Review Services
Charles Boatwright...................... BDRS Code Enf Ofcr
Barbara Metcalf.............................................. DRS Spec
Dale Owens.................................. BDRS Code Enf Ofcr
Danita Thompson....................... BDRS Code Enf Ofcr
Economic Development
Brent Barkway..........................................Bus Dev Mgr
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Environment & Infrastructure
Edward Bulger................................. Elec/Mech Tech 1
Thomas Jablon................................. Elec/Mech Tech 1
Ralph Jordan.................................... Elec Mech Tech 1
Richard Mueller......................................Tree Trimmer
AJ Parsons..............................................................AEO 2
Armando Socas....................................Meter Reader 1
Justice & Consumer Services
Timothy Tate............................................Cons Prot Inv
Parks & Conservation Resources
Jasmine Myers....................................................Maint 2
Quanisha Reio....................................................Maint 2
Real Estate Management
Melissa Wymore............................... Admin Supt Spec
Safety & Emergency Services
Patricia Hayden............ 911 Pub Safety Telecomm 1
Priscilla Toye.................................................Sr Ofc Spec
Business Technology Services
Ronald DiCecio................................. Info Tech Spec Sr
Kelly Legg................................................Mgmt Analyst
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Ross Adair.......................................................Fin Acct 2
Tiffany Brandow........................................Mail Courier
Lisa Chazen..............................................Rec Spec Sup
Derek Edwards...................................... Crt Rec Spec 1
Traci Mcpherson........................................ Fis Rec Spec
Danielle Rapelje.................................... Crt Rec Spec 1
Thomas Smith........................................ Crt Rec Spec 1
New employees on a break from the September 29 orientation.
Know Your “Score”
By Sarah Markofski, Human Resources
No, I don’t mean your credit score. I mean your current point score from your Pinellas County Rewards
Program.
Have you taken a few minutes to look around the
Pinellas County ISrewards website? It’s easy to
log on. Just use your employee ID
number and the word “Pinellas” the
first time and follow the prompts
to change to a secure password for
yourself.
Then, check out the Program
Rules for each of the incentive
programs for which you may be
eligible to earn points. They include
the Wellness points, service award
points, on-boarding points (for
new employees hired 1/1/14 or later), and retirement
points.
You would be amazed how many items you can
choose from depending on your “score” or point balance.
Make sure you look at the FAQ’s. You will find lots of
information including what to do if you forget your
password or need help ordering your gifts. The Customer Service department is always there to assist you,
too. Their toll free number is (800) 875-8284.
Just a few minutes of your time is well worth the effort. Learn more and know your “score.”
Supervisor of Elections
Jason Latimer.............................................. Elec Admin
Tax Collector
Aaron Brooks.................................................... Tax Asst
Nakisha Cabrera............................................... Tax Asst
Yolanda Hananiya............................................ Tax Asst
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Veterans' Preference
In July, the State of Florida
changed the Veterans’ Preference
guidelines for hiring. Check HERE
for more information.
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Consumer Corner
Make your pennies count! Penny Pitfall recommends you check out a charity before
you donate. Giving to a worthy cause can be rewarding, but it’s important to know
who you’re giving to and how the money will be used.
Did you know that all charities soliciting in Florida, with the exception of religious,
educational and governmental entities, are required to register with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services?
Here are some tips to keep in mind BEFORE you donate:
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Request a copy of the charity’s financial report. By law you’re entitled to a copy.
Be cautious of charities that pop-up overnight.
Don’t select a charity because of an impressive sounding name.
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Never give cash - pay by check made out to the organization.
For more helpful tips or to review a charity’s financial information,
visit: www.pinellascounty.org/consumer/charities.htm.
UPS Resource Library
Resource Library
Training & Development
464-3796
Did you know the Human Resources department has a Resource Library?
[email protected]
Indeed we do! And it is stocked with a combined total of over 700 books and
Annex building, Room 437
videos. We are located at 400 S. Fort Harrison (a.k.a. the Annex) in Clearwater.
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
Our Wellness Center, located in the basement of the Old Court House next door,
Clearwater
has Health & Wellness related books and videos.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Nowadays we are all pulled in different directions with little spare time. You
might’ve heard something interesting and want to learn more on the topic.
Perhaps you’ve attended training recently and would like to explore the topic in more detail. Allow us to assist you! You may call or email Training & Development to ask for an item to be sent inter-office mail. If you
are in the area, drop by and browse the offerings in the Library. Be sure to log items out on the sign-out sheet.
Lending period is one month; if you need that extended just let us know.
Click HERE
to view all
Here are just some of the Library Categories:
the Library
Career Development/Education
Change Management
Categories.
Communication
Computers & Technical
Customer Service
Finance/Retirement/Investments
Government & Local Information
Support Staff
Human Resources
Management/Leadership
Measurement
Personal Growth
Take this opportunity now to explore what the Resource Library has to offer!
The Library and Training & Development staff is here to assist in meeting your
training needs both now and into the future.
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Create Sustainable Solutions
Vision • Innovation • Collaboration
Pinellas Green Government
Partnership
Did you know that Pinellas County
leads a local government initiative
for sustainable practices?
Pinellas County Extension provides
information to local governments
on a variety of topics related to
sustainable government and community resources.
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Sign up HERE for the newsletter.
FROM THE
RECORD
KEEPER
Retention Codes
Do you print on both sides of
paper?
Cover your back side. Cut waste
50% by using both sides of the paper.
Set your printer default at work and
home to duplex (two-sided) printing.
Make double-sided copies on the
photocopier whenever possible.
Upcoming Programs from Extension
October 23 –
Urban Forestry Tree Risk Assessment
November 22 Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
When packing your records for storage,
it is very important to have records
with similar dates and retention code
durations in the same box. For example, if a box has one record with a
25 year retention code but the rest of
the records only have 3 year retention codes, the entire box would need
to be kept for 25 years. That means
that records that should have been
destroyed after 3 years would still be
available and utilizing storage space.
For more information or if you have
questions, please contact Michele
Koehler in Records & Information
Management at (727) 453-3038.
Questions? Contact Mary Campbell,
Pinellas County Extension
Training and Development Upcoming Classes
Here are classes you may find of interest. Some classes fill up quickly so request enrollment early through OPUS Learning
Management (OLM).
The Changing Environment &
Future Trends in Leadership
Development – Oct 22
The environment of today’s
workplace is increasingly complex.
Much of the stress that leaders
experience today has less to do
with workload and more to do
with the tension of trying to make
sense of the environment. The
skills needed for leadership have
changed. Develop new methods
to succeed in this workshop.
Workplace Diversity: Developing
Cultural Competence – Oct 30
The people we work with and
those we serve in our community are constantly changing. This
workshop helps you better understand lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgendered (LGBT) individuals.
Become a more culturally competent individual who is able to correctly use terminology and have
a better understanding of issues
surrounding LGBT persons.
Five Dysfunctions of a Team –
Nov 5
Teamwork may seem simple, but in
practice it is difficult. Explore the five
dysfunctional behaviors that plague
most teams which are: absence of
trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability,
and inattention to results. Learn how
to overcome these obstacles and
build an effective team. Also, you
will be able to apply proven strategies during this interactive workshop.
To view a complete list of all courses, along with descriptions, go to the Consortium Training Catalog in OPUS. Need
assistance? Contact Training and Development at 464-3796 or email them at [email protected]
Pet
of the
Month
Stop, smell the roses and adopt Flo! Friendly Flo is a pit terrier mix. She
has been at the shelter since August. She would like to go spend the holidays with her new family.
Bring this article with you to Pinellas County Animal Services and Flo can
be yours for $40. Remember, every one of the pets offered for adoption
at Animal Services are spayed or neutered and have all of their required
shots. Visit Flo and the other dogs and cats up for adoption at 12450
Ulmerton Road in Largo, or see them online at www.pinellascounty.org/
animalservices/petfind.htm. To learn more about Animal Services, stop
by the shelter, call (727) 582-2600 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices.
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