Update! Employee Dependent Health Audit

By: Carol Campbell In an effort to keep health care costs from rising for county employees the human resources department is currently working with Secova (hyperlink: http://secova.com/) to conduct a dependent audit. This means that they are just checking to ensure all the people currently covered under our health plan should be covered. The reason…

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Office 365, coming to a computer near you

By: Lisa Canter Employees use it every day, sometimes begrudgingly. Everyone is familiar with the programs, Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint but until recently deployment and upgrades of Microsoft Office were haphazard and inconsistent. For such a necessary tool, there were many different versions of Office across departments with few options for upgrading. This made…

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Veterans at Guilford

July 4th is the day to celebrate our country’s independence and freedom. But that independence and freedom comes at a cost; the sacrifice of veterans and their families. As a way to reflect during the month of our independence we interviewed four employees with military experience. Thank you to all Guilford County employees who not…

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Celebrate July 4th with Fireworks

One thing always comes to mind when thinking about the Fourth of July, fireworks! This year the holiday weekend features plenty of opportunities to catch some festive displays no matter where you live in the county   Northeast Park Fireworks Extravaganza July 1st, 4:00 pm. 4010 High Rock Road, Gibsonville, NC. Cost: $5 per carload,…

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Board adopts 2016-17 budget

Guilford County Commissioners put the finishing touches on a months-long budget process when they adopted the fiscal year 2017 budget by a vote of seven to two. Changes to the county manager’s recommended budget are always expected and this year was no different, after three work sessions diving into the details of the recommendation the…

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Summer Safety Tips

It’s summer in North Carolina, which means fun in the sun and trying to beat the heat in any way that you can. In Guilford County there are lots of options for making the heat and humidity more bearable especially with the local public pools and lakes. The county operates three pools at Bur-Mil, Hagan…

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Fitness and Friendship at Guilford

By: Catherine Johnson Six years ago Janet Moore in the finance department and Brenda Wallace in elections met and realized they shared a similar interest, getting outdoors and exercising. Soon after, Brenda encouraged Janet to join her in a breast cancer awareness walk. Together, they have been on the move ever since. Their energy around…

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Recommended Budget for 2017 Released

The ink had finally dried on the 350+ page document when county manager Marty Lawing presented his recommended budget to the Board of Commissioners on May 19. “The budget maintains county service levels, addresses employee compensation issues, covers an increase in debt obligations,” Lawing wrote in his budget message. “And [it] provides for increases in…

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