Union Square Campus opens August 5th

On Elm Street, just across Gate City Boulevard from the downtown core of Greensboro is the newest addition to the higher education landscape in Guilford County. The Union Square Campus will focus on education and training for healthcare professionals, this 85,000 square foot building will be the cornerstone for the broader redevelopment effort in that…


Registration Open for Fall GTCC Courses

Classes start this month for Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC)! The school offers lots of continuing education opportunities, so if you are interested in gaining new skills or switching careers GTCC makes it easy.     Continuing education courses include: Human Resources Development Computer Training Project Management Network & Security Nursing aide skills Basic Law…


Employee Tuition Reimbursement

Thinking of going back to school? If you take courses related to your current job or a county job you would like to have, then you could qualify for tuition reimbursement! Guilford County recognizes the importance of employee efforts to develop skills and enhance performance through outside coursework. So built into the personnel regulations, employees…


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…

office 365

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…


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…


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,…

BOC FY17 budget adopt

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…

Hagan Stone Pool

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…