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Our thanks go to all our employees who were involved in some way in making arrangements during the mourning period.
October's Black History Month is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities.
Join us on Wednesday, 28 September from 2pm to 4pm for our next online Women's Network meeting.
Would you like to help your colleagues eat more healthily and get active?
Highways colleagues are invited to join the latest series of briefing events to find out progress and the next steps in the service's transformation programme.
Arrangements for booking British Sign Language interpreters will change from 1 October 2022.
In partnership with AVC Wise, we've introduced a new salary sacrifice Shared Cost AVC scheme.
Thrive, the company which runs the Thrive mental health app, is running a series of webinars which are open to all employees.
Do you work out in the community with residents, partners, service users and businesses?
On Monday 19 September 2022 there is an additional bank holiday in the UK to mark the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Colleagues in highways are invited to join our latest series briefing events to find out progress and the next steps in our ambitious transformation programme.
Pete Handford, Director of Finance and ICT, will be leaving the council to take up a new role.
The Digital Adoption team has a range of resources on the Learning Centre for you to learn more about Office.com, the starting point for online productivity.
Pension awareness week takes place from 12 to 16 September 2022 and is an opportunity to improve your pension knowledge.
If you have an LGPS pension with Derbyshire Pension Fund, your annual benefit statement may now be available through the My Pension Online Service.
High blood pressure doesn't have any symptoms so the only way to find out is to have a blood pressure check.
Thrive, the company which runs the Thrive mental health app, is running a webinar to mark World Suicide Prevention Day which takes place on 10 September.
If you're working remotely and you need documents printing, our professional print production team in the business centre can do this for you.
You may have heard that the government is making cost of living payments to people who receive certain benefits or tax credits.
Have your say on drug and alcohol recovery services in Derbyshire
Find out more about the concept of 'intersectionality' and what it's got to do with equality and diversity.
Our Cycle to Work Scheme is now available as a 24 month option.
The removal of pandemic restrictions in April has enabled us to consider the working arrangements for everyone
We have been made aware of potential strike action by Royal Mail on 26 and 31 August, and on 8 and 9 September.
Thank you to all of you who supported the Chesterfield and Belper Pride events this summer
The Public Health department is inviting all our Derbyshire colleagues to join us for a 'Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) development workshop'.
Each year the International Association for Suicide Prevention marks 10 September as World Suicide Prevention Day.
Since we ran our employee survey in February, each department has run an engagement forum to discuss the results
The Director of Public Health's Annual Report is now out and this year the report looks at our response to COVID-19.
Anyone receiving Pension Credit will automatically be paid the cost of living payments – and they could be entitled to an extra £650, paid in two instalments.
Our finance division now operates as one team, supporting departments with advice on a range of accountancy and finance matters.
We recognise that employees are likely to make use of social media in a personal capacity.
Our countryside service is busy organising their flagship event – the Woodland Festival.
Between now and the end of September, Joined Up Care Derbyshire is running a large number of wellbeing sessions that you're welcome to join.
We're working to improve the health and wellbeing of men across the county.
Our 'no purchase order (PO) no pay' policy is now in force and will apply to invoices dated from 1 August 2022 onwards.
We want to make ICT as accessible as possible to everyone. You can find out more by visiting accessibility on the Learning Centre.
We are very proud to have been involved in this year's virtual Local Government Apprentice of the Year 2022 event.
As part of the work we're doing to support your wellbeing, we joined up with Thrive - an NHS-approved mental wellbeing app.
If you're producing content for our website, including the Our Derbyshire website, please take a few minutes to read through the web accessibility guidelines.
If you've uploaded a profile picture to Office 365, or would like to, please make sure it meets with our simple criteria.
Our digital adoption team have given the Learning Centre homepage a revamp.
We are delighted to announce Ellie Houlston as our new Director of Public Health.
As forecasters continue to predict a prolonged period of high temperatures it's important to be aware of the risks and stay safe.
No matter how hot it gets, don't be tempted to cool down in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and quarries. You really don't know what is lurking beneath the surface.
Join Deaf-initely Women's online session to find out how they empower deaf and hard of hearing women
A note about key payroll data and personal identifiers
The Guide Dogs charity is running free sighted guiding training sessions.
We're working with 3 other councils in the East Midlands to bring decision-making powers out of Westminster and more investment to the region.
You are now able to reset your password yourself, securely, anywhere, anytime, without needing to contact the ICT Service Desk.
Is your pension enough to support you in retirement so you can spend future summers the way you want to?
July is the Samaritan's Talk To Us Month, reminding people that they are there to help.
CiC – the company behind our employee assistance programme – will be running a mindfulness webinar on 13 July at 11am.
We're upgrading SAP this October - the software that we use to manage our data and information in HR, including Workplace, finance and procurement (Orderpoint).
We are aware of the current pressures around recruitment and retention, and the challenge this poses in the provision of our services.
My Plan provides the opportunity for our employees to agree an individual work plan.
High inflation rates and increased costs are beginning to affect our suppliers, who have begun to seek to increase the prices of their goods and services.
As the cost of living is rising it's important to understand what advice and support is available to you, your family and the people you work with.
We're offering a wide range of events at our countryside sites designed to appeal to all the family with some offering the chance to learn new skills.
We're implementing a no purchase order (PO), no pay policy which means that suppliers will need to quote a valid PO on their invoices before we'll pay them.
Cabinet members have agreed a new sustainable procurement policy designed to help staff make greener purchasing decisions.
We are pulling together a showcase of all the great things our council has to offer for its employees.
Colleagues in highways are invited to join a series of face-to-face and online briefing events to find out more about the ambitious transformation programme.
As a result of the pandemic we introduced some interim travel claim guidance to reflect the temporary changes to the way some colleagues were having to travel.
Our people are at the heart of enabling change, ensuring our partners and communities thrive and our organisation succeeds.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the delivery of the Woodville to Swadlincote Regeneration Road.
If you're still experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 four weeks after contracting the virus, the Derbyshire Long COVID employee support service is here for you.
Men's Health Week aims to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage men and boys to seek professional advice for health-related problems.
Winning Goals is a 12-week weight management programme followed up with monthly one-to-one sessions specifically aimed at adult males.
It is important that all we all recognise the importance of looking after ourselves and preventing ill health.
Webinars running throughout July 2022 for LGPS members who'd like to find out more about the shared cost salary sacrifice scheme.
We process large amounts of personal data and ensuring confidentiality and keeping people's personal information safe is of huge importance.
We've recently updated our guidance on workplace health and safety inspections.
We're hosting an online question and answer session on 14 June with a panel of leadership apprentices who will be available to respond to your questions.
Windrush Day is on 22 June 2022 and marks the date when the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in 1948.
We've made some changes to our attendance management and ill health capability procedure.
From online workshops on how to manage anxiety to 'virtual' cuppas and free tickets to the cinema, there's lots going on during National Carers Week 2022
We'll be lighting up County Hall purple after dark for the whole of the extended bank holiday weekend.
Our YES Derbyshire Project supports young people to access training, job opportunities and a range of health and wellbeing services.
We want to make everything as accessible as possible to everyone.
Find out more about benefits of credit unions and community banks so that you can understand what they do and how they can help the people you support.
Are you passionate about workplace wellbeing? Do you want to promote healthy eating or physical activity in your department and team?
We're offering a second opportunity for colleagues interested in applying for a leadership apprenticeship to take part in a webinar to find out more.
We've signed up to take part in Britain's Healthiest Workplace, the UK's largest workplace-wellbeing survey
The COVID-19 HR advice for managers has now been updated to reflect the latest position on living with Covid
Last week was 'get to know your digital champion week', which saw us celebrate what their fantastic community does
Alongside our colleagues across Joined Up Care Derbyshire have signed up to take part in Britain's Healthiest Workplace.
On 13 May, we detected an attempted cyber-attack on our IT systems which had the potential to cause disruption to services.
Following feedback on Mental Health Awareness Week, we've set up a mental health peer support Teams chat.
Are you, or any friends or family interested in joining our ambitious and forward-thinking policy and research team?
The ability to be resilient, to learn, adapt and continuously improve in the face of such challenge is crucial.
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of bladder cancer which is one of the 10 most common types of cancer in the UK.
We are delighted to announce that our new Executive Director of Corporate Services and Transformation, Joe O'Sullivan, will join the council in July 2022.
We provide a hard of hearing service which carries out assessments and demonstrations of environmental hearing equipment for people who are hard of hearing.
Today we'll be proudly flying the Pride Progress flag at County Hall to show our support for International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia.
Modern ways of working is helping us achieve our aim to provide the services local people want and need by thinking and doing things differently.
An updated version of our Constitution has been published which incorporates a number of amendments.
The council's commitment to secure the future of County Hall
We're expanding our programme of leadership and management apprenticeships
One of our colleagues, Luke Impey, has launched a campaign for potentially life-saving treatment for his baby daughter Winnie. Donate to the appeal here.
We have more than 500 digital champions that are dedicating an hour of their working week to supporting their colleagues and departments.
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and this year it's all about getting connected and combating loneliness.
With fewer employees working in our office buildings, we're taking a different approach to fire evacuation.
Share our message and encourage people across Derbyshire to consider starting their fostering journey
As part of a Joined Up Care Derbyshire initiative, you can take advantage of a number of free activities that can help with your overall wellbeing.
An invitation to all our Joined up Care Derbyshire colleagues to join us for a session with the Erewash Health and Wellbeing Partnership.
An invitation to all our Joined up Care Derbyshire colleagues to join us for a conversation with Lizzie Cain from the Co-Production Collective.
Take 5 minutes to complete the ICT equipment survey so that we have an accurate record of the equipment you currently have at home.
Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health, will be leaving us in late summer / early autumn to take up ta new role.
Hybrid meeting rooms are perfect when you want a meeting with colleagues who are in the office and working remotely as it brings everyone together.
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 9 to 15 May 2022.
We're relaunching our employee network groups with an online and in person event on 25 May 2022.
Each head of service and above will receive their own results report of the employee survey.
We provide a service which gives blind and visually impaired people information and advice
Our employee survey results will be out by the end of April
We'd like to get your views on the Derbyshire Women's Network role.
The next online neurodiversity drop-in session is on Thursday 19 May from 11am -12pm.
We recently ran our employee survey and thank you to all those who completed it.
Join us on 18 May 2022 for this exciting online event which will explore the specific needs and experiences of young LGBT+ people.
We've made the apprenticeship application and approval process quicker and easier.
Do you know someone who's gone the extra mile? You can nominate them for Radio Derby's Make a Difference Awards.
Are you, or any friends or family interested in joining our fantastic in-house highways team?
If you or someone you know is looking for a job or change of career, check out a new website promoting careers in care across Derbyshire and Derby.
Stress is something that we all experience at some point. Whether it's a work deadline, financial worries or something more serious.
We recently marked Neurodiversity Celebration Week, challenging stereotypes and raising awareness about neurodiversity and neurological differences.
From 1 April 2022 the COVID-19 advice to employers is changing as we transition to the government's living with COVID plan.
We're leading a partnership of organisations to support people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine by safely resettling them into Derbyshire homes.
If you or your colleagues are working on any projects that would benefit the health and wellbeing of employees across Derbyshire, let us know.
The pay award has been applied in March 2022 backdated to 1 April 2021 for local government service employees
There are just a few days left now before the annual employee survey closes on the 27 March so this is our last opportunity to remind you to complete it.
You're invited to find out all about Office.com and the increased flexibility and productivity it can add to your working week.
Social worker Sarah Clarke is sharing her story to help shine a light on the strengths and accomplishments of our neurodivergent workforce.
Social worker Deb Solomon is sharing her story to help shine a light on the strengths and accomplishments of our neurodivergent workforce.
Assistant director Helene Denness is sharing her story to help shine a light on the strengths and accomplishments of our neurodivergent workforce.
We're now at the midway point of the annual employee survey. We're very pleased to report that so far, 34% of people have responded.
Do you, or any friends or family have experience providing administrative support and would like to accept work placements and hours to suit?
Our new salary sacrifice Shared Cost AVC benefit has launched and offers LGPS members a cost-efficient way to boost their pension pot.
We have now trained around 8,000 county council colleagues, but we still need to ensure the remaining 2,200 staff have completed their mandatory training.
From April 2022 employee National Insurance contributions are increasing by 1.25 percentage points.
Some employees have been re-enrolled into a pension scheme to comply with the Workplace Pension Reform Regulations.
If you're a smoker we expect you'll know the main reasons why you should quit, and you might have tried before.
As more people return to using office spaces please remember that you must wear your council ID badge in council buildings.
The annual employee survey has now been open for just over a week and so far, we've had a 22% response rate. What a great start!
International Women's Day is an annual celebration of women's achievements to raise awareness of issues affecting women and girls on a local and global level.
Neurodiversity is the concept that all humans vary in terms of how we think and process information. Everyone has talents and things they find challenging.
International Women's Day is marked on 8 March each year around the world as part of the Women's History Month.
Following a review, we've decided to maintain our existing COVID-19 secure measures until the end of March.
Stagecoach is raising its bus fair prices but don't forget that employees can get a discount off daily, weekly and monthly tickets.
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and if you're ready to quit for good then there's lots of support on offer.
You will be pleased to hear that the national pay agreement for Local Government Service employees for 2021/22 has been agreed.
Our annual employee survey launches today and we are keen to hear your views.
Our Time to Talk Derbyshire campaign continues until 4 March and we're encouraging people to start a conversation about mental health.
We're joining organisations across Derbyshire and the UK in marking LGBT+ History Month by flying the Pride Progress flag at County Hall.
Contact HR Services using Microsoft Teams wherever possible, but if you can't, you can contact them over the phone or email.
We've just launched a new partnership with Mobilise, an online-only organisation providing free digital support to unpaid carers.
If you are a member of the LGPS, you have been able to build up your pension benefits for retirement by paying AVCs.
You have again stepped up and responded magnificently to the snow, rain, gales and flooding that have had widespread impact across the county.
We've launched the Derbyshire Grants scheme with £1.5million over the next 2 years to community groups, clubs, local charities and non-profit organisations.
With so many colleagues working across different locations, it's important to look after information security.
We have some really fantastic people in this organisation, people who do the most incredible, heroic and heart-warming things
We're running an online consultation about grants to 62 voluntary, charity and community sector groups in Derbyshire.
In preparation for our next employee survey, we are focusing on the department action plans and what progress has been made over this past year.
Following the lifting of Plan B requirement to work from home, we are now in a position to allow colleagues to use more workspaces in council buildings.
The Learning Centre is relaunching with a new style, layout and a colourful new icon on your desktop.
We're all spending more and more time online so it's more important than ever to stay safe.
The strategy is currently being finalised and will take into account the feedback received through the public consultation.
Our Time to Talk Derbyshire mental health campaign runs from 7 February until 4 March 2022.
National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration of the importance of apprenticeships.
This week begins our countdown to the annual Employee Survey which opens on 28 February and closes on 27 March 2022.
An LGBT+ awareness sessions to help understand the difference between sex, gender and sexual orientation, appropriate language and equality law.
You're probably aware of the traditional 6-striped rainbow flag, but did you know that in 2018 the Pride Progress flag was developed.
LGBT+ History Month runs throughout February and focusses on the celebration and recognition of LGBT+ people, history and culture.
Race Equality Week, is an annual UK-wide initiative to encourage a dialogue and improve understanding of race equality issues at work.
If you're passionate about workplace wellbeing and would like to promote positive change, then our healthy workplaces workshops are for you.
The mental health and wellbeing group has been meeting for over 2 years now and they have another online session on Monday 31 January.
If you work in Children's Services, please help us to make sure you have the right information about the progress of the Achieving Great Futures programme.
Brain in Hand – a digital self-management support system for people who are autistic, have learning disabilities or who are managing mental health difficulties.
Derbyshire voluntary and community organisations are being encouraged to apply to the national Let's Create Jubilee Fund.
It's Holocaust Memorial Day this Thursday 27 January 2022 - marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
We are striving to ensure that we have safe and enabling environments, which support the wellbeing, motivation and retention of our people.
Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) will be down for planned maintenance from Thursday 27 January and is expected to be available again on Monday 31 January 2022.
Taking annual leave is important for your wellbeing so please make sure you take leave at regular intervals or whenever it is practical to do so.
Yesterday the Prime Minister made an announcement about the lifting of Plan B restrictions and that people are no longer being asked to work from home.
You may be aware of recent changes to government guidance around self-isolation periods following positive COVID-19 tests.
Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) will soon have a new look. We've gathered lots of feedback and you told us you wanted DLO to be easy to navigate and engaging.
If you would like to make some healthy changes to your lifestyle this year, our Live Life Better Derbyshire (LLBD) service can help.
We're working with ORCHA to provide a health apps library for Derbyshire residents and council employees.
Pete Handford, our current Director of Finance and ICT, will take up the temporary role of Executive Director for Corporate Services & Transformation.
A huge congratulations to Kim Johnson who has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the new year honours.
A big thank you to everyone who supported our first ever thank you week.
Managing Director Emma Alexander was interviewed by Ian Skye on BBC Radio Derby on 22 December 2021.
I should like to take this opportunity to wish all staff and their families my very best wishes for the Christmas season and for a happy and healthy new year.
Recent changes to public procurement thresholds regulations will start from 1 January 2022.
An invitation to all our Joined up Care Derbyshire colleagues to join us for a conversation with Professor Donna Hall.
Due to continuing COVID-19 guidance and the implementation of our modern ways of working programme, there will be some changes to meeting rooms in County Hall.
Under the modern ways of working programme we were intending to begin welcoming colleagues to their new workspaces at County Hall before Christmas.
Christmas can be a very difficult time of the year for many people. Especially with many still working from home, this can be an anxious time.
A reminder that you need to keep evidence of travel expenses claimed to comply with HMRC VAT requirements.
School age children living in Derbyshire who receive benefit-related free school meals will be able to take part in free Christmas holiday activities.
The county procurement team are working hard to make procurement services better across the council and would like feedback from colleagues.
The consultation into options for the future of accommodation for older people in some of our residential care homes has now launched.
Join us on Thursday 16 December 2021 for 2 more drop-in thank you sessions.
We're asking for views on our proposed strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion.
As part of our employee engagement cycle we've asked line mangers to meet with their teams to review and update their team action plans.
You will have seen the government announcement and news reports regarding the introduction of 'Plan B'.
This year we're celebrating our first ever thank you week to recognise the support and hard work of colleagues across the council.
Commissioning, Communities and Policy is changing its name to Corporate Services and Transformation.
Whether you are feeling alone, stressed, anxious, worried about money, or something else, our mental health first aiders are on hand over Christmas.
As well as contacting HR through Teams, you can now contact them over the phone.
Work on a new highways hub control room in north block at County Hall means that the computer network will need to be turned off in part of north block.
It's really important our email signatures have a consistent style so it's easy for colleagues and service users to find out who we are and how to contact us
We're building a new, state-of-the-art care home on the site of the former Bennerley School in Cotmanhay, near Ilkeston.
We're running a series of staff training sessions about climate change and sustainability.
On 18 November 2021 Cabinet agreed a new whistleblowing policy which will replace our whistleblowing confidential reporting code.
Find out more about how our employee assistance programme can help you.
We are delighted to announce that Emma Alexander has been appointed as permanent Managing Director following last week's interview process.
Trans Awareness week runs from 13 to 19 November every year, leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November.
Senior transport officer, Rob Bounds, who works in the sustainable travel team has won a special award.
The next online mental health and wellbeing session which is organised by colleagues is on Tuesday 12 October.
Our MWoW programme is now making great progress in re-organising our office spaces so that they can be used to support service delivery in a more flexible way.
Do you know which roads we grit?. There's lots of information on our website, and a map which tells you when a road was last gritted.
We've secured funding to help our vulnerable residents access resources to further reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.
We're looking to recruit more mental health first aiders. If you'd like to get involved, you can get free training.
You're invited to join one of our four employee briefings sessions to keep you informed of the latest developments with the Modern Ways of Working programme.
We're looking for a number of customer care assistants to join our Call Derbyshire contact centre team.
Winter is on its way and many of our colleagues are now on standby to help out the travelling public by gritting the roads whenever needed.
This week is Stress Awareness Week and it's something that we've all probably been experiencing more of over the past 18 months.
We have reviewed standby, sleep-in and recall to work duty payments terms and conditions.
As part of National Safeguarding Adults Week, which runs from 15 to 21 November 2021, the Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board is hosting some free webinars.