Q & A: HR and Email

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In this final edition of Employee Meeting Q&A, we’re wrapping up a few questions for the Human Resources and Information Systems departments.  I invited Julie Mann and Tim Broos to share some answers below. – Dave Julie Mann, VP Administrative Services One commenter asked about employee annual reviews, and who the appropriate reviewer should be.  The Director of each department is responsible for conducting the annual reviews.  We realize that we have many employees who work various shifts and may not always work with their Director.  However, the Directors do consult with the shift supervisors and employees in charge for … Read More

Q & A: Cafeteria & Employee Meals

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In another edition of our Employee Meeting Q&A, I invited Deb Didier to answer some questions about employee meals and the cafeteria. – Dave Deb Didier, Chief Financial Officer      Many of you had questions, suggestions, and comments on the cafeteria and employee meal breaks.  I’m happy to provide a few answers and give you some information on what lies ahead for the Dietary Department.      First, you asked about the physical layout and condition of the cafeteria.  Many of you also related the availability of tables to your decision on whether or not to eat in the cafeteria.  … Read More

Q & A: Crawford Street and Patient Rooms

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A couple readers submitted questions in the Comments section of other posts, so I thought we’d answer them here for easy viewing. Robert Dunbar asked: “Could we post signage on River Road showing that Crawford Ave. is now for KSB Receiving and is not a through street? I still see drivers turn into Crawford and then u-turn to leave when they’re confronted by a blank concrete wall.” And Emily Jones added: “I agree with Robert there should be signage on Crawford telling that its a dead end. I’ve seen patients try to go up that way in their car and … Read More

Q&A: Paychecks and PDL

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In the latest edition of our Employee Meeting Q&A, I invited Julie Mann to answer some questions on paychecks and PDL. – Dave Julie Mann, VP Administrative Services Thank you to everyone who posted these excellent questions on The Pulse.  I’m glad to have the opportunity to clarify some policies and update you on progress we’ve made regarding paychecks and PDL. The first question asked for a status update on computerized paystubs.  Following a survey of employees done last year, we’ve decided to go forward with this transition.  The switch is still in the works, and we are planning to … Read More

Q&A: Cell Phones

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Cell phones  Many questions, comments, and suggestions regarding employee cell phone use were posted to The Pulse.  Darryl addressed this issue during the employee meetings, and further information is available now for your reference. Above all, employee cell phone use should be governed by common sense.  We all know that ringing cell phones, personal conversations, text-messaging or game-playing on a cell phone is distracting to patients, visitors, and fellow employees.  We also know that cell phones are a part of modern life, and that messages and phone calls can be important.  When you’re expecting an emergency or time-sensitive call or … Read More

Q&A: Parking

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This is the first in a series of posts that will provide answers to the questions you asked during the Employee Meetings and prior to the meetings in this post on The Pulse. Parking As the map shows, the River Street Lot and the Elks Lot are completely open to employees on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are no longer any assigned spaces in these lots.  Both levels of the main parking deck have four single rows starting at Second Street and going north, as well as the single row facing Crawford Avenue, and some partial rows near Dixon Avenue … Read More

You Had Questions…We Have Answers

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On November 18, I posted a request for Employee Meeting questions. You sent me 37 questions and the post was viewed 1,260 times. As I mentioned at the meetings, there have been over 15,000 visits to www.ksbpulse.com since its August launch.   Now it’s my turn. Over the next several weeks I will be responding to your questions with the assistance of some guest bloggers: members of our Administrative Team will be answering your questions. Here’s what you will be hearing about: Parking Cell Phones Cafeteria & Meals Paychecks & PDL Other Topics One of the hottest questions that came … Read More