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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Employee digest: Remote communication and resources for teleworking employees

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March 30, 2020 — City employees have a number of resources while Hampton continues to allow them to telework where possible to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus and maintain their well-being. Additionally, Hampton’s buildings and facilities are closed to the public until further notice. 

Contact Human Resources: Director of Human Resources Nicole Clark says the Department of Human Resources will be providing services remotely. "While our physical office in City Hall may be closed, we will continue to be available to you Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. by calling the front desk, our direct office extensions or emailing the appropriate staff member." Clark also lists several important items to note for employees. Read the full message.

Mental health sessions: Additionally, Human Resources is offering a series of live web-based Mindfulness Sessions for employees to help them to calm anxiety and maintain health and well-being during these challenging times. The sessions Tuesday, March 31, through Friday, April 3, are facilitated by an Aware specialist and  available on a first-come, first-served basis. See the full schedule and registration links.

Employee assistance: As always, help is available for employees through the Employee Assistance Program for various concerns, including finances, physical and mental health, workplace concerns and more. In addition, Optima EAP is offering a video webinar at noon April 2, "Optima EAP Website 101 – Giving You the Resources You Seek," to help employees navigate their assistance options. More information on the webinar.

For more resources and information regarding teleworking, employees can access the Employee Teleworking webpage. Workers will find information on COVID-19 leave benefits, city policies, how to sign up for news alerts and more.

Hampton city buildings remain closed to the public. See this guide to online and phone city services.

To learn about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you think you may have it, go to the Virginia Department of Health’s coronavirus page.

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