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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City manager's message 6-17-2020: Employee day off for Juneteenth

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June 17, 2020 — In her latest message to employees, City Manager Mary Bunting talks about commemoration Juneteenth. As most of you are aware, yesterday Gov. Ralph Northam announced that state offices would be closed on Friday, June 19, in commem...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

City manager's message 6-5-2020: City reopening in Phase Two June 8

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June 5, 2020 — In her latest message to employees, City Manager Mary Bunting talks about Phase Two reopening starting today. Our city buildings will not reopen to the public until Monday, and even then, many of our services will continue to be o...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

City manager's message 6-3-2020: City of Hampton Curfew Statement

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June 3, 2020 — In her latest message to employees, City Manager Mary Bunting talks about the curfew beginning in Hampton on Wednesday, June 3. Mayor Tuck and Chief Sult asked Gov. Northam to authorize an overnight curfew in Hampton for the next ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City manager's message: 5-29-2020: Governor's executive order and city reopening plans

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May 29, 2020 — In her latest message to employees, City Manager Mary Bunting talks about the executive order Gov. Northam issued Tuesday, which requires that patrons begin wearing face coverings inside most buildings, including local government ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

City manager's message: 5-22-2020: Developing plans to reopen city buildings

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May 22, 2020 - In her latest message to employees, City Manager Mary Bunting talks about Phase I of Forward Virginia and thanks first responders, Public Works employees and others who have served and supported the community during the ongoing crisis. She ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

City Manager's Message 4-15-2020: COVID-19 Updates & FY 2021 Manager’s Recommended Budget

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April 15, 2020 — I am writing to update you on our COVID-19 response efforts as well as the release of the FY 21 Manager’s Recommended Budget.

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On FY 21 Manager’s Recommended Budget z Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 14, 2020

ICMA-RC offering one-on-one sessions concerning retirement plans

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For those wondering about their retirement plans and how they may be affected, retirement plan manager ICMA-RC is offering one-on-one virtual sessions during the current coronavirus pandemic. Hampton city employees can make an appointment online. ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Manager's Message 4-6-2020: COVID-19 update on wearing masks, distancing

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April 6, 2020 — I am writing to give updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hampton Roads Convention Center will be converted to an alternative care facility. Also, the CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings.

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On wearing masks to fight pandemic spread z Hampton Employee Connection
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Manager's Message 4-1-2020: Coronavirus updates & new federal leave benefits

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April 1, 2020 — The city manager gives important updates on the coronavirus pandemic; federal and state actions; and our local response.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Manager's Message 3-24-2020: Governor's new orders

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March 24, 2020 — Last night, the governor issued additional guidance for Virginians relative to Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. I am attaching the news release and an excellent piece that covers frequently asked questions relating to his order th...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City manager's message 3-20-2020: Update on the pandemic response

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March 20, 2020 — As we close out our first week of public facility closure, I want to take a moment to thank you all for the outstanding professionalism in the face of adversity that you have shown during this pandemic crisis. While not surprisi...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City manager's message 3-17-2020: Coronavirus Updates

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March 17, 2020 — I am writing to provide an update on our efforts and workforce considerations relative to the coronavirus impact on our community. 

First, and foremost, I want to stress that we are committed to taking care of our workfo...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

City manager's message: COVID-19 Updates HIGH PRIORITY

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March 13, 2020 — A lot can change in 24 hours, as we all know... This afternoon the president declared a national emergency, and Gov. Northam ordered a mandatory closure of all state public schools. These announcements likely heighten anxiety am...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

City manager gives information on coronavirus and city planning efforts

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Feb. 28, 2020 — Through extensive media coverage, I am sure you are aware that outbreaks of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus are occurring internationally, including cases in the United States. 

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

City manager delays opening until 9 a.m.; offers liberal leave to employees

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Feb. 20, 2020 — City manager’s message: As you are aware, Hampton and the region have been experiencing snowfall this evening. Although our road conditions are generally fairly good as I write this email, our overriding goal when asses...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Snow and potential ice will delay opening of Hampton offices until 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21

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Feb. 20, 2020 - Hampton will delay opening city offices until 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Hampton’s streets are largely clear of snow and ice as of 11 p.m., but there are some minor issues on overpasses and bridges, Public Works reported.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Healthy Families staff meet with legislator, Va. first lady on Advocacy Day

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Feb. 14, 2020 — Healthy Families staff members spoke to a legislator and the state’s first lady on Home Visiting Advocacy Day on Jan. 22 in Richmond.  

Advocacy Day is an opportunity to meet with Virginia lawmakers on a particu...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Save time, hassle: Get your gifts wrapped for free by city's executive management team

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Dec. 12, 2019 — While you're shopping at Santa's Attic in City Hall on Friday, why not let the city's executive management team save you time and stress by letting them wrap your holiday gifts?

You can admit it: Wrapping up your presents isn't the best par...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

City Hall lobby furniture moved temporarily for Santa's Attic, gift wrapping

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Dec. 9, 2019 — The new furniture placed around the City Hall lobby has been temporarily removed to make space for the Santa's Attic Arts and Crafts Show and the free gift-wrapping by the City Manager's Office on Friday, Dec. 13. 

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

City manager reminds employees of bonus pay, invites all to view State of the City

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Dec. 6, 2019 — City manager's message: Today all qualified individuals received the annual citizen satisfaction survey bonus in their accounts. This bonus is an additional thank you for helping to achieve such high marks in our biennial survey. ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

City manager wishes all a happy Thanksgiving, talks about new mentorship program

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Nov. 27, 2019 - City manager's message the day before Thanksgiving: "It is hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving! As we all prepare to celebrate with family and friends, I want to wish you a wonderful holiday. One of my greatest blessings is ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

City Hall lobby gets a makeover to be more welcoming and comfortable

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Nov. 8, 2019 - Brighter, more comfortable furniture has been added to the City Hall lobby, as part of a Council initiative to keep our buildings inviting for both citizens and employees. 

We are still awaiting a few items – such as chair...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

City manager announces results of citizen satisfaction survey and upcoming days off

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Nov. 7, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting Thursday announced information on holiday time off and the results of the latest citizen satisfaction survey. "The end of daylight savings time and beginning of November signal that the holiday season ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

City Manager's Message: City closed Friday except for emergency essential operations

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Sept. 5, 2019 - I am writing to give you an update on Hurricane Dorian and its expected impacts in our community. While we do not expect much impact today, we will gradually see increasing winds, rain and storm surge over the next 24+/- hours. Winds will ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

City Manager's Message: Back to School & Hurricane Dorian

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Sept. 4, 2019 — Wow - it is hard to believe it is September already, and fall is right around the corner. Yesterday was the first day back to school for many of our kids. For those of you with students, I hope their first day was great! It is always great...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

UPDATE: City's HU pep rally canceled due to storm threat

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Sept. 3, 2019 - The threat of severe weather Thursday evening has prompted the cancellation of an outdoor "pep rally" for city employees to welcome Hampton University students.

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The City of Hampton and Hampton University ar...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Library employee will reach milestone at blood drive Wednesday; time slots available

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Aug. 26, 2019 - Northampton Branch Library Assistant Isaac Needell will reach his six gallon blood donation milestone on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, when the Red Cross visits Hampton City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Isaac, who started donating blood as a teen...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

City Manager's Message: Reminders about customer parking

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Aug. 1, 2019 — I am writing to remind everyone of the importance of keeping customer parking and timed parking available for our residents. We continue to have issues with employees parking in visitor spots Downtown around the Ruppert Sargent Building, Ha...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Jason H. Monk, acting fire chief, appointed permanent chief by city manager Mary Bunting

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June 14, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting announced Friday that "after an extensive search process that netted a very competitive pool of candidates, I have appointed our own Jason H. Monk to be the permanent Fire Chief. It is especially grat...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

City manager's message to employees on a July 5th administrative day

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May 24, 2019 - It's hard to believe that this weekend is Memorial Day, marking the unofficial start of the summer season. Before we know it, July will be here, which is the beginning of our new fiscal year. During that same week, the City will observe Ind...
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Posted on: April 26, 2019

City manager answers questions about FY20 recommended budget

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April 23, 2019 — Since I announced the compensation proposals as part of the FY20 manager’s recommended budget last week, multiple people have asked some of the same questions about them. I am writing to provide those answers ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

City manager gives preview of FY20 recommended budget to Council

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April 10, 2019 — Earlier today, I shared a preview of the FY 2020 Manager's Recommended Budget with City Council. The full budget will be released on Monday, April 15, and will be available on the Hampton website. As in years past, I would like ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

City manager announces annual 'Show Your Team Spirit Day' is Friday, Feb. 1

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Jan. 31, 2019 - City manager's message: "It is hard to believe that it is nearly February already! I don’t know about you, but it feels like it was just December. The 53rd Super Bowl is right around the corner and so is our annual Show Your Team Spir...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

City manager's message to employees on satisfaction survey, days off, bonus

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Nov. 7, 2018 - The end of daylight savings time and beginning of November signal that the holiday season is right around the corner. Each year at this time, we announce the results of the biennial citizen satisfaction survey and the resulting time off bon...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Hampton is offering free flu shots for all city employees on Tuesday, Oct. 16

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Sept. 27, 2018 - Hampton will offer free flu shots to all city employees on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 22 Lincoln St. Your employee ID is required.

Schedule an appointment at https://maxdimflu.bioiq.com/. Click "Si...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Governor orders evacuation of Zone A: What does that mean for you?

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Sept. 10, 2018 - Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the evacuation of Zone A, the lowest-lying areas of Hampton Roads, as well as the Eastern Shore, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

What does it mean for Hampton?

In Hampton, that area includes nearly 19,000 households....

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Clarification of information on city manager's FY19 budget preview

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April 20, 2018 - An employee reached out to ask City Manager Mary Bunting about the proposed 2 percent salary increase and whether it applies to part-time and WAE employes.  She answered the question in a new message to employees.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

City manager gives Council a preview of the recommended budget for fiscal year 2019

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April 11, 2018 - Earlier today, I shared a preview of the FY 2019 Manager's Recommended Budget with Council. The full budget will be released on Sunday. Copies will be available on the internet and in the library. As I have always done, I would like to sh...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

City manager says changes being made in parking at Ruppert Sargent Building

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April 1, 2018 - City Manager Mary Bunting said Monday: "Changes are being made to the parking arrangements at the Ruppert Sargent Building this week. We have consistently had an issue with employee and city vehicles parking for extended periods in th...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Customer Delight program rewards employees providing great service

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April 5, 2016 - Have you seen a co-worker do a great job? Do you know someone in the city who goes out of their way – every day - to make customers happy? Don’t keep it to yourself. Say something about it and help us recognize the great work of city emplo...Read on...

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