Commerce News for 6/18/2013
Farmer on the Mall - We are pleased to announce the return of the State Employees’ Farmer on the Mall starting Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 from 11 to 2 PM. Farmer Roger Ball, member of the “Got to be NC” Agriculture program, is our host farmer for this Comprehensive Wellness Initiative. He will be located on the Bicentennial Mall near the Liberty Bell across from the Legislative Building every Tuesday from 11-2 PM and on the Halifax Mall between the Revenue Building and the Department of Public Instruction Building every Thursday from 11 to 2 PM starting on May 2nd, 2013.
This week, Farmer Ball plans to bring:
Weather permitting, he will also bring lettuce and strawberries.
Thank you for your continued support of this program.
Lyris ListManager Mailing List Server Upgrade - NCLIST.COM Your MIS team has upgraded the Lyris mailing list server to version 10.2D and provided you with some enhancments for communicating via our mailing list server. The documentation to assist you can be found on the Lyris Web site.
You may view the User's Manual on-line or download the PDF version . Don't forget to view the Getting Started Guide on-line or download the PDF version to see how Lyris ListManager can assist you with improving the way your organization communicates. Watch for information on how Lyris can help you!
New Performance Management Plan
E-mail Retention Tutorial Effective October 1, 2009 Executive Order 18, E-mail retention tutorial will be provided on-line to all employees. Please click here to review memo from Director Coleman.
Student Loan Repayment Program One of the initiatives under the Special Emphasis Project for Young Employees is the identification of educational assistance opportunities. Read the memorandum from Director Coleman.
The Help Desk is now operated by the Office of Information Technology Services, and is tasked with providing installation and support of approved hardware, software, and services to the divisions within the Department of Commerce.
Requests for computer related issues should be directed to the ITS help desk:
Requests to reset your password, or for support with CMS, Web, and other Commerce applications (AppTrack, SEMTEK, Sites & Buildings, Redbook, etc.) should be directed to the Commerce help desk.
WARN Notice Report View the current WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Report produced by the Division of Workforce Solutions.
Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) Video These videos are provided in conjunction with the Commerce Critical Incident Procedures and State Capitol Police as a training resource to inform Commerce employees of measures to be followed in the event of a building lockdown. All such efforts are intended to prepare employees for any unexpected building intrusion by someone wishing to impose harm and are for the general safety and well being of Commerce employees.
RIDE TTA & CAT FOR FREE Get your GoPass. Contact your Parking Coordinator to obtain your free G/oPass. This pass allows eligible state government employees to ride TTA and CAT buses any day of the week to work or play, free of charge EXCEPT for State Fair and University events, i.e. football games, etc…
For more information: www.rideTTA.org
OSBM Travel Directive Amendment - State agencies should continue to set an example by encouraging the coordination of state employees ridesharing during out-of-town trips and by the use of other energy conservation activities, including carpooling to and from work. Information about carpooling, vanpooling, finding park and ride lots, and public transit services can be found at the following:
www.firstgov.gov - FirstGov is a one-stop, easy-to-use web portal to all government online services. This means that you can click onto this web site and quickly find and conduct business without needing to know which department or agency provides it. FirstGov helps you cut through governmental red tape to find online services that matter to you.
E-clips for 6/18/2013
Council approves incentives for Ralph Lauren
Coty hiring 400 contractors in Sanford
Highway Patrol seeks 180 new recruits after hiring freeze
Hollywood brings big bucks to Cabarrus