2011 News for Minneapolis Employees

December 2011

Dog reunited with his owner after an icy rescue on the river (12/21)

Upcoming events at the Minneapolis Convention Center (12/21)

Office 2010 upgrade coming to more workstations (12/21)

Be sure to print Dec. 30 pay stub to ensure you have 2011 tax information (12/21)

City's newly revamped website is easier to navigate and update (12/21)

No property tax levy hikes in City's 2012 budget (12/21)

Need to build your public speaking skills? Check out a Toastmasters club (12/21)

Absentee voting under way to fill two state offices in Minneapolis (12/21)

Today's Tip: Organizing your electronic files (12/21)

Check your Medica ID card when it arrives (12/21)

September 2011

Art and infrastructure come together on Nicollet Mall (9/14)

Office 2010 rollout postponed slightly (9/14)

Two-part retirement seminar offered (9/14)

Total Compensation Statements are in the mail (9/14)

It?s easy to get involved in the City?s first-ever community read (9/14)

Guided tours explore historic local sites (9/14)

Worksite clinics make it easy to get a free flu shot (9/14)

Toastmasters Clubs help participants hone speaking skills (9/14)

Weight Watchers series open to interested employees (9/14)

Nicollet Mall Farmers Market is open on Thursdays (9/14)

Open house to showcase design options for new Walker Library and mall (9/14)

Donors needed for Oct. 10 blood drive (9/14)

Minneapolis Police Band among Parade of Tribute & Honor performers (9/14)

Today's tip -Tap the library for homework help (9/14)

Three more ethics refresher workshops added to 2011 schedule (9/14)

Mayor proposes a 2012 City budget with no property tax levy (9/14)

August 2011

Toastmasters Clubs help participants hone speaking skills (8/31)

Autumn Weight Watchers series begins (8/31)

Absentee voting for Senate District 61 special primary runs through Sept. 12 (8/31)

Today's tip: Clean out your computer's cache (8/31)

Employees can purchase Microsoft Office at substantial discount (8/31)

Volunteers needed for We Want You Back day of action (8/31)

Switch to Microsoft Office 2010 begins in September (8/31)

Guided tours explore historic local sites (8/31)

Electronic newsletter offers new way to keep informed about neighborhood events (8/31)

City seeks applicants for boards and commissions (8/31)

Mayor will deliver 2012 budget address Sept. 12 (8/31)

City adopts new social media policy (8/31)

Ethics refresher class required every three years (8/31)

Nicollet Mall Farmers Market is open on Thursdays (8/31)

City recognized for program that donates used computers to underprivileged residents (8/31)

Grant writing training available (8/17)

Volunteers needed for We Want You Back day of action (8/17)

Today's tip - Don't keep'em guessing (8/17)

New timesheet process expanded to eight more workgroups (8/17)

Nicollet Mall Farmers Market is open on Thursdays (8/17)

Now?s the time to sign up for the fall Weight Watchers at Work series (8/17)

City considers employee furlough option in limited circumstances (8/17)

Toastmasters Clubs help participants hone speaking skills (8/17)

Half of all employees will pay higher health care premiums in 2012 (8/17)

CPED staff member recognized for volunteer service (8/17)

Absentee voting under way for Senate District 61 special primary (8/17)

Security staff testing employee emergency notification system (8/17)

Guided tours explore historic local sites (8/17)

Metered parking added in front of City Hall on Fourth Street (8/17)

Nicollet Mall Farmers Market is open on Thursdays (8/03)

Ethics refresher class required every three years (8/03)

One Minneapolis, One Read aims to bring people together (8/03)

My Health Rewards ? Frequently Asked Questions (8/03)

Free bus rides make it easy to attend weekend art fairs (8/03)

Remembrance Garden dedicated to survivors and victims of I-35W Bridge collapse (8/03)

City's new Web address is now live (8/03)

Minneapolis 79 sports new enhancements (8/03)

Weight Watchers open house is Aug. 16 (8/03)

Today's Tip - How to update your Outlook signature (8/03)

Guided tours explore historic local sites (8/03)

Printer toner cartridges offered to interested departments (8/03)

Donors needed for Aug. 8 blood drive (8/03)

City to begin an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 (8/03)

Share your story about biking or walking to work (8/03)

Toastmasters Clubs help participants hone speaking skills (8/03)

City employees can participate in townhome Lease to Own program (8/03)

LGA cuts trigger additional cuts to 2011 City budget (8/03)

July 2011

Mileage reimbursement rate changed July 1 (7/20)

Donors needed for Aug. 8 blood drive (7/20)

Guided tours explore historic local sites (7/20)

Today's tip Put the 5 W's to work for you (7/20)

City staff and elected officials prepare for National Night Out (7/20)

Tornado volunteers will be recognized at the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl event (7/20)

I-35W Bridge Remembrance Garden dedication is Aug. 1 (7/20)

Finance staffer helps group win Lake Association of the Year award (7/20)

Alternative Work Policy option now open to more employees (7/20)

Ethics refresher class required every three years (7/20)

Six weeks remain before My Health Rewards deadline (7/20)

There?s still time to catch some Aquatennial events (7/20)

City switching to new web domain and email addresses (7/20)

Minneapolis Police Band performances (7/20)

Nicollet Mall Farmers Market is open on Thursdays (7/20)

Public meetings will outline possible transit service cuts and fare increases (7/20)

New members always welcome at Weight Watchers at Work (7/20)

Household hazardous waste collection event is July 21 - 23 (7/20)

Employee ID and Access Card Service Counter has moved (7/20)

Toastmasters Clubs help participants hone speaking skills (7/20)

Convention Center hosts Antiques Roadshow (7/20)

Nicollet Mall farmers market open on Thursdays (7/06)

Improved timesheet process moves forward (7/06)

Toastmasters Clubs help participants hone speaking skills (7/06)

Run Aquatennial 5K with your City colleagues (7/06)

Federations invited to participate in City's charitable giving campaign (7/06)

Temporary North Side permitting office closes (7/06)

Guided tours explore historic local sites (7/06)

Today's tip - Know how to handle the heat (7/06)

Public meetings will outline possible transit service cuts and fare increases (7/06)

City to issue electrical permits during state government shutdown (7/06)

Aquatennial features block party, milk carton boat races, fireworks and more (7/06)

New members always welcome at Weight Watchers at Work (7/06)

Tornado recovery website debuts (7/06)

67 percent of City employees earn bonus HRA/VEBA contribution (7/06)

City earns its third wellness award (7/06)

Culturally Competent Customer Care training is July 13 (7/06)

Bandwidth expansion will mean better Internet access and performance (7/06)

Minneapolis Police Band performances (7/06)

June 2011

Alive After Five concerts offered at Peavy Plaza (6/22)

First week of summer employment begins for 2,000+ youth (6/22)

Ethics refresher class required every three years (6/22)

Today's tip -Take a look at your health care spending account (6/22)

Minneapolis Police Band performances (6/22)

Drop by lab to assess and build computer skills (6/22)

Guided tours explore historic local sites (6/22)

There?s still time to join the latest session of Weight Watchers at Work (6/22)

Animal Care & Control offering discount on cat adoptions (6/22)

North Minneapolis clean-up set for June 25 (6/22)

Council invites employees to join them in Pride Parade (6/22)

Nicollet Mall farmers market open on Thursdays (6/22)

Bike options expand: Last stretch of Cedar Lake Trail opens and Riverlake Greenway opens (6/22)

Performance and exhibit celebrate 125 years of library service in Hennepin County (6/22)

Toastmasters Clubs help participants hone speaking skills (6/22)

Volunteers and donations help improve lives (6/22)

City and labor reps agree on new health plan premium incentive (6/22)

Customer Service training offered (6/22)

State shutdown could impact Minneapolis (6/22)

2012