2021-22 Kickoff meeting set for August 18

The 2021-22 all-staff kickoff meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 18 in the Cedar Falls conference center, beginning at 9:00 am.  If you are not able to be in attendance for the meeting, please notify your supervisor/HR.  Be sure to submit the appropriate leave.

Social time begins at 8:30 am and Natural Grind coffee truck will be on site with delicious coffee drinks & assorted pastries available for purchase before the meeting.  

The morning will feature an inspiring and informative presentation by Kristen Anderson of the Brilliance Project.  Regional and discipline meetings will be held in the afternoon. 

Lunch is on your own with a wide variety of restaurants close by in both Cedar Falls and Waterloo.  La Calle food truck will also be on site for those who wish to grab some great Latin American food!  Treats provided by Farmers State Bank will be available through-out the day.

We look forward to seeing everyone face-to-face for the first time in well over a year and having the opportunity to reconnect, network, and prepare for another incredible new year of service!

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Key administrative meeting dates for 2021-22

The master calendar for key administrative meeting dates for 2021-22 has been updated. This calendar is where you will find the dates for regional meetings, all-staff meetings and other large agency meetings.

When you click the link, you will be asked if you want to “add” this calendar. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

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Summer office hours now in effect

Summer office hours went into effect on Monday, June 7 and offices will be open 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Regular office hours of 8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m. will resume Monday, August 9. Enjoy your summer!

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Retirement celebration recording available

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s retirement celebration!  What a fantastic way to send off our teammates who took a leap of faith and dove headfirst into the retirement pool!  Living in an almost post-COVID world, it was wonderful to see our teammates creatively interact and experiment with new technologies. 

If you were not able to attend the celebration or would like to watch it again, a recording is available below.  Please note, you will need the passcode in order to view the video.

To our retirees, best of luck with your new adventures!

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Tips & tricks from our friends in IT

Turn off Chrome notifications

Do you have invasive or unwanted notifications appearing on your computer screen from random websites or various apps?  That can grow annoying fast, which is why many users want a way to get rid of them quickly and easily.  

  1. On your computer, open Chrome
  2. At the top right, select the three stacked dots and choose Settings
  3. Under “Privacy and security,” select Site Settings
  4. Under “Permissions,” select Notifications
  5. Choose to block or allow notifications

Mute browser tabs

Have you ever been in a Zoom meeting and been interrupted by a sound notification or audio advertisement for a website or app?  Modern desktop web browsers—Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari—all allow you to mute individual browser tabs in just a few clicks.  

  1. On your browser, right-click the tab
  2. Select Mute Site or Mute Tab
  3. To unmute, right-click the tab and select Unmute Site or Unmute Tab
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