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Mastering the Hybrid Work Environment

Cultivating Culture and Overcoming Challenges.

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    Thank you, Chris, I will check that company out as well. ------------------------------ Christie Watkins Koehn Office Manager Winton Cemetery District (209) 358-3703 ------------------------------

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    Happy New Year fellow Special District's. We are working on creating production matrix's and wanted to try to benchmark performance against other districts. As the Contract Administrator for my District ...

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    Hi Shannon, I asked our RGS HR experts.   The bottom is line is that a special district is not required to process it the next business day.     As noted, a municipal corporation is exempt from the same ...

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    RE: Auction equipment

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    I don't know if this is part of your question or not, but check to see if you have a policy on surplus. For some agencies, they have requirements on how to declare property surplus, usually it is just ...

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    Thank you, I emailed you. ------------------------------ [Christie] [Watkins Koehn] [Office Manager] [Winton Cemetery District] [Winton] [CA] [(209) 358-3703] ------------------------------

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    Thank you, Christina, for the response. I will check those companies out. ------------------------------ [Christie] [Watkins Koehn] [Office Manager] [Winton Cemetery District] [Winton] [CA] [(209) 358-3703] ...

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    Hello Christie, I would love to discuss the benefits of utilizing GovDeals for all surplus equipment. Our strength is our nationwide presence, with over 4 million vetted bidders on our auction platform. ...

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    Hi All, Our CSD was approached by a member who has a fence they installed that crosses a seasonal stream. there is a large culvert that runs underneath the road we are responsible for maintaining. She ...

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    Hi Shannon, It's actually Labor Code 220(b) that applies here and this code does not apply to special districts, therefore there is no 72-hour requirement for final paychecks. This is according to our ...