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    Hi! We are a small library district of about 20-ish employees. We're investigating a 360-degree review of our director, but I've read that these reviews are not effective unless you have at least 30 employees. ...

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    Hello. I am not sure about specific required content (other than contact information), but we usually include: Monthly events, links to register for open Rec classes, board meeting information, Parks updates, ...

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    Hello Adrianna,  Our newsletters always consist of what the Board ruled on at the Board Meeting,  anything significant going on in the District (Hydrant Flushing, main line repair, tank cleaning, etc), ...

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    Good Morning, Thank you everyone for these suggestions; and, Jamie for this vendor. I will most definitely look into each of these options! Best, Amie Amie R. Crowder, ...

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    I was wondering if anyone new if there are any specific requirements or information that we need to be putting in the newsletter. and are they to be monthly? I'm new to my district and in the past the ...

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    Good Morning, I would like to know if other District's/Agencies have implemented permanent remote work policies/procedures. If so, can you please tell me what you are currently offering to employees or ...

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    Hi Amie, Vendor Comment Alert :) If you are able to utilize a Trusted System such as Laserfiche Document Management for your records, you may be able to get ride of your hard copies with WORM.  We did ...

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    Hi Kara, Here is our Vehicle Use & Driving on District Business Policy.  Regards, ------------------------------ Felicia Newhouse, MPA Assistant General Manager Ross Valley Sanitary District San Rafael, ...

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    Hi Amie,  We used to do that, but now we have moved to simply 3 ring binders and plain paper.  All Agenda Packets and Signed minutes are store in a restricted digital file as well.   Some of things we ...