End of Summer Raffle Winners

We've just selected the winners for our latest Workforce Raffle!



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Save the Date! It's Listening Tour Time!

The following is sent on behalf of:
– Bill Gettman, Chief Executive Officer
– Audrey LaFrenier, President and Chief Operating Officer
– Katy Hoffman, Chief Human Resources Officer

When we embarked on our inaugural Northern Rivers Listening Tour this spring, we told you that it was only the beginning of our conversation.

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Workforce Recognition Award Nominations due this Friday

The following is sent on behalf of Bill Gettman, CEO, and Katy Hoffman, Chief Human Resources Officer:

There are only two days left to nominate someone for our 2017 Workforce Recognition Awards. We know you’re busy taking care of our children, adults and families, but we urge you to take the time to call attention to your coworkers. Here are this year’s categories:

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HR Update: 401 (k) website undergoes change

The following message is from Jenny Sardi, Senior Benefits Administrator:

NBT Bank, our 401(k) partner, has recently
restyled its GoRetire Retirement Plan Portal, so the next time you check your account, you will see a fresh look and feel to the website and experience an enhanced web interaction

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Town hall meetings for Albany campus employees

The following is sent on behalf of Bill Gettman, CEO, and Audrey LaFrenier, President and COO:

As you know, in March 2016 we received a significant grant award from the state to replace one of our existing cottages on the Academy Road campus with a new facility designed to help integrate inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services to better serve our clients. After many months of planning and consultation, we’re preparing to embark on the next phase of the project.

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Conflict of Interest and Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings at SATRI

SATRI Training & Research is proud to offer the following two learning opportunities:

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Workforce Raffle

We’re wrapping up the dog days of summer and school is right around the corner, but we still have some hot prizes for this edition of the Workforce Raffle! Here’s what’s up for grabs:

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Improved Security at Academy Road Buildings

The following is sent on behalf of Rich Gerardi, Chief Facilities Officer:

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve security for staff and clients, we are preparing to implement enhanced swipe card building access procedures at the Neil Hellman School (NHS) and the Treatment Services Building/Historic Parsons Building (TSB/HPB).          

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Northern Rivers Logo Merchandise

The following is sent on behalf of Therese Myers, Chief Communications Officer:

We are pleased to announce that for the first time you’ll be able to be able to purchase apparel and other items featuring our shared Northern Rivers logo. Ever since we launched our unified brand in late 2015, members of our workforce have asked about shirts, hats, and other items. We have heard your requests, and after consultation with leadership we worked with B. Lodge & Company in Albany to develop a line of merchandise.

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Parking Lot Painting at Academy Road

On Sunday, August 27, we will begin the process of painting new lines to clearly mark visitors, handicapped and general parking spaces on the Academy Road campus. In order to facilitate this process, we are issuing the following parking advisory:

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New Policy

The following is sent on behalf of Mark Snyder, Chief of Compliance and Quality Improvement:

Northern Rivers announces the following organizational policy, adopted August 11, 2017. This policy replaces any and all previous policies on media responses:

RM 29: Responding to the Media: Northern Rivers understands the importance of establishing and maintaining an open and honest working relationship with the media. However, that need must be balanced with the responsibility of protecting the privacy and preserving the dignity of those we serve. This policy clarifies approved procedures for dealing with all media inquiries.

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