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Grant Wood AEA
Flood Recovery Update

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Leaves Policy Adjusted
Maria Cashman announced the agency has identified additional leave options to support all staff who have been personally affected by the catastrophic flood situation. Jackie explained that these additional options will be available for employees that:

a) were scheduled to work and
b) were displaced from their primary residence as a result of significant water damage due to the flood.

For the general information of staff, the options include the use of up to 10 days of sick leave for flood-related absences in the event both emergency and personal leave have been exhausted.  Before the end of this week, the Human Resources Office will communicate individually with each of the employees affected to review the options available.

Van Mail Beginning Again Soon
Char Haddy announced today that van mail will begin again next week – possibly as early as Monday.

Legislative Tour
We will have as many as 22 legislators touring the Sixth Street facility tomorrow (Wednesday) to see the damage the building suffered.

Cleaner Disinfectant Needed
We have had bottles of cleaner/disinfectant contributed. The last of those bottles went out this evening. If you can donate more bottles, that would be gratefully accepted. We were told the disinfectant to use is a Pine Disinfectant & Cleaner, which is a sanitizer, fungicide and mildewstat. One possible brand is Rubbermaid.

Update at 4 p.m. on Wednesday
Maria noted that the volume of information we need to communicate has slowed, which is a good thing. It indicates we are slowly returning to normal. The group confirmed they appreciate the daily updates. We will continue with these at least for a few more days. Next one is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4 p.m.