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Improved Amenities for Employees - Health and Wellness

Anonymous 5 years ago in Challenges updated by Christopher Jordan (Leader) 5 years ago 3
As an active participant of the City's Wellness Program, there are some programs that I would like to participate in during lunch. However, it is quite hard to participate since employees would need to "freshen" up. Though we have showers downstairs, the conditions of the showers are poor. The shower curtains have soap scum, lockers are all locked, used towels, clothing and the homeless using the showers. There are times that I need to use the shower and it was not a pleasant experience.

I would like to recommend that this area be given a "face lift" so employees who want to participate in various wellness programs can freshen up before going back to work. This includes a new shower curtain, soap, conditioner, shampoo, lockers with assigned locks by facilities, towel service, a lock to the stall to prevent the public from using it.
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Emergency phone

tmcalwee 3 years ago in Challenges 0

Last Wednesday, I was ready to leave for home, removed my badge and then at the last minute, I remembered I needed to get a form from upstairs.  I went through the back door in the Bldg. Dept. into the hallway to go upstairs and immediately realized I  didn't have my badge.  Since it was after 5:30, I knew there weren't any employees in the Bldg Dept in the area I had just come through and no one in the vicinity to hear me banging on the door.  I started banging on the Lunch Room door, thinking if someone was still in the Planning Dept., they would hear me, but that didn't work.    I didn't want to exit the building, without any way to get back in.   I ran upstairs and started banging on the door hoping someone was on the 2nd Floor to let me in.  After several minutes, someone came to the door that was leaving to go home.  In all the years I have worked for the City, this was the first time I had this happen and hope it is the last.   This panic situation made me realize there should be emergency phones in the hallways that could be connected directly to dispatch.   Target has phones throughout their store to offer help when needed, which the same idea could be implemented in our building.  

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COVID-19 Employee Assistance

Sarah Humlie 4 years ago in Challenges updated by Christopher Jordan (Leader) 3 years ago 1
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Updated equipment - Health and Wellness

Anonymous 5 years ago in Challenges updated by alecjaxob 4 years ago 1

Currently we have a great program for health and wellness with WarriorZ. However, the classes are at set times and not always feasible for everyone, especially since the 9/80 scheduling does not allow flexing of schedules, per the policy. 

The work out room over in the 8380 building is very under-utilized mostly, in my opinion, due to older outdated equipment and no direction/coaching/classes available due to the smaller space.

There are new machines available that have an "ipad" type screen that you can create a user profile and log in (each employee could create their own to track their progress) and have on demand and live classes that are coached electronically which can be utilized 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

There is currently a stationary bike, an eliptical, and a treadmill in the room. All 3 are crammed together. My thought is to get rid of those 3 and replace with a spin bike and a treadmill. The brand that I am most familiar and have experience with would be the Peloton brand, however there are many brands out there that have the same functions of user log in, on demand, and live classes to follow. I do know that with the Peloton brand the spin bike and the treadmill don't just have spin and treadmill classes- they have yoga, relaxation, strength and core classes available using the attached screen.

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New vending machine with a card reader in the 8401 building

Anonymous 5 years ago in Challenges updated by anonymous 4 years ago 2

Throughout the day, myself and many others get hungry for a small bite to eat. When we go to the break room, we see a vending machine, while the options are fine, the vending machine only receives payment in the form of cash. Most of the time the machine does not accept the cash we insert into it, or many elk grove employees don't carry cash. I would like to request an updated vending machine like the beverage one that accepts cash, and card payments. It's unfair that we can only have a treat if we have cash. And if we do have cash its typically only bigger bills that the machine does not accept. Then its a hassle running around the office asking individuals if they can break a bill for you. 

Additionally, if it is updated, most card readers also accept apple pay or android pay. Allowing for even more forms of payment.

 Please take this into consideration, as many individuals would enjoy a new machine that is acceptable in many forms.