CPE Sideline

January 2016

Welcome 2016! It's going to be a great year!

Please send suggestions and questions to Rebecca Bowman.

We hope everyone enjoyed a few extra days with your family. Both the Simon House and Frankfort Humane Society appreciated your donations this past holiday season.

It has been a difficult time for some of our co-workers losing loved ones (Renee, Reecie, and Elaine). Donations are still being accepted if you'd like to contribute to honor their wishes. I'll collect through this Friday.

HR News


Billy Crabtree, Senior Associate for KYAE, will retire January 31, 2016.

Mike Bailey, Senior Associate for Information/Applications Development, will retire June 30, 2016.

We appreciate their dedicated public service of more than 50 years combined and wish them the very best as they plan for their next life chapters. Their position vacancies are under consideration for the agency's best needs. More will come as discussions continue.

On January 19, 2016, Alecia Sykes, University of Pikeville communications student, will intern with KYAE until April 15, 2016. She will work directly with Melissa Brownson to further advance KYAE communication strategies.

Multiple interviews are being conducted to fill positions that were posted on the CPE website: Senior Associate, Research; Senior Associate, KYAE; Senior Associate for Academic Affairs, Associate for Data and Information; and Director for KYVL. The candidate pools were strong, so we hope to have a few recommendations to the Governor's office this month.

Please also note that GEAR UP has a continual opening for College and Career Advisors that may work part to full time positions based on coverage needs. These positions work directly in the schools with students and are contracted through a temporary agency for the school year. There is always a need for qualified candidates. If you know of someone interested, they can visit the website to learn more and send their information directly to HR. We will share with GEAR UP for current and future vacancies.

Positions under reviews: Billy Crabtree's senior associate KYAE and succession planning for Mike Bailey's senior associate position.

Office News

Please use the CPE central support staff (cpeccs@ky.gov) email address for typical request that will be coordinated and/or performed by Louis. This allows Pegge and Louis to both receive the message for scheduling and prioritizing the requests.

Ky Correctional Industries will help us clear out surplus furniture and computer equipment in February. We are concentrating on cleaning up the areas downstairs in storage areas and in the Technology and KYVL 2nd floor areas. Thank you for your patience for any disruption during this time.

Carpet cleaning will take place on Saturday, February 27th. This is for the main hallways and common areas. If you have a spot inside an office, please email cpeccs@ky.gov to give specific location.

Electronic door lock update....No further word on the timing. Quotes have been received, but with our office sharing partners, Attorney General and Local Government administration changes, the project is delayed. We'll keep checking...

Administrative News

Humana Vitality Biometric Screening. A screening clinic will be held onsite at CPE, February 9. We want this clinic to go as smooth as possible, so we have made a few changes to hopefully help you more! See below for action steps.

Step 1

If participating…Complete highlighted portions of the previously emailed Vitality Form. MAKE copy of Humana Vitality Card, or print a copy of Account Settings from online (this is important so you can receive your points!)

Step 2

Sign up for an appointment at Post Secondary Education Dept

Step 3

-Please fast 8 hours before your Vitality Screening. (Nothing to eat or drink besides water)

Exceptions - Diagnosed with diabetes or hypoglycemia, women who are pregnant, or you are recommended to eat with regular prescriptions.

Check out the new Administrative Services Sharepoint site. It includes items from the Fiscal Stewardship training, including the Powerpoints and forms, but it doesn't stop there. You can find other items, such as policies/forms for travel, email standards, writing for the council, etc. http://inside.cpe.ky.gov/op/adminservices/default.aspx