Springs Staff Scoop July 2021

We hope that housing the newsletter on our external website, while password protected, provides an easy way for you to have access to informative and fun news!  If you have any tips, news, or content that you would like to see in the Springs Staff Scoop, please feel free to email Stephanie Keister.

Click the buttons below to read more about our 4th quarter ABCD Award winners!

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Makena Line
Program Director – Granby

“Makena is an example of true leadership in her community, providing support and guidance to her staff, as well as the residents of Granby and surrounding areas.  During and immediately following the East Troublesome Fire, Makena worked with her staff to ensure area residents, business owners, and first responders had access to the care they needed. The Granby office also received a significant donation to help provide mental health care for those impacted by the fire from a donor that has high regard and respect for Makena and the work she and the Granby office are doing.  Her empathy and kindness, combined with her keen business acumen, allow her to be an asset to both Mind Springs Health and her community.”

Congratulations to all of the Customer Service Superstar Nominees:


PC Support Technician
Grand Junction

Business Services Assistant

Grand Junction

Case Manager
Grand Junction

Join the Cultural Engagement Team!

Are you interested in helping our organization become more diverse and knowledgeable about equality and equity within our communities?

Please join the next CET meeting:

Monday, August 16

1 to 2 p.m.

Interested in sharing an experience or something you have learned? Write a DEI piece for the Springs Staff Scoop! As an incentive, you will be awarded with Eloops Fun-Nominal Funds! If you have any questions about the CET, please outreach Amy Gallagher or Norma Roberts.  

Greetings from the Cultural Engagement Committee! The CET has considered feedback from a variety of employees and have decided to expand our horizons regarding our focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) celebratory months. Therefore, we have encouraged each other to explore a DEI area of interest and share related information. Several websites are available that list days and months of particular importance. Interestingly, they are not all the same! It is our hope that you explore these sites  and engage in learning!






If you are searching for opportunities to increase your awareness of DEI issues, we direct your attention to HealthStreams, our e-learning platform. HealthStreams currently has 20 DEI-related trainings and by the end of September will add 23 more! Many of the new trainings are around 15 minutes in length and cover a myriad of topics including Inclusive Leadership, Social & Racial Justice, and the Power of Small (Micro-messaging). Some of these trainings may meet CE/CEU requirements. Engage in learning and obtain free credits for licensure – how’s that for a fantastic combo?

In thinking about DEI conceptualization, it may be helpful to utilize a model of diversity. The ADDRESSING framework [Hays (2008). Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice, Second Edition: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy. American Psychological Association: Washington DC] helps to formulate the complexities of diversity, as well as, provide opportunities to explore hierarchies in relationships. The framework is an acronym:

A= Age
D= Developmental Disabilities
D= Acquired Disabilities
R= Religion
E= Ethnicity
S= Socioeconomic Status
S= Sexual Orientation
I= Indigenous Heritage
N= National Origin
G= Gender

Each of these diverse characteristics hold areas of privilege and non-privilege. For example, in our culture, those who are male tend to hold higher privilege then females or transgendered individuals. This is not to create negative feelings within the person who has the presumed power; however, it is intended for individuals to understand where discrepancies in power reside in relationships and provide a starting point from which to discuss them. An understanding of power differentials may allow discussions to “go deeper” increasing trust, further developing the therapeutic alliance.

Consider integrating the ADDRESSING Framework into your conceptualizations with clients/patients. As you continue on the path to increased DEI awareness, check out the links for pertinent celebrations, as well as, all of the current and new HealthStreams offerings.

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In an effort to provide our employees with a more functional, dependable and easy-to-use HR/Payroll system, we are switching from ADP to a new system – Paycom.  The new system will provide easy access to all of your data, via your computer or smartphone.

Implementation of the new system will take place with the August 8 payroll period.  Prior to implementation, there will be numerous training periods held during the first week of August.  Trainings, held via Zoom, will take approximately 30 minutes and sessions are listed below.  During your training time, you’ll learn:

  • How to login to Paycom
  • How to clock in and out from within the building
  • How to request time off
  • Where to make benefit changes/enroll in benefits
  • Where to access earnings statements
  • How to change contact information
  • Where to review your deductions
  • Where to change your withholdings
  • How to update direct deposit

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we transition to the new system.

Training materials and Zoom logins can be found on the Intranet here – Under Paycom Training.

Employee Training Dates and Times

  • Tuesday, August 3rd @ 7:30 – 8:00 AM (with Scheduler for 24/7 locations)
  • Tuesday, August 3rd @ 7:30 – 8:00 PM (with Scheduler for 24/7 locations)
  • Wednesday, August 4th @ 8:00 – 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, August 4th @ 5:00 – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 5th @ 12:00 -12:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 5th @ 4:30 – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6th @ 7:30 – 8:00 PM (with Scheduler for 24/7 locations)
  • Saturday, August 7th @ 7:30 – 8:00 PM (with Scheduler for 24/7 locations)

Supervisor and Managers Training Dates and Times

Managers are required to attend an employee session (above) and a manager’s session.

  • Tuesday, August 3rd @ 8:00 – 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday, August 4th @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, August 5th @ 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 5th @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Extra Training for Managers who use Scheduler in 24/7 locations)
  • Friday, August 6th @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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