Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cordell Hull re-opens for business Monday

We just received this message:

Good afternoon all - the Department of General Services has confirmed that temporary measures have been completed, and the Cordell Hull building is up and running this afternoon with power and cooling on all floors.  The building is habitable, and employees may return to work on Monday.  Although some media have been reporting all weekend that we would open the building Monday, we will confirm with them, as well.
DGS and the contractor will continue work this week, and anticipate being able to switch to the permanent fix next weekend.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday afternoon update on the Cordell Hull

The electrical repair work remains on schedule.

Right now, the expectation is that the building will open for business Monday morning, but because there is still a lot of work to be done, the General Services staff wants to wait until early Sunday afternoon to make that decision.

We will let you know as soon as we hear.

Thanks, everyone.  Enjoy the weekend.

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Correction: Friday Morning Update.

We said Monday perviously. We meant "Friday" morning update.


Work crews are pulling new wire and will be working throughout the weekend. Later Fridaywe'll have a better idea of how soon we can be back at our normal desks next week.

Friday morning update on The Cordell Hull

Work crews are expected to be pulling new wire throughout the weekend, and there's a chance everyone could be back at their normal desks early next week.

We will know more around 4 p.m. Friday when the building's administrators circle up for a progress report.

We'll have the latest here at the Weekly Wrap Up.

And on Twitter: @TennDCS

Stay cool,
The entire Weekly Wrap Up team

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cordell Hull closed Friday July 10

The department's central office in Nashville will be closed Friday because of the ongoing electrical problems.

Department employees should check with their supervisors about where to report to work.

Meantime, DCS administrators are forwarding phones and making accommodations for temporary spaces in existing offices elsewhere in Nashville.

Check back here for updates.

Electrical problems close the Cordell Hull

Due to the current power outage and lack of air conditioning, the Cordell Hull Building is being closed until repairs can be completed.  We are not sure how long this will last. Updated information on the status of building repairs will be posted on the web (see below), so that you will be aware when you can report back to work.
Employees who are considered mission critical will be notified by their supervisor of the need to report to work and the alternate work location in accordance with your division's Emergency Response Plan.  If you have questions about whether or not your job function is mission critical, please talk directly with your supervisor.
We will continue to update you as more information become available.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Employee Sick Leave Bank

If you are a member of the Employee's Sick Leave Bank who is retiring this year before October 1 or a current member wishing to terminate membership with the Sick Leave Bank, please pay close attention to this message.

In accordance with Sick Leave Bank (SLB) Guideline VI.1.d., current SLB members that wish to withdraw from membership in the SLB must provide a notarized letter requesting cancellation of membership directly to the Department of Human Resources.  This request must be received or postmarked no later than June 30, 2011.  Termination of membership is effective June 30, 2011.

Please include your Edison Employee ID Number on the notarized letter and submit it to:

Department of Human Resources
Employee Sick Leave Bank
First Floor, James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0635

The SLB Guidelines are on the Department of Human Resources web site at or you may contact Abby Stroud at 615-532-5541 if you have questions.