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Working from home guidance (Coronavirus guidance)

Working for us (Our People)

You have joined a pro-active, high performing Council, which aims to provide high quality services and make Carmarthenshire a better place in which to live, work and enjoy your leisure time.  We recognise that our ability to provide these services is dependent upon the commitment and dedication of o...

Working bilingually (Working for us)

There are 78,048 Welsh speakers according to the 2011 census. Carmarthenshire has the highest number of Welsh speakers in any of the Unitary Authorities in Wales. 43.9% of Carmarthenshire residents can speak Welsh. 56% of the children in Carmarthenshire receive Welsh medium education. Carmarthensh...

Writing in Welsh and your Computer (Working bilingually)

Whistleblowing (Behaviour and standards)

Most employees will never be faced with the difficult decision of speaking up or reporting a serious wrongdoing at work but if you do find yourself in this situation, you should be aware that the Council has procedures in place to protect you. This is, in fact a requirement of the Public Interest Di...

What's New! - Digital & Beyond (Learning and Development)

Learning & Development is evolving!  Following the recent pandemic, the OD team have brought together and produced some great resources to help you go Digital and beyond in the learning world! Take a look at the pages below and join in the revolution:...

Welsh Language (Corporate Learning Opportunities)

Work Welsh Residential Courses (Corporate Learning Opportunities)

Residential courses to build confidence and improve language skills Work Welsh residential courses are aimed for learners at Intermediate – Proficiency level, and Welsh speakers who want to improve and develop Welsh language skills to use the language at work. A large number of employers in Wale...

Wellbeing Support Service (Occupational Health)

This service is for you if you are experiencing psychological and/or physical difficulties which is impacting on your wellbeing.  These difficulties can be supported using a range of interventions and strategies which may include: CBT informed approach  Counselling/active listening  Coping Ski...

Workstation Assessment (Health & Safety)

This is an assessment of your desktop setup, the area around it (including your chair) and the work that you carry out relevant to your personal abilities. The aim of a workstation assessment is to identify and consider any risk factors present which may be causing current or future health problems...

Working Remotely (IT Support)

Windows Security Updates (IT Security)

As part of PSN compliance we are obliged to keep all of our workstations up to date with the latest Windows and Office security patches, these are released by Microsoft on the second Tuesday of every month (commonly referred to as Patch Tuesday) When will my workstation receive these patches? Whil...

What is the best practice for BYOD? (Portable Devices)

Having access to these services on your own device will provide many benefits. However, in order to make the best use of BYOD the following best practice is advised: Avoid opening the apps outside of your working hours Checking emails and other notifications out of work time can trigger you to thi...

WhatsApp Guidance (Portable Devices)

WhatsApp is a useful tool for communicating with partners and customers who are unable to utilise the Council’s approved internal methods of communication such as Teams or Skype for Business. Although the service provides end-to-end encryption and keeps instant message conversations secret between g...

Windows 10 (IT Support)

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s latest and “last” operating system, from now on there will be periodic updates to Window 10 rather than large changes (Windows XP to 7 for example). As part of our Licencing agreement, all machines within the authority can benefit from the features available.  Please brow...

What's New on Windows 10? (Windows 10)

1. New Browser called Microsoft Edge   On your Windows machine you will have a number of Browsers installed:   Microsoft Edge (New for Windows 10) Internet Explorer Firefox Google Chrome   What is a Browser? A browser is a software application used to access the Internet.  With a Windows...

Windows 10 Feature Update (Windows 10)

Why do we need to install feature updates? Microsoft regularly release “Feature Updates” for Windows 10 to improve performance, update software and address any security issues. These are usually on a 6-monthly basis and as part of our Licencing agreement with Microsoft we are expected to keep up to...

Work Programme (TIC)

The TIC Programme is underpinned by a flexible and pragmatic approach, and makes use of a range of methods and techniques depending on the nature of the project. Many of the projects adopt traditional project management techniques and utilise a variety of methodologies based around data analysis and...

Who to contact (Council File Plan)

We can provide advice and guidance and support you with the following: Managing home directories and shared areas. E-mail management. Development and maintenance of the CFP. Manage access permissions to the CFP. Managing media files. Retention of electronic data. Data management reports. C...

Welsh Language Leaders (Environment)

Our Welsh Language Leaders are here to: Advise staff on how to deliver bilingual services Assist staff to improve their Welsh language skills and to use more Welsh in the workplace Promote the Welsh language within the Council and to the public. We must provide Welsh medium services...

Welsh Language Mentors (Environment)

Your Welsh Language mentors will help you to use Welsh at work. They can help you practice what you have learnt, increase your confidence, or refresh your knowledge. Each mentoring session will differ and be tailored to suit your needs and what you wish to get out of the sessions. Contact Kelly Mo...