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Welcome to The Bridge, your one-stop shop for all the notices, information, and announcements for City of Rochester employees! 


July 19, 2024 — Some City services impacted by global outage

The City of Rochester has been impacted by the CrowdStrike software update, but most systems remain functional and most offices remain open.

The City’s Information Technology Department has been working since the early hours of the morning to fix key systems, including email, camera systems, mapping, and dispatch systems. 

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July 17, 2024 – Youth Mental Health First Aid Class

The City of Rochester Office of Training and Safety is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid class for employees, where they will teach skills on how to handle crisis situations and their aftermath. These skills are focused on children and adolescents ages 12-18. 

Class will take place on Wednesday, July 24th from 9 a.m. - 5 .p.m at the Office of Training and Safety, 107 Bridge View Dr.

Register for your preferred date by completing this registration form and submitting it to onlinetraining@cityofrochester.gov.

Each class has 20 seats available, offered first come/first serve.

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July 11, 2024 – Annual Pride Flag raising ceremony

You are invited to attend Trillium Health's annual Pride flag raising ceremony. The event will start on Monday, July 15, at 5 p.m., at the Monroe County Office Building located at 39 West Main Street.

Mayor Malik Evans will be joined by Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, Assemblymember Harry Bronson, and other distinguished guests to hoist multiple Pride flags outside the County Office Building.

Following the flag-raising ceremony, the celebration will continue with a lively block party outside Rochester City Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy music and live performances on the City Hall steps.

Please note that Church Street, between Fitzhugh and State Street, will be closed to traffic Monday afternoon to prepare for the event.

We look forward to seeing you at this vibrant community gathering in support of Pride!


July 9, 2024 – Yearly Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention course

It’s that time again. All city employees are expected to complete the annual sexual harassment and discrimination course. It's available now in Collabornation through MyApps.

The due date is August 15, 2024. 


July 10, 2024 – Stop by the International Plaza for lunch!

Support local businesses at the International Plaza at 828 North Clinton Avenue.  The plaza is open every week Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and features businesses from Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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July 9, 2024: Summer Roc Fellows Poster Session on Thursday July 18

We invite you to attend our intern showcase next week, Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 9 a.m. in the City Hall atrium. Our fellows will present the projects they've undertaken during their internship

Each intern has designed a poster highlighting their project's goals, methodologies, and the positive impact their work has had on their respective departments. 

Guests are welcome to explore the displays, engage with the interns, and inquire about their impressive accomplishments. Refreshments, including water and snacks, will be provided for all attendees. 

Don't miss this opportunity to discover and celebrate the valuable contributions our interns have made!


July 9, 2024 — Musculoskeletal screenings available

UR Medicine Department of Orthopedics is offering City of Rochester employees and their spouses covered under City of Rochester MVP Insurance a FREE, confidential musculoskeletal screen.  Benefits of the screening include: 

  • Identifying musculoskeletal impairments 
  • Ability to track your health year-to-year 
  • Qualifying for FREE wellness intervention sessions with a medical health professional and gain access to our adjunct specialty services such as ART, video running assessment, sports performance training, acupuncture, among others*

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0449AFAB2BA4F58-49819127-city#/

If you have any questions please email: Charles_Dagostino@urmc.rochester.edu


July 8, 2024: Upcoming employee training opportunities

Burn Out and Self Care session available on Thursday, July 18th from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. 

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Microsoft Excel Part 2 session available on Session available on Wed, July 17th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

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Mental Health First Aid session available on Monday, July 15th from 9am-5pm

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Limited seats are available.

Register for your preferred date by completing this registration form and submitting it to onlinetraining@cityofrochester.gov.


June 24, 2024: City of Rochester employee e-Bike program kick offs TODAY!

Join us for the kickoff of the City of Rochester's employee e-Bike program on June 24, 2024, at 3:45 p.m. in the City Hall atrium. All City employees are invited to apply for $500 off an e-Bike from Full Moon Vista Bikes.  Full Moon Vista will discount all bikes bought in this program by an additional $100. The first 12 participants will receive a bike helmet.  Vouchers are limited and will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis.

The application is now live!


June 24, 2024: Hydration Challenge

The City of Rochester's Wellness Committee presents the Drink 8 to Hydrate Challenge. Starting July 8, record your daily water intake by checking off one water drop for each glass of water you drink. The goal of the challenge is to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Submit your information weekly using this link.  All must participate at least 3 of the 4 weeks of the challenge to be eligible for a prize.


June 18, 2024: An Approach to Climbing the Career Ladder

Virtual Workshop 
Friday, June 21, 10 a.m.

Taking your career to the next level often rewards you with higher pay, better work-life balance, and sense of purpose. We often know where we want to be in our careers but may feel stuck or unsure on the steps to get there. A quick google search can give you 100s of recommendations on what to do but the missing context is what is best for you and your situation. Together, we will take a deeper dive into providing that context for us to get one step closer to hitting that next milestone in our careers.

The purpose of this workshop is to:

Understand our gap in terms of where we want to be in our career
Gain clarity on what we need to do to narrow the gap
Learn strategies that will help us take action

Learn more and register here


June 17, 2024: 2024 Employee Recognition Awards nominations are open

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Employee Recognition Awards! Join us as we recognize City of Rochester employees who go above and beyond to serve our community and the organization. The winners will be honored at a ceremony at the Hochstein School in September.  Last year hundreds of City employees and their friends and families joined us for the celebration. 
Awards will be given out in five categories:  
Meritorious Service: Honors exemplary contributions by individuals or teams who have consistently gone above and beyond in service delivery  
Public Service: Recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to our city through their distinguished public service outside the scope of their positions 
Customer Service: Honors individuals or teams who have exceeded customer service expectations by delivering services of superior quality to external or internal customers 
Innovation: Recognizes individuals or teams who have introduced creative and bold ideas, improving efficiency 
Sunshine: Honors individuals who are kind, cheerful, and optimistic, bringing the power of positive thinking to their team 
View the  nomination form

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Fernan Cepero: fernan.cepero@cityofrochester.gov.

If you have any trouble accessing the forms, please contact the IT technical support team at 585-428-7587 or email itsupport@cityofrochester.gov and be sure to mention Tim Murphy.

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June 14, 2024: Upcoming Juneteenth Celebrations

Here’s a few of the upcoming Juneteenth Celebrations around Rochester.

Roc Juneteenth 2024 5K Run/Walk
Wednesday, June 19 at 1:00 PM
Genesee Valley Park, Riverbend Shelter.
A virtual option will also be available. Register for either option at itsyourrace.com.

An evening of Jazz beginning at 4:00 PM at the Genesee Valley Park, Roundhouse Shelter.

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Juneteenth at the International Market
Wednesday, June 19 at 1 p.m.
858 N. Clinton Avenue
Musical performances, food and vendors.


June 10, 2024: Save the Date! The Wellness Fair returns

Join us at the 2024 Wellness Fair on Friday, 9/6/24 from 11 am – 2 pm. You will have the opportunity to meet with vendors and learn about your health plan and other benefits.  

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June 10, 2024: Mental First Aid Class

The City of Rochester Office of Training and Safety is offering a Mental Health First Aid class for employees, where they will teach skills on how to handle crisis situations and their aftermath.

Class will take place on Wednesday, July 10th from 9am-5pm at the Office of Training and Safety, 107 Bridge View Dr.

Register for your preferred date by completing this registration form and submitting it to onlinetraining@cityofrochester.gov.

Each class has 20 seats available, offered first come/first serve.

Learn more


June 5, 2024: New Curbside Market dates! 

The City of Rochester is bringing back the Curbside Market to various City facilities this summer. The 6/6 City Hall date has been rescheduled. This year's dates and times are below:

  • June 20: Public Safety Building – 185 Exchange Blvd. – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • June 27: Emergency Communication Dept. – 321 W. Main St. – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • July 11: Operations Center – 945 Mt. Read Blvd – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • July 26: DES – 210 Colfax St. – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • August 9: Central Library – 115 South Ave. – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • August 23: City Hall – 30 Church St. – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • September 6:  Rochester Community Sports Complex – 460 Oak St. – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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June 4, 2024: Free Musculoskeletal Screenings  

The UR Medicine Department of Orthopedics is offering City of Rochester employees covered under City of Rochester MVP Insurance a FREE, confidential musculoskeletal screen.  Your results and your goals will shape a program aimed at improving your musculoskeletal health.  Spouses are qualified for these screenings if they are covered by City insurance.

If you have any questions please email: Charles_Dagostino@urmc.rochester.edu 


June 3, 2024: Meal prep challenge winners 

Thanks to everyone who submitted recipes for the meal prep challenge! We were happy to see so many creative and tasty looking dishes in our inbox.
Congratulations to our two raffle winners: Ted Capuano and Vikki Cheal. You each won a $25 Wegmans gift card!
Please stop by City Hall, Room 103A to claim your prize. 

- The Wellness team


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