increases to appear on Feb. 13 checks
Most full-time ITD employees will find their paychecks
a little heavier or their direct deposit account
a little healthier on Feb. 13, thanks to a new merit
increase program that went into effect this week.
Breaking from recent practices, the transportation board
voted in December to allocate approximately $2 million in
salary savings from 2003 into merit increases, recognizing
that ITD employees have labored more than two years without
The merit increases, ranging from 1 to 4 percent, went
into effect this pay period, which began Sunday. Sue Simmons,
Administrative Services, told the transportation board Wednesday
that 1,804 employees received increases ranging from 1 to
4 percent, based on performance reviews. The minimum any
employee received, she said, was 25 cents per hour.
In all, 1,759 permanent full-time employees and 45 temporary
or part-time employees received the increases. Part-time
employees who have worked for ITD at least two years were
included in the merit increase package.
Defensive driving class offered at District
Employee Safety will present a defensive driving course that
leads to certification (or recertification) for ITD drivers.
Employees who operate state vehicles are required to take
a defensive driving class every three years.
This class will be Wednesday (Feb. 4) from 8 a.m. to noon
in the District 3 conference room at the Chinden Boulevard
ITD employees interested in participating should complete
an ITD-0733 Nomination for In-service Training form and send
it to Human Resource Development. For more information, contact
Michelle Rowland at 334-8570.
State health insurance information on
Pam Ahrens, director of the Idaho Department of Administration,
recently presented information about state employee health
insurance to the Change in Employee Compensation Legislative
Her presentation included the following:
To view the information in Ahrens report, go to the
state employee portal at the following web link: http://www2.state.id.us/empportal/index.htm
Want a winter break? Watch the Stampede
ITD employees who live in the Treasure Valley
and are tired of the winter exposure can take a break by heading
indoors and catching a professional basketball game.
The Idaho Stampede, the states only professional
basketball team, offers state employees tickets at a discounted
rate as a way of saying thanks for their dedication
and hard work in keeping the great state of Idaho running
The State Employee Night is planned for Saturday
(Feb. 7) when the Stampede plays The Great Lake Storm at 7:10
p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Halftime entertainment will feature
an extreme and exciting BMX professional bike stunt show called
Perfection on Wheels.
Discounted tickets can be purchased by calling
(208) 388-4667 (HOOP).