The transportation departments FY2005 plan for allocating
salary increases has been approved by the State Transportation
Board, ITD Director Dave Ekern, and the Divisions of Human
Resources and Financial Management.
With that approval, ITD can proceed with plans to distribute
increases to about 1,750 employees who qualify by meeting
performance review standards. The process now moves to the
Information about implementing the increases has been delivered
to district offices and sections. District and division administrative
staff verified the information. The next step is that district
administrative staff and Human Resource Office staff will
manually enter the data into the state controllers online
program Idaho Paperless Online Personnel/Payroll System.
The process, which requires detailed coordination and tracking,
must be completed by May 14 so increases can become effective
June 6. Letters from Division Administrators will inform employees
of their increase and new rate, during the week of June 7.
Employees whose performance meets expectations
will receive a 2 percent permanent increase. Those who exceed
expectations will be awarded a 2.25 percent increase, while
employees who significantly exceed expectations will receive
2.5 percent. All employees eligible for pay increases will
receive at least .25 cents.
Processing these increases comes at a time when HRS staff
also are assisting employees with the transition to a new
health insurance plan and provider. The quick turnaround is
made possible, in part, through the collaborative efforts
of Information Technology, which helped with internal programming
on Oracle, and General Services both the printshop
and mailroom. HRS appreciated the cooperation of supervisors
and employees in meeting the performance evaluation deadlines.
For details of the FY2005 merit pay program, see
Memorandum #3 and Human
Resource Guidance Memorandum.