Discounted entertainment options available
State employees in Southwest Idaho who are looking for fun indoor activities in the next few days may take advantage of several discounted entertainment packages available through the Division of Human Resources page. The following opportunities are available:
For information on these happenings go to http://www.dhr.idaho.gov/Happenings.htm
PERSI offers retirement workshops
PERSI 505, an all-day workshop for individuals within five years of retirement, will be presented in ITD’s District 3 large conference room on March 9. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the workshop to follow from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Preregistration, which secures a place at the workshop, is due by Feb. 18; cost is $15. The advance fee will be returned to employees who participate; those who preregister but do not participate will forfeit their fee.
The workshop will cover a variety of retirement planning topics, including:
• PERSI retirement options
For more information, contact Vonda Schuld in District 3 at 334-8304, or Carlin Hill at the Human Resources Office (Headquarters), 334-8012. Information also is available online at the PERSI Web site, www.persi.state.id.us . Registration forms are available at the Web site.
ITD employees can learn about the PERSI Base Plan, PERSI Choice Plan 401(k) and investments in an easy-to-understand format. No registration is needed for the free seminar.
• No registration is required for the free workshop.
It will address the following questions:
For more information about PERSI 202, contact Hill.
W-2 tax forms available online
State employees who receive W-2 forms can take advantage of a paperless tax preparation system by downloading their W-2 information directly into Intuit's TurboTax software, TurboTax for the Web or CCH's CompleteTax.
To retrieve the W-2 form, go to the State Controller’s Web site at www.sco.state.id.us and select “payroll.” Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Electronic W-2 download.” This will take users directly to the W-2 download information page. Once there, employees can link to the product of their choice. The link will take computer users to the vendor’s Web site.
Anyone who has problems or questions about the computer-based tax preparation programs should contact the appropriate vendor.
Classified employees invited to provide input
The Idaho Division of Human Resources is responding to several information requests made Jan. 7 at the Legislature’s 2005 CEC (Change in Employee Compensation) meeting.
Some legislators want to know “how classified state employees feel about the employee problem solving process.” To assist with this request, DHR has developed a brief, confidential, survey accessible on the Employee Portal.
Classified employees are encouraged to participate in the survey if they desire. The survey will be accessible on the Employee Portal employee.idaho.gov through Jan. 31.