Policy on outside employment changes slightly
A policy related to ITD employees who hold secondary or part-time jobs outside of their regular work duties will be changed slightly in the near future, explains Mary Harker, Human Resources Manager.
The Idaho Transportation Board adopted the current part-time outside employment policy (B-18-03) in August 2006. That policy requires the director to “establish policies and standards that must be considered prior to any Idaho Transportation Department employee holding a second job or engaging in self-employment activities during off-duty hours.
Under the new provisions, employees who hold or want to accept additional outside employment will be required only to notify their immediate supervisor. Prior approval from a supervisor will not be required; however if there is a concern about potential conflict of interest, the employee will be made aware of that concern.
In those instances, employees and their supervisors will discuss the employment to ensure that the employee understands the potential for conflict of interest and possible consequences.
The change provides an opportunity for employee-supervisor dialogue to occur that will help prevent misunderstandings.