Director engages ITD employees in series of meetings
ITD Director Pam Lowe, along with Deputy Director Scott Stokes and division administrators, began meeting with employees this week in the Boise area as part of an annual outreach series to answer questions and receive input.
The Employee Outreach Spring 2008 series began in April when Lowe met with employees in District 2. A meeting with District 4 employees followed in Twin Falls early this week.
Lowe and Chief Engineer Steve Hutchinson visited the Bridge and Right-of-Way sections Wednesday (June 5). The remainder of the week included visits to:
“These meetings provide an opportunity for two-way exchange,” Lowe explains. “It is important that we share with employees decisions and discussions that relate directly to their jobs. It is equally important that we (administrators) have a chance to hear from employees – to continue dialogue about their needs and insights.
“The meetings are very informal, the agenda is employee-driven and attendance is optional. We really hope employees will take advantage of the meetings so we can learn from each other. Communication is essential to working efficiently as a team.”
The next round of meetings in Boise will take place in July, beginning with Enterprise Technology Services and Aeronautics, both on July 8, followed by:
July 29: Planning, Design, Environmental, Communications, Internal Review, Legal, BPIR (Budget, Policies and Intergovernmental Relations), and Financial Services.
July 30: Division of Motor Vehicles (Driver Services, Vehicle Services and Commercial Vehicle Services).
July 31: Business Support (Supply/Purchasing/Printing, Mail Room and Building Services), Employee Safety, Human Resource Services/HR Development, and Equal Employment Opportunities.
Lowe and other ITD administrative leaders will travel to the District 3 office Tuesday (June 10), District 1 in Coeur d’Alene on Sept. 4, District 6 in Idaho Falls on Aug. 4 and District 5 in Pocatello on Aug. 5.