ITD plans variety of activities as part
of State Employee Appreciation Week
ITD will join other state agencies in a collective acknowledgment of their contributions and service during a weeklong celebration that begins Monday (May 4). A variety of events are planned as part of State Employee Appreciation Week.
Headquarters will observe the week through special presentations, opportunities for massages, contests and the annual exercise challenge walk. Some of ITD’s districts will plan employee activities later this year.
The focus is to provide events and informal “give-aways” for practical items to help employees through the tough economy.
Employees in Boise are encouraged to put the following activities on their schedule and join the fun. Most events will not require advance registration, however if you are interested in a 10-minute chair massage please sign your name on the schedule located on the corkboard, outside of Room 105 (HRS2). Massage sessions are limited to one per employee and only 100 sessions are available.
Monday, May 4
• Chair massages (Auditorium, by schedule, throughout the day) provided by Boise Therapeutic Center.
• There will be two to three therapists available to give free (gratuities appreciated) chair massages throughout the day. You must sign up on the schedule posted outside of Room 105.
• Count the mini-marshmallows in the jar (Lobby kiosk) – employees can start entering their guess for the contest today through noon on Friday (May 8). The winner will be announced by 3 p.m. Friday.
• Blue raffle tickets will be dispersed to each employee – please save these until the end of the week because we will be doing drawings for prizes each day of this week.
Tuesday, May 5
• 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Food event (Executive team, board members and Employee Appreciation Week organizers will volunteer to serve lunch in the break room. The menu will include penne pasta with sauce, bread, ice cream cup and a drink
• Chair massages (Auditorium, by schedule, throughout the day) provided by Boise Therapeutic Center. There will be two or three therapists available to give free (gratuities appreciated) chair massages throughout the day. You must sign up on the schedule posted outside of Room 105.
Wednesday, May 6
• Fitness Challenge walk – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All HQ employees are welcome to participate in a 20-minute “Employee Appreciation” walk. To participate, sign in at the HQ South Entrance at the picnic tables between 2 p.m. and 3:40 p.m.
Maps with two options for walking routes will be available. All walk participants will receive a walk incentive, and “Tour de Byways” challenge participants may count their 20-minute walk time double on their weekly log sheet. We also will be handing out cheese sticks and incentive prizes after employees cross the finish line.
• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Educational presentation: How to Reduce Debt Quickly and Simplify Your Life! (Auditorium), delivered by James Barger, Idahy Member Relationship Officer.
• 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Educational presentation: Budget-friendly, Fun Places in Idaho to Take your Children (Auditorium), by Jennifer Wernex, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
Thursday, May 7
• Restaurant specials: Employees can enjoy lunch at local restaurants for different discounted prices. We will send out a flier that gives the details of the discounts.
• 11 a.m. to noon: Educational presentation: “Making your Dreams Come True with Hypnotherapy” (Auditorium) by Bhaswati Guha, a professor from BSU. She will discuss and demonstrate some hypnotherapy techniques to help manifest your dreams.
Friday, May 8
• Employee “Dress Like your Favorite Personality Day” (Employees can dress like their favorite star, sports figure, or hero). Participants will be judged and prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes. Judging will take place at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium.
• Spring Fling Cake Contest: Decorate a cake with a “spring” theme. Judging will take place until 2 p.m. in the break room. The winner will be announced at 2 p.m. and will receive a gift card to an area business.
• 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Serving cake and milk (yogurt as an alternative to the cake) in the break room.
• 4 p.m.: Count the Marshmallows in a Jar Contest winner announced.