of ITD's Executive Team and board members Monte McClure
and Jack Combo handed out mid-morning treats to Headquarters
employees Thursday as part of ITD's Employee Appreciation
Week. Activities included daily prize drawings, Tuesday
massages, and guessing the number of peanuts in a jar.
to review administrative relationships
In response to an internal review of
the Division of Highway’s administrative functions,
ITD has embarked on a comprehensive study of the working
relationships between Headquarters and ITD’s six
districts. The study will identify parts of the relational
processes that work well and recommend changes where
necessary to increase efficiency.
picked acting administrator of DMV
Alan Frew, who is less than a month away from celebrating
his 21st anniversary with the transportation department,
will serve as acting administrator of the Division of
Motor Vehicles. He assumes, on a interim basis, the position
vacated by Pamela Lowe who resigned effective April 28
to join her husband at his new job location in Italy.
crane takes Benewah bath
A self-powered crane took an unexpected bath in Benewah
Lake recently when the trestle on which it was traveling
collapsed. Two fishermen were perched on a wooden railroad
trestle that crossed a small inlet on the lake near St.
Maries. They heard a whistle and promptly heeded the warning
to clear the track, heading toward the nearest wooden
platform. When they looked back, the crane had disappeared.
of exercise emphasized
New recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and the American College of Sports
Medicine, state that 30 minutes of moderate activity on
most days is enough to reap the benefits of exercise.
This is great news.
preys on family members of bogus traffic crash
A possible attempt to fraudulently obtain personal information
related to police and medical assistance has come to the
attention of Oregon State Police, Legacy Emanuel Hospital
and Health Center and Life Flight Network. No leads are
available to determine who may be involved in this activity
and no information has been received indicating similar
calls have been made in Oregon, but the public should
be aware of the possibility of such calls.
to sponsor year-long history lesson
As part of the "Celebrate the Interstate 50th Anniversary
campaign", the American Association of State Highway
and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will sponsor National
History Day 2006-2007. The year-long national educational
event reaches more than 700,000 students and 40,000 educators
in grades 6 through 12 in 47 states.
enrollment for insurance is May 8-24
The open enrollment period for medical,
dental and flexible spending accounts begins Monday, May
8 and continues through Wednesday, May 24. During the
open enrollment period, employees may change their plan
preferences (PPO or traditional) or deduction options.
Newsletters outlining the open enrollment period have
been mailed to the homes of participants, and information
will be posted on the ITD Employee Portal: http://employee.idaho.gov/
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