5/29/2020

Service
Appreciation: A little goes a long way
Everyone knows this is a tough time for many. Being temporarily quarantined is not easy, and if your work is considered essential, it makes things a little trickier. While most businesses and activities practically shut down, the trucking industry rolls on.

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Returning Safely
ITD provides "Return to Workspace" guidance for employees
Over the next several, weeks, ITD employees will begin returning to the workplace in phases as Idaho rebounds. The department has put together a document titled "Return to Workplace Plans and Guidelines" outlining expectations, responsibilities, and more. Although the dynamics will vary depending on the work group, the overall intent is to be respectful of those around us and create a safe and secure work environment.

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ITD In Motion
Latest In Motion highlights post innovation and Northwest Passage Scenic Byway
In this week’s ITD In Motion, Jilliam Garrigues brings you an innovation from St. Maries making post-pounding safer, faster, and easier. Plus, a look at the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway.

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Working Smarter
Post-pounding just got easier
Another innovation from the St. Maries maintenance shed makes installing delineators easier and safer for operators. Shed Foreman Gary Haynes devised new attachments to be used during post-pandemic work situations.

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District 1
Sandpoint crew helps Bonner County during emergency flooding last week
Consistent rainfall overwhelmed infrastructure in North Idaho last week, prompting an emergency declaration for Bonner County. Last Thursday night, the Sam Owen Fire Department reached out to local foreman Jamie Miller to supply guardrail in the hopes of diverting the floodwaters away from a private residence.

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Career Development
ITD Jobs
The current list of job openings may help inform employees of the career choices available to them that make ITD a great place to work. It also may assist in external recruitment when looking for the best candidates.

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Employees
ITD's MVPs
ITD employees have an avenue to share their appreciation for the assistance and guidance of colleagues. Recognition and acknowledgement can be an essential component of job satisfaction. These are the MVP cards submitted by employees recently:

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Partnerships
Partners help ITD address DMV backlog
DMV offices across the state are beginning to reopen their doors. But because of the earlier COVID-19 closures and limited service, there’s a backlog of tens of thousands of Idahoans who need DMV services. On May 19, county sheriffs and county assessors came together at ITD headquarters in Boise to urge drivers to use online services to help ease the backlog.

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