Celebrating those who keep the wheels turning

— 2013 Employee Appreciation Week —

While Sunday is a day set aside to honor Hispanic culture (Cinco de Mayo), the entire week of May 6-10 is dedicated to celebrating ITD employees. Designated Public Employee Recognition Week, the occasion gives reason to reflect on the contributions and dedicated service that all state employees give to the citizens of Idaho. ITD will celebrate those contributions through a variety activities at Headquarters and the districts:

District 1: Ice cream on Tuesday (May 7)
District 2: Luncheon on Thursday (May 9)
District 3: Ice cream on Thursday (May 9)
District 4: Luncheon on Wednesday (May 8)
District 5: Luncheon on Thursday (May 9)
District 6: Ice cream on Tuesday (May 7)

Headquarters schedule (see flyer pdf):

Monday (May 6)

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Idaho Athletic Club – Stability and body fat testing in Room 209 from 11.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free 10-minute chair massages by Integrative Health Centers of Idaho at the Division of Aeronautics, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday (May 7)

  • ICON presentation at noon in the Auditorium with raffle for attendees. “Winning with Money – Budget – Save – Win!”
  • Treat in HQ Lobby from 2:30p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday (May 8)

  • Pet Video Contest – Video shown in Auditorium during lunch
  • Milk and Cookies handed out by Executive Team on back patio
  • Free 10-minute chair massages by Integrative Health Centers of Idaho in the Headquarters Lobby; all day; room to be determined; watch for details.

Thursday (May 9)

  • Salsa competition in break room from 11am – 1pm
  • Free 10-minute chair massages provided by Integrative Health Centers of Idaho – RAM. 115 all day.
  • 20-minute fun walk on Thursday, May 9, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

To participate, sign in at the HQ South-entrance picnic tables between 2 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. Maps with walking routes will be available. As a special bonus, “20/20” exercise challenge participants may count this 20-minute walk double time on their log sheet. Idaho Central Credit Union representatives will be onsite providing bottled water for employees during the walk.

Friday (May 10)

  • Announce winners of “Mighty Results from Small Beginnings” photo contest
  • "Count What’s in the Jar"
  • Crossword, pet video contest, and salsa competition

Winners will receive some great prizes, including gift baskets and gift cards from local businesses.

*Activities throughout the week:

  • “Mighty Results from Small Beginnings” baby photo contest, (in HQ Lobby)
  • Count What’s in the Jar, (In HQ Lobby)
  • Crossword puzzle to be sent out via email.

Prizes will be given throughout the week from donations received from the community and gift cards purchased from funds donated by Executive Team, Senior Leadership Team and DoRolCo.

Watch your in box for all the details!

Governor's Proclamation

Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter this week signed a proclamation declaring next week Public Employee Recognition Week.

"I appreciate your leadership and service throughout the year, and as we approach Public Employee Recognition Week (May 6-10) and State Employee Recognition Day ((Wednesday, May 8), I especially want to thank you for the work that you do for the people of Idaho ..."

He encouraged agency administrators and department directors to share the proclamation below with employees to initiate the special tribute.

See official proclamation

Published 5-3-13