IT transition reaches midpoint
ITD Director Dave Ekern recently provided an assessment
of the department’s Information Technology Transition
as it reached the midpoint in development and implementation.
Progress thus far has been significant, he said in
a report to division administrators, system improvement
team leaders, district engineers and section heads.
District 4 receives national pavement award
year, the American Concrete Pavement Association
(ACPA) honors and recognizes quality concrete pavement
projects across the nation. In 2005, District 4
was chosen as a finalist in the Divided Highways-Rural
category of the National Pavement Awards Program
for Excellence in Concrete Pavement.
artifacts preserved for posterity
This is exactly what had happened with most of the
Artifacts recovered from ITD projects since 1976
were collected, diagnostic items cataloged, lithic
patterns analyzed, and reports written, while the
artifacts themselves were placed in temporary storage,
waiting for final curation... these collections
filled 101 cardboard boxes from 86 different sites.
Something had to be done.
speakers highlight EEO conference
A two-day Equal Employment Opportunities conference
is planned for March 7, 8 in Post Falls to explain
the department’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
program. The conference at Templin’s Red Lion
Hotel is designed for prime contractors on ITD projects
who use subcontractors that qualify under the federal
DBE guidelines. ITD’s EEO office and Human
Resource Services organized the 2006 conference.
program explained in on line presentation
A new audio-visual presentation that explains Idaho’s
commercial driver’s license (CDL) hazardous
materials endorsement requirements is available
on line through the Idaho Transportation Department
Web site. The 15-minute presentation addresses the
PATRIOT Act of 2001 and details Idaho’s driver’s
license, written testing and security threat assessment
screenings offered at Headquarters
health-related screenings are planned for ITD employees
next month at Headquarters. A cardiac risk assessment/14-channel
blood screening is planned March 7 in the Auditorium.
Provided by the ITD Wellness Program, the screening
tests for cholesterol (HDL and LDL), glucose, triglycerides
and some minerals and enzymes.
Convoy to mark anniversary of interstate
Idaho will join in celebrating the 50th anniversary
of the Interstate Highway System this year by participating
in a stop along a cross-country convoy in June.
The golden anniversary acknowledges the unrivaled
role the interstate system plays in the national
economy and the country’s interconnected transportation
Long-term care insurance enrollment deadline nears
Aetna Life Insurance Co. is underwriting a new long-term
care insurance plan for state employees and eligible
family members. This year's enrollment period closes
Feb. 28, so anyone interested in participating should
enroll as soon as possible.
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