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 President’s Message............ 1
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                                                Published by the Idaho Chapter of IAWP “Partners in Workforce Development”


 Thank You Idaho!................1            President’s Message                    good while for her to realize what
                                                                                     was going on. Then some of us
                                              Al Snyder – Chapter President          went to Gold Fork Hot Springs for
 Discover Idaho......................2                                               a good soak, while others sat
                                              We recently returned from an           around the camp fire and listened
 Subchapter Activities...........2            enjoyable Campstitute in Cascade.      to Cheryl’s fiancé, Ray Rose, play
                                              We had excellent weather,              the guitar. We made some feeble
                                              accommodations and food. On            attempts at singing along. Some
 People On The Move............3
                                              Thursday evening, Lu Lineberry         marshmallows appeared and were
                                              led us on a pirate treasure hunt.      roasted and charred and relished.
 District XIV Facts…......…..4                When we found the treasure chest,      There were bottles of soap bubbles
                                              we got all got an envelope with        from the shower and we blew
 State Grants Awarded.........5               several numbers in it. When one        bubbles for a long time. The full
                                              of your numbers was called, you        moon was gorgeous to see rising
                                              got to pick a treasure from the        and shining so bright. Where else
 ETA Proposes Revision........5
                                              chest. When the treasure ran out,      could you do that? It was great
                                              we picked from each other’s pile       fun.
 CAFTA Passes Congress.....5                  of goodies. There was fierce
                                              competition for some items. On
 BRAC Workforce Systems..6                    Friday, we were welcomed by the        Thank You Idaho!
                                                                                     Kathy Bilanko - District IV Director
                                              Mayor of Cascade, Larry Walters,
                                              given a briefing by District XIV       I want to thank those who attended
 Education & Professional                     Representative, Kathy Bilanko, on      the Campstitute. Everyone made
 Practices ...............................6   doings in our District (ID,WA,OR,      me feel very welcomed. I had the
                                              MT & AK). She invited everyone         best time. The institute was very
                                              to the District Educational
 IAWP Library .....................6                                                 good, learning new ideas around
                                              Conference in Wenatchee, WA at         communication is always valuable
                                              the end of September. Our main         and learning more about
 Membership Contest............6              presenter was Joan Dalton-Boyd         Commerce and Labor is useful
                                              who gave us an interactive             knowledge. I learned a lot about
 ITEMS is published bi-monthly                presentation on Affective              your state. The opportunity to visit
 by the Idaho Chapter of IAWP.                Communication Techniques and           with attendees in a relaxed
 Articles printed do not represent            Skills for Living and Working in       atmosphere was great. It allowed
 the policy of the Department of              World. We also received an
 Commerce &Labor or the Idaho                                                        me the chance to improve
                                              informative talk from Commerce         friendships and make several new
 Chapter of IAWP, and no
                                              & Labor’s Georgia Smith. She           ones.
 endorsement is intended or
 implied.
                                              covered all the things the
                                              Commerce side does. They are           Trinity Pines Camp in Cascade is a
 The deadline for articles to appear          into far more things than I would      beautiful camp. I heard people say
 in the next issue is October 20,             have thought. After a fine steak       they would like to return for the
 2005. Please submit articles to:             dinner, we had a drawing for a         next Campstitute, me too.
 Lori McCrae, ITEMS Newsletter                mystery prize that was rigged so       Planning team, thank you for
 Editor                                       that Cheryl Harrington won. It         having a full moon, that was
 By email:                                    was a sneaky way to give her a
 lori.mccrae@cl.idaho.gov
                                                                                     terrific timing. Huge thanks to
                                              surprise bridal shower. It took a      Kathy and Al Snyder for picking
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me up at the airport, supplying bed   Idaho to see what would work best       nancy.upchurch@cl.idaho.gov and
linens and touring me around          for our state. After several drafts,    let me know which committee
Boise.                                the following committees were           interests you the most. The dates
                                      formed – fund raising,                  for the Boise conference are June
One of the learning’s from the        registration/goody bags,                3-7, 2007.
weekend: 7 women can share the        international liaison, retiree, guest
same bathroom remain friends and      tours/golf tournament,                  Subchapter Activities
be on time to everything! It did      transportation/audio visual, early
                                                                              Panhandle – Nona Rambo
take great strategic planning and     bird, opening ceremonies, Idaho
                                                                              The Panhandle Subchapter of
timing, ask Linda Castaneda about     night, award function, banquet and
                                                                              IAWP and the Coeur d’Alene
someone crowding ahead of her for     ball, and closing ceremonies. I
                                                                              office of ICL raised $1,250 for
the shower.                          also contacted members to serve as
                                                                              Operation Vested Interest. We
                                      committee chairs for each of these
                                                                              joined with American Legion Post
If I attempted to name everyone I     assignments. Approval of the
                                                                              #143 to buy cooling vests to send
surly would miss people, therefore    committee chair appointments are
                                                                              to the deployed Idaho National
I say again thank you all. I had a    pending with the Labor
                                                                              Guard members from our area.
wonderful time. For those who did     Management Team.
                                                                              The vests have gel pack inserts that
not attend I highly recommend
                                                                              can be chilled. In July we sent 78
attending. It is an incredibly        At the state chapter executive
                                                                              vest to individuals serving in Iraq.
worthwhile weekend.                   board meeting on August 20, 2005
                                      in Cascade, Idaho, members
                                      brainstormed ideas for event
      AWARD                           themes and possible activities for
    NOMINATIONS                       the social events. The consensus
                                      was to highlight Idaho – past,
 Remember that   we need to be        present and future – through out
     looking for people to            the conference. A few ideas on
  nominate for awards. There          how we would accomplish this
      are awards for both             were suggested. We also
    individuals and groups.           discussed the “invitation to Boise”
                                      party we will need to host at the
                                      2006 Louisville conference.               Robert Shoeman (LVER Coeur
                                      Different ideas were suggested but        d’Alene) demonstrates the gel
Discover Idaho                        no decisions were made until we             pack for the cooling vests.
Nancy Upchurch - Local Arrangements
Chair                                 can consider the costs.
                                                                              In the panhandle we all look
                                      Once the committee chair
                                                                              forward to the Dog Days of
                                      appointments are approved the
                                                                              Summer. In the past, we grilled
                                      committee will move forward with
                                                                              hotdogs as a fundraiser for the
                                      planning activities and monthly
                                                                              chapter. This year our bank
                                      conference calls will start to keep
                                                                              account was healthier so the
                                      everyone in the loop and to share
                                                                              subchapter offered to treat each of
                                      ideas. Our goal is to ensure our
During the past two months, I have                                            the offices to a summer lunch. The
                                      guests have a fantastic experience
been busy identifying the                                                     Coeur d’Alene office opted for the
                                      in Idaho and make this the best
committees needed for the IAWP                                                traditional hotdog lunch. St.
                                      conference ever.
2007 International Educational                                                Maries chose pizza. The Sandpoint
Conference hosted by Idaho. I                                                 took the event to a new level. They
                                      For those members out there who
have researched how past                                                      munched on chicken (and maybe
                                      would like to get involved in
conference committees were                                                    fried peanut butter and banana
                                      helping with the conference, please
organized and then took a look at                                             sandwiches) for their “’You Ain’t
                                      e-mail me
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Nothin’ But a Hound Dog’ Days of      James Groth……………...0130              Retirement
Summer” and then rocked to the        Jennifer Harpt……………0040
song styling of Elvis (or a           Jennifer Noriega…………0080             Anita Waters……………...0610
reasonable facsimile).                Joel Ann Castle………….0040             Dennis Scollon…………..0800
                                      Joel Segraves……………0030               Kathy Plesner…………….0010
The bad new is that Gregg Olsen       Jon Speiser……………….0540               Roberta Hart...................0910
couldn’t make it to the Coeur         Jonathan Perry…………..0970             Raymond Konczos..........0040
d’Alene office on August 9 to         Katherine Silha…………..0040
discuss his book, The Deep Dark.      Krystell Klingler………….0130           Separations
The GOOD news is that he has          Lana Grinnell……………..0540
promised to reschedule. As soon as    Laura Dilley……………….0970              Allison Hayes...................0150
he does, we’ll send the word along    Lawrence Belisle………...0030           Amanda Julian.................0130
to all of you who have been           Mary Beth Johnson……..0030            Beatriz Castro..................0790
reading this incredible book.         Mary Field…………………0250                Blake Bogstie...................0970
                                      Michele Wardle…………..0610             Candi Durusu...................0970
The Food Pantry is now over one       Miranda Palmer………….0030              Carolyn Fritschle.............0670
year old because our National         Patti Largent……………...0170            Charles Martin..................0030
Guard members have been gone          Rachel Montgomery…….0380             Glenda Felts.....................0090
for over a year. Until they return,   Sara Weller……………….0970               Holly Welker.....................0270
they can rest assured that their      Stephanie Kelly………….0120             James Burkholder...........0060
dependents can stock up on food                                            Jan Thomas......................0270
on the second and fourth Saturday     Promotions                           Janis Titmus.....................0610
of every month. The Food Pantry                                            Jennifer Hasenoehrl........0170
is sponsored by the Panhandle         Caleb Lehan promoted to IT           Jennifer Noriega..............0080
Subchapter of IAWP and the            Network Analyst (0650)               Jessica Cavalieri..............0270
American Legion Post #143.                                                 Jessica Thompson..........0150
                                      Gabriela Brown promoted to           Jim Thompson.................0310
                                      Office Specialist 2 (0720)           Jody Weeks......................0650
                                                                           Kari Zweigart....................0270
People                                Glen McKuin promoted to              Karlee Ramsey.................0050
                                      Financial Specialist Senior (0760)
on the                                                                     Kathleen Woffington.......0610
                                         Jessalyn Roehl promoted to        Katie Mort.........................0050
Move                                     C&L Consultant (0080)             Krystell Klingler...............0130
                                                                           Leah Osborn....................0770
                                       Kathleen Severine promoted to       Linda Atwood...................0080
New Hires                             C&L Supervisor (0040)                Maria Brown.....................0760
                                                                           Marinelle Dutton..............0130
Andrea Lindberg………...0970             Linda Bell promoted to C&L           Mary Lou Werthman........0030
                                      Consultant (0360)                    Michelle Misko.................0050
Brandia Young………......0090
Brian Dickens…………….0970                                                    Nancy Baldwin.................0390
                                      Nicholas Leonardson promoted         Noelia Luna......................0760
Cammie McBride……......0920            to Financial Technician (0610)
Carmel Donohue…….......0760                                                Reva Clarke......................0210
Catherine Phillips……….0030            Ricia Lasso promoted to C&L          Robert Wright...................0390
Dania Rivers……………...0610              Supervisor (0090)                    Ronald Newsom...............0250
Daniel Holmes……………0080                                                     Sally Hall...........................0390
Danny Hammock………...0080               Robin Dyck promoted to North         Shari McDaniels...............0130
Dianna Cartwright……….0360             Idaho Area Manager (0800)            Shirley Schopp................0090
Elizabeth Woodall……….0040                                                  Teresa Triolo....................0640
Evelyn Marchant…………0130               Sandra Knapp promoted to
                                      Financial Technician (0610)


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                                     6) Congratulations to Nancy                and I think good decisions. I
                                        Upchurch for receiving                  will do a full report at District.
                                        President Barthalow’s
                                        Discretionary award for your         14) Have a great finish to your
                                        extensive work with WPDP                 summer and a wonderful
Kathy Bilanko - District XIV
                                        and all your other educational           beginning to your fall. Until
Director                                activities.                              next time, keep smiling.

1) Your District Director is         7) Congratulations Deb Buxbaum,
   settling into her new position,      Montana, who was                         IDAHO CHAPTER
   email address remains the same       unanimously elected District
   kbilanko@esd.wa.gov , new            Director-Elect at the District               BOARD
   phone #: 360 902-9705.               Caucus in Albuquerque.                      MEMBERS
                                                                                STATE OFFICERS
2) Congratulations to Montana on     8) Idaho Campstitute 2005 is               AL SNYDER
   recognition for Outstanding          August 18-20 at Trinity Pines                 President
   Achievement in Membership            Christian Camp, Cascade, ID.            LINDA CASTANEDA
   Retention received at the                                                          Vice President
                                     9) Mark your calendars and make            LU LINEBERRY
   International Conference in
                                        your plans for District XIV                   Past President
   Albuquerque.                                                                 CHERYL HARRINGTON
                                        Institute in Wenatchee WA
                                                                                      Secretary/Treasurer
3) Way to go Idaho for Linda            September 29-Oct 1. Red Lion
   Castaneda 2nd place Individual       Hotel is the host hotel. There          Subchapter Presidents
   Specialized Customer Services,       is a block of rooms under               DAVID HUNTER
   Mike McLendon 1st place              IAWP held until August 31.                    Les Bois
   Individual Services to Veterans                                              NONA RAMBO
   and David Washburn 1st place      10) Plan to attend the Saturday                  Panhandle
   Individual International              October 1, Membership                  SUE POLK
                                         Meeting at the District Institute            Russett Realm
   Development received at the
                                         starting 9AM.                          LINDA CASTANEDA
   International Conference.                                                          Sawtooth & Sage
                                                                                CRAIG SMITH
4) Kudos to Oregon for               11) If you have not gone to                      Seaport
   Communications Award and to           International’s webpage lately,        RITA HALE
   Tina Swogger for your                 check it out. They have added                Treasure Valley
   Platinum and Silver Keys for          some good information. Click
   recruiting new members. Way           into “Members Only” (to date           Committee Chairs
   to Go Tina! You need to give          there is no additional                 LIZ RUIZ
   lessons. These were also              password). The webmaster                     Awards
                                         continues to develop pages,            LORI MCCRAE
   received at the International
                                         however, there is information                Communication
   Conference                                                                   PAM PEARSON
                                         available now. Email address,
                                                                                      Education
5) Keep it up Washington for             http://iawponline.org.                 DAVID WASHBURN
   WorkSource Renton 1st place                                                        International Develop.
   for One Stop Center, Sal Cantu                                               LU LINEBERRY
   2nd place for Individual          12) Montana’s Fall Institute is in               Legislation
   Services to Veterans, Jane            Billings October 13 -14th.             AL SNYDER
   Field 1st place Individual                                                         Professional Practices
   Award of Merit. Again             13) I survived my first                    PAM HEWITT
   received at the International         International Board Meeting-                 Special Services
   Conference                            good questions and discussion

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STATE GRANTS AWARDED                    Investment Act (Reporting and         performance measures of the
TO IMPLEMENT SUTA                       Performance Standards System for      outcomes achieved by the MSFW
DUMPING DETECTION                       the Migrant and Seasonal Farm         program. Submit comments on or
SOFTWARE                                Worker Program under Title I,         before October 11, 2005 to:
                                        Section167).
The US Department of Labor                                                     Mr. JohnR. Beverly, Administrator,
(USDOL) announced the awarding          This revision to the Migrant and      Office of National Programs,
                                                                              Employment andTraining
of $4.9 million in grants to help       Seasonal Farm Worker Program          Administration,
states train agency personnel and       reporting system identifies a         U.S.Department of Labor,
integrate software designed to          minimum level of information          200 ConstitutionAvenue, NW., Room C–
facilitate detection of businesses      collection that is necessary to       4312
engaged in the practice commonly        comply with Equal Opportunity         Washington, DC 20210
                                                                              telephone: (202)693–3840 (this is not a
referred to as SUTA dumping.            requirements, holds grantees          toll-freenumber)
SUTA dumping occurs when an             appropriately accountable for the     fax: (202) 693–3589
employer forms a new company            Federal funds they receive,           e-mail:ETAperforms@dol.gov.
and transfers some employees to         assesses progress against a set of
lower their state unemployment          common performance measures,          CAFTA PASSES CONGRESS
insurance (UI) tax rates. Congress      and allows the Department to          AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT
passed and President Bush signed        fulfill its oversight and             ON AUG 2
into law on August 9, 2004 the          management responsibilities.
SUTA Dumping Prevention Act of                                                On July 28 both the House and
2004, which conditioned eligibility     The Department of Labor, as part      Senate passed H.R. 3045, the
for federal administrative grants on    of its continuing effort to reduce    Dominican Republic-Central
the inclusion of provisions in state    paperwork and respondent burden,      America-United States Free Trade
UI laws that prevent the                conducts a pre-clearance              Agreement Implementation Act
manipulation of unemployment            consultation program to provide       (CAFTA). The House vote was
experience through SUTA                 the general public and Federal        217 - 215; the Senate vote was 55-
dumping. Nearly every state has         agencies with an opportunity to       45. The President signed the
enacted legislation to comply with      comment on proposed and/or            legislation on August 2 making it
the federal law.                        continuing collections of             Public Law 109-53.
                                        information in accordance with the
The Employment Security                 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995       The purpose of CAFTA is to
Commission of North Carolina led        (PRA95) [44 U.S.C.                    strengthen and develop economic
the development of the SUTA             3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program          relations between the United
Dumping Detection Software              helps to ensure that requested data   States, Costa Rica, the Dominican
(SDDS) with six states (NE, RI,         can be provided in the desired        Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala,
TX, UT, VA and WA) testing it in        format, reporting burden (time and    Honduras, and Nicaragua. CAFTA
a pilot run over the past year.         financial resources) is minimized,    establishes free trade between
Release of the software to all states   collection instruments are clearly    these same countries through the
was recently announced during the       understood, and the impact of         reduction and elimination of
National UI Tax Meeting held in         collection requirements on            barriers to trade in goods and
Boise in August.                        respondents can be properly           services and to investment. It also
                                        assessed. The Employment and          lays the foundation for further
                                        Training Administration (ETA) is      cooperation to expand and enhance
ETA Proposes Revision and               soliciting comments on revised        the benefits of the Agreement.
Seeks Comments                          reporting requirements for the
                                        Migrant and Seasonal Farm             CAFTA amends the Trade
The Employment and Training             Worker (MSFW) program. This           Agreements Act of 1979 to make
Administration (ETA) has                information collection request is     products or services of any foreign
proposed a revision of information      necessary in order to collect data    country or instrumentality that is a
collection under the Workforce          for calculating a set of common       party to the Agreement eligible for
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U.S. government procurement. The      the workforce system's ability to       has written: The Power of
Congressional Budget Office           support impacted workers and            Approachability and Hello, My
(CBO) Cost Estimate for this          communities.                            Name is Scott. These and other
legislation says, "Implementing the                                           materials are available for use by
CAFTA-DR could have a                 Between now and when the BRAC           subchapters or individuals
negligible effect on the Trade        2005 recommendations become
Adjustment Assistance program         final, the workforce investment
(TAA). TAA provides extended          system must be engaged in
unemployment compensation, job        planning that addresses the specific
training, and health insurance tax    needs of the affected communities
credits for individuals who lose      and workers; recognizes the value         Free Lunch or Breakfast ?
their jobs due to an increase in      of the transferable skills impacted
imports. Based on information         workers possess; uses strong              For your Office………
from the International Trade          economic analysis as the
Commission regarding projected        foundation for strategic and career
employment loses in various           guidance; coordinates economic                       IAWP
industries, CBO estimates that the    development efforts; and works in
added costs to TAA would be less      collaboration with strategic                   Membership Drive
than $5 million over the 2006-2015
period, and less than $500,000 in
                                      partners including business and
                                      industry and education partners to
                                                                                  The office obtaining the
each year over that period."          develop and implement workforce            most new members during
                                      solutions. Implementation of
BRAC Workforce System                 BRAC recommendations are                   this contest will have two
Responsibilities Outlined             expected to begin in December of
                                      2005.
                                                                                 charming cooks preparing
The Employment and Training                                                             their food!!
Administration (ETA) released a       EDUCATION AND
Training and Employment               PROFFESIONAL PRACTICES                          Now, LETS GET
Guidance Letter (TEGL 2-05)
providing information to the          Be sure to send notices of anything
                                                                                        COOKING!!
workforce system on its               of an educational nature, such as
responsibilities in coordinating      noon meetings to Pam Pearson. Be
workforce services for those          sure to include the complete date             Contest Dates are
workers impacted by the actions of
the 2005 Base Realignment and
                                      and time (at least one hour). Send
                                      notices of community service
                                                                                  October 1st-31st, 2005
Closure Commission (BRAC). The        projects and any IAWP
US Department of Labor                promotional activities to Al
(USDOL) views activities under        Snyder. If you have done an                 Encourage everyone to
BRAC as an opportunity for the
workforce investment system to
                                      activity that you are not sure who it
                                      goes to, send it to both of us.
                                                                                          join.
use demand-driven strategies as
modeled under the President's         IAWP LIBRARY GETS A                        Also, the Subchapter with the
High Growth Job Training              DONATION
Initiative (HGJTI). Further, the                                                  most new members will win
USDOL views the workforce
investment system's service to
                                      One of the Speakers at the 2005
                                      International Conference in
                                                                                              $50!
BRAC-impacted workers and their       Albuquerque was Scott Ginsberg,
communities as an opportunity to      who wears a name tag 24/7. The
demonstrate the extent to which       State Chapter purchased and
the system is becoming more           donated to the IAWP Library a
demand-driven, and to demonstrate     DVD of his talk and two books he
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