May 21, 2015

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Be Prepared for Severe Weather

mobile alertsIn emergencies such as severe weather, early notification can be the difference between serious physical injury and staying safe. Technology now provides several means of early warning, one of which includes text alerts.

To help keep employees safe, MoDOT has added an emergency alert systems section on SharePoint. Whether you have a personal mobile phone or an assigned MoDOT mobile phone, taking the time to sign up for emergency text alerts could provide you the early warning you need to keep safe.

Visit the SharePoint site and get all the details and links for emergency text alerts - Emergency Text Alerts.


Wellness Update

How to Stay Active at Work

Desk moves
exercise moveds

Did you know that Americans are sitting at work an average of five hours and 41 minutes each day? This prolonged sitting can increase your risk of many health problems, including diabetes.

To combat this, the American Diabetes Association recently celebrated national “Get Fit, Don’t Sit” day. Below are some tips to help us stay active at work:

1. Walk to your coworker’s desk instead of calling, emailing, or messaging them.
2. Set an alert on your computer for every 90 minutes to get up and move.
3. Try desk exercises - see Desk Moves flier.
4. Take the stairs.
5. Take a walk on your lunch break - “lunch-er-cise.”
6. Take the furthest parking space.
7. Bike or walk to work.

It's not too late to sign up for the American Heart Association walking program. For for information:
The American Heart Association walking program

Walking for Wellness flier

To include your miles in the team competition, make sure to type your district in the department/team box and log your physical activity. The walking program ends June 29.

Central Office Happenings

State Employee Recognition Week
Missouri’s annual State Employee Recognition Week, June 8-12, 2015, will honor the dedication and commitment of state employees. The State Employee Appreciation Day, held on the Capitol south lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, will feature numerous state offices and local businesses with displays and information available to the public highlighting their accomplishments and services. Also, please check out the special offers available for state employees at this link:

employee recognition

child dayTake Your Child to Work Day

for Central Office and Central District Employees

June 4 - beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Central District and Material Lab buildings

There is a change to registration this year. Check the activities you would like to participate in on the registration survey. This allows groups to be evenly distributed for each activity. Those registering will receive an email the week of the event with activity times. Groups and times will also be displayed at the registration table the morning of the event.

Ways to register:

1) Click here and fill out the survey online - Online Registration Survey.

2) Open open the Form Registration Survey, complete and click the submit form button or print the document and mail to: MoDOT, 830 MoDOT Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109, Attn: Adam Hoffman, EODD.

Registration must be completed by the end of the day Friday, May 29.

Read more details here - Children to Work Day Memo. Questions? Contact Adam Hoffman - 573-526-5611.

Take a Child to Work Day Schedule

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration (Central District Parrish Room)
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Equipment Tour, Archeological Dig (parking lot behind Central District)

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.



Operation Egg Drop (Central District Muri Room)
Tower Building (Central District East/West Room)
Materials Lab (Materials Lab Building)

10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break and move to next activity location

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


Operation Egg Drop (Central District Muri Room)
Tower Building (Central District East/West Room)
Materials Lab (Materials Lab Building)

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Operation Egg Drop (Central District Muri Room)
Tower Building (Central District East/West Room)
Materials Lab (Materials Lab Building)

1:30 p.m. - End Take children to your work place

Mee ZoneMEE Zone Events

Social Security Seminar

Each seminar will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.

May 28 - Gold Room, 830 MoDOT Drive

June 4 - Blue Room, 830 MoDOT Drive

June 16 - CO Training Room B, 601 W. Main St (HR Annex)

June 18 - CO Training Room B, 601 W Main St (HR Annex)

The Love Chromosome

June 8 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Central Office Conference Room 100, 105 W Capitol

Derrick and Julie are a brother and sister duo who travel the world doing motivational speaking. Their story is phenomenal. Julie and Derrick have both learned to make obstacles opportunities. They both love their life, and their message is one of hope, joy, inspiration and laughter.

Sign up for these Mee Zone events through the LMS Student Center or contact Amanda Woody (573) 526-5617.



The mission of Connections is to be a source of Missouri Department of Transportation news and feature articles that connect employees statewide.

Customer Relations - MoDOT
P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Editor: Tammy Wallace

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