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The First Friday Newsletter is the monthly publication for all things Idaho Division of Human Resources. Every month, the main stories from each newsletter will live here in long form. For more information, please reach out to Brennan Serrano at


The Civil Rights and ADA Manager has been receiving calls and questions regarding digital accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Training resources have been shared throughout the last few weeks. In addition to the resources already shared, ITS also has a webpage dedicated to Accessibility Training and other resources, we invite you all to work through those resources and share with your content creators, web masters, and other applicable staff.

DHR Welcomes New HR Specialist Senior

We are excited to announce that Krystan Thompson will be joining DHR as a HR Specialist, Sr. Krystan has been with Idaho Department of Correction since 2014 and brings great HR experience to her new role.

In her spare time, Krystan enjoys all things outdoors including camping, hiking, and paddle boarding and spending time with her husband and their fur baby, Hoss.

Krystan will be starting in this role on March 6th.

DHR Welcomes New Classification and Compensation Program Manager

We are excited to introduce DHR’s newest team member, Logan Klaas (pronounced like class). Logan started on February 27th and is the new statewide Classification & Compensation Program Manager. He was most recently working at WinCo Foods as a Sr. HR Analyst. Prior to WinCo, he worked for several other companies in the area, including Boise Cascade, Ada County, and is retired from the Idaho Army National Guard as a Technical Engineer. An Idaho native, Logan graduated from the College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University with a BBA in HR Management. Logan is an avid guitar player and he and his wife Chelsea, and their dog Finn, reside in Eagle. Bringing nearly 20 years of HR experience, we are thrilled to welcome Logan to DHR!

State Hospital South Welcomes new HR Specialist Senior

Please join me in welcoming Becky Neese to State Hospital South. Becky has accepted the position Sheryl is vacating as the State Hospital South Human Resources Specialist Senior. She comes to us from ITD, where she has worked for the last 3 years. Her first day at SHS will be February 21st.

George Menendez becomes Certified Workers’ Comp Specialist

Department of Labor Welcomes New Human Resource Officer

Originally from South Louisiana, Keri Norton and her family recently relocated to the Boise area.  Keri possesses an undergraduate degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources, as well as a master’s degree in Leadership & Human Resources Development with a concentration in Workforce Development.  She possesses over 15 years of experience in the Human Resources sector with the State of Louisiana, working with state agencies such as Public Safety, Administration, State Civil Service, Transportation and Development, and most recently Education.  Keri is extremely excited to join the Idaho Department of Labor and is looking forward to developing strong roots as she learns to call Idaho home.  In her spare time, Keri can be found enjoying time with her family, playing with her pups, and exploring her new surroundings.

2023 Cybersecurity Training

The 2023 Annual Cybersecurity Statewide Training campaign is happening now! Complete your training by Friday, March 31, 2023.

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