STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Tuesday, January 14, 1997 - 8:55 am
JRW East Conference Room
The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was held January 14, 1997 at 8:55 a.m. in the Joe R. Williams East Conference Room.
Governor Philip E. Batt, Chairman of the Board
Attorney General Alan G. Lance
State Controller and Secretary of the Board J. D. Williams
Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa
Sub-Committee members present:
Mike Brassey, Office of Governor
Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
David High, Office of Attorney General
H. W. Turner, Office of Controller
1. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
Request for authorization for assignment of state vehicles on a home-to-work basis for the following BSU personnel:
Dexter King, Executive Director, Pavilion
Vic Hosford, University Architect
Dennis Griffin, Division Manager, College of Technology
This request was discussed at the December 10, 1996 Board of Examiners meeting and deferred until the January meeting. State Board of Education has submitted their rules regarding vehicle assignment and BSU has submitted further information regarding their request.
2. UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Request for authorization for assignment of vehicles for home to office travel for the Director of Facilities Management.
3. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
Request for authorization to pay moving expenses for Fred Nichols, Correctional Industries Administrator.
OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
4. Notification that Mr. Robert R. Ball, of the firm of Stoel, Rives, has been appointed to represent, as co-counsel with Kathy Brooks of Stoel, Rives, the defendants in the claim of Campbell v. Howe, et al. and Fridenstine v. Ahrens, et al.
5. Request for approval to add Roger B. Wright of Wright Law Offices to the list of attorneys for outside legal contracts with the Department of Health and Welfare, Bureau of Child Support Services. The name of his son, Brad R. Wright, was erroneously recommended to the Board of Examiners and should be deleted from the list of approved Child Support attorneys.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
6. Request for authorization to pay overtime each pay period for the duration of several large automated system development projects, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-5329.
A) The following employees are assigned to convert and correct data in the IPICS automated system which is necessary to support the Child Support System (ICSES). This task started November 1, 1996 and is expected to be completed by March 1, 1997. Each individual is estimated to work approximately 15 hours per week above the normal work week.
Tara Burt Grace Scherer
Mel Campbell Willie Uhrig
Chris Darchuk Sue Wheeler
Betty Reyes Toni Witt
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE (continued)
B) The following employees are assigned to the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) project. This project is intended to replace the current payment system used to process all claims submitted by vendors of Medicaid services. This task started November 1, 1996 and is expected to go through September 30, 1997. The overtime is estimated to be between 10 and 25 hours per week for the duration of the project.
Shirley Gardner Sandra Hawbaker
Paul Combs Julie Grunder
Billie Schell-Ruby DeeAnne Moore
C) Request to remove vacation limits for Billie Schell-Ruby and Sandra Hawbaker because they will exceed the vacation maximum during their assignment to the MMIS project, until a reasonable period following reassignment after the completion of the project.
7. Request for authorization to pay moving expenses in the amount of $3,500 for the Ph.D. Clinician Psychology position at State Hospital North.
8. Request for authorization to pay moving expenses in the amount of $500 for John Hendrickson, Self-Reliance Program Manager in Region VI.
9. CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Request for authorization to pay moving expenses up to $1,500 for an Epidemiologist.
10. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Request for relief from payment of $236.00 for the Panhandle Regional Office for nineteen (19) 1995 licenses they cannot locate and a payment balance due of $653.50.
11. DEPARTMENT OF LANDS
Request for authorization to pay overtime for employees who perform public assistance duties in conjunction with the Bureau of Disaster Services during the January 1997 flood incident. On February 16, 1996 the Board of Examiners approved overtime pay to state employees working on the North Idaho flood disaster. (If approved, this could possibly be an extension of that approval.)
Request for authorization to pay overtime for employees working on the State of Idaho proclaimed disasters. This overtime will be reimbursed from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
STATE INSURANCE FUND
Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of December, 1996, pursuant to Idaho Code 72-927.
Estimated expenditures for workers compensation
claim costs, dividends and premium refunds $7,000,000.00
Funds expended in November, 1996:
Workers Compensation Claim Costs $4,727,731.80
Policy Refunds __327,100.63
Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of December, 1996, pursuant to Idaho Code 41-4919.
Estimated expenditures for Petroleum
Storage Tank Fund $ 500,000.00
Funds expended in November, 1996:
Payroll $ 68,899.78
Continuing Appropriations 26,088.63
FSTF Claim Costs __ 74,909.58
Total $ 201,289.61
Motion to approve the Consent Agenda was made by Attorney General Al Lance and seconded by Governor Phil Batt. Motion passed unanimously.
J. D. Williams questioned why cars are included in contracts for some university personnel in today’s competitive job market. He thinks offering vehicles as part of the compensation packages should be reconsidered. Governor Batt said he has wondered about this same situation and feels that is a good question. Mike Brassey reported there seems to be two kinds of vehicle assignments for universities - for presidents, vice presidents and others which are included in the contract by the Board of Education, and for emergency situation employees. J.D. said he would be willing to send the Office of the Board of Education a letter on behalf of the Board of Examiners members advising to make sure authorization of vehicle assignment is justified. Attorney General Al Lance also said the liability situation should be considered.
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
January 14, 1997
WHEREUPON THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS was adjourned, subject to the call of the Chairman.
Governor Philip E. Batt
Chairman of the Board
J. D. Williams, Secretary to the Board
and State Controller