STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
March 8, 1999 - 8:55 a.m.
JRW East Conference Room
Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Chairman of the Board
Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa
Attorney General Alan G. Lance
State Controller and Secretary of the Board J. D. Williams
Sub-Committee Members Attending:
Jeff Malmen, Office of Governor
H. W. Turner, Office of State Controller
1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Request for authorization for deficiency warrant spending for the following with spending authority to carry forward from Fiscal Year 1999 to Fiscal Year 2000:
Grasshopper Control Program $49,000.00
Mormon Cricket Control Program $ 600.00
Survey Program for Pests and Diseases $70,000.00
2. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Request for relief from payment of $25,187.75 for 1996 licenses sales for Max Green d.b.a. Green's Will-o-way, Preston, Idaho. The vendor filed bankruptcy in March 1996 and criminal charges have been filed against Mr. Green with the local prosecuting attorney. The local prosecuting attorney has refused to file charges against Mr. Green. This was discussed at the September 30, 1998 Sub-Committee meeting and was delayed for further investigation until the Attorney General's Office could report back.
DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
3. Request for authorization to pay compensatory time for the following supervisors of the Idaho State Police, accrued between July 1, 1998 through February 6, 1999. The employees are supervisors in various capacities and the nature of their work will not allow much flexibility to take off accumulated hours.
David Rich 118.1 hours Glen Schwartz 89.0 hours
Saundra DeKlotz 29.5 hours Steve Rashke 100.8 hours
Ralph Powell 40.0 hours Dave Cordova 65.5 hours
Danny Bunderson 40.1 hours Clyde Kaffenberger 30.0 hours
Curt Exley 32.5 hours Pat McDonald 43.5 hours
Bob Lee 117.0 hours Robert Lockett 85.0 hours
Duane Sammons 96.0 hours Byron Diehl 29.0 hours
Mike Fosbury 100.5 hours Ken Albrecht 26.0 hours
4. Request for authorization to pay overtime during calendar year 1999 for supervisory and administrative staff for the Idaho Marijuana Eradication Program. Funding has been received from the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.
5. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Request for authorization to use $70,000 of Penalty & Interest monies under Idaho Code §72-1348(b) to provide partial funding for a project to educate Idaho employers on Year 2000 computer issues. This project is being operated by TechHelp, Idaho's Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center. The funding will allow TechHelp to conduct these Y2K activities at a reduced cost in order to make them more attractive to small businesses, and to engage in more extensive marketing and outreach to business.
6. STATE LIQUOR DISPENSARY
Request for authorization to temporarily lift the vacation leave cap for the following employees who worked as temporary employees and were later given benefits or hired as full time employees. The Public Employees Retirement System (PERSI) has determined that prior to their classified appointments the employees met the benefit eligibility criteria and appropriate transactions are being processed to grant the eligible months of state service, sick leave and vacation hours accumulated during the audited periods. The addition of the eligible vacation hours will cause the employees to exceed the maximum allowable vacation hours.
Current Add Vac Hours
Vac Hours Eligible Hrs Total Hrs over Max
Evelyn Fauley 19.8 193.6 213.4 21.4
Sandra Campbell 86.2 309.4 395.6 155.6
Leree Craig 49.8 235.2 285.0 45.0
Alma Fisk 75.4 283.1 358.5 166.5
7. STATE TAX COMMISSION
Request for authorization to pay the following FLSA exempt employees for compensatory time earned while working on internal Y2K projects from approximately March 1999 through June 1999. Most employees have reached, or are near, their maximum annual leave accrual balances.
Greg Alder Chuck Pond Steve Wilson
Linda Janes Ken Repp Celin Damron
Paul Jenkins Steve Thimsen Renee Marsh
Sonnia Lane James Watson Kelly Carter
8. SYSTEM TECH / DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE - R. Troy Mortensen, President, System Tech; and Larry Buell, Purchasing Officer, Department of Health and Welfare
Request from System Tech for an additional $2,215.50 in payment for installation of network communications cabling for the Department of Health and Welfare in Orofino, Idaho. Because of obstacles encountered after the initial proposal of $2,450.00 was submitted on September 1, 1998, an additional $2,215.50 in costs were incurred. The original proposal amount of $2,450.00 has been paid.
OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
9. Notification that Rex Blackburn, of the firm of Evans, Keane has been appointed to represent the interests of the State of Idaho in the Gomez, et al. v. Spalding, et al., Case No. CIV-91-0299-S0-LMB.
10. Notification that Michael J. Kane of the firm of Anderson, Kane & Tobiason has been appointed to represent the interests of the State of Idaho in the J-U-B Engineers, Inc. v. RH2 Engineering, Inc. et al., Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Docket Nos. 99.20 (A) and 99.20(B).
11. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Request for approval of Recognition of Assignment as executed by Assignor Adair & Sons Construction, Inc., Post Falls, Idaho, and Assignee Idaho Sand & Gravel Co., Nampa, Idaho, for approximate contract sum of $230,000.00 under Contract Nos. ER-3882(102) and ER-3882(103) (State of Idaho Key Nos. 7541 and 7542) consisting of land slide repair to be performed between milepost 60 and milepost 10.0, west of Cambridge, Washington County, Idaho.
Motion to approve the Consent Agenda was made by Attorney General Alan G. Lance. Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
WHEREUPON THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS was adjourned, subject to the call of the Chairman.
Governor Dirk Kempthorne
Chairman of the Board
J. D. Williams, Secretary to the Board
and State Controller