STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Wednesday, November 19, 1997 – 9:30 a.m.
JRW Building, 4th Floor Training Room
The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was held November 19, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. in the JRW Building, 4th Floor Training Room.
Sub-Committee members present:
Governor Philip E. Batt, 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
David High, Office of Attorney General
Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
H. W. Turner, Office of State Controller
1. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Request for authorization to recalculate and pay accrued overtime at the covered rate of time and a half for Gregory Hildebrand who was hired as a seasonal bio-aide from May 21, 1997 through August 16, 1997. The payroll clerk inadvertently coded his FLSA code as straight time instead of covered.
2. DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
Request for authorization to pay accrued compensatory time to the following members of the Department’s Bureau of Forensic Services (BFS) laboratory located in Pocatello, Idaho:
Donald Wyckoff, Laboratory Supervisor 77.5 hours
Susan Williamson, Principal Criminalist 36.0 hours
Rachel Cutler, Senior Criminalist 81.0 hours
These employees are unable to take the time off to reduce their compensatory time balance and still meet the ever-increasing demands for service placed upon it by the criminal justice community.
3. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
Request for authorization to reimburse estimated moving expenses in the amount of $8,000 to fill four EMS Regional Consultant positions in the DHW Division of Health, EMS Bureau.
OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
4. Notification that Mr. Nick L. Nielson, of the firm of Nielson & Reece, P.L.L.C. has been appointed to represent the defendant in the George v. Matlock, Case No. CV-96-19, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
5. Notification that Mr. Edward W. Kok, of the firm of Lukins & Annis, has been appointed to represent the defendant in the Avery v. Department of Transportation, Case No. CV-97-21194 and Johnson v. Department of Transportation, Case No. CV –97-00592, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
6. Recommendation that the Board of Examiners approve a notice of vacation of the Electronic Funds Transfer Proposed Regulations because the State Treasurer proposed an amendment to Idaho Code §67-2026, which placed all authority for such transfers within the Treasurer’s Office and eliminated the Board of Examiners’ role.
7. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE / FISCAL POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Proposed amendment to the State Moving Policy, (II. A, fourth paragraph), effective January 1, 1998, that moving expense reimbursement under $5,000 would not require Board of Examiners approval, and reports would be required annually, as follows:
When recruiting new hires, departments shall not offer or agree to pay moving expenses unless prior approval has been obtained from the Board of Examiners;
except for faculty and non-classified employees at the colleges and universities eligible for participation in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP), provided the reimbursement does not exceed 10 percent of their starting salary to a maximum of $5,000 except when the reimbursement does not exceed $5,000. Colleges and universities will report all moving reimbursements to the Secretary of the Board of Examiners quarterly annually.
Proposed amendment to I. Philosophy (last paragraph), as follows:
Reimbursement of moving expenses of new hires shall only be allowed in extraordinary circumstances and only if prior approval is obtained from the Board of Examiners
. , except as provided in II. A. below.
Motion to approve the Consent Agenda was made by Attorney General Alan G. Lance and seconded by Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa. Motion passed unanimously.
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