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MINUTES
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
February 6, 2002 – 9:00 a.m.
Office of State Controller – Fifth Floor Conference Room A

Attending: Brian Whitlock, Office of Governor
        Chuck Goodenough, representing Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
        Dave High, Office of Attorney General
        Keith Johnson, Office of State Controller

Visitors Attending:
        Marty Peterson, University of Idaho
        Keith Hasselquist, State Board of Education
        Carol Joyce, Boise State University
        Steve Barton, Department of Fish and Game
        Tim O’Leary, Idaho State Police
        Betsy Johnson, Department of Parks and Recreation
        Gary Ward, Bureau of Hazardous Materials
        Rex Reagan, State Controller’s Office
        Steve Kenyon, State Controller’s Office

    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMarty Peterson

1. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following open positions:
        References Librarian College of Law
        Studio Art Faculty College of Art and Architecture
        Assistant Professor –Landscape Arch. College of Art and Architecture
        Fitness Manager Campus Recreation


    2. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following open positions:
          Assistant Professor (5 positions) Biological Sciences

      3. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $4,500 for the following open position:
            Assistant Football Coach (Defense Line) Athletics

        4. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for Mr. Russell Miller, Associate Professor of Law for the College of Law from Frankfurt, Germany to Moscow, Idaho effective July 15, 2002.


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            UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (continued)
            5. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $1,000 for Mr. John Karl Riley, Administration Systems Development Liaison II by Student Financial Aid Services from Issaquah, Washington to Moscow, Idaho, effective August 24, 2001.
                Marty Peterson reported the requests include 12 positions for under $5,000 moving reimbursement. They are currently recruiting for items #1-3. David High made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


            6. IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITYKeith Hasselquist, State Board of Education
              SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $2,000 for the following position.
                  University Library 1.0 FTE Reference/Cataloging Librarian
                Keith Hasselquist reported this is a routine request for moving reimbursement under $5,000. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

              BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY - Carol Joyce

            7. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $2,000 for the following position:
                  Post Doctoral Res Associate Geosciences


            8. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following positions:
                  Head Women’s Golf Coach Athletics
                  Asst Volleyball Coach Athletics
                  Developer Analyst Applications Develop, Services
                  Asst. or Assoc. Prof. – Nursing Nursing
                  Asst. or Assoc. Prof. – Nursing Nursing
                  BAA Assistant Director Athletics



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              BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (continued)
              9. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses for the following positions:

              Up to Amount
                    Manager, STD App Systems Applications Develop, Services $6,000
                    Assistant Football Coach Athletics $9,950
                  David High made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee for Items 7 and 8, and to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Item #9. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


              10. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                Request for authorization for deficiency warrant spending authority for the following items, with spending authority to carry forward from Fiscal Year 2002 to 2003:
                    Grasshopper/Mormon Cricket Control Program $150,000
                    Survey Programs for Pests and Diseases $ 70,000
                                              Total 220,000
                  Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


              DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAMESteve Barton, Bureau of Administration Chief

              11. Request for authorization to write off $421.25 for BG’s Alpine Mercantile vendor #6009. Information they have gathered indicates that the owner has passed away.


              12. Request for authorization to write off $6,284.36 for Mini Con Market #2536. The vendor claimed bankruptcy and this agreement was arranged through the Ada County Prosecutor.


              13. Request for authorization to write off $3,091.50 for Red Barn Supply Vendor #3692. The vendor has passed away and a settlement agreement was made with the vendor’s attorneys.




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                DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME (continued)

              14. Request for authorization to write off $239.00 for NICS Sport’s Area #1621. Multiple attempts to contact or locate the owner have been unsuccessful.
                  Steve Barton reported the department is cleaning up their past due accounts and have prosecuted some vendors when possible. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #11-14. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


              14A. Request for authorization to pay Tom Abel, Data Base Administrator, 80 hours compensatory time accrued through October 10, 2001 in the analysis, design, coordination and development of the Database for the department’s internal business systems, as well as changes to license sales systems and contractors.
                  Steve Barton reported this request was evidently lost in Statehouse Mail and was brought to his attention this morning. Chuck Goodenough made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                IDAHO STATE POLICETim O’Leary, Human Resource Officer

              15. Request for authorization to pay Lieutenant Eric Dayley 28.5 hours compensatory time accrued during the WGA meeting in Coeur d’Alene. His name was inadvertently left off the initial request.


              16. Request for authorization to pay any overtime accrued as a result of work performed at crime scenes, on clandestine lab call-outs and for cases handled on a rush basis for the courts for the following employees. Funding for these exigencies is provided by a federal grant, which runs through June 30, 2002.
                      Mr. Rick Groff, Lab Management Manager
                      Ms. Cynthia Hall, Forensic DNA Scientist









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                IDAHO STATE POLICE (continued)

              17. Request for authorization to lift the vacation cap for ISP Detective Sergeant Ron Farnsworth until June 30, 2003. During this year he has been required to both supervise the executive protection detail and to provide EP as well, which has involved extensive travel. In 2002 he will be deeply involved in the planning and preparation of the National Governors’ Association Conference.
                  Tim O’Leary reported Item #15 is for someone who was left off the initial request for WGA meeting in Coeur d’Alene. #16 is to pay overtime for two employees engaged in crime scene activities through June 30, 2002. #17 is to lift the vacation cap for Sergeant Farnsworth who is involved in executive protection and the National Governor’s Association Conference in 2002. The cap would be replaced June 30, 2003. Steve Kenyon said the payroll system would replace the cap at the end date. The employee will not lose any accrued vacation, but will not accrue any more until they are under the maximum limit. David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #15-17. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATIONBetsy Johnson, Human Resource Officer

              18. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following positions if they are hired from out of the department and out of the area:
                    Division Administrator $55,203 - $86,260 pay range
                    Bureau Chief $47,400 - $74,000 pay range


              19. RATIFICATION OF REQUEST THAT WAS HAND-CARRIED AND APPROVED BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS ON JANUARY 14, 2002.
                Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the position of Park Manager 3 located in Almo, Idaho at the City of Rocks National Reserve.


              20. RATIFICATION OF REQUEST THAT WAS HAND-CARRIED AND APPROVED BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2002.
                Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the position of Region Manager located in Idaho Falls, Idaho for the East Region.
                  Betsy Johnson reported Item #18 is for moving reimbursement approval for two open positions and Items #19-20 are to ratify two positions that were walked around and approved by the Sub-Committee members. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALSGary Ward
                  Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants for reimbursement of response costs incurred, pursuant to Idaho Code 39-7110.
                Bureau of Hazardous Materials Report for December 2001 & January 2002
                ID #
                Description
                Amount
                Comments
                E-Mailed
                Taken
                21. 2001-1862
                Chemical Spill
                $ 3,698.05
                this equals one-half the cost of responding to this incident
                12/17/2001
                12/21/2001
                22. 2001-3770
                Fuel Oil Spill
                $ 430.34
                Spiller is paying $25/mo
                12/20/2001
                12/21/2001
                23. 2001-3948
                Biological Threat
                $ 2,440.50
                Envelope
                12/17/2001
                12/21/2001
                24. 2001-3956
                Biological Threat
                $ 1,734.31
                Envelope
                12/17/2001
                12/21/2001
                25. 2001-4002
                Biological Threat
                $ 2,313.18
                Envelope
                12/17/2001
                12/21/2001
                26. 2001-4031
                Biological Threat
                $ 195.19
                Envelope
                12/20/2001
                12/21/2001
                27. 2001-4034
                Biological Threat
                $ 217.13
                Envelope
                12/20/2001
                12/21/2001
                28. 2001-4046
                Drug Lab
                $ 1,649.05
                No chemicals found
                12/21/2001
                12/21/2001
                29. 2001-4059
                Biological Threat
                $ 338.56
                Envelope
                12/20/2001
                12/21/2001
                30. 2001-4136
                Biological Threat
                $ 307.71
                Envelope
                12/20/2001
                12/21/2001
                31. 2001-4163
                Biological Threat
                $ 1,082.89
                Powder on pallet
                1/2/2002
                1/18/2002
                32. 2001-4198
                Biological Threat
                $ 561.25
                Envelope
                1/2/2002
                1/18/2002
                33. 2001-4350
                Biological Threat
                $ 292.88
                Powder on cars in lot
                1/9/2002
                1/18/2002
                34. 2001-4377
                Unknown substance
                $ 525.13
                substance on road at reststop
                1/9/2002
                1/18/2002
                35. 2001-4386
                Biological Threat
                $ 989.20
                Package
                1/9/2002
                1/18/2002
                36. 2001-4408
                Biological Threat
                $ 76.23
                Envelope at state capital
                1/9/2002
                1/18/2002
                37. 2001-4410
                Biological Threat
                $ 162.92
                Powder on table, hall of mirrors
                1/9/2002
                1/18/2002
                38. 2001-4413
                Biological Threat
                $ 75.80
                Pkg at dropoff station
                1/9/2002
                1/18/2002
                39. 2001-4422
                Drug Lab
                $ 1,315.39
                1/9/2002
                1/18/2002
                40. 2001-4423
                Biological Threat
                $ 59.71
                Letters & packages
                1/9/2002
                1/18/2002
                41. 2001-4428
                Chemical Spill
                $ 401.72
                Muratic Acid on bridge
                1/17/2002
                1/18/2002
                42. 2001-4448
                Biological Threat
                $ 141.06
                Envelope
                1/17/2002
                1/18/2002
                43. 2001-4496
                Biological Threat
                $ 203.37
                Powder
                1/17/2002
                1/18/2002
                44. 2001-4499
                Biological Threat
                $ 87.08
                Letter
                1/17/2002
                1/18/2002
                45. 2001-4548
                Biological Threat
                $ 76.70
                Letter
                1/17/2002
                1/18/2002
                46. 2001-4774
                Drug Lab
                $ 1,437.96
                Abandoned lab
                1/17/2002
                1/18/2002
                47. 2001-3832
                fuel spill
                $ 628.07
                overturned loader
                1/17/2002
                1/18/2002
                48. 2001-4679
                Biological Threat
                $ 850.00
                Child Care Services
                1/18/2002
                1/23/2002
                49. 2001-4751
                Biological Threat
                $ 1,135.00
                CDA Post Office
                1/18/2002
                1/23/2002
                50. 2001-4570
                Biological Threat
                $ 36.02
                drop box
                1/22/2002
                1/23/2002
                51. 2001-4585
                Biological Threat
                $ 118.56
                Letter
                1/22/2002
                1/23/2002
                52. 2001-4597
                Biological Threat
                $ 76.92
                Envelope
                1/22/2002
                1/23/2002
                53. 2001-4683
                Biological Threat
                $ 48.02
                Letter
                1/22/2002
                1/23/2002
                54. 2001-4675
                Biological Threat
                $ 92.99
                Powder
                1/22/2002
                1/23/2002
                55. 2001-4695
                Biological Threat
                $ 50.31
                Packages
                1/23/2002
                1/23/2002
                56. 2001-4718
                Biological Threat
                $ 38.02
                Envelopes
                1/23/2002
                1/23/2002
                57. 2001-4862
                Biological Threat
                $ 166.66
                Package
                1/23/2002
                1/23/2002
                58. 2001-4663
                Biological Threat
                $ 749.15
                envelope
                1/25/2002
                1/25/2002
                59. 2001-4038
                Chemical fire
                $ 5,467.80
                warehouse fire involving chemicals
                1/28/2002
                2/6/2002
                60. 2001-4583
                Drug Lab
                $ 400.27
                Typical Lab
                1/31/2002
                2/6/2002
                61. 2001-4500
                Toxic Chemicals
                $ 603.03
                chemicals in trash can
                1/31/2002
                2/6/2002
                62. 2001-4381
                Unknown substance
                $ 986.22
                On HWY 91 & MP 63
                1/31/2002
                2/6/2002
                63. 2001-4185
                Drug Lab
                $ 1,093.88
                Typical Lab
                1/31/2002
                2/6/2002
                Totals
                $ 33,354.23
                    Gary Ward reported all requests are routine. #21 is being split with an elderly couple and the spiller is paying monthly on Item #22. David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                64. LEWIS CLARK STATE COLLEGERex Reagan
                  Request for a waiver from the Surplus Property Disposal Guidelines to dispose of a large number of manuals by advertising over the internet, via e-bay instead of hiring an auctioneer or advertising in a local newspaper.
                    Rex Reagan reported Lewis Clark State College would like to waive the surplus property regulations to use an auctioneer/advertisement and sell their technical manuals on e-bay. Rex said the Idaho Code would have to be changed to use e-bay but recommended giving LCSC authority to try to sell the manuals on e-bay and report back to the Sub-Committee on the results. This may assist with proposed legislation in the future. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda that Lewis Clark State College monitor their progress on e-bay and report back to the Sub-Committee. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


                65. MILITARY DIVISION
                  Request for approval of National Guard Reimbursement billing for Compensation and Medical payments in the amount of $4,839.51 for the period October 1 through December 31, 2001, pursuant to Idaho Code 72-928.


                66. ADA COUNTY SHERIFF
                  Request for reimbursement of costs incurrent in the transport of ISCI prisoners by the Ada County Sheriff upon a Judgment of Conviction or a return on a Board Warrant for calendar year 2001 in the amount of $4,993.71. Legislative Services Offices has audited this claim, found one exception in the amount of $6.91, and recommend payment in the amount of $5,000.62.


                67. ADA COUNTY PROSECUTOR
                  Request for reimbursement of closed cases handled by the Ada County Prosecutor dealing with the prosecution of State Penitentiary inmates through December 31, 2001 in the amount of $15,579.67. Legislative Services Office has audited this claim, found two exceptions of $581.25 fee adjustment and $45.00 credit for court cost adjustment, and recommend payment in the amount of $16,115.92.
                    Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #65-67. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


                  OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

                68. Notification that Bentley G. Stromberg of the firm of Clements, Brown & McNichols has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Division of Veterans Services matter, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

                69. Notification that Daniel J. Greenwood of MIT School of Architecture and Planning has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of providing the State of Idaho legal and technical advice related to the state’s efforts to develop identify authentication techniques for web-based computer applications, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

                70. Notification that Steven J. Tobiason of the firm of Anderson, Kane & Tobiason has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the Idaho Office of Attorney General as its Legislative Liaison to the 2002 Idaho Legislature, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
                71. Notification that Jed W. Manwaring of the firm of Evans Keane has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Primary Health Network, Inc. v. State of Idaho, et al., Idaho Supreme Court Docket No. 27406; State File No. L98-0914-001, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

                72. Notification that Jack H. Robison of the firm of Jones, Chtd., has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Hagy v. State of Idaho, et al., Supreme Court Case No. 27015, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

                73. Notification that Wynn R. Mosman of Mosman Law Offices has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the following State Insurance Fund cases, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
                          David Crandall SIF Claim No. 980016809
                          Stan Groseclose SIF Claim No. 9502884
                          Raymond Hendershot SIF Claim No. 9301082
                          Katie James SIF Claim No. 9617205
                          Katie James SIF Claim No. 970008302
                          Charlotte Schamadeka SIF Claim No. 9602757
                          Rick Stieger SIF Claim No. 970016412
                          John Strugul SIF Claim No. 990002414
                    Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #68-73. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


                74. RACHEL GILBERT CLAIM FOR ACCRUED SICK LEAVE
                  Claim for accrued sick leave for former Commissioner Rachel Gilbert, earned during the period she served on the Industrial Commission. The Board of Examiners approved 88.2 hours sick leave on August 7, 2001 to be transmitted to PERSI for payment of health insurance premiums.
                    David High reported on proposed changes to the contract. It was decided this contract should be in addition to the original contract. Total hours would be 340 with 170 hours one half of that. David said if Mrs. Gilbert signs the contract and an affidavit that she used 15 days sick leave we could put the request on the Regular Agenda for the Tuesday, February 12 meeting. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend full board approval. The settlement can be delivered to Mrs. Gilbert in an appropriate manner with the affidavit. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


                75. REPORT ON PROPOSED LEGISLATIONSteve Kenyon
                  Report from Steve Kenyon on proposed legislation.
                    Steve Kenyon reported proposed legislation to clarify that Tax Commissioners, Industrial Commissioners and Public Utilities Commissioners are considered hourly employees is ready to be submitted to the legislature, if there are no objections from the Sub-Committee members.
                    Steve said Senate Bill 1310 regarding death benefits for public safety officers is ready for submission to the legislature. He has discussed and received input from key people and the tax liability issue is resolved by going through the State Insurance Fund. Steve said it is to go to the Senate State Affairs Committee this afternoon.
                    Brian Whitlock mentioned that John Olmsted’s attorney has questioned when payment will be made to Mr. Olmsted. Risk Management has said they will not pay the claim so Brian will direct the Idaho State Police to pay from their funds.

                    Brian also said several options are being discussed by legislators if the budget situation worsens that would require Board of Examiners approval.


                INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
                  STATE INSURANCE FUND

                76. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of December 2001.
                    Estimated expenditure for workers $10,000,000.00
                    compensation claim costs, dividends
                    and premium refunds

                  Funds Expended in November 2001:

                    Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 7,730,794.11
                    Dividend 69,010.16
                    Commissions 10,539.14
                    Policy Refunds 105,712.41
                                        Total $ 7,916,055.82

                77. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of December 2001.

                    Estimated expenditures for $750,000.00
                    Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
                  Fund expended in November 2001:

                    Payroll $ 53,586.41
                    Operations 11,257.41
                    Claim Costs 184,215.00
                    Total $ 249,058.82

                78. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of January 2002.
                    Estimated expenditure for workers $33,000,000.00
                    compensation claim costs, dividends
                    and premium refunds

                  Funds Expended in December 2001:

                    Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 6,481,309.29
                    Dividend 91,438.69
                    Commissions 1,246.50
                    Policy Refunds 144,817.53
                                        Total $ 6,718,812.01

                79. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of January 2002.

                    Estimated expenditures for $750,000.00
                    Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
                  Fund expended in December 2001:

                    Payroll $ 53,548.77
                    Operations 55,140.10
                    Claim Costs 141,765.69
                    Total $ 250,454.56
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