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


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

Visitors Attending:
        Marty Peterson, University of Idaho
        Becky Henke, State Board of Education
        Carol Joyce, Boise State University
        Gary Broker, Department of Health and Welfare
        Gary Ward, Bureau of Hazardous Materials

    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMarty Peterson

1. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following open positions:
          Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach Athletics
          Head Women’s Soccer Coach Athletics
          Director, Athletic Equipment & Operations Athletics
          Coordinator, Academic Advising Services Registrar’s Office
          French Lecturer (2 positions) Foreign Languages
          GIS Specialist Library
        Marty Peterson reported this request is for up to $5,000 moving reimbursement. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Dave High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

      (Requests #2 and #3 were deferred at the April 23, 2002 Board of Examiners meeting so Marty Peterson from University of Idaho could attend the May 14 Board Meeting to explain the circumstances)
    2. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $5,000 for Dr. Steven Daley Lauren for the position of Dean, College of Natural Resources effective August 8, 2002, for a total of $10,000. The Sub-Committee approved $5,000 moving expenses reimbursement for the open position on August 2, 2001.

    3. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $10,000 for the following open position:
            Dean College of Law
            Marty Peterson thanked the Sub-Committee members for their support for the two requests. He will attend the May 14 Board of Examiners meeting to discuss with board members. Brian Whitlock mentioned the Attorney General requested the items be deferred at the April 24 board meeting because of his concern of salaries for university deans and the difficult economic times.


        4. IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITYKeith Hasselquist, Board of Education

        SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following positions, which are currently undergoing the search and recruiting process for the academic year 2002-2003:
            College of Health Professionals
              Counseling 1.0 FTE Assistant Professor
              Counseling 1.0 FTE Assistant Professor
              Physical & Occupational Therapy .75 FTE Clinical Assistant Professor
          ($2,000 limit for moving expenses)
            Becky Henke from State Board of Education represented Keith Hasselquist. She reported two positions would be reimbursed up to $5,000 and two positions up to $2,000. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


          LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE - Keith Hasselquist, Board of Education

        5. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses for $3,500 for the position of Assistant Professor/Director of Radiography, Nursing Division, effective July 1, 2002.
          6. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse negotiable up to $5,000 moving expenses for the position of Assistant to the President for Planning/Director of Institutional Research, President’s Office, effective July 1, 2002.

            Becky Henke reported item #5 is requesting moving reimbursement for $3,500 and item #6 should be up to $5,000 instead of negotiable. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee if #6 is changed to $5,000. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The agenda will be changed to reflect up to $5,000 for item #6.
            6B. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION – Becky Henke -- REQUEST WITHDRAWN BY BECKY HENKE

              Request for authorization to pay accrued vacation leave in fiscal year 2002 for the following four employees who were laid off due to a structure change and the state’s fiscal outlook:
                        Vicki Barker 164.2 hours
                        Lauie Boston 75.2 hours
                        Jerry Engstrom 209.5 hours
                        Ruth Olveda 128.7 hours
                Becky Henke reported they would like to pay the four employees as much vacation leave as possible in this fiscal year when funds are available. Steve Kenyon said Idaho Code gives the Board of Examiners authority to approve payment of compensatory time, but not vacation leave. Vacation time is to be paid at the time of termination. Dave High made a motion to disapprove this request. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Becky said she would withdraw the request.


              BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY - Carol Joyce

            7. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following positions:

                Position Department
                Assistant Professor History
                Academic Advisor Athletics

                Carol Joyce reported they would like to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for two positions. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
            8. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to the amount listed for the following positions: REQUEST AMENDED -- see below
                Up To
                Position Department Amount
                Faculty Elec & Computer Engineering 7,000
                Faculty Elec & Computer Engineering 7,000
                Assistant Professor Computer Science 7,238

                Carol Joyce stated they would offer up to $5,000 moving reimbursement for the three positions. If the moving expenses go over $5,000, they would return to the Board. Brian Whitlock made a motion to amend #8 to reflect three positions up to $5,000 and recommended approval by the Sub-Committee. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
              Amended Request:
              SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following positions:
                    Position Department
                    Faculty Elec & Computer Engineering
                    Faculty Elec & Computer Engineering
                    Assistant Professor Computer Science


            9. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFAREGary Broker, Administrator, Division of Management Services
              SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for Mr. Garry Criddle, EMS Regional Consultant in Twin Falls, Idaho from Sandy, Oregon.
                Gary Broker reported they are requesting reimbursing an employee up to $5,000 for moving reimbursement to Twin Falls. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


            10. DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS - DEFER REQUEST UNTIL JUNE
              Request for authorization of payment of $100,000 to the surviving spouse of William D. Mann who died in the line of duty on March 12, 2002 in a BOA plane crash. Mr. Mann was a Safety & Security Officer working for the Juvenile Corrections Center in Nampa and was responsible for juveniles in state custody, including during transport from one facility to another.

            11. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONDEFER REQUEST UNTIL JUNE
              Request for authorization of death benefits to the family of pilot Jay Morris who was killed March 12, 2002 in a plane accident while transporting a Juvenile Corrections officer and a juvenile prisoner. While the pilot of the plane is not classified as a police officer, or corrections officer, he was performing the duty of transporting a juvenile prisoner.
                David High reported the Attorney General’s Office has been discussing the issue of whether employees meet the “killed in the line of duty” criteria and qualify for death benefits to survivors under Idaho Code 67-2028. They have been unable to agree and do not agree with Steve Kenyon’s conclusion. Dave said he would like to defer items #10 and #11 until the June meeting in order to do some more research.

              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 APRIL 2002
              ID#
              Description
              Amount
              Comments
              E-Mailed
              Taken
              12. 2001-4687
              Drug Lab
              $ 149.46
              Typical
              4/23/2002
              5/9/2002
              13. 2001-4875
              Drug Lab
              $ 892.07
              Typical
              4/23/2002
              5/9/2002
              14. 2001-4889
              Drug Lab
              $ 1,099.90
              Typical
              4/23/2002
              5/9/2002
              15. 2002-0030
              Drug Lab
              $ 858.88
              Typical
              4/23/2002
              5/9/2002
              16. 2002-0549
              Biological Threat
              $ 1,309.28
              Substance in alley
              4/23/2002
              5/9/2002
              17. 2002-1124
              Biological Threat
              $ 240.79
              Envelope
              4/23/2002
              5/9/2002
              18. 2002-0969
              Drug Lab
              $ 691.14
              Typical
              5/8/2002
              5/9/2002
              Total
              $ 5,241.52
                  Gary Ward reported these are all normal requests. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


              18. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS – RECOGNITION OF ASSIGNMENT
                Request for recognition of assignment as executed by Assignor BIF, Lot 25 LLC, c/o Hosac Company, Inc. and Assignee Bradford P. Shaw and M. Camille, Shaw, both of Boise, Idaho, for a lease agreement for space regarding the State of Idaho, by and through the Department of Administration, Division of Purchasing, Bureau of Federal Surplus, as “Lessee” and Lessee’s occupancy of 6941 Supply Way, Boise, Idaho, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1027.

              19. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE – RECOGNITION OF ASSIGNMENT

                Request for recognition of assignment as executed by Assignor Helen J. Walker, Clarkston, Washington, and Assignee Jock Pring, Lewiston, Idaho for a lease agreement at the Health and Welfare building, Grangeville S.C. Street, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1027.
              20. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – RECOGNITION OF ASSIGNMENT

                Request for recognition of assignment as executed by Assignor Krick Equipment, Sagle, Idaho, and Assignee Panhandle State Bank, Sandpoint, Idaho for Contract #6523, project #STP-2800 (109), pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1027.
                  Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for items #18-20. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Brian mentioned that Jack Pring’s name in item #19 should be corrected to Jock Pring. This will be corrected.


                OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

              21. Notification that Jeffrey M. Wilson of the firm of Wilson & McColl, Chtd has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Murri v. Idaho State Police, et al., Case No. CV-PI-U02-00151, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

              22. Notification that William A. McCurdy of the firm of Brassey, Wetherell, Crawford & McCurdy has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Allstate Indemnity Co., et al. v. Herrera, et al., Case No. CV-02-63, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

                  Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for items #21-22. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.







              INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

              Status report from Steve Kenyon on Items #22 and #23.

              23. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION / CORRECTIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES /
                ST. LUKE’S HOSPITALSteve Kenyon DEFER REQUEST UNTIL JUNE

                Request for payment of outstanding claims in the amount of $15,322.09 to the St. Lukes Regional Medical Center (SLMRC) per Idaho Code 67-1023, as well as the amount of contractual adjustments which appear to have been taken when Correctional Medical Services did not have a contract with St. Lukes.
                  Steve Kenyon reported they have been unable to schedule a meeting with Department of Correction, Correctional Medical Services and St. Luke’s Hospital. CMS would not authorize their attorney to attend a meeting and would not send a statement to the Board. He recommended deferring action until the June meeting and will continue to resolve this issue. A memo from J. D. Williams will be distributed to the Sub-Committee members.


              24. IDAHO STATE POLICESteve Kenyon
                Request for clarification if Idaho State Police should administer the certification process and the warrant preparation/budget follow up for “Line of Duty Death” benefits. They would write a letter of attestation to the board certifying that the claim for benefits met the usual criteria for “Line of Duty Death” benefits as administered by the U.S. Department of Justice program. A Deputy Sheriff from Clearwater County died as a direct result of law enforcement activities this past December and they would like clarification if they should investigate the appropriateness of this possible claim and submit it to the board if it meets the criteria.
                  David High reported Idaho Code 67-2028 was intended to be limited and he feels there may be a problem of repeal if the statute is expanded. It was decided to ask the Idaho State Police to certify that the claims from Department of Juvenile Corrections and Department of Transportation meet the criteria for line of duty death. Steve Kenyon will also check that there is a recipient for the Department of Transportation’s request. A worker’s comp claim has not been submitted for the death of the Clearwater County Deputy Sheriff so it will not be included in the request to Idaho State Police.

                  Steve Kenyon suggested procedures be established for line of duty death benefits and will submit a draft policy to the Sub-Committee after a decision have been made on the two requests.
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