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MINUTES
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
July 3, 1997 - 9:00 a.m.
Office of State Controller - 5th Floor Conference Room A

Members Attending: Mike Brassey, Office of Governor
David High, Office of Attorney General
H. W. Turner, Office of State Controller
Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State

Visitors Attending: Marsha Hale, Boise State University
Maggie Starkovich, Commission for the Blind
Gary Broker, Department of Health and Welfare
John McAllister, Department of Labor
Kirk C. Dennis, Division of Vocational Education
Dick Transtrum, Transportation Department

1. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY - Marsha Hale
    Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses in excess of the established policy for the following:
    Name Department Total Cost Allowable Difference
    Dr. Lynn Russell College of Engineering $10,000.00 $5,000 $5,000
    Dr. Scott Willison College of Education $ 7,200.00 $5,000 $2,200
    Dr. James Taylor College Health Science $ 8,700.00 $5,000 $3,700


    Request for additional $1,000 over previous $6,400 to cover increased moving expenses for the following:

    Dr. Larry Barnhardt Applied Technology $ 7,400.00 $5,000 $2,400
      Marsha Hale stated that Dr. Russell and Dr. Barnhardt are Deans and Dr. Willison and Dr. Taylor are faculty. Mike Brassey made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

2. COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND - Maggie Starkovich, Administrative Secretary
    Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the new Administrator of the Commission for the Blind.
      Mike Brassey made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. Ben Ysursa called to attention the phrase in the request letter, “reimbursement does not exceed 10 percent of their starting salary to a maximum of $5,000” applies only to the universities. Motion passed unanimously.


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE - Gary Broker, Administrator, Division of Management Services

3. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses not to exceed the amount of $5,000 for the Speech and Language Pathologist position at Idaho State School and Hospital.

4. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses not to exceed $1,500 for the Child Early Intervention Specialist position at DHW Region V.

5. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses in the amount of $3,000 to fill the Immunization Assessment Program Specialist position in the Division of Health.
      David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.


6. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - John McAllister, Deputy Director
    Request for approval to pay the 1997/1998 membership dues from the Unemployment Penalty and Interest Fund, Account Number 0302, to the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies, Inc., in the amount of $18,000.00.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.


7. DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION - Kirk C. Dennis, Chief Fiscal Officer
    Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to a maximum of one months salary not to exceed $5,000 for the following positions:
      Program Manager, Family & Consumer Sciences/Occupational Education
      Program Manager, Health Occupations Education
      Coordinator, Tech Prep

      Kirk Dennis stated the agency is conducting a national search for three vacant positions. Reimbursement would be equivalent to one month’s salary, which is $3,500 to $4,500 each. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion. Ben Ysursa mentioned the policy that if the employee voluntarily resigns within one year, there is a pay back to the state. Kirk Dennis concurred. Motion passed unanimously.


8. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT - Dick Transtrum, Chief of Administration
    Request for authorization to allow the following employees to accrue vacation leave beyond the allowable limit through December 31, 1997 during the final phases of implementation of the new Integrated Financial Management System. The excess leave accrued will be liquidated before September 30, 1998.
          Harold Baxter Ronald Mangum
          Richard Cate Cheryl Becker
          Kathyren Chase Suzanne Hawkins
          Wallace Chuck Cahoon Dee Moffat
          Mary Mangum Sherrill Smith
      Mike Brassey made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

    MILITARY DIVISION

9. Request for authorization to pay overtime to employees working on the third North Idaho flooding disaster. This includes previous employees who have worked overtime on the last two North Idaho floods and one new employee, Michael D. Langrell.

10. Request for authorization to pay overtime to employees working in Eastern Idaho on the flooding disaster.
      Hal Turner reported the Military Division has submitted requests for overtime for the third North Idaho and Eastern Idaho flood disasters and he was not sure if it would be an extension of the previous flood disasters personnel overtime or would require approval. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion and said approval for the Eastern Idaho flood disaster would be for the Military Division only, and other agencies involved in the Eastern Idaho flood disaster must submit respective requests to the Board. Passed unanimously.

11. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
    Request for approval of Recognition of Assignment as executed by Assignor Triple Star Development, Inc., Meridian, Idaho and Assignee Blue Moon LLC, Boise, Idaho, for a lease for 205 E. Watertower Lane, Meridian, Idaho occupied by the Department of Labor and /or other agencies.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

    OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

12. Notification that Mr. Charles A. Miller of the firm of Covington & Burling, has been appointed to represent the Department of Health and Welfare in its contractual and statutory duties relative to the Medicaid Reimbursement Litigation, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1409.

13. Notification that Mr. Richard F. Scruggs, of the firm of Scruggs, Millette, Lawson, Bozeman & Dent, has been appointed to represent the State of Idaho in the Tobacco litigation case, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1409.

14. Notification that Mr. Robert B. Carey, of the firm of Norton & Frickey and Associates, has been appointed to represent the State of Idaho in the Tobacco litigation case, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1409.

15. Notification that Mr. Ronald L. Motley, of the firm of Ness, Motley, Loadholt, Richardson & Poole, has been appointed to represent the State of Idaho in the Tobacco litigation case, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1409.

16. Notification that Mr. Steve W. Berman, of the firm of Hagens & Berman, has been appointed to represent the State of Idaho in the Tobacco litigation case, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1409.

17. Notification that Mr. Steve C. Mitchell, of the firm of Van O’Steen & Partners, has been appointed to represent the State of Idaho in the Tobacco litigation case, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1409.

18. Recommendation that the name of Brian K. Julian of the firm Quane, Smith, Howard & Hull be removed from the list of attorneys approved by the State Board of Examiners as authorized to provide legal services for the State of Idaho, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1409.
      Mike Brassey said this is for notification only and does not require a motion. This will be placed on the Consent Agenda.

19. STATE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE
    Request for authorization to accept Balukoff, Lindstrom & Co. proposal to perform the audit of the Legislative Branch of the State of Idaho for fiscal year 1997.

      Mike Brassey made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
20. MILITARY DIVISION
    Overtime hours report from the Military Division showing hours paid to employees during 1997 Flood Disasters, as requested by the Sub-Committee members.

21. STATE INSURANCE FUND
    Estimate of State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of June, 1997, pursuant to Idaho Code 72-927.
      Estimated expenditures for workers compensation
      claim costs, dividends and premium refunds $7,000,000.00
    Fund expended in May, 1997:
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs $9,022,545.54
      Commissions 406,408.01
      Policy Refunds 310,270.70
      Total $9,739,224.25
    Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of June, 1997, pursuant to Idaho Code 41-4919.
      Estimated expenditures for Petroleum
      Storage Tank Fund $500,000.00
    Funds expended in May, 1997:
      Payroll $ 71,594.89
      Operations 40,819.25
      Continuing Appropriations 6,023.43
      PSTF Claim Costs 179,467.61
      Total $279,905.18
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