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MINUTES
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
August 2, 2001 – 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
        Mike Gilmore, Office of Attorney General, representing David High
        Keith Johnson, Office of State Controller

Visitors Attending:
        Rachel Gilbert
        Blair James, Deputy Attorney General for Industrial Commission
        Ken Miracle, Department of Agriculture
        Rex Reagan, State Controller’s office
        Marty Peterson, University of Idaho
        Rick Dohner, Department of Health and Welfare
        Judi Gregory, Department of Juvenile Corrections
        Joni Booth, Department of Labor
        Toni Ward, Department of Lands
        Gary Ward, Bureau of Hazardous Materials
        Daniel Foster, Capitol Mall Transportation Committee
        Kevin Nye, Capitol Mall Transportation Committee
        Pat Nelson, Commuter Ride Program

1 IDAHO INDUSTRIAL COMMISSIONRachel Gilbert; Blair James, Deputy Attorney General
    Request for an unused sick leave credit for former Commissioner Rachel Gilbert, earned during the period she served on the Industrial Commission.
    (See attached minutes of hearing)


2. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREKen Miracle, Human Resource Officer
    SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $500.00 for Mr. Allan Johnson, Engineer-in-Training. Mr. Johnson was a lateral transfer from the Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Agriculture effective June 24, 2001. He transferred to Pocatello four days after his hire date. The reimbursement is for assistance with U-Haul moving expenses.
      Ken Miracle reported this is an unusual situation where the person was a lateral transfer from one agency to another and then transferred to Pocatello within four day of his hire date. He is requesting U-Haul moving expenses reimbursement. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
    IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY - Kevin Satterlee, Deputy Attorney General, Board of Education
3. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following open positions:
      Academic Affairs
      Enrollment Management, 1.0 FTE Executive Director
      Summer & Special Programs, 1.0 FTE Director
      Institute of Rural Health, 1.0 FTE Director
      College of Technology
      Human Resource & Training Dev, 1.0 FTE Assistant Professor
      Library
      University Place, University Library, 1.0 FTE Distance Services Librarian
      Office of Research
      Accelerator Center, 1.0 FTE Researcher
      Financial Services
      Purchasing, 1.0 FTE Director
      Controller’s Office, 1.0 FTE Accountant
      Auditing Services, 1.0 FTE Auditor

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

      Executive
      President’s Office, 1.0 FTE Marketing Director
      Institutional Advancement
      University Relations, 1.0 FTE Public Information Specialist
      Athletics
      Women’s Basketball, 1.0 FTE Head Coach
      Women’s Basketball, 1.0 FTE Assistant Coach
      Women’s Basketball, 1.0 FTE Assistant Coach
      Volleyball, 1.0 FTE Assistant Coach
      Kevin Satterlee was unable to stay for the Sub-Committee meeting. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee for items #2 and #3. Mike Gilmore seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    LEWIS CLARK STATE COLLEGEKevin Satterlee, Deputy Attorney General, Board of Education
5. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses for the position of Librarian/Assistant Professor, in the amount of $2,500, effective August 1, 2001.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Mike Gilmore seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
    Rex Reagan - SCO
6. Request for authorization to trade in some old printing equipment for new Heidelberg printing equipment to be used in the college’s graphic arts/printing technology program, instead of selling it in a bid situation. Heidelberg has agreed to pay a trade-in value of $12,000 toward the new equipment and has agreed to remove the old equipment at no charge.
      Rex Reagan reported Lewis and Clark State College would like to trade in some old printing equipment instead of selling at auction or going through the bid process. The company offered to pay a trade-in value of $12,000 toward the new equipment and also remove the old equipment at no charge. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMarty Peterson

7. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $1,500 for John Grimes, Research Programmer/Analyst for the Department of Psychology, effective July 2, 2001, from Champaign, Illinois to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from non-appropriated state funds.

8. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for an open Assistant Football Coach position in the Athletic Department, effective prior to the 2001 football season. This will be from non-appropriated state funds.

9. PULLED BY U OF I - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for an open Athletics Equipment Manager position in the Athletic Department, effective approximately September 1, 2001. This will be from non-appropriated state funds.

10. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $1,000 for Dr. Loretta Capeheart, Visiting Assistant Professor in Justice Studies, effective August 7, 2001, from Uvalde, Texas to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from appropriated state funds.

11. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $500.00 for Ronald Campbell, Visiting Instructor of Theatre Arts, effective August 7, 2001, from Bellingham, Washington to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from appropriated state funds.


12. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for Brian Johnson, Director of Campus and Facility Planning for Facilities Management and Operations, effective November 26, 2001, from United Kingdom to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from appropriated state funds.

13. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $2,000 for Dr. Robert Tudor, Visiting Assistant Professor for the English Department, effective August 7, 2001, from Norman, Oklahoma to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from appropriated state funds.

14. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $3,000 for Ms. Kelly Rice, post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, effective September 1, 2001, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Moscow, Idaho. This will be from non-appropriated state funds.

15. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following current open positions:
      Dean, College of Natural Resources
      Dean, College of Art and Architecture
      Assistant Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
      Extension Educator, College of Ag – Teton County
      Extension Educator, College of Ag – Payette
      Manager, Ag Publishing, Agricultural Communications
      Visiting Instructor (2), Sociology, Anthropology, and Justice Studies
      Director, Diversity Initiatives, Office of Diversity and Human Rights
      Asst/Assoc/or Full Professor, Teacher Education – Boise
      Director, National Information and Assurance Institute
      Assistant Director, Operations, Idaho Commons and Student Union
      Student Media Advisor, Idaho Commons and Student Union
      Marty Peterson reported he is distributing a copy of correspondence he is sending to the University of Idaho personnel on open positions and requests for moving expense reimbursement. Any violations must prove justification. Marty asked that Item #9 be deleted because they are withdrawing search for that position. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee for Items #7-8 and #9-15. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

16. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $7,500 for Dr. Rodney Hill, Assistant Professor for the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science, effective September 4, 2001, from Queensland, Australia to Moscow, Idaho. The Sub-Committee gave approval for $5,000 for this open position in March 2001. This will be from non-appropriated state funds.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval of Item #16 for the Consent Agenda. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE Rick Dohner

17. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for an EMS Certification and Licensure Coordinator, if moving to Boise is necessary.
    18. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for Stephanie Rogers, Occupational Therapist with the ISSH, from Red Wing, Minnesota.
        Rick Dohner reported the position for Item #18 has been open over a year and has been very difficult to fill. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Mike Gilmore seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    19. DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONSJudi Gregory, Human Resource Officer

      SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the position of Clinical Services Administrator.
        Judi Gregory reported they have been recruiting for this position for some time. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Mike Gilmore seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


    20. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - Joni Booth, Financial Executive Officer

      Request for authorization to use $18,000 Penalty and Interest monies under Idaho Code 72-1348(b) to pay 2001/2002 membership dues for the Idaho Department of Labor to the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).
        Joni Booth reported this request to pay membership dues is an annual request but the name of the association has changed. Mike Gilmore made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


      DEPARTMENT OF LANDSToni Ward

    21. Request for authorization to lift the vacation cap for David Summers, acting supervisor for Kamiah Office and Private Forestry Specialist, until December 31, 2001. Mr. Summers is currently performing two jobs until the new department reorganization is implemented in October. In addition, the fire danger is very high in his district this year, which will impact his annual leave accrual because of the overtime required for these emergencies.

    22. Request for authorization to (1) pay accrued compensatory time for thirteen employees who participated in the recent Tussock Moth spray project. (2) Also request approval to pay for future overtime accrued by exempt employees who continue to work overtime to complete the project.
        Toni Ward reported they would like to lift the vacation cap for Mr. Summers until December 31, 2001 while he is performing two jobs and involved in the fire emergencies. They would like to pay comp time for employees participating in the Tussock Moth spray project and treat them similar to fire emergency employees. She assured the Sub-Committee members there are no division administrators included. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #21 and #221. Mike Gilmore seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

      BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALSGary Ward
    Bureau of Hazardous Materials Report for July 2001
    ID #
    Description
    Amount
    Comments
    Taken to boe
    2001-0600
    23
    Nitro Glycerin left in house
    $1,877.26
    Gold miner left nitro in house and left town
    7/19/2001
    2001-1226
    24
    Drug Lab
    $2,364.63
    7/19/2001
    2001-1504
    25
    Drug Lab
    $519.96
    7/31/2001
    2001-1833
    26
    Drug Lab
    $402.12
    7/31/2001
    TOTALS
    $5,163.97
        Gary Ward reported they are recovering funds from a fair amount of spillers and he is keeping the requests up-to-date. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Gilmore seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


    27. CAPITOL MALL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEEDaniel Foster, Kevin Nye and Pat Nelson, Commuter Ride
      Request for authorization for state agencies to pay $24.00 per employee for monthly commuting costs for employees using alternative transportation.
        Daniel Foster reported the Capitol Mall Transportation Committee would like the authority for agencies to voluntarily pay $24.00 per month for employees who use alternative transportation. He said this would be a non-taxable item because employers are allowed to give up to $65.00 a month tax free for the commuters choice program. The Sub-Committee members felt this is a good idea but the Board of Examiners does not have statutory authority. It was suggested they work with the Governor’s Office and get the various branches of government involved, including the legislative branch. A more detailed procedure needs to be worked out and possibly survey surrounding states and state agencies.

    28. MILITARY DIVISION
      Request for approval of National Guard Reimbursement billing for Compensation and Medical payments in the amount of $5,118.48 for the quarter ending June 30, 2001, pursuant to Idaho Code 72-928.
        Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


    29. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
      Request for recognition of assignment as executed by Assignor Eric Bowman of Soda Springs, Idaho and Nyle and Cheryl Tanner of Rexburg, Idaho for transfer of interest in the real property lease of the State of Idaho, by and through Idaho State University as Lessee and Lessee’s occupancy of 139 W 2nd South, Soda Springs, Idaho, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1027.
        Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Gilmore seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

      RATIFICATION OF PRIOR SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL

    30. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
      Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $2,900 for the position of Process Engineering group in the Technical Services Division

      SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND

    31. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for Mr. Angel Ramos, Superintendent, from the Beaumont, Texas area to Gooding, Idaho, effective August 1, 2001.

    32. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000, as needed and as negotiated, for vacant positions.
        Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend ratification of Items #30-32 by the Sub-Committee. Mike Gilmore seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
      OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

    33. Notification that Peter C.K. Marshall of the firm of Marshall, Batt & Fisher has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the Idaho Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund (IPCWTF) in a potential litigation between the IPCWTF and the Petroleum Marketers’ Association (PMA), pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

    34. Notification that Richard A. Skinner of Skinner Fawcett Law Offices has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Issuance by Idaho Water Resources Board of $26,775,000 in Water Development Revenue Bonds at the request of United Water Idaho, Inc. and United Waterworks, Inc., pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

    35. Notification that Michael J. Kane of the firm of Anderson, Kane & Tobiason has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors in the Lee v. Greer and Burch, IPELS Docket No. 01.06, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

    36. Notification that Jeffrey M. Wilson of the firm of Wilson & McColl has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing Counterdefendant Patricia Roberts in the Roberts v. Alis, Case No. CIV-01-0180-2-BLW, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
      37. 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 Voth v. Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare, Case No. CV-OC-01-01273-B, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

          Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #30-37. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


        SUB-COMMITTEE
      38. Request for authorization to pay John Olmsted, Investigator with Idaho State Police, 1,894 hours compensatory and vacation hours from April 1972 through May 1974 in the amount of $41,554.36 at his hourly rate of pay of $21.94. Mr. Olmsted retired from state service in May 2001.

          (see attached minutes)


      INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
        STATE INSURANCE FUND

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

        Funds Expended in June 2001:

          Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 7,468,791.17
          Dividend 69,969.10
          Commissions 167,075.76
          Policy Refunds 106,722.65
                              Total $ 7,812.558.68
      40. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of July 2001.

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

          Payroll $ 50,454.41
          Operations 8,362.91
          Claim Costs 219,190.32
      Total $ 278,007.64
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