STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Friday, October 2, 1998 – 8:55 a.m.
Office of State Controller – 4th Floor Conference Room
Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa, Presiding Chairman of the Board
Attorney General Alan G. Lance
State Controller and Secretary of the Board J. D. Williams
Sub-Committee members present:
David High, Office of Attorney General
H. W. Turner, Office of State Controller
Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Request for authorization to pay 178 hours compensatory time for Dr. David Hunter, State Wildlife Veterinarian, accrued Fiscal Year 1998 to present. Dr. Hunter is the only wildlife veterinarian employed by the state and provides services for both the Department of Agriculture and Department of Fish and Game responding to unusual and emergency situations such as sensitive and sometimes controversial issues that required immediate and frequently prolonged attention.
2. OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
Notification that Mr. William A. McCurdy, of the firm of Evans, Keane, has been appointed to represent the Idaho Department of Transportation in the State of Idaho v. Hull, et al. and State of Idaho v. Christiansen Realty, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.
Motion to approve the Consent Agenda was made by Attorney General Alan G. Lance. Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
3. STATE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE
Sub-Committee's recommendation to reduce excess vacation leave balances. (See Attachments)
David High reported there are selective employees with unusually high leave balances and to ensure that the vacation leave is worked off in a timely manner, the Sub-Committee recommends that the Board approve the proposed policy.
1. Employees who should take all excess vacation leave on or before December 31, 1999
Employees who are expected to utilize all excess vacation leave on or before December 31, 1999, according to the Controller's letter of March 25, 1998, shall reduce their vacation leave to normal statutory limits by the date stated in the Controller's letter. Thereafter, they will not be eligible to accrue leave beyond the normal statutory limits.
2. Employees who should take all excess vacation leave after December 31, 1999
As to those employees who are expected to utilize all excess vacation leave sometime after January 1, 2000, according to the Controller's letter, they must do so in an orderly manner as set forth in the attached schedules. They shall reduce their vacation leave balances to an amount equal to or less than the amounts stated in the attached schedule. If any employee fails to do so as of December 31 of any year, the approval to accrue beyond normal statutory limits shall immediately end and the employee shall revert to the normal statutory limits for vacation accruals.
Motion to approve Item 3 on the Regular Agenda was made by Attorney General Alan G. Lance. Secretary of State Pete T. Cenarrusa seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
4. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of September 1998.
Estimated expenditures for workers $7,500,000.00
compensation claim costs, dividends
and premium refunds
Fund expended in August 1998.
Workers Compensation Claim Costs $5,864,538.32
Policy Refunds 389,704.41
5. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of September 1998.
Estimated expenditures for $500,000.00
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Fund expended in August 1998 for the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund:
WHEREUPON THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS was adjourned, subject to the call of the Chairman.
Payroll $ 51,764.38
Continuing Appropriations 5,607.57
FSTF Claim Costs 399,311.78
Governor Philip E. Batt
Chairman of the Board
J. D. Williams, Secretary to the Board
and State Controller