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MINUTES OF PUBLIC MEETING

FOR THE CORRECTIONS OFFICER RETIREMENT PLAN LOCAL BOARD

FOR THE SUPERIOR COURT

 

A Public Meeting of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan Local Board for the Superior Court was convened Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Conference Room 109, Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Board Members Present in Conference Room 109:  Kevin Kluge, Chairman; Mark Smalley; Danna Quinn

 

Board Members Present by Conference Call:  Jason Hathcock; Rob Lubitz

 

Also Present:  Annette Corallo, Board Secretary; Leticia Chavez, Recorder

 

Call to Order:

 

Approval of the Minutes:

                        

May 9, 2017 – Public Meeting Minutes

May 9, 2017 – Executive Session Minutes

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the public meeting and executive session minutes of the
May 9, 2017 meeting was made by Danna Quinn.
  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously; minutes stand approved. CORP 2017-29

 

Approval of Normal Retirement Benefits:

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the payment of Normal Retirement benefits to the following applicants in about the following amounts, effective June 1, 2017, was made by Rob Lubitz.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously. CORP 2017-30

 

Richard J. Breed:          $5,579.13

Bruce T. Geiger:            $1,174.90

Barbara L. Goree:         $2,206.17

Ruben B. Rosales:        $2,660.01

John H. Schow:             $4,862.10

Patti R. Snee:                $3,344.82; Reverse DROP Estimate:  $119,829.91

 

Status Update - 2017 CORP Election Process:

 

Board member Mark Smalley’s term will expire on June 30, 2017.  Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-893, the Board conducted an election to fill that position effective July 1, 2017.

 

The Board office received 176 ballots by the specified deadline.  Mark Smalley was reelected to the Board for the upcoming term.  The Board Secretary advised that this was the first year that the Board supplied postage paid envelopes for members’ use in returning a ballot; returns increased from 155 in 2015 to 176 in 2017.

 

The Board Secretary also advised that Chief Justice Bales is expected to reappoint Kevin Kluge as his designee to the Board on June 7, 2017.  The term of that position will begin on
July 1, 2017.

 

Board Member Jason Hathcock asked if an announcement or notification of the election results had been made to the counties. The Board Secretary stated that as of June 6, 2017, only those who were up for election had been notified of the results.

 

Acknowledgement of CORP Physical Exam Final Letters:

 

The Chair noted, for the record, that physical examination reports for Valeria Briscoe-George, Tarin Hawkins, Amanda Heinbaugh, Crystal Luster, Letitia Martin and Robert Poland were not received within 60 days of receipt of their membership applications and that final letters requesting an examination were sent to these members via certified mail on May 23, 2017.

 

Approval of Membership:

 

The Local Board may consider and vote on the approval of the following requests for membership or defer decision to a later date:

 

Arnold, Amber

Maricopa

4/10/2017

Bremer, Aaron

Maricopa

4/3/2017

Briscoe-George, Valerie

Apache

2/6/2017

Burgo, Susan

Maricopa

5/1/2017

Campos, Alberto

Pima

4/17/2017

Corona, April

Mohave

3/20/2017

Crawford, Kay

Maricopa

5/8/2017

Gonzalez, Steve

Maricopa

4/10/2017

Hawkins, Tarin

Cochise

2/13/2017

Heinbaugh, Amanda

Pinal

2/27/2017

Herrera, Valerie

Maricopa

5/8/2017

Luster, Crystal

Maricopa

3/13/2017

Martin, Letitia

Pima

2/6/2017

McCall, Monica

Cochise

3/26/2017

McConaughey, Kimberly

Maricopa

4/17/2017

Metzinger, Fallon

Maricopa

5/8/2017

Montes, Ernesto

Yuma

2/27/2017

Poland, Robert

Mohave

2/6/2017

Rodriguez, Andrew

Maricopa

5/22/2017

Selegue, Matthew

Mohave

4/3/2017

Silva, Cinnthya

Maricopa

4/17/2017

Tenner, Nailah

Maricopa

4/10/2017

Tutas, Riley

Mohave

3/20/2017

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the 23 applicants listed on the agenda for this meeting for membership in CORP pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-893.D and to note for the record that the physical examinations for Susan Burgo, Andrew Rodriguez, Matthew Selegue and Riley Tutas identified a physical or mental condition or injury that existed or occurred before the member’s date of membership in the plan was made by Jason Hathcock.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2017-31

 

Future Agenda Items:       

 

The Chair asked if the Board Secretary could make arrangements to have a Public Safety Personnel Retirement System representative update the Board at its August 8, 2017 meeting on the new legislation impacting the CORP plan. The Chair would also like the Public Safety representative to include any and all information on pending cases that affect this board with respect to the CORP.

 

The Board Secretary stated that the Local Board Office has received all medical records from disability applicant Bradley Martin and has scheduled an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) for June 20, 2017. The Board will most likely hear the case at its August 8, 2017 meeting.

 

The Board Secretary added that she has experienced a greater challenge with obtaining medical records for the Board’s re-evaluation request of disability applicant Annette Lemond.  Due to the challenges, an IME has not yet been scheduled.

 

Board Member Jason Hathcock asked about the process the counties use to identify return-to-work employees. The Board Secretary and Board Member Danna Quinn stated that the identification of a return-to-work employee is done at the time of hire. The Board Secretary added that all counties were provided with a return-to-work screening form for all hires to complete. The form also provides further instruction should an employee indicate they are a return-to-work employee.

 

The Board Secretary stated that at the Board’s September 5, 2017 meeting she would provide an update on the CORP model rules that were recently updated by the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.

 

Call to the Public:

 

No members of the public addressed the Board.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 a.m.