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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, October 4, 2016, 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

 

Board Members Attending via Conference Call:  Jason Hathcock; Danna Quinn

 

Board Members Absent:  Rob Lubitz

 

Also Present:  Annette Corallo, Board Secretary; Hannah Auckland, Board Attorney; Leticia Chavez, Recorder; Shanda Breed

 

Call to Order:

 

Approval of the Minutes:

                        

September 6, 2016 – Public Meeting Minutes

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the public meeting minutes of the September 6, 2016 meeting was made by Danna Quinn.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously; minutes stand approved. CORP 2016-47

 

Consideration of Member Request to Remain in CORP Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-891.G -- Shanda Breed:

 

The Board received a request from Shanda Breed to remain in CORP by having her position in the Administrative Office of the Courts designated as a CORP position during her employment in the position, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-891.G. 

 

Ms. Breed accepted a position with the Administrative Office of the Courts on August 8, 2016.  She provided a narrative explanation of her CORP service and a copy of her job description, which lists duties that appear to require direct contact with and primarily providing training or technical expertise to county probation officers.  Her narrative also reports that she became a member of CORP on August 1, 2001, and the Board Secretary confirmed that she has 15.147 years of service credit in CORP.

 

The Board Secretary advised that:  (1) The position that Ms. Breed now holds in the Administrative Office of the Courts appears to require direct contact with and primarily provides training or technical expertise to county probation officers; (2) Ms. Breed is a member of the plan who was employed in a designated position as a probation officer (specifically, as Chief Probation Officer) at the time she accepted the position in the Administrative Office of the Courts; (3) Ms. Breed has at least five years of credited service in the plan; and (4) Ms. Breed made a written request to the Board within ninety days of accepting the position.

 

The Chair asked if the Board had any questions for Ms. Breed, who was in attendance. The Board had no questions for Ms. Breed.  The Chair stated that this will be the first application of A.R.S. §38-891.G to a position in the Administrative Office of the Courts and will only be a CORP position as long as Ms. Breed holds it.  Member Jason Hathcock asked the Board Secretary to research whether the AOC Safety Training Officer is already designated as a CORP position.

 

MOTION: A motion that the Board specify the position now held by Shanda Breed in the Administrative Office of the Courts (Program Services Manager) as a designated CORP position during the time that Ms. Breed holds the position, as the Board finds that Ms. Breed’s request meets all of the requirements of A.R.S. §38-891.G. was made by Mark Smalley.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously. CORP 2016-48

 

Periodic Disability Benefits Reviews:

                  

At its meeting on September 6, 2016, the Board directed the Board Secretary to draft proposed guidelines for periodic evaluation of disability benefits based on the Board’s discussion at that meeting. The proposed guidelines were provided to the Board. However, due to technical difficulties with the audio system, the Board agreed to table this item until the November 8, 2016 meeting.

 

Approval of Normal Retirement Benefits:

 

The Local Board may consider and vote on the approval of Normal Retirement benefits for the following applications or defer decision to a later date:

 

Laura B. Cini

Tracee L. Frick

Natosha D. Griffith

Seteara R. Haddock (Reverse DROP)

Elizabeth A. Johnston

Karen L. Madden

Kimberly C. Faust Moroney

Cherie R. Olivas

Melissa M. White

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the payment of Normal Retirement benefits to the following applicants in about the following amounts, effective October 1, 2016, except as noted, was made by Jason Hathcock.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously. CORP 2016-49

 

Laura B. Cini:                                $3,008.64

Tracee L. Frick:                                     $3,502.65

Natosha D. Griffith:                               $2,936.69, effective September 1, 2016

Seteara R. Haddock:                            $3,957.19, effective September 1, 2016;

                                                            Reverse DROP Estimate:  $212,339.79

Elizabeth A. Johnston:              $3,198.46, effective September 1, 2016

Karen L. Madden:                                $2,659.42

Kimberly C. Faust Moroney:                $3,245.25

Cherie R. Olivas:                      $2,288.53

Melissa M. White:                                $2,938.29

 

Acknowledgement of CORP Physical Pre-Existing Conditions:

 

The Chair noted, for the record, that the physical examination report for member Julie Weber identified one or more pre-existing conditions.

 

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:

 

Alabado, Ashley

Coconino

8/15/2016

Anderson, Brandi

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Anderson, Patricia

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Baker, Erin

Gila

7/5/2016

Banks, Karissa

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Barallardos, Ramon

Cochise

8/1/2016

Bhakta, Shruti

Pinal

8/29/2016

Bray, Diana

Yavapai

6/5/2016

Brewer, Jordan

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Bryant, Megan

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Collom, James

Pima

7/25/2016

Espinoza, Melinda

Pinal

6/6/2016

Fitzgerald, Jill

Pinal

8/29/2016

Greason, Emerson

Yuma

6/23/2016

Grijalva, Carlos

Cochise

8/1/2016

Hart, Rina Majka

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Heinzelman, Crystal

Pima

7/25/2016

Hensley, Jason

Coconino

5/9/2016

Hoyos, Roberto

Pinal

6/6/2016

JimLaRance, Anita

Coconino

8/1/2016

Julien, Jessica

Yavapai

5/22/2016

Kupitz, Joseph

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Lake, Donald

Pinal

8/29/2016

Mariano, Hector

Maricopa

8/15/2016

McTaggart, Craig

Pima

7/18/2016

Mendez, Cynthia

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Mendoza, Christopher

Maricopa

9/6/2016

Mullins, Allen

Yavapai

7/31/2016

Nichols III, Warren

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Ontiveros, Luis Marquez

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Padilla-Gomez, Bricela

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Pineda, Mayra

Pima

8/8/2016

Rasmussen, Edlin

Maricopa

9/26/2016

Redmond, Heather

Maricopa

8/15/2016

Rojas Jr., Miguel

Santa Cruz

8/13/2016

Silvas, Jacob

Pinal

6/6/2016

Willden, Brandi

Coconino

8/1/2016

Wilson, Sherry

Yavapai

8/29/2016

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the 38 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 Karissa Banks, Ramon Barallardos, Shruti Bhakta, Jordan Brewer, Megan Bryant, James Collom, Melinda Espinoza, Jill Fitzgerald, Rina Majka Hart, Jason Hensley, Roberto Hoyos, Anita JimLaRance, Jessica Julien, Joseph Kupitz, Donald Lake, Craig McTaggart, Allen Mullins, Warren Nichols III, Heather Redmond and Brandi Willden 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 Danna Quinn.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2016-50

 

Future Agenda Items:        

 

No items were raised.

 

Call to the Public:

 

No members of the public addressed the Board.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:18 a.m.