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A Public Meeting of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan Local Board for the Superior Court was convened Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 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:

Phil Hanley, Acting Chair

 

Board Members Present Via Conference Call:

Jason Hathcock, Mark Smalley, Rob Lubitz

 

Board Members Absent:

Kevin Kluge, Chair

 

Also Present: 

Annette Corallo, Board Secretary; Leticia Chavez, Recorder

 

Call to Order:

 

Approval of the Minutes:

 

July 8, 2014, Public Meeting Minutes

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the July 8, 2014 Public Meeting Minutes was made by M. Smalley. Motion was seconded and passed unanimously; minutes stand approved. CORP 2014-49

 

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:

 

Cynthia V. Canez

Paul R. Griego

Darlene G. Logan

Blanca A. Nieto

 

The Board Secretary noted for the record that the effective retirement date for Cynthia V. Canez and Blanca A. Nieto was July 1, 2014 and that the effective retirement date for Paul R. Griego and Darlene G. Logan was August 1, 2014.

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the payment of Normal Retirement benefits to the following applicants in about the following amounts, for Cynthia V. Canez and Blanca A. Nieto with an effective retirement date of July 1, 2014, and Paul R. Griego and Darlene G. Logan with an effective date of retirement of August 1, 2014, was made by R. Lubitz.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2014-50

 

Cynthia V. Canez:      $1,617.72 effective July 1, 2014

Paul R. Griego:           $992.31 effective August 1, 2014

Darlene G. Logan:      $2,211.26 effective August 1, 2014

Blanca A. Nieto:                     $2,379.18 effective July 1, 2014

 

CORP Physical Exam Final Letters:

 


Juan Alvarez, Jr.

Julio Flores

Adrian Plaza, Jr.

 

Certified letters were sent to these members in July 2014 regarding non-receipt of the CORP physical examination after 60 days of receipt of the membership form.

 

A.R.S. § 38-884.B. provides in part:  “Any employee who fails or refuses to submit to the medical examination prescribed in this section is deemed to waive all rights to disability benefits under this article.”

 

The Acting Board Chair noted for the record that physical examination reports for Juan Alvarez Jr., Julio Flores, and Adrian Plaza Jr. 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.

 

Acknowledgement of CORP Physical Pre-Existing Conditions:

 

The Acting Board Chair noted for the record that the physical examination report for member Steven Loehr identified one or more pre-existing conditions. The Board approved Mr. Loehr for CORP membership at a prior meeting. His physical examination report was received after a 60-day notice was sent to him.

 

Status Update:  Membership Audit

 

At the Board’s July 8, 2014 meeting, the Board voted to approve a letter from the Board to the members whose exams could not be recovered in Maricopa County explaining the importance of having an exam on file and also directed the Board Secretary to advise Coconino and Navajo counties that the Board asks them to pay for another exam for their employees whose exams could not be recovered. The Board also directed the Board Secretary to send a similar letter to the eight members in Coconino and Navajo counties whose exams were not recovered by Concentra. As of July 23, 2014, the numbers of “pending” exams for Coconino, Gila, Maricopa and Navajo counties have been addressed this month by sending letters to those employees, requesting that they complete another exam. The Board Secretary advised that exams have started to come in and will be placed on the agenda for approval at the Board’s September 9, 2014 meeting.

Staff continues to work with Concentra, MBI and Pinal County to recover exam reports for Pinal County officers.  It appears that some of the Pinal County officers may never have had an exam based on Concentra’s indication that they have no record of service for some officers identified by the audit.

 

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:

 

Juan Alvarez, Jr.

Pinal

5/12/2014

Xochilt Alvarez

Yuma

5/12/2014

Tabetha Blow

Maricopa

7/7/2014

Daniel Burgess

Maricopa

6/23/2014

Darlene Charnick

Maricopa

7/7/2014

Sarah Dutton

Maricopa

6/23/2014

Zarina Enriquez

Maricopa

7/7/2014

Julio Flores

Pima

4/21/2014

Susan Hansen

Maricopa

3/31/2014

Monica Hill

Maricopa

6/23/2014

Rachel Nededog

Maricopa

7/7/2014

Royce Phung Vuong

Maricopa

6/9/2014

Adrian Plaza, Jr.

Pima

4/21/2014

Jennie Randall

Maricopa

7/7/2014

Cipriana Rosales

Maricopa

7/7/2014

Dalia Serrano

Maricopa

7/7/2014

Rebecca Simonsen

Mohave

6/2/2014

Matthew Szmytke

Coconino

7/7/2014

Tiffany Veasley

Coconino

4/28/2014

Justin Walloch

Maricopa

7/7/2014

Nicole Wheaton

Maricopa

6/23/2014

Gretchen White

Yavapai

2/18/2014

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the 22 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 applicants Xochilt Alvarez, Daniel Burgess, Sarah Dutton, Susan Hansen, Monica Hill, Royce Phung Vuong and Cipriana Rosales 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 J. Hathcock. Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2014-51

 

Call to the Public:

 

No members of the public addressed the Board.

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m.

 

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