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A Public Meeting of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan Local Board for the Superior Court was convened Tuesday, October 7, 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:

Kevin Kluge, Chair; Rob Lubitz; Jason Hathcock

 

Board Members Present Via Conference Call:

Mark Smalley; Phil Hanley

 

Also Present: 

Annette Corallo, Board Secretary; Leticia Chavez, Recorder

 

Call to Order:

 

Approval of the Minutes:

 

September 9, 2014, Public Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2014, Executive Session Minutes

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the September 9, 2014 Public Meeting and Executive Session Minutes was made by M. Smalley.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously; minutes stand approved. CORP 2014-52

 

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:

 

William R. Bahrychuk

Carrie J. Hodap                 

Eileen F. Long          

Rachel R. Millard             

Daniel R. Tomlinson

 

The Board Secretary noted for the record that the effective CORP retirement date for Carrie Hodap was September 1, 2014. The Board approved her retirement at the September 9, 2014 meeting but a calculation error was discovered when her application paperwork was submitted to PSPRS.  Board staff mistakenly used the joinder date as her start date when in fact she had left the CORP position in mid-2008 and returned to a CORP position in January 2010.  The error had the effect of crediting her with about 2-1/2 years of service mistakenly, which meant the amount previously calculated as her benefit was $288.97 higher than it should have been.

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the payment of Normal Retirement benefits to the following applicants with an effective date of retirement of October 1, 2014, and Carrie J. Hodap with an effective retirement date of September 1, 2014, in about the following amounts, was made by J. Hathcock.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2014-53

 

William R. Bahrychuk:     $3,212.90 (Reverse DROP Amount:  $199,169.71)

Carrie J. Hodap:                 $2,889.28 effective September 1, 2014

Eileen F. Long:                  $3,266.58 (Reverse DROP Amount:  $49,525.55)

Rachel R. Millard:             $3,273.24 (Reverse DROP Amount:  $59,653.82)

Daniel R. Tomlinson:        $3,668.38

 

Approval of Death Benefit:

 

Member:  Mark P. Barthel (Deceased 5/27/2014)

Benefit Payable to Designated Beneficiary Dolora G. Gibson

 

MOTION: A motion to approve the payment of a Death Benefit to the following beneficiary in about the following amount was made by R. Lubitz.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2014-54

 

Member:  Mark P. Barthel (Deceased 5/27/2014)

Benefit Payable to Designated Beneficiary Dolora G. Gibson:  $62,858.32

 

CORP Physical Exam Final Letters:

 


Certified letters were sent to 10 members on September 25, 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 Chair noted, for the record, that physical examination reports for Cassandra Allen, Lilia Borkowski, Michael Cushman, Alane Ferreira, Armando Gallego, Terence Hickey, Robert Merritt II, Heidi Sample, Heather Tinnelly and Justin Williams 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.

 

Status Update:  Membership Audit

 

At the Board’s September 9, 2014 meeting, the Board secretary advised that letters were sent to employees in Coconino, Gila and Navajo counties whose exams could not be recovered.  As of September 26, 2014, only Coconino, Maricopa and Pinal counties still have members pending exam receipt.  The Board Secretary advised that a few more exams were received in September and those members were placed on the agenda for approval at this meeting.

 

Staff continues to work with Concentra, MBI and Pinal County to recover exam reports for Pinal County officers. 

 

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:

 

Allen, Cassandra

Pima

8/4/2014

Alvarado, CaraLee

Maricopa

9/15/2014

Baldonado, Alex

Navajo

9/1/2007

Bendele, Oscar

Yuma

8/18/2014

Borkes, Adam

Navajo

8/18/2014

Borkowski, Lilia

Pima

8/11/2014

Broadway, Waverly

Maricopa

9/8/2014

Bryant, Kimberly

Maricopa

9/15/2014

Coker, Kathy

Gila

10/29/2007

Cushman, Michael

Pima

8/11/2014

Esseff, Timothy

Maricopa

9/8/2014

Ferreira, Alane

Apache

7/13/2014

Flores, Nicolas

Pima

7/28/2014

Gallego, Armando

Pima

6/22/2014

Garcia, Rafael

Yuma

8/18/2014

Gonzalez, Guadalupe

Maricopa

2/7/2011

Guyer, Julija

Pima

9/15/2014

Hein, Christopher

Maricopa

9/2/2014

Helmuth, Katherine

Coconino

8/4/2014

Hickey, Terence

Pima

7/14/2014

Hobbs, Joshua

Maricopa

9/8/2014

Jamar, Scott

Navajo

9/29/2008

Lavalette, Andrea

Maricopa

9/8/2014

McClellan, Richard

Navajo

10/9/2008

Merritt II, Robert

Mohave

8/11/2014

Morris, Heather

Maricopa

8/18/2014

Sample, Heidi

Pima

8/11/2014

Silva, Saraly

Pima

9/7/2014

Tinnelly, Heather

Mohave

8/23/2014

Williams, Justin

Maricopa

8/18/2014

Williams, Vance

Pima

8/25/2014

 

MOTION: A Motion to approve the 31 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 CaraLee Alvarado, Alex Baldonado, Oscar Bendele, Waverly Broadway, Kimberly Bryant, Kathy Coker, Julija Guyer, Joshua Hobbs, Scott Jamar, Richard McClellan, Heather Morris and Vance Williams 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 P. Hanley.  Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.  CORP 2014-55

 

Call to the Public:

 

No members of the public addressed the Board.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:12 a.m.

 

 

 

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