STATE OF IOWA
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD (PERB)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Jessie Parker Building
PERB Law Library
Present at meeting: Cormack, Van Fossen, Gannon, Bolte, DeSmet, Berry, Machir, Sarajlija, Luttrell
I. Gannon moved to approve the agenda, Van Fossen seconded; unanimously approved.
II. Gannon moved to approve the September 18, 2017 minutes, Van Fossen seconded; unanimously approved.
III. Public Comment: None
IV. Office status
* Luttrell presented FY2019 PERB Budget request. There will be an additional letter sent to DOM requesting additional funds at a later date. Gannon moved to approve budget, Van Fossen seconded, unanimously approved.
* Discussed Westlaw subscription renewal. Our current contract ends December 31, 2017. Cormack has been working on a new 3 year contract that contains a clause for budget issues. After discussion, Cormack moved to adopt the 3 year contract, beginning immediately, with Westlaw (using the state of Iowa master agreement) that contains $118.00 fee per user with appropriate annual increases, Van Fossen seconded, unanimously approved.
* Discussed September election results. Board was appreciative of all the hard work staff has done. Board asked staff to update election result spreadsheet to include additional voting results. Board updated the website.
* DeSmet reported that 1 of the September elections needs to submit additional funds after the vote. Luttrell will send letter requesting additional funds or certification will be held.
V. Consider new and pending Cases (Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Sec. 21.5(1)(d),(f) if applicable)
VI. New Business ( Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(a),(i) if applicable)
VII. Next tentative meeting date is Monday, October 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., Jessie Parker Building Suite 1B, PERB Law Library, Des Moines, Iowa.
VIII. Adjourned at 11:06 a.m.
Jamie Van Fossen, Board Member