4/5/2017 BOARD MEETING

Meeting Information
Meeting Time: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Meeting Location: 
Jessie Parker Building
510 East 12th Street Suite 1B
Des Moines, IA 50319
Agenda
Meeting Agenda: 

STATE OF IOWA

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD (PERB)

AGENDA

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:00 p.m.

PERB Law Library

 

I. Approval of agenda

 

II. Approval of March 3, 2017 minutes

 

III. Public Comment (Citizens are allowed to speak on any agenda item or general operation of the agency with the exception of item (VI.) and any other pending cases. Members of the public are allowed a 2 minute limit per speaker)

 

IV. Office status 

     * Consideration and possible action on a proposal from Ricoh USA, Inc. regarding a package of services to the agency for $6539.00. Including but not limited to, licensing, support, software, installation, system configuration, and staff training related to scanner software and operation. The service will be paid out of PERB training and technology funds.

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 TBA in the Jessie Parker Building Ste. 1B, PERB Law Library.

VIII.Adjourn 

Minutes
Meeting Minutes: 

STATE OF IOWA

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD (PERB)

MINUTES

Monday, April 3, 2017 1:05 p.m.

PERB Law Library

 

Present at meeting: Cormack, Van Fossen, Gannon, Bolte, Berry, Sarajlija, Machir, Luttrell and Lawrence

 

I. Gannon moved to approve the agenda, Van Fossen seconded; unanimously approved.

 

II. Gannon moved to approve the March 27, 2017 minutes with an edit to remove “plastic bags” from them, Van Fossen seconded; unanimously approved. 

 

III. Public Comment: None (no one present)

 

IV. Office status 

      * Reviewed Impasse ’17 with Bolte.  Currently 126 open.

      * Cormack provided Legislative review.  Will continue to examine appropriations for our agency and monitor how election costs will be paid for in the State.

      * Revisited Board approval of ad hoc mediator fees for FY17.  Fees are the same as FY16 and are as follows:  1) Trainee ($30 reimbursement rate); 2) 0-6 years of service ($45 reimbursement rate) and 3) 7+ years of service ($55 reimbursement rate).  These rates were discussed and approved at a previous Board meeting in September.  Cormack moved that this is accurate and verified this to be true on 4/3/17.  Gannon seconded, unanimously approved.

      * Budget update from Luttrell.  Luttrell presented a new fiscal update on the status of the current PERB budget.  At this time, the projection is that PERB will have $21,349.64 remaining in unspent reversion funds for this year.  Should these remain unspent at the end of the fiscal year, they would revert back to the state general fund.  PERB is projected to end the current fiscal year with an expected reversion of $27,591.97, which would return to the general fund and potentially have half of that sent back to the agency for use in the next fiscal year on approved training and technology uses.

      * Approval for an additional chair purchase from IPI in the amount of $400.00, totaling $1,197.00, using T&T funds discussed.  Cormack moved to approve total of $1,197.00 for purchase of 3 office chairs using Training and Technology funds, Van Fossen seconded; unanimously approved.

      * Discussed PERB staff attending regional meetings to discuss HF 291 changes with constituents.  Looking at beginning these in June ’17.

      * Discussed approval of transcript for PERB Case No. 100778 – State/Brooks, for ALJ Sarajlija.  Cormack moved to approve transcript, Van Fossen seconded; unanimously approved.

V. Consider new and pending Cases  (Board may go into closed session pursuant to 

Iowa Code Sec. 21.5(1)(d),(f) if applicable)

      * Discussed pending Board cases with Machir and Berry.

VI. New Business ( Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a),(i) if applicable)

       * The Board discussed needing to review and potentially approve a bid from Ricoh concerning a scanner services contract at their next meeting.  It will be placed on the agenda for potential action at that meeting.

VII.Next tentative meeting date is TBA in the Jessie Parker Building Ste. 1B, PERB Law Library.

VIII.Adjourned at 1:52 p.m.  The next Board meeting will be 4/5/17 at 4 pm.

 

________________/s/______________________

       Mary Gannon, Board Member

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