STATE OF IOWA
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD (PERB)
Thursday, August 3, 2017 1:00 p.m.
Jessie Parker Building
Iowa Department of Corrections Board Room
Present at meeting: Cormack, Gannon, Van Fossen, Bolte, DeSmet, Sarajlija Lawrence, Luttrell
Public at meeting: Jeff Edgar, Matthew Fischer, David George, Rob Pitcher, Charlie Wishman, Melissa Peterson, Chad Carter, Mary Blakelock, and Rich Kurtenbach by phone
I. Gannon moved to approve the agenda, Van Fossen seconded; unanimously approved.
II. Gannon moved to approve the July 24, 2017 minutes, Van Fossen seconded; unanimously approved.
III. Public Comment: No one commented on any other topic at this time.
IV. Office status
* Cormack explained contract with Everyone Counts, for a voter system for retention, certification, recertification, and decertification elections. Van Fossen moved to authorize the Board Chair to sign the contract with Everyone Counts, contingent upon the approval of the emergency rules by the ARRC, Gannon seconded, unanimously approved.
* DeSmet explained the fee schedule for retention, certification, recertification, and decertification elections. Cormack moved to approve the fee schedule as previously provided with modification regarding challenges, Van Fossen seconded, unanimously approved. Gannon moved to authorize the Rules Coordinator to appear before the Administrative Rules Committee on August 4, 2017, with the Addendum to the proposed rules regarding 621-5.1(2)”d”, which includes the fee schedule in rule format, Van Fossen seconded, unanimously approved.
* Bolte gave a summary on recertification numbers. There was discussion of collective bargaining contracts received to date and other documents for recertification.
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 Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., in the Jessie Parker Building, Department of Corrections Board Room.
VIII. Adjourned at 1:57 p.m.
Jamie Van Fossen, Board Member