STATE OF IOWA
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD (PERB)
Monday, July 24, 2017 10:03 a.m.
Jessie Parker Building
Starkweather Conference Room
Present at meeting: Cormack, Gannon, Van Fossen, Berry, Bolte, DeSmet, Sarajlija Machir, Luttrell
Public at meeting: Jay Smith, Ann Smisek, Charles Gribble, Chris Stewart, Jeff Edgar, Mary Blakelock, Kay Pence, Jay Hammond, Morgan Miller, Sue Foecke, Mary Jane Cobb, Christy Hickman, Ken Sagar, Andy Conlin, Joyce Russell, and Scott Utech (via phone)
I. Van Fossen moved to approve the agenda, Gannon seconded; unanimously approved.
II. Van Fossen moved to approve the July 20, 2017 minutes, Gannon seconded; unanimously approved.
III. Public Comment: Cormack stated there would be opportunity on the rules later in the meeting. No one commented on any other topic at this time.
IV. Office status
* The Board reviewed the draft of proposed emergency amendments to chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 16 of PERB’s rules to determine whether PERB should appear before the Administrative Rules Review Committee at its August 4, 2017 meeting to seek its approval for the adoption of emergency rules. The public was given the opportunity to comment or ask questions. Written comments were presented to the Board from Jay Smith prior to the meeting. Cormack shared that these were available for review. Oral comments were given at the meeting on the rules by Jay Smith, Charles Gribble, Jay Hammond, Morgan Miller, Ann Smisek, and Christy Hickman. Gannon moved to approve Machir to appear before the Administrative Rules Review Committee on August 4, 2017, 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)
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 10:53 a.m.
Jamie Van Fossen, Board Member