December 17, 2010

 

REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL
RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

Honorable Board of Directors
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway
  and Transportation District

Honorable Members:

A meeting of the Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee/Committee of the Whole was held in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, San Francisco, California, on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 9:35 a.m., Chair Pahre presiding.

Committee Members Present (5): Chair Pahre; Directors Newhouse Segal, Sanders and Snyder; President Boro (Ex Officio)
Committee Members Absent (2): Director Elsbernd; Vice Chair McGlashan
Other Directors Present (5): Directors Cochran, Eddie, Moylan, Reilly and Stroeh

Committee of the Whole Members Present (10): Directors Cochran, Moylan, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sanders, Snyder and Stroeh; Second Vice President Eddie; First Vice President Reilly; President Boro (Ex Officio)
Committee of the Whole Members Absent (9): Directors Brown, Campos, Chu, Dufty, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Kerns, McGlashan and Sobel

Staff Present: General Manager Denis Mulligan; District Engineer Ewa Bauer; Auditor-Controller Joseph Wire; Secretary of the District Janet Tarantino; Attorney David Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Transit Division Teri Mantony; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Transit Division Jim Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Z. Wayne Johnson; Public Affairs Director Mary Currie; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Lona Franklin

Visitors Present: None

   
1.

Approve Actions Relative to the Reclassification of the Director of Planning Position

In a memorandum to Committee, Human Resources Director Harvey Pye, Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Z. Wayne Johnson and General Manager Denis Mulligan reported on staff’s recommendation to approve actions relative to the reclassification of the Director of Planning position.

The staff report stated that, on October 24, 2008, the Board of Directors approved the reclassification of the Director of Planning position to one pay level higher, with a Step 5 salary of $152,339.00, to compensate for an increase in job responsibilities. At that time, two major technology projects, the Advanced Communication and Information System and the Asset Vehicle and Fluid Management Systems (AVFMS), were reassigned from other departments to the Director of Planning, along with project management of all upcoming technology initiatives. The Director of Planning also assumed supervision of two key Project Manager positions, the Business Systems Implementation Manager and the Communications Systems Project Manager.

The staff report stated that, due to recent changes following the retirement of the former Director of Planning and the completion of critical project phases of the AVFMS, the Business Systems Implementation Manager position has been eliminated. In addition, the Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development has assumed responsibility for key technology project management assignments and provides direction to the Communications Systems Project Manager. For these reasons, staff recommends that the pay level for the position of Director of Planning be returned to the original level established in the Table of Organization, with a Step 5 assignment at $138,986.00. The staff report also noted that the incumbent Planning Director’s salary is within the recommended range and he has communicated acceptance of this employment action. A copy of the staff report is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

Staff recommended, and the Committee concurred by motion made and seconded by Directors MOYLAN/REILLY to forward the following recommendation to the Board of Directors for its consideration:

RECOMMENDATION

The Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee recommends that the Board of Directors approve actions relative to the Director of Planning position, as follows:

  a.
Reassign supervision of the Communications Systems Project Manager and responsibilities for key technology project management from the Director of Planning to the Deputy General Manager, Administration and Development;
  b.
Approve the reclassification of the Director of Planning position from its current pay level of $152,339.00 to one pay level lower, at the Step 5 annual salary of $138,986.00, plus fringe benefits; and,
  c.

Amend the Table of Organization accordingly.

Action by the Board at its meeting of December 17, 2010 – Resolution
NON-CONSENT CALENDAR

   
  AYES (10): Chair Pahre; Directors Cochran, Eddie, Moylan, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sanders, Snyder and Stroeh; President Boro (Ex Officio)
NOES (0): None
   
2.

Approve the Codification of the Medical Benefits Policy in the Human Resources Guide for Represented and Administrative Retirees (Excluding Bus Operators), their Spouses, Dependents and Survivors

In a memorandum to Committee, Human Resources Director Harvey Pye, Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Z. Wayne Johnson and General Manager Denis Mulligan reported on staff’s recommendation to approve the codification of the Medical Benefits policy for represented and administrative retirees (excluding Bus Operators), their spouses, dependents and survivors, and to amend the Human Resources Guide accordingly.

The staff report stated that the Board of Directors (Board) took action on November 17, 2006, to approve the proposed modification of the retiree medical benefit eligibility requirements for regular 30-hour, part-time administrative employees and to consolidate prior Board Resolutions pertaining to eligibility for and entitlement to retiree medical benefits into a single resolution. A resolution was drafted detailing the resulting modifications, but was not submitted to the Board for its approval at that time. A copy of the staff report is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

Staff recommended, and the Committee concurred by motion made and seconded by Directors SNYDER/SANDERS to forward the following recommendation to the Board of Directors for its consideration:

RECOMMENDATION

The Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee recommends that the Board of Directors approve the codification of the Medical Benefits policy for represented and administrative retirees (excluding Bus Operators), their spouses, dependents and survivors, as defined in the attached Resolution, which was reviewed and approved for implementation by the Board on November 17, 2006; and, amend the Human Resources Guide accordingly.

Action by the Board at its meeting of December 17, 2010 – Resolution
NON-CONSENT CALENDAR

AYES (10): Chair Pahre; Directors Cochran, Eddie, Moylan, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sanders, Snyder and Stroeh; President Boro (Ex Officio)
NOES (0): None

   
3.

Public Comment

There was no public comment.

   
4.

Adjournment

All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40 a.m.

   

 

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Barbara L. Pahre, Chair
Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee

 

Attachment: Resolution No. 2010-105