Benefits & Compensation Workshop Minutes Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Benefits & Compensation Workshop Minutes 10-18-18 with Attachments

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Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission

1703 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM

 BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

WORKSHOP MINUTES

PRESENT:                             

Donald M. Elliott, Chairman

Clifford Adams, Commissioner

Tripp Stephens, Commissioner

Ben Turnipseed, Commissioner

 ALSO PRESENT:                 

Jimmy Junkin, Executive Director

Charlie Dorminy, Legal Counsel

Andrew Burroughs, Deputy Executive Director

John D. Donaghy, Director of Finance

Catina Tindall, First Coast Benefits Solutions, Inc.                                     

Cindy Barnhart, Teamwork Services, Inc.

Rhodora Tuten, Teamwork Services, Inc.

Daphne Lajter, Teamwork Services, Inc.

Janice Meridith, Exec. Commission Administrator

Bob Duncan

Chairman Elliott called the workshop to order at 1:00 PM.  

  1. Benefits & Payroll Compensation Introduction & Summary – J. Junkin

Mr. Junkin provided a JWSC Compensation Analysis to the Commissioners.  Details included the various pay grades, job titles included within each pay grade, the current number of staff in each position, pay grade salary information, health insurance contributions, retirement contributions, etc.

  1. Employee/Group Health Benefits Comparisons – C. Tindall

Catina Tindall advised that the current benefits available to JWSC employees are medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance (with additional amounts available to purchase by the employee), long term disability, short term disability and the employee assistance program.  She noted that each year there is an interest in how JWSC’s benefits compare with those offered by the City and County to their employees.  Ms. Tindall provided a brief verbal overview of those benefit plans as compared with JWSC’s benefits, as well as a printed summary of JWSC’s employee benefits for the Commissioners.  Also discussed was the 2019 renewal schedule and a tentative special called workshop to present and discuss the benefits renewal package details and claims information with the Commission in January 2019. 

  1. JWSC Defined Benefit Plan Comparison – J. Donaghy

John Donaghy presented the Defined Benefit Pension Plan Comparison to the Commissioners.  He explained the history of the pension plan and unfunded liability to JWSC for the Commission.  Mr. Donaghy provided a chart containing a comparison of the JWSC’s, Glynn County’s and the City of Brunswick’s basic benefits, maximum years of service, salary, employee contribution, normal retirement age, early retirement, vesting, sick time, eligibility and other details.

  1. HR Policies – C. Barnhart

This item was moved to the Discussion section of the Commission Meeting Agenda for October 18th at 2:00 PM.