Human Resources & Safety Committee Meeting Minutes – October 5, 2017

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Human Resources & Safety Committee Minutes 10-5-17 with Attachments

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Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission

1703 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Commission Meeting Room

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM 

HUMAN RESOURCES & SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES 

PRESENT:                           

Cornell Harvey, Chairman

Cliff Adams, Commissioner                                    

Donald Elliott, Chairman of Commission

David Ford, Commissioner

 Jimmy Junkin, Executive Director 

ALSO PRESENT:               

Andrew Burroughs, Deputy Executive Director

Tom Boland, Sr., Interim Deputy Director

 John Donaghy, Director of Finance

Jay Sellers, Director of Administration

Cindy Barnhart, TSI

 Jeffrey Singletary, TSI

Charlie Dorminy, HBS Legal Counsel                                       

Chairman Harvey called the meeting to order at 10:16 AM.  

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

There being no citizens that wished to address the Committee, Chairman Harvey closed the Public Comment Period. 

APPROVAL:

  1. Minutes From August 3, 2017 Human Resources & Safety Committee Meeting

Commissioner Ford made a motion seconded by Commissioner Adams to approve the Human Resources & Safety Committee Meeting from August 3, 2017.  Motion carried 4-0-0. 

DISCUSSION:

  1. Recruiting and Termination Statistics –C. Barnhart, TSI

Cindy Barnhart from Teamwork Services, Inc. reported on the current job postings for BGJWSC.  She provided the additional details and statistics of the report to date regarding the postings and terminations.  Also noted were the recent positions filled, and internal promotions. The Commissioners requested that the names of those newly hired employees be provided so that they may learn who they are and recognize them.  Ms. Barnhart advised that the names of new hires could be provided in the future.

  1. Safety Update – J. Singletary, TSI

Jeffrey Singletary from Teamwork Services, Inc. updated the Committee that there have been no new work related injures for the year of 2017, since the first 2 injuries, both of which have been closed.  He was questioned as to if these trends were regularly noted, and responded that recognition for safety was done at Safety Stand Down Day. 

  1. Staffing of Deputy Executive Director and Director of Operations Positions – C. Harvey

Committee Chairman Harvey advised that he requested this item to be on the agenda.  First he welcomed Andrew Burroughs as the new Deputy Executive Director.  He then opened discussion as to the schedule regarding the interim Deputy Director.  There was further discussion concerning the position of Director of Operations, the current approved budget and the mentioned conditional caveat regarding that position and how it is budgeted.

Committee Chairman Harvey requested that John Donaghy provide a report of the cost of personnel during Hurricane Irma.  At the October 18 Finance Committee and the October 19 Commission meetings, Mr. Donaghy will provide a report of storm costs to include the expense of personnel staffing for the storm period.

  1. Appeals Process – C. Dorminy

Charlie Dorminy reviewed the details of the Corrective Action and/or Disciplinary Action and the Hearing and Disciplinary Appeals Process with the Committee.  He discussed the revisions as were noted in the policy drafts provided.  The recommended changes are basically regarding wording and some discrepancies as in the original policies.  These revisions would provide some clarification on the two policies.  There was additional discussion by the Committee as to the details concerned for when the management decides that an employee should have disciplinary action or be terminated and who makes the final decision.  Mr. Dorminy advised that the revisions as provided are in draft form only at this time and for discussion only.  The revisions will need to be brought before the full Commission for approval of the changes.  It was noted that this item will be added for discussion again in the next Human Resources & Safety Committee Meeting to allow more time for additional review. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S UPDATE

There was no update at this time.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:47 am.