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911 Telecommunicators Pension Benefits Working Group Meetings and Meeting Materials

911 Telecommunicators Pension Benefits Working Group - Meetings and Meeting Materials911

Laws 2021, Chapter 22, Article 9, Section 1, requires the Commission's Executive Director to establish a working group to recommend to the Commission whether the pension benefits of 911 Telecommunicators should be changed and, if so, recommend changes. A report to the Commission is required by March 1, 2022.

All meetings are held remotely via Zoom. If you would like to observe a remote meeting of the working group, please contact Lisa Diesslin at lisa.diesslin@lcpr.mn.gov for information on how to attend.


Meetings:

Date/Time Recording Agenda Materials
January 28, 2022
9:00 AM
Video Agenda
  1. Attendance
  2. Finalize Report of the Working Group
    1. Review second draft of the report
    2. Discussion of the report
    3. Approval and adoption of the report
  3. Presentation to the Commission
  4. Adjournment
2nd Draft-Markup
2nd Draft-Clean
Appendix
December 3, 2021,
1:00 PM
Video Agenda
  1. Attendance
  2. Informational Items
    1. Survey by National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)
      - Chad Burkitt, LCPR
    2. Policy Statements of Enhanced Benefits for Public Safety and Correctional Plans in Minnesota Statutes
      - Chad Burkitt, LCPR
    3. Updated Information Tracking Spreadsheet
      -Chad Burkitt, LCPR
  3. Discussion Items.
    1. Working group mandate: "The report must recommend whether changes to the pension plan coverage for 911 telecommunicators are appropriate."
    2. Working group mandate: "If the working group finds that such changes are appropriate, the working group must recommend changes to the pension plan coverage for 911 telecommunicators."
  4. Optional Item.
    1. Presentation on Duties and Training of 911 Telecommunicators
      - Darlene Pankonie, Chair
  5. Other business
  6. Adjournment
Agenda item #:
2.a. NASRA survey
2.b. Policy Statements Memo
      - Revised 11/15
2.c. Tracking spreadsheet
November 16, 2021, 3:00 PM Video Agenda
  1. Attendance
  2. Election of Vice Chair
  3. Informational Items
    1. Position Statements and Testimonials
      Department of Corrections (DOC)
      Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS), and seven testimonials
      Middle Management Association (MMA)
      Minnesota Correctional Officer Retirement Association (MNCORA),
      - Detention Deputies of Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Office position statement, and
      - four testimonials
      Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)
      - Chad Burkitt, LCPR
    2. Workers Compensation Data Compiled by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)
      - Susan Lenczewski, LCPR
      - Brian Zaidman, Senior Research Analyst, Research and Statistics, DLI
    3. Update on Survey of 911 Telecommunicators Statewide
      -Darlene Pankonie, Chair
    4. Results of Survey of 911 Telecommunicators Employed by the State
      - Susan Lenczewski, Executive Director, LCPR
    5. Survey of Employers by League of Minnesota Cities (LMC)
      - Anne Finn, Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director, LMC
    6. Survey of Employers by County Associations
      - Matt Hilgart, Government Relations Manager, Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)
      - Matt Massman, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA)
    7. Survey by National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)
      - Chad Burkitt, LCPR
    8. Policy Statements of Enhanced Benefits for Public Safety and Correctional Plans in Minnesota Statutes
      - Chad Burkitt, LCPR
    9. Presentation on Duties and Training of 911 Telecommunicators
      - Darlene Pankonie, Chair
    10. Updated Information Tracking Spreadsheet
      -Chad Burkitt, LCPR
  4. Discussion Items.
    1. Working group mandate: "The report must recommend whether changes to the pension plan coverage for 911 telecommunicators are appropriate."
    2. Working group mandate: "If the working group finds that such changes are appropriate, the working group must recommend changes to the pension plan coverage for 911 telecommunicators."
  5. Next meeting and other business
  6. Adjournment
Agenda item #:
3.a. Position statements
3.b. Staff memo
3.b. Zaidman spreadsheet
3.b. Zaidman presentation
3.c. Pankonie survey
3.c. Pankonie survey results
3.c. Pankonie verbatim responses
3.d. State employee survey
3.d. State employee survey results
3.e. LMC survey results
3.e. LMC legislative policy
3.f. AMC/MICA survey raw data
      - contact us for document
3.f. AMC/MICA survey memo
3.g. NASRA survey
3.h. Policy Statements Memo
      - Revised 11/15
3.j. Tracking spreadsheet
November 9, 2021, 10:00 AM -- MEETING CANCELLED
September 10, 2021, 1:00 PM Video Agenda
  1. Attendance
  2. Informational Items
    1. Statewide Emergency Call Volumes (2016 to 2020)
      - Dana Wahlberg, ECN Director, Department of Public Safety
    2. Hennepin Co. Health System Dispatchers
      - Amy Strenge, Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)
    3. Comparing Salary Rates Between the State Patrol and Local Governments
      - Chad Burkitt, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement (LCPR)
    4. Update on Survey of State 911 Telecommunicators
      - Susan Lenczewski, LCPR
    5. Updated Information Tracking Spreadsheet
      - Chad Burkitt, LCPR
  3. Cost estimates from MSRS and PERA of possible alternatives
    - Chad Burkitt, LCPR
    - Doug Anderson, Executive Director, PERA
    - Erin Leonard, Executive Director, Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)
  4. Next meeting and other business
  5. Adjournment
Agenda item #:
2.a. Wahlberg call handout
2.b. PERA HH handout
2.c. LCPR salary handout
2.d. Survey
2.e. Tracking spreadsheet
3. PERA cost handout
August 27, 2021, 1:00 PM Video Agenda
  1. Informational Items
    1. State 911 Telecommunicator retention data and implications
      - Tim Boyer, Statewide Director of Communications, Minnesota State Patrol
    2. Small MSRS plans (Fire Marshall, DOT Pilots, Military Affairs)
      - Erin Leonard, Executive Director, MSRS
    3. Eligibility requirements for the PERA and MSRS Correctional Plans
      - Erin Leonard, Executive Director, MSRS
      - Doug Anderson, Executive Director, PERA
    4. Surveys to be conducted by the League of Minnesota Cities, Association of Minnesota Counties, and Minnesota Inter-County Association: Status report
      - Laura Kushner, Human Resources Director, League of Minnesota Cities
      - Matt Hilgart, Government Relations Manager, Association of Minnesota Counties
      - Matt Massman, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
    5. Information requests and research items
      1. Department of Labor and Industry workers compensation data: status report
        - Susan Lenczewski, Executive Director, Legislative Commission on Pensions & Retirement
      2. Office of the Legislative Auditor: status report
        - Susan Lenczewski
      3. Discussion: What additional information is needed to inform the group?
  2. Presentation and discussion of enhanced pension benefits for 911 telecommunicators
    - Darlene Pankonie, 9-1-1 Communications Division Manager, Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
  3. Obtaining cost estimates from MSRS and PERA of possible alternatives
    - Chad Burkitt, Analyst, Legislative Commission on Pensions & Retirement
  4. Adjournment
Agenda item #:
1.a. Boyer handout
1.b. MSRS handout #1
1.c. MSRS handout #2
1.c. PERA handout
1.e. Tracking spreadsheet
2. Pankonie handout
3. Burkitt handout
July 30, 2021, 10:00 AM video Agenda
  1. Introductions
  2. Overview
  3. Election of Chairperson of the Working Group
  4. Background Information on Pension Benefits for 911 Telecommunicators
    1. Legislative History and 2003 Report
    2. Overview of 911 telecommunications in MN
    3. Pension plan overview
      - Doug Anderson, Executive Director, PERA
      - Erin Leonard, Executive Director, MSRS
  5. Scheduling Upcoming Meetings
  6. Adjournment
1. Member List
2. Laws 2021, Ch. 22, Art. 9, Sec. 1
3. Staff Memo
4a. 2003 Study Report
4b. PSAP Tracking Pensions 07.28.2021
4c. PERA Presentation / MSRS Presentation