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911 Telecommunicators Pension Benefits Working Group

911 Telecommunicators Pension Benefits Working Group 911

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 ould be changed and, if so, recommend changes. A report to the Commission is required by March 1, 2022.

If you would like to observe a remote meeting of the working group, please contact Lisa Diesslin at lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn for information on how to attend.


Meetings:

Date/Time Location Agenda Materials
September 10, 2021, 1:00 PM Remote meeting 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 salry handout
2.d. Survey
2.e. Tracking spreadsheet
3. PERA cost handout
August 27, 2021, 1:00 PM Remote meeting 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 Remote meeting 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