The Arizona State Personnel Board meeting was called to order by Chair Mark Ziska at 11:12 a.m. The meeting was held at 1400 West Washington Street, Suite 280, Phoenix, Arizona. Board members in attendance were Joe Beers, Kevin Donnellan and Chad Kirkpatrick. Staff members present were Jeff Bernick as Counsel for the Board, Laurie Barcelona, Executive Director and Robin Van Staeyen, Administrative Assistant II.
The Board called for comments from the public. There being no public comments, Mark Ziska moved to adopt the minutes from the June 20, 2017 meeting. Chad Kirkpatrick seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Next, the Board considered the dismissal appeal of Diana Toma vs. Department of Child Safety.
Ms. Toma stated that she has received a settlement agreement from the department, but has not had the time to review it.
Anna Dahlquist, Assistant Attorney General representing the Department of Child Safety, asked that the Board continue this case to the next scheduled board meeting so that the parties can be given additional time to work out a possible agreement.
There being no further discussion, Joe Beers proposed the following motion:
“I move we continue this matter for the next scheduled meeting.”
Mark Ziska seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
The Board then considered scheduling the future Board meetings. Mark Ziska proposed the following motion:
“I move we hold our next regularly scheduled open public meetings of the Board on October 25, 2017, November 15, 2017 and December 19, 2017 at 11:00 o’clock a.m. at 1400 West Washington Street, Suite 280, Phoenix, Arizona. I further move we hold an executive session on the same dates at the same location at 10:30 a.m.”
Chad Kirkpatrick seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
There being no further business before the Board, Kevin Donnellan proposed the meeting be adjourned. Mark Ziska seconded the motion which carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 11:21 a.m.
(Quotations of Board members in these minutes have been reviewed by staff for grammatical content, and certain grammatical changes may have been made by staff administratively. No changes to content have been made by staff administratively or otherwise.)