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From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:23 PM
To: Janet M McClelland )
Subject: FW: SPDOC 2017-06
Attachments: SPDOC 17-06.pdf; SPDOC 17-06a.pdf

FYI,Janetthiswasjustreleased.Johnwillbeforwardingtocommissionersshortlywithamessage.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:MCSCOGC
Sent:Wednesday,August09,20174:20PM
To:MCSCOGC<MCSCOGC@michigan.gov>
Subject:SPDOC201706

PleaseseeattachedSPDOCNo.201706PROPOSEDAMENDMENTSTORULES25,216,32,34,35,56,62,63,64,
67,69,83,AND91============================================================

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CivilServiceCommission
ExecutiveOffice
SeniorExecutiveManagementAssistant
5173733020

SPDOC No. 17-06


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Adding a prohibited subject on the employers right to assign staff. This would
affect several contractual provisions on bumping, transfers, recall, scheduling,
overtime assignment, and seniority.
Ending mandatory statewide recall lists, while preserving agency recall lists.
Adding a prohibited subject on employer-paid union leaves and a new rule allowing
each recognized union paid leave for one employees full-time absence.
Adding prohibited subjects of critical-position premium and performance-pay
systems.
Standardizing the process by which employees can authorize dues deductions.
Reorganizing and streamlining the list of prohibited subjects.
Reinstituting rules of general applicability to allow emergent situations to be
promptly addressed. A similar rule allowing these actions was rescinded in 2007.
The proposed amendments also include a new rule creating a pilot program to allow
agencies to adjust compensation for a small number of critical positions occupied by
NEREs to recognize outstanding performers in mission-critical positions.
Except for rule 5-6.12, any changes would not take effect until January 1, 2019, when
currently approved contracts expire.
Comments on the draft amendments may be emailed to MCSC-OGC@mi.gov or sent to
Office of the General Counsel, Michigan Civil Service Commission, P.O. Box 30002,
Lansing, Michigan, 48909. Comments must be received by September 6, 2017.

Attachment
Draft Rule AmendmentsLegislative Format

Rules in Chapter 6
6-2 Employee-Employer Relations Systems
6-2.1 Collective Bargaining Authorized
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(c) Intent; retention of authority. The civil service commission intends to defer to and approve
collective bargaining agreements negotiated in good faith between the employer and an exclusive
representative when permitted by this chapter. However, the commission is obligated to retain
and exercise its constitutional authority in all matters. The commission expressly retains the
authority to do all of the following:
(1) Review, modify, or reject, in whole or in part, each proposed collective bargaining
agreement.
(2) Determine, during the term of a collective bargaining agreement, if a provision previously
approved has been applied or interpreted to violate or otherwise rescind, limit, or modify a
civil service rule or regulation governing a prohibited subject of bargaining,
notwithstanding any contrary provision of the agreement.
(3) Approve rules of general applicability during the term of a collective bargaining agreement.

6-3 Commission Authority


6-3.1 Commission Relationship to Collective Bargaining
***
(c) Modification of agreement during term. Notwithstanding that the civil service commission
previously approved the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, the commission retains
the authority, during the term of a collective bargaining agreement, to modify the agreement
without the approval of the parties, as provided in rules 6-3.5, 6-3.8(c), and 6-3.8(c).10.
***

6-3.2 Prohibited Subjects of Bargaining


***
(b) Prohibited subjects of bargaining. The civil service authority, policy, rules, regulations,
procedures, and practices governing or regulating any of the following are prohibited subjects of
bargaining:
(1) Classification. The establishmentEstablishment and maintenance of the classification plan
and the determination of the , including all position-classification and grade assignment of
a new or existing position in the classified serviceissues, working-out-of-class issues, class
clusters, and preauthorized transfer lists. A collective bargaining agreement cannot confer
exclusive authority to perform specific duties to a classification or bargaining unit. Although
the rates of compensation for an existing class of positions are a mandatory subject of
bargaining, theThe state personnel director retains thehas sole authority to establishset the
initial rate of compensation for a newly created classification of positions when the new
classification is included infirst added to the official classification plan.
(2) Selection. The determinationDetermination of the qualifications of candidates for positions
in the classified service, including, but not limited to, appraisal, probation, and appointment.
(3) Class clusters. The determination of classification equivalency or eligibility, including, but
not limited to, the creation of class clusters and preauthorized lateral job change lists.
(4) Working out of class. All working out of class issues, including (1) whether an employee
has worked out of class, (2) the duration of any working out of class assignment, (3) the
classification and level of the duties and responsibilities performed while working out of
class, (4) the amount of any working out of class pay or benefits due an employee, (5) the
rights of an employee seeking review of a working out of class claim, and (6) the authority
of an appointing authority to make working out of class assignments.
(5(3) Assignment of staff. The employers rights under rule 6-4.1(d) to assign staff, including non-
disciplinary transfers, employment preference, recall, working out of class, scheduling, shift
assignment, overtime assignment, and defining seniority.
(4) Disbursements for personal services. Review and approval or disapproval of requests by
agencies to make disbursements for personal services outside the classified service.
Notwithstanding this subsection, the following are proper subjects of bargaining:
(A) Notice to the exclusive representative of a request for permission by the appointing
authority to make disbursements for personal services outside the classified service.
(B) The obligations to meet and confer regarding the impact of a decision to make
disbursements for personal services outside the classified service.
(C) Reasonable efforts on the part of the employer, not involving a delay in
implementation, to reduce the impact on current classified employees of a decision to
make disbursements for personal services outside the classified service.
(65) Political or union activity. Political activity or union activity by classified employees during
actual-duty time; requirements and limitations on union leave in rule 6-3.9(c); and
requirements and limitations on strikes and strike-related grievances in rule 6-15.
(76) Civil service authority. The authority of the civil service commission, the state personnel
director, or civil service staff established by law, including the civil service rules and
regulations.
(87) System of collective bargaining. The system of collective bargaining created in the civil
service rules, the bargaining relationships authorized in the rules, andrules and regulations,
including the limitations, restrictions, and obligations on the collective bargaining parties,
eligible employees, collective bargaining agreements, and eligible employees established in
the civil service rules and regulations.
(9) Outside the bargaining unit. Conditionsbargaining over conditions of employment outside
the bargaining unit.
(10) Patents and copyrights.(8) Specifically prohibited compensation issues. Compensation
related to patents and copyrights, performance pay, critical-position premium, and any
other compensation issue specifically identified by rule or regulation as a prohibited subject
of bargaining.
(11) Union leave. The requirements and limitations on union leave in rule 6 3.9(c).
(12) Strikes. The requirements and limitations on strikes and strike related grievances.
(13) Excluded positions. The requirements, limitations, and procedures regarding excluded
positions in rule 6 6.4.
(149) Abolition or creation of positions. TheAppointing authorities constitutional
authority of an appointing authority to create or abolish positions for reasons of
administrative efficiency, the directors and commissions authority under rule 2-16 to
assume positions, and employees grievance and appeal rights of classified employees
aggrieved by the abolition or creation of a position.
(15) Assumptions. The determinations by the state personnel director or the civil service
commission authorized in rule 2 16 [Assumptions], including, but not limited to, an assumption
of a position, classification of an assumed position, initial appointment to an assumed
position, initial treatment of an assumed employee, and initial pay and benefits of an
assumed employee.

6-3.4 Modification after Approval


A primary or secondary collective bargaining agreement approved by the civil service commission
remains in effect between the parties during its approved term, unless otherwise amended by the
commission during its term as provided in rules 6-3.5 or, 6-3.8(c)., or 6-3.10. An amendment to an
existing collective bargaining agreement is a quasi-legislative act.
***

6-3.9 Union Leave


***
(c) Limitations and reporting requirements. The grant of authority for union leave is expressly
conditioned on compliance with the following:
***
(5) The state employer shall report annually to the civil service commission on the state subsidy
for union activities. The report must include the amount, type, and value of all state paid
union leave, administrative leave banks, administrative union officer leave, and any other
arrangement by which an employee receives any compensation, benefit, or benefit accrual
paid in whole or in part by the state for union activities.
(6) The state employer or an appointing authority are prohibited from entering into any formal
or informal written or unwritten agreements permitting classified employees to engage in
union activities on actual-duty time or to receive any compensation, benefit, or benefit
accrual paid in whole or in part by the state for union activities, unless expressly included
in a collective bargaining agreement approved by the civil service commission.
(6) Each labor organization that has been certified as exclusive representative for at least one
recognized bargaining unit shall receive paid leave credits of 2,088 hours per fiscal year to
allow a single officer to be absent fulltime for union activities. All other union leave is
unpaid, but an exclusive representative may fully reimburse an agency for all associated
employer payroll costs, including wages, taxes, benefits, and retirement contributions, to
allow an employee to receive pay and benefits while on union leave as if in pay status.

6-3.10 Rules of General Applicability


The commission retains authority to approve rules of general applicability during any collective
bargaining agreements term and to apply them immediately to all employees and parties
notwithstanding any agreement provision. If a rule of general applicability is proposed, the director
shall give the state employer and exclusive representatives written notice at least 14 days before the
meeting when the rule is considered. The notice must state that the proposed rule, if approved, could
apply immediately to employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. A rule of general
applicability is immediately effective if a quorum of the commission approves the amendment.

6-4 Rights of Employer


6-4.1 Management Rights
The employer may determine or exercise the following without engaging in collective bargaining:
(a) Matters of managerial policy.
(b) Mission of the agency.
(c) Budget.
(d) The method, means, and personnel by which government operations are to be conducted,
including organizational structure and the selection, direction, assignment, and transfer of
employees.
(e) Organizational structure.
(f(e) Standards of service and maintenance of efficiency.
(g) The right to select, direct, or assign, employees and to initiate lateral job changes.
(h(f) The right to discipline employees for just cause.
(ig) The right to relieve employees from duty and abolish positions for reasons of administrative
efficiency including, for example, lack of work, lack of adequate funding, change in agency
mission, or reorganization of the work force.
(jh) In case of emergency, the right to take whatever action may be necessary to carry out the agencys
mission.
***
6-7 Dues and Service Fees
If agreed to in a collective bargaining agreement, the state may deduct the dues or service fee of a
member of an exclusively represented bargaining unit through payroll deduction. Notwithstanding
any contrary provision of a collective bargaining agreement, aAn appointing authority shall cannot
deduct membership dues or service fees unless the employee has filed a current voluntary written
authorization. The director shall establish the exclusive process for employees to authorize or
deauthorize deduction of dues or fees.

6-9 Negotiations and Impasse


***

6-9.6 Negotiated Grievance Procedures


***
(b) Jurisdictional limitations on arbitrators.
***
(3) None of theThe following disputes cancannot be adjudicated in a grievance procedure
authorized in a collective bargaining agreement, but. They can only be adjudicated in a civil
service forum under the exclusive procedures provided for in the civil service rules and
regulations:
(A) A grievance by an employee who is aggrieved by thea positions abolition, or creation,
or assumption.
(B) A grievance by an employee aggrieved by an arbitrary and capricious lateral job change
resulting in substantial harm.
(C) A grievance by an employee aggrieved by the application of a position.employment
preference or recall rights.
(D) A grievance by an employee aggrieved by the employers exercise of any other of its
rights to assign staff, including scheduling, shift assignment, overtime assignment, or
seniority calculation.
(BE) A grievance by an employee disciplined or denied the use of sick or annual leave for
striking.
(C(F) A grievance by an employee whose probationary appointment is rescinded.
(G) A complaint including, but not limited to, a grievance, technical appeal, or labor
relations appeal, against the civil service commission or civil service staff.
(DH) A complaint including, but not limited to, a grievance, technical appeal, or labor
relations appeal, arising out of or related to a prohibited subject of bargaining.
(EI) Any matter or dispute in which civil service rules or regulations provide an exclusive
procedure or forum for the resolution of the matter or dispute.
***
Rules in Other Chapters
2-5 Employment Preference
***
2 5.5 Application of Employment Preference between Employees Covered by a
Collective Bargaining Agreement and Employees not Covered by a Collective
Bargaining Agreement
2-5.5 Bumping Between Bargaining Units
Application of employment preference between employees covered by a collective bargaining
agreement and employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreementunits is subject to the
following additional conditions:
(a) Qualification. An employee may only displace a less senior employee in a position for which
qualified in a classification in which the employee has previously attained status.
(b) Application; exhaustion. An employee not covered by a collective bargaining agreement must
first exhaust all bumping rights to other positions held by employees not covered by a collective
bargaining agreement. After exhausting all such rights, the employee not covered by a collective
bargaining agreement may then bump into the position covered by a collective bargaining
agreement that minimizes loss of pay, subject to the terms and conditions of the collective
bargaining agreement. If . An employee covered by a collective bargaining agreement expressly
provides for exclusively represented employees covered by the agreement to bump intomust first
exhaust all bumping rights to other positions not covered by anthe agreement, they may do so
only after. After exhausting all bumpingsuch rights under, the agreement, andemployee may
then bump into the position not covered by the collective bargaining agreement that minimizes
loss of pay in accordance with this rule. When more than one employee covered by a collective
bargaining agreement is eligible to bump into a position not covered by a collective bargaining
agreement, the most senior employee receives bumping rights.
(c) Total continuous service. Employment preference is determined by an employees total
continuous service.
(d) Limitation on seniority. A collective bargaining agreement cannot prohibit an employee who
accepts a supervisory position or any other employee who is not covered by a collective
bargaining agreement from exercising employment preference into a position covered by the
agreement. In such bumping situations, seniority earned outside the unit applies, except as
limited by any collective bargaining agreement provisions in effect on January 23, 1983. This
subsection only applies after the employee exhausts rights to displace other employees not
covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
(e) Grievances. A grievance based on the application and adverse effects of this rule is filed,
processed, and resolved under the grievance procedure provisions that are applicable to the
position into which the exercise of employment preference has occurred or is scheduled to occur.
This rule does not preclude a nonexclusively represented employee from filing a standard
grievance, even after bumping into an exclusively represented position, if the employee contends
a denial of the right to displace another nonexclusively represented employee.
(d) Grievances. An employee aggrieved by this rules application may grieve as provided in rule 8-
1 and applicable regulations.
***

2-16 Assumption into Classified Service


***
2-16.7 Relation to Collective Bargaining
All determinations and actions by the state personnel director or civil service commission under this
rule, including, but not limited to, an assumption of a position, classification of an assumed position,
initial appointment to an assumed position, initial treatment of an assumed employee, and initial pay
and benefits of an assumed employee are prohibited subjects of bargaining and are not subject to the
provisions of a collective bargaining agreement. However, if the director approves the transfer of
seniority earned outside the classified service, the application of those seniority rights for purposes of
reassignment, transfer, layoff, or recall within a unit is a mandatory subject of bargaining.
***

3-2 Applicant Pools and Recall Lists


***
3-2.3 Recall Lists
An employee is eligible to be placed on a recall list only if the employee (1) gained status from an
indefinite appointment and (2) is laid off, demoted, or otherwise displaced for reasons of
administrative efficiency. Recall lists are not created or maintainedformaintained for statewide recall,
or for classifications that are protected from the application of employment preference in rule 2-5
[Employment Preference] or applicable regulations.
***

3-4 Class Clusters


(a) Approval of class clusters. If jointly requested by parties engaged in secondary negotiations,
theThe state employer may request that the state personnel director may approve a class cluster for
use in an agency. The state personnel director has the discretion to approve, deny, or limit a request
to create a class cluster. A decision by the state personnel director to approve, deny, or limit a request
to create a class cluster is final and cannot be appealed.
(b) Class clusters for nonexclusively represented employees. An appointing authority may use an
approved class cluster for authorized transactions involving nonexclusively represented employees
as provided in the civil service rules and regulations. A directors decision about a class cluster is final
and cannot be appealed.
(c) Class clusters for exclusively represented employees.
(1) Relation to collective bargaining.
(A) The creation of a class cluster is a classification and appointment issue and is a prohibited subject
of bargaining. A class cluster cannot be created or included in a secondary collective bargaining
agreement unless approved in advance by the state personnel director.
(B) After a class cluster has been approved by the state personnel director, the use of an
approved class cluster for job changes, layoff, or recall is a mandatory subject of
bargaining in secondary negotiations.
(2) Use of class cluster. An appointing authority may use the approved class cluster for job
change, layoff, or recall transactions authorized in an approved secondary collective
bargaining agreement.

3-5 Relation to Collective Bargaining


An appointing authority shall make all appointments in accordance with the civil service rules and
regulations, unless a provision in a collective bargaining agreement regarding reassignment, transfer,
layoff, or recall permitted by rule 3 4 or rule 6 3 provides otherwise.

5-6 Additional Compensation: Miscellaneous


***

5-6.12 Critical-Position Premium


(a) Designation. An appointing authority may designate up to 2% of its filled non-exclusively
represented positions as critical after providing the director written notice of and justification for
the designation. The designation as critical or its removal cannot be grieved.
(b) Payments. The critical-position premium is up to 20% of its occupants biweekly base pay.
(c) Expiration. The critical-position premium program ends December 31, 2018.
***

8-3 Technical Complaints


***
8-3.6 Exclusive Technical Appointment Reviews
(a) Exclusive proceeding. The technical appointment review is the exclusive proceeding for any
candidate or employee, including an exclusively represented employee, to bring a complaint that
arises out of (1) the selection, appointment, or certification of a candidate for a position in the
classified service or (2) the revocation of an appointment after a civil service audit. A candidate,
employee, and appointing authority are prohibited from using either the civil service grievance
process provided in rule 8-1 [Grievances] or a negotiated grievance process permitted by rule 6-
9.6 [Negotiated Grievance Procedures]. This exclusive procedure is not applicable when a
collective bargaining agreement permitted in rule 3 5 [Relation to Collective Bargaining]
authorizes a different procedure regarding a reassignment, transfer, layoff, or recall.
***
9-1 Definitions
Rule of General Applicability
Rule of general applicability means a rule that applies equally to all similarly situated employees
without distinction between exclusively and nonexclusively represented positions.
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:41 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Subject: FYI

FYISPDOCwillprobablygooutabitlateraround4:30orso.Nocallsbackfromunionsasofnow.
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:38 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Cc: Gnodtke, John (MCSC)
Subject: Calls to unions

HelloMarieandCheryl
IhaveleftvoicemailmessagesforEdMitchell(Emmasvoicemail),LizaEstlundOlson(hervoicemail),RobynPrice(her
assistantsvoicemail),andKenMoore(TammyVoightsvoicemail).Mymessageswerehighlevelstatingtherewouldbe
aSPDOCemailedaround4p.m.todaythatwewantedtobesuretheyarewatchingforasitdealswithimportantCSC
Chapter6rulechangesproposedtheemployeerelationspolicyandthereisa28dayperiodforcomment.Imentioned
thatthecommissionersareinterestedincommentsfromallinterestedparties.Imentionedrulechangesproposed
includedaddingtotheprohibitedsubjectslistinatleastacoupleofthemessagesandleftmydirectnumberforthose
wishingtocallme.

InthecaseofAFSCMEandSEIU,IaskedtheindividualtransferringmetovoicemailboxestopleaseflagforRobynand
LizathatIhadleftanimportantmessageboutadocumentthatwouldbeemailedlatertoday.

IwasabletospeakdirectlytoTomTylukiandprovidedabitmoreinformationreferencingmanagementprerogativesto
assignstaff.

IwillletyouknowifIhearfromthemandifyoureceiveanycallsfromunionleadersabouttheSPDOC,pleasefeelfree
toreferthemtome.Imfinewithgivingthemmydirectline(517.241.3717).Marie,mydirectnumberseemstobe
workingnowmaybetrycallingmeagain??

Thankyou
Jan
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:05 AM
To: Minix, Connie (DTMB); Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: Todays Meeting

HelloConnie
WouldyoupleaseletKyleknowRuthattendedtheHRDirectormeetingthismorningandmetwiththegroupfrom8:30
10a.m.?Anumberofquestions(re:TELL)wereraisedwhichRuthaddressed.

Ineedtotalkmorewithourteamaboutthego/nogodecisionon9/5andwhetherwehaveanyoutstandingissuesto
flag.Idon'tthinkIcanbereadytodothatbythisafternoon.MyapologiesIdidnotrealizethatwasthepurposeofthe
meetingtoday.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Minix,Connie(DTMB)
Sent:Wednesday,August09,201710:31AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:TodaysMeeting

RuthSchwartzwasplanningtoattendtheideawastoensurethatyouandJanhaveavoiceintothego/nogodecision
atthe9/5SIGMAGoverningBoardmeetingandshewasthinkingthatAlandKylewouldwanttohearyourperspective
directly.ButRuthsaidshecancertainlyhandleoutsideofameetingtodaythroughdirectconsultwithyouguysandcan
shareanyfeedbackwithAlandKylelater.

Kylepreferstokeepthemeeting,butifyouguysstillprefertocancelhe'sokaywiththat.

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Wednesday,August09,20179:03AM
To:Minix,Connie(DTMB)<minixc@michigan.gov>
Subject:TodaysMeeting

HiConnie
NeitherJannorIhaveanythingforthemeetingtodayat1:15.UnlessAlhassomethingdoyouwanttocancel?
Thanks!
Marie

SentfrommyiPhone
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 2:34 PM
To: Janet M McClelland
Subject: FW: Attorney-Client Communication--Rules Reform Information

FYI

From:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August08,20172:24PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Fwd:AttorneyClientCommunicationRulesReformInformation

FYI.

Beginforwardedmessage:

From:JaseBolger
Date:August8,2017at2:20:46PMEDT
To:"Gnodtke,John(MCSC)"<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:AttorneyClientCommunicationRulesReformInformation





OnAug7,2017,at4:41PM,Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>wrote:



MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 9:02 AM
To: Janet M McClelland
Subject: FYI - GRHV article

IheardaboutthisauditfindingandtheMIRSarticleisbelow,Janet.Ithoughtyoudbeinterestedyoumayhave
alreadyseenit.

FYI,IspokewithNickPayne(Zimmersassistant)thisa.m.andtoldhimImaybeintouchsoonsinceMikeaskedusto
workwithNickwhileheisaway.ItoldhimcommissionersarestilldiscussingproposedrulechangesandIwouldcallif
anythingistobecirculatedorifweneedhisassistanceinnotifyinganyone.HehasbeenincontactwithMikewhilehes
away.

Jan

GR Vets Home Met All But One Standard In 2017 Federal Review
For the "first time in recent history," the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (GRHV) met nearly every standard set by
the federal government in its most recent survey of the home.

The survey taken by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) found that the GRHV met 230 out of the 231
standards. The survey was taken in April and the results were publicized in May, and again today in a newsletter
distributed by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).

In 2016, the GRHV provisionally met 12 standards and did not meet 11, and in 2015, the home provisionally met 21
standards and didn't meet seven.

The one finding from 2017 was that the facility failed to ensure residents who sustained falls had received
appropriate and timely assessments, according to the USVA.

With that, the standard was considered only "provisionally met," but after the state submitted its corrective action
plan, it received full certification from the feds in a letter dated June 1.

MVAA spokesperson Dan WAUN said the facility's federal funds are tied to the survey results and a poor survey
could lead to decertification and lost federal funding, but he said that type of action is rare.

The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans met all the standards for the second year in a row, according to the MVAA.

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 2:38 PM
To: Janet M McClelland
Subject: Revised SPDOC
Attachments: Draft SPDOC 17-07-#2revised.docx

Janet

Threechanges:

Addedmanageinthelastsentenceofthefirstparagraph.

Changedpaytopremiumaftercriticalpositioninthe3rdbulletonpage2.

Changedperformanceormissioncriticalitytooutstandingperformersinmissioncriticalpositionsonpage2.

Jan
SPDOC No. 17-07
Page 2

Ending mandatory statewide recall lists, while preserving agency recall lists.
Adding a prohibited subject on employer-paid union leaves and a new rule allowing
each recognized union paid leave for one employees full-time absence.
Adding prohibited subjects of critical-position premium and performance-pay
systems.
Standardizing the process by which employees can authorize dues deductions.
Reorganizing and streamlining the list of prohibited subjects.
Reinstituting the rule of general applicability to allow emergent situations to be
promptly addressed. A similar rule allowing these actions was rescinded in 2007.
The prepared amendments also include a new rule creating a pilot program to allow
agencies to adjust compensation for a small number of critical positions occupied by
NEREs to recognize outstanding performers in mission critical positions.
Except for proposed rule 5-6.12, any changes to rules would not take effect until after
currently approved contracts expire on January 1, 2019.
Comments on the proposed amendments may be emailed to MCSC-OGC@mi.gov or
sent to Office of the General Counsel, Michigan Civil Service Commission, P.O. Box
30002, Lansing, Michigan, 48909. Comments must be received by September 6, 2017.
Attachments
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 2:29 PM
To: Janet M McClelland ; Gnodtke, John (MCSC)
Subject: FYI


MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 12:26 PM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: FW: SPDOC for Proposed Rule Amendments to Ratings Systems

Jase-

Andabsolutelytherewillbetimeforyourreviewandcommentbeforecirculating.

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,August04,201712:17PM
To:'JaseBolger'<
Subject:RE:SPDOCforProposedRuleAmendmentstoRatingsSystems

HelloJase
Anychanceyouhaveacoupleminutestotalk?

InformationIhavetosharewillbebrief.

Thankyou
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)

From:JaseBolger[mailto
Sent:Friday,August04,201712:10PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:SPDOCforProposedRuleAmendmentstoRatingsSystems

Jan,

Because I have some travel coming up, just circling back to be sure I understand the plan:

When are we likely to receive the draft changes to collective bargaining? And, will we have the time to review
them and make any suggestions before theyre circulated?

Thank you,
Jase

On Aug 1, 2017, at 4:01 PM, Gnodtke, John (MCSC) <GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov> wrote:

Staffplanstocirculatetheattacheddraftruleandregulationamendmentsonperformanceratings
tomorrow.SPDOC1706summarizesthesubstantivechangesintendedfromtherules.Duetothe
numberofstreamliningandreorganizationeditsproposed,thechangeswillbecirculatedinboth
legislativeandcleanformatstofacilitatereview.Ifyouhaveanyquestions,pleaseletmeknow.Thanks.
<Draft SPDOC 17-06.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06a-Rules-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06b-
Rules-Legislative.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06c-2.06-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06d-2.06-
Legislative.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06e-3.03-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06f-3.03-
Legislative.pdf>
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 12:17 PM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: RE: SPDOC for Proposed Rule Amendments to Ratings Systems

HelloJase
Anychanceyouhaveacoupleminutestotalk?

InformationIhavetosharewillbebrief.

Thankyou
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)

From:JaseBolger[mailto
Sent:Friday,August04,201712:10PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:SPDOCforProposedRuleAmendmentstoRatingsSystems

Jan,

Because I have some travel coming up, just circling back to be sure I understand the plan:

When are we likely to receive the draft changes to collective bargaining? And, will we have the time to review
them and make any suggestions before theyre circulated?

Thank you,
Jase

On Aug 1, 2017, at 4:01 PM, Gnodtke, John (MCSC) <GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov> wrote:

Staffplanstocirculatetheattacheddraftruleandregulationamendmentsonperformanceratings
tomorrow.SPDOC1706summarizesthesubstantivechangesintendedfromtherules.Duetothe
numberofstreamliningandreorganizationeditsproposed,thechangeswillbecirculatedinboth
legislativeandcleanformatstofacilitatereview.Ifyouhaveanyquestions,pleaseletmeknow.Thanks.
<Draft SPDOC 17-06.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06a-Rules-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06b-
Rules-Legislative.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06c-2.06-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06d-2.06-
Legislative.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06e-3.03-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06f-3.03-
Legislative.pdf>
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 12:12 PM
To: Janet M McClelland )
Subject: FW: SPDOC for Proposed Rule Amendments to Ratings Systems

FYIJanet.

From:JaseBolger[mailto
Sent:Friday,August04,201712:10PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:SPDOCforProposedRuleAmendmentstoRatingsSystems

Jan,

Because I have some travel coming up, just circling back to be sure I understand the plan:

When are we likely to receive the draft changes to collective bargaining? And, will we have the time to review
them and make any suggestions before theyre circulated?

Thank you,
Jase

On Aug 1, 2017, at 4:01 PM, Gnodtke, John (MCSC) <GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov> wrote:

Staffplanstocirculatetheattacheddraftruleandregulationamendmentsonperformanceratings
tomorrow.SPDOC1706summarizesthesubstantivechangesintendedfromtherules.Duetothe
numberofstreamliningandreorganizationeditsproposed,thechangeswillbecirculatedinboth
legislativeandcleanformatstofacilitatereview.Ifyouhaveanyquestions,pleaseletmeknow.Thanks.
<Draft SPDOC 17-06.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06a-Rules-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06b-
Rules-Legislative.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06c-2.06-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06d-2.06-
Legislative.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06e-3.03-Clean.pdf><Draft SPDOC 17-06f-3.03-
Legislative.pdf>
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 8:50 AM
To: Schwartz, Ruth (DTMB); Fedorchuk, Matthew (MCSC); Moody, Michael (DTMB); Waalkes, Marie (OSE);
Piggott, Jeremy (DTMB)
Cc: Evani, Lisa (DTMB)
Subject: RE: TIMEI Document Catalog Enhancement

Thatisgreatnews,Ruth!Thankyou.

Jan

From:Schwartz,Ruth(DTMB)
Sent:Friday,August04,20178:13AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Fedorchuk,Matthew(MCSC)<fedorchukm@michigan.gov>;Moody,
Michael(DTMB)<MoodyM1@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Piggott,Jeremy
(DTMB)<piggottj@michigan.gov>
Cc:Evani,Lisa(DTMB)<EVANIL@michigan.gov>
Subject:TIMEIDocumentCatalogEnhancement

Greatnews!CGIisgoingtodeliverabaselineenhancementtothesecurityontheTIMEIDocumentcatalogthatwill
requireuserstofilteronthedocumentdepartmentandwillcheckthattheselectedfilter(s)matchtheirsecurity.This
willpreventusersfromseeingemployeesoutsideoftheiraccessandaddresstheperformanceimplicationsthatwould
otherwiseoccurifweattemptedtoapplyrowfilteringsecuritytoacatalogpage.

Inaddition,inthedesignoftheenhancement,theyalsoaddresseduserneedsforuserswithaccesstomultiple
departmentsanduserswithStatewideaccesstheabilitytoselectmultipledepartmentsoruseawildcardparameter
(>0)onthedocumentdepartmentselectionisalsoincorporatedintothedesign.(JeremythismeansPTRDswillbe
abletousethecatalogratherthanreportsforstatewideprocessingneedslikeworkerscomp).

Theenhancementistargetedtobedelivered8/17/17whichwillenabletestingbythecoreteampriortooursoftware
codefreeze.Thecostoftheenhancement(includingbaseliningitintheAdvantageproduct)is$56,000Iwillabsorb
thiswithintheProjectSIGMAbudget.

Ruth

RuthSchwartz
Director,ProjectSIGMA/SIGMAOperations&Support
Schwartzr1@michigan.gov
Office:5172847585
Cell:5174491624(new)

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 2:26 PM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: FYI

HelloJase
IjustreadthisMIRSarticle(fromyesterdaysreport).Iassumeyouveseenit,butthoughtIdsendthisalongtobesure!

Jan

Could Bolger Have Helped Ritchie Run As 'Kid Rock?'


If rock musician Kid ROCK wants to use his stage name on the 2018 ballot for a U.S. Senate run, a 5-year-old law
put on the books thanks to former House Speaker Jase BOLGER could possibly make that happen.

Bolger added a section to HB 4992 of 2011 that allows "common law" names to be used on the ballot, something he
insisted upon after the Secretary of State in 2008 and 2010 declined to let him run as "Jase" Bolger when his birth
certificate and driver license identified him as "James."

Here's the back story. Bolger was named after his father, James BOLGER, but to avoid confusion as a child, his
family always called him Jase BOLGER (See "Bolger Plays To Win," 10/15/08).

When Bolger ran for county commission, the local clerk let him run as "Jase" since that's what he was known as. But
when he ran for state representative, Bolger and the Secretary of State went back and forth about the issue.

Bolger even sent the Bureau of Elections copies of a pair of dictionary pages that listed "Jas." as a New Testament
abbreviation of James. The Bureau of Elections wasn't convinced and wanted to see more modern-day references.

"It seemed like pretty silly bureaucracy," Bolger said. "Jas was good enough for the Bible, but baby name books
were gospel to the Bureau of Elections."

Bolger begrudgingly went as "James Bolger" on the 2008 and 2010 ballot. In 2011, after he became Speaker,
Bolger had the power to change things and that's what he did.

An omnibus elections bill, sponsored by Rep. Eileen KOWALL, was amended to allow for the use of nicknames and
"common law names" on the ballot. Gov. Rick SNYDER signed the bill. Bolger went by "Jase Bolger" on the 2012
ballot.

Fast forward to 2017. With Kid Rock toying with a U.S. Senate run, Mark GREBNER of Practical Political
Consultants dug up this new law and questioned whether Robert RITCHIE could use his stage name on the ballot
since, arguably, most people know the musician as Kid Rock.

"He may be able to convince a court that 'Kid Rock' is a 'common law name,' not used with intent to defraud
anybody, and should be allowed because that's how he is generally known," Grebner said.

"I think the Secretary of State would initially reject the request, but there's better than a 50 percent chance a court
would grant an order allowing it," added Grebner, who received his law degree in the 1980s from the University of
Michigan and is a current member of the Michigan Bar.

Secretary of State spokesperson Fred WOODHAMS said if Ritchie submitted enough valid signatures to make the
ballot and indicated that he wanted to be listed as "Kid Rock," the Bureau of Elections Staff would have to research
further the question of whether that name would be allowed, particularly the common law portion of the law.

"I'm not able to give a definitive answer today."

Elections lawyer Steve LIEDEL of the Dykema Law Firm told MIRS that his reading of the law is that Ritchie would
need to legally change his name before he could be listed on the ballot as "Kid Rock" (See "Could Kid Rock Appear
On Ballot As 'Kid Rock?'" 7/28/17).

Liedel said he's aware of the new "common law" portion of state law, but isn't convinced that Kid Rock would apply.
Is "Kid Rock" what appears on his driver license? Is that what name he uses in legal transactions?

"Without knowing all the details, I'd say the chances are pretty unlikely," Liedel reiterated. "That's probably not an
available option for him."

Nonetheless, even the possibility piqued the interest of Bolger, who met Ritchie at a pair of Republican fundraisers,
including one in Oakland County for U.S. House Speaker Paul RYAN.

"He told me, 'Just call me Bob tonight," Bolger remembered. Bolger said the musician showed a genuine interest in
politics, policy and the opportunity to help others. Whether that means putting his music career on hold to represent
the state of Michigan in the U.S. Senate is a different question altogether.

As to whether his nickname law helps Ritchie get on the ballot as "Kid Rock," he said, "Well, if so, that'd be the first
time anyone accused me of being Kid Rock's wingman."

Grebner said even if Ritchie could appear as "Kid Rock," he's not convinced that the stage name would appeal to
the average Michigan Republican voter, which is a white male in his 60s.

Ritchie does have some voting history, having participated in the 2012 presidential primary and the 2006
gubernatorial primary. He's also voted in the last four general elections (2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016). Prior to that,
the Independence Township (Oakland County) resident's voting history was spotty, according to Practical Political
Consultants.

MIRS polling with Target Insyght last week showed Kid Rock easily winning a Republican primary and being within
eight points of U.S. Sen. Debbie STABENOW (D-Delta Twp.) (See "Poll Shows Kid Rock Up In GOP Primary, Down
50%-42% To Stabenow," 7/28/17).

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:06 AM
To: Patterson, Jonathan (MDOC); Waalkes, Marie (OSE); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Subject: RE: Employee Bumping

Thankyou,Jonathan.

From:Patterson,Jonathan(MDOC)
Sent:Wednesday,August02,20179:46AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,
Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:EmployeeBumping

FYI

From: Patterson, Jonathan (MDOC)


Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:45 AM
To: Washington, Heidi E. (MDOC); McKee, Kenneth (MDOC); Marlan, Russell L. (MDOC)
Subject: Employee Bumping

Wantedtomakeyouawareofasituationthatwillbeoccurringinthenexthour.LastFridaywasadvisedofasituation
attheMichiganReformatoryofalimitedtermappointmentexpiringwhichresultsintheemployeeexercisingtheir
employmentpreference.Theemployee(KimberlyCharron)wasalimitedtermsecretary,withapreviousclassification
asawordprocessingassistant.Shewillbumpalesssenioremployee(CaseyClark)atBellamyCreekinhealthcare.This
willresultinthatemployeebumpingtoavacancyinMuskegonFieldOperationsAdministration.Theemployeeswillbe
issuedtheirlettersthismorningandwillhave7calendardaystomaketheirelections.

TheUAWhasbeenadvised,aswellasWardenTrierweiler,ADDBlakley,andAdministratorGulick(leftmessage).

Pleaseletmeknowifanyquestions.

Jonathan Patterson
Human Resources Director
Michigan Department of Corrections
Phone: (517) 241-7660

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:13 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: "Eligible Adults"

Thanks,Marie.I'msendingthisonlytoyouandwilltouchbasewithJohnfirstthingtomorrowsohecanfollowupsince
hewasbackandforthwithBethanyonnumbersacouple/fewweeksago.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20175:09PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

HiJan:

CherylandWayneandItalked.Idon'tthinkthatournumbersarethatfarapartbythewayitwasexplainedthatthe
systemdumpstheinformation.Weshow110adultsbutthecoveragebreakoutshowsthosethatarecoveringanother
adultorthosecoveringanadultandchildren(notknowingwhosechildren),ifthatmakessense.Ithinkitwouldbe
goodtohaveBethanyandmaybeJohnifhewishesmeetbrieflywithusmaybetomorrowtojustcomparehowweran
thenumbers.

Wecantouchbasetomorrowandmaybeconnectforafewminutes?

Thanks,

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:12PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYI.JohnissuggestingthatWaynecheckwithBethanytomakesureweareprovidingthesamenumbers.

Thanksforsharing,Marie.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:04PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

WeprovidedRickJoneswith114OEAIsand9dependentsasof7/12/17.IamnotsurehowWaynegot58adults.The
lasttimewereportedthiswehadsimilarnumbersforOEAIsanddependents,butEBDindicatedthatourdependent
numbershadincludedboththeemployee'sandtheOEAI'sdependentsandthustheywereoverstated.

WayneshouldcheckwithBethanytomakesurethatweareprovidingthesamenumberstorequestors.

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August1,20173:59PM
To:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYIonly,John.Iamguessingthedependentcountdoesn'tlookatonlydependentsoftheOEAIasyourrecentreviewdid
(atleastasIrecall).

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20173:19PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

HiJan:

Youprobablyhavethisinformationatyourfingertips,butwantedtosharewhatWaynecameupwithbyeachemployee
group.

Thanks!

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20178:55AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

Cheryl,

Attachedistherequestedcount.Ifthoseemployeeswithstatuscodebeginningwith"E"wereincluded,itwould
increasethecountby2.

Wayne

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201711:06AM
To:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)<MaybaughW@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:"EligibleAdults"

HiWayne,

PleaserunalistthatwilltellushowmanyemployeesineachbargainingunitandNEREshaveoptedfortheOEAIhealth
coverage.LizaatSEIUisaskingabouther3unitsinresponsetoSen.Jones'bill.

ThanksCLS

SentfrommyiPhone
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:12 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: FW: "Eligible Adults"

FYI.JohnissuggestingthatWaynecheckwithBethanytomakesureweareprovidingthesamenumbers.

Thanksforsharing,Marie.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:04PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

WeprovidedRickJoneswith114OEAIsand9dependentsasof7/12/17.IamnotsurehowWaynegot58adults.The
lasttimewereportedthiswehadsimilarnumbersforOEAIsanddependents,butEBDindicatedthatourdependent
numbershadincludedboththeemployee'sandtheOEAI'sdependentsandthustheywereoverstated.

WayneshouldcheckwithBethanytomakesurethatweareprovidingthesamenumberstorequestors.

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August1,20173:59PM
To:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYIonly,John.Iamguessingthedependentcountdoesn'tlookatonlydependentsoftheOEAIasyourrecentreviewdid
(atleastasIrecall).

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20173:19PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

HiJan:

Youprobablyhavethisinformationatyourfingertips,butwantedtosharewhatWaynecameupwithbyeachemployee
group.

Thanks!

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20178:55AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

Cheryl,

Attachedistherequestedcount.Ifthoseemployeeswithstatuscodebeginningwith"E"wereincluded,itwould
increasethecountby2.

Wayne

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201711:06AM
To:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)<MaybaughW@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:"EligibleAdults"

HiWayne,

PleaserunalistthatwilltellushowmanyemployeesineachbargainingunitandNEREshaveoptedfortheOEAIhealth
coverage.LizaatSEIUisaskingabouther3unitsinresponsetoSen.Jones'bill.

ThanksCLS

SentfrommyiPhone
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:58 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: "Eligible Adults"

Thanks,Marie.IknowJohnandMattreceivedinquiriesrecentlyfromacoupleoflegislatorssoI'llsharewiththem.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20173:19PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

HiJan:

Youprobablyhavethisinformationatyourfingertips,butwantedtosharewhatWaynecameupwithbyeachemployee
group.

Thanks!

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20178:55AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

Cheryl,

Attachedistherequestedcount.Ifthoseemployeeswithstatuscodebeginningwith"E"wereincluded,itwould
increasethecountby2.

Wayne

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201711:06AM
To:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)<MaybaughW@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:"EligibleAdults"

HiWayne,

PleaserunalistthatwilltellushowmanyemployeesineachbargainingunitandNEREshaveoptedfortheOEAIhealth
coverage.LizaatSEIUisaskingabouther3unitsinresponsetoSen.Jones'bill.

ThanksCLS

SentfrommyiPhone
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 5:04 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Subject: FW: Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Meeting
Attachments: .xlsx

Seeyoutomorrow,MarieandCheryl.Hopetodaywentwell!

Jan

From:Yeiter,Philip(DMVA)
Sent:Monday,July31,20174:44PM
To:Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>
Cc:Bradfield,MaryJoe(MCSC)<BradfieldM@michigan.gov>;Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,
Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Fedorchuk,Matthew(MCSC)<fedorchukm@michigan.gov>;Gnodtke,John
(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:MichiganVeterans'FacilityAuthorityMeeting

Pleaseseetheattacheddocument,wewillbeusingthesequestionstohelpsteertheconversation.

Lookingforwardtoseeingyoutomorrow.

Best,

Phil

Phil Yeiter
Government Affairs
o: 517.284.5245
c: 616.690.8005
yeiterp@michigan.gov

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

From: Yeiter, Philip (DMVA)


Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:37 PM
To: Armbrustmacher, Cindy (MCSC)
Cc: Bradfield, Mary Joe (MCSC)
Subject: Re: Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Meeting

Cindy,

Ifyou'rewillingtocometoourofficethatwouldbehelpfulaswewillhavestaffinattendancefromMarquetteandthey
areontightschedulesthewholeday.

Ouraddressis:

222N.WashingtonAve
PhoenixBldg.5thFl.

Thankyouforbeingflexible.

Phil

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul11,2017,at11:06AM,Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>wrote:

Phil,

IspokewithJanaboutthismeeting.Wearehappytoholdthemeetinghere.However,Janandour
folkscouldcometoyouroffice,sinceyouhaveanumberofpeopleattendingthemeeting.Pleaselet
meknowwhatwillworkbest.

Thanks
Cindy
3733020

From:Yeiter,Philip(DMVA)
Sent:Monday,July10,201711:31AM
To:Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>
Cc:Bradfield,MaryJoe(MCSC)<BradfieldM@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:MichiganVeterans'FacilityAuthorityMeeting

11:00amworks.

Wewillplantomeetyouatyouroffices.Wewillhaveupto8folksionattendancefromourofficeI
willconfirmtheattendancelistwithyouasweapproach.

Thankyouforyourassistance!

Phil

From: Armbrustmacher, Cindy (MCSC)
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 11:16 AM
To: Yeiter, Philip (DMVA)
Cc: Bradfield, Mary Joe (MCSC)
Subject: RE: Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Meeting

Tuesday,August1stappearstobegoodforJan,Matt,JohnandMarieWaalkes.Woulditbepossibleto
movethemeetingto11:00a.m.insteadof10:45a.m.?Ifnot,wecanmake10:45a.m.work.Areyou
planningtomeethere?Wouldyoulikemetoreserveaconferenceroom?

Thanks
Cindy
3733020

From:Yeiter,Philip(DMVA)
Sent:Monday,July10,201710:48AM
To:Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>
Subject:MichiganVeterans'FacilityAuthorityMeeting

Cindy,

Howdoes10:45onTuesdayAugust1look?

August2alsoappearsavailableonthisend.

Phil

Phil Yeiter
Government Affairs
o: 517.284.5245
c: 616.690.8005
yeiterp@michigan.gov

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

At its most basic, it's a referral program. Employees call in and ESP employees screen them to determine what kind of help they need and then work with
their insurance to find a doctor or therapist in their area. That can be especially important in the Upper Peninsula and rural areas, where doctors can
be scarce.

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(https://public.tableau.com/views/Michigansuicideratesbycounty/Sheet1?:embed=y&:display count=yes&publish=yes).

The eight-employee (https://www.michigan.gov/documents/ose/Meet Our ESP Team 199655 7.pdf), $1 million program housed within the Civil Service
Commission also trains human resources employees and managers about how to refer employees to the program, Yerke said. There's an hour-long
presentation during new employee orientations, web services employees can access any time, and the agency consults with employees or
managers who have concerns about coworkers. They also run a special team that responds when something traumatic happens in an office.

Yerke said confidentiality rules forbade from even saying how many state employees access the services.

"I can tell you we're busy," she said.

Other departments go further.

The Michigan State Police, for example, has for decades offered its Office of Behavioral Science to troopers or others who need help with stress,
depression or other mental health issues, spokeswoman Shanon Banner said. In 2015, the agency launched a "peer support program," with 20 specially
trained employees in the field for troopers who don't feel comfortable reaching out to strangers.

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, which runs the state's child abuse and neglect investigations and foster care programs, in 2015
piloted a program in eight counties to help employees deal with "secondary trauma," the heartache and stress that can come from witnessing heartache
and stress in others.

The program helped employees and the department's mission, said Stacie Bladen, deputy director of DHHS' Children's Services Agency. In Osceola and
Mecosta counties, for example, the program helped halve the amount of time cases were open and cut the number of kids in state care by 68%, she
said.

DHHS now plans to take the program statewide through a contract that will offer "an assessment of local office culture and climate and secondary trauma
training" from Western Michigan University, DHHS spokesman Bob Wheaton said in an email to the State Journal.

In the Corrections Department, officials have partnered with the union to look for ways to address PTSD and suicide risk. Spokesman Chris Gautz said
the department's director ta ks about the risk at every corrections officer school graduation, encouraging officers and their families to help one another.

"One (suicide) is too many; I know we've had several already this year," Gautz said. "It's definitely an issue that we're very mindful of."

Separately, the state House where many members are still reeling from the May 9 suicide of state Rep. John Kivela recently launched a task force
to look for improvements to the state's mental health programs for all Michiganders.

'More ways this job can kill you'


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In this undated, provided photo, Michigan corrections officer Cary Johnson poses outside a state prison. (Photo: Photo provided)

Cary Johnson stood recently at the new monument to fallen officers (/story/news/local/capitol/2017/05/07/124-years-4-deaths-memorial-honors-
corrections-officers/101018154/) installed outside the Corrections Organization's downtown Lansing offices. The veteran officer the department's
2017 Officer of the Year (http://www.michigan.gov/corrections/0,4551,7-119-1441_26969-405733--,00.html) said she takes new recruits there to
remind them of the physical dangers they'll face working inside prison walls.

But, she'll tell them, "There are more ways this job can kill you."

Corrections officers see fights and sexual assaults. They're assaulted themselves. Inmates throw bodily fluids at them. Johnson said she's called a fat
bitch every day.

But corrections officers have to block their emotions because they can't appear weak in front of the inmates. Add to that a fear expressed not only in
Corrections but other departments, as well that talking about job-related stress or depression can get you fired, and many workers aren't l kely to deal
with their mental health, Johnson said.

"Officers are fearful of talking about it," she said.

Related: "124 years, 4 deaths: Memorial honors corrections officers" (/story/news/local/capitol/2017/05/07/124-years-4-deaths-memorial-honors-


corrections-officers/101018154/)

More: "Corrections launches 'Officer Dignity Initiative'" (/story/news/local/capitol/2016/06/14/corrections-launches-officer-dignity-initiative/85861240/)

More: "Scandals dampen state worker mood" (/story/news/local/capitol/2017/05/25/scandals-dampen-michigan-state-worker-mood/341993001/)

State officials said they work hard to promote mental health resources. In addition to orientations for new hires and training for managers, ESP
brochures are available throughout state offices. At least twice a year, the agency sends statewide emails with information about self-screening for
depression or alcoholism, with links to online resources.

To employees worried about discipline, they stress confidentiality: No supervisor can know whether any of their employees are accessing ESP, Yerke
said.

This Michigan Department of Corrections podcast includes a conversation with Cary Johnson. Story continues below. Can't see the podcast? Click here
(https://soundcloud.com/field-days/field-days-podcast-2017-corrections-officer-of-the-year-cary-johnson).
Are they giving away belongings or getting affairs in order, seemingly without a good reason? Are they saying goodbye to people as if they
will never see them again?

Source: The Mayo Clinic

Call for help, for yourself or others


If you are considering suicide, or if you suspect a friend or coworkers is, there is help:
Anyone can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
(https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)
Michigan state government employees can also call the Employee Services Program at 800-521-1377 or visit michigan.gov/esp
(http://www.michigan.gov/mdcs/0,4614,7-147-22854_29351---,00.html)

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From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 10:12 AM
To: 'Janet McClelland'; Gnodtke, John (MCSC)
Subject: RE: Draft Rating Rules

HiJanet
Ijustsawyourtext.Does10:30workforyou?Wecancallyouwhatnumbershouldweuse?

Thanks
Jan

From:JanetMcClelland
Sent:Monday,July31,201710:03AM
To:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:DraftRatingRules

JohnandJan,
Ihavereviewedthedraftsandcandiscusswhenyoulike.Ihavea2:00meetingthisafternoon.Thanks!
Janet

SentfrommyiPad

OnJul28,2017,at3:49PM,Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

HerearetwoattachmentsthatcontainadraftSPDOC,draftrulechanges,anddraftregulationsto
streamlinetheregulatoryprovisionsonperformancereviews.Oneisinlegislativeformat.Substantive
changesareoutlinedintheSPDOC.

Ifyouarecomfortable,IwasthinkingthatwecouldcirculatetheseMondayorTuesdaytoallthe
commissionersandthenpublishonWednesday.Haveagoodweekend.
<Ratings Reforms-Legislative.pdf>
<Ratings Reforms-Clean.pdf>
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From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 10:36 AM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: DMVAA

ActuallyIamhappytoheadyourwayifthatworksforyou,Marie.Justletmeknow.

Thanks

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:35AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Yesyouroffice?

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:33AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Does11workforyou,Marie?

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:30AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Iamgoodallday.Icanstopdownwheneveritworksforyou.

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:16AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

HiMarie
AsfarasIknow,themeetingisstillon.Ireceivedsomeinformationlateyesterdaythatmaycomeupduringthe
meeting.Howisyourscheduletoday?Ihaveanupdateonanotherissueaswell.

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,20179:40AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:DMVAA

HiJan:

DoyouknowifwearestillonforameetingnextTuesdaywithDMVAA?Iamjustcheckingcalendarsfornextweekas
westartbargainingonMonday.

Ihopeisgoingwellwithyou.

Thanksandhaveagreatweekend!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 10:33 AM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: DMVAA

Does11workforyou,Marie?

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:30AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Iamgoodallday.Icanstopdownwheneveritworksforyou.

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:16AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

HiMarie
AsfarasIknow,themeetingisstillon.Ireceivedsomeinformationlateyesterdaythatmaycomeupduringthe
meeting.Howisyourscheduletoday?Ihaveanupdateonanotherissueaswell.

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,20179:40AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:DMVAA

HiJan:

DoyouknowifwearestillonforameetingnextTuesdaywithDMVAA?Iamjustcheckingcalendarsfornextweekas
westartbargainingonMonday.

Ihopeisgoingwellwithyou.

Thanksandhaveagreatweekend!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 10:16 AM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: DMVAA

HiMarie
AsfarasIknow,themeetingisstillon.Ireceivedsomeinformationlateyesterdaythatmaycomeupduringthe
meeting.Howisyourscheduletoday?Ihaveanupdateonanotherissueaswell.

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,20179:40AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:DMVAA

HiJan:

DoyouknowifwearestillonforameetingnextTuesdaywithDMVAA?Iamjustcheckingcalendarsfornextweekas
westartbargainingonMonday.

Ihopeisgoingwellwithyou.

Thanksandhaveagreatweekend!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:08 PM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: RE: FYI and thank you

Thanks,Jase.

From:JaseBolger[mailto ]
Sent:Thursday,July27,201712:31PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:FYIandthankyou

Thank you.

I returned the message, but had to leave my own message. Ill likely ask for more info if/when I meet with the
senator.

Thanks,
Jase

On Jul 26, 2017, at 1:41 PM, Winters, Jan (MCSC) <WintersJ@michigan.gov> wrote:

HelloJase
First,thankyouforyourflexibilityandforreschedulingotherprearrangedmeetingstoattendthis
morningssession.

Iamhappytoprovidemoredetailonthediscussionsregardingtherecruitmentandretentionof
psychiatrists.WehavebeenmeetingwiththeDHHSleadershipteamandOSEtodiscusspossible
approaches.Justletmeknowif/whenyoudliketotalk.

Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:45 PM
To: Janet M McClelland (j
Subject: FW: FYI and thank you

FYIonly,Janet.SenatorMarleausofficecontactedusaskingforJasescontactinformation.TheSenatorwantstodiscuss
CSCcomplicationsintheareaofpayingovertimeasitrelatestopsychiatristsinpsychiatrichospitalsbasically
KalamazooasIunderstandit.

WereworkingonthelongstandingissuewithOSEandDHHSandtherehavebeensomediscussionsre:LOUswithUAW
andlegislativesponsorshipforawaiverifthereisaspecialpayincrease.DHHSisprettymuchleadingtheeffort.Mike
ZimmerreferredDHHStomeaskingthemtocoordinatecarefullyontimingbecausetheremaybeotherthings
happening.

Willkeepyouposted.

Jan

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Wednesday,July26,20171:42PM
To:'JaseBolger'<
Subject:FYIandthankyou

HelloJase
First,thankyouforyourflexibilityandforreschedulingotherprearrangedmeetingstoattendthismorningssession.

Iamhappytoprovidemoredetailonthediscussionsregardingtherecruitmentandretentionofpsychiatrists.Wehave
beenmeetingwiththeDHHSleadershipteamandOSEtodiscusspossibleapproaches.Justletmeknowif/whenyoud
liketotalk.

Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:42 PM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: FYI and thank you

HelloJase
First,thankyouforyourflexibilityandforreschedulingotherprearrangedmeetingstoattendthismorningssession.

Iamhappytoprovidemoredetailonthediscussionsregardingtherecruitmentandretentionofpsychiatrists.Wehave
beenmeetingwiththeDHHSleadershipteamandOSEtodiscusspossibleapproaches.Justletmeknowif/whenyoud
liketotalk.

Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:23 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: FW: Unclassified Report for July 2017
Attachments: Unclass Report 7-25-2017.pdf

FYI

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:44 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: SSGIF

Soundsgood.Imayhavesomeupdatesbymiddaytomorrow,Marie.Willkeepyouposted.

Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201712:41PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:SSGIF

HiJan:

Imaysitthisoneoutthen.Maybewecantouchbasebytheendoftheweekforanyupdatesandanythingelsethat
maybegoingon??!!

Thanks!

Marie

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201712:38PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:SSGIF

JohncantmakeitsoIdoplantoattend.

Howaboutyou,Marie?Ifnot,Imhappytoprovideanupdateonanychangesfromthelastmeeting.Sinceitsnota
bargainingyear,fundbalanceinformationshouldntcomeintoplaylikeitprobablywillnextyear!

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201711:32AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:SSGIF

HiJan:

Areyougoingtothe1PMmeetingtodayforSSGIF?

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:39 PM
To: Patterson, Jonathan (MDOC); Waalkes, Marie (OSE); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Subject: RE: Reduction in Force (RIF)

Thankyoufortheheadsup,Jonathan.

Jan

From:Patterson,Jonathan(MDOC)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201711:57AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,
Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Subject:ReductioninForce(RIF)

Wantedtogiveyouaheadsuponareductioninforcethatwillbecomingup.ThroughtheeffortsofanOpExTeam,we
arelookingataligningourmaintenancestafftomeettheoperationalneedsofourfacilities.Thishasresultedinthe
needtoaddsomestaffatvariouslocationandreducesomeinothers.TheRIFwillinvolveacoupleofNEREs
andmembersoftheMSEAandSEIUbargainingunits.Stillworkingonfinalnumbers,buttheRIFwillfallsomewhere
between1520employees.Weshouldhaveenoughvacanciesthatallemployeeswillhavetheabilitytoremain
employed.WewillbegivingtheUnionsandMAGEacourtesycalltomorrowabouttheRIFandissuethe30daynotices
likelysometimenextweek.

Letmeknowifanyquestions.

Jonathan Patterson
Human Resources Director
Michigan Department of Corrections
Phone: (517) 241-7660

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From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:38 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: SSGIF

JohncantmakeitsoIdoplantoattend.

Howaboutyou,Marie?Ifnot,Imhappytoprovideanupdateonanychangesfromthelastmeeting.Sinceitsnota
bargainingyear,fundbalanceinformationshouldntcomeintoplaylikeitprobablywillnextyear!

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201711:32AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:SSGIF

HiJan:

Areyougoingtothe1PMmeetingtodayforSSGIF?

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:19 PM
To: Janet M McClelland
Subject: FW: Schuette Charges 11 In GR Vet Home Investigation -- 10:35 a.m.

FYIincaseyouhadntseenthis,Janet.IveaskedNoelleforsomedetailsontheformeremployeesandwerelookingas
well.

Jan

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Monday,July24,20173:18PM
To:Rouse,Noelle(DMVA)<RouseN@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:SchuetteCharges11InGRVetHomeInvestigation10:35a.m.

HelloNoelle
Ijustleftavoicemailmessageforyouaskingifthesewereformerstateemployees,formerJ2Semployeesora
combination.

Canyoupleasecallwhenyouhaveachance?

Thanks
Jan

From:MIRSDelivery[mailto:mirsdelivery@mirsnews.com]
Sent:Monday,July24,201710:42AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:SchuetteCharges11InGRVetHomeInvestigation10:35a.m.

MIRS BREAKING NEWS: Schuette Charges 11 In GR Vet Home


Investigation -- 10:35 a.m.
https://mirsnews.com/alert.php?alert id=2526
Attorney General Bill SCHUETTE announced today he's filed charges against 11 former
caregivers associated with the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (GRHV).

Schuette's charges come as the result of an investigation he started after a 2016 audit of
the home, which found it to be understaffed, not properly investigating abuse cases or
checking on residents when they fall (See Audit Pans Understaffed Grand Rapids Vets
Home, 2/18/16).

A press release from Schuette's office said the charges flow from one finding in the audit
that dealt with falsification of room checks. Evidence showed that staff did not perform
the checks, yet falsely charted that they did, according to the release.

The AG filed the charges in the 61st District Court in Kent County against the following
former caregivers:

- Tyisha TOLIVER, 40, of Grand Rapids, is charged with four counts of violating MCL
750.492a, intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or
inaccurate information.

- Doris PENNY, 59, of Grand Rapids, is charged with three counts of violating MCL
750.492a, intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or
inaccurate information.

- Eric ANDERSON, 59, of Holland, is charged with one count of violating MCL 750.492a,
intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or inaccurate
information.

- Jasmine FERRER, 27, of Wyoming, is charged with one count of violating MCL
750.492a, intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or
inaccurate information.

- Cary GERENCER, 52, of Sand Lake is charged with one count of violating MCL
750.492a, intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or
inaccurate information.

- Sheryl HILLYER, 62, of Lansing, is charged with one count of violating MCL 750.492a,
intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or inaccurate
information.

- Lolitta JACKSON, 39, of Grand Rapids, is charged with one count of violating MCL
750.492a, intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or
inaccurate information.

- Emina KAHRIMAN, 53, of Grand Rapids, is charged with two counts of violating MCL
750.492a, intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or
inaccurate information.

- Michelle LONGMIRE, 49, of Muskegon, is charged with one count of violating MCL
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:00 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: ADA Compliant Web Based Training Programs

WevedealtwithADAcomplianceusingsimilartrainingandinareassuchastheOpenEnrollmenttutorialsomightbe
abletoprovidesomegoodinsightupfrontgivensomeoftheissues/hurdles.

Justletmeknow,Marie!

Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Monday,July24,201711:58AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

ThanksJan.WewilldiscusshereandIwillletyouknow.Infurtherreviewing,itwontbeanactualwebbasedtraining
(likethesecuritymentor),butratheritwillbeapowerpointwithavoiceoveraudio.

Thanksandtalksoon!

Marie

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Monday,July24,201711:51AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

MattandIendedupdealingdirectlywiththeeMichiganoffice.WouldyouwantmetomentionthistoMattandask
whethersomeoneintheOBAS(SusanWilmores)areamightbeabletotalkwithyou?IknowwehavetheADA
compliancestandardsusedbyITandtheymaybeabletoprovidesomeguidancebasedonwhatformatyoudecideto
use.

OureMichiganexperiencewasprettyfrustrating..

Justletmeknow,Marie!

Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Monday,July24,20179:20AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

HiJan:

Ihopeyouhadagoodweekend.Weareworkingonanewandimproveddrugandalcohol(reasonablesuspicion)
trainingvideo/webbasedprogram.WewanttomakesurethatitisADAcompliantandnotquitesurewhotocontact,
etc.DoyourecallhowthatwasaddressedwiththeDisabilityInclusionTraining?

Thanks!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 11:51 AM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: ADA Compliant Web Based Training Programs

MattandIendedupdealingdirectlywiththeeMichiganoffice.WouldyouwantmetomentionthistoMattandask
whethersomeoneintheOBAS(SusanWilmores)areamightbeabletotalkwithyou?IknowwehavetheADA
compliancestandardsusedbyITandtheymaybeabletoprovidesomeguidancebasedonwhatformatyoudecideto
use.

OureMichiganexperiencewasprettyfrustrating..

Justletmeknow,Marie!

Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Monday,July24,20179:20AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

HiJan:

Ihopeyouhadagoodweekend.Weareworkingonanewandimproveddrugandalcohol(reasonablesuspicion)
trainingvideo/webbasedprogram.WewanttomakesurethatitisADAcompliantandnotquitesurewhotocontact,
etc.DoyourecallhowthatwasaddressedwiththeDisabilityInclusionTraining?

Thanks!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 11:09 AM
To: Guyski, Rebecca (MCSC); Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: FW: Thank You from Altarum
Attachments: Right Place Right Time_2016May - Questionnaire.pdf; RPRT Executive-Summary.pdf;
ACE_Measure.docx

FYI,MarieandBecky.Ihaventhadachancetoreviewtheinformationyet,butwantedtosharewithyourightaway.
Anyquestions,pleaseletmeknoworofcoursefeelfreetocontactChristineStanikdirectly.

Thankyou
Jan

From:ChristineStanik[mailto:Christine.Stanik@altarum.org]
Sent:Monday,July24,20179:24AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:JimLee<Jim.Lee@altarum.org>
Subject:ThankYoufromAltarum

DearJan,

ThankyoutoyouandyourteamfortakingthetimetomeetwithJimandIonFriday.

AttachedaretheACEmeasure,theexecutivesummaryfromthenationallyrepresentativesurveywetoldyouabout,
andthequestionnairethatweusedforthatsurvey.

Pleasefeelfreetoreachoutwithanyquestions.

Best,

ChristineStanik,PhD
SeniorResearcher

AltarumInstitute
(734)3024641
http://www.altarum.org

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
When and where do consumers seek out health care information?

What special barriers do vulnerable consumers face seeking health care information?

How can health care information be made more accessible and useful?

Consumers have an increasing responsibility for understanding their own health care, but
health care information is often complex and difficult to understand. The Right Place,
Right Time project investigates how vulnerable consumers search for and use health
care information, and how that information can be made more useful and accessible.
This report focuses on the needs of lower-income consumers, Medicaid beneficiaries,
the uninsured, caregivers, and Spanish speakers, and how health care information
can be delivered at the right place and right time to maximize consumer value. A
complementary report* explores similar issues from the perspectives of payers, providers,
and other health care marketplace organizations.
Our survey results find that most consumers seek health care information from providers,
friends and family, and online searches. Of all information types, consumers are most
dissatisfied with health care cost information. This is especially true for lower-income
and uninsured consumers. Consumers believe online booking, easy comparisons
of procedures and facilities, and plain language explanations would be especially
useful improvements to their health care experiences. Consumers views on health care
information differ significantly based on income level, insurance status, and caregiver
status; these differences can guide future decision-making on how best to provide
vulnerable consumers with the information that they need. This report includes detailed
results by consumer demographic group and by different patient decisions, such as how
consumers seek information when deciding if care is needed, or when deciding where to
seek care, choosing a doctor, or using online resources.

METHODOLOGY
Altarum Institute conducted this research with support from the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation and Oliver Wyman. Altarum Institute conducted interviews and focus
groups with 65 consumers and a nationally representative mail and web survey
of 4,068 consumers, fielded in June through August, 2016. Results are weighted to be
nationally representative based on US census demographic characteristics. Detailed
methodology, including specific survey questions, responses, and definitions, is available
in the full report at www.altarum.org/RightPlaceRightTime. The anonymized dataset from
the Right Place, Right Time survey is also available online.

* Right Place, Right Time: Health information and vulnerable populations, Oliver Wyman
http://www.oliverwyman.com/our-expertise/insights/2016/jun/oliver-wyman- -
altarum-institute-study.htm

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIMEExecutive Summary 1


RECOMMENDATIONS
Based on findings from our research, Oliver Wyman and Altarum Institute propose several
recommendations for those working to better serve vulnerable healthcare consumers.
This section presents general recommendations for the healthcare marketplace as well
as specific recommendations for providers, health plans, policymakers, and healthcare
information organizations.

Provide information in the most accessible manner


Ensure that information is easy to find, optimized for general web searches (e.g. Google
searches), mobile-friendly, and written at a fourth grade reading level. Proactively offer
translated resources (e.g. Spanish, Chinese) rather than require that consumers request
them on their own.

Prioritize greater cost transparency


Communicate costs and insurance coverage clearly, using a variety of different channels
(e.g. print, online), before they are incurred. Utilize tools that are simple and easy for
consumers to understand.

Focus on the community, not just the individual


Capitalize on existing social networks by conducting outreach in community settings
(e.g. churches, markets and schools) rather than solely via traditional hospital, insurer, and
government channels to connect with vulnerable consumers. This type of outreach may
help dispel skepticism and ensure that trusted sources of information (family and friends)
have the best and most accurate information to share with others in their community.

Engage caregivers more deeply


Promote and tailor resources and tools to caregivers. Develop caregiver-specific resources
such as tools that can connect caregivers to respite care and financial assistance, and
ensure caregivers are aware of them.

Rebuild trust and respect


Treat consumers with respect, regardless of coverage type or demographics. Maintain and
promote a culturally sensitive atmosphere across all organizations. Consider developing
and promoting measures that help denote whether patients feel respected by particular
providers. Hold providers accountable for being respectful to patients.

Link efforts to higher-priority initiatives


Sustain momentum for health information improvement efforts by linking initiatives to
broader organizational goals and by tracking outcome metrics (e.g. medication adherence
rate increases in response to provider cultural sensitivity training, decrease in ER visits
through better communication of visit costs, etc.).

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIMERecommendations 8


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS
TO CONSIDER
Standardize healthcare vocabulary to ensure information is simple and clear for all
reading levels.
Incorporate costs into shared decision-making when discussing treatment regimens.
Make health care prices and costs available to patients online.
Build respect and trust with patients by investing in training for appropriate physician
bedside manner and comprehensive care teams that are better suited for building
patient relationships.
Train providers to treat individuals equally, regardless of insurance status or
income level.
Ensure providers smile in their professional photos, as appearance is often a proxy for
warmth and friendliness.
Consider offering online booking services.
Promote and encourage use of online patient reviews.
Make alternative language resources available proactively, alongside English
language materials.
Build support for caregivers into the clinical workflow to ensure their personal needs
are being met.
Engage family members and caregivers throughout the care process to reach patients
more effectively.
Ensure that websites and any web tools are mobile-optimized.

POINTS FOR HEALTH PLANS TO CONSIDER


Standardize healthcare vocabulary to ensure information is simple and clear for all
reading levels.
Ensure that cost transparency tools are mobile-friendly and intuitive, limiting
complicated customization options and avoiding large price ranges.
Leverage the power of relationships to motivate good health decisions by investing in
online social support, peer competition, and provider review platforms.
Motivate providers to treat their patients with respect through education and
financial/cultural incentives.
Build trust by hiring culturally sensitive staff that are familiar with the community.
Make caregiver resources (e.g. respite care, financial assistance) available and easily
accessible.
Share information with physicians about the importance of smiling and appearing
approachable in their provider directory photos.

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIMERecommendations 9


Points for Health Plans to Consider, continued...
Leverage community-based organizations like churches, grocery stores, and homeless
shelters for sharing healthcare information.
Ensure that websites and any web tools are mobile-optimized.
When consumers are likely to be deciding on a procedure or other major medical
decision, send relevant price and quality comparisons directly to the consumer.

POINTS FOR POLICYMAKERS TO CONSIDER


Standardize healthcare vocabulary to ensure information is simple and clear for all
reading levels.
Share Medicaid claims data with health plans and providers to enable the
development of cost and quality transparency resources.
Partner with health plans and providers to connect consumers to existing public
resources including food, financial assistance and other resources.
Ensure any consumer-facing websites are mobile-optimized.

POINTS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION COMPANIES AND


PLATFORMS TO CONSIDER
Standardize healthcare vocabulary to ensure information is simple and clear for all
reading levels.
Develop resources for caregivers to accessboth for care of their loved ones as well
as for their own care.
Proactively offer Spanish language (and other language translations based on
customer base) to avoid the extra step of having to ask for the information.
Ensure tools are mobile-friendly and not accessible only via apps.
Collaborate with payers and providers to obtain the latest health care information.
Develop means of providing real-time alerts on an as-needed or proactive basis such
that consumers have the information they need at the right place, at the right time.
When consumers appear to be approaching a medical decision, such as choice
of doctor or procedure, proactively offer comparison information, such as cost
and quality.

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIMERecommendations 10


FURTHER READING
How price transparency controls health care costs, RWJF
http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2016/03/how-price-transparency-controls-
health-care-cost.html
Improving price transparency, HFMA
http://www.hfma.org/transparency/
Plain Language, CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/developmaterials/plainlanguage.html
The hidden caregiver crisis that the election wont solve, Fast Company
https://www.fastcompany.com/3065403/the-future-of-work/the-hidden-caregiving-
crisis-that-the-election-wont-solve
Key facts about the uninsured population, Kaiser Family Foundation
http://kff.org/uninsured/fact-sheet/key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population/
Culture insights communicating with Hispanic/Latinos, CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/pdf/audience/audienceinsight_
culturalinsights.pdf
Caring for Latino patients, American Family Physician
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html
The surprising way to stay safe in the hospital, Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/02/the-surprising-way-to-stay-
safe-in-the-hospital/index.htm
Deciding to visit the emergency department for non-urgent conditions:
A systematic review of the literature, American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4156292/
Finding quality doctors: How Americans evaluate provider quality in the United States,
AP/NORC
http://www.apnorc.org/projects/Pages/finding-quality-doctors-how-americans-
evaluate-provider-quality-in-the-united-states.aspx
Treatment options, AHRQ
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/treatmentoptions/
Lessons from more than a decade in patient portals, Health Affairs
http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/04/07/lessons-from-more-than-a-decade-in-
patient-portals/

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIMEFurther Reading 11


RELATED PUBLICATIONS FOR
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
Right Place, Right Time: Health information and vulnerable populations,
Oliver Wyman
http://www.oliverwyman.com/our-expertise/insights/2016/jun/oliver-wyman- -
altarum-institute-study.html
Knowledge is power: Improving health care information for the most vulnerable,
Health Affairs
http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/05/25/knowledge-is-power-improving-health-
care-information-for-the-most-vulnerable/
Improving access to health care information for lower-income patients,
Altarum Institute
http://altarum.org/health-policy-blog/improving-access-to-health-care-information-
for-lower-income-patients
Overcoming lower-income patients concerns about trust and respect from providers,
Health Affairs
http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/08/11/overcoming-lower-income-patients-
concerns-about-trust-and-respect-from-providers/

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIMERelated Publications 12


MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 7:16 AM
To: Janet McClelland
Subject: Re: High-level Performance Review Data

HiJanetFYIIwillbeinlatemorningtoday(Monday).PleasefeelfreetocallwheneveritworksforyouontheSwanson
call.

Johnisworkingsohardreallyterrificthatheknockedoutthepiecebelowaswellovertheweekend!

ThanksJan

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul23,2017,at9:09PM,JanetMcClelland wrote:

ThanksJohn.Let'sdiscussbrieflytomorrow.

SentfrommyiPad

OnJul23,2017,at1:57PM,Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

IhavegottenpreliminarydatadumpsfromHRMNandNEOGOVonrecorded
performanceratings.Thereislikelyundercountingduetothemultiplesystemsand
differentcalendarsused.Wealsohavenotsetupreportingcapabilitiestotrackthese
metrics,soallthisdatamustbetakenwithseveralgrainsofsalt.Butitdoesprovide
someinterestingbackground.


Statewidefor2016,thenumberofannualratings,finalprobationaryratings,and
interimserviceratingswasaround84.2%oftheaveragenumberoffulltimeFTEs.In
2015,86.2%.

Statewidefor2016,98.8%ofannualratingsweresatisfactory.In2015,98.7%.

Statewidefor2016,37.2%ofannualratingswereHP.In2015,36.9%.

Statewidefor2016,therewere139unsatisfactoryISRsand160unsatisfactory
probationaryratings.In2015,148and134.

Statewidefor2016,97.0%ofprobationaryratingsweresatisfactory.In2016,96.5%.

Asforindividualagencies,wehavethefollowingdata,whichagainhasnotbeen
verified.Iwouldbeveryhesitanttodisseminateanyfurtherbeforeconfirmingvarious
things.Inparticular,theAGhasitsownratingsystem,whichIassumeisnotentered
intoHRMNconsistentlyandthedataforNEOGOVagenciesalsomaybeunderreporting
basedontheuseofmultiplesystems.

ThelowestpercentagesofratingscompletedcomparedtoaveragefulltimeFTEswere
28.4%(AG),48.0%(MDE),52.3%(DTMB),65.4%(DCH),and65.7%(DMVA).MCSCisat
71.2%inthepreliminarydata.

In2016,severalagencies(MDE,LARA,MSP,TED,andMDOT)hadthenumberofNI,ISR,
andunsatisfactoryorextensionProbationaryratingstotaling0.5%orlessofthenumber
ofannualandfinalprobationaryratings(i.e.,1in200ratingsorfewer).MDEdidnot
haveasinglenegativerating.SOShadthehighestnumberat2.9%.MCSCistentatively
at0.7%.

In2016,severalagencies(MSP,DEQ,MDE,MDOT,DNR,AG,DIFS,andDMVA)gaveHP
ratingsoverhalfofthetimeforannualratings.MSPwasthehighestat74.4%andDHHS
thelowestat20.8%.MCSCis43.5%.

In2016,severalsmalleragenciesgaveonlysatisfactoryratingstoprobationary
employees(MDARD,AG,MDCR,MDE,DIFS,andTED).MCSCwasat99.1%.Themost
criticalagencywasDHHSwith91.7%.

Icansharesomeofthehigherlevelstatewidetrendswiththecommissionersifyou
wouldlike.
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:21 AM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: Meeting Next Week

HelloJase
IhaveheardfromallcommissionersandjustspokewithJanetabouttiming.Will911a.m.nextWednesday,July26
workforyou?

Wewantedtobesurebeforesendinganoticetocommissionersandthoughtatwohourblockoftimewouldbegood.

Thankyou
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:42 AM
To: 'Janet M McClelland'
Subject: RE: Confidential - Proposed Meeting Dates and Times

IspokewithJimandhecanmake7/26work.

ShouldIsendamessagetocommissionerswitha9a.m.starttimenextWednesday?

Thanks,Janet.

Jan

From:JanetMMcClelland[mailto:j
Sent:Thursday,July20,20179:22AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:ConfidentialProposedMeetingDatesandTimes

Thanks Jan.

On Jul 20, 2017, at 8:22 AM, Winters, Jan (MCSC) <WintersJ@michigan.gov> wrote:

Thankyou,Jase!

CanyoupleaseblockoutthetimefornextWednesday,7/26sincethatistheonlytimeBobisableto
meetforthedaysofferednextweek?IwillcallJimshortlysinceJanetcanbeavailableon7/26aswell
andIllworkwithJanetonastarttime.

Jan



From:JaseBolger[mailto
Sent:Wednesday,July19,20179:54PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:JanetMcClelland
Subject:Re:ConfidentialProposedMeetingDatesandTimes

Thurs,7/27atanytimeworksbest.

IcouldpossiblymakesometimesWed,7/26workinthatwindow.

Ican'tmake7/28workduetopriorcommitments.

I'msorryIhadtoleaveearlytoday;Ididn'trealizeIneededtobudgetpastnoon.Myapologies!

JaseBolger

Sentfrommymobiledevice,typedwithmythumbs.Pleaseexcuseanytypos.

OnJul19,2017,at5:17PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Commissioners,
Canyoupleaseletmeknowwhetheranydatesandtimesbelowworkforyou?

Wednesday,July26a.m.anytimefrom9a.m.1p.m.
Thursday,July2711a.m.andafter
Friday,July28anytime

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions.

Thankyou,
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:58 AM
To: '
Subject: FW: Confidential - Proposed Meeting Dates and Times

HelloJim
IjustleftavoicemailmessageforyouaskingifnextWednesday,July269a.m.to1p.m.timeslotcouldworkfor
you.ThatistheonlytimeBobisabletomakenextweekbasedonthemeetingtimesofferedbelow.Thetimealsowill
workforJaseandJanet.

Pleaseletmeknowifthiswillworkforyou.

Thankyou
Jan

From:RobertSwanson
Sent:Wednesday,July19,20179:14PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:JanetMMcClelland(j J ;Jase
Bolger >;Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>;Armbrustmacher,Cindy
(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>;Bradfield,MaryJoe(MCSC)<BradfieldM@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:ConfidentialProposedMeetingDatesandTimes

HiJan,

Icouldmeetonthe26th,butthe27thand28thdonotworkforme.

Bob

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul19,2017,at5:17PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Commissioners,
Canyoupleaseletmeknowwhetheranydatesandtimesbelowworkforyou?

Wednesday,July26a.m.anytimefrom9a.m.1p.m.
Thursday,July2711a.m.andafter
Friday,July28anytime

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions.

Thankyou,
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:22 AM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Cc: Janet McClelland
Subject: RE: Confidential - Proposed Meeting Dates and Times

Thankyou,Jase!

CanyoupleaseblockoutthetimefornextWednesday,7/26sincethatistheonlytimeBobisabletomeetforthedays
offerednextweek?IwillcallJimshortlysinceJanetcanbeavailableon7/26aswellandIllworkwithJanetonastart
time.

Jan

From:JaseBolger[mailto
Sent:Wednesday,July19,20179:54PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:JanetMcClelland
Subject:Re:ConfidentialProposedMeetingDatesandTimes

Thurs,7/27atanytimeworksbest.

IcouldpossiblymakesometimesWed,7/26workinthatwindow.

Ican'tmake7/28workduetopriorcommitments.

I'msorryIhadtoleaveearlytoday;Ididn'trealizeIneededtobudgetpastnoon.Myapologies!

JaseBolger

Sentfrommymobiledevice,typedwithmythumbs.Pleaseexcuseanytypos.

OnJul19,2017,at5:17PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Commissioners,
Canyoupleaseletmeknowwhetheranydatesandtimesbelowworkforyou?

Wednesday,July26a.m.anytimefrom9a.m.1p.m.
Thursday,July2711a.m.andafter
Friday,July28anytime

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions.

Thankyou,
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:36 PM
To: Robert Swanson
Subject: Re: Confidential - Proposed Meeting Dates and Times

Thankyou,Bob.I'llgetbackwithyousoon.

Jan

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul19,2017,at9:14PM,RobertSwanson< wrote:

HiJan,

Icouldmeetonthe26th,butthe27thand28thdonotworkforme.

Bob

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul19,2017,at5:17PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Commissioners,
Canyoupleaseletmeknowwhetheranydatesandtimesbelowworkforyou?

Wednesday,July26a.m.anytimefrom9a.m.1p.m.
Thursday,July2711a.m.andafter
Friday,July28anytime

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions.

Thankyou,
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 4:27 PM
To: Beauchine, Bethany (MCSC); Waalkes, Marie (OSE); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Cc: Gnodtke, John (MCSC)
Subject: RE: T01 Rate Sheets

Manythanksforsuchaquickturnaroundontherates,Bethany!PleasethanktheEBDteamworkingonthis.

Jan

From:Beauchine,Bethany(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,July18,20174:22PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:T01RateSheets

FYI.

From:Parks,Christopher(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,July18,20173:41PM
To:natej@mspta.net
Cc:Beauchine,Bethany(MCSC)<beauchineb@michigan.gov>
Subject:T01RateSheets

HelloNate,

WeremediedtheratesissuewiththeT01sheetsandhaverepostedthecorrectedversion.Duetothecacheclearing
schedule,theymaynotbefullyavailableuntilthenextcycleruns,whichhappensat6PM.Thankyou!

Sincerely,

ChrisParks
CommunicationsRepresentative
EmployeeBenefitsDivision
5173354153
www.mi.gov/employeebenefits

InsuranceOpenEnrollment(IOE)iscominguponceagain!BesureyoureceiveimportantIOEupdatesand
informationbyloggingintoSelfServiceandconfirmingyouremailaddressisuptodate.

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:27 PM
To: Janet M McClelland )
Subject: FW: Bernstein Not Going To Run For Governor -- 11:40 a.m.

FYIincaseyouhadntheard,Janet.

Seeyoutomorrowam!

Jan

MIRS BREAKING NEWS: Bernstein Not Going To Run For


Governor -- 11:40 a.m.
https://mirsnews.com/alert.php?alert id=2521

MIRS has learned that Mark BERNSTEIN will not run for governor in 2018.

The University of Michigan Regent notified Democratic candidate Gretchen WHITMER of


his decision this morning and began making calls to key Democratic figures such as
Detroit Mayor Mike DUGGAN last night, according to a source.

In the end, the well-known southeast Michigan attorney could not run because of his two
young children and his spouse who was reluctant about him running for this statewide
office.

In addition, "The last thing we need is an expensive and divisive primary," and so, "I will
not run for governor."

The news leaves Whitmer as the clear frontrunner for the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial
nomination with former Detroit Public Health Director Abdul EL-SAYED and Bill COBBS
being the only other Democrats running active, visible campaigns.

MIRS will have more details. It's expected that he will make a formal announcement on
Facebook at noon today.

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:56 AM
To: Janet M McClelland
Subject: FW: July 19 Civil Service Commission Meeting

FYI,Janet.Jasecouldhavemade9butdidappreciatesomeadditionaltimefortravel.IheardfromBobwhowasfine
withthemoveto9:30andJimsaidthatwhilehepreferstostartmorningmeetingsearlyhecouldmake9:30work.

Seeyoutomorrowmorning!

Jan

From:Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,July18,20178:37AM
To:JanetMMcClelland J
JaseBolger
Cc:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>;Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Fedorchuk,
Matthew(MCSC)<fedorchukm@michigan.gov>;Bradfield,MaryJoe(MCSC)<BradfieldM@michigan.gov>
Subject:July19CivilServiceCommissionMeeting

Thankyouforagreeingtomeettomorrow.Theclosedsessionisscheduledfor9:30a.m.attheCivilServiceCommission
ExecutiveConferenceRoom.Breakfastwillbeserved.Wehavereservedparkingspacesforyouinthevisitorlotwhich
willbedesignatedbyparkingcones.

Ifyouhaveanyquestions,pleasecontactmeorJan.

Thankyou

Cindy Armbrustmacher
Michigan Civil Service Commission
517-373-3020

MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 4:57 PM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: RE: Wednesday Meeting

Thanks,Jase.IjustleftmessagesforBobandJimaskingif9:30worksandwillletyouknow.IthinkIhadproposeda9:30
starttimeatleasttoonecommissioneraweekorsoagosomayhavecreatedsomeconfusion

SeeyouWednesday.

Jan

From:JaseBolger[mailto
Sent:Monday,July17,20174:49PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Re:WednesdayMeeting

Icanbethereby9,but9:30doesindeedgivemeabitmoretimeforthetrip.Eitherwayworksforme.

Thanks,

JaseBolger

Sentfrommymobiledevice,typedwithmythumbs.Pleaseexcuseanytypos.

OnJul17,2017,at2:05PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

HelloJase
Ijustleftavoicemailmessageforyouaskingif9a.m.workswellforyouthisWednesday.Iwasspeaking
withJanetawhileagoandshewantedtobesureyoudidntpreferstartingalittlelater(9:30?)sinceyou
havealongerdrivein.

Justletmeknowwhatworksbestforyou!

Thankyou
Jan
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 2:05 PM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: Wednesday Meeting

HelloJase
Ijustleftavoicemailmessageforyouaskingif9a.m.workswellforyouthisWednesday.IwasspeakingwithJaneta
whileagoandshewantedtobesureyoudidntpreferstartingalittlelater(9:30?)sinceyouhavealongerdrivein.

Justletmeknowwhatworksbestforyou!

Thankyou
Jan
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:58 PM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: Correspondence RE: service on arbitration panel

Veryhelpful.Thanksforsharingthis,Marie.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Wednesday,July12,20174:53PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:CorrespondenceRE:serviceonarbitrationpanel

TheoriginalinquiryfromMr.Long.

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Monday,June26,20179:03AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:CorrespondenceRE:serviceonarbitrationpanel

FYIsorryfornotsendingsooner.

OriginalMessage
From:BillLong[mailto:long.w@sbcglobal.net]
Sent:Tuesday,March21,201710:20AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(DTMB)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>;Mason,Cindy(DTMB)<MasonC4@michigan.gov>;
TammyVoigt<tvoigt@msea.org>
Subject:CorrespondenceRE:serviceonarbitrationpanel

Greetings:SendingcopiesoftheattachedcorrespondenceFYI.

RICK SNYDER COMMISSIONE RS


GOVERNOR JANET MCCLELLAND, CHAIR
JAMES BARRETT
S T A T E O F M IC H I G A N JASE BOLGER
ROBERT W . SW ANSON
CI VI L SE R VI C E CO M MI S S IO N
S TAT E P E R S O N N E L D I R E C T O R
JANINE M. W INTERS

July 12, 2017

To: All Interested Parties

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CANCELLATION


The Michigan Civil Service Commission meeting scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, has been canceled.

CAPITOL COMMONS CENTER 400 SOUTH PINE STREET P.O. BOX 30002 LANSING, MICHIGAN 48909
www.michigan.gov/mdcs (517) 284-0100
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:10 AM
To: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)
Subject: RE: Budget Meeting

Idonthaveanythingeither,Marie.WantmetocallConnietoletherknow?

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Wednesday,July12,20177:54AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:BudgetMeeting

HiJan:

Idonthaveanythingforourbudgetmeetingthisafternoon.Doyou?Also,IwilllookatCherylandmyscheduletosee
whenwecangetwithyouandjohn.

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:22 AM
To:
Subject: Next Week's CSC Meeting

HelloJim
Isthereatimethatwouldworktodayforaquickcallregardingnextweeksmeeting?Ihaveupdatedinformationto
share.

Anytimeafter10:30a.m.worksformeandImhappytosetupaspecifictimeorpleasecallmycellatyourconvenience
5179308184.

Thankyou!
JanWinters
MCSC-FOIA

From: Winters, Jan (MCSC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:10 AM
To: 'Jase Bolger'
Subject: Contact Info

GoodMorningJase
IjustleftavoicemailmessageforyouregardingnextweeksCSCMeeting.Canyoupleasecallmewhenyouhavea
chance?

Ihaveaconferencecallfrom9:3010a.m.thismorning(Tuesday,7/11)sowouldnotbeabletopickupifyoucall
duringthattime.Willdomybesttopickupatanyothertime.

Mycellis5179308184.

Thankyou
JanWinters
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:41 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Cc: Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Subject: Re: FYI

Thanks!

SentfrommyiPhone

OnAug9,2017,at3:40PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

FYISPDOCwillprobablygooutabitlateraround4:30orso.Nocallsbackfromunionsasofnow.
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:02 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: Calls to unions

ThanksJanalso,IprobablymissdialedpreviouslybecauseIdidgetthroughonmylastcalltoyou.

Wewillletyouknowifwehearanything!

Thanks,

Marie

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Wednesday,August09,201712:38PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:Callstounions

HelloMarieandCheryl
IhaveleftvoicemailmessagesforEdMitchell(Emmasvoicemail),LizaEstlundOlson(hervoicemail),RobynPrice(her
assistantsvoicemail),andKenMoore(TammyVoightsvoicemail).Mymessageswerehighlevelstatingtherewouldbe
aSPDOCemailedaround4p.m.todaythatwewantedtobesuretheyarewatchingforasitdealswithimportantCSC
Chapter6rulechangesproposedtheemployeerelationspolicyandthereisa28dayperiodforcomment.Imentioned
thatthecommissionersareinterestedincommentsfromallinterestedparties.Imentionedrulechangesproposed
includedaddingtotheprohibitedsubjectslistinatleastacoupleofthemessagesandleftmydirectnumberforthose
wishingtocallme.

InthecaseofAFSCMEandSEIU,IaskedtheindividualtransferringmetovoicemailboxestopleaseflagforRobynand
LizathatIhadleftanimportantmessageboutadocumentthatwouldbeemailedlatertoday.

IwasabletospeakdirectlytoTomTylukiandprovidedabitmoreinformationreferencingmanagementprerogativesto
assignstaff.

IwillletyouknowifIhearfromthemandifyoureceiveanycallsfromunionleadersabouttheSPDOC,pleasefeelfree
toreferthemtome.Imfinewithgivingthemmydirectline(517.241.3717).Marie,mydirectnumberseemstobe
workingnowmaybetrycallingmeagain??

Thankyou
Jan
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:09 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC); Minix, Connie (DTMB)
Subject: RE: Todays Meeting

HiConnie:

IagreewithJan'sinputbelow.Iwouldnothaveanythinginadditiontoaddtodayandwehavebeenmeetingpretty
regularlywithRuththroughout.

Thanks,

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Wednesday,August09,201711:05AM
To:Minix,Connie(DTMB)<minixc@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:TodaysMeeting

HelloConnie
WouldyoupleaseletKyleknowRuthattendedtheHRDirectormeetingthismorningandmetwiththegroupfrom8:30
10a.m.?Anumberofquestions(re:TELL)wereraisedwhichRuthaddressed.

Ineedtotalkmorewithourteamaboutthego/nogodecisionon9/5andwhetherwehaveanyoutstandingissuesto
flag.Idon'tthinkIcanbereadytodothatbythisafternoon.MyapologiesIdidnotrealizethatwasthepurposeofthe
meetingtoday.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Minix,Connie(DTMB)
Sent:Wednesday,August09,201710:31AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:TodaysMeeting

RuthSchwartzwasplanningtoattendtheideawastoensurethatyouandJanhaveavoiceintothego/nogodecision
atthe9/5SIGMAGoverningBoardmeetingandshewasthinkingthatAlandKylewouldwanttohearyourperspective
directly.ButRuthsaidshecancertainlyhandleoutsideofameetingtodaythroughdirectconsultwithyouguysandcan
shareanyfeedbackwithAlandKylelater.

Kylepreferstokeepthemeeting,butifyouguysstillprefertocancelhe'sokaywiththat.

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Wednesday,August09,20179:03AM
To:Minix,Connie(DTMB)<minixc@michigan.gov>
Subject:TodaysMeeting

HiConnie
NeitherJannorIhaveanythingforthemeetingtodayat1:15.UnlessAlhassomethingdoyouwanttocancel?
Thanks!
Marie

SentfrommyiPhone
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:08 AM
To: Patterson, Jonathan (MDOC); Winters, Jan (MCSC); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Subject: RE: Employee Bumping

ThankyouJonathan!

From:Patterson,Jonathan(MDOC)
Sent:Wednesday,August02,20179:46AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,
Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:EmployeeBumping

FYI

From: Patterson, Jonathan (MDOC)


Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:45 AM
To: Washington, Heidi E. (MDOC); McKee, Kenneth (MDOC); Marlan, Russell L. (MDOC)
Subject: Employee Bumping

Wantedtomakeyouawareofasituationthatwillbeoccurringinthenexthour.LastFridaywasadvisedofasituation
attheMichiganReformatoryofalimitedtermappointmentexpiringwhichresultsintheemployeeexercisingtheir
employmentpreference.Theemployee(KimberlyCharron)wasalimitedtermsecretary,withapreviousclassification
asawordprocessingassistant.Shewillbumpalesssenioremployee(CaseyClark)atBellamyCreekinhealthcare.This
willresultinthatemployeebumpingtoavacancyinMuskegonFieldOperationsAdministration.Theemployeeswillbe
issuedtheirlettersthismorningandwillhave7calendardaystomaketheirelections.

TheUAWhasbeenadvised,aswellasWardenTrierweiler,ADDBlakley,andAdministratorGulick(leftmessage).

Pleaseletmeknowifanyquestions.

Jonathan Patterson
Human Resources Director
Michigan Department of Corrections
Phone: (517) 241-7660

MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:15 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: "Eligible Adults"

Soundsgoodhaveagreatevening!

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20175:13PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

Thanks,Marie.I'msendingthisonlytoyouandwilltouchbasewithJohnfirstthingtomorrowsohecanfollowupsince
hewasbackandforthwithBethanyonnumbersacouple/fewweeksago.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20175:09PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

HiJan:

CherylandWayneandItalked.Idon'tthinkthatournumbersarethatfarapartbythewayitwasexplainedthatthe
systemdumpstheinformation.Weshow110adultsbutthecoveragebreakoutshowsthosethatarecoveringanother
adultorthosecoveringanadultandchildren(notknowingwhosechildren),ifthatmakessense.Ithinkitwouldbe
goodtohaveBethanyandmaybeJohnifhewishesmeetbrieflywithusmaybetomorrowtojustcomparehowweran
thenumbers.

Wecantouchbasetomorrowandmaybeconnectforafewminutes?

Thanks,

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:12PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYI.JohnissuggestingthatWaynecheckwithBethanytomakesureweareprovidingthesamenumbers.

Thanksforsharing,Marie.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:04PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

WeprovidedRickJoneswith114OEAIsand9dependentsasof7/12/17.IamnotsurehowWaynegot58adults.The
lasttimewereportedthiswehadsimilarnumbersforOEAIsanddependents,butEBDindicatedthatourdependent
numbershadincludedboththeemployee'sandtheOEAI'sdependentsandthustheywereoverstated.

WayneshouldcheckwithBethanytomakesurethatweareprovidingthesamenumberstorequestors.

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August1,20173:59PM
To:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYIonly,John.Iamguessingthedependentcountdoesn'tlookatonlydependentsoftheOEAIasyourrecentreviewdid
(atleastasIrecall).

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20173:19PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

HiJan:

Youprobablyhavethisinformationatyourfingertips,butwantedtosharewhatWaynecameupwithbyeachemployee
group.

Thanks!

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20178:55AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

Cheryl,

Attachedistherequestedcount.Ifthoseemployeeswithstatuscodebeginningwith"E"wereincluded,itwould
increasethecountby2.

Wayne

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201711:06AM
To:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)<MaybaughW@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:"EligibleAdults"

HiWayne,

PleaserunalistthatwilltellushowmanyemployeesineachbargainingunitandNEREshaveoptedfortheOEAIhealth
coverage.LizaatSEIUisaskingabouther3unitsinresponsetoSen.Jones'bill.

ThanksCLS

SentfrommyiPhone
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:09 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Cc: Gnodtke, John (MCSC)
Subject: RE: "Eligible Adults"

HiJan:

CherylandWayneandItalked.Idon'tthinkthatournumbersarethatfarapartbythewayitwasexplainedthatthe
systemdumpstheinformation.Weshow110adultsbutthecoveragebreakoutshowsthosethatarecoveringanother
adultorthosecoveringanadultandchildren(notknowingwhosechildren),ifthatmakessense.Ithinkitwouldbe
goodtohaveBethanyandmaybeJohnifhewishesmeetbrieflywithusmaybetomorrowtojustcomparehowweran
thenumbers.

Wecantouchbasetomorrowandmaybeconnectforafewminutes?

Thanks,

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:12PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYI.JohnissuggestingthatWaynecheckwithBethanytomakesureweareprovidingthesamenumbers.

Thanksforsharing,Marie.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:04PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

WeprovidedRickJoneswith114OEAIsand9dependentsasof7/12/17.IamnotsurehowWaynegot58adults.The
lasttimewereportedthiswehadsimilarnumbersforOEAIsanddependents,butEBDindicatedthatourdependent
numbershadincludedboththeemployee'sandtheOEAI'sdependentsandthustheywereoverstated.

WayneshouldcheckwithBethanytomakesurethatweareprovidingthesamenumberstorequestors.

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August1,20173:59PM
To:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYIonly,John.Iamguessingthedependentcountdoesn'tlookatonlydependentsoftheOEAIasyourrecentreviewdid
(atleastasIrecall).

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20173:19PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

HiJan:

Youprobablyhavethisinformationatyourfingertips,butwantedtosharewhatWaynecameupwithbyeachemployee
group.

Thanks!

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20178:55AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

Cheryl,

Attachedistherequestedcount.Ifthoseemployeeswithstatuscodebeginningwith"E"wereincluded,itwould
increasethecountby2.

Wayne

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201711:06AM
To:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)<MaybaughW@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:"EligibleAdults"

HiWayne,

PleaserunalistthatwilltellushowmanyemployeesineachbargainingunitandNEREshaveoptedfortheOEAIhealth
coverage.LizaatSEIUisaskingabouther3unitsinresponsetoSen.Jones'bill.

ThanksCLS

SentfrommyiPhone
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:15 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: "Eligible Adults"

HiJan:

IwilldiscusswithCheryl.

Thanks,

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:12PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYI.JohnissuggestingthatWaynecheckwithBethanytomakesureweareprovidingthesamenumbers.

Thanksforsharing,Marie.

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20174:04PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

WeprovidedRickJoneswith114OEAIsand9dependentsasof7/12/17.IamnotsurehowWaynegot58adults.The
lasttimewereportedthiswehadsimilarnumbersforOEAIsanddependents,butEBDindicatedthatourdependent
numbershadincludedboththeemployee'sandtheOEAI'sdependentsandthustheywereoverstated.

WayneshouldcheckwithBethanytomakesurethatweareprovidingthesamenumberstorequestors.

OriginalMessage
From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,August1,20173:59PM
To:Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

FYIonly,John.Iamguessingthedependentcountdoesn'tlookatonlydependentsoftheOEAIasyourrecentreviewdid
(atleastasIrecall).

Jan

OriginalMessage
From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20173:19PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:"EligibleAdults"

HiJan:

Youprobablyhavethisinformationatyourfingertips,butwantedtosharewhatWaynecameupwithbyeachemployee
group.

Thanks!

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20178:55AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

Cheryl,

Attachedistherequestedcount.Ifthoseemployeeswithstatuscodebeginningwith"E"wereincluded,itwould
increasethecountby2.

Wayne

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201711:06AM
To:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)<MaybaughW@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:"EligibleAdults"

HiWayne,

PleaserunalistthatwilltellushowmanyemployeesineachbargainingunitandNEREshaveoptedfortheOEAIhealth
coverage.LizaatSEIUisaskingabouther3unitsinresponsetoSen.Jones'bill.

ThanksCLS

SentfrommyiPhone
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 3:19 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: FW: "Eligible Adults"
Attachments: OEAI Count_7.15.17.pdf

HiJan:

Youprobablyhavethisinformationatyourfingertips,butwantedtosharewhatWaynecameupwithbyeachemployee
group.

Thanks!

Marie

OriginalMessage
From:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,August01,20178:55AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:"EligibleAdults"

Cheryl,

Attachedistherequestedcount.Ifthoseemployeeswithstatuscodebeginningwith"E"wereincluded,itwould
increasethecountby2.

Wayne

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201711:06AM
To:Maybaugh,Wayne(OSE)<MaybaughW@michigan.gov>
Cc:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:"EligibleAdults"

HiWayne,

PleaserunalistthatwilltellushowmanyemployeesineachbargainingunitandNEREshaveoptedfortheOEAIhealth
coverage.LizaatSEIUisaskingabouther3unitsinresponsetoSen.Jones'bill.

ThanksCLS

SentfrommyiPhone
Office of the State Employer
OEAI Health Coverage Enrollment Count
(as of 7/15/17)

Coverage
Unit Adult Child(ren) Medicare Total
A02 2 1 0 3
A31 1 3 0 4
C12 3 5 0 8
E42 1 0 0 1
H21 4 2 0 6
L32 0 1 0 1
U11 1 2 0 3
W22 17 17 0 34
W41 5 10 1 16
Y?? 24 10 0 34

TOTAL 58 51 1 110

Based on EEs with Status Codes: AA, AB, AD, AD, AE or AP

S:\CND\Wayne\AdHoc Requests\OEAI Count_7.15.17.xlsx\Summary WLM | 8/1/2017 | PAGE 1 OF 1


MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 5:10 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Subject: RE: Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Meeting

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Monday,July31,20175:04PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:MichiganVeterans'FacilityAuthorityMeeting

Seeyoutomorrow,MarieandCheryl.Hopetodaywentwell!

Jan

From:Yeiter,Philip(DMVA)
Sent:Monday,July31,20174:44PM
To:Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>
Cc:Bradfield,MaryJoe(MCSC)<BradfieldM@michigan.gov>;Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,
Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Fedorchuk,Matthew(MCSC)<fedorchukm@michigan.gov>;Gnodtke,John
(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:MichiganVeterans'FacilityAuthorityMeeting

Pleaseseetheattacheddocument,wewillbeusingthesequestionstohelpsteertheconversation.

Lookingforwardtoseeingyoutomorrow.

Best,

Phil

Phil Yeiter
Government Affairs
o: 517.284.5245
c: 616.690.8005
yeiterp@michigan.gov

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

From: Yeiter, Philip (DMVA)


Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:37 PM
To: Armbrustmacher, Cindy (MCSC)
Cc: Bradfield, Mary Joe (MCSC)
Subject: Re: Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Meeting

Cindy,

Ifyou'rewillingtocometoourofficethatwouldbehelpfulaswewillhavestaffinattendancefromMarquetteandthey
areontightschedulesthewholeday.

Ouraddressis:

222N.WashingtonAve
PhoenixBldg.5thFl.

Thankyouforbeingflexible.

Phil

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul11,2017,at11:06AM,Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>wrote:

Phil,

IspokewithJanaboutthismeeting.Wearehappytoholdthemeetinghere.However,Janandour
folkscouldcometoyouroffice,sinceyouhaveanumberofpeopleattendingthemeeting.Pleaselet
meknowwhatwillworkbest.

Thanks
Cindy
3733020

From:Yeiter,Philip(DMVA)
Sent:Monday,July10,201711:31AM
To:Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>
Cc:Bradfield,MaryJoe(MCSC)<BradfieldM@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:MichiganVeterans'FacilityAuthorityMeeting

11:00amworks.

Wewillplantomeetyouatyouroffices.Wewillhaveupto8folksionattendancefromourofficeI
willconfirmtheattendancelistwithyouasweapproach.

Thankyouforyourassistance!

Phil

From: Armbrustmacher, Cindy (MCSC)
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 11:16 AM
To: Yeiter, Philip (DMVA)
Cc: Bradfield, Mary Joe (MCSC)
Subject: RE: Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Meeting

Tuesday,August1stappearstobegoodforJan,Matt,JohnandMarieWaalkes.Woulditbepossibleto
movethemeetingto11:00a.m.insteadof10:45a.m.?Ifnot,wecanmake10:45a.m.work.Areyou
planningtomeethere?Wouldyoulikemetoreserveaconferenceroom?

Thanks
Cindy
3733020

From:Yeiter,Philip(DMVA)
Sent:Monday,July10,201710:48AM
To:Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)<ArmbrustmacherC@michigan.gov>
Subject:MichiganVeterans'FacilityAuthorityMeeting

Cindy,

Howdoes10:45onTuesdayAugust1look?

August2alsoappearsavailableonthisend.

Phil

Phil Yeiter
Government Affairs
o: 517.284.5245
c: 616.690.8005
yeiterp@michigan.gov

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 2:40 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: DIFS

ThanksJanletmeknowwhenyouwouldliketodiscuss.

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,20172:30PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:DIFS

FYI,Marie.Maybewecandiscusssoon.

DIFSisaskingfor

Thanks
Jan

(MattandJohnhaventseenthisyet).

From:Holben,Margie(LARA)
Sent:Friday,July28,20172:06PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:DIFS

HiJanthanksforreferringmetoJohnonMIDC.IamsendingtheDIFSproposalthatIreceivedyesterday.Letme
knowwhenyouwanttotalk.Haveagoodweekend.

Margie

MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 10:37 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: DMVAA

Thatisfineseeyouhereat11!

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:36AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

ActuallyIamhappytoheadyourwayifthatworksforyou,Marie.Justletmeknow.

Thanks

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:35AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Yesyouroffice?

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:33AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Does11workforyou,Marie?

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:30AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Iamgoodallday.Icanstopdownwheneveritworksforyou.

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:16AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

HiMarie
AsfarasIknow,themeetingisstillon.Ireceivedsomeinformationlateyesterdaythatmaycomeupduringthe
meeting.Howisyourscheduletoday?Ihaveanupdateonanotherissueaswell.

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,20179:40AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:DMVAA

HiJan:

DoyouknowifwearestillonforameetingnextTuesdaywithDMVAA?Iamjustcheckingcalendarsfornextweekas
westartbargainingonMonday.

Ihopeisgoingwellwithyou.

Thanksandhaveagreatweekend!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 10:35 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: DMVAA

Yesyouroffice?

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:33AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Does11workforyou,Marie?

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:30AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

Iamgoodallday.Icanstopdownwheneveritworksforyou.

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:16AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

HiMarie
AsfarasIknow,themeetingisstillon.Ireceivedsomeinformationlateyesterdaythatmaycomeupduringthe
meeting.Howisyourscheduletoday?Ihaveanupdateonanotherissueaswell.

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,20179:40AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:DMVAA

HiJan:

DoyouknowifwearestillonforameetingnextTuesdaywithDMVAA?Iamjustcheckingcalendarsfornextweekas
westartbargainingonMonday.

Ihopeisgoingwellwithyou.

Thanksandhaveagreatweekend!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 10:30 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: DMVAA

Iamgoodallday.Icanstopdownwheneveritworksforyou.

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July28,201710:16AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:DMVAA

HiMarie
AsfarasIknow,themeetingisstillon.Ireceivedsomeinformationlateyesterdaythatmaycomeupduringthe
meeting.Howisyourscheduletoday?Ihaveanupdateonanotherissueaswell.

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Friday,July28,20179:40AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:DMVAA

HiJan:

DoyouknowifwearestillonforameetingnextTuesdaywithDMVAA?Iamjustcheckingcalendarsfornextweekas
westartbargainingonMonday.

Ihopeisgoingwellwithyou.

Thanksandhaveagreatweekend!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 9:40 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: DMVAA

HiJan:

DoyouknowifwearestillonforameetingnextTuesdaywithDMVAA?Iamjustcheckingcalendarsfornextweekas
westartbargainingonMonday.

Ihopeisgoingwellwithyou.

Thanksandhaveagreatweekend!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:50 PM
To: Patterson, Jonathan (MDOC); Winters, Jan (MCSC); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Subject: RE: Reduction in Force (RIF)

ThankyouJonathan!

From:Patterson,Jonathan(MDOC)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201711:57AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,
Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Subject:ReductioninForce(RIF)

Wantedtogiveyouaheadsuponareductioninforcethatwillbecomingup.ThroughtheeffortsofanOpExTeam,we
arelookingataligningourmaintenancestafftomeettheoperationalneedsofourfacilities.Thishasresultedinthe
needtoaddsomestaffatvariouslocationandreducesomeinothers.TheRIFwillinvolveacoupleofNEREs
andmembersoftheMSEAandSEIUbargainingunits.Stillworkingonfinalnumbers,buttheRIFwillfallsomewhere
between1520employees.Weshouldhaveenoughvacanciesthatallemployeeswillhavetheabilitytoremain
employed.WewillbegivingtheUnionsandMAGEacourtesycalltomorrowabouttheRIFandissuethe30daynotices
likelysometimenextweek.

Letmeknowifanyquestions.

Jonathan Patterson
Human Resources Director
Michigan Department of Corrections
Phone: (517) 241-7660

MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:49 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: SSGIF

Ok!

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201712:44PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:SSGIF

Soundsgood.Imayhavesomeupdatesbymiddaytomorrow,Marie.Willkeepyouposted.

Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201712:41PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:SSGIF

HiJan:

Imaysitthisoneoutthen.Maybewecantouchbasebytheendoftheweekforanyupdatesandanythingelsethat
maybegoingon??!!

Thanks!

Marie

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201712:38PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:SSGIF

JohncantmakeitsoIdoplantoattend.

Howaboutyou,Marie?Ifnot,Imhappytoprovideanupdateonanychangesfromthelastmeeting.Sinceitsnota
bargainingyear,fundbalanceinformationshouldntcomeintoplaylikeitprobablywillnextyear!

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201711:32AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:SSGIF

HiJan:

Areyougoingtothe1PMmeetingtodayforSSGIF?

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:41 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: SSGIF

HiJan:

Imaysitthisoneoutthen.Maybewecantouchbasebytheendoftheweekforanyupdatesandanythingelsethat
maybegoingon??!!

Thanks!

Marie

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201712:38PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:SSGIF

JohncantmakeitsoIdoplantoattend.

Howaboutyou,Marie?Ifnot,Imhappytoprovideanupdateonanychangesfromthelastmeeting.Sinceitsnota
bargainingyear,fundbalanceinformationshouldntcomeintoplaylikeitprobablywillnextyear!

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Tuesday,July25,201711:32AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:SSGIF

HiJan:

Areyougoingtothe1PMmeetingtodayforSSGIF?

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:32 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: SSGIF

HiJan:

Areyougoingtothe1PMmeetingtodayforSSGIF?

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:06 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: ADA Compliant Web Based Training Programs

Thatsoundsgreatthanks!Cheryl,TimandGerri(whoareworkingonthis)areout,butIwilltouchbasewiththemand
letyouknowwhenwewouldliketocontactsomeoneonyourstaff.

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Monday,July24,201712:00PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

WevedealtwithADAcomplianceusingsimilartrainingandinareassuchastheOpenEnrollmenttutorialsomightbe
abletoprovidesomegoodinsightupfrontgivensomeoftheissues/hurdles.

Justletmeknow,Marie!

Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Monday,July24,201711:58AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

ThanksJan.WewilldiscusshereandIwillletyouknow.Infurtherreviewing,itwontbeanactualwebbasedtraining
(likethesecuritymentor),butratheritwillbeapowerpointwithavoiceoveraudio.

Thanksandtalksoon!

Marie

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Monday,July24,201711:51AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

MattandIendedupdealingdirectlywiththeeMichiganoffice.WouldyouwantmetomentionthistoMattandask
whethersomeoneintheOBAS(SusanWilmores)areamightbeabletotalkwithyou?IknowwehavetheADA
compliancestandardsusedbyITandtheymaybeabletoprovidesomeguidancebasedonwhatformatyoudecideto
use.

OureMichiganexperiencewasprettyfrustrating..

Justletmeknow,Marie!

Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Monday,July24,20179:20AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

HiJan:

Ihopeyouhadagoodweekend.Weareworkingonanewandimproveddrugandalcohol(reasonablesuspicion)
trainingvideo/webbasedprogram.WewanttomakesurethatitisADAcompliantandnotquitesurewhotocontact,
etc.DoyourecallhowthatwasaddressedwiththeDisabilityInclusionTraining?

Thanks!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 11:58 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: ADA Compliant Web Based Training Programs

ThanksJan.WewilldiscusshereandIwillletyouknow.Infurtherreviewing,itwontbeanactualwebbasedtraining
(likethesecuritymentor),butratheritwillbeapowerpointwithavoiceoveraudio.

Thanksandtalksoon!

Marie

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Monday,July24,201711:51AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

MattandIendedupdealingdirectlywiththeeMichiganoffice.WouldyouwantmetomentionthistoMattandask
whethersomeoneintheOBAS(SusanWilmores)areamightbeabletotalkwithyou?IknowwehavetheADA
compliancestandardsusedbyITandtheymaybeabletoprovidesomeguidancebasedonwhatformatyoudecideto
use.

OureMichiganexperiencewasprettyfrustrating..

Justletmeknow,Marie!

Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Monday,July24,20179:20AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:ADACompliantWebBasedTrainingPrograms

HiJan:

Ihopeyouhadagoodweekend.Weareworkingonanewandimproveddrugandalcohol(reasonablesuspicion)
trainingvideo/webbasedprogram.WewanttomakesurethatitisADAcompliantandnotquitesurewhotocontact,
etc.DoyourecallhowthatwasaddressedwiththeDisabilityInclusionTraining?

Thanks!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 11:14 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC); Guyski, Rebecca (MCSC)
Subject: RE: Thank You from Altarum

ThanksJan!

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Monday,July24,201711:09AM
To:Guyski,Rebecca(MCSC)<guyskir@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:ThankYoufromAltarum

FYI,MarieandBecky.Ihaventhadachancetoreviewtheinformationyet,butwantedtosharewithyourightaway.
Anyquestions,pleaseletmeknoworofcoursefeelfreetocontactChristineStanikdirectly.

Thankyou
Jan

From:ChristineStanik[mailto:Christine.Stanik@altarum.org]
Sent:Monday,July24,20179:24AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:JimLee<Jim.Lee@altarum.org>
Subject:ThankYoufromAltarum

DearJan,

ThankyoutoyouandyourteamfortakingthetimetomeetwithJimandIonFriday.

AttachedaretheACEmeasure,theexecutivesummaryfromthenationallyrepresentativesurveywetoldyouabout,
andthequestionnairethatweusedforthatsurvey.

Pleasefeelfreetoreachoutwithanyquestions.

Best,

ChristineStanik,PhD
SeniorResearcher

AltarumInstitute
(734)3024641
http://www.altarum.org

MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 9:20 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: ADA Compliant Web Based Training Programs

HiJan:

Ihopeyouhadagoodweekend.Weareworkingonanewandimproveddrugandalcohol(reasonablesuspicion)
trainingvideo/webbasedprogram.WewanttomakesurethatitisADAcompliantandnotquitesurewhotocontact,
etc.DoyourecallhowthatwasaddressedwiththeDisabilityInclusionTraining?

Thanks!

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 3:40 PM
To: Derose, Christopher (MCSC); Winters, Jan (MCSC); Gnodtke, John (MCSC); Schmittdiel, Cheryl (OSE)
Cc: Beauchine, Bethany (MCSC); Guyski, Rebecca (MCSC)
Subject: RE: Insurance Open Enrollment Materials

HiChris:

Ihavenocommentsorconcernswiththese.

Thanks!

Marie

From:Derose,Christopher(MCSC)
Sent:Friday,July07,20172:13PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie
(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>
Cc:Beauchine,Bethany(MCSC)<beauchineb@michigan.gov>;Guyski,Rebecca(MCSC)<guyskir@michigan.gov>
Subject:InsuranceOpenEnrollmentMaterials

Goodafternoon,

IveattachedthisyearsInsuranceOpenEnrollmentcommunicationsforyourreview.Ifyoucouldpleaseprovideyour
feedbackbynextFriday,July14th,wewouldgreatlyappreciateit!

Thefollowingisalistoftheattachments:
IOEnewsarticle(optionalforunionrelatednewsletters)
IOEEmailNotifications
IOEBrochureTherateshaventbeenupdatedinthebrochureyet;wearecurrentlyintheprocessofvalidating
thempriortopublishingthebrochure.

Note:Youmaycomeacrossafewlinksthroughoutthecommunicationsthatarenotyetpointingtotheupdated
resources(ie.OEAIrelateddocuments,zipcodetool,comparisontutorial,etc.),thisisduetoDTMBand/orOBAS
currentlyworkingonfinalizingthem.

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestionsorconcerns.

Thanks!

ChrisDeRose
EmployeeBenefits
5173353648

InsuranceOpenEnrollment(IOE)iscominguponceagain!BesureyoureceiveimportantIOEupdatesand
informationbyloggingintoSelfServiceandconfirmingyouremailaddressisuptodate.

MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:53 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: FW: Correspondence RE: service on arbitration panel
Attachments: MSEA&OSEltr03.18.17.docx; lettertoORSMarch13(draft #1).doc

TheoriginalinquiryfromMr.Long.

OriginalMessage
From:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
Sent:Monday,June26,20179:03AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:CorrespondenceRE:serviceonarbitrationpanel

FYIsorryfornotsendingsooner.

OriginalMessage
From:BillLong[mailto:long.w@sbcglobal.net]
Sent:Tuesday,March21,201710:20AM
To:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(DTMB)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>;Mason,Cindy(DTMB)<MasonC4@michigan.gov>;
TammyVoigt<tvoigt@msea.org>
Subject:CorrespondenceRE:serviceonarbitrationpanel

Greetings:SendingcopiesoftheattachedcorrespondenceFYI.

WILLIAM E. LONG
ATTORNEY AT LAW
MSW
1000 ARLINGTON DRIVE
LANSING, MI 48917
PH: (517) 321-4163
FAX: (517) 321-4163
E-MAIL
Long.w@sbcglobal.net

March 18, 2017

Ken Moore, President Marie Waalkes, Director


Michigan State Employees Association Office of State Employer
6035 Executive Drive, Suite 104 400 South Pine Street
Lansing, MI 48911 Capitol Commons Center
P.O. Box 30026
Lansing, MI 48909

RE: Service on Arbitrator Panel for MSEA & OSE grievance arbitration

Mr. Moore and Ms. Waalkes:

I have been pleased to serve as a member of the MSEA and OSE Arbitrator panel you
established to resolve grievances in the Labor and Trades, and Safety and
Regulatory Units.

But I feel I must request that you discontinue appointment of me to arbitrate


disputes between MSEA members and State Departments until I can obtain
clarification from the State Office of Retirement Systems on the question of whether
my service as a panel member will jeopardize my ability to receive my State
retirement allowance.

Enclosed is a copy of a letter I have sent to the State Office of Retirement Systems
requesting clarification of the application of Section 38.68c of Public Act 240 of 1943
to my situation. When I receive clarification I will inform you whether I can or
cannot resume serving as an arbitrator on the MSEA and OSE panel.

Thank you for your understanding and contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

William E. Long
1

WILLIAM E. LONG
ATTORNEY AT LAW
MSW
1000 ARLINGTON DRIVE
LANSING, MI 48917
PH. (517) 321-4163
E-MAIL
LONG.W@SBCGLOBAL.NET
March 17, 2017

Kerrie Vanden Bosch, Director


State of Michigan Office of Retirement Systems
PO Box 30171
Stevens T. Mason Building
530 West Allegan St.
Lansing, MI 48929

Re: Interpretation and Application of Section 38.68c of Public Act 240 of 1943 -
Public Act 185 of 2010 (Enrolled Senate Bill 1226)

Dear Ms. Vanden Bosch:

I am writing to seek clarification from the Office of Retirement Services on the


applicability of Section 38.68c of Public Act 240 of 1943 to my particular situation
involving service as an arbitrator in labor arbitration proceedings involving public
employee unions and State of Michigan Departments.

I am a former State of Michigan employee and current retiree. I retired October 1991 and
began receiving a retirement allowance at that time. I am also an attorney and serve as an
arbitrator for labor disputes, primarily with public employers and public employee labor
organizations. A brief history of my employment and work as an Arbitrator is:
- 1967- 1983 - State employee
- 1983 1985 - left State employment and began law practice
- 1983 - I was accepted as a panel member by the Michigan Employment Relations
Commission (MERC) to serve as an arbitrator for Fact Finding and compulsory
arbitration proceedings for police and fire departments under Act 312 of 1969.
- 1985 1991 - Returned to State employment MPSC retired October 1991
- 1991- present returned to practice of law and other non- state govt. employment
(resumed taking cases as a member of arbitration panel for MERC and conducted
numerous fact finding and Act 312 Arbitration proceedings)
- 2003 to present I was accepted as an American Arbitration Association (AAA)
panel member on its Labor Arbitration panel. (Have conducted numerous
Grievance Arbitration proceedings including those between MSEA & MCO &
Departments of Corrections, Transportation, Technology Management & Budget.
- 2010 Sec. 38.68c of PA 240 of 1943 was amended by PA 185 of 2010 effective
Sept. 30, 2010.
2

- During 2011 I continued to receive both Fact Finding and Act 312 cases from
MERC but late in 2011 I had discussions with MERC staff regarding Section
38.68c. MERC advised that they felt Section 38.68c as amended would not allow
me to receive pay for fact-finding hearings (which are paid for by MERC) without
jeopardizing my right to receive my retirement allowance. MERC paid me for a
fact-finding proceeding I was appointed to March 17, 2011 and which was
concluded October 17, 2011. I continue to conduct Act 312 hearings for MERC
because no State funds are paid. The employer (local governments) and the union,
share the costs of arbitration for Act 312 cases equally.
- I continued to receive Grievance Arbitration cases as a panel member of AAA
involving local units of government including those involving State Departments
and State public employee unions.

- 2012 - (Feb. 6) - The Office of State Employer and MSEA selected me to serve
on their arbitration panel to resolve grievances in the Labor and Trades and
Regulatory Units. I continued to conduct arbitration Grievance hearings between
MSEA and State Departments. The Union and State Office of Employer contracts
generally provide that The expenses and fees of the arbitrator shall be borne by
the losing party or The expenses and fees of the arbitrator shall be borne
equally by the parties. Therefore, depending upon the outcome of the
arbitration, sometimes the employer pays part or all of the arbitrators expenses
and fees.

As I was preparing my tax return for the 2016 tax year I received a 1099-Misc. form from
the State Department of technology, management and budget for payment of $1934.00
from DTMB and $100.00 from DOC for arbitration services I provided in 2016. I dont
recall receiving any 1099-Misc forms from the State in previous years and it didnt occur
to me that my arbitration work as a member of the AAA panel would be considered
employment by this state within the meaning of Section 38.68c of Public Act 240 of
1943. I have reviewed my files and compiled a summary of what I believe is the total
payments by state departments for arbitration services I provided from the period
between October 1, 2010 to January 1, 2017. See attached summary.

The pertinent language in Section 38.68c that I request clarification on is:


- Except as otherwise provided in this section, a retirant who is
receiving a retirement allowance under this act and is employed by this state
beginning after October 1, 2007 agrees to forfeit his or her right to receive
that retirement allowance during this period of state employment. The
retirement system shall cease payment of the retirement allowance to a
retirant described in this subsection during this period of state employment
and shall reinstate payment of the retirement allowance without
recalculation when the period of state employment ceases. This subsection
does not apply to a retirant who is directly or indirectly employed by this state
on October 1, 2007 while he or she remains in the position held by the retirant
on October 1, 2007. As used in this subsection, employed by this state
3

means employed directly by this state as an employee, indirectly by this state


through a contractual arrangement with other parties, or by engagement of
the retirant by this state as an independent contractor. This subsection does
not apply to a retirant who is engaged as an independent contractor on
October 1, 2010 while the retirant remains engaged in the same contract that
was held by the retirant on October 1, 2010 without amendment or extension.
[Emphasis added].

The question is:


Am I considered an employee of the state as a result of my being assigned grievance
arbitration cases involving state departments, the result of which may be payment by the
state for my services as an arbitrator?

Or, does subsection 38.68c not apply to me because I was a retirant who was indirectly
employed on October 1, 2010 through a contractual arrangement with other parties [the
American Arbitration Association (AAA)] as an independent contractor and remain
engaged in the same contract that was held by me on October 1, 2010. ?

If it is determined that subsection 38.68c does apply to my situation what is an


appropriate remedy? Hopefully it would not be required that I forfeit my retirement
allowance for the period of state employment. One question would be - what is the
period of state employment? Most arbitration cases, once the arbitrator is assigned,
consist of one day of hearing and two days of analysis and writing the opinion and order.

My hope is it is determined that subsection 38.68c does not apply to me based on the
language in the section that addresses who it does not apply to. But if it determined that
it does apply to me I believe a simple and fair remedy would be for me to reimburse the
retirement system an amount equal to the amount of payments I received from the state
for the period October 1, 2010 to January 1, 2017 ($13,351.80).

I have notified the Office of State Employer and MSEA that I am seeking clarification of
my ability to continue to serve as a member of their panel of arbitrators and have
requested I not be assigned any cases until I have more clarification from you. I will also
inform the AAA of my inability to serve as an arbitrator on cases involving state
departments until I get more clarification from you.

I appreciate your attention to this and am willing to meet and discuss this with you at
your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

William E. Long
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:53 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: FW: Service as Arbitrator for MSEA & OSE Grievance Arbitration - followup
Attachments: orsltr062217respose 2.jpeg.pdf; orsltr062217respose 1.jpeg.pdf

FYI

OriginalMessage
From:BillLong[mailto:long.w@sbcglobal.net]
Sent:Tuesday,June27,20174:30PM
To:KenMoore<kmoore@msea.org>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:ServiceasArbitratorforMSEA&OSEGrievanceArbitrationfollowup

Greetings:InalettertoeachofyoudatedMarch18,2017Irequestedyoudiscontinueappointmentofmetoarbitrate
untilIcouldobtainclarificationfromtheStateOfficeofRetirementSystemswhethermyserviceasapanelmember
wouldjeopardizemyabilitytoreceivemyStateretirementallowance.IenclosedacopyofmyletterIsenttoORSat
thattime.IindicatedatthattimethatIwouldinformyouofORSresponsewhenreceived.

AttachedisacopyoftheORSletterinresponsetomyMarch18,2017letter.WhileIhavesomequestionsregarding
theORSresponse,atthistimeIcontinuetorequestyounotappointmentofmetoarbitrate.Thankyou.

MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:52 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: FW: Arbitrator Eligibility

HiJan:

ThisisoneofacoupleofemailsIwillforward.

Thanks!

Marie

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Wednesday,June28,20179:38AM
To:LarryS@mspta.net
Cc:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>;Bolger,Matt(MSP)<BolgerM@michigan.gov>;Horton,
Stephanie(MSP)<HortonS4@michigan.gov>
Subject:FW:ArbitratorEligibility

GoodMorningLarry:

ThisinfollowuptomymessagesentMonday(below).WehavebeennotifiedthatMr.Longhasreceivedanofficial
responsefromORS.Hehasadvisedus,however,thatduetosomeadditionalquestionsposedbyORSwecontinueto
honorhisrequesttonotbeassignedanyarbitrationcasesuntilthisisresolved.

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions.

Thanks!

Marie

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Monday,June26,20179:42AM
To:'larrys'<LarryS@mspta.net>
Cc:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>;Bolger,Matt(MSP)<BolgerM@michigan.gov>;Horton,
Stephanie(MSP)<HortonS4@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:ArbitratorEligibility

GoodMorningLarry:

BaseduponarecentconversationwithMr.Long,ourstaffcontactedORSwiththatspecificquestionandcircumstances,
althoughdidnotmentionMr.Longsname.Theanswerwereceivedwasthatifanarbitratorunderthosecircumstances
weretoreceivepaymentfromthestatethatitwouldhaveanimpactontheirStateofMichiganpension.This
informationwasrelayedtoMr.Long,andasweunderstand,hefollowedupwiththeformallettertoORSrequesting
clarification.IbelievethatyouarecorrectthatMr.Proctorssituationdiffersbaseduponthetimingofthechangein
thestatute.

Unfortunately,theformalresponsetoMr.LongmustcomefromORSandisnotwithintheOSEpurviewtoaddress.I
amnotsureifMr.LonghasfollowedupwithORSsincehisMarchletter,butwehavereceivednotificationfromhim
requestingthathenotbeassignedanyarbitrationhearingsinvolvinganotherlabororganizationandOSEuntilthisis
resolved.

Pleaseletmeknowifthereareanyadditionalquestionsorotherinformationthatyouneedatthistime.

Thanksandhaveagoodday!

Marie

From:larrys[mailto:LarryS@mspta.net]
Sent:Friday,June23,20174:34PM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Cc:Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>;Bolger,Matt(MSP)<BolgerM@michigan.gov>;Horton,
Stephanie(MSP)<HortonS4@michigan.gov>
Subject:ArbitratorEligibility

DearMarie:

Asyoumayknow,theMSPandMSPTArecentlyrefreshedourpanelofarbitrators(twoofoursixhadretiredand
onehaddied)sincewelastwentthroughtheselectionprocess.

OneofthearbitratorswhowasselectedtotheMSPMSPTApanelisWilliamLong,formerlyoftheCivilService
Commission,andwhoonceservedastheDirectoroftheDepartmentofLabor(Millikenadministration!).

IranintoMr.Longrecentlyandmentionedtohimthathehadbeenselectedtoourpanelandmightbehearing
fromInsp.MattBolgerand/ormeaboutfuturearbitrationcases.Hementionedtomethathehadbeennominatedon
otherState/LaborAssociationpanelsintherecentpastbuthasbeentryingtoascertainifhecanactasanarbitrator
whentheStateofMichiganisapartybecauseheisreceivingretirementbenefitsfromtheStateofMichigan.Hehas
contactedORSinwritingtodetermineifthiswouldaffecthispensionstatus,buthasnotyetreceivedaresponse.He
indicatedthathewouldbereluctanttoacceptanarbitralappointmentinvolvingtheStateuntilthisissueis
resolved.(HeisanAct312arbitratorthroughMERC,butIamnotsurehowthatpaymentprocessworks).

IknowthatRobertProctor(whoretiredfromCivilServicehearingsdivision)hadservedasanarbitratoronour
panelforyears,butthatmayhavebeenbeforethelawprohibitingretiredStateemployeesfromworkingascontractors
fortheStateofMichigan.

Fortunately,Mr.Longhasnotbeendrawninanyofourrecentgrievancearbitrations,butIwouldprefertosee
thisissueresolvedbeforehisnamecomesupforaspecificcase.Iwasnotsureifthisisanissuewithinyourpurview,or
ifitwassomethingthatonlyORScanaddress.

Atyourconvenience,willyouletmeknowifyoumightbeinapositiontoprovideMr.Longwithadefinitive
answertohisquestion?

Bestwishes,

LarrySchneider

MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:14 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Meeting with You and John

HiJan:

DoesFridaysometimeworkforyouandJohntomeetwithCherylandI?didyouwantitsooner?Wecantouchbase
aftertheHRDmeetingaboutit!

Thanks,

Marie

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Wednesday,July12,20178:10AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:BudgetMeeting

Idonthaveanythingeither,Marie.WantmetocallConnietoletherknow?

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Wednesday,July12,20177:54AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:BudgetMeeting

HiJan:

Idonthaveanythingforourbudgetmeetingthisafternoon.Doyou?Also,IwilllookatCherylandmyscheduletosee
whenwecangetwithyouandjohn.

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:12 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: RE: Budget Meeting

Thatisfinewithmethanks!!

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Wednesday,July12,20178:10AM
To:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>
Subject:RE:BudgetMeeting

Idonthaveanythingeither,Marie.WantmetocallConnietoletherknow?

Thanks
Jan

From:Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
Sent:Wednesday,July12,20177:54AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:BudgetMeeting

HiJan:

Idonthaveanythingforourbudgetmeetingthisafternoon.Doyou?Also,IwilllookatCherylandmyscheduletosee
whenwecangetwithyouandjohn.

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:54 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Budget Meeting

HiJan:

Idonthaveanythingforourbudgetmeetingthisafternoon.Doyou?Also,IwilllookatCherylandmyscheduletosee
whenwecangetwithyouandjohn.

Thanks,

Marie
MCSC-FOIA

From: Waalkes, Marie (OSE)


Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:06 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: FW: July 12, 2017 HRD Meeting Agenda - Note location change
Attachments: 07 12 17 HRD agenda.doc

HiJan:

IseethatESPisonthescheduletomorrow.Justtoletyouknow,CherylandJohnG.keepmissingeachothertodiscuss
theissuesthatyouandIhavetouchedonregardingwhatsomeoftheHRshaveraisedwithusaboutcounselorsgiving
adviceaboutsendingemployeesoutforevaluations,etc.Asyoumayrecallwehavehadspecificconcernsraisedby
JonathanPattersonandChristineHunnicutt.

Ihopeallisgoingwell.YouwillhavetofillmeinontheupcomingmeetingwehavewithDMVA.ItoldCindythatwe
werescheduledforbargainingandwilltrytoworkaroundit.

ThanksSeeyoutomorrow!

Marie

From:Armbrustmacher,Cindy(MCSC)
Sent:Tuesday,July11,20172:53PM
To:Lardie,Keri(MCSC)<LardieK@michigan.gov>;Parker,Joetta(MDE)<PARKERJ2@michigan.gov>;Holben,Margie
(LARA)<holbenm1@michigan.gov>;Wilson,Donna(MCSC)<WilsonD3@michigan.gov>;Rouse,Noelle(DMVA)
<RouseN@michigan.gov>;Horton,Stephanie(MSP)<HortonS4@michigan.gov>;White,Todd(MCSC)
<WhiteT5@michigan.gov>;Wieber,Deborah(MCSC)<wieberD2@michigan.gov>;Estrada,MaryBeth(DNR)
<EstradaM@michigan.gov>;Russell,Frank(DTMB)<russellf@michigan.gov>;Patterson,Jonathan(MDOC)
<PattersonJ6@michigan.gov>;Abdo,Amy(MCSC)<AbdoA@michigan.gov>;Grant,Victoria(DHHS)
<GrantV2@michigan.gov>;Fabus,Hillary(MCSC)<FabusH@michigan.gov>;Hunnicutt,Christine(TED)
<hunnicuttc@michigan.gov>;Lawson,Jackie(OAG)<JLawson@audgen.michigan.gov>;Macauley,Joyce(AG)
<macauleyj@michigan.gov>;Lee,Anna(MDOS)<LeeA1@michigan.gov>;BrianSchrems(MEDC)
<schremsb@michigan.org>;Fedewa,Lori(MSHDA)<FedewaL2@michigan.gov>;Abednego,Jaime(OSE)
<AbednegoJ@michigan.gov>;Cahoon,Amy(MCSC)<CahoonA@michigan.gov>;Fedorchuk,Matthew(MCSC)
<fedorchukm@michigan.gov>;Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>;Schmittdiel,Cheryl(OSE)
<schmittdielc@michigan.gov>;Suchner,Michelle(MCSC)<suchnerm2@michigan.gov>;Waalkes,Marie(OSE)
<WaalkesM1@michigan.gov>;Wilmore,Susan(MCSC)<WilmoreS@michigan.gov>;Winters,Jan(MCSC)
<WintersJ@michigan.gov>;Witgen,Brandi(MCSC)<WitgenB@michigan.gov>;Lisle,Marie(MCSC)
<lislem@michigan.gov>;Lotus,Susan(MCSC)<LotusS1@michigan.gov>;Pung,Amy(MCSC)<punga@michigan.gov>;
Lewis,Duane(MCSC)<LewisD@michigan.gov>;Beauchine,Bethany(MCSC)<beauchineb@michigan.gov>;Schwartz,
Ruth(DTMB)<SchwartzR1@michigan.gov>;KathyGilliland<kgilliland@legislature.mi.gov>;Derose,Michael(MCSC)
<DeroseM@michigan.gov>;Somes,Bonnie(Treasury)<SomesB@michigan.gov>
Cc:Bradfield,MaryJoe(MCSC)<BradfieldM@michigan.gov>
Subject:July12,2017HRDMeetingAgendaNotelocationchange

AttachedistheagendafortomorrowsHRDmeeting.PleasenotethatthemeetingwillbeheldintheCapitolCommons,
LowerLevelConferenceRoomD.


Thankyou,

Cindy Armbrustmacher
Michigan Civil Service Commission
517-241-6605

MCSC-FOIA

From: Robert Swanson < >


Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:14 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Cc: Janet M McClelland ); J ; Jase Bolger; Gnodtke,
John (MCSC); Armbrustmacher, Cindy (MCSC); Bradfield, Mary Joe (MCSC)
Subject: Re: Confidential - Proposed Meeting Dates and Times

HiJan,

Icouldmeetonthe26th,butthe27thand28thdonotworkforme.

Bob

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul19,2017,at5:17PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Commissioners,
Canyoupleaseletmeknowwhetheranydatesandtimesbelowworkforyou?

Wednesday,July26a.m.anytimefrom9a.m.1p.m.
Thursday,July2711a.m.andafter
Friday,July28anytime

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions.

Thankyou,
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Jase Bolger


Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 12:10 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: SPDOC for Proposed Rule Amendments to Ratings Systems

Jan,

BecauseIhavesometravelcomingup,justcirclingbacktobesureIunderstandtheplan:

Whenarewelikelytoreceivethedraftchangestocollectivebargaining?And,willwehavethetimetoreviewthemand
makeanysuggestionsbeforetheyrecirculated?

Thankyou,
Jase

OnAug1,2017,at4:01PM,Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Staffplanstocirculatetheattacheddraftruleandregulationamendmentsonperformanceratings
tomorrow.SPDOC1706summarizesthesubstantivechangesintendedfromtherules.Duetothe
numberofstreamliningandreorganizationeditsproposed,thechangeswillbecirculatedinboth
legislativeandcleanformatstofacilitatereview.Ifyouhaveanyquestions,pleaseletmeknow.Thanks.
<DraftSPDOC1706.pdf><DraftSPDOC1706aRulesClean.pdf><DraftSPDOC1706bRules
Legislative.pdf><DraftSPDOC1706c2.06Clean.pdf><DraftSPDOC1706d2.06Legislative.pdf><Draft
SPDOC1706e3.03Clean.pdf><DraftSPDOC1706f3.03Legislative.pdf>

MCSC-FOIA

From: Jase Bolger <


Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:52 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: FYI

Thanks;)

JaseBolger

Sentfrommymobiledevice,typedwithmythumbs.Pleaseexcuseanytypos.

OnAug2,2017,at2:26PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

HelloJase
IjustreadthisMIRSarticle(fromyesterdaysreport).Iassumeyouveseenit,butthoughtIdsendthis
alongtobesure!

Jan



Could Bolger Have Helped Ritchie Run As 'Kid Rock?'
If rock musician Kid ROCK wants to use his stage name on the 2018 ballot for a U.S. Senate run, a
5-year-old law put on the books thanks to former House Speaker Jase BOLGER could possibly
make that happen.

Bolger added a section to HB 4992 of 2011 that allows "common law" names to be used on the
ballot, something he insisted upon after the Secretary of State in 2008 and 2010 declined to let him
run as "Jase" Bolger when his birth certificate and driver license identified him as "James."

Here's the back story. Bolger was named after his father, James BOLGER, but to avoid confusion as
a child, his family always called him Jase BOLGER (See "Bolger Plays To Win," 10/15/08).

When Bolger ran for county commission, the local clerk let him run as "Jase" since that's what he
was known as. But when he ran for state representative, Bolger and the Secretary of State went
back and forth about the issue.

Bolger even sent the Bureau of Elections copies of a pair of dictionary pages that listed "Jas." as a
New Testament abbreviation of James. The Bureau of Elections wasn't convinced and wanted to
see more modern-day references.

"It seemed like pretty silly bureaucracy," Bolger said. "Jas was good enough for the Bible, but baby
name books were gospel to the Bureau of Elections."

Bolger begrudgingly went as "James Bolger" on the 2008 and 2010 ballot. In 2011, after he became
Speaker, Bolger had the power to change things and that's what he did.

An omnibus elections bill, sponsored by Rep. Eileen KOWALL, was amended to allow for the use of
nicknames and "common law names" on the ballot. Gov. Rick SNYDER signed the bill. Bolger went
by "Jase Bolger" on the 2012 ballot.

Fast forward to 2017. With Kid Rock toying with a U.S. Senate run, Mark GREBNER of Practical
Political Consultants dug up this new law and questioned whether Robert RITCHIE could use his
stage name on the ballot since, arguably, most people know the musician as Kid Rock.

"He may be able to convince a court that 'Kid Rock' is a 'common law name,' not used with intent to
defraud anybody, and should be allowed because that's how he is generally known," Grebner said.

"I think the Secretary of State would initially reject the request, but there's better than a 50 percent
chance a court would grant an order allowing it," added Grebner, who received his law degree in the
1980s from the University of Michigan and is a current member of the Michigan Bar.

Secretary of State spokesperson Fred WOODHAMS said if Ritchie submitted enough valid
signatures to make the ballot and indicated that he wanted to be listed as "Kid Rock," the Bureau of
Elections Staff would have to research further the question of whether that name would be allowed,
particularly the common law portion of the law.

"I'm not able to give a definitive answer today."

Elections lawyer Steve LIEDEL of the Dykema Law Firm told MIRS that his reading of the law is that
Ritchie would need to legally change his name before he could be listed on the ballot as "Kid Rock"
(See "Could Kid Rock Appear On Ballot As 'Kid Rock?'" 7/28/17).

Liedel said he's aware of the new "common law" portion of state law, but isn't convinced that Kid
Rock would apply. Is "Kid Rock" what appears on his driver license? Is that what name he uses in
legal transactions?

"Without knowing all the details, I'd say the chances are pretty unlikely," Liedel reiterated. "That's
probably not an available option for him."

Nonetheless, even the possibility piqued the interest of Bolger, who met Ritchie at a pair of
Republican fundraisers, including one in Oakland County for U.S. House Speaker Paul RYAN.

"He told me, 'Just call me Bob tonight," Bolger remembered. Bolger said the musician showed a
genuine interest in politics, policy and the opportunity to help others. Whether that means putting his
music career on hold to represent the state of Michigan in the U.S. Senate is a different question
altogether.

As to whether his nickname law helps Ritchie get on the ballot as "Kid Rock," he said, "Well, if so,
that'd be the first time anyone accused me of being Kid Rock's wingman."

Grebner said even if Ritchie could appear as "Kid Rock," he's not convinced that the stage name
would appeal to the average Michigan Republican voter, which is a white male in his 60s.

Ritchie does have some voting history, having participated in the 2012 presidential primary and the
2006 gubernatorial primary. He's also voted in the last four general elections (2010, 2012, 2014 and
2016). Prior to that, the Independence Township (Oakland County) resident's voting history was
spotty, according to Practical Political Consultants.

MIRS polling with Target Insyght last week showed Kid Rock easily winning a Republican primary
and being within eight points of U.S. Sen. Debbie STABENOW (D-Delta Twp.) (See "Poll Shows Kid
Rock Up In GOP Primary, Down 50%-42% To Stabenow," 7/28/17).

MCSC-FOIA

From: Jase Bolger


Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:31 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: FYI and thank you

Thankyou.

Ireturnedthemessage,buthadtoleavemyownmessage.Illlikelyaskformoreinfoif/whenImeetwiththesenator.

Thanks,
Jase

OnJul26,2017,at1:41PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

HelloJase
First,thankyouforyourflexibilityandforreschedulingotherprearrangedmeetingstoattendthis
morningssession.

Iamhappytoprovidemoredetailonthediscussionsregardingtherecruitmentandretentionof
psychiatrists.WehavebeenmeetingwiththeDHHSleadershipteamandOSEtodiscusspossible
approaches.Justletmeknowif/whenyoudliketotalk.

Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)

MCSC-FOIA

From: Jase Bolger <


Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:54 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Cc: Janet McClelland
Subject: Re: Confidential - Proposed Meeting Dates and Times

Thurs,7/27atanytimeworksbest.

IcouldpossiblymakesometimesWed,7/26workinthatwindow.

Ican'tmake7/28workduetopriorcommitments.

I'msorryIhadtoleaveearlytoday;Ididn'trealizeIneededtobudgetpastnoon.Myapologies!

JaseBolger

Sentfrommymobiledevice,typedwithmythumbs.Pleaseexcuseanytypos.

OnJul19,2017,at5:17PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Commissioners,
Canyoupleaseletmeknowwhetheranydatesandtimesbelowworkforyou?

Wednesday,July26a.m.anytimefrom9a.m.1p.m.
Thursday,July2711a.m.andafter
Friday,July28anytime

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions.

Thankyou,
Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Jase Bolger


Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 4:49 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: Wednesday Meeting

Icanbethereby9,but9:30doesindeedgivemeabitmoretimeforthetrip.Eitherwayworksforme.

Thanks,

JaseBolger

Sentfrommymobiledevice,typedwithmythumbs.Pleaseexcuseanytypos.

OnJul17,2017,at2:05PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

HelloJase
Ijustleftavoicemailmessageforyouaskingif9a.m.workswellforyouthisWednesday.Iwasspeaking
withJanetawhileagoandshewantedtobesureyoudidntpreferstartingalittlelater(9:30?)sinceyou
havealongerdrivein.

Justletmeknowwhatworksbestforyou!

Thankyou
Jan
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Janet McClelland


Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:16 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: FYI and thank you

ThanksJan.AndthanksagaintoyouandJohnforallofyourhardworkthesedays!

SentfrommyiPad

OnJul26,2017,at1:45PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

FYIonly,Janet.SenatorMarleausofficecontactedusaskingforJasescontactinformation.TheSenator
wantstodiscussCSCcomplicationsintheareaofpayingovertimeasitrelatestopsychiatristsin
psychiatrichospitalsbasicallyKalamazooasIunderstandit.

WereworkingonthelongstandingissuewithOSEandDHHSandtherehavebeensomediscussionsre:
LOUswithUAWandlegislativesponsorshipforawaiverifthereisaspecialpayincrease.DHHSispretty
muchleadingtheeffort.MikeZimmerreferredDHHStomeaskingthemtocoordinatecarefullyon
timingbecausetheremaybeotherthingshappening.

Willkeepyouposted.

Jan

From:Winters,Jan(MCSC)
Sent:Wednesday,July26,20171:42PM
To:'JaseBolger'<j
Subject:FYIandthankyou

HelloJase
First,thankyouforyourflexibilityandforreschedulingotherprearrangedmeetingstoattendthis
morningssession.

Iamhappytoprovidemoredetailonthediscussionsregardingtherecruitmentandretentionof
psychiatrists.WehavebeenmeetingwiththeDHHSleadershipteamandOSEtodiscusspossible
approaches.Justletmeknowif/whenyoudliketotalk.

Jan
517.241.3717(direct)
517.930.8184(cell)
MCSC-FOIA

From: Janet M
Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:28 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: SPDOC 2017-06

ThanksJan.

SentfrommyiPhone

>OnAug9,2017,at4:23PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:
>
>FYI,Janetthiswasjustreleased.Johnwillbeforwardingtocommissionersshortlywithamessage.
>
>Jan
>
>OriginalMessage
>From:MCSCOGC
>Sent:Wednesday,August09,20174:20PM
>To:MCSCOGC<MCSCOGC@michigan.gov>
>Subject:SPDOC201706
>
>
>PleaseseeattachedSPDOCNo.201706PROPOSEDAMENDMENTSTORULES25,216,32,34,35,56,62,63,64,
67,69,83,AND91============================================================
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>ThesedocumentsrequiretheAdobeAcrobatReader.Ifyouexperiencedifficultyinviewingthisfile,werecommend
thatyoumakesureyouareusingthelatestversionoftheAdobeAcrobatsoftware.Todownloadafreecopyofthe
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MCSC-FOIA

From: Janet McC


Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 3:00 PM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: NEWS RELEASE: Gov. Rick Snyder leading seventh mission to China to promote business
investment, tourism in Michigan

Thanks Jan. Have a great weekend!

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 28, 2017, at 1:11 PM, Winters, Jan (MCSC) <WintersJ@michigan.gov> wrote:

HiJanet
FYIonly.MikeZimmerisoutforthenexttwoweeks.WellbeprovidingupdatestoNickPayne,if
necessary,whileheisaway.

TheGovernorisoutbeginningJuly30andreturningAugust8.Justwantedyoutobeaware.

Jan


From:GOVNewsroom[mailto:govnewsroom@govsubscriptions.michigan.gov]
Sent:Friday,July28,201711:01AM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Subject:NEWSRELEASE:Gov.RickSnyderleadingseventhmissiontoChinatopromotebusiness
investment,tourisminMichigan

Contacts:
Governor's Office: Anna Heaton or Tanya Baker
517-335-6397 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 28, 2017
MEDC: Kathy Achtenberg
517-335-4590

Gov. Rick Snyder leading seventh mission to China to


promote business investment, tourism in Michigan
Goals are to increase trade for Michigan products, further develop economic
relationship

LANSING, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder is leading a nine-day investment mission to China, focusing
on promoting job-creating business growth and attracting investment in Michigan, while also
pushing the state as a tourism destination.

Snyder will meet with government officials, industry executives, educational leaders, and key
media in China, departing Michigan on Sunday, July 30, and returning Tuesday, Aug. 8.

We have built strong relationships in China since our first mission in 2011. Chinese investment in
Michigan has increased dramatically since then and well continue to make the case that there is
no better place in North America for Chinese companies to expand and create jobs than in
Michigan, Snyder said. As Chinese travelers are now going all over the world and the United
States more, this is a great opportunity to tell people about Pure Michigan tourism.

Snyder will visit Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, where he will
promote Michigan business opportunities, make a series of company visits, and connect with
senior government leaders. He will participate in exchange forums in Guangdong and Sichuan that
will include mutual foreign direct investment, trade, tourism agriculture and education. Snyder also
plans to hold media roundtables following the forums, and will meet with business reporters while
in Shanghai.

The investment mission will be led by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Concurrent with the governors mission, MEDC is leading 10 Michigan companies to China to meet
with prospective business partners, distributors and buyers to increase export opportunities from
Michigan to China.

Also joining Snyder on the mission is Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Director Jamie Clover Adams, who will continue to explore opportunities for Michigan food and
agriculture products in the Chinese market. This is Clover Adams fifth trip to China.

In 2016, Michigan ranked number two in the nation for number of investment projects from China.
Michigan also ranked number three in the nation for number of jobs created by Chinese investment
and number four for total capital investment. Between January 2010 and July 2017, Michigan
received $1.1 billion in new business investment from China. Recent Chinese investments in
Michigan include:

Kingfa Science & Technology (USA), Inc.: In February 2017, Kingfa, a subsidiary of
China-based Kingfa Sci & Tec Company, Ltd., announced it was planning to expand its
manufacturing operations in Canton Township, investing $60 million and creating 150 jobs
related to the production of engineering plastic resins. The project was supported by the
Michigan Strategic Fund with a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program
performance-based grant.
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors: In January 2017 Yanfeng, a subsidiary of Wenzhou,
China-based Yanfeng, announced it was planning to establish a state-of-the-art southeast
Michigan headquarters and technical center for instrument panel engineering and testing in
the city of Novi, investing $8.45 million and creating 60 jobs. The project was supported by
MSF with a $600,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
Zhongding USA Cadillac: In August 2016, Zhongding, a subsidiary of Anhui Zhongding
Sealing Parts (Ningguo, China) announced it is expanding its manufacturing facility in
Cadillac, investing $4.3 million in a new building and new equipment to venture into the
heavy truck and agriculture industries. The project is expected to create 125 jobs. The
project was supported by MSF with a $600,000 Michigan Business Development Program
performance-based grant.
Karma Automotive LLC: Karma designs and manufactures luxury hybrid vehicles. In
June 2016, the company, which is a subsidiary of Chicago-based Wanxiang North America,
will establish an automotive engineering and purchasing hub in Troy to house operations
supporting its California-based supply chain activities and automotive production. The
project is expected to generate more than $3.6 million and create up to 150 jobs, resulting in
a $450,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

Source: FDI Markets

The trip marks the Snyder administrations seventh mission to China. Other missions led by
Snyder or Lt. Gov. Brian Calley have included France, Japan, South Korea, Canada, the
Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Chile, Columbia, India, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ireland
and Great Britain. The missions have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of investments in
Michigan by foreign companies adding jobs to Michigans workforce.

#
STAY CONNECTED:

This email was sent to wintersj@michigan.gov on behalf of: The Executive Office of the Governor 111 South Capitol Avenue Lansing, MI 48909 517-335-
7858

MCSC-FOIA

From: Janet McC


Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 9:30 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: High-level Performance Review Data

HeyJan.Sorry.Ijustsawthisemailsincewetalked.Talktoyoulater.

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul24,2017,at7:16AM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

HiJanetFYIIwillbeinlatemorningtoday(Monday).Pleasefeelfreetocallwheneveritworksforyou
ontheSwansoncall.

Johnisworkingsohardreallyterrificthatheknockedoutthepiecebelowaswellovertheweekend!

ThanksJan

SentfrommyiPhone

OnJul23,2017,at9:09PM,JanetMcClelland< wrote:

ThanksJohn.Let'sdiscussbrieflytomorrow.

SentfrommyiPad

OnJul23,2017,at1:57PM,Gnodtke,John(MCSC)<GnodtkeJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

IhavegottenpreliminarydatadumpsfromHRMNandNEOGOVon
recordedperformanceratings.Thereislikelyundercountingduetothe
multiplesystemsanddifferentcalendarsused.Wealsohavenotsetup
reportingcapabilitiestotrackthesemetrics,soallthisdatamustbe
takenwithseveralgrainsofsalt.Butitdoesprovidesomeinteresting
background.



Statewidefor2016,thenumberofannualratings,finalprobationary
ratings,andinterimserviceratingswasaround84.2%oftheaverage
numberoffulltimeFTEs.In2015,86.2%.

Statewidefor2016,98.8%ofannualratingsweresatisfactory.In2015,
98.7%.

Statewidefor2016,37.2%ofannualratingswereHP.In2015,36.9%.

Statewidefor2016,therewere139unsatisfactoryISRsand160
unsatisfactoryprobationaryratings.In2015,148and134.

Statewidefor2016,97.0%ofprobationaryratingsweresatisfactory.In
2016,96.5%.

Asforindividualagencies,wehavethefollowingdata,whichagainhas
notbeenverified.Iwouldbeveryhesitanttodisseminateanyfurther
beforeconfirmingvariousthings.Inparticular,theAGhasitsownrating
system,whichIassumeisnotenteredintoHRMNconsistentlyandthe
dataforNEOGOVagenciesalsomaybeunderreportingbasedonthe
useofmultiplesystems.

Thelowestpercentagesofratingscompletedcomparedtoaveragefull
timeFTEswere28.4%(AG),48.0%(MDE),52.3%(DTMB),65.4%(DCH),
and65.7%(DMVA).MCSCisat71.2%inthepreliminarydata.

In2016,severalagencies(MDE,LARA,MSP,TED,andMDOT)hadthe
numberofNI,ISR,andunsatisfactoryorextensionProbationaryratings
totaling0.5%orlessofthenumberofannualandfinalprobationary
ratings(i.e.,1in200ratingsorfewer).MDEdidnothaveasingle
negativerating.SOShadthehighestnumberat2.9%.MCSCis
tentativelyat0.7%.

In2016,severalagencies(MSP,DEQ,MDE,MDOT,DNR,AG,DIFS,and
DMVA)gaveHPratingsoverhalfofthetimeforannualratings.MSP
wasthehighestat74.4%andDHHSthelowestat20.8%.MCSCis43.5%.

In2016,severalsmalleragenciesgaveonlysatisfactoryratingsto
probationaryemployees(MDARD,AG,MDCR,MDE,DIFS,andTED).
MCSCwasat99.1%.ThemostcriticalagencywasDHHSwith91.7%.

Icansharesomeofthehigherlevelstatewidetrendswiththe
commissionersifyouwouldlike.
MCSC-FOIA

From: Janet M McClelland


Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:22 AM
To: Winters, Jan (MCSC)
Subject: Re: Confidential - Proposed Meeting Dates and Times

ThanksJan.

OnJul20,2017,at8:22AM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Thankyou,Jase!

CanyoupleaseblockoutthetimefornextWednesday,7/26sincethatistheonlytimeBobisableto
meetforthedaysofferednextweek?IwillcallJimshortlysinceJanetcanbeavailableon7/26aswell
andIllworkwithJanetonastarttime.

Jan



From:JaseBolger
Sent:Wednesday,July19,20179:54PM
To:Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>
Cc:JanetMcClelland
Subject:Re:ConfidentialProposedMeetingDatesandTimes

Thurs,7/27atanytimeworksbest.

IcouldpossiblymakesometimesWed,7/26workinthatwindow.

Ican'tmake7/28workduetopriorcommitments.

I'msorryIhadtoleaveearlytoday;Ididn'trealizeIneededtobudgetpastnoon.Myapologies!

JaseBolger

Sentfrommymobiledevice,typedwithmythumbs.Pleaseexcuseanytypos.

OnJul19,2017,at5:17PM,Winters,Jan(MCSC)<WintersJ@michigan.gov>wrote:

Commissioners,
Canyoupleaseletmeknowwhetheranydatesandtimesbelowworkforyou?

Wednesday,July26a.m.anytimefrom9a.m.1p.m.
Thursday,July2711a.m.andafter
Friday,July28anytime

Pleaseletmeknowifyouhaveanyquestions.

Thankyou,
Jan
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