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					On Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., a meeting of the Long-Term
Disability Review Committee was held in the Caucus Conference Room,
Seventh Floor of City Hall, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Leland Brown, Human Resources Division Manager
Christopher P. McCullion, Treasurer
Amanda Green, Assistant City Attorney II

ALSO PRESENT:
Ana Palenzuela, Compensation and Benefits Manager
Luis A. Vazquez-Medina, Human Resources Specialist

CALL TO ORDER:
1. Mr. Brown, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.

MINUTES:
   It was moved by Ms. Green, seconded by Mr. McCullion, and vote carried
   unanimously that the reading of the minutes be waived for the September
   16, 2009 Committee meeting with minutes approved as written.

2. Joaquin Rivera
   There was a review of Mr. Rivera’s medical history and current
   prognosis. Mr. Rivera’s case is an initial application of LTD benefits.
   Mr. Rivera was not present.

Discussion followed.

  Mr. Brown made a motion that based on the medical documentation
  provided, to approve Mr. Rivera’s LTD benefits with an effective date
  of November 1, 2009. Ms. Green seconded the motion. The vote carried
  unanimously.

3. Michelle Jones
   There was a review of Ms. Jones’ medical history and current prognosis.
   Ms. Jones’ case is a three-month re-evaluation of LTD benefits. Ms.
   Jones was present.

Discussion followed.

  Mr. Brown made a motion that based on the documentation provided, to
  continue Ms. Jones’ LTD benefits with the stipulation that her case be
  reviewed in nine months (one year from the date LTD benefits were
  initially approved). Ms. Green seconded the motion. The vote carried
  unanimously.

4. Charles Cole
   There was a review of Mr. Cole’s medical history and current prognosis.
   Mr. Cole’s case is a two-year recertification of LTD benefits. Mr. Cole
   was present.

Discussion followed.
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      Ms. Green made a motion to continue certification of Mr. Cole’s LTD
      benefits pending the results of a Vocational Assessment Evaluation. Mr.
      McCullion seconded the motion. The vote carried unanimously.

   5. Administrative Matters:
      Bertha Ferguson
      Ms. Green updated the Committee on Ms. Ferguson’s bankruptcy claim. Ms.
      Varnado, paralegal, attended the meeting of creditors at bankruptcy
      court. It is Ms. Varnado’s opinion, that there is not a good
      likelihood of the City getting paid. Ms. Ferguson expressed interest
      in repaying the City debt. Ms. Varnado will contact the trustee. Ms.
      Green will update the Committee on any new developments.

   6. ADJOURNMENT:
      There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.

   Respectfully Submitted:


                                             _________________________________
                                              Luis A. Vazquez-Medina, Recorder


   ATTESTED:


   _________________________
   Leland W. Brown

				
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