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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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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:
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.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.
Luis A. Vazquez-Medina, Recorder
Leland W. Brown