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October 7, 2013

A meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board was held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Office of the Chairman, 21 Oak Street, 4th Floor, Hartford, CT.

Agenda Topics:

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Chairman Mastropietro’s Update
  3. Interviews with Commissioners
  4. Approval of Minutes - June 10 and Sept. 9, 2013
  5. Approval of 2014 Meeting Dates
  6. New Business
  7. Adjournment

Minutes

A regular meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Commission Advisory Board was held on October 7, 2013 in the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s CRB Hearing Room, 21 Oak Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

The meeting convened at 10:10 a.m. with the following Board Members present: Chairman Gardner Wright, John Adamson, Michael Dimenstein, Ross Hollander, Daniel Krause, Gregory Nokes, and Donald Shubert. Also present from the Workers’ Compensation Commission were Chairman John Mastropietro, Commissioner Nancy Salerno and Commissioner Ernie Walker.

  1. Opening Remarks
    1. Chairman Wright welcomed the group and introduced Commissioners Nancy Salerno and Ernie Walker.
  2. Commissioner’s Meet and Greet
    1. Discussion was held regarding enacted legislation along with agency policies and procedures which govern the Commissioner’s handling of workers’ compensation claims. Commissioners Nancy Salerno and Ernie Walker responded to the Board members’ questions in preparation for their upcoming renominations.
  3. Chairman Mastropietro’s Update
    1. The 100th Anniversary of the Workers’ Compensation Commission was celebrated at the Symposium on October 3, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT. The event was extremely successful in raising funds for the Disabled Workers’ Scholarship Fund.
    2. Pursuant to the Office of Policy & Management’s recent mandate to cut 5% from the agency’s budget, the Commission is in the process of identifying accounts/programs to cut to comply with the rescission.
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. A motion to approve the minutes of June 10, 2013 and September 9, 2013 was made by John Adamson and seconded by Ross Hollander. The motion passed unanimously.
  5. Approval of Meeting Dates for 2014
    1. A motion to approve the meeting dates for 2014 was made by John Adamson and seconded by Ross Hollander. The motion passed unanimously.
  6. Adjournment
    1. A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by John Adamson and seconded by Michael Dimenstein. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
  7. Next Meeting
    1. The next regular meeting will be held on November 18, 2013.

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