1. Roll Call.
2. Discussion of HCR 109, Presentation and discussion on issues related to the retention and replacement of Division of Highways engineers and other state employees:
Secretary Robert Ferguson, Department of Administration
Joe Smith, Special Assistant to the Governor
Director Otis Cox, Division of Personnel
• Review of retention efforts and recruitment initiatives for Division of Highways engineers and the state workforce;
• Update on status of reclassification of classified positions via the Hay Group study for the Division of Personnel;
• Strategy to revise or modify current freeze on merit pay raises and implement a merit pay raise system; and
• Strategy to implement mandatory turn-around times between job postings and hiring.
3. Other Business.