A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members
Sept. 20, 2010
Board Officers Meeting
FMPA’s Board of Directors officers met last Friday to draft evaluations for the General Manager and General Counsel. The proposed evaluations will be submitted to the Board of Directors later this year. Contact: Sue Utley
Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy
A new travel expense reimbursement policy for Executive Committee members and All-Requirements Project committees takes effect Oct. 1. An information packet has been developed that explains the reimbursement policy and procedure. An e-mail with this information was sent to committee members last week, and the packet also can be found on the Member Portal. Contact: Mark McCain
Social Media Best Practices Report
FMPA’s Strategic Plan action item 5.1.2 calls for staff to “explore emerging communication tools (e.g., social media) to consider applications for FMPA that create positive publicity, build stakeholder engagement and support business goals. FMPA’s Public Relations Department completed the first step toward that goal by developing a report summarizing best practices in business use of social media and a set of suggested actions for additional research and development. Additional primary research will be conducted this fall, prior to developing any specific action recommendations related to social media. As part of this research phase, Public Relations will survey key stakeholders, particularly FMPA members, and will consult with FMPA’s Legal, Human Resources and Information Technology departments to address the Agency’s responsibilities for open govement law compliance, network security and human resources policies. For more information or to request a copy of the report, contact Diane Nelson.
Member Services Advisory Committee
FMPA’s Member Services Advisory Committee meets Wednesday in the Board room at 10 a.m. Participants will discuss associate membership in Electric Cities of Georgia. The full agenda package can be viewed on the Member Portal. Contact: Mike Siefert
Audit and Risk Oversight Committee
The Audit and Risk Oversight Committee meets Wednesday in the Board room at 1 p.m. The meeting’s action items include: 1) risk inventory update, 2) risk review and recommended revisions to natural gas and fuel oil risk management policy, 3) risk review and recommendation of an information technology risk management policy, 4) continuing McNeary for insurance consulting, 5) risk review and recommendation of city of Quincy power purchase agreement, and 6) risk review and recommendation of Keys Energy Services TARP agreement. The full agenda package can be viewed on the Member Portal.
Board of Directors
FMPA’s Board of Directors holds a special called meeting Thursday in the Board room at 9 a.m. The meeting’s action items include: 1) a St. Lucie budget amendment, 2) St. Lucie bonds, and 3) a retirement health savings account for the General Manager and General Counsel. The board will also discuss UBS swap novation. The agenda package will be e-mailed and posted on the Member Portal early this week.
ARP Executive Committee
The ARP Executive Committee meets Thursday in the Board room at 9 a.m. or immediately following the Board meeting. The meeting’s action items include: 1) training for FMPA’s goveing board members, 2) revisions to FMPA’s natural gas and fuel oil risk management policy, 3) strategy and action plan for the 2010 Integrated Resource Plan, 4) additional funding for outside legal counsel related to the Lake Worth gas transportation issue, and 5) Cane Island Unit 4 contract modification. The full agenda package can be viewed on the Member Portal.
Member City Visit
Bud Boudreaux, Fred Bryant and Nick Guarriello visit Jacksonville Beach on Friday for a member city visit.
Kissimmee Utility Authority FRCC/NERC Audit
Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) will undergo a compliance audit this week of reliability standards from the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The audit begins Monday and may last through Friday. Frank Gaffney and Doug Smith will be available to assist KUA, as needed.
FMPA logo apparel is once again available for ordering. The Agency provides complimentary logo embroidery on two apparel items purchased per employee or Board member each fiscal year. Those who are interested should review the catalog on FMPA’s Member Portal and contact Sara Barron to place an order by Sept. 30.
All-Requirements Project Load
The weekly update of the All-Requirements Project historical load graph has been posted on the Member Portal. The graph is updated through Sept. 19. Contact: Jim Atz
Congratulations to Doug Smith, who celebrates two years with FMPA on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Congratulations to Cole Davis, who celebrates one year with FMPA on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Congratulations to Mark Larson, who celebrates eight years with FMPA on Saturday, Sept. 25
Health Benefits, Labor and Employment Law Workshop
FMPA hosts a workshop on Health Benefits, Labor and Employment Law on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The workshop is designed for all utility personnel who need to understand and implement the comprehensive health insurance reforms that President Obama signed into law last March. Recommended attendees include human resources staff, utility managers, utility directors and city managers. The cost for the one-day course is $150 per person. If you plan to attend, complete the