The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims will meet at 9 a.m. February 24 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport for the purpose of interviewing prospective candidates for nomination as judge of compensation claims for the Ft. Lauderdale (FTL) District, to replace Judge Kathryn Pecko and for nomination as judge of compensation claims for the Melbourne/Sebastian (MEL) District, to replace Judge Donna Remsnyder.
Guidelines for the operation of the commission are available at http://www.fljcc.org/JCC/snc.asp.
Applications, one original, and 15 copies for initial appointment or reappointment shall be submitted to Lisa Mustain, The Division of Administrative Hearings, The DeSoto Building, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, 32399-3060, no later than 5 p.m. February 3, Eastern Standard Time. The application form is on the OJCC website, www.fljcc.org, under the Nominating Commission tab.
Any questions or comments relating to any of the above judges of compensation claims should be addressed in writing to: Wogan “Wogie” Badcock, SNCJCC Chair, P.O. Box 497, Mulberry, 33860.
If you wish to speak at the commission meeting in opposition to the appointment or reappointment of any applicant, written notice must be provided to the chair and DOAH no later than 5 p.m., February 10, Eastern Standard Time. Your letter should include your intention to address the commission and a brief explanation regarding your request. If you wish to present any documents in support of your appearance before the commission, copies must be provided to the chair and DOAH by 5 p.m. February 10. Presentations in opposition to a candidate for appointment or reappointment will be limited to four minutes.
The commission will not ordinarily grant any requests for personal appearances to speak in favor of candidates. However, the committee will accept letters in support of candidates as long as they are delivered to the chair and DOAH by 5 p.m. February 10. DOAH will distribute the letters to the individual members of the SNCJCC. If opposition to reappointment of a sitting judge is appropriately filed, then the commission may allow personal appearance to speak in favor of the judge, at the commission’s discretion.
The commission will meet telephonically at 2 p.m. February 13. This meeting will be to discuss procedural issues of the commission specifically for the February 24 meeting. This telephonic commission meeting will be open to the public by dialing 888-670-3525, and entering code number 249 217 2867# when prompted.