STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYEE TRUST FUNDS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
FOR ATTORNEY TO CONDUCT CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS
To Whom It May Concern:
The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has issued this non-binding request for information (RFI) from your company regarding conducting due process hearings on behalf of its program-related Boards. Since 2001, ETF has contracted with DOA-Hearing and Appeals for these services. With caseloads much lower, ETF is interested in identifying alternatives that would allow us to pay by hourly rate, per case or period of coverage without sacrificing turnaround time and quality.
ETF administers various employee benefit programs, including the retirement, group insurance and deferred compensation programs and the employee reimbursement accounts program. In the course of administering these programs, appeals of the benefit determinations are generated pursuant to Wis.Stat. Ch. 227. In order to ensure that an effective and impartial hearing system is available to the beneficiaries of the ETF’s programs, the ETF has determined that it is appropriate to contract with attorneys to conduct due process hearings on behalf of its program-related Boards.
This RFI and reference materials are available at http://etfextranet.it.state.wi.us. Contact Adminsitrators/Vendors / Fiscal Year 10 / RFI ETJ0016.
All responses are requested back no later than September 17, 2009. You may submit them electronically to the Department via an email with an attachment to email@example.com or in a paper format. If you have questions about how to respond you can contact the Project Manager. Edward Main (608)267-0389.
|09/03/09||Expect to issue Request For Information|
|Attorney to Conduct Contested Case Hearings|
|Ch.ETF 11 Wis.Admin.code||http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/etf/etf011.pdf|
|Wis.Stat. 227.46 Administrative Procedure Hearing Examiners; examination of evidence by agency||http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=stats&jd=227.46|
|Administrative Appeal Process ET-4943||http://etf.wi.gov/publications/et4943.pdf|
|Vendor Information DOA-3477||http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/doaforms/doa-3477.doc|
|ETF Web Site||http://etf.wi.gov/|
|WRS 2008 Program Fact Sheet ET-8901||http://etf.wi.gov/publications/et8901.pdf|