Tahoe Forest CEO contract negotiations delayed to 2015 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe Forest CEO contract negotiations delayed to 2015

Margaret Moran
mmoran@sierrasun.com
Tahoe Forest Health District CEO Bob Schapper.
Courtesy TFHD |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors have again delayed action related to CEO Bob Schapper’s future.

Providing no specific reason, the board informed the public at the start of Tuesday’s open session that designation of a labor negotiator for Schapper’s employment agreement had been removed from the night’s agenda.

“I’m shocked that it’s taken off,” Dr. Laurence Heifetz, director of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Caner Center, told the board. “I just wanted to speak in favor of putting it back on and voting yes to enter into negotiations.”

Future board agendas have yet to be set, said Paige Nebeker Thomason, district director of marketing and communications.

With no meetings scheduled for the remainder of the month, the topic won’t be revisited until the new year.

Designation of a labor negotiator appeared as an open session item at Tuesday’s meeting and the Sept. 23 meeting — when the topic was previously agendized. On both agendas, discussion between the board and labor negotiator(s) was listed as a closed session item.

Previously, the matter was held off due to the Nov. 4 election to allow the new board to work on potential contract negotiations.

Earlier this month, the new board members — Chuck Zipkin, Greg Jellinek and incumbent Dale Chamblin — were sworn in. They joined directors Karen Sessler and John Mohun for their first meeting on Dec. 11, and all five were seated at Tuesday’s.

Schapper’s contract expires June 30, 2015.

When the Sun attempted to reach Schapper for comment on this story, Thomason said he has nothing new to add at this time.