STATE EMPLOYEES
RETIREMENT COMMISSION
COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT 55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
06106-1775
TELEPHONE: (860) 702-3480
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for DISABILITY RETIREMENT
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
RETIREMENT AND BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER

RETIREMENT & BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION MEMORANDUM

June 15, 2001

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

ATTENTION: Personnel and Payroll Officers
SUBJECT: Tier I Summary Plan Descriptions

The Tier I Summary Plan Descriptions ("the booklets") are scheduled to be mailed to the home addresses of Tier I members of the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) on or about June 20, 2001. This mailing will include all active Tier I members as of March 31, 2001. For agency use a copy of this booklet accompanies this memorandum.

With employee paychecks dated July 27, 2001, the Division will advise Tier I members of the aforementioned mailing, and in the event that their booklets do not arrive, instruct them to contact their personnel/payroll office. For your information, the text of the paycheck insert appears on the reverse side of this memorandum.

The booklets are included under the Forms Management Contract with Vanguard Direct and will be printed on an as needed basis. Agencies may order booklets from Vanguard for any rehired Tier I members in service after March 31, 2001 and for those Tier I members in service prior to that date who advise that they did not receive the mailed booklet. A limited number of booklets are currently in stock at Vanguard; therefore, on initial orders agencies will be limited to a maximum of fifteen (15) booklets. Thereafter agencies may order booklets in groups of ten (10) to fulfill their ongoing processing needs. Agencies should write in "CO-203, Retirement Tier I Booklets" in the section entitled "other" on the Statewide Forms Requisition when placing the orders. As you are aware, each SERS member is entitled to receive a summary plan description within 90 days of employment.

Questions generated by the content of the booklets may be posed to the Division's Counseling Services Unit at (860) 702-3490; questions concerning the booklet ordering process may be directed to the Policy Services Division at (860) 702-3440.

Very truly yours,

STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION

NANCY WYMAN, SECRETARY EX OFFICIO

BY:

Steven Weinberger, Director

Retirement & Benefit Services Division

SW/LD/la

NOTICE TO
TIER I MEMBERS OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM

For Tier I members employed as of March 31, 2001, a summary plan description ("the booklet") was mailed to your home address on or about June 20, 2001. If you did not receive your booklet or you were rehired and resumed your Tier I membership after March 31, 2001, please obtain your copy by contacting your agency's personnel/payroll office.

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