STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION

LEGAL AND PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING

April 13, 2016

TRUSTEES PRESENT
Peter Adomeit, Chair
Michael Carey
Charles Casella
Robert Coffey
Bruce Barth, Commission Counsel for IRS Matters, by teleconference
Michael Rose, Counsel for the Commission
Cindy Cieslak, Counsel for the Commission

The Chair called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m. and asked the members to consider Item II on the agenda, the approval of the agenda.

Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to approve the agenda for the meeting, with the removal of Items 5 Phillips case and 10 SERS Compilation which were duplicates of previous items on the agenda. All voted in favor.

At 8:35 a.m., the Chair directed the subcommittee’s attention to Item 1 of the new business portion of the agenda, a status update on the SERS compilation. Attorney Barth reported on the progress of the compilation of the SERS plan document, in particular the provisions pertaining to compliance with the IRC.

At 9:10 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella, to go into Executive Session to consider the following agenda items: Phillips, Whitman, Carver, Walinski, Pine, Brown, Dingwell, and CMERS Overpayments and to invite Attorneys Rose, Barth and Cieslak to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 10:52 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

At 10:53 a.m., the Chair directed the subcommittee’s attention to Item 12 of the new business portion of the agenda, 2015 MERS survey non-responders update. The subcommittee reviewed information provided by Brenda K. Halpin, Director, Retirement Services Division.

At 10:59 a.m., the subcommittee reviewed the update concerning the 2016 MERS survey responders provided by the Retirement Services Division.

At 11:13 a.m., the subcommittee received an update from Attorney Rose on the progress of the revisions to the Commission regulations. He is currently reviewing a revised draft, prepared by Attorney Natalie Braswell.

At 11:16 a.m., the subcommittee was given an update on the status of the Town of Thompson-UPSEU case by Attorney Rose.

At 11:55 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to recommend to the Commission that it deny the request by Nancy Pine to reverse the Medical Examining Board’s denial of her application for disability retirement benefits. All voted in favor.

At 12:11 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to adjourn. All voted in favor. The meeting adjourned.

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