STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
LEGAL AND PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES OF MEETING

December 7, 2016

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

The Chair called the meeting to order at 8:38 a.m. and asked the members to consider Item II on the agenda, the approval of the agenda.

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to approve the agenda. All voted in favor.
Under Agenda Item III, the subcommittee discussed the matter of appointing additional trustees to the subcommittee.

At 8:50 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to go into Executive Session to consider written legal opinions concerning CGS Section 5-192b(c) interpretation, the Baldino matter, the Carfora matter and the Gleason matter, and pending litigation in the following matters: Carter, Krawiec, Walenski, UPSEU v. Town of Thompson, Bouchard, Maturo, Phillips, and Feliciano and to invite Attorney Rose, Attorney Barth and Attorney Cieslak to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 10:49 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

At 10:49 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Carey, to recommend to the Commission that it consider a sua sponte declaratory ruling on the issue of withdrawals from CMERS participation as exemplified in the Thompson matter. All voted in favor.

At 10:50 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey, to recommend to the Commission that it review C.G.S. Section 7-438 and make recommendations for possible legislative changes and/or regulations pertaining thereto. All voted in favor.
At 10:52 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend to the Commission that it instruct the division to recoup CMERS payments from Albert Carfora that were made to him during the period beginning January 1 through June, 2016 which is the time of his employment with the East Haven Board of Education. All voted in favor.

At 10:54 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella that based on additional information coming forward during the appeal process, the subcommittee recommends to the Commission that it sustain Richard Gleasonís appeal and allow him to collect his pension while employed by the City of Milford. All voted in favor.

At 11:04 a.m., the Chair raised Item IV Old Business. No motions were made.

At 11:06 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to adjourn. All voted in favor. The meeting adjourned.


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