STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
LEGAL AND PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES OF MEETING

January 11, 2017

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. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to approve the agenda. All voted in favor.
Under Agenda Item III, New Business, the Chair updated the subcommittee on discussions he has had with Trustee Lisa Egan on the matter of appointing additional trustees to the subcommittee.

At 8:39 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to go into Executive Session to consider written legal opinions concerning the interpretation of CGS Section 5-192b and invite Director Brenda Halpin and Assistant Director Colin Newman to discuss, the IRC 415/401(a) (17) determination letter, the Palladino inquiry concerning the SAG Award, a CMERS compilation, proposed amendments to CMERS legislation, a CMERS inquiry from the Retirement Services Division regarding housing authorities, the Diaz matter, and the Leavens matter, and pending litigation in the following matters: Walenski, UPSEU v. Town of Thompson, Carter, Krawiec, Bouchard, Phillips, and Maturo and to invite Attorney Rose, Attorney Barth and Attorney Cieslak to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 12:33 p.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor. No motions were made in the Public Session concerning items that were discussed in Executive Session.

At 12:34 p.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to go into Executive Session to further discuss Item 5 on the agenda, proposed amendments to CMERS legislation and to invite Attorney Rose, Attorney Barth, and Attorney Cieslak to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 12:38 p.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella, to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

No motions were made in the Public Session concerning items that were discussed in Executive Session.

At 12:38 p.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to adjourn. All voted in favor. The meeting adjourned.

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