STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION

LEGAL AND PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING

January 20, 2016

TRUSTEES PRESENT

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

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to go into Executive Session for the purpose of reviewing written legal draft conclusions concerning the due process hearings and to invite Attorney Rose, Attorney Barth and Attorney Cieslak to attend. All voted in favor.

Following the review, at 10:30 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

In the Public Session, Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend to the Commission that it take no action to suspend the pension benefits of the following MERS retirees as long as they remain in compliance with CGS Section 7-438(b) restrictions, i.e., working less than 20 hours per week, or not more than 90 days per calendar year. All voted in favor.

Dolores Crawley
William Discordia
Gregory Leonard
John Lupo
Isidro Maldonado
Joseph Peterson

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to take no action with respect to the following MERS retirees, pending receipt of additional information and further review. All voted in favor.

Marie McKay
Diane Patterson

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to recommend to the Commission that it suspend the pension benefits of the following MERS retirees who were determined to be in violation of CGS Section 7-438 by working in another participating municipality while collecting a pension from service with a different participating municipality (a case that would be similar to Cruz-Aponte). All voted in favor.

Bernadette Baldino
Albert Carfora
James Flannigan
John Harkins III
Lance Helms
Charles Leavens
Hector Ramos
Sara Seney
Timothy Webb

Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend to the Commission that it suspend the pension benefits of the following MERS retirees who were determined to be in violation of CGS Section 7-438 by working in the same municipality from which he or she collects a retirement benefit (a case that would be similar to Maturo). All voted in favor.

Richard Belden
Halina Fajer-Wolczacki
Betsy Mauri
Judith Nagle
Kim Walton

At 10:45 a.m. Mr. Carey left the meeting.

At 10:46 a.m. Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor.

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