STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
LEGAL AND PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES OF MEETING


May 10, 2017

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

The Chair called the meeting to order at 8:34 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.

At 8:35 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to go into Executive session to discuss the following agenda items: 1. King, 2. Carbino, 8. Diaz, 9. Inquiry into Authenticity of Documents, 10. CMERS Recoupment of Overpayments, and 11. CMERS Legal Fees and to invite Attorney Rose, Attorney Cieslak and Attorney Barth to participate in the discussions.

At 9:39 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

At 9:40 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to amend the agenda to include a discussion of the Phillips matter. All voted in favor.

At 9:41 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend to the Commission that it direct Commission Counsel to draft a proposed declaratory ruling in the King matter. All voted in favor.

At 9:42 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend to the Commission that it deny the Carbino request for reconsideration. All voted in favor.

At 9:48 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to recommend to the Commission that it direct the Retirement Division to transfer funds from CMERS to SERS to reimburse SERS for legal expenses relating to CMERS that have been incurred by SERS since 2013. All voted in favor.

At 9:55 a.m., Mr. Carey left the meeting.

At 9:56 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to amend the agenda to discuss a recent inquiry from the Auditors of Public Accounts. All voted in favor.

At 10:05 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to refer this matter to the Commission for guidance. All voted in favor.

At 10:06 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to go into Executive Session to discuss the following agenda items: 3. Town of Thompson, 4. Walenski, 5. Carter, 6. Maturo, 7. Bouchard and the Phillips matter and to invite Attorney Rose, Attorney Cieslak and Attorney Barth to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 10:20 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

At 10:20 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to recommend to the Commission that it object to the FOI draft finding in the Phillips matter and authorizes Commission Counsel to prepare a brief objection. All voted in favor.

At 10:21 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to go into Executive Session to discuss agenda items 3 through 7 and to invite Attorney Rose, Attorney Cieslak and Attorney Barth to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 10:27 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

At 10:27 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to amend the agenda to include a discussion concerning the reappointment of the Chair. All voted in favor.

At 10:44 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to adjourn. All voted in favor. The meeting adjourned.

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