STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
LEGAL AND PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES OF MEETING

October 11, 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

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. Coffey to approve the agenda. All voted in favor.

At 8:37 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to go into Executive Session to discuss the following agenda items:

  1. Bouchard - pending litigation - discussion.
     
  2. Thompson - pending litigation - discussion.
     
  3. Carter - pending litigation - discussion.
     
  4. Walenski - pending litigation - discussion.
     
  5. MEB Update - written legal opinion - discussion and possible recommendation.
     
  6. Professor Kay - petition for declaratory ruling - written legal opinion - discussion and possible recommendation.
     
  7. Lynch appeal - written legal opinion - discussion and possible recommendation.
     
  8. SAG Award Update - written legal opinion - discussion.
     
  9. Plan Compilation Update - written legal opinion - discussion.and to invite Attorney Cieslak and Attorney Barth to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 10:31 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

At 10:32 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend to the Commission that it authorize Commission Counsel to prepare a declaratory ruling in the Professor Kay matter, consistent with prior declaratory rulings in this area. All voted in favor.

At 10:35 a.m., the Chair asked if there was any old business to consider. Discussion followed concerning the Probate Judges and Employees Retirement System calculations and the procedures for obtaining legal services for the Commission.

At 11:15 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to adjourn. All voted in favor. The meeting adjourned.

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