STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CT 06106
9:00 A.M.

MEETING AGENDA

APRIL 20, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

DIVISION DIRECTOR'S ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

NEW MATTERS

1. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF MARCH 16, 2017 MINUTES (ATTACHED)
 
2.  REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF MARCH 27, 2017 MINUTES (ATTACHED)
 
3. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN’S PER DIEM EXPENSES (ATTACHED)
 
4.  REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION UNION TRUSTEES PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENT (ATTACHED)
 
5. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE MARCH 2017 BILLING FROM ROBINSON & COLE FROM CMERS (EXECUTIVE SESSION ENVELOPE)
 
6.  REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE MARCH 2017 BILLING FROM ROBINSON & COLE FOR FEDERAL TAX MATTERS (EXECUTIVE SESSION ENVELOPE)
 
7.  REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE MARCH 2017 INVOICES FROM FORD & HARRISON (EXECUTIVE SESSION ENVELOPE)
 
8.  REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM SERVICE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017 (ATTACHED)
 
9.  REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES SYSTEM VOLUNTARY PENDING RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017 (ATTACHED)
 
10.  REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES SYSTEM RETROACTIVE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017 (ATTACHED)
 
11.  REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES SYSTEM PRERETIREMENT DEATH BENEFIT FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017 (ATTACHED)
 
12.. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017 (ATTACHED)
 
13. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT PRERETIREMENT DEATH BENEFIT FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017 (ATTACHED)
 
14. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD FOR CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT (ATTACHED)
 
15.  REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD FOR CONTINUED ENTITLEMENT (ATTACHED)
 
16. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE RETIREMENT SERVICES DIVISON REQUEST TO DISCONTINUE THE DISABILITY APPLICATIONS DUE TO THE ONE YEAR DEADLINE ASSOCIATED WITH THE RIGHT TO ASK FOR A RECONSIDERATION OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD DENIAL (ATTACHED)
 
17.  REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE PROBATE JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND PERSONNEL EXPENSES FOR THE PAY PERIOD THROUGH FEBRUARY 3, 2017 THROUGH MARCH 16, 2017 (ATTACHED)
 
18.  REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (SERS) GASB 67 & 68 REPORTS AS OF JUNE 30, 2016 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ACTUARIAL SUBCOMMITTEE FROM ITS MEETING ON MARCH 7, 2017 (Reports sent electronically, paper copies available at the meeting)
 
19. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE JUDGES, FAMILY SUPPORT MAGISTRATES, COMPENSATION COMMISSIONERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM (JFSMCC) GASB 67 & 68 REPORTS AS OF JUNE 30, 2016 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ACTUARIAL SUBCOMMITTEE AT ITS MEETING ON MARCH 7, 2017 (Reports sent electronically, paper copies available at the meeting)
 
20. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MERS) GASB 67 REPORT AS RECOMMENDED    BY   THE ACTUARIAL SUBCOMMITTEE AT ITS MEETING ON MARCH 7, 2017 (Reports sent electronically, paper copies available at the meeting)
 
21. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MERS) GASB 68 REPORT AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ACTUARIAL SUBCOMMITTEE AT ITS MEETING ON APRIL 19, 2017 (Reports sent electronically, paper copies available at the meeting)
 
22. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONTRACT FOR ACCOUNTING SERVICES BY PKF O’CONNOR DAVIES, LLP FOR ACCOUNTING SERVICES RELATED TO THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MERS) FOR GASB 68 REPORTING (Sent electronically)
 
23. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE REQUEST OF THE PROBATE JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO REQUEST A ROLL FORWARD THE VALUATION REPORT AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 AND TO CONSIDER EARLY ADOPTION OF THE CHANGE IN FUNDING POLICY AND MAKE AN ADDITIONAL FUNDING CONTRIBUTION DURING THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR TO THE PLAN AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ACTUARIAL SUBCOMMITTEE (NO ATTACHMENT)
 
24. REQUEST RECEIVED FROM CINDI CARBINO THAT THE COMMISSION REVIEW AND RECONSIDER ITS FEBRARY 18, 2016 DENIAL OF HER REQUEST FOR A POSTHUMOUS RETIREMENT APPLICATION FOR DECEASED SERS MEMBER BARBARA CARBINO (APPEARANCE SCHEDULED AT 9:30 a.m.)
 
25. REQUEST COMMISSION CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST FROM MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM MEMBER, CHARLES LEAVENS REGARDING EMPLOYMENT AT E.O. SMITH SCHOOL AND HIS MERS PENSION (APPEARANCE BY MEMBER IS SCHEDULED AT 10:00 a.m.)
 
26. REQUEST COMMISSION CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATION FROM LEGAL & PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE REGARDING SERS MEMBER COLLAZO - DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.
 
27. REQUEST COMMISSION CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATION FROM LEGAL & PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE REGARDING SERS MEMBER WONDOLOSKI – DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

    1. Review of MEB decisions from January packet - written legal opinion - discussion and possible action.
    2. Thompson - pending litigation - update.
    3. Soracchi - written legal opinion - review and discussion.
    4. Walenski - pending litigation - update.
    5. Carter - pending litigation - update.
    6. Bouchard - pending litigation - update.
    7. Maturo - pending litigation - update.
    8. CMERS - recoupment of overpayments - written legal opinion - discussion and possible action.
    9. Robinson & Cole Contract Option - discussion and possible action.

ADJOURNMENT

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Brenda K. Halpin, Director Peter Adomeit, Chairman
Retirement Services Division

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