STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106

MEETING AGENDA

AUGUST 28, 2008

CALL TO ORDER
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
DIVISION DIRECTOR'S REPORT

OLD MATTERS

NEW MATTERS

1. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE JULY 17, 2008 MINUTES (attached)
2. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN'S PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENT (attachment unavailable at time of assembling material; will be provided at the meeting)
3. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM SERVICE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2008 (attached)
4. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM VOLUNTARY PENDING DISABILITY RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2008 (attached)
5. REQUEST COMMISSION REVIEW OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM DISABILITY RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2008 APPROVED BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD AS OF JUNE 30, 2008 (attached)
6. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETROACTIVE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2008 (attached)

7. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM PRE RETIREMENT DEATH BENEFIT RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2008 (attached)
8. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENTS (attached)
9. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION MANAGEMENT TRUSTEE'S PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS (attached)
10. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION UNION TRUSTEE'S PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS (attached)
11. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE PARKING EXPENSES INCURRED
BY CHARLES CASELLA FOR THE MEETINGS BETWEEN APRIL 4, 2008 AND JULY 29, 2008 (attached)
12. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT PROBATE JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENTS (attached)
13. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT PROBATE JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND PERSONAL EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2008 (attached)

14. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD FROM ITS MEETINGS OF JULY 11, 2008 AND AUGUST 15, 2008 RELATIVE TO APPLICATIONS FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT RECEIVED FROM THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (attached)
15. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED DECLARATORY RULING IN THE MATTER OF SHARON LEE ALBUQUERQUE TO BE ISSUED AUGUST 21, 2008 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 5-155-1(e)(1)(A) OF THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES (issue: request from spouse of a CMERS member to allow a posthumous change in retirement income payment election) (attached)
16. REQUEST RECEIVED FROM KEITH SCOTT THAT THE COMMISSION REVIEW AND RECONSIDER ITS AUGUST 23, 2007 DENIAL OF HIS REQUEST TO CHANGE HIS RETIREMENT OPTION ELECTION (attached)
Appearance at 9:30 a.m.

TABLED MATTERS
17. AGENDA ITEM NO 18, OCTOBER 18, 2007 REQUEST COMMISSION CONSIDERATION OF THE JUNE 15, 2007 RECOMMENDATION OF ITS SUBCOMMITTEE ON PURCHASE OF SERVICE AND RELATED MATTERS IN THE CASE OF GIACOMO MORDENTE III's LATE REQUEST TO PURCHASE HIS PRIOR MILITARY SERVICE UNDER CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTES 5-180(b) (attached)
Appearance at 10 a.m.
18. AGENDA ITEM NO 20, JULY 17, 2008 REQUEST COMMISSION CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST RECEIVED FROM AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR RIGHT TO APPEAL DENIAL OF HAZARDOUS DUTY RETIREMENT MEMBERSHIP (no attachment)
DISCUSSION
19. EXCHANGE OF CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING CHAIRMAN HERB KOHL AND TIAA-CREF REGARDING ITS MISLEADING ADVERTISEMENTS TARGETING PARTICIPANTS IN FEDERAL THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN TO ROLLOVER THEIR ACCOUNTS TO TIAA-CREF INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS. (TIAA-CREF AGREED TO CEASE ADVERTISEMENTS.) (attachment)
20. EXCERPT FROM RECENT BOOK, "THE SMARTEST 401(K) BOOK YOU'LL EVER READ" COMMENTING ON CLAREMONT STUDY (FIRST ONE) AND LACK OF DIVERSIFICATION IN TIAA-CREF ANNUITY ACCOUNTS. (attachment)

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