STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION

55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CT 06106

MEETING AGENDA

9:00am

                              

                                                                                                                                                                              February 19, 2015

CALL TO ORDER

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

DIVISION DIRECTOR'S ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

NEW MATTERS
 

1. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE JANUARY 2015 MINUTES (attached)


2. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN'S PER DIEM EXPENSES AND REIMBURSEMENTS (attached)


3. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION MANAGEMENT TRUSTEES PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS (attached)


4. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION UNION TRUSTEES PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS (attached)


5. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION COUNSEL ROSE KALLOR BILLING FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 AND SUMMARY OF JANUARY 2015 ACTIVITY (attached)

6. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM SERVICE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 (attached)


7. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES SYSTEM DISABILITY RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 (attached)


8. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES SYSTEM VOLUNTARY PENDING RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 (attached)


9. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM PRE RETIREMENT DEATH BENEFIT RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 (attached)


10. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETROACTIVE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 (attached)


11. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENTS (attached)


12. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT PROBATE JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENTS (attached)


13. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND PERSONNEL EXPENSES FOR THE PAY PERIOD NOVEMBER 14, 2014 THROUGH DECEMBER 11, 2014 (attached)


14. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND PERSONNEL EXPENSES FOR THE PAY PERIOD DECEMBER 12, 1014 THROUGH JANUARY 8, 2015 (attached)


15. ATTORNEY ROSE'S OPINION ON THE COMPOSITION OF THE MEB (Attorney Rose will be providing materials at the meeting)

16. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE REGULATIONS AND OVERPAYMENT SUBCOMMITTEE FROM ITS MEETING ON JANUARY 23, 2015 (attached)

17. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PURCHASING AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS SUBCOMMITTEE FROM ITS MEETING ON JANUARY 14, 2015 AND TO HAVE THE COMMISSION VOTE ON THE MATTER OF EDITH PRAGUE (attached)

18. COMMISSION REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE ACTUARIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE MERS GASB 67 REPORT (to be sent electronically)


ITEM TABLED FROM THE JANUARY 2015 MEETING


I. COMMISSION REVIEW AND RECONSIDERATION OF ITS JUNE 19, 2014 DECISION TO DENY ELAINE O'REILLY'S REQUEST TO RECEIVE FREE CREDIT FOR ALL VOLUNTARY LEAVE TAKEN BETWEEN JUNE 1999 AND MAY 2010 Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to reconsider the decision to deny Elaine O'Reilly's request to receive free credit for all voluntary leave taken between June 1999 and May of 2010. Ms. O'Reilly presented her case to the Commission. Further information has been requested by the Commission before a decision is rendered. Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Ms. Yelmini to table this item until the January 22nd meeting of the Commission. All voted in favor of tabling this item until the January 22, 2015 meeting. (attached to the case history, last page, is a copy of the APA Personnel Manual provided by Ms. O'Reilly) Attorney Rose is researching this item and will provide information at the February 2015 meeting. Attorney Rose has requested more time to research this item.

II. COMMISSION REVIEW AND RECONSIDERATION OF THE COMMISSION'S VOTE OF OCTOBER 16, 2014 TO REVOKE RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK IN "PARTICIPATING MUNICPALITIES" WHILE COLLECTING A MERS PENSION. Tabled until the February 2015 meeting (no attachment)

III. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE 2015-1 AMENDMENT TO THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT ALTERNATE RETIREMENT PROGRAM (attached)

 

ITEMS TABLED FROM THE DECEMBER 2014 MEETING

IV. REQUEST OF LOREN CASERTANO FOR THE COMMISSION TO REVIEW AND RECONSIDER ITS APRIL 17, 2014 DECISION TO DENY HIS REQUEST TO HAVE HIS EFFECTIVE DATE OF RETIREMENT ADJUSTED FROM NOVEMBER 5, 2012 TO MAY 20, 2012.

V. REQUEST OF EDWARD DOBBINS THAT THE COMMISSION REVIEW AND RECONSIDER ITS JUNE 19, 2014 DECISION TO DENY HIS REQUEST TO HAVE HIS EFFECTIVE DATE OF RETIREMENT ADJUSTED FROM DECEMBER 5, 2011 TO MARCH 20, 2014.


ITEMS TABLED FROM THE NOVEMBER 2014 MEETING


VI. REQUEST OF LORRAINE MONTESI THAT THE COMMISSION REVIEW AND RECONSIDER ITS JULY 18, 2013 DECISION TO DENY HER REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF OVERPAYMENT. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM MS. MONTESI'S ATTORNEY WAS PROVIDED(attached)

EXECUTIVE SESSION


Virginia Brown - Update from Attorney Rose
Maturo matter - Update from Attorney Rose
Sampieri matter - Update from Attorney Rose
Bouchard matter - Update from Attorney Rose


ADJOURNMENT

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Brenda K. Halpin, Director Peter R. Blum, Chair
Retirement Services Division

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