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

MEETING AGENDA

October 20, 2011

CALL TO ORDER

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

DIVISION DIRECTORS' ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

NEW MATTERS

1. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 MINUTES (attached)

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

3. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM SERVICE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2011 (attached)

4. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM VOLUNTARY PENDING DISABILITY RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2011 (attached)

5. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM DISABILITY RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2011 (attached)

6. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETROACTIVE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2011 (attached)

7. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM PRE RETIREMENT DEATH BENEFIT RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2011 (attached)

8. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT PROBATE JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM SERVICE RETIREMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2011 (attached)

9. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE JUDGES, FAMILY MAGISTRATES AND COMPENSATION COMMISSIONERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2011 (attached)

10. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT PROBATE JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND PERSONAL EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2011 (attached)

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

12. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION MANAGEMENT TRUSTEE'S PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS (attached)

13. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION UNION TRUSTEE'S PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS (attached)

14. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HAZARDOUS DUTY SERVICE CREDIT FROM THEIR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

15. REQUEST APPROVAL OF THREE MATTERS CONSIDERED AT THE SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 MEETING OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON REGULATIONS AND OVERPAYMENTS (see histories below)

1. Donna Bray (SERS) - (member) - Overpayment due to receiving a social security disability benefit

Action: Ms. Yelmini moved; Mr. Casella second to recommend to the Commission to deny the request for a waiver of repayment of an overpayment as Ms. Bray did not meet all the statutory and regulatory requirements required for approval and to further recommend to the Commission that overpayment should be recovered by keeping all of her retirement benefit until the money has been paid back. Unanimous decision. The Subcommittee noted that the record indicated Ms. Bray intentionally failed to disclose receipt of her social security disability payments to the Division by checking off "no" on her annual surveys (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) which asked if she received such benefits during the year.

2. Karen Heilweil (MERS) - (member) Overpayment due to receiving a workers compensation award and not reporting it to MERS.

Action: Ms. Yelmini moved; Mr. Culley second to recommend to the Commission to deny the request for a waiver of repayment of an overpayment as Ms. Heilweil did not all the statutory and regulatory requirements required for approval and to further recommend to the Commission that overpayment should be recovered by keeping all of her retirement benefit until the money has been paid back. Unanimous decision. The Subcommittee noted that the record indicated both Ms. Heilweil and her counsel knew that her workers compensation payments were offset to her benefit and did not inform MERS of the payments.

3. Paul Hughes (SERS) - (member) - Overpayment due to outside earnings.

Action: Ms. Yelmini moved, Mr. Coffey second, that if Mr. Hughes does not submit his tax returns and financial affidavit to the Division as requested by October 28, 2011 (date stated in the letter he was sent), that his request for waiver be denied and that the Division utilize any means possible to obtain repayment. Unanimous Decision

4. Dennis Martin (MERS) - (member) -Overpayment due to receiving a social security disability benefit

Action: Mr. Casella moved; Mr. Coffey second to recommend to the Commission to deny the request for a waiver of repayment of an overpayment as Mr. Martin did not all the statutory and regulatory requirements required for approval. Unanimous Decision

16. DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL COMMISSION REGULATION WITH REGARD TO A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CLAIMS BROUGHT TO THE RETIREMENT COMMISSION AND IN FRONT OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD (to be distributed).

17. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE PARTICIPATION OF THE PLAINVILLE-SOUTHINGTON REGIONAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES IN THE CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012 (attached)

18. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE PARTICIPATION OF THE ESSEX BOARD OF EDUCATION CAFETERIA EMPLOYEES IN THE CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012 (attached)

19. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE PARTICIPATION OF THE DEEP RIVER BOARD OF EDUCATION CAFETERIA EMPLOYEES IN THE CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012 (attached)

20. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE PARTICIPATION OF THE CHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION CAFETERIA EMPLOYEES IN THE CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012 (attached)

21. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED DECLARATORY RULING (ON COURT REMAND) IN THE MATTER OF PRISCILLA DICKMAN TO BE ISSUED PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 1, 2011 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 5-155-1(e)(1)(A) OF THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES (draft attached - executive session required for discussion).

22. REPORT ON SUBCOMMITTEE STATUS/ACTION WITH REGARD TO THE RFP TO OBTAIN OUTSIDE LEGAL COUNSEL FOR ADVICE ON PLAN ADMINISTRATION AND QUALIFICATION UNDER IRC SECTION 401(a) AND SUBSEQUENT ACTION THAT MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION AND/OR OSC WITH REGARD TO THE SECTION 415 ISSUE (status report only no attachment - executive session may be required).

23. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE INVESTMENT SUBCOMMITTEE AT THEIR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2011. (attached)

24. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 RECOMMENDATIONS RECEIVED FROM ITS SUBCOMMITTEE ON PURCHASE OF SERVICE AND RELATED MATTERS (attached)

25. REQUEST COMMISSION ADOPTION OF CERTIFED COURT ORDER AS EXCEPTION FOR SPOUSAL CONSENT WAIVER (request tabling to November 16, 2011 meeting)

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