MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CT 06106

August 15, 2013

TRUSTEES PRESENT

Peter Blum
Robert Baus
Sandra Fae Brown-Brewton
Michael Carey
Charles Casella
Robert Coffey
Richard Cosgrove
Steve Greatorex
Sal Luciano
Ronald McLellan
Claude Poulin
Linda Yelmini

TRUSTEES ABSENT
Paul Fortier
Laila Mandour
James Dzurenda

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS
Martha Carlson, Deputy Comptroller
Lee Ann Palladino, CIO, Treasurer'S Office

MUNICIPAL LIAISON
Thomas Landry

OTHERS PRESENT
Brenda Halpin, Director, Retirement Services Division
Peggy Gray, Executive Secretary, Retirement Services Division

GUESTS
Nicole Dorman, Temporary Legal Counsel for the Commission

CALL TO ORDER
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 9:08 a.m.

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
The Chairman has updates for Executive Session.

DIRECTOR'S DIVISION AND SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

The August retirement payroll, will be closing on Monday, August 19th so I have estimated numbers to report, the Division is processing 132 new retirees. I do not have the information for the Disabilities at this point.
We will be processing as many finalizations as possible before the payroll close date. The summer interns completed 1,060 finalizations during their working session.
We have received a total of 762 requests to transfer from the ARP to Hybrid. Of this number 623 transfers, 127 retirees, 9 waivers and 3 prospective members.
The RFP for the Pension Module within PeopleSoft was released and the responses have been received. We have five proposals to review and select from. We will be scheduling the vendor interviews later this month and I will provide information to you on the schedule if you would like to attend.

NEW MATTERS

1. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE JULY 18, 2013 MINUTES Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the July 18, 2013 minutes. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

2. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION CHAIRMAN'S PER DIEM EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the State Employees Retirement Commission Chairman'S Per Diem expenses reimbursements. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

3. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM SERVICE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2013 Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the Connecticut State Employees Retirement System Service retirements for the month of July 2013. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

4. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM DISABILITY RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2013 Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the Connecticut State Employees Retirement System Disability retirements for the month of July 2013. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

5. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM VOLUNTARY PENDING RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2013 Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the Connecticut State Employees Retirement System Voluntary Pending retirements for the month of July 2013. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

6. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETROACTIVE RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2013 Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the Connecticut State Employees Retirement System Retroactive retirements for the month of July 2013. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

7. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENTS Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the Municipal Retirement System retirements. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

8. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE CONNECTICUT PROBATE JUDGES AND EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM RETIREMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2013 Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the Connecticut Probate Judges and Employees Retirement System retirements for the month of August 2013. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

9. REQUEST COMMISSION ACCEPTANCE OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD FROM ITS MEETING ON JUNE 28, 2013 RELATIVE TO APPLICATIONS FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT RECEIVED FROM THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to accept the recommendations of the Medical Examining Board from its meeting on June 28, 2013 relative to applications for Disability Retirement received from the Municipal Employees Retirement System. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

10. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION MANAGEMENT TRUSTEES PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the State Employees Retirement Commission Management Trustees Per Diem and Travel Expenses reimbursements. All voted in favor Mr. Baus abstained

Majority Decision

11. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION UNION TRUSTEES PER DIEM AND TRAVEL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENTS Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the State Employees Retirement Commission Union Trustees Per Diem and Travel Expenses reimbursements. All voted in favor Mr. Poulin abstained

Majority Decision

12. REQUEST COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION TRUSTEE CHARLES CASELLA'S PARKING EXPENSES FROM SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 20, 2013 Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve the State Employees Retirement Commission Trustee Charles Casella'S parking expenses from September 19, 2012 through June 20, 2013. All voted in favor Mr. Casella abstained

Majority Decision

TABLED MATTERS

A. REQUEST RECEIVED FROM THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FOR COMMISSION APPROVAL TO PROCESS A POSTHUMOUS DISABILITY RETIREMENT APPLICATION ON BEHALF OF DECEASED EMPLOYEE JILL FERRIAOLO Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to approve eligibility on behalf of deceased employee Jill Ferriaolo to process a posthumous Disability Retirement application. After discussion the following vote was taken:

Mr. Luciano and Mr. Poulin voted YEAH
Mr. Cosgrove, Mr. Baus, Ms. Brown-Brewton, Mr. Coffey, Mr. Carey, Mr. Casella, Ms. Yelmini voted NAY

Mr. Greatorex and Mr. McLellan ABSTAINED

Motion Failed

B. REQUEST PARTICIPATION OF THE LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF, IN THE CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013. Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Ms. Brown-Brewton to table till next month with clarification needed by the town. All voted in favor

Item Tabled

EXECUTIVE SESSION At 9:40 a.m. Mr. Greatorex moved, seconded by Mr. Poulin to go into Executive Session with all parties remaining in the room. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

DOCUMENTS FROM ICE MILLER FOR DISCUSSION
CT SERS Pending PLR dated July 19, 2013

VCP and Determination Letter Filing Process

CT SERS Pending PLR

ICE MILLER LEGAL MATTER

ICE MILLER PERSONNEL MATTER

MICARI MATTER

BOUCHARD MATTER

LEFF MATTER

CARTER MATTER

DISCUSSION OF DISABILITY RETIREMENT AND PENDING LEGAL MATTER

SAG AWARD - PLR

At 10:50 a.m. Ms. Brown-Brewton, seconded by Ms. Yelmini to return to Regular Session. All voted in favor. No motions were reported out of Executive Session

ADJOURNMENT At 10:59 Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Poulin to Adjourn. All voted in favor.

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


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