MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING
STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
ROOM 208
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106

January 19, 2011

TRUSTEES PRESENT

Peter Blum, Chair
Richard Cosgrove - via phone
Bob Baus - via phone
Sal Luciano
Charles Casella
Ronald McLellan
Stephen Greatorex
Claude Poulin
Linda Yelmini
Fae Brown-Brewton
James Dzurenda
Michael Carey
Robert Coffey

TRUSTEES ABSENT

Paul Fortier
Thomas Culley

Municipal Liaison

Thomas Landry, absent

OTHERS PRESENT

Jeanne Kopek, Director, Retirement Division
Helen Kemp, Asst. Director and Division Counsel, Retirement Division
Colin Newman, Asst. Director, Retirement Division
Peggy Gray, Exec. Asst., Retirement Division
Thomas Woodruff, Director, Benefits Division
Peggy Haering, Asst. Director, Benefits Division
Natalie Braswell, Counsel to the State Comptroller
Attorney Bruce Barth, Robinson and Cole
Attorney Cynthia Christie, Robinson and Cole

CALL TO ORDER

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 10:12 AM
Mr. Luciano moved, seconded by Mr. McLellan to move into Executive Session.

At 11:13 AM Mr. McLellan moved, seconded by Ms. Brown-Brewton to return to Regular Session. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

There was a brief discussion reiterating the necessity of not going forward with the SEBAC ARP Grievance Award until further guidance from outside Counsel.

Ms. Brown-Brewton moved, seconded by Ms. Yelmini to direct outside Counsel to pursue the Private Letter Ruling with the IRS once it is determined to be efficient and feasible to do so. All voted in favor

Unanimous Decision

ADJOURNMENT

Ms. Brown-Brewton moved, seconded by Mr. Greatorex to adjourn the meeting at 11:16 AM. All voted in favor


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Peter R. Blum

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Jeanne Kopek, Director, Retirement Division

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