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|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
RETIREMENT AND BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
RETIREMENT & BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION MEMORANDUM
June 16, 2000
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|ATTENTION:||Personnel and Payroll Officers|
|SUBJECT:||Tier II Summary Plan Descriptions|
The Tier II Summary Plan Descriptions ("the booklets") are scheduled to be mailed to the home addresses of Tier II members of the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) on or about June 21, 2000. This mailing will include all active Tier II members as of March 31, 2000. For agency use a copy of this booklet accompanies this memorandum.
With employee paychecks dated July 14, 2000, the Division will advise Tier II members of the aforementioned mailing, and in the event that their booklets do not arrive, instruct them to contact their personnel/payroll office. For your information, the text of the paycheck insert appears on the reverse side of this memorandum.
The booklets are included under the Forms Management Contract with Vanguard Direct and will be printed on an as needed basis. Agencies may order booklets from Vanguard for any rehired Tier II members in service after March 31, 2000 and for those Tier II members in service prior to that date who advise that they did not receive the mailed booklet. A limited number of booklets are currently in stock at Vanguard; therefore, on initial orders agencies will be limited to a maximum of fifteen (15) booklets. Thereafter agencies may order booklets in groups of ten (10) to fulfill their ongoing processing needs. Agencies should write in "CO-202, Retirement Tier II Booklets" in the section entitled "other" on the Statewide Forms Requisition when placing the orders. As you are aware, each SERS member is entitled to receive a summary plan description within 90 days of employment.
Agencies will be notified when the revised booklets for Tier I members will be available. Another memorandum will be provided to agencies with information regarding the Tier I booklet mailing dates and ordering procedures.
Questions generated by the content of the booklets may be posed to the Division's Counseling Services Unit at (860) 702-3490; questions concerning the booklet ordering process may be directed to the Policy Services Division at (860) 702-3440.
Very truly yours,
STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
NANCY WYMAN, SECRETARY EX OFFICIO
Steven Weinberger, Director
Retirement & Benefit Services Division
TIER II MEMBERS OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM
For Tier II members employed as of March 31, 2000, a summary plan description ("the booklet") was mailed to your home address on or about June 21, 2000. If you did not receive your booklet or you were rehired and resumed your Tier II membership after March 31, 2000, please obtain your copy by contacting your agency's personnel/payroll office.
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