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MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HAZARDOUS DUTY SERVICE CREDIT

March 21, 2019

TRUSTEES PRESENT

Karen Buffkin
Paul Fortier
Sal Luciano
Angel Quiros

OTHERS PRESENT

Peter Adomeit-Retirement Commission Chairman
Cindy Cieslak- Retirement Commission Counsel
John Herrington, Director, Retirement Services Division
Colin Newman, Assistant Director, Retirement Services Division
John Mattera
Attorney Joseph Suma
Joanna James-Union Rep.

The meeting was called to order at 11:05 a.m by Mr. Newman

The item on the agenda was previously tabled by the Subcommittee at its September 20, 2018 meeting so as to further fact-finding information could be ascertained for the claim of: John Materra

The hazardous duty provisions of SERS provide that employees in classifications exempt from collective bargaining must engage in custodial or instructive duties in order to receive hazardous duty retirement credit for such employment.

Attorney Suma gave a summary of the case in support of his client. Mr. Materra then provided testimony and also responded to questions posed by the Subcommittee. Joanna James also gave a brief statement and answered questions posed by the Trustees.

Mr. Fortier moved, seconded by Ms. Buffkin that the subcommittee make the recommendation to table the request by Mr. Materra for hazardous duty retirement plan coverage for his service in the position of State School Principal 2 from March 22, 2002 to June 29, 2006. The Subcommittee unanimously approved the motion.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:44 a.m.

 

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