Retirement Services Division February 7, 2018 Minutes of the Retirement Commission Legal & Personnel Subcommittee


February 7, 2018

Peter Adomeit, Chair
Michael Carey, Trustee
Charles Casella, Trustee
Robert Coffey, Trustee
Paul Fortier, Trustee
Bruce Barth, Commission Counsel for IRS Matters
Cindy Cieslak, Commission Counsel

The Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. and asked the members to consider Item II on the agenda, the approval of the agenda.

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to approve the agenda, with the addition of the Soracchi Declaratory Ruling - discussion as Item 8 in the Executive Session portion of the meeting. All voted in favor.

At 8:31 a.m., the Chairman asked the Trustees to take up the David Dalpe FOI request under Item III New Business Public Session. Attorney Cieslak reported that Rose Kallor would review the invoices provided by Robinson and Cole requested for disclosure by Mr. Dalpe and redact necessary details in advance of disclosure.

At 8:38 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to go into Executive Session to discuss the following agenda items:

1. SAG Award Update - written legal opinion - discussion.
2. Debbie Sullivan appeal of MEB decision - written legal opinion ? discussion and 3. possible recommendation.
3. Thompson - pending litigation - discussion.
4. Carol Walenski - pending litigation - discussion.
5. David Carter - pending litigation - discussion.
6. Bouchard - pending litigation - discussion.
7. Ronald Johnson - pending litigation - discussion. 8. Soracchi Declaratory Ruling-pending litigation-discussion, and to invite Attorney Cieslak and Attorney Barth to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 9:23 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

At 9:24 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Fortier that the subcommittee recommend to the Commission that the Sullivan matter be remanded to the MEB to consider all relevant medical documentation. All voted in favor.

No other motions were made in Public Session regarding the matters on the Executive Session portion of the agenda.

At 9:27 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to adjourn. All voted in favor. The meeting adjourned.

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