Minutes of Meeting January 9, 2019 Legal & Personnel Subcommittee State Employees Retirement Commission

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Meeting of the Legal & Personnel Subcommittee of the State Employees Retirement Commission


DATE:
  January 9, 2019


PRESENT:
 Chairman Peter Adomeit
Trustee Michael Carey
Trustee Charles Casella
Trustee Robert Coffey
Commission Counsel Cindy Cieslak (Rose Kallor, LLP)
Commission Tax Counsel Bruce Barth (Robinson & Cole LLP)
Commission Tax Counsel Alisha Sullivan (Robinson & Cole LLP)
John Herrington, Retirement Services Division Director


The Chair called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

At 8:33 a.m., Charles Casella moved, seconded by Robert Coffey to approve the agenda.  All voted in favor.

At 8:34 a.m. Charles Casella moved, seconded by Robert Coffey to amend the agenda to add a discussion concerning the process for the RFP for legal services.  All voted in favor.

At 8:35 a.m., Chairman Adomeit called for new business. 

At 8:35 a.m., Charles Casella moved, seconded by Robert Coffey, to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing item nos. 1-12 on the agenda for executive session.  All voted in favor.  Cindy Cieslak, Bruce Barth, and Alisha Sullivan were invited into executive session for purposes of discussing all items.  John Herrington was invited into executive discussion for purposes of discussing Items 1 and 2.

Executive Session - discussion and possible recommendation

  1. Division Request for Clarification of the Commission´┐Żs Prior Direction for Limited Changes to Survivor Option Elections - written legal opinion.
  2. Interest crediting - written legal opinion.
  3. William Dietrich - written legal opinion/pending claim.
  4. Jeremy Wiganowske - pending claim.
  5. Carol Walenski - pending litigation.
  6. Town of Thompson - pending litigation.
  7. Ronald Johnson - pending litigation.
  8. Gary Soracchi - pending litigation.
  9. James Rizzio - pending litigation.
  10. David Carter - pending litigation.
  11. Richard Kay - pending litigation.
  12. Commission practice regarding informal hearings - written legal opinion.

Mr. Herrington remained in Executive Session for purposes of discussing Items 1 and 2. Mr. Herrington exited at 9:00 a.m.

At 9:57 a.m., Charles Casella moved, seconded by Robert Coffey, to come out of executive session. All voted in favor.

No motions were made regarding the items discussed in executive session.

At 9:57 a.m., legal counsel exited the room and the Subcommittee discussed the RFP process. Chairman Adomeit appointed Mr. Carey, Mr. Casella, Mr. Coffey and Mr. Fortier to a committee tasked with reviewing the proposals received in response to the RFP for legal services.

MEETING ADJOURNED:  At 10:06 a.m., Charles Casella moved, seconded by Robert Coffey, to adjourn.  All voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Robert Coffey

 

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