Retirement Services Division June 7, 2017 Minutes of the Retirement Commission Legal & Personnel Subcommittee


June 7, 2017

Chairman Peter Adomeit
Trustee Michael Carey
Trustee Charles Casella
Commission Counsel Michael Rose (FordHarrison, LLP)
Commission Counsel Cindy Cieslak (FordHarrison, LLP)
Commission Tax Counsel Bruce Barth (Robinson & Cole LLP)

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER. At 8:48 a.m. Chairman Adomeit called the meeting to order, with the following individuals present: Chairman Peter Adomeit; Trustee Michael Carey; Trustee Charles Casella; Commission Counsel Michael Rose (FordHarrison, LLP); Commission Counsel Cindy Cieslak (FordHarrison, LLP); and Commission Tax Counsel Bruce Barth (Robinson & Cole).

At 8:49 a.m., Charles Casella moved to approve the agenda. The motion was seconded by Michael Carey. All in favor.

At 8:49 a.m. Chairman Adomeit called for new business. There was a brief discussion regarding the retirement of Retirement Services Division Director, Brenda Halpin.

At 8:55 a.m., Charles Casella moved to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing item nos. 1-11 on the agenda for executive session. Michael Carey seconded the motion. All in favor. Attorneys Rose, Cieslak, and Barth were invited into executive session.


  1. CMERS ? Recoupment of Overpayments - written legal opinion - discussion and possible recommendation.
  2. SAG Award - written legal opinion - discussion.
  3. Update on plan compilation - written legal opinion - discussion
  4. Diaz - written legal opinion/pending claim - discussion and possible recommendation.
  5. MEB determinations that disability ceased - written legal opinion - discussion and possible recommendation.
  6. Maturo - pending litigation - discussion.
  7. Bouchard - pending litigation - discussion.
  8. Phillips - pending claim - discussion.
  9. Carter - pending litigation - discussion.
  10. Walenski - pending litigation - discussion.
  11. Thompson - pending litigation - discussion.

A break was taken from approximately 9:35 a.m. to approximately 9:40 a.m.

At approximately 9:41 a.m., Assistant Director of the Retirement Services Division, Colin Newman was invited into executive session to provide information relating to Angela Diaz. Mr. Newman left the meeting at approximately 10:05 a.m.

At 10:55 a.m., Charles Casella moved to come out of executive session. The motion was seconded by Michael Carey. All in favor.

No motions were made with respect to the items discussed in executive session.
At 10:55 a.m. Chairman Adomeit asked if there was any old business to discuss. A discussion occurred regarding the Chairman's appointment.

MEETING ADJOURNED: At 11:01 a.m. Charles Casella moved, and Michael Carey seconded to adjourn. All in favor. Meeting adjourned.

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