Purpose. The system has as its objective the providing of
retirement and other benefits for its members, their survivors and
Organization. The system is managed by the board consisting of
twelve members: the commissioner of social services and the commissioner of
education or their designees, who are ex officio members of the board; five
members who are elected by the members of the retirement system for four-year
terms under procedures set by the board; and five members who are appointed by
the governor. One of the members of the board is elected by the board as its
chair to serve for a one-year term. A secretary employed by the board is the
full time chief administrator of the system. For purposes of voting for and
serving as member-elected board members, persons receiving retirement benefits
from the system are deemed to be members of the system.
meeting of the board are held on the date established by the board from time to
time. The chair or the secretary may change the date for any regular monthly
meeting. The chair or the secretary may at any time call a special meeting of
Except as otherwise provided herein, all meetings of the board
shall be open to the public. At the discretion of the chair, any member of the
public may be allowed to make comments appropriate to matters related to the
system. Unless the chair otherwise allows, the comments of each person shall be
made immediately after the board acts upon the minutes of its previous meeting
or at such other designated time.
In accordance with chapter 3 of the General Statutes, a matter
which concerns a particular individual and which involves also subject matter
of the sort described in subsection (e) of section
1-18a or subsection
(b) of section 1-19 of the Connecticut General Statutes will be considered in
executive session except if the individual concerned so requests, the matter
will be considered in public session. The individual and his or her
representative may be present at any meeting or executive session at which the
matter is considered, and may address the board on the matter.
Notice of Appeal.
The board shall reconsider any decision affecting a member when so requested in
writing by the member so affected. Prior to the date set for reconsideration of
a prior decision of the board a member shall submit to the board a brief
written statement setting out the member's position concerning the claimed
error. If requested in writing and approved by the board, any member seeking
reconsideration of a prior decision of the board may appear at a meeting of the
board or a hearing panel of three board members appointed by the chair for the
purpose of orally stating his or her position.
Such statement shall be limited to a reasonable opportunity to
set out the basic facts of the members position.
Records. Records of the
board subject to disclosure under law shall be made available for inspection
during regular business hours.