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Last updated: 07/14/2017 - 11:28am

Boston Retirement System meeting

The agenda may be revised at the discretion of the board members.
Public testimony begins at 10:00am

Discussion Topics

  1. The standard administrative session agenda is as follows:
  2. Meeting Convenes – Introduction of Members & Guests
  3. Review/Accept Administrative Session Minutes of last board meeting
  4. Outstanding/Ongoing Administrative Issues

    COLA & COLA base update – discussion only

    ABC Project update – discussion only

    Review and possible adoption of the following policies:

    • Encryption Policy
    • Information Security Policy
    • Information Technology Policy
    • Sensitive Personal Information Policy

    PERAC Pension News No. 47 – discussion only

    PERAC Pension Newsflash – discussion only

  5. Outstanding/Ongoing Investment Issues

    Investment Update

    International Small Cap Search – discussion & vote

    • Fidelity
    • Segall Bryant & Hamill
    • Axiom

    Hedge Fund Search Analysis – discussion only

    July 2017 Flash Report – discussion only

    Work Plan – discussion only

  6. Outstanding/Ongoing Financial Issues

    Financial Update - discussion only

    July 2017 Financial Snapshot – discussion only

    2016 Annual Statement Final as of 07-21-2017 – discussion & vote

    GASB 67 and 68 Accounting Valuation Report as of 12-31-2016 – discussion & vote

  7. Outstanding/Ongoing Operations Issues

    Operations update - discussion only

  8. Outstanding/Ongoing Legal Issues

    Legal Update

    Waiver request:

    • Orisidia Grullon

    The following cases have been provided for educational purposes only:

    • Newton Ret. Bd. vs. State Bd. of Ret., CR-12-527 (DALA dec. 07-21-2017)

    The following PERAC memos have been provided for educational purposes only:

    • PERAC Memo #22-2017 re PROSPER and the legal review of disabilities
    • PERAC Memo #23-2017 re MTRS sec. 3(8)(c) reimbursements
    • PERAC Memo #24-2017 re cost of living increase for supplemental dependent allowance paid to accidental disability retirees and accidental death survivors
    • PERAC Memo #25-2017 re repeal of sec. 90G¾
    • PERAC Memo #26-2017 re access to PROSPER
    • PERAC Memo #27-2017 re reinstatement under sec. 105

    The Board enters Executive Session in order to review applications for disability retirement benefits, accidental death benefits, member survivor allowance benefits, as well as litigation strategy.  At the conclusion of the Executive Session, the Board reconvenes in Administrative Session in order to consider the rest of the agenda items, if any, and adjourn.