Request #18-77

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to request the proxy voting records of the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) for the period of 1st July 2012 to 30th June 2017. For the avoidance of doubt, I am referring to the investments made by the Pension Fund rather than any electoral voting.

Ideally, I would like to have the following information in electronic format: 

  • Name of Issuer
  • Issuer Identifier e.g. Ticker or CUSIP
  • Date of Shareholder Meeting
  • Type of Shareholder Meeting (Annual, Special etc.)
  • Proposal No.
  • Proposal
  • Proposer (Management / Shareholder)
  • Vote cast by Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI)
  • Entity responsible for vote decision (Internal/external asset manager (if external, please name) / proxy voting advisor (ISS, Glass Lewis, Segal Marco, etc.)

In addition, please indicate whether the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) has its own proxy voting policy or whether you use that of an external provider (Please Name). If ERSRI has its own proxy voting policy please provide.


July 17, 2018 via web


Employees Retirement System of RI





Point of Contact

Kara DiPaola

Request Published Public
August 25, 2018, 7:00pm
Document(s) Released   Details Public
ERSRI FOIA Voting Records Jan thru June 2017 .xls
SRI Office of Treasurer VSR Excel YTD April 2016.xls
State of Rhode Island Office of Genetal Treasurer VSR PDF April thru Dec 2016.pdf
July 26, 2018, 5:19pm
Request Closed   Hide Public

Attached please find the documents responsive to your request.  

If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Frank Karpinski, Executive Director of the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island, at 50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 02886.  You may also file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI  02903 or the Rhode Island Superior Court of the county where the records are maintained.

Additional information regarding the Access to Public Records Act may be found at  Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.

July 26, 2018, 4:10pm
Department Assignment Public
Employees Retirement System of RI
July 17, 2018, 4:22am
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
July 17, 2018, 4:22am