Request #18-91

I Edward Young [address withheld] request policies/procedures on Retirement Board meeting, hearing, from concept to present.

1. Votes

2. Taking another vote.

? Question why another vote would be taken 2009.

Interest on retirement money owed.


August 22, 2018 in person


Employees Retirement System of RI





Point of Contact

Kara DiPaola

Request Published Public
October 7, 2018, 7:02pm
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Please find attached documentation that we believe is responsive to your questions and contains information helpful to your inquiry.  We have provided all Retirement Board meeting minutes from January 1990 through December 2004.  Retirement Board meeting minutes from January 2005 through present can be located at the following link:  These minutes reflect votes taken by the Retirement Board.  We have also provided a copy of all Employees’ Retirement System of RI (ERSRI) regulations from 2002 through present day.  These regulations contain the policies and procedures of the Retirement Board.  Earlier minutes and regulations are available at our office and may be reviewed by scheduling a date and time for review. 

Attached, you will also find R.I.G.L. § 36-8-20, which explains allowable expenses of the funds of the retirement systems and is responsive to your inquiry regarding interest on retirement money owed.  Finally, we have included a copy of the hearing transcripts dated September 9, 2011, May 9, 2012, and June 13, 2012 and the corresponding meeting minutes which can also be found at the link provided above.      

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 for the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island, 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.

September 7, 2018, 8:48am
Document(s) Released   Details Public
1 Board Minutes 1-10-1990 to 06-11-1992.pdf
2 Board Minutes 7-8-1992 to Dec 1992.pdf
Disability Subcommittee Meeting Minutes Sept 2011.pdf
Retirement Board Meeting Minutes June 2012.pdf
RIGL 36-8-20.pdf
4 Board Minutes (special mtg) 3-19-1993.pdf
5 Board Minutes (special meeting) 4-12-1993.pdf
6 Board Minutes (special meeting) 5-19-1993.pdf
7 Board Minutes 1-10-1996 to 12-18-1996.pdf
8 Board Minutes (subcommittee meeting) 7-1996.pdf
15 Board Minutes -01-14-2004 to 12-08-2004.pdf
3 Board Minutes 1-13-1993 to 12-13-1995.pdf
Retirement Board Meeting Minutes May 2012.pdf
Retirement Board Meeting Minutes Sept 2011.pdf
9 Board Minutes (special meeting) 11-1-1996.pdf
10 Board Minutes 1-08-1997 to 12-10-1997.pdf
11 Board Minutes 1-14-1998 to 12-09-1998.pdf
12 Board Minutes 1-13-1999 to 12-08-1999.pdf
13 Board Minutes 1-2000 to 12-12-2001.pdf
14 Board Minutes 01-09-2002 to 12-10-2003.pdf
September 7, 2018, 8:46am
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Employees Retirement System of RI
August 22, 2018, 3:04pm
Request Opened Public
Request received in person
August 22, 2018, 3:04pm