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: http://www.sos.ri.gov/openmeetings/index.php?page=view_entity&id=4527. 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.