III. Analysis of GJU Cases Received in 2017
As required by § 4H of Chapter 7 of the General Laws, we now focus on the GJU cases received in 2017 and their disposition. Tab 3 contains a report of the cases opened in 2017. The report identifies the case by name of parties and docket number. The type of case is described in the "Code" column. For example, "CR" is Contributory Retirement, "RM" is Registration in Medicine, and "RS" is Rate Setting. A "Y" in the "Closed" column indicates that the case is closed. The Teachers Retirement System was named in 680 cases in 2017: 530 more cases than it was named in during both 2016 and 2015 and 545 more cases than in 2014. This dramatic increase is a direct result of the dispute involving the RetirementPius program. Tab 4 contains a report of the cases closed in 2017. The cases are listed by File Number beginning with case code. Also provided is the "Closed date".