Legal Unit

A division of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission

The Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission’s Legal Unit assists the Commission with various responsibilities including, but not limited to:

Commission Operations

  • Responding to questions and concerns of the Commission Members
  • Day-to-day advice to the Commission staff with regard to all aspects of PERAC operations

Legal Representation

  • Drafting legal opinion letters in response to written inquiries
  • Representing the Commission in hearings before administrative agencies
  • Defending the Commission in the Superior Court or assisting the Office of the Attorney General

Retirement Board Education

  • Drafting memoranda to inform Board Members and staff of new legal developments, decisions, and amendments to Chapter 32.
  • Preparing educational materials and presentations for retirement boards

Legal Oversight

  • Reviewing applications for disability retirement and accidental death benefits 
  • Reviewing and approving the supplementary rules of retirement boards 



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