Here is an update on the Kentucky Retirement Systems Trustees that are partying in Florida.
This morning I called the KRS, I identified myself as Ralph Long a retired state employee, and asked a simple question:
“Can you tell me which Trustees and Staff members are attending the Klausner and Kaufman conference in Florida today?”
A very nice lady named Tracey Mulder, a member of the Executive Support Staff, took my question, told me that she thought just the Trustees went to the conference. I pressed her for the names of who was at the conference; she put me on hold and came back a couple of minutes later. Tracey said I would need to file an open records request for that information.
I asked if I could speak to the person that told her that I would have to file an open records request. Tracey replied that they were in a meeting and she would take my number and call me back.
Through the conversation Tracey seemed a bit uncomfortable with being asked where the Trustee’s were at and what they were doing.
This is an example of transparency in State Government, when a taxpayer, retired state employee, member of the Kentucky Retirement Systems can’t get a straight answer about what the people that control the investments of the system are doing.
Of course maybe places like the Taverna Opa need to be kept confidential: