SUNY is corrupt or maybe it’s TIAA? (re-post)

So in this series of posts I am investigating SUNY Albany’s clerical error in the hopes they don’t believe in fraudulent practices, and will resolve the matter forthwith.

Essentially SUNY Albany and I parted ways in 2017, and this meant all economic contributions and salary, etc.

However they made a clerical error and left money in my name in a retirement account, with my social security number, that’s making money.

So what’s the issue?

It’s fraud !

SUNY is not authorizing TIAA to release the money, even though they cut ties with me back in 2017.

When interviewed about the matter Dr. Adams stated

“They bullied and abused me, and then they said leave. Not only that, they are still earning money in my name.”

That was an interview with a reporter, as I have since contacted the NY attorney general’s office about the matter

So as promised I will start posting these affairs publicly until I am allowed to transfer the money.

This is the original email to SUNY Albany retirement office

“I am emailing this office in hopes that I can get in contact with someone regarding SUNY retirement issues. Apparently I have some money left in a SUNY retirement account that was promised to me upon separation from SUNY. Repeated attempts indicate that SUNY retirement office is not responding to TIAA-Cref regarding the money transfer The reason I bring this to your attention is that, essentially SUNY is holding money in a retirement account in my name which is accruing market value rates even though I am no longer working for that agency. Given the lack of response by SUNY one can imagine the intent is for SUNY to make money off a “ghost” account which is an illegal activity I would like to work with either the attorney generals office or the state in resolving this matters, as I will not tolerate someone using my name to gain profit or benefit for an organization I no longer work for

We all hope this was a clerical error, however my company will keep on this issue until all of the money (~$85.00 is returned to me, and the account has a zero balance)

Thank you for your time.”


See updated post, on our website about the updated status of this story.




SUNY investigation continues

Hello all,

Normally I would space out these types of posts, however I no longer have the time for games, nor do I think it is appropriate that a company decides to withhold money from its employees and laugh in their faces while they do it. 

Essentially this is not about payout or the fact that the amount owed to me is minuscule (~$85.00); however, this is about the fact that money is accruing in an account at ~2% a year with no foreseeable end time.  And that is the ethical issue.

What happens if this money never leaves? Well in 100 years time, that’s ~$594 dollars.

“But Brian, you won’t be around in a hundred years…”

True, however, TIAA and SUNY are corporations that will most likely still be around in some capacity, and so where would the money go to afterwards? 

So here is an email from Lori indicting payout was made to my other institution account.


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So in the email, SUNY indicates a payment was made. So, if there was a payout then why this?



So TIAA knows there is money in this account, and that it is being actively managed. I speak with reps at TIAA on a monthly basis, and they keep saying someone from SUNY has to get in contact with them.

So both parties have thus far acknowledged there is a retirement account, and that money is there in an account.  So currently this account is now like a ghost account, yet operating in my name; which is essentially fraud.  

So what are the options? Well I decided to go public to ensure I am not liable for this issue.

Either SUNY allows the transfer to go through like TIAA has been requesting, or develops an ethical exit strategy.  Either way, the IRS should look into the policies of both SUNY- Albany as well as TIAA. Because they have money linked with my personal identifying information, and I am not going to have my life, nor my business turned upside down because some goof in one of these offices didn’t do their job correctly. 

At this point I would also say to the general public.  Don’t work at these places.  These organizations are so corrupt, its not even funny.  Their policies are not at all transparent, they are bullies, and treat their employees like dirt. 

In the meanwhile here is the SUNY retirement office’s phone number –

Perhaps the press can call them to find out the story, there number is 1-518-437-4700

Talk soon SUNY. Clean up your system!