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PERS BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVE ELECTED TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) at its meeting on February 17, 2016, deemed Benjamin “Max” Hurst elected to a three year term as Municipal Representative to the PERS Board, effective July 1, 2016.

Mr. Hurst was the only candidate to obtain 500 or more eligible PERS Municipal member nominations on-line or by paper petition. Therefore, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:2-1.4, the PERS Board noted that Mr. Hurst is elected to the Municipal Representative position without balloting.

Mr. Hurst is employed with the City of Ocean City in a PERS-covered position. Mr. Hurst has served as a Municipal Representative on the PERS Board since July 1, 2013.

Notices for the next election cycle will be distributed through employers in the fall of 2016, which will provide interested candidates with instructions for obtaining nominating information. You may periodically check the website for the Division of Pensions and Benefits, at:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions

CO Letter in Printable Format Adobe PDF (40K)


STATE REPRESENTATIVE ELECTED TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS) BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) at its meeting on February 17, 2016, deemed Thomas Bruno elected to a three year term as State Representative to the PERS Board, effective July 1, 2016.

Mr. Bruno was the only candidate to obtain 500 or more eligible PERS State member nominations on-line or by paper petition. Therefore, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:2-1.4, the PERS Board noted that Mr. Bruno is elected to the State Representative position without balloting.

Mr. Bruno is retired from the Hunterdon Developmental Center. This is his fourth 3-year term as a representative on the PERS Board of Trustees. Mr. Bruno serves as Chairperson on the PERS Board.

Notices for the next election cycle will be distributed through employers in the fall of 2016, which will provide interested candidates with instructions for obtaining nominating information. You may periodically check the website for the Division of Pensions and Benefits, at:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions

CO Letter in Printable Format Adobe PDF (40K)



TPAF BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

N.J.A.C. 17:3-1.4, sets forth the procedure for the election of a member-trustee.

ELECTION RESULTS

James Joyner from Passaic County representing Group B, began his three year term on January 1, 2016.

TRUSTEE POSITION

Irene Savicky, Group C, was the only candidate to register with the TPAF Board Secretary by the filing deadline, March 1, 2016.  Therefore, Ms. Savicky is deemed elected without ballot to represent Group C, for a three-year term commencing on January 1, 2017.  Group C consists of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Ocean, and Salem County.  As only one candidate registered for the trustee position for Group C, there will is no need to conduct a vote for this position.

For complete information about current TPAF Member-Trustee Election procedures, click here.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Division of Pensions and Benefits. You may write us at the Division of Pensions and Benefits, Attn: TPAF Board of Trustees, PO Box 295, Trenton, NJ 08625-0295, or e-mail us at pensions.nj@treas.state.nj.us


PFRS BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

A notice of election for the 2016 Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) election of a Retired Trustee Representative is provided at the link below. The Retired representative will be elected for a four-year term beginning on January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020. Candidates for this position must qualify by nomination.

The candidates listed below are seeking to qualify for the upcoming election and to serve as a retired representative on the PFRS Board of Trustees:

  • Chris Anagnostis
  • Mark Angelo
  • Marty Barrett
  • Stephen Cagnacci
  • Anna Connelly
  • Richard DiRenzo
  • Michael Flaherty
  • Charles Kelly
  • Kevin Lyons
  • Leonard Safko
  • John Schanstra

The attached election notice will explain the nomination procedures for those who will cast a nominating vote for the candidate of their choice.

Any questions or letters of interest should be directed to the following email address: NJBOT.ELECT@treas.nj.gov

Election Notice Adobe PDF (42K)

Letter Adobe PDF (59K)

 

PRESENT MEMBERS – TERM

Police Representatives: Keith Bennett–6/30/18; Michael Kaniuk–8/31/19;
Fire Representatives: Timothy Colacci–6/30/20; Brady Middlesworth–6/30/18;
Retired Member: Marty Barrett–12/31/16;
Gubernatorial Appointments: Laurel Brennan; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; 2 Vacant Positions;
State Treasurer Representative: Susanne Culliton, Ex Officio Member.

PFRS BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Render determinations regarding Disability retirement cases.
  • Review appeals pertaining to the disallowance of pension benefits.
  • Adopt rules and regulations to provide for the payment of benefits and collection of monies as required by the statute.
  • Establish rules and regulation within the limitations of statutes and opinions of the Courts and the Attorney General, designed to prevent injustices and inequities that may arise in the operation of the Retirement System.
  • Resolve individual questions on the merits of each case in terms of statutes, opinions of the Attorney General, advice of the Actuary and cases cited by counsel as deliberated by the Courts.
  • View monthly and annual reports setting forth data such as assets and liabilities, income and disbursements and statistical summarization of membership as documented by the Actuary.

SPRS BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

The State Police member representatives to the Board of Trustees are appointed by the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.


 
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