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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
January 17, 2007
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

The first portion of the meeting is open to the public. The second portion, in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, shall be closed to the public based upon the personal matters exception.Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.






Called to Order: 10:02 a.m.

Adjourned: 11:45 a.m.

Roll Call: Roderick Lewis, Leon Flanagan, Jonathan Berg, Ned Thomson, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Stephen Florek, John Lowden, Ronald Winthers (arrived 10:10), Fred Beaver

Absent:

Also Present: Kellie Pushko, DAG; Eileen Den Blelyker, DAG; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Ginny Martucci; Mary Lou Mayoros; Doug Dinkler; Priscilla Lyons; Sandra Horan; Helena Stankiewicz; Thomas Tresansky, Jr.; Benjamin Benson, attorney; Richard Rallo; Marilyn Ward; Vikki Thurston, CWA Representative; Dusty McNichol, Star Ledger


OPEN SESSION

Minutes of the meeting of December 20, 2006 - Approved
Amended minutes of September 20, 2006 - Approved

Finance

A-1 Common Pension Fund B Revised as of June 30, 2006 - Approved
A-2 Trial Balance as of July 31, 2006 - Approved
A-3 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2006 - Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2006 - Approved
A-5 Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2006 - Approved
A-6 Trial Balance as of August 31, 2006 - Approved
A-7 Trial Balance as of September 30, 2006 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 The Open Public Meetings Act - Adopted Resolution A and B

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for December 22, 2006 - Approved
C-2= Return to Employment - Approved
C-3= Retirement List - Approved
C-4= Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

Lockett, Susie - West Essex Regional Schools - Effective May 1, 2006 - Option 5 - (off payroll over 2 years) - Denied; Offer Service

D-2

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement – Approved (see list below)

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Aceto, Ralph

11/06

2

Clifton City

Alvarez, Montserrat

01/07

A

Kean University

Anderson, Louis

03/07

C

Mount Laurel Twp BOE

Becker, Henry

12/06

B

Vineland Developmental Center

Bollaro, Rocco Sr

12/06

C

Middlesex County Improvement Auth

Campobasso, Jo Ellen

10/06

5

Camden Co Board of Social Services

Caulkins, Marilyn

08/06

5

Training & Employment Services

Cerrato, Rocco

05/07

C

New Jersey Highway Auth

Colon, Kenneth

11/06

5

Hudson County

Cray, Helen

01/07

5

Greater Egg Harbor Regional

Dombrowski, Kenneth

01/07

5

Middletown Township

Ellis, Rosalie

10/06

A

UMDNJ

Flores, Santos

07/06

5

Jersey City MUA

Gallegos, Juana

05/06

5

Essex County

Hamada, Carmen

01/07

5

Elizabeth Public Library

Hare, Tommy

11/06

5

Plainfield BOE

Hartmann, Raymond

08/06

5

New Jersey Highway Auth

Helbach, Susan

12/06

A

Upper Deerfield Township

Hendrickson, Nancy

05/07

5

Treasury-Division of Revenue

Jones, Maryion

09/06

A

Woodbine Developmental Center

Kelleher, Terance

09/06

B

Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Kennedy, Kevin

11/06

5

Brick Township

King, Anne

09/06

B

Hampton Township BOE

Letizia, Deirdre

11/06

5

Hudson Co Schools of Technology

Lindsay, Cathy

09/06

5

Hanover Township BOE

Logan, Alice

06/06

5

Hudson County

Matthews, George

12/06

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Mendez, Ferdinand

02/07

5

Winslow Township BOE

Montes, Pedro

07/06

A

Camden Co Board of Social Services

Muldrow, Charles

03/07

D

Juvenile Justice Commission

Oconnell, Richard

10/06

5

Manchester Township

Okoro, Malinda

08/06

5

Judiciary/Hudson County

Pasculli, Cosmo

11/06

C

Paramus Veteran’s Home

Perry, Jeanne

01/07

5

Somerset Co Park Commission

Petruzzi, James

05/06

D

Dept of Environmental Protection

Phillip, Charles Sr.

11/06

B

Franklin Twp BOE

Rallo, Richard

01/07

A

Judiciary

Richardson, Gloria

02/07

5

Hudson Co School of Technology

Romano, Deborah

10/06

5

Bergen County

Ruberti, Bambi

06/06

5

Vineland City BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Smith, Kerry

12/06

A

Central Regional H S Dist

Szwajkowski, Uma

10/06

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Tartell, Raymond

02/07

D

Roxbury Twp BOE

Terenik, Linda

07/06

5

Vineland City BOE

Thompson, William

09/06

5

Plumsted Township

Vidal, Carlos

04/07

1

Paterson BOE

Zayas, Leslie

11/06

5

Newark Public Schools

Zuber, Lori

11/06

D

Elizabeth BOE

Total = 48
D-3

Tatum, Sylvia - Passaic BOE - Effective December 1, 2007 - Option 5 - Denied; Offer Deferred

D-4
Mangiaracina, Francesco - County of Mercer - Effective July 1, 2006 - Option 5 - (currently collecting Service) - Approved
D-5
Dudich, Donna - Rutgers University - Effective July 1, 2006 - Option 5 - (off payroll over 2 years) - Approved
D-6

Cahill, Phillip - Mountainview Youth Corr Facility - Effective June 1, 2006 - Option 5 - Denied; Offer Service

D-7

Cooper, Julia - Ancora Psychiatric Hosp - July 1, 2000 - Option 5 - Reconsideration of OAL Case - Reconsidered; Approved Ordinary Disability; Withdraw from OAL

D-8

Moran, Cecelia 1 - Essex County Improvement Auth - Effective January 1, 2006 - Option 5 - Reconsideration due to employer appeal - Reinstate

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Marquez, Vanessa

Ocean Twp BOE

7/06

5

7/28/03
5/26/04

N
Y

N
Y

N
N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Roman, Nelson

DYFS

6/06

D

6/24/05

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental; Interim Approved Ordinary

E-3

Stankovits, Steven

Middlesex Co

10/06

5

6/25/06

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Henry, Lula

Juvenile Justice Comm

10/06

5

1/27/05

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Offer Service (less than 10 years)

E-5

O’Donnell, Scott

Gloucester County

8/06

A

4/23/03
10/18/05

Y
Y

Y
N

Y
N

Approved

E-6

Delgado, Reinaldo

Vineland BOE

2/06

1

6/23/03
8/24/04
9/14/04

N
N
Y

N
N
Y

N
N
N

Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-7

Weber, Richard

South Woods State Prison

6/06

5

12/24/03

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

TP = Total & Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Cerutti, John - Comm. for Blind/ Sussex Co. Vo. Tech. - Honorable Service - Resubmission - Request Postpone - Approved postponement until March 21, 2007 meeting
F-2 O'Grady, Raymond - Monmouth County and Middlesex County - Honorable Service - Request to Postpone - Approved postpone; Request additional information for review
F-3 Ward, Marilyn - Dept. of Labor - Return to Employment - Overpayment of Retirement Benefits - Member must repay overpayment of retirement benefits and resulting contributions
F-4

Tanski, William - Town of Harrison Dept. of Public Works - Suspension of Pension - Suspend Benefits

F-5 Stankiewicz, Helena - Trenton City - Suspension of Pension - No basis for     suspension at this time

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Galdieri, Marie - Town of Morristown - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision for total forfeiture - Affirmed ALJ Decision

G-2 Zoppi, Paula - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-3 Blount, Sharon - Vineland Developmental Center - Initial Decision w/Exceptions and Reply to exceptions - ALJ reversed Board's decision and grants accidental disability retirement benefits - Rejected ALJ Decision; Request extension of time; Draft Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
G-4 O'Donnell, James - DYFS - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-5 Barratt, Maureen - Morris County - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-6 McKenzie, Robert - Newark Public Schools - Appellate Division Decision - Court upheld Board decision denying Veteran benefits - Noted
G-7 Crimaldi, Anthony - Hazlet BOE - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - Approved
G-8 McCauley, Deborah - Highlands Borough - Appellate Division Decision - Court affirmed the Board's decision denying the employer (Borough of Highlands) its application to intervene as a party to the Board's proceeding in the matter of Ms. McCauley's application for Ordinary Disability retirement benefits - Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Lockett, Cecelia - Union County - Appeals the Board's decision to denying Accidental Disability - Approved

H-2

Cain, Donald - Camden City Housing Authority - Appeals the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3

Oskowski, Mary - Somerset County Finance Office - Appeals the Board's decision denying the request to retain purchase of 27 months of service credit that was approved in February 1994 - Approved

H-4 Donnelly, Michael - Judiciary/Union County - Appeals the Board's decision denying Deferred Retirement (removed for cause) - Approved
H-5 Akers, Scott - South Woods Prison - Appeals the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability - Approved
H-6 Trezza, Lisa - Ann Klein Forensic Center - Appeals the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability - Approved
H-7

Riley, Tereatha - Woodbine Developmental Center - Previously withdrawn; send back to OAL - Approved retransmittal

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Reilly, Bernard - Township of Middletown
a) De novo - Eligibility for Enrollment - Reaffirm denial of enrollment for Middletown Twp
b) Request for OAL Hearing - Approved

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Francis (deceased), Fitzroy - Retired Death Request for Unpaid Pension Contributions (Maximum Option) - Denied

Informational Issues

L-1
Newspaper articles regarding investment of pension funds - Noted
L-2

Notification from Attorney General's Office regarding the Petition for Certification and Motion for Stay on Nissel v. PERS - Noted

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 21, 2007.

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