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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 21, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

DISCLOSURE OF THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

(A) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution A to go into closed session to consider individuals’ disability applications, which states:
     
In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session for purposes of discussing matters pertaining to disability retirement which involves material involving personal medical and health records, data, reports and recommendations relating to specific individuals, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(3). Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.

The actions taken during closed session relating to a disability retirement are anticipated to become available to the public immediately at the conclusion of the meeting and will be posted on the Division of Pensions and Benefits’ website within a reasonable time; however, personal information pertaining to an individual shall be redacted from the minutes of such meeting and shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed.
(B) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution B to go into executive session to request/receive attorney-client advice from the Deputy Attorney General, which states:
     
In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session to discuss matters falling within the attorney-client privilege, and/or matters in which litigation is pending or anticipated, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(7).
     
The minutes of such meeting shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed and the Board waives the attorney-client privilege.


RETIREMENT LISTS

Service Early Veteran Deferred

Option Changes Special Totals



Called to Order: 10:07 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:21 p.m.

Roll Call:

Lee Flanagan, John Lowden, Jonathan Berg, Ned Thomson, Christine Veliz, Thomas Bruno, Fred Beaver, Ronald Winthers (arrived 10:20)


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Bob Bobik; Joe Zisa; Amy Mazzeo; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jean Monahan; Valerie Tarr; Mark Schwedes; Hank Schwedes; Mike Czyzyk; Monique Batchelor; Kathleen Naprstek Cerisano, attorney; Jane Marks; Marianne McConnell; James Krajcsovics; Bill Claxton, attorney; Pietro Vicchio; John Vicchio; Jordana Jakubovic; Daniel Louis Grossman, attorney


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 10, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2008 - Approved

A-2

Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2008 - Approved

A-3
Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2008 - Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
Proposed Amendments to N.J.A.C. 17:2-2.1 - Approved

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2 Chapter 221 - Approved
C-3 Return to Employment - Approved
C-4 Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Byrnes, Patricia

Bogota BOE

10/08

1

Approved

D-2

Phillips, Johnnie

City of Camden

12/08

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-3

Fitzgerald, Howard

Dept of Labor

2/09

5

Approved

D-4

Ridenour, William

Brigantine City

9/08

5

Approved (Involuntary)

D-5 Monthly OD Grid with Supplement . . . Approved (see attached list)

PERS ORDINARY DISABILITY GRID

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Appleby, Joseph R

11/08

C

Old Bridge Township

Bass, Alvin

01/09

A

Delsea Reg HS District

Beam, Wayne

01/09

5

Readington Twp BOE

Bell, William T Jr

12/08

1

Roselle Park Boro BOE

Bernet, Marlene

01/09

5

Judiciary/Ocean County

Braxton, Clarestine A

05/08

1

Newark City

Brogan, Susan S

01/09

1

Judiciary/Gloucester County

Cannon, Glenda

02/09

5

Dept of Children and Families

Cochran, Warren Jr.

02/09

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Colon, Janice Marie

05/09

D

Vineland Developmental Center

Davis, Angela C

08/08

5

Atlantic County Welfare Board

Deciuccis, David S

08/08

5

Elmwood Park Borough

Eads, Lewis G

12/08

A

East Windsor Township

Emmell, Barbara A

02/09

C

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Fitzgerald, Robert

10/08

D

Hudson County

Graham, William

02/09

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Greenley, Edward V

03/09

1

Va - Paramus

Heisler, Walter R

11/08

5

Juv. Jus. Comm.

Hillmann, Stephen J

12/08

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Howard, Michael

11/08

B

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Jackson, Anita L

09/08

5

Newark Housing Authority

Jackson, Rose

12/08

5

Toms River School Dist

Johnson, Phyllis W

01/09

5

Camden City

Josiah, William Z

07/08

B

Jersey City

Kaminsky, Wilma

11/08

5

Passaic County

Larwa, Joseph

01/09

A

Jersey City Housing Authority

Llorens, Carmen M

12/08

1

Rutgers University

Mann, Darlene

12/08

5

Passaic County

Martinez, Carmen

08/08

1

Rutgers University

McAviney, James T

01/09

1

Judiciary/Atlantic County

Milano, Edward

01/09

A

NJ Turnpike Authority

Mills, Kevin J

12/08

B

Brick Twp BOE

Mitchell, Leonard J

07/08

5

UMDNJ

Moore, John D

12/08

1

Asbury Park BOE

Neff, Linda J

02/09

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Novak, Darrin

11/08

5

Regional Operations Central

O’Donnell, Margaret

12/08

5

Ocean County

Pescatore, John S

01/09

2

Voorhees Fire District

Pleasant, Diane L

11/08

5

North Jersey Development Center

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Ryan, Terrence

11/08

5

Union County

Saul, Robert R Jr

12/08

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Sawyer, Kathleen

10/08

5

Somerset County Finance Office

Scheetz, Robert H

02/09

D

South Hunterdon Reg BOE

Scott, Geraldine C

09/08

5

Mercer Co Bd of Social Service

Sharpe, James

09/08

5

Essex County

Smith, Bertha M

12/08

5

Passaic County

Staton, Cynthia A

05/08

5

Newark Housing Authority

Stokes, Mark D

03/09

D

Trenton City

Vandergroef, Susan

10/08

B

Judiciary

Vecchio, Isabell G

03/09

C

Paramus BOE

Vitale, Charles A

12/08

5

Regional Operations North

Weaver, Virginia A

07/08

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Williams, Keith K

05/08

5

DEPE Office of the Commissioner

Winchatz, Thomas R

11/08

5

Hillsborough Township

Total = 54

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Burns, MaryAnn

Boro of

8/07

B

April – May 2006

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Dickson, James

Hunterdon County

10/08

D

6/01/07

Approved

E-3

Warren, William

Dunellen Boro

5/08

A

4/12/07

Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-4

Mundy, Melissa

Camden County

9/07

A

3/4/04

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal

E-5

Davis, Navada

Camden Judiciary

10/08

1

5/29/07

Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred

E-6

Singletary, Buster

Paterson Housing Auth

9/08

A

7/9/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-7

Diaz, Noel

Franklin Twp Public Schools

9/08

5

10/8/01
1/17/06
4/19/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-8

Murphy, Timothy

State Parole Board

9/08

A

2/10/98

Approved

E-9

Aponte, Jose

Greater Egg Harbor Reg HS

8/08

5

3/11/04
11/16/04

Approved

E-10

Holt, Brenda

Trenton Psych

10/08

A

9/21/05

Approved

E-11+

Batchelor, Monique

Trenton Psych

4/08

5

6/11/06

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal

E-12

Chiu, Joan

Town of Phillipsburg

9/08

B

2/15/06
3/19/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-13

Romano, Ricky

Hoboken BOE

11/08

C

3/27/07

Approved

E-14

Bourboulis, Gerasimos

Bergen Comm College

7/09

A

1/3/03

Approved

E-15

Martin, Joann

NJ Turnpike Auth

12/05

5

5/2/02

Reconsidered; Reaffirmed Denial of Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-16

Afflick, Phillip

North Jersey Devel. Center

10/08

5

1/7/06

Approved

E-17

McShane, Charles

Jersey City Public Schools

2/09

B

3/21/06

Approved

E-18

Patella, David

Division of Criminal Justice

8/09

A

5/3/06

Approved

E-19

Brown, Barbara

Vineland Devel. Center

8/08

5

4/2/07

Denied Accidental; Offer Early

E-20

Sharp, Frederick

Greater Egg Harbor Reg

10/08

5

5/5/08

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

McConnell, Marianne - Victims of Violent Crimes Agency - Request to reactivate former account - Denied

F-2+
Marks, Jane - Freehold Reg HS District - Creditable Compensation - Hearing Request - Denied Creditable Compensation; Approved OAL Hearing
F-3
Kolar, Raymond - Secaucus Town BOE - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected; Implement 4 year repayment schedule; May request extended repayment schedule by submitting additional information (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-4+

Krajcsovics, James - Upper Freehold Township - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected; Implement 4 year repayment schedule; May request extended repayment schedule by submitting additional information (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)

F-5
Pecorelli, Carmine - Dept. of Comm & Economic Development - Return to Employment - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement until February 18, 2009
F-6
Trawick, Janet - Greystone Park Psych. Hospital - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected; Implement 4 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-7+
Vicchio, Pietro - Ridgefield Borough BOE - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected; Division to establish repayment schedule; Submit tax returns to request extended repayment (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-8

Wilson, Rosemary - Rutgers University - Return to Employment - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected; Implement 4 year repayment schedule; May request extended repayment schedule by submitting additional information (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)

F-9

Leavitt, Olga - Hudson County Community College - Issue of a bona fide retirement - Request to Rescind Appeal - Noted

F-10
Gauvin-Cook, Josephine - Manchester Township BOE - Return to Employment - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement until February 18, 2009
F-11
Curry, Irma - Pleasantville BOE - Request for extended repayment schedule - Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Long, Alice - Cape May County - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-2
Marchese, Anthony - NJ Highway Authority - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-3
Stankiewicz, Stanley - Cape May Court House - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability - Exceptions - Noted exceptions; Reject the Conclusions of Law in the Initial Decision; Issue a Final Administrative Determination
G-4

Carrico, Jr., Samuel - Woodbridge Twp. - ALJ granted the petitioner Ordinary Disability retirement benefits - Adopted ALJ Decision

G-5
Sacco, Catherine - Woodbridge Township BOE - ALJ reaffirmed the Board's decision of petitioner's retirement benefits - Exceptions - Reply to Exceptions - Noted exceptions; noted reply to exceptions; Adopted ALJ decision
G-6

Seitz, Robert - Green Brook BOE - ALJ upheld the Board's decision which denied Ordinary Disability retirement benefits - Adopted ALJ decision



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Checchio, Mauro - County of Union - Appeals Board's decision that retirement
was not bona fide - Approved

H-2
Rogers, Sherry - OIT - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-3
Graves, Reginald - City of Trenton - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-4
Trevino, Jerri - South Wood Prison - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-5
Amantia, Angela - NJ State Dept. of Health - Appeals repayment for return to employment - Approved
H-6
Ripa, Nicholas - Hanover Sewerage Authority - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-7
Scates, Michael - South Woods Prison - Dept of Corr. - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Approved
H-8
Volpini, Charles - Disability Determinations - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-9
Ignatowitz, Diane - NJ State Dept. of Health - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-10 Scully, Sharon - Division of Investments - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-11 Castro, Osvaldo - Aberdeen Township - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-12 Hall, Eric - Judiciary - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Jakubovic, Jordana - Homeland Security & Preparedness - Request to continue membership in Prosecutors Part - Denied

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Dinmore, John - Holland Township - Accidental Death - Approved (Retirement Bureau)

Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 - Noted

L-2

Wire Transfers - Contributory group insurance policy #13900 - Noted

L-3

Appellate Division Decision - Bertha Bueno vs. TPAF - FYI - Noted

L-4
Appellate Division Decision - Micheal Wassuta vs PFRS - FYI - Noted
L-5
Chapter 89, P. L. 2008, Public Employee Benefits Reform Act of 2008 - Noted
L-6
State Investment Council Minutes for the REGULAR meeting on November 20, 2008 - Noted
L-7
State Investment Council Minutes for the ANNUAL meeting on November 20, 2008 - Noted
L-8

State Investment Council Agenda for December 18, 2008 meeting - Noted

L-9
State Investment Council schedule of meetings for 2008-2009 - Noted
L-10
Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory group insurance policy #13900 - Noted
L-11
Wire Transfers - Contributory group insurance policy #14800 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 18, 2009.

 

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