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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 20, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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.


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OPEN SESSION



Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 1:45 PM

Roll Call:

John Lowden, Ned Thomson, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Tom Bruno, Christine Veliz, Fred Beaver, Ron Winthers, Pete Maurer (arrived 11:35)


Absent: Leon Flanagan

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Doug Dinkler; Debbie Lane; Maryann Ryan; Tom Vincz; Ted Faniko; Joe Zisa; Virginia Martucci; Mike Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Hank Schwedes; John Megariotis; Amelia Taylor, attorney; Janice Nelson; Susanne Culliton; William Sisco; Henry Williams; Joshua Givner, attorney; John DePeri; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Micki Billick; DAG Danielle Bradus; Hans Goff; Dustin McNichol; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Mark Schwedes; Thomas Broderick; Mauro Checchio; Nora Locke, attorney;
Jean Brooks (Marsh); Jerome Kineavy, attorney; Ruth Winters



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 10, 2009
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Barnes, Carolyn
Department of Treasury
9/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Evans, Nathaniel
Willingboro Township
6/1/2009
C
Currently collecting Service
Approved
D-3 Travers, Dorothea
Brookdale Community College
9/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Gift, Karen
Boro of Palmyra
9/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Gillen, Patricia
County of Hudson
12/1/2008
1
Approved
D-6 Aviles, William
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners
10/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-7 James, Tikesha
Judiciary Essex County
2/1/2010
2
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8 Sergi, Michael
Elizabeth BOE
3/1/2009
5
Approved
D-9 Monthly OD Grid    
 
Approved (See list below)
D-10 Purcell, Geraldine
Cape May County Bridge Comm
8/1/2007
5
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdrawal from OAL
D-11 Perry, Gloria
Dept. of Children & Families
8/1/2008
A
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Aikens, Steven R

03/10

A

Juvenile Justice Comm

Assad, Saeed

02/10

B

NJ Public Broadcasting Auth

Austin, Sharon Rose

12/09

5

Evesham Township,

Branning, Diane Marie

01/10

5

Ringwood Boro BOE

Brown, Anthony A

11/09

5

Newark Public Schools

Bruno, Dorothy L

01/10

5

Department of Labor

Bryant, Sandra

11/09

5

Passaic County/VA

Bucholc, Lois A

08/09

5

Piscataway BOE

Burmylo, Leon Sr

04/10

D

Training & Employment Services

Calvo, Jael

10/09

5

Union City BOE

Castaneda, Carlos

12/09

5

Passaic County

Cedeno, Gerardo V

09/09

5

Richard Stockton College

Cesaro, Patrick

02/10

C

Motor Vehicle Comm

Colavita, Joseph

11/09

5

Gloucester County

Corsino, Carol

01/10

5

Washington Twp BOE

Cortes, Lourdes

07/09

A

Weehawken Twp BOE

Cuff, Martin Willet

02/10

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Davis, Carolynn

07/10

5

Judiciary / Union County

DeCamillis, Vincenza L

11/09

A

Treasury- Division of Lottery

DeMarco, Joan F

12/09

5

Passaic County 

Fisher, Beverly A

02/10

1

East Orange City BOE

Gibbs, Marie

02/10

5

North Jersey Development Center

Gordon, Verna

12/09

1

UMDNJ

Gregory, Arthur L Jr

12/09

5

Irvington BOE

Hackshaw, Edna

11/09

5

Chathams School District

Hand, Gloria F

08/09

1

Cliffside Park Borough

Harrison, Pamela A

10/09

1

Paterson BOE

Hill, James E Sr

01/10

D

Trenton City BOE 

Hunter, Robert D

12/09

1

Roxbury Twp BOE

Jarusiewicz, John M

04/10

B

Middlesex County

Klammer, John J

01/09

B

Old Bridge MUA

Lockhart, Joseph

09/09

A

Burlington County

Marano, Joseph

02/10

5

Sussex County MUA

Mateyka, Daniel E

12/09

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Merritt, Donna M

10/09

A

Woodbridge Township BOE

O’Brien, Bobbi L

03/10

5

Brick Twp BOE

Petrolia, John N

01/10

A

Bergenfield BOE

Plotnick, Gerald R

02/10

B

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Plunkett-Duffy, Eileen

03/10

5

Developmental Disabilities

Pratt, Geraldine F

02/10

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Rice, Joyce A

12/09

5

Dept of Children and Families

Rigsby, Joyce V

05/09

5

Dept of Children and Families

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Rodriguez, Nubia I

04/10

5

Dept of Children and Families

Rodriguez, Olga

11/09

5

Rutgers University

Rogers, Mary J

01/10

A

Lacey Township BOE  

Roles, Teresa A

12/09

5

Hudson County

Rose, Alma Marie

07/10

5

Ridgefield Park BOE

Schneider, Marie

11/09

D

Southern State Corr Facility

Scott, Diane

11/09

A

Rutgers University BOE

Simons, Laura Annette

08/09

5

Elizabeth BOE

Sinclair, Grace

11/09

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Slater, Acquanetta

11/09

5

UMDNJ

Smith, Donald T

01/10

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Smith, Myrtle D

09/09

5

Hudson County

Smith, Robert N

11/09

A

East Jersey State Prison

Spellman, Merle A

03/10

5

Office of the Public Defender

Stano, Marianne E

09/09

5

Linden City

Stephens, Doris E

11/09

1

Camden City BOE

Thibodeau, Shirley A

07/09

D

Dept of Children and Families

Thorpe, Torrence

06/09

2

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Uhouse, John P

10/09

C

Woodbridge Township Park

Ulbrich, Ekaterina

12/09

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Vaden, Andrew

10/09

5

Judiciary /Atlantic County

Wallace, Janet

10/09

5

Woodbridge Developmental Ctr

Ward, Lucille

01/10

5

Passaic County

Weaver, Robert W

09/09

5

Paterson City 

White, Linda D

09/09

5

Rutgers University

Williams, Patricia L

04/10

A

DEP

Wilson, Betty G

12/09

5

Medford Township BOE

Woerner, April

01/10

5

Camden Co Health Services Ctr

Woodsum, Heidi

12/09

5

Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac

Total = 71


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Coley, Nerissa
North Jersey Developmental Center
9/1/2009
A
4/10/2006 11/30/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (< 10 years)
E-2 Corbett, James
Pollution Control Financing Authority
1/1/2010
5
3/13/2007
Approved

E-3

Garcia, Gloria
Elizabeth Board of Education
9/1/2009
D
5/25/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-4 Henry, Donald
Bayside State Prison
6/1/2009
5
2/13/2007
Approved
E-5 Pattik, Glenn
Florence Township
1/1/2010
D
10/25/2005
Approved
E-6 Crosby, Miah
Department of Children & Families
10/1/2007
 
8/4/2003
Reconsideration of an OAL case Reconsidered and Approved (Withdraw from OAL)

E-7

Bockius, Deborah
Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
1/1/2010
5
3/3/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-8 Langlois, Margaret
UMDNJ
10/1/2009
1
3/17/2008
Approved

E-9

McArthur, LisaAnn
Township of Mantua
6/1/2009
5
7/10/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (< 10 years)
E-10 Rodriquez, Frankie
Camden City BOE
7/1/2009
5
1/8/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-11 Quinn, Ann
Woodbridge Twp.
11/1/2009
D
1/28/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-12 Schramm, Suzanne
Treasury-Division of Taxation
1/1/2010
5
1/30/2003
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-13

Nearon, Gerald
Ocean County Health Department
12/1/2009
5
4/8/2009
Approved
E-14 Thompson, Mark
County of Passaic
4/1/2009
1
12/24/2006
3/1/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-15

Shappell, Thomas
DOC - Edna Mahan Correctional Facility
1/1/2009
5
9/5/2007
Reconsideration of an OAL case Reconsidered and Denied Grant Ordinary; Continue in OAL
E-16 Thomas, Robert
Township of Downe
8/1/2009
5
4/30/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (< 10 years)
E-17 Oppong, Comfort
Woodbridge Developmental Center
7/1/2009
1
1/10/2008
Approved
E-18 Fernett, Rosemay

Middlesex County
8/1/2009
5
6/13/2008
7/29/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-19 Gonzalez, Carlito
County of Passic Board of Chosen Freeholders
9/1/2009
5
5/20/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (< 10 years)
E-20 Jones, Millie
NJ Veterans Home at Menlo Park
1/1/2009
5
5/1/2008
Denied Accidental; Continue OD
E-21 Foy, Patricia
Lacey Twp. BOE
11/1/2009
5
3/4/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-22 Keating, Robert
Gloucester Twp. BOE
11/1/2009
5
11/19/2007 7/22/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-23 Rago, Vincent
Twp. of W. Milford
2/1/2010
B
1/6/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-24 Monaco, Christopher
County of Union
12/1/2009
D
2/3/2004
Approved
E-25 Wilson, Patrick
Boro of Pt. Pleasant Beach
11/1/2009
D
4/1/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-26 Johnson, Carolyn
Vineland Developmental Center
1/1/2010
5
1/3/2004
8/2/2005
Tabled
E-27 Bunce, Debra
Hopatcong Boro
8/1/2009
5
4/26/2004
8/22/2008
Approved
E-28 Brooks, James
Willingboro Public Schools
3/1/2010
A
7/24/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (< 10 years)
E-29 Cook, Eileen
Department of Labor
7/1/2009
D
8/6/2007
2/26/2008
8/21/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 McDaniel, Gregory - Mercer County Board of Social Services - Issue of Bona fide retirement; Request to Postpone
Approved postponement until March 17, 2010 meeting
F-2+ Sisco, William - Motor Vehicle Commission - Honorable Service
Tabled until February 17, 2010 meeting
F-3 Feibush, Susan - Somerset County - Return to Employment
Continue Retirement; Repay lesser of salary earned during violation or pension (Retirement Bureau/External Audit)
F-4+ Williams, Henry - Division of Parks & Forestry - Issue of Bona fide retirement
Tabled for additional information from employers
F-5+ De Peri, John - Garfield City - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2000 through termination
(Retirement Bureau/Audit)
F-6 Ebinger, Margaret - Hammonton Town BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2009 through termination
(Retirement Bureau/Audit)
F-7+ Bryant, Wayne - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture of service and salary (Retirement Bureau/Audit) (Trustee Beaver and
Winthers recused; however, Trustee Culliton was designated by Treasuer to sit in for
Trustee Beaver.)
F-8+ Broderick, Thomas - Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholds - Honorable Service Deferred Retirement
Denied filing for Deferred (removed for cause) (Trustee Beaver was not in the room for this matter; however,Trustee Culliton was designated by Treasuer to sit in for Trustee Beaver.)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Lindenthal (deceased), Lynne for Peter - Mercer County - Final Administrative Determinations Payment of surivor benefits
Approved
G-2 Humphries, Pamela - U.M.D.N.J - ALJ upheld the Board's
decision and denied accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted ALJ Decision; Noted Exceptions
G-3 LeBuis, Arthur - East Brunswick Sewerage Auth. - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Geisler, Mark - NJ Highway Authority - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision which denied accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions;
Reply to exceptions
Adopted w/modification
G-5 Cahill, Philip - Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac. - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Request to Postpone
Tabled
G-6+ Checchio, Mauro - County of Union - Settlement Offer Rejected and Continue in OAL


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+

Marsh, John - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals Board's
denial of request to waive overpayment of retirement benefits
a) Request for Stay - Approved w/assignment of group life insurance (Vote: 6:2: Nae:
Trustees Thomson and Beaver)
b) Hearing Request – Approved

H-2 Marter, Kathleen - Treasury-Division of Pensions & Benefits - Appeals Board's denial of purchase
Denied (Trustees Maurer and Beaver recused.)
H-3 Dandridge, Francine - Delsea Reg. High Sch. District - Appeals Board's denial of accidental disability
Approved
H-4 McLaughlin, Margaret - Department of Children & Families - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Catalano, John - Department of Community Affairs - Appeals Board's denial of request to purchas service credit
Denied
H-6 Deleo, Josephine - Ocean County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Pulone, Edith - Department of Labor - Purchase request
Denied
J-2 Corcoran, Gerald - Enrollment Eligibility
Denied service eligibility from January 1, 2000 forward



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Daniel Benbrook vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2009
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 Benefit claims
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers PERS-Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-5 State Investment Council-schedule of meetings for 2010
Noted
L-6 Certifying Officer memo regarding Election of Representative to the New Jersey State Investment Council
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 17, 2010.

 
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