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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 19, 2011
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 2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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

Option Changes - none
Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Pete Maurer, John Lowden, Ned Thomson, Ronald Winthers, Thomas Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis (left at 11:45), Susanne Culliton (left at 12:30), Wendy Jamison sat in for Trustee Culliton from 12:30 until 12:45


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Michael Czyzyk; DAG Danielle Schimmel; Douglas Dinkler; Marylou Mayoros; Virginia Martucci; Val McManus; Wendy Jamison; Mark Schwedes; Florence Sheppard; Robert Joya; Michael Barrett, attorney; Joseph Talafous, attorney; Marcie Mackolin, attorney; Thomas Ciccarone



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 9, 2010
Approved (Trustee Lowden abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Final Adoption of N.J.A.C 17:2-1.4
Adopted - The Board made a motion to extend the current municipal candidates for
nominations until March 1, 2011.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Return to Employment
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
C-4 Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Barends, Johann
DOC-Mountainview Youth Correction Facility
2/1/2007
C
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdrawal from OAL
(DAG Pushko recused.)
D-2
Neiderman, Lisa
Treasury Division of Pensions
and Benefits
7/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Re-offer Deferred; Grant OAL Hearing
D-3
Pares, Joann
County of Passaic
4/1/2009
5
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-4
Taylor, Elizabeth
Hudson County
7/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5
Williams, Anthony
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
9/1/2010
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6
James, Tikesha
Judiciary Essex County
2/1/2010
2
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-7
Godinez, Isabel
Hoboken Housing Authority
7/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8
Williams-White, Shirlene
Passaic County Board of Board of
Social Services
10/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-9
Musser, Juanita
Department of Treasury
11/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-10
Lockett, Susie
West Essex Regional Schools
5/1/2006
5
Reconsidered and Denied (off payroll over 2 years); Continue in OAL
D-11
Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)
D-12
Norris, Thomas

Juv. Jus. Comm/Community
Prog.
5/1/2010
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-13
Richardson, John
Edison Township
10/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alfonso, Carmen M

12/10

5

Unemployment Income Security

Allen, Roosevelt

09/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Bell, Judith K

01/11

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Bermudez, Maria

10/10

1

Perth Amboy BOE

Black, Donald

12/10

A

Union County College

Bothe, Beverly M

11/10

D

Franklin Lakes BOE

Bowman, Ronald George

10/10

D

West Orange Township BOE

Brandt, George D

01/11

C

Ocean County

Brown, Francine K

07/10

5

Point Pleasant Beach Borough

Burrell, Rose L

06/09

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Busch, Michael T

12/10

C

Ocean Co MUA

Chamberlain, Lori C

02/10

5

Ocean City BOE

Cook, Kathleen D

12/10

D

Camden County College

Cooley, Shawn Namza

10/10

D

Trenton City

Coyte, Anjanette

08/10

A

Brick Twp MUA

Crawford, Joseph L

11/10

5

Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office

Cutler, Brenda L

01/11

5

Judiciary/Sussex County

Davison, Kathleen

12/10

1

Judiciary/Mercer County

Demby, Jeffrey Grant

07/11

5

Dept Of Banking & Insurance

Dilallo, Susan

12/10

5

Vets Memorial Home at Menlo Park

Ducati, Theresa C

12/10

1

Division Of Family Development

Elia, Patricia

02/11

A

Lakeland Regional H S Dist

Ericson, Maureen D

09/10

D

Treasury-Div of Pensions & Benefits

Figueroa, Angelo Jr

12/10

5

Marie H Katzenbach School for the Deaf

Flatley, Maribeth

02/11

C

Cranford Twp BOE

Fontaine, Janie J

12/10

5

Moorestown Township BOE

Giordano, Shirlley V

07/11

5

Passaic County

Goncalves, Maria F

02/11

5

Elizabeth BOE

Gosselin, Theodore

01/11

5

Old Bridge BOE

Grove, Richard W

04/11

C

NJ Turnpike Authority

Hodson, Frank E

11/10

5

Mantua Township

Isner, Florence R

11/10

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Johnson, Gertrude E

01/11

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Johnson, Kirk

02/11

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Karbowski, Martin

08/10

5

North Brunswick Township

Krsnak, Linda G

09/10

5

Cumberland Co Improvement Auth

Krutsick, Maria

05/11

5

Ocean Co Board of Soc Services

Larrea, Angelica

09/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Lewis, Cynthia E

12/10

5

Turnpike Authority

Loadenthal, Richie

02/11

5

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corr

Maimone, Michael

12/11

5

Hammonton Town

Marcelino, Raydiris C

11/10

1

Judiciary/Bergen County

McCarthy, Kevin M

02/11

1

Middlesex Co MUA

McKoy, Wesley

03/11

A

Regional Operations North

McLaughlin, Helen M

12/10

1

Vineland City BOE

McRae-Tucker, Cynthia A

04/09

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Mertz, Mary E

01/11

5

Ocean County

Merwin, Richard

01/11

1

Newark Housing Authority

Mihalik, Richard

11/10

B

Plainsboro Township

Mixon, Norman A Jr

12/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Moebius, Joan L

12/10

1

William Paterson Univ of NJ

Muhammad, Tauheedah

12/10

B

Elizabeth BOE

Nack, Robert L

02/11

5

UMDNJ

Negron, Evelyn

03/11

B

Judiciary/Cumberland County

Okoli, Bennett

04/11

D

Essex County

Rawley, John

12/10

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Riley, Barbara J

01/11

5

Judiciary/Cumberland County

Robinson, Denise Darcell

10/10

5

Hudson County

Rochester, Kevin

01/11

5

Turnpike Authority

Rogers, David P Sr

10/10

1

Plumsted Township

Sabo, Harold Robert

12/10

A

Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office

Sariego, Laura A

12/10

5

Judiciary/Hudson County

Schloss, Fredlyn D

03/11

C

Division of Employee Support

Simms, Isabelle

12/10

1

Rutgers University

Sorrentino, James F

09/10

C

Long Branch Sewerage Authority

Sosa, Manuel C

02/11

D

Union City

Sparks, Catherine

12/10

5

NJIT

Stonaker, Andrew J

11/10

5

Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office

Strang, Deborah L

07/10

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Thomas, David S

11/10

2

Paterson BOE

Toranto, Loretta

01/11

D

Judiciary/Monmouth County

Travinski, Donna L

01/11

5

Middlesex County

Trinidad-Pryor, Altagracia

08/10

5

North Jersey Development Center

Trout, Dakota Annan

12/10

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Valentin, Eladio

01/11

A

Pleasantville BOE

Vargas, Jamie C

01/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Vidal, Eugie

10/10

1

Essex County

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Vidales, Jose G

03/11

A

Rutgers University

Walker, Alfred Jr

11/10

A

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Whitman, Eleanor M

12/10

5

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Wilkins, Peter C

04/11

B

State Police Civilian Employees

Williams, Craig C

10/10

B

Judiciary / Sussex County

Woodford, Bruce A

10/10

5

Planning, Research

Woods, Gregory M

01/11

A

Bayonne BOE

Zeiser, Celestina B

10/10

5

Keansburg Borough

Zell, Michael H

01/11

5

New Jersey State Prison

Total = 8


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Deleo, Patricia
Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination
11/1/2009
B
12/22/2004
Reconsidered and Approved
E-2
Williams, Shelton
Camden City BOE
9/1/2009
5
1/4/2008
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL

E-3

Bodine, Alan
Branchburg Township
5/1/2010
5
4/20/2009
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary (only seeking OD);
Withdraw from OAL
E-4
Roth, Joyce


Rowan University
6/1/2009
5
7/30/2004
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-5
Lewkowicz, Mike
Monmouth County Hall of Records
3/1/2010
A
2/20/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Service
retirement
E-6
Register, Luther
Newark Public Schools
2/1/2010
5
5/26/2009
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL

E-7

Ramirez, Windford
Camden County Health Services Center
10/1/2010
5
4/27/2007
8/28/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8
Vallen, Albert
UMDNJ
9/1/2010
A
1/3/2010
Approved

E-9

Delaney, Carol
Eastern Camden County Regional School District
6/1/2010
5
4/3/2009
Approved
E-10
Wright, Karen
City of Atlantic City
7/1/2010
1
1/20/2009
Approved

E-11

Reidy, Mark
Egg Harbor Twp. BOE
5/1/2010
5
6/11/2009
Approved
E-12
Morrison, John
Belleville Township
11/1/2010
A
11/19/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Coleman, Gwen
North Jersey Developmental Center
9/1/2010
C
7/25/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-14
Shaver, Steven
Department of Transportation
9/1/2010
5
4/14/2008
Approved
E-15
Shanks, Thomasina

Woodbridge Development Center
11/1/2010
5
4/21/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(or offer Service)

E-16

Mueller, Judith B.

Bridgewater-Raritan Reg. School Dist.
8/1/2010
5
4/22/2010
Approved
E-17
Johnson, Gunnel


Bernards Township
10/1/2010
5
2/13/2009
Approved

E-18

Torres, Visentes

Southern State Correctional Facility
9/1/2010
5
9/15/2009
Approved
E-19
Weiland, Todd

Cranford Township
8/1/2010
5
7/17/2007
Approved
E-20
Jackson, Robert

Department of Transportation
4/1/2010
5
12/18/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-21
White, Bruce
Wall Township
2/1/2011
A
3/15/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-22

Weitze, Roberta
Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf
8/1/2010
5
10/6/2003 10/12/2004
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-23
Sees, Richard
Township of
Mantua
9/1/2010
5
8/7/2007
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-24

Del Vacciho, Bonnie
Morris-Union Jointure Commission
11/1/2010
5
9/15/2009
Tabled for clarification from IME
E-25
Caraballo, Lillian
NJ State Department of Health
12/1/2010
5
9/5/2001
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-26
Adams, David
Corrections-Adult Diag. & Treatment
12/1/2010
5
7/25/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Toth, Paul - Little Egg Harbor Township - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement)
F-2 Joya, Robert - Mid State Correctional Facility - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement)
F-3+ Holzinger, Paul - Edison Township BOE - Honorable Service a) Honorable
Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary back to 25 years
b) Request for Dependency - Tabled for additional information
(VOTE: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Buriani-DeSantis) (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Daniel, Daniel - Greystone Park Psych Hospital - Request for Retroactive
Retirement Benefits
Tabled for advice for Attorney General's Office
F-5+ Skop, Raymond - Jersey City - Request to change retirement
option
Tabled to provide additioinal medical documentation to Retirement Bureau for administrative decision (Retirement Bureau)
F-6+ Kochel, David - Ocean Township Sewerage Authority -
Employment after Retirement
Not bonafide retirement; Reaffirm Denial of Continuation of Stay; Reject Settlement
Proposal; Request to Consolidate the Issues in OAL



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Spieker, Bruce - South Woods Prison - ALJ upheld the Board's decision
denying accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted w/modification and Amplify Conculsions of Law; Note Exceptions; Note Reply to
Exceptions
G-2 Drass, Charles - Cherry Hill Fire Dist. 13 - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Brown, Gloria - Treasury- Division of Pensions - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Spruill, William - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Caporale, Joanne - Toms River School Dist. - Appellate Division
Decisions Appellate Court affirmed the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Noted
G-6 Sullivan, Kenneth - William Paterson Univ of NJ - Hearing
Withdrawals Failure to Appear
Noted
G-7 Reilly, Bernard - Middletown Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the
Board's decision and determined that his service as municipal attorney for the years 2000
though 2003, 2006 and 2007 is all creditable service for PERS pension purpose;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Remand to OAL for further fact finding
G-8 Aviles, William - Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm. - Initial
Decision ALJ Affirmed Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-9 Gangemi, Michele - Department of Children & Families - Initial
Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted w/modification and Note Exceptions; Note Reply to Exceptions
G-10 Shappell, Thomas - Edna Mahan Corr Fac for Women - Initial
Decision ALJ affirmed Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted w/modification and Note Exceptions
G-11 Cordero, Servero - Jersey City Housing Authority - Final
Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-12 Sharp, Joseph - Union county - Settlement Proposal
Rejected the settlement proposal; Continue in OAL



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Esposito, Vincent - Northern State Prison - Appeals Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Watson, Robert - Camden BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Tipton, Raymond - Regional Operations South - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Milano, Leo - Ho Ho Kus - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Goldenbaum, Dennis - Lawrence Township - REMOVED ADMINISTRATIVELY
H-6 Viglietta, Josephine - Freehold Reg. H. S. District - Appeals
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Wack, Holly - Burlington County/Payroll Dept. - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Wood, Harold - Freehold Township - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Wong, Cheri - Department of Children & Families - Appeals the Board's denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Tabled for additional review by IME
H-10 Russell, Dawn - Lisbon Developmental Center - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Romeo, Michael - Spotswood BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12+ Ciccarone, Thomas - Township of Chatham - a) Request for Reconsideration - Denied
b) Appeal - Not Applicable
The Board declined to issue an advisory opinion.
H-13 Brakel, Thomas - West Windsor Plainsboro Reg. - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Thomas Saccone vs PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Stephen Miller vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Joseph Servideo vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B As of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of July 31, 2010
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund B As of July 31, 2010 - Revised
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B As of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D As of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E As of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claim
Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-12 Trial Balance for September 30, 2010
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund A As of October 31, 2010
Noted
L-14 Trial Balance for October 31, 2010
Noted
L-15 Common Pension Fund B As of October 31, 2010
Noted
L-16 Trial Balance for November 30, 2010
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 27, 2011.

 
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