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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 18, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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
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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 1:45 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Ned Thomson (left 1:15), Susanne Culliton, Ron Winthers


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis and William O'Brien

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Sunanda Rana; Micki Billick; Val Tarr; Brian Carlin, attorney; Virginia Miller; Carmen Ramos; Thomas Buck, attorney; Joyce Nichols; James Donohue; David Dugery, IMX; Brent Munster, IMX; DAG Nels Lauritzen; Martin Cortes



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 7, 2011
Approved (Trustee Winthers abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   

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 Brewer, Evette
Rahway City
10/1/2011
5
Approved
D-2 Kenney, Joyce
Legislative Services
12/1/2010
5
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-3 Suarez, Angel
Hudson County
5/1/2010
5
Reconsideration Reconsidered and
Approved Ordinary Disability
D-4 Slavin, Kathryn
Bergen County
5/1/2010
5
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary Disability; Withdraw from
OAL
D-5 Chance, Edward
Pitman BOE
10/1/2011
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-6 Scala, Joseph
Parsippany-Troy Hills
12/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved with the exception of Linda Mercer and Kimberly Matlack which were tabled for an IME (see list below)

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Audrey

12/11

5

Trenton City

Adams, Brian

10/11

5

Cumberland County

Afflick, Faith

12/11

1

North Jersey Development Center

Agina, Ines O

01/12

1

Rutgers University

Altobelli, Tito

12/11

5

Kearny Town

Argue, John T

01/12

5

Hanover Township

Ashe, Paul

01/12

D

Kearny Town

Bacchas, Carlton L

05/12

A

Wayne BOE

Bartels, Robert W

01/12

2

NJ Turnpike Authority

Baruk, Maurice

01/12

1

Mid-State Correctional Facility

Bell, Benjamin John

09/11

5

Mercer County

Berrouet, Nadgee J

01/12

5

North Jersey Development Center

Boyd, Stephen L

10/11

D

NJ Turnpike Authority

Bruck, Maryanne

11/11

C

Edison Twp BOE

Burd, Mary J

12/11

D

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Camacho, John

09/11

5

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

Campbell, Carol A

01/12

C

South Jersey Transportation Auth

Cheek, Randy E

11/11

5

Jersey City Housing Authority

Chivetta, Joan M

09/11

5

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Cifelli, Patrick J Sr

10/11

A

Trenton City BOE

Cobb, Tracey

11/11

A

NJ Turnpike Authority

Colella, Julian Andrea

01/11

C

Delsea Regional High School District

Comunale, Jean A

01/12

1

Jersey City Public Schools

Copes, Melvin

09/11

D

Camden City

Coriston, Linda A

08/11

5

Green Township

Creswick, Thomas James

12/11

5

Jefferson Township BOE

DeJesus, Olga

10/11

1

Newark City

Del-Castillo, Candida

10/11

5

Rutgers University

DelaBruyere, Maureen L

12/11

5

Hackensack City

DelGrosso-Gerstmann, Jane

11/11

5

Judiciary/Sussex County

DiCosmo, Thomas

01/12

5

Dept of Children and Families

DiMaria, Patricia A

02/12

5

Elizabeth BOE

Eleby, Margaret L

12/11

5

North Jersey Development Center

Feihl, Frederick C

11/11

5

Middlesex County

Figueroa, Ana H

12/11

5

The College of New Jersey

Fisher, Ronald L

01/12

5

Morris County

Ford, Robert E

11/11

C

Ocean City BOE

Foster, Audrey D

01/12

5

East Orange School District

Gabor, Jody Lee

11/11

5

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Gaynor, Paul

03/12

B

Irvington BOE

Gibson, Cheryl Nicole

03/12

C

Mercer Co Community College

Gosselin, Joseph M

01/12

B

Union City BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Greb, Karen A

01/12

5

Kearny Town

Green, Matthew

06/11

1

Vineland Developmental Center

Gregg, Thomas D

12/11

5

Regional Operations South

Gullo, Thomas

04/12

D

Hoboken City

Hairston, Odell

07/11

A

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Herbert, Madeline S

11/11

B

Hainesport Township BOE

Heron-Barger, Jennifer A

06/11

1

Judiciary

Herrera, Hernando

10/11

1

Rutgers University

Heslin, William S

01/12

A

Lenape Regional HS District

Heusser, Michael J

01/12

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Holbig, Patricia A

02/12

5

Dept of Children and Families

Howard, William

12/11

2

Bayonne BOE

Iheanyi-Ihenakwe, Innocent

01/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Jackson, Hilda M

11/11

D

Glassboro BOE

Jackson, Joanne C

01/12

5

Department of Labor

Jara, Joseph J

12/11

B

Burlington County

Joerger, Ruth A

09/11

5

Unemployment Ins & Disability

Kalm, Margaret R

03/12

1

Office of the Attorney General

Kowalsky, Lori L

01/12

5

Princeton Regional School

Krauthause, Charles

01/12

5

Galloway Township BOE

LaRaia, Dianna

03/12

1

State Library

LaRocca, Daniel J

09/10

2

Gloucester Twp.

Larson, Janine

01/12

1

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

Latham, Dorothy

12/11

5

Unemployment Ins & Disability

LeClair, Rita M

12/11

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Leslie, Charleen

01/12

D

Lacey Township BOE

Linsinbigler, Stacy A

02/12

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Louis, Joan C

01/12

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Loveland, William C

08/11

D

Mount Laurel Township

Lutz-Palmer, Linda A

12/11

B

Haddon Township

Magosin, Patricia A

11/10

5

Brigantine City

Manansala, Leticia

01/12

A

Passaic County

McCarron, William C

03/12

5

NJ State Parole Board

McCarthy, Nanci Beth

12/11

C

CPM-Project Management

McColgan, Maryann

02/12

C

Jackson Township BOE

McCusker, Kim

02/12

A

Union County

Morales, Luis

09/11

C

Regional Operations North

Muhammad, Karen

10/11

D

NJ Turnpike Authority

Munoz-Calzado, Virginia Y

10/11

1

Rutgers University

Padovano, Michael

03/11

1

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

Pastula, Edward

01/12

D

Branchburg Township

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Peyton, Odessa L

09/11

1

Salem County

Picariello, Edward R

01/12

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Pierce, Darlene

11/11

5

Manchester Township

Rebecca, Matthew A

11/11

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Rittenour, Jane A

01/12

5

Stafford Township

Rodriguez, Doris

11/11

5

Paterson City

Rodriguez, William

04/12

B

Asbury Park City

Roseberry, Cassandra

08/11

5

Orange City

Rusnak, Edward J

11/11

5

Garfield City

Santiago, Eneida

11/11

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Satter, Victoria A

10/11

B

Brick Twp BOE

Sciancalepore, Michael

10/11

1

Union Twp BOE (Union)

Shah, Anjana R

12/11

5

State Parole Board

Sharin, Wendy J

02/12

5

Belmar Borough BOE

Siano, Giovina

09/11

A

Union County

Spraggins, Amelia

01/12

C

Essex County

Stieh, William A

08/11

5

Barnegat Twp BOE

Sunnerville, Anthony R

04/12

B

Asbury Park City

Tozour, Carol S

08/11

C

Penns-Grove Carneys Point Regional

Walker, Donna A

05/12

5

Camden Co Bd of Social Services

Williams, Billy K

12/11

1

Elizabeth BOE

Wilson, Lorraine Monique

11/11

1

Vineland Developmental Center

Zulli, Michelle M

12/11

5

Middlesex County

Total = 109


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Swierk, Daniel
Edison Twp.
5/1/2007
5
3/30/2005
Tabled for clarification from employer
(Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Bruno)
E-2 Raively, William
Vineland Housing
Authority
6/1/2010
1
8/7/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)

E-3

VanMeter, Bruce
Bayside State Prison
9/1/2011
C
12/17/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Wallace, Barbara
Kingsway Regional
School District
10/1/2011
5
10/12/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-5 Garcia, Ada
City of Newark
9/1/2007
5
9/26/2005
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue Ordinary;Continue in OAL
E-6 Fuller, Marvin

Newark Public
Schools
2/1/2011
5
9/1/2009
3/22/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Offer Service; Continue
in OAL

E-7

Cargill, Ursula
Dept of Education
4/1/2011
5
2/11/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Perry, Shirley
Newark Public
Schools
8/1/2011
5
11/9/2009
Approved

E-9

Nobling-Roundtree, Dawn
Camden County Board
Social Services
11/1/2011
3
4/14/2010
Approved
E-10 Richey, Debra
Salem County
1/1/2012
1
10/19/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-11 Guido, Angela
Jersey City Schools
6/1/2011
5
3/23/2009
8/30/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)
E-12 Cordasco, Michael
Clark Twp
11/1/2011
C
11/1/2010
Approved

E-13

Anderson, Brenda
Dept of Transportation
3/1/2011
D
3/21/2006
Approved
E-14 Whack-Pickens, Tessie
East Orange City BOE
9/1/2011
5
10/15/2010
Approved

E-15

Carrigan, Albert
Passaic County 3/1/2010 5 10/9/2007 Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-16 Cortes, Martin NJ Veteran Home Menlo Park 4/1/2011 A 7/3/2006 7/2/2008
4/13/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-17

Figueroa, Jose Atlantic City MUA 5/1/2011 A 6/3/2004 1/12/2006
3/12/2009 9/2/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-18 Good, Gwendolyn
Corrections-Adult Diagnostics & Treatment 10/1/2011 A 3/3/2011 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Huryan, Glenn - NJ Turnpike Authority - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit 10% of full monthly retirement benefit (Retirements)
F-2+ Filippine, John - NJ Turnpike Authority - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit 10% of full monthly retirement benefit (Retirements)
F-3+ Miller, Virginia - Hudson County - Return to Employment
Repay earnings received during violation period (External Audit, Retirements)
F-4 White, Joan - Passaic County Board of Social Service - Service Credit and Retirement benefits
Denied (Retirements)
F-5+ Ramos, Melvin - Perth Amboy City - a) Honorable Service
b) Dependency
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit 39% of full monthly retirement allowance; Apply prospectively;
Approve dependency (Retirements)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Roumas, Nicholaos - Linwood City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Cohen, J. Sheldon - Fort Lee Borough - Settlement Proposal
Rejected Settlement Proposal; Continue in OAL
G-3 O'Reilly, Thomas - Office of the Attorney General - Appellate
Division Decisions Appellate court reversed the Board's decision and approved Prosecutors Part pension as credit in PERS
Noted (Retirements)
G-4 Nora, Robert - City of Elizabeth - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-5 Finnerty, Stacy - Judiciary/Hudson County - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-6+ Nichols, Joyce - Cape May County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted the petitioner Accidental Disability; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Remand to OAL on issue of direct result
G-7 Trevino, Jerri - South Woods Prison - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits effective August 1, 2008;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Rejected ALJ decision; Note exceptions; Note reply to exceptions



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Fitts, Terry - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Sinchak, Linda - Mercer County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Keimig, Joyce - Franklin Twp Bd of Ed - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Disorda, Tiffany - Woodbine Develeopmental Center - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Joyner, Courtney - Newark City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirements
Approved
H-6 Pierce, Bruce - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Appeals
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 King, Thomas - Mount Olive Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Tabled
H-8 Rosenfeld, Gene - Motor Vehicle Commission - Appeals the
Board's denial of partial forfeiture of salary due to honorable service issue
Approved
H-9 Miller, Cynthia - State Parole Board - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Currie, Jo Ann - Manchester Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Marter, Ricky - Monmouth County
Hall of Records - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Colon, Sandra - Camden Co. Bd of Chosen Freeholders -
Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Donohue, James - Bergen County - Request for purchase to be eligible for
Prosecutor's Part
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance As of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance As of September 30, 2011
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+ Meet the new IME vendor (scheduled for 2:00 p.m.)
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance as of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund A As of November 30, 2011
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund B As of November 30, 2011
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D As of November 30, 2011
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E As of November 30, 2011
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance As of November 30, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 15, 2012.

 

 
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