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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 16, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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: 10:15 AM

Adjourned: 1:48 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, Peter Maurer, Benjamin Hurst, Ned Thomson,
Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis (arrived at 10:30), William O'Brien (arrived at 10:25)


Absent: Ron Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Purshko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Amy
Mazzeo; Val McManus; Michael Weik; Mark Schwedes; Val Tarr; DAG Roger Gibson;
Stacy Celmer-Ostrander; David Ostrander; Janice Cloyd; William Wall; SDAG Eileen
Den Bleyker; Daniel Grossman, attorney; John Holl; John Lake; Peter Cresci; t.
Acevedo; John Beslanovitz; Richard Braslow, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 11, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

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 Green, Sharon
Newark City
2/1/2012
A
Approved
(off payroll over 2 years)
D-2 Ruiz, Jorge
Camden City BOE 4/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Green, Shirley
NJ Veterans Memorial Home 7/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Monthly OD Grid      
Approved (see list below)
D-5 Islam, Pamela
South Woods State Prison 2/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Cardona, Aleyda
Union Co. Bd of Social Services 6/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Dolan, Sean
Middlesex County 5/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member’s Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Acevedo, George

10/12

B

UMDNJ

Arnone, Joyce

01/13

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Bard, Cheryl A

10/12

5

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corrections

Behan, Robert M Jr

07/12

1

Clifton City BOE

Bieber, Anne

12/12

A

Wayne Township

Bierbach, Bernadette

12/12

A

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Black, Gerri

02/13

5

Atlantic Cape Community College

Bodo, Maureen

02/13

A

Camden Co Health Services Center

Bodoky, John M

08/12

A

Paterson BOE

Budd, Paul W

11/12

A

Gloucester County

Cestari, Donna

03/13

B

Judiciary/Essex County

Chavis, Annie M

10/12

5

Paterson BOE

Collins, Charlene

01/13

5

State Parole Board

Colon, Ismael

12/12

A

Middlesex County College

Darby, Irene R

12/12

A

Judiciary/Somerset County

Demerice, Deborah A

01/13

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Derrico, Karen A

03/13

5

Ridgefield Boro BOE

Desouza, Edith

12/12

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Devera, Rosemarie

09/12

D

Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Figueroa, Elaine

09/12

5

Department of Education

Hack, Charlotte L

01/13

5

Department of Community Affairs

Holloway, Yolanda M

09/12

5

Veterans Memorial Home/Vineland

Koppel, Bernadine

11/12

5

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Lavezzo, Mark R

11/12

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Levens, William P Jr

07/12

5

Belvidere Town

Longo, Joseph

01/13

1

Edison Township

Lovett, Amy J

07/12

5

Department of Education

Lukas, Rita M

12/12

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Marx, Paul

01/13

1

Morris County

McMullen, Mariann

03/13

5

Gloucester County Housing Authority

Oravsky, Timothy W

11/12

A

Water Supply Authority

Ortiz, Benito

09/12

2

Middlesex Co Bd of Social Services

Reigle, Trina Lynn

11/12

5

Judiciary/Warren County

Rettig, Helene

07/13

A

Gloucester City BOE

Rivera, Elizabeth

01/13

5

Millville BOE

Roedel, Kenneth

06/12

5

Roxbury Township

Saunders, Rebecca

06/12

5

Passaic BOE

Scaldino, Linda A

07/12

C

Linden City

Smith, Michael G

12/12

A

Sports & Exposition Auth

Member’s Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Souders, Marlene D

01/13

5

Vineland City BOE

Spruiel, Priscilla M

11/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Tatem, Victoria

08/12

5

Camden City BOE

Thorpe, Joseph S

09/12

A

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Tortella, Dorothy A

12/12

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Trapp, Raymond E

10/12

A

Sandyston Walpack School Dist

Trecolis, Peter J

05/13

1

Middlesex County

Watson-Nelson, Narcissa

02/13

5

Monroe Township (Middlesex)

White, Charles C

09/12

5

Pleasantville BOE

Williams, Sherry

08/12

1

Pemberton Township BOE

Woodward, Ronald

06/12

5

Turnpike Authority

Young, Reginald B

06/13

A

Dept of Banking & Insurance

Total = 51


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lomack, Charlie

City of Asbury Park
2/1/2013
C
1/19/2010 
Approved
E-2 Mullin, John
Atlantic County
8/1/2012
5
2/6/2009
Approved

E-3

Mendheim, Claire
Dept. of Children &
Families
1/1/2013
5
5/18/2009
Approved
E-4 Schanel, Linda
East Rutherford
Borough
11/1/2012
5
3/5/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Pfister, Marcia
Roselle Borough
10/1/2012
5
2/2/2012
Involuntary Approved
E-6 Reiger, David
Ocean County
9/1/2012
B
6/21/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Branda, Rick

Passaic County
12/1/2012
5
6/13/2011
3/1/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Eid, Saad

Borough of Carteret
5/1/2012
D
12/4/2008
Approved

E-9

Baez, Mary Lou
Voc. Rehabilitation
Comm
9/1/2012
5
4/20/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-10 McManus, Carol
Cumberland County
6/1/2012
5
8/20/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-11

Edwards, Arlene
Camden City BOE
7/1/2012
5
1/27/2005
Denied Accidental, Offer
Early
E-12 Mekhail, George
Middlesex County
11/1/2012
C
11/17/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Spinelli, Thomas
Passaic County
11/1/2012
5
10/7/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-14 Azack, Frank
Dept. of
Transportation
10/1/2012
C
2/28/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-15 Queen, Vivian
Juv. Jus. Commission
12/1/2012
5
9/19/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)

E-16

Lenart, Frank

Middlesex County
6/1/2009
5
8/23/2006
8/26/2008
Reconsidered and Denied under
Brooks; Continue in OAL
E-17 Fiorello, Richard
Franklin Twp.
9/1/2012
A
10/17/2007
Approved

E-18

Horner, Robert
Princeton Regional
School
12/1/2012
5
8/16/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)
E-19 Hearon, Catherine
Veterans Haven South
10/1/2012
5
11/26/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-20 Burgos, Eleanor
Pemberton Twp. BOE
7/1/2012
B
1/9/2008
Approved
E-21 Celmer-Ostrander, Stacy
Motor Vehicle
Commmission
6/1/2012
5
6/23/2008
Approved
E-22 Kehoe, Doris


Ancora Psych Hospital
4/1/2012
D
3/24/2007
10/8/2009
1/27/2010
8/26/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)
E-23 Mackson, William


Hamilton Twp
6/1/2012
5
3/4/2010
Approved
E-24 Sketchley, Linda
Ancora Psych Hospital
12/1/2012
5
3/12/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-25 Buendia, Connie
NJ Veterans Mem.
Home at Menlo Park
5/1/2012
5
3/30/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-26 Mathai, Annamma
NJ Veteran's
Memorial Home
10/1/2012
1
3/22/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Cloyd, Janice - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-2+ Wall, William - Developmental Disabilities - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture (Retirement Bureau) (Trustee Bruno recused.)
F-3 Lee, Charlotte - Woodbine Developmental Center - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2010 through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-4+ Lake, John - Salem County - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit all service and salary from Carney's Point (Retirement Bureau,
Audit)
F-5+ Cresci, Peter - Bayonne City - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (not dismissed for cause)
F-6 Gajewski, Walter - Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office - Honorable Service Request to Postpone
Approved postponement
F-7 Beaton, Reynold - Middlesex Co Bd of Social Services - Appeals
repayment for period of incarceration - Dependency Issue
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-8 Michael, Bruce - Somerset Co Pk Commission - Dependency Issue
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-9 Reese, Rollin - Division of Youth and Family Services - Request extended repayment
Approved with the assignment of life insurance (Retirements, External Audit, Beneficiary
Services)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Littles-Hearns, Claudia - Civil Service Commission - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Watts, Frank - UMDNJ - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's decision for partial forfeiture due to dishonorable service; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions, Noted reply to exceptions
G-3+ Holl, John - Criminal Justice - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision only as to Mr. Holl's Prosecutor's Part credit earned on or before January 7, 2002. The ALJ ordered that the Board is not estopped from denying Mr. Holl's Prosecutor's part credit after January 7, 2002; Exceptions filed by Petitioner; Exceptions filed by Respondent
Rejected the conclusion of the first initial decision that Mr. Holl was a prosecutor on January 7, 2002; Accepted the Findings of Fact of the second initial decision, with amplification and clarification; Adopted the Conclusion of Law that equitable estoppel does not apply
G-4 Trevino, Jerri - South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corrections - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court affirmed the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-5 Ripa, Nicholas - Hanover Sewerage Authority - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-6 Weitze, Roberta - NJ Department of Education - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-7 Gutierrez, Carmen - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision Trustee Bruno recused.)
G-8 Paredes, Julio - Motor Vehicle Commission - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-9 Connors, Gail - Wall Township - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved (Trustee Thomson recused.)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Slowley, Patricia - Union County - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Whyte, Pamela - Marlboro Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Iacovelli, Philip - Union City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Planko, Georgiana - Middlesex County College - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Schaffer, Michael - North Hudson Sewerage Authority - Appeals the Board's denial of partial forfeiture due to dishonorable service
Approved
H-6 Chiolo, Salvatore - Camden Co Bd of Social Services - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Horta, George - Mercer County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Patel, Shakuntala - Essex County - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Reyes, Sally - Division of Consumer Affairs - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Dodich, Ilene - Brick Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Swatton, Roswitha - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Jones, Robert - Regional Operations South - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-13 Frei, Frederick - Sparta Township - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Beslanovitz, John - Hazlet Township Fire Dist #1 - Eligibility for PERS service credit
Denied
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contrinbutory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2012
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A As of November 30, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B As of November 30, 2012
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E As of Nobember 30, 2012
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance For November 30, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 20, 2013.

 
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