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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 15, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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: 10:09 AM

Adjourned: 12:31 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Ron Winthers, Benjamin Hurst, Ned
Thomson, Michel Weik, William O'Brien, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis(arrived 10:45);
William O'Brien (10:52)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Val McManus;
Michael Czyzyk; Jim Scott, Marc Greenfield, Kristen Bell; Mark Schwedes; Luanne
Barnett; Cheryl Chianese;Mary Ellen Rathbun; Joyce Ferraro; Bettie Lovett; Martha
Matthews; Gerald Resnick, attorney; Alfred Petit-Clair; DAG Thomas Hower; DAG Jeff
Ignatowitz; John Cassese; Allen Papp



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 11, 2013
Approved (Trustee Weik abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



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 Borkstrom, Cornelia Marie
Stillwater Township BOE
12/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Goglia, Toni
Toms River Shool Dist
7/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-3 Oddo, Melanie
Woodbridge Township
BOE
12/1/2010
C
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue in OAL
D-4 Danbury, Theresa
Treasury-Div of
Purchase & Prop
1/1/2014
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-5 Arnold, Jeffrey
Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
8/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred 
D-6 Hill-George, Carol
NJ Vets Mem Home
at Menlo Park
8/1/2013
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-7 Fleming, Gloria
Greenbrook Regional
Center
12/1/2013
2
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8 Thurston, Vivian
East Windsor Reg
School Dist
2/1/2007
5
Approved
D-9 Cintron, Enid
Southern State
Correctional Facility
9/1/2013
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-10 Persichilli, Kristine
NJ Dept. Transportation
7/1/2013
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-11 Randolph, Nancy
New Lisbon Developmental Center
6/1/2013
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-12 Turner, Tina
Woodbine Developmental Center
10/1/2013
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-13 Rogers, Ronald
Long Hill Twp BOE
1/1/2013
2
Off payroll over 2 years Request to
apply for ordinary disability
retirement benefits Denied
Ordinary, Offer Deferred
(Trustee Weik recused.)
D-14 Clark, Carol
Mt. Ephraim BOE
9/1/2013
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred; Approve OAL
Hearing
D-15 Karnitsky, Ronald
Howell Twp BOE
7/1/2013
B
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-16 Monthly OD Grid  
  
  
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Austin, John J Jr.

12/13

D

Greater Egg Harbor Regional

Bernat, Gwendolyn

02/14

5

Passaic Co Bd of Social Service

Bianci, Diane

02/14

5

Wharton Borough BOE

Bigwood, Annmarie

11/13

5

Winslow Township BOE

Castro, Marilyn

01/14

A

Department of Children and Families

Collins, Michael

12/13

D

Woodbine Developmental Center

Cuff, Julian M

01/14

1

West Deptford Twp BOE

Dunn, William F Jr

02/14

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Dutton, James E

02/14

5

Winslow Township BOE

Faas, Frederick W Iii

11/13

1

Belmar Borough

Farrell, Frank E

10/13

A

Office of the Public Defender

Francois, Deloris

02/14

D

Human Services

Gilden, Gregg

11/13

5

Division of Family Development

Gutmann, Gail

12/13

5

Office of Legislative Services

Harris, Richard D

11/13

A

Millburn Twp Public Schools

Harrison, Terri S

07/14

5

Salem Community College

Hoeneveld, John A

01/14

A

Lacey Township BOE

Jacot, Peter D

02/14

5

Somerset County

Jones, Serena

12/13

B

East Jersey State Prison

Kee, Robert Leon Sr

02/14

D

Superior Court/Camden

Kirby, Lucia R

02/14

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Kosmalski, Joseph J

08/13

A

Atlantic Cape Community College

Lamberson, Lisa Marie

09/13

5

Somerset County

Lee, Sylvia

02/14

5

Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency

Lugo, Hilda M

02/14

5

Division of Consumer Affairs

Major, Darrell

04/14

5

Newark Public Schools

Mandeville, William

04/14

A

Division of Consumer Affairs

McFarlane, Lorraine A

12/13

D

North Jersey Development Center

Mecca, Catherine

01/14

5

Norwood BOE

Meldrum, James T

01/14

5

Passaic County

Mendonca, Irene C

07/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Miller, John

05/12

A

Franklin Township

O’Agaro, Joanne E

01/14

C

Eastern Camden Co Reg Sch Dist

Pincus, Doris A

01/14

A

Galloway Township BOE

Reilly, Thomas W

12/13

B

Neptune Township

Robinson, Arelis

11/13

5

Hoboken Housing Authority

Rudolph, Michael S

01/13

5

Juvenile Justice Commission

Rulkiewicz, Paul

10/13

5

Ewing Township

Sileo, Steven Charles

12/13

5

Woodbridge Township

Verdoni, Debbie

07/13

C

Howell Twp BOE

Weinberg, David A

02/14

5

Bergen County

Weisenbach, Jay A

09/13

A

Glen Ridge Borough

York, Keith L

05/12

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Total = 43

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Thompson, Nellie
Morris County
3/1/2011
5
5/11/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary; Continue in OAL
E-2 Mai, Janice
Clifton City
10/1/2013
5
9/5/2012
Approved

E-3

Chatzikyriakos, Georgios
Brookdale Community College
11/1/2013
B
5/19/2011
Approved
E-4 Taylor, Mary
North Jersey Developmental Center
2/1/2013
D
3/24/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary  

E-5

Tanis, Raymond
Passaic County
1/1/2014
1
12/31/2012
Approved
E-6 Zawrotna, Teresa
Greenbrook Regional Center
9/1/2013
1
9/30/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Moss, Marissa
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
12/1/2012
1
11/3/1998
Off payroll over 2 years Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred (not disabled when she left employment in 2008)
E-8 Gunter, Leslie
Camden County College
10/1/2013
A
1/26/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Kopas, Stefan
Middlesex County College
11/1/2013
A
10/12/2012
Approved
E-10 Geaney, Mary
West Windsor Plainsboro Reg.
1/1/2014
5
1/17/2013
Approved

E-11

Shroff, Chandravati
NJ State Dept of
Health
12/1/2013
A
11/8/2012
Approved
E-12 Helm, Brenda

Dept of Children & Families
1/1/2012
5
9/14/2010
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL

E-13

Durand, Scott
Monroe Township
9/1/2013
B
10/15/2010
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Menchise, Daniel - Motor Vehicle Commission - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from January 1, 2008 through termination of
employment; Apply prospectively (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Currie, Jo Ann - Manchester Twp BOE - Request retroactive
service effective date
Denied
F-3 Lovett, Bettie - New Lisbon Developmental Center - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from January 1, 2010 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Barnwell, Walter - Passaic County - Request extended repayment
Approved 10 year repayment schedule
F-5 Hillenbrand, Richard - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Option
Change
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Pecorelli, Carmine - Dept of Comm & Economic Development -
Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Division affirmed in part. Reversed remanded for
reinstatement of the $13,821 penalty imposed by the ALJ due to return to employment
Noted (External Audit and Retirement Bureau)
G-2 DeLeonardo, Gerard - Juv. Jus. Comm./Community Prog. - Initial
Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions filed by DAG
Adopted w/modification the ALJ's decision; Noted Exceptions
G-3 Wallace, Virginia - Mt. Olive Twp BOE - Initial Decision ALJ amended the
Board's decision and granted ordinary disability effectibe October 1, 2008; however, the ALJ
reaffirmend the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted the ALJ's amended decision (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)
G-4 Schaffer, Michael - North Hudson Sewerage Authority - Initial
Decision ALJ denied the Board's decision of partial forfeiture from February 1, 2002 to June
30, 2010; however granted partial forfeiture from February 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010;
Exceptions filed by DAG; Reply to Exceptions filed by the petitioner; Respondent's reply to
exceptions
Rejected the Conclusions of Law; Accept Findings of Fact; Noted exceptions; Noted replies
to exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-5 Hulighan, William - West Orange Township BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Saraf, Komal - Dept of Children & Families - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-7 DeGloria, Dominick - Northern Highlands Reg. H. S. - Hearing Withdrawals -
REMOVED
G-8 Scala, Joseph - Parsippany Troy Hills Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
the Board's decision and granted ordinary disability retirement benefits effective December
1, 2011
Adopted ALJ decision (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)
G-9 McNerney, Dennis - Holmdel Township BOE - Settlement
proposal
Approved the settlement proposal (Retirment Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Hoover, Mark - Haddon Township - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Heese, Paul - Paterson City - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Gourdine, Ronald - New Jersey City University - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Sakowski, Thomas - Hudson County - Appeals the Board's denial
of accidental disability retirement benefits and the reduction in the calculation of his
retirement allowance due to dishonorable service
Approved
H-5 Stetz, Frank - Wallington Borough BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Burster, Joseph - Brick Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Price, Michael - Dept. of Children & Families - Appeals the
Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Harrington, Barbara - Bergen County - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirment benefits
Approved
H-9 Dilione, Grace - Warren Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs - Appeals the Board's denial
of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Fink, Amy- NJ State Dept of Health - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Kaufman, James - Essex County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Pienciak, Colleen - Union Co Board of Social Services - Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-13 DeAngelo, Robert - Gloucester County - Appeals the Board's
decision for repayment due to return to employment - Reconsideration of Hearing request
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Roman, Michelle - Perth Amboy City - Termination of PERS pursuant to Ch.
92, P.L. 2007
Denied and terminate membership effective January 1, 2008 (Retirements, Fraud Unit,
Audits, Enrollments)
J-2+ Petit-Clair, Alfred J. - Perth Amboy - Termination of PERS pursuant to Ch. 92,
P.L. 2007
Denied and terminate membership effective January 1, 2008 (Retirements, Fraud Unit,
Audits, Enrollments)
J-3+ Cassese, John - Perth Amboy - Termination of PERS pursuant to Ch. 92. P.L.
2007
Denied and terminate membership effective January 1, 2008 (Retirements, Fraud Unit,
Audits, Enrollments)
J-4+ Papp, Allen - Perth Amboy City - Termination of PERS pursuant
to Ch. 93. P.L. 2007
Denied and terminate membership effective January 1, 2008 (Retirements, Fraud Unit,
Audits, Enrollments)
J-5+ Ferraro, Joyce - Request to purchase
Denied
J-6 Wachendorf, Thomas - Request for interfund transfer
Denied
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Bumbrey, Ronald(deceased) - Camden Co Health Service CTR -
Repayment of pension paid during incarceration
Recover funds
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2013
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance for November 30, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2013
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 19, 2014.

 

 
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