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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 17, 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.


RETIREMENT LISTS

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OPEN SESSION



Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, John Lowden, Peter Maurer, Thomas Bruno (arrived 10:15), Ned Thomson, Ronald Winthers, Fred Beaver


Absent: Christine Veliz and Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Marylou Mayoros; Doug Dinkler; Mike Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Hank Schwedes; Mark Schwedes; Sharon Palmer; Ruth Winters; Kim Johnson; Bonny Rafel, attorney; Michael Jahn; John McLaughlin, attorney; Ari Moskowitz, attorney; Leon Sokol, attorney; James Walker; Anthony Rotondi; Mary Rotondi; Michael Rotondi; William Sisco; J. Sheldon Cohen; Asteris Fanikus, OIG



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 20, 2010
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
C-4 Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Mercado, Carmen
County of Cumberland
7/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Berry, Anthony
Camden City
11/1/2009
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Farina, Ida
Hoboken BOE
5/1/2009
5
Approved
D-4 Vannoy, Patricia
Judiciary - Mercer
11/1/2006
5
Approved and Withdrawal from OAL
D-5 Perez, Jack
Edison Township
 
 
Request for Ordinary Disability retirement benefits Rescind Approval; Does not qualify for Ordinary Disability
D-6 Phillips, Johnnie
City of Camden
12/1/2008
5
Reconsideration Approved
D-7 Petty, Barbara
NJ Turnpike Authority
1/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-8 Johnson, Kim
UMDNJ
10/1/2007
5
Approved and Withdrawal from OAL
D-9 Colon, Dasiy
Elizabeth BOE
9/1/2006
1
Approved and Withdrawal from OAL
D-10 Warfle, Kathryn
Salem County
8/1/2007
C
Reconsidered and Denied Continue Service Retirement; Continue in OAL
D-11 Sanchez, Marta
Hudson County
11/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-12 Monthly OD Grid   
  
  
Approved (see list below)

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bergen, Donna R

12/09

1

Clifton City

Brown, Wanda M

01/10

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Burlew, Joann

05/10

5

Spotswood BOE

Bushman, Lawrence

02/10

A

Midstate Correctional Facility,

Cabezas, Vicenta

07/09

A

Paterson City

Criollo, Rosario

10/09

5

Union City

Cunningham, Glenn R Sr.

02/10

A

Monroe Township

David, Irene W

02/10

5

Ocean Twp BOE

Davis, Brenda F

01/10

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Dinc, Safiye F

01/10

A

Passaic County

Durocher, Stephen

01/10

D

Ocean County

Gatsch, Theresa A

02/10

5

Judiciary/Hunterdon County

Graves, Stephen R

01/10

A

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Greaney, Janice L

12/09

5

Bergen Co Bd of Special Services

Grogan, David E

01/10

B

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Guerrero, Samuel

03/10

5

Dept of Children and Families

Ingram, Frank M

12/09

5

Camden City BOE

Johnson, Garland

06/10

1

Greenbrook Regional Center

Kelly, James

10/09

5

Comm for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Kowal, Walter J

03/10

5

Department of Labor

Kuligowski, Thomas M

11/09

A

Dept of Community Affairs

Lane, Carol Ann

08/09

5

Dept of Children and Families

Lemaldi, John R

11/09

5

Essex County

Malloy, Keith N

01/10

5

Judiciary/Camden County

Mangini, Celia

05/10

5

Gloucester County

Matamoros, Marlene

11/09

1

Rutgers University

Mccabe, Timothy P

02/10

A

Newark Public Schools

Mondo, Steven J

04/10

B

Bloomfield Twp BOE

Murphy, Leonard Craig

07/09

5

Hamilton Twp BOE

Nerone, Maria T

01/10

B

Division of Med.Asst.& Health Services

Pena, Nancy Y

03/10

5

Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac

Picard, Michelle E

01/10

5

Mercer County

Rodgers, Allen S

09/09

A

Veterans Mem.Home/Vineland

Rodriguez, Isolina

02/10

1

Passaic County

Rodriguez, Louis

01/10

1

Division on Civil Rights

Rusnak, Diane

11/09

5

Bayonne City

Ryle, Edith M

02/10

5

Passaic County

Saharyan, Ronald

01/10

1

Boonton Township
Morris County College

Smith, Terry W

04/10

5

Dept of Personnel

Spinosi, Francine

06/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Teague, Keith A

02/10

A

Ocean County

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Toboz, Florence P

02/10

5

Dept.of Health

Tonzillo, Nicholas Jr

04/10

5

Passaic County

Trauger, Barbara

10/09

5

Camden County Tech Schools

Vasquez, Nellie

10/09

5

Plainfield City

Welch, Lorraine E

01/10

A

Dept of Labor,

Whaley-Williams, Pauline

11/09

5

East Windsor Reg School Dist

White-Taylor, Claire

02/10

D

Essex County

Williams, Ethel L

07/09

1

UMDNJ

Wilson, Darlene

03/10

5

Camden City BOE

Yurenda, John

07/10

C

Elizabeth BOE

Total = 51


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .  

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Davila, Yolanda
New Jersey State Prison
5/1/2009
5
1/16/1996
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2
Matthews, Gary
County of Sussex
7/1/2009
5
6/10/2007
5/12/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (less than 10 years)

E-3

Carroll, Marlo
Dept. of Community Affairs
4/1/2010
A
12/10/2008
Approved
E-4 Roth, Joyce
Rowan University
6/1/2009
5
7/30/2004
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (less than 10 years)
E-5 Karpiniuk, Halina
Montclair State University
5/1/2009
5
9/18/2006
Denied Accidental; Continue OD
E-6 Piro, Dolores
Twp. of Ocean BOE
11/1/2009
5
9/25/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Cunningham, William
Monmouth Judiciary
10/1/2009
D
7/18/2007
8/11/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-8 Casey, Charles
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
8/1/2009
C
10/6/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only < 10 years

E-9

Spieker, Bruce
South Woods State Prison
6/1/2006
5
6/1/2003
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only < 10 years; Continue in OAL
E-10
Diaz, Luis
City of Trenton
1/1/2010
D
6/19/2007
Approved
E-11
Carrigan, Albert
Passaic County
3/1/2010
5
10/9/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-12 Lafferty, Barbara
Judiciary/Camden County
9/1/2008
1
6/5/2006
Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-13

Fenn, Paul
Dept of Transportation
4/1/2009
5
5/15/2007
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability; Remove from OAL
E-14 Wheller, Kinyah
Newark Public Schools
12/1/2008
5
11/1/2006
1/15/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-15

Hopkins, Scott
Department of Corrections
3/1/2009
5
12/23/2003
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-16 James, Jerome
Regional Operations North
9/1/2009
B
9/16/2008 3/17/2009
7/15/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-17 Finer, Diane
State Police Civilian Employees
12/1/2009
5
1/22/2001 4/23/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-18
Jahn, Michael
City of Asbury Park, Spring Lake Borough, Neptune City, West Long Branch Borough
9/1/2008
A
10/26/2005
Approved
E-19
Schweighardt, Martin
Township of West Orange
2/1/2008
5
8/3/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
Continue in OAL
E-20
Berman, Jay
Washington Twp. BOE
10/1/2009
B
7/17/2008
Approved
E-21
Schon, Mark
Mercer County
12/1/2009
5
6/6/2008
Approved
E-22
Weidman, William
Cumberland County
10/1/2009
5
6/6/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Coniglio, Joseph - General Assembly - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture Forfeit service and salary of senate time from 1/1/02 through termination of employment (Trustee Lowden recused.) (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)
F-2 Shoulars, John - Greystone Park Psych. Hospital - Honorable
Service Partial Forfeiture Forfeit service and salary from April 1, 1994 through termination; Apply prospectively (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)
F-3+ Walker, James - Red Bank Borough - Return to Employment
Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Approve 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau,
External Audit, Enrollments)
F-4+ Rotondi, Anthony - Hoboken Housing Authority - a) Return to Employment
b) extended Repayment Schedule
Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Approve 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau, External Audit, Enrollments)
F-5 Pecorelli, Carmine - Dept of Comm & Economic Development -
OAL Case Request for extended repayment
Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)
F-6+ Sisco, William - Motor Vehicle Commission - Honorable Service Resubmission
Partial Forfeiture Forfeit $115 monthly from retirement benefit retroactive to retirement date
(Retirment Bureau, Audit)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Massie, Diane - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Initial
Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied accidental disability retirement
benefits
Adopted
G-2 Samay, Wolf - City of Passaic - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision for a total forfeiture of his service credit
Adopted
G-3 O'Reilly, Thomas - Office of the Attorney General - Initial Decision
Request to Postpone
Approved Postponement
G-4 Cahill, Philip - Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac. - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted w/modification and amplification of findings of fact; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-5 Marter, Kathleen- Treasury - Division of Pensions - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved (Trustees Maurer and Beaver abstained.)
G-6 Catalano, John - Dept of Community Affairs - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Tielemans, Arthur - Ramsey Borough - Appeals Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2+ Hughes, John - Salem City BOE - a) Reconsideration
b) Hearing Request
c) Stay
Request to Postpone until March 17, 2010
Tabled at the request of the attorney until March 17, 2010 meeting
H-3 James, Tikesha - Judiciary/Essex County - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Schramm, Suzanne - Treasury - Division of Taxation - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Bockius, Deborah - Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Cohen, J. Sheldon - Boro of Fort Lee - PERS Eligibility
Denied for 3/1/01 through 12/31/07; Approve OAL Hearing
J-2 Holl, John - Division of Criminal Justice - Request service credit in Pros. Part of PERS - Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until March 17, 2010



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Rosemarie Tatusko vs PFRS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory Insurance - Policy #13900
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers PERS Non-Contributory Group Insurance - Policy #14800
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2009 - Revised
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2009 - Revised
Noted

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

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

 
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