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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 16, 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
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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 11:40 AM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, John Lowden, Ned Thomson, Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Janice Nelson (left at 10:30), Tom Bruno, Susanne Culliton (arrived 10:30)


Absent: Ronald Winthers and Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; Valerie McManus; Thomas Ciccarone; Duane Stasse; Dianne Gallets; Brian Manetta, attorney; Ahmed Screven, attorney; Luann Barnett; Mark Schwedes; Robert Joya; Adele Calhoun; Diane Patterson



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 19, 2011
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of February 03, 2011
Approved (Trustee Maurer abstained.)


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 Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Stradford, Nicole
Board of Public Utilities
8/1/2008
C
Reconsidered and Approved with 1 year re-exam; Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Felton-Pierce, Joy
County of Essex 8/1/2007
5
Reconsidered and Approved and Withdraw from OAL
D-3 Gathara, Joshua
Civil Service Commision 12/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-4 DeStefano, Charles
Lodi BOE 10/1/2010
5
Involuntary Approved w/re-exam in one year
D-5 Cancel, Teresita
New Brunswick BOE 5/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred (off payroll over 2 years)
D-6 Barnes, Carolyn
Department of Treasury 9/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Denied and Offer Deferred
D-7 Monthly OD Grid     
 
 
Approved (see list below)
D-8 Disipio, Cynthia
Department of Children & Families
10/1/2010
 
5
Approved w/re-exam in one year

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Albert, Valerie

12/10

5

Parsippany Troy Hills Township

Allen, Anthony D

10/09

5

Newark Public Schools

Arcuri, Valentine D

01/11

5

Turnpike Authority

Ardente, Kenneth P

12/10

A

Atlantic City

Bacigalupo, John M

01/11

5

Regional Operations North

Badger, Gary Harold

03/11

A

Training & Employment Services

Bampe, Donald B

12/10

A

Turnpike Authority

Berdoe, Greta C

12/10

5

Howell Twp BOE

Blake, Lorraine A

12/10

5

Department of Labor

Bondesen, Ralph W

12/10

C

River Dell Regional School District

Bose, Sheila M

03/11

5

Plainfield City

Briscoe, Mikelle L

02/11

A

Division of Gaming Enforcement

Brown, Gerald B

03/11

C

State Police Civilian Employees

Caravano, Emanuel

03/11

D

Elizabeth City

Casasnovas, Maria M

01/11

A

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Catanese, Barbara A

03/10

5

Middlesex County

Chamberlain, Lori A

10/10

5

Dept of Corrections

Chestnut, Kimberly Y

04/11

5

Passaic County

Clowrey, Michael A

01/11

5

Atlantic County

Collins, Joanne

01/11

1

UMDNJ

Condit, Patricia M

03/10

5

Montclair State University

Curtis-Etienne, Ganette

11/10

5

Greenbrook Regional Center

Damato, Ray C

01/11

5

Scotch Plains Township

Day, Nancy A

05/10

5

Brick Township

Depuy, Thomas H Sr

02/11

C

Blairstown Township

Dolan, Michael

01/11

1

Dept. of Health and Senior Services

Escalera-Fontanez, Olivar

07/11

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Glasser, Deborah A

11/10

5

Sussex County

Gonzalez, Zoila C

11/10

1

Union City BOE

Gregory, Edith E

03/11

5

Somerset Co Board of Social Services

Gusler, Kathleen M

01/11

C

Division of Criminal Justice

Henry, Brenda

08/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Kawalec, Steven

09/10

5

Clifton City BOE

Lee, Paula M

07/10

1

Jersey City Public Schools

Lydic, Dawn M

08/10

5

Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Mcdaniels, Brenda J

01/11

5

Atlantic Co Special Services

Mcrae, Lia D

09/10

1

Dept Of Children And Families

Medina, Tina L

11/10

5

Teaneck BOE

Megalla, Eline

02/11

C

Division of Coastal Resources and Regulations

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Megill, Stephen J

07/11

A

Fair Haven Borough BOE

Miller, Robin

09/10

A

Salem Co Vocational School

Moore-Schools, Julie Ann

11/10

A

Salem Co Board of Social Services

Moret, Robert J

11/10

5

Clifton City BOE

Nelson, Louis S

03/11

A

Springfield Twp BOE

Odonnell, Loretta A

02/11

1

Burlington County

Ogara, Thomas M

05/10

5

West Orange Township BOE

Panasowich, Geraldine M

03/11

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Pica, Nancy M

02/11

5

Department of Corrections

Ply, Richard G

02/11

1

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Predonzani, Joseph E

04/11

A

Bergen County

Provost, Vivian M

02/11

5

Atlantic County Special Services

Quinn, Dennis W

05/11

B

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

Rainey-Fort, Pamela

10/10

5

Department of Children & Families

Rand, George

06/10

A

Phillipsburg Town

Rapp, Mark Steven

08/10

5

Cinnaminson Township

Reppert, Susan D

02/11

5

Judiciary / Union County

Richards, Luz A

11/10

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Robinson, Iris

07/10

5

UMDNJ

Rodriguez, Carmen M

12/10

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Seabrooks, Laura

05/11

B

Passaic County

Stjohn, Maryjane

04/11

5

Randolph Township BOE

Thistle, Robert

01/11

B

Juvenile. Justice Commission

Vena, Shawn

12/10

A

Mount Laurel Township

Vernam, Donna L

05/11

5

Division of Medical Assistance & Health Service

Watson, Dennis L

03/11

5

Hudson County

Williams, Janet L

01/11

5

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Winter, Julie

02/11

5

Paramus BOE

Young, Clayton

03/11

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Total = 68

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Long, Linda
Department of Corrections
5/1/2008
5
4/6/2006
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-2 Galante, Marie
Old Bridge Municipal Utilities
11/1/2010
5
3/5/2010
Approved

E-3

McClendon, Lyshiron
Department of Children & Families
10/1/2010
5
8/4/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Morrison, Audrey
NJ Veterans Memorial Home
9/1/2010
5
7/24/2008
Approved on 7/24/08 incident
E-5 Wrege, Kathleen
Toms River School
6/1/2010
2
9/13/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-6 Jones, Joseph
Deptford Twp. MUA
12/1/2010
A
9/22/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Leonardis, Ronald
Regional Operations Central
8/1/2010
5
9/8/2008
Approved
E-8 Paige, Willa Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office
1/1/2011
5
3/4/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Goswick, Annette Vineland Developmental Center
4/1/2010
5
12/3/2002
Approved on 12/3/02 incident
E-10 Mansfield, Charles Gloucester Co. Improvement Auth.
8/1/2010
A
6/22/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-11

Holt, William
Stafford Township
11/1/2010
B
12/18/2008
10/5/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-12 Stasse, Duane
Freehold Borogh
10/1/2010
1
12/8/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-13

Randall, Michael
Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
11/1/2009
5
11/26/2004
1/1/2005
7/29/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary No Documentation of 2005 incident



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Gallets, Dianne - Washington Twp. - Employment after retirement
Not bona fide retirement; Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement
benefits (Retirement, Enrollment and Audit Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Coley, Nerissa - North Jersey Development Center - Initial
Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-2 Grimaldi, Robert - Old Bridge Township - Initial Decision ALJ
affirmed the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-3 Szakacs, Edward - North Jersey Development Center -
Settlement Proposal
Rejected settlement; Continue in OAL; Waive additional overpayment based on
miscalculation
G-4 Graves, Wendy - Franklin Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Fauteux, Lucille - Lakewood Twp BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
affirmed the Board's decision which denied her annual stipend compensation as creditable
for pension purposes.
Adopted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1+

Adele Calhoun (daughter) for, Joseph Patterson (dec'd) -
Treasury-Purchase & Property - Appeals the Board's denial to change beneficiary on option
selected by member
Reaffirmed denial to change beneficiary; Denied OAL Hearing

H-2 White, Bruce - Wall Township - Appeals Board's denial of accidental disability
retirement benefits
Approved (Trustee Thomson recused.)
H-3 Jackson, Robert - Regional Operations North - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4+ Joya, Robert - Midstate Correctional Facility - Appeals the Board's denial of
deferred retirement benefits
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-3 PERS State Board Position
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Anthony Ambrose vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Current Pension Fund Values as of 11-30-2010
Noted
L-6 State Investment Council minutes for November 18, 2010
Noted
L-7 State Investment Council - Director's report for November 2010
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance for December 31, 2010
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 16, 2011.

 
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