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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 15, 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: 12:40 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, Ned Thomson, Peter Maurer, Janice Nelson
(Treasurer's Representative), William O'Brien (arrived 10:45)


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis and Ronald Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Sunandra Rana; Mark Schwedes; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Barbara Brodzinski; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Kenneth Mosca; George Botcheos; Jane Feigenbaum, Stephen Trimboli, attorney; Deborah Walsh; Kathleen Erla



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 18, 2012
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of January 24, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for February 1, 2012
Approved
C-2 Return to Employment
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved
C-4 Retirement List
Approved with condition on James Piro to check status upon receipt of contributions.


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Ruiz, Iraida
Paterson City
11/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Jaloway, Jennifer

Atlantic Cape Comm
College
3/1/2011
5
Approved
D-3 Monthly OD Grid    
 
Approved (see below)
D-4 Tymkow, Donna
South Woods Prison Dept of Corrections 11/1/2011
C
Approved
D-5 Savidge, Deanna
Motor Vehicle Comm 9/1/2011
5
Approved
D-6 Caldwell, Sharon
Trenton Psych Hospital 6/1/2011
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-7 Mosley-Boston, Rabin
Rahway City BOE 3/1/2012
5
Approved
D-8 Baby, Valsamma
Union County 8/1/2011
5
Approved
D-9 White-Williams, Shirlene
Passaic County Board of Social Serv 10/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Amaro, George J

02/12

1

South Brunswick BOE

Bailey, Theresa L

09/11

5

UMDNJ

Banks, Gene E

11/11

1

Bridgeton BOE

Booker, Margaret Ann

01/12

5

Raritan Valley Community College

Brooks, Mary

06/12

5

Atlantic City

Burzichelli, Claudia D

04/12

B

Rutgers University

Carter, Linda

01/12

5

Judiciary/Burlington County

Clark, Linda Sue

06/11

D

Cresskill Borough

Colon, Felix L

02/12

5

South Woods Prison - Dept of Corr

Costello, Joan L

04/11

5

Cape May County

Daniels, Joann

09/11

1

Trenton City

DeJesus, Miguel A

03/12

D

Passaic County

Deonarine, Myna

09/12

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

DiBenedetto-Askins, Valeri

10/11

5

Gloucester Co Bd of Social Services

Doggett-Molock, Arleen

09/11

D

Department of Corrections

Donahue, Pamela A

02/12

5

Judiciary/Ocean County

Duffy, Ronald J Jr.

11/11

1

Berkeley Township

Fauntleroy, Rodrioas

11/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Fellenz, Morris

11/11

2

Dept of Corrections

Fennimore, Carol J

07/11

A

Madison Boro BOE

Florek, Gail E

03/12

5

Juv. Jus. Commission

Gonichelis, Richard J

01/12

A

Branchburg Township

Grabowski, Kenneth J

10/11

5

Mount Laurel Township
Pennsauken Township
UMDNJ

Greene, Linda

12/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Gupton, Margo D

05/12

5

Atlantic City BOE

Inman, Virgil

02/12

5

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Jensen, Judith Ann

12/11

5

UMDNJ

Laurino, Joseph

03/12

B

Newark City

Lee, Harry H

05/12

A

Montville Twp BOE

Lewicki, Zenon J

07/12

5

Livingston BOE

Littwin, Ronald T

01/12

5

Lawrence Twp BOE

Lloyd, Elizabeth M

04/12

5

Freehold Reg H S District

Lomax, Tracy

09/11

5

UMDNJ

Mancil, Leslie

11/11

C

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Mazza, Victor E

01/12

5

Judiciary

McCoy, Margaretta

02/12

2

Monroe Township (Gloucester)

McLaughlin, James P

03/12

D

New Jersey City University

Padulese, Richard Sr

04/12

A

South Jersey Port Corporation

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Paresi, Ronald J

02/12

A

Stafford Township

Petrus, Andrew Thomas

01/12

5

Bayonne Housing Authority

Polk, Cynthia

12/11

5

New Jersey State Prison

Quesada, Wanda E

01/12

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Ranfone, Maryjo

02/12

D

Ewing Township BOE

Rigg, Jo Anne

02/12

2

Glen Rock Borough

Rijos, Moises G

09/11

1

Trenton City BOE

Sanchez, Soraya A

07/11

A

Rutgers University

Sanders, Russell

10/10

A

William Paterson Univ of NJ

Santangelo, Geraldine M

01/12

5

Old Bridge BOE

Simons, Wayne W

03/12

B

Shamong Twp BOE

Souder, Catherine

04/12

5

Gloucester Co Bd of Social Services

Spain, Adam

02/12

5

Juvenile. Justice Commission

Trullender, Kenneth F

01/12

5

Cumberland County

Upshaw, Louise M

07/12

A

Manville Borough BOE

Vernay, Joann

04/12

A

Passaic County

Total = 54

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Walsh, Deborah
Judiciary
7/1/2011
1
10/17/2006
Approved
E-2

Walter, Francis

Juvenile Justice Comm
3/1/2012
B
2/10/2011
Approved

E-3

Morris, Jerome

Cinnaminson Township
11/1/2011
5
9/21/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Offer Early)
E-4 Burke, John
NJ Turnpike Authority
10/1/2011
5
9/21/2010
2/28/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-5 Vizcarrondo, Mariana
Jersey City Free Public Library
8/1/2011
5
8/16/2006
2/8/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Service
E-6 Poznanski, Lisa
Jersey City Public Schools
7/1/2011
5
11/14/2001 9/22/2005
11/10/2009 3/14/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

DeAngelis, Daniel
Montclair Township
12/1/2011
5
9/14/2010
Approved
E-8 Mourtos, Konstantinos
Ocean Township BOE
11/1/2011
B
6/28/2010
Approved

E-9

Molder, Calbert
Mercer County
6/1/2012
D
6/3/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10 Lee, Hung
Mountain Lakes Board of Education
9/1/2011
2
8/21/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-11 Fels, Marijane A.
New Lisbon Developmental Center
3/1/2011
5
6/18/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-12 Loschiavo, Dana
Dept. of Environmental Protection
7/1/2011
5
4/9/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Erla, Kathleen
Jersey City Public Schools
3/1/2011
1
6/27/2006
3/4/2008
Approved on 3/4/08 incident
E-14

Rouland, Deborah

Woodbridge Developmental Center
10/1/2011
1
4/24/2008
Off payroll over 2 years Approved

E-15

Clark, Tracy

Div. of Family Development
11/1/2011
2
2/15/2007
Approved w/re-exam in 2 years
E-16 Bailey, Nicole
Juvenile Justice Commisssion
6/1/2011
5
7/30/2007
8/1/2008
Approved on 7/30/07 incident

E-17

Swierk, Daniel
Edison Township
5/1/2007
5
3/30/2005
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Totams, Ronald - Ocean County - Honorable Service
Tabled - Motion Failed to Carry
F-2+ Brodzinski, Barbara - NJ Turnpike Authority - Employment after retirement
Waive Repayment (External Audit and Retirements)
F-3+ Botcheos, George - Employment after retirement
January 1, 2008 retirement is not bona fide; Denied certain periods of creditable
compensation with Berlin and Waterford; Waive interest on repayment (External Audit,
Retirements)
F-4+ Devereaux, William - NJ Dept Military & Vet Affairs - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit all service and salary while employed at Department of Military
and Veteran Affairs (Trustee Maurer recused.) (Retirement Bureau and Audit)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Hope, Marie - Vineland Developmental Center - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-2 Zablatzky, Lidia - Dept of Children & Families - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-3 Alford, Tyrone - Department of Children and Families - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision
G-4 Spieker, Bruce - South Woods Prison-Dept. Of Corrections - Appellate
Division Decisions Court upheld Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Noted
G-5 Trevino, Jerri - South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corrections - Findings of Fact,
Conclusions of Law
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Iannarelli, Anthony - Appeals Board's denial of continuing in PERS service
Denied

H-2 Cowell, Rose Mary - Trenton City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of continuation of PERS account
Denied
H-3 Dochterman, Kelli - Bernards Twp Sewerage Authority - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Williams, Lance - Atlantic County - Appeal's the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement beneftis
Approved
H-5 Watts, Frank - UMDNJ - Appeal's Board's denial of period of forfeiture
Approved
H-6 Grace, PennySue - Egg Harbor Twp BOE - Appeal's Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7+ Feigenbaum, Jane - Trenton City - Appeal's the Board's denial of a non-bona fide retirement
a) Hearing request - Approved
b) Request for emergent relief - Denied
H-8 Barnes, Martin - Appeal's the Board's total forfeiture based on dishonorable
service
Approved
H-9 Repp, Mary - Juvenile Justice Comm./Community Prog. -
Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Mosca, Kenneth - Ocean Township - Creditable compensation
Denied creditable compensation; Denied PERS service credit after September 30, 2009



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Marcia E. Bossart vs. TPAF
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-4 PERS Municipal Board Position
Noted
L-5 PERS State Board Position
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2011
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2011
Noted
L-8 Leonik, Thomas - Cape May County - Signed Settlement agreement
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 21, 2012.

 

 
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