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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 20, 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
Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 1:17 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, Peter Maurer, Ned Thomson, Janice Nelson, William
O'Brien (arrived 10:15), Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis


Absent: Ronald Winthers and Benjamin Hurst

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; DAG Joe Doerfler; AAG Robert Stoloff; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Amy Cerovsky; Bob Bobik; Michael Weik; Luann Barnett; Mark Schwedes; Angelina Scales; Kathleen Erla; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Freddie Wilson; Michele Rosen; Charles Waldron; attorney; David Gavin; Theresa Hunt; Thomas Benedetti, attorney; Brenda Ziegler; Donnamarie Palmiere; Nathanya Simon



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 16, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Return to Employment
Approved
C-4
Chapter 221
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Placide, Francina
Bergen County
1/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2
Lynch, Robert
Salem County
12/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3
Barnes, William
Rutgers University
12/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4
Larason, Kathleen
Division of Pensions
8/1/2012
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5
Davis, Stanley
City of Trenton
10/1/2011
A
REMOVED ADMINISTRATIVELY
D-6
Nieves, Evelin
County of Passaic
9/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred
D-7
Colter, Gloria
County of Essex
9/1/2011
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-8
Chiarello, Francis
 
 
5
Remand from Appellate Court- Request to apply for OD Approved Request to Process Ordinary Disability
D-9
Caldwell, Sharon 
Trenton Psych Hospital
6/1/2011
5
Re-evaluation Approved and Continue Ordinary Disability
D-10
Graves-Murphy, Surlisa
Department of
Education
1/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-11
Grier, Mabel
Judiciary/Passaic
County
1/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-12
Hayes, Yvette
Camden County Board
of Social Services
1/1/2013
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-13
Kuren, Frances
Passaic County
1/1/2010
1
Reevaluation Denied Continuation of Ordinary Disability; Reinstate
D-14
Newcomb, Joseph
Camden County College
9/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-15
Lu, Yun Yu
Burlington County
9/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-16
Monthly OD Grid
 
  
  
Approved (see list below)
D-17
Krasnor, Nancy
Union County College
1/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service  
D-18
Cardella, Anthony
Livingston BOE
7/1/2012
A
 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-19
Almodovar, Lourdes
Monmouth County
Division of Social Services
8/1/2012
5
Tabled for new IME  

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alicea, Edna Luisa

01/13

5

North Jersey Development Center

Alvarez, Luz C

11/12

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Armour, Wallace C

02/13

A

Tinton Falls Borough

Banner, Keith W

04/13

A

Brick Township

Carrasquillo, Raul

07/13

5

Paterson BOE

Catapano, Vincent E

03/13

A

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Cavanaugh, Rose Ann

11/12

1

Pemberton Township BOE

Combs, Martha L

02/13

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Compton, Patricia A

01/13

5

Keansburg Board of Education

Conteh, Gladys M

10/12

C

Judiciary/Essex County

Cuviello, Frank W

06/12

C

Brick Twp BOE

Davis, Milton L Jr.

07/12

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Dixon, Yvonne H

11/12

3

Department of Health

Emmell, James R

11/12

5

Richard Stockton College of NJ

Etergino, Connie E

09/12

5

Millburn Township

Everson, Garry W

02/13

B

Department of Education

Gaffney, Patricia

03/13

5

Lower Cape May Reg School Dist

Gillespie, Doris

10/12

D

Brick Twp BOE

Gilroy, Linda

08/12

5

Jersey City

Gletow, Patricia A

02/13

5

Ho-Ho-Kus BOE

Gonzalez, Luis

01/13

5

Irvington BOE

Holovachuk, Joseph

02/13

A

Gloucester Co Improvement Auth

Ingemi, Margaret

01/13

5

Hammonton Town BOE

Jeannette, Linda A

01/13

5

Belleville Township

Klinger, William Jr

08/12

1

Dept of Children and Families

Lambiase, Gary K

12/12

D

Judiciary

Lesiak, Robert

03/13

D

Stafford Township BOE

Lewis, Karl L

03/13

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Lord, Howard H

04/13

A

Eastern Camden Co Reg Sch Dist

MacAdams, Thomas C

04/13

A

South Jersey Transportation Auth

Marrero, Eliseo

08/12

2

West New York Town

Martinez, Edwin A

11/12

D

Camden City

Miller, Carol R

11/12

5

Department Military & Vet Affairs

Miller, Ron

01/13

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Mullen, Catherine C

08/12

5

Montclair State University

Otting, Jeannine

03/13

A

Judiciary/Burlington County

Phipps, David G

12/12

C

Burlington County

Polidoro, Thomas M

01/13

5

Clifton City

Reyes-DeLaCruz, Christina

10/12

D

Rutgers University

Rivera, Juana

07/12

5

Camden City BOE

Roberts, Christola

08/12

5

VA - Paramus

Smith, Rolando A

03/13

2

Toms River School Dist

Speciale, Susan

02/13

1

Montville Twp BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Starkey, Sean Deval

09/12

5

Regional Operations North

Steinhauer, Michael E

12/12

5

Stafford Township

Stymacks, Jeffrey E

01/13

D

Butler Borough

Sweeney, Mary A

01/13

D

West Deptford Twp BOE

Szatkowski, Mary

11/12

1

South Amboy BOE

Vega, Madeline

11/12

A

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Watkins, Timothy

01/13

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Weeks, Robert B

01/13

5

Turnpike Authority

Whitaker, Christina J

05/13

5

Mountain Lakes Borough

Wilmore, Amanda C

07/12

1

Cumberland County

Wright, Warren W

12/12

5

UMDNJ

Total = 54

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Piccoli, Salvatore

NJ Department of
Corrections
6/1/2011
1
10/27/2009
6/18/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Granted Ordinary Disability
E-2
Edge, Timothy
Jersey City Public
Schools
1/1/2013
5
4/6/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Graham, Lydia
Camden County Health Services Center
11/1/2012
5
6/9/2010
1/23/2012
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-4
Zaborniak, Charles
County of Mercer
6/1/2012
5
2/1/2008
8/1/2009
12/1/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(2010 - no incident report)

E-5

Harney, Jaymme
Hudson County
1/1/2013
5
2/16/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6
Bonsu, Gladys
UMDNJ
9/1/2012
5
7/9/2011
Approved

E-7

Wallace, Reola
Trenton Psychatric Hospital
8/1/2012
5
7/29/2002
6/9/2003
7/12/2005
3/26/2008
5/26/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-8
Calascibetta, Roanld
Sussex County
11/1/2012
C
6/27/2007
Approved

E-9

Rosen, Michele
Ocean County
1/1/2013
5
10/13/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-10
Machado, Eileen

Montclair State
University
11/1/2010
1
10/24/2005
3/28/2006
10/23/2007
10/8/2008
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Withdrawal only (less
than 10 years); Continue in OAL

E-11

Francisco, David
County of Essex
12/1/2011
5
5/10/2011
Re-evaluation Approved (only issue is TP); Continue Accidental Disability
E-12 Vanderbilt, Debra
Hagedorn
2/1/2012
5
4/11/2011
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability; Offer Deferred; Continue in OAL

E-13

Caraballo, Jose

Camden City Public
Schools
11/1/2012
B
6/20/2011
9/26/2011
Accidental Disability; Offer Deferred
E-14
Wiencke, Karen


Ocean County
6/1/2012
5
12/9/2002
5/1/2007
10/27/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (DR is culmination of all incidents)
E-15
Wilson, Freddie
Boro of Cliffside Park
4/1/2012
A
1/13/2003
4/30/2007
10/30/2008
3/3/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (DR is a culmination of all incidents)

E-16

Walker, Anthony
NJ State Parole Board
9/1/2012
5
10/16/2009
4/22/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-17
Marks, Ray
Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
5/1/2011
1
2/11/2005
4/8/2005
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-18

Vignola, Michael
West Paterson Boro
BOE
8/1/2012
A
5/16/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-19
Belcher, Roger
Howell Twp BOE
12/1/2012
A
1/14/2011
Approved
E-20
Mahon, Nancy
Hagedorn Gero-Psych
Hospital
11/1/2012
5
1/3/2012
Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-21
Allers, Garry
Fair Haven Boro
4/1/2012
A
2/11/2010
Approved
E-22
Hellriegel, Karen
Monroe Twp BOE
7/1/2012
5
12/9/2010
Approved
E-23
Smith, Carol
Princeton Public
Schools
1/1/2013
5
11/29/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-24
Hedley, Joyce
Middle Township BOE
9/1/2012
5
4/23/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-25
Grupico, Francesco
Burlington
County/Payroll
12/1/2012
C
12/20/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-26
Wiggins-Andrews, Linda
Newark Housing Auth.
6/1/2013
D
4/2/2003
7/8/2008
Approved on 2003 incident (2008 -
no incident report filed)
E-27
Shah, Anjana
Bergen County
11/1/2012
5
11/19/2011
Approved
E-28
Valle, James
Dept. of Labor
4/1/2013
D
8/11/2008
Approved
E-29
Cabrera, Dilsa

Twp. Of Weehawken
7/1/2012
A
8/15/2007
9/27/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-30
Costello, Karen
Central Regional
School District
9/1/2011
C
2/17/2010
Approved
E-31
Sanchez, Teresa

North Jersey
Developmental Center
5/1/2012
1
12/8/2006
8/11/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)
E-32
Leuzzi, Lisa
West Orange BOE
7/1/2012
A
9/26/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Stagg, Ruth - Division of Youth & Family Services - Return to Employment - REMOVED ADMINISTRATIVELY
F-2 Whetstone, Beverly - DEPE Division of Enforcement - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2006 through termination
(Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-3 Piccolella, Frank - Division of Taxation - Honorable Service
Tabled
F-4 Gajewski, Walter - Juv. Jus. Comm Central Office - Honorable Service 2nd Request for Postponement
Approved postponement
F-5+ Gavin, David - Division of Taxation - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit percentage of retirement benefits based on dishonorable service
from 1999 over total years of service (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)
F-6 Gerling, Lorraine - Asbury Park BOE - Request waiver of repayment of loan balance
Denied; Waive Interest
F-7+ Daniel, Daniel - Greystone Park Psych Hospital - Request retroactive effective date for Deferred Retirement
Denied



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Poznanski, Lisa - Jersey City Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Dreggs, Mary - Division of Youth and Family Services - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Downing, Crystal - Motor Vehicle Commission - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Zayes, Wilda - Union County Social Services - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and has now granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions;
Adopted ALJ decision with 1 year re-exam; Noted exceptions, Noted reply to exceptions
(Retirements, Health Benefits)
G-5 Simon-Moise, Marie - New Lisbon Development Center - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-6+ Erla, Kathleen - Jersey City Public Schools - Remand from Appellate Court
The Division will review medical documentation and make an administrative determination,
if possible; otherwise, the matter will be referred back to the Board. (Retirements)
G-7 Smith, Bobbie Lynn - Marlboro Township BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's denial of Accidental Disabilty retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-8 LePore, Sandy - Hagedorn Gero-Psychiatric Hospital - Initial
Decision ALJ uheld the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-9 Wilson, Carl - Morris School District - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noting that testimony be included in the record; Noted exceptions;
Noted reply to exceptions (Retirements, Health Benefits)
G-10 Crespo, Nereida - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-11 Butts, Mary - Woodbridge Developmental Center - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-12 Milligan, James - Lonia Boro BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-13 Krompholz, Alan- Middletown Twp. BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-14 Quinn, Ann - Woodbridge Township BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Request to postpone
Tabled for filing of exceptions
G-15 Viglietta, Josephine - Freehold Reg. H. S. District - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Request
to Postpone to file exceptions -
Approved postponement



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Chodnoff, Michael - Department of Corrections - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Singh, Kuldip - Department of State-Personnel - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 O'Neill, Edward - Monroe Township - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Krupa, Eileen - Jersey City MUA - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Hulighan, William - West Orange Township BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Hyman, Darlene - Middlesex County Improv Auth - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Miksch, Carolyn - Warren Hills Reg Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Macleod, Roland - NJ Veterans Mem Home, Vineland - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Cardona, Aleyda - Union County Bd of Social Services - Appeals the Board's
denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Reiger, David - Ocean County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Thomas, Andrew - NJ Institute of Technology - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Edwards, Arlene - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-13 Leeds, Christine - Atlantic County - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-14 Platt, Donna - Berlin Township - Appeals the Board's denial of eligibility for continued membership in PERS
Approved
H-15 Mariniello, Michael - Appeals the Board's denial of a bona fide retirement
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Hunt, Theresa - Rutgers University - Continued Eligibility in PERS
Denied
J-2+ Ziegler, Brenda - Rockaway Twp Public Schools - Continued Eligibility in PERS
Denied
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Robin Bailey vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 State and Municipal Board Positions
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund A As of December 31, 2012
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B As of December 31, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D As of December 31, 2012
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E As of December 31, 2012
Noted
L-7 Professional Services Contracts and Review of PERS Enrollment
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance for December 31, 2012
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-11 Annual Report New Jersey State Investment Council Report
Noted

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

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

 

 
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