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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 19, 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
Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 11:47 AM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Peter Maurer, Ronald Winthers, Ned Thomson, Susanne Culliton, William O'Brien (arrived 10:20)


Absent: Leon Flanagan and Benjamin Hurst

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Val McManus; Amy Cerovsky;
Michael Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Mike Czyzyk; Susanda Rana; Sharon Fenstermacher;
Samuel Halpern, attorney; Paul Vinas; Bernard Reilly; Robert Mancinelli, attorney;
Margot Hamlin; Colleen Ennis



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 15, 2014
Approved


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
Chapter 221
Approved
C-4
Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Fourqurean, Madeline
Upper Township BOE
2/1/2014
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Burns, John
Cumberland County
6/1/2013
A
Approved
D-3 Novotny, Linda
Lodi BOE
1/1/2014
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Fuentes, Carmen
Elizabeth BOE
8/1/2013
5
REMOVED ADMINISTRATIVELY
D-5 Chambers, Lois
Camden Co Health Services Ctr
12/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred 
D-6 Finley, Erica
Jersey City Public Schools
5/1/2013
1
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary Disability  
D-7 Choice, Willie
Rutgers University
5/1/2013
4
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-8 Burkhardt, Irene
Somers Point City BOE
8/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-9 Cooper, Dena
Greystone Park Psych Hospital
9/1/2013
C
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-10 Garramano, Michael
Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs
9/1/2014
D
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-11 Chirco, John
Ocean County College
11/1/2013
1
Approved
D-12 Monthly OD Grid  
  
  
Approved (see list below)
(Trustee Culliton recused from
Roger Kuhns.)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alcantara, Margarita

09/13

5

Rutgers University

Bach, Donna L

04/14

D

Upper Saddle River BOE

Bade, Paul Gordon

05/13

D

The College of New Jersey

Battle, Glenda Evelyn

11/13

B

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Boyle, Janet M

01/14

A

Department of Children and Families

Braddock, Annamarie

02/14

5

Burlington Co Board of Social Services

Brusco, James

01/15

5

Camden County Technical Schools

Castro, Emma D

02/14

1

Passaic County

Cryan, Cynthia Esmith

11/13

5

Division of Law

Duran, Felicia

05/13

D

Rutgers University

Fennell, Blanche M

01/14

5

Atlantic City

Flora, John S

02/14

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Frink, Rachel D

09/13

5

Office of Highway Traffic Safety

Fritz, Denis

11/13

5

Rahway City

Glassey, Jason

09/13

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Gore, Leslie M

03/14

A

Division of Law

Hoffman, Blanche E

04/14

5

North Hunterdon-Voorhees

Jackson, Marilyn D

08/13

D

Department of Children and Families

Jameson, Colleen

10/13

5

Carteret Borough

Jasper, Lynn N

12/13

5

Woodbridge Township

Khiry, Iman H

09/13

D

Jersey City Public Schools

King, Carrie

02/14

5

Unemployment Ins & Disability

Kollie, John F

10/13

C

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Kuhns, Roger W

03/14

5

Treasury-Division of Pensions & Benefits

Lance, Gerald J

02/14

C

Woodbridge Township

Lyle, Rosemary

09/13

A

Hoboken City

Mester, Nancy

04/13

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Minichini, Anthony G

08/13

5

Belleville Township

Mitchell, Guy L

04/13

B

Newark City

Murphy, John F

11/13

B

Rowan University

Noonan-Flores, Cathleen

11/13

5

UMDNJ

Pottinger, Jennifer M

01/14

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Reyes, Camilo M

01/14

5

Camden City BOE

Ryan, Thomas P

11/13

D

Jersey City Public Schools

Scott, Robert A

06/13

5

Paterson City

Simpson, Kathryn E

04/12

5

Dept. of Health

Teschko, John S

03/14

5

Ocean County

Turner, David P

05/14

5

Bergen Co Vocational School

Vega, Brunilda

01/14

5

UMDNJ

Voss, Theodore P

11/13

5

Fort Lee Borough

Wheeler, Willene

01/14

5

Board of Public Utilities

Wright, Jill C

07/13

5

Division of Law

Wyllie, Denise G

01/14

C

Atlantic City BOE

Total = 43

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Killian, George
Belleville Township
9/1/2013
D
12/16/2010
Approved
E-2
Vinas, Paul
William Paterson Univ
of NJ
5/1/2013
5
1/21/2009
Approved

E-3

Brown, Cynthia
Newark Housing Authority
7/1/2006
5
4/21/2005
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdrawal from OAL
(Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Maurer)
E-4
Moon, Dorothea
Rutgers University
5/1/2013
1
 
Request to apply for accidental disability retirement; off payroll over 2 yrs Denied request to apply

E-5

Volk, James
Ocean County
12/1/2013
5
4/5/2011 6/25/2013
Approved on April 5, 2011 incident
E-6
Oglesby, Anthony
Camden City BOE
11/1/2013
5
2/9/2011 11/13/2011
12/15/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Vizcarrondo, Mariana

Jersey City
8/1/2011
5
8/16/2006
2/18/2009
Reconsidered and Denied and Note Withdrawal from OAL (See G-5; Member withdrew her appeal)
E-8
Banko, Bruce
Woodbridge Township
11/1/2013
B
2/15/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Ennals, Carolyn
Woodbine Developmental Center
10/1/2013
5
10/9/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10
Mastrianni, Richard
West New York Town
11/1/2013
C
2/10/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (or Early - if higher benefit)

E-11

Oropallo, Paul
Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
10/1/2013
A
5/29/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (cumulative incidents)
E-12
Monroe, Warren
Criminal Justice
3/1/2014
D
3/2/2013
Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Dalfonzo, Frederick
Monroe Township
1/1/2014
D
6/23/2012
Approved
E-14
Faraci, Joseph
Middlesex County
3/1/2014
D
10/29/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-15

Paulin, Christine
Asbury Park City
1/1/2014
5
11/12/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred (no accident)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Scott El, Yvonne - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Option Change
Denied
F-2 Boffa, Anthony - Millburn Township - Honorable Service Request to postpone
Approved request to postpone until March 19, 2014
F-3 Fescoe, Josephine - Carlstadt Borough - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from January 1, 2012 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Harrington, Mary Rose - Rumson Borough - Request earlier effective date
Denied
F-5 Caldwell, Sharon - Department of Labor - Honorable Service Request to postpone
Approved request to postpone until March 19, 2014
F-6 Hansen, John - Issue of bona fide retirement
Non bona fide retirement; Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpaid retirement benefits
(Retirements, Enrollments, External Audit)
F-7+ Hamlin, Margot - Park Ridge Borough - Resubmission Issue of bona fide Retirement
Continue retirement; Repay salary earned from February 1, 2007 through March 15, 2013
as a result of return to employment; Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement,
External Audit)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Cortes, Martin - NJ Vets Mem Home At Menlo Park - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Moody, Philip - Cranbury Township BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Fitts, Terry - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's denial of accidental disability retirement beneifts
Adopted ALJ decision
G-4 Dockweiler, Denise - Monmouth County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and has granted ordinary disability retirement benefits effective September 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ decision
G-5 Vizcarrondo, Mariana - Jersey City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Sacks, Donald - Mercer County Community College - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision for the petitioner to repay retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-7+ Reilly, Bernard - Eligibility for enrollment
Denied enrollment eligibility at Middletown Twp for 2007; Continue in OAL
G-8 Lenart, Frank - Middlesex County - Failure to appear
Noted
G-9 Williams, Wayne - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's denial of creditable compensation; Exceptions
Tabled for reply to exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Laverty Segrest, Kathleen - Winslow Township BOE - Appeals the Board's
denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Lucic, Dragica - Cherry Hill Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Algarin, Maria - Passaic County - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Vogt, Patrice - Manchester Township BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Gregorio, Nancy - Union Co Educ Serv Commission - a) Reconsideration - Denied
b) Hearing request - Appeals the Board's denial of earlier effective date - Denied
H-6 Chrzanowski, Matthew - Mt Laurel Twp Mun Util Auth - Appeals
the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Ryder, Susan - Motor Vehicle Commission - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Woska, Geraldine - Dumont Borough BOE - Appeals the
Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Portis, Chanda - Ann Klein Forensic Center - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Gualdarrama, Kelly Ann - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the Board's
denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Kuhl, Timothy - Manalapan Englishtown Regional - Appeals the
Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Cranfield, Gregory - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Appeals
the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-13 Hatcher, Amalia - Passaic County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-14 Parker, Donna - Ocean County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability
retirement beneifts
Approved
H-15 Romero, Jose - Mercer County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement beneifts
Approved
H-16 Williams, Kimberly - New Lisbon Developmental Center - Appeals the Boards
denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-17 Preston, Terence - Garden St Recp & Youth Corr Ctr - Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-18 Schwarz, Lucie - Fair Lawn BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-19 Vedder, Thomas - West Deptford Township - Appeals the
Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-20 Hill, Loretta - Va-Paramus - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-21 Pearce, Walter - New Lisbon Developmental Center - Appeals
the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-22 Cirasa, Robert - Kean University - Appeals the Board's denial of a
bona fide retirement
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Massey (deceased), Michael - Ocean Township - Accidental Death
Approved (Claims Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2013
Noted
L-6 PERS State Board Position
Noted
L-7 PERS Municipal Board Position
Noted
L-8 Vacant County Board Position
Noted
   

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

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

 
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