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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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 December 18, 2014.

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 (19K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:34 AM

Adjourned: 11:25 AM

Roll Call:

Pete Maurer, Thomas Bruno, Brian Currie, William O'Brien, Ned Thomson, Ronald
Winthers, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Benjamin Hurst

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Michael Weik,
Cheryl Chianese; Val McManus



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 21, 2015
Approved


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 Clark, Roxanne

Irvington Township 3/1/2015 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Anastos, Margaret

Division of Consumer
Affairs
9/1/2014 5 A.) Reconsideration - Denied
B.) Hearing Request - Approved
D-3 Brown-Lindsey, Maria

Department of Labor 10/1/2014 5 Involuntary Approved
D-4 Iturburu-Marino, Mariel

Elizabeth City 1/1/2014 A Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-5 Rodriguez, Sandra

Atlantic City BOE 4/1/2015 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-6 Lloyd, Annette

Pittsgrove Twp. 10/1/2014 5 Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-7 Ocasio, Delores

Jersey City University 10/1/2014 A Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Ashe, Charles J

11/14

A

William Paterson

Banks, Maurice T

08/14

B

Rutgers University

Berube, Michael

11/14

5

Linden City BOE

Blinn, Linda L

01/15

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Bokreta, Eleanor

12/14

5

Camden City

Bonanno, Linda J

04/15

5

DEPE Division of Sci & Res Eng & Air

Bonner, Willie

01/15

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Bradley, Victor L

01/15

A

Branchburg Township

Branch, Alvin

09/14

A

Newark City

Braun, Phyllis J

01/15

5

NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency

Curry, Lynn S

07/14

C

Delran Township

Doring, Margaret

06/14

5

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Harris, Amy M

05/15

A

West Windsor Plainsboro Reg

Helmuth, George

02/15

A

Lenape Regional H S District

Higgins, Patrick J

03/15

D

Sussex County

Huesken, Karen L

10/14

5

Dept of Community Affairs

Iovino, Ellen P

07/15

5

Rumson Boro BOE

Jacquin, Barry

12/13

5

Bloomfield Twp BOE

Jones, Teretha R

03/15

5

State Dept. of Health

Joshi, Hema K

03/15

5

Passaic Co Bd of Social Service

Krystofiak, John J

04/15

A

Readington Twp BOE

LaRusso, Dennis J

12/14

5

Comm for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Lobozzo, Paul V

01/15

A

Newark City

Oliver, Rhea C

11/14

5

Hammonton Town BOE

Rannigan, Maria

12/14

D

Turnpike Authority

Redd, William

10/14

1

Institute of Technology

Reynolds, Phyllis

11/14

5

Jackson Township BOE

Rodriguez, Annette

03/15

1

Union County

Rodriguez, Meledys

04/14

5

Rutgers University

Roughneen, Bridget

10/14

5

Union County

Samuels, Stephanie

10/13

5

Ramapo College

Santos, Regina

08/15

5

Kearny Town BOE

Smith, David A

01/15

5

Washington Twp BOE

Sofield, Clarence S III

04/14

5

Morris County

Sprague, Elizabeth F

02/15

5

West Milford Township BOE

Tanchingco, Mariateresa

01/15

D

NJ Vets Mem Home at Menlo Park

Tarsi, Nancy L

06/15

1

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Tavernier, Deborah A

02/15

5

Treasury Distribution Center

Tolan, Daniel M

11/14

1

Dumont Borough

Uhl, John J

03/15

A

Rutherford Borough

Weinstein, Sonnia M

01/15

5

Union City BOE

Williams, Andre

11/14

5

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Williams, Charles

01/15

5

Judiciary / Morris County

Williams, Trisha Ellie

11/14

1

Vocational Rehabilitation Comm

Yepez, Kristele P

11/14

4

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Total = 45


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Boyko, John

South Brunswick
Township
1/1/2015
A
4/15/2014 Approved
E-2 Gordon, Betty

Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
9/1/2014
5
1/22/2010 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (t&p but on a medical condition not related to incident)

E-3

Wilcox, Melissa

New Lisbon
Developmental Center
8/1/2013
5
5/29/2012 Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue in OAL (less than 10 yrs)
E-4 Lenoci, Marguerite

Clearview Regional
BOE
12/1/2014
5
1/31/2014 Approved

E-5

Armour, Johnnie

Newark Public
Schools
11/1/2014
D
7/19/2013 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-6 Stevens, Larry
Jersey City MUA 11/1/2014
5
7/11/2011 Approved

E-7

Sarnoe, Edward

New Lisbon
Developmental Center
9/1/2014
D
7/4/2011 Approved
E-8 Rhett, Shonya

Vineland
Developmental Center
4/1/2014
D
9/9/2007 Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Re-offer Deferred

E-9

Fuller, Marvin

Newark Public
Schools
2/1/2011
5
9/1/2009
3/22/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Offer Service
(prospectively); Continue in OAL
E-10 Hernandez, Edith

Hammonton Town
BOE
12/1/2014
5
2/19/2013 Approved

E-11

Mays, Mark

Cherry Hill BOE 10/1/2014

B

1/27/2011 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(t&p but on a medical condition not related to incident)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Paladino, Rose - Rutgers University - Request Extended Repayment Schedule
Denied (no extension beyond 5 years)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Ryder, Susan - Motor Vehicle Commission - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 McCarthy, Patrick - Middlesex County College - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Vogt, Patrice - Manchester Township BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 O'Reilly, Lawrence - Division of Law - Appellate Division
Decisions The court reversed the Board's decision and granted his application for
retirement benefits under Prosecutor's Part of PERS
Noted
G-5 Turkot, Marion - Mountain Lakes BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
decision denying Ordinary Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ Decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-6 Peal, Jeffrey - Scotch Plains Fanwood BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted w/modification to wording in decision
G-7 Triandafilou, Andrew - Kean University - Final Administrative
Determinations Denied Option Change
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Shorter, Suzanne - Camden County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Thompson, Charlene - Mercer County - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disablility
retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Willilams, Dianna - Dept of Community Affairs - Appeals denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Cook, Philip - Voorhees Township - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Singer, Judith - Jackson Township BOE - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Alessio, Mark - State Police - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability retirement
benefits
Tabled for further information
H-7 Parker, Kim - Paramus - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Diaz, Maria - City of Camden BOE - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Tabled for further information
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2014
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2014
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 18, 2015.

 
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