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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
March 21, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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
Service Early Veteran Deferred

Option Changes - none Special Totals



Called to Order: 10:02 a.m.

Adjourned: 11:35 a.m.

Roll Call: Leon Flanagan, Ned Thomson, Stephen Florek, John Lowden, Ronald Winthers, Fred Beaver

Absent: Roderick Lewis, Suzanna Buriaini-DeSantis, Jonathan Berg

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Ginny Martucci; Mary Lou Mayoros; Kendra Moran; Sharon Henry; Mark Schwedes; Wendy Jamison; Janice Nelson; Mike Czyzyk; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Stephanie Washington; Terrence Dopp, Bloomburg News; John Cerutti; Carol Rankin; Raymond Leckenbusch


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting of February 21, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2006 - Approved
A-2 Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2006 - Approved
A-3 Trial Balance as of December 31, 2006 - Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2007 - Approved
A-5 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Letter from Buck Consultants regarding the actuary report as of July 1, 2006 - Approved

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for February 26, 2007 - Approved
C-2= Return to Employment - Approved
C-3= Chapter 221 - Approved
C-4= Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1
Hamilton, Barbara - Newark Pubic Schools - Effective July 1, 2007 Maximum - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-2

Garcia-Halasz, Sara - County of Passaic - Effective December 1, 2006 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Service

D-3

Lampe, Roxanne - New Lisbon Devel Center - Effective September 1, 2005 - Maximum - Approved w/1 year re-exam

D-4

Hutchinson, Linda - Monmouth County Social Services - Effective January 1, 2007 - Option 3 - Approved w/1 year re-exam

D-5
Chang, Beverly - Essex County Superior Court of NJ - Effective October 1, 2006 - Maximum - Approved
D-6

Duckles, Paul - Randolph Twp - Effective January 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Deferred

D-7

Gibson, Diane - Mercer County Board of Social Services - Effective March 1, 2007 - Option 1 - Approved

D-8

Rivers, Angela - UMDNJ - Effective October 2, 2006 - Option 1 Reconsideration/Hearing Request - Approved

D-9
Hancock, Edward - Burlington County - Effective January 1, 2007 - Maximum - Approved w/1 year re-exam
D-10
Guillaume, Marie - Woodbridge Developmental Center - Effective February 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Service
D-11
Colon, Daisy - Elizabeth Board of Education - Effective September 1, 2006 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-12
Gibbons, Lester, Jr. - Toms River Schools - Effective January 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Service
D-13 Iannico, Michael - - Hudson Co School of Tech - Effective Marcy 2, 3007 - Maximum Involuntary - Approved
D-14

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement - Approved (see list below)

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Backes, Carla Dianne

02/07

5

State Parole Board

Bayati, Ghahraman

07/07

2

Northwest Bergen Cent Dispatch

Berju, Eleanor M

08/07

5

Ocean City BOE

Billias, Jodi Ellen

07/07

5

Edison Twp BOE

Biondi, Ann T

11/06

5

Judiciary/Morris County

Boehs, Peter

01/07

5

Scotch Plains Fanwood BOE

Burke, Leody

03/07

5

Hudson County

Calabrese, Michael V

11/06

5

MVC-Shared Services

Collister, Arlene

05/07

5

Morris School District

Culver, Thomas R

12/06

3

Millburn Twp Public Schools

Dagnino, Joanne

02/07

D

William Paterson

Davis, Robin L

11/06

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

DiMaio, Mary L

02/07

5

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Errickson, Michael D

05/07

5

Hamilton Twp BOE

Faccone, Vincent F

02/07

1

Ocean County

Farkas, Frederick F

07/07

2

Mercer County Park Comm

Fergus, Shank M

03/07

5

Newark Public Schools

Fossella, William

05/07

D

Bergen County

Frias, Providencia

03/07

D

Montclair State University

Gomez, Maria M

02/07

5

Rutgers University

Graham, Deidre A

09/06

5

DYFS

Horowitz, Rosario

02/07

5

Voc Rehabilitation Comm

Jackson, Suzanne M

03/07

5

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Kane, Kevin

02/07

3

Middletown Township

Ketchem, Amy

03/07

5

Hillside Township

Kremer, Kirk B

03/07

A

Barnegat Township

Linden, Dorothy

02/07

5

Morris-Union Jointure Comm

Lopez, William

02/07

C

Paterson City

Massaro, Peter

02/07

C

Trenton City BOE

Miller, Joanne B

01/07

5

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Naia, Michael

03/07

D

Phillipsburg Housing Authority

Nowitzke, John J Jr

12/06

5

North Brunswick Township

O’Brien, Michael J

04/07

5

Montvale Borough

Prado, Patricia

02/07

5

Camden City BOE

Reid, John Joseph

07/07

5

North Bergen BOE

Salzano, Florence M

04/07

1

Somerville BOE

Schnabel, Lynne

02/07

C

Bergen Co Bd of Social Services

Sexton, Helen Marie 

11/06

D

Unemployment Ins & Disability

Sierakowski, Marion

04/07

5

Middlesex County

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Tindall, Richard C

09/06

5

Lawrence Township BOE

Vargo, Mickey A

02/07

5

Middlesex County

Walters, Ida T

03/07

5

Gloucester Co Vo-Tech Sch Dist

Wiggins, James J

05/07

B

Ocean County

Wright, Patricia

09/06

5

Camden Co MUA

Zaragoza, Ana I

10/06

A

Newark Public Schools

Total = 45

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Lopez, Armando

Paterson Public Schools

2/07

D

5/2/2005

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-2

Martinet, Traci

Judiciary - Ocean County

2/07

5

12/3/2001

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-3

Davis, Ivana

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

9/06

5

2/14/2006
1/25/2005
11/9/2004

Y
Y
Y

N
N
N

N
Y
Y

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal

E-4

Priori, Victor

Mercer County

10/06

C

3/7/2005

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-5

Holman, Herbert

Newark Public
Schools

11/06

D

7/1/2003

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-6

Whalen, Susan

Perth Amboy BOE

9/06

1

9/16/2005

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-7

Rodriguez, Monserrate

Atlantic City

5/06

5

6/4/2004

N

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred

E-8

Gavrell, Stephen

Juvenile Justice Commission

2/07

5

7/29/2003

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Offer Service

E-9

Roman, Nelson

DYFS

6/06

D

6/24/2005

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Ellis, Rowena

North Jersey
Developmental
Center

1/07

5

7/7/2005

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-11

Reese-Cook, Melissa

Treasury

9/06

5

10/3/2001

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

TP = Total & Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Cerutti, John - Comm. for Blind/ Sussex Co. Vo. Tech. - Honorable Service - Resubmission - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit  18.77% of salary which represents the percentage of dishonorable service with the Comm for the Blind (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Treffinger, James - Essex County - Honorable Service - Consideration of new
evidence (OAL Case) - Resubmission - Request to Postpone - Approved
F-3

Talamini, Bartholomew - County of Bergen - Honorable Service - No forfeiture; Approve Service retirement effective January 1, 2007 (Retirement Bureau)

F-4

Kessler, Stephen - Ocean Twp. Sewerage Authority - Suspension of Benefits - Request to Postpone - Approve postponement until April 18, 2007 meeting

F-5 Bell, Ronald - Human Resource Development Center - Requests an extension for Repayment Schedule - Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Amicone, James - Riverfront State Prison - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-2 Guinta, John - Winfield Twp. - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-3 Manzella, Joseph - Rochelle Park Twp. - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-4 Jones, Darryl - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-5 O’Reilly, Thomas - Dept of Law & Public Safety - Final Administrative Determination - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Lawz, Kim - Woodbridge Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-2 Cahill, Philip - Mountainview Correctional Facility - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-3+ Rankin, Carol - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's decision to denying the request an earlier retirement date - Approved
H-4 Weber, Richard - South Woods Prison - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-5 Arcos, Juanita - NJ Veteran's Memorial Home at Menlo Park - Appeals the Board's decision to deny accidental disability - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Leckenbusch, Raymond - Unemployment Insurance & Disability - Request to Purchase - Denied

Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 for January 2007 - Noted

L-2

Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for January 2007 - Noted

L-3 Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 for February 2007 - Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for February 2007 - Noted
L-5 State Investment Council Minutes from the meeting of February 15, 2007 - Noted
L-6 State Investment Council Agenda for the meeting of March 15, 2007 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 18, 2007.

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