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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 18, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:10 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:40 p.m.

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Christine Veliz, Fred Beaver, Ron Winthers, Ned Thomson; Tom Bruno


Absent:

John Lowden, Jonathan Berg and Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis


Also Present:

DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Debbie Lane; Bob Bobik; Tim McMullen; Hank Schwedes; Shirlene Scott; Jean Monahan; Mike Czyzyk; Florence Sheppard; Lucille Bleeker; John Bleeker; Michael Nolan, attorney; Robert S. Moran, attorney; Frank DiCostanzo; Lino Boccher; John Schepisi, attorney; Melanie Costantino, attorney; Dolly Caiazzo; Arthur Balsamo, attorney; Dennis Brown; Norman Brown; Daniel Ritson, attorney; Richard Gavin; Marvin Lieberman, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes of the February 18, 2009 meeting - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
Prudential Policy GC-13900 (Members of PERS) - Approved

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

Corsi, Lynn

Dept of Treasury

3/09

5

Approved

D-2

Turner, Virginia

Public Defender

8/08

5

Reconsidered; Reaffirmed Denial of Ordinary; Re-offer Deferred

D-3

Latsko, Anne

Somerset Co Vocational School

1/09

1

Approved Service to Ordinary

D-4

Seepaul, Roopnarine

Division of Law & Public Safety

1/09

B

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-5 Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement . . . Approved (see list below)

PERS Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Patricia A

05/09

5

Vocational Rehabilitation Comm

Alexandre, Rosa

06/09

5

Elizabeth BOE

Aversa, Mario

02/09

D

Little Falls BOE

Bachmeier, Antonie

07/09

5

Union Co Education Service Comm

Brinko, Peter J

05/09

5

Passaic BOE

Bruce, Stephen

05/09

5

UMDNJ

Burton, Lizzie

11/08

5

Dept Children & Families

Caldwell, Donald T

03/09

A

State Police Civilian Employees

Cepero, Nancy

12/08

5

Judiciary/Hudson County

Channamsetti, Raja

01/09

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Chestnut, Willie

06/09

5

Burlington Co College

Clark, Patricia A

01/09

5

Union County

Crawford, Gladys

01/09

5

Union Co Education Service Comm

Curry, Rosario T

01/09

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Dailey, Norman, Jr

05/09

A

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

DeSomma, Patrick

12/08

5

Hoboken City

Diehl, Linda M

02/09

5

Department of Health

Earley, Maria B

12/08

1

Point Pleasant Boro BOE

Erskine, Robert A

12/08

D

Brick Township

Ferguson, Michael

04/09

C

Neptune Township

Ferro, Annie L

02/09

2

Freehold Boro BOE

Floyd, Timothy

01/09

4

Trenton City BOE

Foley, Richard

03/09

5

Garfield City BOE

Goccia, Francis A

02/09

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Golaszewski, John

09/08

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Gonzalez, David

11/08

5

Camden City Housing Authority

Graham, Thomas J

10/08

5

Union County

Grana, Michael A

02/09

5

UMDNJ

Guzman, Nereida

12/08

A

Newark Public Schools

Hall-Williams, Bernice

03/09

D

Hudson County

Hatcher, Frances E

10/08

5

Dept of Children & Families

Huff-Edwards, Emma

12/08

C

Ocean County

Jones, Millie

01/09

5

Vets Memorial Home at Menlo Park

Joy, Howard, Jr

01/09

A

Roxbury Twp BOE

Kavanagh, Juleen

07/09

5

Judiciary/Hudson County

Kay, Alonna

10/08

5

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

Lord, Wayne Edw

04/09

5

Wildwood Crest Borough

Lutkiewicz, Stanley

05/09

A

Brick Township

Mangeney, Kathleen

02/09

5

Rowan University

McBriarty, Karen

03/09

5

Northern State Prison

McGrane, Ralph

06/09

2

Morris County,

Migliore, Franco

02/09

5

Passaic Valley Water Comm

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Miller, Paulette

01/09

1

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Mooney, Paul A

01/09

1

Richard Stockton College

Nigro, Judith Anne

11/08

1

Elizabeth BOE

O’Connor, Kevin

09/08

5

Rutgers University

*Olivieri, Julio F

12/08

A

Trenton City

O’Neil, Susan

01/09

5

Passaic Co Board of Social Service

Parker, Susan

09/09

5

Long Beach Township

Pierson, Richelle Anita

01/09

A

Mental Health & Hospitals

Procaccini, John S

02/09

D

West Windsor Plainsboro Regional

Rackliff, Ernest

03/09

C

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Ramos, Melvin

02/09

A

Perth Amboy City

Richmond, Shirley R

02/09

A

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Rispoli, Larry G

01/09

A

Sussex Co MUA

Salters, Phyllis

10/08

1

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Sanchez, Mario

12/08

C

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Shiel, Leonard C Jr

01/09

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Shyka, William S

12/08

5

Richard Stockton College

Siddiq, Ahmed Talib

11/08

A

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Sigrist, David John

02/09

A

Flemington Raritan BOE

Silva, Antonio M

02/09

1

Newark City

Smith, Gilbert R

02/09

5

Mid-State Correctional Facility

Solazzo, John

07/09

C

Turnpike Authority

Stalfiere, Alphonse

05/09

A

Gloucester Co Vo-Tech School Dist

Stapleton, Linda

01/08

5

Highway Authority

Stevens, Paul

01/09

A

Clifton City - Passaic County

Straccialini, Rose Marie

02/09

D

Bellmawr Borough BOE

Tahaney, Thomas L

04/09

1

Ocean County

Thomas, Karen S

03/09

5

Clearview Regional BOE

Thompson, Sharon

01/09

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Tien, Meiling

01/09

C

Turnpike Authority

Tredway, Judith K

01/09

D

Juvenile  Justice Comm

Trueba, Patricia A

05/09

5

Kearny Town

Williams, Abraham

03/09

1

Jersey City Public Schools

Williams, Kinya L

01/09

C

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Wojcik, Donna L

02/09

5

Randolph Township BOE

Wright, Sadie

01/09

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Wright, Wayne E

02/08

C

Plainfield BOE

Yufer, Dominick John

02/09

A

Little Silver BOE

Zammit, Susan Marie

02/09

D

New Lisbon Developmental Center

*Indicates one year re-rexam  
  Total =81     


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Leon, Luis

East Orange BOE

9/08

5

6/29/06

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal (less than 10 years)

E-2

Patel, Hema

Trenton Psych Hospital

3/09

5

11/8/07

Approved

E-3

Recksiek, Gino

Township of Jefferson

4/09

A

5/6/06

Approved

E-4

Cooper, Angie

Woodbine Develop Ctr

1/09

D

7/2/05
6/20/06

Request to Cancel Application

E-5

Clark, Alan

Paterson Public Schools

9/08

5

3/28/05

Approved

E-6

Williams, Jebah

Mercer County

12/08

1

1/7/08

Denied Accidental;
Grant Ordinary

 .

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-7

Long, Linda

Dept of Corrections

5/08

5

4/6/06

Denied Accidental;
Grant Ordinary

E-8

Sparrow, Earnest

Twp of Montclair

2/09

B

5/20/08

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-9

Dai, Adrienne

Judiciary

9/08

1

7/14/08
7/25/08

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-10

Licht, Paula

Asbury Park BOE

4/09

5

July 2005
through
3/20/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-11

Hazzard, David

Rowan University

11/08

1

2/14/05
2/21/07

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal (less than 10 years)

E-12

Wise, Cecelia

Woodbridge Develop Ctr

1/09

5

5/3/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-13

Harvey, Nurisha

Superior Court

12/08

A

4/15/05

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal (less than 10 years)

E-14

Twomey, Michael

Kean University

5/09

A

12/16/06

Approved

E-15

Zampella, Louis

Brick BOE

2/09

5

3/20/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-16

Philpot, Michael

Jackson Twp BOE

5/09

B

3/16/99
1/25/01

Approved on 1/25/01 incident



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Bleeker, Lucille - Paterson City - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected; Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)

F-2

Scannapieco, Matthew - Marlboro Township - Honorable Service/Dependency - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit all service and salary from January 1, 1997 through termination of employment; Postpone dependency issue for additional documents (Retirement Bureau)

F-3
DiNicola, Anthony - Newark Housing Authority - Return to Employment - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement until April meeting
F-4

Caiazzo, Dolly Marie - Palisades Park BOE - Return to Employment - Cancel Retirement; Re-enroll;  Repay over 4 year period (Retirement Bureau, Enrollment Bureau, External Audit)

F-5
Ippoliti, Alfred - Township of Brick - Honorable Service - No forfeiture
F-6

Hand, Robert - Cape May County MUA - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit 2008 salary for calculation of retirement benefit (Retirement Bureau)

F-7

Kennedy, John - REMOVED ADMINISTRATIVELY

F-8+

DiCostanzo, Frank - Lodi Borough - Return to Employment - Postponed for 60 days to allow submission of additional documents

F-9

Gavin, Richard - Bridgewater-Raritan Reg Sch Dis - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2000 through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau)

F-10+
Boccher, Lino - Englewood Cliffs Borough - Return to Employment - Table for 60 days to allow time to submit amended tax returns (External Audit)
F-11+
Bonanno, Angelo - Township of Westfield, Township of Winfield, City of Rahway & Hillside BOE - Return to Employment - Request for Postponement - Approve postponement until April meeting
F-12+
Brown, Norman - Capital Project Management - Return to Employment - Waive repayment  (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-13
Pecorelli, Carmine - Dept of Comm & Economic Development - Return to Employment - Request to postpone - Approved postponement until May meeting
F-14
McCollian, Frank - Maple Shade Township - Request for extended repayment schedule - Approve 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau, Enrollment Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Lugo, Joseph - Mercer County Community College - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-2

Wilbur, Catherine - Rowan University - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-3
Menna, Diane - DYFS - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-4

Rosas, Dale - Eatontown BOE - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability - Exceptions - Rejected decision; noted exceptions (DAG Pushko recused)

G-5
Rashid, Marie - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Failure to Appear - Approved request to retransmit to OAL
G-6
Fletcher, Rosita - Union County - Failure to Appear - Noted
G-7

Davis, Ivana - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision which denied Accidental Disability - Affirmed ALJ decision



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Jakubovic, Jordana - Homeland Security & Preparedness - Appeals Board's denial of eligibility for Prosecutors Part of PERS - Approved

H-2

Brown, Barbara - Vineland Developmental Center - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3
Mundy, Melissa - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-4

Davis, Navada - Judiciary/Camden County - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental
Disability - Approved


Active Membership Issues

J-1+

None

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None

Informational Issues

L-1
Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2008 - Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2008 - Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2008 - Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2008 - Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 - Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2008 - Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2008 - Noted
L-9
Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2008 - Noted
L-10
State Investment Council Minutes for December 18, 2008 - Noted
L-11
State Investment Council Minutes for January 15, 2009 - Noted
L-12
State Investment Council Agenda for the February 19, 2009 meeting - Noted
L-13
Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2008 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 15, 2009.

 

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