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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 16, 2011
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 2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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
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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Thomas Bruno, John Lowden, Mary Ann Ryan , Ron Winthers (arrived 10:50) , Ned Thomson (left 12:30)


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Michael Czyzyk; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Tim McMullen; DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun, Edward Cridge, attorney; Thomas Griggs; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Kenneth Kazanski; Vicente Maldonado; Robert Janzekovich, attorney; Joseph Sharp; Roger Mattson, attorney; Joan Habinowski; Steven Leder, attorney; Dennis Goldenbaum; Robert Joya



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 16, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Final Adoption of NJAC 17:2-2.8
Approved
B-2+ Prudential Policy GC-13900
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved
C-4 Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Kraft, Shelly
OIT
6/1/2010
5
Approved 
D-2 Bridges, Nathaniel
County of Passaic
5/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service 
D-3 Williams, Cherry
UMDNJ 12/1/2010
D
Approved 
D-4 Goldenbaum, Dennis
Twp. of Lawrence
4/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred
D-5 Destito, Elisabetta
Bayonne BOE 11/1/2010
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred 
D-6 Monthly OD Grid      
with Supplement Approved (see
list below

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Aguila, Elsa

08/11

5

Hudson County

Amsden, Philip G

12/10

A

Morris County College

Andreola, Wayne J

04/11

C

Middlesex Borough

Ankrah, Ezekiel G

02/11

1

Institute of Technology

Bagnano-Bosco, Joan

05/11

5

Judiciary/Essex County

Bellino, Sandra M

07/11

5

Winslow Township BOE

Benedetti, Susan C

06/11

5

Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Both, Karl H

03/11

A

Piscataway BOE

Broda, Chester A

02/11

5

Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility

Brower, Maria

07/11

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Byrne, Veronica H

05/11

5

Marlboro Township BOE

Caruso, John J

07/11

A

CPM-Project Management

Cicon, Timothy P

12/10

5

New Jersey State Prison

Collazo, Lilia E

09/11

D

Cumberland Co Board of Social Service

Colona, David W

04/11

5

Linden City

Dabney, Pamela S

07/10

C

Woodbine Developmental Center

Daniels, Kathryn

05/11

A

Brookdale Community College

DeBenedette, Norma

07/11

5

North Jersey Development Center

Diehl, Edward

02/11

5

Regional Operations Central

Dillard, Rhonda Denise

06/11

5

Judiciary/Camden County

DiMattia, Jerry

03/11

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Doby, Arlene A

03/11

5

Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Dist

Durkin, Sandra M

02/11

5

Winslow Township BOE

Eichler, Teresa R

05/11

5

Fairview Boro BOE

Ford, Isaac Jr

11/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Gaffney, Edward F

02/11

5

Judiciary/Essex County

Gingerelli, Rita M

02/11

5

Turnpike Authority

Goldsboro, Leslie D

02/11

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Golz, Frank M

12/10

5

Ringwood Borough

Gonzalez, Elizabeth

05/11

4

Judiciary/Hudson County

Guirland, Carolyn Tedesco

11/09

D

Manchester Township BOE

Hagan, Kathleen M

03/11

5

North Jersey Water Supply Commission

Helmstetter, John

02/11

B

Union County

Hernandez, Carmen M

02/11

C

Secretary of State

Horowitz, Bruce

02/11

5

Judiciary/Camden County

Iacovo, Franco

03/11

D

Passaic Co Regional High School Dist 1

Ingalls, Barbara B

02/10

5

Camden City Housing Authority

Jhoo, Janet S

04/11

A

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Kiesche, Regina Anne

03/11

5

Howell Twp BOE

Lewis, Robin M

06/11

5

Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility

Lis, John J

04/11

A

Racing Commission

Litwinowicz, Fred S

07/11

D

NJ Public Broadcasting Auth

Lombardi, Edward

11/10

5

Guttenberg Town

Long, Mattie

03/11

5

East Orange City BOE

Mastroberte, Christina A

08/11

1

Wallington Borough

Melchiorre, David B

01/11

B

Dept of Community Affairs

Mercier, Donna

07/10

5

Pine Hill Borough BOE

Meyers, Allen

01/11

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Myers, Yvonne

06/10

1

Rutgers University

Negron, Elizabeth

11/10

5

Trenton City

Patel, Indrakumar

12/10

D

Passaic Valley Water Commission

Pavez, Nancy

03/11

A

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Pernell, Valerie Patricia

03/11

5

Bridgeton City Housing Auth

Radice, Kathleen R

03/11

5

Dept of Education

Radzicki, Susan

01/11

B

Vernon Township BOE

Rau, Raymond J

06/10

5

Ridgewood Village

Riccardi, Joseph R

11/10

B

Hoboken City

Rodriguez, Griseila

01/11

5

Atlantic City BOE

Rozier, Bernetta

04/11

5

Lakewood Twp BOE

Sawyer, Michael P

02/11

B

Glassboro Borough

Scully, Timothy E

09/10

5

Burlington City

Silva, Osvaldo

11/10

1

Elizabeth City Housing Auth

Sirianni, Silvio

07/11

B

North Bergen BOE

Somers-Arata, Sheri A

10/10

5

Richard Stockton College

Toomer, Ruby

01/11

5

Middlesex County College

Turner, Ursula M

02/11

5

Division of Family Development

Vanderwal, Melody J

01/11

1

Wayne Township

Vazquez-Singh, Maria J

08/10

5

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Walsh, Michael

02/11

A

Carteret Housing Authority

Weber, Michael S

02/11

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Weisel, Tammi L

04/11

A

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility

Yingling, Leslie A

05/11

A

North Hunterdon-Voorhees

Total = 72


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Murray, Michael
Traffic Operations North
2/1/2010
5
9/26/2007
Approved
E-2 Generoso, Joseph
Passaic County
11/1/2010
5
5/10/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Catania, Nancy
Union City Parking Authority
8/1/2010
5
5/26/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Liriano, Rafael
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
4/1/2010
5
7/12/2006
11/13/2006
Resubmission Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-5 Szypulski, William
Burlington Twp.
9/1/2010
D
4/22/2005
Approved
E-6 Engleman, Gary
Hazlet Twp.
9/1/2010
D
2/2/2009
Approved

E-7

Perez, Franklin
Union City
1/1/2011
5
5/24/2007
Approved
E-8 Frames, Herman
Lower Township BOE
1/1/2011
5
1/6/2010
Tabled for clarification from MRB

E-9

Davila, Martha
Elizabeth BOE
11/1/2010
5
4/3/2006
Approved
E-10 Lee, William
Gloucester City
2/1/2011
A
10/2/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-11

Budsock, Ronald
Franklin Township
5/1/2010
5
8/26/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(currently collecting Service)
E-12
Costa, Joseph
Passaic County
5/1/2011
A
3/9/2010
Approved

E-13

Starnes, Thomas
Morristown Town
1/1/2011
5
8/22/2009
Approved

E-14

Gutierrez, Carmen
Hunterdon Developmental Center
8/1/2006
5
9/23/2001
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Service; Continue in OAL
(Trustee Bruno and DAG Pushko recused.)
E-15
Bachison, Gregory
Union County Parks
12/1/2010
5
8/5/2009
Approved

E-16

Ripa, Nicholas
Hanover Sewerage Authority
2/1/2008
A
11/3/2006
Reconsideration of an OAL case

E-17

Gray, Richard
Hillsborough Twp. BOE
7/1/2010
A
1/26/2009
Approved
E-18
Weidman, William
Cumberland County
10/1/2009
5
6/6/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-19

Amsterdam, Lynn
Dept. of Children & Families
8/1/2011
5
12/21/2009
Approved
E-20
Nedeau, Barbara
NJ Vets Mem Home At Menlo Park
11/1/2010
5
7/31/2008
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Griggs, Thomas - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit salary only from March 1, 2010 (date of offense) through
termination of employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Odumosu, Oluyomi - Trenton City - Requests retro retirement
date
Denied
F-3 Maldonado, Vicente - Camden City - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary for dishonorable period from 4/1/88 through
9/30/89 (date of removal from his position) (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-4 Santoro, Alfonso - Ocean County - Suspension of retirement
benefits-REMOVED ADMINISTRATIVELY TO FUTURE MEETING
F-5+ Kazanski, Kenneth - South Brunswick BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit salary only from March 1, 2010 (date of offense) through
termination of employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-6 Walker, Ronald - Passaic County Board of Social Service - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement)
F-7 Jacques, Arnold - Middlesex County - Honorable Service Request for
Postponement
Tabled until April 20, 2010 meeting
F-8 Durso, Joseph - Barnegat Twp. BOE - Overpayment of
retirement benefits
Approved adjusted retirement benefit prospectively; Waive Repayment of Overpayment
(Retirements)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Brooks, James - Willingboro Twp. BOE - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the
Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions and Reply to
Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions

G-2 Bigelow, Susan - Newark City - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the
Board's decision which resulted in a partial forfeiture of retirement benefits due to
dishonorable service
Adopted ALJ Decision
G-3+ Joya, Robert - Midstate Correctional Facility - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-4 Adele Calhoun (daughter) for, Joseph Patterson (dec'd) -
Treasury-Purchase & Property - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-5 Kidangil, Sarasamma - Passaic County - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and approved accidental disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision granting Accidental Disability retirement benefit; Noted Exceptions;
Noted Reply to execption (filed out of time)
G-6 Sharp, Joseph - Union county - Settlement Proposal
Rejected and Continue in OAL



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Morgan, Shelly - Ocean County BOE - Employer appeals
Board's approval of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits - Employer Withdrew Appeal -
Noted Withdrawal

H-2 Musser, Juanita - Office of Workforce Initiatives - Appeals theBoard's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Adams, David - Corrections-Adult Diag & Treat. - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Diaz, Jose - Perth Amboy City - Settlement Agreement/ Back Pay Award
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Mauriello (deceased), Michael - Essex County - Request for retired death benefit
Denied

K-2+ Magliocco (deceased), Denise - Gloucester Twp. BOE - Option Change
Approved Change to Option 3 (Retirement Bureau and Death Claims)
K-3 Habinowski (deceased), John - Old Bridge Twp Fire District - Payment of Death Benefit
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers PERS-Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-3 Election Results
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E As of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of October 31, 2010
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E As of November 30, 2010
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund A As of November 30, 2010
Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decisions Francis J. McGovern, Jr., vs Rutgers University decision
regarding Open Public Meeting Act.
Noted (DAG addressed issues.)
L-9 Trial Balance for January 31, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 20, 2011.

 
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