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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 20, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 1:13 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Peter Maurer, Ronald Winthers, Benjamin Hurst, Ned Thomson, Susanne Culliton


Absent: William O'Brien

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Michael Weik; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Amy Mazzeo; DAG Marc Krefetz; DAG Danielle Schimmel; Tim McMullen; Paul Zambrano; Linda Zambrano; Robert Brown, Esquire; Anthony Peters; Franklin Page; Ruth Stagg; Henry Wolff, Esquire; Ambar Abelar, Esquire; Robert Cronin; William Cunningham, Esquire; Elmer Stocks; Cynthia Stocks; Wendy Jamison; Angelina Scales; Sharon Fenstermacher



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 20, 2013
Approved (Trustees Hurst and Winthers abstained.)

Minutes from the meeting of March 04, 2013
Approved (Trustees Maurer and Winthers abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

Policy G-14800-2 (Formerly 13900-1) PERS Contributory Group Life Plan for policy year
July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved (Trustee Bruno abstained.)
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 Pugliese, Patricia
Middlesex Co College
6/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue collecting Service
D-2 Stocks, Elmer
Atlantic City
10/1/2012
5
a) Honorable Service - Partial
Forfeiture; Reduce compensation by
20%
b) Ordinary Disability - Approved
D-3 Destito, Elisabetta
Bayonne BOE
11/1/2010
1
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-4 Cancel, Ana
UMDNJ
10/1/2012
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-5 Williams-Faison, Carolyn
UMDNJ
10/1/2012
1
Off payroll over 2 years Tabled for
additional information from IME
D-6 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
w/Supplement Approved (see
list below
)
D-7 Figueroa, Jose
Atlantic City MUA
5/1/2011
A
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Albano, Lillian

03/13

A

Brookdale Community College

Angelo, Arthur P

09/12

5

Middlesex County

Campbell, DelRoy H

01/13

5

Irvington BOE

Cole, Joan Marie

02/13

1

Salem Community College

Coop, Jean

03/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Crawford, Lawrence

02/13

1

Regional Operations Central

Culver, Vickie M

09/12

1

Northern State Prison

Daniels, Carl J

03/13

A

Middlesex County

Davis, Barbara L

05/13

A

Motor Vehicle Commission

Demeo, Josephine M

05/13

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

DeVita, Louis L Jr

07/12

5

Clifton City BOE

Dill, Dwight

04/13

D

Newark Housing Authority

DiTomasso, Michael A

04/13

D

Woodbridge Township

DiZenzo, Olivia

02/13

5

Paterson BOE

Frost, Florina

01/13

5

Newark Public Schools

Gray, Dorothy A

05/13

D

Judiciary/Bergen County

Herzer, Kathleen

03/13

5

Winslow Township BOE

Horahan, Barbara

04/13

D

Ocean County

Hutchison, Mary J

04/13

1

Ocean County

Ingenito, Margaret

07/13

C

Cliffside Park Borough

Jannuzzi, Roseanna M

03/13

5

Old Bridge BOE

Kafton, Frances C

03/13

5

Ocean County

Karan, Debra H

12/12

5

Millville BOE

Kimbrough, Lawrence K

03/13

A

Superior Court

Kirby, Sidney R

03/13

5

Wayne Township

Koeck, Anne Marie

02/13

B

Morris County

Loesch, Dorothy G

06/13

5

Wall Township BOE

Lulla, Renu K

05/13

C

Hudson County

Matarazzo, Elaine

08/12

5

Judiciary

Metcalf, Carl N

02/13

5

Bridgeton BOE

Michail, Rida

02/13

C

Middlesex Co Board of Social Service

Mongiardini, Patricia J

05/13

C

Manchester Township

Morrison, Kimberly M

03/13

5

Irvington Township

Nerbak, Sandra M

11/13

5

Bayonne City

Novia, Alexis Ann

04/13

A

Edison Township

Orofino, Nicholas

12/12

A

Newark Public Schools

Remm, Mary E

05/13

5

Rutgers University

Rojas, Nelly S

02/13

C

Union City BOE

Rupp, Tami Jo

06/13

5

Lakewood Twp BOE

Sobo, Ronnie N

04/13

5

Essex County

Stevens, Alice M

04/13

B

Motor Vehicle Commission

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Strakosch, Laura

03/13

A

Freehold Reg H S District

Sumpter, Barbara

02/13

5

Passaic County

Sweeney, Robert

12/12

A

New Jersey City University

Travelino, Joanna A

03/13

B

Bayonne MUA

Urgo, John V

09/12

5

Passaic County

Vecchia, Anthony C

01/13

5

Elizabeth City

Total = 47

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Talley, Yvette
Camden Co BOE
Social Services
2/1/2013
5
5/8/2008
Approved
E-2 Schmidt, Robert
Ridgewood Village
1/1/2013
5
11/4/2011
Approved

E-3

Parkhurt, Lynn
Lakewood Twp BOE
12/1/2012
5
11/15/2011
Approved
E-4 Weeks-Natson, Donna
Middlesex Co Bd of
Social Services
12/1/2012
5
6/3/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Donovan, Steven
Margate City
10/1/2012
A
6/10/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Dochterman, Kelli
Bernard Twp.
Sewerage Auth.
10/1/2011
5
10/5/2010
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL

E-7

Delgado, Miriam
General Assembly
12/1/2012
C
1/5/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Pinto, Irma
Stratford BOE
1/1/2013
1
4/26/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(less than 10 years)

E-9

Sharper, Lillian
Paulsboro BOE
12/1/2012
A
6/17/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-10 Kimbrough, Donnie
UMDNJ 10/1/2012
5
1/22/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Fay, Margaret - Dept. of Children & Families - POSTPONED
UNTIL MAY MEETING
F-2+ Zambrano, Paul - NJ Highway Authority - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture ; Approved Deferred Retirement (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Cronin, Robert - Ocean Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2012 through termination of
employment (Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton) (Retirements, Audit)
F-4+ Peters, Anthony - Kenilworth Borough - Issue of non bona fide
retirement - Request to Postpone
Approved postponement until June (Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton)
F-5 Ciervo, Anita for Joseph (deceased) - Winslow Township -
Request to waive repayment of overpayment (Beneficiary Account)
Denied ; Must repay receivable (Retirement Bureau)
F-6+ Page, Franklin - Regional Operations South - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture ; Approved Deferred Retirement (Retirement Bureau)
F-7+ Stagg, Ruth - Division of Youth & Family Services - Return to
Employment
Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits (External Audit,
Retirements, Enrollments)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Lewkowicz, Mike - Monmouth County/Hall of Records - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Williamson, Geraldine - Trenton Psych - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Gomez, Angel - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Cutillo, Marietta - Secaucus MUA - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-5 Furman, Raymond - Motor Vehicle Commission - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-6 Helik, Mary - Judiciary/Ocean County - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-7 Sheppard, Marianne - Motor Vehicle Commission - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-8 Mealey, John - Division of Youth & Family Services - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-9 Martinez, Santiago - Perth Amboy Housing Authority - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ Decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-10 Repp, Mary Jane - Juv. Jus. Comm/Community Prog. - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-11 Cohen, J. Sheldon - Fort Lee Borough - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-12 Quinn, Ann - Woodbridge Township BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to
Exceptions
Adopted ALJ Decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-13+ Gallets, Dianne - Washington Twp - Settlement Proposal
Denied
G-14 Jackson, Robert - Regional Operations North - Initial Decision ALJ uphelp the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision
G-15+ Grace, Penny Sue - Egg Harbor Twp BOE - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's denial and granted accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Rejected ALJ decision; modify the Findings of Fact; Reject Conclusions of Law



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Buendia, Connie - Vets Mem Home at Menlo Park - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Queen, Vivian - Juv. Jus. Comm/Community Prog. - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Green, Teresa - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial to file for accidental disability retirement benefits - Beyond 45 Days
Denied
H-4 Baez, Mary Lou - Voc Rehabilitation Comm - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Hunter, William - Gloucester Twp M U A - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits; Beyond 45 days
Approved
H-6 Schanel, Linda - East Rutherford Borough - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 McManus, Carole - Cumberland County - Reconsideration of new meds -
Tabled for review by IME
H-8 Horner, Robert - Princeton Regional School - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Green, Shirley - NJ Veterans Mem Home, Vineland - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Dolan, Sean - Middlesex County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Rosen, Michele - Ocean County College - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Azack, Frank - Regional Opertions Central - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Burgos, Jose (Deceased) - NJ Turnpike Authority - Contested Claim
Affirm Division's decision; Do not pay benefits until resolution of the appeal
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A As of January 31, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D As of January 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E As of January 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance for January 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 Benefit Claims
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B As of January 31, 2013
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 17, 2013.

 
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