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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
April 18, 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: 10:00 a.m.

Adjourned: 2:10 p.m.

Roll Call: Roderick Lewis, Leon Flanagan, Jonathan Berg, Stephen Florek, John Lowden, Ronald Winthers (arrived 10:10), Fred Beaver, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Ned Thomson (left at 2:00)

Absent:

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Ginny Martucci;   Mary Lou Mayoros; Debbie Lane; Mark Schwedes; Darryl Phillips; DAG Eileen DenBleyker; Scott Danaher, Esq.; Wendy Jamison; Wendy Wise Whitfield, Tina Frost; Dusty McNichol, Star Ledger; Carmela Joseph; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Janice Nelson; Charles Campbell; Stephen Kessler; Thomas Tresansky, Jr., attorney; Helena Stankiewicz; Bill Claxton, attorney; Alfred Powers; Doris Powers; Daniel Popovitch, attorney; Edmund DeNoia


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting of March 21, 2007 - Approved (Vote: 6:3: Trustees Berg, Buriani-DeSantis and Lewis abstained)

Finance

A-1 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2006 - Approved
A-2 Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2006 - Approved
A-3 Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2007 - Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2007 - Approved
A-5 Trial Balance as of January 31, 2007 - Approved
A-6 Trial Balance as of February 28, 2007 - Approved
A-7 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 None

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for March 23, 2007 - Approved
C-2 Retirement List - Approved w/exception of John Corson (page 5) and Nicholas Vasile (page 51) for further administrative review
C-3 Return to Employment - Approved
C-4 Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

Dhanoolal-Bird, Cesarina - Woodbridge Developmental Center - Effective January 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Early

D-2

Ochoa, Luis - Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm - Effective November 1, 2006 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Service

D-3

Henkle, Ellen - Dept Environmental Protection - Effective May 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Deferred

D-4

Logan, Colette - Monmouth Vicinage - Effective December 1, 2006 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Deferred

D-5
Ngai, Carita - Newark Public Library - Effective January 1, 2007 - Option D - Approved w/1 year re-examination
D-6
Blowe, Milton - Millburn Twp - Effective November 1, 2006 - Option D - Involuntary - Approved w/1 year re-examination
D-7
VanNoy, Patricia - Judiciary/Mercer Vicinage - Effective November 1, 2006 - Maximum - Tabled for clarification from MRB
D-8
Clark-Stevens, Angeline - Trenton Psych Hosp - Effective October 1, 2006 - Maximum - Approved
D-9
Lake, Dana - Hanover Twp - Effective December 1, 2006 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-10

OD Grid w/Supplement - Approved with exception of Beatrice Innocenzi-Gervasoni which was tabled for IME

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Abramson, Ronald

02/07

5

Ocean County Vocational School

Adamson, Linda D

03/07

C

Byram Twp BOE

Barker, Michael

03/07

A

Hudson County

Berrios, Irma

12/06

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Boehme, Emil F

06/07

A

Dover Township

Brophy, Sharon

02/07

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Bryant, Brenda

11/06

D

Trenton City BOE

Bucsku, Susan E

03/07

5

Division Of Law

Canady, Mary I

04/07

5

Union Co Bd of Social Services

Cepero, Carmen I

12/06

5

Camden Co Bd of Social Services

Chalbert, William A

06/07

2

Veterans Memorial Home/Vineland

Correa, Alma

02/07

5

Training & Employment Services

Cortez, Marilyn E

03/07

5

Jackson Township BOE

Costa, Linda

06/07

D

Bergen County

Daniels, Andrew O

01/07

1

Newark City

Dorris, Paula

10/06

5

Veterans Memorial Home/Vineland

Douse, Mable L

01/07

1

MBV-Shared Services

Drewing, Lana M

02/07

5

Judiciary/Ocean County

Dunkelberger, Catherine

01/07

5

Judiciary/Cape May County

Ferrante, Daniel Jr

02/07

5

Sports & Exposition Auth

Foden, Thomas J

04/07

5

Judiciary

Fregona, Harriet L

04/07

5

Veterans Memorial Home/Vineland

Garcia, Ermelinda

01/07

5

Somerset County Finance Office

Genovese, Margaret

07/07

5

Monmouth Regional School

Gentry-Jones, Patricia

10/06

C

Mercer Co Bd of Social Service

Gibson, Lisa M

06/07

5

Div. of Medical Asst.& Health Service

Greco, David Todd

04/07

A

Dept Military & Veteran Affairs

Grotz, Carol

08/07

5

Passaic Co Bd of Social Service

Hall, Johnny L

11/06

B

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Happel, Jacqueline R

06/07

5

CPM-Design Services

Havens, Harriet

05/07

A

Pensions and Benefits

Heller, Daniel T

05/07

5

Passaic County

Huhn, Theresa C

03/07

1

Hudson County

Iskrzycki, Kathaleen K

02/07

5

Howell Twp BOE

Jackson, James R

01/07

A

Cape May County

Jacobs, Geraldine

04/07

5

State Dept. of Health

Jefferson, Catherine P

03/07

5

MVC-Shared Services

Johnson, Louise E

04/07

5

Gloucester Co Bd of Social Serv 

Johnston, Bruce Robert

01/07

5

County College of Morris

Kaintatzis, Loukia

04/07

5

Veterans Memorial Home/Vineland

Kanecke, Edward

02/07

A

South Amboy BOE

Karcher, Gary W

12/06

5

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Keller, Kathy A

03/07

1

Teaneck BOE

Kirby, Harold T

11/06

5

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Laciskey, John

05/07

B

Trenton City

Ladnyk, Silvana

04/07

D

State Parole Board

Lawrence, Patricia

02/07

5

Dept of Children And Families

Mayer, Audrey J

01/07

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Mazziotti, John M

05/07

5

Essex County

McCallum, Patricia

03/07

B

Jersey City Public Schools

Michael, Earl L Sr

02/07

1

Edison Township

Millstein, Marvin Jr

03/07

C

Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm

Monges, Margaret

06/07

C

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Nevalls, Faith Buschi

01/07

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Panyko, George T

01/06

A

North Brunswick BOE

Patterson, Gail

12/06

5

Elizabeth BOE

Pladek, Victoria

01/07

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital 

Ponzio, Nicholas A

02/07

5

Scotch Plains Fanwood BOE

Powell, Karl E

01/07

A

Gloucester County MUA

Pratt, Gwen M

05/07

5

East Orange City BOE

Presti, Charles

02/07

5

East Rutherford Boro BOE

Pullen, Gary W

12/06

A

Monroe Township

Robinson, Ida

01/07

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Sanes, Francisco

08/07

A

Passaic City

Sanguinetti, Richard E

04/07

C

Wildwood City BOE

Sharobim, Philip

05/07

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Smith, George Jr

05/06

5

Newark City

Smith, Timothy A

03/07

A

Ocean County

Stark, Stuart

12/06

5

Training & Employment Services

Starkey, Robert J

02/07

5

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Stubbins, Nancy Watson

04/07

A

Black Horse Pike Reg Sch Dist

Terhune, Rosemarie M

11/07

5

Freehold Reg H S District

Torres, Ana R

11/06

A

Rutgers University

Trainer, Linda C

05/07

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Veach, William J Sr

04/07

5

Dept. of Corr/South Woods Prison

Waiters-Hall, Maxine

04/07

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Total=76
D-11
Bado, Carl - Juvenile Justice Comm - Effective December 1, 2006 - Maximum - Approved
D-12
Bibby, Marian - Dept of Labor - Effective December 1, 2006 - Option A - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-13 Puglisi, Patricia - Somerset County - Effective July 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Service
D-14 Naiman, John (dec’d) - Dept of Treasury - Effective August 1, 2006 - Option 2 - Approved (also approved option change to Option 2) (Trustee Beaver recused)
D-15 Dandridge, Ray - Newark Public Schools - Effective January 1, 2001 - Maximum - Tabled for IME

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Branscomb, William

Stafford Twp

9/05

2

3/29/05

N

N

N

Denied; Continue to collect Early

E-2

Figueroa, Jose

Montclair State University

9/06

A

12/9/04

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-3

Goodman, Marva

Juvenile Justice Commission

12/06

4

8/22/03

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Kennedy, Pauline

Gateway Regional HS

9/06

5

12/14/05

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-5

Gomez, Minerva

Vineland Develop Center

5/07

5

8/02/03

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-6

Marchica, Carmen

West Deptford Twp

1/07

5

3/3/06

T

T

T

Tabled; Send to IME for Clarification

E-7

Pereira, Nancy

Hunterdon Develop Center

2/07

5

12/25/04

Y

Y

Y

Approved (Vote: 8:1; Trustee Florek: Nae)

E-8

Phillips, Darryl

UMDNJ

9/06

A

2/16/05

Y

Y

Y

Approved (Vote: 8:1; Trustee Florek: Nae)

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



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Botto, Joseph - Passaic Valley Water Commission - Request for Option Change - Denied; Approved OAL Hearing Request       
F-2+ Treffinger, James - Essex County - Honorable Service - Consideration of new evidence (OAL Case) - Resubmission - Reaffirm previous decision; Remain in OAL
F-3 DiNicola, Anthony - Newark Housing Authority - Return to Employment - Postponed at attorney’s request until May 16, 2007 meeting
F-4 Milone, Louis - Paterson BOE - Suspension of Pension - Postponed until May 16, 2007
F-5+ Kessler, Stephen - Ocean Twp. Sewerage Authority - Suspension of Pension Resubmission - Suspend Benefits (Retirement Bureau)
F-6+ Stankiewicz, Helena - City of Trenton - Suspension of Pension – No suspension of benefits necessary; Attorney will notify if any change in status of PTI or upon completion of PTI
F-7+ Powers, Alfred - Allamuchy BOE - Request for extended repayment schedule - Tabled for advice from DAG regarding similar matters
F-8+ Haluszka, James - Borough of Ocean Gate - Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture - Deferred Retirement (Retirement Bureau)
F-9 Springer, Denise - Lakewood Twp. BOE - Option Change - Denied

Hearing Decisions

G-1

DeVecchio, Scott - Rutgers University - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability effective August 1, 2005 under Option C - Reject ALJ decision; Note Exceptions (Trustee Flanagan recused)

G-2 Henderson, Paula - NJ City University - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-3 Ronk, Jan - Woodbridge Developmental Center - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed    the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability effective November 1, 2002 under Maximum Option - Tabled to allow DAG to file exceptions
G-4 Johnson, Rita - City of Camden - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-5 Russo, Barbara - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to Appear - Noted
G-6

Newman, Irene - Division of Criminal Justice - Appellate Division Decision - Appellate Court affirmed the Board’s determination that Ms. New may not apply her purchase toward the time required to qualify for enhanced pension benefits under Chapter 366, Prosecutor’s Part of PERS - Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Campbell, James - Jersey City Housing Authority - Appeals the Board's decision
denying payment of death benefits to surviving spouse - Denied

H-2

Ward, Marilyn - Unemployment Insurance & Disability - Appeals the Board's
decision to require repayment of the overpayment of retirement benefits - Denied

H-3 Hayden, Robert - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's decision denying Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-4 Suarez, Isabel Delgado - Jersey City Housing Authority - Appeals the Board's decision denying Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-5 Davis, Ivana - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability - Approved
H-6 McDowell, Marie - Gloucester Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's decision denying Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-7 Vergara, Angel - Morris County - Appeals the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability - Approved
H-8 Punnoose, Chaluvelil - North Jersey Development Center - Appeals the Board's decision denying Ordinary Disability - Approved

Active Membership Issues

  None

Death Claim Issues

  None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decisions regarding Charles Markey vs. PFRS - Noted

L-2

Appellate Division Decisions regarding Andrea Goldberg vs. TPAF - Noted

L-3 Appellate Division Decisions regarding Allen Owens vs. PFRS - Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions regarding Donna Strauss vs. PFRS - Noted
L-5= Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 for March 2007 - Noted
L-6= Wire Transfers - Non-contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for March 2007 - Noted
L-7= Board Member Address List - Noted
L-8=

State Investment Council Agenda for the April 19, 2007 meeting - Noted

L-9=

Trustee Election Memo sent to State Certifying Officers/ Personnel/ Payroll Assistants from
Corporate Marketing Solutions, Inc. - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 16, 2007.

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