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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 16, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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 Special Totals



Called to Order: 10:13 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:50 p.m.

Roll Call:

Lee Flanagan; John Lowden; Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis; Fred Beaver; Jonathan Berg; Thomas Bruno; Christine Veliz; Ron Winthers


Absent: Ned Thomson

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Lisa Pointer; Ginny Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Amy Mazzeo; Mike Czyzyk; Cynthia Brown; John Feeley, attorney; David Kochel; Jean Monahan; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Mark Schwedes; Gail Griffin


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 19, 2008 - Approved (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained)

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2007 - Approved

A-2
Trial Balance as of November 30, 2007 - Approved
A-3
Trial Balance as of December 31, 2007 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund A as of February 29, 2008 - Approved
A-5

Common Pension Fund B as of February 29, 2008 - Approved

A-6

Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

DAG advice on Patterson, Moore and Guadagno - Accepted

B-2

Letter from Buck Consultants regarding transfer of funds - Approved

B-3
Proposed Resolution (no retroactive application of Patterson) - Adopted

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2

Return to Employment - Approved

C-3 Retirement List - Approved (Holl; pending verification of Prosecutor Part service)
C-4 Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Bosnjakovic, Slavica

UMDNJ

3/08

5

Tabled for IME

D-2

Hancock, Elwood

Burlington County

1/07

5

Approved continued receipt of Ordinary Disability

D-3

McCutcheon, Mary

County of Sussex

1/07

5

Approved

D-4

Boggess, Evelyn

Pemberton Twp BOE

11/07

C

Reconsidered and Approved

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-5

Mosley, Mable

Dept of Labor

2/07

5

Approved

D-6

Williams, Vernetta

Monmouth Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

4/08

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Service

D-7

Wilbur, Catherine

Rowan University

1/08

A

Denied Ordinary; Offer Service

D-8

Granger, Ronald

Bordentown City

12/07

5

Approved

D-9

Warfle, Kathryn

Salem County

4/07

C

Denied Ordinary; Offer Service

D-10

Cook, Catherine

Newark Public School

9/07

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-11 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below) Note: Arthur Watral deceased

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Allgood, Peggy

01/08

D

Brick Township

Anderson, Daniel H

02/08

5

Clifton City BOE

Armstead, Myrna D

07/07

1

Essex County

Arvelo, Harry

12/06

A

Perth Amboy BOE

Belcher, Howard R

11/07

1

Camden City BOE

Brago, Patricia C

04/08

C

Judiciary/Cumberland County

Cannon, Janine M

09/07

5

State Parole Board

Chupela, Thomas J

07/08

D

Edison Township

Clarke, Edward T

12/07

5

Bergen Co Utilities Authority

Cook, Marsha D

12/07

5

Unemployment Ins & Disability

Cross, John W

10/07

D

Newark Housing Authority

Davies, Marion M

01/08

1

Department of Labor

Davis, Luna G

02/08

C

Bergen County

Dulisse, John P

01/08

A

Gloucester County

Durand, Myrna L

12/07

B

Southern State Correctional Facility

Edge, Annie B

11/07

5

Hudson County

Egan, Rita Andrea

03/08

5

Middlesex County

Gavin, Dianne Verlyn

12/07

D

Ocean County

Gephart, Nancy J

11/07

5

Operations/Traffic Operations

Gitch, Concetta

09/08

5

Judiciary/Somerset County

Gutierrez, Jose A

05/08

D

Passaic Co Board of Social Service

Guzman, Glenda

03/08

5

Rutgers University

Haciey, Carole

06/08

1

Kearny Town

Holloway, James

08/02

5

Trenton City BOE

Innocenzi, Rocky W

03/08

5

Plumsted Township

Izzi, Donald

05/08

1

State Police Civilian Employees

Jacocks, Geraldine

10/07

5

Essex County

Johnson-Elam, Pamela

11/07

5

Passaic County

Kenny, Penny L

09/07

5

Waterford Twp BOE

Kniazew, Georg

09/07

5

Randolph Township BOE

Kowantz, Joan

10/07

5

Brick Twp BOE

Lamy, Maryann

04/08

5

Brigantine City

Langer, Leo W

01/08

A

Jackson Township BOE

Lardieri, Angela

04/08

5

Ocean County

Lelinho, Joaquin J

08/07

5

Parsippany Troy Hills BOE

Lewis, Joseph L

02/08

B

Tabernacle Twp BOE

Limbeck, Jeffrey S

01/08

A

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Lisa, Michael Anthony

01/08

A

Ocean Co Utilities Authority

Lizza, Justin Sr

07/08

5

Fairfield Township (Essex)

Logan, Carnell Sr

04/08

A

Vineland Developmental Center

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Lowe, Donald

06/07

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

McGrogan, Linda S

03/08

1

Middletown Township

Miles, Regina C

02/08

5

Monmouth Co Div of Social Service

Minelli, Carmela C

02/08

1

Mercer County

Murphy, Elizabeth C

01/08

C

Woodbury City BOE

Murphy, Leroy

07/08

A

Newark Public Schools

Navarro, Anthony

08/07

D

Elizabeth BOE

Noah, Timothy C

04/08

5

Jefferson Township BOE

Patterson, Barbara A

07/07

5

South Brunswick Township

Perlmutter, David

03/08

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Pinkard, Florence E

04/07

5

Westfield Town BOE

Powell, Yvonne M

03/08

5

Kean University

Racine, Monique

01/08

5

Atlantic County

Rathgeb, James

01/09

5

Burlington County Bridge Commission

Rivera, Janet A

03/08

5

Veterans Home, Menlo Park

Rodriguez, Felix

12/07

A

Judiciary/Passaic County

Ryker, Kenneth H

07/08

B

Stratford Borough

Sarnese, Albert J

12/07

B

Regional Operations South

Schmidt, Alfred C Jr.

07/08

A

Pittsgrove Twp BOE

Schmidt, Robert P

08/08

A

Pinelands Regional School District

Shoemaker, Diana E

04/08

A

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders 

Smitte, Barbara

03/07

5

Point Pleasant Boro BOE

Stanley, Evelyn L

05/08

5

Judiciary/Passaic County,

Stockton, Arnetta

04/08

5

Juvenile. Justice Commission

Tatninov, Laura

11/08

A

Mt Holly Twp BOE

Tilton, Kevin R

02/08

5

Point Pleasant Beach BOE

Toro, Sandra

06/08

A

Teterboro Borough

Vanitsky, Michael

03/08

D

Newark City

Varon-Weiss, Barbara

09/08

D

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Walsh, Kevin Philip

01/08

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Watral, Arthur Joseph
(deceased)

06/08

2

Turnpike Authority

Weiser, Deborah S

12/07

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

White, Jerome

02/08

D

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Wiedenhofer, David M

02/08

5

Department of Labor

Wojcrehowski, Robert

11/07

5

Maple Shade BOE

Wrocklage, Thomas

07/08

5

Ocean County Vocational School

Total = 76

 


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Schweiger, Beverly
 

Moorestown BOE

8/06

5

10/6/05

Approved

E-2

Skibbee, William

Central Regional HS

11/07

A

9/9/06

Approved

E-3

Lombardo, Antonio

Passaic County

9/07

D

7/14/98

Denied Accidental; Offer Service

E-4

Gibson, Jewel

Trenton Psych Hospital

5/06

5

5/30/03

Tabled for clarification on D/R; Grant Interim Ordinary

E-5+

Brown, Cynthia

Newark Housing Auth

7/06

5

4/21/05

Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Re-offer Service; Approve Hearing

E-6

Mistvhn, Michel

Montgomery Twp School Dist

12/07

B

8/29/05

Approved

E-7

Kotsch, Edward

Lacy Twp BOE

4/08

5

8/2/05

Approved

E-8

Lynch, Dennis

Sayreville BOE

12/07

A

1/15/04

Approved

E-9

Lohse, Harold

Boro of Harrington Park

7/08

5

9/7/06

Approved

E-10

Mancini, Joseph

Old Bridge BOE

4/08

D

3/13/07
3/14/07
3/27/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

DiPasquale, Marjorie - Paterson City - Request for extended repayment schedule - Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)

F-2+
Kochel, David - Township of Ocean Monmouth County - Employment after retirement (issue of bona fide) - 6/1/07 retirement not bona fide; First break in service 8/17/07; Repay checks issued July - September 2007; 4 year repayment schedule
F-3

Checchio, Mauro - Union County - Employment after retirement (issue of bon fide) - REMOVED ADMINISTRATIVELY UNTIL MAY

F-4
Murray, Eugene - Springfield Twp. BOE - Request extended repayment schedule - Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)
F-5
Grayson, Roberta - Union County - Employment after retirement (issue of bona fide) REMOVED ADMINISTRATIVELY UNTIL MAY
F-6
Mays, Clifford - South Jersey Transportation Auth - Request for extended repayment schedule - Approved 8 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau and Adjustments)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Kaflowitz, Steven - Union County - Appellate Division Decision - Appellate Court affirmed the Board's decision that it is not obligated to provide an advisory opinion - Noted
G-2

Sacco, Catherine - Woodbridge Township BOE - Request for advice on proceeding in OAL – Reaffirmed denial; Administratively apply Correction of Errors on a prospective basis (Retirement Bureau)

G-3
Dagani, Joseph - East Windsor Reg. School Dist. - Hearing Withdrawal - Failure to appear - Noted
G-4
Tiefenbacher, Thomas - Passaic County - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability; Exceptions - Rejected Decision; Noted exceptions


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Bezama, Ana - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals Board’s denial of Ordinary Disability retirement - Approved

H-2
Doukas, George - Trenton City - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement - Approved
H-3

Crosby, Miah - DYFS - Appeals Board’s denial of Accidental Disability retirement - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement until May meeting

H-4
Louis, Denise - Newark Housing Authority - Appeals Board’s denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-5
Lanza, James - MVC-Shared Services - Appeals Board’s denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-6 Ugorji, Anastasia - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals Board’s denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-7 Moreland, John - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals Board’s denial of Accidental Disability - Reconsideration/Hearing Request - Reaffirmed denial of Accidental Disability; Approved Hearing Request
H-8

Johnson, Kim - UMDNJ - Appeals Board’s denial of Ordinary Disability - Tabled for IME



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Nackson, Janet - Glen Rock Borough BOE - Request refund of purchase - Denied

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None

Informational Issues

L-1

State Investment Council Minutes for February 21, 2008 - Noted

L-2
Wire Transfer - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for February - Noted
L-3

Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 for February - Noted

L-4
Appellate Division Decision - Donna Caprio vs. PFRS - Noted
L-5

Wire Transfer Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for March - Noted

L-6 Wire Transfer Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 for March - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 21, 2008.

 

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