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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 15, 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 Special Totals



Called to Order: 10:05 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:26 p.m.

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Jonathan Berg, Ned Thomson, Thomas Bruno, Ronald Winthers, Christine Veliz, Janice Nelson (seated as Treasurer’s representative)


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis and John Lowden

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Debbie Lane; Amy Mazzeo; Janet Cranna, Buck Consultants; Thomas Bell; Tim McMullen; Dustin McNichol, NY Times; Henry Matjwiejewicz; Hank Schwedes; Jean Monahan; Mike Czyzyk; Joan Trank; Thomas Trank; Rosemary Wilson; Andrew Powers; James VanArsdale; Rebekah VanArsdale; Robert Renaud, attorney; Angelo Bonanno; Kathleen Cerisano, attorney; William Warren; Raymond DeMarco, attorney; Tim McMullen


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes of the March 18, 2009 meeting - Approved (Trustees Berg and Nelson abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1+
Actuary Valuation Report from Buck Consultants for the period ending June 30, 2008 - Accepted

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

Perry, Gloria

Dept of Children & Families

8/08

A

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-2

Simeon, Burmanie

Middlesex County Improvement Auth

6/08

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-3

Jillson, Janice

Cumberland Co Board of Vocational Ed

8/09

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Service

D-4

Bubay, Nuran

Veterans Memorial Home

12/08

1

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-5

Mergel, Randy

North Bergen MUA

3/08

5

Approved (off payroll over 2 years)

D-6

Odumosu, Oluyomi

City of Trenton

8/08

5

Approved (off payroll over 2 years)

D-7

Patten, Barbara

Lafayette BOE

7/08

5

Approved (off payroll over 2 years)

D-8

Ramos, Jussara

Paterson Public Schools

9/08

1

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-9

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement

.

.

.

Approved (see below)

PERS Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Appel, Clifford W

11/08

C

Camden Co Health Services Center

Armenti, Celeste A

04/09

5

Dept of State-Personnel

Barber, Virginia M

02/09

5

Bridgeton BOE

Berry, William

01/09

A

Salem County

Blume, Florence C

03/09

A

Comm for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Bogota, Ronald W

06/09

5

Ocean County College

Bonifazi, Anthony J

01/09

B

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Brock, Ruth Sue

01/09

5

Ramapo Indian Hills Reg HS

Brooks, Laura

09/08

5

Newark Housing Authority

Burkard, Susan P

12/08

A

Bloomfield Township

Butler, Dennis L

03/09

A

Camden City Housing Authority

Cilmi, Elizabeth M

07/09

5

Div. of Med. Asst. & Health Service

Czerkas, Jehermie J

07/09

A

Rockaway Township BOE

Dagostino, Mario Andrew

09/08

5

Dept. of Health

Davis, Gary J

03/09

5

Woodbridge Township

Deleon, Corazon C

04/09

D

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Devonshire, Drayton

10/08

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Duardo, Denise A

03/09

5

Lacey Township

Galanti, Marylisa

01/09

5

Rowan University

Galarza, Nancy

06/09

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Grassi, Lucille A

12/08

5

Middlesex County

Green, Calvin

04/09

5

Camden City BOE

Green, Carol Ann

03/09

5

Hudson County

Greene, Joseph H

04/09

5

Little Egg Harbor Township

Greenwald, Mary I

04/09

5

Irvington Twp Dept Revenue & Finance

Hannon, James

06/09

5

Bayonne City

Holliday, Charles

08/08

5

Dept Of Corrections

Johnson, Isiah

03/09

C

Corrections - Adult Diag & Treat

Kelly, Josephine

04/09

5

Union County

Korthaus, Beverly Born

01/09

5

Matawan-Aberdeen Reg School

Laird, Robert T Jr

05/09

D

Mercer County

Lindner, Francine

04/09

5

Manalapan Township

Lowrie, Jane E

04/09

5

Moorestown Township BOE

Macneil, Frank C

04/09

5

Greater Egg Harbor Regional

Mandel, Patricia

10/08

5

Paterson City

Manzo, Margaret M

08/08

5

Division Of Law

Marraccini, Ruth

04/09

5

Paterson BOE

Martinez, Ramon

10/08

5

Rutgers University

Mcdermott, Bruce

06/09

D

DEPE - Div of Parks & Forestry

Menter, Dorothy

06/09

5

Hudson County

Mitchell, Everett V

03/09

A

Lakewood Twp BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Morabito, Rudolph V

11/08

A

Paterson City

Morales, Joseph F

05/09

5

Ramapo College

Munck, Harold

01/09

5

Atlantic Highlands BOE

Nelson, Patricia A

03/09

1

Clinton Twp BOE

Renner, Charles

12/08

A

Millville Housing Authority

Robinson, Margaret

03/09

5

Rutgers University

Rosario, Jose L

12/08

B

Union City BOE

Rumph, Kevin M

01/09

B

East Hanover Twp BOE

Ryno, Carolyn Y

05/09

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Sanders, Diane L

01/09

1

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Scanlon, Lisa

03/09

5

UMDNJ

Schwarzbach, Christine

06/09

5

Bergen County

Shepherd, James H

07/09

5

Readington Twp BOE

Smith, Claudia E

02/09

1

Veterans Memorial Home/Vineland

Soto, Deborah C

12/08

5

UMDNJ

Stephenson, Jill Frances

12/08

5

Warren Co Bd o Chosen Frhldrs

Swint, Michelle M

04/09

5

Mercer County

Tantillo, Thomas R

03/09

5

Randolph Township BOE

Touchstone, Isabelle

12/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Trione, Joan M

03/09

5

Brick Twp BOE

Williams, Janet

02/09

5

Elizabeth BOE

Wright, Frank C

05/09

D

Linden City BOE

Total = 63


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Donnelly, Daniel

County of Somerset

12/07

5

12/7/05

Reconsidered and Approved; Withdraw from OAL

E-2

Gangemi, Michele

Dept of Children & Families

1/08

5

9/28/06

Reconsidered and Denied; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-3

ElZind, Laila

State Police Civilian

3/09

5

12/23/03
8/7/06

Approved (on 8/7/06 incident)

E-4

Jordan, Margaret

Camden City BOE

5/08

5

2/21/07

Denied Accidental; Offer Service

E-5

Lineburg, Della

Morris County College

11/08

5

4/4/08

Approved

E-6

Roberts, Michael

Division of Sanitation

2/07

1

3/12/01
6/26/02

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdraw

E-7

Fenn, Paul

Dept of Transportation

4/09

5

5/15/07

Denied Accidental; Offer Early

E-8

Stenabaugh, Richard

Warren County Road Dept

1/09

A

2/10/08

Approved

E-9

Naik, Nalini

Ancora Psych Hospital

7/09

1

12/22/99
6/11/03

Approved (on 6/11/03 incident)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

D'Altrui, Anthony - - Borough of Sayerville - Honorable Service -Deferred Retirement - Denied (Total Forfeiture)

F-2
Goldate, Charles - City of Elizabeth - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from July 1, 2006 through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau/Audit)
F-3

Wendruff, Irwin - Ocean County - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement until May 20, 2009

F-4
Burnam, Arthur - Township of Edison - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement until May 20, 2009
F-5+
Wilson, Rosemary - Rutgers University - Request for extended repayment period - Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)
F-6
Kolar, Raymond - Secaucus Town BOE - Request for extended repayment period - Reconsidered and waive overpayment (Retirement Bureau)
F-7

Strozier, Edward - Atlantic City BOE - Return to employment - Waive overpayment (Retirement Bureau/Audit)

F-8+

Trank, Joan - Tenafly BOE - Return to Employment - Waive repayment (Retirement Bureau/External Audit)

F-9+

VanArsdale, James - Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac.
a) Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary or retirement
b) Request for extended repayment schedule - Approve 10 year repayment schedule
(Retirement Bureau/External Audit)

F-10+

Bonanno, Angelo - City of Rahway - Return to Employment - Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment over four years (Retirement Bureau/Enrollment/External Audit)

F-11

Vicchio, Pietro - Ridgefield Borough BOE - Request for Extended repayment schedule - Approved 10 year repayment schedule  (Retirement Bureau/External Audit)

F-12
Traynham, Elbert - Regional Operations South - Request for extended repayment schedule - Waive overpayment (Retirement Bureau)
F-13+
DiNicola, Anthony - Newark Housing Authority - Return to Employment - Cancel retirement; re-enroll; Approve 10 year repayment schedule  (Retirement Bureau/Enrollment/External Audit)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Anastasia, Ugorji - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-2

Gatsch, Judith - Hunterdon County - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-3

Cooper, Joseph - Haledon Borough BOE - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability - Adopted ALJ decision and granted Accidental Disability  effective June 1, 2007, under Option A (DAG Pushko recused.) (Retirement Bureau/Health Benefits/Financial)

G-4+

Rosas, Dale - Eatontown BOE - Final Administrative Determination - Approved (DAG Pushko recused.)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1+

Warren, William - Dunellen Borough - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Denied Reconsideration; Approved OAL Hearing

H-2

McElroy, Lawson - Trenton City - Appeal's Board's decision to impose a partial forfeiture of pension benefits due to dishonorable service - Approved

H-3
McConnell, Marianne - Victims of Violent Crimes Agcy. - Appeals Board's denial to reactivate former account - Denied

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

None

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Trial Balance for October 31, 2008 - Noted

L-2

Trial Balance for November 30, 2008 - Noted

L-3
Wire Transfers PERS - Contributory group insurance policy #13900 - Noted
L-4

Wire Transfers Non-contributory group insurance policy # 14800 benefit claims - Noted

L-5
State Investment Council Agenda for March 19, 2009 meeting - Noted
L-6
Supreme Court Decisions Abraham Hemsey vs. PFRS - Noted
L-7
Trial Balance for December 31, 2008 - Noted
L-8

Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2008 - Noted

L-9
State Investment Council Minutes for the February 19, 2009 meeting - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 20, 2009.

 

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