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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 21, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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

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OPEN SESSION



Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 1:12 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, John Lowden, Peter Maurer, Ned Thomson, Thomas Bruno, Ronald Winthers, Christine Veliz, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Hannah Staples; Lynn Fuller; Bob Bobik; Micki Billick; Virigina Martucci; Mark Schwedes; Ruth Winthers; Leonard Kaiser; Samuel Moulthrop, attorney; Mauro Jacome; Loreley Jacome; Judson Aaron, attorney; Connell McNulty, attorney; Anthony Saccomanno; Patricia Saccomanno; Sherri Schweitzer; Samuel Gaylord, attorney; Anthony Rose; Peter Heck, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 17, 2010
Approved as presented (Trustees Thomson and Winthers abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Election of State Investment Council (SIC) Representative
The Board elected a 3-member subcommittee consisting of Trustee Ned Thomson, Trustee Susanne Culliton and Trustee John Lowden. This 3-member committee will make a recommendation to the Board at its May meeting. DAG Pushko and Secretary Coates will also attend. (Trustee Maurer recused.)
B-2 Response to Prosecutors Part Rate Change
No comments submitted; Reaffirm Board's 3/19/08 adoption of 8.5% contribution rate



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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



CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1

Fuquay, Kathleen

New Jersey City University
12/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Ridenour, William
Brigantine City
9/1/2008
5
Involuntary Reconsidered and determined no longer disabled;
Withdraw from OAL
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
  
 
Approved (See list below

 

Ordinary Disability Grid


Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bliss, Ronald Andrew

05/10

D

Somerset County

Brown, Ralph D

09/10

D

Morris County

Byrnes, Patricia M

01/10

5

Township of Old Bridge

Calderaro, Joseph

05/10

1

Union City

Cantwell, Mary J

03/10

5

Washington Twp BOE

Caputo, Gary Sr

03/10

5

UMDNJ

Cardenas, Nivia

04/10

D

Unemployment Ins & Disability

Chance, Evelyn C

05/10

5

Atlantic County Welfare Board

Clifton, Angelita

01/10

1

Judiciary

Conley, Mark W

07/10

4

Rumson Borough

Czarnecki, Edward L

08/09

C

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Davis, Ellis M

05/10

3

Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac

DiBerardino, Anthony Sr

11/10

D

Vineland Developmental Center

Dombroski, Edward

01/11

5

Passaic County

Evans, Robert T

06/10

A

Linden City BOE

Gallelli, Frances F

03/10

5

Moorestown Township BOE

Gest, Warren

04/10

3

Dover MUA

Ghee, Rochelle

06/09

5

Dept of Children and Families

Gilmore, Linda

02/10

B

Woodbridge Develop Center

Hargadon, Thomas P Jr

02/10

A

Edgewater Boro BOE

Hill, Lois

02/10

5

Irvington BOE

Holliday, Sally M

04/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Hunt, William

05/10

C

Delaware Valley Reg HS Dist

Jackson, Robert

04/10

A

Wall Township BOE

James, Sarah

04/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Job, William C

07/10

B

North Bergen BOE

Jones, Dale E

01/10

5

Newark Housing Authority

Kennedy, Francis T

07/10

A

Div of Parks & Forestry

Klein, John Jr

09/09

D

Mercer County

Kobran, Theodore

02/10

5

Union Township

Korkowski, Dolores I

04/10

A

Evesham Township

Kosydar, Richard

03/10

5

Kean University

Laib, Victoria A

04/10

2

Rockaway Borough BOE

Llamas, Jorge

01/10

D

Mercer Co Special Ser Sch Dist

Masella, Andrea

06/09

5

Division of Family Development  

Mateo, Antonia

04/10

1

Passaic County

McLaurin, Malik Hasan

02/10

5

Newark City

McLean, George V

06/10

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

McMenamin, Anthony

07/10

5

Maple Shade BOE

Middleton, Betty L

03/10

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

O’Leary, Michael

07/10

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Palmisano, Cheryl A

03/10

5

Bayonne BOE

 

 

 

 

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Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Perez Santiago, Israel

03/10

C

Rutgers University

Perry, King G

04/10

A

Newark Housing Authority

Pitts, Robert Lee

02/10

5

Regional Operations North

Polatz, John B

08/10

A

Bergen County

Pollack, Nancy A

05/10

A

State Library

Ramsammy, Roy M

02/10

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Reno, Marcelina F

06/10

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Rienzi, Mary A

03/10

2

Evesham Twp BOE

Rodriguez, Carmen I

01/10

C

Dept of Corrections

Sanchez, Eustacio

09/09

A

Rutgers University

Santoro, Edward

03/10

5

Delaware River Basin Comm

Saul, Robert

08/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Scalzi, Jon D

04/10

B

Dept of Corrections

Schenck, Lois Marie

09/09

5

Rutgers University

Sereda, Carol E

03/10

C

Old Bridge Township

Sockriter, Elizabeth R

04/10

1

Dept of Corrections

Stover, Daniel J

03/10

1

Atlantic County MUA

Stratton, Mingtoy S

02/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Thornton, Russell W

01/10

5

North Jersey Development Center

Tinsdale, Donna

01/10

5

Montclair BOE

Tyminski, Juana Y

08/09

A

Hudson County Corrections

Voronsoff, Dorothy E

12/09

5

Howell Twp BOE

Walker, Alvin Gregory

10/09

5

Disability Determinations

Wassenar, Sandra

06/10

B

Dept of Corrections

Widzins, Ruthanne

12/09

5

Voorhees Twp BOE

Williamson, Kathleen M

01/11

C

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Young, Floyd J

04/10

A

Treasury-Capitol Post Office

Ziner, Deborah A

05/10

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Total = 70

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .  

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Khan, Feroze
East Jersey State Prison
5/1/2008
5
11/8/2006
Approved
E-2 Singer, Nancy
Dept. of Children & Families
9/1/2009
5
3/27/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Donatelli, David
Borough of South Plainfield
4/1/2010
C
9/7/2009
Approved
E-4 Keiser, Cynthia

Atlantic Co. Special Services
12/1/2009
5
6/4/2008 6/4/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-5 DeMatteo, Kevin

Regional Operations North
11/1/2007
5
9/28/2005
Approved request to postpone
E-6 Zamudio, Esther
County of Passaic
5/1/2009
5
11/2/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-7

Lioliakis, Anna
Eastern High School
1/1/2010
5
5/28/2008
Approved
(Trustee Winthers recused.)
E-8 Kologi, Dawn

Linden City
6/1/2009
5
10/1/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Goger, Shirley Ann
Middletown BOE
9/1/2009
5
1/26/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10 Robinson, Theresa
Ancora Psych.
Hospital
12/1/2009
D
4/30/2008
Approved
E-11 Deleo, Patricia
Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination
11/1/2009
B
12/22/2004
9/30/2008
5/18/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-12 Castro, Osvaldo
Aberdeen Township
4/1/2008
B
5/6/2003
Reconsidered and Reaffirmed Denial of Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-13

Rodriguez, Monseate
City of Atlantic City
5/1/2006
5
6/4/2004
Reconsidered and Approved and
Withdraw from OAL
E-14 Key, Rosemary
Ancora Psych. Hospital
10/1/2009
5
5/6/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ O'Reilly, Lawrence - Division of Law - Prosecutors Part Eligibilty;
Request to postpone
Approved request to postpone until May 19, 2010
F-2+ Bush, Margaret for Jacob Bush - Hagedorn Gero-Psych
Hospital - Dependency Issue for Incarceration
Approved continuation of benefits to spouse as dependent (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Fuller, Lynn - Unemployment Ins & Disability - Request to
Purchase
Denied
F-4+ Kaiser, Leonard - Bergen County Utilies Aurthority - Suspension of Pension
Approved stay of 60 days (until June meeting) (DAG Pushko recused.)
F-5 Jacome, Mauro - Newark City - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from February 1, 2007 through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-6 Wadia, Alwan - Department of Education - Request for extended repayment schedule
Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-7+ Saccomanno, Anthony - Cherry Hill Township - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from July 1, 2007 (date of offense) from all
locations through date of retirement; Retirement not effective until March 1, 2009; Apply
forfeiture retroactive; Repay all overpayments (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Krayniak, John - Division of Criminal Justice - Appellate Division Decisions John Krayniak vs. PERS
Noted
G-2 Scates, Michael - South Woods Prison-Dept of Cor. - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability
Adopted
G-3 Clark, Nieftea - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted with modifications to conclusions of law
G-4 Schweighardt, Martin - East Orange Parking Authority - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Schlessinger, Gail - Judiciary/Camden County - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Rambowski, JoAnne - West Milford Township - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-7 Cookson, Gail - Division of Law - Appellate Division Decisions Gail Cookson vs.
PERS
Noted
G-8 O'Reilly, Thomas - Office of the Attorney General - Final
Administrative Determinations
Noted reply to exceptions; Reaffirm to reject initial decision; Approved Final Administrative Determination;


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Wheller, Kinyah - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Fernett, Rosemary - Middlesex County - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Jones, Millie - NJ Vets Mem Home At Menlo Park - Appeals the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Karpiniuk, Halina - Montclair State University - Appeals the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5+ Rose, Anthony - Linden City - Appeals the Board's decision of
partial forfeiture due to dishonable service
Approved
H-6 Roth, Joyce - Rowan University - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Gift, Karen - Palmyra Borough - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benfits
Approved
H-8 Perez, Jack - Edison Township - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits due to lack of requisite 10 years of service
Denied
H-9 Thompson, Mark - Passaic County -
(Removed from agenda - Approved for a hearing at 3/17/10 meeting.)
H-10 Matthews, Gary - Sussex County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Pulone, Edith - Department of Labor - Appeals the Board's denial to purchase
service credit
Denied
H-12 Aviles, William - Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm. - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benfits
Approved
H-13 Casey, Charles - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement beneftis.
Approved
H-14 Kidangil, Sarasamma - Passaic County - Appeal's the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and approved for OAL
H-15 Finer, Diane - State Police Civilian Employees - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-16 Weidman, William - Cumberland County - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-17 James, Jerome - Regional Operations North - Appeals Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-18 Hopkins, Scott - Department of Corrections - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-19 Carrigan, Albert - Passaic County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-20 Cunningham, William - Judiciary/Monmouth County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Horne, Huey - Trenton City - Account expiration
Tabled and referred for further administrative review of settlement agreement



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund B As of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D As of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance For August 31, 2009
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance For September 30, 2009
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance For October 31, 2009
Noted
L-6 New Legislation Chapter 1, P.L. 2010
Noted
L-7 New Legislation Chapter 2, P.L. 2010
Noted
L-8 Chapter 3, P.L. 2010
Noted
L-9 Cookson, Gail - Division of Law - Appellate Division Decisions Gail M. Cookson
vs. PERS
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund A As of August 31, 2009
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund B As of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund E As of August 31, 2009
Noted
L-13 Trial Balance for November 30, 2009
Noted
L-14 Trial Balance for December 31, 2009
Noted
L-15 Response to Executive Order #15
Noted
L-16 Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2009
Noted
L-17 Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2009
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 19, 2010.

 

 
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