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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 20, 2011
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 2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 12:30 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, Ned Thomson, Peter Maurer, Ron Winthers, Susanne Culliton


Absent: John Lowden and Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Amy Mazzeo; Bob Bobik; Yvonne Funches-Powers; Patricia Cook; Arnold Jacques; Chad Weiss, attorney; Arnold Jacques; Chad Weiss, attorney; Mohammad Ghazi; James Milligan; Declan Gourley, attorney; Mark Schwedes; Joe Zisa; Douglas Dinkler



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 16, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Chapter 221
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Hruschka, Carol
Woodbridge Township
3/1/2011
5
Approved
D-2 McBride, Sharon
Division of Family Development
3/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early  
D-3 Wyche-Gland, Dorothy
Camden County Board of Social Services
4/1/2010
5
Involuntary Denied Ordinary, Offer
Deferred
D-4 Oddo, Melanie
Woodbridge Township BOE
12/1/2010
C
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Lopez, Maria
Newark Public Schools
9/1/2010
5
Approved  
D-6 Reinbeck, John
Middlesex County
3/1/2011
5
Approved 
D-7 Benjamin, Loretta
Evesham Twp. BOE
5/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service 
D-8 Wood-Rubino, Donna
Salem County Improvement Authority
3/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred 
D-9 Cohen, Phillip
Camden City Housing Authority
5/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary
D-10 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved (see list below)  



ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Andrew, Donald G

09/11

A

Camden County Technical Schools

Anzabi, Alireza

01/11

A

CPM-Design Services

Baker-Jackson, Edith

09/10

5

Irvington Twp

Baldanza, Dolores

06/11

5

Passaic BOE

Balliet, Lee A

06/11

5

Burlington Co Board of Social Service

Benitez, Maria

06/11

5

Mercer County

Boucher, Mildred E

12/11

C

Bergen County

Burch-Lopez, Carol

04/11

B

Treasury-Division of Pensions & Benefits

Carone, Nicola

06/11

2

New Providence Borough

Carter, Joan

09/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Castagna, Pietronilla

11/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

Chatterji, Caroline

12/10

5

Hudson County

Clark, John J

01/11

5

Camden City

Cochran, Craven

03/11

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Coleman, Beverly Ann

03/11

5

Department of Health

Davis, Jerry W

01/11

D

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

DellaRosa, Rachel

04/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

DiNatale, Rocky J

08/11

B

Treasury-Division of Revenue

Dunn, Carl M

03/11

1

New Jersey City University

Edwards, Audrey E

10/09

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Eula, Marie E

05/11

5

Bernards Township

Flenard, Kristine A

04/11

5

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Forsyth, Theresa

11/10

C

Lower Cape May Regional School Dist

Gann, Denise M

06/11

C

Division of Consumer Affairs

Gencarelli, Rosaria

02/11

5

Montclair State University

Gerstenbluth, Carole E

04/11

C

East Jersey State Prison

Gutowski, Robert J

01/11

5

Judiciary/Union County

Hanlon, Edward J Jr

01/12

A

Paterson City

Harris, Sabrina M

08/10

D

Newark Housing Authority

Harrison, Diane Lee

03/11

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Henson, Sharon D

06/11

5

Millburn Township

Holloway, Robin

03/11

5

Turnpike Authority

Humphrey, Nancy

07/11

B

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Huntley, Gerald

05/11

B

Turnpike Authority

James, John M Sr

06/11

B

Cumberland County

Johnson, Frank T

03/11

A

State Library

Kane, Timothy V Sr

01/11

1

Salem City Housing Authority

Kaplow, Marie S

09/10

5

Bergen Community College

Keane, Donna M

04/11

D

Bergen Co Board of Social Service

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Kennedy, Kevin

04/11

5

New Providence Borough

Kenney, Susan M

05/11

A

Cape May Co Board of Social Services

King, Dwayne

03/11

D

UMDNJ

Kracke, Angelia S

02/11

5

Cumberland County College

LeMasters, Heather

03/11

A

DEPE-Division of Fish & Game

Lenkowski, Frank J

06/11

A

Richard Stockton College of NJ

Livingston, Wanda

01/11

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Lowen, Allan Eugene

10/09

5

Rutgers University

Luciano, Gloria

01/11

1

Passaic Co Board of Social Service

McCarren, Gary R

10/11

5

Washington Twp BOE

McNeil, Robert D

01/11

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Meeker, Maria E

04/11

1

Jackson Township BOE

Milligan, Betty Jo

02/11

5

West Milford Township BOE

Moorman, Sherri R

06/11

1

UMDNJ

Nelson, Elizabeth S

12/10

5

NJ Firemen’s Home

Oquendo-Cruz, Arelys

05/11

5

Department of Corrections

Owens, David H

03/11

5

Vineland City BOE

Padusniak, Robyn K

07/11

A

Union County

Parisio, Jane J

06/11

1

Carteret Borough

Parker, Purvis E

12/10

5

Trenton City

Pearsall, Lydia R

12/10

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Perry, Charles L

01/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Piliere, Margaret C

02/11

1

Wayne BOE

Pressley-Coleman, Malissa

10/10

1

Passaic BOE

Quin, Judy

03/11

B

Elizabeth BOE

Roberson, Pamela

10/10

1

Judiciary/Essex County

Robinson, Cheryl M

02/11

5

UMDNJ

Rodriguez, Myra

03/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Rosado, Maria

04/11

5

Long Branch BOE

Ruffilo, Joseph

01/11

C

Paterson City

Santos, Henrique

02/11

C

Elizabeth BOE

Scott, Dorothy

02/11

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Simpson, Stephen R

01/10

5

Brigantine City

Sklavounos, Roscelly

01/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Smith, Raymond R

09/10

5

Judiciary

Sparks, Richard L

05/11

D

Linden City

Stern, Jeffrey A

07/11

2

Moorestown Township BOE

Strulowitz, Rhoda S

06/11

5

Treasury-Division of Pensions & Benefits

Taylor, Erica Y

03/11

5

Orange City BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Theissen, Michael F

02/11

1

Union County

Torres, Mary

02/11

5

Department of Education

Tretheway, Anne P

11/10

5

Union Co Board of Social Services

Tucker, William

06/11

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Viron, Eli

02/11

D

Lakewood Housing Authority

Vrabel, Elaine V

05/11

5

Hillside BOE

Walker, Celia

11/10

A

UMDNJ

Warner, Judith B

06/11

5

Hamilton Township (Mercer)

Waxmundsky, Stanley

07/11

5

Middlesex County College

Weinreich, Carol A

03/11

5

Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Dist

Whitfield, Irene

04/11

5

Elizabeth BOE

William, Sophia Y

05/11

5

Brookdale Community College

Williams, Jeannette

07/10

5

Freehold Boro BOE

Zamora, Argemiro

09/11

B

Elizabeth BOE

Total = 92

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

James, Jerome
Department of Transportation
9/1/2009
5
9/17/2008
3/17/2009 7/15/2009
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Grant Ordinary (currently collecting Early); Continue in OAL
(no record of 7/15/09 incident)
E-2
Stewart, Tina
Mercer County
10/1/2010
1
5/18/2008
Approved

E-3

Sweder, Felicitas
Township of Piscataway Department of Public Works
3/1/2011
C
6/12/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4
Del Vacciho, Bonnie
Morris-Union Jointure Commission
11/1/2010
5
9/15/2009
Approved
E-5
Kelley, Terri
Union Beach Borough
11/1/2010
5
8/29/2007 2/2/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary 
E-6
Moffit, Karen
New Lisbon Developmental Center
10/1/2010
5
6/18/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Wong, Cheri
Dept. of Children & Families
5/1/2010
5
3/24/2005
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Withdraw only; Approve hearing request
E-8
Ortiz, Benjamin
West Essex Regional School District
10/1/2010
A
1/16/2003
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-9

Frame, Herman
Lower Township BOE
1/1/2011
5
1/6/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service at
age 60
E-10
Johnson, Mary
Dept of Children and Families
5/1/2010
c
11/25/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-11

Brown, Russel
Newark City
5/1/2010
1
2/6/2009 8/9/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 5:1; Trustee Maurer: Nae)
E-12
VanDunk, Deborah
Ringwood BOE
1/1/2011
B
2/2/2010
Approved

E-13

Promurico, Rocco
Township of Edison
2/1/2010
5
1/2/2007
Approved

E-14

Staub, David A
Nutley BOE
9/1/2010
A
11/19/2007
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Grant Ordinary
E-15
Kristiansen, Timothy
Caldwell West Caldwell BOE
12/1/2010
5
5/31/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-16

Reali, Reno
Treasury-Executive Admin.
4/1/2010
C
1/1/2005
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
*not during performance of regular and assigned duties (USERRA)
(Trustee Maurer abstained)

E-17

Montana, Lisa
Vineland Developmental Center
2/1/2011
5
12/11/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(in parking lot before work)
E-18
Conover, Kenneth
Black Horse Pike Regional School
12/1/2010
C
6/24/2008
Approved

E-19

Mazar, Mark
Florence Township BOE
7/1/2011
5
2/12/2010
Approved
E-20
Sharma, Daman
Mercer County Board Social Services
11/1/2010
D
7/23/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-21

Hann, James
Mount Laurel
1/1/2011
5
1/9/2009
Approved
E-22 Milligan, James
Lonia Boro BOE
8/1/2010
5
2/12/2009 7/19/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-23

Senatore, Glenn
Belleville BOE
5/1/2011
C
10/14/2008
Approved
E-24 Haines, Daniel
Hopatcong Boro
2/1/2011
5
2/10/2010
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Ware, Shirley - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from July 1, 1988 through June 30, 1989
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2 De Sousa, Sulayma - Department of Children and Families - Honorable Service
Deferred Retirement
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement)
F-3 Andreolli, Harvey - Millville Housing Authority - Honorable Service Deferred
retirement
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement)
F-4 Givens, Barry - Hunterdon Development Center - Honorable Service Deferred
retirement
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (Vote: 5:1; Trustee Bruno: Nae)
F-5+ Funches-Powers, Yvonne - Camden City BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit salary only from April 1, 2008 through termination of employment
(Retirement Bureau)
F-6 Santoro, Alfonso - Ocean County - Honorable Service Request to Postpone
Approved the request to postpone until May 18, 2011
F-7 Vaughn, William - North Brunswick Township - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2009 through termination of
employment (2/28/10) (Retirement Bureau)
F-8 Jacques, Arnold - Middlesex County - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2004 through November 30,
2005 (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Simeon, Burmanie - Middlesex County Improvement Auth. - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision

G-2 Wheller, Kinyah - Newark Public Schools - Failure to Appear
Noted (Request to reopen is outside 13 day period.)
G-3 Cino, Fran - Linden City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Corino, Doreen - Wildwood Crest Boro - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Geisler, Mark - NJ Highway Authority - Appellate Division
Decisions Appellate Court affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Noted
G-6 Leyendecker, Kirk - Haddonfield Borough - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Martinez, Maria - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Weitze, Roberta - Marie H Katzenbach School for the Deaf - Appeals the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Graziosi, Anthony - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Lewkowicz, Mike - Monmouth County/Hall of Records - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Gallets, Dianne - Washington Township - Appeals the Board's
denial of a Non Bona fide retirement
Approved
H-6 Paige, Willa - Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office - Appeal's the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Cato, Malcolm - Orange City - Delinquent Enrollment Request
Denied
J-2+ Ghazi, Mohammad - Greystone Park Psyh Hospital - Purchase
Denied
J-3 Griffin, Joy - Elizabeth BOE - Request to reinstate PERS account
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Daniel Coughlin vs PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Pamela Thomas vs PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Robert Gleisberg vs PFRS
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D As of February 28, 2011
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B As of January 31, 2011
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E As of February 28, 2011
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund A As of February 28, 2011
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E As of December 31, 2010
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A As of January 31, 2011
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund B As of November 30, 2010
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund A As of December 31, 2010
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund B As of December 31, 2010
Noted
L-15 State Investment Council Update
Noted
L-16 State Investment Council Agenda
Noted
L-17 Common Pension Fund B As of February 28, 2011
Noted
L-18 Trial Balance for February 28, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 18, 2011.

 

 
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