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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 18, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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
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OPEN SESSION



Called to Order: 10:09 AM

Adjourned: 3:28 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Thomas Bruno, Peter Maurer, Ronald Winthers (left 1:42), Ned Thomson (left 2:45), Susanne Culliton, William O'Brien


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Hank Schwedes; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Amy Mazzeo; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Raschelle Wiggins; Sharon Fenstermacher; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Stanley Glassey; Bennet Zurofsky, attorney; Dennis Hlavaty, Elaine Hlavaty; Jeffrey Zucker, attorney; William Fagan; Joan Fagan; Gregory Rhoads; James Kerins; Wesley Curtis; Ed Rosenfeld; Craig Gumpel, attorney; Michele Rosen; Mr. Rosen; Fred Polio; Kim Poedubicky



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 21, 2012
Approved


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 Wyche-Gland, Dorothy
Camden County Board of Social Services

4/1/2010

5

Involuntary Reconsideration
Approved
D-2 Callaghan, Marcella
Kearny Township

1/1/2012

B

Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 James, Renee
Newark City

10/1/2011

5

Involuntary Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-4 Busby, Keith
Monmouth County/Hall of Records

8/1/2011

C

Off payroll over 2 years Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Kniazew, Peter
Roxbury BOE

7/1/2011

5

Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Taylor, Elizabeth
Hudson County

7/1/2010

5

Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL
D-7 Rhoades, Gregory
City of Atlantic City

4/1/2011

5

Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-8 Frenze, Joseph
Twp. of Denville

2/1/2012

D

Approved
D-9 Engleman, Joann
NJ Economic Development Authority

12/1/2011

5

Denied Ordinary, Offer Service effective May 1, 2012
D-10 Monthly OD Grid

 

 

 

Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams-Alston, Lenora

04/12

5

UMDNJ

Aviles, Fernando Louis

04/12

A

Operations/Traffic Operations

Bolf, Jeffrey James Sr

01/12

5

Regional Operations South

Choice, James

03/12

5

Kean University

Decker, Ronald E

07/12

5

Westville BOE

DePue, Eleanor F

07/12

5

Haddon Heights BOE

Dickinson, Theresa L

12/11

1

Lenape Regional H S District

Donaldson, Jimmie

03/12

1

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Fette, Thomas

01/12

5

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

Finn, Donald C

04/12

1

Dept. of Health

Grimes, Louann V

08/12

D

Hudson County School of Technology

Kelly, Johnnie

03/12

1

East Orange School District

Lagoda, Paul Jo

11/11

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Lee, Hyung E

08/12

5

Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park

Lewis, Verna Kathleen

04/12

5

Camden City BOE

Lonnay, William

06/12

5

Jersey City Housing Authority

Martinez, Evelyn

05/12

D

Middlesex County

Martinez, Monserrate

02/12

D

Camden City

Martinez, Robbins

04/12

5

North Jersey Development Center

Mastroly, Rosemary E

03/12

A

Dept of Banking & Insurance

McGeachy, James T

12/11

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Mielke, Lynn C

01/12

5

Wayne Township

Navarro, Luz M

09/12

5

Monmouth County Social Services

Niciewski, Mary Beth

02/12

A

Freehold Boro BOE

O’Donnell, Judith M

04/12

5

Toms River Township

Parrilla, Daisy

06/12

5

Hudson County

Piorkowski, Thomas

08/12

5

Lincoln Park Borough

Redfield, Susan J

04/12

1

Gloucester County College

Rosa, Lawrence M

05/12

A

Middlesex Co Bd of Social Srv

Sotomayor, Anderson

09/11

5

Cumberland County

Souza, Gary J

03/12

5

Freehold Twp Bd of Ed

Troublefield, Gai W

02/12

5

Union Co Bd of Social Services

Vallario, Danny J

02/12

5

Toms River School Dist

Vermeire, William R

05/12

A

Bergen County

Wadden, Sharon

03/12

5

Vineland City BOE

Wojtunik, Urszula A

04/12

5

Millburn Twp Public Schools

Youmans, Miriam E

06/12

C

Woodbine Developmental Center

Young, Lenise R

03/12

5

Brookdale Community College

Total = 38

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Capitano, Sharon
Woodbridge Township BOE 1/1/2008 5 9/22/2005 Reconsidered and Denied - No longer totally and permanently disabled; Continue in OAL
E-2 Mealey, John
Division of Youth and Family Services 12/1/2011 5 3/15/2004 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

McClinton, Delores

Treasury-Revenue
State of New Jersey

7/1/2011 5

4/1/2007
3/27/2008

Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(no record of 4/1/07 work incident)
E-4 Rivera-Guerrero, Angelique Perth Amboy BOE 1/1/2012 A 3/13/2006 Approved
E-5 Piccoli, Salvatore
Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac 6/1/2011 1 10/27/2009
6/18/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-6 Moanziano, Louis
Jersey City 11/1/2011 5 3/10/2011 Approved

E-7

Lauer, John
Union County Educational Services Commission 11/1/2012 C 3/1/2010 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Giannone, Alan
Township of Bloomfield 8/1/2011 C 4/13/2009 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-9

Figueroa, Doris
Montclair State University 1/1/2012 C 10/21/2009 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10 Lyon, Edward
State Police Civilian Employees 4/1/2012 5 9/25/2007 Tabled for new IME
E-11 Vassel, Sandra
Morris County 6/1/2011 5 12/16/2009
2/11/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(no report on file of 12/16/09
incident)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Bartolozzi, Alan - Secaucus - Honorable Service Request to postpone until
August meeting
Approved request to postpone
F-2+ Glassey, Stanley - Egg Harbor - Continuation of employment
following retirement
Cancel Retirement; Re-enroll; Repay Overpayment (Retirements and Enrollments)
F-3 Rosenberg, Gail - Caldwell West Caldwell BOE - Creditable Compensation
Approved (Retirements)
F-4+ Hlavaty, Dennis - Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital - Honorable Service
Denied filing for Deferred Retirement
F-5+ Fagan, William - Turnpike Authority - a) Honorable Service
b) Ordinary Disability Application
Partial Forfeiture a) Forfeit 10% of retirement benefit
b) Denied Ordinary; Offer Service
F-6+ Kerins, James - Woodbridge Township - Issue of bona fide retirement
Repay lesser of pension or salary earned after retirement (Retirements)
F-7 Sacks, Donald - Mercer County Comm Coll - Non bona fide retirement
Repay salary earned or retirement benefits paid (Retirements, Enrollments, External Audit)
F-8 Jovellanos, Adelina - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Honorable Service
Tabled; Motion failed to carry
F-9+ Curtis, Wesley - Passaic City - Return to Employment
Continue Retirement; Waive repayment of overpayment (External Audit)
F-10 McGuire, James - Division of Law - Request waiver of additional interest on loan
Denied (Trustee Culliton recused.)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Hackett, Mims - Essex County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2+ Nichols, Joyce - Cape May County - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and
granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted legal conclusions and grant Accidental Disability effective January 1, 2010; Modify initial decision to reject certain findings of fact and legal conclusions; Note exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-3 Mansfield, Charles - Gloucester County Improvement Auth -
Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision to dismiss the petitioner's appeal
Adopted
G-4+ Harrison CSEA - Request for clarification of Board determination
Retirees who retired or were approved for retirement before the June 15, 2011 decision of the Board are not affected by the decision to deny longevity in the 23rd and 24th year as creditable compensation
G-5 Sharp, Joseph - Union County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision and is making the petitioner repay all retirement benefits; Exceptions;
Reply to Exceptions
Adopted the legal conclusions of initial decision; Modify certain findings of fact; Note
exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-6 Hayden, Robert - Rutgers University - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted w/modification (Retirements, Health Benefits)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Piro, James - Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm. - Appeals the
Boards denial of condition applied to retirement approval
Denied; Not ripe for appeal
H-2 Stankowski, Jenny - Winslow Township BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Loschiavo, Dana - Depe Div of Parks & Forestry - Appeals
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Devereaux, William - NJ Department Military & Vet Affairs -
Appeals Board's decision on forfeiture
Approved
H-5 Brown, John - Rutherford Borough - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Cabrera, Rafael - Cranford Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Coleman, Patricia - Rutgers University - Request to reinstate account
Denied
J-2+ Rosen, Michele - Ocean County College - Creditable Compensation
Approved (Trustee Culliton abstained.)



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Poedubicky (deceased), David - Unemployment Ins & Disability - Chapter 221 Benefits
Approved acceptance of disability application and benefit under Option 3




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund B As of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-2 Adopted Rules
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D As of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B As of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund A As of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-9 State Investment Council Information
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1

New Business Chairman Flanagan informed Board of CWA request - Submission will be
presented as informational item on May agenda

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 16, 2012.

 

 
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