Governor Chris Christie • Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno  
The Official Web Site For The State of New Jersey - Department of Treasury
Global Navigation
FAQs Departments/ Agencies Services A to Z NJ Home Page
Disclaimer
Twitter YouTube Facebook
Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
APRIL 17, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 12:40 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Ron Winthers, Pete Maurer, William O'Brien, Thomas Bruno, Ned Thomson, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis (arrived 10:15), Susanne Culliton


Absent: Benjamin Hurst

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cervosky; Marylou
Mayoros; Val McManus; Michael Weik; Mike Czyzyk; Sunanda Rana; Sharon
Fenstermacher; Angelina Scales; Gregory Busch, attorney; Walter Gajewski; James
Rolle; Teresa Johnson-Davis; Elaine Sherrer; Bennie Langford; David Skand,
attorney; Carmela Pierce; Charles Pierce



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 20, 2013
Approved (Trustee O'Brien abstained.)


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
Return to Employment
Approved
C-4
Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Davis, Stanley
City of Trenton
10/1/2011
A
a) Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2010 through termination
b) Ordinary Disability -Denied; Offer Deferred
D-2 Marrazzo, Kim
Sayerville BOE
12/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Lockhart, Curtis
Hunterdon Developmental Center
8/1/2012
5
Approved
D-4 Young, Joseph
Cinnaminson Twp.
6/1/2012
A
Approved
D-5 Neiderman, Lisa
Treasury-Division
of Pensions and Benefits
7/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary; Continue in OAL
(Trustee Culliton abstained.)
D-6 Hatcher, Darrell
Newark City
11/1/2012
D
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Johnson, Sandy
Woodbridge Developmental Center
10/1/2012
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8 Harrington, Ellen
Motor Vehicle Commission
2/1/2012
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-9 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Pamela S

08/13

D

Camden Co Health Services Center

Adams, Wayne H

12/12

5

Somerset Co Park Commission

Aiello, Judy R

01/13

5

Pinelands Reg School District

Best, Gregory M

08/12

D

Union County

Borg, Susan

06/13

5

West Orange Township

Chism, James E

09/12

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Cianci, Gerard

05/12

5

Kean University

DeMarco, Victoria

04/13

B

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

Destefano, Camille

12/12

5

Hudson County

Dick, Doris C

02/13

A

Logan Township BOE

Diehl, Ronnie W

07/12

5

Edison Twp BOE

Elston, Charles

07/13

5

Bergen County

Felton, Artis

05/13

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Funk, Deborah L

06/13

D

Camden Co Health Services Center

Hernandez, Jaime

10/12

5

Vineland City BOE

Horner, Thomas M

01/13

5

Maple Shade BOE

Kokola, Walter A

01/13

A

Dept Environmental Protection

Massar, Pauline

09/13

C

New Milford BOE

Mattoon, Martha A

03/13

5

Bergen County

McCallister, Vincent J

03/13

A

Ocean County College

Mendez, Marie

01/13

5

Mercer County Community College

Mendola, Patricia Gail

11/12

A

Turnpike Authority

Mirabile, Roberta

08/13

5

Veterans Mem Home at Menlo Park

Moellering, Rainer Karl

04/13

C

Toms River School Dist

Monahan, Patrick J

04/13

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Moore, Curtis T

12/12

2

East Orange City

Murphy, Yvette M

07/13

5

Treasury-Capitol Post Office

Nelson, Steven C

06/13

A

Penns Grove Carneys Point Reg

Newins, Kimberly A

02/13

5

Bayshore Reg Sewerage Authority

Perrone, Kevin M

04/13

D

Lacey Township

Pieters, Piet Scott

07/12

5

Turnpike Authority

Reed, Polly

02/13

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Reilly, Jan E

05/13

5

Ocean County

Reynolds, Linda

03/13

A

Rutgers University

Richardson, Jasper

03/13

A

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Rodriguez, Gladys

04/13

D

Vineland Developmental Center

Schmitt, David A

04/13

5

Dept of Children and Families

Sciarrillo, Michael R

03/13

1

Edison Township

Sedlak, Edward J

02/13

5

Judiciary/Gloucester County

Shugarts, Cathleen M

02/13

5

Clearview Regional BOE

Smith, Calliston W

02/13

A

Bayonne Housing Authority

Snyder, Ewa

03/13

D

South Brunswick Township

Stanczewski, Judith A

01/13

5

Middlesex County

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Torres, Frank

01/13

1

Clifton City BOE

Troche, Irving

11/12

D

Perth Amboy BOE

Trout, Sandra P

05/13

A

Jackson Township BOE

Turowski, Diane

06/13

5

Kearny Town

Vargas, Aida

02/13

5

Passaic BOE

Weaver, Mark A

01/13

1

Bayonne City

Williams, Robert C

08/13

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Wlodarczyk, Maria J

04/13

A

Carteret Borough

Wood, Christopher P

01/13

D

Garden State Reception & Youth Correctional Center

Yanchitis, Diane

03/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Total = 53




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

 

DECISION

E-1

Shack-Lockett, Deloria

Trenton BOE
1/1/2013
1
2/10/2004
11/28/2005
11/9/2010
11/14/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Helm, Brenda
Dept. of Children &
Families
1/1/2012
5
9/14/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-3

Ladson, Richard
Jersey City
Public Schools
8/1/2012
5
5/9/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Whelan, Donna

DDD Community
Services
3/1/2012
5
6/3/1997
Denied Accidental, Offer Early

E-5

Murphy, Mariann
Dennis Twp.
6/1/2012
5
8/22/2008
Tabled for clarification from the
employer
E-6 Marrazzo, Pasquale
Mercer County
6/1/2012
 
2/26/2011
3/30/2012
Request to Postpone Tabled until
May 15, 2013

E-7

Roman, Idamiz
Middlesex County
1/1/2013
5
3/1/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Castronova, Carmine
Freehold Township
6/1/2011
1
5/20/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Gawron, Thomas
Juv. Jus. Comm.
Central Office
1/1/2013
5
6/7/2011
Approved
E-10 Murray, Nancy
Lenape Regional H S
District
1/1/2013
5
9/9/2008
Approved

E-11

Davis, Walter
NJ Turnpike Authority
1/1/2013
C
4/9/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-12 Sidney, Edline
Passaic County
10/1/2012
5
11/29/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-13

McKnight, Shirley
Passaic County
10/1/2012
5
8/18/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-14 Haverick, Duane
Montville Township
4/1/2013
A
4/19/2012
Approved

E-15

DiGioia, James

Union City
10/1/2012
A
5/26/2010
Approved
E-16 Mercado, Rosa
Passaic County
12/1/2012
C
11/3/2010
Approved

E-17

Hernandez, Juan
Princeton
9/1/2012
5
12/19/2006
Involuntary Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Pierce, Carmela - Westampton Township - Issue of Bona-fide retirement
Cancel Retirement; Re-enroll; Repayment of overpayment of pension; Approved 10 year
repayment schedule (Retirements, Enrollments, External Audit)
F-2+ Gajewski, Walter - Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office - Honorable Service
Deferred Retirement
Approved Retirement (not job related) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Hall, Dora - Departmemt of Education - Honorable Service Service Retirement
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit 21 months of service and salary; Approve Service retirement
(Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-4 Clark, Richard - Bayonne City - Honorable Service Deferred Retirement;
Request to postpone
Approved postponement
F-5+ Sherrer, Lydell - a) Honorable Service
b) Dependecy while incarcerated
Tabled pending adjudication of Superior Court procedings
F-6 McNerney, Dennis - Holmdel Township BOE - Dependency
during incarceration
Denied
F-7+ Langford, Bennie - South Woods Prison-Dept. of Cor - Return to
Employment
Repay lesser of salary or pension; Approve 10 year repayment schedule (Retirements,
External Audit)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Planko, Georgiana - Middlesex County College - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Paluzzi, Louise - Unemployment Ins & Disability - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Cohen, J. Sheldon - Fort Lee Borough - Reinstated to OAL
Approved
G-4 McClenahan, Cathy for Dennis (deceased) - West Windsor Plainsboro -
Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Brakel, Thomas - West Windsor Plainsboro Reg - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Barnes, Martin - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's denial of total
forfeiture of retirement benefits; Granted a partial forfeitue instead; Exceptions
Rejected ALJ Findings of Fact and Conlcusions of Law; Reaffirm Board's decision; Noted
Exceptions
G-7 Viglietta, Josephine - Freehold Reg. H. S. District - Initial
Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability retirment benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-8 Shapiro, Esperanza - UMD-NJ - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial
of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-9 Mauriello, Michael (deceased) - Essex County - Initial Decision ALJaffirmed the
Board's denial of the acceptance of Mr. Mauriello's retirement application; Exceptions;
Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-10 Pierce, Bruce - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions;
Withdraw Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted the withdrawal of exceptions and petitioners request to return
to employment
G-11 Helik, Mary - Judicary - Reinstate to OAL
Approved
G-12 Green, Teresa - Camden City BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Lynch, Robert - Salem County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Hayes, Yvette - Camden Co BD of Social Services - Appeals the Board's denial
of ordinary disability retirment benefits
Approved
H-3 Walker, Anthony - NJ State Parole Board - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Cloyd, Janice - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of
deferred retirement benefits
Denied
H-5 Cardella, Anthony - Shrewsbury Borough BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Grupico, Francesco - Brulington County/Payroll Dept. - Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Placide, Francina - Bergen County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Nieves, Evelin - Passaic County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Smith, Carol - Princeton Regional School - Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Lu, Yunyu - Burlington County/Payroll Dept - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement
Approved
H-11 Stagg, Ruth - Division of Youth & Family Services - a) Hearing
Request; Appeals the Board's denial of continued retirement due to return to employment -
Approved
b) Request for Stay - Approved
H-12 Graves-Murphy, Surlisa - Department of Education - Appeals the
Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-13 Marks, Ray - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Kevin Baxter vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Juan Corbacho vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund A As of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D As of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B As of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E As of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance For February 28, 2013
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 15, 2013.

 
spacer

Pensions and Benefits: Home | Employer Manual | Health Benefits | Forms and Publications | Counseling Appointments
Treasury: Home | ServicesPeopleBusinesses | Divisions/AgenciesFormsContact Us
Statewide:
NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 -
This site is maintained by the Division of Pensions and Benefits.
 

Reports Accessibility Statement Legal Statement Privacy Notice Contact Us Open Public Records Act Proposed Rules and Amendments Comment or Petition for new Rule Division/Ageny Statutes and Rules Electronic Notification Twitter YouTube Facebook