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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 19, 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: 10:12 AM

Adjourned: 2:55 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Pete Maurer, Ned Thomson, Tom Bruno, Ron Winthers (arrived 10:30), Susanne Culliton


Absent: Christine Veliz, John Lowden

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Amy Mazzeo; Mark Schwedes; Val Tarr; Mike Czyzyk; Hank Schwedes; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Ruth Winthers; Barbara Petty; John Marshall, attorney; Kevin DeMatteo; Victor Matthews, attorney; Richard Tucci; James Page; Ren`e Page; William Elliott; Bonnie Elliott; Steven Johnson; Stephen Kessler; Michael Schottland, attorney; Lawrence O'Reilly; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Brian Laskiewicz,
attorney; Cheryl Palermo, CWA Liaison



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 21, 2010
Approved (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Report of Sub-Committee on SIC representative
Tabled



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 Slavin, Kathryn
Bergen County
5/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Hayden, Robert
Rutgers University
1/1/2007
A
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary; Continue Service; Continue in OAL
D-3 Kintner, Anson
Newton BOE
12/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Petty, Barbara
NJ Turnpike Authority
1/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Approved
D-5 Butterfield, Linda
Dennis Township
4/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-6 Seepaul, Roopnarine
Division of Law and Public Safety
1/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary; Continue in OAL
D-7 Hitchner, Pamela
South Woods Prison
5/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-8 Lake, Dana
Township of Hanover
12/1/2006
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdrwal from OAL
D-9 Felton-Pierce, Joy
County of Essex
8/1/2007
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary; Continue in OAL
D-10 Brown, Gloria
Division of Pension and Benefits
1/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-11 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved pending Dorothy Andrew and Amelia Rivera verification of purchase (see list below)
D-12 Meeking, Charles
New Lisbon Developmental Center
10/1/2009
5
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-13 Walton, Maureen
Dept. of Banking & Insurance  
  1/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alston, Bianca L

04/10

5

Camden City BOE

*Andrews, Dorothy C

05/10

5

Hudson County

Ayala, Maria C

06/10

5

Passaic City

Babcock, Christopher

03/10

A

Ringwood Borough

Blake, Irene

10/09

5

Division of Law

Bostic, Sarah

05/10

5

Camden Co Bd of Social Services

Brandt, Kathryn

05/10

5

Monroe Township

Brown, Milly

04/10

1

Mercer County

Buchman, Michael

04/10

5

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Carey, Jane Catherine

04/10

D

Camden Co Health Services Ctr

Carnuccio, Francis, II

04/10

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Clark, Leon Alfred, Jr

01/10

5

Trenton City BOE

Cosgrove, Mary T

05/10

D

Elizabeth BOE

Craver, Marie A

02/10

5

DEP

Davison, James

07/10

1

Howell Township

DeBartolo, Michael J

05/10

A

Palisades Park Borough

Ehring, Robert W Jr

08/09

1

Middlesex County

Evans-Foreman, Darlene

07/09

5

Camden City BOE

Faggiano, Barbara Jean

04/10

A

Monroe Twp BOE

Fish, Janice L Dillon

02/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Foster, Jacqueline

03/10

1

Newark Housing Authority

Fowler, Sandra

05/10

5

Plumsted Twp BOE

Fuller, Elizabeth C

08/10

5

Bergen Co Bd of Social Service

Gilbert, Jimmie

12/10

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Johnson, Sherryl R

01/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Leatherwood, Stanley

04/10

A

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Lillia, Gerard

05/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Macandile, Teresita M

04/10

1

Camden Co Health Services Ctr

Martinez, Debra A

09/09

5

Paterson BOE

Minkler, Catherine M

08/10

5

Woodbridge Township

Parrino, Leonard R

07/10

A

NJ Turnpike Authority

Pastor, Stephen J Jr

05/10

2

Transportation Systems Planning

Patterson, Albert R Sr

06/10

1

Camden City

Perez, Barbara L

04/10

5

VA - Paramus

Reese, Paula

05/10

5

Jersey City Housing Authority

*Rivera, Amelia

04/10

5

Middlesex Co Bd of Social Serv

Rivers, Eula M

09/09

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Rodriguez, Frank Jr

05/10

5

Hudson County

Schierloh, Elizabeth C

08/10

5

Ocean Co Board of Soc Service

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Simmons, Barbara A

08/10

D

Dept Children & Families

Smith, John P

04/10

B

DEPE

Spagnola, Jacqueline

03/10

5

Judiciary / Passaic County

Stefanovic, Connie

02/10

5

Unemployment Income Security

Stokes, Thomas F

07/10

A

Turnpike Authority

Tucubal, Salomon

07/10

D

West Windsor Plainsboro Reg

Versacio, Theodore S

01/10

B

Regional Operations Central

Vodola, Thomas

01/10

A

Long Branch BOE

Wright, Christopher

11/10

D

Bayonne City

Zagola, Michael E

10/10

B

Trenton City BOE

*Pending verification of purchase                                      



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Shoup, Claude
Middlesex County Utilities Authority
1/1/2010
5
9/4/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Konteh, Doris
Greystone Park Psych Hosp.
11/1/2009
1
9/6/2007
Approved

E-3

Goldman, Noah
Department of Transportation
8/1/2009
5
2/14/2006
Approved
E-4 Williams, Alfonzio
Department of Children & Families
9/1/2009
A
10/3/2006
10/3/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-5 Roman, Robin
Elizabeth City Board of Education
2/1/2010
5
1/18/2008
Approved
E-6 DeMatteo, Kevin
Regional Operations North
11/1/2007
5
9/28/2005
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years); Honorable Service - Moot

E-7

Simon, Michael
Camden Judiciary
5/1/2008
A
6/5/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL
E-8 Gangemi, Michele
Department of Children & Families
1/1/2008
5
9/28/2006 9/28/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-9

Papernik, Lori
Edison Twp. BOE
7/1/2010
5
9/6/2007
Reconsidered and Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary Disability
E-10 White, Ricky
County of Monmouth
9/1/2009
5
4/21/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-11 Davidson, William
Camden City BOE
12/1/2008
A
3/31/1998
5/15/2001
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Totally and Permanently disabled, but not related to either incident.)
E-12 Rosario, Victor
Woodbridge Developmental Center
6/1/2009
5
3/6/2007

Approved

 

E-13

Register, Luther
Newark Public Schools
2/1/2010
5
5/26/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-14 Corcino, Abraham
Hudson County
11/1/2009
5
12/28/2003
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-15 Kishko, Ronald
Regional Operations North
2/1/2010
5
10/27/2008
Approved

E-16

Rivera, Manuel
Middlesex County
9/1/2009
1
12/19/2008
Approved
E-17 Galebides, James
Sayerville BOE
12/1/2009
5
3/13/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-18 Patel, Ramesh
Department of Transportation, Contsruction & Materials
3/1/2009 A
5/27/2008
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL

E-19

Sciandra, John
Ocean County 3/1/2010 5
10/27/2008
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary Disability
E-20 Browne, Arthur
Superior Court of New Jersey-Monmouth County 2/1/2010 A
5/13/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (ongoing incidents)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Tucci, Richard - Regional Operations Central - Return to
Employment Disability Retiree
Tabled for further administrative review
F-2+ Page, James - Trenton City - Request for retroactive retirement benefits
Denied
F-3+ Elliott, William - Camden City BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit salary only from September1, 2007 through termination
(Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-4+ Johnson, Steven - New Jersey City University - Honorable Service
Resubmission
No Forfeiture
F-5+ Kessler, Stephen - Long Branch BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit all service and salary from Township of Ocean Sewerage
Authority (TOSA); Retroactive to January 1, 2004 (Retirement Bureau, Audit) (Trustee
Thomson recused.)
F-6+ O'Reilly, Lawrence - Division of Law - Prosecutors Part Eligibilty
Denied and Grant OAL Hearing



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Pulone, Edith - Department of Labor - Final Administrative Determinations
Purchase issue
Approved
G-2 Perez, Jack - Edison Township - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-3 Volpini, Charles - Disability Determinations - Initial Decision ALJ dismissed the matter for Failure to Appear
Adopted
G-4 Montani, Hugh - Perth Amboy City - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions; Noted other
submissions
G-5 Broyles, Elaine - Department of Community Affairs - Clarification of OAL matter
Deny on estoppel; Properly before ALJ; Continue in OAL


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Visconti, Randall - NJ Turnpike Authority - Appeals the Board's determination of forfeiture under deferred
Denied

H-2 Heineman, Paul - Lawrence Township - Appeals Board's denial
of partial forfeiture due to dishonorable service
Approved
H-3 Johnson, Carolyn - Vineland Developmental Center - Appeals Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Coniglio, Joseph - General Assembly - Appeals Board's determination of partial
forfeiture due to dishonorable service
Approved
H-5 Williams, Shelton - Camden City BOE - Appeals Board's denial
of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Dimura, Anthony - Somerset County-Finance Office - MEMBER WITHDREW REQUEST FOR HEARING
Noted
H-7 Still, Everlon - Camden City - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Younes, Nadia - Middlesex County - Appeals Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-9 Holl, John - Division of Criminal Justice - Appeals Board's denial for eligibility in
the Prosecutors Part of PERS
Approved
H-10 Spruill, William - Newark Public Schools - Appeals Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for January 31, 2010
Noted
L-2 Mid-Election Report: PERS State Representative
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 Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2009
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E As of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A As of December 31, 2009
Noted
L-12 Wire Transfers PERS-Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-13 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance police #14800 benefit claims
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 16, 2010.

 
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