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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 18, 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: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 2:00 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, John Lowden, Tom Bruno, Ned Thomson, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Peter Maurer and Ron Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Rita Partyka; Joseph Zisa; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; Amy Mazzeo; Carmella Joseph; Mark Schwedes; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Lewis Cohn, attorney; Joseph Palitto; Constance Palitto; Michael Giarrusso, attorney; Loretta Armstrong; Craig Moran, attorney; Peter Harcar; Mary Glass; William O'Brien; Nicholas Montenegro, attorney; Alfonso Santoro; John
Dell'Aquilo; Lance Manocchio; Steven Sutkin; Ken Hartman; Bill O'Brien



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 20, 2011
Approved (Trustees Buriani-DeSantis and Lowden abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 New Legislation requiring Certifying Officer training - Division Staff Presentation - (See L-7) Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved with exception of Carol Stanton Meier for further administrative review
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved (Trustee Thomson abstained.)


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Santalucia, Joseph
North Brunswick Township
1/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Hargrove, Louise
Department of Children & Families
2/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Doctor, Mary
Trenton City
3/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Borden, Deborah
Marlboro Twp. Fire District and Monmouth County Bd. of Chosen Freeholders
3/1/2011
5
Approved with condition
D-5 Hope, Marie
Vineland Developmental Center
4/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved (see list below)
D-7 Zayes, Wilda
Union County Social Services
2/1/2011
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8 Douglas, Denise
Office of the Public Defender
7/1/2010
5
Approved
D-9 Cannon, Dornice
Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. Facility
11/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Aruta, Bruce D

02/11

C

South Brunswick BOE

Autera, Judilyn

04/11

C

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Ballias, Sofia N

04/11

D

Richard Stockton College

Bender, Ronald M

06/11

D

Turnpike Authority

Boone, Rhonda A

04/11

5

Dept of Children & Families

Bowyer-Sims, Patricia

07/11

1

Vineland Developmental Center

Brown, Carmen

04/11

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Bryant, Sandra Louise

10/10

1

Orange City BOE

Castaneda, Linda

04/11

5

Elizabeth BOE

Costa, Fernando

12/10

5

Elizabeth City

Craparo, Deborah S

06/11

2

Holmdel Township BOE

Davis, Brenda

04/11

5

Veteran Affairs - Paramus

Duncan, Daquan

07/11

A

Dept of Children & Families

Elkin, Bill

04/11

1

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Falcone, Michael

06/11

5

Bergen County

Fratello, Diana R

06/11

5

Linden City

Gertsen, Mary Frances T

04/11

B

Branchburg Twp BOE

Gordon, Raymond J Jr

05/11

A

Dept Military & Veteran Affairs

Grissett, Lillian

04/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Hall, Cynthia

05/11

5

Roselle Borough

Hawkins, Daryl E

07/11

5

Morris School District

Heigh, Dorothy M

07/11

1

Vineland Developmental Center

Johnston, Elba P

08/11

1

Camden Co Board of Social Service

Kemp, Asher

06/10

5

Northern State Prison

Kennebrew, Moses

03/11

5

Trenton City

Kriss, Nicholas

05/11

5

Div of Alcohol Beverage Control

LaBrutto, Dominic

05/11

5

Union County

LaVoie, Kelly E

04/11

5

Turnpike Authority

Lea, Richard L

12/10

5

Teaneck Township

Lehmann, Christopher Paul

02/11

5

Middlesex County

Lenihan, Michael G

05/11

1

Trenton City

Lezcano, Ana C

05/11

A

Clifton City

Lofton, Mary E

04/11

C

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Mantoni, Robert J

05/11

2

Phillipsburg Town BOE

Marble, Lee

02/11

5

Seaside Park Borough

Mayo, Ronald

06/11

A

Jersey City MUA

McKinney, Maryetta

07/11

A

Monmouth Co Div of Social Service

Michelson, Ivis

07/11

5

Union City BOE

Mosley, Rose M

05/11

5

Juvenile. Justice. Comm.

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Muntz, Elizabeth A

07/10

2

Logan Township BOE

Odo, Judith Ann

07/11

5

Bergen County

Opitz, Patricia A

05/11

A

Warren Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Overton, Isaac L Jr

01/11

5

Pleasantville BOE

Peters, Marie

06/11

5

Stafford Township BOE

Reinert, George

01/11

5

Dover Town

Reynolds, Virginia

03/11

5

Division of Employee Support

Santiago, Maria D

11/10

1

Rutgers University

Shanahan, Denise M

06/11

A

Turnpike Authority

Solowynsky, Sheila

06/11

5

Toms River School Dist

Tarquinio, Doris

06/11

A

Judiciary/Union County

Taylor, Howard M Jr

05/11

B

Stony Brook Regional Sewerage Auth

Toscano, Dawn

05/11

D

Pleasantville Housing Auth

Veasey, James

06/11

5

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corrections

Volpe, Andrew

05/11

A

Elizabeth City

Warner, John T

05/11

5

Delanco Twp BOE

Williams, Nicole S

09/10

5

East Orange City BOE

Total = 56


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Martinez, Santiago
Peth Amboy Housing Authority
10/1/2010
5
3/6/2003
Off payroll more than two years Tabled for clarification from IME
E-2 Reinert, Adam
Paramus Borough
1/1/2011
5
12/4/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-3

Kenny, Mary

NJ Turnpike Authority
1/1/2011
5
7/14/2008
Approved
E-4 Riley, Barbara

Judiciary/Cumberland County
1/1/2011
5
10/29/2004
Tabled Accidental for IME, Grant Interim Ordinary Disability
E-5 Davis, Rosalie

Lindenwold Borough Board of Education
4/1/2011
C
9/10/2009
Approved 
E-6 Cribb, Glen
Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority
3/1/2011
5
3/23/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Carreras, Noel
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners
1/1/2011
B
2/21/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Molotzak, Michele
Edna Mahan Corr. Fac. For Women
12/1/2010
5
4/15/2005 5/10/2005 6/19/2006 6/20/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Service



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Palitto, Joseph - Roselle Park Borough - Honorable Service
Tabled pending decision of abritrator
F-2 Schultz, John - Atlantic City - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture
F-3+ Armstrong, Loretta for Fredrick (dec'd) - Department of Corrections - Honorable Service Death benefits for surviving spouse
Denied; Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement)
F-4+ Harcar, Peter - Hunterdon County - Honorable Service deferred retirement
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement)
F-5 Crecco, Anthony - County Board of Taxation - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Retirement Bureau)
F-6+ Glass, Mary - UMDNJ - Request for Option change
Denied
F-7+ Santoro, Alfonso - Ocean County - Honorable Service
Tabled (motion failed to carry); Resubmit at June 15, 2011 meeting (Trustee Thomson
recused.)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Brown, Denise - Paterson City - Appellate Division Decisions Affirmed the
Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-2 Jones, Millie - NJ Vets Mem Home at Menlo Park - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Bockius, Deborah - Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Reilly, Bernard - Middletown Township - Request for further
administrative review of OAL case
Refer to Audit Section for review under IRS test (Trustee Bruno recused.) (Audit Section)
G-5 Bonanno, Angelo - Retired from Union County - Settlement
Proposal in matter of return to employment
Rejected Settlement Proposal (Trustee Bruno recused.)
G-6 Bezama, Ana - Jersey City Public Schools - Request to re-open OAL matter
Denied
G-7 Frost, Tina - Division of Criminal Justice - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Prosecutors Part pension credit for May 8, 2000 through April 8, 2005
Adopted ALJ decision
G-8 Wood, Harold - Freehold Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-9 Barends, Johann - Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac. - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Mansfield, Charles - Gloucester Co. Improvement Authority - Appeals the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Goldenbaum, Dennis - Lawrence Township - Appeals the Board's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Destito, Elisabetta - Bayonne BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Mauriello, Michael - Essex County - Appeals the Board's denial to accept the
retirement application as being filed for Michael Mauriello (deceased)
Approved
H-5 Lee, William - Gloucester City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Frame, Herman - Lower Township Bd of Ed - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Dell'Aquilo, John - Camden County College - Eligibility for PERS Service Credit
Denied
J-2 Manocchio, Lance - Unemployment Ins. & Disability - Loan Status of outstanding loan in Bankruptcy
Denied delayed repayment; Denied extended repayment schedule
J-3 Wikowski, Judith - Burlington County Bd. Spcl. Services - Loan Status of
outstanding loan in Bankruptcy
Denied reduction of interest on loan
J-4 Sutkin, Steven - Property Mgmt. & Construction - Purchase Request to Purchase provisional employment Denied (Trustee Culliton recused.)



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Ehredt, Patrick (deceased) - Burlington Township - Beneficiary Designation
Approved (designation was appropriate) (Death Claims)




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions David Filippello vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund A As of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-6 Proposed Amendment N.J.A.C. 17:1-1.9
Noted
L-7 New Legislation requiring Certifying Officer training - Division Staff Presentaton - MOVED
TO B-1
L-8 County Mid-Election Report
Noted
L-9 Trial Balance For March 31, 2011
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E As of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund D As of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-12 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-13 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900 Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 15, 2011.

 
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