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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 16, 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: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 1:25 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Thomas Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, William O'Brien (10:22), Ron Winthers (10:22), Susanne Culliton, Ned Thomson


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Lisa Pointer; Amy Mazzeo: Mike Czyzyk; Raschelle Wiggins; Sharon Fenstermacher; Sunanda Rana; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Val McManus; Marylou Mayoros; Mark Schwedes; Donald Watkins; David Lane; Josephine Lane; Stephen Koffler; Grace Crossland; William Zagorski; Peter Fratwell; Joan White; Chris Miller; Patricia Montero; Hector Montero; Mary Dreggs



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 18, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1
Rossignolo, Elena
Judiciary Middlesex Co.
12/1/2011

5

Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2
Denes, Richard
Metuchen BOE
2/1/2012

5

Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-3
Warade, Joseph
Middlesex County Utilities Authority
1/1/2012

B

Off payroll over 2 yrs Approved
D-4
Medina, Nancy
Dept. of Children and Families
3/1/2012

5

Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5
Cooper, Kim
Judiciary Passaic Co.
12/1/2011

5

Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6
Freiday, Michael
Dept. of Environmental Protection
5/1/2011

B

Off payroll over 2 years Tabled for
honorable service review
D-7
Pindur, Evelyn
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
4/1/2012

5

Approved Ordinary; Denied retroactive effective date of May 1,
2011
D-8
Marinello, Frank
Bergen County
2/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
(DAG Pushko recused.)
D-9
Miksch, Carolyn
Waren Hills Reg. Schools
2/1/2012

5

Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-10
Blaise, Nelta

Woodbridge Dev Center

3/1/2012  

Tabled w/re-exam in September
D-11
DeLeonardo, Gerard
Juvenile Justice Commission
2/1/2012
A Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-12
Monthly OD Grid
 
 
  Approved with the exception of Dennis Massa, which is tabled for an IME
(see list below)
D-13
La Pira, Joseph
City of Linden
8/1/2010
5 Reconsideration Reconsidered and
Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Ahmed, Mamtaz

03/12

2

Rutgers University

Allison, William J

05/12

5

Regional Operations South

Anderson, Margaret A

05/12

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Austin, Debra A

05/12

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Baker, Juanita

06/12

B

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Bell, Earline

05/12

5

Camden City BOE

Brown, Lynne A

03/12

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Bruno, Angela

11/11

5

Vineland City

Carpenter, Karen M

05/12

D

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Correa, Luis E

07/12

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Cristofolo, Rosemarie

04/12

5

Hasbrouck Heights BOE

Cruz, Hector L

04/12

B

Woodbine Developmental Center

Dato, Nina

04/12

5

Bergen Community College

Davis, Shirley J

04/12

5

North Jersey Development Center

DePalma, Catherine

05/12

5

Hoboken City

Dietz, Brian P

05/12

A

Vineland Developmental Center

Donaldson, Pauline

07/12

1

Newark Public Schools

Dozier, Shirley

04/12

5

Elizabeth BOE

Dreyer, Mindy

11/11

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Feigus, Diane I

07/12

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Feliciano, Laverne

05/12

5

Camden County Health Services Center

Finch, Larry

05/12

5

UMDNJ

Fryar, Randolph Ii

03/12

C

Mercer Co Board of Social Service

Gallo, Martha

06/12

5

Hudson County

Garrett, Frances

07/12

5

The College of New Jersey

Gately, John J Jr

06/12

5

Montclair State University

Grecco, Michael A

08/12

D

Woodbury City

Haskoor, Lorraine

08/12

5

Lodi Housing Authority

Heffron, Richard

02/12

5

Regional Operations Central

Hemingway, Frank B

06/12

5

Dept. of Environmental Protection.

Hennion, Jeffrey A

04/12

5

Sussex County

Henry, Andrea

02/12

5

Middlesex County Improvement Authority

Jones, Janice E

06/12

5

Ocean County

LaBarr, David J

02/12

5

Wallkill Valley Regional H S

Lane, Robert

04/12

D

Newark Public Schools

Lindberg, John R

04/12

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Mackin, Vincent J

05/12

5

Ocean Co Utilities Authority

MaGuire, Anna L

10/11

5

Southern State Correctional Facility

*Massa, Dennis J

04/12

C

Motor Vehicle Commission

Mathis, Gwendolyn D

06/12

A

Newark Public Schools

McCawley, Carmella

05/12

5

North Brunswick Township

McElroy, Kathleen

06/12

D

Camden County Health Services Center

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

McGuinness, Phyllis A

11/11

5

Bernards Township

Meicke, William

07/12

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Michalowski, Carol

05/12

5

Union County

Nestor, Maureen R

01/12

A

New Jersey State Prison

Onorato, Antoinette

05/12

5

Verona BOE

Pacheco, Irving

04/12

1

Neptune Township

Pennoh, James H

01/12

D

Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital

Priliszh, Ronald A

04/12

D

Woodbridge Township

Randolph, Thomas

11/12

A

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Rauschert, Julie

04/12

C

Woodbine Developmental Center

Rios, Michelina

08/12

5

Carteret Borough

Robbins, Susan E

04/12

5

Commercial Twp BOE

Roman, Javier

04/12

A

Camden City BPE

Rosati, Deborah

03/12

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Sabia, Terry Lee

02/12

A

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Santos, Carlos

04/12

1

Camden City BOE

Schaffer, Madonna A

07/12

C

Pleasantville BOE

Sesely, Frances

01/12

C

Matawan Borough

Smith, Donna Lynn

01/12

5

Millville City

Stannard, Trena

05/12

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital

Termine, Susan A

04/12

A

Monmouth Ocean Ed Serv Comm

Thornton, Rose M

05/12

5

Sussex County

Torres, Awilda

05/12

5

Camden City BOE

Traupmann, Richard

05/12

C

Corrections-Adult Diagnostic & Treatment

Turis, Michael J

05/12

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

VanBarriger, Barbara A

06/12

1

Juvenile. Justice Commission

Weiss, Kathleen Ann

01/12

A

Regional Operations Central

Whitman, Brian Scott

02/12

A

Ocean County

Young, Victoria

05/12

5

Brookdale Community College

Ziegler, Joyce A

03/12

A

Disability Determinations

*Tabled for an IME                                                                  Total = 72

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Smith, Howard
Sea Isle City
11/1/2011
5
3/16/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)
E-2 Biebel, Gerald
Glassboro Borough
2/1/2012
5
11/17/2009
Approved

E-3

Downing, Crystal
Motor Vehicle
Commission
10/1/2011
5
7/27/2000
1/22/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(2009 incident occurred in parking lot)
E-4 Couch, Therletta
Dept. of Corrections
2/1/2012
5
9/6/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-5 Kramer, David
Medford Lakes BOE
2/1/2012
5
12/28/2010
Approved
E-6 Barron, Thomas
West Milford Twp. BOE
7/1/2012
C
10/15/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Simon-Moise, Marie

New Lisbon
Development Center
4/1/2011
5
1/2/2008
7/10/2008 12/10/2008
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Only eligible for Withdraw; Continue in OAL
E-8 Huff, Jeannette
Camden City BOE
11/1/2010
A
9/21/2007
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary;
Continue in OAL

E-9

Dodson, Belinda
Camden Co. Bd of Chosen Freeholders
4/1/2011
5
5/24/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; No longer total and permanent; Continue in OAL
E-10 Villanueva, Francisco
Franklin Twp BOE
2/1/2012
5
10/18/2010
Approved
E-11 Lucas, Venus
Newark Public
Schools
2/1/2012
5
6/24/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-12 Sederland, Robert
Ocean City BOE
2/1/2012
C
8/10/2005
Tabled for clarification from MRB
E-13 Gitto, Peter
Atlantic City MUA
1/1/2012
5
2/1/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-14 Blue, Theresa
NJ Turnpike Authority
10/1/2011
1
6/23/2009
6/23/2009
6/20/2010
6/20/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-15 Dreggs, Mary
Dept of Child Services
12/1/2007
5
3/26/2001
3/26/2001
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-16 Duran, Rosemarie
Woodbine
Developmental Center
12/1/2011
C
10/3/2006
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Watkins, Donald - Newark City - Return to Employment
Repay salary earned from January 2009 through 2010; Offer 10 year repayment schedule
(Vote: 6:1:1; Nae: Trustee Maurer; Abstained: Trustee Winthers) (Retirements, External
Audit)
F-2 Jovellanos, Adelina - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Maurer)
F-3+ Lane, David - Somerdale Borough - Employment after Retirement
Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits (Retirements,
External Audit, Enrollments)
F-4 Paredes, Julio - Motor Vehicle Commission - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement)
F-5+ Koffler, Stephen - The College of New Jersey - Employment after Retirement Waiver repayment (Trustee Culliton abstained)
F-6+ Crossland, Grace - Trenton City BOE - Issue of bona fide retirement
Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits (Retirements,
External Audit, Enrollments)
F-7+ Zagorski, William - Union County College - Non bona fide retirement
Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits; Offer 10 year
repayment schedule (Retirements, External Audit, Enrollments)
   


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Brooks, James - Willingboro Twp. BOE - Appellate Division Decisions
Appellate Court reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-2 Marsh, Jean for John (deceased) - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital -
Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court upheld the Board's decision in requiring
repayment of the overpayment issued in error
Noted
G-3 Ciccarone, Thomas - Chatham Township - Appellate Division Decisions
Appellate Court dismissed appeal; as the Board did not render a final agency decision
Noted
G-4 Clain, Harry - Rutgers University - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-5 Kochel, David - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Boards decision that Mr. Kochel did not retire as Township Manager until Sept 2007 and that he must return pension benefits paid for June, July & August and to pay contributions based on salary earned in that period
Adopted ALJ decision
G-6 Linnett, Judith - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial to reactivate
her expired PERS account allowing the transfer into her active TPAF account
Tabled for DAG to reply to exceptions
G-7 Erbetta, John - Middlesex County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and has granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective June 1, 2009
Adopted ALJ decision



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Raively, William - Vineland Housing Authority - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Coogen, Allen - Roxbury Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability (Retirements)
H-3 Stepp, Debra - South Brunswick BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 McNeil, Robert - Roxbury Twp. - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability (Retirements)
H-5 Colter, Gloria - Essex County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Kelly, Meredith - Community College - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7+ White, Joan - Passaic Co Bd of Social Services - Appeals the Board's denial of enrollment
Denied (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained.)
H-8 Cargill, Ursula - Dept of Education - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Bell, Michael - Atlantic City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Lespinasse, Louise - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability (Retirements)
H-11 Simmons, Charles - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Pellicoro, Anne - Vernon Township BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-13 Lockett, Carolyn - Brookdale Community College - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-14 Adams, Linda - Ocean County - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-15 Hope, Marie - Vineland Developmental Center - Request for appeal of denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits to go back to OAL
Approved
H-16 Coleman, Patricia - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's denial to reinstate account
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Iacono, Anthony - Passaic City - Creditable service in PERS
Denied
J-2 Montero, Patricia - Bergen County - Request to combine PERS accounts
Denied and Denied additional service credit



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance
Noted
L-2 Executed Settlement Agreement
Noted
L-3 Information on Investment Return Assumption from CWA
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A As of March 31, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of March 31, 2012
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance for March 31, 2012
Noted
L-7 Sample new disability evaluation sheet (in progress)
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 20, 2012.

 

 
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