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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 15, 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: 10:12 AM

Adjourned: 3:21 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Ron Winthers, Thomas Bruno, William O'Brien, Ned Thomson (left at
2:15), Susanne Culliton


Absent: Benjamin Hurst, Peter Maurer and Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Amy Cerovsky; Michael Weik; Mike Czyzyk; Sharon Fenstermacher; Sunanda Rana; Raschelle Wiggins; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Angelina Scales; Mark Schwedes; DAG Chris Tattory; Pamela Islam; Craig Gumpel, attorney; Frank Sullivan; Ira Mintz, attorney; Margaret Fay; Nathanya Simon; Harold R. Smith; Edward Gitto; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Paul McDougall; Richard Friedman, attorney; Teresa Langston; David Beckett, attorney; Robert DeAngelo; Judy Jiles; Alan Niedz, attorney; James Cleary; Lawrence Leven, attorney; Margaret Abrams; George Abrams; Anthony laRusso, attorney; Allan Roth, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 17, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

 

None



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
Brownfield, Robin
Camden County College
9/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2
Sereno, Nancy
Montville Twp BOE
12/1/2012
5
Approved
D-3
Islam, Pamela

South Woods State
Prison
 2/1/2012
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred
D-4
Karnitsky, Ronald
Howell Twp. BOE
7/1/2013
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5
Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved with exception of George Arney who changed from Ordinary to Veteran (see list below)
D-6 Rodriguez, Antonia
Irvington BOE 1/1/2013
A
Off payroll over 2 years Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alexander, Tonya

05/13

1

Princeton Joint Public Library

Alloway, Charlene D

08/12

2

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Armstrong, Paulette

08/12

5

Mercer County

Bell, Deloria Anne

05/13

A

Superior Court of NJ

Brummerstedt, David B

07/13

5

North Bergen BOE

Buck, Curtis O

03/13

B

State Police Civilian Employees

Burns, Martin

12/12

5

Fairfield Township

Capone, Michael Jr.

03/13

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Carollo, Anna

02/13

5

Franklin Lakes BOE

Chirdo, Theresa M

01/14

5

Roxbury Twp BOE

Clancy, Kathleen M

05/13

5

Wildwood City

Cordero, Severo

04/12

5

Hudson County

Curreri, Phillip A Jr

05/13

5

Evesham Twp BOE

Czech, Patricia J

11/12

5

Florence Township BOE

DeLisa, Daniel A III

03/13

5

Turnpike Authority

DeVirgilio, Karen

05/13

B

Passaic County

Evans, Jayne P

04/13

5

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

Fine, Sandra L

05/13

A

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Fisher, Theresa V

05/13

1

South Bound Brook BOE

Fuzes, George P

04/13

A

Mercer County

Ganley, George J

12/12

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Johnson, Linda

03/13

5

Freehold Reg H S District

Keenan, Robert F

11/12

B

Gloucester City BOE

Kernan, Judie J

07/13

C

Salem Co Special Services Sch Dist

Kominkiewicz, Fawn M

07/13

A

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Kutakoff, Jeffrey A

04/13

5

Joint Meeting Essex & Union Co

Lockhart, Vernell

04/13

1

Passaic County

Longo, Catherine D

02/13

5

Department Of Labor

Ludwig, Joan Helene

10/12

5

Hamilton Township

Mick, George E

01/13

5

Manchester Township

Owens, Gail D

01/13

C

Treasury-Div of Pensions & Ben.

Petruccelli, Salvatore

08/13

A

Westfield Town BOE

Plowman, William

11/13

B

Division Of Consumer Affairs

Rawal, Yogeshchandra C

05/13

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Robinson, Felice

05/13

5

Camden Co Bd of Social Services

Ruland, Donna M

05/13

5

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Ryan, Lisa Anne

04/13

2

West Milford Township BOE

Sanchez, Matilde

07/12

5

Camden City BOE

Simmons, Joretha

12/12

D

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Taylor, Epifania C

06/13

5

Camden Co Health Services Center

Taylor, Norma K

03/13

5

Lawrence Township

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Toth, Juliana

03/13

5

Rutgers University

Wilcox, Laurie Jeane

08/13

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Winner, Timothy Scott

05/13

A

Deptford Twp BOE

Wnek, Karen

05/13

A

Metuchen Boro BOE

Zink, Jeffrey

03/13

B

Veterans Mem. Home, Vineland

Total = 46


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Rolax, Debra
Albert C. Wagner
Youth Corr Fac
3/1/2013
5
8/20/2011
Approved
E-2 Tigner, James
Middlesex County
2/1/2013
5
5/2/2012
Approved

E-3

Williams, Lance
Atlantic County
5/1/2011
1
2/22/2009
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Only eligible for
Withdrawal; Continue in OAL
E-4 Torello, Joseph
Albert C. Wagner
Youth Corr Fac
1/1/2013
5
5/21/2010
Approved

E-5

Elliott, Kathleen
Beverly City Municipal
Bldg
6/1/2012
A
7/29/2003
a) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture
b) Accidental Disability Denied
Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-6 Habershan, Wanda
Vineland
Developmental Center
3/1/2013
5
9/30/2010
Approved

E-7

Seber, Rosemary
NJ Turnpike
5/1/13
4
6/26/2011
Approved
E-8 Matotta, Vincent


Passaic County
6/1/2013
A
9/18/2008
10/7/2010
5/11/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

DeLucca, Debra
Wayne Township
5/1/2012
5
11/4/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10 Minor, Elizabeth
Ocean County
3/1/2013
5
12/27/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (during commute)

E-11

Merullo, Thomas
Howell Township
2/1/2013
5
11/26/2007
Approved
E-12 Holsten, Brian
South Brunswick BOE
7/1/2013
5
3/6/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Marrazzo, Pasquale

Mercer County
6/1/2012
 
2/26/2011
3/30/2012
a) Honorable Service
b) Accidental Disability application - Request to Postpone
Approved
request to postpone until June 19,
2013
E-14 Dupree, Casper
North Jersey
Developmental Center
12/1/2012
2
11/3/2011
Approved

E-15

Chambers, Rachel
Department of
Children
and Families Services
12/1/2012
1
8/22/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-16

Lilly, Susan
Greenbrook Regional
Center
3/1/2012
5
1/28/2011
Approved

E-17

McMillan, Patricia
Passaic County
8/1/2013
5
12/14/2011
Approved

E-18

Conti, Joseph
Dept. of
Transportation
7/1/2012
B
12/4/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Sullivan, Frank - Piscataway Township -Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Reduced by percentage represented by years of dishonorable service (4 years), divided by total service; Apply prospectively (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-2+ Fay, Margaret - Dept. of Children & Families -Honorable Service No Forfeiture; Approve Retirement (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Smith, Harold - Kean University -Issue of bona fide retirement
Repay salary as Associate Vice President from February 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006;
Continue retirement (Retirement Buerau, External Audit)
F-4+ Gitto, Edward - Edgewater Park Twp. -Issuse of Bona fide retirement
Repay salary earned from 2007 forward; Approve repayment over 10 years (External Audit,
Retirements)
F-5+ McDougall, Paul - Dover Town - Return to Employment
Approved appeal; No repayment required (External Audit)
F-6 Fisher, Terry -Passaic Co BD of Social Services - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (Retirements, Audit)
F-7 Cleary, James - Middlesex County - See J-1
F-8+ Langston, Teresa - Depe. Division of Enforcement - Return to
Employment
Continue Retirement; Repay total salary earned (External Audit, Retirements)
F-9+ Jiles, Judy - Dept of Children and Families - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (Retirements, Audit)
F-10+ DeAngelo, Robert - Return to Employment
Tabled for clarification from Division (External Audit)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 DiFrancescantonio, Leonardo - Newark Public Schools Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Cloyd, Janice - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital -Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-3 Davydow, Michael - Woodbine Developmental Center -Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-4 Thomas, Andrew-NJ Institute of Technology -Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Stepp, Debra - South Brunswick BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Sim, Young - Camden City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-7 Engelman, Joann - NJ Economic Dev Authority - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Graham, Lydia - Camden County Health Services CTR -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Grier, Mabel - Judiciary/Passaic County - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Swatton, Roswitha - Trenton Pysch Hospital -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirment benefits
Approved
H-4 Ziegler, Brenda - Appeals the Board's denial of eligilibity in PERS
Approved
H-5 Zaborniak, Charles - Mercer County -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Caraballo, Jose - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Mahon, Nancy - Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Weeks-Natson, Donna - Middlesex Co Bd of Social Services Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Whelan, Donna Marie - DDD Community Services Upper - Appeals the Board's denial Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Pinto, Irma -Stratford BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Sharper, Lillian - Paulsboro BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Cleary, James - Middlesex County - Enrollment Eligibility Denied appeal; Transmit to OAL with existing matter
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 McGrosky, Walter(deceased) - CPM Project Management -Request retired death benefits
Denied
K-2 Santopietro, John(deceased) - Bayonne Municipal Util. Auth. - Contested Claim
Affirm Division's decision to pay estate; Approve OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Edward J. Jablonski vs. TPAF
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Christopher Onesti vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E As of March 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B As of March 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefits claims
Noted
L-7 Settlement Agreement
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance For March 31, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 19, 2013.

 
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