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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MAY 20, 2015
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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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: 12:18 PM

Roll Call:

Pete Maurer, Ronald Winthers, Brian Currie, William O'Brien, Ned Thomson, Mary
Ann Ryan


Absent: Thomas Bruno and Benjamin Hurst

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Val McManus;
Cheryl Chianese; Sue Grant; Marc Greenfield; Claudine Ruscetta; Paul Donnelly;
Christos Diktas; Eric Bernstein, attorney; Thomas Lanza, John Lanza, attorney; Paul
Garelick



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 15, 2015
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of April 22, 2015
Approved (Trustees Maurer and Winthers abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
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 Placide, Francina
Bergen County 1/1/2013 5 Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Erk, Judith
Passaic Co Manchester
Reg High
2/1/2014 1 a) Honorable Service - Total
forfeiture under NJSA 43:1-3.1
b) Request to Process Ordinary
Disability - Moot
D-3 Vogt, Patrice
Manchester
Township BOE
2/1/2015 5 a) Ordinary Disability - Approved
b) Hearing Request on retro date -
Approved
c) Hearing Request on Accidental
disability - Approved
D-4 Holman, Veronica
Paterson BOE 7/1/2014 D a) Request to Apply for Ordinary
Disability Denied
b) Honorable Service - Dismissed
for cause; Not eligible for Deferred
D-5 Teschner, Kelly
Motor Vehicle
Commission
12/1/2014 5 Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-6 Hall, Bruce
Trenton City 10/1/2013 5 Tabled for clarification from IME
D-7 Murph, Emily
Essex County 6/1/2015 D Approved
D-8 Rivera, Nelson
Hoboken Housing
Authority
11/1/2013 A Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-9 Aponte, Mayra
Rutgers University 11/1/2013 D Reconsidered and Approved
Request to Apply for Ordinary
Disability
D-10 DiGiovanni, Donna
Woodbine
Developmental Center
10/1/2014  5 Reconsidered and Approved
D-11 Baez, Mary
Voc Rehabilitation
Comm
1/1/2015 5 Tabled for new IME
(DAG Kelly recused.)
D-12 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alston-Hall, Susan

03/15

5

Jersey City

Arnone, Sebastian C

08/15

5

North Bergen BOE

Barna, Carole S

06/15

5

Secaucus Town

Biebel, Barbara L

10/14

5

Glassboro BOE

Bonnet, Jeanne D

12/14

5

Union County

Brevard, Rodney

02/15

C

University Hospital

Burke, Frank

03/15

C

Jersey City

Chan, Mantim

07/15

A

Judiciary/Middlesex County

Charlemagne, Marie M

01/15

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Clyburn, Edith R

07/14

5

University Hospital

Colon, Christa

04/15

5

North Bergen BOE

Damiano, Daniel E

02/15

5

Randolph Township BOE

Davis, Eugene R

08/15

A

Union Co Utilities Authority

DelGado, Blanca

07/15

5

Union City BOE

DeProspero, Henry

07/15

D

Scotch Plains Township

Didio, Remy A

09/15

5

Branchburg Twp BOE

Douma, Maryellen M

04/15

D

Middlesex Co Bd of Social Services

Eckleberry, Debra M

01/15

5

Berkeley Township Municipal Bld

Ferkle, Maria R

11/14

D

Washington Twp BOE (Glouc)

Floridia, Carmella Ann

03/15

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Force, Donald L

06/15

C

Regional Operations Central

Garnel, Virginia J

06/15

5

Branchburg Twp BOE

Giles, Wayne

10/14

1

Mercer County

Gonzalez, Lisa A

03/15

A

Clark Township

Gross, Debra A

03/15

2

Vineland City BOE

Guzman, Robert

01/15

C

Ocean County

Holmes, Ronald

06/15

5

West Deptford Twp BOE

Jimenez, Carlos E

08/14

D

Middlesex Co Vocational School

Kaminski, Marisa

07/15

D

Wyckoff Township BOE

Kelly, Michael J

05/15

C

Hackensack City

Kerekes, Sharon

05/15

D

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Kubala, Paul J

02/15

5

CPM-Construction & Materials

Kumar, Mukund

01/15

A

Travel & Tourism

Lewis, James H

07/15

D

Judiciary/Salem County

Lombardo, Anthony

01/15

A

Ocean County

Lopez, Carlos

04/15

A

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Mapp, Craig Jonathan

07/15

C

Office of the Public Defender

Marlles, Michelle Jo

03/15

5

Gloucester Co Improvement Auth

Medina, Anibal S

02/15

A

Middlesex County Handicapped Persons

Nardone, James P

04/15

A

Edison Twp BOE

Nieves, Gilberto

08/15

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Niper, Jeanne R

06/15

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Norman, Eugene F

04/15

A

Sussex County

Member's
Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Numis, Brenda L

04/15

5

Jackson Township BOE

OHanlan, Marie J

03/15

A

Riverside Township BOE

OLeary, Laura Ann

05/15

5

Judiciary / Morris County

ONeill, Michael Joseph

05/15

5

Treasury-Div. of State Lottery

Oxford, Lloyd J

03/15

C

Travel & Tourism

Ruppert, Barbara L

05/15

A

North Brunswick BOE

Salazar, Louis G

07/15

A

Elizabeth BOE

Seals, Barry

05/15

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Suveg, Patricia M

10/14

5

Brick Twp BOE

Torres, Teresa

03/15

A

Middlesex Co Bd of Social Srv

Walsh, Brian

02/15

B

Randolph Township

York, Darlene

02/15

D

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Young, Randolph

02/15

A

East Orange City

Yurkus, Christine V

11/14

B

Ocean Co Bd of Health

Total = 57




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Storms, James
Paterson BOE 2/1/2014 C 5/12/2011 Request to process accidental
disability retirement benefits Denied (incident is unverifiable and received no documents in 6 mos)
E-2 Hubert, Patrick
Camden Bd of
Chosen Frhldrs
11/1/2014 5 11/25/2013
4/18/2014
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Ash, Darrell
Edna Mahan Corr Fac
For Women
1/1/2015 A 12/1/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Canales, Luis
Dept of Children and
Families
12/1/2014 5 1/10/2013 Approved

E-5

Tate, Maria
Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
8/1/2014 5 12/4/2012 Approved
E-6 Kempadoo, Guilford
Newark City 8/1/2014 A 4/20/2012

Approved

E-7

Ansley, Dolores
Middlesex County 3/1/2015 5 7/18/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Armour, Johnnie
Newark Public
Schools
11/1/2014 D 7/19/2013 a) Reconsideration of Accidental Disability retirement benefits -Denied
b) Request for Hearing - Approved

E-9

Adametz, Micheal
South Amboy BOE 10/1/2014 5 6/17/2008
6/13/2013
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (2 incidents combined made him totally and permanently disabled) (less
than 10 years of service)
E-10 Ballon, Sarah
Jersey City Parking
Auth
8/1/2014 A 7/10/2013 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (returning from lunch)

E-11

Burrill, Toni
Union Co Bd of Social
Services
1/1/2015 5 3/25/2010 Approved
E-12 Sanghavi, Rita
Cherry Hill Twp BOE 7/1/2015 5 9/28/2012 Approved

E-13

Colonna, Nicholas
Green Township 3/1/2015 5 1/30/2014 Approved
E-14 Hedgeman, Mercer
Garden St Recp &
Youth Corr Ctr
2/1/2015 A 7/13/2009
11/19/2013
Approved on 7/13/09 incident

E-15

Nelson, Deborah

Franklin Township 9/1/2012 1 11/19/2007
2/21/2012
3/27/2012
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Grant Ordinary;
Continue in OAL (no report on file for 3/27/12 incident)
E-16 Romano, Bart
Newark Public
Schools
3/1/2015 5 6/17/2014 Approved

E-17

Brogley, Richard

Monmouth
County/Hall of
Records
11/1/2014 D 3/22/2005
10/8/2010
2/4/2014
Approved on 10/8/10 and 2/4/14
incidents
E-18 LoPresti, Anna
Bergen County 5/1/2015 5 1/15/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-19

Nooney, Brian

Rumson Boro BOE 7/1/2015 A 1/29/2014 Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Anyeji, Paul - Div of Youth & Family Services - Honorable Service Deferred
retirement
Tabled to consider Uricoli factors
F-2 Kapp, Gail - Lyndhurst Twp. - Salary used for pension calculation
Denied
F-3 Ruscetta, Thomas - Bound Brook Borough - Honorable Service Request to
postpone
Approved request to postpone
F-4 Llewellyn, Richard - Regional Operations North - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from January 1, 2009 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Jackson-Summerville, Sandra - Woodbine Developmental Center - Failure to appear
Noted
G-2 Paige, Willa - Juv. Jus. Comm. Central - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits. Exceptions;
Reply to Exceptions; Response to Reply to Exceptions; DAG Reply to Response
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-3 Adams, Linda - Ocean County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision which denied Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-4 Still, Everlon - Camden City - Initial Decision ALJ granted the
Board's motion for summary decision and dismissed the appeal of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision (DAG Kelly recused.)
G-5+ Donnelly, Paul - NJ Turnpike Authority - Initial Decision ALJ
revered the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective
Sept 1, 2013
Adopted ALJ decision
G-6 Hill, Loretta - Va-Paramus - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-7 Kuhl, Timothy - Manalapan Englishtown Regional - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Clark, Roxanne - Irvington Twp. - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability
Approved
H-2 Carlson, Robert - Ann Klein Forensic Center - Appeals the Boards denial of
ordinary disability retirement benefits (Beyond 45 days)
Approved
H-3 Sierra, Nelson - Woodbine Developmental Center - Appeals
Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Haak, Nicholaas - South Amboy Housing Authority - Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Rodriguez, Sandra - Atlantic City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Janeski, Robert - Edison Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's
denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Nasta, David - South Hackensack Township - Appeals denial of Membership in
PERS pursuant to Chapter 92, P.L. 2007
Approved
H-8 Price, Evelyn - Rowan University - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Hayek, Rosa - Passaic County - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Coralluzzo, Rose - Vineland Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Glenn, Danny - Irvington Township - Appeals the Board's denial of deferred
retirement due to being dismissed for cause
Denied
H-12 Migut, Melissa - Judiciary - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability
retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Purvin, Michael - Little Ferry Boro - Termination of PERS membership
pursuant to Ch. 92, P.L. 2007
Denied Not eligible for PERS under N.J.S.A. 43:15A-7.2(a) and (b)
J-2 Diktas, Christos - Garfield City - Termination of PERS membership pursuant to
Ch. 92, P.L. 2007
Denied Not eligible for PERS under N.J.S.A. 43:15A-7.2(a)
J-3+ Lanza, Thomas - South Plainfield Boro - Termination of PERS membership
pursuant to Ch. 92, P.L. 2007
Denied Not eligible for PERS under N.J.S.A. 43:15A-7.2(a) and (b)
J-4 Garelick, Paul - South Plainfield Borough - Termination of PERS membership
pursuant to Ch. 92, P.L. 2007
Denied Not eligible for PERS under N.J.S.A. 43:15A-7.2(a) and (b)
J-5 Linardo, Lisa - South Jersey Trans Authority - Request to purchase; Request to
postpone
Approved postponement until June 17, 2015
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for February 28, 2015
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2015
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2015
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance for March 31, 2015
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 17, 2015.

 

 
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