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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 18, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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

Service Early Veteran Deferred

Option Changes Special Totals



Called to Order: 10:10 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:10 p.m.

Roll Call:

Lee Flanagan, John Lowden, Jonathan Berg (not present for D and E items, also left at 1:00), Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Tom Bruno, Ronald Winthers, Christine Veliz, Susanne Culliton (seated as Treasurer’s Representative)


Absent: Ned Thomson

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Ginny Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Gail Griffin; Mark Schwedes; Joe Zisa; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Joe Zisa; Mike Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; David Fassett, attorney; Carol Sands; Theresa Capra; Gerry Drummond; Arthur D’Alessio, Mark McCart


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 21, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Trial Balance as of March 31, 2008 - Approved

A-2
Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2008 - Approved
A-3

Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2008 - Approved

A-4
Common Pension Fund D as of February 29, 2008 - Approved
A-5= Trial Balance as of April 30, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1+

Final Tabulation and Certification from Global Project Management Support announcing
County representative winner as Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis - Approved; noting issues regarding mutilated ballots

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2 Return to Employment - Approved
C-3= Retirement List - Approved
C-4= Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Kohlmann, Pamela

Bergen Co Bd of Vocational

3/08

5

Approved

D-2

Jones, Alfred

Dept of Corrections

6/07

5

Approved

D-3

Bosnjakovic, Slavica

UMDNJ

3/08

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-4

Brooks, Donna

DMV

12/07

5

Denied Involuntary Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-5

Gomez, Maria

Union City BOE

4/07

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-6

VanNoy, Patricia

Judiciary/Mercer

11/06

5

Reconsidered; Reaffirmed Denial of Ordinary; Offer Deferred; Continue in OAL

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-7

Davis, Marilyn

North Jersey Developmental Center

12/05

A

Reconsidered; Approved Ordinary; Withdrawal from OAL

D-8

Ordinary Disability Grid w/Supplement

.

.

.

Approved (see list below)

D-9

Duncan, Annemarie

Monmouth Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

9/07

5

Reconsidered; Approved Ordinary; Withdrawal from OAL


Ordinary Disability Approvals with Supplement

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Abraham, Ammini**

06/08

3

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Adedipe, Olatubosun

02/08

A

Essex County

Alexander, Clarence

04/08

1

Camden Co Health Service Center

Auliano, Diane

06/08

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Betar, Theresa

04/08

5

Passaic County

Blazer, Bob C

04/08

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Brown-Meyers, Angela

05/08

A

Vocational Rehabilitation Comm

Burch, Gertrude

10/07

5

Camden Co Board of Social Service

Byrd, Amalda

08/08

5

Plainfield City

Castaldo, Margaret J

03/08

5

Bergen County

Colfax, Kathleen

06/08

5

Passaic County

Curry, Twillie, Jr.

09/08

A

NJ Highway Authority

Delahanty, Genevieve

04/08

1

Garfield City BOE

Derowski, Leonard M

10/08

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Engel, Lynn M

04/08

D

Ridgewood Village

Evans, Evelyn Roberts

04/08

A

Newark Public Schools

Freedman, Jill

10/08

5

Bergen County

Goodman-Hahn, Deborah

12/07

5

Pine Hill Borough BOE

Hall, Lorraine E

12/07

5

Dept of Children & Families

Harris, Ann

08/08

5

Burlington Co College

Hodgson, Allen

01/08

5

Monmouth Co Div of Social Services

Johnson, Dorothy M

01/08

5

Asbury Park BOE

Johnson, Emily

03/08

5

UMDNJ

Johnson, Jill T

07/08

5

Department of Health

Johnson, Linda

07/08

5

Edison Township

Juliano, Joann

07/08

5

Winslow Township BOE

Keitel, David J

04/08

5

Woodbridge Township

Kelly, Kevin C

02/08

C

Berlin Township

Kolodziej, Lawrence E

05/08

5

Middlesex County

Kurtz, Nancy L

05/08

5

Salem Community College

Lee, Pamela Marie

06/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Leininger, Howard, Jr.

05/08

D

Labor Relations & Workplace Standards

Liberatore, Marilyn J

05/08

5

Old Bridge MUA

Manz, Mary Ann

01/09

B

Union Co Vocational Schools

Marsh, Barbara D

04/08

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Martin, Nancy

03/08

5

Bergen County

McElroy, Lawson R

04/08

B

Trenton City

Morris, Edmund

05/08

5

Camden Co Health Services Center

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Morris, Mary

12/07

5

Dumont Borough BOE

Patterson, Gerri M

05/08

A

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Raeford, Veronica

01/08

D

Richard Stockton College of NJ

Rudinski, Wayne J

04/08

5

Union Township

Rutherford, Dora

01/08

D

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Stites, Claire M

05/08

1

MVC-Shared Services

Sullivan, Richard J

06/08

5

Long Branch City

Sutton, Mary Alice

04/08

5

Dept of Community Affairs

Sweeney, Grace

04/08

B

Old Bridge BOE

Toothman, Eileen

04/08

5

MVC-Shared Services

Waldron, William J

07/08

5

Ocean County College

Walker, Vincent D

05/08

5

Judiciary/Atlantic County

Watterson, Eileen

02/08

5

Winslow Township BOE

Williams, Stephen Bruce

09/08

2

Mountainview Youth Correction Facility

Wilson, Robert C Jr

09/08

5

Tinton Falls Borough

** Member Deceased  
Total = 53


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Lacy, Terry

Cumberland Co Improvement Auth

5/06

5

3/21/96
(delayed manifestation)

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Drass, Charles

Cherry Hill Fire Dist #13

3/08

A

7/15/04

Tabled Accidental for clarification from IME; Interim Approved Ordinary

E-3

Whritenour, Lawrence

Butler BOE

11/07

5

6/12/06

Tabled Accidental for clarification from IME; Interim Approved Ordinary

E-4

Scott, Clifford

City of Orange Twp

1/08

5

4/10/00
9/20/01
11/8/02
7/2/03
12/16/04
6/23/06

Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary
(delayed manifestation on incidents of 4/10/00, 9/20/01, 11/8/02)

E-5

Wright, Hope

Englewood BOE

7/08

5

7/26/06

Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred

E-6

Ross-Avila, Irma

Perth Amboy BOE

1/08

B

1/23/02

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-7

Tiernan, Michael

Township of Lower

11/07

5

5/9/05

Approved

E-8

Lynch, Tara Maye

Bergen County/Judiciary

6/08

5

3/17/05

Approved

E-9

Masi, Michael

Dept of Corrections

6/08

A

5/23/07

Approved

E-10

Jankowski, JoAnn

Manchester Twp BOE

11/07

5

3/25/03
5/27/03

Approved

E-11

Henry, Mark

Gloucester County

10/07

5

9/18/06

Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Nydam, John - Brick Township - Honorable Service - Deferred Retirement - Removed for cause; not eligible to apply for Deferred Retirement
F-2
Blackwell, Mattie - Dept of Health-Senior Services - Requests Option Change - Denied (Trustee Culliton recused)
F-3

Kromphold, Linda - Jersey City Public Schools - Honorable Service - Deferred Retirement - Removed for cause; not eligible to apply for Deferred Retirement

F-4

Talamini, Bartolo - Somerset County Educational Service Comm. - Request for repayment schedule - Tabled for additional documents to prove basis for hardship

F-5

Freda, Dolores - Madison Boro BOE
a) Issue of Bona Fide retirement - Not bona fide retirement
b) Repayment schedule - Tabled for additional documents to prove basis for hardship

F-6+

Neafsey, Edward - Office of The Attorney General - Request to transfer PERS service - Denied

F-7
Peterson, James - Hawthorne Borough - Option Change - Denied


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Campbell, Estate of James - Jersey City Housing Authority - Appellate Court upheld Board's decision and denied Rose Campbell as beneficiary - Noted

G-2

Rose, Kim - Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability - Affirmed

G-3 Marzarella, Samuel - Ocean County - Final Administrative Determinations - Approved
G-4 Valentin, Luis - Monmouth County - Final Administrative Determinations - Approved


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Robinson, Carletha - UMDNJ - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-2

Wilbur, Catherine - Rowan University - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-3
Mancini, Joseph - Old Bridge BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-4

Capitano, Sharon - Woodbridge Township BOE - Appeals Board's denial of disability - Approved

H-5
Rodriguez, Monserrate - Atlantic City - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-6

Kochel, David - Ocean Township - Appeals the Board's decision that his retirement was   not bona fide as there was not a 30-day break in service - Approved

H-7
Schlessinger, Gail - Judiciary/Camden County - Appeals Board’s denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Sands, Carol Joan - Office of the Public Defender - Request to Change Purchase Request Date - Approved (Enrollment & Purchase Bureau)

J-2+
Capra, Theresa - Mercer/Bergen County Community College - Purchase issue - Approved (Enrollment & Purchase Bureau)

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None

Informational Issues

L-1=

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 - Noted

L-2=

Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - Noted

L-3= Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 - Noted
L-4= State Investment Council Minutes - Noted
L-5= State Investment Council Agenda for Thursday, June 19, 2008 meeting - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 16, 2008.

 

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