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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 16, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 1:20 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Ned Thomson, John Lowden, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Thomas Bruno, Ronald Winthers, Christine Veliz, Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Rita Partyka; Maryann Ryan; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; DAG Bob Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Valerie McManus; Joe Zisa; Lisa Balkum; Bernadette Balkum; Walter Bliss, attorney; Janice Nelson; Wendy Jamison; Virginia Martucci; Michael Czyzyk; Ahmed Screven, attorney; Judson Aaron, attorney; Connell McNulty, attorney; Joyce Nichols; Michael Ahearn, attorney; Clinton VanBerry; Samuel Moulthrop, attorney; Leonard Kaiser;
Steve Kossup, attorney; John Toresco, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 19, 2010
Approved (Trustee Lowden abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Report of Sub-Committee on SIC Representative Resubmission
Approved Nick Caprio was selected as SIC representative (Vote: 5:4; Nae: Trustees
Lowden, Maurer, Bruno, and Veliz)
B-2 Final Adoption Regulations
Approved (Janice Nelson sat as Treasurer's Representative for this item.) (Vote: 7:1:1;
Nae:Trustee Maurer; Abstention: Trustee Bruno)
B-3 Election Result State Representative
Approved



OPEN SESSION

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

Everett, Sheila

Newark Housing Authority
10/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Collins, Paul
Office of Information andTechnology
1/1/2009
5
Involuntary Approved
D-3 Balkum, Lisa
Department of Education
8/1/2009
5
Involuntary Denied
(Trustee Maurer recused.)
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved with exception of James Brady, which was tabled for IME (See list below)
(Trustee Bruno recused on Edna Collins.)
D-5 Yackwack, Donna
Elizabeth Public Schools
6/1/2007
5
Reconsidered and Denied Continue in OAL
D-6 Gregg, Jodi
County of Burlington
9/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Felton-Pierce, Joy
County of Essex
8/1/2007
5
Reconsidered and Denied Continue in OAL
D-8 Thomas, Ethel
State Parole Board
7/1/2008
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Amegor, Ekuwa

06/10

5

Union Co Board of Social Services

Andrews, Tyrone

12/09

A

Newark Housing Authority

Astor, Laura A

05/10

5

Burlington County

Aviles, Maureen E

12/10

B

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Bailey, Almira R

06/10

5

Monroe Township

Blum, Robert S

08/10

D

South Brunswick BOE

Boback-Kinsella, Catherine

04/10

5

Harrison Town

Bradbury, Antoinette Mary

07/10

5

Wayne BOE

*Brady, James Joseph

05/10

5

Mercer Co Board of Social Services

Brood, Anna D

07/10

5

Mount Laurel Twp BOE

Brown, Wilhemena

12/09

1

Newark Public Schools

Bryant, Deborah

07/10

1

Newark City

Bryant, Keith E

05/10

A

Ocean County

Caldwell, Alice J

12/10

B

Dept.of Health

Catenaro, Anthony

06/10

5

Branchburg Twp BOE

Chomicz, Mary

03/10

5

Bayonne BOE

Cifuentes, Thelma

08/10

5

Elizabeth City

Clark, Raymond H

12/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Coleman, Cassie

05/10

3

Judiciary / Mercer County

Collins, Edna B

05/10

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Compton, Carol A

07/10

5

Burlington County

Cosolito, John W

05/10

5

Thomas Edison State College

DeGrammont, Jacqueline

05/10

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

DiVittorio, Anita

09/10

5

Marlboro Township BOE

Ferrell, Kathy S

03/10

5

UMDNJ

Fox, Steven F

03/10

A

Randolph Township BOE

Frangos, Georgia

07/10

5

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Froriep, Gina M

06/10

5

Toms River School District

Gimbar, John Jr

05/10

C

Camden County College

Gimbar, Marilyn

07/10

C

Winslow Township BOE

Glackin, Kathleen

01/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

Gonnella, Anna M

06/10

3

Union City BOE

Gransky, Maria C

07/10

5

Penns Grove Housing Authority

Grasso, Salvatore J

06/10

B

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Halter, Pamela A

08/10

A

Hopewell Twp BOE

Hernandez, Herbert J

07/10

2

Salem Community College

Hoag, Christina M

07/10

5

Old Bridge BOE

Holman, Todd H Jr

09/09

A

Howell Twp BOE

Hunter, Fredrick F

02/10

5

Regional Operations South

Hurt, Maria L

06/10

5

Orange City Housing Authority

Jenkins, Patricia

12/09

2

Wildwood City

Jennings, Paul M

04/10

5

Mahwah Township, Public

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Kennedy, James B

07/10

B

Richard Stockton College

Koblentz, Barbara E

06/10

2

Edison Twp BOE

Malkin, Nancy Kay

07/10

C

Tabernacle Twp BOE

Mandato, Kathryn

04/10

C

Judiciary / Essex County

Manno, Mary C

07/10

1

Toms River School District

Marshall, Barbara E

07/09

C

Magnolia Borough

Martinez, Ivonne

12/09

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Matko, Mary I

05/10

5

UMDNJ

McCloud, Edmond T

04/10

D

Cranford Twp BOE

McGlynn, Thomas

05/10

5

New Milford BOE

McKenna-Fekete, Sheila M

02/10

5

Rowan University

Moscat, Adrianna

07/10

5

Vineland City BOE

Movsovich, Leonard

06/10

5

Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf

Murray, James M Iii

07/10

5

Essex County

Nadler, Joseph P

04/10

C

Turnpike Authority

Naganand, Bancal

11/10

A

Hudson County

Negron, Enrigue

03/10

B

Trenton City BOE

Noval, Bernardito R

07/10

1

UMDNJ

Papazian, Alin S

07/10

B

Passaic County Community College

Peters, Lorraine

05/10

5

Dept of Children & Families

Pineiro, Mildred

01/10

5

Mantua Township BOE

Porfirio, Piero

06/10

B

Property Management & Construct

Riggins, Jacqueline J

04/10

A

Southern State Correctional Facility

Robinson, Della M

07/10

D

Kean University

Roefaro, Laura A

07/10

5

Union City

Roome, David E

12/10

B

Great Meadows Regional BOE

Rosenberg, Isaac B

08/10

A

Paramus BOE

Rush, Thomas F

08/10

3

Edna Mahan Correctional Facility

Saalman, James E

05/10

D

Atlantic County

Smith, Peter J

10/09

5

Seaside Heights Borough

Spaulding, Paula R

06/10

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Stout, Mary Ellen

09/10

5

Bergen County

Sullivan, Rosemarie

06/10

5

West Windsor Plainsboro Regional

Taylor, Jacquelyn D

06/10

5

Dept of Children & Families

Towns, Annie B

06/10

5

East Orange City

Tuohy, Dennis M

05/10

A

Atlantic County

Velazquez, Lydia

01/10

1

Newark Public Schools

Vickers, James R

06/10

D

Bordentown Sewerage Auth

Wilbon, Patricia A

11/09

5

DEP

Yates, Ronald M

07/10

5

OIT

*Tabled for IME


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Sloat, Stacey Ann
Juvenile Justice Commission
10/1/2009
2
8/3/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2 Ramos, Maritza
City of Union City
4/1/2010
5
12/22/2006
1/8/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Caldwell, John
Borough of Carteret
8/1/2009
5
1/8/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4
Joy, Nicholas
Garden State Recp & Youth Corr. Ctr.
2/1/2010
A
6/20/2008
Approved
E-5 McArthur, LisaAnn
Town of Mantua
6/1/2009
5
7/10/2008
Reconsidered and Denied Eligible for Withdraw only (less than 10 years); Approve OAL Hearing
E-6 Richmond, Kenneth
Wanaque BOE
9/1/2009
5
1/21/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Bodine, Alan
Branchburg Township
5/1/2010
5
4/20/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-8 Bastedo, Cheryl
Marlboro Township
2/1/2010
5
4/30/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-9

Struck, Thomas
Wanaque BOE
11/1/2009
A
1/28/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-10 Todaro, Maria
Union County
5/1/2010
5
11/21/2008
Approved
E-11 Abdullah, Malik
Department of Transportation
9/1/2009
5
3/28/2008
Approved
E-12 Nichols, Joyce
Cape May County
1/1/2010
5
7/2/2008
Tabled for IME to review new meds

E-13

Esposito, Vincent
Northern State Prison
3/1/2010
C
9/14/2004 1/6/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-14 Jean-Paul, Chrislaine
Woodbridge Developmental Center
8/1/2009
5
6/10/2005
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-15 Zoeller, Turbitt
Ramapo College of New Jersey
1/1/2010
5
5/2/2001 11/13/2002
Approved (on 5/2/01 incident)

E-16

Gonzalez, Franciso
Township of Dover
12/1/2008
5
11/27/2001
Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL
E-17 Alston, Naverro
Newark Public Schools
4/1/2010
5
1/26/2005 7/14/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-18 Reyes, Zoila
Department of Children & Family
11/1/2009
D
10/6/2004 7/2/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-19

Grimaldi, Robert
Township of Old Bridge
8/1/2002
5
9/28/2001
Denied Accidental; Continue OD; Continue in OAL
(DAG Ignatowitz recused.)
E-20 Alston, James
County of Passaic - Full time North Jersey Developmental Center- Part time
10/1/2009
B
1/29/2007 1/10/2008 7/26/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-21 Kackos, Clement
New Jersey Turnpike Authority
10/1/2003
5
9/11/2001
Denied Accidental; Continue OD; Continue in OAL
(Trustee Lowden recused.)
E-22 West, John
Township of Berkeley
2/1/2010
2
8/23/2006 8/23/2006
Tabled for clarification

E-23

Melani, Judith
North Jersey Developmental Center
7/1/2008
5
9/25/1995
3/5/2004 3/21/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary and Continue in OAL (currently collecting Early)
E-24 Calabrese, Joseph
Vernon Township
3/1/2010
5
6/25/2001
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Coari, Augustino - Hoboken City - Request for extended
repayment schedule
Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Bittle, John - Hillsborough Twp. BOE - Return to Employment
Cancel retirement; re-enroll; approved repayment schedule over 10 years (Retirements,
Enrollment, External Audit)
F-3 Yeitter, Nicoletta - Matawan-Aberdeen Reg School - Late Filing
Denied
F-4+ Saccomanno, Anthony - Cherry Hill Twp. - Dependency Issue
Approved with 5 year repayment schedule for overpayment of retirement benefits (Trustee Winthers recused.) (Retirements)
F-5+ Van Berry, Clinton - Atlantic City & Cape May Borough -
Honorable Service Total Forfeiture of all service and salary with all employers; Apply prospectively (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained.) (Retirements)
F-6+ Kaiser, Leonard - Bergen County Utilties Authority - Honorable
Service
No Forfeiture (not related to employment) (Vote: 7:1:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton; Abstention:
Trustee Bruno)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Hazzard, David - Rowan University - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
decision to deny Accidental Disability
Adopted ALJ decision
G-2 Visconti, Randall - NJ Turnpike Authority - Final Administrative Determinations
Noted (Trustee Lowden recused.)
G-3 Colon, Daisy - Elizabeth BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Ignatowitz, Diane - NJ State Dept. of Health - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted (DAG Ignatowitz recused.)
G-5 Ridenour, William - Brigantine City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 LiPira, Pamela - Asbuy Park BOE - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
denial and granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions
G-7 Castro, Osvaldo - Aberdeen Twp - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Slavin, Kathryn - Bergen County - Appeals Board's denial of ordinary disability
retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Fuquay, Kathleen - New Jersey City University - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Kealey, Patricia for Joseph - Dept of Transportation - Accidental Death
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance as of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-6 PERS State Election Results
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 21, 2010.

 

 
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