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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 15, 2011
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 2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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

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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 2:04 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Pete Maurer, Leon Flanagan via telephone (left at 11:00), Ned Thomson, Ron Winthers, Susanne Culliton


Absent: John Lowden

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Michael Barrett, attorney; Yvonne Holzinger; Nicholas Montenegro, attorney; Alfonso Santoro; DAG Danielle Schimmel; Mike Czyzyk; Valerie McManus; Joe Zisa; Mark Schwedes; Bob Bobik; Nick Caprio; John Dell'Aquillo; Aaron Mizrahi, attorney; Craig Gumpel, attorney; Francis Chiarello



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 18, 2011
Approved (Trustees Winthers and Maurer abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Resolution establishing policy to notify applicants that the Board will not reconsider matters under Russo in cases where final judgement was reached prior to May 17, 2011
Approved
B-2 County Election Results
Accepted

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Return to Employment
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221 Approved
C-4 Retirement List Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability


MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Fontanez, Maria
City of Camden
1/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Chiarello, Francis
Buena Vista Twp

 
Request to process Ordinary Disability Application Denied ; Member must terminate all employment to apply for disability retirement benefits
D-3 Luongo, Robert
Ridgewood Village
4/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Bowden, Andrew
Kean University
10/1/2010
5
Off payroll over 2 years Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)  

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Robert D

04/11

5

Casino Control Commission

Alston, Michael B

12/10

5

Newark City

Antonicelli, Michael L

07/11

C

Lyndhurst Township

Aravena, Juana E

04/11

C

Rutgers University

Aston, Karriem C

11/10

5

Morris Township

Baylor, Viola G

06/11

5

Camden City

Beck, John R Jr

02/11

1

Dept of Military & Veteran Affairs

Boegly, Marsha C

01/11

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Bonsall, Chris E

02/11

5

Juvenile Justice Commission

Broughton, Vicky

04/11

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Brown, Marvin D

10/11

5

Middlesex County

Camacho, Juan Jr

05/11

A

Trenton City BOE

Capizzi, Linda A

09/11

5

Hackensack City BOE

Cifelli, John A

06/11

2

Turnpike Authority

Coffin, David R

08/11

A

East Windsor MUA

Colak, Anna R

03/11

5

North Jersey Development Center

Cole, Edward C

06/11

D

Union City BOE

Crespo, Ralph

07/11

1

Rutgers University

Darling, David L

05/11

C

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Davis, Audrey M

06/11

5

Atlantic County Special Services

DelPeche, Robin

05/11

D

Dept of Children & Families

DiGirolamo, Karen A

05/11

D

Pemberton Township BOE

Donders, Michael Dale

10/11

5

Morris County

D’Rago, Rosina

07/11

5

Mercer County

Dutill, David S

05/11

D

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Easley, Cornelia R

04/11

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Everett, Tonia

02/11

5

VA - Paramus

Fitch, Paul

10/11

A

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Gallagher, Thomas R

03/11

5

Cape May County

Gleason, James P

05/11

5

Sussex County

Greenfield, Shirley F

07/11

5

Lawrence Twp BOE (Mercer)

Greger, John S

07/11

5

Seaside Park Borough

Hastings, Ruthenia

01/11

5

Unemployment Income Security

Hewitt, Paul M

11/10

5

Gloucester County

Hoffman, Lee

06/11

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Holt, Kathleen

05/11

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Horan-Dumont, Sharon A

01/11

5

Training & Employment Services

Horne, Diann J

08/11

1

Millburn Township

Hovencamp, Diana L

02/11

5

Sussex County Vocational

Jaye, Teresita DeJesus

04/11

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Jones, Lorraine

05/11

5

Edison Twp BOE

Kelly, Veronica M

07/11

5

Morris County College

Kiniry, Kathleen

03/11

5

Hamilton Township (Atlantic)

Kish, Rosemary

04/11

5

Burlington County

Lachaussee, Marieann K

05/11

C

Judiciary/Ocean County

Leger, Catherine M

08/11

5

Ocean County

Madden, Michael E

07/11

3

Trenton City BOE

Magnussen, Joanne M

10/11

D

Piscataway BOE

Mallette, Flora B

06/11

5

Department of Labor

Manson, David G Jr

06/11

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Marabito, Gerald Lewis

12/10

C

Little Egg Harbor Township

Markiewicz, Edward

02/11

A

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Mastropasqua, Vito J

06/11

A

Ocean County

McConnell, Charles F

07/11

1

Ocean County Vocational School

Mercer, Debra E

08/11

C

Division of Pensions & Benefits

Molnar, Ronald D

04/11

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Moore, Eugene

01/12

A

Pemberton Township BOE

Morgano, Sonya A

05/11

5

Trenton City

Nazzaro, Patricia A

04/11

A

Dept of Community Affairs

Newby, James J

07/11

1

Bayonne BOE

Newton, James

02/11

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Newton, Jimi

04/11

A

UMDNJ

Ogden, Chester Iii

05/11

1

South Woods Prison -Dept. of Corrections

Organ, Thomas

06/11

C

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Pandolfo, Patsy A

04/11

5

Hudson County

Parsons, Lorraine M

03/11

5

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Petrullo, David A

05/11

5

North Jersey Water Supply Commission

Plate, Albina M

08/11

5

UMDNJ

Potts, Jean

07/11

5

Neptune Township

Prestianni, Joseph

05/11

B

Essex County

Quesada, Soledad

06/11

A

Passaic City

Raspa, Marc G

04/11

C

Gloucester County

Robertson, Roderick A Jr

10/11

A

Bayside State Prison – Dept of Corrections

Rodriguez, Maria C

01/11

5

Hudson County

Rolph, Kathleen

05/11

5

Morris County

Rubino, Karen A

05/11

2

Bergen Co Board of Special Services

Sabo, Annette M

06/10

5

Mercer County Special Services

Sandomenico, Ernest R

08/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Seabrook, George E

11/11

5

Middle Township

Serentino, Jona

05/11

1

Rutgers University

Sikorski, Joann

05/11

5

Hudson County

Sooklall, Nandalall

04/11

5

Jersey City

Spearman, Sharon C

02/11

5

Newark City

Spino, Norman E

08/11

B

Morris School District

Starz, Charles W

04/11

5

North Bergen BOE

Tullie, Diane M

07/11

1

Dept of Community Affairs

Velardi, Kathryn R

05/11

1

Hammonton Town

Ware, Carol A

06/11

5

Dept of Children & Families

Wischner, Gary

03/11

C

Hunterdon Central High School

Wynne, Derek C

04/11

A

Camden City Housing Authority

Total = 90


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Spratt, James
Wanaque Borough
1/1/2011
5
12/16/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Diaz, Maureen
Jersey City Public Schools
5/1/2011
D
1/19/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (less than 10 years)

E-3

Spadavecchia, Caroline
Hoboken Charter School
11/1/2010
D
5/22/2007
Approved
E-4 Capasso, Rocco
Belleville BOE
4/1/2011
C
5/12/2009
Approved
E-5 Hardy, Valerie
Newark Public Schools
3/1/2011
5
2/26/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Montana, Lisa
Vineland Developmental Center
2/1/2011
5
12/11/2005
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental Disability

E-7

Winters, Marianne
Motor Vehicle Commission
7/1/2011
5
11/23/2009

Approved

 

E-8 Wilson, Carl
Morris School District
3/1/2011
5
5/7/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Grobelny, Lawrence
Rutgers University
7/1/2010
5
11/30/2007
Approved
E-10 Mollo, Ottavia
NJ Turnpike Authority
3/1/2011
5
12/4/2003
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-11 Kershaw, Louis
Camden County College
6/1/2010
1
12/21/2004

Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(off payroll over 2 years)

E-12

Fuller, Marvin
Newark Public Schools
2/1/2011
5
9/1/2009 3/22/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-13 Perez, Angel
Perth Amboy BOE
9/1/2010
D
3/12/2007 10/4/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-14

Shamberger, Otis
Newark Housing Authority
11/1/2010
5
12/9/2009

Approved

E-15 Williamson, Geraldine
Trenton Psych
3/1/2011
5
4/17/2001 12/18/2003
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-16 Smith, Bobbie Lynn
Marlboro Township 9/1/2006 1
6/8/2004
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue in OAL



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 McGee, Michael - Burlington County/Payroll Dept. - Honorable Service -Deferred Retirement
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Gershuny, Katherine - Judiciary/Atlantic County - Status of Service Credit
Denied (Health Benefits and Retirements)
F-3 Stancil, Norma - Division of Gaming Enforcement - Repayment of Overpayment of Retirement benefits
Uphold change in benefit; Waive repayment of overpayment (Retirements)
F-4 Casciano, Carmine - Essex County - Honorable Service Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until July 20, 2011
F-5+ Holzinger, Paul - Edison Township BOE - Dependency Issue
Approved
F-6+ Brown, Donna - West Orange Township BOE - Honorable Service
Approved Retirement; No Forfeiture
F-7 Balik, Andrew - Bayonne City - Honorable Service
Tabled
F-8+ Santoro, Alfonso - Ocean County - Honorable Service
Tabled (Trustee Thomson recused.)
F-9 Averso, Camille - Montclair State University - Request to change retirement type
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Nichols, Isabel - Treasury-Executive Admin. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-2 Wack, Holly - Burlington County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3+ Hughes, John - Salem City BOE - Initial Decision ALJ modified the Board's decision and determined that Mr. Hughes should be re-enrolled in the PERS and is directed to pay $2019.66 in pension contributions for the time he was employed from 2003 to 2009; Exceptions
Tabled and authorize DAG to offer a settlement proposal to petitioner
G-4 Seltzer, Julie - Atlantic County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Luciano, Ramon - Newark City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial and orders this matter dismissed and moot
Adopted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Ortiz, Benjamin - West Essex Regional School District - Appeal's the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Catania, Nancy - Union City Parking Authority - Appeal's the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Givens, Barry - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's denial of Deferred Retirement benefits
Denied
H-4 Griffin, Joy - Elizabeth BOE - Appeal's the Board's denial to reinstate her PERS account
Denied
H-5 Sharma, Daman - Mercer County Board of Social Service - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Aisability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Dell' Aquilo, John - Camden County College - Reconsideration of eligibility for PERS service credit
Reconsidered and Denied
J-2+ Town of Harrison - Creditable Compensation
Denied longevity in 23 and 24 year



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Lawrence J. Ceres, Jr. vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Edward Estok vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Michelle Ricketts vs. PFRS Kathy Dixon vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions James Baracia vs SPRS
Noted
L-5 Supreme Court Decisions Gregory Russo vs. PFRS
Noted
L-6 Appellate Division Decisions Denzal McClutcher vs PFRS
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund A As of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund B As of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E As of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-10+ State Investment Council Update - Presentation by Nick Caprio
Noted
L-11 Enrollment Certification and Training Requirements Under Chapter 52, P.L. 2011
Noted
L-12 PERS County Election Results
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 20, 2011.

 
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