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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 20, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 2:18 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Ned Thomson, Peter Maurer, Susanne Culliton, Thomas Bruno, William O'Brien (10:13), Ron Winthers (11:00)


Absent: Susanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Kathy Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Florence Sheppard; Wendy Jamison; Angelina Scales; John Megariotis; Janet Cranna, Buck Consultants; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Val McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Michael Weik; Tim McMuller; Sunanda Rana; Sharon Fenstermacher; Raschelle Wiggins; Mark Schwedes; Damon Bernardinin; Bob Bobik, NJEA; DAG Nels Lauritzen; Edward Worth; Terry Worth; Larry Haden; Grace Haden; Leonard Falato; Anita Falato; Ninetta Nappi; Gregory Miller, attorney; Keri Hissim; James Milligan; Barbara Comerford, attorney; Bruce White, Donna White; Randall Milazzo, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 16, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

PERS Actuary Report as of July 1, 2011 - Revised Economic Assumptions
Adopted



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1      
  
DELETED FROM AGENDA
D-2 Helik, Mary
Judiciary/Ocean County
3/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Frankel, Caren Dept. of Children & Family Services
12/1/2012
5
Tabled
D-4 Mitt, Mary
Turnpike Authority
9/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Rashid, Edna
City of Newark
2/1/2012
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Ahlum, Rick
Juvenile Justice Comm
3/1/2012
C
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Cutillo, Marietta
Secaucus MUA
10/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary; Continue Service
D-8 Monthly OD Grid    
 
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Afolabi, Margaret A

06/12

1

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Ashby, John D

09/12

C

Carteret Borough

Benintente, Bridget

03/12

5

Judiciary/Ocean County

Berrest, Jeffrey D

04/12

5

Rutgers University

Birchmire, David G Jr

03/12

5

Rowan University

Boccia, Antoinette V

04/12

A

New Milford BOE

Bourne, William N

06/12

A

Woodbine Developmental Center

Caraballo, Carmen

05/11

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Carr, Linda M

06/12

5

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Closel, Sabata N

03/12

5

Department of Labor

Cohen, Ruth

03/12

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Dardanello, Susan

07/12

5

Point Pleasant Beach Borough

Dilks, Ray L

03/12

5

South Woods Prison

Fellner, Kenneth A

10/12

2

Union County

Gannon, Margaret A

05/12

5

Cape May County

Gaulden, Eric

05/12

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Gladwell, Elizabeth H

06/12

5

Cranford Township

Glaser, David M

06/12

1

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Goldate, Patricia A

01/12

5

Elizabeth City

Gonzales, Stevan

05/12

5

Morris County

Granby, Gina C

08/11

A

Trenton City

Green, Paul

04/12

5

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Grossmann, Monique

05/12

1

Hoboken City

Gustafson, Ruth

04/12

5

Elizabeth Public Library

Hackett, Edward J

07/12

5

Morris School District

Hadley, Dwight L

06/12

A

Newark City

Harding, Mariethel

06/12

D

Middlesex County

Harrell, Joanne

05/12

5

Rutgers University

Hildebrandt, Joseph P

09/11

5

Carlstadt Borough

Hillman, Deborah

03/12

5

Toms River School Dist

Hoffacker, William

05/12

5

Wildwood Crest Borough

Huff, Joseph L

03/12

5

Union Co Bd of Social Services

Johnson, Doris J

10/11

5

Morris County

Kee-Hope, Helen I

07/12

5

Camden City BOE

Koenig, Fredrick G

04/12

5

Medford Township

Lafferty, William J

06/12

C

Juvenile Justice Comm.

Macera, Gail Ann

04/12

5

Folsom Borough

McCaughey, George D

06/12

5

Atlantic County

Meier, Carol

07/12

C

Morris School District

Melillo, Albert

05/12

A

Bergen County

Miller, Kenneth R

11/12

5

Dept of Children and Families

Molnar, Louis

01/12

5

Training & Employment Services

Paez, Rafael A

06/12

5

UMDNJ

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Pagano, Arlene M

07/12

D

Gloucester Co Bd of Social Serv

Peterson, Rhoda C

05/12

1

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Petreshock, Raymond

03/12

5

CPM-Construction & Materials

Przybylski, Barbara A

03/12

5

Hamilton Township

Randall, Janeita

07/12

5

Morris County

Riola, Sandra J

09/12

5

Passaic Co Vocational School

Robinson, Catherine

07/12

5

Treasury-Division of Revenue

Robinson, Patricia D

05/12

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Rorke, Nancy

04/12

5

Howell Twp BOE

Routzahn, David N

05/12

B

Washington Twp BOE

Saltzmann, Marylis

04/12

5

Sussex County

Santiago, Karen

11/10

A

Plainfield City

Sattilaro, Anthony P

05/12

A

Middlesex Co Bd of Social Srv

Schaefer, Constance

07/12

C

Lenape Regional H S District

Schubert, Deborah Marie

06/12

5

Washington Twp BOE

Sinski, Theodore C

06/12

A

Fair Lawn BOE

Smith, Sharon

07/12

5

Sussex-Wantage Reg Sch Dist

Stephan, Yolanda

07/12

5

Passaic BOE

Urrutia, Margarita C

07/12

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Vezza, Edward

09/12

A

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Total = 63


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Butts, Mary
Woodbridge
Developmental Center
11/1/2011
D
3/9/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-2 Wedderburn, Ruby
North Jersey
Developmental Center
3/1/2012
5
2/1/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-3

Lee, William
Gloucester City
2/1/2011
A
10/2/2008
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue in OAL
(Trustee Culliton recused.)
E-4 Diaz, Maureen
Jersey City Public
Schools
5/1/2011
D
1/19/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Service;
Continue in OAL

E-5

Stasse, Duane
Freehold Borough
10/1/2010
1
12/8/2008
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-6 Torre, Jacqualyn

Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
1/1/2012
D
12/1/1998
12/6/2007
8/5/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Putera, Jane
New Brunswick BOE
7/1/2011
5
4/10/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-8 Franks, Sarah
Deptford Twp. BOE
9/1/2011
5
11/8/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Chinery, Robert
Rutherford BOE
7/1/2012
C
8/9/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10 Timberlake, Melvin
Pleasantville BOE
7/1/2011
B
9/16/2004
8/5/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)

E-11

Suy Ho Go, Robert
City of Asbury Park
7/1/2011
5
8/12/2003
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-12 Vanderbilt, Debra
Hagedorn
2/1/2012
5
4/11/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Trustee Bruno recused.)

E-13

Sederland, Robert
Ocean City BOE
2/1/2012
C
8/10/2005
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)
E-14 Barbour, Sharon
Greystone Park Psych Hospital
2/1/2012
5
1/27/2011
Approved

E-15

Merritt, Barbara
The College of New Jersey
5/1/2012
5
5/1/2008
Approved
E-16 Wong, Cheri
Dept. of Children & Families
5/1/2010
5
3/24/2005
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue in OAL

E-17

Harris, Jewel
Newark Public School
3/1/2012
A
12/20/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-18 Lewicki, Zenon
Livingston
7/1/2012
5
11/20/2006 1/19/2007
Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-19

Wolf, James
South Jersey Port Corp.
2/1/2012
1
3/31/2009
Approved
E-20 Hurlburt, Mark
Juv. Justice Comm. Central Office
4/1/2012
C
3/25/2011
Tabled

E-21

Feeney, Janice
Jersey City Public Schools
6/1/2012
5
8/10/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)
E-22 Kassoff-Sainz, Debra
NJ Commission for
the Blind
4/1/2012
D
11/29/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(offer Service - will be 60 before account expires)

E-23

Johns, Harold
Springfield Board of Ed
1/1/2013
C
8/16/2011
Approved
E-24 Brown, Russell
Somerset Co. Pk Commission
4/1/2012
A
8/25/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-25

Davydow, Michael
Woodbine Developmental Center
4/1/2012
5
3/26/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-26 Dearolf, Connie
City of Trenton
3/1/2012
5
9/11/2006 8/13/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-27

Andre, Simone
Passaic County
1/1/2012
5
2/13/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-28 Gies, Kenneth
Tabernacle Twp. BOE
2/1/2012
D
3/8/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-29

White, Bruce
Wall Township
2/1/2011
A
3/15/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary;
Continue in OAL
E-30 Telofski, David
Division of Support Services
1/1/2012
5
2/28/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-31

Milligan, James
Leonia Boro BOE
8/1/2010
5
2/12/2009 7/13/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue in OAL; Deny
request to remove 7/13/09 incident
from claim
E-32 Palmer, Mardalena
Vineland
Developmental Center
2/1/2012
C
12/5/1998
1/13/2010
Approved

E-33

Stickle, III, Jesse
Roxbury Township
7/1/2011
D
7/20/2010
1/25/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(no incident report for 1/25/11)
E-34 Machado, Eileen

Montclair State
University
11/1/2010
1
10/24/2005
3/28/2006
10/23/2007
10/8/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-35

Castiglia, Anthony
Twp. of Lyndhurst
6/1/2011
5
9/14/2010
Approved
E-36 Kist, Ronald
Lyndhurst Twp.
1/1/2012
1
11/16/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-37

Borisovs, Vera
Vineland Developmental Center
4/1/2012
5
6/27/2004
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-38 Hamilton, Michele
Willingboro Twp.
1/1/2012
5
12/9/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Clarke, David - Regional Operations Central - Honorable Service Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until July 18, 2012
F-2 Erla, Kathleen - Jersey City Public Schools - Request to Change Option
Denied
F-3+ Worth, Edward - Hudson County - Issue of Non bona fide retirement
Denied ; Repay salary earned during violation period (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-4 Hendricks, John - Ramsey Borough - Return to Employment
Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until July 18, 2012
F-5 Mattison, Jackie - Newark City - Honorable Service -Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until July 18, 2012
F-6+ Haden, Larry - Barnegat Township - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit salary only from July 1, 2000 through termination of employment
(Retirement Bureau)
F-7+ Falato, Leonard - Hackensack City - Creditable Compensation
Denied ; Apply correction to retirement allowance prospectively; Waive amount overpaid
(Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Lindenthal, Peter - Mercer County - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court upheld the Board's denial of the petitioners request to receive a monthy pension benefit upon the death of her husband
Noted
G-2 Coleman, Patricia - Rutgers University - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-3 White, Joan - Passaic Co Bd of Social Services - Final
Administrative Determinations Appeals denial of enrollment eligibility
Approved
G-4 Kochel, David - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Boards decisionthat arequired repayment of benefits paid from September 2007 through August 2008;
Exceptions
Tabled for administrative review
G-5 Graziosi, Anthony - Jersey City Public Schools - Initial Decision
ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-6 Linnett, Judith - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial to reactivate
her expired PERS account allowing the transfer into her active TPAF account; Exceptions;
Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-7 O'Reilly, Lawrence - Division of Law - Initial Decision ALJ
affirmed the Board's decision of denying the petitioner's enrollment in the Prosecutors Part of the PERS durning his period of employment until he was transferred in November 2006 to represent Homeland Security. Petitioner is not eligible to receive a Prosecutors Part pension; Request to postpone
Tabled
G-8 Guido, Angela - Jersey City Public Schools - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-9 Watson, Robert - Camden BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-10 Coniglio, Joseph - General Assembly - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-11 Aramayo, George - Newark Public Schools - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's decision of denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-12 Brooks, James - Willingboro Twp. BOE - Appellate Division Decisions
Appellate Court reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits; DAG advice; Resubmission
Noted



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Robbins, Michael - Judiciary/Sussex County - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Kniazew, Peter - Roxbury Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Molder, Calbert - Mercer County - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Gitto, Peter - Atlantic City mun Util Auth - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirment benefits
Approved
H-5 Smith, Howard - Sea Isle City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Lucas, Venus - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Nappi, Ninetta - Hudson County Community College - Request to purchase
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Joost, David (deceased) - NJ Dept Military & Vet Affairs -
Appeals the Board's denial of Active GLI benefit with retired allowance
Approved (Claims Bureau, Retirement Bureua)


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Morris Hills Regional vs. TPAF
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A As of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B As of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-6 Appellate Division Decisions John Salvaggio vs. PFRS
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E As of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D As of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-9 Trial Balance For April 30, 2012
Noted
L-10 Board Member Address List
Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-12 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 18, 2012.

 
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