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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 19, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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: 3:40 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, Ronald Winthers, Benjamin Hurst, Susanne Culliton, Ned Thomson, William O'Brien, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis


Absent: Peter Maurer

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael Weik; Marylou Mayoros; Tammy Marshall; Sharon Fenstermacher, Sunanda Rana; Lisa Pointer; Serena Falzini; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Micki Billik; Francis Chiarello; John Feeley, attorney; Anthony Peters; Craig Gumpel, attorney; DAG Chris Tattory; Dale Matthews; Keith Bonchi, attorney; Bernard Reilly; Jeffrey Kassover,
attorney; Barbara Lissi; Daniel Ritson, attorney; Michael Graziano; Sandra Graziano; George Rice; Peter Demkovitz, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 15, 2013
Approved (Trustees Buriani-DeSantis and Hurst abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

 

None



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 Mitt, Mary
NJ Turnpike Authority
9/1/2011
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Williams, Carolyn
UMDNJ
10/1/2012
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred (off payroll over 2 years)
D-3 Singletay, Vickie
South Woods Prison
6/1/2012
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-4 Pellicoro, Anne
Vernon Twp. BOE
7/1/2011
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary; Continue in OAL
D-5 Beam, Roxann
Mount Olive BOE
1/1/2013 
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-6 Kuren, Frances
Passaic County
1/1/2010
1
Re-Evaluation Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary (no longer disabled)
D-7 Almodovar, Lourdes
Monmouth County
Division of Social Services
8/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-8 Chiarello, Francis
South Jersey Transportation Authority
8/1/2011
5
Approved
D-9 Rolph, Michael
Hunterdon Central High School
6/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-10 Ohagan, Deborah
Montclair BOE
7/1/2013
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-11 McDaniel, April
Morris County
2/1/2013
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-12 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see attached list)
D-13 Biles, Lisa
Judiciary/Middlesex
County
3/1/2013
A
Tabled for re-exam in 6 months

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Khadijah

02/13

5

Newark City

Allakhverdova, Khanoum

04/13

5

Toms River School Dist

Barrios, Tondya L

06/13

4

UMDNJ

Bell, Dorothy

02/13

5

Morris School District

Bennett, Gail M

09/11

5

Middlesex County Improvement Auth

Benning, Tari Lynn

03/13

5

Mercer County

Bowen, David L Sr.

05/13

A

Maurice River Township

Caffrey, Raymond

05/13

1

Kean University

Carter, Tracey M

06/13

A

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Cedeno, Jose A

04/13

C

North Bergen MUA

Chess, Tyrone

09/13

5

Hudson County

Cooper, Beverly Sue

07/13

1

Department of Health

Cox, Paul G

04/13

A

Millville City

Curio, Margaret M

05/13

5

Haddon Township

Czajkowski, Richard

07/13

5

Stafford Township BOE

Distasi, Ellen D

02/13

A

River Vale Twp BOE

Dulo, Catherine A

05/13

D

Mansfield Twp BOE

Farnham, Brenda V

12/12

1

Carteret Borough

Fetchko, Janet

01/13

5

Hudson County

Flodmand, Jennifer Lynn

03/13

B

Treasury-Div of Pensions & Benefits

Ghirtsos, Fastyna

03/13

5

Clifton City

Golden, Christine

05/13

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Graiser, Joan A

05/13

A

Southern State Correctional Facility

Grieb, Robert

05/13

5

Spring Lake Heights Borough

Guimes, Elizabeth A

02/13

5

Teaneck BOE

Gunther, Vincenza

06/13

5

West Milford Township

Hadley, Ronald J Jr

06/13

5

Parsippany Troy Hills BOE

Harbora, Joyce Lina

03/13

C

Judiciary/Salem County

Herman, Stephanie

01/13

5

Judiciary/Essex County

Johnston, Karen A

07/13

5

Kearny Town

Keefe, Dennis

08/13

D

Linden City

Klimanskis, Cathy A

08/13

5

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Koval, Ann M

08/13

A

Bayonne BOE

Lomonaco, Nancy

01/13

5

North Wildwood City

Lusker, Ileana

02/13

5

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

McFadden, Edward

04/13

D

Morris-Union Jointure Commission

Mendoza, Mildred

07/13

1

New Brunswick BOE

Menzella, Dolores

03/13

A

Dumont Borough BOE

Miller, Donald W

02/13

A

Monroe Twp BOE

Murray, Joan M

10/13

5

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Newman, Esther B

12/12

5

Bayonne City

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Newton, James C

07/13

C

Regional Operations North

Pappas, Antoinette

02/13

5

Central Regional HS Dist

Pelt, Dorothea

06/13

5

Passaic County

Pierce, Curtis J

01/13

3

Gloucester Co Special Services

Popelak, Karen J

08/13

D

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Pugliese, Generoso A

11/12

5

Totowa Borough BOE

Ramos, Noelia

04/13

A

Motor Vehicle Commission

Randisi, Maryann

04/13

5

Manalapan Englishtown Regional

Redstreake, Susan

05/13

D

Eastern Camden Co Reg Sch Dist

Reels, Darnell A

06/13

A

Passaic BOE

Romano, Theresa M

05/13

5

General Assembly

Rucci, Gerald R

01/13

A

Mount Laurel Twp MUA

Sandelli, Barbara A

07/13

5

Morris School District

Sanders, Dorothy G

07/13

5

Morris County

Sanzari, Michael J

02/13

A

Bergen County

Stone, Elver H

05/13

B

Department of Labor

Thomas, Ernest L

04/13

5

Irvington BOE

Tiru, Sonia

09/13

5

Franklin Twp BOE

Trautmann, Mary C

02/13

A

Morris Co Vocational Sch Dist

Vazquez, Robert

02/13

C

Essex County

Volante, Michael

02/13

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Wanca, Jeffrey J

05/13

5

Union County

Williamson, James N Jr

10/12

A

Evesham MUA

Total = 64

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lusaitis, Christine
Eastern Camden Co
Reg Sch Dist
7/1/2012
A
4/1/2011
Approved
E-2
Webb, Anna
Hunterdon Developmental Center
11/1/2012
5
12/9/2011
12/12/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-3

Chinery, Robert
Rutherford Boro BOE
7/1/2012
C
8/9/2010
Tabled Accidental; Continue ordinary disability
E-4
Thigpen, Antonious
Dept. of Children and
Families
11/1/2012
D
10/13/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Diaz, Milagro
Elizabeth BOE
2/1/2013
5
11/22/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6
Ledbetter, Kesha
Mercery County
9/1/2012
5
4/13/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-7

Sylvester, Allan


Sayerville Borough
9/1/2012
D
12/12/2003
Approved
E-8
Rullan-Santos, Evelyn
Forensic Psychiatric
Hospital
1/1/2013
D
1/5/2011
Approved

E-9

Johnson, Pamela
Woodbine
Developmental Center
2/1/2013
A
12/26/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-10
Marrazzo, Pasquale

Mercer County
6/1/2012
5
2/26/2011
3/30/2012
Request to Postone Approved
request to postpone only until July meeting; No further postponements
will be granted

E-11

Still, Everlon



City of Camden
10/1/2009
A
2/2/1996
7/28/1998
12/1/2004
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL
E-12
Holzer, Suzanne
Hunterdon County
11/1/2012
5
6/4/2004
9/27/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Service effective 8/1/13

E-13

Phillips, Brian
Hamilton Twp BOE
11/1/2013
  5
3/30/2009
Approved
E-14
Pannell, Victoria
Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
6/1/2012
D
5/25/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Early

E-15

Andersen, Gary
Freehold Regional
High School District
4/1/2013
A
4/11/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-16

Dale-Byrd, Cynthia
Dept. of Children &
Families
11/1/2012
5
5/24/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only Families (less than 10 years)

E-17

McManus, Carole
Cumberland County
6/1/2012
5
8/20/2011
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred (Trustee Culliton recused.)

E-18

Murphy, Mariann
Dennis Twp.
6/1/2012
5
8/22/2008
Approved

E-19

Singleton, Calamity

Franklin Twp. Bd of Ed
7/1/2012
5
1/7/2011
2/22/2011

Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue OD; Continue in OAL

E-20
Mayer Doctor, Jeannette
Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
1/1/2013
C
12/13/2008
Approved

E-21

Batchelor, Melissa
Passaic County
6/1/2013
1
7/13/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-22
Titus, Ronnie
Maywood Borough
12/1/2012
A
10/26/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-23

Gibson, Glen
Forensic Psychiatric
Hospital
3/1/2013
9/15/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-24
Maruca, Kathleen
Albert C. Wagner
Youth Corr Fac.
6/1/2013
5
7/18/2009
Approved

E-25

Costello, Nadia
Hoboken Public
Library
12/1/2012
7/18/2009
Involuntary Approved
E-26
Wallace, Bernard
Jersey City Public
Schools
3/1/2013
5
10/29/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-27

Miller, Raymond
Twp. Of Greenwich
4/1/2013
5
10/10/2011
Approved
E-28
Kaminski, Kenneth
Monmouth County/Hall of
Records
3/1/2013
5
3/10/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-29

James, Stephanie
Woodbridge
Developmental Center
2/1/2012
5
10/19/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Clark, Richard -Bayonne -Honorable Service Deferred Retirement -Request to Postpone Approved postponement
F-2+ Peters, Anthony -Kenilworth Borough -Issue of bona fide
retirement; Request to Postpone Denied request to postpone; Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits (Retirements, Enrollments and External Audit)
F-3+ Mathews, Dale -Issue of bona fide retirement Continue Retirement; Repay salary earned (Retirements, External Audit)
F-4+ Vivona, Carol -Red Bank Boro. -Issue of bona fide retirement
Tabled for additional information
F-5+ Wiest, Quentin -Bergen County Improvement Auth. -Issue of
bona fide retirement
Cancel Retirement; Re-enroll; Return overpayment of retirement benefits (Vote: 7:1: Nae:
Trustee Buriani-DeSantis) (Retirements, Enrollments and External Audit)
F-6 Shaw, Judith -Dept. Envir Prot Haz Waste Mgmt. -Return to
Employment ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED
F-7+ Lissi, Barbara -Bergen County -Return to Employment
Continue Retirement; Repay salary earned; Repay overpayment over 10 years
(Retirements, External Audit)
F-8+ Graziano, Michael -Union Twp. BOE -Issue of bona fide retirement Continue Retirement; Repay salary earned; Repay over 10 years (Retirements, External Audit)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Checchio, Mauro -County of Union -Settlement Proposal
Rejected settlement proposal
G-2+ Reilly, Bernard -Middletown Township -Eligiblity for Enrollment
Tabled for additional review from External Audit
G-3 Beasley, Marvin -Newark Public Schools -Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Patel, Shakuntala -Essex County -Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Szakacs, Edward -North Jersey Development Center -Appellate
Division Decisions Court upheld the Board's denial of a bona fide retirement
Noted
G-6 Wright, Hope -Englewood City BOE -Appellate Division Decisions Court
upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-7 Grayson, Cassandra -New Jersey State Prison -Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-8 Singh, Kuldip -Department of State-Personnel -Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-9 Vanberry, Clinton -Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision to forfeit ten years of service due to dishonorable service: Exceptions; Request for postponement to file reply to exceptions
Approved request to postpone



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 McKnight, Shirley -Passaic County -Appeals the Board's denial
of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 McNerney, Dennis -Holmdel Twp. BOE -Appeals denial of
dependency issue and appeals denial of entitlement to benefits
Approved
H-3 Castronova, Carmine -Freehold Twp. -Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirment benefits
Approved
H-4 Davis, Walter -NJ Turnpike Authority -Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Sidney, Edline -Passaic County -Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Davis, Stanley -Trenton City -Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability
retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Rice, George -Cumberland County -Request to purchase
Tabled for additional administrative review (Enrollments)
J-2 Sappie, Harry -Cape May County MAU -Request to purchase after retirement
Denied (Vote: 6:2; Nae: Trustees O'Brien and Bruno)
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


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 Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2013 Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2013 Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2013 Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2013 Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for April 30, 2013 Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decisions Joseph McMahon vs. PFRS Noted
L-9 Appellate Division Decisions Fabio Cologna vs. PFRS Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 17, 2013.

 
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