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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 18, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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 (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 12:36 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno; Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis (arrived 10:43 a.m.); Susanne Culliton;
Leon Flanagan; Benjamin; Hurst; Peter Maurer; William O'Brien (arrived 10:47 a.m.);
Ned Thomson; Ron Winthers


Absent: None

Also Present DAG Robert Kelly: Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Amy Mazzeo; Wendy Jamison; SDAG Eileen Den Bleyker; Mike Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Valerie McManus; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Mike Czyzyk; Debbie Beetel-Sparano; Kristin Bell; Marc Greenfield; Susan Grant; Trooper M. Smith; Sunanda Rana; John Brunini; Michael J. Donohue, Esq.; Thomas Scott; Patrick Kavanagh; Adam Liebtag; Migsolan Santiago; Eric Richard; Dudley Burdas; Lauren Boukema; Kevin J. Kirchner; Dante J. Romanini, Esq.; Kristian
Kirchner; Gene J. Anthony, Esq.; Ronica Cleary, Chasing NJ, Channel 9; Thomas Jones; Angela Peili; Nancy Hillman; Susan Cholet; Seth Llahs; Don Smith; Bob Regan; Faith Howard; Myra Rijo; Wanda Stokes; Annabelle Twiggs; Veneshia Beth; Deborah Gaines; Lashea Brickle; Dianna Ling; Monica Schrgle; Rose Booker; Scott Sunlien; Cynthia Graham; Paul Polocreto; Michael Aron, NJTV; Jarehi O'Grady; Michael Lombardi; Ed Hiatti; Richard Wagenblast; David Pirroni; Joe Costa; V. Maite; Joseph Javiz; Matt Koczirwiez; Rene Deuybell; C.D. Sietrzan; Jackie Galka; M. Valdivia; James Rekulak; Denise Bymity; Dawn Seay; Henry Rich; John Masiello; Juan Urena; M. Rosenthal; Sal Rizzo; Jim Scott; Kevin Kirchner;



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 21, 2014
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


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 Rossignolo, Elena
Judiciary/Middlesex
County
12/1/2011 5 Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary,
Continue in OAL
D-2 Paulin, Christine
Asbury Park City 1/1/2014 5 Approved
D-3 Errickson, Marcia
Hamilton BOE 9/1/2014 1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Kallen, Nora
Jersey City 1/1/2014 5
Tabled per attorney request
D-5 Montelpare, James
Evesham Township 1/1/2014 A
Approved
D-6 Dautrich, Debora
General Assembly 5/1/2014 A
 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Cancel, Ana
Rutgers University 10/1/2012 5 Approved continuation of Ordinary
Disability
D-8 Chiafullo, Etta
Long Branch BOE 1/1/2014 1 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-9 Misavage, Karen
Motor Vehicle Comm 7/1/2013 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-10 Monthly OD Grid        Approved (see below) with the exception of
Joseph Grazioso;
Joseph Grazioso tabled for IME

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Loretta A

07/13

B

North Brunswick BOE

Alberts, Charles A

07/14

3

New Jersey City University

Anderson, Chris Kevin

06/14

5

Middlesex County

Brino, Christina Ann

04/14

5

Morris County

Camano, Enrique

06/14

A

Harrison Town

Colon, Carmen L

03/14

5

Disability Determinations

Colon, Rafael Jr

04/14

5

Ocean County

Contino, Karen A

04/14

5

Brick Township BOE

Copeland, Simon K

08/14

5

Pleasantville BOE

Crosson, Marie

05/14

5

Elizabeth BOE

DeLucia, Mary K

12/14

D

Ocean County

DeVatt, Debra Lynn

04/14

1

Knowlton Township BOE

Downs, William P

07/14

A

Mercer County Community College

Ezmat, Tony

06/14

A

Passaic County

Font, Olimpia C

07/14

5

Union City BOE

Garcia, Jose

06/14

A

New Brunswick BOE

Goff, Pamela Lynne

09/14

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Gonzalez, Victor M

09/13

5

Paterson BOE

*Graziosi, Joseph

05/14

5

Greater Brunswick Charter School

Hainsworth, Patrick

05/14

5

Developmental Disabilities

Hall, Aimee B

04/14

5

Board of Public Utilities

Haque, Zamal

06/14

5

NJ Institute of Technology

Harbison, Robert

05/14

A

Paterson BOE

Herbert, Patricia L

04/14

5

Wall Township BOE

Hillman, Nancy L

04/14

C

Treasury-Print Shop

Hoban, Leslie A

02/15

B

Office of The Public Defender

Hodor, Stephen M

05/14

5

Richard Stockton College Of NJ

Klodnicki, Kimberly M

01/14

5

Voorhees Township

Kornegay, Toni C

12/13

1

Newark Public Schools

Loglisci, Gudrun

05/14

A

Plainsboro Township

Lozano, Sara S

07/14

5

Passaic County

Martins, Atinsola

04/14

5

Board of Public Utilities

Mayrand, Lise Jeannine

11/13

5

Union County

McAvoy, Christian

12/13

B

Edison Township

Myers, Jerry L

05/14

D

Clayton Borough/Woolwich Township

Okane, Rosemarie P

07/14

5

Ridgefield Boro BOE

Oliveras, Alba

05/14

5

Jersey City

Pennoh, Joann M

02/14

A

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Powell, William Jr

04/14

D

Cape May City

Pray, Joseph Edward

03/14

D

Gloucester County

Richards, Joyce I

04/14

5

Livingston BOE

Robinson, Elizabeth Ann

01/14

5

Millville BOE

Rosenblatt, Henry L

06/13

D

Camden County College

Samuels, Lyndon B

06/14

A

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Sangster, Vernon A

06/14

B

Rowan University

Selby, Bettylou

10/14

A

Monroe Township

Siniscalchi, Andrew

09/14

B

Jersey City Public Schools

Smith, Laurie A

06/14

5

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Sprague, Joseph J

04/14

1

Mullica Twp BOE

Stanch, Nancy L

10/14

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Stewart, Ovetta

08/14

5

Judiciary/Essex County

Tolnai, Zsolt

01/14

5

Division of Law

Werthmann, Annemarie

05/14

5

Berkeley Township

Whelan, William A

04/14

5

Ocean County Board of Social Service

Williams, Sheila V

05/14

5

Paterson BOE

Yeomans, Carol Ann

03/14

5

Atlantic City

Zappulla, Kathleen

01/14

5

Union Township

Zoretski, Ronald L

06/14

1

Bloomfield Township

*Tabled for IME Approved = 57 Tabled = 1 Total = 58



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Hunter, William

Gloucester Twp MUA 6/1/2011 5 11/13/2008
4/20/2009
5/27/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue Service;
Continue in OAL
E-2 Furman, James
Hanover Twp. BOE 4/1/2014 5 5/23/2013 Approved

E-3

Ziegelhofer, William
Allendale Boro 3/1/2014 5 2/11/2013 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-4 Pugliese, Jo Ann
Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
7/1/2014 5 4/13/2013 Approved

E-5

Ford, Glenn
Monroe Township 9/1/2012 B 8/13/2012 Approved
E-6 McDougall, Kenneth
Parsippany Troy
Hills BOE
9/1/2013 1 11/20/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Klingberg, Charles

Motor Vehicle
Commission
10/1/2014 D 7/12/2011
9/21/2013
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-8 Juby, Catherine
Waldwick Boro 3/1/2014 5 5/1/2013 Approved

E-9

Rhett, Shonya
Vineland
Developmental Center
4/1/2014 D 9/9/2007 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-10 Scarpa, Richard
NJ Dept of Corrections 11/1/2013 5 4/30/2012 Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-11

Brewton, Charlene
Mercer Co Special
Services
12/1/2013 5 2/1/2012 Approved
E-12 Negron, Elizabeth
Union City BOE 4/1/2013 5 11/10/2010 Approved

E-13

Foy, Priscilla
Dept of Children and
Families
2/1/2014 5 7/21/2009 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-14 Eden, Susan

Camden Co Health
Services Ctr
2/1/2014 5 11/14/2011
6/11/2013
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred (Board noted member left employment due to reduction in force)

E-15

Rolling, Geoffrey
East Orange City 7/1/2013 C 10/23/2009 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-16 Daraklis, John
Monroe Township 9/1/2013 A 8/2/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-17

Percy, Sandra
State Police Civilian
Employees
4/1/2014 5 6/20/2012 Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-18 Lee, Chong Hwa
Teaneck BOE 3/1/2014 C 2/9/2012 Tabled per attorney request



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Steinmetz, Patricia - Juv. Jus. Comm/Community Prog. - Request to change retirement date
Denied
F-2+ Brunini, John - Issue of bona fide retirement
The Board affirmed the Division's determination to cancel retirement; re-enroll and repay
pension
F-3+ Kirchner, Kevin - Issue of bona fide retirement
Tabled for Attorney General advice.
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Cirasa, Robert - Kean University - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Cruz, Gloria - Union County Bd of Social Services - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Seddon, Bruce - New Lisbon Development Center - Failure to appear
Noted
G-4 Barnes, Martin - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate court upheld the Board's decision of total forfeiture
Noted
G-5 Hoover, Mark - Haddon Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Testa, Renee - Dept of Children & Families - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-7 Jeffers, Roslyn - Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs - Order denying consolidation
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-8 Thigpen, Antonious - Dept of Children and Families - Initial Decision ALJ granted the motion for summary decision but denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-9 Sakowski, Thomas - Hudson County - Settlement Proposal Rejected;
continue in OAL
G-10 Feigenbaum, Jane - Trenton City - Initial Decision ALJ requires Ms. Feigenbaum repay pension benefits received prior to the end of her employment with Perth Amboy and remit unpaid pension contributions for the 21 months she was employed by Perth Amboy. ALJ futher ordered that she not be required to return retirement benefits after she ceased employment on Septemeber 17, 2010; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions (Hank Schwedes recused)
G-11 Diaz, Maureen - Jersey City Public Schools - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disabilty retirement benefits effective May 1, 2011 under Option D; Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification, noted exceptions
G-12 Caldwell (deceased), Sharon - Department of Labor - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-13 Elliott, George - South Brunswick BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Jackson-Summerville, Sandra - Woodbine Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Salgado, Carlos - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's determination of non bona fide retirement
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Shaughnessy, Robin - Ringwood Boro BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Davis, Wayman - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Molenkamp, Sally - Cherry Hill Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6 Petrusky, Lori - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7 Blakely, Sean - Hackensack City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8 Salahuddin, Ronald - Appeals the Board's decision of partial forfeiture due to dishonorable service
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9 Birkhoff, Jacqueline - Dept of Children and Families - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disabiltiy retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-10 Harris, Jessie - Lawnside Borough - Appeals the Board's denial of non bona fide retirment benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Gertner, Sean - Lakehurst Borough - Termination of PERS pursuant to Ch. 92 P.L. 2007- REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA
J-2+ Anthony, Gene - Shrewsbury Twp. - Terminaton of PERS pursuant to Ch. 92, P.L. 2007
Membership terminated effective January 1, 2008
J-3 Joyce, Michael - Delaware River Port Authority - Termination of PERS pursuant to Ch. 92, P.L. 2007; REQUEST TO POSTPONE
Tabled per member's request.
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2014
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Arthur G. Monto, Jr. vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
   
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 16, 2014.

 

 
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