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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 18, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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
Service Early Veteran Deferred

Option Changes - none Special Totals


Called to Order: 10:07 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:43 p.m.

Roll Call: Lee Flanagan, Jonathan Berg, Ned Thomson, Thomas Bruno, Fred Beaver, Ron Winthers, John Lowden

Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Christine Veliz

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Ginny Martucci; Mary Lou Mayoros; Mike Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Mark Schwedes; Priscilla Lyons; Amy Mazzeo; Bob Bobik; NJEA: Dustin McNichol, Star Ledger; Angela Delli Santi, Press; David Fassett, attorney for John Lynch; Carlos Munoz; Officer Sean Phillips; Michael Oropollo, attorney; Beatrice Coleman; Peter Genovese, Business Administrator; and Robert Prisco.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting of June 20, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1 Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2007 - Approved
A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2007 - Approved
A-3 Trial Balance as of May 31, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members

   

Chairperson - Leon Flanagan

Vice Chairperson
- John Lowden

State Investment Council (SIC) Representative:

      Selected Jonathan Berg for July 2007 SIC meeting;
Elected Jonathan Berg for 3-year term beginning August 1, 2007, under new legislation
    Actuarial Selection Committee Representative - Ned Thomson

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for June 25, 2007 - Approved

C-2 Return to Employment - Approved
C-3 Retirement List - Approved
C-4 Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

McCauley, Deborah - Boro of Highlands - Effective February 1, 2005 - Maximum Option - Reexamination - Approved continuation of Ordinary Disability w/one year re-exam, contingent upon authorization to release income verification (IRS Form 4506-T)

D-2

Hoogvliet, Grace - MVC - Effective June 1, 2006 - Maximum Option
a)  Ordinary Disability - Denied
b)  Honorable Service - Moot; Board reserves right to address honorable service issue in future

D-3

Koomer, Benjamin - Middlesex County/Judiciary - Effective May 1, 2007 - Option A - Tabled for IME

D-4
Pardo, Providencia - City of Perth Amboy - Effective January 1, 2007 - Maximum Option - Reconsideration (currently collecting service) - Approved Ordinary Disability
D-5
Dandridge, Ray - Newark Public Schools - Effective January 1, 2001 - Maximum Option - Resubmission - Approved
D-6

Hallman, Samuel - Woodbridge Developmental Center - Effective August 1, 2006 - Maximum Option - Approved

D-7
Walker, Larry - State/Judiciary - Effective June 1, 2007 - Option A - Approved w/one year re-exam
D-8
Vazquez, Francisco - UMDNJ - Effective April 1, 2007 - Option C - Approved w/one year re-exam
D-9

LiPira, Pamela - City of Asbury Park - Effective January 1, 2007 - Maximum Option - Denied; Offer Deferred

D-10

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement - Approved with exception of Patricia Ann Archer - which is pending clarification

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Albertson, Anna T

03/07

D

Mercer County

Alger, Ellen A

04/07

D

Comm for the Blind Visually Impaired

Alum, Roland A

09/06

5

Dept of Education

Anderson, Jacqueline

01/08

5

MVC-Shared Services

Avagnano, Ralph

09/07

C

Fair Lawn BOE

Bartolomeo, Robert

01/07

5

Rutherford Borough

Belli, Mark

07/07

A

West Orange Township 

Beshay, Vector S

07/07

C

UMDNJ

Brown, Dorothy

07/07

5

Treasury-Div of Pensions & Benefits

Bryson, Georgana

07/07

5

Voc Rehabilitation Comm

Carthan, Dolores

07/07

1

Mercer County

Colon, Nelson

03/07

1

Paterson City

Cook, David Lee

06/07

5

Montclair State University

Dalfonso, Nick

06/07

5

Winslow Township BOE

Dasilva, Maria

10/06

5

Elizabeth BOE

Deblasio, Armano J

05/07

C

County of Sussex

Diaz, Pedro S

07/07

5

Camden City BOE 

Dietrich, Elaine D

04/07

5

Judiciary

Ernst, Perry

07/07

1

Wall Township BOE

Gehrum, Marian

04/07

A

Judiciary/Middlesex County

Gibson, Barbara S

07/07

5

Sussex-Wantage Reg Sch Dist

Hallman, Samuel D

08/06

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Hansen, Charles N

08/07

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Hartung, Earl D

06/07

A

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Hendricks, Eugene

07/07

A

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

Herman, Jeffrey P

05/07

5

Lakewood Twp MUA

Hernandez, Eddie

07/07

A

Union City

Indrisek, Michael

12/06

B

Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac

Joy, Mary S

07/07

D

Dept of Banking & Insurance,

Lacy, Terry M

05/06

5

Cumberland Co  Improvement

Laplaca, James

12/06

5

Garfield Housing Authority

Lasala, Roberta

08/07

5

Paramus Borough

Lawler, Barbara A

02/07

5

Gloucester Co Bd of Social Serv,

Lewis, Bernadine E

05/06

5

Treasury-Division of Revenue,

Lo, Doudou

07/07

1

East Orange City BOE

Lockhart, Shirley M

12/06

5

Paterson BOE

Martin, Elsa A

08/07

5

Cape May County

Mercurio, Nancy E

06/07

C

Piscataway BOE Admin Bldg

Pellegrino, Louis J

06/07

5

Washington Twp BOE

Powell, Helana R

04/07

5

Vernon Township BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Quiles, Rosa

07/07

5

Vineland Housing Authority

Reeves, Geraldine B

07/07

5

Atlantic Co Special Services

Ruiz, Jose

07/07

A

North Bergen BOE

Schwartz, Annette

05/07

5

Fort Lee Borough

Smith, Beverly A

06/07

5

Hamilton Township

Sprague, Samuel C Jr

06/07

1

Pinelands Reg School District

Stafford, Gary E

09/07

A

Brigantine City

Suller, Mark J

08/07

A

Carteret Borough 

Sykes, Tracy L

05/07

5

Trenton Housing Authority

Szelc, Patricia A

06/07

5

Moorestown Township BOE

Taylor-Levine, Eileen

05/07

5

Dept. of Agriculture

Thomason, Isadore

07/07

5

Princeton Borough

Toth, John A

07/07

A

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Tulloch, Roxanne

03/07

5

Dept of Corrections

Twyne, William

07/07

A

Camden City BOE

Visco, Gloria

05/07

5

Clifton City BOE

Vitale, Carla

03/07

5

Warren Co Bd Of Chosen Frhldrs

Wechter, Kathleen A

06/07

5

Gloucester County

Weist, Joanne C

08/07

1

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Wilkins, Winifred

07/07

5

Newark Public Schools

Willis, Trey

06/07

5

Plainfield City

Winter, Karen C

03/07

5

Point Pleasant Beach BOE

Yano, David G

04/07

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Yorlano, Eric Perry

06/07

A

Dept of Banking & Insurance

Total = 64
D-11
Reed, Arthur - UMDNJ - Effective August 1, 2006 - Option A - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-12
Campbell, Janet - MVC - Effective March 1, 2007 - Maximum Option - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-13 Smith, Paul - West Orange BOE - Effective August 1, 2007 - Maximum Option - Denied; Offer Service
D-14 Bevilacqua, Sofia - State/Treasury - Effective July 1, 2007 - Option D - Tabled for IME (Trustee Beaver recused)
D-15 Drew, Milton - City of Newark - Effective August 1, 2007 - Option 1 - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-16 Bogdan, Lottie - Trenton BOE - Effective October 1, 2006 - Maximum Option - Approved

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Krause, Kenneth

Bergen County

4/07

5

11/9/05

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Marchica, Carmen

West Deptford Twp

1/07

5

3/3/06

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-3

Arthur, David

Ocean Twp

5/06

5

5/10/05

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Guagliardo, Matthew

Mercer Co Park Comm

4/07

5

1/23/05
7/08/05

Y
Y

Y
N

N
N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-5

Antreux, Constance

Middlesex County

2/07

5

6/22/05

N

N

N

Denied; Only eligible for withdrawal

E-6

Coleman, Sandra

Dept of Banking & Insurance

2/07

5

6/28/00
(no delayed manifestation)

Y

N

N

Denied: only eligible for withdrawal

E-7

Belli, Thomas

City of Garfield

7/07

5

7/13/06

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (Trustee Bruno Nae)

E-8

LeConey, Steven

Willingboro MUA

7/07

5

7/13/06

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-9

Ward, Shirley

Trenton Psych

3/07

5

5/04/04

Y

Y

N

Denied; Only eligible for withdrawal (Trustee Bruno Nae)

E-10

DeCandia, Maurice

MVC

7/07

5

8/01/05

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-11

Smith, Bart

Newark Housing Auth

12/06

5

1/23/01
12/8/05

Y
N

T
T

T
T

Tabled Accidental; Interim approved Ordinary

E-12

Gilbert, Patricia

Southern Regional School Dist

10/06

D

9/28/05

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

TP = Total & Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event



OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

F-1+

Lynch, John - Senate, City of New Brunswick - Honorable Service - Total forfeiture of all legislative service and salary only; apply prospectively (Retirement Bureau, Audit Unit)

F-2

Bowers, Barry - Old Bridge Twp. - Honorable Service - Postpone until August meeting (Retirement Bureau)

F-3+ Munoz, Carlos - Salem Co. - Request to waive mandatory retirement (LEO) - Denied
F-4+

Coleman, Beatrice - Long Branch BOE -
a) Request to reverse retirement type - Never a bonafide retirement
b) Repayment of benefits - Repay overpayment over 10 years and assign life insurance policy (Retirement Bureau, Claims Bureau, Audit)


Hearing Decisions

G-1

Botto, Joseph - Passaic Valley Water Comm. - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-2 Lockett, Elizabeth - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-3 Francis, Francis for Fitzroy (deceased) - UMDNJ - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-4

Cascaes, Romeo - Monmouth Co/Freehold Twp. - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law - Approved




OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Csigo, Margit - Middlesex County Improvement Authority - Appeals the Board's decision denying ordinary disability - Tabled; Send for IME

H-2

Kelly, Marie - UMDNJ - Appeals the Board's decision denying the request for an option change - Denied

H-3 Vincent, Peter - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability - Approved
H-4 Broyles, Elaine - Dept. of Community Affairs - Appeals the Board’s decision to terminate Accidental Disability retirement benefits and reenroll into PERS - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Francois, Trevor - Englewood on the Palisades Charter School - Enrollment Eligibility - Resubmission - Must enroll in PERS; Approved OAL Hearing (Enrollment Bureau)
J-2+

Prisco, Robert - Westampton Twp - Resubmission
a.  Eligibility for Enrollment - Approved continued enrollment in PERS
b.  Request to Purchase - Approved purchase of all eligible service (Enrollment and Purchase Bureau)

Death Claim Issues

  None

Informational Issues 

L-1

Appellate Division Decision regarding Abraham Hemsey vs. PFRS and Dennis Keenan vs.
PFRS - Noted

L-2

Appellate Division Decision regarding Juan Class vs. PFRS - Noted

L-3 Board Member Address List - Noted
L-4

Board Member Address List - Corrected - Noted

L-5

Other Pension Changes resulting from Chapter 103, P.L. 2007 - Noted

L-6 Memo regarding Kenneth Nissel - Noted
L-7 State Investment Council Agenda for 7/19/07 meeting - Noted
L-8

Wire Transfer - Contributory Group Life Insurance Policy #13900 for June 2007 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 15, 2007.

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