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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 16, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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: 10:05 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:25 p.m.

Roll Call:

Jonathan Berg, Leon Flanagan, John Lowden, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis; Thomas Bruno; Ronald Winthers; Christine Veliz; Fred Beaver, Ned Thomson


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; DAG Eileen DenBleyker; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Michael Czyzyk; Lisa Pointer; Dusty McNichol, Star Ledger; Clement Kackos; Robert Margulies, attorney; Ivana Davis; Stephen Erickson, attorney; Steve Kossup, attorney; Joseph Bell, attorney; Kenneth Williams; Jacqueline Mazalewski; Alan Zark, attorney


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 18, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2008 - Approved

A-2
Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2007 - Approved
A-3

Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2008 - Approved

A-4
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2008 - Approved
A-5 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2008 - Approved
A-6 Trial Balance as of May 31, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
Reorganization of Board Members
Chairperson - Leon Flanagan
Vice-Chairperson - John Lowden
State Investment Council Representative - Jonathan Berg (until 6/30/10)
Actuarial Selection Committee Representative - Ned Thomson
Finance Committee - Postponed

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

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


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Companile, Pasquale

Orange City

8/07

A

Approved

D-2

Chambers, Lillian

Middlesex Co Improvement Auth

9/07

D

Approved

D-3

Coward, Carol Ann

Middlesex County

6/08

C

Approved contingent upon verification of licensing issue

D-4

Behan, Barbara

Vineland Develop Center

6/07

5

a. Reconsidered; Reaffirmed denial of     Ordinary Disability
b.
Approved Hearing Request

D-5

Ferrari, Rebecca

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

3/07

5

Reconsidered; Approved Ordinary

D-6

Johnson, Kim

UMDNJ

10/07

5

Reconsidered; Reaffirmed denial of Ordinary Disability

D-7

Rosado, Wanda

Paterson Public Schools

10/07

D

Denied; Offer Deferred

D-8

Monthly OD Grid

.

.

.

Approved (see list below)


PERS ORDINARY DISABILITY GRID

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alexander, Beatrice A

04/08

1

Long Branch City

Ammann, George

07/08

A

Atlantic County

Anderson, William D

07/08

5

Essex County College

Belizaire, Marie

03/08

5

Union County

Bellan, Larraine D

07/08

1

Department of Human Services

Belton, Larry

02/08

A

Paterson City

Benevento, John

07/08

A

West Orange Township

Biel, Alexander Jr.

12/07

1

Rahway Valley Sewerage Auth

Bonner, Brenda S

10/07

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Boulware, Jacqueline

04/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Brooks, Delores

03/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Bryant, Beatrice A

04/08

5

Judiciary/Essex County

Buckwald, Leon

09/08

A

Ocean County

Candido, Anselmo C

04/08

5

South Orange Village

Correa, Oneida

02/08

A

Perth Amboy BOE

Cromartie, Warren K

06/08

5

Disability Determinations

Cummings, Calvin G

07/08

5

Rahway City

DeForest-Williams, Lucy

03/08

5

Vineland Developmental Center

DeVilliers, Sergio

06/08

5

Lafayette Twp BOE

Donahue, Thomas L

12/08

A

Mount Olive Twp BOE

Doyle, Geraldine P

03/08

5

Judiciary/Gloucester County

Elsmore, Joseph T

04/08

B

Kearny Town BOE

Englishman, Allen K

07/08

C

Passaic County

Erdlen, Daniel R

07/08

1

Gloucester Twp BOE

Fallon, Patricia

05/08

5

Middlesex County

Fernandez, Ana M

12/07

1

Middlesex Co Improvement Auth

Flora, Dominick

07/08

5

Somerset County Finance Office

Fonte, Salvatore J

07/08

5

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Goni, Oscar E

07/08

5

Roxbury Twp BOE

Goraj, Elizabeth

07/08

5

Gloucester Co Special Services

Grant, Annie

08/08

5

County Boards of Taxation

Grant, William Edward

12/07

1

Woodbridge Township

Grove, Harriet A

07/08

1

DEPE Office of the Commissioner

Hardy, Sadie H

07/08

D

Veterans Home/Paramus

Hatcher, Margaret

06/08

5

Hudson County

Hayman, Betty M Bell

07/07

5

Willingboro Twp BOE

Herring, John Wayne Sr

05/08

D

Burlington County

Hocutt, Harriet

04/08

5

Passaic County

Insinga, Michael Sr

10/07

B

Andover Township

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Johnson, Helen

01/07

5

Newark Housing Authority

Karaffa, Adriene M

04/08

5

OIT

Karasiewicz, Joseph J

05/08

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Kazak, Hikmet

06/08

A

Belleville BOE

Lamberth, Elizabeth A

10/08

5

Matawan-Aberdeen Reg School

Lind, Charles

03/08

D

Kingsway Regional School Dist

Lopez, Victor C

12/08

A

Elizabeth City

Ludwick, Robert C

11/07

B

Tabernacle Twp BOE

Maier, Thomas R

03/08

A

Pemberton Township BOE

Marafioti, Paul R

07/08

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

McNitt, Frances R

07/08

D

Pittsgrove Township

Michaelidis, Vasiliki

06/08

1

Veterans Memorial Home/Vineland

Miller, Joan

06/08

C

Middlesex County

Molendyke, Judith E

02/08

5

Spotswood BOE

Mollozzi, Susan

03/08

1

Union Co Bd of Social Services

Monroe, Geraldine A

07/08

D

Burlington Co Bd Special Services

Moody, Mary

06/08

B

Vets Mem Home/Menlo Park

Moore, David M

07/08

A

Hudson Co School of Technology

Nackson, Janet Debrah 

02/08

5

Glen Rock Borough BOE

Nieves, Israel

11/07

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Owens, Neal O

11/08

5

Southern State Correctional Facility

Percoskie, David M

03/08

5

Caldwell West Caldwell BOE

Poll, John

11/08

A

Toms River School Dist

Prinzo, Patsy

04/08

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Reidenbach, Theresa M

04/08

5

Elizabeth BOE

Reinhart-Rozema, Susan

04/08

C

Ocean Co Bd of Health

Reinosa, Victor M

10/08

A

Juvenile Justice Commission

Rodriguez, Carlos R

03/08

5

Passaic County

Schablik, Carol

06/08

C

Morris County

Seastrom, Olyana A

07/08

5

Union County

Sexton, Anna M

01/09

5

Morris County

Siciliano, Gavin J

04/08

A

NJ Highway Authority

Steinberg, June C

06/08

5

Gloucester Co Bd of Social Serv

Stephan, Carolyn J

02/08

5

Office of Homeland Security

Stephens, Keith Robert

08/08

5

Union County

Stillwell, Mary

07/08

1

Gloucester Twp BOE

Stoia, Johanna

08/08

5

Judiciary/Essex County

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Stuart, Stephen A

08/08

A

Essex County

Tucker, Fred J

07/08

5

Judiciary/Monmouth County

Vince, Christine

06/08

5

Judiciary/Monmouth County

Vivadelli, Deborah Ann

11/07

C

Woodbridge Township BOE

Ward, Ruth

06/08

5

Newark Public Schools

West, Theresa

05/08

5

Mercer County

Wuersch, Janet R

07/08

5

Evesham Twp BOE

Young, Georgine J

07/08

B

Lake Como Borough

Zapanta, Tabitha A

04/08

5

Judiciary / Essex County

Total = 85

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Hermalak, Harry

Sussex County

3/08

5

6/26/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Gibson, Jewel

Trenton Psych

5/08

5

5/30/03

Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-3

Ciasca, Nunzia

Elizabeth BOE

6/07

D

11/12/02
8/22/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4+

Kackos, Clement

NJ Turnpike Auth

10/03

5

9/11/01

Reconsidered Appellate case under Richardson/Patterson; Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Transmit to OAL (DAG Pushko recused. Trustee Lowden recused.))

E-5

Alexander, Michael

Dept of Transportation

2/08

D

5/10/06

Approved

E-6

Simon, Michael

Judiciary/Camden

6/08

A

6/5/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-7

Johnson, Louisette

Judiciary

11/07

5

4/9/07

Tabled

..

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-8+

Davis, Ivana

Trenton Psych

9/06

5

2/14/06
1/25/05
11/9/04

Reconsidered OAL case under Richardson/Patterson; Reaffirmed denial of accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal; Continue in OAL

E-9

Calderella, Jolaine

Ocean Co Bd of Social Services

1/07

1

1/1/99
6/1/02

Reconsidered OAL case under Richardson/Patterson; Reaffirmed denial of accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-10

Martin, Joann

NJ Turnpike Auth

12/05

5

5/2/02

Reconsidered OAL case under Richardson/Patterson; Reaffirmed denial of accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL (Trustee Lowden recused.)

E-11

Loutraris, John

NJ Turnpike Auth

12/05

B

9/21/04

Reconsidered OAL case under Richardson/Patterson; Reaffirmed denial of accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL (Trustee Lowden recused.)

E-12

Rodriguez, Jesus

MVC – Shared Services

5/04

C

2/14/03

Reconsidered OAL case under Richardson/Patterson; Reaffirmed denial of accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-13

Phillips, Helena

Greystone Park Psych Hosp

10/06

5

9/28/05

Reconsidered OAL case under Richardson/Patterson; Approved accidental; Withdraw from OAL

E-14+

Trezza, Lisa

Ann Klein Forensic Center

5/06

5

1/6/05
3/21/05

Reconsidered OAL case under Richardson/Patterson; Reaffirmed denial of accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal; Continue in OAL

E-15

Tyle, Vitezlav

Somerset County

9/07

5

12/2/03
11/7/05

Approved Accidental on 12/2/03 incident

E-16

Blount-Elliott, Pamela

Veterans Memorial Home

4/08

1

9/21/04

Approved

E-17

Haggerty, Michael

Township of Princeton

3/08

B

5/30/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-18

Luciano, Ramon

City of Newark

10/07

5

12/5/04

Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred effective 5/1/08

E-19

Marcinczyk, Raymond

UMDNJ

2/08

B

2/23/04

Approved

E-20

Modzelewski, Chester

Franklin Twp

1/06

5

2/5/03

Approved

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-21

Comparetto, John

Passaic County

8/08

5

7/27/07

Approved

E-22

Warren, William

Dunellen Borough

5/08

A

4/12/07

Tabled Accidental;
Interim Approved Ordinary

E-23

Manning, Monica

Woodbridge Developmental Center

1/08

D

10/14/06

Approved

E-24

Vergara, Angel

Morris County

3/06

1

2/11/04
8/20/04

Reconsidered OAL case; Reaffirmed denial of accidental; Grant Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Mazalewski, Jacqueline - Rutherford Borough - Honorable Service – No forfeiture
F-2+
Ramsey, Frank - Roxbury Township - Honorable Service – No Forfeiture
F-3

Hooks, Mark - Passaic City - Honorable Service – Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2006 through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau/Audit)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Demarco, Peter - Somerset County Finance Office - Appellate Division Decision - Appellate court affirmed the Board's decision to deny the purchase of service as creditable for Prosecutors Part in PERS - Noted

G-2

O'Reilly, Thomas - Office of the Attorney General - Appellate Division Decision - Appellate Court remands back to PERS Board for reconsideration regarding the Board's denial of Prosecutors Part service credit for retirement - Remand to OAL

G-3 Arcos, Juanita - Veterans Memorial Home/Menlo Park - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-4 Reele, Deiby - Office of Information Technology - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1+

Williams, Kenneth - Dept. of Community Affairs - Appeals denial of request for purchase - Denied

H-2

Geisler, Mark - NJ Highway Authority - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

H-3

Burns, Ann - Emerson Boro BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-4

Shapiro, Esperanza - UMDNJ - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

H-5

Cantwell, Kathleen - Hopewell Township (Mercer) - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability - Approved

H-6

Rambowski, Joanne - West Milford Township - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability - Approved

H-7
Long, Alice - Cape May County - Appeals Board’s denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-8

Peterson, James - Hawthorne Borough - Appeals denial of beneficiary change - Denied

H-9
Wright, Hope - Englewood City BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-10
Pizzi, Richard - Berkeley Heights Township - Appeals Board's denial of partial forfeiture - Approved
H-11
Allen, Annette Sue - Vineland Developmental Center - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-12
Poznanski, Annette - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1
None

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decision - Nicholas Christopher vs. PFRS - Noted

L-2

State Investment Council Minutes for the May 22, 2008 meeting - Noted

L-3
Order of Dismissal from Appellate Court – Camden County (William Murray) - FYI - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 20, 2008.

 

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