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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 15, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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 Special - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 2:08 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Fred Beaver, John Lowden, Tom Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Ron Winthers, Christine Veliz


Absent:   Ned Thomson

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Karen Flanagan; Ryan Flanagan; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Stephen Witkowski; Mary Witkowski; John Furlong, attorney; Wendy Jamison; Mike Czyzyk; Hank Schwedes; DAG Jobil Ciriac; Susanne Culliton; Mark Schwedes; Valerie Tarr; Jean Monahan; John Egelsen; Charles Coant, attorney; Maryann Ryan; Harold Vex, attorney; Gerald Portee; Barbara Portee; Lucille Fauteux; Remi Fauteux; Cherrie Black; Daniel Grossman; M. Palma; Lori Nystrom; Rae Roeder; Mike Calabrese; Sandy Cora; Anthony Miskorski


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 17, 2009
Approved (Trustees Lowden and Maurer abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
Reorganization of Board Members
Chairperson - Leon Flanagan
Vice-Chairperson - John Lowden
State Investment Council Representative - Jonathan Berg until June 30, 2010
Actuary Selection Committee - Ned Thomson
Finance Committee - Postponed
B-2
Administrative Code for Final Adoption N.J.A.C. 17:2-2.1 - Enrollment Eligibility
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

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


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

..

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Gear, Patricia
Salem County Improvement Auth
2/1/2009
5
Approved
D-2 Thomas, Ethel
State Parole Board
7/1/2008
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 London, Gwendolyn
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
1/1/2009
5
Approved
D-4 McCall, Desiree
Elizabeth BOE
5/1/2008
D
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 LaPlaca, Charles
Passaic County Board of Social Services
3/1/2009
5
Approved (Currently collecting Service)
D-6 Seepaul, Roopnarine
Division of Law and Public Safety
1/1/2009
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Monthly OD Grid .
.
..
Approved

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alvarez, Nicomedes G

07/09

5

Newark Public Schools

Blackshear, Franzsene D

07/09

5

Trenton City

Bonczyk, Maryann Ann E

08/09

A

DEP

Broughton, Horace Jr

06/09

5

Gloucester County

Carmona, Antonio

09/09

5

Jersey City Housing Authority

Colburn, Gary A

06/09

A

Morris County

Cox, Robert N

06/09

1

Plainfield City

Czernatowicz, Edward

05/09

5

Monmouth Ocean Ed Service Comm

Dabrowski, Sandra

08/09

5

Elizabeth City

D’Amico, Theresa A

11/09

A

Ocean County College

Diaz, Ruben A

08/09

5

Hudson Co Community College
New Jersey City University

Ellis, Glenda Fay

05/09

A

DEP

Ewing, Catherine M

01/09

5

Kingsway Regional School Dist

Gear, Patricia D

02/09

5

Salem Co Improvement Authority

Gonzalez, Pauline

06/09

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Gregory, Essie M

04/09

1

Jersey City Public Schools

Guild, Marjorie

03/10

5

Morris School District

Harty, Gary N

10/09

A

West Milford Township BOE

Harvey, Patrick

09/09

5

Cranford Twp BOE

Henry, C Frances

03/09

5

Cumberland County

Hensley, Doris Lynne

07/09

5

Northern Burlington Co Reg

Hoefling, Kimberly

06/09

C

Mental Health & Hospitals

Hove, Erik D

05/09

5

Monmouth Regional School

Johnson, Lamont

06/09

A

Newark Public Schools

Johnson, Patricia H

05/09

5

Glassboro Borough

Kaiser, Thomas R

05/09

5

Parsippany Troy Hills Township

Klein, Francis P

07/09

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Lavery, James F

10/09

B

Dept of Banking & Insurance

Lynch, Melanie M

04/09

5

Maple Shade BOE

Marshall, Katherine

07/09

5

Newark Public Schools

McGowan, Shirley M

08/09

5

Passaic County

Meehan, Jacquilaine

08/09

5

Pequannock Township

Mendillo, Patrick

04/09

2

Paterson City

Miller, Mark E

07/09

5

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Monteforte, Denise Lynne

05/09

5

Brick Twp MUA

Perez, Pablo

07/09

5

Vineland City BOE

Poinsett, Elizabeth S

10/09

5

Div. of Medical Asst. & Health Service

Popek, Kathleen E

06/09

5

Clifton City BOE

Post, Bernice M Weicker

12/08

A

Bayonne BOE

Richter, Thomas E

07/09

C

Monmouth Co Div of Social Service

Riggi, Raymond John

07/09

5

Edison Township

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Rocha, Pedro

07/09

5

Kean University

Roman, George L Jr

05/09

A

Camden Co Bd of Social Service

Schwartz, Richard C

05/09

A

Department of Labor

Seigel, Phyliss S

10/09

5

South Brunswick BOE

Sinacore, Dora J

07/09

1

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Smith, Jacqueline D

07/09

5

Juvenile Justice Comm

Voorhees, Donald C

06/09

A

Rutgers University

Weber, Edward G

08/09

5

Somerset County

Wesh, Douglas A

11/09

A

Clayton Borough BOE

Woods, Marguerite A

09/09

5

Hudson Co School of Technology

Total = 51


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Ramkissoon, Sieudial
Ramapo College
8/1/2009
C
5/9/2007
Approved
E-2 Johnson, Davetta
Trenton BOE 3/1/2009
5
9/19/2006
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-3 Wallace, Marshell
Jersey City BOE 4/1/2009
5
3/19/2007
Approved
E-4 Price, Richard
City of Linden 6/1/2009
C
7/1/1997 8/27/2004
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-5 Douglas, Evelyn
Greystone Park Psych. Hospital 1/1/2009
4
2/22/2004
2/27/2007
Approved
E-6 Littles-Hearn, Claudia
NJ Department of Personnel 4/1/2008
D
12/20/2001
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-7 Alford, Tyrone
Department of Children and Families 7/1/2009
5
7/16/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (Early is higher benefit)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Witkowski, Stephen - Operations/Traffic Operations - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from date of the offense (July 1, 2006) through
termination of employment; Disqualify from ERI benefits (Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Maurer)
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2
Convery (dec'd), Jeanne for Thomas - Division of Taxation - Option Change
Posthumously (based on QDRO)
Withdrawn from agenda - Removed for further administrative review.
F-3

Freeman, Patrick - City of Camden - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from date of offense (9/1/07) forward
contingent upon successful completion of PTI (Retirement Bureau)

F-4
Egelsen, John - South Woods Prison - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Retirement calculation will be based on salary on July 2007 which was
his last increment prior to the offense (Retirement Bureau)
F-5
McDonald, Leo - Judiciary/Hunterdon County - Honorable Service Deferred
Retirement
Denied (Total Forfeiture) (Retirement Bureau)
F-6+
Powers, Alfred - Allamuchy BOE - Return to Employment Resubmission
Approved repayment based on March 2007 assessment contingent on 30 day break;
Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirements/Audit)
F-7+
Virgil, Betty - Pemberton Township BOE - Return to Employment
after disability retirement - Request to Postpone
Approved postponement
F-8
Portee, Gerald - UMDNJ - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from date of offense (8/1/03) through
termination of employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-9
Keyworth, Madeline - Parsippany Troy Hills Township - Return to
Employment
Approved continuation of retirement benefits; No repayment due


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Pizzi, Richard - Berkeley Heights Twp - ALJ affirms the Board's
denial of full retirement benefits based on dishonorable service
Adopted

G-2
Vicheto, Anthony - Camden Co Health Services Ctr - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3
Virnet, Richard - Newark City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4
Pierre-Louis, Angeline - Hudson County - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-5
Brown, Denise - Paterson City - Initial Decision ALJ Affirmed the Board's denial
of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits - Reconsideration - Exceptions
Reconsidered - Reaffirmed adoption of ALJ decision; Noted Exceptions
G-6
Poznanski, Annette - Jersey City Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-7
Henderson, James - Mercer County Special Services School District - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-8
Trezza, Lisa - Ann Klein Forensic Center - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-9
Mundy, Melissa - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-10
Doheny, Dennis - Bergenfield Boro - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Simeon, Burmanie - Middlesex County Improvement Auth - Appeals the Board's
denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2
Stradford, Nicole - Board of Public Utilities - Appeals the Board's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefit
Approved
H-3
Barnes, Willie - Rutgers University - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-4
Wendruff, Irwin - Ocean County - Appeals Board's decision to
repay overpayment due to return to employment
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Burns, Catherine - Long Branch BOE - Honorable Service Impact on Request
to Purchase
Tabled

J-2
Giacolone, Frank - Department of Community Affairs - Request to file for
Accidental disability
Denied
J-3+
Fauteux, Lucille - Lakewood Twp. BOE - Creditable Salary
Denied (Retirement Bureau)
J-4
Dyson, Lisa - Department of Children & Families - Loan Request
Denied
J-5+
Black, Cherrie - Office of Homeland Sec. & Prepare - Request for credit in Prosecutors Part
Denied - Send to OAL for fact finding issues


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions Bueno v. TPAF Board of Trustees (corrected)
Noted
L-2
State Investment Council - Notice of regular meeting for Thursday, July 9, 2009
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2008
Noted
L-6
Trial Balance for May 31, 2009
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2008
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2009
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 19, 2009.

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