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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 21, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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 (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 3:25 PM

Roll Call:

Lee Flanagan, John Lowden, Ned Thomson, Ron Winthers, Susanne Culliton, Tom Bruno, Pete Maurer (arrived 10:15)


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Nick Caprio; Wendy Jamison; Harry Conover; Gary Fox, attorney; Sharon Scully; Vincent Esposito; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Frances Vizzi; Joann Chiorazzi; Anthony Cancro; Michael Herbert, attorney; Maryann Ryan; Michael Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Micki Billick; Val McManus; Janice Caldwell; Joseph Polino, attorney; Michael Ahearn, attorney; Edward Sperling; Sharon Scully; Walter Bliss; Suzanne Holtje; Laurice Roess; Suzanne Shorter; Joseph Klett; Brenda Smith; Judith Linnett; Gregory Syrek, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 16, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Reorganization of Board Members
Chairperson - Leon Flanagan
Vice-Chairperson - Thomas Bruno
State Investment Council Representative - Nicholas Caprio (effective 8/1/10)
Finance Committtee - Postponed until necessary
B-2+ Change to Election Process
Noted presentation of proposed changes (Trustee Culliton abstained.)
B-3 Proposed Amendment NJAC 17:2-1.4 (Election of member-trustee)
Approved for comment period with recommended changes (Trustee Culliton abstained.)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Return to Employment
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
C-4 Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Sperling, Edward
County of Morris
7/1/2008
C
Reconsidered and Approved
D-2 Cunningham, Patricia
Sparta BD of ED
7/1/2009
B
Reconsidered and Approved
(currently collecting Service retirement)
D-3 Gonzalez, Judith
Motor Vehicle Comm
7/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Neiderman, Lisa
Treasury-Division of Pensions and Benefits
7/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Cohen, Phillip
Camden City Housing Authority
5/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Conover, Harry
Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
4/1/2007
A
a) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture
b) Ordinary Disability - Denied
Ordinary; Offer Service effective 3/1/09
D-7 Cushnie, Blossom
Bergen County
2/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
(Vote: 6:1; Nae: Trustee Bruno)
D-8 McLaughlin, Margaret
Dept of Children and Families
9/1/2009
A
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Tabled for addendum from IME
D-9 Scully, Sharon
Treasury-Division of Investments
10/1/2008
5
Reconsidered and Approved and
Withdraw from OAL
(Trustee Maurer recused.)
D-10 Monthly OD Grid   
7/1/2010
  
Approved (see list below)
D-11 Owens, Gwendolyn
Department of Health
2/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alford, Lena M

06/10

1

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Amaro, Juan

11/09

B

Atlantic City BOE

Andrews, Deloise V

07/09

D

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Bell, Corey M

06/10

5

Morristown Town

Benjamin, Vernon G

07/10

5

Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School

Bolli, Jeri L

07/10

5

Galloway Township BOE

Brinson, Debra L

03/10

5

Hudson County

Brooks, Mary A

07/10

5

Unemployment Income Security

Bucci, Joan

07/10

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Burton, Robert J

08/10

2

Treasury-Division of Purchase & Property

Busso, Carol J

07/10

5

Watchung Hills Regional HS

Callahan, Cynthia E

09/08

5

Cape May County Board of Social Services

Caruana, Franco

05/10

A

Bergen Co Vocational School

Cebulski, Jennie

07/10

5

Edgewater Boro BOE

Clevenger, Charles L Jr

01/11

D

Lenape Regional HS District

Cohan, Neil H

04/10

5

Rutgers University

Cooper, Richard A

08/10

A

Elizabeth City

Cruz, Eric M

06/10

A

Training & Employment Services

Damico, Gail

07/10

1

Marlboro Township

Davis, Sandy K

08/10

5

Treasury-Executive Administration.

DeClemente, Albert

09/10

D

Lindenwold Borough BOE

DeCuicies, Linda F

08/10

B

Barnegat Township

Donohue, Joseph

06/10

5

Paterson BOE

Farr, Carmella Gertrude

10/10

1

Mercer Co Board of Social Service

Gallagher, Bruce W

11/10

B

Board of Public Utilities

Gibbons, Kathleen A

05/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Gillingham, Catherine J

07/10

5

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Godoy, Bianca D

07/10

5

Morris County

Golden, Luzetta W

04/10

5

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Gordon, Lynn

05/10

1

Wanaque Borough

Graydon, Lorraine F

05/10

5

Judiciary/Ocean County

Hall, William O

07/10

C

Rahway City BOE

Hansford, Beverly

06/10

5

VA - Paramus

Hanuschik, Suzanne

09/10

5

Department of Health

Hawkins, Phyllis M

07/10

5

Pleasantville BOE

Heist, Rita E

12/10

5

Albert C Wagner Youth Correctional Facility

Hicks, Judith V

08/10

5

Ocean County College

Hoffman, James B

02/10

A

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Iuliano, Marie Rose

07/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

Jackson, Claudette E

04/10

5

UMDNJ

Jaudon, Tina

06/10

D

Woodbine Developmental Center

Johnson, Charles Jr

08/10

A

South Woods Prison-Dept of Corrections

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Jones, Cynthia

02/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Kane, Joni

07/10

5

Vineland City BOE

Keenan, Joann

06/10

D

Motor Vehicle Commission

Kemble, Charles D Iii

12/10

D

Albert C Wagner Youth Correctional Facility

Kinder, Timothy D

09/10

D

Vineland Developmental Center

King, Mayola

07/10

1

Jersey City Public Schools

Krystosiak, Ann M

06/10

5

Division of Consumer Affairs

Leavitt, Morris Bruce

07/10

5

Turnpike Authority

Mackintosh, Patricia E

07/10

C

Mount Holly Twp BOE

Martinez, Eloisa

07/10

1

Passaic City

Masino, Brenda J

09/10

1

Randolph Township

McPartland, Kathleen

07/10

5

Judiciary/Passaic County

Moore, Richard

06/10

5

State Parole Board

Mullen, Richard

06/10

5

Union County

Nash, Lorraine

05/10

1

Camden County Technical Schools

Newman, Jill K

10/10

5

Riverside Township BOE

Niemeyer, James M

07/10

D

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

O’Connell, John J

07/10

5

Old Bridge MUA

O’Connell, Robert J

05/10

5

Howell Twp BOE

Owens, Margaret A

10/10

5

Juvenile Justice Commission

Rakestraw, Claudia H

07/10

5

Wall Township BOE

Ramos, Juana

04/10

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Ranade, Nandkishor T

05/10

A

Dept of Education

Raymond, June K

07/10

C

Hasbrouck Heights BOE

Rivera, Amelia

04/10

5

Middlesex Co Board of Social Services

Rocks, Frank T

05/10

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Rosenfeld, Madelyn

09/10

A

Southern Regional HS District

Rosenkrans, Addison M

10/10

5

Department of Health

Saharic, Brenda Joyce

05/10

1

North Hunterdon-Voorhees

Scott, Francis G

06/10

5

Ocean City BOE

Shaikh, Iqbal

07/10

5

Paulsboro Boro BOE

Shebses, Belle D

10/10

B

Garden St Reception & Youth Correction Ctr

Sheehan, Maryann

07/10

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Sokorai, George W, Jr.

05/10

A

Rowan University

Thompson, Kimberly M

08/10

5

Dept of Children & Families

Tomaszewski, Robert E

09/10

5

Sayreville Borough

Toscano, Linda J

06/10

A

Millburn Twp Public Schools

Toth, Frank

09/10

5

Livingston BOE

Valentine, Michael J

07/10

5

Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Dist

Vazquez, Gloria I

09/10

5

Vocational Rehabilitation Comm

Washington, Pamela

07/10

1

Newark City

Zito-Bednarczyk, Doris

04/11

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Total = 84


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Cole, Melvin
Juv. Just. Comm.
7/1/2010
C
5/14/2009
Approved
E-2 Karper, Karen
Evesham Township BOE 7/1/2010 5
12/22/2009
Approved

E-3

Hill, Daniel
County of Warren
3/1/2010
5
12/5/2007
Approved
E-4 Philip, Kunjumol
NJ Vets Memorial Home at Menlo Park
4/1/2010
B
10/2/2008 1/21/2010
Approved on 10/2/08 incident
E-5 Nichols, Isabel
Treasury-Executive Administration
5/1/2010
5
2/22/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(Trustee Maurer recused.)
E-6 Weston, Darien
Newark Housing Authority
12/1/2009
5
10/3/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Gaven, Robert
Delran Township
4/1/2004
A
2/15/2003 5/29/2003
Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL
E-8 Libonati, Ellen
Department of Children & Families
3/1/2010
A
7/14/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)

E-9

Johnson, Lillian
Hunterdon Developmental Center
7/1/2009
A
8/18/2004
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (less than 10 years)
E-10
Gordon, Annie
City of Trenton
4/1/2010
5
3/3/2009
Approved
E-11
Esposito, Vincent
Northern State Prison
3/1/2010
C
9/14/2004
1/6/2009
a) Reconsideration Tabled for addendum from IME
E-12
Jones, Greer
Trenton Psych Hospital
9/1/2009
A
9/3/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Guzman, Miguel
Leonia Board of Education
3/1/2010
C
4/24/2008
Approved
E-14
Sciandra, John
Ocean County
3/1/2010
5
10/27/2008
Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary
E-15
Papernik, Lori
Edison Twp. BOE
7/1/2010
5
9/6/2007
Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-16

Macaulay, Jane
Phillipsburg Township BD of ED
10/1/2009
2
3/30/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (4/01 - other incident; Discrepancy on dates - No documents)
E-17
Gelin, Simone
Middlesex County Improvement Auth.
2/1/2010
B
6/2/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-18
Bolink, Matthew
Bernards Township
5/1/2010
5
6/23/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-19

Smith, James
Carteret BD of ED
4/1/2010
A
8/16/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-20
Seltzer, Julie
Atlantic County
5/1/2009
A
10/8/2003 5/1/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-21
Wagner, Maxine
Ann Klein Forensic Center
4/1/2007
5
9/28/1994
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (not TP in 2001 or now)
E-22
Gonzalez, Franciso
Township of Dover
12/1/2008
5
11/27/2001
Clarification of delayed manifestation No Issue of Delayed Manifestation



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Vizzi, Frances - Highland Park Borough - Issue of Bona Fide retirement
Tabled
F-2 Franks, Cindy - Juv Jus Comm Central Office - Honorable Service Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until October meeting
F-3+ Chiorazzi, Joann - Jersey City Public Schools - Request to file for Ordinary Disability (approved for Service on 1/20/10)
Denied
F-4+ Caldwell, Janice - Department of State-Personnel - Return to Employment
Waive repayment
F-5+ Cancro, Anthony - Edison Township - Request Service credit for employment under the NJ Government Employee Interchange Act
Approved 18 months of service credit under State Act (Retirement Bureau/Audit)
F-6 Cuomo, Karen - South River Borough - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from September 1, 2007 through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau/Audit)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Heineman, Paul - Lawrence Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Ciallella, Philip - Spring Lake Heights Borough - Initial Decision
ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions;
Rejected and Noted Exceptions
G-3 Bubay, Nuran - VA-Paramus - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Zack, Eileen - Department of Labor - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's decision denying Ordinary Disability
Adopted
G-5 Major, Mickey - Monmouth County/Hall of Records - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Brown, Gloria - Treasury - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Register, Luther - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Shoup, Claude - Middlesex County Utilities Authority - Appeals
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Struck, Thomas - Ridgefield Borough BOE - Appeal's Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Alston, James - North Jersey Development Center - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Bodine, Alan - Branchburg Township - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Zamudio, Esther - Passaic County - Appeals Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Corcino, Abraham - Hudson County - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Shorter, Suzanne - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Request to Purchase at retroactive date
Tabled (Purchase Bureau)
J-2+ Holtje, Suzanna - Hudson County School of Technology - Request to Purchase
Denied
J-3+ Roess, Laurice - Hudson County Schools of Technology - Request to Purchase
Denied
J-4 Linnett, Judith - Hudson County Community College - Account expiration
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Klett, Joseph for Frederick (deceased) - Division of Law - Request Payment to Trust
Denied
K-2+ Smith, Brenda for Cecil (deceased) - Juv. Jus. Comm. - Accidental Death
Denied



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 March 31, 2010
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2010
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Karen Goode, as Administratrix of the Estate of Brian Goode
vs. PFRS
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E As of December 31, 2009
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E As of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E As of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund B As of April 30, 2010
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund A As of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund B As of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund D As of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-13 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-14 Wire Transfers PERS-Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 18, 2010.

 
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