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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 20, 2011
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 2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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

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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 12:35 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Tom Bruno, Ned Thomson, Ron Winthers, Pete Maurer, William O'Brien, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Valerie McManus; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Mark Schwedes; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Stefani Schwartz, attorney; Barbara Riefberg, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 15, 2011
Approved (Trustees O'Brien and Flanagan abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Reorganization of Board Members
Chairperson - Leon Flanagan
Vice-Chairperson - Thomas Bruno
State Investment Representative - Peter Maurer
Finance Committee - Postponed until necessary
   

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Chapter 221
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved (Michael Joyce - approved pending administrative review to determine
recalculation of retirement allowance)
C-4 Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Warfle, Catherine
County of Salem
8/1/2007
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Barnes, Willie
Rutgers University
1/1/2009
B
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL
D-3 Whiteside, Donna
Camden Co. Board of
Chosen Freeholders
5/1/2010
D
Approved
D-4 Keimig, Joyce
Franklin Twp. BOE
7/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Vazquez, Elsie
Perth Amboy BOE
10/1/2010 
Approved
D-6 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alton, Mary L

07/11

A

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Andrada, Timothy J

06/11

1

Passaic County

Augustine, Dolores

05/11

5

Passaic City

Bartkowski, Siobhan

06/11

B

Department of Corrections

Bennett, Margaret

07/11

5

Medical Assistance & Health Service

Brodeur, Ricky A

03/09

5

Dept of Community Affairs

Brown, John J

04/11

5

Hudson County

Cabral, Maryanne

06/11

5

Judiciary/Hudson County

Cabrera, Ana R

05/11

3

Veterans Memorial Home/Menlo Park

Cain, Gail M

09/11

A

Judiciary/Burlington County

Cerciello, Rosemarie

07/11

5

Morris School District

Comasco, Michele M

07/11

5

Montclair BOE

Dukes, Kathleen A

06/11

3

Property Management & Construction

Fortner, Jill R

04/11

1

Roxbury Twp BOE

Garcia, Kim Sl

06/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Goddard, William Sr

07/11

5

North Plainfield BOE

Hall, William E

08/11

5

Board of Public Utilities

Hartshorn, Wayne S

05/11

B

Middlesex County

Iorio, Gloria M

07/11

5

Dept of Treasury,-Division of Taxation

Lamb, Bennedette

04/11

A

UMDNJ

Mears, Marylouise

07/11

5

Moorestown Township BOE

Mills, Doris J

07/11

5

Ramapo College

Monahan, Edward T

10/11

5

Edison Twp BOE

Montagano, Virginia

05/11

5

Department of Labor

Morton, Raymond D

10/11

5

Ocean County

Newman, Anne M

06/11

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Peiffer, Margery N

05/11

5

Stratford BOE

Price, Martha Ann

06/11

A

Vineland City BOE

Rahilly, Linda

07/11

5

Medical Assistance & Health Service

Ramos, Jussara

03/11

2

Paterson BOE

Richardson, David E

06/11

B

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Robey, Beverly

07/11

5

Medford Township BOE

Roche, Mary J

11/10

B

Atlantic County

Scribellito, Stephen A

07/11

5

Ocean County College

Soldano, Joseph D

07/11

A

Freehold Township

Steele, George S

07/11

5

South Brunswick BOE

Tirado, Ana I

06/11

D

Rutgers University

Tucker, Ruby

06/11

5

Jersey City

VanAlstyne, Garrett

07/11

5

Boonton Town BOE

Visaggio, Lorraine

07/11

B

Union City

Whitekettle, Carol

01/11

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Wilson, Stella

04/11

5

Rutgers University

Total = 42

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Rene, Paul
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
3/1/2011
5
4/11/2008
Approved
E-2 Souders, Michael
Union Township
10/1/2010
5
10/14/2009
Approved

E-3

Anastos, Brett
Garfield City
6/1/2011
B
8/11/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-4 McQuade, Robert
Millville City NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
4/1/2011
5
6/1/2007
Approved
E-5 Schneider, Lisa
Old Bridge Township
12/1/2010
5
1/3/2009
8/19/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Dodson, Belinda
Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
4/1/2011
5
5/24/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Bailey, Charles
Juv. Jus. Comm./Community Prog.
2/1/2011
C
8/13/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Struck, Thomas
Wanaque BOE
11/1/2009
A
1/28/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal (less than 10 years); Continue in OAL

E-9

Turner, Eileen
Howell Township
7/1/2011
5
11/22/2008
Approved
E-10 Thompson, Nellie
Morris County
3/1/2011
5
5/11/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-11 Magliocco, John
Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
9/1/2011
A
7/15/2008
Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary

E-12

Colter, Gloria
County of Essex
9/1/2011
5
3/6/2007
3/7/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-13 De Gloria, Dominick
Northern Highlands Regional High School
7/1/2010
5
11/15/2005
Off payroll over 2 years Denied
Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)

E-14

Allen, Patrick
Borough of Hawthorne 5/1/2010 5
2/21/2006
12/31/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-15 Sim, Young
Camden City 2/1/2011 5
6/10/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-16 Smith, Paulette
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital 3/1/2011 5
2/10/2010
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary Disability

E-17

Khalifa, Sophia
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility 7/1/2011 1
9/27/2003
7/3/2007
4/11/2008
7/28/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-18 Tilton, Brian
New Lisbon Developmental Center 7/1/2010 A
12/15/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)

E-19

Harris, Christopher
Galloway Twp. BOE 8/1/2010 5
9/2/2005
4/23/2007 1/24/2008 6/24/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-20 Santiago, Martinez
Perth Amboy Housing Authority 10/1/2010 5
3/6/2003
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-21 Paluzzi, Louise Unemployment Ins & Disability 8/1/2010 5
8/2/2006
Denied Accidental, Offer Service



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Vigiletti, Anna - Dumont Borough - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from May 1, 2007 through termination of
employment; Prospectively (Retirements)
F-2 Carlock, James - Fairview Borough - Request Extended Repayment schedule for overpayment of Retirement benefits
Approved repayment schedule extended to ten years (Retirements)
F-3 Morgan, Bil - South Woods Prison - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary for last 12 months of employment (Trustee
Maurer abstained.) (Retirements)
F-4+ Casciano, Carmine - Essex County - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2007 to termination of
employment; Retroactive to date of retirement (Retirements)
F-5 Balik, Andrew - Bayonne City - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2009 through termination of
employment (VoteE: 6:1; Nae: Trustee Maurer) (Retirements)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 McArthur, Lisa - Mantua Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Warren, William - Dunellen Borough - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Johnson, Carolyn - Vineland Developmental Center - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's request for summary decision and the petition was dismissed -
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted and noted exceptions; noted reply to exceptions
G-4 Damato, Richard - Secaucus - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-5 Tomasello-Monagas, Anne - Juv. Jus. Comm./Community
Program - Appellate Division Decisions Affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Noted
G-6 Givens, Barry - Hunterdon Development Center - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-7 Griffin, Joy - Elizabeth BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-8

Leonik, Thomas – Cape May County Utility Auth. – Settlement Proposal – Rejected; Authorize DAG to make counter-offer

G-9 Schofield, Michele - NJ Veterans Mem. Home, Vineland -
Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-10 McLaughlin, Margaret - Department of Children & Families - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and has granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to exceptions
Adopted and noted exceptions; noted reply to exceptions (Retirements, Health Benefits)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Liriano, Rafael - Palisades Interstate Park Comm. - Appeal's the Board's denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Milligan, James - Leonia Borough BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Molotzak, Michele - Edna Mahan Corr Fac for Women - Appeal's the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Taylor, Elizabeth - Hudson County - Appeal's the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Laskey, Janice - Lower Township - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Hargrove, Louise - Dept of Children and Families - Appeals the Board's denial
of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Doctor, Mary - Trenton City - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Luongo, Robert - Ridgewood Village - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Cisco, Joseph (deceased) - Toms River Township - Accidental Death
Approved (Retirements)




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 D As of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of May 31, 2011
Noted
L-6 Chapter 78 P.L. 2011
Noted
L-7 Chapter 79, P.L. 2011
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D As of May 31, 2011
Noted
L-9 Board Member Address List
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-11 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 17, 2011.

 
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