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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 16, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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 (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 3:15 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno; Brian Currie; William O'Brien; Ned Thomson; Susanne Culliton
(Treasurer's Representative); Ron Winthers


Absent: Benjamin Hurst; Pete Maurer

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Mike Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Amy
Cerovsky; Valerie McManus; DAG Jeremy Vaida; Trooper Gillian; Jason Sokolowski,
Esq.; Sylvia Steever; Charles Steever; Luann Barnett; Judith Pine; Peter Pine; Rheba
Lawrence; Eugene Lawrence (Son); Tiffany Kovar; John Szczepanski; Dorina
Szczepanski; Sue Grant, Marc Greenfield; Kristin Bell; Sharon Fenstermacher; Jim
Scott; Joseph Apicella; Christopher Mannix, Esq.; Annette Apicella; Stephen
Hetherington; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Isabella Kelly-Prince;



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 18, 2014
Approved (Trustee Currie abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of June 30, 2014
Accepted as presented (Trustee Currie abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
PERS List of Officers - Approved
Chairperson - Thomas Bruno
Vice-Chairperson - Pete Maurer
State Investment Council Representative -Max Hurst (July 2014 - June 2017)
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Kojsza, Stephenie
Motor Vehicle
Commission
6/1/2014 5 Approved to continue processing
Ordinary Disability
D-2 Colasante, Angela
Ridgefield Boro BOE 5/1/2013 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Orland, Diantha
State Police Civilian
Employees
6/1/2014 5
Return to employment Denied
D-4 Rolon-Rivera, Aracelis
Motor Vehicle
Commission
1/1/2011 5
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary Disability. Remove from
OAL.
D-5 Anthony, Joseph
Pennsauken Township 2/1/2014 A
Approved with a one year reevaluation
D-6 Hiraldo, Edward
Rutgers University 12/1/2013 5
Denied Ordinary Offer Deferred
D-7 Zayas, Wilda
Union Co Bd of Social
Services
2/1/2011 A Approved Reinstatement
D-8 Sahota, Gurmit
NJ Vet Mem Home
At Menlo Park
12/1/2013 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-9 Zappala, Rosemarie
Judiciary/Gloucester
County
3/1/2014 5 Approved with a one year reexamination
D-10 Kinney, Juliann
University Hospital 4/1/2013 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-11 Gyurian, Katalin
Rutgers University 3/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-12 DiMattia, Mary
Motor Vehicle
Commission
4/1/2014 D Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-13 Manuguerra, Robert
Hamilton Township 8/1/2013 5 Denied processing of Ordinary
Disability application because
resigned due to disciplinary reasons.
D-14 Tan, Kima
Passaic County 1/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-15 McCarthy, Patrick
Middlesex County
College
7/1/2014 C Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-16 Johnson, Rosemary
Jersery City Public
Schools
4/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-17 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)
D-18 Gutierrez, Nydia
Dept of Human Services 1/1/2014 1 Approved with a one year reexamination
D-19 Osorio, Miriam
Camden City BOE 8/1/2013 2 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Alston, Nancy

08/14

D

Rutgers University

Angerville, Jolicoleur

04/14

A

Morris County

Bess, John

07/14

5

Passaic County

Blackshear, Nina

05/14

5

NJ Dept Of Corrections

Brooks, Donna L

07/14

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Bruno, Sandra Michelle

05/14

5

Ocean County

Burke, Pauline

04/14

A

Ocean County

Caine, Diane

05/14

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Campbell, Joan Y

06/14

5

North Jersey Development Center

Collins, Marie A

05/14

5

Lambertville City

Connell, Tammy L

07/14

B

Parsippany Troy Hills Bd Of Ed

Crouch-Mills, Rhonda M

06/14

1

Rutgers University

Cupryk, Nadya

07/14

5

South River Boro Bd Of Ed

Davies, Julianah

04/14

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Demtshuk, Marjorie

06/14

C

Judiciary/ Cape May County

Derrico, Judy A

06/14

5

NJ State Dept. Of Health

Devittorio, Frances M

05/14

5

Jackson Township Bd Of Ed

Garcia, Anaida

09/13

5

Hoboken Board Of Education

Golden, Daniel

06/14

5

Upper Freehold Township

Grant, Jennifer A

05/14

C

NJ Institute Of Technology

Hagans, John K

01/14

5

Richard Stockton College Of NJ

Hageman, Jennifer

06/14

5

Department Of Corrections

Hando, Andrew J

06/14

5

Regional Operations Central

Holman, Andrea

05/14

D

Vineland Developmental Center

Jenkins, Brian C

06/14

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Jones, George

10/14

B

Treasury-Div Of Purchase & Prop

Kelley, John F

12/13

5

Union Beach Borough

Klekos, Vasilia

03/14

1

Vineland City Bd Of Ed

Leonowski, Michael

05/14

A

Atlantic County

Lipowski, Valerie W

06/14

D

Bergen Co Bd Of Soc Serv

Lucci, Patricia

05/14

A

Ridgefield Boro Bd Of Ed

Mccarthy, Patrick

06/14

A

Dept Of Children And Families

Meyers-James, June L

03/14

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Miletta, Patricia A

05/14

5

Fairfield Twp Bd Ed (Cumberlnd)

Mullener, Leonard L

11/13

5

Hillside Board Of Education

Munson, Cheryl I

02/14

A

Willingboro Township

Planter, Mary Jane

09/14

D

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Reiss, April E

06/14

5

Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office

Repp, Rosemarie

07/14

5

Vineland City Bd Of Ed

Rolleri, Edward J

05/14

5

Clark Twp Bd Of Ed

Rucinski, Joseph W Sr.

05/14

5

Edison Twp Bd Of Ed

Sauers, Donna M

08/13

5

Vineland City Bd Of Ed

Scarlott, William R

03/14

5

South Jersey Trans Authority

Schooley, Betty A

11/13

5

Maurice River Township Bd Of Ed

Scott, Sandra

02/14

1

Unemployment Ins & Disability

Shah, Pratibha S

10/14

A

The College Of New Jersey

Sheldon, John R

07/14

A

Regional Operations South

Sheppard, Janice

04/14

1

Camden City

Simons, Margaret T

08/14

A

Evesham Twp Bd Of Ed

Smith, Frank P

09/14

5

Gloucester County

Stevens, Patricia D

06/14

5

Div Of Coastal Resources

Taylor, Dwayne

07/13

5

Trenton City Bd Of Ed

Tercek, Cynthia Joyce

03/14

5

North Bergen Township

Tomasheski, Paula L

10/14

5

Judiciary / Essex County

Villalta, Victor A A

05/14

A

Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm

Walker, Clifford D

10/14

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Walz, Georjean

01/14

5

Sussex County

Webb, Tameka S

08/14

1

Judiciary / Morris County

Williamson, Darren J

05/14

5

NJ Dept Military & Vet Affairs

Willoughby, Kevin T

01/14

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Total = 60




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Marks, Ray

Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
5/1/2011 1 2/11/2005
Reconsidered and Approved
Acccidental. Withdraw from the OAL.
E-2 Diaz, Domingo


Amboy City 11/1/13 D 9/2/2010
7/22/2011
4/4/2012
7/25/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Ledbetter, Kesha
Mercer County 9/1/2012 5 4/13/2010 Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental. Withdraw from OAL.
E-4 Mower, Janette
University Hospital 2/1/2014 5 8/15/2012 Tabled, Granted Interim Ordinary or Early

E-5

Winston, Calvin
East Orange School
District
2/1/2014 5 6/21/2008 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Horn, Andrea
Bergen Co Bd of
Special Servs
4/1/2014 5 12/7/2012 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-7

Sutton-Rivera, Faith
Vineland
Developmental Center
5/1/2014 5 3/24/2011
11/19/2013
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-8 Hoskins, Ernest
Camden City BOE 10/1/2013 5 6/4/2012
4/8/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Orsillo, Frank
Morris County 5/1/2014 B 12/7/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10 Jovanoska, Bogdana
Fair Lawn BOE 2/1/2014 5 12/13/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-11

Hughes, Aaron
Moorestown Township 6/1/2013 C 1/23/2012 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-12 Milko, John
Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
3/1/2014 D 9/17/2012 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-13

Brown, Augustine
Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
11/1/2014 B 12/25/2012 Approved
E-14 Tash, Kathy

Deptford Twp. BOE 5/1/2014 D 11/16/2006 Approved

E-15

Henao, Juan
Paramus Borough 11/1/2014 5 2/21/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-16 Bale, Kimberly
New Lisbon
Developmental Center
8/1/2013 B 1/12/2009 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-17

McArthur, Trudy
North Jersey
Development Center
7/1/2013 5 8/18/2011 Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Steever, Sylvia - Trenton City BOE - Late Filing
Denied
F-2+ Pine, Judith - Galloway Twp BOE - Late Filing
Denied (Trustee Currie recused)
F-3+ Lawrence, Rheba - Atlantic Co. Welfare Bd - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture
F-4+ Apicella, Joseph - Camden County College - Issue of bona fide
retirement
Tabled pending Attorney General Advice
F-5+ Kovar, Tiffany - Ocean Co Bd of Soc Serv - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture
F-6+ Szczepanski, John - Camden City BOE - Late Filing
Denied
F-7 Tarboro, Oscar - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Trustee Bruno recused)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Stetz, Frank - Wallington Borough BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2+ Levy, Daniel - Washington Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of application for retirement credit for his years of optional compensation under certain Interlocal Service Agreements; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision, noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-3 Decicco, Patricia for James (deceased) - South Orange Village -
Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's payment of Opiton 1 benefits to the petitioner's estate
Adopted ALJ's Decision (DAG Kelly recused)
G-4 Connors, Gail - Wall Township - Appellate Division Decisions
Appellate Court affirmed the Board's denial of changing her pension payment option
Noted
G-5 Generoso, Joseph - Passaic County - Settlement Offer
Approved
G-6 Doctor, Mary - Trenton City - AG Advice
Denied Application to consider additional medical basis
G-7 Burgos, Jose (deceased) - NJ Turnpike Authority - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed
the Board's decision to grant death benefits of Jose M Burgos to his minor son, Daniel Burgos; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-8 Rose, Anthony - Linden City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision to forfeit service and salary credit from January 1, 1998 through the
termination of his employment on February 1. 2008
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-9 Anastos, Brett - Garfield City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental
Disabiltiy retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Ramirez, Ana - Passaic Co Bd of Social Services - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disabilty retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Koehler, Catherine - Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Dengler, Barbara - Evesham Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4 Iturburu-Marino, Mariel - Elizabeth City - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Maradonna, Rory - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's determination of non bona fide retirement
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6 Butts, Alfonso - William Paterson Univ of NJ - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-7 Washington, Loretta - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Boards denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-8 Verdine, Raymond - Atlantic Cape Community College - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-9 El, Yonne - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of retirement option change
Denied, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative Determination
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Kelly-Prince, Isabella - Vineland City BOE - Service Credited to PERS account
Approved 7 months additional service credit in the PERS from Workers Compensation Award (Audit, Retirement Bureaus)
J-2 Picciallo, Michael - Westwood Reg Sch District - Requests retroactive enrollment in PERS as Elected Official
Denied
J-3 Joyce, Michael - Delaware River Port Authority - Eligibility of service as prosecutor (municipal) in 2008
Denied
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2014
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance for April 30, 2014
Noted
L-3 Board Member Address List Updated
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Patricia Santangelo vs. TPAF
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Joseph Felice vs. PFRS
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2014
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2014
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance for May 31, 2014
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers Non-contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-11 PERS Board Motion Assignments
Noted
   
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 20, 2014.

 

 
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