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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 19, 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 - none Special Totals



Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 1:10 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, John Lowden, Peter Maurer, Ned Thomson, Thomas Bruno, Fred Beaver


Absent: Ronald Winthers, Christine Veliz, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Jobil Cyriac; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Mike Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Luanne Barnett; Mark Schwedes; Thomas Pavics, attorney; Suzanne Hess; Florence Sheppard; Cheryl Rayner; Robert Wilson; Lisa Pointer; Susanne Culliton; Joe Zisa; DAG Danielle Bradus; Marcie Mackolin, attorney; Edward Szakacs; Mary Ellen Rathbun


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 15, 2009
Approved Trustee Thomson abstained.


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
None


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

Pickins, Kimberly
Hunterdon Developmental Ctr
6/1/2009
5
Approved
D-2
Evans, Gloria
Woodbine Developmental Ctr
4/1/2008
5
Approved
D-3
Powers, Gary
Toms River Twp
4/1/2009
3
Approved
D-4
Ramos, Jussara
Paterson Public Schools
9/1/2008
1
Reconsidered and Denied; Offer Deferred; Approve OAL Hearing
D-5
Duru, Bonaventure
Department of Children and Families
7/1/2009
A
Approved
D-6
Phillips, Johnnie
City of Camden
12/1/2008
5
Reconsidered and Denied; Offer Deferred
D-7
Voto, Christine
Ramapo College of New Jersey
1/1/2009
5
Service to OD Approved
D-8
Rosado, Wanda
Paterson Public Schools
10/1/2007
D
Reconsidered and Approved
D-9 Monthly OD Grid . . .
Approved (see list below)
(Trustee Beaver recused on
Stephanie Washington.)

PERS Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name
Effective Date
Opt
Employer
Atkinson, Edward R
08/09
C
Passaic County
Balliet, Daniel L
07/09
5
Delaware Valley Regional HS Dist
Bosisio, Robert
06/09
5
Ocean City BOE
Bryant, June M
06/09
B
Passaic County Community College
Bullock, Patricia Kay
07/09
5
South Woods Prison
Burns, Veronica
07/09
5
Brick Twp BOE
Calloway, Marjorie F
09/09
5
Newark Public Schools
Calvert, Edward
09/09
A
Camden City
Christopher, Mary
12/08
5
Bloomfield Township
Cicchino, Kathleen
07/09
A
Hudson County
D’Alessio-Coleman, Cheryl
07/09
5
Ocean County
Daly, Arthur K III
08/09
5
Neptune Twp Sewerage Authority
DeJesus, Carla
09/09
D
Wayne BOE
DelAversano, Alfred D
01/10
A
State Police Civilian Employees
DeLorenzo, Frank A
07/09
5
Belleville BOE
Racing Commission
Dillow, Robert Daryl
01/10
5
Middletown Twp BOE
Dix, Mae
10/09
5
Newark Public Schools
Fato, John
07/09
5
Mercer County
Feaster, Roberta
06/09
5
Camden Co Health Services Center
Fitzgibbons, William F
09/09
A
Sussex County
Fitzpatrick, Kevin J
06/09
A
Training & Employment Services
Flannery, Nina
08/09
5
Highlands Borough
Flim, Pauline
07/09
1
Dept. of Health
Flores, Irma
07/09
5
North Jersey Development Center
Fraser, Alice J
07/09
A
Barnegat Township
Fuentes, George L
08/09
A
Watchung Borough
Funk, Candy S
03/09
5
Training & Employment Services
Haley, Rochelle
07/09
A
South Brunswick BOE
Hinton, Duane
09/09
C
Newark Public Schools
Holley, Judy A
10/09
5
Vineland Developmental Center
Hunsicker, Joseph
08/09
5
Ewing Township
Ingraham, Arthur Kurt
09/09
5
South Woods Prison
Pettit, Edward
10/09
5
Millville BOE
Keegan, Wendy Ann
09/09
5
Medicaid Inspector General
Kennedy, Thomas J
07/09
A
Hawthorne BOE
Kopp, Ernest
11/09
A
Ramapo College
Laverty, James C
08/09
C
Monmouth County/Hall of Records
Lewis, Thomas
04/09
B
South Woods Prison
Longo, Edward R
07/09
5
Fairfield Township (Essex)
Little Falls Twp
Verona Township
Member's Name
Effective Date
Opt
Employer
Malone, Raymond
09/09
5
Dept of Children & Families
McClellan, Rosetta
06/09
5
Motor Vehicle Commission
McCormack, Kay
06/09
5
Division of Consumer Affairs
McDermott, Michael P
09/09
A
Atlantic County MUA
Muhlbaier, Arlene
06/09
5
Vineland Developmental Center
Porto, Paul T
10/09
B
Juvenile Justice Commission
Ronda, Robert A
09/09
5
Mid-State Correctional Facility
Schippe, Carol A
02/10
A
Piscataway BOE
Sidoti, Anthony J
09/09
A
Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm
Smeltz, Laraine A
07/09
5
Gloucester Twp BOE
Smith, Ruth V
10/09
D
Elizabeth BOE
Syme, Ronald
08/09
A
Newton BOE
Szymanski, William
06/09
5
Carteret BOE
Tarakjian, John E
08/09
1
Passaic County
Teel, Timothy W
07/09
1
CPM - Project Management
Terrell, Aykesha Yevette
06/09
5
Judiciary/Essex County
Toledo, Lynette
06/09
C
Middlesex Co Board of Social Services
Toomey, Monalisa
05/09
5
Bayonne BOE
Vega, Irma E
07/09
C
Training & Employment Services
Vertolli, Diana
08/09
5
Vineland Developmental Center
Viglietta, Josephine M
04/09
5
Freehold Reg HS District
Vivona, Carol A
04/09
5
Red Bank Borough
Washington, Stephanie L
09/09
5
Dept of Treasury – Division of Pensions & Benefits
Weber, Max P
07/09
A
Watchung Borough BOE
Weidner, Regina M
11/09
5
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
White, Robert A
07/09
A
Randolph Township BOE
White, Steven
08/09
5
Allendale Borough
Whittick, Barbara
04/09
5
Salem Co Board of Social Services
Williams, Mary
09/09
5
Juvenile Justice Commission
Wirt, Gerald E
02/10
5
Hampton Township BOE
Total = 69

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Hunter, William
Dept of Transportation
9/1/2009
C
8/30/2007
Approved
E-2 Acerra, Anthony
Turnpike Authority
3/1/2009
5
1/25/2001 5/14/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-3 Still, Everlon
City of Camden
10/1/2009
A
2/2/1996
7/28/1998
12/1/2004
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-4 Hazzard, David
Rowan University
11/1/2008
1
2/14/2005
2/21/2007
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Only eligible for
withdrawal; Approval OAL Hearing
E-5 Bailey, Juanita
Woodbridge Developmental Center
5/1/2009
C
9/18/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-6 Redrick, Sandra
City of Clifton
3/1/2009
5
2/1/2007
Approved
E-7 Karpiniuk, Halina
Montclair State University
5/1/2009
5
9/18/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Thompson, Thomas
Camden City BOE
9/1/2008
5
8/23/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Casbar, Lucas - Palisades Park BOE - Return to Employment
Request to Postpone
Approved postponement until September 16, 2009 meeting
F-2
James, Ruth - Paterson BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit service and salary from December 1, 1993 through terminaton of
employment; Apply Prospectively (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+
Hess, Suzanne - OIT - Honorable Service Deferred Retirement
Denied (Total Forfeiture) (Retirement Bureau)
F-4
Hunter, Delores - Department of Health - Repayment Schedules
Request for extended repayment schedule
Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)
F-5
Caiazzo, Dolly Marie - Borough of Palisades Park - Repayment Schedules
Reqeust for extended repayment schedule
Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)
F-6+
Wilson, Robert - Jersey City - Retirement Application and Settlement Agreement
Tabled for additional information from employer
F-7+
Szakacs, Edward - North Jersey Development Center -
Independent Contractor Issue
Denied independent contractor status; Not bonafide retirement; Approved 10 year
repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-8 Amantia, Angela - NJ Dept. of Health - Extended Repayment Request
Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Rudolph, Napoleon - Richard Stockton State College - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits - Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision with modification; Noted exceptions

G-2
Mitchell, Jr., Paul - OIT - Initial Decision ALJ affirms the Board's decision which
denied the request that the purchase cost be calculated on the date of the initial application
Adopted ALJ decision
G-3
Joseph, Mary - Paramus -VA - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4
Cannella, Barbara - Division of Youth and Family Service -
Appellate Division Decisions Barbara Cannella vs. PERS
Noted
G-5+
Wesley, Cynthia - JUV. JUS. COMM. Central Office - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental disability retirement - Exceptions
Remand to OAL for clarification
G-6
Tomesko, Carolyn - Pompton Lakes BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Bailey, Barbara - South Woods Prison - Appeals Board's denial of
retroactive effective date of retirement
Denied

H-2
Patel, Ramesh - CPM - Contruction & Materials - Appeals
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3
Muska, Michael - Middlesex County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4
Benitez, Mirilda - Edna Mahan Corr Facility - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5
Gerena, Ana - Trenton City - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6
Hitchner, Pamela - South Woods Prison-Department of Corrections - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability
Approved
H-7
Rose, Anthony - Linden City - a) Reconsideration
b) Appeals the Board's suspension of retirment benefits due to receipt of Information
Denied Reconsideration; Denied Request for Stay; Denied request for OAL Hearing
H-8
Wilson, Daniel - West Deptford Township - Appeals denial to file for Deferred Retirement
Denied
H-9
Steele, James - Washington Township - Appeals denial to file for Deferred Retirement
Denied
H-10
Mangine, Dominick - Property Management & Construct - Appeals denial to file for Deferred Retirement
Denied (Trustee Maurer recused.)
H-11
Watts, Frank - UMDNJ - a) Request for dependency during suspension
b) Appeals suspension of retirement benefits
Denied request for dependency; Denied OAL Hearing
H-12
Wallace, Virginia - Mount olive Twp. BOE - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-13

Littles-Hearns, Claudia - NJ Department of Personnel - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-14
Agarwal, Asha - Livingston BOE - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-15
Cleary, James - WMUA - Appeals denial of service and salary from January 1, 1998 to July 1, 2002
Approved
H-16
Alford, Tyrone - Department of Children & Families - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Motion Assignments for PERS Meetings
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2009
Noted
L-3
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-4
Wire Transfers PERS contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2009
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund D ad of April 30, 2009
Noted
L-7
State Investment Council Minutes for Thursday, May 21, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-8
State Investment Council Agenda for Thursday, July 9, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-9
Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-10
Common Pension Fund E as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-11
Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2009
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 16, 2009.

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