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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 18, 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 (9K)


OPEN SESSION



Called to Order: 10:09 AM

Adjourned: 12:04 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Ned Thomson; John Lowden, Thomas Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Ronald Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Amy Mazzeo; Jean Monahan; Ruth Winthers; Barbara Riefberg, attorney; Joyce Nichols; Michael Ahearn, attorney; Steven Bordi; Olga Bordi; Robert Wilson; Stephen Hunter, attorney; Leonard Smith; Peter Willis, attorney; Frances Vizzi; Stephen Vizzi; Amy Stutzke, attorney; Larry Popp, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 21, 2010
Approved (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists For July 26, 2010
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved
C-4 Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Suarez, Angel
Hudson County
5/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2
Defina, Anthony
Jersey City Public Schoools
4/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3
Trevino, Jerri
South Wood Prison
8/1/2008
5
Reconsidered and Denied Offer Deferred; Continue in OAL
D-4
McLaughlin, Margaret
Dept. of Children & Families
9/1/2009
A
Reconsidered and Denied Continue collecting Service; Continue in OAL
D-5
DeFoor-Harris, Elva
Camden City BOE
6/1/2008
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6
Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)
D-7
Kinion, Andrea
City of Paterson
11/1/2009
4
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8
Graves, Wendy
Twp. of Franklin
10/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred 

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Andrews, Benjamin F

07/10

D

Burlington County College

Arauco, Dora U

04/10

5

Passaic County

Auld, Bonnie Lee

07/10

1

Cape May County MUA

Belsky, Maryjean

01/11

D

Middlesex County

Brady, James Joseph

05/10

5

Mercer Co Board of Social Service

Brew, Irene B

09/09

5

Neptune Township

Brunacki, Anna-Maria

10/10

5

Lodi BOE

Canzano, Rosemary

07/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Carter, Mercedes

07/10

5

Freehold Boro BOE

Chignola, Lawrence L

05/10

D

Teaneck BOE

Coppolecchia, Cynthia

08/10

1

Division of Revenue

Darco, Luann

08/10

5

Kearny Town BOE

Defluri, Raphael

11/10

1

Hillside BOE

Delagrana, Mayra

07/10

5

Passaic BOE

Devlin, John

09/10

1

Wildwood Crest Borough

Dougherty, Mary C

09/10

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Downey, Dennis R

09/10

1

Kearny Town BOE

Edsall, David

08/10

B

Sussex County

Evans, Edward D Jr.

10/10

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Eyles, Dennis

07/10

5

Haddonfield BOE

Fisher, Nancy

01/11

5

Burlington City BOE

Gidzinski, Shirley M

05/10

5

Burlington Co AVA Commission

Gilligan, James P

06/10

5

Rutgers University

Glover, Felicia

06/10

D

Mercer Co Board of Social Service

Hall, Melonie

07/10

A

State Prison

Harris, Cynthia

07/10

4

Newark Public Schools

Hart, Ann P

07/10

5

Jackson Township BOE

Hertler, Margaret C

09/10

5

Washington Twp BOE (Glouc)

Hollaway, Linda Kaye

07/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Jean-Baptiste, Juliette

05/10

5

Princeton Regional School

Johnson, Raymond

05/10

D

Newark Public Schools

Johnson, Veronica

10/10

1

UMDNJ

Jones, Mary

10/10

C

Ocean Co Board of Social Service

Joseph, Margaret

07/10

5

Great Meadows Regional BOE

Keaton, Roger R

05/10

5

Middlesex County

Keubler, Jacqueline M

08/10

D

Medford Township BOE

Kulesa, Bridget N

08/10

D

Gloucester Twp BOE

Lamantia, Patricia A

09/10

5

Garfield City BOE

Leverett, Mary E

08/10

1

Trenton City BOE

MacCulloch, Charlotte

08/10

A

Thomas Edison State College

May, Wendy

05/10

5

Old Bridge Bd Of Ed

Nappi, Eugene Jr

12/10

D

Fairview Borough

Neary, Nancy

05/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

O’Connor, Colleen M

07/10

5

Jackson Township BOE

Palmer, Serena E

08/10

1

Atlantic Cape Community College

Pernell, Sarah B

07/10

5

Division of Purchase & Property

Roesly, Jeanette M

09/10

5

Clearview Regional BOE

Roginski, Frances

10/10

5

Rutgers University

Rossi, Dino R

07/10

A

Turnpike Authority

Saraceni, Linda J

11/10

A

Lenape Regional HS District

Serrano, Pedro A

12/10

5

Passaic City Housing Authority

Shaw, Kevin A

07/10

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Shimchook, Barbara E

04/10

D

Independence Township

Siecker, Christina R

07/10

D

Manchester Township BOE

Smith, Edward K

07/10

5

Winslow Township BOE

Smith, Judith

05/10

5

Union County

Spector, Nancy M

02/11

1

School Board Association Ins Group

Sponholtz, Rose M

09/10

1

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Stewart, Marie

06/10

5

Union Twp BOE (Union)

Stewart, Sharon D

08/10

5

OIT

Talasan, Henry G

07/10

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Torres, Jose E

07/10

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Volpe, Edith L

07/10

B

State Parole Board

Watson, Bret M

07/10

C

West Windsor Plainsboro Regional

Wilks, Annette

08/10

D

Essex County

Williams, Thaddus E

04/10

5

Essex County College

Worthy, Eric K

05/10

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Total = 67


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Schofield, Michele (-)
NJ Veterans Mem. Home, Vineland
5/1/2010
5
12/4/2003 
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-2
Shaw, Arnold
Dept. of Children & Families
2/1/2010
C
10/16/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Yanchus, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Bd. of Ed.
3/1/2010
D
5/13/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4
Massiah-Aboyer, Pixie
NJ Vets Mem Home at Menlo Park
5/1/2010
5
6/22/2008
Approved
E-5
Citarella, Susan
Belleville Township
3/1/2010
5
10/17/2008
Approved
E-6
Wise-Taylor, Deborah
Union Co. Bd. of Social Services
8/1/2010
5
3/3/2006 1/12/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-7

Shapiro, Esperanza
UMD-NJ
9/1/2007
5
11/18/2003
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Eligible for Withdrawal Only (less than 10 years); Continue in OAL
E-8
Tipton, Raymond
Dept of Trans
8/1/2009
5
3/13/2007
Tabled for clarification from IME

E-9

Scott, Janice
Sussex County
4/1/2010
5
4/23/2007
2/17/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10
Gentile, Richard
Ocean County
10/1/2010
C
4/24/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-11
Jones, Stella
Pennsauken Twp. BOE
4/1/2010
5
6/15/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-12
Gonzalez, Carlito
County of Passic Board of Chosen Freeholders
9/1/2009
5
1/30/2009
5/20/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)

E-13

Perez, Juan
Vineland Developmental Center
5/1/2010
D
9/11/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-14
Liriano, Rafael
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
4/1/2010
5
7/12/2006 11/13/2006
Tabled for new IME
E-15
Moreland, John
Jersey City Public Schools
3/1/2007
5
7/27/2005
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Service (less than 10 years); Continue in OAL

E-16

Doukas, George
City of Trenton
10/1/2007
C
7/5/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL
E-17
Dandridge, Francine
Delsea Regional High School District
8/1/2009
D
4/16/2008
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (member will withdraw from OAL)
E-18
Damato, Richard
Secaucus BOE
7/1/2010
C
12/19/2008
3/5/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-19

Nichols, Joyce
Cape May County
1/1/2010
5
7/2/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-20
Bell, Alvia
New Lisbon Developmental Center
2/1/2010
5
12/16/2003
Approved
E-21
Viglietta, Josephine
Freehold Regional High School District
4/1/2009
5
12/28/2007
Tabled for clarification from MRB; Continue Ordinary
E-22
Morse, Joyce
Greystone Park Psych Hospital
9/1/2009
5
7/24/2004
Approved
E-23
Graziosi, Anthony
Jersey City Public Schools
9/1/2010
5
8/10/2009
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary Disability
E-24
Lewkowicz, Mike
Monmouth County Hall of Records
3/1/2010
A
2/20/2006
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-25
Bordi, Steven
Camden City
6/1/2010
5
2/15/2007
Approved
E-26
Fuentes, Gladys
Elizabeth BOE
6/1/2010
5
12/11/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-27
Zablatsky, Lidia
Dept. of Children & Families
4/1/2010
C
12/7/2001 8/7/2002
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Wilson, Robert - Jersey City - Impact of Settlement Agreement on retirement
Application.
Approved settlement predicated upon payment of all feesby employer prior to collecting
benefit (Retirments and Audit)
F-2+ Smith, Leonard - Hudson County - Suspension Of Benefits;
Request to postpone
Denied request to postpone; Suspend benefits (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Vizzi, Frances - Highland Park Borough - Issue of Bonafide
Retirement
Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits (Retirements and
Enrollments)
F-4 Munoz, Carlos - Hudson County - Request to Change Retirement Option.
Denied
F-5 Madonna, Michael - Waterfront Comm of NY Harbor -
Honorable Service
No basis for honorable service review



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Trezza, Lisa - Ann Klein Forensic Center - Appellate Division Decisions Court
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Noted

G-2 Rosas, Dale - Eatontown Bd. Of Ed. - Appellate Division Decisions Court
upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Noted
G-3 Bonanno, Angelo - Hillside BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and is making Mr. Bonanno repay all the pension benefits received from February 1, 2002 to March 1, 2009 due to his return to employment; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ Decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-4 Bezama, Ana - Jersey City Public Schools - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision and denied Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-5 Henderson, James - Mercer County Special Services School
District - Appellate Division Decisions James Henderson vs. PERS - Reversed the Board's
decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-6 Marsh, Jean for John (deceased) - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision in making Mrs. Marsh repay the
overpayment of $17,359.14; Reply to letter of Exception
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-7 McElroy, Lawson - Trenton City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision to have the petitioner partially forfeit his pension from January 1, 2005 to April 1, 2008
Adopted ALJ decision
G-8 Bonsnjakovic, Slavica - University of Medicine & Dentistry - Initial Decision ALJ updheld the Board's decision and denied Ordinary Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Response to receipt of Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-9 Kochel, David - Township of Ocean - Monmouth County -
Settlement proposal Denied first settlement proposal; Tabled second settelment proposal pending Board review of addiional issue
G-10 Ciallella, Philip - Spring Lake Heights Borough - Final Administrative Determinations Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Bastedo, Cheryl - Marlboro Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disabilty
retirement benefits.
Approved

H-2 Caldwell, John - Carteret Borough - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-3 Sloat, Stacey - Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits.
Approved
H-4 Klett (deceased), Joseph for Frederick - Division of Law - Appeals denial of payment to special needs trust
Tabled for administrative reply



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Arthur C. Snellbaker vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2010.
Noted
L-3 Motion Assignments for PERS meetings
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Peggy O'Keefe vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Board Member Address List Update
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance for June 30, 2010
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E As of March 31, 2010
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E As of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund A Revised as of June 30, 2010
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund B As of June 30, 2010
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund D As of June 30, 2010
Noted
L-12 Treasury - General Division of Pension and Benefits General Administration NJAC 17:12.18
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 15, 2010.

 

 
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