PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 17, 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.


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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:13 AM

Adjourned: 1:38 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Thomas Bruno, Ned Thomson, Ronald Winthers, Susanne Culliton, William O'Brien


Absent: Peter Maurer

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; DAG Natalia Chan; DAG Christopher Tattory; Michael Czyzyk; Sunanda Rana; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Bob Bobik; David Beckett, attorney; Carol Palma; Michael Hackett, attorney; Mims Hackett; Nicholas Montenegro, attorney; Alfonso Santoro; Francis Chiarello; John Feeley, attorney; Luis Sanchez, attorney; Patricia Pangallo



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 20, 2011
Approved (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Hope, Marie
Vineland Developmental
Center
4/1/2011
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred
D-2 Miller, Cynthia
State Parole Board
4/1/2011
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Starroff, Cynthia
Hudson County
9/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Gordon, Marva
Training & Employment Services
6/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Caldero, Iris
Judiciary/Essex County
8/1/2011
5
Involuntary Approved
D-6 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)  
D-7 McBride, Sharon
Division of Family
Development
3/1/2011
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary



ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alonzo, Georgina C

03/11

C

Rutgers University

Ashbridge, Kelvin E

08/11

5

Cape May City

Baniut, Magdy N

08/11

5

Dept. of Environmental Protect

Barr, Margaret M

09/11

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Behan, Christopher J

11/11

5

Teaneck Township

Borngesser, Wayne H

03/11

5

Rutgers University

Brown, Anthea E

10/11

A

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Caminero, Milton

06/11

5

Paterson City

Charles, Angela D

08/11

5

Dept of Children And Families

Damelio, Michael

09/11

B

Passaic County

DelliSanti, Anthony

12/11

4

Newark Public Schools

Denby, Deborah Lynn

04/11

A

Vineland Developmental Center

Desjardins, Trudi E

08/11

1

Beverly City Municipal Bldg

Diehl, Bruce

01/12

C

Kearny Town BOE

DiLello, Keith A Sr

06/11

5

Bradley Beach Borough

DiPasquale, Mark Sr

05/11

B

Training & Employment Services

Felton, Robert

06/11

C

Dept of Children & Families

Ference, Herman M

06/11

B

Morris County College

Fitzpatrick, Diann M

03/11

D

Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office

Fixter, Catherine

05/11

5

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

Flanigan, Raymond

09/11

D

Washington Twp BOE

Freeman, Philip L

07/11

D

Dept Military & Veteran Affairs

Gaertner, Joan

05/11

5

Monmouth Co Div of Social Services

Gibson, Madeline

06/11

D

CPM-Project Management

Gorrell, Lola M

06/11

5

New Brunswick Housing Authority

Hardney, Donna Y

08/11

5

Judiciary / Essex County

Hazell, Francine

06/11

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Hearns, Chian H

02/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Hines, Victoria Marie

09/11

A

Dept. of Health

Hodge, Pamela G

07/11

5

Newark City

Hofer, Lisa R

07/11

A

Millville BOE

Horowitz, Roberta L

06/11

5

Dept of Treasury - Office of Comptroller

Jablonski, Joseph G

06/11

5

Ewing Lawrence Sewerage Auth

Johnson, Samuel

06/11

5

Linden City BOE

Johnson, Thomas

06/11

1

OIT

Kaiza, Wendelin Diane

06/11

5

Training & Employment Services

Kempf, Rosemary

10/11

5

Ocean County

LaVista, Gerald

08/11

5

Belleville Township

Little, Frances M

07/11

5

Ocean City

Mastoras, William P

05/11

D

Newark Housing Authority

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

McLean, Andrea E

12/11

5

OIT

Mirra, Kordula O

08/11

5

Edison Twp BOE

Mitchell, Yvonne T

07/11

5

Millville BOE

Molinero, Obdulia

11/10

5

West New York BOE

Morgan, James J

02/11

5

Middlesex County

Morrell, Arlene M

02/11

D

Winslow Township BOE

Page, Saundra L

04/11

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Parker, Anthony J Sr.

07/11

5

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Pavlik, Michelle C

08/11

5

Sayreville Borough

Pettinelli, Judith A

06/11

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Phillips, Margaret E

07/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Ramos, Samuel

04/11

1

Paterson BOE

Reidy, Matthew J

01/12

1

Gloucester Co Housing Authority

Royster, Kim Shirell

07/11

5

East Orange School District

Russello, Mark J

09/11

2

Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office

Sandman, Sharon

08/11

5

Union City

Serghis, Argiris S

06/11

A

Turnpike Authority

Smith, Marie P

09/11

5

West Windsor Plainsboro Regional

Soto-Powell, Evelyn

07/11

5

Dept of Children and Families

Strange, Michael J

05/11

5

Brick Township

Swift, Kevin F

03/11

C

Secaucus Town

Thornton-Square, Sonya

07/11

5

Trenton City BOE

Vargas, Arnold S

09/11

B

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Venditto, Dorothy E

07/11

5

Linden City BOE

Ward, Ruth L

03/11

A

East Windsor Reg School Dist

Whitten, Eugene

07/11

D

Rutgers University

Winston, Verna

10/11

5

North Jersey Development Center

Winters, Grace

08/11

5

Morris County

Woitkowski, Darryl R

11/11

A

Wall Township BOE

Zdyb, Deborah

06/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Total = 70

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Herrera, Merida
Kean University
2/1/2010
5
8/14/2008
Tabled for IME clarification
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)
E-2 LaFleur, Jean
Mt. Laurel BOE
5/1/2011
5
2/8/2010
Approved
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)

E-3

Aramayo, George
Newark Public Schools
6/1/2011
5
11/15/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (less than 10 years)
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Bruno.)
E-4 Venice, Carol
Jackson Township BOE
4/1/2011
5
1/4/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)
  
E-5 Roumbus, Nicholas
Linwood City
4/1/2011
5
10/12/2006 9/16/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)
E-6 Navarro, Marco
Village of Ridgewood
5/1/2011
B
5/28/2009
Approved
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)

E-7

Tacker, Cynthia
Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
9/1/2010
A
12/7/2007
Tabled for IME clarification
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Bruno.)
E-8 Riley, Barbara
Judiciary/Cumberland County
1/1/2011
5
10/29/2004
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary Disability (cumulative)
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Bruno.)

E-9

Bradley, Yolanda
Motor Vehicle Commission
11/1/2010
D
12/19/2008
Approved
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)
E-10 Simon, Michael
Camden Judiciary
6/1/2008
A
6/5/2006
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Remove from OAL (currently collecting OD)
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)
E-11 Luisi, Micahel
Brigantine City
9/1/2010
2
8/8/2002
4/20/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Bruno.)

E-12

Silver, Yvonne
UMDNJ
3/1/2011
5
6/10/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Bruno.)
E-13 Simon-Moise, Marie
New Lisbon Development Center
4/1/2011
5
1/2/2008
12/10/2008 7/10/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)

E-14

Perez, Jack
Township of Edison
7/1/2010
5
12/23/2005
Approved
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)
E-15 Huff, Jeanette
Camden City BOE
11/1/2010
A
9/21/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)
E-16 Clayton, Jeffrey
Long Branch BOE
7/1/2011
5
1/14/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion made by Trustee Culliton; seconded by Trustee Thomson.)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Peyton, James - Unemployment Ins. & Disability - Honorable
Service and Issue of Dependency
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2006 through termination of employment; Retroactive to Retirement Date; Repayment of Overpayment; Approved Dependency (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Hackett, Mims - Essex County - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit all service and salary with the exception of Essex County service from April 1, 1997 through November 30,1998 (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-3+ Palma, Carol - Cliffside Park Borough - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2001 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-4+ Wright, Gregory - DDD Community Services Upper - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture
F-5+ Santoro, Alfonso - Ocean County - Honorable Service Request to Dismiss Denied Request to Dismiss; Partial Forfeiture (Percentage of time equivalent to post-retirement employment over years of total service.)
(VOTE: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Buriani-DeSantis; Trustee Thomson recused) (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Johnson, Lillian - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted (DAG Schimmel recused.)
G-2 Doukas, George - Trenton City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision (DAG Schimmel recused.)
G-3 Shoup, Claude - Middlesex Co. Utilities Auth - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision
G-4 Catalano, John - Department of Community Affairs - Appellate Division
Decisions Appellate Court affirmed the Board's denial of his request to purchase a period of time of service for which his employer was ineligble to participate in the PERS
Noted
G-5 Alvarez, Elizabeth - Juv. Jus. Comm Central Office - Failure to Appear
Noted (DAG Schimmel recused.)
G-6 Ciallella, Philip - Borough of Spring Lake Heights - Appellate
Division Decisions Appellate court affirms the Board's denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Noted
G-7 Chiappini, Marc - Juv. Jus. Comm. - Appellate Division Decisions
Appellate Court reversed the Board's decision and determined that he repay salary earned from employment as an adjunct
Noted
G-8 Corcino, Abraham - Hudson County - Initial Decision ALJ
affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Request to Postpone to File Exceptions
Approved request to postpone



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Wilson, Carl - Morris School District - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Diaz, Maureen - Jersey City Public School - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Dell'Aquilo, John - Camden County College - Appeals Board's denial of service credit
Denied
H-4 Fuller, Marvin - Newark Public Schools - Appeal's the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5+ Chiarello, Francis - Appeals the Board's decision denying his request to process his application for Ordinary Disability
a) Request Reconsideration - Reconsidered and Reaffirmed Denial
b) Hearing Reqest on denial to process disability application - Denied
H-6 Town of Harrison - Appeals the Board's denial of Creditable Compensation
Approved
H-7 Williamson, Geraldine - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Klein, James - Office of the Public Defender - Purchase request -
REMOVED FOR FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

DeCicco, James (deceased) - South Orange Village -
Beneficiary designation Denied




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Shonda Hayes vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance As on June 30, 2011
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund A As of June 30, 2011
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D As of June 30, 2011
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B As of June 30, 2011
Noted
L-6 Prudential Booklet Update
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 21, 2011.

 
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