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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 20, 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: 10:12 a.m.

Adjourned: 2:30 p.m.

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Brian Currie, Peter Maurer, Ronald Winthers, Benjamin Hurst, William
O'Brien, Susanne Culliton, Ned Thomson (left 2:00)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael Weik;
Kristen Bell; Valerie McManus; Sunanda Rana; Sharon Fenstermacher; Cheryl
Chianese; Sue Grant; Marc Greenfield; Debbie Beetel-Sparano; Jim Scott; Richard
Brennan; Ann Brennan; Nora Kallen; John Feeley, attorney; Chong Hwa Lee; Timothy
Karakashian; John Brunini; Michael Donohue, attorney; Nicholas Poberezhsky,
attorney; Dominick Villano; Brock Russell; Joseph Fredericks



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 16, 2014
Approved (Trustees Maurer and Hurst abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Albargothy, Mufida
Paterson BOE 7/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Riegel, Kathleen
Southern State
Crrtnl Facility
6/1/2012 1 Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue in OAL (not disabled when
she left employment)
D-3 Maldonado, Julio
Newark Public
Schools
6/1/2014 A
Appeals denial of processing
Denied filing
D-4 Dasher, Patricia
Trenton Psych.
Hospital
4/1/2014 1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Rolax, Lois
Camden City BOE 4/1/2014 5
Approved
D-6 Anand, Promila
Woodbridge
Developmental Center
1/1/2014 A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-7 Szurko, Stefanie
Roxbury Twp. BOE 1/1/2014 5 Appeals denial of processing
Denied filing
D-8 Zamora, Martha
Elizabeth BOE 4/1/2014 5 Approved
D-9 Schiller, Edith
Jersey City
Public Schools
7/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-10 Kallen, Nora
Jersey City 1/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-11 Garrett, Kristina
Passaic County 7/1/2014 5 Reconsidered and Approved with 18
month re-exam
D-12 Grier, Mabel
Judiciary/Passaic
County
1/1/2013 5 Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-13 Slowley, Patricia
Union County 7/1/2012 D Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-14 McDonald, Paula
Ramapo College of New
Jersey
4/1/2013 A a) Honorable Service - No forfeiture
b) Ordinary disability - Denied; Offer Deferred (Vote: 6:2; Nae: Trustees Maurer and Winthers)
D-15 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Brennan, Lawrence P

07/14

5

Estell Manor BOE

Britton, Lee E

02/14

A

Regional Operations South

Cancglin, Donna Y

02/15

5

Pitman BOE

Cardona, Celeste

05/14

A

Rutgers University

Cassello, Jennie M

08/14

D

Brigantine City

Cintron, Ella M

09/14

5

Gloucester County

Coccia, Nancy A

02/14

5

Morris Plains BOE

Copling, Gary L

04/14

5

Camden City BOE

Davis, Dannie

09/14

5

OIT

Decker, Bruce

10/14

A

Jefferson Township

Esposito, Marie

06/14

3

Union Co Board of Social Services

Fed, Latifa

05/14

5

Dept of Children and Families

Fortunato, Michael M

08/14

A

Shore Regional HS District

Garofalo, Donna M

11/13

5

Union Co Board of Social Services

Gleason, James W

10/14

5

Atlantic County

Gonzalez, Humberto

06/14

A

Montclair State University

Graziosi, Joseph

05/14

5

Greater Brunswick Charter School

Griswold, Robert W

07/14

D

Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac

Gust, Denise A

10/14

D

Bridgewater-Raritan Reg Sch Dis

Guzman, Damaso

02/14

A

Montclair State University

Hayban, Seeram

09/14

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Hopkins, Gary R

05/14

B

Medford Township BOE

Jones, Jill

01/13

A

Atlantic City

Kenny, Robert J

09/14

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Kojsza, Stephenie B

06/14

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Kusolnak, Suvith T.

07/14

5

Cape May Co Technical School Dist

Lascar, Warren K

08/14

A

Mahwah Township

Lee, Barbara A

04/14

5

Developmental Disability Council

Leeds, Nancy J

05/14

5

Atlantic Co Special Services

Leenig, Kirk R

09/14

5

Bergen County

Lilly, Lauren L

04/14

5

Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac.

Londono, Myriam

09/14

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Marques, Maria H

07/14

5

University Hospital

McAarthur, Lisaann S

08/14

5

Mantua Township

McGlynn, Mary L

08/14

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Mercer, William R

01/14

A

Sparta BOE

Merlino, Sherry

04/14

5

Superior Court Of NJ Camden

Minan, Patricia A

03/14

A

NJ Turnpike Authority

Minucci, Geraldine

12/14

5

Kearny Town

Mizsak, Gyorgyi

05/14

5

Rutgers University

Montone, Ernest Iii

07/14

D

Monroe Township (Gloucester)

Morina, Karen

04/13

5

Greenwich Township (Gloucester)

Neals, Robert J

08/14

B

Sparta Township

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Nucera, Donna Lynn

07/14

5

West Essex Regional Sch Dist

Olsen, Todd R

08/14

5

Division of Deaf & Hard of Hearing

O’Reilly, Margaret

06/14

5

Judiciary/Union County

Paul, Linda

07/14

B

Mount Olive Twp BOE

Paxton, Kristine D

01/15

5

Lincoln Park Boro BOE

Potenzone, Arlene

09/14

1

Passaic County

Quinlan, Edward

10/14

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Ramisdeayreflor, Barbara

06/14

5

Elizabeth BOE

Ramos, Yolanda

09/14

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Rayhon, Judith

01/15

2

Robbinsville Township

Ross, Ira

04/14

C

Office of the Public Defender

Ruggiero, Nicholas P

07/14

5

Department of Labor

Salvat, Victor M

04/14

D

Rutgers University

Savage, Bonita L

01/15

5

Passaic County

Scott, Christine M

09/14

5

OIT

Sigers, Joyce A

11/14

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Singletary, Keisha N

11/12

5

Judiciary/Essex County

Smith, Kathleen R

07/14

2

Lumberton Township

Soto, Maria I

08/14

5

Vineland City BOE

Teixeira, Antonio

06/14

5

Union County

Torres, Monserrate

04/14

5

Passaic Co Board of Social Service

Velez, Iris

04/14

5

Montclair State University

Walsh, Matthew

05/13

5

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Williams, Arnessa

04/14

A

North Jersey Development Center

Total = 67



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Damminger, Teresa
Camden County
College
6/1/2014 5 9/25/2013 Appeals denial of processing
Denied filing
(Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Maurer)
E-2 Acevedo, Linda
North Jersey
Developmental Center
3/1/2013 5 8/7/2007
7/28/2008
3/14/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Kristo, Diana
Clifton City BOE 5/1/2014 5 10/9/2009
1/20/2010
10/5/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(10/9/09 - no accident report)
E-4 Bastedo, Cheryl
Marlboro Twp 2/1/2010 5 4/30/2009 Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability; Grant Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-5

Walters, John
Edna Mahan Corr
Fac For Women
8/1/2014 A 1/5/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 McCall, Delores
Woodbridge
Developmental Center
10/1/2013 A 5/18/2011 Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)

E-7

Karakashian, Timothy
Burlington County/
Payroll Department
3/1/2014 5 6/11/2013 Approved
E-8 Lee, Chong Hwa
Teaneck BOE 3/1/2014 C 2/9/2012 Approved

E-9

Fambro, Walter
Galloway Twp BOE 3/1/2014 C 1/28/2008
10/22/2009
9/19/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10 Pitts, Maria
Kean University 9/1/2013 D 1/28/2011 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-11

White, Stewart
Newark Public Schools 10/1/2013 C 2/19/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 DiTringo, Marilyn - Livingston BOE - Late Filing
Denied
F-2+ Brunini, John - Buena Borough MUA - Issue of non bona fide
retirement
Reconsidered original decision; Repay salary earned from May 1, 2010 (Retirements,
External Audit)
F-3+ Brennan, Richard - Elizabeth City - Reconsideration Return to
Employment
Reconsidered and reaffirmed Divisions's 4/18/13 decision; Re-enroll effective December 1,
2008; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits (Retirements, External Audit)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Fredman, John - Point Pleasant Borough - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Holl, John - Criminal Justice - Appellate Division Decisions The Appellate Court
reversed the Board's decision and granted prior service credit
Noted (Enrollments, Audit & Billing)
G-3 Richardson, Michael - Rahway City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Pellicoro, Anne - Vernon Twp. BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted ordinary disability retitement benefits;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision w/modifications; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions; Grant
Ordinary effective July 1, 2011 (Retirements, Health Benefits)
G-5 Garcia, Ada - Newark City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-6 Triola, Theresa - Gloucester County College - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the
Board's denial and granted the petitioner accidental disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted the findings of fact; Rejected legal conclusions; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to
exceptions; Denied Accidental Disability
G-7 Vinci, Gene - Park Ridge Boro - Settlement offer: Repayment on
non bona fide retirement
Approved Settlement Proposal w/updated figures (Retirements, External Audit)
G-8 Hatcher, Amalia - Passaic County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-9 Sullivan, Linda - Southern State Correctional Facility - Initial
Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability
Adopted ALJ decision
G-10 Ten Hoeve, James - Settlement offer
Denied Settlement Proposal
G-11 El, Yonne - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Weber, Gladys - Mercer County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Ambrocio, Gloria - VA-Paramus - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Vitale, Donald - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Loeber, Norma for James (deceased) - South Jersey
Port Corporation - Appeals the Board's denial of option 1 benefits
Denied
H-5 Foy, Priscilla - Dept of Children & Families - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Percy, Sandra - State Police Civilian Employees - Appeals the
Boards denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Dautrich, Debora - General Assembly - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Eden, Susan - Camden Co Health Services Center - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Ziegelhofer, William - Allendale Borough - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Tan, Kima - Passaic County - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Gertner, Sean - Lakehurst Borough - Termination of PERS pursuant to Chapter
92 P.L. 2007; Request to Postpone
Approved postponement until September 17, 2014
J-2 Gelzunas, Ronald - North Wildwood City - Termination of PERS membership
pursuant to Chapter 92
Not eligible for PERS under NJSA 43:15A-7.2(a)
J-3+ Villano, Dominick - Clifton City - Termination of PERS membership pursuant to
Chapter 92
Denied PERS eligibility while employed by Roselle Park pursuant to NJSA 43:15A-7.2(b)
J-4+ Russell, Brock - West Cape May Borough - Termination of PERS membership
pursuant to Chapter 92
Not eligible for PERS under NJSA 43:15A-7.2(a)
J-5+ Fredericks, Joseph - Creditable compensation
Denied
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Gore, Fred for Leslie (deceased) - Division of Law - Request for
payment of active group life insurance benefit
Tabled
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions James Lyons vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Board Member Address List Update
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Robert Wunder vs. TPAF
Noted
L-4 Compliance with Internal Revenue Code - Maximum Pension Loan Balances
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance for June 30, 2014
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefits claims
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2014
Noted
   
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 17, 2014.

 

 
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