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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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 - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:03 a.m.

Adjourned: 2:03 p.m.

Roll Call:

Lee Flanagan, John Lowden, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Thomas Bruno, Ronald Winthers, Christine Veliz, Fred Beaver, Jonathan Berg


Absent: Ned Thomson

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Jean Monahan; Susanne Culliton; Kathryn Warfle; Jim Warfle; John Krayniak; Harry Thompson; Gary Goodman, attorney; Mary Joseph; Soliman Youssef; Elizabeth Zuckerman; Robin Spalding-Smith, attorney; Keven Jennings; Marc Chiappini; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Amy Mazzeo; Hank Schwedes; Jean Monahan; Christopher Myles for the firm Szaferman Lakind


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 20, 2008 - Approved (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained)

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2008 - Approved

A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2008 - Approved
A-3

Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2008 - Approved

A-4
Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
None

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2 Return to Employment - Approved
C-3= Retirement List - Approved (Norflett approved; request resolution of investigation from employer)
C-4= Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Jackson-Pearyer, Dorothy

Judiciary/Middlesex

7/05

1

Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary

D-2

Bailey, Barbara

South Woods State Prison

4/08

B

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-3

Armand, Janet

City of Newark

1/08

D

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-4+

Warfle, Kathryn

Salem County

8/07

C

Reconsidered; Reaffirmed Denial; Continue Collecting Service; Approved OAL Hearing

D-5

Hewitt, Virginia

Washington Twp BOE

7/08

A

Denied Ordinary; Offer Service

D-6

Christian, Cherylin

Rutgers

10/06

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-7

Burnat, Theresa

Division of Revenue

5/08

5

Approved

D-8

Tomesko, Carolyn

Pompton Lakes BOE

9/08

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Service

D-9

Monthly Grid with Supplement

.

.

.

Approved (see list below)

 

ORDINARY DISABILITY GRID

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Anderson, Howard

09/08

A

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Augustyn, Sharon

09/08

5

Hamilton Township

Barcalow, Dean C

06/08

5

Mercer County

Basso, Joan

08/08

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Bell, Ruth

07/08

1

Vineland Developmental Center

Boenning, Albert Jr.

07/08

1

Haddon Township

Brennan, Philip J

08/08

5

Middlesex County

Breslauer, Kathryn

05/07

A

Andover Township

Broomhead, Loretta

09/08

1

Washington Twp BOE

Bross, Grace

03/08

5

Bergen County

Brown, Kellie

07/08

D

Freehold Reg HS District

Cochran, Jerry J

08/08

D

Morris County

Dasilva, Denise

11/08

5

Kearny Town BOE

Davis, Donald F

06/08

5

Newark Housing Authority

Declet, Jose

08/08

4

Judiciary / Hudson Vicinage

Diamond, Sarah R

12/08

A

Edison Twp BOE

Dinelli, Anna

08/08

5

Bogota Boro BOE

Essl, Gretchen A

03/08

5

Absecon BOE

Everhart, Bryan

07/08

5

East Windsor Reg School Dist

Franchville, Henry T

08/08

5

Cape May County

Freeman, Toni C

03/07

5

Spring Lake Borough

Goldzweig, Phyllis B

11/08

C

Middlesex County College

Gomez, Pearl O

03/08

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Gregory, Gwendolyn

07/08

5

Hillside Township

Griffith, William J

07/08

5

Juvenile Justice Commission

Harris, Betty J

11/07

B

Division of Law

Hart, Terry

03/08

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Hennig, Leonard J

08/08

5

Bergen County

Hodes, Margaret E

05/08

A

Rutgers University

James, Josephine

09/08

5

Judiciary/Morris County

Johnston, Dolores E

11/08

5

Dept. of Health

Jones, Barbara J

05/08

5

Newark City

Jones, Teresita

01/09

5

Camden City

Jordan-Hannah, Cynthia

10/08

D

Camden City

Koblentz, Beverly

09/08

5

Judiciary / Middlesex County

Kopetz, Steven

07/08

5

Clifton City BOE

Kozak, Wayne John

08/08

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Loeb, Edward B Jr

11/07

C

Elizabeth City Housing Auth

Maguire, Robert W

09/08

5

Springfield Township

Majur, Michael L

04/08

5

Carteret Borough

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Mansure, Alice A

08/08

5

Dept. of Agriculture

Martinez, Susan Alafair

06/08

D

North Jersey Development Center

Mason, Joyce A

12/08

D

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

McCarthy, Mary R

10/08

D

South Amboy City

Moffit, Thomas S

01/09

5

Dept of Community Affairs

Monico, Ronald N

06/08

A

North Bergen MUA

Nieves, Confessor Jr

06/08

5

Camden City BOE

O’Bryant, Bonnie D

08/08

5

Camden Co Bd of Social Services

Onuska, Grace

08/08

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Onyszczuk, Anna

08/08

5

MVC-Shared Services

Pasqua, Louise A

12/08

5

Office of Information Technology

Ramirez, Kimberly P

07/08

D

Southern State Correctional Facility

Riley, Dawn M

06/08

5

Judiciary/Salem County

Rivera, Gilberto S

08/08

5

West New York BOE

Sanborn, Gail

04/08

1

S Monmouth Reg Sewerage Auth

Santos, Ildefonso V

08/08

1

Rutgers University

Scocozza, Alfred

12/08

D

Linden City BOE

Scretchen, Tomasine

07/08

5

Union Twp BOE

Smyre, James E Jr

06/08

A

Passaic City Housing Authority

Stanley, Marion V

06/08

1

State Parole Board

Street, Phyllis C

12/08

5

State Parole Board

Taylor, Deborah

04/08

1

Somerset County Finance Office

Warciski, Helene T

06/08

5

Juvenile Justice Commission

Zak, Roxie A

02/08

5

Sussex County

Ziemba, Joseph F

09/08

1

Middlesex County

Total = 65


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Hickes, Marianne

Trenton Psych

3/08

5

2/4/07

Approved

E-2

Massie, Diane

Hunterdon Developmental Center

9/08

5

1/10/07

Tabled Accidental for clarification of incident; Grant Interim Ordinary

E-3

Sosa, Miguel

Rutgers

3/08

5

8/26/03

Approved

E-4

Lowe-Philip, Tami

Judiciary

7/08

1

10/13/04

Approved

E-5

Nyema, Josephus

Mercer County

11/06

B

5/28/99
1/7/02
4/4/03

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal (less than 10 years)

E-6

Kenny, Peter

Dept of Transportation

2/08

A

10/23/00

Approved

E-7

Koning, Raymond

Bergen Comm College

1/08

A

6/4/02

Involuntary; Denied Accidental; Offer Service (less than 10 years)

E-8

Egan, David

Long Branch Sewer Auth

3/08

1

12/20/03

Approved

E-9

Stockton, Terry

Burlington County

7/08

5

11/29/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-10

Warren, William

Borough of Dunellen

5/08

A

4/12/07

Tabled Accidental for new IME; Continue Ordinary

E-11

Scates, Michael

South Woods Prison

5/08

5

5/19/06

Tabled Accidental for clarification from IME

E-12

Brown, Carmella

Manchester BOE

5/08

5

10/11/06

Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Krayniak, John - Div. of Criminal Justice - Eligibility for ERI - Denied
F-2

Gatsch, Judith - Hunterdon County (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
a) Issue of a bona fide retirement - Not bona fide
b) Repayment schedule - Approved 10 year repayment schedule

F-3+

Thompson, Harry - Roselle Borough - Issue of a bona fide retirement - Not bona fide (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)

F-4
Richardson, Artella - NJ Turnpike Authority - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from 10/1/02 through until 9/30/03 (Trustee Lowden recused) (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-5+
Joseph, Mary - VA- Paramus - Request for change of beneficiary on option selection - Denied
F-6+
Youssef, Soliman - NJ State Dept. of Health - Pending of Retirement Application - Approved ERI Retirement effective 8/1/08 (Retirement Bureau)
F-7+
Chiappini, Marc - Juvenile Justice Commission/Community Program - Issue of bona fide retirement - Resubmission - Denied (Trustee Berg recused)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Sowinski, Josephine - Bergen County Special Services - Initial Decision - Request to Postpone until October (extension of time was granted) - Tabled for exceptions

G-2

Onyemerlukwe, Adaku - Greystone Park Psych. Hospital - Initial Decision - ALJ determined that petitioner failed to meet the burden of proof in order for the case to proceed on the issue of direct result - ALJ dismissed with prejudice - Adopted ALJ Decision

G-3

Robinson, Carletha - UMDNJ - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-4 Menard, Faith - Failure to Appear - Noted
G-5

Burns, Ann - Emerson Borough BOE - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Johnson, Kim - UMDNJ - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-2

Reed, Thomas - Sussex County - Request Final Administration Determination regarding
purchase for Prosecutors Part - Approved

H-3

Zack, Eileen - Department of Labor - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-4

Rashid, Marie - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved


Active Membership Issues

J-1
None

Death Claim Issues

K-1

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decision - Howard Reed, Jr.  vs. TPAF - FYI - Noted

L-2

Wire Transfers - Contributory group insurance policy #13900 - Noted

L-3
Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 15, 2008.

 

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