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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 15, 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
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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:30 AM

Adjourned: 2:10 PM

Roll Call:

Lee Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Susanne Culliton, Ron Winthers


Absent: Ned Thomson, John Lowden, Thomas Bruno

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Mark Schwedes; Michael Herbert, attorney; Anthony Cancro; Ronnie Faison; Diane Faison; William Blake; Donald Barbati, attorney; John Craner, attorney; Samuel Petracca; Slavica Bosnjakovic; M. Segedi; Z. Harhati; B. Woodford



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 18, 2010
Approved (Trustee Winthers 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 Chapter 221
Approved
C-4 Retirement List
Approved with exception of Thomas Ciccarone pending an audit of his account (Retirement Bureau and External Audit)


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Harvey, Deborah
Woodbine
Developmental Center
6/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Seepaul, Roopnarine
Division of Law and
Public Safety
1/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved
(see list below)

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Accordino, Irene D

07/10

5

Black Horse Pike Regional School Dist

Alvarez, Patricia E

05/10

5

Evesham Twp BOE

Ashe, Francesca L

07/10

5

New Jersey State Prison

Baker, Deize

03/10

5

Paterson City

Battista, William

11/10

C

Middlesex Borough

Bernhardt, Edward H

08/10

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Bland, Laverne

04/10

D

Rowan University

Bruno, Vito

07/10

5

North Bergen BOE

Buchan, Charles

06/10

5

Branchburg Township

Carter, Tyress

06/10

1

Newark City

Castellucci, Donald P

07/10

5

Middlesex County

Cerami, Antoinette

01/11

5

Turnpike Authority

Clarke, Charlotte J

01/11

5

Roxbury Twp BOE

Colvin, Denise

10/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

D’Antonio, Joseph N

08/10

5

Wood-Ridge Borough

Darby, Sharon

09/10

A

New Jersey State Prison

Day, Antoinette

09/10

5

South Plainfield BOE

DeAbreu, Ciro G

12/10

5

UMDNJ

DeGregorio, Anthony

03/10

A

Winslow Township BOE

DeLoach, Lillian

07/10

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Edmonds, Eileen L

10/10

5

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Evans, Kimberley B

09/10

D

Dept of Banking & Insurance

Freibott, Linda L

07/10

5

Ocean Co Board of Social Service

Fulcher, Marguerite C

12/10

5

North Jersey Development Center

Gallone, Dominick J

06/10

A

Passaic Valley Water Commission

Gay, Dennis F Jr

09/10

1

Toms River Township

Geardino, Fred T Jr.

07/10

5

Rahway Valley Sewerage Auth

Grace, Maria V

12/10

5

Rutgers University

Guardiola, Lisa B

08/10

B

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Ingram, Terence G

06/10

A

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Ivey, Valeria

02/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

Jones, Eileen

08/10

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Jones, James L

08/10

5

Southern State Correctional Facility

Lasalvia, Kathyanne

10/10

5

Judiciary/Burlington County

Loechner, Vincent

07/11

5

Hackensack Housing Authority

Loverso, Marsha

07/10

D

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Maldonado, Hilda

04/10

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Martin, Darlene Lyn

05/10

5

Egg Harbor City BOE

Martin, Rudeen

01/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Masker, Barry A Sr

05/10

1

Allamuchy BOE

Murray, Jessie K

07/10

5

Transportation

O’Neill, Kevin

11/10

1

Passaic County

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Ordinola, Oscar A

09/10

5

Ramapo College

Rivera, Michelle

06/10

5

UMDNJ

Rodriguez-Delgado, Maribel

07/10

5

Judiciary/Camden County

Roy, Richard A

08/10

A

Wildwood City

Sauselein, Robert G

07/10

A

Maple Shade Township
Dept Military & Veteran Affairs

Schofield, Michele A

05/10

5

Veterans Memorial. Home, Vineland

Sebastian, Mark J

05/10

D

Motor Vehicle Commission

Settle, Jean R

06/10

A

Middlesex County

Silvern, Stephen A

01/11

C

Atlantic County

Smorra, Joseph A

11/10

D

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Solnosky, William A

05/10

5

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Styczynski, Edward W Jr

10/10

1

Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

Sullivan, Kenneth

05/08

5

William Paterson University

Thrower, Emerson Leroy Jr

05/10

B

Dept of Corrections

Townsend, Carol L

02/10

5

Atlantic City BOE

Total = 57


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lengyel, Scott
Judiciary Monmouth County
8/1/2010
5
12/15/2009  
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(no incident reports)
E-2 Wah, Daniel
Morris School District
7/1/2010
D
10/29/2007
Approved

E-3

Motsch, Mark
Stafford Township
2/1/2010
5
4/28/2006 4/30/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Martinez, Jorge
Irvington BOE
8/1/2010
A
7/10/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-5 Sommers, Anthony
Mercer County
12/1/2007
5
10/7/2005
Approved
E-6 Clain, Harry
Rutgers University
4/1/2007
1
 
Various incidents between 1985 - 1990 Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary;
Continue in OAL

E-7

Campbell, Lawrence
Township of East Brunswick
11/1/2010
1
2/3/2009
Approved
E-8 McLeavey, Thomas
Morristown Town
11/1/2010
5
3/2/2009
Approved

E-9

Guio, Ruben
Motor Vehicle Commission
7/1/2010
D
8/3/2007
Approved
E-10 Brown, Dale
County of Bergen
2/1/2010
5

 

Various dates beginning September 1987 ending March 2005 Denied
Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Cancro, Anthony - Dept. Community Affairs - Request for
additional service credit
Reconsidered and Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Faison, Ronnie - Englewood Housing Authority - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from January 1, 2004 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau and Audit)
F-3 Sweet, Joan - Eatontown Sewerage Authority - Retirement date change
Motion failed to carry
F-4+ Blake, William - Raritan Valley Community College - Issue of
Bona fide retirement
Motion failed to carry
F-5 Nock, Charles - Trenton City BOE - Employment after Retirement
Continue Retirement; Waive overpayment (External Audit)
F-6+ Petracca, Samuel - Passaic BOE - Creditable Compensation
Denied
F-7 Bordi, Steven - Camden City - Retirement date change -
Removed for Administrative Action



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Nyema, Josephus - Mercer County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision to dismiss this matter
Tabled for reply to exceptions
G-2 Cantwell, Kathleen - Hopewell Township (Mercer) - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Scully, Sharon - Treasury-Division of Investments - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Coleman, Sandra Lee - Department of Banking & Insurance -
Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5+ Bosnjakovic, Slavica - University of Medicine & Dentistry - Initial Decision
Request Reconsideration of an OAL decision
Reconsidered and reaffirmed original decision
G-6 Francois, Michael - Economic Dev. Authority - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court reversed the Board's denial of service credit for the period May 2003 to December 2005, but remand to determine appropriate compensation credits for that period.
Noted and refer to Retirement Bureau (Retirement Bureau)
G-7 Knox, Harold - Union County - Initial Decision ALJ ordered that
Knox keep his retirement benefits and return the earned income he received from Union
County; Request to Postpone
Tabled for exceptions


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Seltzer, Julie - Atlantic County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Nichols, Isabel - Treasury-Executive Admin. - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Van Berry, Clinton - Atlantic City - Appeals the Board's decision for pension
forfeiture
Approved
H-4 Damato, Richard - Secaucus BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Kessler, Stephen - Appeals the Board's decision to apply
forteiture retroactively
Approved
H-6 Smith, James - Carteret BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Johnson, Lillian - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Gonzalez, Judith - Motor Vehicle Commission - Appeals the Borad's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Gonzalez, Carlito - Passaic County - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Libonati, Ellen - Department of Children & Families - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Jones, Greer - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeal's Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2010
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-4 Board Member Address List
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 20, 2010.

 
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