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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 1:42 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Leon Flanagan, Ned Thomson, Benjamin Hurst, William O'Brien, Susanne Culliton, Ronald Winthers, Pete Maurer, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis (arrived at 10:25)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Val McManus; Michael Weik; Marylou Mayoros; Cheryl Chianese; Maryann Ryan; Sunanda Rana; Angelina Scales; Brian Gallagher; Tony LaRocca, attorney; Robert DeAngelo; David Beckett, attorney; John Kennedy, attorney; James Wiley; Vincent LaPaglia, attorney; David Lancaster; Richard Fricke, attorney; Richard Brennan; Ann
Brennan; Joann Stack; Joseph Stack; Kelly Anderson Smith; Ollie Kendrick; Chris Fox



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 21, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members Election to Actuarial Selection Committee - Ned
Thomson (retroactive to 7/1/13)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

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


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Nappi, Ninetta
Hudson Co Community College
4/1/2012
D
Approved
D-2 Borges, Maria
Jersey City Public Schools
2/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Massaro, Michael Anthony
Judiciary/Gloucester County
6/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Hollis, Jeffrey
Greystone Park Psych Hospital
7/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Rolph, Michael
Hunterdon Central High School
6/1/2012
a) Reconsideration - Denied Ordinary; Offer Service
b) Hearing Request - Approved
D-6 Testa, Renee
Dept of Children & Families
2/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Richardson, Naquana
Mercer County
12/1/2012
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved (see list below)
D-9 Panichelli, Carol
Vineland City BOE 1/1/2014
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Argentero, James R

11/13

A

Passaic County

Banks, Ralph

03/13

A

East Orange City

Barnes, Anita Charmaine

10/12

5

Camden City BOE

Bennett-Williams, Valerie

07/13

5

Irvington Township

Beverley, Joyce M

04/13

5

UMDNJ

Biggs, Helen

01/14

5

Atlantic County

Blum-Crawford, Judith L

08/13

5

Middlesex County Improvement Auth

Burke, John

08/13

5

Jersey City Incinerator Auth

Butler, Norman L

02/14

D

Essex County

Callari, John

04/13

A

Camden County Technical Schools

Cameron, Joyleen

10/12

A

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Cango, Jacqueline

07/13

5

Newark Public Schools

Carr, Wilbur

06/13

5

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Craig, Dianne M

09/13

A

Sayreville BOE

Davis, Vicki D

07/13

5

Rutgers University

Dickerson, Gertrude F

07/13

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

DiPietropolo, Alfonso

08/13

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

*Edwards, Jerome

10/13

1

Bergen County

Flaherty, Sean

11/13

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Gordon, Angelic

02/13

5

Dept of Children and Families

Gordon, Margaret E

04/13

5

UMDNJ

Goumas, George

05/13

5

Training & Employment Services

Gressman, Holly

10/12

5

Vineland City BOE

Javorovac, Fadilja

10/13

5

Long Branch BOE

Jones, Icolene J

09/13

5

Dept. of Health

Kastrounis, Hariklia F

04/13

D

Veterans Memorial Home, Vineland

Koster, Lawrence P

12/13

1

Nutley BOE

Langel, John

12/13

A

Bridgewater Twp

Langston, Nathan Sr.

09/13

C

Woodbine Developmental Center

Lopez, Julia

10/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Lopez, Maria V

10/13

5

Hudson County

Lulla, Kanhalya S

10/13

D

Hudson County

Lum, Alana S

07/13

5

Mount Laurel Twp BOE

Maiellaro, Paul A

11/13

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Marsch, Joseph R

11/12

5

Middlesex County

Marte, Felix R

11/12

A

West New York BOE

McArthur, Trudy D

07/13

5

North Jersey Development Center

McLaughlin, Alyson

06/13

5

Millville BOE

McSweeney, John Joseph

05/13

5

Dept. of Corrections-Adult Diag & Treat.

Moore, Cheryl L

04/13

5

Medford Township BOE

Nevadomski, Linda J

01/13

B

Essex County

Pettaway, Karen L

02/13

C

Elizabeth BOE

Phillips, Clara C

08/13

5

Clearview Regional BOE

Placer, Katrina H

08/13

5

Mercer County

Member’s Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Purnell, Rosa L

06/13

A

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Rodak, Edward J Jr

08/13

5

Howell Twp BOE

Roundtree, Shelley Edleen

07/13

1

East Jersey State Prison

Sanders, Lena M

02/14

1

Passaic BOE

Sanguiliano, Lorraine

07/13

5

Scotch Plains Fanwood BOE

Schaffer, Irene M

06/13

5

Office of the Public Defender

Scriven, Clarence H

01/13

5

North Jersey Development Center

Skerchek, Suzanne M

03/13

5

Ocean County

Smith, Kenneth R

09/13

5

Hudson County

Talbert, Monica M

09/13

B

Dept. of Health

Torres, Theresa

08/13

C

UMDNJ

Tucci, Georgia H

01/14

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Warrington, Rita L

10/13

1

Motor Vehicle Commission

Wiley-Major, Bridget D

11/13

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Wishney, Dennis

11/13

C

Bedminster Twp BOE

Zubrowski, Michael P

07/13

5

Jersey City Parking Auth

Zuzulock, Patricia Ann

07/13

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

*deceased                                                                                                   Total = 61


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Fioretti, Carlo
Ramapo College of
New Jersey
6/1/2013
5
4/6/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Chrzanowski, Matthew
Mt. Laurel Twp Mun
Util Auth
2/1/2013
A
12/16/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Colandra, Carmine
Bloomfield Township
6/1/2013
D
4/11/2012
Approved
E-4 Edwards, Marcia
Greenbrook Regional
Center
5/1/2013
A
4/13/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Bell, Michael
Atlantic City
12/1/2011
5
12/16/2009
12/26/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Early; Continue in OAL
E-6 Chinery, Robert
Rutherford Boro BOE
7/1/2012
C
8/9/2010

Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-7

Murphy, Kay
Judiciary/Mercer
County
12/1/2013
5
2/3/2009
Approved
E-8 Peal, Jeffrey

Scotch Plains
Fanwood BOE
1/1/2013
5
12/1/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (ongoing harassment through January 2013)

E-9

Webb, Anne

Hunterdon
Developmental Center
11/1/2012
5
12/9/2011
12/12/2011
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred
E-10 McGrady, Kathleen
Judiciary/ Sussex
County
1/1/2013
5
5/12/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-11

Seddon, Bruce

New Lisbon
Development Center
3/1/2013
C
2/3/2010
Off payroll over 2 years Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-12 Duncan, Darryl
Dept of Children &
Families
2/1/2013
A
8/23/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-13

Gallagher, Brian
Chathams School
District
7/1/2013
5
10/23/2008
Approved
E-14 Solem, Deborah
Rowan University
5/1/2013
5
3/2/2012
Approved

E-15

Paglione, Anna
Burlington Co Bd of
Special Services
7/1/2013
5
4/11/2011
5/10/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-16 Seelee, Alveria
Greenbrook Regional
Center
3/1/2013
D
6/25/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-17

Jeffers, Roslyn

Camden Co Bd of
Chosen Frhldrs
9/1/2013
C
1/22/2011
6/22/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-18 Taylor, Ronald
Mercer County
11/1/2012
5
8/22/2012
Approved

E-19

Moore, Marc
Atlantic City
8/1/2013
5
9/17/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-20 Mroczkowski, Kenneth
Perth Amboy City
5/1/2013
1
12/28/2011
Approved

E-21

Nuzzo, Joseph
Hamilton Township
10/1/2013
A
6/22/2011
Approved
E-22 Defeo, James
Little Egg Harbor Mun
Util Auth
3/1/2013
1
1/8/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-23

Guzman, Monserrate
Rutgers University
5/1/2013
5
2/25/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-24 Parker, William
South Woods Prison
7/1/2013
5
5/21/2012
Tabled for re-exam in February 2014



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Hall, Joyce - VA-Paramus - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit service and salary from February 2006 through termination of employment (Audit Section, Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ DeAngelo, Robert - Greenwich Twp. - Return to Employment Resubmission
Retirement was bona fide; Repay salary earned from 2008 through 2013 as a result of return to employment (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-3+ Socolofsky, Diane - Ed. Informaton and Res. Center - Issue of Bona fide retirement
Non bona fide retirement; Cancel retirement; re-enroll; repay retirement benefits
(Retirements, Enrollments, External Audit)
F-4+ Wiley, James - North Bergen County - Request to process retirement pending adjudication of charges
Tabled for plea agreement and transcript of allocution
F-5+ Lancaster, David - Midland Park Boro - Issue of Bona Fide retirement
Approved retirement as bona fide (External Audit)
F-6 Frost, Florina - Newark Public Schools - Request to Change retirement date - member retired
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-7+ Brennan, Richard - Elizabeth City - Return to Employment
Cancel retirement; Re-enroll as of 2002; Repay retirement benefits (Vote: 8;1; Nae: Trustee Buriani-DeSantis) (Retirements, Enrollments, External Audit)
F-8+ Stack, Joseph - Treasury-Division of Taxation - Honorable Service -Deferred Retirement
Tabled for one month
F-9 Smith, Marie - South Plainfield Borough - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from June 2006 (date of title change) through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-10+ Kendrick, Ollie - North Jersey Development Center - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit $300 per month from retirement benefit (Retirement Bureau)
F-11 Piro, James - Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm - Request to resume payment of retirement
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Hayes, Yvette - Camden Co Bd of Social Services - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Stickle, Jesse - Roxbury Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Cardella, Anthony - Shrewsbury Borough BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Rosen, Michele - Ocean County College - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Colon, German - Morris Hills Regional District - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective May 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ decision (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)
G-6 Nora, Robert - City of Elizabeth - Appellate Division Decisions
Appellate Division upheld the Board's decision denying pensionable salary based on earnings in excess of her contracted rate
Noted
G-7 Jiles, Judy - Dept of Children & Families - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Pannell, Victoria - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Holzer, Suzanne - Hunterdon County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Wiest, Quentin - Bergen County Improvement Auth - a) Hearing Request to appeal the Board's decision that his retirement was not bona fide - Approved
b) Request for Stay - Denied
H-4 Paladino, Rose - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's decision to canel retirement and re-enroll in PERS
Approved
H-5 Marrazzo, Pasquale - Mercer County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits and partial forfeiture due to dishonorable service
Approved
H-6 Arce, Orlando - Mercer County Special Services Sch Dist. - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 O'Hagan, Deborah - Montclair BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Macaluso, Francis - NJ Dept Military & Vet Affairs - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Clark, Richard - Bayonne City - Appeals the Board's denial for Deferred retirement benefits due to removal for cause
Denied
H-10 Cash, Katherine - Dept of Children & Families - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Fredman, John - Point Pleasant Boro - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Wade, Chere - NJ State Parole Board - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-13 Mitchell, Jasen - Wildwood Crest Boro - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-14 Blakemore, Donna - Mercer Co Special Ser Sch Dist - Appeals the 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 State Investment Council May 2013
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers PERS contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-4 Court Order Pension Forfeiture for Joseph Spicuzzo
Noted
L-5 Court Order Pension Forfeiture for Kenneth Huber
Noted
L-6 Thank you Letter to Timothy Walsh, Director of Investments
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 16, 2013.

 

 
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