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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 17, 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
Special - none
Totals Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:12 AM

Adjourned: 3:55 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Brian Currie, Peter Maurer, Benjamin Hurst, Ronald Winthers (left
3:15), Ned Thomson (left 3:15), Susanne Culliton (left 3:15), William O'Brien (arrived
10:40)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael Weik;
Cheryl Chianese; Val McManus; Sunanda Rana; Laurie Byro; John Feeley, attorney;
Carol Connell Cannon; Angelina Scales; Brenda Adkins; Crystal Sheldon; Bernadette
Jefferson; Kathleen Naprstek Cerisano, attorney; Nelson Albano; Vincent Baglivo;
Kathy Baglivo; Debra Beetel-Sparano; George Rice



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 20, 2014
Approved


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 Byro, Laurie
Allendale Borough 1/1/2014 5 a) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture
b) Request to file for Ordinary Disability - Approved Continued Processing
D-2 Misavage, Karen
Motor Vehicle
Commission
7/1/2013 5 Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred
D-3 Sajja, Kavita
Judiciary/Sussex
County
6/1/2014 5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Baldarrago, Ana
Dept of Children &
Families
1/1/2014 2
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred
D-5 Ortiz, Elsa
Millville BOE 3/1/2014 D
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Cyerk, Paul
Passaic County 6/1/2014 5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-7 Oddo, Melanie
Woodbridge Township
BOE
12/1/2010 C Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-8 Tusone, Ruth
Atlantic County 10/1/2014 A Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-9 Jolly, Randee
NJ State Prison 5/1/2014 5 Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-10 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)
D-11 Allen, Victoria
Camden Co Bd of
Chosen Frhldrs
10/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-12 Cintron, Iris
Human Ser PAFA 5/1/2014 D Denied Ordinary, Offer Early

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Aszman, James T

02/14

D

Turnpike Authority

Barker, Colleen

08/14

D

Hudson County

Bjork, Susan L

05/14

5

Burlington Co College

Bockius, Deborah E

06/14

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Borrero, Carol A

12/13

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Brantley, Randy

02/14

D

Jackson Township BOE

Chiafulio, Maria C

10/14

5

North Bergen BOE

Coffee, Corinthian Jr

05/14

4

North Jersey Development Center

Colon, Marla E

10/14

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Constantineau, Ralph J

09/14

5

Middletown Twp Sewerage Auth

Davis, Carmen M

06/14

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Decker, Jack J

09/14

1

Westwood Borough

Donovan, Brian J

07/14

A

Mountainview Youth Corr. Fac.

Felicie, Miguel A

09/14

4

Hudson County

Gaffney, Mary T

02/14

1

West Milford Township BOE

Graziano, Anthony J

10/14

D

State Police Civilian Employees

Harrison, John Jr

07/14

A

Division of Support Services

Humes, David George

07/14

D

Gloucester Twp MUA

Luciano, Tomas

11/14

A

Passaic City

Masker, Edward F

08/14

A

Rahway City

Oden, Robert S

09/14

A

Newark Housing Authority

Pareso, Thomas Joseph

07/14

1

Union County

Raymond, Hans C

09/14

5

Dept of Community Affairs

Reid, James Jr

02/15

5

Judiciary

Ricourt, Lidia

02/13

5

New Jersey City University

Rubino, Carl A

08/14

D

Middlesex Co Utilities Auth

Samero, Claudia M

01/14

5

Delran Township

Sandy-Brown, Moulda A

07/14

D

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Schewlakow, Florence F

03/14

5

Millville BOE

Schneider, Valory V

08/14

5

Roselle Borough

Skelton, James D

05/14

5

Jackson Township BOE

Snipes, Terrsitea R

08/14

1

Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office

Steiger, Sandra C

09/14

2

Richard Stockton College

Sternkopf, Celeste D

03/14

A

Ewing Township BOE

Stoessler, Helga

12/14

5

Monroe Township

Storholm, Elizabeth A

07/14

A

Lindenwold Borough

Thompson, Sherry A

07/14

5

NJ Veterans Mem. Home/Vineland

Tipper, Jody L

07/14

5

Passaic County

Tutt, Joseph H

07/14

1

University Hospital

Weisel, Mary L

05/14

5

Richard Stockton College

Total = 40

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Goerg, Virginia

Glen Rock Borough
BOE
  5 9/16/2005 Request to file for accidental
disability Denied processing of
application
E-2 Davis, Madeline
Judiciary Hudson
County
3/1/2014 5 10/1/2010 Request to file for accidental
disability Approved request to
process application

E-3

Oesterle, Kristofer
Burlington
County/Payroll Dept
5/1/2014 C 10/9/2010
12/25/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Klinker, Richard
Lakewood Twp 4/1/2014 5 9/30/2012 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-5

Lowe, James
Vineland City BOE 10/1/2013 5 11/12/2009 Off payroll over 2 years Denied
Accidental, Offer Service
E-6 Differ, Diane

Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
1/1/2015 5 2/11/2008
5/2/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-7

Uzategui, Antonio
Passaic County 6/1/2014 5 2/20/2013 Approved
E-8 Ramroop, Gadjraj
Dept Children &
Families
5/1/2014 5 12/22/2008 Approved

E-9

Machado, Eileen



Montclair State
University
11/1/2010 1 10/24/2005
3/28/2006
10/28/2007
10/8/2008
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-10 Menzoni, Donald
Vineland
Developmental Center
6/1/2014 D 8/29/2011 Approved

E-11

Taylor, Rosemary
State Police Civilian
Employees
8/1/2014 5 10/1/2009 Request to file for accidental
disability Denied processing of
application

E-12

Bell, Lori
Vineland Developmental Center 4/1/2014 5 2/8/2011 Approved
E-13 Mortimore, Tracy
Vineland Developmental Center 6/1/2014 5 1/13/2011
9/3/2013
Approved on 9/3/13 incident

E-14

Evan, John
Middlesex County 6/1/2014 D 11/20/2012 Approved
E-15 Ditullio, John
Regional Operations
South
7/1/2014 5 12/1/2013 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-16

Chatlos, Robert
Parsippany Troy
Hills BOE
6/1/2014 5 3/15/2013 Approved
E-17 Adkins, Brenda
Buena Vista Twp 5/1/2014 5 8/29/2011 a) Honorable Service - Dismissed
for cause - Not eligible for deferred
b) Appeals denial of processing -
Denied

E-18

Sheldon, Crystal
Millville BOE 6/1/2014 3 9/1/2010 Approved
E-19 Dettorre, Rocco
Passaic County
Community College
6/1/2014 5 7/24/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Vicchio, Pietro - Ridgefield Boro BOE - Reconsideration
Repayment Schedule
Denied
F-2+ Jefferson, Bernadette - Camden City/Lawnside Boro - Issue of
non bona fide retirement
Non-bona fide retirement; Repay salary earned from 8/1/2009 through 6/30/14 (External
Audit, Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Albano, Nelson - General Assembly - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit service and salary from March 1, 2012
through termination of employment (Retirements)
F-4 Davis, Kathy - North Jersey Development Center - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture of service or salary (Retirements)
F-5+ Baglivo, Vincent - CPM - Contruction & Materials - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit 1% of retirement benefit (Retirements)
F-6 White, Jane - State Police Civilian/Mercer County Comm
College - Issue of bona fide retirement; Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until November 5, 2014
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Blidi, Beatrice - New Lisbon Development Center - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Schwarz, Lucie - Fair Lawn BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision
G-3 Miller, Cynthia - State Parole Board - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate
Court upheld the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Noted
G-4 Frei, Frederick - Sparta Township - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5 Clark, Carol - Mt. Ephraim BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Chiolo, Salvatore - Camden Co Bd of Social Services - Initial Decision ALJ
reversed the Board's decision and granted ordinary disability retirement benefits effective
November 1, 2012
Adopted ALJ Decision (Retirements, Health Benefits)
G-7 Buendia, Connie - NJ Vets Mem Home at Menlo Park - Initial
Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted Alj Decision
G-8 Hamilton, Michele - Willingboro Township - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the
Boards decision and has granted accidental disability retirement benefits effective January
1, 2012
Adopted ALJ Decision (Retirements, Health Benefits)
G-9 Loeber, Norma for James (deceased) - South Jersey
Port Corporation - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Scarpa, Richard - NJ Dept of Corrections - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Orsillo, Frank - Morris County - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Sutton-Rivera, Faith - Vineland Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Sahota, Gurmit - NJ Vets Mem Home At Menlo Park - Appeals the Board's
denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Johnson, Sandy - Woodbridge Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's
denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits - Beyond 45 days
Denied
H-6 Henao, Juan - Paramus Borough - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Rolling, Geoffrey - East Orange City - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Milko, John - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 McCarthy, Patrick - Middlesex County College - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement beneifts
Approved
H-10 Kinney, Juliann - University Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Tarboro, Oscar - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's
decision of total forfeiture due to dishonorable service
Approved
H-12 Zayas, Wilda - Union Co Bd of Social Services - Appeals the
Board's decision of reinstatement to employment from ordinary disability retirement
Approved
H-13 Hughes, Aaron - Moorestown Twp - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-14 Horn, Andrea - Bergen Co Bd of Social Services - Appeals the Board's denial
of accidental 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
Not eligible for PERS under NJSA 43:15A-7.2(a)
J-2+ Rice, George - Cumberland County - Request to Purchase JTPA/WIA Service -
Denied
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Gore, Fred for Leslie (deceased) - Division of Law -
Resubmission Request Active Group Life Insurance Benefit
Denied
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Robert Ingram vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2014
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2014
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers PERS contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-6 Compliance with US Internal Revenue Code-Bona Fide Severance of Employment - Post-Retirement Employment Restrictions for Individuals Covered by an New Jersey State-administered Retirement System
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 a) Outside Legal Counsel Invoice for July 2014 - Approved (Trustees Culliton, Thomson,
Winthers and DAG Kelly recused.)
b) Outside Legal Counsel Invoice for August 2014 - Approved (as corrected) (Trustees
Culliton, Thomson, Winthers and DAG Kelly recused.)
M-2 Oral report of outside counsel provided by Chairman Bruno
   

 

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 15, 2014.

 
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