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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 17, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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 Totals




Called to Order: 10:11 a.m.

Adjourned: 11:47 a.m.

Roll Call: Leon Flanagan, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, John Lowden, Jonathan Berg, Christine Veliz, Ned Thomson (left 11:35), Tom Bruno (arrived 10:20), Ronald Winthers (arrived 10:40), Fred Beaver

Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Kelly Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Mary Lou Mayoros, Amy Mazzeo, Bob Bobik, NJEA; Arthur D’Alessio; Peter Pelissier; John Feeley, attorney; Michael Czyzyk, Heidi Hwang; Mark Schwedes; Mary Ellen Rathbun


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting of September 19, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2007 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2007 - Approved
A-3 Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2007 - Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund E as of February 28, 2007 - Approved
A-5 Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Resolution establishing policy to notify applicants that the Board will not reconsider matters under Richardson in cases where final judgment was reached prior to July 24, 2007- Accepted

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for September 26, 2007 - Approved

C-2 Return to Employment - Approved
C-3 Chapter 221 - Approved
C-4 Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

Behan, Barbara - Vineland Developmental Ctr - Effective June 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-2 Santisteban, Rene - Elizabeth BOE - Effective March 1, 2007 - Maximum - Involuntary - Approved
D-3 Mizsak, Marlene - MVC - Effective April 1, 2007 - Maximum - Involuntary - Approved
D-4 Colon, Daisy - Elizabeth BOE - Effective September 1, 2006 - Maximum - Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred
D-5

Hawk, Mary Jane - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Effective June 1, 2007 - Option A - Approved

D-6

Berk, Deborah - Treasury Dept.- Effective July 1, 2007 - Maximum - Approved

D-7 Yeager, Lillyanne - Greystone Park Psych Hosp - Effective July 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied Ordinary; Offer Service
D-8 Henkle, Ellen - DEP - Effective July 1, 2007 - Maximum - Reconsideration - Reconsidered and Approved
D-9

Eisenstadter, Beverly - Passaic BOE - Effective August 1, 2007 - Option B - Approved

D-10

Rowan, Thomas - Twp of Verona - Effective February 1, 2007 - Option B - Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-11

Monthly Ordinary Disability Grid w/Supplement - Approved (see below list)

Member’s Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alsobrooks, Joanne

07/07

5

Toms River School Dist

Barone, Joseph J

01/08

5

Neptune Twp BOE

Barrett, Richard A., Jr.

01/08

5

Voorhees Township

Beach, Kathleen

08/07

1

Cape May County

Bobbit, Sharon L

11/07

5

Woodstown-Pilesgrove Reg School

Brown, Catherine A

07/07

5

Regional Operations North

Buccafusco, Anthony

07/07

A

Middletown Township

Chellin, Elaine M

09/07

5

North Brunswick Township

Cole, Linda E

09/07

5

Mt Olive Twp BOE

Cook, Albert E

07/07

A

Irvington Twp – Revenue & Finance

Dillard, Marco

08/07

5

Trenton City BOE

Divigenze, Eileen R

11/07

5

Washington Twp BOE

Duran, Jaime, Jr.

11/07

1

Paterson City

Doebley, Robert J

01/08

5

Judiciary/Cumberland County

Dzialo, Karen D

04/07

D

Lenape Regional H S District

Ellis, Vanessa S

03/07

1

Passaic County

Fitzpatrick, Peter M

10/07

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Fleisher, Joan F

08/07

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Gentile, Nicholas A

02/08

5

Corrections-Bayside State Prison

Grabowski, Barbara

07/07

5

Kenilworth Borough

Green, Dorence R

07/07

5

MVC-Shared Services

Greiner, John F

03/07

4

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Harger-Harris, Vickie

05/07

5

Dept of Children & Families

Haslach, Linda

07/07

A

Secaucus Town

Hayes, James C

07/07

A

Juvenile Justice Comm

Hemmerle, John A

07/07

A

Lenape Regional HS District

Hoffman, Donna L

07/07

5

Wildwood City BOE

Jennings, Paulette R Mill

07/07

D

East Orange City BOE

Kelly, Eileen D

11/07

5

Brookdale Community

Lebrun, Jocelyn

09/07

5

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

Lopez, Romeo S

10/07

A

Hudson County

Malcolm, Robert

02/08

1

Parsippany Troy Hills Township

Marshall, Dorothy

09/07

D

Medical Asst. & Health Service

McConnell, Joseph, Jr.

04/07

5

Union Co Bd of Social Services 

McNabb, Gary J

12/07

A

Lincoln Park Borough 

Miller, Joyce

08/07

A

Passaic County

Mitchell, Daniel

03/07

5

NJ Highway Authority

Moore, Sandra A

09/07

5

Dept of Banking & Insurance

Member’s Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Morris, Patricia

09/07

5

Cranford Twp BOE
Edison Twp BOE
Union County Ed Ser Commission
Rutherford Boro BOE
Mountainside Boro BOE

Mura, Dennis

08/07

1

Garfield City

O’Malley, Mary

11/07

5

Bergen County

Page, Loretta A

10/07

5

Burlington City BOE

Restrepo, Luz

07/07

1

Paterson City

Riddick, Jeffrey M

01/08

D

Jersey City Housing Authority

Rivera, Alexander

06/07

A

Paterson BOE

Rivera, Myrna

09/07

5

State Police Civilian Employees 

Selert, Debra S

11/07

C

Toms River School Dist

Shuey, Rita H

11/07

B

Matawan Borough

Stewart, Charlene M

07/07

D

Dept of Children & Families

Suarez, Doris

11/07

D

Somerset Co Bd of Social Services 

Szewczyk, Stella

06/07

5

William Paterson University

Taylor, Stephanie R

08/07

C

Dept of Children and Families

Vancheri, Anthony V

07/07

A

Paterson City

Vitulli, John S

10/07

B

Bergen County MUA

Vizzone, Linda P

09/07

1

Lavallette Borough

Waddleton, William

08/07

1

Jersey City

Warren, Jeffrey H

09/07

C

Passaic County

West, Mary E

08/07

B

Division of Human Resources

Whilden, Ellis P

08/07

C

Southern State Correctional Facility

Wilson, Coy

08/07

1

Dept of Children & Families  

Total = 60
D-12

Mosley, Mabel - Dept of Labor - Effective February 1, 2007 - Maximum - Tabled for IME

D-13

Pate, Richard - Dept of Labor - Effective July 1, 2007 - Maximum - Approved

D-14 Albright, Marc - Dept of Treasury - Effective April 1, 2007 - Option A - Resubmission - Approved
D-15 Lake, Dana - Hanover Twp - Effective December 1, 2006 - Maximum - Tabled for IME

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Brown, Denise

Camden County Bd of Chosen Freeholders

4/07

5

8/22/06

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (not undesigned and unexpected, not external)

E-2

LaFaso-Byrd, Marion

Middlesex Co College

7/07

5

10/3/06

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (pre-existing and not identifiable as to time and place)

E-3

Diggs, David

Garden State Youth Corr Facility

6/05

5

4/19/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved under Richardson (Remanded from Appellate Court)

E-4

Myers, John

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

3/06

5

6/23/04

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-5

Stankovits, Steven

Middlesex Co Medical Examiner

10/06

5

6/25/06

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-6

Lockett, Cecelia

Union County

4/06

D

5/31/03

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-7+

Dolan, Florence

Richard Stockton College

4/05

5

8/18/98
(delayed manifestation)

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-8

Davis, William

Trenton Psych

10/05

B

12/14/03

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson (DAG Pushko recused)

E-9

Stires, Keith

Hanover Sewerage Auth

4/06

A

8/12/04

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-10

Weber, Richard

South Woods State Prison

6/06

5

12/24/03

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-11

Cain, Donald

Camden City Housing Auth

12/06

B

3/28/05

Y

Y

N

Reconsidered and denied under Richardson(not undesigned and unexpected); Remand to OAL

E-12

Carlin, Kathleen

Atlantic County

3/06

A

8/1/04

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-13

Thompson, Moses

DYFS

2/06

5

8/28/04

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-14

Akers, Scott

South Woods State Prison

6/06

5

5/31/05

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-15

Vincent, Peter

Trenton Psych

3/07

1

7/20/05

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-16

Jackson, Lateaque

Vineland Develop Ctr

8/05

4

9/21/01
12/11/04

Y
Y

Y
Y

N
N

Reconsidered and denied under Richardson; Only Eligible for Withdrawal (not undesigned and unexpected); Remand back to OAL

E-17

Worrell, Edward

Hazlet BOE

10/05

D

10/4/00

Y

Y

Y

Reconsidered and approved under Richardson

E-18

Wiel, Charles

Hillsborough Township

7/06

5

4/8/02

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (not caused by external circumstance and pre-existing disease)

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-19

Spieker, Bruce

South Woods State Prison

6/06

5

6/1/03 thru
5/4/05
(cumulative)

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal (not identifiable to place and time; not undesigned and unexpected)

E-20

Gant, Preston

East Jersey State Prison

9/07

5

8/19/06

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-21

Jones, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Housing Auth

3/07

5

12/6/05

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred

E-22

Hill, Thomas

Boro of Bergenfield

4/07

5

9/24/04

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental for additional medical documents; Interim Approved Ordinary

E-23

Woods, David

Dept of Transportation

5/07

5

10/4/05

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (not undesigned and unexpected)

E-24

Mieczkowski, Donald

New Lisbon Develop Center

6/07

5

4/22/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-25

Ailes-Flanagan, William

Dept of Corrections

5/07

A

5/12/04

Y

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (pre-existing; incident not cause of disability)

E-26

Brown, Cynthia

Newark Housing Auth

7/06

5

4/21/05

N

N

N

Denied Accidental; Offer Service

E-27

Lugo, Joseph

Mercer County College

7/07

A

9/5/02
10/19/05

N
N

N
N

N
N

Denied Accidental; Offer Service

T/P = a) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing the regular assigned work duties; AND
         b) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing any other available job duties.
D/R = The disability is not the result of a pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work.
T/E = A work-connected incident that is:
         a) Identifiable as to time and place;
         b) undesigned and unexpected; and
         c) caused by a circumstance external to the member.
Delayed manifestation (due to the delayed manifestation of the disability or circumstances beyond the control of the member) cases must be considered on those applications filed beyond five years of the accident date.




OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

F-1+ Pelissier, Peter - City of Rahway Redevelopment Agency - Request for extended repayment schedule Tabled for administrative review (External Audit, Enrollments)
F-2

White, Audrey - UMDNJ - Retirement Type Change - Denied

F-3

Purohit, Manjula - Hudson County - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from date of the offense forward (September 1, 2004) (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Groninger, Mark - Hudson County - Initial Decision - ALJ determined that the incident was a traumatic event and granted Accidental Disability effective April 1, 2006 under Option C - Adopted (Retirement Bureau, Financial Services)
G-2 Wayland, Frank - DEPE - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the board's decision of the PERS that invoked a partial forfeiture of  cash benefits and a denial of  health benefits - Tabled to allow DAG to file exceptions
G-3

Zdaniewicz, Joseph - Regional Operations North - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the board's decision to forfeit pension credit from date of misconduct; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions - Adopted; Noted exceptions; noted reply to exceptions (DAG Pushko recused)

G-4

Kreel, Steven - Cedar Grove Township - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the board's decision on the denial of Deferred Retirement benefits - Adopted

G-5

Davis, Christine - Morris County - Initial Decision - ALJ affirmed the board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Adopted

G-6

Tripolsky, Sylvia - Judiciary/Monmouth County - Appellate Division Decision - Court affirmed the board's decision to reduce Ms. Tripolsky's monthy retirement allowance - Noted (DAG Pushko recused)

G-7 Graham, Sally - Division of Law - Hearing Withdrawal - Accepted
G-8

Hobbs, Blonnie - Edna Mahan Corr Fac for Women - Hearing Withdrawal - Accepted

G-9 Murray, William - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-10 Ward, Robert E. - Department of Corrections - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed Board’s original decision and grants Accidental Disability effective August 1, 2006 under Option A - Tabled to allow DAG to file exceptions



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Campbell, Janet - MVC-Shared Services - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-2

Munoz, Carlos - Salem County - Appeal of mandatory retirement under LEO - Denied


Active Membership Issues

J-1 Schlossareck, Carol - Lacey Township BOE - Request to cancel Deferred Retirement and combine accounts - Denied

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Beer, Beverly - Princeton Regional School - Appeals denial of life insurance - Denied

Informational Issues 

L-1

Newspaper Articles - Noted

L-2

Appellate Division Decision Robert R. Wilk vs SPRS - Noted

L-3 Appellate Division Decision Gary Muccigrossi vs PFRS - Noted
L-4

Appellate Division Decision Mary Burns vs PFRS - Noted

L-5 Appellate Division Decision Stephen R. Miller vs PFRS - Noted
L-6 State Investment Council Agenda for September 20, 2007 - Noted
L-7 State Investment Council Minutes for July 19, 2007 - Noted
L-8 Board Member Address List - Noted
L-9 State Investment Council Agenda for October 18, 2007 - Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers - Non Contributory Group Life Insurance policy #14800 - Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Life Insurance policy #13900 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 7, 2007.

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