seminars SHBP home page treasury home page about the division contacts treasury search treasury home page forms and publications EPBAM - employer administration manual pensions and benefits home page pensions and benefits home page contact us privacy notice legal statement nj home
top navigation graphic nj home my new jersey people business government departments
Pensions and Benefits Graphic
spacer

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
October 21, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:08 AM

Adjourned: 3:05 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Thomas Bruno, John Lowden, Christine Veliz, Fred Beaver, Ned Thomson; Peter Maurer


Absent: Ronald Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Susanne Culliton; Maryann Ryan; Amy Mazzeo; Wendy Jamison; Joe Zisa; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jean Monahan; Mike Czyzyk; Hank Schwedes; Janice Nelson; Andrea Csaszi; Micki Billick; Mike Kusmierczyk; Mark Schwedes; John Horan, attorney; Diana Marlow; Mark Marlow; Matthew Priore, attorney; Gene Hurst, attorney; Frank Capece, attorney; Joseph Sharp; Christine Firman; Kathleen Marter; Leslie Jandoli, attorney; Ronald Susswein; Lynn Lindenthal; Christ Lindenthal; Stuart Alterman, attorney


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 16, 2009
Approved (Trustees Beaver and Bruno abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
Proposed amendments for N.J.A.C. 17:2 for Comment
Approved
B-2
Proposed amendment for Prosecutors Part N.J.A.C. 17:2-8.3 for Adoption
Approved


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


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

..

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Hill, Antonia

New Lisbon Developmental Center
9/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Aldridge, Kelly

New Lisbon Developmental Center
4/1/2009
C
Approved
D-3 Thomas, Ethel

State Parole Board
7/1/2008
5
Reconsidered and Denied Offer
Deferred; Approve OAL Hearing
D-4 Candella, Carmen
Bergen County
7/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service

D-5

Perez, Migdalia

Vocational Rehabilitation Commision
4/1/2010
D
Reconsidered and Approved
D-6 Little-Snead, Kimberly

Motor Vehicle Commision
2/1/2009
C
Reconsidered and Approved
D-7 Bethea, Yolanda

Ewing Township Public Schools
7/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-8 Monthly OD Grid .
.
.
Approved (except Lois Bucholc 899866, which was tabled for an IME)
(See attached list)
D-9

Sperling, Edward

Morris County
7/1/2008
C
Reconsidered and Denied Continue
Service
D-10 Bosnjakovic, Slavica
UMDNJ
3/1/2008
5
Reconsidered and Denied Continue in OAL

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Craig R

11/09

2

UMDNJ

Alexander, Sheila

10/09

1

Dept of Children & Families

Ayala, Norma T

08/09

D

Office of the Public Defender

Beatty, Margaret M

10/09

5

Neptune Township

Bezak, Gerard

11/09

D

Bergen County

Black, Diane M

11/09

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Bonomo, Frances

09/09

5

Ocean Twp BOE

Brown, Susan

09/09

C

NJ Schools Development Auth

Bucholc, Lois A*

08/09

5

Piscataway BOE

Cattell, Arthur

05/09

5

Dept of Children and Families

Causey, Michelle

09/09

1

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Coleman, James

09/09

1

State Police Civilian Employee

Connors, Joseph T

08/09

1

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Counts, Sharon

08/09

5

Greenbrook Regional Center

Crappse, Walter Edward Jr

08/09

1

Southern Regional HS District

Davis, James

07/09

2

Passaic Co Vocational School

Derrico, Gertrude M

12/09

5

Dept of Children And Families

Dey, Kevin F

12/09

5

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Dirosa, Cynthia

05/09

5

Judiciary / Ocean County

Dixon, Harry A

07/09

5

Bordentown Regional School District

Dohn, Kenneth R

09/09

5

NJ Highway Authority

Einwechter, Rita M

07/09

5

Atlantic Co Special Services

Folkes, Jacquilline

10/09

A

Division of Consumer Affairs

Fowler, Geraldine J

10/09

1

Camden Co Health Services Ctr

Fowler, Savannah

08/09

5

State Police Civilian Employee

Friel, Carole A

05/09

5

Washington Twp BOE

Gifford, Timothy C

02/09

5

Sea Girt Borough

Grundlock, Rona

09/09

5

Lindenwold Borough BOE

Hayduk, Cynthia

10/09

5

Somerset County

Hernandez, Jose

10/09

A

Perth Amboy BOE

Javins, Lydia

08/09

5

Richard Stockton College of NJ

Jones, Anthony

08/09

A

Mount Laurel Twp BOE

Jones, Deborah A

09/09

B

Berkeley Township

Knapp, Claudia M

06/09

5

Kean University 

Krajewski, Gary L

10/09

5

West Orange Township BOE

Lamorte, Salvatore

07/09

5

Operations/Traffic Operations

Larossa, Michael

10/09

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Leon, Nilda

11/09

C

UMDNJ

Lieggi, Michelle L

07/09

5

Operations/Traffic Operations

Limosnero, Roland

11/09

C

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Lobue, Louis P

05/09

C

Middlesex County

Lynskey, John, Sr

01/10

5

Casino Control Commission

Martin, Debra L

12/09

5

Camden City Housing Authority

Miller, Marcus, Sr

06/09

3

Jersey City Housing Authority Building

Morales, Claudina

02/09

5

Veteran Memorial Home/Menlo Park

Murphy, Frances

11/09

3

Upper Freehold Regional

Norment, Dwight

09/09

5

Plainfield City

Nure, Mohamed

01/10

A

Passaic County

Olynyk, Peggy A

06/09

A

Central Payroll Office

Panczyszyn, Richard

12/09

5

Department of Labor

Parrish, Geraldine

09/09

5

Hamilton Twp BOE

Pastor, Janis C

11/09

1

Judiciary

Peck, Dennis Keith

07/09

5

Veterans Mem. Home/Vineland

Pierre, Marilyn L

01/10

1

Newark City

Robinson, Barbara A

11/09

1

Garden State Recp & Youth Corr Ctr

Rock, Joseph Alan

09/09

A

Juvenile Justice Comm

Romer, Thomas J

08/09

A

New Brunswick City

Schenesky, William I

03/09

B

Ocean County

Schlessinger, Gail

01/10

5

Judiciary/Camden County

Simpson, Mary Jo

09/09

D

Judiciary/Atlantic County

Stadtmauer, Allan

10/09

5

VA- Paramus

Stoebling, Christopher M

10/09

2

East Rutherford Borough

Sweikow, Regina E

09/09

5

Bergen County

Testa, Ernest

10/09

B

Passaic County

Thomas, Alfred

01/10

5

Woodbridge Township

Triggs, Keith D

10/09

1

Morris County

Vaneck, William

08/09

D

West Essex Regional Sch Dist

Yolles, Doris

10/09

5

Bergen County

Young, Johnnie

10/09

1

Camden City

* Tabled for an IME 
Total = 69


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Miller, Walter

Motor Vehicle Commission
1/1/2009
C
6/6/2008
Approved
E-2 Kemp, Aaron
Newark Public Schools
6/1/2009
5
2/20/2008
Approved
E-3 Dennis, Randy
City of Northfield
3/1/2009
A
5/25/2005
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (< 10 years)
E-4 Splettstoeszer, Kent
Paterson Parking Authority
10/1/2009
C
1/28/2005
2/12/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-5 Rodriguez, Richard
Department of Transportation
6/1/2009
5
3/8/2003 4/13/2005
Approved (on 4/13/05 incident)
E-6 Pfeiffer, Michael
Union City
9/1/2009
B
7/21/2008
Approved
E-7 Mancil, Stephanie
Judiciary
6/1/2009
C
1/22/2007
Approved
E-8 Lipscomb, John
William Paterson University of NJ
3/1/2009
A
9/16/2001
Approved
E-9 Irons, Fredrick
Department of Transportation
2/1/2009
D
8/9/2005
Approved
E-10 Sperling, Edward

County of Morris
.
.
.
SEE AGENDA ITEM D-9
E-11 Davila, Yolanda
New Jersey State
Prison
5/1/2009
5
1/16/1996
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-12 Yearby, Edna
NJ Veterans Memorial Home
6/1/2009
5
7/22/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-13 Rosier, Victoria
County of Atlantic
10/1/2008
1
7/31/2003
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-14 Benson, James
Greater Egg Harbor Reg. H. S. Dist.
4/1/2009
D
10/1/2007 4/3/2008
5/16/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (< 10 years)
E-15 Ancora Psychiatric Hospital Harris, Shamika
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
1/1/2009
5
1/25/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-16 Chait, Edward
NJ Turnpike Authority
7/1/2009
D
10/28/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Lowden recused.)
E-17 Rodriguez, Efrain
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority
3/1/2009
5
11/8/2004 12/13/2007
Approved (on 11/8/04 incident)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Gregg, Cecelia - Department of Environmental Protection -
Return to Employment after disability retirement
Tabled

F-2
Virgil, Betty - Pemberton Township BOE - Return to Employment
after disability retirement - Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone
F-3
Kupchik, Lynn - Berlin Borough - Option Change
Approved
F-4+
Impreveduto (deceased), Susan for Anthony - William Paterson
University of NJ - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture Forfeit service and salary from August 1, 1999 through termination of
employment; Retroactive to retirement date effective July 1, 2008 (Retirement Bureau,
Death Claims)
F-5+
Sharp, Joseph - Union County - Issue of Independent contractor
or Employee
Denied indpendent contractor status; Return to employment effective August 1, 2003 (Retirement Bureau, Enrollment Bureau, External Audit)
F-6+
Firman, Christine - Unemployment Ins & Disability -Overpayment
of Retirement allowance
Waive repayment of overpayment; Continue retirement at recalculated amount (Trustee
Culliton sat in for Trustee Beaver.) (Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Buriani-DeSantis)
(Retirement Bureau)
F-7+
Marlow, Mark - Paterson City - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture Forfeit service and salary from December 1, 2005 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)
F-8+
Marsh, John - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Overpayment of
Retirement allowance - Request to Postpone
Approved
F-9
Modi, Bansilal - Bergen County Board of Special Services - Late
Filing
Denied
F-10
Kulminski, Bogdan - Administrative Office of Courts - Late Filing
Denied
F-11
Rosser, W. Ruth - Mercer County - a) Request for
Reconsideration
b) Request for extended repayment schedule
c) Hearing Request
Request to postpone
Approved request to postpone until November meeting


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Stahl, John - MVC - Shared Services - Initial Decision ALJ
modified Board's decision and determined to forfeit service from June 2004 through date of
termination; Exceptions; Reply to exceptions
Rejected ALJ Decision; Noted exceptions (Trustee Maurer recused.)

G-2
Wesley, Cynthia - Juv. Just. Comm. -Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted Ordinary disability effective February 1, 2007 Maximum option
Adopted ALJ Decision as clarified on remand (Retirement Bureau/Health Benefits)
G-3
Louis, Denise - Newark Housing Authority - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-4
Jillson, Janice - Cumberland County Bd of Voc. Ed. - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-5
Jenkins, John - Newark Public Schools - Initial Decision ALJ
uphelde the Board's decision to repay PERS the lesser of the retirement benefit and the
salary received from Newark Public Schools during the same period of July 1, 2001 through
July 1, 2002.
Adopted ALJ Decision
G-6
Rashid, Marie - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Initial Decision
ALJ uphelde the Board's decision and denied Accidental disability retirement
Adopted ALJ decision
G-7
Martins, Fernando - Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm. -
Settlement Proposal
Adopted settlement agreement with modification; Member must pay portion of contributions; Approve 120 month repayment schedule; Authorize Secretary to sign for Board
G-8
Benitez, Mirilda - Edna Mahan Corr. Fac for Women - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-9
Shock, Anna - Hudson County - Failure to Appear
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Leonik, Thomas - Cape May County MUA - Appeals the Board's denial of
request to purchase service for employment as a lifeguard from 1970 through 1977
Approved

H-2
Bigelow, Susan - Newark City - Appeals Partial Forfeiture
Approved
H-3
Szakacs, Edward - North Jersey Developmental Center -
Request for Stay; Request for Hearing; Appeals the Board's denial that his Early retirement
effective February 1, 2003 was not bona fide as he continued employment and he is no
longer entitled to the ERI
Denied request for stay; Approve Request for Hearing


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Marter, Kathleen - Treasury-Division of Pension and Benefits - Request to
purchase
Denied (Trustee Culliton sat in for Trustee Beaver.) (Trustee Maurer recused)

J-2+
Susswein, Ronald - Division of Criminal Justice - Request for Prosecutors Part
credit
Approved 18 months of additional Prosecutors Part service
J-3
Burns, Catherine - Long Branch BOE - Resubmission Honorable service for
purchase request
Denied (Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Bruno)


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Lindenthal (deceased), A. Lynne for Peter - Mercer County - Payment of Death
Benefits
Denied monthly pension allowance

K-2
Hildreth (deceased), Brenda for Kennard - Hopewell Township (Cumberland) Accidental
Death
Approved

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
State Investment Council Minutes for Thursday, July 9, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-3 
Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2009-Revised
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2009
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2009
Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-7
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-8
Pension News return to public employment in NJ
Noted
L-9 
Proposed General Regulation Noted
L-10
Propsed Meeting Dates for 2010 Noted
L-11
Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2009 Noted
L-12
Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2009 Noted
L-13
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2009 Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 12, 2009.

spacer
bottom navigation graphic


pensions and benefits: home | employer manual | forms and publications | shbp home | seminars | pensions and benefits search

treasury: home | services | people | businesses | divisions | forms | online | treasury search

statewide: njhome | my new jersey | people | business | government | departments | search


Copyright State of New Jersey, 1996-2006
Division of Pensions and Benefits
PO Box 295
Trenton, NJ 08625-0295

All technical issues regarding this Web site should be sent to the Division of Pensions and Benefits Webmaster. Please do not submit pension or health benefits inquiries to the Webmaster.

Last Updated: October 23, 2009