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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 20, 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

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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 1:05 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, John Lowden, Ned Thomson (left 12:05), Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Thomas Bruno; Susanne Culliton


Absent: Ronald Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler Jean Monahan; Mike Czyzyk; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Ruth Winters; Maryann Ryan; Barbara Bailey; Joseph Bailey; John Pilles, Jr., attorney; Barbara Riefberg, attorney; John Mattina; Raymon Tipton; Marcie Mackolin, attorney; Vincent Esposito; Samuel Halpern, attorney; William Blake; Donald Barbati, attorney; Cindy Franks; Robert Haney, attorney; Harry Conover, Jr.; Dennis Melofchik; Carol James; Robert Schwartz, attorney; Cherylin Christian; Dan Sweetser, attorney; Craig Stevens



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 15, 2010
Approved (Trustees Bruno, Lowden and Thomson abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Administrative Code Proposed Regulation N.J.A.C. 17:2-2.8
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Return to Employment
Approved
C-4 Chapter 221
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Cino, Fran
Linden BOE
9/1/2007
5
Resubmission of an OAL case Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred Continue in OAL
D-2 Bailey, Barbara
South Woods Prison
 
 
Request to re-open claim for Ordinary Disability Denied
D-3 Martinez, Maria
Rutgers University  
 5/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Alvarez, Elizabeth
Juvenile Justice Comm
7/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Caughman, Betty
Pennsauken Twp BOE
11/1/2009
D
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-6 Knight-Hancock, Burchell
Dept of Corrections
7/1/2010
D
Approved w/re-exam in one year
D-7 McCall, Desiree
Elizabeth BOE
5/1/2008
D
Reconsideration of an OAL case Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-8 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
with supplemental Approved
D-9 Weber, Thomas
Burlington County Judiciary
11/1/2010
5
Approved
D-10 West, Larry
Howell Twp BOE
6/1/2010
5
a) Ordinary Disability - Approved
b) Late Filing Request - Motion Failed
D-11 Goldenbaum, Dennis
Lawrence Twp
4/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-12 Yeager, Lillyanne
Greystone Park Psych Hosp
7/1/2007
5
Resubmission of an OAL case Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Albert, Nadine

08/10

C

Lindenwold Borough BOE

Anderson, Elizabeth W

08/10

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Andolino, Matthew J

09/10

5

Caldwell West Caldwell BOE

Annicchiarico, Robert

10/10

A

Waldwick Boro BOE

Balkum, Lisa M

10/10

A

Dept of Education

Balkum, Lisa M

10/10

A

Dept of Education

Balwierczak, John J

07/10

5

Berkeley Heights BOE

Bankston, Peggy-Anne

09/10

B

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Bednar, Michael

10/10

D

Seaside Park Borough

Belmonte, Lawrence R

12/10

2

Edison Township

Bilski, Lawrence D

01/11

5

Atlantic County

Blizzard, Sharon C

01/11

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Bulvid, Robert M

07/10

A

Hudson County

Burias, Clark

07/10

A

Camden Co Health Services Ctr

Caesar, Kimberly S

07/10

5

Newark Housing Authority

Cirillo, Nicolina

07/10

3

Freehold Twp BOE

Colandro, Margaret M

10/10

5

Unemployment Ins & Disability

Coles, Judith

04/10

5

Randolph Township BOE

Contreras, Edwin L

12/10

C

Neptune Twp BOE

Copes, Willie

08/10

1

Camden City

Corro, Ronald G

09/10

A

Washington Twp BOE (Glouc)

Costella, Catherine R

10/10

D

Ocean County

Creccco, Maria

06/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Cwalinski, Edward J

11/10

B

West Milford Township BOE

Davis, William C

08/10

C

Woodbine Developmental Center

Delmonte, Betty M

09/10

5

Mercer County

Douglas, Gary B

09/10

C

Depe Div of Parks & Forestry

Dowdy, Joyce B

02/11

5

Judiciary / Hudson County

Dupont, Vercy

07/10

D

Camden City BOE

Dutcher, John K

07/10

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Esbrand, Frank

04/10

D

Montclair State University

Fiocchi, Jeffery B

11/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Flores, Juan

07/09

A

Passaic BOE

Foxx, Sherry A

09/10

D

Middlesex County

Frank, Carolyn

06/10

5

Holmdel Township

Freeman, Deneene L

08/10

A

Camden City BOE

Gibbs, Mary E

06/10

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Good, Ellen J

08/10

1

Rutherford Boro BOE

Goodley-White, Naomi

07/10

5

Linden City BOE

Gray, Melissa A

07/10

5

Div. of Gaming Enforcement

Gregory, James M

06/10

C

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Griffin, Donna

10/10

B

Manchester Twp

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Gunter, Martha D

12/10

5

Newark Housing Authority

Haley, Frederick

05/10

5

Univ. Of Medicine & Dentistry

Hall, Bobby

10/10

D

Vineland Developmental Center

Hess, Allan G

09/10

5

Union County

Higgins, Joseph A Jr

08/10

1

Woodcliff Lake Borough

Hirkala, Karen

09/10

5

Passaic County

Ianuzelli, Patricia A

09/10

1

Middlesex County Improv Auth

Jackson, Denise J

11/10

5

Toms River School Dist

Kelemen, Alexander F

09/10

A

Dept. Of Community Affairs

Kramarz, Karen F

07/10

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Krivenko, Dorothy E

09/10

A

Rahway City BOE

Kropacek, Emil

09/10

5

Hudson County

Kull, Susan D

11/10

5

Brick Township

Laino, Ralph

10/10

5

Paramus BOE

Lambert, Edward L

10/10

A

Newark City

Larkin, Robin L

10/10

5

Dept of Treasury-Public Advocate

Larmond, Norma E

08/10

5

Bridgeton BOE

Leider, Donald J Jr

07/10

5

Elmwood Park Borough

Luzzi, Edward Jr

01/11

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Lyons, Tina

07/10

5

Irvington BOE

Marshall, Juanita L

08/10

1

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Martin, Robert E

11/10

C

Morris School District

Matlock, Joan

10/10

5

Treasury-Division of Revenue

Matusaitis, Judith

09/10

3

Bayonne BOE

Mccray, Gertrude J

04/10

1

Mercer County

Mcgrath, Frank J

01/11

5

Sparta BOE

Merkel, Grace V

12/10

1

Ocean Co Board of Social Service

Meyerhoff, Valerie A

10/10

A

Union County

Mincieli, Frances

12/10

C

Bayonne City

Mitchell, Andre D

01/11

D

Juv. Jus. Comm./Community Prog

Moore, James L

10/10

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Morgan, Bryna L

06/10

5

Correct-Bayside State Prison

Owens, Bruce

09/10

A

Ocean Twp BOE (Monmouth)

Palmer, William

06/10

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Palser, Emily S

08/10

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Parr, John D

11/10

C

Regional Operations North

Paul, Rose E

12/10

2

Voorhees Twp BOE

Peele, Jerry

07/10

5

Newark City

Perone, Michelle V

01/11

5

Judiciary

Peterman, Kevin

11/10

5

Newark City

Pierce, William Harold

08/10

5

Long Branch BOE

Plick, Joyce

08/10

D

Somerset County Finance Office

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Quill, Patrick F

11/10

5

West Windsor Township

Redmond, Nancy

06/10

5

Sussex County

Rivera, Elisa D

08/10

B

Cumberland County

Rivera, Wilfredo

09/10

5

Passaic City Housing Authority

Robbins, Anita

09/10

5

Holmdel Township BOE

Rossi, Dolores E

01/11

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Russell, Albert P

06/10

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Scott, Brenda J

01/11

C

Public Broadcasting Auth

Shepp, Steven L

01/11

C

Greenbrook Regional Center

Simpson, Priscilla J

09/10

5

Mercer Co Community College

Skop, Raymond F

10/10

5

Jersey City

Smith, Linda A

10/10

A

West Milford Township BOE

Staats, Edward J Jr

07/10

A

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Tobin, Timothy R

10/10

5

Gloucester City BOE

Upchurch, Victor

06/10

C

Office of Legislative Services

Wallace, Elouise

07/09

5

Camden City BOE

Watson, Sandra J

09/10

5

Eastern Camden Co Reg Sch Dist

Wyatt, Samuel

09/10

2

Hillside BOE

Wyder, Stephen

05/10

B

Ridgewood Village

Zgola, John George

09/10

5

Bayonne City

Total = 103




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Drass, Charles (dec'd)
Cherry Hill Fire District
3/1/2008
A
7/15/2004
Tabled for additional documents
E-2
West, John
Berkeley Twp
2/1/2010
2
8/23/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Ladd, Jane
Lenape Regional HS
7/1/2010
1
6/11/2009
Approved
E-4
White, Cory
Juvenile Justice Comm
5/1/2010
5
8/30/2003
Approved
E-5
Viglietta, Josephine
Freehold Regional HS
4/1/2009
5
12/28/2007
Denied Accidental; No longer totally and permanently disabled; Continue OD until position available
E-6
Mattina, John
Passaic County Sheriff's Dept
6/1/2010
5
4/4/2003
Approved

E-7

Malloy, Timothy
Boro of Park Ridge
4/1/2010
C
2/11/2008
Approved
E-8
Baker, Jerome
Elizabeth BOE
7/1/2010
5
5/18/2009
Approved

E-9

Tipton, Raymond

Dept of Transportation
8/1/2009
5
3/13/2007
3/13/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-10
Vogel, Theresa
Hunterdon Devel Center
11/1/2010
3
12/9/2007
Approved
(Trustee Bruno recused.)

E-11

Wood, Harold
Freehold Township
3/1/2010
B
8/10/2009
8/17/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-12
Wack, Holly
Burlington County
7/1/2010
5
10/19/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-13

Milano, Leo
Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus
8/1/2010
D
3/9/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-14
Burrell, Jeffrey
Perth Amboy City
6/1/2010
5
5/27/2009
5/27/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-15
Thankachen, Annamma
UMDNJ
4/1/2010
A
9/18/2006
7/13/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-16
Batroni-St. Jean, Marie
Greystone Park Psych Hosp
6/1/2010
5
1/31/2007
10/4/2007
Approved

E-17

Williams-Jenkins, Juanita
Mercer County
2/1/2010
1
8/5/2005 10/17/2007
9/24/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-18
Panzino, Margaret
Jersey City Public Schools
11/1/2010
5
1/15/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-19

Watson, Robert
Camden BOE
1/1/2009
D
6/2/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-20
Stulpin, E. Alyce
Union County/Judiciary
10/1/2010
5
1/23/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-21

Kirby, Michael
Freehold Regional HS Dist
4/1/2010
5
8/3/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-22
Vargas, Roberto
Perth Amboy BOE
9/1/2010
5
2/5/2007
Approved

E-23

Esposito, Vincent

Northern State Prison
3/1/2010
C
9/14/2004 1/6/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Blake, William - Raritan Valley Comm Coll - Resubmission Issue
of Bona fide Retirement - Approved Waive Overpayment (Trustee Culliton abstained.) (External Audit and Enrollments)
F-2 Sweet, Joan - Eatontown Sewerage Auth - Option Change and Date Change - Resubmission
Approved May 1, 2010 retirement date; Denied Option Change (Retirements)
F-3+ Franks, Cindy - Juvenile Justice Comm - Honorable Service Resubmission
Partial Forfeiture Forfeit service and salary from September 1, 2005 through date of
termination (Retirement Bureau and Audit)
F-4 Joya, Robert - Mid State Correctional Facility - Honorable Service Request to postpone until January 19, 2010
Approved postponement
F-5+ Conover, Jr., Harry - Monmouth County - Late Filing Request for retroactive
retirement date
Approved (Trustees Buriani-DeSantis and Culliton abstained) (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Nyema, Josephus - Mercer County - Initial Decision ALJ granted motion to
dismiss this matter for failure to appear and failure to prosecute; Exceptions; Reply to
Exceptions
Adopted w/modification Note exceptions were out of time; Note reply to exceptions
G-2 Benson, James - Greater Egg Harbor Regional - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-3+ Christian, Cherylin - Rutgers University - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the
Board's decision and granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to
Exceptions
Adopted w/modification Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions (Retirements and Health Benefits)
G-4 Marks, Jane - Freehold Regional HS - Initial Decision ALJ
adopted the Board's decision which approved the retirement, but excluded extra
compensation to be used in the calculation of retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to
Exceptions
Adopted Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-5 Dandridge, Francine - Delsea Reg HS Dist - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Knox, Harold - Union County - Initial Decision ALJ ordered that
Knox keep his retirement benefits and return the earned income he received from Union
County; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law; Reject order of remedy; Note exceptions; Note reply to exceptions
G-7 Mancuso, Maria - Judiciary - DAG reconsiderations OAL Case regarding
purchase
Reconsidered and Approved and Withdraw from OAL (Trustee Maurer abstained)
(Purchase)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Smith, Brenda for Cecil (dec'd) - Juvenile Justice Comm - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Death benefits
Denied

H-2 Linnett, Judith - Hudson Co College/Montclair State Univ - Appeals the Board's decision denying the request for her expired PERS account to be reactivated allowing her request to transfer the account into her active account with TPAF
Approved
H-3 Graves, Wendy - Franklin Twp - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Nichols, Joyce - Cape May County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Wagner, Maxine - Forensic Psychiatric Hosp - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Zablatzky, Lidia - Dept of Children & Families - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits Approved
H-7 Schofield, Michele - Veteran Memorial Home/Vineland - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Klett, Frederick (Deceased) - Appeal of denial of payment to Special Needs
Trust
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Department of Corrections for Ronald Riggins - Request to Waive Employer
Liability
Denied
J-2 Joyce, Michael - Twp. Of Pennsauken - Enrollment Eligibility
REMOVED FOR FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
J-3+ James, Carol - Kean University/Rutgers University - Transfer of Membership
Approved (ABP, Adjustments and Enrollments)



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 PERS Non-Contributory Insurance Policy #14800
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2010
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 9, 2010.

 

 
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