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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 16, 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
Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:13 AM

Adjourned: 2:15 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Benjamin Hurst, Ned Thomson, William O'Brien (arrived 10:22), Ronald Winthers, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Michael Weik; Mike Czyzyk; Cheryl Chianese; Sharon Fenstermacher; Sunanda Rana; Mary Boyer; Thomas Sakowski; Thomas Sundstrom; Robert Cirasa; Gail Oxfel Kanef, attorney; Ira Mintz, attorney; Carol Moore; F. Michael Daily, Jr., attorney; Hugh Riley; Michael Ansell, attorney; Jerry Slotterback; Sue Slotterback; Stephen Raymond, attorney; Karen Popelak, Michael Popelak



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 18, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



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 Fullerton, Rhonda
Linden City
8/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Puzzo, Rocco
Passaic City
8/1/2013
5
Tabled with re-exam in 6 months
D-3 Clark, Carol
Mt. Ephraim BOE
9/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Sims, Regina
New Jersey City University
5/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Mislick, Barbara
Unemployment Income Security
6/1/2013
Involuntary Approved
D-6 Teixeira, Maria
Elizabeth BOE
8/1/2013
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-7 Fischer, Nubia
NJ Vets Mem Home at Menlo Park
1/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8 Buslowski, Jan
 
  
  
ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED FROM AGENDA
D-9 Finley, Erica
Jersey City Public Schools
5/1/2013
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-10 Ricketts, Larry
Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm
7/1/2013
C
Tabled for re-exam in 6 mos
(Trustee Thomson recused.)
D-11 Monthly OD Grid      
 
Approved with the exception of Tina Turner, which was tabled for an IME (see list below)
D-12 Howell, James
Trenton City
4/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Willie C Sr

10/13

1

Greenbrook Regional Center

Archer, David

01/14

5

Stafford Township

Baine, Terence S

08/13

5

Department of Labor

Bauer, Fredrick A

08/13

5

Turnpike Authority

Benjamin, Idalia

01/13

5

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

Bini, Patricia

08/13

5

Morris County

Boone, Thelma

10/13

5

Atlantic City

Borre, Kenneth D

10/13

5

Somerset County

Bridges, Elizabeth

05/13

5

UMDNJ

Brooke, Teresa A

10/13

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Brown-Allen, Staci R

02/13

5

Trenton City

Budzinski, Michael D

08/13

5

Property Management & Construction

Burch, Idella

11/13

5

Dept. of Health

Camilli, Annemarie T

06/13

5

Pitman Borough

Campbell, Charlotte

01/14

5

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Caporale, Gary

10/13

5

Hudson County

Caprio, Gerald

09/13

5

South Orange Village

Crawford, Clarence J

10/13

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Darby, Gloria

05/13

5

Jersey City Housing Authority

DelCollo, Douglas

09/13

5

South Woods Prison

DePierro, Debra M

09/13

5

Toms River School Dist

Deretchin, Dena D

01/14

D

Hillsborough Twp BOE

Durrett, Alltheia

02/13

C

New Brunswick BOE

Farley, Susan

12/13

1

Monmouth Co Division of Social Services

Ferrara, Kathleen M

06/12

5

Lavallette Borough BOE

Frampton, Michael E

07/13

5

Greenwich Twp BOE (Gloucester)

Gervasi, Janet

10/13

5

Washington Twp BOE (Gloucester)

Gray, Joyce V

01/13

D

Essex County

Guzman, Iris

06/13

5

Passaic BOE

Herzog, Maureen V

09/13

5

Parsippany Troy Hills BOE

Iosco, Georgeana

05/13

5

Sandyston Walpack School Dist

Koziol, Carol

11/12

5

Brick Twp BOE

Legg, Barbara L

01/14

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Loncosky, Christine L

11/13

5

Division of Law

LoRusso, Suzann

11/13

D

Eatontown Borough

Manning, Richard E

09/13

B

Woodbine Developmental Center

Marinelli, James Ii

10/13

5

Lopatcong Township

Mascola, Gerard D

05/13

A

Hoboken City

McInnis, Annie M

09/13

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

McClelland, Michael L

05/13

C

Turnpike Authority

McGary, Lorraine

11/13

D

Camden County Health Services Center

Medina, Carmen L

06/13

5

Rutgers University

Meyer, Susan Ann

08/13

2

Hazlet Township

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Miranda, Wayne L

12/13

5

Office of Legislative Services

Olivier, Bobby B

11/13

5

Hudson County

O’Toole, Timothy M

11/13

1

Burlington Co Board of Social Services

Potter, Thomas

09/13

1

Paterson BOE

Redding, Delores

05/13

D

Union Co Board of Social Services

Resola, Cheryl J

06/13

5

Judiciary/Monmouth County

Richards, Jacqueline M

07/13

C

DEP Hazard Waste Mgmt

Roesinger, Gary R

04/13

5

Bayonne Housing Authority

Rozier, Emmanuel

09/13

D

Morris County

Samaras, Nick

07/13

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Seals, Mary A

10/13

1

Treasury-Div of Pensions & Benefits

Sharkey, Patricia A

11/13

5

Treasury-Public Advocate

Smith, Robin D

09/13

5

Higher Education Student Assist Auth

Solano, Alicia

10/13

5

Essex County

Springer, Judy V

10/13

A

Essex County

Striffolino, Thomas A

11/13

C

Bayonne Housing Authority

Tassioulas, Susan

06/13

5

Ocean County

Teague, Debbie M

04/13

5

Berkeley Township

Tooker, Kenneth R

06/13

A

Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Fac

*Turner, Tina C

10/13

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Volksen, Steve F

08/13

A

Southern State Correctional Facility

Warrick, Dorothea F

10/13

5

Burlington Co Bd of Social Services

Waverka, Bridget C

11/13

A

Raritan Valley Community College

Wolynetz, Bonnie M

08/13

5

Judiciary / Somerset County

*Tabled for IME                                                      Total – Tabled =1; Approved = 66


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Sakowski, Thomas
Hudson County
5/1/2013
5
3/19/2013
a) Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit 15% of Retirement Benefit
b) Accidental Disability -Denied
Accidental; Grant Ordinary
(Vote on the honorable service
issue: 7:1; Trustee Maurer: Nae)
 
E-2 Chaudry, Rashida
Elizabeth BOE
7/1/2013
A
3/8/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary   

E-3

Crivello, Christine
Hillsborough Twp
7/1/2013
5
5/4/2010
Involuntary Approved
E-4 Sassaman, Tara


Bergen County Bd
Social Services
6/1/2013
5
10/7/2010
3/16/2011
7/23/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Gourdine, Ronald

New Jersey City
University
2/1/2013
5
2/21/2005
9/27/2008
Involuntary Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Price, Michael
Dept. of Children &
Families
5/1/2013
5
7/13/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Belcastro, Anne
Greystone Park
Psych Hospital
8/1/2013
1
5/10/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-8 Kochis, Scott
Bergen Co Utilities
Auth
9/1/2013
A
7/19/2011
Approved

E-9

Corcoran, Edward

Parsippany Troy Hills
Twp.
6/1/2013
A
4/8/2010

Approved (based on 4/8/10 incident)
E-10 Magdin, John
Greenwich Twp
8/1/2013
A
7/16/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
 

E-11

Goolsby, Tracy
Woodbine
Developmental Center
12/1/2012
D
9/29/2011
Approved
E-12 Ledbetter, Kesha
Mercer County
9/1/2012
5
4/13/2012
a) Reconsideration - Reconsidered
and Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred
b) Hearing Request - Approved
Hearing

E-13

Epps, Michael
Jersey City Public
Schools
2/1/2013
A
9/6/2011
12/9/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-14 Gordon, Bryan
Asbury Park
Housing Authority
8/1/2013
A
11/1/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-15

Hartman, Maryalice
Runnemede Borough
9/1/2012
C
2/19/2008
Approved
E-16 Terrones, Filomena
Union City BOE
2/1/2013
5
8/9/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-17

Slade, Teresa
Corrections-Bayside
State Prison
6/1/2013
D
2/21/2012
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
E-18 Almeida, Israel
University Hospital
8/1/2012
1
12/19/2009
5/4/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-19

Gilliard, Susie
Trenton City
4/1/2013
1
5/21/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-20 Blidi, Beatrice

New Lisbon
Developmental Center
5/1/2013
D
1/4/2009
6/25/2009
12/20/2010
7/18/2011
(3/2/11 and 5/2/11 - no incident
reports on file) Denied Accidental,
Offer Service

E-21

Chin, Sandora
Woodbine
Developmental Center
9/1/2013
A
8/29/2012
Approved (based on 8/29/12 incident)
E-22 Meyer, Howard
Jackson Township
BOE
9/1/2013
5
2/28/2013
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(DAG Pushko recused.)

E-23

Jones, Tiffany
Dept of Children &
Families
1/1/2013
5
3/7/2011
Approved
E-24 Braxton, Melinda
Veterans Memorial
Home, Vineland
11/1/2013
B
10/2/2009
Approved
E-25 Heese, Paul

Paterson City
3/1/2012
5
4/10/2007
7/5/2007
Off payroll over 2 years Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-26

Perez, Miguel
Jersey City Public
Schools
8/1/2001
1
3/10/2006
6/15/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-27 Bacon, Annette
Trenton Psych
Hospital
10/1/2012
5
6/30/2004
12/6/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Loeb, Marilyn - Parsippany Troy Hills BOE - Appeals salary used in pension calculation
Denied
F-2+ Cirasa, Robert - Kean University - Issue of Bona Fide retirement
Non bona fide retirement; Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay retirement benefits
(Retirements, Enrollments, External Audit)
F-3+ Karstadt, Murray - Rutgers University -Issue of Bona Fide
retirement Non bona fide retirement; Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay retirement benefits (Retirements, Enrollments, External Audit)
F-4+ Moore, Carol - Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs - Return to Employment
Repay salary earned July 2006 through May 2013 as a result of return to employment;
Approved 10 year repayment schedule (Retirements, External Audit)
F-5+ Riley, Hugh - Palisades Interstate Park Comm -Issue of Bona Fide retirement
Tabled until December 11, 2013 meeting
F-6+ Mertens, Joseph - Long Branch Sewerage Auth - Return to Employment
Repay salary earned from September 2006 through June 2013 (Retirement, External Audit)
F-7 Barnwell, Walter - Passaic County Vocational School -Issue of Bona Fide retirement Non bona fide retirement; Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay retirement benefits (Retirements, Enrollments, External Audit)
F-8+ Slotterback, Jerry - Greater Egg Harbor Reg. -Return to Employment
Repay salary from December 2009 through November 2013 (Retirements, External Audit)
F-9+ Sundstrom, Thomas - Property Management & Construct - Honorable Service
Resubmission
No Forfeiture (Trustee Maurer recused.)
F-10+ Popelak, Karen - Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs -Request for option change
Denied
F-11 Ten Hoeve, James - This item has been combined with H-14
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Milano, Leo - Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-2 Elliott, Kathleen - Beverly City Municipal Bldg. - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Capitano, Sharon - Woodbridge Township BOE - Initial Decision - Dismissal
Adopted ALJ decision
G-4 Smith, Dana -Treasury Division of Taxation -Initial Decision Failure to Appear;
Exceptions
Reinstate Appeal; Remand to OAL; Noted Exceptions
G-5 Clark, Richard - Bayonne City - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Turkot, Marion - Mountain Lakes Boro BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits Approved
H-2 Lanza, Robert - Fair Lawn BOE -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits Approved
H-3 Castro, Daniel - Fair Lawn BOE -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Member withdrew his appeal
H-4 Kielbasa, Karl - Roselle Park Borough -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits Approved
H-5 Donnelly, Paul - NJ Turnpike Authority -A) Request earlier effective date Denied
B) Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits -Approved
H-6 Gray, Kimberly - Woodbine Developmental Center -Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits Approved
H-7 Thomas, Laura - Ocean City BOE -Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disabilty retirement benefits Approved
H-8 Booth, Carolyn - Morris School District -Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefis Approved
H-9 Cole, Doreen - Bergenfield BOE -Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits Approved
H-10 Treglia, Jean - Holmdel Twp. BOE -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits Approved
H-11 Newcomb, Joseph - Camden County College - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits Approved
H-12 Wilcox, Melissa - New Lisbon Developmental Center -Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirment benefits Approved
H-13 Martinez, Midaila - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-14 Ten Hoeve, James -a) Appeals denial of non bona fide retirement - Approve
b) Requests Stay -Denied
c) Requests extended repayment schedule -Approve 10 year repayment schedule
H-15 Jacalone, Valerie - Passaic County - Appeals the Board's denial of Deferred Retirement benefits
Denied
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Bruss, Kimberly - NJ Dept. Military & Vet Affairs - Requests continued eligibility in PERS
Approved Enrollments
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2013 *Revised*
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 New Jersey Division of Investment -Investment Reporting Package June 2013
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 Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 6, 2013.

 

 
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