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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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 (29K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:08 AM

Adjourned: 3:15 PM

Roll Call:

Carey Brown, Tom Bruno, Susanne Culliton, Brian Currie, Benjamin Hurst (arrived
10:35 a.m.), William O'Brien, Tracy Smith, Ned Thomson


Absent: Ronald Winthers

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Barnes; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer;
Aaron Shapiro, Buck Consultants; Edward Quinn, Buck Consultants; Henry
Matweijewicz; Valerie McManus; Amy Cerovsky; Kristin Bell; Trooper Ruczynski; Val
Kazdhan, NJEA; Angelina Scales; Alice Serviss; Janet Hubert; Connie Hernandez;
Wendy Jamison; Michael Weik; Trooper Fagan; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Joseph
Sorrentino; Michael Jones; Andrew Walko; Linda Golden; Joseph Coronato; Angelo
Genova, attorney; Charlotte Shinkle; Bennett Shinkle; Stephen Kaplan, attorney; Mian
Abdus



OPEN SESSION

Minutes
Minutes from the meeting of September 16, 2015
Approved

OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+
Buck Consultants PERS Report on a Investigation of Experience prepared as of June 30, 2014
Adopted
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Frost-Wendroff, Gina Marie
Rutgers University     Request to process ordinary
disability application Approved
D-2 Frankowski, John
Sussex County 12/1/2015 C Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Russo, Maryann
Elizabeth BOE 7/1/2015 D Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Grande, Tina
Dept of Children
& Families
    a) Honorable Service - Partial
forfeiture of 1 year of service and
salary credit
b) Request to process ordinary
disability - Moot
D-5 Richardson, Naquana
Mercer County 12/1/2012 1 Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL
D-6 Velez, Diana
Guttenberg Housing
Authority
7/1/2014 5 Approved
D-7 Kniazew, Peter
Roxbury Twp. BOE 7/1/2011 5 Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL
D-8 Ortiz, Norma
Jersey City Public Schools 3/1/2015 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-9 Fink, Amy
NJ State Dept of Health 8/1/2013 5 Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL
D-10 Hintze, Catherine
Leonia Borough BOE 12/1/2014 D Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-11 Monthly OD Grid       Approved with exceptions
Enrique Alcaz, Leroy Tindal, David
O'Brien - Tabled for IME

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

*Alcaz, Enrique

09/15

5

Elizabeth BOE  

Armand-Oritz, Denise

08/15

D

Newark City

Atshan, Siham

04/15

5

Comm For The Blind 

Axner, George S

11/14

A

Mount Laurel Twp BOE

Barry-Millar, Maureen

11/15

5

Metuchen Boro BOE

Beaver, Lorraine

11/15

5

Brick Twp BOE

Beck, William

04/15

5

Wildwood City

Bennett, Yvonne

09/15

5

Newark Public Schools

Beverly, Odessa

07/15

5

Newark Public Schools

Bongiorni, Alan

10/15

1

Dumont Borough BOE

Case, Cubit

08/15

5

Mercer County

Connell, Charles

09/15

A

Garden St Recp & Youth Corr Ctr

Consulmagno, Marilyn

05/15

5

New Jersey City University

Cordero, Evelyn

03/15

5

Paterson City

Corr, Edward

12/15

B

Bergen County

Cusano, Janet

07/15

B

Little Falls BOE

DeLoach, Shirley

09/15

5

Turnpike Authority

Denny, Dayshine

04/14

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Desai, Kishor

09/15

A

Hudson County

Dunlop, Teresa

10/15

A

DHS Central Payroll Office

Easton, Norman

10/15

A

Homeland Sec. & Preparedness

Fanelli, Joann

09/15

5

Morris County

Fernandez, Ramon

10/15

5

West New York BOE

Fiedor, Kathy

05/15

A

Egg Harbor Township

Fitzmaurice, Barbara

09/15

5

Sussex County

Gonzalez-Aguilar, Gladys

11/14

5

Ocean Co Board Of Soc Serv

Gould, Roseann

06/15

5

Camden City BOE

Keck, Michael M

07/15

5

Westville Borough

Kijonka, Sandra

05/15

5

New Jersey State Prison

Knorr, William

02/16

C

South Jersey Trans Authority

Kollmann, Katherine

08/15

5

Wanaque Borough

Krug, Frederick

01/16

B

Mercer County

Leopardi, Michael

09/15

5

Atlantic City BOE

Levister, Carolyn

08/15

B

Passaic BOE

Liguori, Angela

12/15

C

Marlboro Township BOE

Logiudice, Lynda

09/15

5

Elizabeth BOE

Lowrie, Charles J Jr

10/15

5

Burlington City

Lowry, Kathleen

09/15

A

Gloucester County

Maloney, Ingrid

07/15

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

McDowell, Darrin

01/15

5

Sussex County

McLendon, Davina

03/15

B

Judiciary / Gloucester County

Miller, Jill

09/15

2

North Hanover Township BOE

Member's
Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Mugrauer, Achim

11/15

D

Clifton City BOE

Murphy, Joan

08/15

5

Treasury-Division of Taxation

*O’Brien, David

03/15

5

Sussex County

Pali, Rocco

06/15

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Peah, Morris

05/15

5

Dept Of Children And Families

Pearson, Kenneth

09/15

A

Mount Holly MUA

Perez, Antonio

07/14

2

Hoboken Housing Authority

Pietropaolo, Madeline

05/15

A

Hudson County

Pomales, Julia H

06/15

4

Hudson County

Pullman, Glenn

08/15

B

Cape May County Special Services

Ransom, Jill

09/15

5

Cumberland County

Reid, Maxine

09/15

B

Middlesex Co Bd of Social Services

Skole-Washington, Nicole

06/15

5

Unemployment Income Security

Smith, Gail

09/14

5

East Orange School District

Smith, Joseph

07/15

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Solar, Eva

04/15

5

Union City

Stackhouse, John

06/15

1

Gloucester Twp BOE

Strong, Patricia

10/15

5

Unemployment Ins & Disability

Taylor, Lydia M

02/15

5

Trenton City

*Tindal, Leroy

10/15

5

Paterson BOE

Ulmer, Barbara

11/15

5

Lower Township BOE

Venanzi, Susan

09/15

B

Roselle Park Boro BOE

Williams, Bennie

07/15

5

Newark City

*Tabled for IME    Approved = 32; Tabled = 3; Total = 35



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Algarin, Maria

Passaic County 5/1/2013 D 6/11/2012 Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-2 Fersch, Vivian
Clifton City BOE 7/1/2015 5 9/27/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Endicott, Dennis
Camden Co Bd of
Chosen Frhldrs
1/1/2015 5 4/9/2012 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-4 Crouse, Ryan Juv. Jus.
Comm./Community
Prog.
11/1/2015 C 11/22/2013 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-5

Lenkel, John
Bergen County 1/1/2015 2 3/9/2012 Approved
E-6 Serviss, Alice
Monroe Twp. 10/1/2015 A 2/9/2012

Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Jones, Lilla
Asbury Park BOE 2/1/2015 5 2/2/2010
5/17/2010
Tabled Accidental for clariication
from IME, granted Interim Ordinary Disability
E-8 Jacquez, Ana
Rutgers University 1/1/2015 D 9/1/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(No incident report on file)

E-9

Tilli, Adelaide
Belleville Twp 12/1/2014 5 6/20/2014 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (No incident report on file)
E-10 Nevius-Abdus-Shakur, Kathleen
Newark Public
Schools
12/1/2014 A 1/23/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Tsoukalas, Maryann - Perth Amboy BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from January 1, 2014 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)
F-2 De Silva, Stephanie - Perth Amboy BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from January 1, 2012 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)
F-3 Hubert, Janet - Dept of Children & Families - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Reduce by a percentage of dishonorable service (September 2008 -
October 2013) over total service credit (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)
F-4+ Hernandez, Connie - Dept of Children & Families - Option Change
Denied
F-5 Shinkle, Charlotte - Pitman BOE - Option Change
Denied
F-6 Mian, Abdus - Atlantic County Welfare Bd. - Request to process pending
adjudication of charges
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Callahan, John - Woodbine Developmental Center - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-2 Roberts, Mattie - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital - Initial Decision
ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits
effective May 1, 2012 under maximum allowance; Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Eleazar, Ted - Washington Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Baez, Mary Lou - Voc Rehabilitation Comm - Appeals the Board's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
a) Reconsideration - Denied
b) Hearing Request - Approved
H-3 Turpin, Gayle - Camden Co Heath Services Ctr - Appeals the
denial of processing Ordinary Disability application
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Sorrentino, Joseph - Little Egg Harbor Twp. - Creditable Salary
Denied
J-2+ Jones, Michael - Cape May Point Boro - Creditable Salary
Denied
J-3 Raido, Barbara - ABP member requested delayed enrollment back to 1989 in PERS
Denied
J-4+ Walko, Andrew - Division of Law - Appeals expiration of PERS account
Tabled for additional information (Trustee Culliton recused.)
J-5+ Golden, Linda - DHS Central Payroll Office - Request loan
interest forgiveness
Approved (Retirement Bureau, Loan Section)
J-6+ Coronato, Joseph - Ocean County - Eligibility for PERS membership pursuant to
Ch. 92. PL 2007
Tabled for additional information
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Travis Nagy vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Board Member Address List Updated
Noted
L-3 Settlement Agreement Edward Gitto vs. PERS
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E As of August 31, 2015
Noted
L-5 PERS Board meeting dates
Noted
L-6 John Hansen vs. PERS Settlement Agreement
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1= Outside Legal Counsel - Invoice for September 2015
Approved (Trustees Thomson, Culliton and DAG Kelly recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 4, 2015.

 

 
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