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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 7, 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: 10:07 a.m.

Adjourned: 10:55 a.m.

Roll Call: John Lowden, Thomas Bruno, Christine Veliz, Fred Beaver, Jonathan Berg, Ned Thomson

Absent: Lee Flanagan, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Ronald Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Mary Lou Mayoros; Ginny Martucci; Amy Mazzeo; Micki Billick; Wendy Wise-Whitfield; Robert Marguiles, attorney; Vincent Frank, attorney; Clement Kackos; D. William Subin, attorney; William Everingham


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting of October 17, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2007 - (Revised) - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 200  - Approved
A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

None

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

D-1

Collins, Gary - Dept of Transportation - Effective August 1, 2007 - Option B - Tabled for IME

D-2 Moody, Irma - Camden BOE - Effective July 1, 2007 - Maximum - Denied; Offer Service
D-3

Wilbon, Jennell - Dept of Labor - Effective April 1, 2007 - Option 1 - Approved

D-4 Steiner, Sarka - Dept of Transportation - Effective July 1, 2007 - Option D - Tabled for IME
D-5

Adkins, Gregory - Community Affairs - Effective July 1, 2007 - Option C - Resubmission - Approved

D-6 Bevilacqua, Sofia - Division of Pensions & Benefits - Effective July 1, 2007 - Option D - Resubmission - Approved (Trustee Beaver recused)
D-7 Biamonte, Thomas - Boro of Palisades Park - Effective January 1, 2008 - Option A - Approved
D-8 Adame, Jose - Camden City Parking Auth - Effective June 1, 2007 - Option A - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-9 Ordinary Disability Grid w/Supplement - Approved (see list below)

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Andrejcik, Michael

08/07

5

Middlesex County

Baker, Suzanne M

07/07

5

Jackson Township BOE

Balland, Patricia A

11/07

5

Henry Hudson Reg School Dist

Brosky, Marc V

05/07

5

Atlantic City MUA

Brown, Florine

07/07

5

Woodbridge Develop Center

Canas, Marithza

07/07

5

North Jersey Develop Center

D’Amore, Joseph S

02/07

C

CPM-Design Services

Davis, Eva M

09/07

5

Morris County

Evans, Edward Sr.

11/07

B

Pemberton Township BOE

Fech, Paula J

04/07

5

Veterans Memorial Home/Menlo Park

Garcia, Lydia E

07/07

5

Camden City Housing Authority

Gardiner, David

07/07

D

South Woods Prison - Dept Corrections

Gentert, Gary F

12/06

5

Judiciary

Glass-Watts, Kelly

11/07

D

Medical Assistance & Health Services

Green, Pearlie Marie

07/07

5

Newark Public Schools

Harte, Barbara J

10/07

5

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Hixson, Margaret

06/07

D

Trenton City BOE

Humbles, Cheryll L

04/07

5

UMDNJ

Israel, Cora M

01/06

5

Camden City Park Authority

King, William

12/07

5

Lacey Township BOE

Kopec, Philomena R

04/07

5

Kingsway Regional School Dist

Kulinski, Joseph Jr.

05/07

5

NJ Highway Authority

Lopez, Migdalia

06/07

B

Pemberton Township

Mancuso, Albert

10/07

2

Bloomfield Twp BOE

Marano, Anthony R

11/07

5

Ocean Co Utilities Authority

Marsh, Howard

10/07

A

East Orange City BOE

McAllister, Charlene

08/07

5

Pennsville Twp BOE

Nunez, Wally E

10/07

5

Middlesex Co Bd of Social Services

Pacifico, Arthur III

09/07

5

Gloucester County

Parkerson, Kevin J

10/07

1

Burlington County

Pena, Llumir

09/07

5

Dept of Children & Families

Pennick, Dennis M

05/07

5

Camden City BOE

Perkel, Cecelia R

09/07

1

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Raimo, Judith A

11/07

5

Newark Public Schools

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Richardson, Keturah

08/07

D

Gloucester Co Improvement Auth

Ross, Kevin

06/07

A

West Milford Township BOE

Santos, Marcelino

11/07

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Sugerman, Roger

04/07

5

Essex County

Taveras, Teresa D

07/07

5

Englewood City BOE

Valentino, Mary

03/07

A

Hudson County

Vann, Geraldine M

08/07

4

East Orange City BOE

Total = 41
D-10

Boggess, Evelyn - Pemberton Twp BOE - Effective October 1, 2007 - Option C - Resubmission - Denied; Offer Service

D-11 Langroth, Elaine - Ann Klein Forensic Center - October 1, 2007 - Option 1 - Approved

Accidental Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Kackos, Clement

NJ Turnpike Auth

10/03

5

9/11/01

Y

Y

T

Tabled pending ruling of Supreme Court in similar matters in light of Richardsondecision (Trustee Lowden and DAG Pushko recused.)

E-2

Alford, Pecola

New Lisbon Develop Center

5/07

5

1/9/06
12/27/06

T
T

T
T

T
T

Tabled for clarification from IME

E-3

Marra, Florence

Gloucester Twp BOE

7/07

5

2/21/06

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-4

Szatkowski, Keith

Hanover Sewerage Auth

10/03

D

10/21/98
8/28/02

Y
Y

N
Y

Y
N

Reconsidered and denied under Richardson (not external; not undesigned and unexpected); Continue Ordinary

E-5

Wilt, Arthur

County of Atlantic

3/07

5

10/9/06

Y

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (not caused by external circumstance; caused by pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work)

E-6

Henderson, James

Mercer County Special Service

7/07

5

4/7/03
6/13/06

Y
Y

Y
Y

Y
N

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

E-7

DeBonis, Russell

Essex County

5/06

5

6/30/03

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

Floyd, Diane

Atlantic County

10/06

D

12/7/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-9

Everingham, William

.

9/07

1

6/7/05

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-10

Worrill, Willie

Western Monmouth MUA

8/07

5

11/16/06

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (not external; caused by pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work; not undesigned and unexpected)

E-11

Kayle, Debra

Southern State Correctional

6/07

A

12/30/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-12

Eaddy, Nicole

Ann Klein Forensic Center

11/06

5

1/10/05

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-13

King, Ronald

Willingboro MUA

2/07

A

5/3/06

Y

N

N

Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal (not external; caused by pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work)

E-14

Borer, Mark

Dept of Transportation

6/07

5

4/25/88
(delayed manifestation)
9/12/90
(delayed manifestation)
8/1/91
4/6/06

Y

 

Y

 

Y
Y

Y

 

Y

 

Y
Y

N

 

Y

 

Y
Y

Approved

E-15

Gibson, Willie

Dept of Corrections

12/06

5

8/17/05

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-16

Brickhouse, Joyce

Trenton Psych

6/07

5

8/1/05

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-17

Santalla, David

Ramapo College

1/07

5

10/31/02

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-18

Gonzalez, Francisco

Township of Dover

4/06

5

11/27/01

Y

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (not external; caused by pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work)

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.



OPEN SESSION


Retirement Issues

F-1+ None


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Munoz, Carlos - Salem County - Final Administrative Determination - LEO Mandatory Retirement - Approved
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; Exceptions – Rejected ALJ Decision; Noted exceptions



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

None


Active Membership Issues

J-1 Carroll, Thomas - Hudson County - Request for purchase to be credited as Prosecutors Part of PERS - Denied; Denied request for refund of purchase

Death Claim Issues

  None

Informational Issues 

L-1

Appellate Division Decision regarding Monica Wilson vs PFRS - Noted

L-2

State Investment Council Minutes for September 20, 2007 meeting - Noted

L-3 PERS 2008 draft of annual meetings - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 12, 2007.

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