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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 12, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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 Special Totals



Called to Order: 10:08 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:32 p.m.

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, John Lowden, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Christine Veliz, Ned Thomson (left 12:25), Jonathan Berg, Ronald Winthers, Thomas Bruno (arrived 10:50), Fred Beaver


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Mike Czyzyk; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Nicholas Ripa; Roman Rivera, attorney; Harry Mansmann; Mark Schwedes; Jean Monahan; Dolly Caiazzo; Michael Apicella; David Gronsbell; William Moore; Susanne Culliton; Mary Ellen Rathbun


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 15, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2008 - Approved

A-2

Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
Administrative Code for Final Adoption - Repeal of N.J.A.C. 17:2-2.8(d) - Enrollment eligibility of provisional or temporary employees occupying full-time police and fire titles - Adopted

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List - Approved

C-2 Chapter 221 - Approved
C-3 Return to Employment - 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

Hunt, Gloria

Public Advocate

11/08

4

Approved

D-2

Warren, Nancy

Treasury – Exec Administration

09/08

D

Approved
(Trustee Beaver abstained)

D-3

Gelosa, Diane

Cliffside Park BOE

11/07

5

Approved

D-4 Monthly Grid with Supplement . . . Approved
(see below list)

D-5

Lipira, Pamela

City of Asbury Park

02/07

5

Reaffirmed Denial; Offer Deferred; Continue in OAL

D-6

Turner, Virgina

Public Defender

08/08

5

Denied; Offer Deferred

D-7

Rogers, Sherry

Office of Information Technology

12/08

5

Denied; Offer Deferred


Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Basile, Rose G

09/08

5

Bergen County

Batchelor, Jackson M

07/08

B

Oradell Borough

Cigollen, Elba

03/08

5

Union City BOE

Conrad, Mary T

02/09

5

Dept of Education

Davis, Patricia J

09/08

5

Woodland Township

Doering, Edward   Jr.

11/08

A

Middlesex County

Dolberry-Deans, Bertha Kay

09/08

5

CPM-Project Management

Fernandez, Rafael

08/08

C

Hudson County

Gleba, Peggy E

09/08

1

Edgewater Park Twp BOE

Grieb, Richard J

08/08

5

Manasquan Borough

Hansen, Maryann

10/08

3

Lakewood Twp BOE

Hart, Glenn W

09/08

5

Dept of Corrections

Hayes, Adolphus

07/08

1

OIT

Hearn, Gary

09/08

B

Property Management & Construction

Kalesse, Wendy L

11/08

5

Camden Co Board of Social Services

Kearney, Carol Ann

01/09

1

Livingston BOE

King, Victoria M

08/08

5

Camden City

Koceja, Louis Jr.

09/08

C

Dept Military & Veteran Affairs

Kost, Michael

01/09

A

Wall Township BOE

Kwiecien, Zbigniew S

01/09

5

Bergen County

Lanier, Lenel

11/08

5

Dept of Children snd Families

Lauricella, Daniel J

12/08

5

Dept. of Health

Law, Frances M

06/08

5

Camden City BOE

Leguen, Andre J

09/08

B

Essex County College

Lockett, Jonathan

11/08

2

Elizabeth City

Mack, Catherine

09/08

D

Jersey City Public Schools

Maffei, Maureen

12/08

5

Bergen County

Mongiello, Philip

09/08

5

Hudson Co Schools of Technology

Moore, Patricia L

09/08

5

Developmental Disabilities

Munzenmayer, Paul

08/08

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Oneill, Joseph

05/08

B

Harrison Town

Pelaez, Carlos

08/08

5

Hudson County

Pellichero, William

11/08

C

South Brunswick BOE

Pitko, Carolynn S

03/09

A

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Ramiccio, Bernice M

12/08

1

Morris County

Shah, Kantilal C

11/08

A

New Jersey City University

Stoll, Steven A

07/08

A

Regional Operations North

Tango, Gary R

08/08

3

Old Bridge BOE

Tomlin, Carol

04/09

A

Woodbine Developmental Center

Williams, Deborah A

07/08

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Williams, Jacqueline

08/08

5

Dept of State-Personnel

Williams, Tony

01/09

5

Newark Public Schools

Wolman, Scott

06/08

5

Old Bridge Township

Wyckoff, Richard C

01/09

1

East Jersey State Prison

Zwierchowski, Stanley J

08/08

D

Linden City

Total = 45


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Crosson, Nicholas

Atlantic City Schools

07/07

B

11/13/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Cordero, Severo

Jersey City Housing Auth

12/06

A

3/12/99

Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-3

Scates, Michael

South Woods Prison

05/08

5

5/19/06

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal (less than 10 years)

E-4

Donnellan, Jill

Central Regional HS

05/08

5

1/8/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-5

Maisto, Francesann

East Windsor Regional HS Dist

8/08

5

11/1/06

Approved

E-6

Volpini, Charles

Dept of Labor

08/07

5

3/31/06

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdraw (less than 10 years)

E-7

Popp, Evelyn

Bordentown Reg School Dist

10/08

5

5/24/07

Approved

E-8

Pender, Michael

City of Rahway

07/08

A

5/1/07

Approved

E-9

DuBoses, Paulette

NJ Development Center

06/08

5

12/11/97
3/13/03

Approved

E-10

Ruggeri, Michael

Ancora Psych Hospital

07/08

D

8/3/04
12/22/05
9/24/07

Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-11

Hutter, Wayne

Atlantic County Utilities Authority

07/08

5

10/29/03

Approved

E-12

Lafferty, Barbara

Camden County-Judiciary

09/08

1

6/5/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-13

Flounoy, Jerry

Woodbridge Developmental Center

02/08

D

2/14/06

Approved

E-14

Castro, Osvaldo

Aberdeen Township

04/08

B

5/6/03

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-15+

Ripa, Nicholas

Hanover Sewerage Authority

02/08

A

11/3/06

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal

E-16

Regan, Edward

Gloucester County

08/08

D

10/17/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Pasquale, Vincent - Hoboken City - Return to Employment - Denied; Member was properly re-enrolled (Retirement Bureau)

F-2

Tribuzio, Steven - Sussex Borough - Request to Extend Repayment Schedule - Approved additional 68 payments (Retirement Bureau)

F-3+

Mansmann, Harry - Dept. of Community Affairs - Return to Employment - Independent Contractor or Employee - Approved as Independent Contractor

F-4
Chiappini, Marc - Juvenile Justice Comm/Community Prog - Appeals re-calculation of benefits; Requests reconsideration of 9/17/08 Board decision - Denied; Approved OAL Hearing (Trustee Berg recused.)
F-5
Amantia, Angela - NJ State Dept. of Health - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected; Tabled request for extended repayment schedule for additional information (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-6+
Caiazzo, Dolly Marie - Palisades Park BOE - Return to Employment - Tabled for further administrative review (External Audit)
F-7
Feldman, Edward - Return to Employment - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement until May 2009 meeting
F-8
Thompson, Harry - Request for Extended Repayment Schedule - Approved six year repayment schedule (Retirement Bureau)
F-9
Lane, Katherine Anne - Credit for Retirement Benefit - Approved as creditable (back pay) (Audit Section)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Behan, Barbara - Developmental Disabilities - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-2

Bhattacharajee, Deba - DEP - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

G-3 Caporal, Joanne - Toms River School District - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision which denied Accidental Disability - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement
G-4 Di Antonio, Teresa - Middle Township BOE - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Ordinary disability - Adopted ALJ decision
G-5 Sowinski, Josephine - Bergen County Special Services - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision and granted Ordinary disability - Exceptions - Reply to Exceptions - Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Leyendecker, Kirk - Haddonfield Borough - Appeals Board’s denial of Accidental Disability - Beyond 45 days - Approved

H-2

Felton-Pierce, Joy - Essex County - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Beyond 45 days - Approved

H-3

Wolfe, Joanne - Kean University - Appeals Board's denial of Deferred Retirement due to removal for cause - Denied

H-4
Garcia, Ada - City of Newark - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-5
Joseph, Mary - VA-Paramus - Appeals Board's denial of request to change option/beneficiary - Approved
H-6
Krayniak, John - Div. of Criminal Justice - Appeals Board’s denial of Eligibility for ERI - Denied

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Gronsbell, David - Middlesex County - Appeals rescinding of purchase - Denied

J-2+
Moore, William - Dept. of Banking & Insurance - Purchase Request - Denied

Death Claim Issues

None

Informational Issues

L-1

2009 PERS Meeting Dates - Noted

L-2

Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 - Noted

L-3
Wire Transfers Contributory group insurance policy #13900 - Noted
L-4
State Investment Council Minutes for July 17, 2008 meeting - Noted
L-5
State Investment Council Agenda for September 18, 2008 meeting - Noted
L-6
Notice of cancellation for State Investment Council meeting for October 16, 2008 Noted
L-7
2009 PERS Dates of Annual Meetings - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 10, 2008.

 

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