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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 9, 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

Option Changes - none
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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Peter Maurer, Susanne Culliton, John Lowden, Ned Thomson, Thomas Bruno


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis and Ron Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Maryann Ryan; Janice Nelson; John Pillies, attorney; Daniel Willis; Thomas Ciccarone; Nicholas Caprio



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 20, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Selb, Jeremy
Gloucester County
4/1/2009
A
Approved
D-2 Lara, Herminio
Paterson Public Schools
1/1/2006
C
a) Honorable Service - Total Forfeiture
b) Request for Ordinary Disability -
Moot
D-3 Romeo, Michael
Spotswood Bd of Ed 
 12/1/2010
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred  
D-4 Monthly OD Grid      
OD Grid and Supplement Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Jeffrey C

09/10

5

Atlantic City

Albert, Mildred

10/10

D

Newark City

Antolino, Eileen M

10/10

5

Dept of Agriculture

Avila, Rocio

06/09

5

Weehawken Township

Bayer, Richard

01/11

5

Camden Co Board of Social Service

Beckett, Laura A

08/10

1

Dept of Children and Families

Bennett, Nettie

09/10

5

Woodbine Developmental Center

Bermudez, Moises Sr

12/10

A

Vineland Developmental Center

Besaw, Gary K

02/11

5

Jefferson Township BOE
Kittatinny Regional HS

Bird, June D

01/11

1

State Police Civilian Employees

Breden, Michael

11/10

5

Roselle Borough

Caban, Olga I

05/10

5

Comm for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Caiazzo, Mona C

02/11

B

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Chinnici, Frank

04/10

C

Vineland City

Council, Larry R

03/11

B

Trenton Housing Authority

Cutuli, Carmen

11/10

5

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Dediaz, Aleyda

10/10

C

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Donnelly, Craig K Sr

10/10

5

Newark City

Donovan, Francis X

01/11

5

Bayonne BOE

Drucks, Bonnie S

07/10

5

Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Fuller, Kathy Anne

08/10

5

Judiciary/Middlesex County

Gomez, Isabel C

04/10

5

Union Co Board of Social Services

Graham, Sally A

09/10

5

Division of Law

Joseph, Mariamma

09/10

5

Passaic County

Kokhanevytch, Evgeniia

11/10

5

Montville Twp BOE

Leyendecker, Kirk H

09/07

A

Haddonfield Borough

Malone, Raymond

11/10

5

Dept of Children and Families

Manning, Anthony

08/10

C

Irvington Twp Dept of Revenue & Finance

Mareino, Patricia A

03/11

5

Brick Township

Martinez, Elizabeth

09/10

D

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Mayers, Keith T

05/10

5

Old Bridge BOE

McLaughlin, Arthur J

08/10

1

Dept of Children and Families

Milano, Vincent

07/10

5

Kinnelon Borough BOE

Mobley, Patricia G

12/10

5

Greenbrook Regional Northern

Mora, Oscar G

02/10

5

Passaic Co Board of Social Service

Morris, John S

01/11

5

Judiciary/Monmouth County

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Nichols, Sheryl R

10/10

5

West Milford Township

Nihalani, Meena

08/10

A

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Nolan, Paul T

11/10

C

State Police Civilian Employees

Ott, Robert M

07/10

5

Haddon Township

Pace, Joann

07/10

A

Wayne BOE

Peterson, Everlene

05/10

5

Trenton City

Priemon, Jenard Jr

11/10

C

Toms River School Dist

Riley, Lorraine B

08/10

5

Dept of Banking & Insurance

Serrano, Gilbert

11/10

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Shepherd, Dianne B

11/10

5

West Orange Township BOE

Stretch, Ronald

12/10

D

Millville BOE

Swieconek, Karen T

05/10

5

Department of Labor

Terrell, Debra M

07/10

5

Salem Co Improvement Authority

Tremper, Terry M

09/10

5

Middletown Twp BOE

Veltre, Louis

02/11

A

Union County

Walker, Patricia

06/10

1

State Police Civilian Employees

Ware, Joyce

04/11

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Weidner, Edward

11/10

5

Phillipsburg Town

White, Gladys

08/10

5

Trenton City BOE

Williams, Kenneth J

12/10

A

Dept of Community Affairs

Wydra, Daniel

11/10

B

Irvington BOE

Zaremba, Phyllis B

07/10

3

Freehold Boro BOE

Total = 58


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Engelhardt, Dawn
Ocean County
9/1/2010
5
9/6/2006
5/3/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Franciose, Douglas
Nutley Bd of Ed
10/1/2010
A
8/11/2009
Approved

E-3

Golding, Richard
West Windsor Plainsboro Reg.
12/1/2010
5
8/1/2008 11/14/2008
8/18/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Willis, Daniel
Newark Public Schools
6/1/2010
A
8/8/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(combined medical issues)
E-5 Brakel, Thomas
West Windsor Plainsboro Reg.
9/1/2010
1
1/8/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(job outsourced)
E-6 Drass, Charles (dec'd)

Cherry Hill Fire District
3/1/2008
A
7/15/2004
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental (deceased); Previously
Approved for Ordinary; Continue in
OAL

E-7

DiCarlo, Frank
Brick Twp. Bd of Ed
11/1/2010
A
1/15/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Brooks, Edward
University of Medicine and Dentistry
9/1/2010
A
12/8/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Russell, Dawn
New Lisbon Developmental Center
8/1/2010
5
2/25/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-10 Kane, Craig

County of Burlington
12/1/2010
5
6/27/2006
Approved with one year re-exam

E-11

Milosky, Brian
Borough of Keyport
6/1/2010
A
11/18/2008
Approved
E-12 Holmes, Michael
Hoboken Bd of Ed
2/1/2011
B
2/3/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(alternative duties available)

E-13

Conti, Patrick
Mercer County
9/1/2010
D
9/3/2008
Approved
E-14 Andrews, Bonnie
Department of
Transportation
7/1/2009
5
10/9/2003
9/27/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Ciccarone, Thomas - Chatham Township - Issue of Bona Fide Retirement
Approved retirement; Put on notice of implication of returning to employment (Retirement
Bureau)
F-2 Gutterman, Allen - NJ Sports & Exposition Auth. - Request
retroactive retirement date
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Menna, Diane - Division of Youth and Family Services - Appellate Division
Decisions Diane L. Menna vs PERS - Appellate Division decision affirmed the denial of
Accidental Disability
Noted
G-2 Klett, Joseph for Frederick (deceased) - Division of Law - Final Administrative Determinations
Denied
G-3 Smith, Brenda for Cecil (deceased) - Juv. Jus. Comm. - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
G-4 Kochel, David - OTSA - Response to settlement decision;
Request to postpone
Approved request to postpone until December 9, 2010
G-5 Gift, Karen - Boro of Palmyra - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Karpiniuk, Halina - Montclair State University - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-7 Dennis, Randy - Northfield City - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Munoz, Carlos - Hudson County - Appeals the Board's decision
denying increase in retirement allowance
Denied




OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1

Stanley, Joan (Estate of) - Morris County - Payment of Death Benefit
Approved (Death Claims and Audit)




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers PERS-Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D As of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-4 Report of State Investment Council Representative - Nick Caprio
Noted
L-5 2011 Annual Dates of Meetings
Noted

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

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

 

 
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