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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
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 2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 1:25 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, Ned Thomson, Pete Maurer, Susanne Culliton, William O'Brien, Ron Winthers (arrived 10:32 a.m.)


Absent: Suzanna Burianil-DeSantis

Also Present: Kathleen Coates; DAG Kellie Pushko; Jackie Bussanich; Hank Schwedes; Valerie McManus; Amy Mazzeo; Mark Schwedes; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Gene Rosenfeld; Robert Maurer; Joseph Palitto; Lewis Cohn, attorney; Rosemary Cowell; Marcella Coullo; Craig Conway



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 19, 2011
Approved Special Actuary Meeting

Minutes from the meeting of October 19, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disabilities

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1

Pohopin, Michael

East Brunswick Sewerage Authority
2/1/2011
5
Approved w/re-exam in 6 months
D-2 Schmitt, Judy
Wyckoff Township
11/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 McClave, Rosemary
Teterboro Borough
3/1/2011
5
Approved (No need to review honorable service)
D-4 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (See list below)
D-5 Keimig, Joyce
Franklin Twp. BOE
7/1/2011
1
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Service
D-6 Miller, Cynthia
State Parole Board
4/1/2011
1
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred
D-7 Goldenbaum, Dennis
Twp. of Lawrence
4/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Anguella, Charles

11/11

A

Linden City BOE

Arena, Mel C

12/11

5

Millstone Township

Bartron, Melvin W

05/12

A

Blairstown Twp BOE

Brown, Alice M

07/11

A

Mantua Township BOE

Chambers, Donald F

08/11

A

Newark Housing Authority

Chann, Laura L

10/11

A

Vineland City BOE

Clark, Myrna M

08/11

5

Buena Regional School Dist

Cocja, Robert

10/11

5

Montclair BOE

Collins, Michael

03/12

1

Lawrence Township (Mercer)

Cristofaro, Joseph

11/11

5

Long Branch BOE

Day, Debra L

07/11

5

UMDNJ

DeSanto, Robert T

10/11

N

Hillside BOE

Dumas, Dartagnan

11/11

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Eady, Stephanie M

10/11

1

Elizabeth BOE

Enochs, Donna M

09/11

5

Burlington County

Eschrich, Diane M

07/11

5

North Hanover Township BOE

Evans, Carol L

03/11

5

Salem Community College

Everett, Lydia

07/11

5

Camden City BOE

Fresco, Roseann

10/11

5

Jackson Township BOE

Gallego, Melida

09/11

5

Kean University

Garcia, Juan Antonio

10/11

2

New Brunswick BOE

Gelinas, Eileen R

11/11

5

Camden Co Board of Chosen Freeholders

Gonzalez, Doris N

01/12

5

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

Gore, Elizabeth A

10/11

5

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Guiles, William H

11/11

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Hoffmann, Raymond

08/11

5

Wall Township

Hortsmann-McBride, Michele

10/11

A

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Jones, Robert C Jr

03/11

5

Newark Housing Authority

Kearney, Derwyn B

10/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Kelly, Sharon A

10/11

5

Cape May Co Special Services

Kernor, Gary

12/11

5

Randolph Township BOE

Langevin, Jon T

06/11

D

Traffic Operations North

Leon, Kathleen M

04/11

5

Training & Employment Services

Lish, Ellen

01/12

5

East Brunswick Twp BOE

McEnroe, Jean

11/11

2

Verona Township

Morrin, Katherine

11/11

5

Judiciary/Cape May County

Okai, Milton

10/11

1

Morris County

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Olender, Stanley

10/11

5

NJ Institute of Technology

Palmentieri, Thomas R

11/11

D

Motor Vehicle Commission

Parsons, Walter T

12/11

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Pavon, Toni A

10/11

5

Cumberland County

Pellicane, Nancy

11/11

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Pichini, Diane Carol

11/11

5

Pine Hill Borough BOE

Rivas-Morales, Rosa M

01/12

1

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Russell, Ella M

04/11

5

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Sager, Margaret A

11/11

1

Pemberton Township BOE

Sapp, Norman Jr

05/11

A

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Schettino-Casale, Anne S

10/11

5

Department Of Education

Trout, Edward J

06/11

5

Mantua Township BOE

Wilkie, Carol Lynn

09/11

5

Florence Township

Wilson, Karen

11/11

D

Judiciary/Essex County

Total = 51


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Anastos, Brett Garfield City
6/1/2011
B
8/11/2010
Reconsideration Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred
E-2 McAlmon, Neil
Newark Public Schools
9/1/2011
1
4/13/2009
Approved

E-3

Pellicoro, Anne
Vernon Twp. BOE
7/1/2011
5
3/26/2008 11/23/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-4 Kurdyla, Andrea
Howell Twp. BOE
7/1/2011
5
10/25/2010
Approved
E-5 Fitts, Terry
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility 8/1/2011 5 9/14/2010 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred (less than 10 years of NJ service)
E-6 Joyner, Courtney
City of Newark 9/1/2011 1 4/1/2004 2/3/2011 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-7

Perry, Shirley Newark Public Schools 8/1/2011 5 11/9/2009 Tabled for clarification from IME
E-8 Cheney, Elena Toms River Regional Schools 10/1/2011 D 4/22/2010 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (offer Early)

E-9

Tompkins, Michael
Borough of Edgewater 6/1/2010 D 8/12/2009 Approved
E-10 Wagner, Maxine
Ann Kleine Forensic Center
4/1/2007
5
9/28/1994
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue in OAL
E-11 Conway, Craig
Department of Corrections
5/1/2011
5
5/24/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary and Approval OAL hearing

E-12

Sinchak, Linda
Mercer County
4/1/2011
D
7/29/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-13 Marter, Ricky
Monmouth County/Hall of Records
2/1/2011
C
1/27/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-14

Johnson, Eugene
Mansfield Township
7/1/2011
C
12/30/2010
Approved
E-15 Pierce, Bruce Camden Co. Board of Chosen Freeholders 4/1/2011 5 12/24/2009 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-16 Hunter, William Gloucester Township Municipal Utilities Authority 6/1/2011 5 11/13/2008 4/20/2009 Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-17

Currie, JoAnn Manchester Twp. School Dist. 6/1/2011 D 3/2/2010 Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-18 Disorda, Tiffany
Woodbine Developmental Center 8/1/2011 5 6/11/2009 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-19

Beckett, Lorraine
Gloucester County Mantua Township
12/1/2011
D
6/1/2007
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Rosenfeld, Gene - Motor Vehicle Commission - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Salary only; Benefit based on salary in effect on July 1, 1998
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Ramos, Melvin - Perth Amboy City - a) Honorable Service
b) Dependency - REQUEST TO POSTPONE
Approved request for postponement (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Santerineross, John - New Jersey City University - Appeals adjustment of service credit and overpayment of benefit
Waive overpayment and adjust payment prospectively (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Fanning, Timothy - William Paterson Univ of NJ - Appeals adjustment of service credit and overpayment of benefit
Waive overpayment and adjust payment prospectively (Trustee O'Brien recused)
(Retirement Bureau)
F-5+ Palitto, Joseph - Roselle Park Borough - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2010 through termination of
employment (Vote: 6:1; Nae: Trustee Maurer) (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Wright, Hope - Englewood City BOE - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Request to postpone for additional time to file exceptions
Approved postponement
G-2 Rogers, Sherry - Office of Information Technology - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-3 Lafferty, Barbara - Judiciary/Camden County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

DiFrancescantonio, Leonardo - Newark Public Schools -
Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Krompholz, Alan - Middletown Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirment benefits
Approved
H-3 Dockweiler, Denise - Monmouth County/Hall of Records -
Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Habinowski, Joan for John (deceased) - Old Bridge Twp. Fire District 3 - Appeals the Board's denial to purchase to qualify for Early retirement benefits
Reconsidered and approved request to purchase and qualify for early retirement benefits
(Retirement Bureau and Purchase Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Finnerty, Stacy - Judiciary/Hudson County - Purchase request
Denied
J-2+ Cowell, Rosemary - Trenton City BOE - Request to reactivate former account
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Bertha Bueno vs. TPAF
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers PERS-Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B As of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D As of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E As of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund A As of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-8 Letter of appreciation
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D As of September 30, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 7, 2011.

 

 
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