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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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
Special - none
Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:15 AM

Adjourned: 1:45 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Pete Maurer, William O'Brien, Tom Bruno, Susanne Culliton, Ron Winthers (arrived 10:20)


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Benjamin Hurst, Ned Thomson

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Michael Czyzyk; Lisa Pointer; Bob Bobik; AAG Robert Stoloff; DAG Diane Weeden; Rollin Reese; Kent Weisert, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 17, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Boyle, Thomas
Rutgers University
7/1/2012
A
Approved
D-2 Blaise, Nelta
Woodbridge
Developmental Center
3/1/2012
5
Approved
D-3 Planko, Georgiana
Middlesex County
College
6/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Whyte, Pamela
Marlboro Twp. BOE
11/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Chiolo, Salvatore
Camden County Board of Social Services
11/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-6 Imperiose, Sebastian
UMDNJ
7/1/2011
5
Tabled for 6 month re-exam
D-7 Gonzalez, Judith
Motor Vehicle Comm
7/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue in OAL
D-8 Stancheck, Carol
Linden City
7/1/2012
5
Approved
D-9 Borkstrom, Cornelia
Stillwater Twp. BOE
12/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-10 Sieling, Sherri
Ocean County
9/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred  
D-11 Ahlum, Rick
Juv. Jus. Comm.
3/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Approved
D-12 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)  


ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Baselici, Alphonse S

01/13

A

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Behar, Steven E

09/12

A

Dept of Community Affairs

Black, Lorene

09/12

A

East Orange Charter School

Cox, Donald William

03/13

A

Delanco Twp BOE

Crumbley, Bonnie D

09/12

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Dajay, Vicente

10/12

C

New Jersey City University

Ecker, George E

08/12

5

Mercer County

Fernandez, Laudelina

09/12

1

Passaic BOE

Gable, Robert

09/12

D

Cape May County

Gallagher, Steven

04/12

5

Galloway Township BOE

Galofre, Vicky M

06/12

5

DEP

Harris, Dana R

06/12

A

Atlantic City

Hernandez, Jose M

10/12

2

Hunterdon Central High School

Howard, Charles E Jr

10/12

C

Dept of Corrections

Hurtt, Alberta

12/12

5

Passaic County

Lamonaca, Joseph

01/13

5

New Milford BOE

Lamont, David

08/12

B

Upper Freehold Regional

Lemieux, Ronald J

11/12

A

Readington Township

McGovern, Patricia M

09/12

A

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Newsome, Robin

11/12

B

Superior Court

Pegeese, Rosa M

09/12

B

Englewood City Bd Of Ed

Petrizzo, Marie

10/12

5

Jersey City

Petrunyak, Susan Ellen

08/12

5

Edison Township

Quartey, James

08/12

5

Hudson County

Repici, Frank A Iii

06/12

5

Margate City BOE

Samuels, Cathy M

11/12

5

Office of Workforce Initiatives

Sayers, David

09/12

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Sendak, Brian M

11/12

A

Passaic County

Soressi, Barbara A

10/12

5

Cliffside Park Borough

Soto, Sheila

09/12

D

Jersey City Public Schools

Stinson, Charles A

11/12

A

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Tvaryanas, Alphonse

12/12

B

Turnpike Authority

Wasson, Bruce L

11/12

1

Brooklawn Borough

Wiles, Phill A

11/12

A

Atlantic City MUA

Zane, Deborah M

07/12

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disa

Total = 35

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Thomas, Andrew
Institute of Tech
2/1/2013
5
4/27/2011
4/28/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2
Breccia, Marie
Hamilton Twp.
9/1/2012
5
7/21/2010
Approved

E-3

Horta, George
Mercer County
6/1/2012
5
12/15/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-4
Camp, Larry
Egg Harbor Twp. BOE
11/1/2012
5
5/16/2011
1/11/2012
1/18/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

Richardson, Marie
Toms River School
7/1/2012
5
11/11/2010
Approved
E-6
Trinetto, Sharon
Collingswood Boro
BOE
5/1/2012
5
9/10/2009
Approved

E-7

Treglia, Jean
Holmdel Township
Public Schools
8/1/2012
5
10/12/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
effective 12/1/12
E-8
Disorda, Tiffany
Woodbine
Developmental Center
8/1/2011
5
6/11/2009
Reconsidered and Approved under Brooks; Withdraw from OAL

E-9

Currie, JoAnn
Manchester Twp.
School Dis
6/1/2011
D
3/2/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue in OAL
E-10
Reiger, David
Ocean County
9/1/2012
B
6/21/2010
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary
Disability (need add'l info from IME)

E-11

Dodich, Ilene
Brick Twp. BOE
8/1/2012
B
9/28/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-12
Swatton, Roswitha
Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
5/1/2012
5
7/30/2009
1/4/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-13

Scogna, Benjamin
Deptford Township
7/1/2012
5
4/18/2011
4/23/2012
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-14
Cordones, Roberto
Union County
6/1/2012
1
3/12/2007
12/21/2011
Approved
E-15
Branda, Rick
Passaic County
12/1/2012
5
6/13/2011
3/1/2012
Tabled for clarification from IME



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Schaffer, Michael - North Hudson Sewerage Authority - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit all service and salary while employed by Hoboken; Recognize purchase is uneffected by forfeiture; Require repayment of benefits paid during
incarceration; Apply forfeiture on a prospective basis (Retirement Bureau) (Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Winthers)
F-2+ Reese, Rollin - Division of Youth and Family Services - Return to Employment
Continue Ordinary Disability benefits; Repay post retirement salary earned at East Orange
to date (Retirements, External Audit)
F-3 Jimenez, Fabio - Woodbridge Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (Retirements)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Joya, Robert - Midstate Correctional Facility - Appellate Division Decisions
Appellate Court upheld the Board's denial of Deferred Retirement benefits
Noted
G-2 Montoya, Aida - Newark City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Request to Postpone
Approved postponement
G-3+ Cioffi, Bernice - Jersey City - Settlement Proposal
Accepted (Retirement, External Audit)
G-4 Loschiavo, Dana - Depe Div of Parks & Forestry - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-5+ Bonanno, Angelo - Rahway City - Settlement Proposal
Repay full salary earned only for years member was paid in excess of $15,000 between 2002 and 2009; Reaffirm Division determination to cancel retirement and re-enroll
(Retirements)
G-6 Esposito, Vincent - Northern State Prison - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Riegel, Kathleen - Southern State Crrtnl Facility - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Crespo, Nereida - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Cobb, Alterick - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Schuck, Dennis - Leonia Borough - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Brower, Clarine - UMDNJ - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Ryan, Lisa - Cherry Hill Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Triola, Theresa - Gloucester County College - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Singletary, Vickie - South Woods Prison - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Sheppard, Marianne - Motor Vehicle Commission - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A As of September 30, 2012
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B As of September 30, 2012
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D As of September 30, 2012
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E As of September 30, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 11, 2012.

 

 
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