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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 1:18 PM

Roll Call:

Thomas Bruno, Leon Flanagan, Susanne Culliton, Benjamin Hurst, Peter Maurer,
William O'Brien (arrived 10:25), Ronald Winthers (arrived 10:25)


Absent: Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis and Ned Thomson

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Cheryl Chianese; Val McManus; Sunanda Rana; Tobi Fleischmann; Sharon Fenstermacher; Michael Weik; Donna Daves; Barbara Riefberg, attorney; Margot Hamlin; Colleen Ennis; Mark Schwedes; Laura Breslin; Joseph Stack; Kelly Anderson Smith; Francine Ehrenberg



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 16, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Retirement List
Approved
C-2
Chapter 221
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Burster, Joseph
Brick Twp. BOE
9/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Burkhardt, Irene
Somers Point City
BOE
8/1/2013
5
Request to apply for Service while OD application is pending Denied
D-3 Buslowski, Jan
NJ Institute of Techology
5/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred (off payroll over 2 years)
D-4 Serrano, Milagros
Passaic County
9/1/2012
1
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-5 Kaufman, James
Essex County 8/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Monthly OD Grid    
5
Approved (see list below)
D-7 Fink, Amy
NJ State Dept of Health 8/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-8 Stetz, Frank
Wallington Borough
BOE
8/1/2013
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Ayala, Audberto

04/14

A

Dover BOE

Baker, Jane S

02/14

C

Wall Township

Basat, Lorna C

12/13

5

Camden County Health Services Center

Biel, Morris

07/13

C

Neptune Township

Biles, Lisa S

03/13

D

Judiciary/Middlesex County

Bowker, Elaine M

11/13

5

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Carrasquillo, Ramona

09/13

5

Somerset County Finance Office

Contreras, Elizabeth

08/13

C

Elizabeth BOE

Crane, John G

10/13

A

Hardyston Township BOE

Davis, Ramona L

06/13

A

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Dias, Barbara

07/13

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Edwards, Valerie M

10/12

5

Wildwood City Housing Authority

Foberg, Kenneth G

09/13

A

Regional Operations North

Gonzalez, Norma

11/13

5

Hudson County

Grubbs, Lillian

08/13

C

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Hardy, Loretta J

10/13

5

Linden City BOE

Hosier, John

08/13

C

Regional Operations South

Jordan, Marlon R

09/13

5

Juvenile Justice Commission

Lehman, Laura

10/13

5

Belleville Township

Levin, David

01/14

5

Jersey City

Love, Edward F

09/13

5

Wanaque BOE

McGrath, Edward M

07/13

5

Morris County

McLaurin, Dawn A

07/12

1

Winslow Township BOE

Mendez, Nestor L

01/14

3

Vineland City BOE

Myers, Janice L

08/13

5

Corrections-Adult Diagnostic & Treatment

Neeff, Randy

10/13

5

Department of Education

Nolan, Siobhan F

12/13

5

Judiciary/Ocean County

Owens, Mary L

05/13

D

Howell Twp BOE

Patel, Champak D

08/13

A

CPM-Construction & Materials

Pelliccia, Frank A

11/13

1

DEPE-Division of Parks & Forestry

Quinn, Michael K

10/13

5

Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm

Ravell, Robert W

11/13

A

Atlantic County

Riley, Patrick J Ii

09/13

5

Regional Operations North

Salmorin, David Robert

09/13

5

Woodbridge Township

Spedding, Christopher W

10/13

5

Judiciary

Thornton, William A

04/14

5

Atlantic County Utility Authority

Udenta, Elizabeth C

11/13

5

Dept of Children and Families

Zeiler, Donald W

07/13

D

Morris Hills Regional District

Zimmermann, Dolores L

12/13

5

Ocean County

Total = 39

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Moody, Philip
Cranbury Twp. BOE
7/1/2013
B
3/18/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Burke, James
Middlesex County
Utilities Auth.
7/1/2013
C
4/25/2011
Approved

E-3

O'Sullivan-Wood, Florence
Bergen County
11/1/2013
5
5/4/2012
Approved
E-4 Rizzo, Jacqueline
Ridgefield Boro BOE
8/1/2013
5
7/10/2006
Approved

E-5

Hoover, Mark
Haddon Township
7/1/2013
4
12/21/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(less than 10 yrs) (incident ocurred on way to work)
E-6 Daves, Donna

State Police Civilian
Employees
12/1/2013
A
2/28/2005
3/31/2006
9/17/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(2/28/05 - no incident report on file)

E-7

Pienciak, Colleen
Union Co. BD of
Social Services
6/1/2013
5
7/1/2011
8/1/2011
11/9/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (various dates listed on incident reports)
E-8 Cox, Patrick
Barnegat Township
11/1/2012
5
1/17/2006
2/9/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Hopkins, Scott
Dept of Corrections
3/1/2009
5
12/23/2003
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-10 Sharper, Lillian
Paulsboro BOE
12/1/2012
A
6/17/2010
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Hamlin, Margot - Park Ridge Borough - Issue of Bona fide Retirement
Tabled for further explanation from the employer
F-2 Vivona, Carol - Red Bank Boro. - Return to Employment Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until December 11, 2013
F-3 Gharabegie, Joseph - Jersey City Housing Auth. - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture at present; Pay to value of ASF; Return to Board for approved continuation
(Retirements)
F-4+ Breslin, Laura - Trenton City - Return to Employment
Tabled for administrative review
F-5 Graves, Hallet - Rutgers University - Return to Employment
Request to postpone
Approved postponement until December 11, 2013
F-6+ Stack, Joseph - Treasury-Division of Taxation - Honorable Service -Deferred Retirement
Denied (not eligible for deferred)
F-7 Warner, David - NJ Motor Vehicle Commission - a) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture (Vote: 6:1; Nae: Winthers); Approve retirement
b) Dependency: Request for payment while incarcerated - Approved
(Retirements)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Deleo, Josephine - Ocean County - Failure to appear
Reinstate to OAL
G-2

White, Bruce - Wall Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision

G-3 Jacalone, Valerie - Passaic County - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Nelson, Deborah - Franklin Twp. - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Massaro, Michael - Judiciary/Cumberland County -
a) Reconsideration - Denied
b) Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits - Approved Hearing
H-3 Cruz, Gloria - Union County Bd of Social Services - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Bartschat, Paul - Roxbury Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Chinery, Robert - Rutherford Boro BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Polito, William - Nutley Twp. - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Kosmoski, Richard - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's determination of a non bona fide retirement
Approved
H-8 Randolph, Margaret Jean - Treasury Division of Pension & Benefits - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Hollis, Jeffrey - Greystone Park Psych Hospital - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Richardson, Naquana - Mercer County - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Hunter, William - Cape May Co Bd Social Services - Retroactive enrollment in PERS; Request to postpone.
Approved request to postpone
J-2+ Ehrenberg, Francine - Criminal Justice - Requests Military purchase to apply to Pros. Part
Denied
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2013
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Bergen County vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Donna King vs. TPAF
Noted
L-4 Proposed Board Mtg dates for 2014
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2013
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2013
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for July 31, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 11, 2013.

 

 
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