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PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 10, 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 - none Special Totals



Called to Order: 10:04 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:25 p.m.

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Jonathan Berg, Ned Thomson, John Lowden, Suzanna Buriani-DeSanti, Ronald Winthers, Christine Veliz, Tom Bruno, Fred Beaver


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Jean Monahan; Hank Schwedes; Mike Kusmierczyk; Barbara Siino; Sam Siino; Donna McBarron, attorney; Malcolm Henderson; John Jenkins; Decimus March; Andrea Quinty, Boro of Princeton; Susanne Culliton


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 12, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

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

A-2

Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
None

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2= Return to Employment List - Approved
C-3= Retirement List - Approved
C-4= Chapter 221 (revised) - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Henderson, Ruth

Military & Veterans Affairs

4/09

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-2

Scully, Sharon

Division of Investments

10/08

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Deferred

D-3+

Siino, Barbara

Eatontown BOE

7/08

1

Reaffirmed Denial; Continue Service

D-4

Fennell, Edna

Treasury/Human Resources

5/08

5

Denied Ordinary; Offer Service

D-5

Monthly OD Grid w/supplement

.

. .

Approved
(see list below)

D-6

Duckles, Paul

Randolph Twp

1/07

5

Reconsidered and Approved; Withdrawal from OAL


Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adams, Patricia

09/08

5

Middlesex County

Alexander, Willie F

09/08

1

UMDNJ

Allen, Amanda E

02/09

D

Bayonne City Parking Auth

Aquino, Linda A

01/09

5

Woodbridge Township

Bailey, James

11/08

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Bram, Josefine

10/08

5

Veterans Memorial Home/Vineland

Byrd, Sharon M

11/08

D

Dept of Children & Families

Cash, Karen Sue

09/08

5

Judiciary/Ocean County

Davis, Emma F

05/08

D

Elizabeth BOE

Delbene, Roseann

10/08

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

DeLeon, Luis M

05/08

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Dick, Douglas K

07/08

B

Gloucester County

DuFault, James A

02/09

A

Rutgers University

Everett, Edith

10/08

5

Middlesex County

Fajardo, Enrique

08/08

A

Hudson County

Ford-Watkins, Frances

12/08

1

Labor Relations & Workplace Standards

Forest, Jean

10/08

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Forlenza, Janet C

11/08

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Foster, Vendetta

08/08

5

Camden City BOE

Gazdagan, Barbara C

02/09

5

Garfield City

Glanton, Mae E

12/08

5

East Orange City BOE

Goodman, Harry Sr

09/08

5

Trenton City

Green, Lincoln

01/09

1

Pleasantville BOE

Grieco, Dennis

11/08

D

Passaic Valley Water Comm

Gulin, Reynaldo

10/08

D

Regional Operations North

Guzman, Guss Jr

01/09

B

Judiciary/Burlington County

Hand, Douglas

12/08

B

Corrections-Bayside State Prison

Hardy, Marilyn

11/08

5

Trenton City

Heath, Elaine N

09/08

C

Somerset Co Bd of Social Services

Hicks, Valorie

11/08

5

Essex County

James, Arlene

04/08

5

Cumberland County

Kowalski, John L

11/08

5

Union County

Lacewell, Alicia

09/08

5

Newark Housing Authority

LaMorte, Theresa

10/08

C

Elizabeth BOE

Larios, Rosa

01/08

5

Somerset County

LaSalle, Edgardo

08/08

1

Dept. of Health

Lathrop, Maryann J

07/08

5

Ocean Twp BOE

Lester, Peter M

11/08

5

Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr Fac

Lopez, William

09/08

5

Rutgers University

Maat, Peter G

07/08

A

Ramapo College

Martin, Charles

07/08

5

Newark Housing Authority

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Mascis, Lazzaro J

10/08

A

Hoboken City

Mazara, Bonafacio

04/08

C

New Jersey City University

McLelland, Cynthia

12/08

A

Ocean Co MUA

Mearizo, Arthur

06/08

A

West Long Branch BOE

Merz, John C

03/09

B

West New York BOE

Mitchell, Woodrow

05/08

5

Westfield Town

Murphy, Patricia A

01/09

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Murray, Theresa F

11/08

5

Black Horse Pike Reg Sch Dist

Nekrasovas, John A

12/08

5

Somerset Co Park Commission

Newsome, Barbara

12/08

5

Dept of Community Affairs

Nieves, Victor

09/08

B

Paterson City

Palmer, Virginia

11/08

5

Passaic County Community College

Patel, Bhanu I

07/08

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Perry, Fab

09/08

5

East Orange City BOE

Pinamonti, Anna V

01/09

D

Burlington Co Bd of Social Services

Proctor, Teresa Y

01/07

5

Juv. Jus. Comm./Community Prog

Purcell, Carolyn

08/08

D

Judiciary

Reilly, Donna M

12/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Ritting, Carol A

10/08

C

Cinnaminson Twp. BOE

Rivera, Gladys

02/09

5

Veterans Memorial Home/Menlo Park

Rodgers, Leevee L

09/08

5

Newark Housing Authority

Ross, Fannie M

12/08

5

East Jersey State Prison

Semenas, Rosemary

11/08

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Sheehy, Dennis

01/09

D

Linden City

Sheehy, Karen G

01/09

D

Linden City

Sims, James D

09/08

5

Judiciary/Camden County

Snider, Sandra R

11/08

5

Neptune Twp BOE

Stemmerman, Stephanie

12/08

5

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Steuer, Marc J

09/08

5

Judiciary/Ocean County
Union County College

Strange, Linda K

10/08

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Sturdivant, Laurie

10/08

5

Unemployment Insurance & Disability

Vallely, Paula Jean

10/08

5

Treasury-Division of Revenue

VanBrummelen, Joyce

09/08

5

Ocean County

VanDerVeer, John

11/08

D

Ocean Co Utilities Authority

Watson, John Curtis

10/08

3

Dept Military & Vet Affairs

Weamer, Marion E

02/09

B

Millville BOE

Werner, Joanne S

08/08

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Wilbert, Linda C

11/08

5

Toms River School Dist

Total = 79


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Abdullah, Aszizudeen

City of Newark

1/08

5

9/30/05

Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred

E-2

Parreott, David

Eatontown BOE

9/08

5

2/16/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-3

Garruto, Anthony

Dept of Corrections

5/08

5

8/16/04

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Foster, Laurence

Public Defenders Office

9/08

A

3/14/07
3/23/07
8/15/07
8/24/07

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-5

Lugo, Joseph

Mercer County Comm College

7/07

A

11/6/06

Reconsidered and denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary on new medical basis; Continue in OAL

E-6

Jimenez, Eusebio

City of Trenton

10/07

5

1/11/06

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

E-7

Eisley, Frank

Warren County

9/08

5

3/14/08

Tabled for re-exam in April 2009

E-8

Altomare, Theresa

Brick Twp BOE

1/09

B

12/6/07

Approved

E-9

Shappell, Thomas

DOC

1/09

5

9/5/07

Denied Accidental; Offer Service

E-10

Raza, Mohammad

Trenton Psych

2/08

D

2/19/07

Approved

E-11

Russell, Robert

Ramapo College

11/08

5

3/31/08

Approved

E-12

Suggs, Gwendolyn

Dept of Transportation

8/08

5

1/30/06

Approved

E-13

Ignatowitz, Diane

Health & Senior Services

9/08

5

2/15/06

Denied Accidental; Offer Service (less than 10 years)

E-14

Whritenour, Lawrence

Butler BOE

11/07

5

6/12/06

Approved

E-15

Brown, Albert

City of Newark

5/08

1

5/9/05

Approved

E-16

Webster-Chambers, Wanda

Hudson County

9/08

5

5/18/06

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Holland, Lee - Paterson City - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from July 1, 2003 through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit)

F-2

Piller, Maude - Bedminster Twp. BOE - 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-3

Curry, Irma - Pleasantville BOE - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)

F-4
Carroll, Clementine - Willingboro Twp. BOE - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-5+

Henderson, Malcolm - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)

F-6+
Jenkins, John - Newark Public Schools - Return to Employment - Repay lesser of salary earned or retirement allowance collected (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-7
Baxter, Brian - Chief Executives Office - Late Filing - Denied
F-8+

Marsh, Decimus - Princeton Borough - Creditable compensation - Denied



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Wolfe, Joanne - Kean University - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

G-2

Byrd, Marion - Middlesex County College - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board's decision which denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Adopt ALJ decision

G-3
Perrera, Lorri - Colts Neck Township - Initial Decision - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits effective January 1, 2004 - Adopt ALJ decision (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)
G-4
Caporale, Joanne - Toms River School District - Initial Decision - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement to file exceptions
G-5
Krayniak, John - Div of Criminal Justice - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-6=

Marshall, Howard - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital - Initial Decision - ALJ affirmed the Board's decision which denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Adopted ALJ decision



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Armand, Janet - Newark City - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-2

Bailey, Barbara - South Woods Prison - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-3

Christian, Cherylin - Rutgers University - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved

H-4

Gatsch, Judith - Hunterdon County - Appeals the Board's denial of bona fide retirement - Approved

H-5
Drass, Charles - Cherry Hill Fire Dist 13 - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-6

Sullivan, Kenneth - William Patterson University - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

H-7
Shock, Anna - Hudson County - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary Disability - Approved
H-8
Massie, Diane - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved
H-9
Cookson, Gail - Division of Law - Appeals Board's denial to remain in PERS - Approved
H-10
Clegg, Linda - Dover MUA - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Death benefits - Approved
H-11
Lafferty, Barbara - Judiciary/Camden County - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

None

Death Claim Issues

None

Informational Issues

L-1

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

L-2

Wire Transfers - Contributory group insurance policy #13900 - Noted

L-3
State Investment Council Agenda - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 21, 2009.

 

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