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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 10, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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

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Called to Order: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 12:20 PM

Roll Call:

John Lowden, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Thomas Bruno, Peter Maurer, Ned Thomson, Fred Beaver, Ronald Winthers


Absent: Leon Flanagan and Christine Veliz

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; Michael Czyzyk; Amy Mazzeo; Hank Schwedes; Mark Schwedes; Valerie Tarr, Micki Billick; Susanne Culliton; Ruth Winters; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Parvin Ahmadkhanlou; Judson Aaron, attorney; Anthony Saccomanno; Patricia Saccomanno; John Catalano; Suzanne Blecker; Anthony Rose; Stacey Rose; Michael Koribanics, attorney; and Paul Mailoux


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 12, 2009
Approved (Trustees Lowden and Buriani-DeSantis abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
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

Cunningham, Patricia
Sparta BOE
7/1/2009
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Foster, Lawrence
Camden City BOE
7/1/2008
5
Involuntary Approved
D-3 Ahmadkhanlou, Parvin
Department of Health and Senior Services
1/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Elekes, James
Morris County College
6/1/2008
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 McLaughlin, Margaret
Departmemt of Children & Families
9/1/2009
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-6 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

 

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alvarado, Evelyn

09/09

A

Passaic City 

Banko, David

10/09

5

Woodbridge Township

Belton, Marilyn

11/09

5

Judiciary/Passaic County

Benedetti, Maria C

07/09

5

Office of the Attorney General 

Berky, Cheryl Ann Johnson

09/09

5

Dept of Children And Families

Boone, Andrew B

09/09

D

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Brown, Rhonda C

10/09

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Brown, Vivian A

12/09

5

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Buono, Adele

01/10

5

Berkeley Twp BOE 

Cannon, Leathann

08/09

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Carty, Wanda

08/09

5

Traffic Operations North

Casey, William B

11/09

5

Dumont Borough BOE

Consulmagno, Francis

07/09

D

Hudson County

Crenshaw, Kathy Lyn

09/09

5

Dept. of Health

Cruz, Lydia

11/09

5

OIT

Delia, John

03/10

A

Jersey City Housing Authority

Emper, Michael A

12/09

5

Bellmawr Borough

Ferchak, Susan C

11/09

5

Millburn Twp Public Schools

Field, Stacey Sr

11/09

2

Franklin Twp BOE

Flores, Rosa E

07/09

1

Jersey City Public Schools

Foster-Simpson, Barbara

11/09

1

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Frisina, Richard P

08/09

5

Surf City Borough

Gore, Mildred A

12/09

5

Rutgers University

Gruber, Penny

07/09

D

Gloucester Co Special Services School Dist

Guzman, Isidoro

02/10

1

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Hawn, Harry Lee

11/09

2

South Woods Prison-Dept. of Corr

Jones, Ella M

07/09

5

Newark Public Schools

Jones, John O

11/09

C

Water Supply Authority 

Kern, Angela M

09/09

D

State Dept. of Health 

Laganga, Benedict

01/10

B

Union County Coordinator

Leonard, Geraldine J

10/09

A

Ocean Township BOE

Lyons, Noreen K

02/10

5

Morris School District

Majewski, John S

09/09

5

Bayonne BOE

Mann, Jamie L

12/09

C

Ramapo College

Manzin, Loretta

11/09

1

West Paterson Boro BOE

Marchio, Lorraine

05/10

C

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Mattoon, Linda

11/08

A

Dept of Children & Families

Mcelroy, Marie

01/10

A

Old Bridge MUA

Meckler, Stuart A

04/10

A

Juvenile Justice Comm.

Melisse, Merianne R

07/09

5

Union Twp BOE

Morales, Linda

09/09

3

Perth Amboy BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Muller, Beatrice A

02/10

5

Delsea Regional HS District

Palush, Chester George

01/10

B

Woodbridge Township

Paul, Richard G

01/10

D

Richard Stockton College

Peltz, Sandra E

11/09

D

East Windsor Reg School Dist

Perez, Jack A

06/09

5

Edison Township

Peterson, Helen

10/09

5

Division of Consumer Affairs

Reihing, Thomas R

09/09

5

Howell Township

Robinson, Nolan

07/09

5

Paterson City

Salinas, Charles

10/09

5

Passaic County Juvenile Detention Center

Samonski, Ruth N

08/09

1

Motor Vehicle Commission

Saunders, Sheila

10/09

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Seay, Donna S

09/09

5

Essex County

Shah, Sumedha C

07/09

B

Hudson County

Simmons, Patricia Gail

08/09

1

Jersey City Public Schools

Swenson, Dorothy R

12/09

5

Ocean County

Tarus, Valerie Helen

11/09

5

Berlin Borough

Torres, Juan

06/09

5

Trenton City

Trogani, Lawrence

02/10

A

Stafford Township BOE

Troxler, Lee J

12/09

5

Newark Public Schools

Utz, Marilyn A

11/09

5

Ramsey Borough BOE

Watts, Carolyn

10/09

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE 

West, Victor

11/08

A

Union County

Widen, Jacqueline A

10/09

5

Carneys Point Township

Williams, Francine M

01/10

1

Juvenile Justice Comm

Winters, Charles A

11/09

A

Dover MUA

Wright, Willie A

06/09

5

Orange City Housing Authority

Total = 67


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Heckey, Angela
Albert Wagner Youth Correctional Facility
4/1/2009
1
9/24/2006
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-2 Ronayne, James
Passaic County
3/1/2009
A
10/18/2007 8/13/2008
Resubmission Approved on 8/13/08 incident

E-3

Mezzaros, Veronica
Public Advocate
9/1/2009
5
7/2/2008
Approved
E-4

Grant, Bradley

County of Passaic
4/1/2009
5
3/9/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (< 10 years)

E-5

Cunningham, Marcia

North Jersey Development Center
11/1/2009
1
1/8/2009
Approved
E-6 Dandridge, Francine
Delsea Regional High School District
8/1/2009
D
4/16/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-7

Ojeda, Jesus
Montclair State University
6/1/2009
5
8/4/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Hobbs, Gail
NJ Dept. of Env. Protection
8/1/2009
5
2/2/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-9

Davis, Navada
Judiciary/Camden County
10/1/2008
1
5/29/2007
Reconsidered and Denied - Offer Deferred; Continue in OAL
E-10

Webb-Nixon, Margaret

Jersey City Public Schools
11/1/2009
5
3/24/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary - Offer Service

E-11

Duckworth, Jerry
County of Passaic
7/1/2007
C
9/16/2002
Approved
E-12 Gordon, Celia
North Jersey Developmental Center
10/1/2009
5
9/29/2008
Approved

E-13

Deleo, Josephine
Ocean County
1/1/2010
D
10/27/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-14

Bager, Carl

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
6/1/2009
A
11/20/2007
Approved

E-15

Gibbons, Joseph
South Jersey Port Corporation
9/1/2009
B
7/10/2001 5/17/2006
Approved on 7/10/01 incident
E-16 Gould, Robin
Willingboro Township
7/1/2009
5
4/7/2003 9/27/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (neither during nor result of job duties)

E-17

Tielemans, Arthur
Boro of Ramsey
9/1/2009
A
4/10/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-18 Smith, Bruce
Newark Public Schools
7/1/2009
5
4/15/2005
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (< 10 years)
E-19 Davis, Troy
Newark Public Schools
4/1/2009
5
6/9/2008 1/5/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Hughes, John - Salem City BOE - Return to Employment
Disability retirement
Cancel Retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits (Retirements, External Audit)

F-2+
Saccomanno, Anthony - Cherry Hill Twp. - Resubmission
Suspension of Retirement benefits Stay suspension; Return to Board on February 17, 2010 for suspension and/or honorable service issue
F-3+
Rose, Anthony - Linden City - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from 1/1/98 through termination of employment; Retroactive to February 1, 2008 retirement date (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Hess, Suzanne - Office of Information Technology - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved

G-2
Brown, Barbara - Vineland Developmental Center -Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3
Pickton, Joseph - NJ Institute of Technology - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-4
Tomasello-Monagas, Anne - Juv. Jus. Comm/Community Prog. -
Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Boards decision and denied Accidental Disability; Exceptions;
Reply to Exceptions
Adopted - Note exceptions; note reply to exceptions
G-5
Hanani, Manal - Department of Enviromental Protection - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability
Adopted
G-6
De Peri, John - Garfield City - Findings of fact and conclusion of law - Honorable service-Deferred Retirement
Approved
G-7
Lowe-Surge, Ruth - Haledorn Gero-Psych. Hospital - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision to deny the petitioner Accidental Disability - Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted w/modification - Note exceptions; note reply to exceptions
G-8
Catoggio, Anthony - Warren Township BOE - Appellate Division Decisions Anthony Catoggio vs. PERS
Noted
G-9
Crumbley, Gregory - Trenton Housing Authority - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-10
Wendruff, Irwin - Ocean County - Settlement Agreements Rejected - Continue in OAL
G-11
Appellate Division Decisions CWA/AFL- CIO, et al v. PERS regarding increase in Prosecutors Part contribution rate - For discussion/legal advice -
Noted - Authorize Division in conjunction with DAG to implement procedure
G-12
Delgado Suarez, Isabel - Jersey City Housing Authority - Initial Decision Resubmission; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Reaffirm adoption of ALJ decision; Note exceptions; Note reply to exceptions
G-13
Perry, Gloria - Department of Children & Famlies - Emergent Relief
Acknowledge receipt; Refer to OAL


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Davila, Yolanda - New Jersey State Prison - Appeals Boards denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Request to postpone
Approved request to postpone
H-2
Benson, James - Greater Egg Harbor Regional - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability
Approved
H-3
Lindenthal (deceased), Lynne for Peter - Mercer County -Appeals payment of death benefits
Denied
H-4
Dennis, Randy - Northfield City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5
Sharp, Joseph - Union County - Employer appeals denial of independent contractor (sharp)
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Kantor, Anastasya - The College of New Jersey - REMOVED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
J-2+
Catalano, John - Department of Community Affairs - Purchase request
Denied
J-3
Fiorelli, Karen - Division of Criminal Justice - Request for Prosecutors Part Service Credit
Approved
J-4+
Blecker, Suzanne - Sparta Township -Purchase request
Denied
J-5
Mailoux, Paul - Newark Public Schools - Request to Purchase
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Appellate Division Decisions Raymond Joseph Foster, III vs, PFRS
Noted
L-2
Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900 FOR September 2009
Noted
L-3 
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims for September 2009
Noted
L-4
Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900 for October 2009
Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims for October 2009
Noted
L-6
State Investment Council Agenda for Thursday, September 17, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-7
State Investment Council Minutes for Thursday, September 17, 2009 meeting
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 20, 2010.

 
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