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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 9, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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
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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:07 AM

Adjourned: 1:35 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan; Peter Maurer; Ned Thomson (left 12:15 p.m.); Thomas Bruno; Suzanna Buriani DeSantis; Ron Winthers; Susanne Culliton


Absent: John Lowden

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Lisa Pointer; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mike Czycyk; DAG Danielle Bradus; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Cheri Wong; John Feeley, Esq.; Kenneth Thomson, Esq.; Hank Schwedes; Joseph Haldusiewicz; Dennis Buckley; Mark Schwedes; Micki Billick; Anthony DiNicola; Kathleen Cerisano, Esq.; Leonard Schiro, Esq.; Diane Patterson; Velma (with D. Patterson)



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 09, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Gonzalez, Vilma
Superior Court of New Jersey
1/1/20111
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Axner, Luecrisha
Township of Haddon
5/1/2010
C
Approved
D-3 Lahotsky Sr., Donald
Clifton City BOE
11/1/2010
1
Approved 
D-4 Rue, Faith
Department of Enviromental Protection
12/1/2010
5
Approved with a one year re-exam. 
D-5 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)
D-6 Armand, Janet
City of Newark 1/1/2008
D
Approved Remove case from OAL.

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Acebo, Moraima

10/10

5

Elizabeth Bd Of Ed

Agabiti, Armando A

05/10

B

Mercer County

Blain, Dorothy R

11/10

5

Lodi Bd Of Ed

Blume, Fred

10/10

5

Wharton Borough

Bojarski, Charles E

10/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Bowen, Kim M

01/10

D

Woodbine Developmental Center

Bradley-Blue, Stephanie D

10/10

5

Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office

Brady, Barbara A

01/11

5

Howell Twp Bd Of Ed

Chiacchio, Joseph

01/11

A

Mercer County

Clarke, Jessie

01/11

5

Juv. Jus. Comm./Community

Cramer, Evelyn

11/10

A

Millville City

Damico, Joseph N

11/10

B

Montclair State University

Davis, Glen E

12/10

C

NJ Housing & Mtg Finance Agency

Davis-Brown, Barbara

11/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Dixon, Leslie R

01/11

1

Plainfield City

Dovey, June E

10/10

5

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Edge, Jack Hamilton

10/10

5

NJ State Parole Board

Elyukim, Galina

04/11

5

Rutgers University

Gordon, Marvin

10/10

5

Somerset Co Vocational School

Gould, Margaret L

09/10

5

Sussex County

Hall, Cherine C

09/10

5

East Orange City

Hankerson, Alberta

01/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Heim, Annette Joy

06/10

5

Perth Amboy City

Herscher, Sandra

11/10

5

Kingsway Regional School Dist

Imgrund, Carol J

11/10

1

Sea Girt Bd Of Ed

Jackson, Vince A

12/10

D

Jersey City Housing Authority

Jones, Dorothy M

03/10

5

Juv. Jus. Comm./Community Prog.

Jordan, Manuela D

07/10

B

NJ State Dept. Of Health

King, Dianne

12/10

5

Office Of The Public Defender

Kneipp, Nancy A

01/11

5

Monmouth Co Div Of Social Service

Lebron, Audeliz

07/10

A

West Windsor Plainsboro Reg

Lemme, Angelo F

02/11

5

Passaic County

Lincoln, Laverne

07/10

A

Irvington Bd Of Ed

Luhmann, Vivian A

12/10

A

Cresskill Bd Of Ed

Martin, Kathleen

01/11

5

Hudson County

Martinez, Doris

09/10

5

State Police Civilian Employees

Meissner, Curtis Lee

10/10

1

West Windsor Plainsboro Reg

Mertz, Terry-Ann

04/10

5

Monmouth Co Div Of Social Service

Momplaisir, Dominique

11/10

5

East Orange City Bd Of Ed

Morgan, Shelly R

12/10

D

Ocean Co Bd Of Health

Muccilli, Janice

01/11

1

South Plainfield Borough

Nicholas, Rita

06/10

5

Evesham Twp Bd Of Ed

Poplawski, Joseph

09/10

B

Burlington County/Payroll Dept

Powell, Helen L

11/10

5

Deptford Twp Bd Of Ed

Ravenda, Jane K

12/10

5

Bergen County

Rios, Jose O

01/11

C

Englewood City

Rivera, Daniel

08/10

C

Trenton City

Rivera, Selynda

04/10

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Rodriguez, Francisco

03/10

D

Passaic Board Of Education

Rosenberg, Jess M

02/11

5

Bergen County

Ruggiero, Margaret

11/10

5

Judiciary / Hudson County

Ryan, Rita

05/10

5

Southern Regional H S District

Schweigart, William

11/10

2

Gloucester Co Vo-Tech Sch Dist
Woodbury Heights Borough

Scorza, Deborah A

07/10

5

Washington Twp Bd Of Ed (Glouc)

Smith, Ellen

10/10

A

Western Monmouth Utils Auth

Tardillo, Elza

07/10

5

Passaic County

Taylor, Myrna

01/11

1

Central Payroll Office

Torchia, Anne B

01/11

1

Gloucester County

Ugolick, Paul E

01/11

B

Moorestown Township Bd Of Ed

Veri, Joseph

01/11

A

Lodi Bd Of Ed

Whyte, Steven H

08/10

A

Monmouth County/Hall Of Records

Williams, Willene

10/10

1

Rowan University

Wilson, Denise Lynn

09/10

5

Freehold Borough
Sr. Public Safety


Total = 63

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Espinal, Marie
Montclair State University
7/1/2010
5
1/10/2009
Approved
E-2 Bahm, Brian
Mercer County
1/1/2010
5
10/21/2006
Approved

E-3

Wong, Cheri
Department of Children & Families
5/1/2010
5
3/24/2005
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-4 Springer, Glenn
South Jersey Port Corporation
9/1/2010
C
4/28/2008
Approved
E-5 Sarlo, Kevin
Township of Delran
7/1/2010
B
10/27/2009
Approved
E-6 Johann, Brunilda
National Park Board of Education
8/1/2010
5
11/4/2008
Approved

E-7

Sees, Richard
Township of Mantua
9/1/2010
5
8/7/2007
Tabled for clarification from IME
Grant interim Ordinary Disability effective 9/1/2010. Option 5
E-8 Davis III, Bernard J.
Gloucester County
1/1/2011
5
10/8/2007
6/9/2009
1/25/2010
Approved

E-9

Graziosi, Anthony
Jersey City Public Schools
9/1/2010
5
8/10/2009
Denied Accidental, continue Ordinary Disability
E-10 Millan, George
Garden State Recp. & Youth Corrections Center
6/1/2010
A
3/4/2009
Approved

E-11

Rosado, Norma
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
6/1/2010
5
10/9/2004
Approved
E-12 Morales, Albert
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
7/1/2010
5
5/26/2006
Approved

E-13

Kevett, Edward
County of Mercer
8/1/2010
A
5/17/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-14 Laskey, Janice
Township of Lower
5/1/2010
5
1/23/2009 11/12/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-15 Coleman Teti, Sandra
NJ Veterans Memorial Home, Vineland
5/1/2010
D
11/5/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary 

E-16

Fruscione, Stella A.
Marie H. Katzenbach School F/T Deaf
11/1/2010
D
2/3/2010
Approved
E-17 Abuhamda, Khander
County of Passaic
9/1/2010
5
12/9/2009
Approved

E-18

Odumosu, Oluyomi
City of Trenton
8/1/2008
5
8/24/2004
Denied Accidental Disability, continue collecting Ordinary Disability
E-19 Mosley, Cynthia
Department of Children & Families
6/1/2010
5
7/12/2007
Approved
E-20 Manno, Joseph
Montville Township
10/1/2010
5
1/3/2006
Approved

E-21

Maddrey, Beverly
NJ Veterans Memorial Home, Vineland
7/1/2010
5
5/18/2009
Approved
E-22 Gonzalez, Francisco
Township of Dover
12/1/2008
5
11/27/2001
Approved
Remove case from OAL.
E-23 Staub, David
Nutley Board of Education
9/1/2010
A
11/19/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Haldusiewicz, Joseph - Division of Law - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from January 1, 2001 until the end of employment.
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Buckley, Dennis - Belleville Township - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of salary from January 1, 1997 until the end of employment. (Retirement
Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Munoz, Carlos - Hudson County - Final Administrative
Determinations
Adopted
G-2 Kochel, David - OTSA - Response to settlement decision
Remove the stay and offer right to appeal at January, 2011 Board Meeting; otherwise
implement administrative decision. (External Audit)
G-3+ Cleary, James - WMUA - Settlement Proposal
Rejected
G-4 Cordero, Servero - Jersey City Housing Authority - Initial Decision
ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Rejected and note the execeptions and reply to exceptions.
G-5 Matthews, Gary - Sussex County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
the Board's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-6 Watts, Frank - UMDNJ - Appellate Division Decisions Frank
Watts vs PERS - Appellate Division decision affirmed the denial of retirement benefits
Noted
G-7+ DiNicola, Anthony - Newark Housing Auth - Settlement Proposal
Reconsidered and reinstate repayment based on administrative decision dated November
21, 2006. (Retirement/Enrollment/External Audit)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Stulpin, E. Alyce - Judiciary/Union County - Appealing the Boards denial of Accidental Disability retirement benfits
Approved

H-2 Gentile, Richard - Ocean County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits - Beyond 45 days
Approved
H-3 Panzino, Margaret - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Brooks, Edward - UMDNJ - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Alvarez, Elizabeth - Juv. Jus. Comm. Central Office - Appeals the Board's
denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Shorter, Suzanne - Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders - Request to Purchase at Retroactive Date
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Patterson, Joseph (deceased) - Purchase & Property - Payment of Death Benefits
Denied




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Briane K. Washington vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund A As of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B As of July 31, 2010
Noted
L-4 Revised List of Date 2011
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance As of July 31, 2010
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance As of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund A As of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-10 State Investment Council minutes
Noted
L-11 State Investment Council monthly report
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 19, 2011.

 

 
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