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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 7, 2011
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 2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:16 AM

Adjourned: 3:25 PM

Roll Call:

Lee Flanagan, Tom Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Peter Maurer, Susanne Culliton, Ned Thomson, William O'Brien (arrived 10:30)


Absent: Ronald Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Jackie Bussanich; Hank Schwedes; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mark Schwedes; Mike Czyzyk; Sunanda Rana; DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; DAG Natalia Chan; Mirabelle Stoedter; Frank Watts; Lillian Watts; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Martin Barnes; Diane Barnes; Joe DiPisa, attorney; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Joe Malinconico, Star Ledger; Jane Feigenbaum; Stephen Trimboli, attorney; DAG Danielle Schimmel; Ovia Hall; Wendy Curaton; Janice Blakes;
Daniel Zirrith, attorney; F. Thomas Hillegass, attorney; Thomas Leonik; Kathleen Fuquay; Declan Gourley, attorney; Kathleen Erla; Marcus Colicelli, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 7, 2011
Approved (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Retirement List
Approved
C-2 Chapter 221
Approved
C-3 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1

King, Thomas

Mt. Olive Twp. BOE
2/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Soto, Marilyn
Division of Civil Rights
7/1/2011
5
Involuntary Approved
D-3 Mancini, Jennifer
Bayonne BOE
9/1/2011
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
 
    Approved (see list below)
D-5 La Pira, Joseph
City of Linden
8/1/2010
5
Off payroll over 2 years Tabled
D-6 Fuquay, Kathleen
New Jersey City Univers1ity
12/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-7 Turner, Virginia
Public Defender
8/1/2008
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-8 DiClaudio, Susan
Camden County Bd
of Chosen Freeholders
7/1/2011
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year


ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Armstrong, Michael S

12/11

A

Woodbine Developmental Center

Ayres, Carole

12/11

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Berger, Rosemarie A

01/12

5

Lindenwold Borough BOE

Bonefede, Michael A

12/11

5

Morris County

Bowser, Allen W

11/11

5

Union County

Bridgewater, Lorraine J

10/11

5

Trenton Housing Authority

Byrd, Kimearley A

01/12

5

Brookdale Community College

Carter-Spence, Patricia

10/11

D

Atlantic County

Chandler, Deborah Ann

10/11

1

East Orange City

Corcoran, Jennette R

08/11

5

Hagedorn Gero-Psych. Hospital

Couch, Janice R

03/11

1

Department of Corrections

Crate, Kristin B

11/11

5

Secretary of State

Escolano, Michael J

12/11

5

NJ Turnpike Authority

Freibott, Donald J

07/11

B

Lakewood Township

Gibbons, Victoria

07/11

A

Vineland Developmental Center

Griffith, George Gillen Jr

01/12

A

Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs

Hansen, Harry E

02/12

C

Kingwood Township BOE

Henry, Linda M

01/12

A

West Deptford Twp BOE

Hensrud, Frances M

03/12

5

Judiciary/Hudson County

Hildner, Linda

03/11

5

Brick Twp BOE

Honrath, Linda A

03/12

5

Mantua Township

Johnson, Christopher D

10/11

1

Freehold Township

Johnson, Elizabeth A

09/11

5

Morris County

Johnson, Hyacinth S

01/12

5

North Jersey Development Center

Joseph, Celeste K

09/11

5

UMDNJ

Kinsky, Frances C

11/11

A

Gloucester Co Utilities Authority

Kolb, Dariann

03/12

5

Egg Harbor City BOE

Lehnhoff, Robert J Sr

10/11

C

Boonton Town BOE

Lloyd, Adelbert Jr

11/11

5

Salem County

Marshall, Edward Jr

10/11

5

Regional Operations Central

Matos, Maureen A

11/11

B

Vernon Township BOE

Medina, Ana

07/11

5

Elizabeth BOE

Panfili, Sandra

01/12

5

Treasury - Division of Taxation

Popp, Stephen A

11/11

C

New Jersey State Prison

Pukdeedamrongrit, Jarin

12/11

A

Madison Boro BOE

Rajaniemi, Ginger K

07/11

A

Pemberton Township BOE

Rolf, Nancy L

11/11

5

Washington Twp BOE (Glouc)

Romano, Martha

12/11

5

Bergen County

Rosario, Ricardo

09/11

C

Jersey City Housing Authority

Sabatelli, Sabrina S

07/11

5

Mantua Township

Sammons, Joanne L

09/11

D

Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School

Schuler, Dorothea A

02/12

5

Judiciary/Mercer County

Scott, Walter L

07/11

3

Woodbridge Township

Shockley, Phillip M

12/11

5

Newark City

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Simione, Mary L

01/12

1

Vineland Developmental Center

Sims, Garland

08/11

A

Newark Public Schools

Sklut, Madeline P

02/12

D

Marlboro Township BOE

Smith, Susan P

01/12

5

Judiciary/Essex County

Solola, Bandele

01/12

A

Elizabeth City

Stayton, James T

05/11

A

Riverside Township BOE

Sugar, Marvese Yvonne

12/11

5

Essex County

Tinson, Vivian

03/11

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Tomcho, Edward A

10/11

A

Hawthorne BOE

Vasser, William H Sr

11/11

5

Cape May County

Vituscka, Lawrence O

11/11

5

Ocean County

Walker, Tonya

12/11

D

Atlantic County

Warme, Patricia A

02/12

5

Ocean Co Board of Social Services

Weber, Kelly

09/11

A

Absecon City

Wolff, Norman T

04/11

A

Kean University

Zahemski, Marilyn Patricia

11/11

5

Warren Co Bd of Chosen Freeholders

Zakaroff, Phyllis

12/11

5

Northwest Bergen Co Utilities Auth

Total = 61

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Johnson, Samuel
William Paterson University of NJ
10/1/2011
5
6/9/2010
Approved
E-2 Liberatore, Benjamin
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
4/1/2011
5
9/18/2006
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year

E-3

Lafragola, Luisa
Jersey City Public Schools
7/1/2011
5
8/12/2010
Approved
E-4 Santora, Anthony
North Wildwood BOE
5/1/2011
A
11/8/2010
Approved
E-5 Williams, George
Freehold Regional High School District
12/1/2009
1
11/12/2008
Approved
E-6 Fisher, Teresa
Gloucester County Special Services School District
5/1/2010
5
4/27/2009
Approved

E-7

Kinsella, Susan
Henry Hudson Reg. School Dist.
8/1/2011
5
7/29/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-8
Herrera, Merida
Kean University
2/1/2010
5
8/14/2008
Approved

E-9

Reyner, Robert
Perth Amboy City
9/1/2011
5
8/27/1997
Approved
E-10 Jones, Greer
Trenton Psych Hospital
9/1/2009
A
9/3/2008
Reconsidered and Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-11 Taggart, Roberta
Department of Children & Families Services
11/1/2010
5
9/2/2009
Approved
E-12 Givens, Susan
Southern State Correctional Facility
8/1/2011
1
2/20/2010
Approved

E-13

Williams, Lance
Atlantic County
5/1/2011
1
2/22/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-14 Lespinasse, Louise
Newark Public Schools
10/1/2011
D
9/9/2010
Tabled for additional information

E-15

Bailey, Charles
Juv. Jus. Comm/Community Prog.
2/1/2011
C
9/5/2002
3/7/2006
8/13/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary
E-16

Leo, Anita

Camden City BOE
3/1/2011
5

3/22/2005
9/15/2006
9/21/2010

Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(no record of 2005 incident - LOA)

E-17

Colon, Sandra
Camden Co. Bd. of Chosen Freeholders
6/1/2011
C
6/13/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-18 Francisco, David
County of Essex
12/1/2011
5
5/10/2011
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year

E-19

Colter, Gloria
County of Essex
9/1/2011
5
3/6/2007
3/7/2007
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Service
E-20 Grace, Penny Sue
Egg Harbor Twp. BOE
12/1/2011
5
11/29/2010
Involuntary Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-21 DeShields, Deborah
Vineland City BOE
6/1/2011
5
1/5/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-22

Davis, Marguerita
NJ Vets Home at Menlo Park
9/1/2011
5
9/21/2008
Approved
E-23 Reed, Darlene
Cumberland County
8/1/2011
5
4/16/2008
Approved

E-24

Repp, Mary Jane
Juv. Jus.Comm/Community Program
6/1/2011
D
7/8/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-25 Bintliff, Dawn
Barnegat Twp.
4/1/2009
D
5/17/2004
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-26 Hirschen, Alfred A
NJ Turnpike Authority
7/1/2011
A
9/29/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-27

Erla, Kathleen
Jersey City Public Schools
3/1/2011
1
6/27/2006
3/4/2008
Tabled for clarification from IME
E-28 Bolling, Tracie
Woodbine Developmental Center
5/1/2011
A
1/9/2006
Approved

E-29

Randells, Carlton
Camden County MUA
9/1/2011
C
12/30/2009
Approved
E-30 Maxwell, Yvonne
Trenton Psych
7/1/2010
5
3/15/2007
Tabled for clarification
E-31 Annable, Glenn
Juvenile Justice Comm
9/1/2011
1
8/7/2008
Approved

E-32

Loiacono, Leo
Essex County
9/1/2011
A
6/1/2011
Approved
E-33 Dochterman, Kelli
Bernards Twp Sewerage Auth
10/1/2011
5
10/5/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)

E-34

Wallace, Virginia
Mt. Olive Twp BOE
10/1/2008
5
1/7/2005
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Service; Continue in OAL



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Stoedter, Alan - Department of Agriculture - Spouse request dependency
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Watts, Frank - UMDNJ - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from April 1, 1999 through termination of
employment; Apply prospectively (Vote: 6:1; Trustee Buriani-DeSantis: Nae) (Retirement
Bureau)
F-3+ Barnes, Martin - City of Paterson - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Vote: 5:2; Trustees Maurer and Buriani-DeSantis: Nae) (Retirement
Bureau)
F-4+ Feigenbaum, Jane - Trenton City - Return to Employment
Not bona fide retirement (Retirements/Ext Audit)
F-5 Ramos, Melvin - Perth Amboy City - a) Honorable Service
b) Dependency - Request to Postpone until January meeting
Approved postponement
F-6 Trotman, Olwin - Division of Youth and Family Services - Return to Employment
Repay salary earned after retirement (Retirements/Ext Audit)
F-7+ Hall, Ovia - Department of Children and Families - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary for last 12 months of employment (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Gentile, Richard - Ocean County - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-2 DiNicola, Anthony - Newark Housing Authority - Hearing
Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Zablatzky, Lidia - Department of Children and Families - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4+ Pfannen, Kenneth - Rockleigh Borough - Settlement Offer
Rejected settlement offer; Propose counter-offer; Cease all public employment; Accept
monetary amount offered; Reinstate original retirement benefit; Cancel re-enrollment and
credit pension contributions for period of time worked; Authorize secretary to sign final
settlement agreement
G-5 Wright, Hope - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Boards denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted - Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-6+ Leonik, Thomas - Cape May County Util Auth. - Settlement Proposal
Rejected settlement offer; Propose counter offer through DAG; Authorize secretary to sign final settlement agreement
G-7 James, Jerome - Regional Operations North - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-8 Trevino, - South Woods Prison - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decion and granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits effective August 1, 2008 -
Request to Postpone
Approved postponement
G-9 Thompson, Mark - Passaic County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Karchmar, Larry - Old Bridge BOE - Appeals the Board's denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 DeCicco, James (deceased) - South Orange Village - Appeals
the Board's denial of payment under Option 1
Approved and Approved request for stay
H-3 Jackson, Mattie - Department of Children and Families - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Bertulis, Ann - Midstate Correctional Facility - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Williams, Wayne - Essex County - Appeals the Board's denial of creditable
compensation for certain salary increases in settlement agreement
Approved
H-6 Nora, Robert - City of Elizabeth - Appeals the Board's denial of creditable compensation
Denied
H-7 Clayton, Jeffrey - Long Branch BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 Sanchez-Fernandez, William - Rutgers University - Appeals
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Colon, German - Morris Hills Regional District - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Smith, Paulette - Trenton Psychiatirc - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-11 Anastos, Brett - Garfield City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-12 Finnerty, Stacy - Judiciary/Hudson County - Appeals the Boards denial of
retroactive purchase
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Iannarelli, Jr., Anthony - Ramapo College of New Jersey - Request for
continued membership in PERS
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Corrected meeting dates for 2012
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance As of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers PERS-Contributory group insurance policy #13900
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund A As of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund B As of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund D As of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E As of October 31, 2011
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 18, 2012.

 
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