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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
DECEMBER 11, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:11 AM

Adjourned: 3:30 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis (left at 1:10), Peter Maurer, Benjamin Hurst, Ned Thomson, Susanne Culliton, William O'Brien (arrived 10:23)


Absent: Ronald Winthers

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Raschelle Wiggins; Amy Mazzeo; Luann Barnett; Carolyn Miksch; Gary Miksch; Sheldon Pincus, attorney; Stacy Celmer-Ostrander; David Ostrander; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Thomas Mirabella; Alan Bartolozzi; Donald Gardner, attorney; Joseph Smith; Michael Botton, attorney; Edwin Goldberg; Barbara Goldberg; Richard Friedman, attorney; Kathleen Naprstek Cerisano; Dennis Harraka; Joseph Spicuzzo; Craig Gumpel, attorney; Robert Thompson; Eric Tunis, attorney; Robert Sinkus; Donna Platt; Stuart Platt, attorney; Lisa Pointer, Florence Sheppard; Steven Kossup, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 7, 2012
Approved (Trustees Thomson and Buriani-DeSantis abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Return to Employment
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-4
Chapter 221
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Macleod, Roland
NJ Veterans
Mem. Home
8/1/2012
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Miksch, Carolyn
Warren Hills Reg. School
2/1/2012
B
Reconsidered and Denied and Offer Deferred
(Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Buriani-DeSantis)
D-3 Nieves, Evelin
Passaic County
9/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-4 Singh, Kuldip
Dept. of Personnel
8/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Krupa, Eileen
Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority
5/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Minarck, Michael
Little Egg Harbor Township
6/1/2012
5
Approved
D-7 Wettstein, Karen
Bayside State Prison
8/1/2012
5
Approved
D-8 Hart, Thomas
Camden Co. Bd of Chosen Freeholders
7/1/2012
A
Approved
D-9 Leeds, Christine
Atlantic County
3/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-10 McLaughlin, Glenn
Passaic Valley
Sewerage Commission
5/1/2012
A
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-11 Monthly OD Grid
 
  
 
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Abreu, Elsa A

09/12

5

Rutgers University

Anilo, Virginia M

10/12

1

South Plainfield BOE

Arnott, Paul W

10/12

5

Regional Operations North

Basso, Charles J

11/12

5

Union City

Baxter, Ellen

12/12

5

Somerset County Finance Office

Bennett, Margaret D

09/12

5

Gloucester Co Board of Social Services

Berger, James A

08/12

A

Millburn Township

Brower, Carlton W

10/12

B

Hamilton Township

Bryant, Eric

08/12

5

Newark City

Collins, Margaret

11/12

5

Jackson Township BOE

Cordova, Frank

08/12

5

Prospect Park BOE

Cruz, Reynaldo

09/12

A

Judiciary / Middlesex County

Davis, John C

04/12

5

Vineland City BOE

Ditonno, Brian M Sr

12/12

5

Greenwich Township

Ewanichak, Michael

12/12

A

Collingswood Borough BOE

Falco, Arlene

12/12

1

Jersey City Public Schools

Garrity, Carol Ann

11/12

2

Motor Vehicle Commission

Gibson, Nathaniel

02/13

A

Jersey City Housing Authority

Gillman, William S

11/12

D

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Griffin, Linda

10/10

5

Rutgers University

Hayes, Joanne C

10/12

5

Bayside State Prison

Hearns, Ricardo

12/12

D

Trenton Housing Authority

Hicks, Christopher

10/12

5

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Hill, Antonia C

12/12

5

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Hinton, Theron W

10/12

5

NJ State Dept. of Health

Lalonde, Dennis J

12/12

5

Mendham Township

Laspata, Virginia L

12/12

5

South Plainfield BOE

Levecchi, Joseph J

10/12

5

Middlesex County

Linares, Diana L

11/12

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Loaiza, Maria

05/12

5

Rutgers University

Luongo, Jude A

09/12

B

Newark Public Schools

Martinez, Harry

10/12

5

Passaic County

Matin, Mohammed A

12/12

A

Passaic County

McGowan, Kevin J

10/12

5

Ocean County

Meerbergen, Okchin

12/12

D

Morris County

Minko, Mary R

04/12

C

Delran Twp BOE

Morrison, Lois E

11/12

1

Lower Cape May Reg School Dist

Murrin, John J

04/12

5

Brick Township

Paige, Gwendolyn L

09/12

5

Bayonne City

Paul, Elissa

01/13

4

Monmouth County/Hall Of Records

Pharo, Scott W

10/12

A

Little Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Phillips, Sheena M

12/12

5

Camden City

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Pisapia, Maria T

12/12

5

Lacey Township BOE

Poole, Leon

09/12

5

Camden City BOE

Roach, James H

07/12

A

Edison Twp BOE

Robinson, Rosemary

01/13

5

Division Of Consumer Affairs

Rodriguez, Benigno

03/13

3

Elizabeth BOE

Rosenmeier, Mararete

08/12

5

Bergen Community College

Salata, David

08/12

5

Passaic Valley Sewerage Comm

Sanchez, Gloria I

09/12

B

Univ. Of Medicine & Dentistry

Seguine, Nicholas

01/13

D

Edison Township

Stewart, Michelle

08/12

5

Developmental Disabilities

Vancardo, Gregory

10/12

5

Point Pleasant Boro BOE

Vannoni, Doris E

01/13

D

Gloucester Twp Fire District 4

Total = 54


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Covington, Renee
Judiciary/Bergen
County
 
 
 
Request to apply for Accidental Disability Denied
E-2 Curran, Jay
Edison Twp. BOE
6/1/2011
5
9/29/2009
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental

E-3

Gaven, Robert
Delran Township
4/1/2004
A
2/15/2003
5/29/2003
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue Ordinary;
Continue in OAL
E-4 Reno, Brian
New Lisbon
Development
9/1/2012
5
8/23/2012
Approved

E-5

Hulighan, William
W. Orange Twp. Bd.
Of Ed.
5/1/2012
5
2/19/2008
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-6 Mehmedagic, Zlatka
South Brunswick Bd
of Ed
8/1/2012
5
2/9/2011
Approved

E-7

Roman, Teresa
UMDNJ
7/1/2012
1
7/20/2009
Approved
E-8 Hardish, Maryanne
Judiciary
6/1/2012
1
  
(No alleged incident on the job can be verified) Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary

E-9

Maurizi-Booth, Debra
Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
8/1/2012
5
7/22/2011
Approved
E-10 Crawley, Maria
Woodbine
Developmental Center
10/1/2012
1
10/23/2011
Approved

E-11

Hyman, Darlene
Middlesex County
Improvement Authority
2/1/2012
5
1/10/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-12 O'Neill, Edward Monroe Twp.
9/1/2012
B
2/8/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-13

Caraballo, Jose
Camden City Public
Schools
11/1/2012
B
6/20/2011
9/26/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-14 Frei, Frederick
Sparta Township
10/1/2012
C
2/24/2003
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-15 Jones, Robert
Regional Operation
South
6/1/2012
5
12/11/2008
6/22/2011
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-16

Chrans, David
South Woods Prison
8/1/2012
5
3/9/2011
Approved
E-17 Chodnoff, Michael

Dept. Of Corrections
10/1/2012
A
12/27/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-18

Miller, Maureen
Garden State Recp &
Youth Correction
Center
11/1/2012
5
3/28/2012
Approved
E-19 Clemer-Ostrander, Stacy
Motor Vehicle
Commission
6/1/2012
5
6/23/2008
Tabled for clarification from employer
E-20 Mirabella, Thomas
Oradell Boro
11/1/2012
B
4/29/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-21 Hristos, Noutsopoulos
Hudson County
1/1/2013
5
9/16/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-22 Izquierdo, Dionisio
Montclair State
University
8/1/2012
5
3/21/2011
Approved 
E-23 Peoples, Willie
State Police Civilian
Employee
8/1/2012
5
8/23/2001
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Bartolozzi, Alan - Secaucus - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (Retirements)
F-2 Mitchell, Lillian - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Deferred Retirement) (Retirements)
F-3+ Smith, Joseph - Spring Lake Borough - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture (Retirements) (Trustee Thomson recused.)
F-4+ Goldberg, Edwin - Middlesex County College - Return to Employment
Repay lesser of salary or pension; Repay salary earned from 2002 through 2008 (Retirements, External Audit)
F-5+ Harraka, Dennis - Hillsdale Boro - Bona fide retirement issues
Tabled for administrative review (External Audit)
F-6+ Spicuzzo, Joseph - Middlesex County - Request to continue benefits pending disposition of charges
Denied (Retirements)
F-7+ Thompson, Robert - Treasury Division of Taxation - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit percentage of pension based on time in title of Director over total years of service (Retirements)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Molder, Calbert - Mercer County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Montoya, Aida - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted the findings of fact of the ALJ which affirms the Board's decision; Reject the conclusions of law regarding whether she was in the performance of her regular and assigend dutes; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-3 #2-21160 - Harrison Civil Service Employees Association - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Glassey, Stanley - Egg Harbor Township Municipal Utilities Authority - Settlement Proposal
Approved
G-5 Holl, John - Criminal Justice - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision only as to Mr. Holl's prosecutor's part credit earned on or before January 7, 2002. The ALJ ordered that the Board is not estopped from denying Mr. Holl's Prosecutor's part credit after January 7, 2002; Request to Postpone -
Approved the postponement
G-6 Brooks, Edward - Univ. Of Medicine - Hearing Withdrawals
Failure to appear
Noted
G-7 Kissack, Dana - Ramapo Indian Hills Reg H S D - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-8 Figueroa, Jose - Atlantic City MUA - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Kampe, William - Monmouth County - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Goglia, Toni - Toms River School Dis - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Levy, Daniel - Washington Township - Appeals the Board's denial of creditable compensation
Approved
H-4 Sullivan, Linda - Southern State Crrtnl Facility - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Generoso, Joseph - Passaic County - Appeals Reinstatement from Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Serrano, Milagros - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-7 Connors, Gail - Appeals denial of option change
Denied
H-8 Borkstrom, Cornelia - Stillwater Township BD Of ED - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Scogna, Benjamin - Deptford Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Paredes, Julio - Motor Vehicle Commisssion - Appeals denial of Deferred retirement benefits
Denied
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Sinkus, Robert - Unemployment Ins & Disability - Purchase
Denied
J-2+ Platt, Donna - Berlin Township - Enrollment Eligibility
Denied
J-3+ Allen, Frederick - Somerset County Bd of Social Services - Disqualification of Multiple Member Status
Denied
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Kristine Zutell vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Thomas Saccone vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance as of July 31, 2012
Noted
L-4 Division of Investment Reporting Package for September 2012
Noted
L-5 NJ State Invenstment Council-Comments on the State of New Jersey's Actuarial Assumptions for Rates of Return on the State's Pension Funds
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2012
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of October 2012
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 for the month of October 2012
Noted
L-9 Notification of Compliance of Board Decision regarding Sharon Clugston
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2012
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2012
Noted
L-12 Trial Balance for August 31, 2012
Noted
L-13 Trial Balance for September 30, 2012
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund A As of October 31, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 16, 2013.

 

 
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