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Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 13, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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’ Web site 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 Adobe PDF (9K) Deferred Adobe PDF (7K)
Special Adobe PDF (21K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:00 AM

Adjourned: 12:50 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Laurel Brennan (left 10:50 a.m.); Timothy Colacci; Vince Foti; Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Mike Postorino; John Sierchio; Mike Weik (Treasurer's Representative)


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Danielle Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; DAG Chris Tattory; Cheryl Chianese; Mark Schwedes; Luann Barnett; Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Charles Ryan; Pat Colligan; Mike Kusmierczyk; Paul Gillespie; William Meadows, Esq.; John Feeley, Esq.; William D. Subin, Esq.; Jessica Arndt, Esq.; DAG Chris Tattory; Craig Gumpel, Esq.; Kevin Mewborn; Mrs. Mewborn; Luis Hernandez; Mayra Pilipski; Chief Russo; Francisco Barreto; Amy Bomenblit; Steven Kossup, Esq.; Samuel Halpern, Esq.; Andrew Pacucci; Ted Koziol; Cesar Garcia; James Mealey; Shelley Mealey; James Scott


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 9, 2013
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of December 9, 2013
Approved Executive Session Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Documents for Discussion on Enrollment Age Limits in the PFRS
Tabled
B-2+ Introduction of Jim Scott, Pension and Health Benefits Fraud Unit
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for December 30, 2013
Approved
C-2
Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Diomede, Justin
Monmouth County
8/1/2013
Total Forfeiture
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Hall nae)
D-2 Mewborn, Kevin

Cumberland County
9/1/2013
Request to file for Ordinary Disability (member in service issue) Tabled per member's request
D-3 Connor, James


Teaneck Township
9/1/2013  
Late Filing - Approved
Ordinary Disability - Approved
D-4 Monthly OD Grid
  Diaz, Angel (Bayside State Prison)-
effective 3/1/2014; - Approved
Jungermann, Timothy (Teaneck
Twp.)-effective 5/1/2013; - Approved
Mannix, Paul (Cliffside Park Boro.) -
effective 7/1/2013 - Tabled for title
clarification



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Pilipski, Mayra
Borough of Rutherford
2/1/2014
1/28/2013
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-2

(+) Hernandez, Luis
Newark Police
Department
11/1/2013
1/24/2013
Approved

E-3

(+) Wenger, Karen
Burlington Twp.
1/1/2012
9/2/2010
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental. Case remains in the OAL.

E-4

(+) Koziol, Tadeusz
Bergen County
7/1/2010
12/14/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Offered Ordinary Disabiltiy or continue collecting Service retirement. Case remains in the OAL.
(Trustee Loccke recused)

E-5

(+) Barreto, Francisco
Newark Police
10/1/2013
3/10/2013
Approved

E-6

Moya, Paola
Passaic County
5/1/2013
7/6/2012
7/20/2012
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
 

E-7

Pimentel, Merari
Camden City
3/1/2012
12/30/2008
6/17/2009
1/4/2011
6/16/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Postorino nae)

E-8

Leonard, Robert
Newark Police
Department
10/1/2007
9/10/2006
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Member is no longer disabled and should be reinstated to his former position. Case remains in the OAL.

E-9

(+) Garcia, Cesar
Department of
Corrections
7/1/2013
4/18/2012
Tabled for IME to review prior injuries.
E-10 Clermont, Tammy
Berkeley Township
Municipal Building
11/1/2013
11/25/2012
Approved

 
E-11 (+) Guardabascio, Frank
Essex County
3/1/2014
4/3/2013
Approved
(Trustee Loccke recused)
E-12 (+) Carbone, Toni
Tuckerton Borough
8/1/2013
5/8/2009
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
(Vote: 7-2; Trustees Barrett, Loccke nae)
E-13 Roach, James
Edison Township
2/1/2014
11/28/2011
Approved
E-14 (+) Reyes, Isidoro
City of Camden
4/1/2013
6/23/2011 9/13/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett nae)
E-15 Wallace, Robert
Belleville Township
1/1/2014
3/3/2013
Approved
E-16 (+) Hoskins, Erayna

City of Camden
4/1/2013
6/27/2011
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental Disability. Continue collecting Ordinary Disability.
E-17 (+) Larosa, Anthony
Corrections Adult Diag & Treatment
3/1/2014
11/24/2011
Approved
(Vote: 8-1; Trustee Loccke nae)
E-18 Mealey, James
Brooklawn Borough
5/1/2013
11/11/2012
Approved with a 2 year re-evaluation
E-19 Bomenblit, Amy
Juv. Justice Comm/Community Prog.
2/1/2014
11/16/2011
Approved
E-20 Pasela, Joseph
City of Trenton
6/1/2013
11/28/2011
Approved
E-21 Ciraolo, Jennifer
Dept of Environmental Protection
2/1/2013
7/25/2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Reed, Keith - Corrections Adult Diagnostics and Treatment - Deferred retirement
(Removed for Cause)
Denied
F-2+ Ryan, Charles - City of Bayonne - Review Retirement Calculation
Approved (Vote: 9-0-1; Trustee Weik abstained)
F-3+ Gillespie, John - Deptford Township - Request review of Equitable Distribution Calculation
The Board affirmed the Division's methodology of calculation
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Furth, Jennifer - Burlington County Payroll Department - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and forfeited service and salary
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-2+ Ramos, Johnny - Passaic County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Boards decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective February 1,
2009
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-3+ Dessicino, Shelly - Atlantic City - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective June 1, 2011
Adopted ALJ's decision (DAG Schimmel recused)
G-4+ Orosz, Christopher - Middlesex County - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and ordered that Christopher Orosz remain eligible to receive the earned service
credit Public pension or retirement benefits issued it this case.
Rejected and modified ALJ's deicison for Uricoli review
G-5+ Ruh, Robert - Washington Twp. - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-6 Karasik, William - Sparta Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Rowan, Edward - Berlin Borough - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2+ McCarron, Brian - Hillsborough Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-3 Davis, Hakim - East Orange City - Appeals denial of Involuntary Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-4+ McCray, Anthony L. - City of Camden - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
Retirement Benefits, Request Resubmission to OAL
Approved OAL Hearing
H-5 Greagori, Shawn - Monmouth County - Appeals denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
H-6+ Hamilton, Bryant - City of camden - Request to reopen (Appeal denial of
Accidental Disability from 2006)
Denied OAL. The Board directed the Secretary to draw up a Final Administrative
Determination.
H-7 Clarke, Timothy - City of Elizabeth -
Denied reconsideration and Approved OAL Hearing.
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+
Ryan, Joseph - Monroe Twp. Board of Ed - Request for PFRS Enrollment (New
request from attorney to postpone)
Tabled per attorney request
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Clement Kackos vs PERS
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of October 2013
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for October 31, 2013
Noted
L-8 PBA Request for Independent Actuary
Board requested a response from the Division to the PBA letters.
L-9 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos for month ending 10/31/13
Noted
L-10 State Investment Council - Director's Report from November 21, 2013
Noted
L-11 State Investment Council - Investment Reporting Package from August 2013
Noted
L-12 State Investment Council - 2013 Proxy Voting Report
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 10, 2014.

 

 
 
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