The Official Web Site For The State of New Jersey - Department of Treasury
Global Navigation
FAQs Departments/ Agencies Services A to Z NJ Home Page
Disclaimer
Twitter YouTube Facebook
Pensions and Benefits
POLICE AND FIREMEN'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 12, 2015
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 December 18, 2014.

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 (16K) Deferred - none
Special Adobe PDF (28K) Totals Adobe PDF (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:09 AM

Adjourned: 2:40 PM

Roll Call:

Marty Barrett; Keith Bennett; Tim Colacci; Susanne Culliton; Vince Foti (left at 1:30 pm); Wayne Hall; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Brady Middlesworth


Absent: Laurel Brennan

Also Present: DAG Daniell Schimmel; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Cheryl
Chianese; Valerie McManus; John Megariotis; David Driscoll, Buck Consultants;
Aaron Shapiro, Buck Consultants; Trooper Ventola; Rich Mikutsky; Luann Barnett;
Paul Kleinbaum, Esq.; Garrett Hoffman; James Ashe; Wayne Grapstul; Thomas
Napier; Kevin O'Sullivan; Joseph Heaney; Ralph Scianni; John Forsman, Esq.; Craig
Gumpel, Esq.; Alfred Cistaro, Stuart Alterman, Esq.; Christopher Patella, Esq.; Steven
Kossup, Esq.; D. William Subin, Roy Rambo; Peggy Mallen, NJSP Survivors of the
Triangle; John Feeley, Esq.; Ugo Bellomo; Anthony Wierners; Stefanie Maloney;
Davin Lehman; Mark McDermott; Brian Jones; James Maribo; Trooper Kohlhepp;
Benjamin Byrd; Keith Johnson, ROP Lodge 62; Danny Schick, NJSFOP; Peter
Andreyev; Dominick Semenza; Larry Martin


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 8, 2014
Approved with amendment (Trustee Hall abstained)

Minutes from the meeting of December 8, 2014
Approved Executive Session (Trustee Hall abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ Actuary 3 year Experience Report as of June 30, 2013
Tabled for additional information from the Actuary
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=
Active and Retired Death Lists for January 2, 2015
Approved
C-2= Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Abdul-Haqq, Ibrahim

City of Newark 4/1/2002 Request to change retirement type
from Ordinary to Accidental
Disability Denied
D-2 McKinney, Valerie

Gloucester City 4/1/2006 Request for Re-examination
Approved re-examination within 60
days or suspend benefits
D-3 (+) Maloney, Stefanie
West Windsor Twp. 8/1/2014 Approved with a two year reexamination
(Vote: 7-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
D-4 Monthly OD Grid     Approved Langston, Deborah (South
Woods Prison) 6/1/2014;
Ocasio, Luis (Hudson County)
7/1/2014;
Stout, Nicole (Voorhees Twp)
6/1/2014

(+) Deitch, Michael (West Orange
Twp) 2/1/2014; Approved to amend
from Ordinary Disability to
Accidental Disability



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Jones, Brian

City of Vineland 5/1/2014 10/31/2012 Approved

E-2

(+) Semenza, Dominick

Middlesex County 8/1/2014 6/21/2013 Request to process Accidental
Disability application while
termination appeal pending
Denied request to continue processing AD application.

E-3

(+) Lehman, Davin
Bloomfield Twp. 3/1/2013 10/23/2011
4/1/2012
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental Disability. Case remains
in the OAL.

E-4

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

E-5

(+) Maribo, James
Ocean County 11/1/2011 7/21/2010 Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental Dsiability. Withdrawal
case from the OAL.

E-6

Torres, Rose
Lindenwold Borough 2/1/2015 8/12/2012 Approved

E-7

Edelstein, David
Edison Twp. 6/1/2014 6/26/2013 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Vote 6-2; Trustees Loccke, Colacci
nae)

E-8

(+) Byrd, Benjamin

Bayside State Prison 9/1/2012 8/7/2007 Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental Disability. Withdrawal
case from OAL.

E-9

(+) McDermott, Mark
Town of Kearny 11/1/2014 11/8/2013 Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Grapstul, Wayne - City of Bayonne - Creditable Compensation (final
compensation calculation)
Approved (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Napier, Thomas - City of Bayonne - Creditable Compensation (Final
compensation calculation)
Approved (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ O'Sullivan, Kevin - City of Bayonne - Creditable Compensation
(Final compensation calculation)
Approved (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+ Heaney, Joseph - City of Bayonne - Creditable Compensation (Final
compensation calculation)
Approved (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-5+ Scianni, Ralph - City of Bayonne - Creditable Compensation (Final
compensation calculation)
Approved (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-6 Russo, Giancarlo - Middlesex County - Request to process application for Service retirement
Denied (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Barrett nae; Trustee Leake recused) (Retirement Bureau)
F-7 Bencivengo, Ralph - City of Trenton - Reconsideration of an OAL
case Reinstate Special retirement benefits
Tabled for PTI completion (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
F-8 Martin, Larry - Jersey City - Honorable Service
Partial forfeiture of service and salary from September 1, 2007 to the end of employment.  Member qualifies for Special retirement effective March 1, 2013. (Retirement Bureau)
F-9+ Cistaro, Alfred - Long Branch City -
1) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture of service and salary from February 1, 2012 until
the end of employement. (Vote: 7-1; Trustee Foti nae; Trustee Loccke not present for vote)
2) Request to file for Accidental Disability retirement - Denied (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Barrett
nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-10 Evans, Glenn - South Hackensack Twp. - 1) Honorable Service
2) Request to file for Accidental Disability benefits
Tabled per attorney request. (Trustee Loccke recused)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Moran, James - Jersey City Fire Dept. - Appellate Division
Decisions Court granted Accidental Disabilty retirement benefits effective September 1, 2011
Noted (Retirement Bureau)
G-2 Varga, Dave - North Brunswick Twp - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
the Board's decision denying Accidental Disabilty retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-3 Sutton, Stephanie - East Jersey State Prison - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's deicison denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-4 Bekisz, John - Waterford Township - Appellate Division Decisions
The Court upheld the Board's decision denying the request to purchase service credit.
Noted
G-5 Barlett, Allan - Albert C. Wagner Youth Corr. Fac. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision denying Accidental Dsiabiity retirement benefits. Granted Ordinary
Disabiity retirement benefits effective September 1, 2011
Tabled per DAG's request
G-6+ Gibson, Nathan - Lacey Township - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
decision denying Accidental Disabiity retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision with modification
G-7+ Oliveira, Noemio - City of Newark - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-8+ Parlapiano, John - Salem County - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-9 Buell, Thomas - Clifton City - Initial Decision ALJ dismissed this matter from the OAL
Adopted ALJ's decision
G-10 Wenzel, Ronald - Lincoln Park Borough - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective May 1, 2014
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Whitley, Thomas - Northern State Prison - Appeals the forfeiture of PFRS service
and salary credit as dishonorable service
Approved OAL Hearing
H-2 Jackson, Grover - Northern State Prison - Appeals the Board's determination on arrears and back pension contributions owed the PFRS
Denied reconsideration, the Board directed the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative Determination.
H-3 Brunt, William - Middletown Twp. - Appeals the Board's decision to
exclude salary attributable to "interim" position for calculating final compensation
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing
H-4+ Rambo, Tina (deceased) - Ocean County - Appeals the denial of
Accidental Death benefits
Approved OAL Hearing (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae)
H-5 Bellomo, Ugo - City of Newark - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits; Note: This item was handled in closed session due to disability
Denied reconsideration and approved OAL Hearing.
H-6 Toops, Adam - Montclair Twp. - Appeals the denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1
Toms River Twp. - Requuest to Postpone action until February 9, 2015 (Original Request
for PFRS enrollment of Christian A. Kant
Tabled per attorney's request
J-2+ City of Bayonne - Creditable Compensation for City of Bayonne- PBA Local #7
Approved (Vote: 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (External Audit)
J-3+ City of Bayonne - Creditable Compensation for City of Bayonne- Police Superior Officers Association
Approved (Vote; 8-1; Trustee Culliton nae) (External Audit)
J-4 Liobe, Paul - Sussex County - Request Tier 1- PFRS Membership
Denied (Trustee Loccke recused)
 


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2014
Noted
L-2 PFRS Mortgage Statements/Memos as of October 31, 2014
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance as of September 30, 2014
Noted
L-4 List of all PFRS Locations that have not completed the Chapter 52 EPIC training
Noted The Board requested formal options of penalties to be imposed for employer non
compliance with training.
L-5 Wire Transfers as of December 11, 2014
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance as of October 31, 2014
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2014
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2014
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 9, 2015.

 
 
spacer

Pensions and Benefits: Home | Employer Manual | Health Benefits | Forms and Publications | Counseling Appointments
Treasury: Home | ServicesPeopleBusinesses | Divisions/AgenciesFormsContact Us
Statewide:
NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 -
This site is maintained by the Division of Pensions and Benefits.
 

Reports Accessibility Statement Legal Statement Privacy Notice Contact Us Open Public Records Act Proposed Rules and Amendments Comment or Petition for new Rule Division/Ageny Statutes and Rules Electronic Notification Twitter YouTube Facebook