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STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JANUARY 30, 2015
ORDER OF BUSINESS

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The State Police Retirement System Board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 was rescheduled due to severe winter storm warnings. The meeting was held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Division of Pensions and Benefits, EIGHTH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, 50 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014. The change in the original meeting date was published on January 28, 2015 and mailed to the Secretary of State on January 26, 2015.

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 ListsSPRS Board List Adobe PDF (7K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 a.m.

Adjourned: 10:14 a.m.

Roll Call:

Patrick Callahan (via telecom); Susanne Culliton (Treasurer's Representative); Paulette
Knutowitz; Jack Sayers (via telecom)


Absent: NONE

Also Present:

DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; DAG Joseph Dorfler; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Mike Weik; Cheryl Chianese




OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 18, 2014
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Overpayment of retirement benefits
Retirement Bureau to identify all SPRS retirees affected by the Division's mis-calculation.  The
Division will send correspondence to retirees and based on equitable principles will
recalculate retirement allowances from the date of the Division's letter and not require
reimbursement for overpayment.  Those retirees that have already paid the overpayment will
be refunded. (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists as of December 1, 2014
Approved 

C-2

Active and Retired Death Lists as of January 2, 2015
Approved 

C-3=

Retirement List
Approved 




OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Jacobs, Arthur - NJ State Police - Appeals the overpayment of
retirement benefits
Overpayment waived, recalculate retirement benefit on a prospective basis

F-2 Kistle, Jeffrey - NJ State Police - Appeals the overpayment of retirement
benefits
Overpayment waived, recalculate retirement benefit on a prospective basis (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Mannino, Glenn - NJ State Police - Appeals the denial of partial forfeiture of SPRS
service and salary
Approved OAL Hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2014
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2014
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2014
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions James Moran v. PFRS Board of Trustees
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions John Bekisz v. PFRS Board of Trustees
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers as of November 13, 2014
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers as of December 11, 2014
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance as of August 31, 2014
Noted
L-9 Trial Balance as of September 30, 2014
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance as of October 31, 2014
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance as of November 30, 2014
Noted
L-12 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 March 24, 2015.

 
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