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Pensions and Benefits
STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 22, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on on December 21, 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: 10:04 AM

Adjourned: 11:10 AM

Roll Call:

Pat Callahan, Wendy Jamison (Treasurer's Representative), Paulette Knutowicz, Jack
Sayers (via telecom)


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Amy Chung; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Mary Ellen Rathbun,
Cheryl Chianese; Valerie McManus; Lauren Sandy, Esq.; Dewey Bookholdt; Samuel
Halpern, Esq.; David Harak; Bernard Shalkowski; Glenn Mannino; Thomas Abbate,
Esq.; Trooper Fagan, Monsour Farhat



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 26, 2016
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for March 1, 2016
Approved

C-2 Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

DECISION

D-1 Bookholdt, Dewey

New Jersey State
Police
4/1/2016 Motion to approve Involutary
Ordinary Disabiliity based on the posted salary currently on file.


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE
DECISION
E-1 (+) Harak, David



New Jersey State
Police
5/1/2016
6/27/2010

Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Shalkowski, Bernard - NJ State Police - ALJ upheld Boards
decision and denied creditable service with exceptions and reply to exceptions
Adopted w/modification as noted by DAG Kelly and noted exceptions and reply to
exceptions. (Trustee Knutowicz abstained)
G-2+ State Police - Glenn Mannino - Settlement Proposal
Motion to Reject the Confidential Settlement Communication and continue in the OAL.
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Trent, Rachel - NJ State Police - Appeals total Forfeiture of service and salary
Approved OAL Hearing

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 McCarson, Eli - NJ State Police - Accidental Death
Approved (Claims Unit)


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Connie Buendia vs PERS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Vincent Tavaglione vs PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Dennis Schuck vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Edward O'Neill vs PERS
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for December 2015
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance for November 30, 2015
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2015
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2015
Noted
L-9 Appellate Division Decisions Kyle Clark vs PERS
Noted
L-10 Appellate Division Decisions Matthew Chrzanowski vs PERS
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance for December 31, 2015
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2016
Noted
L-13 Wire Transfers
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 31, 2016.

 

 
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