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
STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JULY 21, 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 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 June 1, 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 (6K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:05 AM

Adjourned: 11:49 AM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Joseph Dorfler; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Hank Schwedes; Lauren Sandy,
Esq.; Richard Pokorny; Mansour A. Farhat; James P. Regan, NCOA; Steven
Urbanski, NCOA; John McMahon; Tahisha McKeithen; NJSP HR; Shannon
McGuigan, NJSP HR; Michael Zanyor, STFA; James Kiernan, NCO; DAG Jeff
Ignatowitz (via telecom); Mike Weik; Bernie Brozena



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 19, 2015
Approved (Trustee Culliton abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

State Police Retirement System List of Officers (N.J.A.C.17:5-1.3) Fiscal Year 2016 - Beginning July 1, 2015
Approved
Chairperson- Patrick Callahan
Vice Chairperson- Paulette Knutowicz

B-2+ Petition for Acknowledgement of Prior Service Time
Tabled for additional review
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists June 1, 2015
Approved

C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists for July 2, 2015
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACCIDENT
DATE
DECISION
E-1 Rocap, Christopher

New Jersey State
Police
8/1/2015
1/26/2011
8/22/2011
1/21/2012


Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

G-1 Hodge, Roger - NJ State Police - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
Board's decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Rejected ALJ's decision and noted exceptions and reply to exceptions. The Board directed
the Secretary to draft a Final Administrative Determination (FAD). A separate motion was
made to conduct a special telephone meeting in order to review and make determination on
the FAD.
   

OPEN SESSION


Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Kopko, James - NJ State Police - Refund of Purchase
Approved (Trustee Culliton abstained)
   



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Harrison, Vernon, Ramsey, Woodbridge, Linden vs PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Angelo Bonanno vs PERS
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of March 2015 (Revised)
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Vincent Esposito vs PERS
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Christopher Orosz vs PFRS
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the month of April 2015
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for April 30, 2015
Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decisions Evadell Parker vs PFRS
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2015
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2015
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance as of May 31, 2015
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 
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