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Pensions and Benefits
STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 17, 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, and the November meeting dates were posted on October 28, 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.


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OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 11:16 AM

Adjourned: 11:55 AM

Roll Call:

Patrick Callahan, Susanne Culliton, Paulette Knutowicz, Jack Sayers (arrived 10:37
a.m.via telecom)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Joseph Dorfler; Hank Schwedes; Lisa Pointer; Bernie Brozena; Trooper
Ruczynski; Jonathan Webb; Francine Webb; Christopher Woehr; Robert Foulks;
Lauren Sandy, Esq.; Richard Pokorny; James Kiernan; Mike Zaynor, STFA



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 22, 2015
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for October 13, 2015
Approved

C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists for October 30, 2015
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

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

NJ State Police 12/1/2015 11/16/2013 Approved
E-2 Woehr, Christopher
NJ State Police 12/1/2015 7/12/2014 Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Foulks, Robert - NJ State Police - Appeals recalculation of pension benefits
Tabled for audit of total pension service credit (Trustee Callahan recused)
   


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Mattia, Michael - NJ State Police - Failure to appear
Noted (DAG Dorfler recused)
   


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Richard Pokorny, et.al - Appeals petition for acknowledgement of prior service credit and proper calculation
Approved OAL Hearing
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2015
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Jose M. Burgos vs PERS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Travis Nagy vs PFRS
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy#14800 Benefit Claims for the month of July 2015
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2015
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of Septmeber 30, 2015
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 26, 2016.

 
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