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Pensions and Benefits
STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NOVEMBER 15, 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 (6K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:10 AM

Adjourned: 11:58 AM

Roll Call:

Patrick Callahan, Susanne Culliton, Paulette Knutowicz, Jack Sayers (via telecom)


Absent: NONE

Also Present: DAG Robert Garrison; DAG Amy Chung; MaryEllen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Valerie
McManus; Sue Grant; Kristin Bell; Mark Casey; John Sloth; James Wrightson; Robert
Gilmartin; Marc Greenfield; Cheryl Chianese; Christopher Gray, Esq.; Steven Altman,
Esq.; Gary McWhorter; Joe Craparotta; Joe Cannatella; Mike Parmenter; Damaris
Arroyo; Christopher Rocap



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 27, 2016
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for October 4, 2016
Approved

C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists for November 2016
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
 



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability

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

New Jersey State
Police
    1.) Review to determine if Uricoli is
needed (Plea Agreement)
2.) Request to file for Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Tabled to prepare Uricoli
E-2 Rocap, Christopher


New Jersey State
Police
8/1/2015 1/26/2011
8/22/2011
1/21/2012
10/28/2004
Reconsidered and reaffirmend
denial of Accidental disability,
continue Ordinary disability and
continue in the OAL (Refer to G-1)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ McWhorter, Gary - NJ State Police - Request to change from
Service to Accidental Disability (Retired Effective 1-1-88 )
Denied
F-2 Trent, Rachel - NJ State Police - Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and reaffirmed original determination, continue in the OAL. (DAG Chung
recused)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G=1 Rocap, Christopher - NJ State Police - Reconsideration of an OAL
case Request to Amend AD (Application) filed January 28, 2015,
Approved (Refer to E-2) (DAG Chung recused)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Haff, Darius - NJ State Police - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved OAL Hearing
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions George Garrett vs PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Michael G. Steele vs TPAF
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contrubutory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of August 2016
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy # 14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of September 2016
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2016
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2016
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2016
Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decisions Paul Liobe vs PFRS
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 24, 2017.

 

 
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