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Pensions and Benefits
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
MARCH 21, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:15 AM

Adjourned: 12:48 PM

Roll Call:

Leon Flanagan, Thomas Bruno, William O'Brien, Ned Thomson, Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis, Peter Maurer, Susanne Culliton, Ronald Winthers (arrived at 10:50)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Kathleen Coates; Hank Schwedes; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Tim McMullen; Bob Bobik, NJEA; DAG Natalia Chan; AAG Robert Stoloff; Mark Schorr, attorney; R. Willie Rosser; Rhonda Rosser; R. Rosser; John Enright; Katherine Hartman, attorney (via telephone)



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 15, 2012
Approved (Trustee Buriani-DeSantis abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+ Prudential Report Policy G-14800-2 (Formerly 13900-1) Policy year July 1, 2010 through
June 30, 2011
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for February 28, 2012
Approved
C-2 Return to Employment
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
C-4 Chapter 221
Approved
   

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability


 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Brown, Darlene
Department of Children and Families
12/1/2011
4
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Cutillo, Marietta
Secaucus MUA
10/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Adams, Linda
Ocean County
11/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Booth, Cherylann
Teaneck Township
7/1/2011
A
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-5 Lundy, Daniel
Newark Public Schools
8/1/2011
1
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-6 King, Thomas (Deceased)
Mt. Olive Twp BOE
2/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary
D-7 Matlack, Kimberly
 
 
 
REFER TO OD GRID AND
SUPPLEMENT (Grid will be in the
next mailing)
D-8 Robbins, Michael
Judiciary
10/1/2011 1 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-9 Oliver, Michael
Trenton BOE
1/1/2012 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-10 Smith, Dana
Division of Taxation
11/1/2011 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-11 Kelly, Meredith
Bergen Comm College
11/1/2011 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-12 Monthly OD Grid
 
    Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABIILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adamski, Rosemary A

08/11

1

Gloucester County

Amendola, Michele

02/12

1

Princeton Township

Andrews, Laura

01/12

5

Dept of Children and Families

Aponte, Josefina

03/12

5

Passaic County

Bartlett, George

06/11

1

Toms River Township

Bates, Richard

02/12

C

Vineland Developmental Center

Berchtold, Helene A

01/12

5

Galloway Township BOE

Biddulph, John L

11/11

5

Hamilton Township (Mercer)

Bird, Judith L

03/12

5

Northern Burlington County Reg

Brown, Minnie

09/10

5

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Buck, Howard B

03/12

1

Long Branch Sewerage Authority

Catalusci, Donna

03/12

A

Morris Township

Collis, Kathleen A

03/12

A

Ocean County College

Criscitiello, Anne J

05/12

5

Princeton Township

Crispi, Sara M

12/11

5

Racing Commission

Curry, Timothy F Jr

12/11

D

Plainfield BOE

Denegar, Brian M

03/12

5

Eatontown Borough

Drakoulis, Linda S

05/12

1

Woodbridge Township BOE

Durant, Joan T

07/12

5

Jackson Township BOE

Fish, Betty

07/12

1

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Fitzpatrick, Carole

02/12

C

Southampton Twp BOE

Fox, William L

02/12

A

Cape May County

Fraczkiewicz, Donald E

05/12

5

Trenton City

Galatis, George H

01/12

5

Long Branch City

Gatti, Kevin G

04/11

1

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Genovario, Brenda J

03/12

5

Dept of Children and Families

Gordon, James

04/12

5

Treasury-Division of Taxation

Greco, Michael F

10/11

5

Ocean County

Green, Stacey

02/12

1

Woodbine Developmental Center

Harley, Martin B Iii

02/12

5

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Hobor, Sharon A

02/12

2

South Brunswick BOE

Houck, Lori Ann

02/12

A

Woodbridge Housing Authority

Houdershieldt, Isabel

11/11

B

Hudson County

Jennings, Jacqueline H

09/11

5

Motor Vehicle Commission

Karaso, Susan B

06/11

5

Middle Township BOE

Keuper, Judith H

05/12

A

Treasury-Div of Pensions & Ben.

Lucchesi, Sandra G

05/12

A

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

MacNeill, Harry L

03/12

5

Camden County Technical Schools

Majane, Francis III

02/12

A

Cape May County

Manning, Kenneth E

02/11

5

Atlantic City

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Matlack, Kimberley Ann

04/12

1

Dept of Children and Families

McMillan, Lori Lynne

08/11

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Mercer, Linda L

11/11

5

Elizabeth BOE

Montoya, Isaias M

01/12

A

Paterson City

Moore, Richard

02/12

D

Linden City

Moran, Thomas J

04/12

D

Juvenile Justice Comm.

Mourino, David A

02/12

5

Greystone Park Psych Hospital

Moyer, Patricia A

11/11

5

Edna Mahan Corr Facility for Women

Navarajah, Anton S

04/12

A

Dept Environmental Protection

O’Leary, Carol A

04/12

5

Union County

Ramos, Rosa

05/12

5

Vineland Developmental Center

Rodriguez, Miriam L

02/12

D

Jersey City Public Schools

Roman, Donna Marie

02/12

B

Piscataway BOE

Romero, Alberto L

04/12

5

North Bergen BOE

Sorooshyari, Kiomars

09/11

A

Morris County College

Sweeney, Paul J

02/12

5

Atlantic County

Vandermeer, Fred Jr

11/11

B

Orange City

Waliuddin, Tawhid W

02/12

5

Jersey City MUA

Whitson, Kathleen A

03/11

5

DEPE - Div of Parks & Forestry

Wilbert, Stanley J

01/12

5

Colts Neck Township

Wright, Lawrence D

05/12

C

Monmouth County/Hall of Records

Zupko, Lynnette

04/12

5

Point Pleasant Beach Borough

Total = 62

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Stickle III, Jesse
Roxbury Township
7/1/2011
D
7/20/2010 1/25/2011
Tabled for new IME
E-2 Cargill, Gordon
Greystone Park Psych Hosp.
7/1/2011
D
9/13/2010
Approved

E-3

Castiglia, Anthony
Township of Lyndhurst
6/1/2011
5
9/14/2010
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary
Disability
E-4 Pellicoro, Anne
Vernon Twp. Bd of Ed
7/1/2011
5
3/26/2008
11/23/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue Service
E-5 Lespinasse, Louise
Newark Public Schools
10/1/2011
D
9/9/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Bartha, Rosemarie
Barnegat Twp. BOE
10/1/2011
5
9/8/2008
Approved

E-7

Simmons, Charles
Newark Public Schools
4/1/2012
5
12/23/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-8 Burrough, Charles
Oaklyn BOE
12/1/2011
5
3/30/2009
12/2/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)

E-9

Everett, Arthur
Paterson Public Schools
6/1/2011
B
4/24/2001
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-10 Handy, Russine
Camden City BOE
11/1/2011
5
5/29/2008
2/24/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-11 Lockett, Carolyn
Brookdale Comm Coll
1/1/2012
5
3/28/2004
1/2/2006
7/10/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(no incident reports)
E-12 Yelder, Nanette
Trenton BOE
7/1/2011
5
9/11/2009
Approved

E-13

Stepp, Debra
South Brunswick BOE
11/1/2011
5
10/14/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-14 Morrow, John
Monmouth County Vocational School
4/1/2011
A
12/15/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-15

Lynch, Christopher
NJ Turnpike Auth
2/1/2011
5
7/28/2008
Approved
E-16 Stankowski, Jenny Ann
Winslow Twp BOE
11/1/2011
5
3/3/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
(terminated due to privatization)

E-17

Cabrera, Rafael
Cranford Public Schools
12/1/2011
B
9/7/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)
E-18 Magarik, Gerald
Juv Just Comm
1/1/2012
A
10/28/2009
3/22/2011
Approved
E-19 Crager, Gary
Upper Twp
12/1/2011
1
10/1/2010
Approved
E-20 Maxwell, Yvonne
Trenton Psych
7/1/2010
5
3/15/2007
Approved

E-21

Altieri, Janet
Berkeley BOE
2/1/2012
5
9/23/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-22 McNeil, Robert
Roxbury Twp.
4/1/2011
5
12/24/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-23

Parks, Barbara
The Richard Stockton College of NJ
6/1/2011
5
8/4/2009
Approved
E-24 Tamburro, Victor
Hawthorne Borough
11/1/2011
1
5/26/2009
Approved

E-25

Coogen, Allen
Roxbury Township BOE
1/1/2012
D
10/7/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-26 Hayek, Stephen
Twp. of East Orange
7/1/2011
D
6/2/2008
Approved

E-27

Brown, John
Rutherford Borough
1/1/2012
5
3/23/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-28 Gutierrez, Julio
Newark Public Schools
1/1/2012
5
9/28/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(less than 10 years)

E-29

Dwah, Edwin
North Jersey Developmental Center
12/1/2011
5
1/31/2004
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-30 Bell, Michael
Atlantic City
12/1/2011
 
12/16/2009 12/26/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Early

E-31

Devoe, Deborah
Hagedorn Gero-Psych Hospital
11/1/2011
5
2/20/2008
Approved
E-32 O'Connor, John
Keansburg Borough
10/1/2011
5
1/20/2010
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Totams, Ronald - Ocean County - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit service and salary from September 1, 2008 through termination of employment (Vote: 5:3; Nae: Trustees Thomson, Culliton and Flanagan) (Retirement
Bureau, Audit)
F-2 Sorce, Joseph - Bloomfield Township - Requests Retro Active Retirement Date
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Kiesche, Regina - Howell Twp BD of ED - Request to change
retirement option
Denied
F-4+ Enright, John - Evesham Township - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Reduce retirement allowance by 8% (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Weidman, William - Cumberland County - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-2 Broyles, Elaine - Dept of Community Affairs - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld Board's decision that she is required to repay retirement benefits received as a result of a return to employment
Adopted ALJ decision
G-3 Cioffi, Bernice - Jersey City - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's decision which required the repayment of retirement benefits, as well as one-half of the unpaid pension contributions due to her return to employment; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; noted exceptions; noted reply to exceptions
G-4 Kackos, Clement - NJ Turnpike Authority - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; noted exceptions
G-5 Knox, Harold - Union County - Appellate Division Decisions
Appellate Court reversed the Board's decision to demand repayment of retirement benefits received after his return to employment and instead remanded for the reinstatement of the decision of the ALJ
Noted
G-6 Iannarelli, Anthony - Ramapo College - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-7 Cowell, Rosemary - Trenton City BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-8 Jakubovic, Jordana - Office of Homeland Sec. & Prepare - Initial Decision Also included in this decision - Cherrie Black - ALJ reversed the Board's decision and approved service credit from period of April 20, 2002 to November 2008
Adopted w/modification
G-9+ Rosser, Willie - Civil Service Commission - Settlement Proposal
Rejected settlement offer; Authorize DAG to make counter-offer; Authorize Secretary to
sign agreement for Board (Trustees Culliton and Maurer recused.)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Richey, Debra - Salem County - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved

H-2 Figueroa, Jose - Atlantic City MUA - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Guido, Angela - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 VanMeter Sr, Bruce - Bayside State Prison - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Scala, Joseph - Parsippany Troy Hills Township - Appeals denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 White, Joan - Passaic Co BD of Social Services - Appeals
forfeiture due to dishonorable service and the denial of enrollment due to order of forfeiture of public employment
Tabled for clarification from attorney
H-7 Cortes, Martin - NJ Vets Mem Home At Menlo Park - Appeals
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-8 LePore, Sandy - Hagedorn Gero-Psychiatric Hospital - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-9 Poznanski, Lisa - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-10 Williams-White, Shirlene - Passaic County Bd of Social Services - Appeals
Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

 

None




OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of January
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory Group Insurance premiums for the month of January
2012
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance as of December 31, 2011
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-7 New Jersey State Investment Council
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 18, 2012.

 

 
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