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This is the preliminary pre-agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Board. Items, particularly cases regarding Ordinary Disability, may be added after this posting to the Web site. This is intended for informational purposes only and may vary slightly from the final agenda that is presented to the Board of Trustees on the day of their meeting.

Although the agenda indicates the order that the Board will conduct business, please be advised that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act and McGovern v. Rutgers, 2011N.J.Super. LEXIS32 (App. Div. February 18, 2011), the items scheduled for closed session will be addressed after all open session items are completed, unless special circumstances apply.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
JUNE 18, 2014
ORDER OF BUSINESS

IF A MEMBER OR REPRESENTATIVE OF A MEMBER PLANS ON ATTENDING THE MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT OUR STAFF AT (609) 984-4298 PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE IN ORDER THAT YOUR ATTENDANCE MAY BE NOTED.

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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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.


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order:  

Adjourned:  

Roll Call:

 


Absent:  

Also Present:



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 21, 2014


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Rossignolo, Elena Judiciary/Middlesex
County
12/1/2011 5 Reconsideration of an OAL case
D-2 Paulin, Christine Asbury Park City 1/1/2014 5  
D-3 Errickson, Marcia Hamilton BOE 9/1/2014 1
 
D-4 Kallen, Nora Jersey City 1/1/2014 5
 
D-5 Montelpare, James Evesham Township 1/1/2014 A
 
D-6 Dautrich, Debora General Assembly 5/1/2014 A
 
D-7 Cancel, Ana Rutgers University 10/1/2012 5 Re-exam
D-8 Chiafullo, Etta Long Branch BOE 1/1/2014 1  
D-9 Misavage, Karen Motor Vehicle Comm 7/1/2013 5  
D-10 Monthly OD Grid        



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Hunter, William
Gloucester Twp MUA 6/1/2011 5 11/13/2008
4/20/2009
5/27/2010
Reconsideration of an OAL case
E-2 Furman, James Hanover Twp. BOE 4/1/2014 5 5/23/2013  

E-3

Ziegelhofer, William Allendale Boro 3/1/2014 5 2/11/2013  
E-4 Pugliese, Jo Ann Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital
7/1/2014 5 4/13/2013  

E-5

Ford, Glenn Monroe Township 9/1/2012 B 8/13/2012  
E-6 McDougall, Kenneth Parsippany Troy
Hills BOE
9/1/2013 1 11/20/2012  

E-7

Klingberg, Charles
Motor Vehicle
Commission
10/1/2014 D 7/12/2011
9/21/2013
 
E-8 Juby, Catherine Waldwick Boro 3/1/2014 5 5/1/2013  

E-9

Rhett, Shonya Vineland
Developmental Center
4/1/2014 D 9/9/2007  
E-10 Scarpa, Richard NJ Dept of Corrections 11/1/2013 5 4/30/2012  

E-11

Brewton, Charlene Mercer Co Special
Services
12/1/2013 5 2/1/2012  
E-12 Negron, Elizabeth Union City BOE 4/1/2013 5 11/10/2010  

E-13

Foy, Priscilla Dept of Children and
Families
2/1/2014 5 7/21/2009  
E-14 Eden, Susan
Camden Co Health
Services Ctr
2/1/2014 5 11/14/2011
6/11/2013
 

E-15

Rolling, Geoffrey East Orange City 7/1/2013 C 10/23/2009  
E-16 Daraklis, John Monroe Township 9/1/2013 A 8/2/2012  

E-17

Percy, Sandra State Police Civilian
Employees
4/1/2014 5 6/20/2012  
E-18 Lee, Chong Hwa Teaneck BOE 3/1/2014 C 2/9/2012  



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Steinmetz, Patricia - Juv. Jus. Comm/Community Prog. - Request to change retirement date
F-2 Brunini, John - Issue of bona fide retirement
F-3 Kirchner, Kevin - Issue of bona fide retirement
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Cirasa, Robert - Kean University - Hearing Withdrawals
G-2 Cruz, Gloria - Union County Bd of Social Services - Hearing Withdrawals
G-3 Seddon, Bruce - New Lisbon Development Center - Failure to appear
G-4 Barnes, Martin - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate court upheld the Board's decision of total forfeiture
G-5 Hoover, Mark - Haddon Township - Hearing Withdrawals
G-6 Testa, Renee - Dept of Children & Families - Hearing Withdrawals
G-7 Jeffers, Roslyn - Camden Co Bd of Chosen Frhldrs - Order denying consolidation
G-8 Thigpen, Antonious - Dept of Children and Families - Initial Decision ALJ granted the motion
for summary decision but denied accidental disability retirement benefits
G-9 Sakowski, Thomas - Hudson County - Settlement Proposal
G-10 Feigenbaum, Jane - Trenton City - Initial Decision ALJ requires Ms. Feigenbaum repay
pension benefits received prior to the end of her employment with Perth Amboy and remit
unpaid pension contributions for the 21 months she was employed by Perth Amboy. ALJ
futher ordered that she not be required to return retriement benefits after she ceased
employment on Septemeber 17, 2010; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
G-11 Diaz, Maureen - Jersey City Public Schools - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted accidental disabilty retirement benefits effective May 1, 2011 under
Option D; Exceptions
G-12 Caldwell (deceased), Sharon - Department of Labor - Final Administrative Determinations
G-13 Elliott, George - South Brunswick BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Jackson-Summerville, Sandra - Woodbine Developmental Center - Appeals the Board's
denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
H-2 Salgado, Carlos - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's determination of non bona fide
retirement
H-3 Shaughnessy, Robin - Ringwood Boro BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
H-4 Davis, Wayman - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
H-5 Molenkamp, Sally - Cherry Hill Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
H-6 Petrusky, Lori - Rutgers University - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
H-7 Blakely, Sean - Hackensack City - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
H-8 Salahuddin, Ronald - Appeals the Board's decision of partial forfeiture due to dishonorable
service
H-9 Birkhoff, Jacqueline - Dept of Children and Families - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disabiltiy retirement benefits
H-10 Harris, Jessie - Lawnside Borough - Appeals the Board's denial of non bona fide retirement
benefits
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Gertner, Sean - Lakehurst Borough - Termination of PERS pursuant to Ch. 92 P.L. 2007-
REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA
J-2+ Anthony, Gene - Shrewsbury Twp. - Terminaton of PERS pursuant to Ch. 92, P.L. 2007
J-3 Joyce, Michael - Delaware River Port Authority - Termination of PERS pursuant to Ch. 92,
P.L. 2007
   

OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2014
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Arthur G. Monto, Jr. vs. PFRS
L-3 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory group insurance policy #13900
L-4 Wire Transfers Non contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
   
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 16, 2014.

(If a member or representative of a member plans on attending the meeting, please contact our staff at (609) 984-4298 prior to the meeting date in order that your attendance may be noted.)

 
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