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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
DECEMBER 11, 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.


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order:  

Adjourned:  

Roll Call:

 


Absent:  

Also Present:



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 7, 2012


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

 

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

None

 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Macleod, Roland NJ Veterans
Mem. Home
8/1/2012
A
 
D-2 Miksch, Carolyn Warren Hills Reg. School
2/1/2012
B
 
D-3 Nieves, Evelin Passaic County
9/1/2012
5
 
D-4 Singh, Kuldip Dept. of Personnel
8/1/2012
5
 
D-5 Krupa, Eileen Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority
5/1/2012
5
 
D-6 Minarck, Michael Little Egg Harbor Township
6/1/2012
5
 
D-7 Wettstein, Karen Bayside State Prison
6/1/2012
5
 
D-8 Hart, Thomas Camden Co. Bd of Chosen Freeholders
7/1/2012
A
 
D-9 Leeds, Christine Atlantic County
3/1/2012
5
 
D-10 McLaughlin, Glenn
Passaic Valley
Sewerage Commission
5/1/2012
A
  
D-11 Monthly OD Grid
 
  
 
  



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Covington, Renee Judiciary/Bergen
County
 
 
 
Request to apply for Accidental
Disability
E-2 Curran, Jay Edison Twp. BOE
6/1/2011
5
9/29/2009
Resubmission

E-3

Gaven, Robert Delran Township
4/1/2004
A
2/15/2003
5/29/2003
Reconsideration of an OAL case
E-4 Reno, Brian New Lisbon
Development
9/1/2012
5
8/23/2012
 

E-5

Hulighan, William W. Orange Twp. Bd.
Of Ed.
5/1/2012
5
2/19/2008
 
E-6 Mehmedagic, Zlatka South Brunswick Bd
of Ed
8/1/2012
5
2/9/2011
 

E-7

Roman, Teresa UMDNJ
7/1/2012
1
7/20/2009
 
E-8 Hardish, Maryanne Judiciary
6/1/2012
1
 
No alleged incident on the job can be verified

E-9

Maurizi-Booth, Debra Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital
8/1/2012
5
7/22/2011
 
E-10 Crawley, Maria Woodbine
Developmental Center
10/1/2012
1
10/23/2011
 

E-11

Hyman, Darlene Middlesex County
Improvement Authority
2/1/2012
5
1/10/2011
 
E-12 O'Neill, Edward Monroe Twp.
9/1/2012
B
2/8/2010
 

E-13

Caraballo, Jose Camden City Public
Schools
11/1/2012
B
6/20/2011
9/26/2011
 
E-14 Frei, Frederick Sparta Township
10/1/2012
C
2/24/2003
 
E-15 Jones, Robert Regional Operation
South
6/1/2012
5
12/11/2008
6/22/2011
 

E-16

Chrans, David South Woods Prison
8/1/2012
5
3/9/2011
 
E-17 Chodnoff, Michael Dept. Of Corrections
10/1/2012
A
12/27/2010
 

E-18

Miller, Maureen Garden State Recp &
Youth Correction
Center
11/1/2012
5
3/28/2012
 
E-19 Clemer-Ostrander, Stacy Motor Vehicle
Commission
6/1/2012
5
6/23/2008
Resubmission
E-20 Mirabella, Thomas Oradell Boro
11/1/2012
B
4/29/2009
 
E-21 Hristos, Noutsopoulos Hudson County
1/1/2013
5
9/16/2010
 
E-22 Izquierdo, Dionisio Montclair State
University
8/1/2012
5
3/21/2011
 
E-23 Peoples, Willie State Police Civilian
Employee
8/1/2012
5
8/23/2001
 



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Bartolozzi, Alan - Secaucus - Honorable Service
F-2 Mitchell, Lillian - Hunterdon Developmental Center - Honorable Service
F-3 Smith, Joseph - Spring Lake Borough - Honorable Service
F-4+ Goldberg, Edwin - Middlesex County College - Return to Employment
F-5 Harraka, Dennis - Hillsdale Boro - Bona fide retirement issues
F-6 Spicuzzo, Joseph - Middlesex County - Request to continue benefits pending disposition of charges
F-7 Thompson, Robert Treasury Division of Taxation - Honorable Service



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Molder, Calbert - Mercer County - Hearing Withdrawals
G-2 Montoya, Aida - City of Newark - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied
Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
G-3 Harrison Civil Service Employees Association - Hearing Withdrawals
G-4 Glassey, Stanley - Egg Harbor Township Municipal Utilities Authority - Settlement Proposal
G-5 Holl, John - Criminal Justice - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision only as to Mr. Holl's Prosecutor's Part credit earned on or before January 7, 2002. The ALJ ordered that the Board is not estopped from denying Mr. Holl's Prosecutor's part credit after January 7, 2002; Request to Postpone -
G-6 Brooks, Edward Univ. Of Medicine - Hearing Withdrawals Failure to appear



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Kampe, William - Monmouth County - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability
retirement benefits
H-2 Goglia, Toni - Toms River School Dis - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability
retirement benefits
H-3 Levy, Daniel - Washington Township - Appeals the Board's denial of creditable compensation
H-4 Sullivan, Linda - Southern State Crrtnl Facility - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
H-5 Generoso, Joseph - Passaic County - Appeals Reinstatement from Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
H-6 Serrano, Milagros - Passaic County - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
H-7 Connors, Gail - Appeals denial of option change
H-8 Borkstrom, Cornelia - Stillwater Township BD Of ED - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
H-9 Scogna, Benjamin - Deptford Township - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
H-10 Paredes, Julio - Motor Vehicle Commisssion - Appeals denial of Deferred retirement benefits
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Sinkus, Robert - Unemployment Ins & Disability - Purchase
J-2 Platt, Donna Berlin Township - Enrollment Eligibility
J-3+ Allen, Frederick Somerset County Bd of Social Services - Disqualification of Multiple
Member Status
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Kristine Zutell vs. PFRS
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Thomas Saccone vs. PFRS
L-3 Trial Balance as of July 31, 2012
L-4 Division of Investment Reporting Package for September 2012
L-5 NJ State Invenstment Council-Comments on the State of New Jersey's Actuarial
Assumptions for Rates of Return on the State's Pension Funds
L-6 Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2012
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of October , 2012
L-8 Wire Transfers PERS Contributory Group Insurance Policy #13900 for the month of
October 2012
L-9 Notification of Compliance of Board Decision regarding Sharon Clugston
L-10 Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2012
L-11 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2012

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 16, 2013.

(If a member or representative of a member plans on attending the meeting, please contact our staff at (609) 777- 4138 prior to the meeting date in order that your attendance may be noted.)

 
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