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Pensions and Benefits
STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
AUGUST 2, 2011
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 2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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 (8K)


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:02 AM

Adjourned: 1:23 PM

Roll Call:

Susanne Culliton; Joseph Hines; Karl Kleeberg; Jack Sayers


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; DAG Natalia Chan; Wendy Jamison; Lisa Pointer; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Rita Partyka; Michael A Bukosky, Esq.; Anthony Spaloss; Michael LaRosa; Scott Newkirk; Steven Stukes; Susan Kamish; Frank Richards; William Shea; Nicholas Brocco; David Jones, STFA; James Gaffighan; Steven Sternik, STSOA; Christopher Burgas, STFA


OPEN SESSION


Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 17, 2011
Approved (Trustee Hines abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1 Proposed Resolution regarding post "Russo" cases
Approved
B-2 Reorganization of Board Members
Chairperson - Major Karl Kleeberg
Vice Chairperson - Major Joseph Hines
Representative Actuary Selection Committee - Jack Sayers
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for May 26, 2011
Approved
C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists for June 22, 2011
Approved
C-3= Retirement List
Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

(+) Shea, William

NJ State Police
9/1/2011
10/26/2009
Involuntary Approved
E-2 (+) Brocco, Nicholas

NJ State Police
9/1/2011
8/4/2006
8/10/2010
Involuntary Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Spaloss, Anthony - NJ State Police - Retirement Calculation under Chapter 19
1.) Based on the information from the Attorneys that represent the members and the advice of the AG's office, the Board upheld the Division of Pensions and Benefits interpretation of calculation and implementation of Chapter 19, P.L. 1997. The Board denied the petitioner's attorney interpretation of the law.
2.) The Board determined the member has satisfied the doctrine of equitable estoppel for
purposes of the retirement calculation (Retirement Bureau) (previously retired)
F-2+ LaRosa, Michael - NJ State Police - Retirement Calculation under Chapter 19
1.)Based on the information from the Attorneys that represent the members and the advice of the AG's office, the Board upheld the Division of Pensions and Benefits interpretation of calculation and implementation of Chapter 19, P.L. 1997. The Board denied the petitioner's attorney interpretation of the law.
2.) The Board determined the member has not satisfied the doctrine of equitable estoppel for purposes of applying for future retirement benefits. (member still active)
F-3+ Newkirk, Scott - NJ State Police - Retirement Calculation under Chapter 19
1.) Based on the information from the Attorneys that represent the members and the advice of the AG's office, the Board upheld the Division of Pensions & Benefits interpretation of calculation and implementation of Chapter 19, P.L. 1997. The Board denied the petitioner's attorney interpretation of the law.
2.) The Board determined the member has not satisfied the doctrine of equitable estoppel for purposes of applying for future retirement benefits. (member still active)
F-4+ Stukes, Steven - NJ State Police - Retirement Calculation under
Chapter 19
1.) Based on the information from the Attorneys that represent the members and the advice of the AG's office, the Board upheld the Division of Pensions and Benefits interpretation of calculation and implementation of Chapter 19, P.L. 1997. The Board denied the petitioner's attorney interpretation of the law.
2.) The Board determined the member has satisfied the doctrine of equitable estoppel for
purposes of the retirement calculation (Retirement Bureau) (previously retired)
F-5 McColgan, Paul - NJ State Police - Retirement Calculation under Chapter 19
Tabled pending receipt of additional documentation from State Police
F-6+ Kamish, Susan - NJ State Police - Retirement Calculation under Chapter 19
1.) Based on the information from the Attorneys that represent the members and the advice of the AG's office, the Board upheld the Division of Pensions and Benefits interpretation of calculation and implementation of Chapter 19, P.L. 1997. The Board denied the petitioner's attorney interpretation of the law.
2.) The Board determined the member has not satisfied the doctrine of equitable estoppel for purposes of applying for future retirement benefits. (member still active)
F-7+ Richards, Frank - NJ State Police - Retirement Calculation under Chapter 19
1.) The Board determined the member has satisfied the doctrine of equitable estoppel.
Member also qulaifies for exception under (f) of the statute regarding madatory retirement.
2.) Member's monthly retirement allowance will remain as currently posted.
3.) Member is not responsible to refund any overpayment to the SPRS.


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Bennett, Scott - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's decision.


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

  None


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Gregory Russo vs PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Edward Estock vs PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Michelle Ricketts and Kathy Dixon vs PFRS
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-6 Appellate Division Decisions Lawrence J. Ceres, Jr. vs PFRS
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of April 2011
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance for April 30, 2011
Noted
L-9 Appellate Division Decisions Denzal McClutcher vs PFRS
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-13 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of May 2011
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-15 Required Trainining Under Chapter 52, P.L. 2011
Noted
L-16 Appellate Division Decisions Anne Tomasello-Monagas vs PERS
Noted
L-17 Legislation Chapter 78 P. L. 2011 (Pension and Health Benefits Reform)
Noted
L-18 Legislation Chapter 79 P.L. 2011 (Repeal of Section 76 of Chapter 78-Out-of State
Coverage Limitation)
Noted
L-19 Trial Balance for May 31, 2011
Noted
L-20 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2011
Noted
L-21 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2011
Noted
L-22 Appellate Division Decisions John Catalano vs PERS
Noted
L-23 Contribution Rate Changes under Chapter 78, P.L.2011
Noted
L-24 Chapter 78, P.L. 2011-Pension Changes fro the State Police Retirement System
Noted
L-25 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of June 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 27, 2011.

 
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