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BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION


PERS BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

The election of one “State” Representative position, one “Municipal” Representative position, and one “County” Representative position to the PERS Board of Trustees will occur, for terms that will run from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020.  Each representative will be elected for a three-year term that will begin on July 1, 2017. Candidates for these positions must qualify by nomination.

EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES

Every active PERS member must receive a copy of the Notice of PERS Election provided in the Certifying Officer letter, which explains the pre-election procedures. Employers must distribute the election notice electronically, or, if electronic distribution is not possible, the employer must distribute a printed version to every PERS member at their employing location.  A Certifying Officer for multiple locations will receive only one Certifying Officer letter but is required to distribute the election notice to active PERS members at all locations. Distribution is required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 17:2-1.4.

In addition to individual distribution, employers may post the notice on their employees’ intranet site and/or in any other appropriate public area at their employing location.

It is very important that employers confirm distribution of this notice with the Board of Trustees, by sending an e-mail to:

 NJBOT.ELECT@treas.nj.gov



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS)
DIVISION OF PENSIONS AND BENEFITS – NOTICE OF PERS ELECTION
One State Street Square - 50 West State Street - P.O. BOX 295 - Trenton, N.J., 08625-0295 or NJBOT.Nomination@treas.nj.gov

Nominations are being accepted to fill the position of one elected “State” position, one elected “Municipal” position, and one elected “County” position to the PERS Board of Trustees for terms from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020.

If you wish to declare your interest in running for one of the positions, please send a written request by December 2, 2016, to the PERS Board Secretary at NJBOT.Nomination@treas.nj.gov or PO Box 295, Trenton, N.J., 08625-0295.

The Board of Trustees has the general responsibility for the operation of the PERS, under N.J.S.A. 43:15A-17.  The Board meets monthly at the Division of Pensions and Benefits in Trenton.  The statute provides that no employee shall suffer loss of salary or wages because of serving on the Board.  A member who wishes to be a candidate for one of the above positions must be an active or retired member of the PERS and must receive at least 500 active PERS nominations. 

Only State employees may petition for State Representative; only Municipal employees may petition for Municipal Representative; and only County employees may petition for County Representative.  Instructions for the nominating process are available upon receipt of a written request to the Secretary of the PERS Board of Trustees.  After candidates have declared their interest in becoming a PERS representative, nominations to support a candidate are made primarily through a secure Web site.  The process is very easy and only takes a few minutes. 

You need to provide the last four digits of your Social Security number, the first four letters of your last name, and your birthdate.  You will then see a list of all the candidates and you can make your choice.

Paper nominating petitions are also available upon request to the PERS Board Office at the address above, or on the Division of Pensions and Benefits’ Web site.

Nominations must be received online or arrive in the Board Office on or before 4:00 p.m. Friday January 6, 2017.  If more than one candidate receives 500 or more nominations, an election will be required.  Election ballots will be mailed to PERS employers for distribution on or about April 1, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: According to the State Ethics Officer, employees are not permitted to promote their candidacy through their employee email.  The candidacy is considered an outside activity and no employee can use employer resources for an outside activity.

PRESENT MEMBERS – TERM

State Representatives:  Thomas Bruno – 2019; Carey Brown – 2018; William O’Brien – 2017
County Representative: Tracy Smith – 2017
Municipal Representatives: Brian Currie – 2017;Benjamin “Max” Hurst – 2019
Gubernatorial Appointments:  Edward Thomson, III; Ronald Winthers
State Treasurer’s Representative:  Susanne Culliton, Ex-Officio Member

PERS BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Render decisions regarding disability retirement cases.
  • Review appeals pertaining to the denial of certain pension benefits.
  • Adopt rules and regulations to provide for the payment of benefits and collection of monies as required by statute.
  • Establish rules and regulations within the limitations of statutes and opinions of the Courts and the Attorney General, designed to prevent injustices and inequities that may arise in the operation of the Retirement System.
  • Resolve individual questions and appeals on the merits of each case in terms of statutes, opinions of the Attorney General, advice of the Actuary and cases cited by counsel as deliberated by the Courts.
  • View monthly and annual reports setting forth data such as assets and liabilities, income and disbursements, and statistical summarization of membership as documented by the Actuary.

CO Letter in Printable Format Adobe PDF (54K)



TPAF BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

The Board of Trustees of the TPAF adopted N.J.A.C. 17:3-1.4, which sets forth the procedure for the election of a member-trustee.

ELECTION RESULTS

Irene Savicky from Cumberland County representing Group C will begin her three year term on January 1, 2017.

2018 TRUSTEE POSITION

The current election is to fill a trustee position from Group A, for a three year term commencing on January 1, 2018.  Group A consists of Bergen Essex Hudson and Union County. 

Names of those who wish to become a candidate for this position must be a resident of the State of New Jersey and must be employed in or retired from one of the counties listed above in Group A.  Written letters of interest for this position will be accepted by the Secretary of the TPAF Board until no later than March 1, 2017.

For complete information about current TPAF Member-Trustee Election procedures, click here.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Division of Pensions and Benefits. You may write us at the Division of Pensions and Benefits, Attn: TPAF Board of Trustees, PO Box 295, Trenton, NJ 08625-0295, or e-mail us at pensions.nj@treas.state.nj.us


PFRS BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

A notice of election for the 2016 Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) election of a Retired Trustee Representative is provided at the link below. The retired representative will be elected for a four-year term beginning on January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020. Candidates for this position must qualify by nomination.

The candidates listed below have qualified by nomination for the upcoming election and are seeking to serve as a retired representative on the PFRS Board of Trustees:

  • Anna M. Connelly
  • Marty Barrett
  • Kevin C. Lyons
  • Richard DiRenzo
  • Charles F. Kelly
  • John Schanstra
  • Michael E. Flaherty
  • Stephen J. Cagnacci

Any questions should be directed to the following email address: NJBOT.ELECT@treas.nj.gov

Election Notice Adobe PDF (42K)

Letter Adobe PDF (59K)

PRESENT MEMBERS – TERM

Police Representatives: Keith Bennett–6/30/18; Michael Kaniuk–8/31/19;
Fire Representatives: Timothy Colacci–6/30/20; Brady Middlesworth–6/30/18;
Retired Member: Marty Barrett–12/31/16;
Gubernatorial Appointments: Laurel Brennan; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; 2 Vacant Positions;
State Treasurer Representative: Susanne Culliton, Ex Officio Member.

PFRS BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Render determinations regarding Disability retirement cases.
  • Review appeals pertaining to the disallowance of pension benefits.
  • Adopt rules and regulations to provide for the payment of benefits and collection of monies as required by the statute.
  • Establish rules and regulation within the limitations of statutes and opinions of the Courts and the Attorney General, designed to prevent injustices and inequities that may arise in the operation of the Retirement System.
  • Resolve individual questions on the merits of each case in terms of statutes, opinions of the Attorney General, advice of the Actuary and cases cited by counsel as deliberated by the Courts.
  • View monthly and annual reports setting forth data such as assets and liabilities, income and disbursements and statistical summarization of membership as documented by the Actuary.

SPRS BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

The State Police member representatives to the Board of Trustees are appointed by the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.


 
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