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BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION


PERS BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

Beginning in mid-September, nominations will be accepted for two PERS Trustee positions: State Representative, and Municipal Representative. The terms for both offices will be from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

A notice of election will be distributed by mid-September to all employing locations with enrolled PERS State and municipal members.

NOTE:  State PERS members may only run as and vote for State PERS candidates; municipal PERS members may only run as and vote for the municipal PERS candidates.

The Certifying Officer at your employing location is required to distribute this information to all eligible employees when the notice is received. 
If you wish to declare your interest in running for one of the positions, please send a written request no later than December 1, 2015 to the PERS Board Secretary, at Pensions.NJ@treas.state.nj.us or PO Box 295, Trenton, NJ 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 members. 

Only State employees may petition for State Representative; and only municipal employees may petition for Municipal 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 website.  The process is very easy and only takes a few minutes. 

You will need to provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, the first 4 letters of your last name, and your year/month of birth.  You will then see a list of all the candidates and you can make your choice. (Links will become operational around 9-21-15.)

Paper nominating petitions are also available upon request to the PERS Board Office at the address above.

NOTE for State candidates:  State departmental policies prohibit the use of State resources for the purpose of promoting a candidate for this election.  You will need to find other means to forward your nomination process.

Nominations must be received on-line or arrive in the Board Office on or before 4:00 p.m. Friday January 8, 2016. If more than one candidate receives 500 or more nominations, then an election will be required.  Election ballots will be mailed to PERS employers for distribution on or about April 1, 2016.

CO Letter in Printable Format Adobe PDF (49K)


TPAF BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

N.J.A.C. 17:3-1.4, sets forth the procedure for the election of a member-trustee.

ELECTION RESULTS

James Joyner from Passaic County will begin his three year term on January 1, 2016.

2016 TRUSTEE POSITION

The current election is to fill a trustee position from Group C, for a three year term commencing on January 1, 2017.  Group C consists of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Ocean, and Salem 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 C. Written letters of interest for this position will be accepted by the Secretary of the TPAF Board no later than March 1, 2016.

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 will be distributed by mid-September to all employing locations with enrolled PFRS FIRE members. The Certifying Officer at your employing location is required to distribute this information to all eligible employees when the notice is received. 

Beginning in mid-September, nominations are being accepted to fill the position of one elected firefighting officer to the PFRS Board of Trustees. The term will begin on July 1, 2016 and will expire on June 30, 2020.

NOTE:  Only PFRS Fire members may participate in this election.

If you wish to declare your interest in running for the position, please send a written request to the PFRS Board Secretary at mailto:NJBOT.Nomination@treas.nj.gov or PO Box 295, Trenton, NJ 08625-0295.

The general responsibility for the operation of the PFRS is vested in the Board of Trustees under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 43:16A-13. 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 the PFRS-Fire position must be an active PFRS-Fire member and must be nominated by at least 300 active Fire members. Only active PFRS-Fire members may nominate a candidate for the PFRS fire position.

After the candidates have declared their interest in becoming a PFRS representative, nominations to support your choice for a candidate are made online through a secure website. Please be sure to allow sufficient time after this notification for active Fire members to request candidacy and to have ample time for the vendor to enter the member’s name to the online system. Afterwards, the process is very easy and it only takes a few minutes to support the candidate of your choice. You just need to have access to a computer and log on to https://vote.election-america.com/PFRS-FIRE and follow the simple directions. You will need to provide is the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, the first 4 letters of your last name, and your year/month of birth. The list of those declaring their interest in being a candidate will then be available for your selection. (Links will become operational around 9-21-15.)

Nominations must be registered on-line on or before 4:00 p.m. Friday December 4, 2015. If an election is needed, the ballots will be mailed to the PFRS employers on or about March 1, 2016. All qualified candidates will be invited to attend the drawing by lot for position on the ballot, if necessary, on January 11, 2016.

PRESENT MEMBERS – TERM

Police Representatives: Keith Bennett–6/30/18; Michael Kaniuk–8/31/19;
Fire Representatives: Timothy Colacci–6/30/16; Brady Middlesworth–6/30/18;
Retired Member: Marty Barrett–12/31/16;
Gubernatorial Appointments: Laurel Brennan; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; Vacant Position;
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.

CO Letter in Printable Format Adobe PDF (52K)


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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