Board of Trustees & Commission Meeting Dates and Agendas for 2018

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Archived Board Agendas


The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)


Meeting Dates

Held every third Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

*Indicates Change Due to Holiday or Conflict of Original Schedule

Board of Trustees

Nine Member Board: 6 Elected, 2 Gubernatorial Appointments, 1 Treasurer's Appointment

Name Term Position
Carey Brown 7/1/18 – 6/30/21 State Representative
Susanne Culliton N/A Treasurer's Representative
William O'Brien** 7/1/17-6/30/20 State Representative
Jacquelyn Bussanich N/A Board Secretary - Division of Pensions & Benefits
Tracy Smith 7/1/17 – 6/30/20 County Representative
Thomas Bruno*(l) 7/1/16-6/30/19 State Representative
Benjamin “Max” Hurst 7/1/16-6/30/19 Municipal
William Tedder N/A Asst. Board Secretary - Division of Pensions & Benefits
Ronald Winthers N/A Gubernatorial Appointee
Robert Kelly N/A DAG - Legal Advisor - Division of Law
Brian Currie 7/1/17-6/30/20 Municipal Representative
Vacancy N/A Gubernatorial Appointee

*Chairperson

**Vice-chairperson

(l) State Investment Council Representative

(a) Actuarial Selection Committee Representative

Board Election Information

Election Results for PERS Trustee Representatives

Listed below are the results of the recent PERS election for Trustee on the Board of Trustees. Only one candidate received the requisite number of nominations; therefore, he was elected without balloting. The term begins on July 1, 2018 and will expire on June 30, 2021.

State Position – Carey Brown

We encourage you to periodically check the website for PERS Board Election information. On or about August 2018 information will become available regarding a State Trustee position and a Municipal Trustee position each for a three year term beginning on July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Final Administrative Determination

There are no Final Administrative Determinations for PERS for 2018 at this time.

Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF)


Meeting Dates

Held every first Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

*Indicates Change Due to Holiday or Conflict of Original Schedule

Board of Trustees

Seven Member Board: 3 Teachers; 2 Governor Appointments; 1 Elected by the Board; 1 Treasurer's Representative

Name Term Position
Irene Savicky 12/31/19 Retired Teacher
Howard Lipoff** 12/31/20 Teacher
Vacancy N/A Governor Appointment
Susanne Culliton N/A Treasurer's Representative
James Joyner* (l) 12/31/18 Retired Teacher
Edward G. McCarthy N/A Governor Appointment
Paul C. Orihel (a) 8/31/18 Elected by the Board
Jeff Ignatowitz N/A DAG - Legal Advisor - Division of Law
Angelina Scales N/A Board Secretary - Division of Pensions & Benefits
Sharon Barnes N/A Assistant Board Secretary - Division of Pensions & Benefits

*Chairperson

**Vice-chairperson

(l) State Investment Council Representative

(a) Actuarial Selection Committee Representative

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

Howard Lipoff from Bergen County representing Group A will begin his three year term on January 1, 2018.

2019 Trustee Position

This year, four candidates have registered with the Board Secretary of the TPAF prior to the closing date of March 1, 2018, to fill a trustee position from Group B, for a three-year term on the TPAF Board of Trustees commencing on January 1, 2019.  Group B consists of Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren Counties.  The candidates are:

James Costello – Passaic County

Kathleen L. Paterek – Morris County

Todd Pipkin – Passaic County

Edward Yarusinsky – Warren County

In an effort to encourage participation, the Board Office has provided a notice of election to all Certifying Officers of each school district to display in their common areas.  In addition, a notice of the election was provided to TPAF retirees. To participate in the election as a delegate or alternate, you must contact your County Superintendent’s Office.

On March 27, 2018, the respective County Superintendent’s Office received information for the selection of this year’s delegates and alternates. 

Delegate and alternate eligibility is determined by where you work — not your residence; therefore, the county contact will be based on the county where you are currently employed or your school district at the time you retired. The names of the selected delegates and alternates must be electronically submitted to the New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits no later than Thursday, May 31, 2018. Please contact your County Superintendent’s Office prior to that date. The election will begin on or about September 17, 2018.

Please note: the method by which election voting will take place will be an electronic ballot. The delegates and alternates will cast their votes via their respective Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) accounts. All delegates and alternates must have an MBOS account in order to vote.

Contact information for each of the 21 counties is provided below.

Please note that the county contacts CANNOT respond to any questions related to pension and health benefits.

Other Relevant information and Links

Applicable Statute and Regulation: N.J.S.A 18A:66-56 and N.J.A.C 17:3-1.4.

Click here to view the Notice of Election sent to all Certifying Officers

Contact information for each of the 21 counties is provided below.

Please note that the county contacts CANNOT respond to any questions related to pension and health benefits.

County County Contact Information Executive County Superintendent and alternate contact
Atlantic

Julieta Moya
Julieta.moya@doe.nj.gov

Robert Bumpus
robert.bumpus@doe.nj.gov
Bergen

Lori Ferrer
lori.ferrer@doe.nj.gov  

Joseph Zarra
joseph.zarra@doe.nj.gov

Burlington

Jackie Lotsey
Jackie.lotsey@doe.nj.gov

Daryl Minus-Vincent
daryl.minus-vincent@doe.nj.gov

Camden

Rosa Rodriguez
Rosalina.Rodriquez@doe.nj.gov

Lovell Pugh-Bassett
lovell.pugh-bassett@doe.nj.gov

Cape May

Breanne Ratchford
breanne.ratchford@doe.nj.gov

Robert Bumpus
robert.bumpus@doe.nj.gov
Cumberland

Samantha Ludwig
samantha.ludwig@doe.nj.gov

Peggy Nicolosi
peggy.nicolosi@doe.nj.gov
Essex

Maria Meyler
maria.meyler@doe.nj.gov

Joseph Zarra
joseph.zarra@doe.nj.gov
Gloucester

Debbie Sebastiani
deborah.sebastiani@doe.nj.gov-

Ave Altersitz
ave.altersitz@doe.nj.gov

Hudson

Noreen Rizzolo
noreen.rizzolo@doe.nj.gov

Melissa Pearce
melissa.pearce@doe.nj.gov
Hunterdon

Darlene Wene
darlene.wene@doe.nj.gov

Juan Torres
juan.torres@doe.nj.gov
Mercer

Tonya Coy
tonya.coy@doe.nj.gov

Yasmin Hernandez-Manno
yasmin.hernandez@doe.nj.gov
Middlesex

Barbara Ryan
barbara.ryan@doe.nj.gov

Yasmin Hernandez-Manno
yasmin.hernandez@doe.nj.gov
Monmouth

Hatice Hansen
hatice.hansen@doe.nj.gov

Lester Richens
Lester.richens@doe.nj.gov

Morris

Shirley Stoll
shirley.stoll@doe.nj.gov

Roger Jinks
roger.jinks@doe.nj.gov

Ocean Mark Ward
mark.ward@doe.nj.gov

Judith DeStefano-Anen
judith.destefano-anen@doe.nj.gov

Passaic

Jackie Trejos
Jackie.trejos@doe.nj.gov

Dr. Christopher Irving
christopher.irving@doe.nj.gov  

Salem

Joan Heil
joan.heil@doe.nj.gov

Peggy Nicolosi
peggy.nicolosi@doe.nj.gov

Somerset Lori Watson
lori.watson@doe.nj.gov
Roger Jinks
roger.jinks@doe.nj.gov
Sussex

Janet Price
janet.price@doe.nj.gov

Dr. Rosalie Lamonte
Rosalie.lamonte@doe.nj.gov
Union

Camille Busichio
camille.busichio@doe.nj.gov

Juan Torres
juan.torres@doe.nj.gov

Warren

Samatha Grape
Samatha.grape@doe.nj.gov

Dr. Rosalie Lamonte
rosalie.lamonte@doe.nj.gov

Mary Jane Tanner
maryjane.tanner@doe.nj.gov

Final Administrative Determination

February 1, 2018

May 3, 2018

June 8, 2018

July 12, 2018

The Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS)


Meeting Dates

Held every Second Monday 10:00 a.m.

*Indicates Change Due to Holiday or Conflict of Original Schedule

Board of Trustees

Eleven Member Board: 2 Policemen; 2 Firemen; 1 Retiree; 5 Governor's Appointments; 1 Treasurer's Appointment

Name Term Position
Michael Kaniuk*** 8/31/19 Police Representative
Richard D. Loccke N/A Governor's Appointment
Frank Leake N/A Governor's Appointment
Timothy Colacci* 6/30/20 Fire Member
Danielle Schimmel N/A (DAG - Legal Advisor)
Vacancy N/A Governor's Appointment
Brady Middlesworth**(l) 6/30/18 Fire Member
MaryEllen Rathbun N/A Board Secretary - Division of Pensions & Benefits
Lisa Pointer N/A Assistant Board Secretary - Division of Pensions & Benefits
Laurel Brennan N/A Governor's Appointment
Charles Schwartz 6/30/18 Police Member
Marty Barrett(a) 12/31/20 Retiree
Susanne Culliton N/A Treasurer's Representative
vacancy N/A Governor's Appointment

*Chairperson

**1st Vice-chairperson

***2nd Vice-chairperson

(l) State Investment Council Representative

(a) Actuarial Selection Committee Representative

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 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 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.

PFRS Board Election Information

Police Election Information

As a result of nominations received to fill the vacancy of a “police” representative on the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) Board of Trustees, Charles Schwartz, who is employed by the Saddle River Borough Police Department, was the only candidate to obtain the requisite number of police member nominations.

The PFRS Board (PFRS) deemed Charles Schwartz elected to an unexpired term as police representative to the PFRS Board, effective December 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  Mr. Schwartz was also deemed elected as police representative to the PFRS Board for the term effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022. 

Therefore, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:4-1.4, the PFRS Board noted that Mr. Schwartz is elected to the police representative position without balloting for both terms.

Fire Election Information

The election for “fire” representative on the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) Board of Trustees, is currently open.  Eligible “fire” members may cast a vote for the candidate of their choice through April 20, 2018.  The candidates are:

Wayne Wolk — Trenton City
Anthony Tarantino — Newark City

Ballots were distributed to eligible active fire members of PFRS through their Certifying Officer.  If a “fire” member does not receive a ballot, but thinks they should have, they must contact their Certifying Officer, who will contact the PFRS Board Secretary.

The closing date for the “fire” representative trustee election is April 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Notices for the next election cycle will be distributed through employers in the fall of 2018, which will provide interested candidates with instructions for obtaining nominating information. You may periodically check the NJDPB website at: www.nj.gov/treasury/pensions.

Final Administrative Determination

January 8, 2018

March 12, 2018

April 9, 2018

June 11, 2018

July 9, 2018

The State Police Retirement System (SPRS)


Meeting Dates

Held every Fourth Tuesday Every Other Month 10:00 a.m.

*Indicates Change Due to Holiday or Conflict of Original Schedule

Board of Trustees

Five Member Board: 2 members appointed by Superintendent of State Police; 2 Governor's Appointments; 1 Treasurer's Appointment

Name Appointment Date Position
vacancy N/A Governor's Appointment
Wayne Korte* 11/28/17 State Police Appointment
Robert Garrison N/A (DAG - Legal Advisor)
John K. Sayers N/A Governor's Appointment
Susanne Culliton N/A Treasurer's Appointment
Lisa Pointer N/A Assistant Board Secretary - Division of Pensions & Benefits
Sherri Schuster** 2/9/18 State Police Appointment
MaryEllen Rathbun N/A Board Secretary - Division of Pensions & Benefits

*Chairperson

**Vice-chairperson

Election Information

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

Final Administrative Determination

There are no Final Administrative Determinations for SPRS for 2018 at this time.

The State Health Benefits Commission (SHBC)


Meeting Dates

Second Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

  • January 10, 2018
  • March 7, 2018 - Cancelled
  • March 26, 2018 - Rescheduled from March 7
  • May 9, 2018
  • July 11, 2018*
  • July 25, 2018*
  • September 12, 2018
  • November 8, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. at the Division of Pensions & Benefits, 50 West State Street, Trenton, NJ.

*Rate Renewal Meetings held at 1:00 p.m.

Commission Members

Susanne Culliton, Chairperson, representing State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio

Holly Gaenzle, representing Acting Commissioner Marlene Caride of the Dept. of Banking and Insurance

Deirdre Webster Cobb, Civil Service Commission

Dudley Burdge, AFL-CIO representative for Local Government Employees

Debra Davis, AFL-CIO representative for State Government Employees

The School Employees' Health Benefits Commission (SEHBC)


Meeting Dates

Every other month, 10:00 AM

  • January 24, 2018
  • March 22, 2018 - Cancelled
  • May 23, 2018
  • July 11, 2018*
  • July 25, 2018*
  • September 26, 2018
  • November 14, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. at the Division of Pensions & Benefits, 50 West State Street, Trenton, NJ.

*Rate Renewal Meetings

Commission Members

Sonia Rivera-Perez, Chairperson, representing State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio

Thomas Gallagher, representing Acting Commissioner Marlene Caride of the Dept. of Banking and Insurance

Kevin Kelleher, NJEA

Dan Goldman, NJEA

Julie Giordano Plotkin, Associate Director, NJEA

Cynthia Jahn, N.J. School Boards Association

Michael Maillaro, Commissioner, AFL-CIO representative

VACANT, Governor's Appointee

VACANT, Chairperson

Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission


Pension and Health Benefits Review Commission 2018 Calendar

The following meeting dates have been scheduled at 10:00 AM in the 1st floor board room at the Division of Pensions and Benefits, 50 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625:

  • February 16, 2018 - Cancelled
  • April 20, 2018 - Cancelled
  • June 22, 2018 - Cancelled
  • August 17, 2018
  • October 19, 2018
  • December 21, 2018

State Health Benefit Program (SHBP) and School Employees' Health Benefit Program (SEHBP) Plan Design Committee


State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Plan Design Committee Meetings

  • June 22, 2018 - 1:00 P.M.
  • July 26, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
  • August 23, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
  • September 27, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
  • October 31, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
  • November 28, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
  • December 27, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.

School Employees' Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) Plan Design Committee Meetings

  • June 26, 2018 – 10:00 A.M.
  • July 30, 2018 – 10:00 A.M.
  • August 20, 2018 – 10:00 A.M.
  • September 17, 2018 – 10:00 A.M.
  • October 22, 2018 – 10:00 A.M.
  • November 19, 2018 – 10:00 A.M.
  • December 17, 2018 – 10:00 A.M.

State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Plan Design Committee Members

  • Justin Zimmerman, Chief of Staff, Department of Banking and Insurance
  • David Pointer, Deputy Director, Division of Pensions and Benefits
  • Jennifer Keyes-Maloney, Governor Appointee
  • Tennille McCoy, Governor Appointee
  • Michael Zaynor, NJSTFA
  • Kevin Lyons, NJ State PBA
  • Robert Little, AFSCME Department of Research
  • Patrick Nowlan, AAUP – AFT (Chair)
  • Sam Viavattine, Department of Community Affairs
  • David Ridolfino, Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Hetty Rosenstein, New Jersey Area Director, CWA/District 1
  • Abdur R. Yasin, NJ FMBA

School Employees' Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) Plan Design Committee Members

  • David Pointer, Deputy Director, Division of Pensions and Benefits
  • Jennifer Keyes-Maloney, Governor Appointee
  • Kevin Kelleher, Director, NJEA
  • Jean Pierce, AFT/AFL-CIO
  • David Ridolfino, Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Julie Giordano Plotkin, Associate Director, NJEA

Other Boards and Committees


Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of New Jersey

Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m.

  • April 10, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • October 9, 2018
  • December 11, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Office of the Division of Pensions and Benefits, First Floor Board Room, 50 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

Defined Contribution Retirement Program

Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m.

  • February 13, 2018
  • August 14, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Office of the Division of Pensions and Benefits, First Floor Board Room, 50 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

New Jersey State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan

Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m.

  • February 13, 2018
  • April 10, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • August 14, 2108
  • October 9, 2018
  • December 11, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the Division of Pensions and Benefits, First Floor Board Room, 50 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.


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