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Board Election Information



PERS BOARD ELECTION STATUS

DIVISION OF PENSIONS AND BENEFITS - NOTICE OF ELECTION
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS)
One State Street Square - 50 West State Street - P.O. BOX 295 - Trenton, NJ 08625-0295 or Pensions.NJ@treas.state.nj.us

Nominations are now being received for one elected “State” position and one elected “Municipal” position to the Board of Trustees of the PERS whose terms will expire as of June 30, 2010.*  The general responsibility for the operation of the PERS is vested in the Board of Trustees under the provisions of 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 the above positions must be an active member of the PERS and must be nominated by petitions bearing the signatures of at least 500 active PERS members.  Only State employees may petition for State Representative.  Only Municipal employees may petition for Municipal Representative.  Nominating petition forms, together with instructions for filing, are available upon receipt of a written request to the Secretary of the PERS Board of Trustees. Completed petitions must be received in this office on or before 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2010. If necessary, election ballots will be mailed to employers on or about April 1, 2010, for prompt distribution to their employee members of the PERS. In the case of an election, all qualified petitioners are invited to attend the drawing by lot for position on the ballot on February 8, 2010.

PRESENT MEMBERS - TERM:

State    *Thomas Bruno 6-30-10
County 
Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis    6-30-11
  John Lowden 6-30-11
 
  Peter Maurer 6-30-12  Gubernatorial Appointments Edward Thomson, III
Ronald Winthers
     
Municipal Leon Flanagan 6-30-11     
  *Christine Veliz   6-30-10 Ex Officio Member Frederick Beaver, State Treasurer’s Representative

The PERS Board of Trustees has the responsibility for the proper operation of the Retirement System. The Board consists of six employee representatives, the State Treasurer, and two private citizens appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Board meets once per month. Within the limits of legislation, the PERS Board has a certain amount of discretion in the solution of problems confronting the Retirement System in cases where complications exist that legislation alone cannot properly address.

PERS BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Adopt rules and regulations to provide for the payment of benefits and collection of monies as required by the 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.
  • Review monthly and annual reports for approval setting forth data such as assets and liabilities, income and disbursements and statistical summarization of membership as documented by the Actuary.

TPAF BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

Based on the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:66-56, active and retired members of the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) are permitted to serve as delegates and alternates to the annual TPAF convention. The principal function of the delegates is to vote in the election of trustee to the Board of the Fund. The next annual convention will be held on October 23, 2009.

Delegates are selected from each county in New Jersey. To be eligible to be a delegate, you must be a member or retiree of the TPAF and be working in or retired from a school district in that county. Eligibility is based on where you worked, not on your residence. The method of selection of county delegates will be determined at county meetings, which are scheduled each year. If you are interested in becoming a delegate or alternate, you should attend the meeting at the county of the school district from which you retired. You do not have to make a reservation; simply attend the county meeting. If you have any 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, with "TPAF County Meeting" typed in the Subject window of the e-mail.


PFRS BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

DIVISION OF PENSIONS AND BENEFITS - NOTICE OF ELECTION
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE POLICE AND FIREMEN’S' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PFRS)
One State Street Square - 50 West State Street - P.O. BOX 295 - Trenton, NJ 08625-0295 or Pensions.NJ@treas.state.nj.us 

Nominations are now being received for one elected “Police” position and one elected “Firefighting” position to the Board of Trustees of the PFRS whose terms will expire as of June 30, 2010.* 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 “police” candidate must be an active Police member of the PFRS and must be nominated by petitions bearing the signatures of at least 500 active PFRS-Police members.  Only PFRS-Police may petition for Police Representative. A member who wishes to be a “firefighting” candidate must be an active Firefighting member of the PFRS and must be nominated by petitions bearing the signatures of at least 300 active PFRS-Firefighting members. Only PFRS-Firefighters may petition for Fire Representative. Nominating petition forms, together with instruction for filing, are available upon written request to the Secretary of the PFRS Board of Trustees. Completed petitions must be received in this office on or before 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2010. Election packets will be mailed to employers on or about April 1, 2010 for prompt distribution to their PFRS employee members. All qualified petitioners are invited to attend the drawing by lot for position on the ballot on February 8, 2010.

PRESENT MEMBERS - TERM:

Fire  *Mark Kandrac 6-30-10
Retired
Marty Barrett 12-31-12
  Rich Mikutsky 6-30-12
 
      Gubernatorial Appointments Laurel Brennan, Vince Foti, Sherryl Gordon, Frank Leake, Richard Loccke
Police Wayne Hall 11-30-11    
  *John Sierchio 6-30-10 Ex Officio Member Frederick Beaver, State Treasurer’s Representative
         

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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Last Updated: August 11, 2009