Date: November 11, 2011
To: Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Deans, Directors and Department Chairs
From: Vivian Fernández
Vice President Faculty and Staff Resources
Subject: Notice of Elections for the PERS Board of Trustees

The NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits has requested that all active members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) be notified of an upcoming election for the PERS Board of Trustees. Nominations are now being accepted for one elected “State” position to the Board, whose term will expire as of June 30, 2012, and the remaining term of one elected “Municipal” position which will expire as of June 30, 2013. State employees may only petition for the State Representative position, and Municipal employees may only petition for the Municipal Representative position.

The PERS Board of Trustees is responsible 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 and has a certain amount of discretion in the solution of problems confronting the Retirement System that legislation alone cannot properly address.

For additional information, including the deadlines and procedures for submitting nominations to the PERS Board of Trustees, please review the Notice of Elections from the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits.

If you have questions about the nomination process, you may contact the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits at 609-292-7524.

Thank you.