A total of 13 former school and police employees from Parsippany are currently collecting pensions of more than $100,000 annually, according to a New Jersey Watchdog report released this week.
While the report focused on the “$100K Club” and its 75-percent increase in members over the past three years, the report broke down each New Jersey municipality’s former employees and the pensions they are collecting.
As of Dec. 31, 2013, there were 1,731 retired public employees collecting more than $100,000 annually the report said. That number increased by 739 from 2010. There are more than 275,000 retired public workers in the state, the report said.
Five members of the list come from Parsippany’s school district. They are:
- Vincent Aniello, former assistant superintendent. Annual pension: $114,891
- Kenneth Graham, former principal. Annual pension: $113,696
- Angelo Guiliano, former principal. Annual pension: $102,200
- Kathleen Sleezer, former assistant superintendent of curriculum. Annual pension: $103,607
- Eugene Vasile, former superintendent. Annual pension: $104,451
The remaining eight Parsippany employees on the list all came from the town’s police department and retired as superior officers. They are:
- Stanley Bandura, former police lieutenant. Annual pension: $103,202
- James Carifi, former police captain. Annual pension: $109,426
- Anthony Dezenzo, former police chief. Annual pension: $131,952
- Michael Filippello, former police chief. Annual pension: $111,012
- Charles Kennedy, former police department member. Annual pension: $100,902
- William Makowitz, former deputy police chief. Annual pension: $102,523
- Michael Peckerman, former police chief. Annual pension: $120,863
- Jeffrey Storms, former police captain. Annual pension: $106,990.
The list also shows a pension payout for currently employed police chief Paul Philipps. Documentation from the state of New Jersey shows it was a one-month payout in November 2013, which Philipps immediately paid back, as he is still employed.
Patch spoke with Philipps Tuesday morning regarding the payment. The chief, who was promoted to his post in the spring of 2013, said, “I did receive a pension payment in November 2013. Since I have not retired, I returned the check and asked to have the mistake corrected.”
The payment was made erroneously, and has yet to be corrected in the state’s system.
Topping the list in New Jersey are former Jersey City schools superintendent Charles Epps and Essex County College President A.Z. Yamba. Both are receiving annual pensions of $195,000, the report said. As a municipality, Paterson led the state with 34 retirees hauling in six-figure annual pensions.