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This is the preliminary pre-agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Board. Items, particularly cases regarding Ordinary Disability, may be added after this posting to the Web site. This is intended for informational purposes only and may vary slightly from the final agenda that is presented to the Board of Trustees on the day of their meeting.

Although the agenda indicates the order that the Board will conduct business, please be advised that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act and McGovern v. Rutgers, 2011N.J.Super. LEXIS32 (App. Div. February 18, 2011), the items scheduled for closed session will be addressed after all open session items are completed, unless special circumstances apply.

TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JULY 7, 2011
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Notice of this meeting has been provided through the annual notice of the schedule of regular meetings of the Board filed with and prominently posted in the offices of the Secretary of State. The
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

DISCLOSURE OF THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

(A) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution A to go into closed session to consider individuals’ disability applications, which states:

In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session for purposes of discussing matters pertaining to disability retirement which involves material involving personal medical and health records, data, reports and recommendations relating to specific individuals, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(3). Those matters are confidential unless expressly waived by the individual involved.

The actions taken during closed session relating to a disability retirement are anticipated to become available to the public immediately at the conclusion of the meeting and will be posted on the Division of Pensions and Benefits’ website within a reasonable time; however, personal information pertaining to an individual shall be redacted from the minutes of such meeting and shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed.


(B) When necessary, the Board shall adopt Resolution B to go into executive session to request/receive attorney-client advice from the Deputy Attorney General, which states:

In accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-13, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees go into closed session to discuss matters falling within the attorney client privilege, and/or matters in which litigation is pending or anticipated, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(7).

The minutes of such meeting shall remain confidential until after such time as the Board determines that the need of confidentiality no longer exists and the matters discussed can be disclosed and the Board waives the attorney-client privilege.


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order:  

Adjourned:  

Roll Call:

 


Absent:  

Also Present:



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 2, 2011


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Resolution establishing policy to notify applicants that the Board will not reconsider matters
under Russo in cases where final judgment was reached prior to May 17, 2011

B-2
Reorganization of Board Members
B-3
Final Adoption - N.J.A.C. 17:3-2.7 - Enrollment Following Deferred Retirement


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

None

 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 McGuire, Lauren Northern Valley Regional
6/1/2009
5
a) Reconsideration
b) Hearing Request
D-2 Bailey-Benson, Mary Irvington BOE
10/1/2010
5
a) Reconsideration
b) Hearing Request
D-3 Zeno-Carr, Natalie South Plainfield BOE
11/1/2010
5
 
D-4 Mooij, Claudia Neptune Twp. Board of Education
3/1/2011
5
 
D-5 Yost, Melanie North Brunswick BOE
2/1/2011
5
Off payroll over 2 years
D-6 Monthly OD Grid        



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Scheblin, Ann Bloomfield Twp BOE
10/1/2011
C
3/8/2010
 
E-2 Smith, Linda Elmwood Park
Borough BOE
1/1/2011
1
10/4/2007
 
E-3 Travis, Valerie Camden Board of
Education
10/1/2009
5
10/3/2007
Reconsideration



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Daniels, Eileen - Vineland City BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
G-2 Malony, Alison - Gloucester City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
G-3 Michaelides, Anastacia - East Newark Borough BOE - Final Settlement
G-4 Greene-Tobias, Joanne - Jersey City Public Schools - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the
Board's decision and approved Accidental Disability retirement benefits effective January 1, 2009 under Maximum Option


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

  None


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for April 30, 2011
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Denzal McClutcher vs. PFRS
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Lawrence J. Ceres, Jr. vs. PFRS
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Michelle Ricketts vs. PFRS
Kathy Dixon vs. PFRS
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Edward Estok vs. PFRS
L-6 Supreme Court Decisions Gregory Russo vs. PFRS
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
L-8 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
L-9 Common Pension Fund D As of April 30, 2011

"+" Indicates personal appearance
"=" Indicates items not mailed

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 4, 2011.

(If a member or representative of a member plans on attending the meeting, please contact
our staff at (609) 777- 4138 prior to the meeting date in order that your attendance may be noted.)

 
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