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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JANUARY 7, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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.


RETIREMENT LISTS

Option Changes - none


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 11:35 AM

Roll Call:

Susanne Culliton, Marie Flynn, James Joyner, Martha Liebman, Dennis Testa, Neil Williams


Absent: Paul Orihel

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; MaryEllen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Douglas Dinkler; Mike Czyzyk; Debbie Lane; Hank Schwedes; Virginia Martucci; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Eva LaForte; Joshua LaForte; Dr. Stephanie Branch; Colin Lynch, Esquire



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 03, 2009
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Retirement List
Approved
C-2 Chapter 221
Approved
C-3 Return to Employment
Approved
C-4 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Rabanal, Luningning
Newark Public Schools
10/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Cacossa,Donna
New Providence School District 11/1/2009
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
 
  Approved (See list below)
D-4 MacDonald, Linda
Kingsway Regional School District
7/1/2008
C
Approved Ordinary from Service


Ordinary Disability Approvals


Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Eckstein, Susan B

12/09

5

Fair Lawn BOE

Lowe, Joan Ellen

07/10

5

Wall Township BOE

Wells, Tracey

10/09

5

Irvington BOE

Total = 3


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Chapman, Michele
Camden County Technical School
10/1/2009
5
9/26/2007
Approved
E-2 Martone, Maria
Brick BOE
10/1/2009
5
3/27/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

LaForte, Eve
Camden BOE
4/1/2008
5
1/29/2007
Reconsideration of an OAL case Approved ; Withdraw from OAL
E-4 Leibowitz, Mark
The Newark Public Schools
7/1/2009
A
3/10/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary or Offer Service whichever benefit is greater
E-5 Raysor, Diane
Newark Public Schools
7/1/2009
5
3/29/2006
Reconsideration of an OAL case Reconsidered and approved from Accidental to Ordinary effective 7/1/09; Withdraw from OAL



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Corsey, William - Deptford Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
- Deferred Retirement - Total Forfeiture - (Removed for cause; not eligible for deferred)
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Branch, Stephanie A - Leap Academy Charter School - Issue of Bona fide retirement/Independent Contractor - Not bona fide retirement; Denied Independent Contractor; Employment rendered in TPAF eligible position; Repay ovepayment of retirement benefits (External Audit, Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO vs. PERS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Anthony Catoggio for Lois Catoggio (deceased) vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2009
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non - Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 State Investment Council-schedule of meetings for 2010
Noted
L-7 Certifying Officer memo regarding Election of Representative to the New Jersey State
Investment Council
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 4, 2010.

 
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