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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JANUARY 6, 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.


RETIREMENT LISTS

Option Changes - none


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:38 AM

Adjourned: 2:35 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman, Dennis Testa, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: Don Catinello, DAG; Mary Ellen Rathbun, Jackie Bussanich, Amy Mazzeo, Marylou Mayoros, Doug Dinkler, Jim Jameson, NJEA; Valerie McManus; John Megariotis; Scott Porter, Milliman; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Bruno and Agata Civetta; Marcie Mackolin, attorney; Lynn Butler; Christine Graham; Richard Friedman, attorney; Mark Schwedes; Valerie Klazidan



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 2, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Regulations Final Adoption Repeal Rule N.J.A.C 17:3-4.7
Approved

B-2+
Actuary 3 year Experience Report July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2009 -
Accepted


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Chapter 221
Approved
C-3
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Bailey-Benson, Mary

Irvington BOE
10/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Santangelo, Patricia

Camden County
Technical School
7/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred; Approve Hearing Request
D-3 Braum-Emolo, Gail

Wallington BOE
5/1/2009
B
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred (Off
payroll over 2 years)
D-4
Monthly OD Grid
    
  
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Boone, Traci D

11/10

C

Clementon BOE

Bubser, Kathy A

07/11

2

Bernards Twp BOE

Cacciapuoti, Janice O

05/11

A

West Milford Township BOE

Dotoli, Peter S

09/10

5

Brick Twp BOE

Gallagher, Marie S

09/10

5

Hillsborough Twp BOE

Groves, Wendy M

01/11

5

Metuchen Boro BOE

Hawkins, Dorothy A

12/10

5

Irvington BOE

Kingman, Daria A

04/11

5

Mendham Boro BOE

Lahr, Marianne

04/10

5

East Orange City BOE

McKnight, Deborah J

04/11

2

Logan Township BOE

Neeman, Robert A

06/10

5

Camden City BOE

Petak, Reed H

07/10

5

Readington Twp BOE

Quinlan, Kathleen T

02/11

5

Asbury Park BOE

Robinson, Jewell A

11/10

1

Pleasantville BOE

Veneruso, Vincent A

07/11

D

Elizabeth BOE

Williams, Laura J

07/10

5

Roselle Boro BOE

Total = 16


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Habedank, Elizabeth

Elizabeth BOE
5/1/2010
5
9/13/2006
Approved w/re-exam in one year
E-2 Sarno, Una

Passaic BOE
7/1/2010
1
4/30/2009
12/14/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Davey, Melissa

Plainfield BOE
5/1/2010
5
3/10/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Field, Kenneth

Camden County
Technical Schools
5/1/2010
5
5/10/2007
10/31/2007
3/24/2009
5/29/2009
9/8/2009
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-5

DeMaria, Carol

Bayonne BOE
7/1/2010
D
1/18/2005
5/19/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Offer Service - higher benefit)
E-6 Becker, Kenneth

Trenton BOE
7/1/2008

D

3/24/2005
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Civetta, Bruno - Clifton BOE - Request retroactive retirement date
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Vella, Roy - Union County Vocational School - Option Change
Approved (Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees Culliton and Orihel) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Butler, Lawrence - East Brunswick Twp. BOE -
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary by one-third; Retroactive to retirement date;
Approve dependency (Retirement Bureau, Audit)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Morris Hills Regional District Education Association - Initial Decision ALJ reversed Board's
decision and granted members the right to acquire pension credit retroactively for contract the period of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2007; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Rejected ALJ decision; Adopted factual discussions; Rejected Conclusion of Law; Noted
Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions (VOTE: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Testa)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

  None


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Graham, Christine - Cherry Hill Twp. BOE - Request purchase be used to qualify for post-retirement medical benefits
Approved (Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees Culliton and Orihel) (Purchase Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Stephen Miller vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Frank Watts vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Thomas Saccone vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2010
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2010 - Revised
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800
Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2010
Noted
L-13 Corrections to Minutes
Noted
L-14 Trial Balance for September 30, 2010
Noted
L-15 State Investment Council - Notice of Annual and Regular Meeting
Noted
L-16 Common Pension Fund B As of October 31, 2010
Noted
L-17 Trial Balance for October 31, 2010
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 3, 2011.

 
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