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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JANUARY 5, 2012
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
2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:37 AM

Adjourned: 11:58 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Erland Nordstrom, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Val Kazlidan, NJEA; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Ed Jablonski; George DaPonte; Brent Munster, IMX; David Dugery, IMX; Hank Schwedes; Kathleen Coates



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 1, 2011
Approved (Trustee Nordstrom abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

Meet the new IME vendor (IMX)
Noted Presentation


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
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 Graves, Darlene
Warren Co. Special Services
11/1/2009
1
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
(Vote: 4:1; Nae: Trustee Orihel)
D-2 Cahill, Joanne
Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School
1/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue in OAL
D-3 Davis, Albert
Camden City BOE
6/1/2011
5
Approved
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
 .
 .
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Arcaini, Daniel A

11/11

5

Camden City BOE

Arrigo, Anna

01/12

D

Jersey City Public Schools

Blauvelt, Richard T

07/12

D

Paterson BOE

Johnson, Monique P

01/12

A

Pleasantville BOE

Mcnally, Barbara

06/12

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Melo, Olga

01/12

D

North Bergen BOE

Moore, Kevin J

07/11

5

Mercer County Special Services

Ovits, Heidi F

08/11

5

Colts Neck Twp BOE

Russell, Dalia

11/11

5

Irvington BOE

Wallen, Annette

08/11

D

Paterson BOE

Zarubnicky, Deborah K

06/12

5

Fair Lawn BOE

Total = 11


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Mulcahey, Thomas
Freehold Regional HS District
5/1/2011
5
4/11/2007
3/30/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2 DaPonte, George
Barnegat Twp BOE
6/1/2011
5
5/11/2010
6/3/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Jablonski, Edward - Emerson Borough BOE - Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Option 3 benefits
Denied



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 McKeen, Marilyn - Winslow Township BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Atlantic City Board of Education - Proposed Settlement Agreement
Rejected Offer; Authorize DAG to Counter-offer


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Kachroo, Usha - Trenton City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of purchase
Denied
H-2 Travis, Valerie - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund A As of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B As of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D As of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group inusrance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-9 Board Member Address List
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance As of October 31, 2011
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A As of November 30, 2011
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund B As of November 30, 2011
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund D As of November 30, 2011
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund E As of November 30, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 2, 2012.

 
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