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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JANUARY 8, 2015
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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: 10:40 AM

Adjourned: 1:20 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman, Edward McCarthy, Howard Lipoff,
Michael Weik


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Val
McManus; Kristen Bell; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Barbara Riefberg, attorney; Willam
Pafinty; Alina Vorobjova; Mary DeSapio; Gaetano DeSapio; Lisa Pointer; DAG Robert
Kelly; Wendy Jamison; Robert Schwartz, attorney; Andrew Schwartz, attorney;
Anthony Sysock; Barbara Preisig-Simone; Sue Grant



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of December 04, 2014
Approved (Trustees Weik and Lipoff abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Administrative Code for Publication N.J.A.C. 17:3
Approved for publication
B-2 Advice on Residency Requirements, TPAF Board of Trustees
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for January 2, 2015
Approved

C-2 Return to Employment
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved
C-4 Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Malseed, Melissa
Lumberton Twp. BOE     Request to file a new application for
Ordinary Disabiity retirement
benefits Denied
D-2 Whitlock, Guy
Hillsborough Twp. BOE 8/1/2014 C Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Devaney, William
Camden City BOE 10/1/2014 5 Tabled for new IME
D-4 Costelow, Kathleen 
Hamilton Twp. BOE 7/1/2014 C a) Reconsideration of Ordinary
Disability - Denied
b) Request for OAL hearing -
Approved
D-5 Espinoza, Santiago
Franklin Twp. BOE 9/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Abbaticola, Mariann

07/14

5

Bernards Twp BOE

Colon, Maritza

07/14

5

Elizabeth BOE

Cottle, Ruth M

04/15

5

Camden City BOE

Donnelly, Robert E

07/14

A

University Academy Charter HS

Gabriel, Roxanne D

02/15

5

Essex Co Vocational School

Greevy, Kathleen L

12/14

5

Newark Public Schools

Huckel, Karin L

02/14

5

Eastampton Township BOE

Lawder, Tracy A

04/15

5

Manalapan Englishtown Regional

Maritz, Kristin M

03/14

5

Brielle Boro BOE

Moody, Sarah D

01/15

C

Paterson BOE

Ocasio, Carmen

07/15

5

Passaic BOE

O’Hara, Karen A

02/15

5

Delran Twp BOE

Perez, Hector B

01/15

2

Elizabeth BOE

Toanone, Andrea M

10/14

C

Vineland City BOE

Waldman, Marianne

10/14

A

Fair Haven Borough BOE

Total = 15


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Pafinty, William
Perth Amboy BOE 2/1/2015 D 6/24/2013
12/20/2013
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-2 Labega, Susan
Piscataway BOE 7/1/2014 5 1/13/2010 Denied Accidental, Offer Service

E-3

DeSapio, Mary
Somerset County 1/1/2014 5 11/27/2012 Approved
E-4 Enechukwu, Pauline
Newark Public
Schools
9/1/2014 D 10/26/2011 Approved

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Turnock, Wendy - Red Bank BOE - Creditable Compensation
Approved (Vote; 5:1; Trustee Orihel: Nae) (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-2+ Sysock, Nicholas - Carteret BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture Reduce retirement benefit by 20%; Approve Early retirement (Retirement
Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Manuel, Elizabeth - Long Branch BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Jasper, Twana - Hillside BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 DiMarco, Stacey - Montville BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Layden, Carole - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 for October 2014
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers TPAF Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for October 2014
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance as of August 31, 2014
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance as of September 30, 2014
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2014
Noted
L-6 DAG advice regarding Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Noted
L-7 Board Member Address List
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance for October 31, 2014
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2014
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2014
Noted
L-11 Resignation of Trustee Williams effective December 21, 2014
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION


Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel Invoice - November 2014
Approved (Trustee Weik and DAG Ignatowitz recused.)
M-2 Outside Legal Counsel Invoice - December 2014
Approved (Trustee Weik and DAG Ignatowitz recused.)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on February 5, 2015.

 
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