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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
FEBRUARY 4, 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: 10:38 AM

Adjourned: 11:05 AM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Marie Flynn and Dennis Testa

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Ginny Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Doug Dinkler; Amy Mazzeo; Ruth Winters; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Rich Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Jamison, NJEA



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 07, 2010
Approved (Trustee Orihel abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Retirement List
Approved
C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Cahill, Joanne
Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School
1/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary; Approve OAL Hearing
D-2 Heller, Renee
Hopatcong BOE
3/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Approved with 1
year re-exam
D-3 Domalewski, Heather
Keansburg BOE
4/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred; Approved OAL Hearing
D-4 Gorla, Karen
Hamilton Twp. BOE
5/1/2009
5
Approved with 1 year re-exam
(Trustee Liebman recused.)
D-5 Monthly OD Grid    
  Approved
(see below list)
D-6 Giannakopoulos, Deborah
Elizabeth BOE
1/1/2009
5
Approved
D-7 Daniels, Eileen
Vineland Public Schools
9/1/2009
5
a) Ordinary Disability - Denied; Offer Deferred
b) Settlement Agreement - Moot

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Bayersdorfer, Karen J

05/10

D

Paramus BOE

Coursen, Suzanne D

07/10

D

Sparta BOE

Cousin, Cheryl Marie

11/09

5

Delsea Regional HS District

Cunningham, Kevin P

02/10

D

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Domenick, Anthony

07/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Dzwileski, Joan M

02/10

1

Ewing Township BOE

Fessler, Glenn R

02/10

B

Southern Regional HS District

Horan, James F III

07/10

5

Ewing Township BOE

Lanterman, Mary N

07/10

5

Lacey Township BOE

Lathrop, Franklin W

03/10

A

Willingboro Twp BOE

Lizotte, Jean S

08/09

A

Trenton City BOE

Martocci, Lynne E

12/09

5

Neptune Twp BOE

Mayewski, Andrew J

11/09

B

Paterson BOE

Nyman, Marianne R

07/10

B

Oxford Twp BOE

Pawlikowski, Joseph J

12/09

A

Union Co Educational Serv Comm

Schapitl, Frank G

01/10

1

Newark Public Schools

Sickles, Kathleen L

03/10

5

Manasquan Borough BOE

Vanicky, Brian

01/10

2

Ridgewood Twp BOE

Total = 18


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Fiorella, Joseph
Plainfield BOE
9/1/2009
5
9/11/2006 Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-2 Weisberg, Jaffa
Holmdel Twp. BOE
8/1/2009
C
5/2/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

  none


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 East Windsor Regional School District - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision
and awarded creditable pension for duties performed as program coordinators and content specialists; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted the Findings of Fact; Reject the Conclusions of Law; Noted the Exceptions and
Reply to Exceptions; Reaffirm the Board's decision that the compensation is not creditable
(VOTE: 4:1; Nae: Trustee Liebman)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Mikitish, Michael - Pace Charter School of Hamilton - Appeals Board's denial to interfund transfer the PERS account into the TPAF account
Approved

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Daniel Benbrook vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 State Investment Council Updates
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers TPAF-Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2009
Noted

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

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

 

 
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