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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
FEBRUARY 3, 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: 10:37 AM

Adjourned: 11:15 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Dennis Testa and Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Doug Dinkler; Val McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Hank Schwedes; Mark Schwedes, Ruth Winters; Luann Barnett; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Klazidan, NJEA; Kathleen Naprsteck Cerisano, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 6, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Proposed Amendment N.J.A.C. 17:3-2.7
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

  
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Chirico, Frank

Jersey City Public Schoo1s
1/1/2011
5
Withdrawn from agenda for additional administrative review
D-2 DiGilio, Irene
Cape May County Special Services School District
2/1/2011
1
Withdrawn from agenda at member's
request to cancel application
D-3 Boucher, Annette
Cherry Hill Public Schools
10/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4
Monthly OD Grid
       
  
Approved (see list below

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Arrington, Henry

05/10

5

Plainfield BOE

Bilyk, Sharon

07/11

D

Pinelands Regional School District

Burkhardt, Donna M

07/10

5

Asbury Park BOE

Dimedio, Marcia Louise

01/11

C

Lower Cape May Regional School Dist

Hammel, Nancy L

11/10

5

Point Pleasant Boro BOE

Leifer, Lynn T

01/11

5

Tenafly BOE

Levin, Sonja S

10/10

5

Vineland City BOE

Milstein, Aileen B

12/10

5

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School Dist

Montone, Susan H

02/11

5

Linden City BOE

Nicoletti, Richard N

09/10

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Noble, Patrick R

01/11

A

Hudson County School of Technology

Principe, Susan M

07/10

5

Sparta BOE

Sutton, Betty A

11/10

5

High Bridge Borough BOE

Wash, Joseph G

07/11

1

Clifton City BOE

Wolff, George

07/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

Young, Elizabeth

01/11

5

Ocean City BOE

Total = 16


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Chiofalo, Christine
Little Ferry BOE
7/1/2010
5
2/18/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-2 Cominsky, Wendy
Linden City BOE
8/1/2010
5
9/2/2008
Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary

E-3

Holcomb, Eileen
Pleasantville BOE
1/1/2011
5
10/29/2008
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Barckett, Anthony - Garfield City BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision on repayment of retirement allowance received since February 2000 and re-enroll in the TPAF; Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted Exceptions; Noted that stay of repayment is lifted
G-2 Morris Hills Regional District Education Association - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-3 Thomas, Barbara - Wall Township BOE - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate
Court affirmed the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefis based on the lack of the requisite New Jesey service required to be eligible to apply for the benefit
Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Surdi, Nancy - Ocean Twp. BOE - Appeals Boards denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Grey, Doreth - Orange City BOE - Appeals Boards denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Regino, Rozanne - Manalapan Englishtown Reg. Schs. - Out of State purchase be used to qualify for post-retirement medical benefits
Withdrawn from agenda and handled administratively
J-2+ Randle, J. Carley - West Cape May Boro BOE - Request to combine TPAF membership accounts
Denied
J-3+ Scroggins, Anne Rose - Boonton Town BOE - Request to combine TPAF membership accounts
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for November 30, 2010
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Joseph Servideo vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Joanne Caporale vs. PERS
Noted
L-4 State Investment Council Minutes for November 18, 2010
Noted
L-5 Current Pension Fund values as of 11/30/10
Noted
L-6 State Investment Council - Director's Report for November 2010
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted

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

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

 
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