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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
FEBRUARY 2, 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: 10:38 AM

Adjourned: 12:00 PM

Roll Call:

Paul Orihel, James Joyner, Erland Nordstrom, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Martha Liebman

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Val Kazlidan, NJEA; Gene Bailey; Linda Mirabella; Salvatore Palumbo



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 5, 2012
Approved (Trustee Williams abstained.)

Minutes from the meeting of January 24, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

none


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2
Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Jaloway, Jennifer
Vineland City Bd of Ed
3/1/2011
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-2
Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list)
D-3
Leidl, Mary Lynn
Washington Twp. BOE
10/1/2011
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Service
D-4
Monk, Melanie
Camden City BOE
1/1/2011
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Cohen, Ronnie

07/12

C

Marlboro Township BOE

Cottrell, Patricia A

01/12

D

Upper Freehold Regional

Denmark, Willie C

06/11

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Dolan, Brigid I

02/12

5

North Hunterdon-Voorhees

Fitzsimmons, Robert F

04/12

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Giordano, Maureen

08/11

5

Roxbury Twp BOE

Grandjean, Marilyn R

11/11

A

Edison Twp BOE

Kelley, June P

10/11

A

Freehold Twp BOE

Kowalski, Ernest T

01/12

C

Evesham Twp BOE

Norton, Geraldine

07/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Pederson, Jody L

10/11

1

Union Twp BOE

Quann, Eileen M

09/11

5

Mahwah BOE

Romano, Julynn T

01/12

C

Vineland City BOE

Sciarrino, Rosalie

03/12

D

Elizabeth BOE

Terch, Debra K

02/12

D

Salem City BOE

Woldin, Barbara T

01/12

5

Plainfield BOE

Zielinski, Patricia A

07/12

C

West Milford Township BOE

Total = 17


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Rahim, Omi
Newark Public
Schools
11/1/2011
5
9/7/2010
Approved 
E-2 Bailey, Gene
Elizabeth BOE
2/1/2012
5
5/13/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-3 Mirabella, Linda
Livingston BOE
7/1/2011
D
10/13/2010
Tabled Accidental for clarification from MRB



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Farris, Marzet - Piscataway BOE Admn Bldg - Request to change the date of dependency benefit
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Evdokimoff, Gunter - Bloomfield Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salarly back to 25 years; Apply prospectively
(Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Bossart, Marcia - Princeton Regional School - Appellate Division Decisions Marcia Bossart vs TPAF- The Court upheld the Board's decision waiving the overpayment and reducing her retirement benefit on a prospective basis for the period of time she received benefits that she did not earn
Noted
G-2 Mooij, Claudia - Neptune Twp. BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 York, Pamela - Pleasantville BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
G-4 Kachroo, Usha - Trenton City BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Miskovsky, Marjorie - Passaic BOE - Appeal's the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits (beyond 45 days)
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance For November 30, 2011
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Thomas J O'Reilly vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurane policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Board Member Address List
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 1, 2012.

 

 
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