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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 12:12 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Michael Weik; Marylou
Mayoros; Val McManus; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Val Kazhdan, NJEA; Cynthia
Murphy; Frank Campbell, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 10, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Return to Employment
Approved
C-3
Retirement List
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Jones, Cynthia
1-409231
Community Charter
School of Paterson
5/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Lynch, Tamara
1-497657
West Orange Twp BOE
6/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)
D-4 Loughran, Pattie
1-546437
Lakehurst Boro BOE
10/1/2012
B
Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Berzak, Arlyne F

03/13

5

Paterson BOE

Gilmartin, Lisa

02/13

5

Little Ferry BOE

Giordano, James P

11/12

1

West Orange Township BOE

Giusto, Mary-Louise

01/13

5

Rutherford Boro BOE

Glucksman, Terri-Lynn

07/12

5

Franklin Twp BOE

Healy, Mary Ann

02/13

5

Hazlet Twp BOE

Heneghan, Joann P

08/12

1

Middletown Twp BOE

Hershbain, Charlene Y

09/12

5

Paterson BOE

Lopresto, John Ronald

03/13

A

Bergen County Vocational School

Mckenna, Elizabeth H

11/12

5

Woodbury City BOE

Miller, Darin

05/13

2

Pemberton Township BOE

Schutsky, Yvonne J

02/13

1

Green Brook BOE

Slagle, Marie

03/13

5

Gloucester Co Special Services

Speight, Madeline Carole

11/12

5

Camden City BOE

Total = 14

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Burfeind, Dawn
1-558427
Pennsauken Twp BOE
1/1/2013
5
1/19/2010
1/19/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(member has less than 10 years)
E-2 Hiller, Torise
1-534230
Passaic BOE
9/1/2012
5
9/1/2010
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(member does not have 10 years)

E-3

Pierce, Gladys
1-404460
Bridgeton BOE
1/1/2013
5
11/18/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-4 Small, Barbara
1-395921
Newark Public
Schools
12/1/2012
5
5/8/2001
5/4/2010
Approved (on both incidents)

E-5

Dooley, William
1-574625
Perth Amboy BOE
7/1/2011
B
2/22/2011
Tabled for additional medical records and clarification of incident



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Murphy, Cynthia #1-191324 (1-10-144454) - West Orange Township BOE - Request Retroactive Retirement Date
Denied
F-2+ Chadrjian, Alan #1-476321 - Lady Liberty Academy Charter SC - Honorable Service
Tabled for additional records



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Stenz, John #1-305614 (1-10-129009) - Rampo Indian Hills Reg. H S D - Proposed Settlement Agreement
Denied
G-2 Long, Lisa #1-534515 - Bridgewater-Raritan Reg School Dis. - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Katz, Nance #1-425592 - Pennsauken Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Grieco-Hicks, Maria #1-487853 - Trenton 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 Trial Balance for November 30, 2012
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2012
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2012
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2012
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2012
Noted
L-6 Copy of executed settlement agreement between TPAF Board and Atlantic City BOE
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund A As of December 31, 2012
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E As of December 31, 2012
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers TPAF-Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance for December 31, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 7, 2013.

 

 
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