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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
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 2017 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 20, 2016.

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: 10:42 AM

Adjourned: 2:11 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Howard Lipoff, Edward McCarthy, Paul Orihel, Irene Savicky, Susanne
Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Angelina Scales; William Tedder; Florence Sheppard; Jackie
Bussanich; Cheryl Chianese; Valerie McManus; Amy Cerovsky; Kara Ansley; Susan
Grant; John Megariotis; Scott Porter; Trooper DiGirolamo; Robert Murphy, NJPSA;
Kevin Kelliher, NJEA; Andrew L, Schwartz, Esq.,NJPSA; Brian Medley; Lois Posey;
Rosalyn Vinson; Henry Vinson; Kathleen Naprstek Cerisano, Esq.; Marda
Segermeister, David Segermeister



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 12, 2017
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+
Three year experience study - July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015 as presented by Milliman
Adopted w/modification
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid       Approved
(See list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective 
Date

Opt

Employer

Ackerman, Susan B

05/17

5

Elizabeth BOE

Bauer, Kristina N

01/17

D

Wanaque BOE

Coleman, Karen D

07/17

5

Manalapan Englishtown Regional

Coriano, Iris

11/16

5

Elizabeth BOE

Crimi, Jennifer

09/16

5

Vineland City BOE

Deal, Paul J

02/17

A

Monroe Twp BOE (Gloucester)

Edmonds, Kathleen Robin

03/17

A

Montgomery Twp BOE

Hurley, Kathleen Marie

12/16

5

West New York BOE

Mitchell, Sabrina J

11/16

5

Piscataway BOE

Yang, Bonnie

10/16

A

Northern Burlington Co Regional

Total = 10
 


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Posey, Lois
Plainfield BOE 7/1/2016 A 1/31/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Jones, Angela
Camden City BOE 2/1/2016 5 10/15/2012
11/5/2014
Denied Accidental; Continue
Ordinary

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Medley, Brian - Camden City BOE - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture ; Approve Early Retirement effective May 1, 2016 under Option B
(Retirements)
F-2 Gibson, John - Galloway Twp BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit 10% of retirement benefit (Retirements)
F-3+ Vinson, Rosalyn - Camden City BOE - Honorable Service for the purpose of
transferring from TPAF to PERS
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit service and salary from July 1, 2004 through
September 30, 2007;
Denied request to transfer this period of service from TPAF to PERS (Audit)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Whitlock, Guy - Hillsborough Twp. BOE - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the
Board's decision and granted Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's Decision (Retirements)
G-2 Scoccola, Rita - Union City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals DISREGARD, WAS ON
TPAF MEETING OF DECEMBER 1, 2016
Noted
G-3 Katz, Nance - Pennsauken Twp BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 McWilliams, Christine - Holland Twp BOE - Final Administrative
Determinations
Tabled
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1+ Segermeister, Marda - Sayreville BOE
Selover Elm - Appeals the Board's denial of purchase credit to qualify to meet 20 yr
requirement pursuant to Ch. 78 P. L. 2011
Denied Reconsideration; Denied request for OAL Hearing. The Board directed Secretary to
draft a Final Administrative Determination
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Roger Hodge vs. SPRS
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance For November 30, 2016
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 December 31, 2016
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E As of December 31, 2016
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance For December 31, 2016
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel invoice dated December 31, 2016
Approved (Trustee Culliton and DAG Ignatowitz recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 2, 2017.

 
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