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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
March 1, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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.




Called to Order: 10:35 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:25 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Clemente, Neil Williams, James Joyner, Dennis Testa, Fred Beaver, Marie Flynn, Paul Orihel


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Ginny Martucci; John Megariotis; Tim McMullen; Stephanie Washington; Florence Sheppard; Brian Volz, NJEA;  Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Scott Porter, actuary, Milliman, Inc.; Dusty McNichol, Star Ledger; Jonathan Tamari, Asbury Park Press; Wayne Powell, attorney; Daniel Edwards


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 1, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2006 - Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2006 - Approved
A-3
Trial Balance as of November 30, 2006 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2006 - Approved
A-5
Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2006 - Approved
A-6
Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2006 - Approved
A-7
Trial Balance as of December 31, 2006 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1+ Actuary Valuation Report from Milliman Consultants and Actuaries as of June 30, 2006 - Accepted
B-2+

Prudential Report regarding TPAF Contributory Group Life Plan for the policy year July 1, 2005
through June 30, 2006 - Accept Report; Approve Payment

B-3 Memo regarding location change for TPAF Convention - Approved (Vote: 4:3: Nae: Trustees Testa, Joyner, Williams)

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1= Chapter 221 - Approved
C-2= Active and Retired Death List as of February 26, 2007 - Approved
C-3= Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

Monthly OD Grid - Approved

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Callinan, Joyce

11/06

A

Union Beach Boro Bd of Ed

Lora, Paula

08/06

C

Teaneck Bd of Ed

Madsen, Susan

02/07

A

Tuckerton Boro Bd of Ed


D-2
Santangelo, Patricia - Tabernacle BOE - Effective July 1, 2006 - Option 1 - Reconsideration - Approved

Accidental Disability

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Lienhard, James

Hudson Co School of Tech

7/07

5

10/21/04

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-2

Grier, Jessie

Camden BOE

3/06

5

3/2/05
3/23/05

Y
Y

N
N

Y
Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-3

Williams, Michelle

Trenton BOE

3/05

5

4/11/96
(delayed manifestation)
6/7/00
9/2/03

Y

Y
Y

T

T
T

Y

N
N

Reconsidered and Tabled for a new IME; Request Stay in OAL

TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Edwards, Daniel - Camden BOE - Honorable Service - Resubmission - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from December 1, 2000 (time in principal position) through termination of employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-2

MacDonald, Louise - Hawthorne BOE - Request to change retirement date - Denied

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Corona, Frederick - West Morris Regional High School District - Initial Decision with Exceptions and Reply to Exceptions - ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying creditable salary for compensation earned as a lunch duty teacher during the 2004/05 school year - Adopted ALJ decision; Noted Exceptions; Noted Reply to Exceptions
G-2 Hermalyn, Roy - Bergen County Vocational School - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

Hearing Requests

H-1 Weisser, Barbara - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial to waive the accrued interest on loan balance - Denied
H-2

Manning-Hughson, Susan - City of Gloucester BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved


Active Membership Issues

J-1 Van Dyken, Gail - Wayne BOE - Request to Purchase - Postpone until April meeting (DAG requested time to analyze case law and regulations.)

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decision regarding Sharon K. Smith vs. PERS - Noted
L-2
Wire Transfers Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 for January 2007 - Noted
L-3
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for January 2007 - Noted
L-4

Letter from Fred E. Aug, President NJREA, regarding the TPAF Convention - Noted

L-5

State Investment Council update - FYI - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 5, 2007.

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