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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MARCH 5, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:40 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:15 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Marie Flynn, Martha Liebman, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton (seated as Treasurer’s representative)


Absent: Dennis Testa and Paul Orihel

Also Present:

DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Hank Schwedes; Amy Mazzeo; Brian Volz, NJEA; Jim Jamison; NJEA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Tom Bell, Treasury; Lisa Pereira; Bernice Hackett; Michael Hackett; Malika Hackett



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 5, 2009 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

None

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for February 2009 - Approved

C-2= Return to Employment - Approved
C-3= Retirement List - Approved
C-4= Chapter 221 - Approved
C-5= Active and Retired Death Lists for March 2009 - Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1
Monthly OD Grid with Supplement
. . . .
Approved (see list below)

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Barone, Jeanette

09/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Burton, Jacquelyn M

02/09

D

Camden City BOE

Coffaro, Florence

01/09

5

North Brunswick BOE

Evans, Helen Eunice

01/08

5

Pitman BOE

George, Mollie C

12/08

5

Asbury Park BOE

Glazner, Sheila C

12/08

5

Elizabeth BOE

Harris, Barbara

05/09

5

Springfield Twp BOE

Jagodzinski, Margaret

10/08

A

Bloomsbury Borough BOE

Kurland, Susan D

12/08

A

Passaic BOE

Peckerman, Leslie E

08/08

5

Trenton City BOE

Rizzuto, Etta Marie

12/08

5

Paterson BOE

Silvestri-Lavelle, Kathryn

11/08

A

Matawan-Aberdeen Reg School

Solberg, Sara M

03/09

2

Jersey City Public Schools

Sydorko, Pamela A

03/09

A

Burlington Co Institute of Tech

Thomas, Barbara H

07/08

5

Wall Township BOEA

Total = 15


Accidental Disability
 

.

None          



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Hiltner, William - Sterling High School District - Creditable Salary - Tabled for administrative review (External Audit)

F-2+

Pereira, Lisa - Freehold Reg. High School District - Request for Retroactive Retirement date - Approved (Retirement Bureau)

F-3+
Hackett, Mims - Union City BOE - Dependency During Incarceration - Denied (Trustee Williams recused.)

Hearing Decisions

.G-1
Bayard, Bernard - East Orange City BOE - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
.G-2
Barbire, Marilyn - Rutherford Borough BOE - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

Hearing Requests

H-1

Merce, Bobbi for Donald (deceased) - Little Silver BOE - Appeals Board’s denial of accidental death benefits - Request to Postpone until April 2, 2009 - Approved postponement


Active Membership Issues

J-1

None

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None

Informational Issues

L-1

Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2008 - Noted

L-2

Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2008 - Noted

L-3

Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2008 - Noted

L-4
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2008 - Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2008 - Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - Noted
L-7

Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 - Noted

L-8
Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2008 - Noted
L-9
State Investment Council updates - Noted
L-10
Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2008 - Noted
L-11

State Investment Council Minutes for December 18, 2008 - Noted

L-12
State Investment Council Minutes for January 15, 2009 - Noted
L-13
State Investment Council Agenda for February 19, 2009 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 2, 2009.


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