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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MARCH 4, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 10:32 AM

Adjourned: 11:05 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman, Neil Williams, Dennis Testa, Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Wendy Jamison; Jim Jameson



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 04, 2010
Approved (Trustee Testa abstained.)

Minutes from the meeting of February 25, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Election of Vice-Chairperson
Martha Liebman elected Vice-Chairperson

B-2
Resubmission from February 25, 2010 Meeting -The Board voted to draft a letter to the
General Assembly requesting that they not move forward with any pension reform
legislation unless or until the short term impact and the long term savings is determined -
Approved
(Trustee Culliton abstained.)

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2
Chapter 221
Approved
C-3
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Mosch, Felicita


Paterson Public
Schools
3/1/2009
5
Off payroll over 2 years Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Henry, Vivia

Plainfield Board of
Education
10/1/2009
5
Approved w/re-exam in one year
D-3 Monthly OD Grid         Approved (see list below)

TPAF Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Desmond, Donna L

09/10

5

Mount Olive Twp BOE

Garvilla, Lorraine R

07/10

5

Sussex-Wantage Reg Sch Dist

Ogden, Barbara

07/10

2

Lebanon Township BOE


Total = 3

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Brown, Kimberly

Eastern Camden
County Regional
School District
3/1/2010
5
1/3/2007
Approved
E-2 Humphreys, Dorothy

Mercer County
Special Services
School District
2/1/2010
5
2/15/2008
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Durant, Ellen - Neptune Township Board of Ed - Option Change
Request to Change from Maximum to Option; Request to Postpone
Approved the request to postpone until April 8, 2010
F-2 Coyle, William - Hackettstown Board of Ed - Creditable Salary
Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until April 8, 2010


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Browne, Phyllis - Camden City BOE - ALJ reversed the Board's
decision and granted Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted; Noted exceptions
G-2 Farrand, Vernell - Newark Public School - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's decision which denied the request to purchase service credit;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions; Noted that exceptions were not filed timely
G-3 Wilson, Louise - Lawrence Twp. BOE - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Adopted ; Noted Exception
G-4 East Windsor Regional School District - Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
Approved with minor modifications (Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Liebman.)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Daniels, Eileen - Vineland City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2009 - Revised
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2009 - Revised
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Rosemarie Tatusko vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4 Letter of resignation of Marie Flynn
Noted
L-5 State Investment Council update
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2009
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 8, 2010.

 

 
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