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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MARCH 3, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:40 AM

Adjourned: 12:20 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Tim McMullen; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Valerie Klazidan, NJEA; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; DAG Nels Lauritzen; Joseph DeFelice



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 3, 2011
Approved - The Board approved the special meeting minutes for presentation of Actuary
Valuation Report as of July 1, 2009 (Trustees Williams and Testa abstained.)

Minutes from the meeting of February 3, 2011
Approved (Trustees Williams and Testa abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

Prudential Report
Approved as presented. The Board requested a presentation by Dennis Murray from
Prudential.



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Chapter 221
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
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 Monthly OD Grid
      Approved (see list below)
D-2 Pumm, Virginia
Jackson School District
1/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bass, Selma

09/11

D

South River Borough BOE

Campo, Gertrude

11/10

C

Monroe Twp BOE

Chirico, Frank C Jr

01/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Citarelli, Annie

07/11

5

Berkeley Heights BOE

Clancy, Marylee

07/10

5

Wall Township BOE

Fuller, Rebecca L

04/11

D

Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Dist

Genz, Gregory E

03/11

5

South Plainfield BOE

Giardina, Janet C

07/11

5

Winslow Township BOE

Goldschmidt, Donna

07/11

5

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Hanan, Sandra I

12/10

D

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

Holland, Shelley W

11/10

5

Bridgeton BOE

Kaiser, Marilyn L

11/10

5

Washington Twp BOE

Marino, Carolann

04/11

5

Ridgewood Twp BOE

Wojcik, Susan M

02/11

C

Byram Twp BOE

Workman, Andrea T

04/11

5

Middle Township BOE

Total = 15



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Young, Shirley
Wall Twp. BOE
2/1/2011
5
3/23/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2 Huszar, Marie
Spotswood BOE
11/1/2010
5
9/4/2007
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Pastrana, Ana - Perth Amboy BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Reduce pension by 10% retroactive to effective date (Vote 5:1; Nae:
Trustee Culliton) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ De Felice, Joseph - Toms River School Dist. - Requesting a
change in retirement type (OD to AD)
Denied



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Bedell, Susan - Keansburg BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Bossart, Marcia - Princeton Regional School - Settlement Proposal
Rejected Settlement Proposal; Proceed in Appellate Court
G-3 Dellanoce, Robert - Cherry Hill Twp. BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Michaelides, Anastacia - East Newark Borough BOE - Settlement Proposal
Authorize DAG to make counter-offer


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Atlantic City Board of Education - Appeals the Board's denial of sick leave sell back plan for the 2008-2009 school year
Tabled until April 7, 2011 meeting
H-2 Davey, Melissa - Plainfield BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Braum-Emolo, Gail - Wallington BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Carney, Thomas - Lakewood Twp BOE - Honorable Service Tier to Tier Transfer
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from January 2002 through June 30, 2004
(dishonorable service) (Audit Section, Enrollment and Purchase Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance as of December 31, 2010
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Anthony Ambrose vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Cowan, Robert - Letter indicating all charges are cleared as he was found not guilt - FYI
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF-Contriborty group insurance policy #14300
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 7, 2011. The meeting start time has been changed to 1:30 p.m.

 
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