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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MARCH 1, 2012
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
2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 11:25 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton, Erland Nordstrom, Neil Williams


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Tim McMullen; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Valerie Kazhdan, NJEA; Linda Mirabella; Edward Jablonski



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 2, 2012
Approved (Trustee Liebman abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

Prudential Report Policy G-13800-3 (Formerly 14300-1); Policy year July 1, 2010 through
June 30, 2011
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Monthly OD Grid
 
3/1/2012
 
Approved with exception of Michelle
Spina, which was tabled for an IME
(See list below.)
D-2
Simpson, Patricia
Jersey City Public Schools
2/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Mirabella, Linda
Livingston BOE
7/1/2011
D
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary Disability

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Black, Kristen R

02/12

D

Essex County Educational Services Comm

Burns, Francis B

07/12

A

Elizabeth BOE

Caviness, Linda P

01/12

1

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

Dohan, Meaghan L

01/12

B

Brick Twp BOE

Haggarty, James B

07/12

5

Kearny Town BOE

Hirvonen, Elisa K

07/12

5

Princeton Charter School

Koval, Donna Amari

07/12

5

Ramapo Indian Hills Regional HS

Meseck, Thomas E

03/12

5

Highland Park BOE

Passaro, Krisleah K

07/12

A

New Providence BOE

*Spina, Michelle

02/12

5

Belleville BOE

*Tabled for an IME 
  Total = 10


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Young, Shirley
Wall Twp. Board of Education
2/1/2011
5
3/23/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred;Grant
OAL Hearing
(Trustee Orihel recused.)
E-2 Mirabella, Linda
   
    REFER TO ITEM D-3
E-3 Algava, Priscilla
South Brunswick BOE
11/1/2011
5
5/4/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-4 Harrell-Grimsley, Carol Newark Public
Schools
10/1/2011
B
5/12/2009
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 King, Donna - Englewood City Board of ED - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Mulcahey, Thomas - Freehold Reg HS District - Appeals denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2+ Jablonski, Edward - Emerson Borough BOE - Appeals denial COLA Adjustment and Option Change
Reconsidered and Denied ; Denied OAL Hearing
H-3 Daponte, George - Barnegat Township BOE - Appeals Denial of Accidental Disabiity retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Bruce Spieker vs PERS
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance for December 31, 2011
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2011
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2011
Noted
L-5 State Investment Council Update
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 Benefit Claims for the
month of January
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory Group Insurance premiums for the month of January
2012
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 12, 2012.

 

 
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