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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MARCH 7, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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: 10:30 AM

Adjourned: 12:15 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Tim McMullen; Michael
Weik; Marylou Mayoros; Raschelle Wiggins; Mike Czyzyk; Robert Murphy, NJPSA;
DAG Chris Tattory; Nathanya Simon, attorney; H. Ronald Smith



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of February 7, 2013
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of March 4, 2013
Approved (Trustee Nordstrom abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

Prudential Policy Report G-14800-3 (Formerly 14300-1) Policy year July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Clay, Kathleen

07/13

A

Cranford Twp BOE

Letnik, Susan C

01/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Ratushny, Karen Mary

04/13

5

Berkeley Twp BOE

Wright, Lori H

02/13

A

Millville BOE

Total = 4


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Andrews Williams, Kathy
Pennsauken Twp.
BOE
7/1/2008
5
5/12/2006
Reconsidered and Denied and
Continue in OAL
(DAG Kelly recused.)
E-2 Lane, Tammy
Paterson BOE
9/1/2012
5
4/2/2009
4/2/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-3

Pelican, Deborah
Sayerville BOE
Selover Elm
8/1/2012
5
1/10/2011
10/21/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(or offer Early, whichever is higher
benefit); (Member is TP for medical
conditions unrelated to alleged
incidents)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Smith, Harold - Essex Co. Vocational School - Employment after retirement
Denied; Cancel retirement; Re-enroll; Repay overpayment of retirement benefits in accordance with Division's admministrative decision (External Audit, Retirements, Enrollments)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Russo, Michael - Cherry Hill Twp. BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Stenz, John - Ramapo Indian Hills Reg H S D - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Wunder, Robert - Cape May Co Special Services - Initial Decision ALJ reversed
the Board's denial and granted ordinary disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to
Exceptions
Tabled

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Harrington, Regina - Freehold Reg H S District - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Lynch, Tamara - West Orange Township BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Pierce, Gladys - Bridgeton BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Robin Bailey vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund A As of January 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D As of January 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E As of January 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance for January 31, 2013
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund B As of January 31, 2013
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on April 4, 2013.

 

 
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