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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
April 3, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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

Service Early Veteran

Deferred Option Changes - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:32 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:15 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Martha Liebman, Marie Flynn, Dennis Testa, Paul Orihel, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton (seated as Treasurer’s Representative)


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Lisa Pointer; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Michael Czyzyk; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Kevin Kelleher, NJEA; Anthony Yankovich; Beth Finkelstein, attorney; Alan Roth, attorney; John Collier; Thomas Gosse, attorney;


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 6, 2008 - Approved (Trustee Culliton abstained)

Finance

A-1

Trial Balance as of October 31, 2007 - Approved

A-2

Trial Balance as of September 30, 2007 - Approved

A-3 Trial Balance as of November 30, 2007 - Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2007 - Approved
A-5 Trial Balance as of December 31, 2007 - Approved
A-6 Common Pension Fund A as of February 29, 2008 - Approved
A-7 Common Pension Fund B as of February 29, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

.

None

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

D-1

Ordinary Disability Grid w/Supplement - Approved


Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bailey, Sara M

12/07

D

Pitman BOE

Blum, Catherine M

02/08

D

Randolph Township BOE

Diionno, John

01/08

5

Millburn Twp Public Schools

Drake, Jamie C

03/08

A

Piscataway BOE

Emery, Dorothy H

02/08

5

Brick Twp BOE

Fanelli, Rosa Maria

06/08

D

East Hanover Twp BOE

Faunce, Dayton

01/08

C

West Long Branch BOE

Fecci, Jeanette T

12/07

5

Edison Twp BOE

Flowers, Kevin

01/08

5

Kearny Town BOE

Frost, Janice E

04/08

5

Education Department

Grace, Joan

05/08

5

East Hanover Twp BOE

Guilbert, Donna

04/08

2

Leonia Borough BOE

Horner, Susan C

02/08

5

Woodstown-Pilesgrove Reg Sch

Makris, Patricia

03/08

2

Readington Twp BOE

Martone, Margaret A

07/08

A

Manville Borough BOE

Morris, Vaughn

04/08

5

Elizabeth BOE

Ruilova, Judith H

07/08

5

Burlington Co Institute of Tech

Total = 17
D-2 Oberfeld, Liesl - Berlin Twp BOE - Effective December 1, 2007 - Maximum - Resubmission - Approved

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Lampert, Sherri

Lawrence Twp BOE

7/07

1

4/9/03

Y

Y

Y

Approved (Vote: 6:1; Culliton: Nae)

E-2

Raysor, Diane

Newark Public Schools

4/08

5

3/29/06

N

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal

E-3

Berbrick, Vivian

Old Bridge Twp BOE

8/07

5

11/15/04

Y

N

N

a) Reaffirmed Denial;       Continue Ordinary
b) Approved Hearing Request

  T/P = a) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing the regular assigned work duties; AND
b) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing any other available job duties.
  D/R = The disability is not the result of a pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work.
  T/E = A work-connected incident that is:
a) Identifiable as to time and place;
b) undesigned and unexpected; and
c) caused by a circumstance external to the member.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Yankovich, Anthony - West New York Board of Education - Creditable Salary w/Supplements - Denied (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)
F-2+
Collier III, John - Camden City BOE - Honorable Service - No Forfeiture (Vote: 6:1; Culliton: Nae)
F-3
Nemeth, John - Hopewell Valley Regional School Dist - Requests extended repayment schedule - Approved 10 year repayment schedule; Assign life insurance (Retirement Bureau, Claims Bureau) (Trustee Culliton recused.)
F-4
Murray, Steven - Northern Highlands Regional HS - Request to combine accounts for retirement - Denied

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Spitaletta, Pasquale - Caldwell West Caldwell BOE - Proposed settlement – Approved (Trustee Culliton recused.)
G-2

Goldstein, Pamela - Livingston BOE - Final Administrative Determination - Approved

Hearing Requests

.

None


Active Membership Issues

. None

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decisions John S. Redden vs. PERS - Noted

L-2
Supreme Court Decisions regarding psychiatric Accidental Disability - Noted
L-3
State Investment Council Minutes for January 17, 2008 meeting - Noted
L-4

State Investment Council Agenda for March 20, 2008 meeting - Noted

L-5
State Investment Council Information - Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers - Non Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - Noted
L-7

Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 - Noted

L-8

State Investment Council Minutes for February 21, 2008 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 1, 2008.

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