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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
April 2, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:35 a.m.

Adjourned: 2:45 p.m.

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Paul Orihel

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz, Mary Ellen Rathbun, Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Debbie Lane; Amy Mazzeo; John Megariotis; Henry Matjwiejewicz; Bill Reimert, Milliman, Scott Porter and Rick Gordon, Milliman; Rich Klockner, NJPSA; Dusty McNichol, NY Times; Jon Tamari; Philadelphia Inquirer; Terry Dopp; Bloomberg; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Sal Cirigiliano; Tim McMullen; Jean Williamson; Tom Bell, Treasury; Fred Beaver; Mike Czyzyk; Joseph Dougherty; Juanita Worthy; Timothy McGowan, attorney; Brenda Hailey; Michelle Hailey; Bobbi Merce; Brett Kahn, attorney; Rich Tomassey; Harold Springstead; Rosemary Donnelly; Andrew Babiak, attorney


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 5, 2009 - Approved (Trustee Testa abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Prudential Policy GC-14300 (Members of TPAF) - Approved

B-2
TPAF Actuarial Valuation Report presented by Milliman Actuary as of June 30, 2008 - Accepted

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=

Retirement List - Approved

C-2= Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Hanson, Vivian

Camden BOE

9/08

5

Approved

D-2

Monthly OD Grid

.

.

.

Approved (see list below)

D-3

LaGuerre, Lorene

Clifton City BOE

7/08

5

Approved

D-4

Cahill, Joanne

Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School

1/09

5

Denied; Offer Service

D-5

Thomas, Catherine

Newark Public School

7/09

5

Tabled for new IME

D-6

Giannakopoulos, Deborah

Elizabeth BOE

1/09

5

Tabled for new IME

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Caine, Douglas W

07/09

C

East Newark Borough BOE

Ellis, Jennifer M

05/09

D

Piscataway BOE

Ford, Dorothy C

07/09

D

Orange City BOE

Glover, Robert

07/09

2

West Windsor Plainsboro Reg

Grieves, Patricia L

07/09

D

Kingsway Regional School Dist

*Karvelas, Diane

03/08

5

West Windsor Plainsboro Reg

Maitland, Dorothy E

07/09

A

Edison Twp BOE

Reeb, Harry J

06/09

C

Camden County Technical School

Seiler-Brand, Margaret

03/09

5

Trenton City BOE

Valianti, Gretchen M

10/08

D

Washington Twp BOE

Watts, John P

04/09

D

Sterling High School District

(*’Trustee Liebman recused.) 
Total = 11

Accidental Disability    

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Green-Tobias, Joanne

Jersey City Public Schools

1/09

5

2/1/07
5/21/07

Denied Accidental; Offer Early

E-2

Maciborski, Patricia

Mercer County Special Services

6/09

A

5/12/08

Tabled Accidental for clarification of direct result; Interim Approved Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Dougherty, Joseph - Dept of Ed - Employment after retirement (disability) - Repay overpayment of retirement benefits over four year period (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)

F-2+

Worthy, Juanita - Camden City BOE - Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from November 1, 2005 through termination of employment retroactive to effective date of retirement (July 1, 2006) (Retirement Bureau)

F-3+
Hailey, Michael - Camden City BOE
a) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture; Forfeit 10% of retirement allowance retroactive to date of retirement (July 1, 2006) (Retirement Bureau)
b) Dependency - Approved (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Ruffalo, Richard - Belleville BOE - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Merce, Bobbi for Donald (deceased) - Little Silver BOE - Appeals Board’s denial of accidental death benefits (Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees Culliton and Flynn)
a)  Request Reconsideration - Denied
b)  Request OAL Hearing - Approved

H-2
Spitaletta, Pasquale - Caldwell-West Caldwell BOE - Appeals Board’s denial of creditable compensation for performing duties of a child study chair position and for working during the summer - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Thomasey, Laura - Bound Brook Boro BOE - Creditable Salary - Denied

J-2+
Corso, Roy - Bergen County Vocational School - Creditable Salary - Settlement Agreement - Denied
J-3+

Donnelly, Rosemary - West New York BOE - Creditable Salary -
a)  Approved portion of salary increase in the 2003/04 school year attributable to promotion;
b)  Denied salary increase attributed to longevity granted in the 2003/04 school year; and
c)  Denied portion of longevity reflected in current base salary and readjust base salary at 6% excluding      longevity. (External Audit)

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2008 - Noted

L-2

Trial Balance as of October 31, 2008 - Noted

L-3

Trial Balance as of November 30, 2008 - Noted

L-4
State Investment Council Agenda for the March 12, 2009 meeting - Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 - Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - Noted
L-7
Administrative Determination regarding William Hiltner - FYI
L-8
Common Pension Fund D as of November 30, 2008 - Noted
L-9
State Investment Council Agenda for February 19, 2009 - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 7, 2009.


 
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