Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno 
The Official Web Site For The State of New Jersey - Department of Treasury
Global Navigation FAQs Departments/ Agencies Services A to Z NJ Home Page
Disclaimer
Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
APRIL 7, 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. The meeting time has been changed from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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: 1:40 PM

Adjourned: 2:10 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel (via telephone), Marta Liebman, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Dennis Testa and Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Valerie McManus; Douglas Dinkler; Richard Klocker, NJPSA; Valerie Klazidan, NJEA; Anne Doyle; Harriet DiLeonardo; Scott Powell; Rebecca Powell; and Sheldon Pincus, Esquire



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 3, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Chapter 221
Approved
C-3
Retirement List
Approved
C-4
Return to Employment
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Moncelsi, Orlando

Newark Public Schools
8/1/2011
C
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Johnson, Karen
Waterford Twp. BOE
7/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred; Grant OAL Hearing
D-3 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)


ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bender, Frederick W

07/11

5

Vernon Township BOE

Cardoso, Ronald A

02/11

B

Newark Public Schools

Gicker, James W

04/11

C

Camden County Technical Schools

Hoffman, Marianne C

06/11

1

Ocean Twp BOE (Ocean)

Lamaina, Maryann A

03/11

C

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Marshall-Rico, Ollie

12/10

5

Newark Public Schools

McGovern, Diane

03/11

A

Scotch Plains Fanwood BOE

Moran, Jeannelee A

04/11

A

Montague BOE

Nazzaro, Catherine

01/11

5

Randolph Township BOE

O’Malan, Kenneth M

05/11

5

Wallington Borough BOE

Samuels, Davidson T

01/11

5

Camden City BOE

Sandler-Levbarg, Estalee

02/11

A

Ocean Twp BOE (Monmouth)

Sole, Eugene F

06/11

A

Lower Cape May Reg School Dist

Spence, Jessie

02/11

5

Camden City BOE

Stein, David E

03/11

2

Belleville BOE

Wallerstein, Norman I

07/11

D

Morris School District

Zamora, Luis

07/11

1

Passaic BOE

Total - 17


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Albarran, Maritza
Trenton BOE
7/1/2010
1
9/26/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 McKnight, Karen
Newark Public
Schools
9/1/2011
5
10/4/2005
Approved
E-3 Morton, Brenda
Ridgefield BOE
10/1/2010
C
11/12/2007
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Kumar, Lavinia - Education Department - Retroactive adjustment to retirement benefit
Waive repayment of overpaid retirement benefit; Adjust benefit prospectively (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Gulati, Chandar - South Orange-Maplewood BOE - Requesting
Retroactive retirement date change from August 1, 2010 to July 1, 2010
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Powell, Scott - Lopatcong Township BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2004 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

  None


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 - REMOVED FROM AGENDA - Matter is still under review
with the Attorney General's Office
H-2 Sarno, Una - Passaic BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability
a) Reconsideration - Denied
b) Hearing Request - Approved
H-3 Randle, Jan - West Cape May Boro BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of combining TPAF membership accounts
Denied
H-4 Scroggins, Anne - Boonton Town BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of combining TPAF membership accounts
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esq. vs. Rutgers University decision
regarding Open Public Meetings Act
Noted comments by DAG Ignatowtiz
L-2 Common Pension Fund A As of November 30, 2010
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E As of November 30, 2010
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E As of October 31, 2010
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance for January 31, 2011
Noted
L-7 State Investment Council Update
Noted
L-8 State Investment Council Minutes
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E As of December 31, 2010
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund A As of January 31, 2011
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund B As of November 30, 2010
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund A As of December 31, 2010
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund B As of December 31, 2010
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund D As of February 28, 2011
Noted
L-15 Common Pension Fund B As of January 31, 2011
Noted
L-16 Common Pension Fund E As of February 28, 2011
Noted
L-17 Common Pension Fund A As of February 28, 2011
Noted
L-18 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-19 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-20 Common Pension Fund B As of February 28, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 5, 2011.

 
spacer

Pensions and Benefits: Home | Employer Manual | Health Benefits | Forms and Publications | Counseling Appointments
Treasury: Home | ServicesPeopleBusinesses | Divisions/AgenciesFormsContact Us
Statewide:
NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2007
This site is maintained by the Division of Pensions and Benefits.

Contact Us Privacy Notice Legal Statement Accessibility Statement Open Public Records Act