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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
APRIL 12, 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: 10:32 AM

Adjourned: 11:45 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Neil Williams, Erland Nordstrom, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Janice Nelson (sat as Treasurer's Representative)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Val Kazhdan, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Robert Berman; Cynthia Berman; Jeffrey Catrambone, attorney; Karen McClure



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 1, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved
C-4
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Douglas, Lisa
Newark Public Schools
2/1/2012
Denied Ordinary, Offer Early
D-2
Skipper-Sisto, Elizabeth
Camden City BOE
10/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Jaworksi, Janis
Cinnaminson Twp. BOE
5/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Monthly OD Grid       Approved with the exception of
Cheryl Martin which was tabled for
an IME

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Badessa, Frank

04/12

A

Chesilhurst Boro BOE
Commercial Twp BOE
Institute for Excellence Charter School

Blaustein, William M

05/11

A

Camden City BOE

Blizzard, Renee C

07/11

5

Lindenwold Borough BOE

Brancato, Leo Joseph

03/12

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Carrero-Lipsky, Juana

04/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Collins, George M III

11/12

A

Atlantic City BOE

Georgetti, Nicholas W

04/12

A

Kearny Town BOE

Kologi, Elaine K

03/12

5

Elizabeth BOE

Kraybill, Diane L

07/12

5

Stafford Township BOE

Lessman, Amy J

07/12

2

West Deptford Twp BOE

Markowitz, Shelly R

03/12

A

Perth Amboy BOE

*Martin, Cheryl E

07/12

D

Lakeland Regional High School District

McCreery, Barbara Dunn

07/12

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Atlantic)

McGovern, Marie A

07/12

5

Ramsey Borough BOE

Pohorely, Lorraine Ann

03/12

A

Somerville BOE

Rolewicz, Carol D

03/12

5

Hopewell Valley Regional School Dist

Spina, Michelle

02/12

5

Belleville BOE

Tauscher, Lori Ruth

03/12

D

Fort Lee BOE

Traverso, Marie V

07/12

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Tutuncu, Wilma

03/12

1

Newark Public Schools

*Tabled for IME                                                      Total = 19 Approved; 1 Tabled

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 


MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Beard, Diane
Berkeley Twp. BOE
9/1/2012
C
10/19/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2 Rodriguez, Maria
Newark Public
Schools
9/1/2011
2
1/19/2007
3/30/2007
Tabled for new IME
E-3 Sedlacek, Diane

Wall Township BOE
7/1/2012
5
11/15/2010
Approved
E-4 McClure, Karen
Lakewood Twp. BOE
1/1/2012
5
10/14/2011
Approved
E-5 Lerner, Dyan
Clark Twp. BOE
5/1/2012
D
8/27/2008
9/1/2010
Approved on both incidents
E-6 Calabrese, Theresa
Black Horse Pike Reg School District
9/1/2011
5
6/4/2001
2/25/2004
Tabled for administrative review



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Berman, Robert - Westfield Town BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2008 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Fidurski, Jacqueline - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Bailey-Benson, Mary - Irvington BOE - Failure to Appear
Noted
G-3 Jabonski, Edward - Emerson Borough BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Bailey, Gene - Elizabeth Bd of Ed - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirment benefits
Approved
H-2 Simpson, Patricia - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Algava, Priscilla - South Brunswick BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Harold Knox vs. PERS
Noted
L-2 Trial Balance
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B As of January 31, 2012
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 Special Adopted New Regulations N.J.A.C. 17:1-17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4, 17.5, 17.6, 17.7,
17.8, 17.9, 17.10, 17.11, 17.12, 17.13, 17.14
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E As of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D As of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund B As of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund A As of February 29, 2012
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance As of February 28, 2012
Noted
L-12 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-13 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 3, 2012.

 
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