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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
APRIL 4, 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: 10:38 AM

Adjourned: 11:42 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman, Erland Nordstrom, Michael Weik (Treasurer's Rep)


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; DAG Danielle Schimmel; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Amy Cerovsky; Val Kazhdan, NJEA; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Jessica Bland, attorney; Wandamarie Davis



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 07, 2013
Approved (Trustee Weik abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

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

Trenton City BOE
9/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
(Trustee Liebman recused.)
D-2 Miller, Wendy

Freehold Regional
H.S. District
7/1/2013
1
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Pinto, Jennifer
Old Bridge BOE
9/1/2012 
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Malseed, Melissa
Lumberton Twp. BOE
1/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Monthly OD Grid       w/ Supplement Approved (see
list below
)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bissell, Mary E

11/12

5

Franklin Twp BOE

Burke-Pack, Clarice A

12/12

C

Woodbridge Township BOE

Cooke, Eileen

06/13

B

South Brunswick BOE

Davis, Stephanie L

11/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Doyle, Barbara E

04/13

1

Hillsborough Twp BOE

Flowers-Nabutete, Marjorie

12/12

C

Newark Public Schools

Jordan, Alice

12/12

A

Kittatinny Regional HS

Novkovic, Phyllis J

09/12

5

Franklin Twp BOE

Rink, Lenard E

07/13

5

Wallkill Valley Regional HS

Total = 9



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

   

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Cupo, Theresa

Jersey City Public
Schools
10/1/2012
1
9/22/2008
11/18/2010
4/2/2012
Involuntary Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-2 Fernandez, Julia
West New York BOE
12/1/2012
5
9/8/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-3

Davis, Wandamarie
Belleville BOE
11/1/2010
5
6/8/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue collecting Early; Continue in OAL
E-4 Thompson, Jaclyn
North Hunterdon-
Voorhees
7/1/2012
C
1/4/2011
9/22/2011
10/28/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-5

Manuel, Constance
Long Branch BOE
7/1/2013
B
9/20/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Gorombey, Michael
Union Twp. BOE
3/1/2012
5
1/3/2011
2/3/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (no incident reports on file for either incident) (t&p, but not related to incidents)
(Vote: 4:1; Trustee Liebman: Nae)

E-7

Lyons, Michael
Edison Twp. BOE
8/1/2012
5
12/2/2009
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue Collecting Ordinary


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Kavet, Randall - New Brunswick BOE - Honorable Service Request for postponement
No Forfeiture; Approve Service Retirement (DAG Kelly recused. DAG Schimmel was Board counsel for this matter.) (Retirement Bureau)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Harrell-Grimsley, Carol - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Weitzman, Mathew - West New York BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Jones, Cynthia - Community CH School Of Paterson - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Hiller, Torise - Passaic BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Steele, Michael - Irvington BOE - Appeals the Board's denial to reactivate accounts
Denied
H-5 Murphy, Cynthia - West Orange Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of retroactive retirment date
Denied



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A As of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D As of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund B As of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E As of February 28, 2013
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 2, 2013.

 

 
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