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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
APRIL 2, 2015
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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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: 10:37 AM

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Ed McCarthy, Paul Orihel, Howard Lipoff, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Martha Liebman

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Val
McManus; Cheryl Chianese; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Paul Sykes; Ronald Scott; John
Anello, attorney; Wayne Oppito, attorney; Santiago Espinoza; Clinia Miller; Gloria
Mioli; Samuel Halpern, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 12, 2015
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

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 Vertucci, Geraldine
Maywood BOE 7/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Southland, Stuart
East Orange School
District
11/1/2014 A Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Sandel, Katherine
Pemberton Township
BOE
2/1/2014 3 Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred
D-4 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Boyd, Donna M

01/15

C

Neptune Twp BOE

Brooks, David S

05/15

5

Byram Twp BOE

Capizzi, Linda

01/15

D

Union City BOE

Crecco, Michelle

05/14

5

Passaic Co Vocational School

Giannandrea, Sally J

07/15

A

Greater Egg Harbor Regional

Harvey, Jody A

07/15

C

Berlin Borough BOE

McMullen, Alison L

12/14

5

Mansfield Twp BOE

Soberanis, Deborah

11/14

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Spann, Christine

02/15

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Talati, Paresh N

04/15

C

Camden City BOE

Walsh, David M

03/15

3

East Orange School District

Total = 11

 


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Skinner, Valerie
Camden City BOE 11/1/2014 5 10/10/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Shain, Bonnie
Perth Amboy BOE 5/1/2015 5 1/9/2014 Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-3 Deegan, John
North Brunswick BOE 9/1/2014 5 12/21/2004 Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary
Disability

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Sykes, Paul - Mullica Twp BOE - Request to retroactively change retirement date
Denied
F-2+ Scott, Ronald - Elizabeth BOE - Request to process retirement application
during pendency of criminal matter
Denied (Retirements)
F-3+ Breheny, Carole - Madison Boro BOE - Creditable Compensation
Denied (Retirements, Audit)
F-4 Chavez, Ernie - Cranford TWP BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from September 1, 1999 through termination
of employment with Phillipsburg (Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Lipoff) (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Jackson, Clifford - Long Branch BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Ioviero, Jaime - Elizabeth BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Cooke, Lauren - Egg Harbor BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Withdrawing appeal of Accidental Disability; Continue in OAL on issue of honorable service
Noted
G-4 Person, Bobbie - Burlington City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1

Espinoza, Santiago - Franklin Twp. BOE - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Reconsidered and send new medical information to IME

H-2 Whitlock, Guy - Hillsborough TWP BOE - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability
retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Mioli (Deceased), Gary - Park Ridge Boro BOE - Accidental Death
Tabled for additional information from employer


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2015
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2015
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Debra Richey vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Wayne Hundemann vs PFRS
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Vincent Esposito vs PERS
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance for January 31, 2015
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 7, 2015.

 

 
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