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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
APRIL 6, 2017
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 2017 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 20, 2016.

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: 10:44 AM

Adjourned: 1:33 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Howard Lipoff, Edward McCarthy, Paul Orihel, Irene Savicky, Susanne
Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Angelina Scales; William Tedder; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie
Bussanich; Cheryl Chianese; Valerie McManus; Sharon Barnes; Amy Cerovsky; Kara
Ansley; Saretta Dudley; Trooper Sands; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Sarah Favinger,
NJEA; Sheri Cummines; Joseph Sullivan, Esq.; Brad Weisberger; Ed Cridge, Esq.;
Randall Hunt; Kenneth Hunt; Patricia Hunt; Darla Hunt



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 02, 2017
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Retirement List
Approved
C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Cummines, Sheri Bridgeton BOE 1/1/2017 5 Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-2 Monthly OD Grid       Approved
(See list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Bevilacqua, Mary Jo

01/17

5

Lodi BOE

Coulson, Debbie A

07/16

5

Sussex County Vocational

Doran, Eileen M

04/17

5

Asbury Park BOE

Emen, Yolanda L

07/17

5

Orange City BOE

Fibraio, Therese A

03/17

B

Woodbridge Twp BOE

Fogler, Donna L

03/17

B

Long Branch BOE

Fraley, Lynda M

02/17

5

Caldwell West Caldwell BOE

Goldstein, Lori B

12/16

5

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Green, Patricia J

09/16

5

Gloucester Co Vo-Tech Sch Dist

Hanserd, Sharon

07/17

5

Neptune Twp BOE

Hyer, Tina M

07/17

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Kasten, Raymond D

01/17

B

Lindenwold Borough BOE

Kern, Nancy

09/16

5

Closter BOE

Lettire, David N

09/17

5

Warren Co Vocational School

Mckenna, Julia M

04/17

5

Sayreville BOE Selover Elm

Meade-Petrillo, Joanne M

02/17

D

Elizabeth BOE

Mott, Daphne

03/17

C

Roxbury Twp BOE

Obermeier, Antoinette V

01/17

A

Burlington Co Bd Speclal Services

Shakoor, Poroshat

07/17

C

Middletown Twp BOE

Walles, Robin A

02/17

1

West Milford Twp BOE

Wells, Joseph A

08/16

A

Rutherford Boro BOE

Woody, Georgiana M

02/17

C

Monroe Twp BOE (Gloucester)

Zamouzakis, Julie A

10/17

D

Woodbridge Twp BOE

  Total = 23
 


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Diaz-Gordils, Carmen Newark Public
Schools
6/1/2016 D 10/22/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Ku, Earl
Irvington BOE 4/1/2016 A 4/17/2012
9/4/2012
3/11/2014
a) Request to consider new accident
date -Denied
b) Hearing Request - Approved
E-3 Shields, Stella New Brunswick BOE 9/1/2016 5 4/28/2014 Off payroll over 2 years Tabled for
additional medical documentation

E-4

Ferguson, Lori Trenton City BOE 3/1/2016 5 1/7/2004
10/27/2006
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-5 Clayton, Kelley Brick Twp BOE 9/1/2015 5 5/16/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Sosa, Albert
West New York BOE 7/1/2016 D 9/25/2007
4/16/2013
Involuntary Denied Accidental
Granted Ordinary
E-7 Cheatham-Powell, Sandra Newark Public
Schools
8/1/2016 5 6/27/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Weisberger, Brad - Paterson BOE - Request for retroactive
retirement date
Denied
F-2 Lincoln, James - Jersey City Public Schools - Request for
retroactive retirement date
Denied
F-3 Yip, Philip - Newark Public Schools - Request to change
retirement option
Approved (Retirements)
F-4+ Hunt, Randall - Woodbridge Twp BOE - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Retirements)
F-5 Rachko, Virginia - Honorable Service
Total Forfeiture (Retirements)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 East Windsor Regional BOE - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court upheld the
Board's determination
Noted
G-2 Williams, Brenda - Jersey City Public Schools - Initial Decision
ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions;
Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's Decision; Noted Exceptions; Noted Reply to Exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Gibson, John - Galloway Township BOE - Appeals the Board's
decision of partial forfeiture
Approved for OAL hearing
H-2 Moore-Shields, Toni - Passaic BOE - Appeals the Board's denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-3 Dawkins, Joel - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of
Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-4 Ludwig, Daniel - Paterson BOE - Appeals the Board's denial to apply for
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-5 Lyde, Denise - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-6 Jones, Angela - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial
of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-7 Holloway, Marilyn - Paterson BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
Disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-contributory insurance policy #14800 benefits claims
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance For January 31, 2017
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D As of February 28, 2017
Noted
L-5 Supreme Court Decisions Middletown Township BOE vs. TPAF
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decisions Robin Bailey vs. PFRS
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E As of February 28, 2017
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel invoice dated February 28, 2017
Approved (Trustee Culliton and DAG Ignatowitz recused)
M-2 Outside Legal Counsel invoice dated March 31, 2017
Approved (Trustee Culliton and DAG Ignatowitz recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 4, 2017.

 
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