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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
May 3, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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
Service Early Veteran

Deferred Option Changes - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:38 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:10 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Clemente, Marie Flynn, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, James Joyner, Neil Williams, Fred Beaver


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Mary Lou Mayoros; Michael Czyzyk; Wendy Jamison; Kathleen Coates; Amy Mazzeo; Priscilla Lyons; Mark Schwedes; Wendy Wise Whitfield; Kendra Moran; Brian Volz, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Mary Lou Tyson; Eugene Liss, attorney; Mark Steele; Eleanor Urciuoli; Mr. Urciuoli; Robert Schwartz, attorney; William Riley; Blanche Riley; Frederick D’Arcangelo, attorney; Michael Oropollo, attorney


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 5, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2007 - Approved

A-2
Trial Balance as of February 28, 2007 - Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

  None

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Retirement List - Approved
C-2 Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1
Singer, Carol - City of Camden BOE - Effective July 1, 2006 - Option A - (currently collecting Service) - Approved
D-2

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement - Approved

 
Member's Name
Effective Date
Opt
Employer

Acosta, Mayra A

03/07

5

Essex Co Vocational School

Connelly, Anne J

01/07

5

Clifton City BOE

Deisler, Marie A

06/07

5

Education Department

Ho, Joan R

05/07

5

Marlboro Township BOE

Karlinski, Eileen M

12/06

5

Academy Charter High School

Mcclelland, Richard D

07/06

5

Greenwich Township BOE

Melchiorre, Thomas E

07/07

C

Cape May Co Special Services

Total = 7
D-3
Dellas, Norman - Lower Cape May Regional School Dist - Effective March 1, 2005 - Maximum - Resubmission - Approved

Accidental Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
ACCIDENT
DATE
TP
DR
TE
DECISION
E-1 Wilson, Louise Lawrence Twp BOE
1/07
D
9/12/05
N
N
N
Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred
TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Cook, David - Florence Twp BOE - Honorable Service - Deferred Retirement - Resubmission - Total Forfeiture (Removed for cause; not eligible for deferred) (Trustee Williams abstained) (Retirement Bureau, Audit)

F-2+

Tyson, Mary Lou - Newark Public Schools - Honorable Service - No forfeiture; Continue to collect Service retirement benefits (Vote: 4:3; Trustees Beaver, Orihel, Clemente: Nae)

F-3+ Steele, Mark - Cherry Hill Twp. BOE - Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture; Forfeit from date of offense (4/01/02) through termination of employment; Retroactive to effective date of retirement (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+ Urciuoli, Eleanor - Jefferson Twp. BOE - Creditable Salary - Approved (Trustees Beaver and Clemente abstained) (Audit Section)
F-5+ Riley, William - Berkeley Heights BOE -  Requests Option Change - Denied
F-6+

Barckett, Anthony - City of Garfield BOE
a)  Request for emergent relief - Denied
b)  Request for an OAL hearing for emergent relief - Approve
c)  Request for an OAL hearing on issue of return to employment - Approve

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Cusick, Marianne - Mount Arlington BOE - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-2

Mantone, Robert - Jersey City Public Schools - Appellate Division Decision - Court upheld the Board's decision to deny deferred retirement benefits because he was removed for cause - Noted

G-3

Chomicki, Nicholas - East Windsor Regional School District - Appellate Division Decision - Court upheld the Board's decision to deny pension credit for the salary earned as a Computer Coordinator for the East Windsor Regional Board of Education - Noted

G-4 Alston, Gail for George (dec’d) - Piscataway BOE - Initial Decision - ALJ upheld the Board’s decision denying the request to change Mr. Alston’s retirement option posthumously with exceptions - Affirm ALJ Decision; Noted Exceptions
G-5 Kramer, Steven - Montville Twp BOE - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-6 Salamone, Benedict - Bloomfield Twp BOE - Final Administrative Determination - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Lienhard, James - Hudson County Schools of Technology - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved

H-2 Grier, Jessie - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's decision to deny Accidental Disability - Approved
H-3 MacDonald, Keith for Louise - Hawthorne BOE - Appeals the Board’s decision to deny request to retroactively change retirement date from January 1, 2007 to July 1, 2005 - Denied

Active Membership Issues

  None

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decision regarding Charles Markey vs. PFRS - Noted

L-2
Appellate Division Decision regarding Allen Owens vs. PFRS - Noted
L-3
Appellate Division Decision regarding Donna Strauss vs. PFRS - Noted
L-4 Legislation Chapter 49, P.L. 2007 - Noted
L-5 Board Member Address List - Noted with changes
L-6 Wire Transfers Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 for March 2007 - Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for March 2007 - Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decision regarding Irene Newman vs. PERS - Noted
L-9 State Investment Council update - Noted
L-10= Private Equity chart - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 7, 2007.

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