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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
May 1, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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: 10:35 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:45 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Joyner; Martha Liebman; Neil Williams; Susanne Culliton (seated as Treasurer’s Representative until 1:20) Janice Nelson (seated as Treasurer’s Representative from 1:20 until 1:45); Dennis Testa


Absent:   Paul Orihel and Marie Flynn

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich, James Clemente; DAG Eileen Den Bleyker; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Jamison NJEA; Joe Zisa; Janice Nelson; Mary Hammer, attorney; Albert Reinoso; Robert Schwartz, attorney; David Toler; Dennis Cummins, attorney; Steven Kramer; Ed Cridge, attorney; Karol Brancato; Richard Friedman, attorney; Nabeelah Abdul-Ghafur; Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur; Kathy Coates; Lisa Pointer


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 3, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

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

A-2

Trial Balance as of January 31, 2008 - Approved

A-3

Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1+

DAG advice on Supreme Court Decision in Patterson, Moore and Guadagno - Accepted

B-2
Proposed Resolution (no retroactive application of Patterson) - Adopted
B-3+

State Investment Council Update - Jim Clemente presented the Board with an update on the       Investment Council and answered questions of the Board members.  Mr. Clemente will provide information on alternative investments and the fee structures for the June or July meeting.

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List - Approved

C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved
C-3
Return to Employment - Approved
C-4
Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Argones, Lillian

Elizabeth BOE

2/06

5

Reconsidered and Denied; Continue in OAL

D-2

Erfer, Alice

Fairfield Twp BOE

6/08

D

Denied; Offer Deferred

D-3

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement

.

.

.

Approved (see list)


ORDINARY DISABILITY GRID WITH SUPPLEMENT

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Brucks, Annette K

04/08

5

Hillsborough Twp BOE

Cabey, Julia E

07/07

5

Trenton City BOE

Cifuni, Diane

02/08

D

Camden City BOE

Comellas, Robert L

04/08

5

Ocean County Vocational School

Hilferty, James M

06/08

B

Woodbury City BOE

Johnson, Susan Jane

03/08

5

Salem Co Vocational School

Lehnus, Joanne Giuliano

07/08

5

Chester Twp BOE

Napoliello, Nanelia M

07/08

5

Atlantic City BOE

Pollak, Victoria P

10/08

5

Union Twp BOE

Portello, Joseph

07/08

C

High Point Regional High School

Schon, Maya V

05/08

5

South Bergen Jointure Comm

Stroman, Stanley Eric

12/07

5

Trenton City BOE

Vannozzi, Cathy A

07/08

5

Mercer County Special Services

Walton, Catherine J

02/08

5

Bridgeton BOE

Watts, Bessie L

07/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Zanfini, Clare M

07/08

5

Freehold Reg HS District

Zimmerman, Andrea Lee

04/08

D

Marlboro Township BOE

Ziobro, Constance

07/08

5

Piscataway BOE Admin Bldg

 

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Gabriel, Jeanette

Plainfield BOE

5/08

5

4/26/07

Approved

E-2

Weiss, Stuart

Essex County Vocational School

9/04

D

12/5/02

Reconsidered in light of Richardson; Reaffirmed denial; Continue in OAL

E-3

Crnobori, Jane

Toms River

10/07

D

5/1/06

Reconsidered and Approved
(Vote: 4:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Bernard, Sylvia - Franklin Twp. BOE - Honorable Service - No forfeiture; Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+

Reinoso, Albert - Asbury Park BOE - Honorable Service - No forfeiture; Approved   (Trustee Williams recused) (Retirement Bureau)

F-3+
Toler, David - Toms River School Dist. - Honorable Service – Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit the amount representing the lowest single coverage for any SHBP plan for 36 months (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+

Kramer, Steven - Montville Bd of Ed - Honorable Service - Remand from Appellate
Court - No Forfeiture; Approve (Retirement Bureau)

F-5+

Suabedissem, Guy - Bridgewater Raritan School Dist - Suspension of Benefits - Approved the continuation of benefits; Return to Board for review of honorable service no later than May 2011, the anticipated date of the depletion of his contributions (Retirement Bureau)

F-6+

Brancato, Karol for Gerard (deceased) - Jersey City Public Schools - Option
Change - Posthumously - Reconsideration - Denied reconsideration (Vote: 4:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton)(Retirement Bureau)

Hearing Decisions

.
None

Hearing Requests

H-1.

Spaldo, Anthony - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement - Approved

H-2
White, Joseph - Teaneck BOE - Appealing Board’s decision of partial forfeiture due to dishonorable service - Approved
H-3
Jones, Leon - Trenton City BOE - Appealing Board’s decision of partial forfeiture due  to dishonorable service - Approved
H-4
Bossart, Marcia - Princeton Regional School - Appeals denial of creditable compensation (all exhibits already reviewed) - Approved

Active Membership Issues

. None

Death Claim Issues

K-1+

Abdul-Ghafur, Nabeelah for Hassan (deceased) - Bloomfield Twp. BOE - Request to convert life insurance policy - Denied

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decision - Glenn Sellers vs. PFRS - Noted

L-2
Appellate Division Decision - Donna Caprio vs. PFRS - Noted
L-3
Appellate Division Decision - Steven J. Kaflowitz vs. PERS - 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
State Investment Council meeting for April 17, 2008 is cancelled - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 5, 2008.

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