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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MAY 7, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:33 AM

Adjourned: 11:35 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Marie Flynn, Dennis Testa, Martha Liebman, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Danielle Bradus; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Micki Billick; Mark Schwedes; Charlene Scott; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 02, 2009
Approved (Trustee Oriihel abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Susanne Culliton appointed permanent designee for Treasurer Representative to the TPAF Board
Noted

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for April
Approved

C-2 Return to Employment
Approved
C-3 Active and Retired Death Lists for May
Approved
C-4 Chapter 221
Approved
C-5 Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

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

Passaic County Vocational School
11/1/2008
C
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Monthly OD Grid . . . Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY GRID

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bednarczyk, Sharon A

12/08

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Brown, Desmond J

03/09

5

Stafford Township BOE

Cohen, Ellen

01/09

5

East Orange City BOE

Elik, John

05/09

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Forrest, Joyce M

05/09

5

Vineland City BOE

Grasso, Roseann

03/09

5

North Brunswick BOE

Hughes, Retha M

05/09

D

Camden City BOE

King, Francine

10/09

A

Vernon Township BOE

Koblentz, Carole

03/09

5

Union Co Education Services Comm

Mazur, Bridget M

08/08

A

Harmony Township BOE

Meisler, Elise M

05/09

5

Newark Public Schools

Neylan, Karen L

08/09

A

Mercer Co Special Services Sch Dist

Pedrick, Lois A

07/09

A

Pemberton Township BOE

Richardi, Monica L

04/09

2

West Milford Township BOE

Sindab, Tonja L

04/09

5

Newark Public Schools

Small, Paula B

07/09

5

East Windsor Regional School Dist

Terzian, Deborah L

12/08

5

Trenton City BOE

TOTAL = 17


Accidental Disability
 

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Muenz, Sherry


North Plainfield BOE

1/1/2009

5

6/4/2007

Tabled for clarification from IME

E-2

McAndrew, Thomas

Newark Public Schools

2/1/2009

5

6/20/2007

Approved

E-3

Malony, Alison

Gloucester City BOE

11/1/2008

B

9/11/2007

Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Johnson, Patricia - Camden City BOE - Honorable Service Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit service and salary by 10%; Apply retroactive to retirement date
(Retirement Bureau, Audit Section)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Spaldo, Andrew - Jersey City Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Starling, Kathleen - Linden City BOE - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court affirmed involuntary ordinary disability retirement
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

None



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Wareham, Lori - Riverside Township BOE - Appeal of request date (out of state purchase)
Approved (Vote: 5:2; Nae: Trustees Orihel and Culliton) (Purchase Bureau)

J-2
Minnix, Anita - Ocean Twp. BOE - Appeals request date (out of state purchase)
Approved (Vote: 5:2; Nae:Trustees Orihel and Culliton) (Purchase Bureau)

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Supreme Court Decisions Abraham Hemsey vs. PFRS
Noted

L-2
Trial Balance for December 31, 2008
Noted
L-3
Wire Transfers TPAF Contriburtory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-4
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5
State Investment Council meeting cancelled for April 16, 2009
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2008
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2008
Noted
L-8

Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2008
Noted

L-9
Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2008
Noted
L-10
Trial Balance for January 31, 2009
Noted
L-11
State Investment Council update
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on  June 4, 2009.

 

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