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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MAY 6, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 10:40 AM

Adjourned: 12:34 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Micki Billick; Marylou Mayoros; Hank Schwedes; Michael Czyzyk; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Madelyn Urso; Jackie E'Eletto; Edward Flynn; Leslie Flynn; Marcie Mackolin, attorney; Joseph Drew; David Rubin, attorney; Michael Ahearn, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 8, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1+

Election of State Investment Council (SIC) Representative
Board elected Richard Klockner to the position of State Investment Council Representative
effective August 2010; The Board voted to extend the term of James Clemente through July
2010



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)
D-2 Urso, Madelyn



Burlington County Special Services School District
7/1/2009
5
Over 2 yr filing
D-3 Flynn, Edward
Asbury Park BOE
12/1/2009
5
a) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture
b) Ordinary Disability - Approved
(Honorable Service Issue - Vote: 5:1;
Trustee Culliton: Nae)

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Allen, Barbara J

07/10

D

Pleasantville BOE

Banks, Susan

03/10

5

Washington Twp BOE

Caulfield, Wendi S

03/10

5

Middle Township BOE

Clayton, Janet S

04/10

5

Lakewood Twp BOE

Conard, Esther S

04/10

2

Montgomery Twp BOE

David, Marcia Lee

03/10

5

Spotswood BOE

DellaPenta, Maryann

07/10

A

Cedar Grove Twp BOE

Genova, Nancy L

07/10

5

Bernards Twp BOE

Giambona, Maria A

05/10

5

Verona BOE

James, Theodore

05/10

5

Orange City BOE

Johnson, Karyl M

03/10

5

West Paterson Boro BOE

Jordan, Sylvia

02/10

5

Englewood City BOE

Kraushaar, Dolores

01/10

5

Lacey Township BOE

Mirenda, Kimberly Ann

04/10

2

Penns Grove Carneys Point

Richardson, Charles N

02/10

C

East Orange City BOE

Sanders, Wendy

03/10

5

Palmyra Borough BOE

Seibel, Thea

10/10

A

West Milford Township BOE

Vivenzio, Linda

10/09

5

Jamesburg Borough BOE

Williams, Debra J

01/10

A

Greenwich Twp BOE

Total = 19

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

York, Pamela

Pleasantville BOE
4/1/2010
5
1/15/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2 Travis, Valerie

Camden BOE
10/1/2009
5
10/3/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only (less than 10 years)
E-3 Ference, Doris
Union City BOE
5/1/2010
5
5/27/2009
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year

E-4

Corrado, Lynda
Sea Isle City BOE
7/1/2008
5
9/19/2005
10/5/2005
10/5/2006
12/12/2006
Reconsidered and Denied - Only
eligible for Withdrawal (less than 10 years); Continue in OAL
(Trustee Testa abstained.)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Drew, Joseph - Edison Twp BOE -
a) Employment after Retirement - Re-enroll 2/1/08; Repay retirement benefits and
contributions; Pay contributions due for period employment in eligible TPAF position
b) Hearing Request - Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 None


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 None


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Hackett, Douglas - North Warren Reg. High School - Request purchase of Out of-state service to qualify for post Retirement medical benefits
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance For December 31, 2009
Noted
L-2 Responses to Executive Order #15
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D As of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-4 Trial Balance For November 30, 2009
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of September 30, 2009
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund A As of September 30, 2009
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance For October 31, 2009
Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decisions Gail M. Cookson vs. PERS
Noted
L-9 Appellate Division Decisions John Krayniak vs. PERS
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund A As of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund B As of December 31, 2009
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund E As of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-15 Board Member Address List
Noted
L-16 Common Pension Fund A As of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-17 Trial Balance For January 31, 2010
Noted
L-18 Common Pension Fund E As of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-19 Note of Thanks
Noted
L-20 Legislation Chapter 1, P.L. 2010 - (Specifically, the change in definition of work hours and
membership.) Trustee Testa requested the Chairman draft a letter to the Governor and
respective parties expressing the concerns of the potential impact of the law. (Trustee
Culliton abstained.)

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 3, 2010.

 
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