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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MAY 5, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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

Deferred - none
Option Changes - none


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:38 AM

Adjourned: 11:20 AM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun, Jackie Bussanich, Marylou Mayoros, Valerie McManus; Mark Schwedes; Rita Partyka; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Valerie Klazidan, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Michael Berman, attorney; John Feeley, attorney; Juana Verycken



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 07, 2011
Approved (Trustee Testa abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Final Adoption N.J.A.C. 17:3-1.4
Approved (Trustee Culliton abstained.)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (See list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Berger, Sylvia R

04/11

5

New Brunswick BOE

Farrell, Margaret L

01/11

C

Black Horse Pike Regional School District

Fredericks, Mary

07/11

5

Hammonton Town BOE

Greenwald, Sherry M

09/10

5

Passaic BOE

Hutton, Kenneth J

04/11

5

Jamesburg Borough BOE

Jagielski, Nancy A

07/11

5

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Johnston, Hillary B

07/11

2

Haddonfield BOE

Judkins, Jill L

05/11

5

West New York BOE

Marchese, Cynthia A

07/11

5

Paterson BOE

Pfeffer, Donna

07/11

D

Pennsville Twp BOE

Slattery, Patricia Marie

07/11

5

Bernards Twp BOE

Torres-Ibanez, Nelly I

02/11

C

Vineland City BOE

Verycken, Juana

01/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Zalepka, Rita M

07/11

5

Freehold Regional High School District

Total = 14

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Linder-Lavery, Rita
North Plainfield BOE
3/1/2011
5
9/22/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Testa)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Bernotas, Albin - Hamilton Twp. BOE - Creditable Compensation
Denied
F-2 Suabedissen, Guy - Bridgewater Raritan Reg. School Dis. -
Honorable Service Request to Postpone
Approved the request to postpone



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Randle, Jan - West Cape May Boro BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-2 Coyle, William - Hackettstwon BOE - Settlement Proposal
Rejected settlement proposal and continue in OAL
G-3 Scroggins, Anne - Boonton Town BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Cominsky, Wendy - Linden City BOE - Appeal's the Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 Gonzalez, Arelis - Elizabeth BOE - Request payment to special
needs trust
Tabled (The Board indicated that if this matter is administratively resolved, it does not have to come back before the Board.)
K-2 Kapalin, Judit - Education Department - Conversion of Group Life Insurance -ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED FROM AGENDA


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Mark Geisler vs. PERS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Daivd Filippello vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Daniel Coughlin vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Robert Gleisberg vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Pamela Thomas vs PFRS
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance for February 28, 2011
Noted
L-7 Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 17:1-1.9
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund B As of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A As of March 31, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 2, 2011.

 
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