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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MAY 3, 2012
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
2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:33 AM

Adjourned: 12:15 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton, Erland Nordstrom


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Mike Czyzyk; Joe Zisa; John Megariotis; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Val Kazhdan, NJEA; Scott Marlin



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 12, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Chapter 221
Approved

C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Monthly OD Grid
   
 

Approved with 1 year re-exam for
William White and Hadassah
Muhammad
(see attached list)

D-2 Braun-Emolo, Gail
Wallington Board of Ed
5/1/2009
B
Off payroll over 2 yrs Reconsidered
and Denied; Continue in OAL
D-3 Santangelo, Patricia
Camden County Technical School
7/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied;
Continue in OAL



ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Butler, Jane M

04/12

5

Scotch Plains Fanwood BOE

Gambrell, Ronald

04/12

5

Asbury Park BOE

*Muhammad, Hadassah

12/11

1

Newark Public Schools

Wagner, Melissa L

01/12

A

Kingsway Regional School Dist

*White, William

11/11

5

Montville Twp BOE

Widdoss, Gary B

07/12

B

Hopatcong BOE

Zollo, Bernard A

07/12

5

Howell Twp BOE

*Requires a 1 year re-exam                                           Total = 7

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Budrow, Anna
Toms River School District
8/1/2011
5
9/15/2006
9/28/2007
Reconsidered and Denied ; Offer
Deferred



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Stenz, John - Rampo Indian Hills Reg. H S D - Honorable
Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Reduce retirement benefit by 30%; Apply retroactive to retirement date (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Marlin, Scott - Long Branch BOE - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture Approve Deferred Retirement (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Atlantic City Board of Education - Presentation of Settlement Proposal
Authorize DAG to enter into settlement discussions
G-2 Trimiew, Dolores - Cranford Twp. Bd of Ed. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Harrell-Grimsley, Carol - Newark Public Schools - Appeals Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Bailey-Benson, Mary - Irvington BOE - Reconsideration of failure to appear
Approved ; Re-transmit to OAL
H-3 Beard, Diane - Berkeley Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A As of March 31, 2012
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E As of March 30, 2012
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance For March 31, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 7, 2012.

 
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