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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MAY 2, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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: 10:37 AM

Adjourned: 12:50 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael Weik; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; DAG Diane Weeden; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Samuel Gaylord, attorney; Linda Wishnia; Bernard Wishnia; John Feeley, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 4, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Application of Creditable Compensation
The Board reviewed and discussed documentation containing longevity increments offered
to all members covered in the same collective bargaining agreement.



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Chapter 221
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Wickersheim, Carol
Hackensack City BOE
5/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue in OAL
D-2 Ohliger, Eileen
Monmouth County
Vocational Schools
8/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3
Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
with Supplement Approved (see
list below
)

 

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Barton, Elizabeth

08/13

C

Newark Public Schools

Brophy, Debra

04/13

5

Passaic Co Vocational School

Brown, Kevin J

07/13

D

Newark Public Schools

Cooper, Karen

07/13

5

Montgomery Twp BOE

Crivello, Nina E

12/12

5

Bethlehem Twp BOE

Fanego, Patricia

10/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Feldman, Marjorie M

11/12

5

New Providence BOE

Gosin, Kathleen B

12/12

5

Pleasantville BOE

Harmon, Kimberly R

07/13

5

Atlantic City BOE

Hecht, Dara

01/13

5

Manalapan Englishtown Regional

Hinchey, Susan M

04/12

5

Middle Township BOE

Manuppelli, Lisa A

12/12

5

Roxbury Twp BOE

Nicholson, William J

10/13

A

Clearview Regional BOE

O’Connor, James W

06/13

A

Manville Borough BOE

Raido, John

04/13

2

Montclair BOE

Rivera, Myrna

03/13

D

Jersey City Public Schools

Sanderson, Maria I

02/13

5

Trenton City BOE

Syers, Janet

09/13

5

Lacey Township BOE

Varughese, Agnes X

06/13

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Walnock, Richard E

07/13

A

Matawan-Aberdeen Reg School

Total = 20


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Bernstein, Julianne
Park Ridge Boro BOE
8/1/2012
C
10/1/2011
Approved
E-2 Terry-Correa, Deborah
Newark Public
Schools
1/1/2013
5
12/10/2009
Approved

E-3

Wishnia, Linda
Livingston BOE
1/1/2013
A
1/5/2011
Approved
E-4 Miskovsky, Marjorie
Passaic BOE
6/1/2011
A
1/5/2010
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL

E-5

Dooley, William
Perth Amboy BOE
7/1/2011
B
2/22/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-6 Carter, Rosalie
Camden City BOE
1/1/2013
5
9/2/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

  None
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Jablonski, Edward - Emerson Borough BOE - Appellate Division
Decisions Court upheld Board's decision denying changing retirement benefit
Noted
G-2+ Wunder, Robert - Cape May Co Special Services - Initial Decision -
Resubmission
ALJ reversed the Board's denial and granted ordinary disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions; Supplemental Exceptions; Supplemental Exceptions
Rejected ALJ decision; Noted all exceptions and reply to exceptions
G-3 Cominsky, Wendy - Linden City BOE - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits effective August
1, 2010 under maximum allowance
G-4 Coyle, William - Hackettstwon BOE - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's denial of retirement credit for retroactive salary adjustments;
Exceptions; Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone
G-5 Steele, Michael - Irvington BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-6 Murphy, Cynthia - West Orange Twp. BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Lane, Tammy - Paterson BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Kohut, Robert - Ewing Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Smith, Harold - Essex County Vocational Schools - Appeals the
Board's denial of employment after retirement; Request to cancel appeal
Noted
H-4 Manuel, Elizabeth - Long Branch BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Malseed, Melissa - Lumberton Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-6 Young, Gilbert - Roselle Boro BOE - Appeals the Board's denial to apply for
ordinary disability retirement
Denied
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Kevin Baxter vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Juan Corbacho vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Trial Balance As of January 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E As of March 31, 2013
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for March 31, 2013
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund B As of March 31, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 6, 2013.

 
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