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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
MAY 1, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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: 10:45 AM

Adjourned: 1:10 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Edward McCarthy, Neil Williams, Marta Liebman, Erland
Nordstrom, Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael
Weik, Cheryl Chianese; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Debbie Beetel-Sparano; William
Beltran; Harry Furman, attorney; Christopher Peters; Linda Peters



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of April 3, 2014
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None


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 Person, Bobbie

Burlington City BOE 11/1/2013 5 Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Service
D-2 Jasper, Twana
Hillside BOE 6/1/2013 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Magee, Rhond
Vineland City BOE 2/1/2014 D Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
  
   
Approved (see list below)


ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Battersby, Wendy

10/14

5

Brick Twp BOE

Bell, Theresa K

06/14

A

Linwood BOE

Blassingame, John J

02/14

1

Newark Public Schools

Carnes, Frances S

05/14

5

Hillsborough Twp BOE

Constantino, Ann F

01/14

5

Sparta BOE

Daily, Patricia S

07/14

2

Greater Egg Harbor Regional

DeLoretto, Barbara A

01/14

2

Cranford Twp BOE

Dennis-Orshak, Kathleen

03/14

5

Shrewsbury Borough BOE

Ladolcetta, Linda Ann

02/14

C

Hamilton Twp BOE

Munch, Roger J

02/14

A

West Essex Regional Sch Dist

Perincheril, Silvy C

02/13

5

Passaic BOE

Peterson, Sheleen M

03/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Prior, Kimberly

11/13

5

Trenton City BOE

Vandergracht, Margaret A

01/14

5

Wildwood City BOE

Watts, John C

04/14

5

Elizabeth BOE

Wenstrom, Jane

10/14

B

Camden City BOE

Total = 16



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Jordao, Maria
Jersey City Public
Schools
6/1/2013 5 3/26/2010
Tabled for clarification from
employer regarding incident report
E-2 Williams, Brenda
Jersey City Public
Schools
1/1/2014 5 1/28/2010 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Cooke, Lauren
Egg Harbor Twp. BOE 10/1/2012 5 5/1/2002 Reconsideration of an OAL case a)
Honorable Service - Tabled for
additional information from employer
b) Accidental Disability - Tabled
E-4 Beltran, William
Vineland BOE 10/1/2012 1 11/11/2008 a) Honorable Service - Partial
Forfeiture; Forfeit 15% of retirement benefit
b)Ordinary Disabilty (See change
from Accidental to Ordinary) -
Approved Ordinary Disability

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Peters, Christopher - Pinelands Reg School District - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit 5% of retirement benefit (Retirement Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Bourne-Busby, Elise - Teaneck BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Rutter, Linda - Sayreville BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-3 Gallagher, Steven - Cedar Grove Twp. BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-4 Davis, Wandamarie - Belleville BOE - Initial Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions
Tabled to allow time for the filing of reply to exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Bodine, Lawrence - Plainfield BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirment benefits
Approved
H-2 Dooley, William - Perth Amboy BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Keisha Carmichael vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Jeffrey Clayton vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2014
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2014
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2014
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 5, 2014.

 
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