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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
June 7, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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
Service Early Veteran

Deferred Option Changes - none Totals




Called to Order: 10:36 a.m.

Adjourned: 11:25 a.m.

Roll Call:

James Clemente, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, Fred Beaver, Marie Flynn, James Joyner


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci, Michael Czyzyk; Priscilla Lyons; Bob Bobick, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJEA; G. Robert Wills, attorney; Patricia Johnson; Ronald Johnson


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 3, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1
Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2007 - Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund A as of March 31, 2007 - Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2007 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2007 - Approved
A-5
Trial Balance as of March 31, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

  None

Retirement and Death Lists

C-12
Active and Retired Death Lists as of April 25, 2007 - Approved
C-2
Return to Employment - Approved
C-3
Chapter 221 - Approved
C-4
Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1
Scuzzese, Michael - Jersey City Public School - Effective January 1, 2007 - Maximum Option - Approved w/1 year re-exam
D-2

Booth, Mary - Camden City BOE - Effective July 1, 2003 - Maximum Option - Reconsideration of OAL Case - Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary Disability; Withdraw from OAL

D-3

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement - Approved

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Carey, Jeanne M

07/07

5

Sea Girt BOE

Caroprese, Ann

12/07

5

Alpha BOE

Crothers, Martha

11/07

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Denafo, Janice

07/07

5

Waterford Twp BOE

Eigenbrood, Theresa L

04/07

5

Tabernacle Twp BOE

Gentner, Sylvia

10/07

5

Marlboro Township BOE

Glowacki, Theresa

04/07

5

South Plainfield BOE

Heade, Mary

08/07

5

East Greenwich BOE

Isaacson, Marta Rue

04/07

5

Lawrence Township BOE

Kennedy, Barbara A

07/07

5

Margate City BOE

Kim, Miyeon

02/07

5

Northern Valley Reg HS Dist

Moffa, Nicholas P

07/07

5

Black Horse Pike Reg Sch Dist

Morgan, Andrew J

01/07

A

Holmdel Township BOE

Novobilski, Evelyn M

07/07

C

Irvington BOE

Prestup, David

11/06

A

New Brunswick BOE

Stephenson, Joyce

04/07

3

Newark Public Schools

Svoboda, Lydia

07/07

5

South Plainfield BOE

Torres, Luisito S

04/07

C

Jersey City Public Schools

Verdon, Thomas J

03/07

A

Middletown Twp BOE

Total = 19

Accidental Disability   

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DM

DECISION

E-1

Williams, Michelle

Trenton BOE

3/05

5

4/11/96
6/7/00
9/2/03

Y
Y
Y

Y
Y
Y

Y
N
N

Y

Reconsidered; Reaffirmed Original Decision; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL

TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Hailey, Michael - City of Camden School Dist - Suspension of Pension - Suspend Pension Benefits pending adjudication of charges (Retirement Bureau)
F-2

Johnson, Patricia - City of Camden School Dist - Suspension of Pension - Suspend Pension Benefits pending adjudication of charges (Retirement Bureau)

F-3 Worthy, Juanita - City of Camden School Dist - Suspension of Pension - Suspend Pension Benefits pending adjudication of charges (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Tobias, Samuel - Nutley BOE - Suspension of Pension - Suspend Benefits pending review of all documents then review honorable service (Retirement Bureau)
F-5 Farris, Marzet - Piscataway BOE - Request to process Service Retirement application (criminal charges pending) - Denied

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Miller, Julia - Newark Public Schools - Initial Decision with exceptions and reply to exceptions - ALJ reversed Board’s decision and granted accidental disability retirement benefits - Accepted ALJ Decision; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions; Grant accidental disability retirement benefits effective April 1, 2005, under maximum option (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits, Financial Services)
G-2 Burke, John - Point Pleasant Boro BOE - Appellate Division Decision - Court upheld the Board’s decision denying the waiver of repayment of overpayment of pension benefits due to post-retirement disability earnings - Noted
G-3 MacDonald, Louise - Hawthorne BOE - Final Administrative Determination - Approved
G-4 Barckett, Anthony - Garfield City BOE - Appellate Division Decision from OAL decision - Court   granted request for emergent relief - Noted

Hearing Requests

H-1 None

Active Membership Issues

J-1
None

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decision regarding Ronald Petrozzino vs. PFRS - Noted

L-2
Board Member Address List – Noted w/change (Paul Orihel’s phone number)
L-3
Wire Transfers Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 for April 2007 - Noted
L-4
Wire Transfers Non-contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 for April 2007 - Noted
L-5 Memos regarding Enhancement to Death Claim Certification through EPIC - Noted
L-6 State Investment Council Information - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 12, 2007.

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