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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
June 4, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:32 AM

Adjourned: 1:45 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman, Dennis Orihel, Susanne Culliton, Marie Flynn


Absent:  Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virgina Martucci; Robin Morris; Shirlene Scott; Amy Mazzeo; Jean Monahan; Mike Czyzyk; Carmella Joseph; Marylou Mayoros; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Dennis Murray, Prudential; Nina Maties, Prudential; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Micki Billick; Mark Schwedes; Craig Gumpel, attorney; Barbara Bienkowski; Stephen Hunter, attorney; Alan Schmoll, attorney; Cathy Ielpi; Wayne Threlkeld; Theresa Sierchio, Business Administrator, Hopatcong; Fred Polio


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes for May 7, 2009
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1+

Revision of Prudential Life Insurance Certificate Contributory Insurance
Approved and authorized Director Beaver to sign on behalf of the TPAF Board



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2 Chapter 221
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 (see list below)
D-2 Thomas, Catherine
Newark Public School 7/1/2009
5
Resubmission
Approved
D-3 Unick, Judith
Winslow Township School District 7/1/2009
5
Approved


Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Colon, Wilson A

01/10

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Ernst, Donald J

07/09

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Fromm, Linda S

06/09

C

Elmwood Park Borough BOE

Pessolano, Paul T

07/09

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Riley, Frances R

04/09

5

Wyckoff Township BOE

Sylvester, Sharon J

12/09

5

Middletown Twp BOE

Weigand, Maria T

01/10

1

Freehold Regional HS District

Yaver, Edgar

07/09

5

New Brunswick BOE

Total = 8


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Maciborski, Patricia
Mercer County Special Services School
6/1/2009
5
5/12/2008
Resubmission Approved

E-2

Atkins, Rae
Kearny Town BOE
3/1/2009
5
11/14/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only

E-3

O'Sullivan, Dianne
Jersey City Public Schools
7/1/2008
C
3/24/2000
Approved
E-4 Corrado, Lynda
Sea Isle City Board of Education
7/1/2008
5
9/19/2005
10/5/2005
10/5/2006 12/12/2006
Reconsidered and Reaffirmed Denial; Only Eligible for Withdrawal



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Bienkowski (dec'd), Barbara for Edmund - West New York BOE - Creditable Compensation
Denied - Apply prospectively (Retirements/External Audit)

F-2+
Cristo, Stuart - Keyport Borough BOE - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture of service or salary
F-3
Dixon, Deborah - Elizabeth BOE - Request a change of retirement type (early to AD)
Denied
F-4

Lowenstein-Mase, Lori - Elizabeth BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture - Reduce retirement allywance by 20%; Approve Purchase; Deny retroactive retirement date (effective date is 4/09) (Retirements)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
O'Dowd, Grace - Black Horse Pike Regional School Dist. - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2
Janetta, Joseph - Atlantic County Vocational Schools - Initial Decision
Adopted (DAG Ignatowitz recused.)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Dougherty, Joseph - New Hanover Township BOE - Appeals Board's decision on return to employment from disability retirement
Hearing Request; Extended Repayment Schedule
Denied Hearing Request; Approved extended repayment schedule over 120 months (Retirements)

H-2
Corso, Roy - Bergen Co. Vocational School - Appeals Board's denial of creditable compensation
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Pemberton Township BOE - Creditable Salary
Approved inclusion of salary up until July 1, 2009 (Audit Section)

J-2+
Ielpi, Cathy - Monroe Township BOE - Purchase
Approved (Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton)
J-3+
Threlkeld, Wayne - Hopatcong BOE - Creditable compensation
Denied (External Audit)


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decisions Tina Frost vs. PERS
Noted

L-2
Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2008
Noted
L-3
Trial Balance for February 28, 2009
Noted
L-4
Reinstatement from Disability Retirement
Klumb vs. Bd of Education of Manalapan
Englishtown, Supreme Court decision May 11, 2009
Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7
State Investment Council Agenda for Thursday, May 21, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-8

Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2008
Noted

L-9
Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2008
Noted
L-10
Trial Balance for March 31, 2009
Noted
L-11
Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-12
State Investment Council update
Noted
L-13
State Investment Council Minutes for the March 19, 2009 meeting
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on  July 2, 2009.


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