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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JUNE 3, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 1:04 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Dennis Testa, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Fred Polio; Janice Vasil; Joe Zisa; Ruth Winthers; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Brian Volz, NJEA; Jacqueline Chassman; Patricia Durastanti; Stephen Hunter, attorney; Kimberly Schneider; Joan Josephson, attorney; Charles Murry; Susan Nardi; Keith Whitaker; Bernadette Crawford; Tanya Dawson



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 06, 2010
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 Kanter, Karen
Paterson Public Schools
3/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Monthly OD Grid  
 
  Approved (see list below)
D-3 Doyle, Kathleen
Stafford Township BOE
7/1/2010
D
Approved w/re-exam in one year

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Craig, Barbara K

05/10

5

Union City BOE

Klass, Joan R

06/10

5

East Brunswick Twp BOE

McGarry, Richard J

10/09

5

Manasquan Borough BOE

Morquillas, Carmen

12/09

5

New Brunswick BOE

Weiss, Roslynn B

05/10

2

Alpha BOE

Total = 5


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Goodman, Susan

Elizabeth Board of Education
1/1/2010
5
10/10/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Service (less than 10 years of service
E-2 DePaul, Thomas
Camden City Board of
Education
7/1/2010
5
1/21/2009
Approved
E-3 Backer, Kenneth
Trenton Board of Education
7/1/2008
D
3/24/2005
3/24/2005
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Continue Ordinary;
Continue in OAL

E-4

Casey-Kruger, Margaret
Trenton Board of Education
1/1/2010
5
12/22/2008
12/22/2008
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Meller, Judith - Fort Lee Board of Education - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture
F-2+ Chassman, Jacqueline - Passaic BOE - Appealing loan balance
due as of 7-1-09
Motion failed to carry; Resubmit at July 1, 2010 meeting
F-3 Mascuch, William - Asbury Park BOE - Honorable Service for the purpose of
transferring credit from TPAF to PERS; Request to Postpone
Approved request to postpone until July 1, 2010


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Powell, William - Trenton City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Odett, Adrienne - Livingston BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Baska-Graves, Darlene - Warren County Special Services School District -
Appeals Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Powell, William - Trenton City Board of Education - ENTERED
INCORRECTLY AS HEARING REQUEST; LOGGED ON AS G-1 HEARING WITHDRAWAL
H-3 Bryant, Karin - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals Board's
denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Durastanti, Patricia - Mercer County Special Services School District - Creditable Compensation
Motion to deny as creditable compensation did not carry; however a separate motion was made to apply doctrine of equitable estoppel and not implement the Division's determination on a retroactive basis



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A As of December 31, 2009
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers TPAF-Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-3 Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-4 State Investment Council Update
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 1, 2010.

 

 
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