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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JUNE 2, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:34 AM

Adjourned: 1:08 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Carmela Joseph; Debbie Booker; Marylou Mayoros; Tim McMullen; Carol Taggart, Prudential; Dennis Murray, Prudential; Laurel Matias, Prudential; Val Klazidan, NJEA; Edward Cridge, attorney; Guy Suabedissen; Susan Fruchtman; William Hannan, attorney; David Weidemoyer; Kathleen Weidemoyer; Mike Kusmierczyk; John Megariotis; Val McManus; Rita Partyka



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 5, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

New Legislation requiring certifying officer training
Approved

B-2
Prudential Presentation
Noted


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 Yanuzzi, Christine
Harrison Twp BOE
3/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (See list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Biedrzycki, Walter E

09/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Blades, Jane M

06/11

C

Franklin Twp BOE (Somerset)

Brasno, Andrew Jr

07/11

A

Bernards Twp BOE

Broderick, Elaine C

11/11

5

Vernon Township BOE

Fonseca, Rosa A

06/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Franklin, Iris R

02/11

5

Camden City BOE

Glick, Virginia A

05/11

5

Elizabeth BOE

Hunter, William  Jr

12/10

1

Elizabeth BOE

Jarger, Brenda L

07/11

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Kalellis, Carolynn A

02/12

5

Summit BOE

Koney, Deborah

04/11

A

Elmwood Park Borough BOE

Kriegel, Rena L

07/11

5

Lakewood Twp BOE

LaTour, Kathy

03/11

A

Summit BOE

LeBlanc, Janine

05/11

5

West Windsor Plainsboro Regional

Lloyd, Linda A

07/11

D

Howell Twp BOE

Manno, Bethany L

02/11

B

Manalapan Englishtown Reg Schs

Marzolino, Judi

07/11

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Atlantic)

Meltz, David K

11/10

5

Warren Co Vocational School

Merlino, Anna A

07/11

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Murray, Tracy G

07/11

5

South Plainfield BOE

Quatrone, Kimberly A

05/11

5

Lodi BOE

Roth, Michele

03/08

1

Somerdale Boro BOE

Savotti, Dianne

02/11

5

Princeton Regional School

Scutti, Judith M

06/11

5

Stafford Township BOE

Sobers-Levitt, Mary

06/11

5

Orange City BOE

Spencer, Diane K

07/11

5

North Warren Reg High School

Thomas, Joanna

07/11

5

Washington Twp BOE (Glouc)

Verbert, Jeannin A

02/11

3

Jersey City Public Schools

Williams-Rice, Denise

03/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Wolff, June M

07/11

5

Englewood City BOE

Total = 30

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Patterson, Craig
Bordentown Reg.
School District
10/1/2011
5
10/11/2006
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Suabedissen, - Bridgewater Raritan Reg. School District - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture (Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton)
F-2+ Weidemoyer, David - Washington Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from July 1, 2004 until termination of employment;
Apply retroactive to retirement date (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Fruchtman, Susan - Freehold Reg H. S. District - Request Waiver of repayment of overpayment
Approved waiver of overpayment; Member will receive corrected retirement allowance
prospectively (Retirement Bureau)
F-4 Holmes, Anne - East Windsor Reg. School Distrit - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from September 1, 2008 through termination of
employment; Apply retroactive to retirement date (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 None
   

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Moncelsi, Orlando - Newark Public Schools - a) Reconsideration - Denied
b) Hearing Request - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits - Approved
H-2 Linder-Lavery, Rita - North Plainfield BOE - a) Reconsideration - Denied
b) Hearing Request - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits -
Approved
H-3 Albarran, Maritza - Trenton City BOE - a) Reconsideration -
Denied
b) Hearing Request- Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits - Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Adkins, Brian - Westwood Reg. School District - Request delay in repayment of loan without interest (bankruptcy status)
Denied (Claims Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for March 31, 2011
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Denise Brown vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions James Baracia vs. SPRS
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF-Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D As of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E As of March 31, 2011
Noted
L-8 State Investment Reports for March 2011
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund A As of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund B As of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund E As of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-12 New Business
The Board requested the Chairman draft a letter to the Governor regarding the filling of the vacant Governor-Appointed position on the TPAF Board. (Trustee Culliton abstained.)
L-13 New Business
Board requested advice from the DAG regarding the referral of cases involving criminal
conduct to the Prosecutor's Office

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 7, 2011.

 

 
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