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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JUNE 7, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 11:45 AM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Erland Nordstrom

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Wendy Jamison; Angelina Scales; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Shirlene Scott; DAG Diane Weeden (via telephone); Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Kim Smith



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 03, 2012
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
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Johnson, Karen
Waterford Twp. BOE
7/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
(DAG Pushko recused.)
D-2 Dickerson, Sarah
Pittsgrove Twp BOE
12/1/2011
5
Involuntary Ordinary; Tabled pending resolution of litigation of employment issues
D-3 Lutolf, Shawn
Pinelands Reg. School District
11/1/2011
1
a) Honorable Service - Partial forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from September 1, 2009 through termination of employment
b) Ordinary Disability - Approved
D-4 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)



ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Brunarski, Sandra

07/12

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Bungo, Elizabeth

07/12

D

Madison Boro BOE

Jensen, Dorothy

07/12

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Kluge, Esther

04/12

5

Elizabeth BOE

Long-Williams, Carolyn

10/12

5

Camden City BOE

Mcgovern, Jane

07/12

B

Haddon Heights BOE

Perry, Ellen

06/12

D

Washington Twp BOE

Ramos-Borrero, Anna

04/12

5

Union City BOE

Reichert, Thomas

06/12

5

Paterson BOE

Ronan, Mary Alice

07/12

C

Hazlet Twp BOE

Snyder, Lorraine

06/12

5

Stanhope Borough BOE

Wright, John

07/12

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Total = 12

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Childs, Charletta

Newark Public
Schools
7/1/2012
5
9/19/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Early
E-2 Reis, Regina
Ridgewood Twp. BOE
11/1/2011
5
3/5/2010
12/6/2010
Denied Accidental; Continue Service



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

  None
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Morris Hills Regional District - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court reversed the
Board's decision and granted retroactive pension credit in the TPAF
Noted
G-2 Martone, Maria - Brick Twp. BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's decision denying Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision
G-3 Drew, Joseph - Edison Twp. BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld
the Board’s determination that petitioner returned to a position that required re-enrollment in the TPAF. However, instead of the return of pension benefits, the ALJ ordered petitioner return the salary earned for a portion of the violation period. Exceptions, Reply to Exceptions
Adopted w/modification (DAG Pushko recused.)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Jaworski, Janis - Cinnaminson Twp. BOE - Appeals the Boards denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Rossi Sos, JoAnn - Lakewood Twp. BOE - Request to purchase additional service credit
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Jenkins, Daisy (deceased) - Newark Public School - Requests a partial or full cash withdrawl of survivor pension benefit
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Thomas E. Ciccarone vs. PERS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Jean Brooks March for John Marsh (deceased) vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions James Brooks vs. PERS
Noted
L-4 Sample New disability Evaluation Sheet (in progress)
Noted
L-5 Information on Investment Return Assumption Rate from CWA
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund A As of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund B As of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E As of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund D As of April 30, 2012
Noted
L-12 Trial Balance For April 30, 2012
Noted
L-13 Board Member Address List
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 12, 2012.

 
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