The Official Web Site For The State of New Jersey - Department of Treasury
Global Navigation
FAQs Departments/ Agencies Services A to Z NJ Home Page
Disclaimer
Twitter YouTube Facebook
Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JUNE 6, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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: 12:32 PM

Roll Call:

Paul Orihel, James Joyner, Erland Nordstrom, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael Weik; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Tammy Marshall; Maryann Ryan; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Val Kazhdan; NJEA; Jeffrey Ranck; Lori Ranck; Michael Damm, attorney; Shawn Cabinian; Katelyn Flaherty; and Kedar Mehta

OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of May 02, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-3 Retirement List
Approved
C-4
Chapter 221
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPTION
DECISION
D-1 Wood, Dolores Bridgeton BOE
8/1/2012
5
 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Benitez-Mir, Maria
Union City BOE
12/1/2012
5
 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3
Boyd, Janet
Plainfield BOE
1/1/2013 
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Jaworksi, Janis Cinnaminson Twp. BOE 5/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; withdraw from OAL
(Vote: 4-1; Trustee Ortihel: Nae)
D-5 Streater, Luz Jersey City Public
Schools
11/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-6 Brophy, Kelly Lawrence Twp BOE 10/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
(Trustee Culliton recused)
D-7 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see attached list)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Option

Employer

Baldwin, Mary E

05/13

5

Newark Public Schools

Baum, Susan

02/13

5

Byram Twp BOE

Benjamin, Carmen M

10/13

D

Paterson BOE

Brinamen, Bonita A

03/13

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Burns, Maryellen

01/13

A

East Windsor Regional School Dist

Daludado, Xenia M

10/13

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Dowdy, Angela R

01/13

B

Edison Twp BOE

Garone, Eileen M

07/13

A

Randolph Township BOE

Gesumaria, Susan J

07/13

5

Nutley BOE

Johnson, Arlene L

06/13

5

Edison Twp BOE

Jones, Priscilla

03/13

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Martinak, Kathryn A

05/13

5

Edison Twp BOE

Massare, Patricia A

01/14

5

Penns Grove Carneys Point Reg

McDonough, Mary

12/13

A

Harrison Town BOE

Orozco, Ricardo M

10/12

5

Piscataway BOE

Pasricha, Swarn K

08/13

5

East Orange School District

Porcayo, Maria E

07/13

1

New Brunswick BOE

Ricci, Jeanette

03/13

5

Roselle Park Boro BOE

Rothstein, Judith R

05/13

5

Montvale Borough BOE

Sebik, Kelly A

02/13

5

Bayonne BOE

Smith, William E

08/13

A

Irvington BOE

Spadafora, Paul G

04/13

5

Washington Twp BOE

Total = 22


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Gilbert, Ronna Newark Public
Schools
4/1/2013
5
6/6/2011
 Denied Accidental, Granted Ordinary

OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Katz-DiGiacomo, Michele - Edison Twp. BOE - Request retroactive retirement date
Denied
F-2+ Ranck, Jeffrey - Greater Egg Harbor Regional - Honorable Service
Partial Forfieture; Forfeit 7.5% of retiremnet allowance; apply retroactive to retirement date (Vote: 4:1; Trustee Culliton:Nae) (Retirement Bureau)
F-3

Garcia, Carlos - Paterson BOE - Honorable Service
Approved request to postpone



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1

Hoffman, Neil - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted

G-2

Childs, Charletta - Newark Public Schools - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ decision

G-3 Coyle, William - Hackettstown OBE - ALJ reversed the Board's denial of retroactive salary provided by settlement agreement as creditable for pension; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Rejected Initial Decision; Adopted Factual Findings with modifications; Reaffirm Board's denial that retroactive salary is not creditable pension and will not be used in the calculation of retirement benefits
G-4 Goodman, Susan - Elizabeth Board of Education - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits; thereby granting accidental disability effective January 1, 2010
Adopted ALJ decision (DAG Kelly recused.) (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)
G-5 Young, Gilbert - Roselle Boro BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-6 Linder-Lavery, Rita - North Plainfield Bd. Of Ed. - Initial Decision ALJ upheld Board's decision and denied Accidental Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Exceptions filed by petitioner
Adopted ALJ decision with modifcation; Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions
G-7 Wunder, Robert - Cape May Co Special Services - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved

OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Price, Cynthia - Trenton City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Thompson, Jaclyn - North Hunterdon - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Pinto, Jennifer - Old Bridge BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Cupo, Theresa - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Christopher Onesti vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A As of April 30, 2013
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B As od April 30, 2013
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D As of April 30, 2013
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E As of April 30, 2013
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance For April 30, 2013
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on July 11, 2013.

 

 
spacer

Pensions and Benefits: Home | Employer Manual | Health Benefits | Forms and Publications | Counseling Appointments
Treasury: Home | ServicesPeopleBusinesses | Divisions/AgenciesFormsContact Us
Statewide:
NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 -
This site is maintained by the Division of Pensions and Benefits.
 

Reports Accessibility Statement Legal Statement Privacy Notice Contact Us Open Public Records Act Proposed Rules and Amendments Comment or Petition for new Rule Division/Ageny Statutes and Rules Electronic Notification Twitter YouTube Facebook