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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JULY 12, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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: 10:35 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:55 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Clemente, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, James Joyner, Fred Beaver, Marie Flynn, Neal Williams


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Mary Lou Mayoros; Mark Schwedes; Fred Polio; Mike Czyzyk; DAG Christine Luccarelli; Brian Volz, NJEA; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Ernest Turner; Patricia Fairbanks; Ronald Fairbanks; Katrina Wright, attorney; Richard Friedman, attorney; Elaine Martin; Sam Sortino; and Charles Pesce


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 7, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1
Trial Balance as of April 30, 2007 - Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund A as of April 30, 2007 - Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2007 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2007 - Approved
A-5
Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2007 - Approved
A-6
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1
Reorganization of Board Members
 

Chairperson: James Clemente
Vice-Chairperson: Marie Flynn
State Investment Council Representative: James Clemente
Actuarial Selection Committee: James Clemente                 

B-2 Proposed Re-adoption of TPAF regulations - N.J.A.C: 17:3 - Postponed until August meeting (Suggested changes will be submitted to secretary prior to the August meeting for review.)

Retirement and Death Lists

C-12
Active and Retired Death Lists for May 31, 2007 - Approved
C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists for June 25, 2007 - Approved
C-3
Retirement List - Approved
C-4

Chapter 221 - Approved



CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

Monthly OD Grid - Approved

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Byrnes, Joan M

06/07

A

North Brunswick BOE

Gargiulo, Russell M

06/07

5

East Greenwich BOE

Oves, Thomas, Jr.

05/07

C

Atlantic City BOE

Ulhursky, Krystyna

07/07

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Vandorn, Gerald Robert

07/07

5

Lower Cape May Reg School Dist

Total = 5

Accidental Disability   

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Varley, Geraldine

Asbury Park BOE

11/07

D

1/31/05

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-2

Rutkowski, Charles

Bayonne BOE

5/07

5

9/13/05

Y

Y

N

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary/Early

TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Turner, Ernest - Glen Rock Borough BOE - Request to waive overpayment of retirement allowance - Denied
F-2+

Fairbanks, Patricia - East Orange BOE - Honorable Service - No Forfeiture; Continue to Collect Retirement Benefits

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Brown, Juanita - Jersey City Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
G-2+ Willingboro BOE - Willingboro BOE - OAL Case  - Request Stay of Repayment of Overpayment of Retirement Benefits - (Wright, Shirley ; Jones, Viola ; Weston, Mary ; Schmidt, Robert; Wilson, Betty - Approved Stay for 3 months (November 1, 2007); Assign Life Insurance within 30 days; If settlement is made between members and employer (Willingboro BOE), lump sum payment will be made to the Division (Retirement Bureau, Claims Bureau, External Audit)

Hearing Requests

H-1 None

Active Membership Issues

J-1+-1

East Windsor Education Association - Creditable Salary
a. Active members - Denied Creditable Salary
b. Retirees - Postponed until August

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Board Member Address List - Noted

L-2
Appellate Division Decision regarding Richard Pawlicki vs. PFRS - Noted
L-3

Appellate Division Decision regarding Helen Pirrello vs. PERS - Noted

L-4

Appellate Division Decision regarding Abraham Hemsey vs. PFRS and Dennis Keenan vs. PFRS - Noted

L-5

Appellate Division Decision regarding Juan Class vs. PFRS - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 2, 2007.

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