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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
July 10, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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: 10:30 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:30 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Marie Flynn, Neal Williams, Paul Orihel, Martha Leibman, Dennis Testa, Susanne Culliton (seated as Treasurer’s Representative)


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Ginny Martucci; Michael Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Mark Schwedes; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Valerie Kazhdan, NJEA; Dusty McNichol, Star Ledger; Jackie Flynn; Jennifer Adams; Jack Weber; Cecile Weber; Richard Perr, attorney


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 5, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Trial Balance as of April 30, 2008 - Approved

A-2

Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2008 - Approved

A-3

Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2007 - w/corrected Page 3 - Approved

A-4 Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2008 - Approved
A-5 Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2008 - Approved
A-6

Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2008 - Approved

A-7

Trial Balance as of May 31, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members - Chairperson, James Joyner; Vice-Chairperson, Marie Flynn; State Investment Council Representative, James Clemente (term expires June 30, 2010); Actuarial Selection Committee Member, Paul Orihel

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists

C-2 Return to Employment - Approved
C-3 Retirement List - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Ordinary Disability Grid w/Supplement

.

.

.

Approved
(see list below)

D-2 Fluellen, Roberta
Jersey City Public Schools
12/07
1
Approved

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Allen, Stephen L

07/08

C

Lenape Regional H S District

English, John G

06/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Fabiano, Dolores M

07/08

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Gilbert, Warren C

04/08

D

Lenape Regional H S District

Jackson, Bonnie Lynn

05/08

C

Cape May Co Special Services

Kahan, Diane L

06/08

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Mcconnell, Joan

07/08

5

Burlington City BOE

Moore, Carol Ann Booth

12/07

5

Trenton City BOE

Simpson, Greta

04/08

5

Lakewood Twp BOE

Smagula, Kathleen F

04/08

5

Old Bridge BOE

Smulyan, Anita

07/08

3

Lenape Regional H S District

Timberman, Laura A

07/08

5

Cumberland Co BOE

Tramutoli, Patricia A

07/08

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Weiss, Susan H

04/08

5

Union City BOE

Williams, Marie A

07/08

5

Burlington City BOE

Wise, Edith C

03/08

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Total = 16

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Barbire, Marilyn

Rutherford BOE

5/05

B

6/6/02

Reconsidered under Richardson/Patterson; Reaffirmed denial of Accidental; Continue Ordinary Disability; Continue in OAL

E-2

Manning-Hughson, Susan

City of Gloucester BOE

7/05

B

2/7/02

Reconsidered under Richardson/Patterson; Approved Accidental; Withdraw from OAL

E-3

Becker, Kenneth

Trenton BOE

7/08

D

3/24/05

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary

E-4

Natusch, William

Newark Public Schools

7/08

D

4/1/04

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Weber, Cecile - Pennsville Twp. BOE - Employment after Retirement (Independent Contractor) - Approved as Independent Contractor; Continue Retirement Benefits

Hearing Decisions

.G-1
Michaelides, Anastacia - East Newark Borough BOE - Settlement Agreement - Rejected

Hearing Requests

H-1. Abdul-Ghafer, Nabeelah for Hasan (deceased) - - Bloomfield Twp. BOE - Appeals denial of conversion of late husband's group life insurance - Approved

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ None

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None

Informational Issues

L-1

State Investment Council Minutes - Noted

L-2
Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - Noted
L-3

Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 - Noted

L-4
Appellate Division Decision - James Campbell vs. PERS - Noted
L-5
State Investment Council Agenda for Thursday, June 19, 2008 meeting - Noted
L-6
State Investment Council update - Noted
L-7
Remaining TPAF meeting dates for 2008 (includes all changes) - Noted
L-8
State Investment Council Minutes for the May 22, 2008 meeting - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 7, 2008.

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