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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JULY 1, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 1:00 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Ruth Winthers; Stephen Kessler; Michael Schottland, attorney; Richard LoMurro, attorney; Walter Brandt; Robert Schwartz, attorney; William Mascuch; Stephen Hunter, attorney; Joan Josephson, attorney; Tanya Dawson; Nancy Swirsky; Richard Klockner; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 03, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members
James Joyner - Chairperson
Martha Liebman - Vice Chairperson
Richard Klockner - State Investment Council Representative
Paul Orihel - Actuary Selection Committee Representative



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2
Chapter 221
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 Johnson, Karen Waterford Township Bd of Ed
7/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Cacossa, Donna New Providence BOE
11/1/2009
A
Tabled for new IME
D-3 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Backes, Anne

06/10

5

Clifton City BOE

Bair, Stephen

01/11

5

Pine Hill Borough BOE

Bakes, Andrea L.

07/10

2

Pemberton Township BOE

Banta, Warren L

04/10

B

Freehold Regional

Bell, Frances Ann

04/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Coit, Richard

09/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Coleman, Charmaine N

03/10

5

East Orange City BOE

Fox, Myrna

11/09

5

Middletown Twp BOE

Gallo, Kathleen L

02/10

2

Bloomfield Twp BOE

Hibbs, Karl J

05/10

C

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Horowitz, Milt

04/10

D

Paterson BOE

Lande-Brown, Linda L

05/10

5

Paterson BOE

Loines-Masur, Shannon

05/10

A

Livingston BOE

Magnus, Beth M

07/10

5

Eastern Camden County Regional

Miller, Priscilla L

05/10

5

Plainfield BOE

Protomastro, Lesly B

12/10

C

Clifton City BOE

Root, Alfred R Iii

07/10

5

Salem Co Special Services

Rossolillo, James Patrick

07/10

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Salice, Regina J

06/10

D

Ridgewood Twp BOE

Scully, Carole J

02/11

5

Piscataway BOE

Sobko, Judith A

04/10

5

Monmouth Co Vocational Schools

Thompson, Thalia A

07/10

1

Howell Twp BOE

Tinsley, Corendia

05/10

5

Gloucester County Special Services

Vachunek, Patricia J

12/10

5

Caldwell West Caldwell BOE

Wilson, Marianne

07/10

5

Woodbridge Township BOE

Total = 25

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Gironda, Justine

Edison Township Bd of Ed
3/1/2010
C
9/25/2008
Approved
E-2
Lang, Edward
Atlantic County
Vocational Schools
2/1/2010
5
10/11/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-3 Gibbons, Robert
Commercial Twp BOE
7/1/2009
5
11/29/2006
Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Kessler, Stephen - Asbury Park Bd of Ed - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture and restore retirement benefit effective March 4, 2010 (Retirement Bureau)
(Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton)
F-2+ Brandt, Walter - North Warren Regional High School - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit service and salary from March 31, 2009
(date of offense) through termination of employment; Retroactive to effective date of
retirement (Retirement Bureau, Audit Section) (Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton)
F-3+ Mascuch, William - Asbury Park Bd of Ed - Honorable Service for the purpose of transferring from TPAF to PERS
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit service and salary from March 20, 2006
through January 31, 2008; Denied request to transfer this period of service from TPAF to
PERS (Retirements, Enrollment and Purchase Bureau, Audit) (Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees
Testa and Williams)
F-4 Chassman, Jacqueline - Passaic BOE - Appealing loan balance due as of July 1, 2009 -
Resubmission
Denied refund of interest paid on loan



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Williams, Michelle - Trenton City Bd. of Ed. - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 York, Pamela - Pleasantville BD of ED - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability
retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Durastanti, Patricia - Mercer County Special Services School District - Clarification of Board's decision - Resubmission; Request postponement
The Board clarified its prior decision - salary will be pensionable up until and including the
month of July 2009; (Retirement Bureau and Audit)
(Trustee Liebman recused.)



OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund A as of March 31, 2010
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2010
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for February 28, 2010
Noted
L-8 Trial Balance as of March 31, 2010
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance for April 30, 2010
Noted
L-12 State Investment Council update
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 5, 2010.

 

 
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