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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JULY 7, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:30 AM

Adjourned: 11:05 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, Mary Ann Ryan
(Treasurer's Representative)


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Wendy Jamison; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Doug Dinkler; Amy Mazzeo; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Klazidan, NJEA; John Feeley, attorney; Lauren McGuire and Eric McGuire



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 2, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Resolution establishing policy to notify applicants that the Board will not reconsider matters
under Russo in cases where final judgment was reached prior to May 17, 2011
Adopted

B-2
Reorganization of Board Members
Chairman - James Joyner
Vice-Chairperson - Martha Liebman
State Investment Council Representative - James Joyner
Actuarial Selection Committee - Paul Orihel
B-3
Final Adoption - N.J.A.C. 17:3-2.7 - Enrollment Following Deferred Retirement
Adopted (Vote: 4:1; Nae: Trustee Testa)


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 McGuire, Lauren
Northern Valley Regional
6/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Approved
(Vote: 4:1; Nae: Trustee Orihel)
D-2 Bailey-Benson, Mary
Irvington BOE
10/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Deferred; Approved OAL Hearing
D-3 Zeno-Carr, Natalie
South Plainfield BOE
11/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Mooij, Claudia
Neptune Twp. Board of Education
3/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Yost, Melanie
North Brunswick BOE
2/1/2011
5
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
(Trustee Liebman recused.)
D-6 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)
(Trustee Orihel recused on Philip Rotolo.)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Barrett, Judy A

07/11

D

Kinnelon Borough BOE

Bressman, Gail

07/11

5

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

DelliSanti, Phyllis A

07/11

D

Hazlet Twp BOE

Gallo, Joseph A

07/11

5

Long Branch BOE

Gambrell, Wanda S

07/11

C

Asbury Park BOE

Garchitorena, Susan

07/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Griffin, Lynda J

07/11

5

Vernon Township BOE

Karnas, Carol P

07/11

5

Burlington Twp BOE

Lieb, Jeanmarie

05/11

A

Readington Twp BOE

Marsh, Patricia A

06/11

5

Freehold Regional High School District

Moroney, Lisa Michele

03/11

5

Freehold Regional High School District

Moskal, Kristine A

01/12

5

Lakewood Twp BOE

Neuman, Linda L

03/11

A

Asbury Park BOE

Olson, Cathy A

07/11

5

Phillipsburg Town BOE

Plaza, Adolfo R

06/11

5

New Brunswick BOE

Rotolo, Philip A

03/11

A

Freehold Regional High School District

Sanfilippo, Marianne J

07/11

A

Leonia Borough BOE

Silverstein, Judith B

07/11

5

Wayne BOE

Weinstein, Iris F

07/11

5

Hackensack City BOE

Total = 19


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Scheblin, Ann
Bloomfield Twp BOE
10/1/2011
C
3/8/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2 Smith, Linda
Elmwood Park
Borough BOE
1/1/2011
1
10/4/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-3 Travis, Valerie
Camden Board of Education
10/1/2009
5
10/3/2007
Tabled for new IME



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

  None



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Daniels, Eileen - Vineland City BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-2 Malony, Alison - Gloucester City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-3 Michaelides, Anastacia - East Newark Borough BOE - Final
Settlement
Noted
G-4 Greene-Tobias, Joanne - Jersey City Public Schools - Initial
Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and approved Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Adopted and grant Accidental Disability effective January 1, 2009 under maximum option


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

  None


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None
   

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for April 30, 2011
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Denzal McClutcher vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Lawrence J. Ceres, Jr. vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Michelle Ricketts vs. PFRS
Kathy Dixon vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Edward Estok vs. PFRS
Noted
L-6 Supreme Court Decisions Gregory Russo vs. PFRS
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D As of April 30, 2011
Noted
L-10 Legislation Chapter 78, P.L. 2011 (Pension and Health Benefits Reform)
Noted
L-11 Legislation Chpater 79, P.L. 2011 (Repeals section 76 of Chapter 78 limiting out-of-state
medical coverage)
Noted
L-12 Trial Balance for May 31, 2011
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund E As of May 31, 2011
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund D As of May 31, 2011
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 New Business Chairman Joyner will draft a letter from the Board to the Attorney General's
office requesting them to investigate whether any criminal charges should be pursued
regarding Anne Holmes (see 6/2/11 agenda). - Approved
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 4, 2011.

 
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