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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JULY 12, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:33 AM

Adjourned: 11:25 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Neil Williams, Paul Orihel, Erland Nordstrom, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Martha Liebman

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Kimberly Sharp



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 07, 2012
Approved with corrections to pages 364 and 366

Minutes from the meeting of June 18, 2012
Approved (Trustee Williams abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members
Chairman - James Joyner
Vice-Chairman - Martha Liebman
Actuary Selection Committee - Paul Orihel



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 Jones, Charmaine

Camden City BOE
3/1/2012
5
Off payroll over 2 years Approved
D-2 Padovano, Kathryn

Hackensack City BOE
7/1/2011
B
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-3 Hilbert, Nancy

Camden City BOE
2/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Gafford, Susan

North Hunterdon-Voorhees
7/1/2012
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Douglas, Lisa

Newark Public Schools
2/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Offer Early
D-6 Pallies, Lana

Deptford Twp. BOE
3/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Young-Muhammad, Gayle

East Orange School District
3/1/2012
5
Approved
D-8 Smith, Linda

Elmwood Park Borough BOE
1/1/2011
1
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-9 Monthly OD Grid    
  
Approved (see list below)
(Trustee Nordstrom recused on
Tyrone Pugh.)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bartolone, Lois

04/12

A

Highland Park BOE

Blackford, Marian R

04/12

5

Ocean Gate BOE

Curto, Amy B

05/12

C

Hillsborough Twp BOE

Dalyai, Rick A

09/12

A

Southern Regional H S District

Franqui, Norma E

06/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Ginsberg, Ronnie

09/12

D

Elk Twp BOE

Jackson, Suzen

04/12

A

Glassboro BOE

Jensen, Judith

07/12

D

Somerset Hills BOE

MacDonald, David

10/12

5

Franklin Twp BOE

McCowan, Mark

07/12

5

Trenton City BOE

McGill, Jodi M

01/13

B

Hunterdon Central High School

*Pugh, Tyrone

07/12

C

Paterson BOE

Ryan, Kathleen M

07/12

5

Tinton Falls BOE

Sanders, Linda M

07/12

5

Berlin Township BOE

Sandle, Patricia A

09/12

5

Kearny Town BOE

(*Trustee Nordstrom recused.)                                                             Total - 15


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Rodriguez, Maria

Newark Public
Schools
9/1/2011
2
1/19/2007
3/30/2007
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (disabled based on multiple medical issues)
E-2 Calabrese, Theresa

Black Horse Pike Reg
School District
9/1/2011
5
6/4/2001
2/25/2004
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Sharp, Kimberly

Bridgewater-Rarian
Reg Sch Dis
6/1/2012
C
10/12/2004
11/21/2007
Approved on 10/12/04 incident
E-4 Linder-Lavery, Rita

North Plainfield BOE
3/1/2011
5
9/22/2009
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Tabled for additional information
from employer

E-5

Russo, Michael

Cherry Hill Twp. BOE
7/1/2012
5
10/6/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-6 Vazquez, Laura

Newark Public
Schools
3/1/2012
1
6/16/2008
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Watson, Catherine - East Orange School District - Honorable Service Partial Forfeiture ; Reduce allowance by the cost of single Health Benefit coverage for a
period of 36 months (Retirement Bureau)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Morris Hills Regional District Education Association - Appellate Division Decisions Corrected Appellate Division Decision
Noted
G-2 Travis, Valerie - Camden City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Skipper-Sisto, Elizabeth - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Stenz, John - Ramapo Indian Hills Reg. - a) Request for Reconsideration - Denied
b) Hearing Request-Appeals partial forfeiture due to dishonorable service - Approved
H-3 Reis, Regina - Ridgewood Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Eichenbaum, Sherry - Lady Liberty Academy Charter School - Request an Extension of Expiration Date of TPAF account
Approved (Claims Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Lynne Lindenthal for Peter W. Lindenthal(deceased)
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions John Salvaggio vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions James Brooks vs. PERS; Resubmission
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2012
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2012
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2012
Noted
L-9 TPAF Contributory Policy with Prudential
Noted
L-10 Conversion fees for year ending June 30, 2011
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance For May 31, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 2, 2012.

 

 
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