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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
JULY 11, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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: 2:06 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Neil Wilen Wlliams, Paul Orihel, Erland Nordstrom, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Martha Liebman

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Wendy Jamison; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Michael Czyzyk; Andrew Schneider; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Val Kazhdan, NJEA; Emanuel Henderson; Eugene Liss, attorney; Carlos Garcia; Harley Breite, attorney; Francis Campbell, attorney; Catherine DePaul; William Nossen, attorney; DAG Danielle Schimmel



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 06, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Reorganization of Board Members Chairperson - James Joyner
Vice-Chairperson - Martha Liebman
Actuarial Selection Committee Representative - Paul Orihel

B-2
NJAC 17:3-1.4 for Adoption
Tabled


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Bourne-Busby, Elise
Teaneck BOE
7/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Pallies, Lana
Deptford Twp Bd of Ed
3/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
(DAG Kelly recused.)
D-3 Cione, Joseph
Union Twp BOE
1/1/2012
5
Approved w/re-exam in 18 months
D-4 Gunzelman, Gregory
Trenton City BOE
1/1/2013
5

Tabled w/re-exam in November
2013

D-5 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
Approved with exception of Heather
Lerch, which was tabled for an IME
(see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Baumwoll, Dale

03/14

5

Randolph Township BOE

Brady, Eileen

05/13

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Cintron, Margarita

02/13

5

Trenton City BOE

Daly, Theresa A

07/13

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Decker, Deborah A

02/13

D

Lower Cape May Reg School Dist

Duerr, Kathy

11/12

C

Union Twp BOE

Glass, Ronald J

06/13

D

Lenape Regional H S District

Goldberg, Shari

06/13

5

Montgomery Twp BOE 

Haddad, Mark

07/13

B

Palisades Park BOE

Hannoush, Rola I

04/13

5

Paterson BOE

Henry, Lorraine

07/13

5

South Amboy BOE

Jones, Cresenda L

06/13

5

Burch Charter School of Excellence

Khan, Aisha B

03/13

5

Newark Public Schools

*Lerch, Heather C

5/13

D

Willingboro Twp BOE

Londino, Joseph N

06/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Roblin, Tracy L

11/13

A

Port Republic City BOE

Smith, Deborah R

07/13

C

Newark Public School

Sobel, Cathy L

02/13

5

Mahwah BOE

Visconti, Kimberly D

07/13

5

Tenafly BOE

Voneuler, Sharon

05/13

5

Mahwah BOE

*Tabled for IME  Approved = 19
Tabled = 1

                                                                       


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lyons, Michael
Edison Twp. BOE
8/1/2012
5
12/2/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue Ordinary Disability



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Garcia, Carlos - Paterson BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from May 1, 2007 through termination of employment; Apply retroactive to retirement date (Retirement Bureau, Audit) (Vote: 4:1: Nae: Trustee Culliton)
F-2+ Henderson, Emanuel - Newark Public Schools - Honorable
Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from January 1, 2008 (first of the year of the date of the offense) through termination; Apply retroactive to retirement date (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-3+ Chadrjian, Alan - Lady Liberty Academy Charter School - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from January 2010 through termination of employment; (Retirement Bueau, Audit)
F-4+ DePaul, Catherine - Black Horse Pike Reg Sch Dist -
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from April 2012 through termination of employment
(Retirement Bureau, Audit)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Coyle, William - Hackettstown BOE - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law
Approved
G-2+ Corrada, Lynda - Lindenwold Borough Bd of Ed - Settlement Proposal
Authorize DAG to pursue settlement; Authorize secretary to sign off, if necessary
G-3 McAloon, James - Monroe Township Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Wickersheim, Carol - Hackensack City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Carter, Rosalie - Camden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Streater, Luz - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Fernandez, Julia - West New York BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Tabled for review by IME
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Macy, Steven - New Brunswick BOE - Purchace request
Approved purchase of 3 months (Purchase Bureau)
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Hope Wright vs. PERS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Joseph McMahon vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Edward Szakacs vs. PERS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Fabio Cologna vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributroy group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2013
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund A as of May 31, 2013
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2013
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2013
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance for May 31, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 1, 2013.

 

 
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