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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
August 2, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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: 10:35 a.m.

Adjourned:

12:35 p.m.


Roll Call:

James Clemente, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, Marie Flynn, Neil Williams, James Joyner, Fred Beaver


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun, Jackie Bussanich; Ginny Martucci; Mark Schwedes; Michael Czyzyk; Amy Mazzeo; Susanne Culliton; Kathleen Coates; Wendy Jamison; Fred Polio; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Jameson, NJEA; and Terrance Dopp, Bloomberg News


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 12, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1
Trial Balance as of May 31, 2007 - Approved
A-2
Common Pension Fund D as of May 31, 2007 - Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2007 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2007 - Approved
A-5
Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2006 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1 Proposed Re-adoption of TPAF regulations - N.J.A.C: 17:3 - Resubmission - Approved for publication with changes

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Active and Retired Death Lists for 7/24/07 - Approved
C-2
Return to Employment - Approved
C-3
Retirement List - Approved
C-4
Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

Monthly Ordinary Disability Grid - Approved with the exception of Susan Krenn which was tabled for an IME

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Brandt, Lynn Ann

06/06

5

Fair Haven Borough BOE

Detorres, Liliam I

09/06

5

Hillside BOE

Henke, Barbara A

05/07

5

Green Brook BOE

Mayne, Ellen M

07/07

5

Englewood City BOE

Pulford, Judith P

09/07

5

Lenape Regional HS District

Schmidt, Hilary

04/07

5

Paterson BOE

Tino, Virginia

10/07

A

Sparta BOE

Vitale, Carl

04/07

5

Elizabeth BOE

Walensky, Jeffrey K

06/07

A

Newark Public Schools

D-2

Baluk, Adele - Scotch Plains-Fanwood BOE - Effective October 1, 2007 Maximum Option - Denied; Offer Service

D-3

Cardamone, Susanne - Berlin Boro BOE - Effective July 1, 2007 - Option 2 - Approved

D-4

Goodfriend, Henry - Newark Public Schools - Effective May 1, 2007 - Maximum Option - Approved w/1 year re-exam

Accidental Disability      

ITEM #
Name
Employer
Eff Date
Acc
Date
Opt

#1) T/P

#2) Disability D/R of a T/E that is:
#3) T/E isResult of Duty
#4) Not Negligent
#5) Mental/ Physical from usual or other duty
Motion
a)Identi-fiable
Place and Time
b)Unde-signed and Unex-pected
c)Exter-nal and Not Pre-Exist

E-1

Omenson, Phyllis

Black Horse Pike Reg

5/07

12/15/05

5

Y

N

N

N

Y

N

T

Tabled Accidental
Grant Ordinary

TP = Total and Permanent; DR = Direct Result; TE = Traumatic Event


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

None

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Starling, Kathleen - City of Linden BOE - Initial Decision with exceptions - ALJ upheld the Board's decision and affirmed the approval of involuntary ordinary disability retirement benefits - Affirmed ALJ decision; Note exceptions (Note typo error on page 1)

Hearing Requests

H-1 None

Active Membership Issues

J-1
East Windsor Education Association - Creditable Salary - Resubmission - Administratively Postponed until September meeting - Noted
J-2

Fanelli, Rosa Maria - East Hanover Twp. BOE - Request to Purchase - Denied

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfers - TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300 for June 2007 - Noted

L-2
Wire Transfers - Non-contributory group insurance policy #14800 for June 2007 - Noted
L-3

Board Member Address List - Noted

L-4
Supreme Court Decisions Stewart A. Richardson vs. PFRS w/Supplement - Noted decision; Hold memorandum confidential until all pension boards have an opportunity to review
L-5
Other State Investment Council updates - Noted
L-6
Other State Investment Council updates - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 6, 2007.

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