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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
AUGUST 7, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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 Joyner, Marie Flynn, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, Neal Williams, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton (seated as Treasurer’s Representative)


Absent:  

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Billy Tedder; Debbie Lane; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Eva LaForte; Kenneth Sunberg, attorney; Grady James; Sharon James; Scott Gorman, attorney; Kevin Kelleher, NJEA; Mark Schwedes; Hank Schwedes


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 10, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2008 - Approved

A-2 Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2008 - Approved
A-3 Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2008 - Approved
A-4 Common Pension Fund E as of February 29, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

None

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved

C-2 Retirement List - Approved
C-3 Return to Employment - Approved
C-4 Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

..

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Franks-Mott, Judith

Paterson BOE

6/08

B

Approved

D-2

OD Grid w/Supplement

.

.

.

Approved (see list below)

D-3

Varano, Paul

Irvington BOE

12/07

1

Approved

D-4

Jimenez, Elizabeth

Jersey City Public Schools

.

.

Reinstatement from Ordinary Disability - Approved


Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Brown, Helen M

05/08

5

Ocean County Vocational School

Martell, Virginia C

12/08

C

Long Hill Twp BOE

Michels, Virginia A

07/08

A

Irvington BOE

Perry, Arlene L

05/08

5

Neptune Twp BOE

Quinzel, Susan M

09/08

A

Montville Twp BOE

Reiss, Linda

11/08

A

Tenafly BOE

Zaret, Norrie S

07/08

D

Clinton Twp BOE

Total = 7

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Fidurski, Jacqueline

Newark Public Schools

2/99

5

10/15/93
4/12/95
4/17/97

Reconsidered under Richardson/Patterson Denied Accidental; Continue Collecting Ordinary; Continue in OAL

E-2

LaForte, Eve

Camden City BOE

4/08

5

1/29/07

Denied Accidental; Only eligible for withdrawal (>10 years)

E-3

Janetta, Joseph

Atlantic Co Vocational Schools

7/05

D

11/3/04

Reconsidered under Richardson/Patterson; Deny Accidental; Continue in OAL

E-4

Williams, Michelle  

Trenton City BOE

3/05

5

4/11/96
6/7/00
9/2/03

Reconsidered under Richardson/Patterson; Approved Accidental; Withdrawal from OAL



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Woods-Brown, Bernice - Newark Public Schools - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit the amount equivalent to the lowest premium for the cost of health benefits from the current program for a period of 36 months (Retirement Bureau, State Health Benefits Bureau)

F-2

Caldwell, Patricia - Newark Public Schools - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit the amount equivalent to the lowest premium for the cost of health benefits from the current program for a period of 36 months (Retirement Bureau, State Health Benefits Bureau)

F-3+
Grady, James H. - Paterson BOE - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit the amount equivalent to the lowest premium for the cost of health benefits from the current program for a period of 36 months (Retirement Bureau, State Health Benefits Bureau)
F-4
Skipwith, Nadine - Essex Co Educational Services Comm - Honorable Service - Request to Postpone - Approved request to postpone
F-5+
Lederer, James - Bergen Co Board of Special Services - Honorable Service - Request to Postpone - Approved postponement until September meeting

Hearing Decisions

.G-1
Omenson, Phyllis - Black Horse Pike Reg. Sch. Dist. - Initial Decision - ALJ affirmed the Board’s denial of Accidental disability - Accepted ALJ decision
.G-2

White, Joseph - Teaneck BOE - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

Hearing Requests

H-1.

Entenmann, Marilyn - Cinnaminson BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental disability - Approved


Active Membership Issues

J-1

Dawkins, Debra - Irvington BOE - Appeal of expiration of account and purchase of service - Request for postponement - Approved request for postponement

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decision - Nicholas Christopher vs. PFRS - FYI - Noted

L-2

Appellate Division Decision - Thomas J. O'Reilly vs. PERS - FYI - Noted

L-3

Appellate Division Decision - Peter Demarco, Jr. vs. PERS - FYI - Noted

L-4
Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 - Noted
L-6
State Investment Council Minutes for the Thursday, June 19, 2008 meeting - Noted
L-7

State Investment Council Agenda for Thursday, July 17, 2008 meeting - Noted

L-8
State Investment Council Update - Noted
L-9
Correspondence from Trustee Williams - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 11, 2008.

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