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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
August 6, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:36 AM

Adjourned: 1:20 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Marie Flynn, Paul Orihel, Neil Williams, Martha Liebman, Susanne
Culliton


Absent: Dennis Testa 

Also Present: DAG Danielle Bradus; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci, Marylou Mayoros; Mike Czyzyk; Jean Monahan; Mark Schwedes; Amy Mazzeo; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Kevin Kellaher, NJEA; Anzella Nelms; Paul Griggs, Esq.; Marion Boulden; Bertha Bueno; Anthony Yankovich; Beth Finkelstein, Esq.; Renee Schneider; Genevieve Murphy Bracacs, Esq.


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 02, 2009
Approved (Trustee Culliton abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Election of member elected by the TPAF Board - 3 year term
Paul Orihel was re-elected to the Board (Trustee Culliton abstained.)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2 Chapter 221
Approved
C-3 Return to Employment
Approved
C-4 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Heller, Renee
Hopatcong BOE
3/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Monthly OD Grid .
.
.. Approved (See list below)

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Azzara, Roberta

12/09

D

North Plainfield BOE

Baldino, Carol

07/09

A

Mahwah BOE

Bien, Leah B

10/09

D

Leonia Borough BOE

Dowdy, Elaine

07/09

C

Jersey City Public Schools

*Krell, Rosemary

07/09

2

Lawrence Twp BOE

Olayinka, Abosede O

09/09

5

East Orange City BOE

Oneill, Carmen I

04/09

5

Vineland City BOE

*Member died on July 24, 2009 
Total = 7



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Roper, Doris
Mercer County
Special Services
3/1/2009
5
2/8/2006
11/29/2006
Approved
E-2 Muenz, Sherry
North Plainfield BOE
1/1/2009
5
6/4/2007
Approved with one year re-exam
E-3 Eismann, Sandra
Newark Public Schools
7/1/2009
5
1/12/2007
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Nelms, Anzella - Newark Public Schools - Issue of Bonafide
Retirement/Independent Contractor
Tabled until October Board (Vote: 6:1; Trustee Williams: Nae)

F-2+
Bueno, Bertha - New Brunswick BOE - Late Filing Request retroactive retirement date
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+
Yankovich, Anthony - West New York BOE - Settlement Agreements
Rejected; Continue in OAL


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
None


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Boyd, Janet - Plainfield BOE - Purchase Administratively Resolved

J-2+
Schneider, Renee - South Brunswick BOE - Transfer of Membership from
Withdrawn PERS Account into TPAF Account
Denied
J-3
Baker, Eileen - Cinnaminson Twp BOE - Purchase Quotation Expired - Request
to Postpone
Approved request to postpone

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Board Member Address List Updated
Noted

L-2
Common Pension Fund D as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund E as of December 31, 2008
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2008
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund A as of January 31, 2009
Noted
L-7
Trial Balance as of May 31, 2009
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund E as of January 31, 2009
Noted
L-9
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-10
Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-11
Common Pension Fund D as of March 31, 2009
Noted
L-12
Common Pension Fund D as of April 30, 2009
Noted
L-13
State Investment Council Minutes for Thursday, May 21, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-14
State Investment Council Agenda for Thursday, July 9, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-15
Common Pension Fund B as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-16
Common Pension Fund E as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-17
State Investment Council updates
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 3, 2009.


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