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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
AUGUST 5, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 11:40 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Martha Liebman, Dennis Testa, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Paul Orihel and Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Doug Dinkler; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Frank Gaudio, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 01, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Return to Employment
Approved

C-2
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved
C-4
Retirement List
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Dellanoce, Robert Cherry Hill Public Schools
Malberg Building
1/1/2007
D
Amend effective date to 2/1/10;
Denied Ordinary Disability; Offer
Deferred
D-2 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Aschner, David S

07/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Bertelsen, Alf

12/10

2

Essex Co Vocational School

Fernendez, Irene

07/10

5

Atlantic City BOE

Gillespie, Mary M

11/10

5

Chester Twp BOE

Hart, Kathryn R

04/10

D

Jackson Township BOE

Heath, Linda S

07/10

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Illman, Gail H

04/10

5

Middlesex Co Vocational School

Kitchen, Aida L

03/10

D

Paterson BOE

Klarman, Karen V

06/10

2

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Mazziotti, Toni

07/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Proudfoot, Katie

06/10

1

Hampton Borough BOE

Ramos-Melatti, Elizabeth

07/10

B

Union Twp BOE (Union)

Total = 12


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Davis, Wandamarie

Belleville Bd of Ed
11/1/2010
5
6/1/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Early



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Witmer, David - Middletown Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary from January 1, 2004 through termination of
employment; Apply retroactively (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-2 Cowan, Robert - Carteret BOE - Suspension of benefits
Continue to collect retirement benefits until ASF plus interest is depleted; Require update in 6 months on status of appeal (Retirement Bureau)
F-3 Suabedissem, Guy - Bridgewater-Raritan Reg. Sch. Dis. - Determine if further action is
necessary - Resubmission
Insufficient information to review - This motion failed to carry and the case will be
resubmitted at the September meeting. (Motion Failed; Vote: 2:2; Nae: Trustees Liebman and Culliton)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Bossart, Marcia - Princeton Regional School - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
decision that the monies paid to petitioner for the 17 months between February 1, 1998 and June 30, 1999 were the contractual obligations of the Princeton BOE but were not salary for services. Those monies were not compensation for pension credit purposes.
Adopted ALJ Decision; Note Exceptions; Note reply to exceptions - This motion failed to
carry as Trustee Liebman recused. This case will be resubmitted at September meeting.
G-2 Dougherty, Joseph - New Hanover Twp. BOE - Proposed Settlement Agreement
Rejected the settlement offer; DAG will procede with case in OAL
G-3 Odett, Adrienne - Livingston BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-4 Hackett, Bernice - Union City BOE - Failure to Appear
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Goodman, Susan - Elizabeth Bd of Ed. - Appeals denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefit
Approved
H-2 Chassman, Jacqueline - Passaic BOE - Appeals loan balance
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Karen Goode, for the estate of Brian Goode vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Board Member Address List
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers TPAF-Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E As of December 31, 2009
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E As of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund E As of February 28, 2010
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund B As of April 30, 2010
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund A As of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund B As of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund D As of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-12 Trial Balance for May 31, 2010
Noted
L-13 State Investment Council Update
Noted
L-14 Common Pension Fund E As of April 30, 2010
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 2, 2010.

 
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