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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
AUGUST 1, 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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 12:20 PM

Roll Call:

Martha Liebman, Erland Nordstrom, Paul Orihel, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton


Absent: James Joyner

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Lisa Pointer; Michael Weik; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Val Kazhdan, NJEA; Gregory Young; Stephen Hunter, attorney; Tara Walsh, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 11, 2013
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

N.J.A.C. 17:3-1.4 for Adoption
Tabled for special telephone conference meeting which will be held on August 13 at 8:45 a.m.



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Chapter 221
Approved

C-2
Return to Employment
Approved
C-3
Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Barton, Keith D

07/13

5

Greater Egg Harbor Regional

Cure, Philip M

07/13

D

Jersey City Public Schools

Foster, Sharon L

07/13

B

Bridgeton BOE

Fredrick, Cindy

07/13

C

Bridgeton BOE

Gaffigan-Lewis, Lisa

07/13

C

Sayreville BOE

Gibbs, Judith A

07/13

B

Bloomfield Twp BOE

Gray-Crisafulli, Karen

07/13

5

Mahwah BOE

Kay, Annette

07/13

A

Freehold Twp BOE

Millar, Dennis

08/13

D

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Rosenberg, Arline E

08/13

1

Westwood Regional School District

Unger, Gilbert

07/13

2

Ocean Twp BOE

Total = 11


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Biricik, Cemran
Jersey City Public
School
11/1/2012
5
9/20/2004
10/22/2004
5/8/2008
2/14/2011
2/28/2011
Involuntary Denied Accidental, Offer
Deferred
(Motion was made by Trustee
Culliton; seconded by Trustee
Orihel.)
E-2 Jackson, Clifford
Long Branch BOE
3/1/2013
5
1/4/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(effective 1/1/15)
(Motion was made by Trustee
Culliton; seconded by Trustee
Orihel.)

E-3

Adams, Alice
Egg Harbor Twp BOE
7/1/2013
5
10/7/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Motion was made by Trustee
Culliton; seconded by Trustee
Orihel.)
E-4 Louie, Susan

Newark Public School
7/1/2012
5
9/16/2009
12/14/2009
1/5/2010
9/21/2010
11/9/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
(although information was provided
regarding many other incidents, the
member chose to file her application
on the basis of these incidents.)
(Motion was made by Trustee
Culliton; seconded by Trustee
Orihel.)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Habel, James - Wall Twp BOE - Suspension of Pension
Suspend benefit after receipt of December 1, 2013 retriement check (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Young, Gregory - South Plainfield BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from November 2007 through termination;
Apply prospectively (Retirement Bureau)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

  None
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Benitez-Mir, Maria - Union City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits - Requests Reconsideration
Tabled for additional medical documentation
H-2 Boyd, Janet - Plainfield BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Brophy, Kelly - Lawrence Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4 Gilbert, Ronna - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Frank Caminiti vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Bernards Township vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Sherry Rogers vs. PERS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Joseph Sharp vs. PERS
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance as of June 30, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 5, 2013.

 

 
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