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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
AUGUST 6, 2015
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 2015 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 18, 2014.

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: 10:39 AM

Adjourned: 12:32 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Edward McCarthy, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Howard Lipoff

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Lisa
Pointer; Cheryl Chianese, Luann Barnett; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Chester Riley;
Steven Secare, attorney; Martha Anci; Michael D'Alessio, Jr.; Gloria Mioli; Samuel
Halpern, attorney; DAG Robert Kelly



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 2, 2015
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved
C-4 Retirement List
Approved
C-5 Return to Employment
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Giles, Sharon East Orange
School District
7/1/2015 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Robinson, Rosalind Scotch Plains
Fanwood BOE
7/1/2014 5 Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-3 Noyes, Deborah Woodbridge Twp. BOE 11/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Tallaferro, Deborah Pleasantville BOE 10/1/2015  5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Castello, Wayne Perth Amboy BOE 7/1/2014 5 Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary
D-6 Nash, Melanie Pleasantville BOE 7/1/2014 5 Approved
(Vote: 4:1; Trustee Orihel: Nae)
D-7 Kaufmann-Millman, Lisa Demarest Boro BOE  7/1/2014 Tabled for clarification from IME
D-8 Taliaferro, Deborah Pleasantville BOE 10/1/2015 5 DUPLICATE COPY SEE D-4
D-9 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Barnes, Gwendolyn

07/15

5

East Orange School District

Carbone, Michele L

10/15

5

Toms River School District

Connors, James M

07/15

A

Bergen Co Vocational School

DeShields, Denise M

07/15

A

Willingboro Twp BOE

DiNatale, Donna

07/15

1

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Dinizo, Christine A

06/15

1

Northfield BOE

Donatelli, M Catherine

07/15

B

North Bergen BOE

Feenan, Nicole J

07/15

2

Greenwich Twp BOE

Frattini, Jennifer

06/15

D

Jersey City Public Schools

Gagliardo, Frances

04/15

D

Paterson BOE

Hammond, Margaret L

07/15

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Hartig, Mary K

09/15

A

Atlantic City BOE

Huckfeldt, Sandra L

05/15

5

Piscataway BOE

Lombardo, Gail

01/16

C

Jackson Township BOE

Park, Cynthia

07/15

5

Riverside Township BOE

Peterson, Heather L

06/15

5

Hanover Park Reg H S Dist

Ruiz, Jennifer L

03/15

A

Dunellen BOE

Sievers, Beth A

07/15

2

Ridgefield Park BOE

Witten-Sugarman, Susan

07/15

5

Pequannock Twp BOE

Young, Henry

07/15

A

Middletown Twp BOE

Total = 20



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Kolodziejski, Christine Neptune BOE 7/1/2014 5 11/10/2010
12/6/2012
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2 Duffy, Marilyn Paramus BOE 7/1/2015 5 9/13/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (or Service, if higher)
E-3 Fong, Kai Jersey City Public
Schools
7/1/2015 5 4/2/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-4

Marable, Donna Newark Public
Schools
12/1/2014 5 12/17/2013 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-5 Colon-Rivera, Carmen City of Trenton BOE 5/1/2015 D 9/27/2010 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-6 Donovan, Stephen Irvington BOE 7/1/2014 5 4/14/2009
12/8/2010
9/26/2012
9/11/2013
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary (cumulative)

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Riley, Chester - Manchester Twp. BOE - Honorable Service Deferred retirement
Denied (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-2+ Anci, Martha - Paterson BOE - Honorable Service Deferred retirement
Denied (Trustee Joyner recused.) (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Dela Rosa, Gloria - Penns Grove Carneys Point Reg. - Initial Decision ALJ
returned this matter to the Board for disposition of ordinary disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision finding the claim for Accidental Disability was withdrawn; Modify the
facts that a mistake was not made and that there is no Ordinary Disability application on
file; Return the case to OAL
G-2 Kahn, Justin - West Windsor Plainsboro Reg. - Appellate Division Decisions
Remand from Appellate Division
Approved remand to OAL
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Healy, Doretta - Marlboro Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of deferred
retirement benefits due to removal for cause
Denied
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Mioli (Deceased), Gary - Park Ridge Boro BOE - Accidental Death
Denied
K-2 Carenza, Linnea - Englewood City BOE - Request to convert
group life insurance; Request to postpone
Approved reqeust to postpone
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Evadell Parker-Rogers vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Christopher Orosz vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2015
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group inusrance policy #14300
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claim
Noted
L-6 Trial Balance for June 30, 2015
Noted
L-7 Extension Actuarial Contracts
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel - Invoice for June 2015
Approved (Trustee Culliton and DAG Ignatowitz recused.)
M-2 a) Notice of Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint
b) Letter Brief
c) Proposed Order
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Ignatowitz recused.)
M-3 Second Amended Complaint
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Ignatowitz recused.)
M-4 Outside Legal Counsel - Invoice for July 2015
Approved (Trustee Culliton and DAG Ignatowitz recused.)
   


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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 10, 2015.

 

 
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