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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
AUGUST 4, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 21, 2015.

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: 10:44 AM

Adjourned: 12:10 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Edward McCarthy, Paul Orihel, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Howard Lipoff, Martha Liebman

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Angelina Scales; Amy Cerovsky; Kara
Ansley; Robert Murphy, NJSPA; Jody Walker, Esq.; Val McManus; Cheryl Chianese;
John Feeley, Esq.; Susan Grant; Kristin Bell; Sarah Favinger



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of July 14, 2016
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of November 12, 2015
Approved Correction to Minutes


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Chapter 221
Approved

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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid       Approved
(See list below)
D-2 Riley, Gina
Plainfield BOE 1/1/2016 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Auerbach, Zipora

07/16

2

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

Campo, Peter A

11/16

5

Atlantic City BOE

Chu, Frank

06/16

A

Clifton City BOE

Eichenbaum, Sherry

07/16

5

Bogota Boro BOE

Farnoly, Julie C

08/16

A

Camden Co Ed Services Comm

Granato, Deborah A

09/15

5

Irvington BOE

Lefenfeld, Diane P

07/16

C

Princeton BOE

Leffler, Marvin Jack

06/16

A

Randolph Township BOE

Magdosko, Paula

01/17

5

Ridgefield Park BOE

Nessuno, Jacqueline A

07/16

5

Mantua Township BOE

Olah, Helen M

03/16

5

Montgomery Twp BOE

Saraceni, Nancie A

07/16

5

Beverly City BOE

Sommers, Nancy Lee

10/16

5

Westfield Town BOE

Stahl, Mary

07/16

1

Camden City BOE

Stewart, Michelle R

01/16

1

Orange City BOE

Townsend, Leonard J Jr.

06/16

2

Atlantic City BOE

Witkin, Gitel

04/16

B

Passaic BOE

Zalewski, Linda

06/16

5

Paterson BOE

Total = 18

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Deweever, Sharon
Jersey City Public
Schools
2/1/2016 D 1/7/2015 Approved
E-2 Bena-Schaul, Elizabeth
Union Beach Boro
BOE
3/1/2016 A 2/5/2015 Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-3

Anderson, Jennifer 
Keansburg BOE 12/1/2016 5 9/30/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Sullivan-Rubin, Sharon

East Orange School
Dist
7/1/2014 5 10/2/2013
10/7/2013
Denied Accidental; Continue
Ordinary Disability

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Carlos, Kim - Pine Hill Borough BOE - Honorable Service Deferred retirement
Denied (Total Forfeiture) (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Vitta, Gary - Rockaway Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
Tabled until August 25, 2016 Board Meeting (Retirement Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Flood, Francis - Cumberland Co Bd of Voc Ed - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Bingham, Kimberly Ann - Lower Township Board of Ed - Initial
Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits;
Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's Decision; note exceptions; note reply to exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
G-3 Dantinne, Stephen - Vineland City BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
determined that an appropriate partial forfeiture of Mr. Dantinne's pension benefits is a
reduction of 6.7 year service credit only (31.7 years to 25 years) No reduction in salary
credit; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ's decision; rejected certain language; note exceptions; note reply to
exceptions (Retirement Bureau)
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Pupino, Nancy - Ridgefield Boro BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of her
resubmission of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Hanson, Mary Lynn - Stafford Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Starling, Kathleen - Linden City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial
of Involuntary disability retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Gonzalez, Marianela - East Windsor Reg School Dist - Reconsideration -
Request for retroactive purchase to qualify for post retirement medical benefits
Reconsidered and Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance For May 31, 2016
Noted
L-2 Board Member Address List Update
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Christopher Mount vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Susan Hollander vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Trial Balance For June 30, 2016
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D As of June 30, 2016
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers Non contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on September 8, 2016.

 
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