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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
SEPTEMBER 2, 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: 11:50 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Dennis Testa, Martha Liebman, Paul Orihel, Neil Williams Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Alice Giberna; Robert Giberna



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 05, 2010
Approved (Trustee Orihel abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Proposed Location for the 2011 TPAF Delegate Convention
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Wolters, Colleen

Middlesex County
Vocational School
10/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2
Rabanal, Luningning

Newark Public
Schools
10/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue Service
D-3
DiPatri, Lori

Penns Grove-
Carneys Point
Regional School
District
6/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4
Retz, Kathleen

Oakland BOE
9/1/2007
D
Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary w/1 year re-exam;
Withdraw from OAL
D-5
Monthly OD Grid
    
  
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Caballero, Pedro

05/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

Espinal, Perla R

08/10

5

Union City BOE

Goldstein, Anne Leslie

07/10

5

Vineland City BOE

Hajra, Nurullah

07/10

5

Irvington BOE

Kent, Antonia J

05/10

5

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

Lyde, Monica C

07/10

5

Camden City BOE

Reynolds, Theresa

01/11

5

Toms River School Dist

Simmons, Darlene M

05/10

5

Washington Twp BOE (Glouc)

Thornton, Katherine A

07/10

5

Bordentown Reg Sch District

Torres, Lilly M

09/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Veleber, Gloria A

07/10

D

Garfield City BOE

Verdon, Diane Catherine

01/11

5

Hamilton Twp BOE (Mercer)

Total = 12


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Brown, Joel

Camden BOE
10/1/2009
5
10/10/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-2
Grey, Doreth


Orange BOE
2/1/2009
5
2/6/2004
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
E-3
Oki, Iyabo

Newark Public Schools
7/1/2010
5
2/6/2009
Tabled for clarification from IME



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Suabedissen, Guy - Bridgewater - Raritan Reg. Sch. Dis. -
Determine if further action is necessary - Resubmission
Further review required for issue of honorable service (Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees Testa and Williams)
F-2+ Giberna, Alice - Piscataway BOE Admin. Building - Option Change
Approved (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Bossart, Marcia - Princeton Regional School - Initial Decision
Resubmission - 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 did not reflect salary for services. Those monies were not compensation for pension credit purposes.
Adopted w/modification Noted exceptions; Noted reply to exceptions (Trusteee Liebman
recused.)
G-2 Chassman, Jacqueline - Passaic BOE - Final Administrative
Determinations Appeals loan balance
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

  None


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for June 30, 2010
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E As of March 31, 2010
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E As of May 31, 2010
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A As of June 30, 2010 Revised
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B As of June 30, 2010
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund D As of June 30, 2010
Noted
L-7 Appellate Division Decisions Peggy O'Keefe vs. PFRS
Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decisions Arthur C. Snellbaker vs. PFRS
Noted
L-9 Appellate Division Decisions Lisa Trezza vs. PERS
Noted
L-10 Appellate Division Decisions James Henderson vs. PERS
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund D As of July 31, 2010
Noted
L-12 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-13 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insrance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 7, 2010.

 

 
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