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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 11:20 AM

Adjourned: 11:50 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner; Martha Liebman; Paul Orihel; Mary Ann Ryan (Treasurer's
Representative); Dennis Testa (via telecom); Neil Williams (arrived 11:26 am)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Lisa Pointer; Amy Mazzeo; Walter Johnson; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Valeri Kazhdan, NJEA



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 4, 2011
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
C-4
Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 McKeen, Marilyn
Winslow Twp BOE
10/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Wake, Patricia
Ocean County Vocational
Technical Schools
7/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
  
  
Approved Grid (see below) with exception
Oscar Fernandez - Tabled for medical clarification
(Trustee Liebman recused on Elizabeth Szenasi) (Trustee Testa recused on Supplemental Grid)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Drechsler, Joanna B

09/11

5

Edison Twp BOE

Fernandez, Oscar M

11/11

C

Jersey City Public Schools – Tabled for medical clarification

Francica, Maria C

10/11

B

Montclair BOE

French, Donna K

08/11

5

North Hanover Township BOE

Miller, Steven

07/11

5

Ridgefield Park BOE

Quinn, Edel A

07/11

5

Elizabeth BOE

Rajoppi-Manno, Nancy

07/11

5

Lincoln Park Borough BOE

Ross, Sheldon

07/11

A

Roselle Boro BOE

Szenasi, Elizabeth A

07/11

5

Trenton City BOE

Teixeira, Joyce N

01/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Total = 10


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Nicol, Gary
West New York Bd of Ed
4/1/2011
5
6/18/2008
Approved
E-2 Young, Shirley
Wall Twp Bd of Ed
2/1/2011
5
3/23/2009
Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Offer Deferred
(Trustee Orihel recused)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Johnson, Walter - Cumberland County College - Request retroactive retirement date change
Denied (Vote:5-1; Trustee Liebman nae)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Yankovich, Anthony - West New York Board of Ed. - Proposed Settlement Agreement "Counter offer"
Approved settlement offer and authorized Board Secretary to act on behalf of the Board
G-2 East Windsor Reg School Dist - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court reversed the
Board's denial of creditable compensation
Noted
G-3 Janetta, Joseph - Atlantic County Vocational Schools - Appellate Division
Decisions Appellate Court affirmed the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement
benefits
Noted
G-4 Atlantic City Board of Education - Final Administrative Determinations
Adopted


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Lyon, Anne - West Windsor Plainsboro Regional - Request for purchase to be
accepted under Chapter 78, P.L. 2011 ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED FROM AGENDA


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund B
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Marc Chiappini vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Philip Ciallella vs. PERS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions John Catalano vs. PERS
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Shonda Hayes vs. PFRS
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-8 Board Member Address List Update
Noted
L-9 Prudential Illustration of Flex Funding and the Non Participating Plan
Noted
L-10 Prudential Booklet Update
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A As of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund D As of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund E As if July 31, 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 6, 2011.

 

 
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