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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
SEPTEMBER 5, 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: 10:40 AM

Adjourned: 11:52 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Edward McCarthy, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton, Erland Nordstrom


Absent: Martha Liebman

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun, Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Sara Geiger, NJEA; Diana Mancebo; Joseph Mancebo; Wesley Little; Ms. Davis



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 01, 2013
Approved (Trustee McCarthy abstained.)

Minutes from the meeting of August 13, 2013
Approved (Trustee McCarthy abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



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 Gagliardi, Dolores
Hoboken BOE 12/1/2012
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-2 Monthly OD Grid       Approved with exception of Steve
Zavlek, which was tabled for an IME
(see list below)
D-3 Fuhr, Sandra
Lawrence Twp. BOE  10/1/2012
 5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Abercrombie, Anne Marie

07/13

5

Elizabeth BOE

Amato, Audrey F

02/13

5

Old Bridge BOE

Derosa, Michele P

01/14

5

Carteret BOE

Garces, Patricia

07/13

B

Plumsted Twp BOE

Hanlon, Francis J

08/13

B

South River Boro BOE

Mancebo, Diana L

04/13

3

Franklin Twp BOE

Merritt, Judy J

08/13

A

Lavallette Borough BOE

Moyer, Reimund L

10/13

A

Woodbridge Township BOE

Simakowicz, Mary Alma

07/13

5

Passaic Board Of Education

*Zavlek, Steve

10/13

5

Newark Public Schools

*Steve Zavlek was tabled for an IME
Total Approved = 9; Tabled = 1


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Weiss, Stuart
Essex County
Vocational School
9/1/2004
D
12/5/2002
Reconsidered and Denied
accidental; Continue in OAL
(DAG Kelly recused.)
E-2 Beard, Diane
Berkeley Twp BOE
9/1/2012
C
10/19/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
accidental; Reaffirmed denial;
Continue in OAL

E-3

Maldera, Patricia
Mercer County
Special Ser Sch Dist
8/1/2013
5
9/15/2011
Approved
E-4 Little, Wesley
Trenton City BOE
3/1/2013
5
10/17/2012
Tabled for additional medical
documents and an addendum from
the IME



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Dykes, Jimmy - Irvington BOE - Honorable Service Deferred Retirement
Denied (Failed to meet vesting statute)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

  None
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Bourne-Busby, Elise - Teaneck BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary 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 John Hodavance vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Board Member Address List Update
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2013
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2013
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2013
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2013
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non Contrubutory group insurance policy #14800 benefits claims
Noted
L-8 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-11 Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 3, 2013.

 

 
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