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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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: 11:10 AM

Roll Call:

Martha Liebman, James Joyner, Erland Nordstrom, Neil Williams, Susann Culliton,
Paul Orihel


Absent: Edward McCarthy

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael
Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Val McManus; DAG Joe Dorfler



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of August 07, 2014
Approved (Trustee Culliton abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Return to Employment
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)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Adamczak, John M

07/14

A

Freehold Regional HS District

Bonaccolto, Pamela

05/14

1

Passaic BOE

Booth, Thomas L

07/14

A

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

Foley, Luisa Flagg

10/14

5

Cherry Hill Twp BOE

Hager, Robert Joseph

05/14

5

Bayonne BOE

Jemal, Brenda Y

02/14

5

Paterson BOE

Ohara, Marie C

07/14

5

Lacey Township BOE

Rizzuto, Alexis C

12/13

C

Hillsborough Twp BOE

Rymer, Elizabeth

10/14

5

Newark Public Schools

Wexler, Sherrie L

10/14

C

Burlington Twp BOE

Total = 10


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Mocco, Audrey
Paterson BOE 3/1/2014 5 12/12/2012
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary
Disability (request information on
incidents provided by employer)
E-2 Nannarello, Rocco
West Long Branch
BOE
7/1/2014 5 1/24/2012 Approved
(Trustee Nordstrom recused.)

E-3

Lechien, David
Branchburg Twp.
BOE
7/1/2013 5 4/3/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-4 Louie, Susan
Newark Public Schools 7/1/2012 5 9/16/2009
12/14/2009
1/5/2010
9/21/2010
11/9/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Grant Ordinary; Continue in OAL
(9/16/11 incident - same motions as
11/9/10 incident)
(DAG Ignatowitz recused; DAG
Dorfler counseled the Board.)

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 None
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Santangelo, Patricia - Camden County Technical School - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Little, Wesley - Trenton City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental
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 James R. Lyons vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions John G. Holl vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2014
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2014
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 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 October 2, 2014.

 

 
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