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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 2, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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

Service Early Veteran

Deferred Option Changes - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:32 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:40 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Dennis Testa, Paul Orihel, Marie Flynn, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton (seated as Treasurer’s representative)


Absent:  Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo; Hank Schwedes; Mike Czyzyk; Brian Volz, NJEA; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Richard Loschiavo; Craig Gumpel, attorney


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 11, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2008 - Approved

A-2= Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2008 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

None

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1=

Retirement List - Approved

C-2= Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved
C-3= Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

DECISION

D-1

Ordinary Disability Grid
w/Supplement (see below)

.

.

.

Approved with exception of Lois Pedrick, which is tabled requesting clarification of effective date of retirement

D-2

Retz, Kathleen

Oakland BOE

9/07

D

Reconsidered and Denied; Offer Deferred; Approved OAL Hearing

D-3

Oms, Tania

Union City BOE

4/08

5

Approved

Ordinary Disability Grid
Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Moser, Kathryn

11/08

2

Hanover Township BOE


Accidental Disability

.

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Lee, Kyung

Bergen County Special Services

10/08

A

10/5/07

Approved
(Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees Orihel, Culliton)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Graziano, Joanne - Paterson BOE - Honorable Service - Postponed until October 30, 2008
F-2

Stewart, Geraldine - East Orange City BOE - Honorable Service - Forfeit the amount equivalent to the lowest premium for the cost of health benefits from the current program for a period of 36 months (Retirement Bureau, State Health Benefits Bureau)

F-3+
Kendrick, Anderson - Newark Public Schools - Honorable Service - Request to postpone until October 30, 2008 - Approved
F-4+

Loschiavo, Richard - West New York BOE - Creditable Compensation - Approved inclusion of salary increases as a result of promotion over the last three years; Denied longevity; Apply Propsectively (Vote: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton) (Retirement Bureau, External Audit)

Hearing Decisions

.G-1
Hahn, Jack - Wall Township BOE - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted
.G-2

Berbrick, Vivian - Old Bridge Twp. BOE - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

Hearing Requests

H-1.

LaForte, Eve - Camden City BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability - Approved


Active Membership Issues

J-1

None

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None

Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 - Noted

L-2
Wire Transfers - Contributory group insurance policy #14300 - Noted
L-3
2009 Annual Date of Meetings for TPAF (Revised) - Noted
L-4
State Investment council update - FYI - Noted
L-5
Procedure of general regulations - (as requested by Trustee Testa)
L-6
Chapter 49 (as requested by Trustee Testa)

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 30, 2008.

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