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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 1, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 12:30 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Marie Flynn, Dennis Testa, Neil Williams, Martha Liebman, Susanne
Culliton


Absent: Paul Orihel

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Mark Schwedes; Luann Barnett; Amy Mazzeo; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; James Alt; Gail Oxfeld Kanef, attorney; John VanRiper; Michael DeMarco, attorney; Michael Mikitish; Robert Schwartz, attorney


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 03, 2009
Approved (Trustee Williams abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2 Chapter 221
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 Erfer, Alice
Fairfield Twp. BOE
7/1/2008
D
Reconsidered and Approved with one year re-examination; Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Monthly OD Grid ..
..
... Approved (see list below)
D-3 Gross, William
Paterson Public Schools
6/1/2009
A
Honorable Service Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit 6 months of service and salary; Insufficient service credit to qualify for Ordinary Disability
(Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees Flynn, Liebman)

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Canna, Mary K

07/09

5

Salem City BOE

Fefferman, Harry

06/09

5

Orange City BOE

Gilloon, John J

07/09

5

West New York BOE

*LaCross, Laura A

10/08

5

Trenton City BOE

Mcanally, Kathleen S

04/09

5

Livingston BOE

Morris, Lisa A

09/09

5

Hardyston Township BOE

Pacifico, Paul

01/10

A

Matawan-Aberdeen Reg School

Santiago, Nelson D

07/09

2

Bridgeton BOE

Valentine, Joseph

07/09

2

Millburn Twp Public Schools

Wojcik, Victoria

02/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

*Re-examination in one year 
Total = 10

                                                                     


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

LaForte, Eve
Camden City BOE
4/1/2008
5
1/29/2007
Reconsideration of an OAL case
ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED
FROM AGENDA



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Nelms, Anzella - Newark Public Schools - Issue of Bonafide
Retirement/Independent Contractor-Request to postpone until the December meeting
Approved postponement

F-2+
Alt, James - Bergenfield BOE - Creditable compensation
Approved
F-3
Corsey, William - Deptford Twp. BOE - Honorable Service - Request to postpone until October 29, 2009
Approved postponement


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1+
Van Riper, John - Bergen County Vocational School - Remand from Superior Court
Tabled until October 29, 2009 for further administrative review (Retirement Bureau)
G-2
Thomas, Barbara - Wall Township Bd of Ed - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-3
Lowenstein-Mase, Lori - Elizabeth BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Heller, Renee - Hopatcong BOE - ADMINISTRATIVELY REMOVED FROM AGENDA
H-2
Bueno, Bertha - New Brunswick BOE - Appeals Board's denial of retroactive service retirement benefits - Requests appeal to Appellate Court
Approved -Secretary will draft Final Administrative Determination


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Mikitish, Michael - Pace Charter School of Hamilton - Request to interfund transfer from PERS to TPAF
Tabled until October 29, 2009 meeting to allow Division to respond to statements



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Board Member Address List updated
Noted
L-2
Common Pension Fund B as of March 31, 2009
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund D as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund B as of April 30, 2009
Noted
L-6
State Investment Council Minutes for Thursday, July 9, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-7
State investment Council updates
Noted
L-8
Wire Transfers TPAF- Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-9
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory grpup insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-10
Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-11
Common Pension Fund A as of June 30, 2009-Revised
Noted
L-12
Common Pension Fund B as of May 31, 2009
Noted
L-13
Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2009
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 29, 2009.


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