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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 7, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 10:32 AM

Adjourned: 11:28 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Dennis Testa, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Wendy Jamison; Marylou Mayoros; Val McMcManus; Doug Dinkler; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Maria Garofalo; William Garofalo



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 2, 2010
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Santangelo, Patricia

Camden County
Technical Schools
7/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 McGuire, Lauren
Northern Valley
Regional
6/1/2009
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Casossa, Donna
New Providence BOE
11/1/2009
A
Approved
D-4 Morali, Eva
Passaic BOE
12/1/2010
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service effective January 1, 2012
D-5 Kanter, Karen Paterson Public
Schools
3/1/2010
5
Approved
D-6 Kapustin, Shelley
Cape May County
Technical School
1/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-7 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bell, Ann Marie T

07/10

5

Salem Co Special  Services School District

Bell, Karen E

07/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Briggs, Debra L

01/11

5

Fairfield Twp BOE (Cumberland)

Dean, Miles J

08/10

5

Newark Public Schools

DeAngelis, Carol A

07/11

2

Union Twp BOE (Union)

Gross, Harvey N

09/10

C

Warren Co Vocational School

Michieka, Brenda

08/10

C

Hillside BOE

Nafey, Frank L

07/10

5

Jersey City Public Schools

O’Grady, Benedetta

01/11

C

Wall Township BOE

Paul, Frank A

07/10

A

Roselle Boro BOE

Robbins, Jennifer R

05/10

5

Elizabeth BOE

Samuel-Siegel, Shoshana

01/11

B

Sussex-Wantage Regional School District

Silver, Monica L

06/10

5

Galloway Township BOE

Theobald, Dorothy A

07/10

5

Piscataway BOE

Tice, Lisa Maria

07/10

5

Pinelands Regional School District

Zarelli, Lee B

04/11

5

Branchburg Twp BOE

 

Total = 16


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Trimiew, Dolores

Cranford BOE
6/1/2010
A
5/1/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-2
Niemiczak, Joan


Bridgeton BOE
9/1/2008
5
5/20/2004
Approved
E-3 Fiorella, Joseph

Plainfield BOE
6/1/2009
5
9/11/2006
Reconsidered and Approved
E-4 Greene-Tobias, Joanne
Jersey City
Public Schools
1/1/2009
5
2/1/2007
5/21/2007
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Grant Ordinary; Continue
in OAL
E-5 King, Donna
Englewood Public School
8/1/2010
5
4/5/2006
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(Trustee Testa recused.)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Garofalo, Maria - Matawan-Aberdeen Reg. School - Option
Change From A to Maximum
Approved (Retirement Bureau) (Vote: 4:2; Nae: Trustees Culliton and Orihel)
F-2 Fielis, Kathleen - Ocean City BOE - Repayment Schedules
Requests an extended repayment schedule for purchase and overpayment of retirement
benefits
Approved (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Domalewski, Heather - Keansburg BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Dellanoce, Robert - Cherry Hill Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Coyle, William - Hackettstown OBE - Appeals the Board's denial of retroactive salary provided by settlement agreement as creditable for pension - Beyond 45 days
Approved
H-3 Davis, Wandamarie - Belleville BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Michael B. Francois vs. PERS
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D as of July 31, 2010 - Revised
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-contributory group insurance - Policy #14800
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Contributory group insurance Policy #14300
Noted
L-5 State Investment Council update - FYI
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 28, 2010.

 

 
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