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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 6, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 12:00 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Valerie McManus; Fred Polio; Amy Mazzeo; Mike Czyzyk; Sharon Fenstermacher; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Val Kazlidan; Erland Nordstrom; Linda Garvey; Joseph Garvey, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 8, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

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 Moncelsi, Orlando
Newark Public Schools
8/1/2011
C
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Fernandez, Oscar
Jersey City Public Schools
11/1/2011
C
Approved w/re-exam in one year
D-3 Reis, Regina
Ridgewood Twp. BOE
11/1/2011
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Monthly OD Grid    
 
Approved
(see list below)
D-5 Santangelo, Patricia
Camden County Technical School
7/1/2010
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue in OAL

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS


Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Dobkowski, Lynn E

09/11

D

Greater Egg Harbor Regional

Ferris, Fay

02/12

5

Edgewater Park Twp BOE

Gomez, Bernardo

07/11

5

Elizabeth BOE

Horowitz, Tinece L

03/12

C

Manalapan Englishtown Regional School Dist

Merlo, Leonard A

07/12

B

Livingston BOE

Oberlin, Linda C

10/11

A

Wildwood City BOE

Peterla, Mary E

01/12

5

East Windsor Regional School Dist

Plunkett, Brian S

12/11

5

Bergenfield BOE

Ribeiro, Maria S

07/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Ripley, Susanne C

07/11

5

Paterson BOE

Rodriguez, Maria I

07/11

5

Wall Township BOE

Shade, Clarencia

10/11

5

Newark Public Schools

Wilson, Tina Marie

06/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Witmer, Winifred J

07/11

A

Hamilton Twp BOE (Atlantic)

Total = 14


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Miskovsky, Marjorie
Passaic Bd of Ed
6/1/2011
C
1/5/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Service



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Crosta, Albert - Toms River School Dist. - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit service and salary from July 1, 2010 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau)
F-2+ Garvey, Linda - Barnegat Twp. BOE - Creditable Compensation
Denied



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Merce, Bobbi for Don - Little Silver BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's denial of
Accidental Death benefits
G-2 Yankovich, Anthony - West New York BOE - Initial Decision ALJ approved the terms of the settlement agreement
Adopted ALJ decision
G-3 Kapustin, Shelley - Cape May Co. Technical Sch Dist - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Padovano, Kathryn - Hackensack City Bd of Ed - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 McKeen, Marilyn - Winslow Twp BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Ordinary
Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund B As of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Suzanne Hess vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Final Adoption N.J.A.C. 17:1-1.9
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E As of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7 2012 TPAF Board Meeting Dates
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund A As of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund B As of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E As of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-11 TPAF Convention Packets
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 27, 2011.

 
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