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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 4, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 11:45 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Erland Nordstrom, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton, Paul Orihell


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Val McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Micki Billick; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Thomas Ivan; Edward Cridge, attorney; James Noll; Jared Geist, attorney; Rita Osvai; Robert Osvai



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 06, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

TPAF annual delegate convention for 2013
Approved



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2
Chapter 221
Approved
C-3
Retirement List
Approved
C-4
Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Simpson, Patricia
Jersey City Public Schools
2/1/2012
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Shaffer, Kristen
Montville BOE
5/1/2012
 3
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
 
  Approved (see list below)
D-4 Wickersheim, Carol
Hackensack City BOE
5/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bowers, Yvonne R

07/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Dacey, Lisa A

11/12

5

Metuchen Boro BOE

Favale, Susan D

07/12

A

Randolph Township BOE

Gale-Beatty, Yolanda

07/12

5

East Orange School District

Keever, Jacqueline R

12/12

5

Brick Twp Bd BOE

Kesselman, Brenda

12/12

C

Edison Twp BOE

Marks, Carol Ann

09/12

1

North Brunswick BOE

Mercurio, Dorothy

07/12

D

Pinelands Reg School District

Milano, Paula

09/12

A

Gloucester Twp BOE

Mungin, Aaron Lee

02/12

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Obrien, James P

07/12

5

Cumberland Co BOE

Petty, James T Jr

04/12

5

Middlesex BOE

Ricklin, Nancy K

04/12

5

Spotswood BOE

Total = 13


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Cooke, Lauren
Egg Harbor Twp. BOE
10/1/2012
5
5/1/2002
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred 
E-2 Zack, Marsha

Newark Public
Schools
7/1/2012
5
10/13/2009
10/27/2009
10/27/2009
1/15/2010
1/15/2010
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Romano, Richard
Newark Public
Schools
12/1/2012
5
12/6/2005
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(offer Service - may be higher
benefit)
E-4 Bingham, Kimberly
Lower Township BOE
11/1/2012
5
4/26/2011
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Ivan, Thomas - Spotswood BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit service and salary from July 1, 2010 thru July 1, 2011; Approve
retirement effective June 1, 2012 (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-2+ Noll, John - Kearny Town BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit service and salary of 1 year and 5 months; Approve retirement
effective November 1, 2012 (Retirement Bureau, Audit)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Merce, Bobbi for Don Little - Silver BOE - Supreme Court Decisions
G-2 Barckett, Anthony - Garfield City BOE - Appellate Division
Decisions On Remand
Granted an additional 6 month exemption (Retirement & Enrollment Bureau)
G-3 Scheiblin, Ann - Bloomfield Twp BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Moon, Thomas - Franklin Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary
disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Russo, Michael - Cherry Hill Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Osvai, Rita - Egg Harbor Twp. BOE - Request to purchase additional service
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D As of July 31, 2012
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund D As of August 31, 2012
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E As of August 31, 2012
Noted
L-4 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 Proposed Board meeting date for 2013
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund A As of August 31, 2012
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund B As of August 31, 2012
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 25, 2012.

 

 
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