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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 3, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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
Veteran - none


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:41 AM

Adjourned: 11:37 AM

Roll Call:

Paul Orihel, James Joyner, Edward McCarthy, Martha Liebman, Erland Nordstrom, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: Robert Kelly, DAG; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; Michael Weik, Marylou Mayoros; Tobi Fleischmann; Mike Czyzyk; Sunanda Rana; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Valerie Kazhdan, NJEA



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 5, 2013
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
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved
C-4
Return to Employment
Approved

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Nicinski, Nikki
Hackettstown BOE
7/1/2013
C
Tabled for additional medical
documents
D-2 Knox, Jenye
Union Twp. BOE
7/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Grady, Ellen
Holland Twp. BOE
3/1/2013
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Acemyan, Asadoor

09/13

A

North Bergen BOE

Bergh, Gary B

05/13

D

Vineland City BOE

Boelke, Charles J

10/13

A

Park Ridge Boro BOE

Davila, Nora M

08/13

5

Pennsauken Twp BOE

Ettenger, Natalie M

08/13

5

East Windsor Reg School Dist

Garth, Kathleen P

07/13

5

Mount Laurel Twp BOE

Goldberg, Sari L

09/13

C

Colts Neck Twp BOE

Janiszewski, Tammy R

01/14

5

North Bergen BOE

Kamenetz, Robert J

09/13

5

Rockaway Borough BOE

Levin, Nancy C

09/13

5

Middlesex Co Vocational School

Mcgivney, Janet A

07/13

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Metzger, Karen A

02/13

5

Bellmawr Borough BOE

Nance, Irma L

07/13

5

Burlington Co Institute of Tech

Ness, Marsha R

07/13

5

Passaic BOE

Ordini, Linda J

10/13

C

Trenton City BOE

Venutolo, Elizabeth V

07/13

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Walters, Edwina M

09/13

5

Salem City BOE

Total = 17

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Fernandez, Julia
West New York BOE
12/1/2012
5
9/8/2010
Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Offer Deferred
E-2 Starkley, Mattie
Irving BOE
5/1/2013
5
9/22/2010
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred

E-3

Staab, Walter
Bergen County
Technical Schools
5/1/2013
5
10/25/2011
Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-4 Abrams, Dena
Old Bridge BOE
1/1/2014
B
9/25/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Riolo, Irene - Union Twp. BOE - Issue of Bona Fide retirement
Tabled for DAG advice
F-2 Petrozzino, John - Union Twp. BOE - Issue of Bona Fide retirement
Tabled for DAG advice
F-3 Habel, James - Wall Township BOE - Request return of remaining balance of pension contributions
Denied (Retirements)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Corrada, Lynda - Lindenwold Borough Bd of Ed - Initial Decision ALJ ordered that the settlement agreement should be approved
Adopted ALJ decision
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Jackson, Clifford - Long Branch BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Lyons, Michael - Edison Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Adams, Alice - Egg Harbor Twp. BOE - a) Reconsideration -
Denied
b) Appeals the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits - Approve Hearing
H-4 Louie, Susan - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 TPAF Election Group C
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of July 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Robert A. Nora vs. PERS
Noted
L-4 Agenda Assignments
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2013 *Revised*
Noted
L-6 New Jersey Division of Investment - Investment Reporting Package May 2013
Noted
L-7 2014 TPAF Proposed Board Dates
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-9 Wire Transfers Non Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-10 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on October 24, 2013.

 
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