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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 2, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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: 10:45 AM

Adjourned: 11:55 AM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Cerovsky; DAG
Joseph Palumbo; Michael Weik; Cheryl Chianese; Val McManus; Angelina Scales;
Maryann Ryan; Robert Murphy, NJPSA



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 04, 2014
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Return to Employment
Approved

C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Robinson, Rosalind
Newark Public
Schools
7/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Pridgen, Cynthia
Newark Public
Schools
7/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Reynolds, Susan
Bridgeton BOE 7/1/2014 D Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Sirdashney, Erica
Lindenwold Borough
BOE
5/1/2014 B Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-5 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS


Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Brokaw, Irene

01/15

5

Sparta BOE

Friedrich, Ursula Anne

11/14

5

Penns Grove Carneys Point Reg

Gentile, Arabella J

08/14

B

Passaic BOE

Grey, Leslie Ann

10/14

5

Camden City BOE

Holzman, Jeff D

07/14

C

Mount Olive Twp BOE

Johnson, April S

03/14

5

Parsippany Troy Hills BOE

Kaplan, Emily K

12/14

5

Middlesex Co Vocational School

Kleinmann, Barbara R

01/15

5

North Brunswick BOE

LoFrisco, Diane

01/15

A

Wayne BOE

Purdon, Arnold D

07/14

5

Camden City BOE

Selitto, Linda La Bello

09/14

5

Jackson Township BOE

Taylor, Latanya

06/14

1

Camden City BOE

Vilchez, Carmela

07/14

5

New Brunswick BOE

Watson, Claire A

07/14

5

Newark Public Schools

Zurakowski, Irene M

07/14

5

East Windsor Reg School Dist

Total = 15


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Paisley, Betsy
Egg Harbor Twp BOE 11/1/2013 5 3/12/2007 Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Offer Service
Propsectively; Approved Hearing
Request
E-2 Cooke, Lauren
Egg Harbor Twp BOE 10/1/2012 5 5/1/2002 a) Honorable Service - Partial
Forfeiture; Forfeit 10% of retirement benefit (Retirement Bureau)
b) Reconsideration of an OAL case - Reconsidered and Denied
Accidental; Grant Ordinary effective 1/1/13; Continue in OAL

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 East Windsor School District - Appeal of Division determination of unauthorized early
retirement incentive (ERI); REQUEST TO POSTPONE
Approved postponement until December 4, 2014
F-2 Miller, Ken - Bound Brook Boro BOE - Honorable Service REQUEST TO POSTPONE
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Lane, Tammy - Paterson BOE - Request to remand to OAL
Tabled
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Prima, Susan - Lakehurst Borough BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of deferred
retirement benefits
Denied
H-2 Rajczy, John - Kingsway Reg. School Dist. - Appeals the Board's
denial of retirement option change; Request to withdraw appeal
Noted
H-3 Wilson, Sandra - Fair Lawn BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
retroactive retirement date
Denied
H-4 Flood, Francis - Cumberland Co BOE - a) Reconsideration of
partial forfeiture imposed by the Board due to dishonorable service - Denied
b) Hearing Request - Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Proposed meeting dates for 2015
Noted
L-2 Compliance with US Internal Revenue Code - Bona Fide Severance of Employment - Post-
Retirement Employment Restrictions for Individuals Covered by any New Jersey State-administered
Retirement System
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Cynthia Miller vs. PERS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Robert Ingram vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of July 31, 2014
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2014
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2014
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel Invoice dated August 31, 2014 - Approved (Trustee Culliton and
DAG Robert Kelly recused.)

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 13, 2014.

 

 
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