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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 6, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 21, 2015.

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: 10:43 AM

Adjourned: 12:25 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Howard Lipoff, Edward McCarthy, Paul Orihel, Susanne Culliton,
Martha Liebman


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Angelina Scales; Sharon Barnes; Mary Ellen Rathbun; William
Tedder; Cheryl Chianese; Sue Grant; Kristin Bell; Amy Cerovsky; Kara Ansley; Saretta
Dudley; Trooper Stanely; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; George Obermeier; Jimmie
Warren; Wayne Oppito, Esq.; Barry Kantrowitz, Esq.; Carol R. Smeltzer, Esq.; Sarah
Favinger; Irene Savicky; Steven J. Kossup, PC



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of September 8, 2016
Approved (Trustee Liebman abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1
Guidance on the issue of Honorable Service
Board directs the Secretary not to prepare case for an Honorable Service review by the
Board
B-2 Guidance on the issue of Honorable Service
Board directs the Secretary to determine if additional information can be obtained; Prepare
case for an Honorable Service review by the Board
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1
Retirement List
Approved
C-2 Chapter 221
Approved
C-3 Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Moore, Candy Camden City BOE 1/1/2016 C Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Monthly OD Grid       Approved
(See list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Barnes, Susan O

12/16

5

Bogota Boro BOE

Castro, Miguel A

07/16

5

Paterson BOE

Horan, Elissa Z

11/15

5

Robbinsville Twp BOE

Iwaszczenko, Nina

10/16

D

Jackson Township BOE

Lewand, Marcia L

07/16

5

Rockaway Township BOE

Marano, Donna

11/16

5

Brick Twp Bd Of Ed

Millberry, Cheryl

04/16

5

Newark Public Schools

Pirro, Lorraine A

07/16

5

Garfield City BOE

Rudolph, Kathleen M

12/16

A

Evesham Twp BOE

Vidal, Emily

07/16

5

Harrison Town BOE (Hudson)

Total = 10
 


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Jenkins, Kenneth East Orange School
Dist
11/1/2015 A 5/20/2009 Approved
E-2 Vina, William Matawan-Aberdeen
Reg School
9/1/2016 5 2/2/2015 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
Re-evaluation in 1 year

E-3

McWilliams, Christine Holland Twp BOE 12/1/2016 5 1/31/2014 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Paisley, Betsy Egg Harbor Twp. BOE 11/1/2013 5 3/12/2007 Reconsidered and Approved AD;
withdraw from OAL

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Warren, Jimmie - Clifton City BOE - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture ; Approve Service Retirement effective April 1, 2011 under Maximum option
(Retirements)
F-2+ Obermeier, George - Middletown Township BOE - Option Change
Denied
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Kistner, Gary for Barbara (deceased) - Verona BOE - Initial
Decision ALJ affirmed the Board's decision denying Mr. Kistner's request to retroactively
convert his late wife's group insurance policy into an individual policy
Adopted ALJ's Decision
G-2 Lechien, David - Branchburg Twp BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
affirmed the Board's decision denying accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions;
Reply to exceptions
Adopted ALJ's Decision; note exceptions; note reply to execptions
G-3 Robinson, Linda - Camden City BOE - Initial Decision Dismissing
petition ALJ determined that the Board's motion to dismiss be granted
Adopted ALJ's Decision
G-4 Steele, Michael - Irvington BOE - Appellate Division Decisions Appellate Court
upheld the Board's decision that Mr. Steele was ineligible for pension benefits. Mr. Steele
previously withdrew his contributions and his pension account was closed
Noted
G-5 Miller, Wendy - Freehold Regional H.S. District - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ's Decision
G-6 Bowman, Michalene - Orange City BOE - Findings of Fact,
Conclusions of Law
Approved Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Minsavage(dec'd), Christine for David - Hanover Park Reg H S Dist - Appeals
the Board's denial of changing retirement type from Early to Ordinary disability retirement benefits
Denied ; Board directed Secretary to draft Final Administrative Determination
H-2 Smith-Walter, Pamela - Trenton City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-3 Sullivan-Rubin, Sharon - East Orange School Dist - Appeals the
Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-4 Anderson, Jennifer - Keansburg BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of accidental
disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-5 Bena-Schaul, Elizabeth - Union Beach Boro BOE - Appeals the Board's denial
of accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-6 Riley, Gina - Plainfield BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability
retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund D As of July 31, 2016
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund E As of July 31, 2016
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions William Karasik vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4 Appellate Division Decisions Noemio Oliveira vs. PFRS
Noted
L-5 Appellate Division Decisions Joseph Shafto vs PFRS
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D As of August 31, 2016
Noted
L-9 Board Meeting Dates
Noted
L-10 Common Pension Fund E As of August 31, 2016
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on November 3, 2016.

 
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