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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
November 1, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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
Service Early Veteran

Deferred Option Changes - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:40 a.m.

Adjourned: 1:45 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Clemente, Paul Orihel, Marie Flynn, Dennis Testa, James Joyner, Fred Beaver


Absent:  Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Lisa Pointer; Kathleen Coates; Mary Lou Mayoros; John Megariotis; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Fred Polio; Wendy Wise-Whitfield; Scott Porter, Actuary, Milliman Consultants and Actuaries; James Jamison, NJEA; Brian Volz, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Dusty McNichol, Star Ledger; Jason Sokolowski, attorney; John Bradshaw; Nancy Bradshaw; Martha Liebman; Amy Campbell, SCI; Jim Becht, SCI; Anthony Mancini; Elizabeth Mancini


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 4, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2007 - Approved

A-2
Common Pension Fund E as of March 31, 2007 - Approved
A-3

Common Pension Fund A as of September 30, 2007 - Approved

A-4
Common Pension Fund B as of September 30, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1,

Resolution No. 2007-3 establishing policy to notify applicants that the Board will not reconsider matters under Richardson in cases where final judgment was reached prior to July 24, 2007 - Adopted

B-2+

Experience Study for July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2006 prepared by Milliman Consultants and
Actuaries - Accepted

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Return to Employment - Approved

C-2 Chapter 221 - Approved
C-3 Retirement List - Approved
C-4 Active and Retired Death Lists for 10/31/07 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1
O’Dowd, Grace - Black Horse Pike Regional School Dist - Effective July 1, 2007 - Option C - Denied; Offer Deferred
D-2

Ordinary Disability Grid -

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Bononno, Christine

09/07

5

Secaucus Town BOE

Chen, Nancy

11/07

5

Deal Boro BOE

Hoffmann, Alice Vega

06/07

5

Morris School District

Krenn, Susan

10/07

5

Montclair BOE

Lapan, Ellen

03/07

1

Trenton City BOE

Marshall, Gloria G

04/06

5

Camden City BOE

Orihel, Cynthia C

07/07

C

North Hunterdon-Voorhees

Pereira, Lisa R

09/07

5

Freehold Reg HS District

Randolph, Lester W

07/07

5

Newark Public Schools

Walsh-Barnes, Colleen

12/07

5

Livingston BOE

Williams, Jacqueline

11/07

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Total=11

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Redy, Barbara

Mercer County Special Services

6/07

C

6/14/06

Y

Y

Y

Approved

E-2

Browne, Phyllis

Camden County BOE

7/07

5

3/8/05

T

T

T

Tabled

E-3

Crnobori, Jane

Toms River

10/07

D

5/1/06

Y

T

T

Tabled Accidental; Interim approved Ordinary

  T/P = a) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing the regular assigned work duties; AND
b) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing any other available job duties.
  D/R = The disability is not the result of a pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work.
  T/E = A work-connected incident that is:
a) Identifiable as to time and place;
b) undesigned and unexpected; and
c) caused by a circumstance external to the member.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Dent, William - Lenape Regional District - Request to change from Option A to Option C - Denied
F-2
Morris, Harold - Teaneck BOE - Creditable Salary; Request Repayment Schedule; Request Option Change - Denied creditable compensation retroactive to retirement date; Approved120 month repayment schedule with assignment of life insurance benefits; Denied Option Change (External Audit, Retirement Bureau, Claims Bureau)-
F-3
Klemens, Stephen - Southern Regional High School - Creditable Salary - Denied creditable compensation retroactive to retirement date; Approved Hearing Request (External Audit, Retirement Bureau)
F-4
Bradshaw, John - Madison BOE - Creditable Salary - Denied
F-5
Collins, Charles - Bloomfield Board of Education - Late Filing - Denied
F-6
Parker, Thomas - Pleasantville BOE - Request to change from Option D to Maximum Option - Denied
F-7
Mancini, Anthony - Cherry Hill Twp. BOE - Request to restore service credit - Approved (Retirement Bureau and Enrollment & Purchase Bureau)

Hearing Decisions

  None

Hearing Requests

H-1

None


Active Membership Issues

J-1
None

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decision regarding Sylvia Tripolsky vs.  PERS - Noted

L-2
Appellate Division Decision regarding Stephen R. Miller vs PFRS - Noted
L-3

Appellate Division Decision regarding Gary Muccigrossi vs. PFRS - Noted

L-4
Wire Transfers - Non-contributory Group Insurance policy #14800 - Noted
L-5

Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance policy #14300 - Noted

L-6
2008 Annual Meeting Dates - DRAFT - Noted (meetings begin at 10:30 a.m.)
L-7
State Investment Council Information - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 6, 2007.

 

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