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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 29, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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: 10:30 AM

Adjourned: 1:40 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Martha Liebman, Marie Flynn, Neil Williams (left at 12:00), Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Hank Schwedes; Mike Kusmierczyk; Valerie Askew; Priscilla Badiane; Micki Billick; Luann Barnett; Amy Mazzeo; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Robert Giberna; John VanRiper; Michael DeMarco, attorney; Michael Mikitish; Wayne Oppito, attorney; Kathryn Williams-Platt


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 01, 2009

Approved (Trustee Orihel abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

N.J.A.C. 17:3-4.7 Proposed for Publication
Tabled (Vote: 7:1:1; Nae: Trustee Orihel; Abstained: Trustee Culliton)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2
Chapter 221
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

.
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Wunder, Robert Cape May County Specia1 Services School Dist.
l2 /1/2008
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-2 Monthly OD Grid ..
..
... Approved (see list below)

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Baranok, Virginia Ann

09/10

A

Bayonne BOE

Battaglia, Maria N

11/09

5

Neptune Twp BOE

Greenberg, Viviane

09/09

A

Red Bank BOE

Johnson, Reginald V

01/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Latwinas, Dana Marie

01/10

5

Atlantic City BOE

Orlandi, Kristina Ann

05/09

5

Dover BOE

Ryan, Jean M

11/09

1

Englewood City BOE

Sportelli, Phyllis A

06/09

C

Paterson BOE

Stafford, Phyllis J

06/09

5

Asbury Park BOE

Tepper, Susan L

08/09

5

Middletown Twp BOE

Westin, Pamela S

12/09

5

North Caldwell BOE

Wrede, Lorraine

08/09

2

Bloomsbury Borough BOE




CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .None

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

 



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Giberna, Robert Piscataway BOE Admn. Bldg. - Option Change
Denied (Vote: 7:1; Nae: Trustee Liebman)
F-2
Corsey, William Deptford Twp. BOE - Honorable Service -Request to postpone until January's meeting
Approved request to postpone until January 7, 2010 meeting
F-3
Williams-Platt, Katheryn Newark Public Schools - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture - Fofreit monthly allowance by the lowest single cost of health benefit coverage for a period of 36 months (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Bueno, Bertha New Brunswick BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved with corrections
G-2+
Van Riper, John Bergen County Vocational School - Remand from Superior Court-Retirement issue
Uphold the Divisions June 30, 2004 determination; Refund repayment of overpayment
(Vote: 4:2:1; Nae: Trustees Orihel, Culliton; Abstained: Williams) (Retirement Bureau)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
DiBlasi Domalewski, Heather Keansburg BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary disability retirement benefits
Tabled and send to IME


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+

Mikitish, Michael Pace Charter School of Hamilton - Request to interfund transfer from PERS to TPAF (concurrent service)
Tabled until December 3, 2009 for advice from Attoney General's Office

J-2
Pujari, Helene Watchung Hills Regional H.S. - Request to purchase Out-of- State service
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
Proposed 2010 Meeting dates
Noted
L-2
N.J.A.C. 17:1-2.18 Proposed General Regulation
Noted
L-3
Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2009
Noted
L-4
Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2009
Noted
L-5
Common Pension Fund B as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-6
Common Pension Fund D as of August 31, 2009
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2009
Noted
L-8
Trial Balance for June 30, 2009
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 3 , 2009.

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