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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 28, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 12:05 PM

Roll Call:

Paul Orihel, James Joyner, Martha Liebman, Dennis Testa, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Mike Czyzyk; Maryann Ryan; Douglas Dinkler; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Samuel Halpern, attorney; Orlando Garcia; John Saylor



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 7, 2010
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

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1
Rosenberg, Raymond


Teaneck Board of
Education
5/1/2010
1
Approved
D-2
Monthly OD Grid
 
 
   
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Brown-Aplebaum, Cynthia

01/11

2

Midland Park Boro BOE

Chastain, Pamela D

03/11

A

Pemberton Township BOE

Church, Brenda L

12/10

5

Cape May County Special Services

Conroy, Ethel Maria

07/10

D

Monmouth Ocean Ed Serv Comm

Gaier, Lorraine

01/11

5

Warren Township BOE

Green, Linda C

11/10

5

Newark Public Schools

Kapalin, Judit F

01/11

1

Education Department

Werner, Daria

11/10

1

Monroe Twp BOE

Zurich, Carole B

10/10

D

Park Ridge Boro BOE

 

 

Total = 9

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Garcia, Orlando

South Plainfield Board of Ed.
2/1/2010
A
12/18/2007
12/19/2007
Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-2 Oki, Iyabo
Newark Public Schools
7/1/2010
5
2/6/2009
Approved w/re-exam in one year
(based on combined medical issues)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Saylor, John - Midddletown Twp BD of ED - Option Change -
Option 1 to Maximum
Denied
F-2 Powell, Jerry - Newark Public Schools - Option Change-
Maximum to Option A
Approved (Retirement Bureau) (VOTE: 4:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Yankovich, Anthony - West New York Board of Ed. - Settlement Proposal
Rejected the settlement proposal; Directed DAG to resubmit counter-offer


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Wolters, Colleen - Middlesex Co Vocational School - Appeals denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of July 31, 2010
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D As of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-5 Proposed meeting dates for 2011
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 2, 2010.

 

 
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