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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 27, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:31 AM

Adjourned: 1:10 PM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayaros; Valerie McManus; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Jim Jameson, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; DAG Kim Sked; DAG Danielle Schimmel; Karen Perlman; Catherine Tuohy, attorney; Usha Kachroo; Claudia Mooij; David Mooij; Edward Jablonski



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 6, 2011
Approved

Minutes from the meeting of October 19, 2011
Approved (Trustee Testa abstained)


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 Monthly OD Grid    
 
Approved with exception of Mary Lynn Leidle, which was tabled for IME
(see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS


Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Celentano, Ann
02/12
5
Hudson Co Schools of Technology
Dziedzic, Diane V.
04/12
D
Union Twp BOE (Union)
*Leidle, Mary Lynn T.
10/11
5
Washington Twp BOE (Morris)
Leonardo, Michael
01/12
2
Sayreville BOE
Rohrmann, Maureen
12/11
2
Toms River School District
Schuck, Sandra B.
11/11
5
Burlington Co Board Special Services
Stanford, Ellen
11/11
B
Barnegat Twp BOE
Zeniak, Kathryn A.
08/11
5
Orange City BOE

*Tabled, pending IME
Total = 8


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Travis, Valerie Camden BOE 10/1/2009 5 10/3/2007 Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Only Eligible for Withdrawal (less than 10 years)
E-2 Scheiblin, Ann Bloomfield Twp BOE 1/1/2012 C 3/8/2010 Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Grant OAL Hearing
E-3 King, Donna Englewood Public School 8/1/2010 5 4/5/2006 Reconsidered and Denied Accidental; Continue in OAL ((Vote: 4:1; Nae: Trustee Testa))



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1

Jablonski, Edward - Emerson Borough BOE - Cost-of-Living Adjustment - Request to Postpone
Approved postponement until December 1, 2011

F-2+ Perlman, Karen - Union Twp. BOE - Option Change from A to Maximum
Approved (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ Atlantic City Board of Education - Request Stay of Payment
Approved



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Bueno, Bertha - New Brunswick BOE - Appellate Division Decisions Bertha Bueno vs. TPAF - The Court reversed the Board's decision and granted retroactive service retirement benefits
Noted


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Wake, Patricia - Ocean County - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Johnson, Walter - Cumberland County College -
a) Reconsideration - Denied
b) Hearing Request - Appeals the Board's denial of Retroactive Retirement date change -
Denied
H-3 Mooji, Claudia - Neptune Twp. BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits (beyond 45 days)
Tabled for documentation for reason beyond 45 days


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Kachroo, Usha - Trenton City BOE - Purchase of additional service - leave of absence
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

  None

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 1, 2011.

 
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