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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 25, 2012
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 2012 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2011.

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: 10:40 AM

Adjourned: 12:15 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Erland Nordstrom, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton, Paul Orihel


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Val
McManus; Marylou Mayoros; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Jim
Jameson, NJEA; DAG Roger Gibson; DAG Jeremy Vaida; DAG Joe Dorfler; Mark
Schwedes; Brian Taylor; Michael Barrett, attorney; Carol Ziznewski; William Coy,
attorney; Ann Shepherd; Lisa Pointer; Wendy Jamison



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 04, 2012
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Return to Employment
Approved

C-2
Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid  
 
   Approved (see list below)
D-2 McAloon, James
Monroe Township
Public Schools
7/1/2012
5
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred 
D-3 Cahill, Joanne
Matawan-Aberdeen
Regional School
1/1/2009
5
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-4 Taylor, Brian
East Orange School
District
10/1/2011
5
a) Honorable Service - No Forfeiture
b) Ordinary Disability - Approved
D-5 Shepherd, Ann
Camden City BOE
8/1/2010
5
Approved (off payroll over 2 years)


ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

DeMaio, Teresa A

05/12

5

Pinelands Reg School District

Dill, James A

05/12

5

Newark Public Schools

Ficken, Mary A

06/12

5

New Brunswick BOE

Hanggeli, Karen L

08/12

5

Galloway Township BOE

Illions, Phyllis M

11/12

D

Sayreville BOE

Johnson-Reid, Donna

11/12

5

Elizabeth BOE

Ritacco, Kristi A

07/12

5

Elizabeth BOE

Ruder, Lorraine

07/12

5

Woodland Twp BOE

Varcadipane, Susan M

11/12

A

West Paterson Boro BOE

Walko, Jane E

07/12

C

Lawnside Borough BOE

Total = 10


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Ziznewski, Carol - Edison Twp BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit service and salary from January 1, 2006 through termination of
employment (Retirement Bureau, Audit)
F-2 Gartenberg, Morris - Stanhope Borough BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture ; Forfeit all service and salary while employed at Stanhope BOE
(Retirement Bureau, Audit)



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Jones, Leon - Trenton City - Settlement Proposal
Rejected
G-2 Wolters, Colleen - Middlesex Vocational School - Initial Decision
ALJ upheld the Board's denial of ordinary disability retirement benefits
Adopted
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Chica, Astrid - New Brunswick BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 Hoffman, Neil - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Bowman, Michalene - Orange City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Long, Lisa - Bridgewater-Raritan Reg. Sch. Dis. - Request to transfer expired PERS membership into TPAF account
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Salvica Bosnjakovic vs. PERS
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 6, 2012.

 

 
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