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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
OCTOBER 24, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2012.

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
Veteran - none


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order: 10:43 AM

Adjourned: 1:10 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Edward McCarthy, Martha Liebman, Erland Nordstrom, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Paul Orihel and Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Bob Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun, Jackie Bussanich, Amy Cerovsky, Marylou Mayoros, Cheryl Chianese; Michael Weik; Val McManus; Val Kazhdan, NJEA; Robert Murphy, NJPSA; Mike Czyzyk; James Holmes; John Zawadzki; Blake Zawadzki; Helen Zawadzki; Frank Bagileo



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 3, 2013
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
C-3
Chapter 221
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Wake, Patricia
Ocean County
Vocational
Technical Schools
7/1/2011
5
Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary
Disability; Continue Service;
Continue in OAL
D-2 Campamella, Larry
New Brunswick BOE 12/1/2013
D
Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-3 Monthly OD Grid  
 
 
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Digilio, Irene A

12/13

5

Cape May County Special Services

Grimming, Mary Linda

10/13

C

Cumberland Regional School Dist

Jannuzzelli, Lisa J

11/13

5

Passaic County Educational Services Comm

Knipple, Dawn

09/13

5

Pemberton Township BOE

Lamanna, Marilyn

08/13

5

Lodi BOE

Matulic, Maya

03/13

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Russo, Filippo

07/13

C

Elizabeth BOE

Sekuler, Paul S

08/13

2

Edison Twp BOE

Sharpless, Laura E

01/13

C

Millville BOE

Small-Smith, Carol

09/13

5

Pleasantville BOE

Total = 10


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Hammond-Sampson, Lea

Elizabeth BOE
4/1/2013
5
12/11/2008
1/16/2009
Involuntary Approved
E-2 Pasquale, Mary
Clayton Borough BOE
7/1/2013
D
10/22/2012
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

De La Rosa, Gloria
Penns Grove Carneys
Point Regional BOE
9/1/2013
5
4/30/2013
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
(occurred over a period of time)

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Holmes, James - Brick Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit 20% of retirement benefit; Approve retirement (Retirements)
F-2+ Zawadzki, John - Old Bridge BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit 20% retirement benefit; Approve retirement (Retirements)
F-3 George, Marion - Teaneck BOE - Return to Employment
Repay the salary earned during during violation period; Approve repayment over 10 years
(Retirements, External Audit)
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1+ Spitaletta, Pasquale - Caldwell West Caldwell BOE - Initial Decision ALJ reversed, in part, and affirmed, in part, to award pension credit retroactively for any remuneration for service as CST chairperson, but deny pension credit from services rendered during July and August
Adopted (Audit, Retirements)
G-2 King, Donna - Englewood City BOE - Appellate Division
Decisions Appellate court upheld the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Noted
   



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Young, Gregory - South Plainfield BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of partial forfeiture of service and salary from November 1, 2007 though October 31, 2010 due to dishonorable service
Approved
H-2 Biricik, Cemran - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of involuntary Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Chacon-Rosado, Tzeitel - Willingboro Twp BOE - Request reinstatement of withdrawn membership
Denied
   



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1+ Bagileo, Frank for Cynthia (dec'd) - Perth Amboy BOE - Requests retired death benefits (pension allowance)
Denied
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2013
Noted
L-4 New Jersey Division of Investment Investment Reporting Package June 2013
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2013
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 5, 2013.

 

 
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