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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
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 2014 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 12, 2013.

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: 10:45 AM

Adjourned: 12:40 AM

Roll Call:

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


Absent: Paul Orihel

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; Robert
Murphy, NJPSA; Kevin McManus; Barbara Riefberg, attorney; Michael Weik; Val
McManus; Ken Miller; Bertina Hsu Miller; Michael Barrett, attorney; Thomas O'Brien;
Kevin O'Brien; Robert O'Brien; Stanley Elgusma ; DAG Jane Lafferty; Elizabeth
Nastus; Beth Finkelstein, attorney; Morris Summers; Mark DiPisa, attorney; Belinda
Allen; Diane Johnson; Mr. Johnson



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 02, 2014
Approved (Trustee Williams abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for October 2014
Approved

C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists for November 2014
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved
C-4 Retirement List
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Jones, Kisha
Camden City BOE 11/1/2014 5 Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-2 Castello, Wayne
Perth Amboy BOE 7/1/2014 5 Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary;
Continue Service
D-3 Sandel, Katherine
Pemberton BOE 2/1/2014 3 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-4 Webster, Shirley
Neptune Twp. BOE 7/1/2014 1 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-5 Campanella, Larry
New Brunswick BOE 12/1/2013 5 Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdrawal from OAL
(effective date is 4/1/14)
D-6 DiMarco, Stacey
Montville Twp BOE 6/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Deferred
D-7 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Armstrong, Eveline C

01/15

5

Penns Grove Carneys Point Reg

Baird, Terri L

11/14

5

Morris Co Vocational Sch Dist
Newark Public Schools

Barnes, Roberta P

07/14

5

Trenton City BOE

Berry, Mary L

07/14

5

Elizabeth BOE

Ciani, Laura L

09/14

C

Orange City Bd BOE

Devita-Zonies, Loretta

03/14

5

Egg Harbor Twp BOE

Farber, Susan L

09/14

1

Cinnaminson Twp BOE

Finocchiaro, Carmen P

06/14

5

Fort Lee BOE

Hiel, Christopher

10/14

C

Paterson BOE

Kelleher, Daniel B

06/14

5

Paterson BOE

Kowalski, Carol M

07/14

5

Elizabeth BOE

Locicero, Lori

09/14

A

Long Branch BOE

Maceroli, Joanne

08/14

5

Berkeley Heights BOE

McManus, Kevin P

07/14

5

Somerset Co Vocational School

Mickley, Geraldine R

07/14

5

Matawan-Aberdeen Reg School

Moore, John E Jr

07/14

D

Camden County Technical Schools

Morgan, Becky R

08/14

5

Burlington City BOE

Petraglia, Linda S

01/15

D

East Windsor Reg School Dist

Sampedro, Lourdes

06/14

5

Elizabeth BOE

Strauss, Francine E

07/14

A

Learning Comm. Charter School

Williams, Marian Joy

09/14

5

Camden City BOE

Total = 21


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Gilbert, Ronna
Newark Public
Schools
4/1/2013 5 6/6/2011 Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
E-2 Rivera, Lyris
Jersey City Public
Schools
7/1/2014 5 12/8/2010 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary

E-3

Deschenes, Patricia
Newark Public
Schools
1/1/2015 5 1/8/2013 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-4 Allen, Belinda
Hammonton Town
BOE
9/1/2014 3 9/27/2012 Denied Accidental, Withdrawal only
(less than 10 years)
E-5 Layden, Carol
Camden City BOE 7/1/2014 D 6/5/2012 Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
(or offer Early)

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Miller, Ken - Bound Brook Boro BOE - Honorable Service Deferred Retirement
Denied
F-2+ O'Brien, Thomas - Atlantic Co Special Services - Honorable Service Deferred
Retirement
Denied
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Prima, Susan - Lakehurst Borough BOE - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved
G-2+ Malseed, Melissa - Lumberton Twp. BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the
Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Exceptions; Reply to
Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted Exceptions; Noted Reply to Exceptions;
G-3 Lane, Tammy - Paterson BOE - Remand to OAL Resubmission
Approved
G-4 Wilson, Sandra - Fair Lawn BOE - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Lechien, David - Branchburg Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's
denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2+ Summers, Morris - Camden County Technical Schools - Appeals
the Board's determination that post retirement employment is in violation of NJSA 18A:66-53.2b
Approved (The Board noted the employer may request to join the appeal once the matter is
in the OAL.)
H-3+ Nastus, Elizabeth - Delaware Valley Reg H S Dist - a) Request a
stay of the Board's decision - Denied
b) Hearing request-denial of creditable compensation - Approved
H-4 Sirdashney, Erica - Lindenwold Borough BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5 Cooke, Lauren - Egg Harbor Twp BOE - a) Appeals the Board's forfeiture due to
dishonorable service -Approved
b) Request to consolidate appeal - Approved
H-6 Robinson, Rosalind - Newark Public Schools - Appeals the Board's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Johnson, Diane - Newark Public Schools - Request to combine TPAF withdrawn
account with TPAF active account
Denied
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions David Kochel vs. PERS
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14300 - October 2104
Noted
L-3 Wire Transfers Non-contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - October 2014
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2014
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund E as of September 30, 2014
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non Contributory Insurance - Policy #14800 - November 2014
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Contributory Group Insurance - Policy #14300 - November 2014
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel Invoice - September 2014
Approved (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused.)
M-2 Outside Legal Counsel Invoice - October 2014
Approved (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused.)
M-3 Amicus Brief
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused.)
M-4 Board's Reply in Support of Motion for Leave to Appear as Amicus Curiae
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused.)
M-5 Opposition to the Motion for Leave to Appear as Amicus Curiae (including Certification of
Service)
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused.)
M-6 Various Motions needed to file Amicus Brief
Noted (Trustee Culliton and DAG Kelly recused.)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on December 4, 2014.

 

 
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