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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
DECEMBER 6, 2007
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 2007 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 15, 2006.

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

Service Early Veteran

Deferred Option Changes - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:36 a.m.

Adjourned: 11:45 a.m.

Roll Call:

James Clemente, Paul Orihel, Marie Flynn, Neal Williams, James Joyner (arrived 10:40), Janice Nelson (seated as Treasurer’s Representative)


Absent: Dennis Testa

Also Present: Also Present:  DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; John Megariotis; Mike Czyzyk; Ginny Martucci; Mary Lou Mayoros; Amy Mazzeo, Fred Beaver, James Jamison; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Becht, SCI; Barry Ersek; and Andrew Babiak, Esquire


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 1, 2007 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund E as of April 30, 2007 - Approved

A-2
Common Pension Fund E as of May 31, 2007 - Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund D as of September 30, 2007 - Approved
A-4

Common Pension Fund A as of October 31, 2007 - Approved

A-5
Common Pension Fund B as of October 31, 2007 - Approved
A-6

Common Pension Fund E as of June 30, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Actuarial Selection Committee for remaining fiscal year 2008 - Trustee Orihel was elected to the Actuarial Selection Committee for the remaining FY ‘08

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for 11/21/2007 - Approved

C-2
Retirement List - Approved
C-3
Return to Employment - Approved
C-4
Chapter 221 - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1
Kagan, Alan - Camden City BOE - Effective July 1, 2007 - Option D - Denied; Offer Service
D-2

Moneypenny, Judith - Jefferson Twp - Effective April 1, 2007 - Maximum - Resubmission - Approved

D-3

Ordinary Disability Grid - Approved (*indicates a re-evaluation in one year)

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Attison, Kathleen

10/07

5

Hillside BOE

Bargowski, Joyce L

01/08

5

Kingwood Township BOE

Blohowiak, Susan J

11/07

A

Princeton Regional School

*Browne, Yorel L

01/08

C

Pleasantville BOE

Bruce, Susan M

02/08

5

Englewood City BOE

Byrd, Kenneth A

01/08

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Donnelly, Kathleen

10/07

5

East Orange City BOE

Elliott, Frances

02/08

1

Atlantic City BOE

Killoran, Sheila F

06/07

B

Paterson BOE

Marranco, Bette

10/07

5

Trenton City BOE

Martz, Donna A

07/07

5

Union City BOE

Potoczniak, Jane

12/07

5

Point Pleasant Beach BOE

Reibstein, Ellen G

08/07

D

Mullica Twp BOE

Schmidt, Carl C

07/07

5

Dennis Twp BOE

Wade, Roy

09/07

A

Elizabeth BOE

Yachimovicz, Candace

07/07

5

Middlesex Co Vocational School

Total = 16
D-4

Carlino, Anne - East Rutherford BOE - Effective April 1, 2006 - Maximum - Reconsideration/OAL - Reconsidered and Approved Ordinary Disability; Withdrawal from OAL

D-5

Connors-Ryan, Kathleen - Freehold Regional HS District - Effective June 1, 2007 -
Option 1- Tabled for new IME



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Spaldo, Anthony

Jersey City Public Schools

6/07

B

3/10/04

T

T

T

Tabled for clarification from IME and from employer

E-2

McQuaid, Esther

Penns Grove-Carney’s Point

7/07

5

12/10/02

Y

T

T

Interim approved Ordinary; Tabled Accidental for additional info from IME

E-3

Bedell, Susan

Keansburg BOE

11/06

5

11/17/03
10/8/04

Y
Y

N
N

Y
N

Reconsidered under Richardson (10/8/04 incident not identifiable as to time and place; return to OAL on outstanding issues)

E-4

Seymour-Williams,  Michelle

Trenton BOE

3/05

5

4/11/96
(delayed manifestation)
6/7/00
9/2/03

Y

Y
Y

Y

Y
Y

Y

N
N

Reconsidered under Richardson (6/07/00 incident did not occur during and as a result of the regular and assigned duties (occurred at the end of the day when exiting school; 9/2/03 incident - insufficient evidence in the record to determine whether this incident occurred during and as a result of regular and assigned duties; return to OAL on outstanding issues

E-5

Browne, Phyllis

Camden City Board of Freeholders

7/07

5

3/8/05

Y

N

Y

Denied Accidental; Grant Ordinary (pre-existing disease)

  T/P = a) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing the regular assigned work duties; AND
b) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing any other available job duties.
  D/R = The disability is not the result of a pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work.
  T/E = A work-connected incident that is:
a) Identifiable as to time and place;
b) undesigned and unexpected; and
c) caused by a circumstance external to the member.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1
Doyle, Vincent - Teaneck BOE - Creditable Salary - Request to Postpone until January 3, 2008 - Approved postponement
F-2+
Ersek, Barry - Haddonfield BOE - Creditable Salary - Denied
F-3
Bossart, Marcia - Princeton Regional School - Creditable Salary - Request to        Postpone until February 7, 2008 - Approved postponement

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Freeman, Edna - Newark Public Schools - Hearing Withdrawal - Noted

Hearing Requests

H-1

Morris, Harold - Teaneck BOE - Appeals the Board's denial to change option - Denied


Active Membership Issues

J-1
None

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Appellate Division Decision - Monica Wilson vs PFRS - Noted

L-2
Appellate Division Decision - Lori Scott vs PFRS - Noted
L-3

Appellate Division Decision - Clement Kackos vs PERS - Noted

L-4
Appellate Division Decision - Lewis M. Dutton vs PFRS - Noted
L-5

Wire Transfers - Non-Contributory Group Insurance policy #14800 - Noted

L-6
Wire Transfers - Contributory Group Insurance policy #13900 - Noted
L-7
Pension Loan Interest Rate and Administrative Processing Fee- Chapter 92, P.L. 2007 - Noted
L-8
State Investment Council Information - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 3, 2008.

 

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