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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
DECEMBER 3, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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




Called to Order: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 12:00 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Marie Flynn, Dennis Testa, Marta Liebman, Paul Orihel, Neil Williams, Susanne Culliton


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Marylou Mayoros; Doug Dinkler; Amy Mazzeo; Ruth Winthers; Jean Monahan; Mike Czyzyk; Mark Schwedes; Luann Barnett; Maryann Ryan; Bob Bobik, NJEA; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Anzella Nelms; Marion Bolden; Anthony Sciarrello, attorney; Robert Schwartz, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 29, 2009
Approved

Correction to the minutes for September 3, 2009 meeting
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

N.J.A.C. 17:3-4.7 - Proposed for Publication - (Refer to L-5 for Proposed General Regulations)
Approved (Trustees Culliton and Testa abstained.)



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists
Approved

C-2 Active and Retired Death Lists
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 Krasilnick, Carol
Northern Valley Regional
High School
1 /1/2010
C
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-2 Monthly OD Grid ..
..
... Approved (See list below.)
(Trustte Liebman recused on Anne Geremia.)

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Durant, Ellen P

07/09

5

Neptune Twp BOE

Geremia, Anne B*

01/10

5

West Windsor Plainsboro Reg

Gheen, Gerald J

01/10

D

Ocean City BOE

Glass, Jane

12/09

C

East Brunswick Twp BOE

Kaminsky, Steve R

01/10

2

Bergenfield BOE

Quagliana, Frederick G

07/09

5

Weehawken Twp BOE

Solel, Susan R

11/09

5

Tenafly BOE

Thomas, Christine

07/09

5

Atlantic City BOE

Totaro, Kimberly A

06/09

5

Jackson Township BOE

Venutolo-Mantovani, Susan

12/09

5

Hamilton Twp BOE

Young, Jennifer Michelle

10/09

2

Vernon Township BOe

*Trustee Liebman recused.
  Total = 11

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

Haesler, Rayfield
Eastern Camden
County Regional
School District
12/1/2009
5
9/23/2008
Approved
E-2 Entenmann, Marilyn
Cinnaminson BOE
6/1/2008
5
6/8/2007
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Amend application from accidental
disability to ordinary disability
Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
(Trustee Liebman recused.)

E-3

Andrews Williams, Kathy
Pennsauken Twp.
BOE
7/1/2008
5
5/12/2006
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and Denied ;
Continue in OAL (de novo)
E-4 Atkins, Rae
Kearny Board of
Education
3/1/2009
5
11/14/2007
Reconsideration of an OAL case
Reconsidered and Approved
Withdraw from OAL



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Nelms, Anzella - Newark Public Schools - Issue of Bona fide Retirement
Approved as a bona fide retirement (Trustee Culliton abstained.)
F-2
Williams, Sanford - Newark Public Schools - Request for postponement/Suspension of Benefits
Continue pension without interuption (Vote: 6:1; Trustee Culliton: Nae)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Saxton, Paul - Ramapo Indian Hills Reg. H S D - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1
Odett, Adrienne - Livingston BOE - Reconsideration/Hearing Request
Denied reconsideration; Approve Hearing in OAL
H-2
Wunder, Robert - Cape May County Special Services School Dist. - Reconsideration/Hearing Request
Denied Reconsideration; Approve Hearing in OAL


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Mikitish, Michael - Pace Charter School of Hamilton - Interfund transfer from PERS to TPAF (concurrent service)
Denied request to transfer from PERS to TPAF



OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1
State Investment Council updates
Noted
L-2
Appellate Division Decisions David A. Hall vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3
Appellate Division Decisions Raymond Joseph Foster, III vs. PFRS
Noted
L-4
Appellate Division Decisions Thomas B. Tiefenbacher vs. PERS
Noted
L-5
N.J.A.C. 17:1-2.18 Proposed General Regulations
Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300 for September 2009
Noted
L-7
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims for September 2009
Noted
L-8
Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300 for October, 2009
Noted
L-9
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims for October 2009
Noted
L-10
State Investment Council Agenda for Thursday, September 17, 2009 meeting
Noted
L-11
State Investment Council Minutes for Thursday, September 17, 2009 meeting
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 7, 2010.

 
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