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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
DECEMBER 2, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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: 12:55 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, Neil Williams, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton (Janice Nelson sat as Treasurer's Representative on Item F-1, as Trustee Culliton recused from this matter.)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Virginia Martucci; Wendy Jamison; Marylou Mayoros; Mike Czyzyk; John Comegno, attorney; Joseph Lepo; Erin Riley-Lepo, Bob Bobik; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Ruth Winters; Janice Nelson; Mark Schwedes; Kathleen Coates; Brandon Walcott



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 28, 2010
Approved (Trustee Williams abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Proposed Amendment N.J.A.C. 17:3-1.4
Approved



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
Monthly OD Grid
   
  
Approved (see list below)

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Barnswell, Carlton A

11/10

5

Paterson BOE

DeMiglio, Linda

07/10

5

Hackensack City BOE

Gaskins, Lauretta T

10/10

5

Deptford Twp BOE

Giannantonio, Carol A

09/10

5

Fort Lee BOE

Gross, Sharon M

10/10

5

Collingswood Borough BOE

Hellwig, James G

07/10

5

Atlantic City BOE

Kosinski, Susan G

02/11

5

Middletown Twp BOE

Krawiec, Meggan R

10/10

5

Bridgeton BOE

Kreidler, Mark

02/10

1

Gateway Regional High

McKevitt, Janet V

11/10

5

Old Bridge BOE

Peoples, Rollin E

12/10

2

Lenape Regional HS District

Sharp, Elaine C

08/10

C

Middletown Twp BOE

Urbanik, Betty A

01/11

A

Newark Public Schools

Total = 13


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Surdi, Nancy
Ocean Township BOE
2/1/2011
5
1/14/2008
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2 Jones, Anthony
Moorestown
Township Public
Schools
12/1/2010
5
5/12/2008
Approved

E-3

Cominsky, Wendy
Linden City BOE
8/1/2010
5
9/2/2008
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary Disability
E-4 Armitage, Kathleen
Hamilton Township
BOE
2/1/2010
5
3/6/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Atlantic City BOE - Appeal of Division's decision regarding unauthorized Early Retirement
Incentive (ERI)
Denied
Board cited "Sick Leave Sell Back" enacted in Atlantic City BOE as illegal ERI; Atlantic City BOE is required to pay TPAF cost to the system for the ERI (External Audit)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Laverty, Rebecca - Keansburg BOE - Initial Decision ALJ upheld the Board's
decision to deny Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Adopted
G-2 Retz, Kathleen - Oakland BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Trimiew, Dolores - Cranford Township BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-2 King, Donna - Englewood Public School - Appeal's Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3 Kapustin, Shelley - Cape May County Technical School District - Appeals the
Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Lepo, Joseph - Belleville BOE - Appealing denial of purchase (Out-of-State)
Approved purchase of Florida (out-of-state) time from Defined Benefit Plan;
Denied the purchase of Florida (out-of-state) time from Defined Contribution Plan (Purchase Bureau)
J-2+ Riley-Lepo, Erin - Pequannock Twp. BOE - Appealing denial of purchase (Out-of- State)
Denied


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Appellate Division Decisions Briane K. Washington vs. PFRS
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Diane L. Menna vs. PERS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund A As of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B As of July 31, 2010
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers TPAF - Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7 Trial Balance for July 31, 2010
Noted
L-8 State Investment Council Update
Noted
L-9 State Investment Council Minutes for October 21, 2010
Noted
L-10 State Investment Council - October 2010 monthly Director's report and Asset Allocation as of September 30, 2010
Noted
L-11 Information regarding Procedural changes for the 2011 TPAF Annual Convention
Noted
L-12 Trial Balance As of August 31, 2010
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund A As of September 30, 2010
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 6, 2011.

 

 
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