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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
DECEMBER 1, 2011
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
2011 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 17, 2010.

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: 10:36 AM

Adjourned: 12:25 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Kellie Pushko; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Amy Mazzeo; Marylou Mayoros; Valerie McManus; Mark Schwedes; Valerie Klazidan, NJEA; Erland Nordstrom; Colin Lynch, attorney; Claudia Farris; Claudia Mooij; Davide Mooij; Marie Patterson; Richard Klockner, NJPSA



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of October 27, 2011
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Proposed Location for the 2012 TPAF Delegate Convention
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
C-4 Return to Employment
Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Salyerds, Robert
Trenton City BOE
6/1/2011
5
Approved w/re-exam in one year
D-2 Zano-Carr, Natalie
South Plainfield BOE
11/1/2010
5
Approved w/re-exam in one year
D-3 Elia, Mary
Jersey City
Public Schools
12/1/2011
A
Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-4 Monthly OD Grid  
 .
Approved (See list below)

Ordinary Disability Approvals

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Clybourn, Starlene

08/11

1

Pleasantville BOE

Coleman, Ralph S

12/11

5

Jersey City Public Schools

Davis, Linda N

07/12

C

North Brunswick BOE

Donlan, Jane M

03/12

5

Mahwah BOE

Donovan, Diane M

07/11

D

Upper Deerfield Twp BOE

Glugeth, Naomi B

11/11

5

Passaic BOE

Jaworski, James J

07/11

5

Freehold Regional HS District

Jones, Ruth J

05/11

5

Trenton City BOE

McKenna, Maureen

01/12

5

Kearny Town BOE

Melendez, Maria I

09/11

5

Teaneck BOE

Nunez-Leake, Maryann

08/11

A

Jersey City Public Schools

Olesnevich, Jessica B

06/11

B

Trenton Comm Charter School

Ragen, Marian D

12/11

2

Gloucester Co Special Services Dist

Roller, Bruce M

07/11

5

Essex Co Educational Services Comm

Webb, Lamont

11/11

B

Newark Public Schools

Wilcox, Donnalee F

10/11

A

Pemberton Township BOE

Total = 16

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Herman, Lynnda
Great Meadows Regional BOE
10/1/2011
5
2/16/2011
Approved
(Vote: 4:1; Trustee Testa: Nae)
E-2 Budrow,
Anna Marie
Toms River School District
8/1/2011
5
9/15/2006
9/28/2007
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Farris, Marzet - Piscataway BOE - a) Honorable Service
b) Request for Dependency
Partial Forfeiture - Forfeit 20% of retirement benefit retroactive to effective date; Approved payment of 25% of reduced benefit to spouse for dependency during incarceration
(Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Jablonski, Edward - Emerson Borough BOE - Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Option 3 benefits - Request to Postpone
Approved postponement until January meeting



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Dougherty, Joseph - New Hanover Twp. BOE - Initial Decision
ALJ affirmed the Board's decision that Mr. Dougherty should be re-enrolled in the TPAF and he is required to repay TPAF the amount of overpaid and retirement benefits
Adopted (DAG Pushko recused.)
G-2 Johnson, Walter - Cumberland County College - Final Administrative Determinations
Approved


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Mooij, Claudia - Neptune Twp. BOE - Appeals Board's denial of
Ordinary Disability retirement benefits beyond 45 days
Approved a hearing regarding the timeliness of the appeal, then, if necessary, proceed on the issue of a hearing regarding the denial of Ordinary Disability


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1+ Patterson, Marie - Appeals request date (out of state purchase)
Denied request to purchase based on 2008 request date


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-2 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-3 Agenda Assignments
Noted
L-4 Board Member Address List
Noted
L-5 Common Pension Fund D As of August 31, 2011
Noted
L-6 Common Pension Fund A As of Setember 30, 2011
Noted
L-7 Common Pension Fund B As of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-8 Common Pension Fund D As of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-9 Common Pension Fund E As of September 30, 2011
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance As of July 31, 2011
Noted
L-11 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-12 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 5, 2012.

 
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