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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
DECEMBER 4, 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: 10:40 AM

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman, Erland Nordstrom, Edward McCarthy,
Susanne Culliton


Absent: Neil Williams

Also Present: DAG Robert Kelly; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Sharon Palmer; John
Megariotis; Val McManus; DAG Joe Dorfler; Sunanda Rana; Sharon Fenstermacher;
Tim McMullen; Cheryl Chianese; Marc Greenfield; Kristen Bell; Christopher Parton,
attorney; Amy Gallagher, Business Administrator; David Rubin, attorney



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 13, 2014
Approved (Trustee Orihel abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Active and Retired Death Lists for December 1, 2014
Approved

C-2 Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Return to Employment
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Carter, Rosalie
Camden City BOE 1/1/2013 5 Reconsidered and Approved
Ordinary; Withdraw from OAL
D-2 Gechtman, Elaine
Elizabeth BOE 7/1/2014 5 Denied Ordinary, Offer Service
D-3 Krassan, Michelle
Burlington Twp. BOE 1/1/2014 B Approved w/re-exam in 18 months
D-4 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (See list below)
*James Dekeukelaere w/re-exam in
1 year

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Campbell, Carolyn

05/14

5

South Orange-Maplewood BOE

Dekeukelaere, James M

03/13

5

Dover BOE

Drew, Kathleen K

02/15

D

Roxbury Twp BOE

Hullfish, Elizabeth H

07/14

C

Department of Education

Immordino, Lisa B

11/14

5

Lawrence Twp BOE

Mejia, Nancy M

07/14

D

Passaic BOE

Misiak, Edith E

04/15

C

Berlin Township BOE

Najmi, Parvindokht B

07/14

5

Orange City BOE

Stineman-Horvath, Patricia

02/15

2

Ocean City BOE

Torrisi, Catherine E

10/14

5

Ramapo Indian Hills Regional HS

Total = 10


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Spiridon, John

Newark Public
Schools
8/1/2014 B 11/9/2011
11/23/2011
4/8/2013
Reconsidered and Approved
Accidental; Withdraw from OAL
 

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 D'Amore-Steffee, Antoinette - Robbinsville Twp BOE - Requests
to Maintain Original Retirement date
Approved effective date of August 1, 2014 (Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Brishcar, John - Piscataway BOE - Suspension of Pension
Suspend retirement benefits (Retirement Bureau)
F-3+ #1-00344 - Middletown Township BOE - Appeals Division's assessment of charges for
unauthorized Early Retirement Incentive
Affirmed Division's decision that sidebar agreement was an illegal ERI. The Board directed
the Division to amend assessment and establish a 5 year repayment schedule without
interest (External Audit)
F-4+ #1-00121 - East Windsor Regional School District - Appeals Divison assessment of charges
for unauthorized Early Retirement Incentive
Tabled
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Pasquale, Mary - Clayton Borough BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's denial of accidental disability retirement benefits; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; noted exceptions; noted reply to exceptions
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for July 31, 2014
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Patrick Piserchio vs PFRS
Noted
L-3 Appellate Division Decisions Esperanza Shapiro vs PERS
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund E as of October 31, 2014
Noted
L-5 Recognition of the service of Trustee Erland Nordstrom
Noted
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 8, 2015.

 

 
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