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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
DECEMBER 1, 2016
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 2016 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on December 21, 2015.

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: 10:35 AM

Adjourned: 11:45 AM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Howard Lipoff, Edward McCarthy, Paul Orihel, Martha Liebman,
Wendy Jamison (Treasurer's Representative)


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Angelina Scales; Mary Ellen Rathbun; William Tedder; Cheryl
Chianese; Valerie McManus; Amy Cerovsky; Kara Ansley; Trooper Stanley; Sarah
Lynn Geiger, NJEA; John D. Feeley, Esq.; Stanley Williams; Robert P. Vacchiano, Esq.



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of November 3, 2016
Approved (Trustee Orihel and Trustee Jamison abstained)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None
   


OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1 Active and Retired Death Lists for October 2016
Approved
C-2
Retirement List
Approved
C-3 Chapter 221
Approved
C-4 Active and Retired Death Lists for November 2016
Approved
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Monthly OD Grid       Approved
(See list below)
D-2 Weisberger, Brad
Paterson BOE 9/1/2016    5

Off payroll over 2 years Approved

ORDINARY DISABILITY APPROVALS

Member's
Name

Effective
Date

Opt

Employer

Ahlers, Suzanne R

10/16

5

Bedminster Twp BOE

Castell, Cheryl

01/17

5

Marlboro Township BOE

Connors, Ailene M

07/16

5

New Brunswick BOE

Dalton, Sharon

04/16

5

North Bergen BOE

Davis, Arthur R

08/16

5

Newark Public Schools

Derosa, Robert E

09/16

C

Montclair BOE

Dolan, Sean M

12/16

A

Fredon Township BOE

Melton, Michael T

07/16

C

Red Bank BOE

Schempp, Richard W

11/16

A

Bridgeton BOE

Skinner, Alexis D

04/16

5

Camden City BOE

Smith, Wanda A

11/16

A

Flemington Raritan BOE

Varela, Karen A

07/16

3

Elizabeth BOE

Walsh, Thomas A

11/16

5

Freehold Reg H S District

Total = 13
 


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Moonen, Brett

Camden City BOE 7/1/2016 A 11/13/2015 Denied Accidental, Offer Service
E-2 Pratt, Karen

Wildwood City BOE 7/1/2016 5 9/1/2015 Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
E-3 Ahmed, Ratiba

Newark Public
Schools
5/1/2016 1 11/16/2012
3/7/2014
Approved

 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+ Williams, Stanley - New Brunswick BOE - Honorable Service Deferred
Retirement
Denied (Total Forfeiture)(Retirement Bureau)
F-2 Dunckley, James - Rockaway Township BOE - Honorable Service
Partial Forfeiture of service and salary; Forfeit from December 1, 2014 through termination
of employment (Retirement Bureau)
   


OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Gechtman, Elaine - Elizabeth BOE - Findings of Fact,
Conclusions of Law
Adopted
G-2 Scoccola, Rita - Union City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Vina, William - Matawan-Aberdeen Reg School - Appeals the
Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved for OAL hearing
H-2+ Fenimore, Susan for Frank Fenimore (dec'd) - Warren Hills Reg
School - Beyond 45 Days; Appeals the Board's denial to request conversion of group life
insurance
Denied reconsideration; Approved for OAL hearing (request was received within 45 days)
   


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1 Heleine, Joan - Netcong Borough BOE - Request for retroactive enrollment in
TPAF from 2003-2006; Request to Postpone
Approved
   


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None
   


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for July 31, 2016
Noted
L-2 Appellate Division Decisions Paul Liobe v. PFRS
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D As of October 31, 2016
Noted
L-4 Agenda Assignments
Noted
L-5 Trustee Election For August 31, 2016
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers TPAF contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7 Wire Transfers Non contributory group insurance policy #14800 Benefit claims
Noted
   


OPEN SESSION

Reports

M-1 Outside Legal Counsel invoice dated September 30, 2016
Approved (Trustee Jamison and DAG Ignatowitz recused)
M-2 Outside Legal Counsel invoice dated October 31, 2016
Approved (Trustee Jamison and DAG Ignatowitz recused)
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 12, 2017.

 
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