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This is the preliminary pre-agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Board. Items, particularly cases regarding Ordinary Disability, may be added after this posting to the Web site. This is intended for informational purposes only and may vary slightly from the final agenda that is presented to the Board of Trustees on the day of their meeting.

Although the agenda indicates the order that the Board will conduct business, please be advised that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act and McGovern v. Rutgers, 2011N.J.Super. LEXIS32 (App. Div. February 18, 2011), the items scheduled for closed session will be addressed after all open session items are completed, unless special circumstances apply.

TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
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 2013 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 9, 2012.

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.


OPEN SESSION


Called to Order:  

Adjourned:  

Roll Call:

 


Absent:  

Also Present:



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 10, 2013


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

None



OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

None

   
 

CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE
DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Jones, Cynthia
Community Charter
School of Paterson
5/1/2012
5
 
D-2 Lynch, Tamara
West Orange Twp BOE
6/1/2012
5
 
D-3 Monthly OD Grid
 
 
 
 
D-4 Loughran, Pattie
Lakehurst Boro BOE
10/1/2012
B
 


CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE
DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

DECISION

E-1

Burfeind, Dawn
Pennsauken Twp BOE
1/1/2013
5
1/19/2010
 
E-2 Hiller, Torise
Passaic BOE
9/1/2012
5
9/1/2010
 

E-3

Pierce, Gladys
Bridgeton BOE
1/1/2013
5
11/18/2011
 
E-4 Small, Barbara
Newark Public
Schools
12/1/2012
5
5/8/2001
5/4/2010
 

E-5

Dooley, William
Perth Amboy BOE
7/1/2011
B
2/22/2011
 


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Murphy, Cynthia - West Orange Township BOE - Request Retroactive Retirement Date
F-2 Chadrjian, Alan - Lady Liberty Academy Charter SC - Honorable Service



OPEN SESSION


Hearing Decisions

G-1 Stenz, John - Rampo Indian Hills Reg. H S D - Proposed Settlement Agreement
   

OPEN SESSION


Hearing Requests

H-1 Katz, Nance - Pennsauken Twp BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits
H-2 Grieco-Hicks, Maria - Trenton City BOE - Appeals the Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits



OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Death Claim Issues

  None


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Trial Balance for November 30, 2012
L-2 Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2012
L-3 Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2012
L-4 Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2012
L-5 Common Pension Fund D as of December 31, 2012
L-6 Copy of executed settlement agreement between TPAF Board and Atlantic City BOE
   

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 7, 2013.

(If a member or representative of a member plans on attending the meeting, please contact our staff at (609) 777- 4138 prior to the meeting date in order that your attendance may be noted.)

 
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