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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
FEBRUARY 7, 2008
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 2008 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 28, 2007.

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

Service Early Veteran

Deferred Option Changes - none Totals



Called to Order: 10:37 a.m.

Adjourned: 12:55 p.m.

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Marie Flynn, Martha Liebman, Dennis Testa, Fred Beaver, Paul Orihel


Absent:  Neal Williams

Also Present: DAG Dawn Harris; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Mary Lou Mayoros; Virginia Martucci; Wendy Jamison; Pamela Goldstein; Jeff Goldstein; Deborah Monahan; Robert Monahan; John Horan, attorney; Delores White; Wayne Oppito, attorney; Richard Klockner, NJEA; Sharon Palmer; Lisa Pointer; Jim Jamison, NJEA


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of January 3, 2008 - Approved

Finance

A-1

Common Pension Fund A as of November 30, 2007 - Approved

A-2
Common Pension Fund B as of November 30, 2007 - Approved
A-3
Common Pension Fund E as of August 31, 2007 - Approved
A-4
Common Pension Fund A as of December 31, 2007 - Approved
A-5
Common Pension Fund B as of December 31, 2007 - Approved
A-6
Common Pension Fund D as of October 31, 2007 - Approved

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Location of 90th Annual Convention for the election of member-trustee – Approved with request to research the feasibility of having the location moved to Atlantic City to be held at the time of the NJEA Convention in 2009

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Chapter 221 - Approved

C-2
Retirement List - Approved
C-3
Active and Retired Death Lists - Approved


CLOSED SESSION

Ordinary Disability

D-1

Monthly OD Grid w/Supplement - Approved

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Boening, Elaine

09/07

5

Livingston BOE

Burden, Marylouise

12/07

C

Shore Regional HS District

Cerio, Gaye M

05/07

B

Bergen Co Bd of Special Services

Costa, Anne

02/08

5

School District of the Chathams

Coyle, William

02/06

5

Hackettstown BOE

Durant, Eileene M

07/07

5

Garfield City BOE

Filippelli, Alice M

07/07

5

Paterson BOE

Forlastro, Catherine M

01/08

5

Gloucester Twp BOE

Hauke, Patricia C

07/07

1

Perth Amboy BOE

Krampel, Sheryl

12/07

A

West Long Branch BOE

Krueser, Carmela M

09/07

5

Woodcliff Lake BOE

McGee, Rebecca J

07/07

5

Collingswood Borough BOE

Murphy, Wilfred J

09/07

5

Garwood Borough BOE

Oconnell, Gloria J

11/07

5

Perth Amboy BOE

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Odachowski,
Marilyn M

02/08

2

West Windsor Plainsboro Regional

Pare, Patricia G

11/07

D

Camden City BOE

Pride, Frederick E

10/07

5

Camden City BOE

Romano, Virginia

02/08

5

Kearny Town BOE

Rosen, Allen

02/08

D

Sparta BOE

Scott, Marguerite A

07/07

A

Jackson Township BOE

Seepaul, Indira

01/08

5

Newark Public Schools

Weszely, Johanna B

05/08

5

Dover BOE

Total = 22

Accidental Disability 

.

MEMBER'S NAME AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

TP

DR

TE

DECISION

E-1

Wilson, Louise

Lawrence Twp BOE

1/07

D

9/12/05

N

N

N

Reaffirmed denial; Reconsidered and Denied under Richardson (not undesigned and unexpected); Approved OAL Hearing

  T/P = a) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing the regular assigned work duties; AND
b) Permanently and totally disabled, mentally or physically, from performing any other available job duties.
  D/R = The disability is not the result of a pre-existing disease that is aggravated or accelerated by the work.
  T/E = A work-connected incident that is:
a) Identifiable as to time and place;
b) undesigned and unexpected; and
c) caused by a circumstance external to the member.


OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+
Goldstein, Pamela - Livingston BOE - Request to change retirement date - Denied
F-2
Streeter, Donald - Toms River School Dist. - Honorable Service - No forfeiture of service
F-3+ Monahan, Deborah - Bellmawr Borough BOE - Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit salary only (not service credit) for the period of her employment rendered in the position of Superintendent with Bellmawr Borough BOE  (Retirement Bureau)
F-4+ White, Joseph - Teaneck BOE
a) Honorable Service - Partial Forfeiture; Forfeit one-third of retirement allowance retroactive to              retirement date (Retirement Bureau)
b) Dependency - Denied

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Morris Hills Regional District Education Association - Requests clarification of prior Board action - Refer to pages 6 and 8 of the exceptions filed on August 13, 2007 by DAG Pushko for clarification

Hearing Requests

H-1

Browne, Phyllis - Camden City BOE - Appeals Boards denial of Accidental Disability - retirement benefits - Approved


Active Membership Issues

J-1
None

Death Claim Issues

 

None

Informational Issues

L-1

Wire Transfer - Non-Contributory Group Insurance Policy #14800 - Noted

L-2
Wire Transfer - Contributory Group Insurance Police #14300 - Noted
L-3
Investment Report Update - Noted
L-4
Agenda Assignments - Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on March 6, 2008.

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