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Pensions and Benefits
TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
APRIL 8, 2010
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 2010 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2009.

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, Neil Williams, Martha Liebman, Susanne Culliton, Paul Orihel, Dennis Testa


Absent: None

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Viginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Michael Czyzyk; Douglas Dinkler; Hank Schwedes; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Valerie Kazlidan; Ellen Durant; Dennis Durant; David Nash, attorney; William Coyle; Jean Monahan; Colin Lynch, attorney; Agostino Rottino



OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of March 04, 2010


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues

B-1

Policy GC- 14300 (TPAF members only)
Approved



OPEN SESSION

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

 
MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.
EMPLOYER
EFFECTIVE DATE
OPT
DECISION
D-1 Fischer, Rosemarie


Franklin Lakes BOE
11/1/2009
5
Approved w/re-exam in 1 year
D-2 Monthly OD Grid       Approved (see attached list)
D-3 Laverty, Rebecca Keansbery BOE 6/1/2008 C Reconsidered and Denied Ordinary Disability; Continue in OAL


Member's Name
Effective Date
Opt
Employer
Archible, Irene 07/10 5 Mount Laurel Twp BOE
Borch, Mary 04/10 5 Irvington BOE
Borris, Albert F 01/10 A Moorestown Township BOE
Gross, William D 12/09 2 Paterson BOE
Havey, Carol 11/09 5 Newark Public Schools
Johnson, Mary L 07/10 A North Hanover Township BOE
McGuire, Maureen 02/10 5 Middletown Twp BOE
Rossi, Michael J 03/10 5 Newark Public Schools
Scazafalo, Ralph J 01/10 1 Lawrence Twp BOE
Small, Stephanie C 03/10 5 Jersey City Public Schools
Thievon, John M 04/10 D North Bergen BOE

CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT DATE

DECISION

E-1

Graves, Darlene

Warren County Special Services School District
11/1/2009
1
2/15/2007
2/20/2009
3/25/2009
Denied Accidental, Offer Deferred
E-2 Gibbons, Robert
Commercial Twp. BOE
7/1/2009
5
11/29/2006
Tabled, Grant Interim Ordinary Disability
E-3 Pedano, Antoinette
Bridgeton BOE
11/1/2009
5
12/7/2006
Approved

E-4

Grajales, Olga
Paterson BOE
7/1/2009
D
1/22/2008
Approved
E-5 Malony, Alison
Gloucester City BOE
11/1/2008
B
9/11/2007
Reconsidered and Reaffirmed Denial of Accidental; Continue Ordinary; Continue in OAL
E-6

Bryant, Karin

Jersey City Public Schools
10/1/2009
5
1/11/2008
Denied Accidental Granted Ordinary
E-7 Bedell, Susan
Keansburg BOE
11/1/2006
5
11/17/2003
Reconsideration of an OAL case



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1 Durant, Ellen - Neptune Twp. BOE - Option Change Request to change from Max to D - Member requested to withdrawal appeal
The Board approved the member's request to withdrawal appeal
F-2 Coyle, William - Hackettstown Board of Ed - Creditable Compensation
Denied
F-3 Rottino, Agostino - Leonia Borough BOE - Issue of Bona fide retirement; Independent contractor
Not bonafide retirement as employment was rendered in TPAF eligible positions; Required to repay retirement benefits, pay the cost of State Health Benefit coverage and pay pension contributions for the period of 9/2/04 through 5/31/05 (VOTE: 5:1; Nae: Trustee Culliton) (Retirement Bureau, External Audit, Health Benefits)


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1 Cirelli, Richard - Camden City BOE - Hearing Withdrawals
Noted
G-2 Bradshaw, John -Madison Boro BOE - Initial Decision ALJ
upheld the Board's decision that extra compensation received for working additonal days during summer months was not creditable for pension purposes; Exceptions; Reply to Exceptions
Adopted ALJ decision; Noted Exceptions; Noted Reply to Exceptions
G-3 Aragones-Enda, Lillian - Elizabeth BOE - Initial Decision ALJ reversed the Board's decision and granted ordinary disability retirement benefits
Adopted ALJ Decision (Retirement Bureau, Health Benefits)



OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1 Martone, Maria - Brick Twp. BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental Disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1 Common Pension Fund A As of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-2 Common Pension Fund B As of July 31, 2009
Noted
L-3 Common Pension Fund D As of December 31, 2009
Noted
L-4 Common Pension Fund B As of September 30, 2009
Noted
L-5 Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-6 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-7 Board Member Address List Updated on 3/5/10
Noted
L-8 Appellate Division Decisions Jeffrey A. Seider vs. PFRS
Noted
L-9 Appellate Division Decisions Gregory Russo vs. PFRS
Noted
L-10 Trial Balance for July 31, 2009
Noted
L-11 Trial Balance for August 31, 2009
Noted
L-12 Common Pension Fund B As of October 31, 2009
Noted
L-13 Common Pension Fund D As of January 31, 2010
Noted
L-14 Wire Transfers TPAF-Contributory group insurance policy #14300
L-15 Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-16 State Investment Council Update
Noted
L-17 Common Pension Fund E As of August 31, 2009
L-18 Common Pension Fund B As of November 30, 2009
Noted
L-19 Common Pension Fund A As of August 31, 2009
Noted
L-20 New Legislation Chapter 1, P.L. 2010
Noted
L-21 New Legislation Chapter 2, P. L. 2010
L-22 New Legislation Chapter 3, P. L. 2010
Noted
L-23 Director's Farewell Letter to Marie Flynn
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on May 6, 2010.

 
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