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TEACHERS' PENSION AND ANNUITY FUND
July 2, 2009
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 2009 annual meeting schedule was mailed to the Secretary of State, Star Ledger and the Trenton Times on November 18, 2008.

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 AM

Adjourned: 12:00 PM

Roll Call:

James Joyner, Paul Orihel, Marie Flynn, Martha Liebman, Neil Williams, Janice
Nelson (seated as Treasurer's Representative)


Absent: Dennis Testa

Also Present: DAG Jeff Ignatowitz; Mary Ellen Rathbun; Jackie Bussanich; Virginia Martucci; Marylou Mayoros; Amy Mazeo; Lisa Pointer; Mark Schwedes; Luann Barnett; Richard Klockner, NJPSA; Jim Jamison, NJEA; Valerie Kazlidan, NJEA; Eve LaForte; Barbara Thomas; Samuel Halpern, attorney; James Atkinson; Wendi Atksinson; Franca Beumee


OPEN SESSION

Minutes

Minutes from the meeting of June 04, 2009
Approved (Trustee Nelson abstained.)


OPEN SESSION

Miscellaneous Issues 

B-1

Reorganization of Board members
Chairman - James Joyner
Vice-Chairman - Marie Flynn
Actuary Selection Committee - Paul Orihel
State Investment Council Rep - James Clemente (until 6/30/10)

B-2
Administrative Code for Final Adoption N.J.A.C 17:3-2.1
Approved

OPEN SESSION

Retirement and Death Lists

C-1

Retirement List
Approved

C-2 Chapter 221
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 Monthly OD Grid .
7/1/2009
. Approved - See list below

Ordinary Disability Grid

Member's Name

Effective Date

Opt

Employer

Alters, Margaret D

06/09

5

Hamilton Twp BOE

Ballard, Yvonne Marie

07/09

5

Passaic Co Vocational School

Buckley, Anne D

07/09

5

Montgomery Twp BOE

Cicirelli, Phyllis

02/10

A

Middletown Twp BOE

Docker, Nancy

06/09

5

Phillipsburg Town BOE

Maniscalco, Lisa A

07/09

5

Nutley BOE

Morton, Allison E

05/09

5

Montclair BOE

Ravelli-Yob, Carol

06/09

A

Greater Egg Harbor Regional

Total - 8



CLOSED SESSION

Accidental Disability 

 .

MEMBER'S NAME
AND NO.

EMPLOYER

EFFECTIVE DATE

OPT

ACCIDENT
DATE

Decision

E-1

LaForte, Eve
Camden Board of Ed.
4/1/2008
5
1/29/2007

Reconsideration of an OAL case Tabled for clarification from IME on direct result



OPEN SESSION

Retirement Issues

F-1+

Thomas, Barbara - Wall Township Bd of Ed - Appeals Division's failure to implement payment of Ordinary Disability retirement benefits. Rescind prior Board approval of ordinary disability; Uphold Division's failure to implement decision; Reject estoppel issue; Eligible for Deferred

F-2+
Atkinson III, James - West Deptford Twp. BOE - Honorable Service
No Forfeiture


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Decisions

G-1
Bueno, Bert - New Brunswick BOE - Corrected Appellate Division Decision
Noted
G-2
Corso, Roy - Bergen County Vocational School - Final Administrative
Determinations
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Hearing Requests

H-1

Hackett, Bernice - Union City BOE - Appeals the board's denial of
continuation of retirement benefits during period of incarceration. (Beyond the 45 days)
Approved

H-2
Atkins, Rae - Kearny Town BOE - Appeals Board's denial of Accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-3
Corrada, Lynda - Lindenwold Borough Bd of Ed - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-4
Malony, Alison - Gloucester City Board of Ed - Appeals Board's
denial of Accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved
H-5
Greene-Tobias, Joanne - Jersey City Public Schools - Appeals Board's denial of
Accidental disability retirement benefits
Approved


OPEN SESSION

Active Membership Issues

J-1

Beumee, Franca - Montgomery Twp. BOE - Appeals denial of purchase of out-ofstate
employment
Denied

J-2+
Schneider, Renee - South Brunswick Bd of Ed - Request to transfer withdrawn PERS
account into TPAF
Request to postpone
Approved postponement

Death Claim Issues

K-1 None

OPEN SESSION

Informational Issues

L-1

Trial Balance for April 30, 2009
Noted

L-2
Appellate Division Decisions Lynette Butler vs. PFRS
Noted
L-3
Appellate Division Decisions Harry G. Parkin vs. PERS
Noted
L-4
Appellate Division Decisions Thomas J. Carroll vs. PERS
Noted
L-5
Wire Transfers Non-Contributory group insurance policy #14800 benefit claims
Noted
L-6
Wire Transfers TPAF Contributory group insurance policy #14300
Noted
L-7
Common Pension Fund A as of March 31, 2009
Noted
L-8
Common Pension Fund E as of November 30, 2008
Noted
L-9
Common Pension Fund D as of January 31, 2009
Noted
L-10
Common Pension Fund A as of February 28, 2009
Noted
L-11
State Investment Council update
Noted
L-12
State Investment Council-Notice of regular meeting for Thursday, July 9, 2009
Noted

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

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 6, 2009.

 


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