text only siteskip to main contentskip to main navigation
 
State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 
Janice Mitchell Mintz, Chairwoman
Alan Dexter Bowman
Margaret E. L. Howard
Judith L. Shaw
Leo R. Vartan

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Tuesday, January 11, 2000, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System Board
Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Margaret E.L. Howard, Judith L.
Shaw, and Leo R. Vartan; Andrea Grundfest, Deputy Attorney
General; Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System
Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Janice Mitchell Mintz,
Chairwoman, Merit System Board, opened the meeting with the
following statement:

Notice of this meeting was filed with the Secretary of
State and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times, Courier-Post
and Star Ledger on November 8, 1999 and posted at the
Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All other actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise
specified.

STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

The Merit System Board approved the recommended changes in the
State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto
and made a part hereof.

DATE: December 7, 1999

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

Henry S. Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan - Addition of Workweeks

GENERAL/DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department
of Transportation (DOT) have requested the creation of several
new workweeks for Trainee titles to resolve compensation matters.

A number of professional trainee titles utilized by DEP and DOT
have an unspecified workweek designation of **. This designation
predated the Time and Leave
Reporting System (TALRS). These titles promote into primary
titles having multiple workweeks. TALRS has been experiencing
difficulties in dispensing appropriate compensation to incumbents
in instances where the workweek does not correspond to the
workweek of the primary title. Specific consequences include
incumbents being over-paid who must return salary monies.

Several analysts assigned to different units explored
alternatives to resolve this matter to no avail. We have no
recourse but to request the creation of additional workweeks to
resolve this matter. Three of these new workweeks are for
general use, with one exception, which is specific to DEP.

ADDITION OF WORKWEEKS
Effective: 11/20/99

Environmental Engineer Trainee Environmental Specialist Trainee
P95 * 40/12 P95 * 40/12

Geologist Trainee Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist Trainee
P95 * 40/12 P95 M 40/12

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

DATE: December 10, 1999

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES

The Department of Health and Senior Services has requested that
position # 070714 be reallocated to the Senior Executive Service
to provide a level of compensation that is commensurate with its
responsibilities.

This position is presently classified in the title, Program
Manager, Disease Prevention and Control. It directs the
implementation of care and treatment activities of the AIDS
Division in conformity with Divisional, Departmental, and federal
policies and procedures. The programmatic, fiscal and policy
responsibilities of this position are consistent with those of an
SES position.

Based on the above, I recommend that this position be allocated
to the Senior Executive Service.

REALLOCATION OF SERVICE
Effective: 7/12/99

FROM:.

Program Manager, Disease Prevention and Control
M 32 - 00234 -----Position #070714

TO:

Senior Executive Service
M 98 - 90752 -----Position #070714

DATE: January 4, 2000

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

Henry S. Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan - New Title

GENERAL

We are requesting the creation of a new title for general use to
resolve a long-standing classification matter.

This request arises from a controversy regarding the use of the
"Technical Program Assistant" title. This title was intended for
exclusive use in a human resource or personnel environment, which
is exempt from labor representation, but has migrated to other
areas. Promotional examination packages are being held in
abeyance since the incumbents do not work within the appropriate
environment. Currently, incumbents are working in program areas
that are not exempt from labor representation. The requested
title is a by-product of the existing Technical Program Assistant
titles. It is intended to rectify the classification of these
provisionals and the attendant labor representation issues.

We intend to monitor use of this title through the benchmark
process, to avoid any future migration into inappropriate areas.

ADDITION OF TITLE
Effective: 07/04/98

Program Technician
R20 * NE
CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT

The Merit System Board recorded the following Confidential
Appointment under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h):

Charles Ellis appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of
Law and Public Safety, effective November 29, 1999, salary of
$85,000.00 per annum.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing
calendar:

Joseph Kadilak, Crew Supervisor Electricians, Department of the
Treasury, suspension.

Michael Schwartz, Investigator Probation, Administrative Office
of the Courts, Judiciary - Somerset Vicinage, release at the end
of the working test period.

Patricia Shelton, Clerk Typist, State Operated School District of
the City of Newark, resignation not in good standing.

Nora Weddle, Correction Officer, County of Monmouth, suspension.

Annette Wilson, Human Services Assistant, Department of Human
Services, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, suspension.

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without
prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before
the Office of Administrative Law:


Brett Byrd-Howard, Security Guard, State Operated School District
of the City of Newark, resignation not in good standing.

Everett Cooper, Security Guard, City of Jersey City School
District, removal.

Marcia Efford, Custodial Worker, State Operated School District
of the City of Newark, suspension.

Samuel Gopal, Social Caseworker, City of Trenton, layoff.

Charlotte Lucas, Receptionist, City of Newark, suspension.

Susan McKenzie, Cottage Training Technician, Department of Human
Services, New Lisbon Developmental Center, removal.

William Ortiz, Police Officer, City of Newark, suspension.

Eversley Sifontes, Police Officer, City of Newark, suspension.

Dennis Tassie, Police Sergeant, City of Newark, suspension.

Diane A. Whetstone-Haywood, Youth Worker, County of Mercer,
removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Michael Allison
City of Trenton Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Fernando Alvarado
Newark Police Department
Removal

In the Matter of Arthur Bisbee
Township of Parsippany
Removal

In the Matter of Sandra Brown
North Jersey Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Carla Dantzler
County of Hudson
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Nadine Cullotta
County of Morris
Suspension

In the Matter of Jennifer Duffield
Monmouth County
Suspension

In the Matter of Sandra Eastmead
Human Services, Publications and Media
Suspension

In the Matter of Gregory Faines
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Kathleen Flatley
County of Bergen
Removal

In the Matter of Eugene Forte
Township of Irvington
Removal

In the Matter of Ruth Henry
Preakness Hospital
Removal

In the Matter of Evelene Howard
Newark School District
Removal

In the Matter of Nathaniel Kelly
Newark School District
Suspension

In the Matter of Jeffrey Madonna
Borough of Oakland
Removal

In the Matter of Tracy McNair
County of Burlington
Suspension

In the Matter of Shirley Navarro
Newark School District
Resignation Not in Good Standing

In the Matter of Horace Thomas
City of Trenton Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Anthony Virgilio
City of Orange
Removal

RECOMMENDATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE IN THE ABOVE
CASES - SETTLEMENT


ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

A-2 ARIYO ADELEYE

Ariyo Adeleye, Accountant III, Division of Senior Affairs,
Department of Health and Senior Services, released at the
end of the working test period effective October 22, 1998,
due to unsatisfactory services.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
release at the end of the working test period.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-3 BRIAN COLEMAN

Brian Coleman, County Correction Officer, County of Camden,
released at the end of the working test period effective
August 24, 1998, due to unsatisfactory services.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
release at the end of the working test period.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-4 CECIL COLEMAN

Cecil Coleman, County Correction Officer, Sheriff's Office,
County of Monmouth, suspension for thirty days, on charges
of excessive use of sick leave, unauthorized absence and
abuse of sick leave.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-5 FRANK E. FARRELL

Frank E. Farrell, Assistant Deputy Public Defender 3, Mercer
County Office of the Public Defender, denial of Sick Leave
Injury Benefits.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
denial of Sick Leave Benefits and uphold Sick Leave Injury
Benefits for the period July 11, 1994, to July 18, 1994.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and
extended the Sick Leave Injury Benefits to
September 12, 1994.

A-6 BRIAN GOOLEY

Brian Gooley, Superintendent of the Burlington County
Mosquito Extermination Commission (BCMEC), layoff effective
April 14, 1998, for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoff.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-7 DESHAWN HILL

DeShawn Hill, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, (1) suspension for
ten days beginning March 22, 1998 and ending April 8, 1998,
on charges of sleeping on the job and (2) removal effective
May 9, 1998, on charges of neglect of duty and willful
failure to devote attention to tasks which could result in
danger to persons, sleeping while on duty and
insubordination.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension and removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-8 GLORIA KLITZ

Gloria Klitz, Cottage Training Technician, New Lisbon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
suspension for ten days, on charges of insubordination and
neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the ten-
day suspension to a three-day suspension.

A-9 SANTIAGO MARTINEZ

Santiago Martinez, Maintenance Repairer, (Low Pressure
License), Perth Amboy Housing Authority, suspension for 15
days, on charges of failure to perform duties, conduct
unbecoming a public employee and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
15 day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-10 JOSEPH MIKUCKI

Joseph Mikucki, Principal Data Processing Programmer,
Sheriff's Office, Monmouth County, suspension for sixty
days, on charges of deliberate and repeated inappropriate
behavior, conduct unbecoming a public employee, conduct
creating an adverse working environment and willful
violation of County Policy on antiharassment.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
sixty day suspension to a six month suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to
uphold the sixty day suspension.

A-11 GEORGE MILLER

George Miller, Institutional Trade Instructor, Albert C.
Wagner Youth Facility, suspensions for (1) sixty days and
(2) thirty days and (3) ninety days, on charges of (1) a
serious mistake due to carelessness which may result in
danger and/or injury to persons or property; (2 and 3)
insubordination, intentional disobedience or refusal to
accept an order, assaulting authority, disrespect or use of
insulting or abusive language to a supervisor, and conduct
unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
60-day and the 30-day suspensions, and modify the 90-day
suspension to a five day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-12 NILSA MORALES

Nilsa Morales, Nursing Services Clerk, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, suspension for ten
days, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and
threatening and intimidating a fellow employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
ten day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-13 LUIS RIVERA

Luis Rivera, Pension Benefits Specialist III, Department of
Treasury, release at the end of the working test period
effective August 13, 1998, due to unsatisfactory services.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
release at the end of the working test period.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-14 LAMONT D. WALKER

Lamont D. Walker, Supervising Building Maintenance Worker,
Department of Buildings and Grounds, Burlington County, (1)
suspension for ten days, beginning March 18, 1996, and
demotion to the position of Building Maintenance Worker,
effective March 11, 1996, and ending at the time the
appellant produced a valid driver's license, and (2)
removal effective August 5, 1996, on charges of (1)
incompetency, inefficiency and failure to perform duties,
conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and
misuse of a county vehicle (driving while on the suspended
list) and (2) incompetency, inefficiency and failure to
perform duties, chronic or excessive absenteeism and
unexcused absences, conduct unbecoming a public employee and
neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
ten day suspension, demotion and removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter
be held over.

A-15 WAYNE ANDERSON

Wayne Anderson, Security Officer, New Jersey City
University, removal effective June 11, 1998, on charges of
violation of an order, discourtesy, use of obscene language,
failure to secure work area and abandonment of assigned
post.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to
a 90-day suspension.

A-16 SYLVIA L. COLE

Sylvia L. Cole, County Correction Officer, Camden County
Sheriff's Department, removal effective October 14, 1998, on
charges of failing to satisfactorily complete basic training
which is mandated by the Police Training Commission.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-17 EUGENE CRAIG

Eugene Craig, County Correction Officer, Hudson County
Public Safety, removal effective September 28, 1998, on
charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public
employee, neglect of duty, excessive absenteeism and
resignation not in good standing.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-18 IBRAHAM GIEGEFUNWEN

Ibraham Giegefunwen, Human Services Assistant, Greystone
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal
effective January 13, 1999, on charges of neglect of duty

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-19 WILLIAM ROBERTS

William Roberts, Senior Postal Clerk, Department of
Treasury, removal effective June 26, 1998, on charges of
conduct unbecoming a public employee, violation of the
Treasury's policy on workplace violence, violation of the
terms and conditions of a settlement agreement dated June
26, 1997, and creating a disturbance while conducting State
business.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-20 LA SAUNIA SIMPSON

La Saunia Simpson, Correction Officer, Essex County Jail
Annex in Caldwell, New Jersey, removal effective August 7,
1997, on charges of incompetency and failure to perform
duties, insubordination, inability to perform duties,
conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and
unfit for duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-21 RALPH SOTOMAYER (REMAND)

Ralph Sotomayer, Police Officer, City of Plainfield, removal
effective May 4, 1995, on charges of incompetency,
inefficiency or failure to perform duties, insubordination
and inability to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
penalty for the charge of insubordination to a six month
suspension and uphold the removal for the charges of
inability to perform the duties of a Police Officer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-22 JOSEPH TOWE

Joseph Towe, Police Officer, City of Newark, removal
effective May 7, 1998, on charges of violation of the Newark
Police Department's Rules and Regulations concerning
obedience to orders which states police officers or civilian
employees shall promptly and fully obey any lawful order
directed to them by a superior officer.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation f the Administrative Law Judge.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

A-23 DON WILLIAMS

Don L. Williams, Senior Clerk, Division of Revenue,
Department of the Treasury, removal and resignation not in
good standing effective May 8, 1998, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, unauthorized
absences; failure to adhere to established procedure for
documenting absences; failure to adhere to established
procedure for reporting absences from work, sleeping on the
job; disruption of the workplace; violation of terms and
conditions of a settlement agreement dated December 4, 1997,
and abandonment, absent from duty for five or more
consecutive business days without the approval of a
superior.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal and the resignation not in good standing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to
reverse the resignation not in good standing and
modify the removal to a resignation in good
standing.

A motion was made and seconded that the open session be
recessed and that, pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Open
Public Meetings Act, the Merit System Board entered into
Executive Session for the purpose of legal advice on the
matter of A-24 Kevin Wilson and A-27 George Johnson. The
Board subsequently reconvened the public meeting.

A-24 KEVIN WILSON

Kevin Wilson, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, removal effective January 12, 1998, on charges
of conviction of a crime and conduct unbecoming a public
employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
removal to a suspension for 120 days.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-25 MICHAEL GORMAN

Michael Gorman, Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey State
Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for ten days,
on charges of conduct unbecoming an employee and fighting or
creating a disturbance on State property. The Merit System
Board at its meeting of October 26, 1999, directed that this
matter be held over for a testimony summary.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse
the suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-26 NAGUIB S. HANNA

Naguib S. Hanna appeals the removal of his name from the
Assistant Environmental Engineer (S60380) eligible list
based on the appointing authority's assertion that the
appellant is unable to perform the duties of the position
due to an inability to communicate effectively in English.
The Merit System Board at its meeting of December 7, 1999
directed that this matter be held over for clarification of
the exceptions filed by the Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) to the initial decision of the
Administrative Law Judge.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Appellant
should be examined by the New Jersey Department of Personnel
to determine whether he satisfies the English language
requirement in the job specification for Assistant
Environmental Engineer. If successful, appellant should be
placed on the existing eligible list for that title, and
should be included in the next certification which may be
required by DEP.

ACTION: The Merit System Board remanded the
matter to the Office of Administrative Law.

A-27 GEORGE JOHNSON

George Johnson, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective
October 4, 1996, on charges of conviction of criminal
offenses. The Merit System Board at its meeting of August
10, 1999, directed that this matter be held over for advice
from the Attorney General's Office.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board remanded the
matter to the Office of Administrative Law.

A-28 DENISE KIESLING - SETTLEMENT

Initial resignation not in good standing effective April 8,
1999, on charges of chronic or excessive absenteeism or
lateness and failure to return from approved leave of
absence for five consecutive work days. Settled to
appellant being returned to employment until such time as
the disposition of her Ordinary Disability Retirement
application is known. If the application is denied,
appellant shall resign in good standing. The Merit System
Board at its meeting of December 7, 1999, directed that this
matter be held over for the receipt of a letter clarifying
the terms of the settlement.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge
the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

A-29 SHANNON STONEHAM-GAETANO AND MARIA CIUFO

Shannon Stoneham-Gaetano and Maria Ciufo, County Correction
Officers, Monmouth County and Monmouth County Police
Academy, removal effective February 11, 1998, on charges of
dismissal from a basic training course for failing to
successfully complete the handgun qualification course. The
Merit System Board at its meeting of December 7, 1999,
directed that this matter be held over for receipt of
exceptions filed by Monmouth County with the Police Training
Commission (PTC) which were not previously submitted to the
Board.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal and reinstate appellants to their former positions.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-30 SETTLEMENTS

Ralph Latif
Borough of Sayreville
15-day suspension and demotion

Francisco Martinez
State-Operated School District of
City of Newark
60-day suspension
Mary Ruggiero
County of Cumberland
Removal

John Silber
Department of Transportation
Removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 GEORGE BRAZDZIONIS

George Brazdzionis appeals his rejection as a County
Correction Officer by the County of Hudson and its request
to remove his name from the eligible list for County
Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness
to perform effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-2 MICHAEL DENHAM

Michael Denham, represented by Charles Uliano, Esq., appeals
his rejection as a Juvenile Detention Officer candidate by
the County of Monmouth and its request to remove his name
from the subject eligible list on the basis of psychological
unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-3 MARTIN MCPARLAND

Martin McParland, represented by George T. Daggett, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Senior Public Safety
Telecommunicator candidate by the Township of Rockaway and
its request to remove his name from the subject eligible
list on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform
effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-4 CARMEN REYES

Carmen Reyes appeals her rejection as a Police Officer
candidate by the City of Camden and its request to remove
her name from the subject eligible list on the basis of
psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of
the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-5 KATHLEEN CONNERAN MORAN

Kathleen Conneran Moran, formerly a Graduate Nurse with
Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted in part.

B-6 ANGELA DRAKOULIS

Angela Drakoulis, a Family Service Specialist 3 with the
division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human
Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-7 ROBERT FIORINI

Robert Fiorini, a Residential Services Specialist 1 with the
Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human
Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-8 ROSE MARIE FRASER

Rose Marie Fraser, a Human Services Assistant at North
Jersey Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. At
the time of the incident, appellant was employed at
Woodbridge Developmental Center.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-9 DOROTHY GRAVES

Dorothy Graves, a Cottage Training Technician with
Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human
Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-10 KIMBERLY HARRIS

Kimberly Harris, a Judiciary Clerk 3 with the Judiciary,
represented by Gail E. Richardson, CWA Local 1034, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted in part.

B-11 SALY KOLANGADEN

Saly Kolangaden, a Head Nurse, 12 Months, with Trenton
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted.

B-12 BARRINGTON MAZZEO

Barrington Mazzeo, a Repairer with Rowan University,
represented by Timothy W. Chell, Esq., appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-13 DORIS PEDERSEN

Doris Pedersen, a Bridge Operator with the Department of
Transportation, represented by Peter J. Farnsworth, Esq.,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board referred the
appeal to the Medical Examiners Panel.

B-14 PATRICIA SATKOFSKY

Patricia Satkofsky, formerly a Supervising Payroll clerk
with the Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional
Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted in part.

B-15 DORIS WHYTE

Doris Whyte, a Day Care Center Technician with the
Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-16 MARIA RUSSO

Maria Russo, a Security Systems Monitor with the Division of
State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-17 MARIA RUSSO

Maria Russo, a Security Systems Monitor with the Division of
State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals
the decision of the Attorney General, which found that she
failed to present sufficient evidence to establish that she
was sexually harassed.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-18 CATHERINE JACKSON

Catherine Jackson, a Contract Administrator 1 with the
Department of Environmental Protection, appeals the
determination of the Division of Equal Employment
Protection, appeals the determination of the Division of
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, which
stated that the appellant failed to present sufficient
evidence to support a finding of probable cause that she had
been discriminated against based on her race.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-19 JOHN CHOMA

The Department of Corrections appeals the decision of Human
Resource Information Systems which found that it had not
presented a sufficient basis to remove John Choma's name
from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999V), Department of
Corrections, eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory
criminal and driving record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted and John Choma's name be
removed from the eligible list.

B-20 BEVERLY HENDRICKS

Beverly Hendricks appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove her
name from the eligible list for Administrative Secretary
(M4147S), City of Newark on the basis that she failed to
pass examination procedures.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-21 JOHN PITUCH

Passaic County appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that John Pituch was
improperly removed from the list for Assistant Supervisor,
Building Service (C01500O) since he did not possess a prior
employment history that related adversely to the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied, John Pituch be appointed to
the position of Assistant Supervisor, Building
Service and Passaic County Properly dispose of the
April 2, 1998 certification.

B-22 JUVAN RIVAS

Juvan Rivas, represented by Paul W. Bergrin, Esq., appeals
the removal of his name from the eligible list for Police
Officer (M3394X), City of Newark, due to an unsatisfactory
criminal record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-23 JOSE ROMAN

Jose Roman appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Systems which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his
name from the Boiler Operator (C1395T), Passaic County,
eligible list on the basis that appellant did not appear for
an interview.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted and the appellant's name be
restored to the eligible list.

B-24 SALVATORE SORCE

Salvatore Sorce appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Systems which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his
name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit
(S9998U), Department of Corrections, based on an adverse
criminal record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-25 JOSEPH J. LAGULLO

Joseph J. LaGullo appeals his bypass on the list for
Administrative Analyst 1 (PS4220T), Department of
Transportation.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-26 BRIAN BROWN

Brian Brown, a Clerk with the Department of the Treasury,
represented by Jesse J. Averhart, Staff Representative, CWA
Local 1033, petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of the final administrative decision,
rendered June 21, 1999, which found that Brown's removal was
justified.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for
reconsideration.

B-27 RACHEL ANN BURRIS

The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has remanded for
reconsideration the decision of the Merit System Board,
rendered on December 8, 1998, awarding counsel fees to
Rachel Ann Burris, a Police Officer with the Township of
West Orange.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this matter be held over.

B-28 JERMAINE MOSES

Jermaine Moses, a Human Services Technician with the
Hagedorn Gero-Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human
Services, petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of the final administrative decision,
rendered October 26, 1999, which found that Moses' removal
was justified.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-29 EDWARD O'NEIL

Edward O'Neil, an Equipment Operator with the Department of
Public Works, Borough of Highlands, petitions the Merit
System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative
decision, rendered on June 8, 1999, which found that the
appellant's removal was justified. This matter was held
over from the Board's December 7, 1999 meeting for further
review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request for reconsideration and directed that the
removal be modified to a 90-day suspension.

B-30 JAMES CAMPBELL

James Campbell, a Senior Maintenance Repairer with the
Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA), represented by Neal E.
Brunson, Esq., requests interim relief.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
interim relief.

B-31 SHERIFF'S OFFICER, HUDSON COUNTY

The Hudson County Sheriff's Office, represented by Stephen
E. Trimboli, Esq., appeals the decision by the Director
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, which
denied its request for 13 bona fide occupational
qualification (BFOQ) designations (female-only) for
Sheriff's Officer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-32 HAROLD WEIGLE

Harold Weigle, an Inspector, Fire Safety with the Department
of Community Affairs (DCA), represented by William B.
Hildebrand, Esq., appealed his removal on charges. The
Merit System Board acknowledged a settlement between Mr.
Weigle and DCA, represented by Kenneth C. Green, Deputy
Attorney General, which partially resolved issues related to
Mr. Weigle's appeal of his removal. The matter is now
before the Board regarding the remaining issues and whether
there is a need for a hearing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-33 CLERK TYPIST (SPECIAL REEMPLOYMENT LIST), TOWN OF IRVINGTON

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Clerk Typist while a provisional
appointee is serving in the title has been referred to the
Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered the
appointing authority to remove the provisional
appointee, make an appointment from the
certification and pay compliance costs.

B-34 LEAD POISONING INSPECTOR (M0839W), CITY OF NEWARK

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Lead Poisoning Inspector while a
provisional appointee is serving in the title has been
referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered the
appointing authority to remove the provisional
appointee, make an appointment from the
certification and pay compliance costs.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-35 PRINCIPAL CLERK TRANSCRIBER (M7566W), CITY OF EAST ORANGE

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Principal Clerk Transcriber while a
provisional appointee is serving in the title has been
referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board revived the
(M7566W) eligible list, ordered the appointing
authority to remove the provisional appointee,
make an appointment from the certification and pay
compliance costs.

B-36 RECEPTIONIST (M7303W), CITY OF EAST ORANGE

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Receptionist while provisional
appointees are serving in the title has been referred to the
Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board revived the
(M7303W) eligible list, ordered the appointing
authority to remove the provisional appointees,
make an appointment from the certification and pay
compliance costs.

B-37 JAMES FALKOWSKI

James Falkowski, a Police Officer with the Police Department
of the Township of Long Beach, represented by Michael A.
Bukosky, Esq., seeks enforcement of that part of the Merit
System Board decision rendered on November 6, 1997, granting
him back pay.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-38 ALLEN CHENG

Allen Cheng, a Principal Environmental Engineer with the
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), represented by
Mark Rosenbaum, Esq., appeals his close-out Performance
Assessment Review (PAR) rating of "5" (significantly below
standards), dated July 6, 1995, and his final adjusted PAR
rating of "4" (marginally below standards) for the annual
rating period.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-39 IYANA BYRD

The appeal of Iyana Byrd, a Human Services Assistant at the
Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
regarding her removal, effective October 30, 1997, on
charges of physical abuse of a client, was originally heard
by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Robert W. Scott, who
rendered his initial decision on November 13, 1998,
reversing the removal. At its meeting of January 26, 1999,
the Merit System Board (Board) considered this matter but
requested a summary of the testimony taken at the hearing
before the OAL. However, due to a taping malfunction, the
complete testimony was not available and the Board at its
meeting of March 9, 1999, remanded the matter to the Office
of Administrative law for a reconstruction of the testimony
after the point that the tape malfunctioned. In his October
29, 1999 remand decision, the ALJ again reversed the
appellant's removal. At its meeting on December 7, 1999,
the Board accepted and adopted the ALJ's recommendation.
The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's
review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-40 CARMEN CAMUSO

The appeal of Carmen Camuso, a School Crossing Guard with
the City of Newark, of her removal effective December 11,
1997, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge
Arnold Samuels (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on
October 26, 1999. At its meeting on December 7, 1999, the
Merit System Board did not accept the ALJ's recommendation
to uphold the removal. Rather the Board ordered that this
matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law. The
proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-41 SEAN CLARK

The appeal of Sean Clark, a Building Maintenance Worker with
the Trenton Housing Authority, of his removal effective
February 13, 1997, on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Joseph F. Martone (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on October 28, 1999. The Merit System Board, at
its meeting on December 7, 1999, adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the removal. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)


B-42 DEBORAH HANSEN

The appeal of Deborah A. Hansen, a Deputy Compact
Administrator with the Department of Corrections, of her
removal effective May 26, 1994, on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Jeff S. Masin, who rendered his
initial decision on March 11, 1999 upholding the removal.
At its meeting on November 23, 1999, the Board accepted and
adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellant's
removal. The proposed final decision is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-43 ANDREW IZATT

The appeal of Andrew Izatt, the Chief of Police for the
Borough of South Tomas River, of his removal effective
August 28, 1998 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law
Judge Robert S. Miller, who rendered his initial decision on
October 26, 1999 modifying the removal to a six-month
suspension. At its meeting on December 7, 1999, the Board
accepted and adopted the ALJ's recommendation. The proposed
final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-44 SUSAN LUPO AND WILLIAM QUINN III

The appeals of two Program Coordinators (Mental Health) with
Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital, Hudson County: Susan Lupo
of the good faith of her layoff effective December 31, 1997;
and William Quinn III, of his demotion in lieu of layoff to
the title of Senior Clerk Typist effective December 31,
1997, were heard by Administrative Law Judge Irene Jones
(ALJ) who rendered her initial decision on July 19, 1999.
At its meeting on November 23, 1999, the Merit System Board
accepted and adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the
layoffs. The proposed final decision is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-45 STEPHEN M. PAULIS

The appeal of Stephen M. Paulis, a Probation Officer with
the Probation Department, Ocean County, of his resignation
not in good standing effective July 22, 1992, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Lillard E. Law (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on October 7, 1999. At its meeting on
November 23, 1999, the Merit System Board did not accept the
ALJ's recommendation to uphold the resignation not in good
standing. Rather, the Board concluded that the appropriate
outcome is a resignation in good standing. The proposed
final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-46 MARIO SIMMONS

The appeal of Mario Simmons, a Police Officer with the City
of Newark, regarding a 120-day suspension on charges, was
heard by Administrative Law Judge Michael L. Ravin (ALJ),
who rendered his initial decision on September 10, 1999
reducing the 120-day suspension to a 60-day suspension. At
its meeting on October 26, 1999, the Board concluded that
the 120-day suspension should be reduced to a 15-day
suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Abstained)

B-47 WILFORD SMITH

The appeal of Wilford Smith, Director of Custody Operations
with New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, of
his 45-day suspension on charges was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Anthony T. Bruno (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on September 29, 1999. At its meeting on November
23, 1999, the Merit System Board did not accept the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the 45-day suspension. Rather the
Board concluded that a suspension of 15 days was warranted.
The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's
review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter
be held over.

B-48 LEAO PRICE

The appeal of Leao Price, a Senior Correction Officer with
Central Transportation, Department of Corrections (DOC), of
appellant's removal effective August 19, 1998 on charges,
was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bruce R. Campbell
(ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on August 17, 1999
upholding the removal. At its meeting on October 26, 1999,
the Merit System Board (Board) upheld the appellant's
removal. However, the matter is now presented to the Board
for reconsideration.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request for reconsideration but reaffirmed the
prior decision upholding the removal.

B-49 MUHAMMAD BASHIR

Muhammad Bashir appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Principal Income Maintenance Technician (PS7346K),
Department of Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-50 MERCEDES BEST

Mercedes Best appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the requirements for the Technician, Management Information
Systems (PS7092H), Department of Health and Senior Services,
promotional examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted.

B-51 HERMAN J. BIUNNO

Herman J. Biunno appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
license requirement for the open competitive examination for
Range Instructor (M9091O), Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-52 CATHERINE A. BOLAND, ET AL.

Catherine A. Boland, Peter E. Gartenmayer and Virginia A.
Mosca appeal the determination of the Division of Selection
Services, which found that they did not meet the experience
requirement for the promotional examination for Supervising
Program Development Specialist (Mental Health Services)
(PS8270K), Department of Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals
be denied.

B-53 ROBERT BONTATIBUS

Robert Bontatibus appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the open competitive
examination for Director of Food Services (C0442O), Passaic
County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted.

B-54 REBECCA BRIEGER PAREDES

Rebecca Brieger Paredes appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that she did not
meet the minimum experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Claims Examiner Unemployment and Disability
Insurance (PS5772N), Department of Labor.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-55 CARLA COOPER, ET AL.

Carla Cooper, Ann Ludwig and Mahmood Chaudhry appeal the
decisions of the Division of Selection Services which found
that they did not meet the education and experience
requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Assistant 3 (PS6369H), Department of Health
and Senior Services

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-56 BARBARA A. CUCCAGNA

Barbara A. Cuccagna appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Management Improvement Specialist 2 (PS5639K), Medical
Assistance and Health Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-57 MYRTLE A. DANIELS

Myrtle A. Daniels appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 4 (Data Processing), (PS5967I),
Department of Corrections.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-58 ANGELA M. ESPOSITO

Angela M. Esposito appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the open competitive
examination for Supervisor of Accounts (M06170), Jersey
City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-59 CHARLES LASKAY

Charles Laskay appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirement for the open competitive
examination for County Park Ranger (C0305O), Monmouth
County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-60 NORMAN S. LAWRENCE

Norman S. Lawrence appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Communication Systems Technician 2, (PS8309I), Department of
Corrections.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted.

B-61 ANTHONY LISTA

Anthony Lista appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that he was ineligible
for the promotional examination for Quality Assurance
Specialist, Health Services (PS7442K), Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-62 JAMES A. MAHER, JR.

James A. Maher, Jr. appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the education and experience requirements for the open
competitive examination for Investment Analyst 1 (S1768U).

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-63 ILINE RICHARDS

Iline Richards appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Supervising Administrative Analyst (PS7486K), Department of
Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-64 SARAH J. SEIGEL

Sarah J. Seigel appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that she did not meet
the eligibility requirements for the promotional examination
for Contract Administrator 2 (PS6757D), Department of
Community Affairs.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-65 ROBERT J. WIDITZ

Robert J. Widitz appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Program Specialist, Alcohol Abuse Activities (C0610W),
Atlantic County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted.

B-66 PATRICIA A. CARNEVALE

Patricia A. Carnevale appeals her score for the promotional
examination for Supervisor Personnel Records and Payroll
Processing 2 (PS3044H), Department of Health.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-67 CHERYL STRASSER

Cheryl Strasser appeals her score on the examination for
Accountant (C0728W), Ocean County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-68 FRANCIS E. BRAY, JR.

Francis E. Bray, Jr. appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that he did not
meet the residency requirement for Human Resource Consultant
1 and 2 (S6140W and S6141W), open competitive examinations.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-69 DEBRA F. NARDUCCI

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Treasury requests that Debra F. Narducci's
out-of-title work be accepted for a lateral qualifying
examination for Senior Audit Account Clerk.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-70 SALARY REGULATIONS (FY 2000)

It is recommended that the Merit System Board record the
modified salary regulations for Fiscal Year 2000 regarding
aligned, non-aligned and management employees, as well as
emergency condition rates.

ACTION: The Merit System Board recorded the salary
regulations.

B-71 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of November
23, 1999 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
minutes for the Meeting of November 23, 1999.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-72 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of December
7, 1999 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
minutes for the Meeting of December 7, 1999.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-73 DEBORAH L. FISHER AND ANN T. SHERMAN

Deborah L. Fisher and Ann T. Sherman appeal the
determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which
found that they did not meet the experience requirements for
the promotional examination for Principal clerk Transcriber
(PS7497K), Vineland Developmental Center.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals
be denied.

B-74 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Melvin Bessant
Department of the Treasury
10-day suspension

Beatrice Dada
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

Wayne Evans
Department of Transportation
3-month suspension and Removal

Michael Fedynich
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Removal

Barry Jackson
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Adelaida Massol
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

Jerome Pitt
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Kenneth Procaccini
Department of Transportation
7-day suspension

Jacqueline M. Richardson
Division of Law
Department of Law and Public Safety
Release at the end of the working test period

Benjamin Rockson
Administrative Office of the Courts
Passaic County Vicinage
Release at the end of the working test period

Kareem Sunra
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

Christine Voto
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Return to formerly held permanent title
at the end of the working test period

Kirk D. Weber
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Cheryl Wiggins
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, January
25, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

__________________________________
JANICE MITCHELL MINTZ
CHAIRWOMAN
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
© State of New Jersey
Civil Service Commission
 
 
OPRA - Open Public Records Act NJ Home Logo
Department: CSC Home  |  Job Seekers  |  Current Employees  |  Appointing Authorities and Employers  |  About Us
Statewide: NJHome  |  Services A to Z  |  Departments/Agencies  |  FAQs
 
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 - 2011