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


A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Wednesday, February 23, 2000, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System Board
Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, and Margaret E.L. Howard; Elizabeth
Laufer, 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 recorded the recommended changes in the
State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto
and made a part hereof.

DATE: February 23, 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

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

We are requesting the creation of a new trainee title for use
within the Office of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.
This action will enable the Office to recruit qualified law
school graduates and provide them with the training necessary to
perform the complex and diverse responsibilities associated the
administration of merit system regulations and labor relations.

ADDITION OF TITLE
Effective: 01/02/00

Personnel and Labor Trainee
Y99 C NL

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing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

Donna Abdul-Haqq, Public Safety Telecommunicator, City of
Plainfield, suspension.

John Cole, Regional Administrator, Community Services, Department
of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities,
suspension.

Nancy-Lynne Smith, Supervising Account Clerk, City of Camden,
layoff.

Louis Spitale, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, New Jersey State Prison, 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:

John Choma, Crew Supervisor Electricians, Department of
Corrections, Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, removal.

Lorenzo Herring, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Northern State Prison, suspension.

Monica Sanders, Municipal Court Administrator, City of Newark,
removal.

Sharoan L. Yates, Nurse's Aide, County of Monmouth, removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Joseph Fleming
Trenton Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Sandra Fraser
Morris County
Suspension

In the Matter of Jacqueline Robinson
County of Atlantic
Suspension

In the Matter of Serena Swaggerty
Atlantic County, Division of Social Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Edwin Torres
Newark Public School District
Removal

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


ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Joseph Fleming
which was held over.

A-2 ALVIN BACON

Alvin Bacon, Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey State
Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 30 days,
on charges of neglect of duty, sleeping while on duty,
loafing, idleness or willful failure to devote attention to
tasks which could result in danger to persons or property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
30 day suspension to a five day suspension.

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

A-3 COLLEEN FOX

Colleen Fox, Head Nurse, Buttonwood Hospital, Burlington
County, suspension for six days, on charges of incompetency,
inefficiency or failure to perform duties, inability to
perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee,
neglect of duty and patient neglect.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
suspension to a written reprimand.

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

A-4 JAMES MEINHOLD

James Meinhold, Police Officer, City of Wildwood Police
Department, released at the end of working test period
effective May 5, 1995, 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-5 ANDERSON WALKER

Anderson Walker, Police Officer, City of Newark, suspension
for ten days, on charges of violating the Newark Police
Department Rules and Regulations governing conduct of police
officers in public and private and the use of indecent
language.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-6 ROBERT COLLINS AND THOMAS CAHILL

Robert Collins, Police Officer, Beach Haven Borough, removal
effective March 4, 1997, on charges of conduct unbecoming a
public employee and conducted unethical and illegal
activities while on duty. Thomas Cahill, Police Officer,
Beach Haven Borough, removal effective March 4, 1997, on
charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removals.

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

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
matters of A-7 Shirley Harrison, A-11 Lamont Walker, and B-
18 John Esposito. The Board subsequently reconvened the
public meeting.

A-7 SHIRLEY HARRISON

Shirley Harrison, Hospital Attendant, Buttonwood Hospital,
Burlington County, removal effective April 6, 1999, on
charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform
duties, inability to perform duties, chronic or excessive
absenteeism or lateness, conduct unbecoming a public
employee and being charged with neglect by the Department of
Health and Senior Services.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to a suspension
for the same period of time that the appellant's
name was on the Nurse's Aide Abuse Registry.

A-8 LOUIS SACKINA

Louis Sackina, Licensed Practical Nurse, Hunterdon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective May 25, 1998, on charges of physical abuse of a
patient.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal

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

A-9 JOHN HUNT

John Hunt, Business Manager, Fire Department (District #1),
Woodbridge Township, layoff effective May 20, 1996, for
reasons of economy and efficiency. The Merit System Board at
its meeting of February 8, 2000, directed that this matter
be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoff.

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

A-10 TELISSA DOWLING

Telissa Dowling, County Correction Officer, Department of
Public Safety, Hudson County, removal effective June 14,
1994, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee,
neglect of duty, insubordination and failure to perform
duties. The Merit System Board at its meeting of November
9, 1999, directed that this matter be held over for a
testimony summary.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-11 LAMONT 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. The Merit System Board at its meeting
January 11, 2000, directed that this matter be held over.

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

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

A-12 JOHN MODZELEWSKI - SETTLEMENT

Initial suspension for ten days, on charges of chronic and
excessive absenteeism. Settled to a five day suspension. The
Merit System Board at its meeting of February 1, 2000,
directed that this matter be held over for 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
as clarified.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 ROBERTO FUENTES

Roberto Fuentes, represented by Charles M. Grossman, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate by the County of Union and its request to remove
his name from the 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-2 JONATHAN HENDRIX

Jonathan Hendrix, who was formerly employed as a Therapy
Program Assistant with the Woodbridge Developmental Center,
Department of Human Services, represented by John G. Devlin,
Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-3 DARLENE PEOPLES

Darlene Peoples, a Senior Food Service Handler at North
Jersey 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 granted.

B-4 ANNA ROANE

Anna Roane, a Human Servies Assistant at Ancora Psychiatric
hospital, Department of Human Services (DHS), represented by
John M. Chomko, Esq., appeals the decision of DHS which
found that the appellant failed to present sufficient
evidence to support a finding of probable cause that she was
a victim of sexual harassment.

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

B-5 KEVIN SCHAFFER

Kevin Schaffer appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the
appellant's name from the Juvenile Detention Officer
(C01070), Camden County eligible list for failure to appear
for a scheduled interview.

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

B-6 GEORGE H. SNOWDEN, III

George H. Snowden, III, 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 Correction Officer Recruit (S9999V) eligible
list on the basis of an unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-7 JULIO VEGA

Julio Vega, represented by Charles M. Grossman, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems
which upheld the removal of his name from the eligible list
for Police Officer (M3394X), City of Newark, due to his
failure to satisfy the City's residency requirement and due
to falsification of his pre-employment application.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-8 JEFFREY WESTPHAL

Gloucester Township, represented by Louis Rosner, Esq.,
appeal the decision of Human Resource Information Systems
which found that it had not presented a sufficient basis to
remove Jeffrey Westphal's name from the eligible list for
Police Officer (S9999V), Gloucester Township, due to
falsification of his preemployment application.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appeal and
directed that Jeffrey Westphal's name be removed
from the subject eligible list.

B-9 GARY J. COGHLAN

Gary J. Coghlan appeals the decision of the Selection
Services Unit which found that he had not been improperly
bypassed by the City of Perth Amboy on the eligible list for
Police Captain (PM4013R).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-10 FRANK J. GALLUCCI

Frank J. Gallucci appeals the decision of the Selection
Services Unit which found that the appellant had not been
improperly bypassed by the City of Perth Amboy on the
eligible list for Police Captain (PM4013R).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-11 HENRIETTA BROWN

Henrietta Brown, a Cottage Training Technician at the
Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
represented by Robert C. Little, IV, AFSCME Administrative
Council 1, petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider
its final decision dismissing her appeal without prejudice
based on her failure to appear at a scheduled settlement
conference.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration and directed that the matter be transmitted
to the Office of Administrative Law.

B-12 ELSIE BLAKESLEE

Elsie Blakeslee, a principal Data Entry Machine Operator,
Division of Parole and Community Programs, Department of
Corrections, requests reconsideration of the final
administrative decision, rendered July 7, 1999, which denied
her appeal of a reassignment.

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

B-13 EDWARD G. VETRECIN, JR.

Edward G. Vetrecin, Jr., a Clinic Nurse with the Mounmouth
County Jail, represented by Richard C. Leahey, Jr., Esq.,
petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider its final
decision dismissing his appeal without prejudice based on
his failure to pursue.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration and directed that the matter be
transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law.

B-14 MARCUS LAQUER

Marcus LaQuer, represented by Tanya E. Lawrence, Esq.,
petitions the Merit System Board to reopen the matter of his
appeal of the good faith of his layoff, effective November
15, 1996, from his position of Principal Engineer with the
Department of Public Works/Urban Development, City of
Plainfield.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request to
reopen the matter.

B-15 THEODORE RICCI

Theodore Ricci, Park Police Sergeant, Police Department,
County of Middlesex, represented by Lawrence Y. Bitterman,
Esq., seeks enforcement of that part of the Merit System
Board decision rendered on January 13, 1998, granting him
counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appeal in part
and ordered the appointing authority to pay
counsel fees in the amount of $4,740.

B-16 TERRI BAKER

Terri Baker, a Senior Food Service Handler at Vineland
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals
the appointing authority's denial of her request for a
reasonable accommodation.

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

B-17 GLYNDELL CURRY

The appeal of Glyndell Curry, Residential Living Specialist,
Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
concerning her removal effective June 30, 1997 on charges,
was heard by Administrative Law Judge Lillard E. Law (ALJ),
who rendered his initial decision on October 27, 1999. At
its meeting on February 8, 2000, the Merit System Board
adopted the ALJ's recommendation upholding the removal. The
proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's
review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-18 JOHN ESPOSITO

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court has reversed
the Board's final decision, In the Matter of John Esposito
(MSB, decided May 19, 1998) rev'd and remanded, Docket No. A-
6477-97T5 (App. Div. November 18,1999), and remanded it for
a determination of whether his release from his working test
period as a Police Officer with the Township of Millburn,
effective May 8, 1996, was effected in bad faith.

ACTION: The Merit System Board reversed the prior decision
and upheld the release at the end of the working
test period.

B-19 FRANK CASSIERE

Frank Cassiere appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the open
competitive examination for Senior Program Analyst (C61490),
Essex County.

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

B-20 WALTER W. FERRIS

Walter W. Ferris appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Supervisor, Roads (PC1804W), Ocean County.

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

B-21 WENDY L. FRAGALE

Wendy L. Fragale appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
license requirement for the open competitive examination for
Assistant Animal Control Officer (C9072W), Gloucester
County.

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

B-22 IVAN E. GEHMAN, III

Ivan E. Gehman, III, appeals the determination of the
Division of Human Resource Management which found that he
was ineligible for the promotional examination for
Supervising Investigator Taxation (PS7849U), Department of
Treasury.

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

B-23 MARGARET HAMILTON

Margaret Hamilton appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the open competitive examination
for Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (S0482A).

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

B-24 SHARON M. KIEFFER

Sharon M. Kieffer appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Executive Assistant 2 (PS6189H), Department of Health and
Senior Services.

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

B-25 CATHERINE MARRO

Catherine Marro appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Assistant Municipal Clerk (PM1834W), West Paterson.

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

B-26 JOHN R. MORRIS

John R. Morris appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Supervisor, Roads (PC1804W), Ocean County.

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

B-27 BERNICE D. PRINGLEY

Bernice D. Pringley appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not
meet the experience requirement for the promotional
examination for Housing Aide (PM1666W), Plainfield Housing
Authority.

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

B-28 RAKESH PURI

Rakesh Puri appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found him ineligible for the open
competitive examination for Investigator Trainee, Taxation
(S6210A) because he failed to submit an evaluation of his
foreign transcript.

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

B-29 SUMITA K. SAKPAL

Sumita K. Sakpal appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Recreation Program Specialist (PC0098A), County of Morris.

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

B-30 CELIA M. SULLIVAN

Celia M. Sullivan appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Paralegal Specialist (PC1686W), Bergen County.

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

B-31 BRIAN W. TEEFY

Brian W. Teefy appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Senior Account Clerk Typing (PM1444W), Sea Isle City.

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

B-32 MARIANNE E. YOUNG

Marianne E. Young appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Senior Accounting Procedures Analyst (PC8178U), Camden
County Board of Social Services.

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

B-33 CESAR LEDUC

Cesar Leduc appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he failed to achieve a
passing score on the Probation Officer Bilingual in Spanish
and English (S0308W) open competitive examination.

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

B-34 LAWRENCE LUKENDA

Lawrence Lukenda appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM0002W), Linden.

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

B-35 ROSALINDA MAYO-GUZMAN

Rosalinda Mayo-Guzman appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that she failed
to achieve a passing score on the open competitive
examination for Employment Service Trainee, Bilingual in
Spanish and English (S0366W).

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

B-36 CLAIRE A. MCDOWELL

Claire A. McDowell appeals her score for the Principal
Library Assistant (PC1989V), Ocean County, promotional
examination.

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

B-37 DAVID SNYDER

David Snyder appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Police Sergeant (PM0979W), Atlantic City.

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

B-38 MARGARET M. WHITE

Margaret M. White appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services that she failed the promotional
examination for Senior Data Entry Machine Operator
(PS7187N), Department of Labor.

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

B-39 PETER SMITH

Peter Smith petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of the decision rendered on July 19, 1999
which denied his appeal regarding his score on the
promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM3625V), West
Orange.

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

B-40 ROBERT DISPENZA AND ARTHUR LYNCH

Robert Dispenza and Arthur Lynch appeal the test
administration for Police Sergeant (PM1346W), Hazlet
Township.

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

B-41 MICHAEL JOHNSON, ET AL.

Michael Johnson, Dennis Sanders, Willie Stroud and Derrick
Varnado appeal the administration of the examination for
Police Sergeant (PM0959W), Newark.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals
be granted in part.

B-42 NANCY E. MCCANN, ET AL.

Nancy E. McCann, Sharon Rudders, Barbara Johnson and
Patricia A. Stawicki appeal the administration of the
written examination and the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that they failed to achieve a
passing score on the promotional examination for Supervising
Library Assistant (PM6322W) and Principal Library Assistant
(PM6319W), Woodbridge Public Library.

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

B-43 TAJUDDIN ABDUR-RA'OOF, ET AL.

Tajuddin Abdur-Ra'oof, Daryl Arrington, Michael Brander,
Richard Bongo, Milton Boyd, James Comer, Kenneth Dail, Juan
Flores, Dawn Grant, Lorrie Jackson, Robert Johnson, Edward
Jones, Alton Joyner, Leonard Lamberth, Suzette Little, Hiram
Lowery, James Lowery, Morris Lowery, Joseph O'Neil, Toinette
O'Neil, Alfred Ruela, and Langston Tisdale, represented as a
group by Luther Gregg, Institutional VP, P.B.A. 105,
Northern State Prison, and Grover Jackson, Toni Manning,
Tyrone Coleman, David Stephens, James Sanchez, Eric Sands,
Bruce Schmidbauer, Steve Smith, Gregory Diaz, Jack Furnari,
Timothy House, Willie Rayford, Domingo Rivera, LeGrande
Roseborough, Isadore Russell and Vincent Thomas appeal the
validity of the examination for Correction Sergeant
(PS7099I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-44 VANESSA DAVIS, ET AL.

Vanessa Davis, Jeffrey Martin and James Howard appeal the
validity of the examination for Correction Sergeant
(PS7099I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-45 ARTHUR ALVARADO

Arthur Alvarado appeals the scoring and admittance of make-
up candidates for the examination for Police Sergeant
(PM0959W), Newark.

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

B-46 JAROSLAW HUCUL

The Director, Division of Selection Services, requests that
Jaroslaw Hucul's out-of-title work experience be accepted to
satisfy the experience requirement for a prospective
promotional examination for Principal Environmental
Engineer, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-47 GERARD CORBO ET AL.

Gerard Corbo and Michael Guiliano, (PM0941W) Belleville;
Henry Masterson, (PM0943W) Bergenfield; Andrew King, John
Maloney, James Mooney, Joseph Mularz and William Pinho
(PM0948W) Elizabeth; Keith Bendul, represented by Larry
Holdtz, Esq., Leonard Cottrell and Stephen Gallagher,
(PM0949W) Fort Lee; James Leigh, represented by Larry Holtz,
Esq., Robert Miktus, Paul Seitz, represented by Larry
Holdtz, Esq., and Vincent Thurmond, represented by Larry
Holdtz, Esq., (PM0951W) Hamilton Township; James Barney,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., (PM0953W) Lindenwold
Borough; William Habmaier, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq.,
and Joseph Walsh, (PM0957W) Morrestown Township; Kevin
Randall, (PM0958W) Mount Laurel Township; Adelino Benavente,
Sr., Marlin Easter, Marvin Easter, Jr., Rory Murphy,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Adolph Perez, Jr., William
Perez, Miguel Rivera, Peter Robles, Frank Rossi, Angelo
Sciara and Angelo Zamora, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq.,
(PM0959W) Newark; Joseph Miller, and William Milligan,
(PM0960W) New Brunswick City; John Bartlinski, (PM0968W)
Sayreville Borough; Peter Arancio, Raymond Jazikoff,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., and Matthew Koep,
(PM0969W) South Plainfield; Roy Bucci, John De Hart, Anthony
Manzo, Carmine Martucci, Richard Marlino, Anthony Pasqua,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Gary Sondej and Russell
Ware (PM0970W) Trenton; Michael Figuera, Glen Gaston,
Matthew Ryan, Thomas Surowiec and Brian Wolpert, (PM0971W)
Union City; John Austino, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq.,
William Dare and John McCann, represented by Larry Holtz,
Esq., (PM0972W) Vineland City; James Paul (PM0974W) West
Milford; Edward Brady, Leonard Cohen, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq., Ernesto Del Valle, Jr., Brett Foster,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Michael Kerley, Angelo
Maimone, James Mooney, Mary McMenamin, Michael McMenamin,
Monica McMenamin, Lee Ragazzine, Robert Reilly, represented
by Larry Holtz, Esq., (PM0979W) Atlantic City; and Stephanie
Burt, Eric Dietrich, George Farley, Robert Mullins, Joseph
Scerbo and Deidre Sullivan (PM1102W) Bayonne; appeal the
written examination for Police Sergeant (various
jurisdictions).

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals
be granted with respect to the deletion of
question 17, and denied the remainder of the
appeals.

B-48 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.3 (OPEN COMPETITIVE
EXAMINATIONS)


It is recommended that the proposed amendments to N.J.A.C.
4A:4-2.3, Open Competitive Examinations be approved for
publication in the New Jersey Register for public notice and
comment.

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

B-49 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO N.J.A.C. 4A:3-3.8 (INTERMITTENT
TITLES)


It is recommended that the proposed amendments to N.J.A.C.
4A:3-3.8, Intermittent Titles, be approved for publication
in the New Jersey Register for public notice and comment.

ACTION: The Merit System Board approved the proposed
amendments for publication.

B-50 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of February
8, 2000 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes for the
meeting of February 8, 2000.

B-51 RAYMOND WEICKER

Raymond E. Weicker, a permanent Financial Examiner 2 with
the Department of Banking and Insurance, represented by
Anita Ashkinazy, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1033,
appeals the failure of his working test period for the
promotional title of Financial Examiner 1.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement
and granted a current regular appointment to
Financial Examiner 1 and a new working test
period.

B-52 LINDA ROGERS

Linda Rogers appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Information Services, which denied her special
reemployment rights to the title Customer Service
Information Specialist 2.

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

B-53 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Donald Cisrow
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Gerald Hague
Department of Transportation
15-day suspension

Shawn Houghtaling
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women
Department of Corrections
10-day suspension

Gloria Jones
New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs
Veterans' Home - Paramus
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, March 7,
2000, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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JANICE MITCHELL MINTZ
CHAIRWOMAN
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD
 
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