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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 
Lewis A. Scheindlin, Acting Commissioner
Alan Dexter Bowman
Judith L. Shaw
Leo R. Vartan
April 18, 2000



A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Tuesday, April 18, 2000, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Acting Chairman Lewis A. Scheindlin; Merit System
Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Judith L. Shaw and Leo Vartan;
Andrea Grundfest, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer,
Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Acting Chairman Lewis A.
Scheindlin, 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.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing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

Rodney Jenkins, County Correction Officer, County of Monmouth,
indefinite suspension.

Jane Richards-Mercado, Purchasing Assistant, City of Hoboken,
layoff.

Harry Simons, Human Services Assistant, Department of Human
Services, New Lisbon Developmental Center, removal.

Carl Wescoat, County Correction Officer, County of Atlantic,
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:

James Council, Jr., Juvenile Detention Officer, County of
Monmouth, suspension.

Anissa Martin, Instructor Counselor, Juvenile Justice Commission,
New Jersey Training School for Boys - Jamesburg, removal.

Sabrina D. Matthews, County Correction Officer, County of
Monmouth, removal.

Lenard Shaw, Intermittent Clerk Treasury, Department of the
Treasury, removal.

Peter G. Vincent, Cottage Training Technician, Department of
Human Services, New Lisbon Developmental Center, resignation not
in good standing.

Samuel Welch, Food Service Worker, County of Burlington,
suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of William Bobbitt
City of Newark School District
Suspension

In the Matter of Alan Breskin
Department of Transportation
Suspension

In the Matter of Michael Brown
City of Elizabeth
Suspension

In the Matter of Myrna Campion
Environmental Protection Responsible Site Party Remediation
Suspension and Indefinite Suspension

In the Matter of Larry Crosby
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Regina Driver-Green
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Cleon Freeman
City of Newark School District
Suspension

In the Matter of Janie Hill
Morris County, Long Term Care Services
Resignation Not in Good Standing

In the Matter of Robert Itchmoney
Office of Labor Relations
Department of Environmental Protection
Removal

In the Matter of Craig Johnson
City of Linden
Removal

In the Matter of Angela Jules
Department of Human Services
Resignation Not In Good Standing

In the Matter of Deborah Lambert-Johnson
Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholder
Suspension

In the Matter of Augustine Mercurio
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Denial of Sick Leave Injury Benefits

In the Matter of Robert Meyer
Essex County
Removal

In the Matter of Serge Mitial
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Ralph Ortiz
Passaic County Sheriff's Department
Suspension

In the Matter of Kanaiyalal Shah
Division of Motor Vehicles
Suspension

In the Matter of Joann Urso
Township of Irvington
Resignation Not In Good Standing

In the Matter of Peter Vereen
The College of New Jersey
Suspension

In the Matter of Richard Vogel, Sr.
Passaic County
Suspension

In the Matter of Deborah Warner
Division of Youth and Family Services
Removal

In the Matter of Stuart Zuckerman
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledge the settlements
with the exception of Regina Driver-Green and
Serge Mitial, which were held over.

A-2 THELMA COLE (REMAND)

Thelma Cole, Hospital Charge Attendant, Buttonwood Hospital,
Burlington County, resignation not in good standing
effective January 3, 1997, on charges of being absent from
duty for five or more consecutive business days without the
approval of the supervisor and without following leave of
absence procedures.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
resignation not in good standing.

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

A-3 CARLA CRESCENZO

Carla Crescenzo, Head Nurse (12 Months), Vineland
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
suspension for 15 days, on charges of failure to follow the
applicable leave of absence procedure.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-4 ELAINE JEFFERSON

Elaine Jefferson, Correction Lieutenant, Mountainview Youth
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, suspension
for ten days, on charges of personal conduct; falsification:
intentional misstatement of material fact in connection with
work, employment, application, attendance or any record,
report, investigation or other proceeding.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

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

A-5 LEILA LAING

Leila Laing, Communications Operator, Northern State Prison,
Department of Corrections, suspension for 45 days, on
charges of insubordination, disobedience or refusal to
accept an order, assaulting or resisting authority,
disrespect or use of insulting or abusive language to a
supervisor and leaving assigned work area without permission
but not creating a danger to persons or property.

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

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

A-6 GUY SCHAAR

Guy Schaar, Correction Lieutenant, Mountainview Youth
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, suspension
for 15 days, on charges of negligently contributing to an
elopement or escape.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-7 STACI A. SONDRINI

Staci A. Sondrini, Correction Officer, County of Camden,
resignation not in good standing effective July 27, 1998, on
charges of neglect of duty and reporting for duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
resignation not in good standing to a resignation in good
standing.

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

A-8 MARTIN TREU

Martin Treu, Investigator, Consumer Affairs, Burlington
County, suspension for six days, on charges of incompetency,
inefficiency, or failure to perform duties, insubordination
and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
matter without prejudice.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the withdrawal
of the appeal.

A-9 DEANNA WALKER

Deanna Walker, Clerk Typist, Newark School District,
resignation not in good standing effective February 24,
1997, on charges of abandonment of position and chronic or
excessive absenteeism or lateness.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to a resignation
in good standing.

A-10 RUTH A. ANDREWS

Ruth A. Andrews, Teacher's Aide, Newark School District,
removal effective September 8, 1998, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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

A-11 CAROLYN DAVIS

Carolyn Davis, Cottage Training Technician, North Jersey
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective March 3, 1998, on charges of mistreatment of a
client.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-12 CLARENCE FREEMAN

Clarence Freeman, Juvenile Detention Officer, County of
Burlington, removal effective December 15, 1998, on charges
of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-13 CLINTON LACKEY

Clinton Lackey, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective
December 2, 1998, on charges of neglect of duty which could
result in danger to persons.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-14 EDWARD URBAN (REMAND)

Edward Urban, Laborer, Department of Public Works - City of
Linden (City), removal effective December 18, 1999, on
charges of inability to perform duties, chronic or excessive
absenteeism or lateness, conduct unbecoming a public
employee and 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-15 CAROLYN WAITERS

Carolyn Waiters, Examination Technician, Department of
Transportation, removal effective November 7, 1997, on
charges of falsification and conduct unbecoming a public
employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-16 CRAIG WASHINGTON

Craig Washington, Safety Specialist 2, Department of
Transportation, removal effective September 18, 1997, on
charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and other
sufficient cause defined as falsification.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-17 ALBERT ORABONA

Albert Orabona, Senior Correction Officer, Mid-State
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, indefinite
suspension pending removal effective July 9, 1998 and
removal effective November 30, 1998, on charges of
conviction of a crime, simple assault, and conduct
unbecoming a public employee. The Merit System Board at its
meeting of April 4, 2000, directed that this matter be held
over for further review.

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-18 KEVIN HANLEY - SETTLEMENT

Initial removal effective March 6, 1997, on charges of being
dismissed before completing the basic Police Officer
training course given by the New Jersey State Police at Sea
Girt due to a failure to successfully complete required
aspects of physical training. Settled to appellant's name
being restored to the list of eligibles for the title of
Police Officer, the list revived to facilitate appellant's
appointment, and when the City hires a class for police
training, the appellant will be provided with employment.
The Merit System Board at its meeting of February 8, 2000,
directed that this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge
the settlement

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

A-19 CHRISTINE CARTER

Christine Carter, County Correction Officer, Essex County,
Department of Public Safety, removal effective February 10,
1998, on charges of incompetency to perform duties,
inability to perform duties, unfit for duty and failure to
complete the State mandated training requirements.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-20 RAYMOND FRANKLIN II AND JOSEPH CANNING III

Raymond Franklin II and Joseph Canning III, County
Correction Officers, Police Academy, removal effective May
19, 1998, on charges of failure to successfully complete the
handgun qualification course.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removals.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 RYAN DIMONE

Ryan Dimone 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 ERNEST DIORIO

Ernest Diorio appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer
by the County of Monmouth and its request to remove his name
from the eligible list for Sheriff's 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-3 BRIAN GILFEDDER

Brian Gilfedder, represented by James M. Mets, Esq., appeals
his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the Town of
Harrison 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 granted.

B-4 TERRENCE HEROD

Terrence Herod appeals his rejection as a County Correction
Officer by the County of Monmouth 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-5 RANIERO MARCIANTE

Raniero Marciante appeals his rejection as a Correction
Officer Recruit by the Department of Corrections and its
request to remove his name from the eligible list for
Correction Officer Recruit 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-6 MICHAEL J. MIHALIK

Michael J. Mihalik appeals his rejection as a Police Officer
by the City of Clifton and its request to remove his name
from the eligible list for Police 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-7 LORENZO PETTWAY

Lorenzo Pettway, represented by Edward C. Bertucio, Jr.,
Esq., appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate by the County of Monmouth 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 granted.

B-8 VARFEE A. SIRYON, JR.

Varfee A. Siryon, Jr., represented by Thomas M. Murphy,
Esq., appeals the request by the City of Newark to remove
his name from the Police Officer (S9999V) eligible list for
medical unfitness to effectively perform the duties of the
position.

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

B-9 FRANK FARRELL

Frank Farrell, an Assistant Deputy Public Defender 2 with
the Office of the Public Defender, represented by Gaye
Palmer, CWA, Local 1033, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 RICHARD FISHER

Richard Fisher, a Correction Sergeant Juvenile Justice with
the Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law and
Public Safety, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits. This matter was held over from the April 4, 2000
Board meeting for further review.

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

B-11 ODELLE JEFFERSON

Odelle Jefferson, 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 granted in part.

B-12 WILLIAM W. JOHNSON

William W. Johnson, a Senior Correction Officer at South
Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented
by Richard Tonetta, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-13 ELIZABETH RICHARDSON

Elizabeth Richardson, a Principal Clerk Transcriber with the
Department of Corrections, represented by Vikki U. Marshall-
Thurston, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1037, appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-14 BHARTI SHAH

Bharti Shah, a Senior Clerk Transcriber at 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-15 JESS M. YERGER

Jess M. Yerger, a Senior Correction Officer at Mountainview
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.

B-16 PIETER DEHAAN, JR.

Pieter DeHaan, Jr., represented by Daniel J. Zirrith, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services
which found that the appointing authority had presented a
sufficient basis to remove appellant's name from the Police
Officer (M3394X), City of Newark eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory driving record and his failure to satisfy the
City's residency requirement.

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

B-17 RONALD HARTUNG

Ronald Hartung appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Systems which upheld Passaic County's request
for the removal of appellant's name from the Assistant
Supervisor Building Service (C0150O) eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory employment history.

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

B-18 REGNAR MADARANG

Regnar Madarang appeals the determination of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his
name from the eligible list for Field Investigator, Nursing
Care Institutionalized Elderly (S6041O), Department of
Health and Senior Services, for failure to satisfy the
experience requirement.

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

B-19 ZONING OFFICER (M6096O) AND (M628O), BOROUGH OF MANASQUAN

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Zoning Officer
(M6096O) and (M6286O), Borough of Manasquan.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request but
assessed costs.

B-20 WILLIAM HAMP

William Hamp, Assistant Chief, Bureau of Parole, Department
of Corrections, represented by Mariann E. Schick, Esq.,
requests counsel fees as a result of the Merit System Board
decision rendered on February 10, 1998, which found that the
decision of the appointing authority in issuing appellant an
official reprimand was not justified and reversed that
action.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request in part
and ordered the appointing authority to pay
counsel fees.

B-21 ORLANDO L. CHANDLER

Orlando L. Chandler, a Director of Finance with the Housing
Authority of the City of Camden, represented by Christopher
J. Keale, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for a stay
of his removal, effective November 1, 1999, pending the
outcome of his hearing at the Office of Administrative Law.
This matter was held over from the April 4, 2000 Board
meeting for further review.

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

B-22 JAMES CAMPBELL

The Jersey City Housing Authority, represented by Edward T.
O'Connor, Jr., Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of the final administrative decision,
rendered January 11, 2000, granting James Campbell interim
relief.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration but on reconsideration, affirmed
its prior decision.

B-23 DEBORAH JONES

Deborah Jones, a practical Nurse at the North Jersey
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
represented by Robert C. Little, IV, AFSCME, Administrative
Council 1, petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of its final decision dismissing the appeal
without prejudice based on her failure to pursue.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration and ordered that the case be
transmitted to Office of Administrative Law for a
hearing.

B-24 TERRY FISHER

The appeal of Terry Fisher, an Income Maintenance Worker
with the Passaic County Board of Social Services, of his
indefinite suspension beginning December 5, 1991 and removal
effective March 21, 1995 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Margaret M. Hayden (ALJ), who
rendered her initial decision on January 28, 2000,
dismissing the appeal. At its meeting on March 21, 2000,
the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's
recommendation that the appellant's appeal be dismissed
since he had forfeited his employment based on his criminal
convictions. However, upon further review of the record,
upon its own motion, this matter is now before the Board for
reconsideration.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration and dismissed the appeal.

B-25 CLAUDETTE GERAUD-ZACCARDI

Claudette Geraud-Zaccardi, a Public Information Assistant
with the City of Union City, represented by Sanford Browde,
Esq., requests a hearing regarding her resignation not in
good standing effective October 29, 1998.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-26 SHARDAWN MCRAE

Shardawn McRae, an Institutional Attendant with Long Term
Care Services, Morris View Nursing Home, County of Morris,
represented by Arnold S. Cohen, Esq., requests a hearing
concerning her five-day suspension on charges.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-27 BONNIE KROHN

Bonnie Krohn, an Omnibus Operator with the Ocean County
Department of Transportation and Vehicle Services, appeals
her resignation in good standing effective May 19, 1999.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-28 JOHN MACIAG

John Maciag, a former Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals his resignation in good
standing.

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

B-29 KEVIN NOAH

The Borough of Pompton Lakes, represented by Joseph J.
Ragno, jr., Esq., and Kevin Noah, represented by John J.
Segreto, Esq., seek acknowledgement of a settlement
agreement between the parties which resolves the outstanding
issues regarding disputes arising from the bypass of Mr.
Noah's name on the Police Sergeant (PM4768P), Pompton Lakes
eligible list and appoints Mr. Noah to the position of
Police Sergeant with Pompton Lakes.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

B-30 JENNIFER JONES

The appeal of Jennifer Jones, County Correction Officer,
Burlington County Jail, of her removal effective June 26,
1998 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John
R. Futey (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on
December 3, 1999, upholding the removal. At its meeting on
February 1, 2000, the Merit System Board (Board) did not
adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the removal.
Rather, the Board determined that the appellant's removal be
reversed. Based on further review of the record, the Board
granted reconsideration of its February 1, 2000 decision and
determined that the appellant's removal was appropriate. At
its March 21, 2000 meeting, the Board adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the removal. This matter was held
over at its April 4, 2000 meeting, to allow the Board to
reconsider this matter since not all Board members were
present at the April 4, 2000 meeting.

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

B-31 MARY A. ACORD

Mary A. Acord appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Supervisor of Records (PC0958A), Atlantic County.

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

B-32 LAURENCE J. BERMAN, ET AL.

Laurence J. Berman, Maria C. Fernandez, Joseph L. Huff, and
Eugene G. Tumminia appeal the determinations of the Division
of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
the title of Social Worker (PC0634A), Union County Board of
Social Services.

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

B-33 EARL DEAN, ET AL.

Earl Dean, Arnold Stanke and John Richardson appeal the
determinations of the Division of Selection Services which
found that they did not meet the certification or experience
requirements for the Fire Instructor (C2202A), Morris County
open competitive examination.

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

B-34 CLARISSA M. ESPOSITO

Clarissa M. Esposito appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not
meet the experience requirement for the promotional
examination for Principal Clerk Typist (PS8472E), New Jersey
Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland.

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

B-35 CONSTANCE B. FRALER

Constance B. Fraler appeals the determination of the
Division of Human Resource Management which found that she
was ineligible for the promotional examinations for
Supervising Family Service Specialist I (PS8217K) and County
Service Specialist (PS8284K), Division of Youth and Family
Services.

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

B-36 WALTER FURTNEY

Walter Furtney appeals the decision of the Division
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Fire Chief (PM3545A), Elizabeth.

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

B-37 JOHN HIGGINSON

John Higginson appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Fire Chief (PM3530A), Newark.

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

B-38 CHRISTOPHER JONES

Christopher Jones appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
education requirement for the open competitive examination
for Counselor, Adolescent Unit (C0506O), Atlantic County.

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

B-39 MICHAEL KIYAGA

Michael Kiyaga 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 Principal Claims Investigator (C0708W), Atlantic County.

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

B-40 JOANN M. KONDRESKI, MARY JANE MCGEE, PAMELA D. MOSES

Joann M. Kondreski, Mary Jane McGee, and Pamela D. Moses
appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection
Services, which found that they did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Data
Processing Analyst 2 (PS6832K), Department of Human
Services.

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

B-41 INGRID MCNAMARA

Ingrid McNamara appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
education requirements for the open competitive examination
for Senior Librarian (C6577A), Mercer County.

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

B-42 ELSIE NICAISE

Elsie NiCaise appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Adult Day Care Center Worker (C6430W), Morris County.

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

B-43 ANTHONY PETERS, JR.

Anthony Peters, Jr., appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Fire Chief (PM3530A), Newark.

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

B-44 JOSEPH RUIZ

Joseph Ruiz appeals his ineligibility for the Truck Driver
(M9241A), Newark School District open competitive
examination, on the basis of not meeting the announced
residency requirement.

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

B-45 CARMEN L. SALAS

Carmen L. Salas appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that she was
ineligible for the promotional examination for Social Worker
(PC0633A), Camden County Board of Social Services.

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

B-46 SHEILA M. SCHMIDT

Sheila M. Schmidt appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Classification Officer 1 (PS6318I), Department of
Corrections.

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

B-47 WILLIAM SCOTT

William Scott appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Fire Chief (PM3545A), Elizabeth.

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

B-48 CAROLYN SELMON

Carolyn Selmon, represented by Michael L. Bitterman, Esq.,
appeals the determination of the Division of Selection
Services which found that she did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Management
and Operations Analyst 1 (PS7557G), Department of
Environmental Protection.

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

B-49 LAMBROS VLACHAKIS

Lambros Vlachakis appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Electrician Electric Utility (M6254O), Seaside Heights.

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

B-50 CATHERINE M. WILLIAMS

Catherine M. Williams appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that she did not
meet the experience requirements for the open competitive
examination for Assistant Director, Community Development
Program (M0753W), Irvington.

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

B-51 EDWARD FREDERICK, SR.

Edward Frederick, Sr., appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services that found he failed to
satisfy unit scope eligibility requirements for the
promotional examination for General Supervisor Sanitation
(PM1005A), Atlantic City.

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

B-52 IRENE HARRIS

Irene Harris appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management that found that she failed to
satisfy unit scope 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-53 PETER D. ANASTOS, ET AL.

Peter D. Anastos, Sukhraj S. Dhillon, Roger J. Hummel,
Nicholas P. Katkic, John N. Longfield, Jerry T. Mooney and
Kamlesh R. Shah appeal the determinations of the Division of
Selection Services regarding the scoring of their
questionnaires for the Project Manager, Transportation
(PS3550T) examination.

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

B-54 UGO A. BARTOLE

Ugo A. Bartole appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which awarded him a score of 80.00 on an
unassembled examination for General Supervisor, Parks
(PM0782W), Hamilton Township.

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

B-55 CHRIS CESARSKI

Chris Cesarski appeals his score on the examination for
Police Captain (PM1388W0, Parsippany Troy Hills.

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

B-56 JAYANT C. DALAL

Jayant C. Dalal appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services regarding the scoring of his
questionnaire for the Project Manager, Transportation
(PS3550T) examination.

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

B-57 VIJESH N. DARJI

Vijesh N. Darji appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services regarding the scoring of his
questionnaire for the Project Manager, Transportation
(PS3550T) examination.

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

B-58 MICHAEL S. ECKEL

Michael S. Eckel appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services regarding the scoring of his
questionnaire for the Project Manager, Transportation
(PS3550T) examination.

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

B-59 JAMES FABIAN

James Fabian appeals his score for the examination for
Police Captain (PM1125W), Weehawken.

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

B-60 EDDY GERMAIN

Eddy Germain appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services regarding the scoring of his
questionnaire for the Project Manager, Transportation
(PS3550T) examination.

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

B-61 JOSEPH MCMAHON, JR.

Joseph McMahon, Jr. appeals his seniority score for the
examination for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I), Department of
Corrections.

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

B-62 CHANDRESH N. PATEL

Chandresh N. Patel appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services regarding the scoring of his
questionnaire for the Project Manager, Transportation
(PS3550T) examination.

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

B-63 ANNETTE PATTERSON

Annette Patterson appeals her score and rank on the
examination for Income Maintenance Specialist (PC0387W),
Union County.

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

B-64 GERARD RIENZI AND GARY SMITH

Gerard Rienzi and Gary Smith appeal the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that they failed
to achieve a passing score on the Inspector, Multiple
Dwelling (S6200A) open competitive examination.

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

B-65 HENRY ROBINSON, III

Henry Robinson, III appeal his score on the examination for
Fire Chief (PM0435U), Plainfield.

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

B-66 JAMES TASCA

James Tasca appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Chief (PM0445U), Paterson.

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

B-67 IDAH YONGO

Idah Yongo appeals her score on the examination for
Habilitation Plan Coordinator (S0378A).

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

B-68 KENNETH CLARK

Kenneth Clark appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management which found that he lacked the required
amount of continuous permanent status as of the closing date
for Senior Fire Instructor (PC8110W), Sussex County.

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

B-69 LOREESE HARVILLE

Loreese Harville appeals the decision of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that she lacked the
required amount of permanent status in a title to which the
examination was open for Cottage Training Supervisor
(PS7627K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-70 ANTHONY OGOZALEK, JR.

Anthony Ogozalek, Jr., appeals the decision of the Division
of Human Resource Management which found that he lacked the
required amount of continuous permanent status as of the
closing date for Police Sergeant (PM2519A), Delran Township.

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

B-71 DAVID PELLI

David Pelli appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management which found that appellant lacked the
amount of permanent status in a title to which the
examination was open for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant
(PC2514A), Hudson County.

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

B-72 LONDELA BRYANT

Londela Bryant appeals the administration of the clerical
examination within the Continuous Testing Program.

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

B-73 STEPHEN FERRARO, SR.

Stephen Ferraro, Sr., appeals the administration of the
promotional examination for Police Captain (PM1107W), Fort
Lee.

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

B-74 MITCHELL CHASMAR

Mitchell Chasmar appeals the administration of the
promotional examination for Police Lieutenant (PM1373W),
Weehawken.

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

B-75 LEONARD GUARINO

Leonard Guarino appeals the administration of the
promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM0948W),
Elizabeth.

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

B-76 LEONARD COHEN

Leonard Cohen appeals the administration of the promotional
examination for Police Sergeant (PM0979W), Atlantic City.

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

B-77 RAYMOND JAZIKOFF

Raymond Jazikoff appeals the administration of the
promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM0969W), South
Plainfield.

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

B-78 JOHNNIE MATTHEWS

Johnnie Matthews appeals the administration of the written
examination for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I), Department of
Corrections.

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

B-79 DEBORAH MCDERMOTT

Deborah McDermott appeals the determination of the Division
of Human Resource Information Services, which removed her
name from the special reemployment list for Practical Nurse.

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

B-80 MICHAEL MCDUFFIE

Michael McDuffie appeals the administration of the
promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM0959W),
Newark.

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

B-81 ANTHONY NICINI

Anthony Nicini appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services concerning the correct answer to a
specific question on the promotional examination for
Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC0705W), Camden County.

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

B-82 LOUIS M. STAVOLI

Louis M. Stavoli appeals the posting of the promotional
examination for Crew Supervisor Highway Marking (PS6017T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-83 ARMANDO COCCI

Armando Cocci appeals the passing point of the written
examination for Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC0706W),
Ocean County.

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

B-84 PATRICIAN ROWAN

The Atlantic County Department of Administrative Services
requests that out-of-title work performed by Patricia Rowan
be accepted in order to admit her to a qualifying
examination for Personnel Technician.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-85 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of April 4,
2000, are submitted for adoption.

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

B-86 RACHEL DANIELS

The appeal of Rachel Daniels, a Senior Correction Officer at
New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, of her
10-day suspension on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Anthony T. Bruno (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on February 25, 2000, reversing the suspension. At
its meeting on April 4, 2000, the Board affirmed the ALJ's
recommendation. 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-87 ISAAC DEBOTTON

Isaac DeBotton, represented by Craig S. Gumpel, Esq.,
petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its
decision on which his appeal of scoring for the examination
for Principal Engineer, (PC1355U), Morris County was denied.

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

B-88 ROBERT ESPINOSA

Robert Espinosa appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Police Sergeant (PM0971W), Union City.

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

B-89 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Steve Shipman
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension/fine ($50) for one day

James Zollitsch
Department of Environmental Protection
3-day suspension and fine ($3,626.50)

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, May 9,
2000, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

__________________________________
LEWIS A. SCHEINDLIN
ACTING CHAIRMAN
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
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