State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 
Janice Mitchell Mintz, Chairwoman
Margaret E. L. Howard
Leo Vartan


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

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz, Merit System Board
Members, Margaret E. L. Howard and Leo Vartan; Elizabeth Laufer,
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.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise
specified.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Sobha Benjamin
County of Atlantic
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Daniel Desmet
County of Morris
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Joseph McMillan
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Lance Spencer
County of Burlington
County Jail
Suspension

In the Matter of Orlando Wright
Appellate Division State of New Jersey
Judiciary
Suspension

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


ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Sobha Benjamin,
which was held over.

A-2 GORDON ADAMS

Gordon Adams, Recovery Assistant Detoxification Unit, City
of Atlantic City,
Department of Health and Human Services, layoff effective
April 15, 2000,
for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to dismiss the
appeal and referred to the Commissioner of
Personnel the determination of appellant's layoff
rights appeal.

A-3 MELVIN BESSANT

Melvin Bessant, Senior Stock Clerk, Division of Taxation,
Department of Treasury, removal effective July 21, 1998, on
charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public
employee and violation of the Department of Treasury
Workplace Violence Policy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-4 JAMES BEST

James Best, Correction Officer Recruit, Bayside State
Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective
September 9, 1999, on charges of neglect of duty,
performance, insubordination and violation of safety and
security precautions.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-5 CAROL CHANDLER

Appeal of Carol Chandler, School Bus Driver, Brick Township
School District, concerning her bypass for appointment from
the eligible list for School Bus Driver (M5772T), Brick
Township School District.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
bypass for appointment from the eligible list.

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

A-6 JOSE GONZALEZ

Jose Gonzalez, Police Officer, City of Passaic, Police
Department, suspension for 30 days, on charges of chronic or
excessive absenteeism.

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

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

A-7 CAROL KIDD-WHITE

Carol Kidd-White, County Correction Officer, County of
Mercer, Department of Public Care and Safety, removal
effective July 1, 1999, on charges of official misconduct,
conduct unbecoming an officer, forgery, and theft by
deception.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-8 PETER MATHUS

Peter Mathus, Range Instructor, City of Jersey City, Police
Department, removal effective July 20, 1999, on charges of
insubordination and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

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-9 James Pizzullo and A-13 Michael Smith. The
Board subsequently reconvened the public meeting.

A-9 JAMES PIZZULLO (REMAND)

James Pizzullo, Police Sergeant, Township of Hamilton,
Department of Public Safety, suspension for 30 days and
demotion to the position of Police Officer, on charges of
neglect, performance of duty, obedience of laws and
regulations, and truthfulness.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
30-day suspension and the demotion to the position of Police
Officer.

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

A-10 SANDRA ROBINSON

Sandra Robinson, Principal Clerk Typist, City of Atlantic
City, resignation not in good standing effective November
13, 1996, on charges of being absent from employment without
appropriate authorization.

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

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

A-11 JOSEPH SALAY

Joseph Salay, County Correction Lieutenant, County of Union,
Department of Public Safety, removal effective March 18,
1998, on charges of official misconduct.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Deny
appellant's claim for back pay.

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

A-12 LLOYD SMITH

Lloyd Smith, Human Services Assistant, Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital, removal effective December 17, 1999, on charges of
sleeping while on duty and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

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

A-13 MICHAEL SMITH

Michael Smith, Stock Clerk, City of Vineland, Administration
Department, removal effective September 11, 1998, on charges
of abandonment of his position.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
removal to a resignation in good standing.

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

A-14 KEITH TYLER

Keith Tyler, Police Officer, City of Atlantic City,
petitions the Merit System Board to set aside his
resignation in good standing on the basis that it was
submitted under duress.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
resignation in good standing.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 FELIX ANDRADES

Felix Andrades 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 FRANK A. BORCHERS

Frank A. Borchers 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-3 BRIAN DANDRIDGE

Brian Dandridge appeals his rejection as a County Police
Officer candidate by the County of Essex 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 RYAN DIMONE

Ryan Dimone appeals his rejection as a Juvenile Detention
Officer by the County of Hudson and its request to remove
his name from the eligible list for Juvenile Detention
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 STEPHEN JOHNSON

Stephen Johnson appeals his rejection as a County Police
Officer candidate by the County of Essex 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-6 RALPH TULLO

Ralph Tullo appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer
candidate by Hudson County and its request to remove his
name from the eligible list for Sheriff's Officer on the
basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties
of the position. This matter was held over from the August
29, 2000 Board meeting for further clarification on the
report of the Medical Examiners Panel.

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

B-7 DWAYNE WARFIELD

Dwayne Warfield appeals his rejection as a Police Officer
candidate by the City of Camden and its request to remove
his name from the eligible list for Police Officer on the
basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties
of the position.

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

B-8 LORRAINE T. FOSCOLO-FRASCA

Lorraine T. Foscolo-Frasca, an Examination Technician,
Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 KATHLEEN FUQUAY

Kathleen Fuquay, a Senior Clerk Typist at New Jersey City
University, represented by Kathryn E. Smith, Executive Vice
President, CWA Local 1031, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 NICHOLAS KAUFMAN

Nicholas Kaufman, a Grounds Worker with the Senator Garrett
W. Hagedorn Center for Geriatrics, Gero-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-11 CARL G. LADD

Carl G. Ladd, a Youth Work Supervisor 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-12 VINCENT PARDEE

Vincent Pardee, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, represented by Arnold S. Cohen,
Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-13 LORENZO RIVERA, JR.

Lorenzo Rivera, Jr., a Highway Construction and Bridge
Repairer 1 with the Department of Transportation, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-14 VENDETTA SMITH

Vendetta Smith, an Instructor Counselor with Woodbine
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 LISA SUTHARD

Lisa Suthard, a Senior Therapy Program Assistant at Woodbine
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-16 JAMES W. COMBS, JR.

James W. Combs, Jr., represented by Lawrence E. Popp, Esq.,
appeals his termination from the provisional position of
Human Services Technician and the removal of his name from
the special reemployment list for Human Services Assistant
at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, with the Department of
Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the appeal of
removal from the provisional position, but granted
a hearing on removal of his name from the special
reemployment list.

B-17 SHEREE K. CULVERT

Sheree K. Culvert, a Correction Sergeant at Riverfront State
Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Kendall J.
Collins, Esq., appeals her bypass on the certification for
Correction Lieutenant (PS6320I).

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

B-18 HARRY DAHLMAN, ET AL.

The New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors Association,
represented by Robert B. Reed, Esq., on behalf of Correction
Sergeants Harry Dahlman, Robert Zimmer and James Wengert
with the Department of Corrections, appeals the removal of
their names from the list for Correction Lieutenant
(PS6320I) based on their unsatisfactory employment records.
It is noted that this matter was held over from the Board's
September 12, 2000 meeting.

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

B-19 LUTHER G. DAUGHERTY

Luther G. Daugherty, a Correction Sergeant Bayside State
Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Mario A.
Iavicoli, Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services
which found that he was properly bypassed on the
certification for Correction Lieutenant (PS6320I) based on
an unsatisfactory employment record. It is noted that this
matter was held over from the Board's September 12, 2000
meeting.

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

B-20 FRANK R. JACKSON

Frank R. Jackson, a Correction Sergeant at New Jersey State
Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), represented by John
H. Rittley, Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services
which found that he was properly removed from the list for
Correction Lieutenant (PS6320I) based on an unsatisfactory
employment record.

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

B-21 GARY R. KERN, ET AL.

The New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors Association
(NJLESA), represented by Robert B. Reed, Esq., on behalf of
Correction Sergeants Gary R. Kern, Antonio C. Campos, Larry
W. Cole and Robert M. Rupp with the Department of
Corrections appeals the bypasses of the above Sergeants'
names from the certification for Correction Lieutenant
(PS6320I).

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

B-22 ALISA A. LOVE

Alisa A. Love, represented by Alan D. Krauss, Esq., appeals
the decision of Human Resource Information Systems which
found that the Department of Human Services had presented a
sufficient basis to remove appellant's name from the Family
Service Specialist Trainee (S6024O) eligible list as a
result of making a false statement on her employment
application and having a criminal record adversely relating
to the employment sought.

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

B-23 ACCOUNTANT (M6387O), CITY OF IRVINGTON

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Accountant 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-24 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PUBLIC WORKS (M0799W), JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Assistant Director,
Public Works (M0799W), Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for a
waiver, but assessed partial costs.

B-25 COOK (C0760W), PASSAIC COUNTY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Cook while provisional appointees are
serving in the title is 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-26 MAINTENANCE REPAIRER (M6612A), VINELAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Maintenance Repairer
(M6612A), Vineland City School District.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for a
waiver, but assessed costs.

B-27 PROGRAM MONITOR (M6278O), JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Program Monitor
(M6278O), Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for a
waiver but assessed partial costs.

B-28 PROBRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST 3, ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (S6138W),
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


The State Department of the Treasury requests permission not
to make an appointment from the certification for Program
Support Specialist 3, Assistance Programs (S6138W). This
matter was held over from the September 26, 2000 Board
meeting for further review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for a
waiver but assessed no costs.

B-29 SECURITY GUARD (M1907A), VINELAND BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

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

B-30 JANET C. DUNN

Janet C. Dunn, a Senior Food Service Handler at Vineland
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services (DHS),
appeals the decision of the DHS' Assistant Commissioner for
Human Resources denying her request for a reasonable
accommodation.

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

B-31 ALFRED MICCIO

Alfred Micco and the Department of Corrections, represented
by John P. Nuttall, DAG, seek acknowledgement of a
settlement agreement which resolves the outstanding issues
related to appellant's request for enforcement of a previous
settlement agreement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

B-32 BARBARA ARCHIE

The appeal of Barbara Archie, a Cottage Training Technician
at Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human
Services, of her removals effective February 18 and March
10, 1999 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge
Joseph F. Martone (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision
on July 28, 2000. At its meeting on September 12, 2000, the
Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation upholding the
removals. 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-33 WILLIAM BATE

The appeal of William Bate, a Probation Officer with the
Judiciary, Essex Vicinage, of his 20-day suspension
beginning July 14, 1997, and his removal effective May 5,
1998 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Maria
Mancini LaFiandra, who rendered her initial decision on
August 1, 2000, upholding the 20-day suspension and the
removal. At its meeting on September 12, 2000, the Board
adopted the recommendation to uphold the 20-day suspension,
but modified the removal to a resignation in good standing.
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-34 CORY EMELE

The appeal of Cory Emele, a Senior Correction Officer with
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, Department of
Corrections, of his removal effective December 10, 1998 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Steven C.
Reback (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on July 11,
2000. At its meeting on September 12, 2000, the Merit
System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to
uphold the removal. Rather, the Board ordered that the
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 directed that this matter
be held over.

B-35 JUAN DIEGO FEEHAN

The appeal of Juan Diego Feehan, an Income Maintenance
Technician, Bilingual in Spanish and English, with the
Middlesex County Board of Social Services, of his 25-day
suspension beginning October 7, 1999 on charges, was heard
by Administrative Law Judge Anthony T. Bruno (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on August 2, 2000. At its
meeting on September 12, 2000, the Merit System Board
adopted the recommendation of the ALJ to uphold the
suspension 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-36 ABDUL-GHAFUR FAIZ

The appeal of Abdul-Ghafur Faiz, a Senior Correction Officer
with New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections,
concerning his 30-day suspension beginning September 26,
1998 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge
Kathryn A. Clark (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on
August 3, 2000. At its meeting on September 12, 2000, the
Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's
recommendation to modify the penalty to a 10-day suspension.
Rather, the Board ordered that the 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 directed that this matter
be held over.

B-37 JUAN GONZALEZ

The appeal of Juan Gonzalez, a Police Officer with the City
of Newark, of his release at the end of his working test
period, effective July 23, 1999, was before Administrative
Law Judge Edith Klinger (ALJ), who rendered her initial
decision on July 18, 2000, reversing the release at the end
of the working test period. At its meeting on September 12,
2000, the Board ordered that the 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 directed that this matter
be held over.

B-38 JOANNE JOBECK

The appeal of Joanne Jobeck, a Principal Data Control Clerk
with Union County, of her resignation not in good standing
effective March 2, 1998, was heard by Administrative Law
Judge Diana C. Sukovich (ALJ), who rendered her initial
decision on June 26, 2000. At its meeting on September 12,
2000, the Merit System Board adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the resignation not in good
standing. 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-39 GEORGE JOHNSON

The appeal of George Johnson, a Police Officer with the
Deptford Township Police Department, of his bypass on the
Police Sergeant (PM4746P), Deptford Township eligible list,
was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ),
who rendered his initial decision on May 4, 2000. At its
meeting on September 12, 2000, the Board adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to dismiss the appeal. 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-40 MARK ODOM

The appeal of Mark Odom, a Police Officer with the City of
Newark, of his 10-day suspension on charges, was heard
before Administrative Law Judge Maria Mancini LaFiandra
(ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on August 7, 2000.
In that decision, the ALJ noted that the appellant withdrew
his appeal of the 10-day suspension and awarded him back pay
from January 23, 1997 to September 22, 1997, the period of
his indefinite suspension, and also awarded counsel fees.
At its meeting on September 12, 2000, the Board adopted the
ALJ's recommendation that the appellant be awarded back pay
but did not adopt the recommendation that the appellant be
awarded counsel fees. The Board also acknowledged the
withdrawal of the appellant's appeal of his 10-day
suspension. 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-41 ROBERT J. SCHNUR

The appeal of Robert J. Schnur, a Senior Correction Officer
at South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, of
his removal effective April 28, 1999 on charges, was heard
by Administrative Law Judge Steven C. Reback (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on July 20, 2000, upholding
the removal. At its meeting on September 12, 2000, the
Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation.
However, the Board found it necessary to clarify a portion
of the ALJ's decision. 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-42 JOSEPH F. GILSENAN

Joseph F. Gilsenan appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he was ineligible for
the promotional examination for Safety Inspector (PM0100A),
Brick Township.

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

B-43 JANICE GINSBURG

Janice Ginsburg appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Accounting Assistant (PS0339N), Department
of Labor.

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

B-44 ANNA M. KNAPP AND ANDRE C. WILLIAMS

Anna M. Knapp and Andre C. Williams appeal the determination
of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they
did not meet the experience requirement, per the
substitution clause for education, for the promotional
examination for Technician, Management Information Systems
(MIS) (PS9334N), Department of Labor.

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

B-45 CARL F. KRUG

Carl F. Krug appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
education requirements for the open competitive examination
for Assistant Engineer (M1200B), Burlington Township.

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

B-46 JOHN J. MOORE

John J. Moore appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (Fiscal Management), (PS8030K),
Department of Human Services.

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

B-47 MICHAEL A. NOVEMBRE

The Department of the Treasury appeals the determination of
the Division of Selection Services which found that Michael
A. Novembre was ineligible for the promotional examination
for Supervisor of Operations, Treasury (PS9369U), Department
of the Treasury.

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

B-48 MONICA M. REDONDO

Monica M. Redondo 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 Family Service Specialist 3 (Bilingual in Spanish and
English) (S0109O).

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

B-49 RUDOLPH SANDERS

Rudolph Sanders appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (Fiscal Management), (PS8030K),
Department of Human Services.

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

B-50 MARK VERPENT

Mark Verpent appeals his ineligibility for the promotional
examination for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-51 VALERIE E. WOODS

Valerie E. Woods appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Assistant 2 (PS0730R).

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

B-52 TERRENCE ARRINGTON, ET AL.

Terrence Arrington, William Bradley, John Carne, Patrick
Earley and Jerome Pinckney appeal their scores for the
physical performance portion of the examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-53 MICHAEL FLANAGAN

Michael Flanagan appeals his score for the physical
performance and written portion of the examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-54 DEAN HARVEY

Dean Harvey appeals his score for the physical performance
and written portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-55 GRACE PORTER AND KEVIN LLOYD

Grace Porter and Kevin Lloyd appeal their scores for the
physical performance and written portions of the examination
for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-56 FATIMA REGATTS

Fatima Regatts appeals her score for the open competitive
examination for Family Service Specialist Trainee (S6024O).

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

B-57 RONALD STOCKER

Ronald Stocker appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Truck Driver (PM0962A), Linden.

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

B-58 MEG FRAMPTON

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Transportation, requests that Meg
Frampton's out-of-title work experience be accepted to
qualify her for a prospective promotional examination for
the title of Executive Assistant 3.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-59 HELEN HARDIFER

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of the Treasury, requests that Helen
Hardifer's out-of-title work experience be accepted to
satisfy the experience requirements for admittance to the
promotional examination for Contract Administrator 2
(PS9299U), Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-60 SHARI LERIT

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Transportation, requests that Shari
Lerit's out-of-title work experience be accepted to satisfy
the experience requirement for a prospective promotional
examination for Administrative Analyst 4 in the Department
of Transportation.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-61 CHRISTOPHER J. MORRISON

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Human Services, requests that Christopher
J. Morrison's out-of-title work experience be accepted to
qualify him for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 1 (PS0784K), Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-62 KATHLEEN PIETRAS

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Environmental Protection, requests that
Kathleen Pietras' out-of-title work experience be accepted
to satisfy the experience requirement for the promotional
examination for Forms Analyst 3 (PS9874G), Department of
Environmental Protection.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-63 CYNTHIA REDUS-TARCHIS

Cynthia Redus-Tarchis appeals the decision of the Division
of Selection Services concerning the correct answer to a
specific question on the promotional examination for County
Service Specialist (PS6986K), Division of Youth and Family
Services.

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

B-64 ORLANDO CUEVAS, ET AL.

Orlando Cuevas, Morris Glover, Michael Lynch, John Maddox,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., John Morris, Edward
Pedrick, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Joseph Saponare,
John Sosinavage, John Thomson and Joseph Wysocki (PM2517A)
Camden City; Edward Campanella, Thomas Campbell, Patrick
Ciser, Nicholas Donato, Paul Jubinsky, Andres Moreira,
Carmine Petrone, Salvatore Saggio, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq., James Scartozzi and John Sloth (PM2518A)
Clifton; Chris Anagnostis, Baba Karade, Gary Kelshaw and
Fedele Nicolaro Jr. (PM2520A) East Orange; Raymond Williams,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq. (PM2525A) Florence
Township; Anthony Iazzetti (PM2524A) Hackensack; Kevin
Pydeski (PM2525A) Hillside; John Carr, Mark Cavanagh,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Glen Cook, Mark Cowan,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Thomas Cowan, Richard
Destefano, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Gerard De
Cicco, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Michael DiSanto,
Kevin Garcia, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Paul
Griffin, Robert Gutch, Wayde Hazekamp, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq., David Humen, Michael Kenny, Edward Kist, Peter
Lagis, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Keith Mandriota,
Michael McCormack, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., John
McClellan, Scott McNulty, Peter Mesa, Mark Miller, Patricia
Radziewicz, Frank Ranelli, John Redmond, George Rotondo,
Darvin Schild, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., John
Tanajauskas, Ilias Voutsas, Jay White and Frederick Younger
(PM2528A) Jersey City; John Gouveia and Dominick Mascitelli
(PM2529A) Kearny; John Horre (PM2531A) Linden; Keith Laverty
(PM2533A) Millburn; Thomas Strumolo (PM2536A) Nutley;

B-64 ORLANDO CUEVAS, ET AL. (CONTINUED)

Walter Rittger Jr., represented by Larry Holtz, Esq.
(PM2537A) Orange; James Carifi, Brian Detaranto and Robert
Whiteman (PM2539A) Parsippany-Troy Hills; Michael Colwell,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., and Richard Larsen,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq. (PM2541A) Point Pleasant
Borough; Patrick Feliciano and Richard O'Boyle (PM2542A)
Rutherford; Edward Weber (PM2549A) Waldwick; Ray Hernandez,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq. (PM2551A) West New York;
Brian Caloiaro and Gary Schenck (PM2554A) Lawrence Township;
William Moyle (PM2557A) Sparta; Michael Bauer and Donald
Clayton (PM2563A) Manasquan Borough; Frank Passantino Jr.
(PM2565A) Long Branch City; Raymond Hoffman and Walter Young
(PM2566A) Irvington; Kevin Joy and Thomas Rickey, County
Police Sergeant (PC2624A) Union County, appeal the written
examination for Police Sergeant (various jurisdictions).

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

B-65 JEWEL C. BATON, ET AL.

Jewel C. Baton, et al., appeal the promotional examinations
as follows: Katherine M. Friel, Ruth Mathis, Human Resource
Consultant 2 (PS6914C), Lisa Ann Makai, Human Resource
Consultant 3 (PS6927C), Jewel C. Baton, Anna V. Brennan,
Mary Ann Burke, Diane T. Fayad, Human Resource Consultant 4
(PS6928C), and Jewel C. Baton, Mary Ann Burke, Diane T.
Fayad, Arthur Hoenig, Robert J. Hoyd, Stanley A. Kierney,
Martha Y. Manzo, Stephen Pfeiffer, Human Resource Consultant
5 (PS6929C), Department of Personnel.

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

B-66 HENRY E. BARKEI

Henry E. Barkei appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which denied his request for a make-up
examination for the Field Monitor 2, Division of Motor
Vehicles (PS8872T) promotional examination.

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

B-67 MARION PRESTI, ET AL.

Appellants Marion Presti, Richard D. Byer and Frank J.
Pinto, represented by Virginia A. Wolf, Executive Vice
President, CWA Local 1038, appeal the validity and content
of the Employment Services Specialist 2, Account Executive
(PS3376N), promotional examination for the Department of
Labor. It is noted that this matter was held over from the
Board's July 25, 2000 meeting.

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

B-68 IRVING GREVIOUS

Irving Grevious appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which set the amount of time allotted for
review of the examination for Correction Lieutenant
(PS6320I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-69 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of September
26, 2000 are submitted for adoption.

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

B-70 RUTH MEGARGEE

Ruth Megargee, a Teacher 1 with the Department of Human
Services (DHS), represented by Andrew Dwyer, Esq., appeals
the decision of the DHS' Assistant Commissioner for Human
Resources regarding her request for a reasonable
accommodation.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, October
24, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.


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