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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, November 21, 2000, in Trenton, New Jersey.

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

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Chairwoman Janice Mitchell
Mintz, 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.

STATE

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: November 21, 2000

TO: Lewis A. Scheindlin, Acting Commissioner
Department of Personnel

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

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Human Resources Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The Department of Labor is requesting a one-range salary increase
for the title of Disability Insurance Supervisor.

Changes over the past several years have impacted the know-how
factors of the Disability Insurance Supervisor. The Temporary
Disability Insurance Service was upgraded to division status.
The Division assumed a number of responsibilities previously
performed by another unit, including fraud abuse, medical
relations, and field investigations. Operations and staff have
shifted from that which was primarily clerical to primarily
professional. Legislative changes and case law precedents have
increased the complexity factors affecting temporary disability
insurance determinations. The Department intends to increase the
amount of supervisory experience required for appointment to this
title by one year.

We believe this one-range increase is warranted.

CHANGE IN SALARY RANGE

Effective: 1/29/00

FROM: TO:
Disability Insurance Supervisor Disability Insurance Supervisor
M27-65075 L NL M28-65075 L NL

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing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

Diane Bratton, et al., City of Union Public Library, layoff.

Uvaldo Chavez, Clerk, City of Union, retirement in lieu of
layoff.

FMBA Local 22, Deputy Fire Chief (PM3540A), Town of Harrison.

Jose Gomez, Motor Vehicle Operator Elderly and Handicapped
Persons, County of Mercer, suspension.

Randolf Greenleaf, Head Cook Regional Food Service, Department of
Corrections, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women,
suspension.

Beverly Hamilton, County Correction Lieutenant, County of Camden,
suspension.

Norris Justis, County Correction Officer, County of Atlantic,
suspension.

Albert MacArthur, Security Guard, City of Jersey City, removal.

John Matkins, Building Maintenance Worker, Housing Authority of
the City of Newark, removal.

Lamont Parker, Security Officer, William Paterson University,
release at the end of the working test period.

Thomas Parsons, County Correction Officer, County of Union,
suspension.

Diane Scott, Code Enforcement Officer, City of Plainfield,
layoff.

Arlene Torres, County Correction Officer, County of Salem,
suspension and removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Maurice Ford
Newark School District
Removal

In the Matter of Ginger Happe
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal and Resignation Not in Good Standing

In the Matter of Theodore S. Jackson
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Elaine Jefferson, Jr.
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of William McLurkin
Riverfront State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Debra Patton
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period
and Removal

In the Matter of Julio Porrao
Morris County Board of Social Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Vincent Salvatore
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Elaine
Jefferson, Jr., which was held over.

A-2 MARK BENTON

Mark Benton, Senior Food Service Handler, Hunterdon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective December 17, 1999, on charges of chronic or
excessive absenteeism.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-3 MICHAEL BONYOCZECZKY

Michael Bonyoczeczky, Heavy Equipment Operator, City of
Trenton, Department of Public Works, removal effective July
29, 1998, on charges of failure to pass an Impaired Screen
Test.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-4 CLAUDE DEJOIE

Claude Dejoie, Family Service Specialist 3, Division of
Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services,
removal effective May 21, 1999, on charges of creating a
disturbance, insubordination and threatening a fellow
employee.

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

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

A-5 ALBERT ENGESSER

Albert Engesser, Police Sergeant, Township of Parsippany
Troy Hills, Police Department, suspension for 6 months and
demotion effective July 14, 1999, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, withholding
information, reporting violation of laws, ordinance, rules
or orders, compromising criminal cases, truthfulness and
misconduct observed by police personnel.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
6-month suspension and the demotion, and award the
respondent counsel fees in the amount of $3,364.60.

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

A-6 STEPHEN GREENE

Stephen Greene, Electrician, Camden County Municipal
Utilities Authority, removal effective February 2, 2000, on
charges of failure and inability to perform 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 resignation
in good standing.

A-7 NAGUIB HANNA

Naguib Hanna, Candidate for Assistant Environmental
Engineer, Department of Environmental Protection, list
removal.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal of the appellant's name from the eligible list.

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

A-8 WILLIAM MILLER

William Miller, Senior Parole Officer, State of New Jersey,
Department of Corrections, suspension for 40 days and two
removals effective August 2, 1996, on charges of
performance, general cause and personal conduct.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
40-day suspension and the two removals.

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

A-9 FULVIO STANZIALE (REMAND)

Fulvio Stanziale, Sanitary Inspector, County of Monmouth,
Board of Health, one day suspension and claimed reprisal.
The appellant was charged with insubordination.

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

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

A-10 JUNIOR A. WATTS

Junior A. Watts, Maintenance Repairer Low Pressure License,
County of Monmouth, John L. Montgomery Medical Homes,
removal effective April 14, 1998, on charges of conviction
and 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 HAROLD WEIGLE

Harold Weigle, Inspector, Fire Safety with the Department of
Community Affairs, removal on charges, requests back pay.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Appellant
be paid back pay from January 4, 1999 through the date of
his reinstatement.

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

A-12 WILLIAM T. ECKSTEIN, JR.

William T. Eckstein, Jr., Marine Mechanic, Division of State
Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, release at the
end of the working test period effective April 24, 1998.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Grant a new
working test period.

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

A-13 KAREN BREVOGEL

Karen Brevogel, Senior Practical Nurse, County of
Burlington, Buttonwood Hospital, removal effective April 22,
1998, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to
perform duties; conduct unbecoming a public employee and
neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
removal to a 90-day suspension.

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

A-14 ROBERT DAVIS - SETTLEMENT

Robert Davis, Senior Correction Officer, East Jersey State
Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective May 24,
1999, on charges of conduct unbecoming an employee. Settled
to a resignation in good standing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 DAVID MACNEIL

David MacNeil 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-2 KEVIN MOYER

Kevin Moyer appeals his rejection as a Fire Fighter by the
City of Camden and its request to remove his name from the
eligible list for Fire Fighter 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 JAMES OWENS

James Owens 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-4 JEFFREY S. WYATT

Jeffrey S. Wyatt 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-5 ERIC BAUMGARDT

Eric Baumgardt, an Emergency Medical Services Technician
with Hunterdon 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-6 IRIS R. BAUZA

Iris R. Bauza, a Senior Food Service Handler with the Arthur
Brisbane Child Treatment 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-7 THOMAS L. DENNIS

Thomas L. Dennis, an Assistant Social Work Supervisor
(Psychiatric) with Ancora 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 denied.

B-8 TINA GARNER

Tina Garner, a former Communications Operator (Secured
Facilities) at Northern State Prison, Department of
Corrections, represented by Isaac Henkoff, Esq., appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 DANIEL JAEGER

Daniel Jaeger, a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey
State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by
Stephen Spitzer, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 WILLIAM KALLAS

William Kallas, a Carpenter 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-11 JUDITH E. KELLY

Judith E. Kelly, an Assistant Food Service Supervisor 2 with
the New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Vineland,
Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 RUTH ANN LAPATNICK

Ruth Ann Lapatnick, a Teacher 1, 12 Months, with Arthur
Brisbane Child Treatment 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-13 JOHN MAHNKEN

John Mahnken, a Senior Correction Officer with Mid-State
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-14 IRIS (MARTINEZ) GONZALEZ

Iris (Martinez) Gonzalez, a Human Services Technician at the
New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Paramus, Department of
Military and Veterans' Affairs, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-15 LYNDA NAPRAVNIK-VESSELS

Lynda Napravnik-Vessels, a Head Nurse at Ann Klein Forensic
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-16 ELIZABETH STIPA

Elizabeth Stipa, a Secretarial Assistant 1 at Rowan
University, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-17 WILLIAM V. WASHINGTON

William V. Washington, a Senior Correction Officer at East
Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC),
appeals the determination by the Acting Director of Equal
Employment Division with the DOC, stating that there was no
probable cause that he had been retaliated against for
filing a prior discrimination complaint.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-18 RICARDO LEATY

Ricardo Leaty, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Esq.,
appeals the removal of his name from the eligible lists for
Police Officer (S9999W and S9999V), City of Plainfield, on
the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-19 THERESA MYERS

Theresa Myers, represented by Daniel J. Zirrith, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services
which upheld her bypass on a certification of the list for
Receptionist/Telephone Operator (S6151W), Judiciary, Union
County Vicinage.

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

B-20 NATHAN T. PLESKONKO

Nathan T. Pleskonko appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the Department of Corrections' request
for the removal of the appellant's name from the Correction
Officer Recruit (S9999W) eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory criminal and driving record.

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

B-21 BARBARA FLANAGAN

Barbara Flanagan, a former Head Nurse, 12 Months, with
Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human
Services, represented by Benjamin Spivak, Senior Staff
Representative, CWA Local 1040, requests reconsideration of
the final administrative decision, rendered June 8, 1999,
which upheld the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration but denied the request for sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

B-22 JOHN L. ROBINSON, III

John L. Robinson, III, a Job Developer with the City of
Jersey City, petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of the final administrative decision,
rendered April 8, 1999, which found that Robinson should be
suspended for six months.

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

B-23 BRIAN WHITTLE

Brian Whittle, a Fire Fighter with the City of East Orange,
represented by Eldridge Hawkins, Esq., seeks enforcement of
that part of the Merit System Board decision rendered on
June 8, 1999, granting him back pay for the period following
his six-month suspension to the date he returned to work.

ACTION: The Merit System Board established that the time
period for which appellant is to receive back pay
is from September 11, 1998, following his six-
month suspension, to September 27, 1999, the date
of his immediate suspension. The Merit System
Board also granted a hearing on the issue of the
amount of back pay and counsel fees to which the
appellant is entitled.

B-24 HENRY BUSSEY

Henry Bussey, a Senior Correction Officer with Northern
State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by
Robert A. Fagella, Esq., requests that the Merit System
Board review the amount of back pay which he is due as a
result of his being exonerated of criminal charges for which
he had been indefinitely suspended on January 21, 1998.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-25 COORDINATOR, FEDERAL AND STATE AID (C0458O), ESSEX COUNTY

The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has remanded for
reconsideration the decision of the Merit System Board,
rendered on July 11, 2000, denying the appointing
authority's request for an appointment waiver for
Coordinator, Federal and State Aid (C0458O), Essex County
and assessing $1,000 for the administrative costs of
ensuring compliance with the certification and appointment
procedures.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration and appointment waiver. The Merit
System Board rescinded compliance costs but
assessed the costs of the selection process.

B-26 THERESA ANDERSEN

Theresa Andersen appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which denied her eligibility for
admittance to the open competitive examination for Paralegal
Technician 2 (S0318W).

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

B-27 BARBARA S. COHEN

Barbara S. Cohen 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 Improvement Specialist 2 (PS8783K), Division of
Youth and Family Services.

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

B-28 CATHERINE GRAHAM

Catherine Graham appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Secretarial Assistant 3 (Non-Stenographic) (PS8189K),
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-29 PATRICIA A. JIORLE

Patricia A. Jiorle appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Technical Assistant Management Information Systems
(PS9310K), Hunterdon Developmental Center.

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

B-30 RONNIE P. LOTTERMANN

Ronnie P. Lottermann, represented by Thomas M. Zisa, Esq.,
appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource
Management which found that he was ineligible for the
promotional examination for Public Works Superintendent
(PM0377B), Borough of Fair Lawn, due to his not being
permanent in a title to which the examination was open.

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

B-31 FLETCHER MARTINIQUE

Fletcher Martinique appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that he failed
to indicate the proper licensure for the open competitive
examination for Electrical Subcode Official (M9076O),
Middletown Township.

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

B-32 VERONICA MCARDLE

Veronica McArdle appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, she did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Technician,
Management Information Systems (PS8574P), Division of State
Police.

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

B-33 EDWARD A. MOORE

Edward A. Moore appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not provide a
transcript or list of courses and credits required to
evaluate education for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 1 (Management Auditor), (PS5356U),
Department of the Treasury.

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

B-34 JUDITH K. MULDOON

Judith K. Muldoon 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 Improvement Specialist 2 (PS8783K), Division of
Youth and Family Services.

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

B-35 THOMAS PAGE

Thomas Page appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not indicate the
required license or registration for the open competitive
examination for Teacher (C9052O), Passaic County.

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

B-36 MICHAEL RICHMAN

Michael Richman appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Management Improvement Specialist 2 (PS8783K), Division of
Youth and Family Services.

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

B-37 LAURIN STAHL

Laurin Stahl 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 Improvement Specialist 2 (PS8783K), Division of
Youth and Family Services.

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

B-38 VINETTE TATE

Vinette Tate 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 Improvement Specialist (PS8783K), Division of
Youth and Family Services.

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

B-39 PAMELA E. WENTWORTH

Pamela E. Wentworth 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 Improvement Specialist 2
(PS8783K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-40 DAVEL WRIGHT

Davel Wright appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, he did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor
Juvenile Corrections Unit, (PS0301P), Juvenile Justice
Commission.

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

B-41 MAUREEN BRESEE, ET AL.

Maureen Bresee, Beverly J. Covello and Lisa S. Hand appeal
their scores on the promotional examination for Cook
(PM0140B), Brick Township School District.

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

B-42 LORNA J. CAMPBELL AND ROBIN L. PERKINS

Lorna J. Campbell and Robin L. Perkins appeal their scores
on the promotional examination for Customer Service
Information Specialist 1 (PS9846T), Motor Vehicle Services.

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

B-43 CHARLES W. COLEMAN

Charles W. Coleman appeals his score for the open
competitive examination for Family Service Specialist
Trainee (S6024O).

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

B-44 MARY ELLEN DAVIS

Mary Ellen Davis appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services that she failed to achieve a passing
score on the promotional examination for Senior Field
Representative, Housing (PS7416D), (Housing Assistance
Program).

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

B-45 ANDREA V. HUNNINGHAM

Andrea V. Hunningham appeals her score on the promotional
examination for Secretarial Assistant 3, (Non-Stenographic)
(PS8189K), Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-46 HAZEL M. NEGRON

Hazel M. Negron appeals her score on the promotional
examination for Customer Service Information Specialist 1,
(PS9846T), Motor Vehicle Services.

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

B-47 ROSCOE P. YOUNG

Roscoe P. Young appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Senior Youth Worker (PS0414E), Department of
Military & Veterans' Affairs.

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

B-48 JASON D. TAYLOR

Jason D. Taylor appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services that he failed to achieve a passing score
on the promotional examination for Water Repairer (PM4611V),
City of Trenton.

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

B-49 ANNA M. SEXTON

Anna M. Sexton appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that she was not
permanent in a title to which the promotional examination
was open for Senior Clerk Typist (PC2931A), Morris County.

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

B-50 WALLY NANCE

Wally Nance appeals several test items on the promotional
examination for Water Repairer (M0871A), City of Trenton.

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

B-51 GEORGE LAUTH, ET AL.

George Lauth, John Moran and Henry Toudy appeal the written
examination for Correction Lieutenant (PS6320I), Department
of Corrections.

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

B-52 THOMAS AIELLOS

Thomas Aiellos appeals the validity of the examination for
Police Lieutenant (PM2587A), Hackensack.

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

B-53 NICHOLAS LUCIVERO

Nicholas Lucivero appeals the attached decision of Human
Resource Information Services (HRIS) removing him from the
Safety Specialist 2 DV special reemployment list due to his
failure to respond to a notice of certification.

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

B-54 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD PROPOSED MEETING DATES FOR 2001

The Merit System Board proposed meeting dates for 2001 are
submitted for approval

ACTION: The Merit System Board approved the proposed
meeting dates for 2001.

B-55 JEFFREY MARSHALL

The appeal of Jeffrey Marshall, a Police Sergeant with the
City of Newark of his 15-day suspension on charges, was
heard by Administrative Law Judge Thomas R. Vena (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on July 26, 2000, recommending
that the appellant receive a five-day suspension and an
official reprimand. At its meeting on October 24, 2000, the
Board upheld the 15-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-56 JOHN FORMISANO AND TYRONE MORTON

The appeals of John Formisano and Tyrone Morton, both Police
Officers with the Newark Police Department, of their 35-day
suspensions beginning March 8, 1999 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Michael L. Ravin (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on July 20, 2000. At its
meeting on October 24, 2000, the Merit System Board did not
adopt the ALJ's recommendation to vacate the suspensions.
Rather, the Board concluded that the five-day suspensions
were warranted. The proposed final decision is now
submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-57 DOLORES PHILLIPS

Dolores Phillips, formerly a Senior Parole Officer with the
Department of Corrections (DOC), represented by David
Tykulsker, Esq., appeals DOC's denial of her request to
extend her medical leave of absence.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-58 SHEILA GRAFTON

Sheila Grafton, represented by Steven P. Weissman, Esq., and
the Department of Human Services (DHS), petitions the Merit
System Board for acknowledgement of the settlement agreement
reached by the parties in United States District Court,
Civil Action No. 95-6490(GEB).

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

B-59 ANDRE KRAWTSCHENKO

Andre Krawtschenko appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services regarding the scoring of the
examination for Supervisor Engineer 2, Surface Design
(PS4570T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-60 PROBATION OFFICER, ET AL.

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management,
requests that the titles of Probation Officer; Probation
Officer, Bilingual in Spanish and English; Probation Officer
Child Support Enforcement; and Probation Officer Child
Support Enforcement, Bilingual in Spanish and English within
the Judiciary be allocated to the noncompetitive division of
the career service on an interim basis for two complete pay
periods where lists currently do not exist.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-61 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of November
14, 2000 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of the
meeting of November 14, 2000.

There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, December
5, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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JANICE MITCHELL MINTZ
COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD
 
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