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


A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Tuesday, December 5, 2000, in Trenton, New Jersey.

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

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz

DATE: November 20, 2000

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


The Department of the Treasury is requesting that the following
job function be reallocated to the Senior Executive Service.
Based upon a review of duties and its position in the
organization, it appears to be consistent with the standards
established for inclusion in the Senior Executive Service. Your
approval of the reallocation for the following position number
from the career service to the Senior Executive Service is
recommended.

Reallocatioon of Service
Effective date: August 29, 2000

FROM: Position #939074
Chief Bureau of Administrative Support Services (M32-62213)

TO: Position #939074
Senior Executive Service (M98-90752)

This position reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer in
the Office of Information Technology and is part of the Executive
Management Team. It serves as the Director, Customer
Relationship Management. Customers are the departments which
comprise the Executive Branch of state government and those
organizations which are "in but not of" those departments. The
subordinate five customer relationship managers are responsible
for assisting those organizations in meeting their business needs
through improved delivery of information technology services. To
accomplish this goal, these managers have the authority of engage
the resources throughout the Office of Information Technology and
employ them as needed.


TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz
Commissioner

Henry Maurer, Director, MSP&LR

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

DATE: October 6, 2000

DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY

The Department of Law and Public Safety, has requested that this
title, Weighmaster, restricted to local government use only, be
established as a common title for use in State Government,
specifically State Police.

The title is requested to provide appropriate classification for
employees assigned to New Jersey State Weigh Stations. The
primary function of the position is to operate data based
equipment to conduct and monitor safety inspections of commercial
vehicles upon arrival to designated weigh stations.

The position will have responsibility for weighing and monitoring
diesel and commercial carriers using state of the art data and
scale equipment to obtain and verify load weights, record weight
information of incoming and outgoing vehicles, and direct
vehicles to proper designations for safety inspections. The
position als explains various procedures and requirements of
facilities and government regulations pertaining to load types,
weights and billing procedures.

Approval of this request is recommended.

CREATION OF COMMON TITLE
Effective: 6/17/2000

Weighmaster
I18 - 04304 Workweek Deptcode
40 C

DATE: November 3, 2000

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

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

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

SUBJECT: Change in State Classification Plan

GENERAL

The Department of Transportation has requested the reactivation
and concurrent generalization of the title, Management Trainee
(56489). The basis for which is the department's recent approval
of the Management Assistant title series generalization and
utilization of the 40-hour workweek.

As this title series I allocated to an organizational unit which
operates within that workweek/workyear it is anticipated that
there will be a future need for recruiting at the trainee level.

As at the time of elimination the Management Trainee was
department specific to Environmental Protection therefore, upon
reactivation this title will have to be made general for use by
the requesting agency.

In view of the above and for consistency purposes, we are
recommending approval of this request with an effective date of
November 4, 2000.

REACTIVATION AND GENERALIZATION
Effective Date: 11/04/00

Management Trainee - P95-56489

From: Inactive To: Active

From: Dept. Code - M To: Dept. Cote - *

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Henrietta Brown
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Mary Bryant
North Jersey Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Nathaniel Bryant
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of John Cole
Developmental Disabilities
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Jeanne Fazakerley
Camden County, Judiciary
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Veronica Franklin
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Carl Frick
Parole and Community Programs
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Peter Hand
Bayside State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Charles Jones
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Ramar T. McCarey
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Anna Pastic
Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Louis Pitt
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Catherine Reevey
County of Monmouth
Department of Transportation
Removal

In the Matter of Thomas Rooney
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removals (2) and Suspension

In the Matter of Michael Saragusa
Monmouth County Sheriff's Office
Department of Corrections and Youth Services
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

A-2 SARAH BRANGMAN

Sarah A. Brangman, Senior Correction Officer, Central
Medical Unit, Department of Corrections, removals (2)
effective July 28, 1998 and January 4, 1999, on charges of
performance and inability to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal of January 4, 1999.

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

A-3 MICHAEL CORSO (CONSOLIDATION)

Michael Corso, Clerk, Township of West New York, Department
of Revenue and Finance, layoff effective September 25, 1995,
and removal effective September 20, 1995, on charges of
insubordination, chronic or excessive absenteeism and
conduct unbecoming a public employee.

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

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

A-4 DUANE HENDERSON

Duane Henderson, Tree Climber, Township of Moorestown,
Department of Public Works, removal effective June 23, 1999,
on charges of violation of the Township of Moorestown
Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-5 ROSA MENDEZ

Rosa Mendez, Graduate Nurse, Vineland Developmental Center,
Department of Human Services, demoted at the end of the
working test period effective February 22, 1999.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold
motion for summary decision and dismiss the appeal.

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

A-6 MICHAEL QUARLES

Michael Quarles, Mechanic, City of Newark, Department of
Neighborhood Services, resignation not in good standing
effective February 9, 1998, on charges of chronic or
excessive absenteeism or lateness.

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.

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

A-7 DATINA RINN

Datina Rinn, Police Lieutenant, City of Jersey City, Police
Department, suspension for 60 days, on charges of chronic or
excessive absenteeism.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
60-day suspension to a 5-day suspension.

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

A-8 ANTHONY RUDOLPH (CONSOLIDATION)

Anthony Rudolph, Public Works Repairer, City of Plainfield,
Department Public Works and Urban Development, two
suspensions, 20 days and 40 days, and removal effective May
2, 2000, on various charges including incapacity due to
mental or physical disability, incompetency or inefficiency;
insubordination; disorderly or immoral conduct; conduct
unbecoming a public employee; neglect of duty and
disobedience.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
20-day and 40-day suspensions and removal.

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

A-9 JOHN RUE

John Rue, Supervising Maintenance Repairer Low Pressure
License, Trenton Housing Authority, removal and resignation
not in good standing effective March 3, 1999, on charges of
chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness, neglect of
duty and abandonment of employment.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the removal to a
resignation in good standing.

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

A-10 EDWARD SZUBSKI

Edward Szubski, Correction Lieutenant, Bayside State Prison,
Department of Corrections, suspension for 30 days, on
various charges including conduct unbecoming a public
employee, personal conduct, performance, neglect of duty and
safety and security precautions.

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

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

A-11 SANTA TYSON

Santa Tyson, Senior Correction Officer, Albert C. Wagner
Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections,
suspension for 10 days, on charges of insubordination.

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

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

A-12 ROBERT WHARTON

Robert Wharton, County Correction Officer, County of
Cumberland, Department of Corrections, suspension for 15
days, on charges of sexual harassment.

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

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 LEWIS LANDRUM, JR.

Lewis Landrum, Jr. appeals his rejection as a County Police
Officer by the County of Union and its request to remove his
name from the eligible list for County 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-2 CHRISTOPHER BROCCOLI

Christopher Broccoli, represented by Michael D. Miller,
Esq., appeals his rejection as a Fire Fighter candidate by
the City of Camden and its request to remove his name from
the eligible list for Fire Fighter 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-3 ROBERTA BROADUS

Roberta Broadus, a Human Services Assistant with the New
Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-4 BENJAMIN BYRD

Benjamin Byrd, a Senior Correction Officer at Bayside State
Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Diane M.
Lamb, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-5 JEANNE CIRIGNANO

Jeanne Cirignano, a Records Technician 3, Motor Vehicles,
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-6 JANET COMERRO

Janet Comerro, a Practical Nurse at the Gero-Psychiatric
Hospital, Hagedorn Center for Geriatrics, 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 DAVID HUNTER

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

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

B-8 SHAWN NAYLOR

Shawn Naylor, a Cottage Training Supervisor with Woodbridge
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 KAVITA PANJABI

Kavita Panjabi, an Administrative Analyst 1 with the
Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 JOAQUINA RODRIGUEZ

Joaquina Rodriguez, a Cottage Training Technician with the
Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
represented by Cosmo A. Giovinazzi, III, Esq., appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-11 TERESA SOLARSKI

Teresa Solarski, 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 denied.

B-12 BIANCA LOZADA

Bianca Lozada appeals the decision of Placement Services
which found that her rights had not been violated regarding
the promotional list for Employment Counselor, Bilingual in
Spanish and English (PS0868N), Department of Labor.

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

B-13 MADHU GANDHI

Madhu Gandhi, a Consulting Dietitian with the Department of
Human Services, appeals the determination of the Assistant
Commissioner for Human Resources, stating that the appellant
failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding
of probable cause that she had been discriminated against
based on her national origin or retaliated against for
filing a prior discrimination complaint.

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

B-14 MARK HRUSKA

Mark Hruska, represented by John W. Sponganetz, Esq.,
appeals the determination of Selection Services which upheld
the bypass of his name for appointment from the Fire Fighter
(M5254S), Borough of Carteret eligible list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-15 VINCENT S. BUCCI

Vincent S. Bucci, a former Chief Engineer, Parks for Essex
County, represented by Sandford R. Oxfeld, Esq., appeals the
good faith of his layoff.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-16 EMILIO DEBLASI, JR.

Emilio DeBlasi, Jr., a Senior Park Caretaker for Essex
County, appeals his reassignment.

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

B-17 DORIS CHAMBERLAIN

Doris Chamberlain, a Personnel Assistant 2 at Greystone Park
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
represented by David B. Beckett, Esq., appeals her failure
of the working test period for the promotional title of
Personnel Assistant 1.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the appeal of
timeliness of notice and duration of working test
period, but the Board granted a hearing on the
appeal of the good faith of her failure of the
working test period.

B-18 JOSEPH BAHUN

The City of Hoboken, represented by Joseph M. Hannon, Esq.,
requests a stay pending its appeal to the Superior Court,
Appellate Division, of the final administrative decision,
rendered September 12, 2000, which directed that the
certification for Plumbing Subcode Official (M9086O), City
of Hoboken be reissued and returned to the appointing
authority for proper disposition.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for a
stay.

B-19 PUBLIC HEALTH INVESTIGATOR (M0887A), CITY OF PLAINFIELD

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Public Health
Investigator (M0887A), City of Plainfield.

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

B-20 TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ANALYST 3 (S6170W)

The matter of whether the State Department of Human Services
should be granted permission not to make an appointment from
the certification for Telecommunications Systems Analyst 3
(S6170W) has been referred to the Merit System Board for
review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an
appointment waiver but assessed costs.

B-21 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 five-day suspensions were
warranted. The proposed final decision is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

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

B-22 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 adopted the final decision.

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

B-23 KELLIEJEANNE ROSTIEN

The appeal of Kelliejeanne Rostien, an Emergency Medical
Technician with the City of Vineland Health Department
concerning the good faith of her release at the end of her
working test period, was heard by Administrative Law Judge
Lillard E. Law (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on
September 12, 2000. At its meeting on October 24, 2000, the
Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to
uphold the release at the end of the working test period.
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 adopted the final decision.

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

B-24 BRUCE BLAND

The appeal of Bruce Bland, a Practical Nurse with Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, of his
90-day suspension on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Kathryn A. Clark (ALJ), who rendered her initial
decision on October 3, 2000. At its meeting on November 14,
2000, the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the 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 adopted the decision.

B-25 BENJAMIN BYRD

The appeal of Benjamin Byrd, a Senior Correction Officer at
Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections, of his
removal effective May 7, 1999 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Robert W. Scott (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on September 6, 2000. At its meeting
on November 14, 2000, the Merit System Board did not adopt
the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a
resignation in good standing. 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 adopted the decision.

B-26 TAMMY SYKES

The appeal of Tammy Sykes, a Clerk Typist with the Newark
Housing Authority, of her 15-day suspension on charges, was
heard by Administrative Law Judge Stephen G. Weiss (ALJ),
who rendered his initial decision on September 29, 2000,
dismissing the charges. At its meeting on November 14,
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 adopted the decision.

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

B-27 LISA G. BENSEL

Lisa G. Bensel appeals her ineligibility for the promotional
examination for Assistant Buyer (PS0302P), Juvenile Justice
Commission.

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

B-28 CECILIA BLADES

Cecilia Blades appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements
in experience for the promotional examination for Field
Service Supervisor 3 (Family Development) (PS7740K), Medical
Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-29 LISA BROMILEY

Lisa Bromiley appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, she did not meet the experience
requirement for the promotional examination for Training
Assistant (PS8013K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-30 SUSAN F. CATLETT

Susan F. Catlett appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
announced requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 1 (PS9364T), Department of
Transportation.

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

B-31 THELMA FORD

Thelma Ford appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements
in experience for the promotional examination for Field
Service Supervisor 3 (Family Development) (PS7740K), Medical
Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-32 RAYMOND HARTMANN

Raymond Hartmann appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Service which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the examination for Electrical
Mechanic, (S0423A).

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

B-33 SHARON MALLORY

Sharon Mallory appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Buyer (PC0829A), Hudson County.

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

B-34 JESSIE MARTIN

Jessie Martin appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that she was below the
minimum requirements in experience for the promotional
examination for Field Service Supervisor 3, (Family
Development (PS7740K), Medical Assistance and Health
Services.

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

B-35 TIMOTHY K. MCDANIEL

Timothy K. McDaniel appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that he was
below the minimum requirements in experience for the
promotional examination for Field Service Supervisor 3,
(Family Development) (PS7740K), Medical Assistance and
Health Services.

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

B-36 PATRICK L. MCGLONE

Patrick L. McGlone appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, he was below the minimum requirements
in experience for the promotional examination for Field
Service Supervisor 3, (Family Development) (PS7740K),
Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-37 JOSEPH NARDONE

Joseph Nardone appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he was below the
minimum requirements in experience and education for the
promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (Fiscal
Management), (PS8515K), Commission for the Blind and
Visually Impaired.

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

B-38 JOHN PESCATORE

John Pescatore 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 1 (Data Processing) (PS7563H),
Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-39 JOANN PITTS

Joann Pitts appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements
in experience for the promotional examination for Field
Service Supervisor 3, (Family Development) (PS7740K),
Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-40 SANTA ANITA RIVERA

Santa Anita Rivera appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements
in experience for the promotional examination for Field
Service Supervisor 3, (Family Development) (PS7740K),
Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-41 KEVIN CAVOTTA, ET AL.

Kevin Cavotta, Kathy Davis, Christopher McCormick and Sally
Weirback appeal their scores on the examination for Senior
Sanitary Inspector (PC0781A), Warren County.

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

B-42 JOHN A. GRACE

John A. Grace appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Senior Investigator, Motor Carriers
(PS7386T), Motor Vehicle Services, Department of
Transportation.

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

B-43 BARRY ANDERS

Barry Anders appeals his score on the examination for Deputy
Fire Chief (PM3540A), Harrison.

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

B-44 EDWARD BAGNIEWSKI

Edward Bagniewski appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM3540A), Harrison.

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

B-45 STEVEN DYL

Steven Dyl appeals his score on the examination for Deputy
Fire Chief (PM3541A), Kearny.

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

B-46 JAMES FENDER

James Fender appeals his score on the examination for Deputy
Fire Chief (PM3541A), Kearny.

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

B-47 MICHAEL GREEN

Michael Green appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM3540A), Harrison.

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

B-48 JOHN KOZDRON

John Kozdron appeals his score on the examination for Deputy
Fire Chief (PM3540A), Harrison.

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

B-49 JOHN MALEY

John Maley appeals his score on the examination for Deputy
Fire Chief (PM3540A), Harrison.

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

B-50 KEVIN MCCARTHY

Kevin McCarthy appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM3538A), Clifton.

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

B-51 ROBERT OSBORN

Robert Osborn appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM3541A), Kearny.

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

B-52 MICHAEL ROMANO

Michael Romano appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM3537A), Bayonne.

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

B-53 MICHAEL SILVERS

Michael Silvers appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM3540A), Harrison.

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

B-54 RAYMOND SNIEGIOS

Raymond Sniegios appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM3537A), Bayonne.

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

B-55 JEANNETTE R. RANDAZZO

Jeannette R. Randazzo appeals the determination of the
Division of Human Resource Information Services which found
that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient
basis to remove her name from the special reemployment lists
for Head Nurse and Hospital Attendant, County of Bergen, for
failure to respond to the certification notices.

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

B-56 WALLACE JENKINS

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of Transportation, requests that
Wallace Jenkins' out-of-title work experience be accepted to
satisfy the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Principal Technician, Management Information
Systems (PS9558T).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-57 WILLA LLOYD

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Manager, Employee Advisory Service (EAS),
Department of Personnel requests that Willa Lloyd's out-of-
title work experience be accepted to qualify her for a
prospective promotional examination for the title of
Substance Abuse Counselor 1.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

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

B-58 CHRYSTAL SECTION-WILLIAMS

Chrystal Section-Williams appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that she failed
to file a timely application for the promotional examination
for Principal Right of Way Negotiator (PS2169T), Department
of Transportation.

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

B-59 CRESCENCIO FUENTES, JR.

Crescencio Fuentes Jr., represented by Glenn Slavin, Esq.,
requests admittance to the open competitive Entry Level Law
Enforcement Examination (S9999B).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-60 PAMELA MOSES

Pamela Moses requests reconsideration of the Merit System
Board decision which found that she 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 granted the request.

B-61 DAVID A. HINES

David A. Hines requests he be awarded veterans preference
retroactively on the open competitive Fire Fighter lists for
various municipalities on which his name appears.

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

B-62 DAVID HERRON

David Herron appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the residency requirements for the open-competitive
examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-63 JEFFREY YUNCKES

Jeffrey Yunckes appeals his volunteer points and the
administration of the written and physical performance
portions of the open-competitive examination for Fire
Fighter M9999A.

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

B-64 PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22 DONATED LEAVE
PROGRAM


It is recommended that the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C.
4A:6-1.22, Donated Leave Program, be adopted without change.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the proposed
amendment without change.

B-65 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of November
21, 2000 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of
November 21, 2000.

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

B-66 DARRYL MARTIN

The appeal of Darryl Martin, a County Correction Officer
with the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, of his removal
effective February 17, 1998 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on September 15, 2000, reversing the
removal. At its meeting on October 24, 2000, the Board
adopted the ALJ's recommendation. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

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

B-67 STEPHEN GREENE

The appeal of Stephen Greene, an Electrician with the Camden
County Municipal Utilities Authority, of his removal
effective February 2, 2000 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Bernard Goldberg (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on October 12, 2000, upholding
the removal. At its meeting on November 21, 2000, the Board
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 adopted the final decision.

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

B-68 JOHN GAROFALO

The Department of Environmental Protection and John Garofalo
request acknowledgement and approval of a settlement
agreement which resolves Mr. Garofalo's special reemployment
list removal appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

B-69 PATRICIA JACOBOSKI

The appointing authority of the Department of Personnel, on
behalf of Monica Drozd, a retired employee, requests
relaxation of the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22 so as to
permit her to donate more than ten sick days to Patricia
Jacoboski who is participating in the donated sick leave
program. In addition, the appointing authority is also
requesting that the participating employee (Patricia
Jacoboski) be eligible to receive an additional 90 days
beyond the 180 maximum for continuation of donated leave.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the requests.

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

B-70 SALARY REGULATIONS, SUPPLEMENT 1, MANAGEMENT SALARY
REGULATION AMENDMENT #1, STATE POLICE, FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001


It is recommended that the Supplement to the Salary
Regulation amendment #1, State Police, for fiscal year 2001
be recorded.

ACTION: The Merit System Board recorded the Supplement to
the Salary Regulation amendment #1, State Police
for fiscal year 2001.

B-71 EARLY SETTLMENTS

Rashid Bey
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
15-day suspension

Adrianna Carluccio
County of Hudson
Department of Health and Human Services
Removal

Shamika Harper
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
10-day suspension

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, December
19, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.


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