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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
Wednesday, January 17, 2001, 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 30, 2000, and posted at the Department of
Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

It is noted that the agenda items were decided out of order.

Section A - Hearing Matters, items *A-10, *A-13 and *A-14
were heard after A-15. A motion was made and seconded that the
open session be recessed after A-15, 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-10 Joseph Hornick, A-13 Karen
Brevogel, and A-14 Harry J. Murray. The Board subsequently
reconvened the public meeting, at which time the Board decided
the matters of A-10 and A-13.

Once again, a motion was made and seconded that the open
session be recessed and the Board entered into another Executive
Session to further discuss A-14 Harry J. Murray. The Board
subsequently reconvened the public meeting.

Additionally, Section B - Miscellaneous Matters, items B-55
through B-112 were heard first. After item B-112, Commissioner
Mintz, indicated that she would not be able to attend the entire
meeting and designated Margaret Howard Acting Chairperson to
preside over the remainder of the meeting, items B-1 through B-
54.

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: December 4, 2000

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

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

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

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan - Addition of Workweeks

GENERAL

The Department of Transportation has requested the creation of
two additional workweeks for their information technology staff.
The Department's network operations and help desk staff were
previously converted to 40-hour workweeks to provide coverage
corresponding to that of their user population. Existing titles
are currently assigned a 35-hour workweek. The Department
requests these additional workweeks to accommodate their need to
bring the Technical Support Specialist staff in line with other
information technology staff of the department.

ADDITION OF WORKWEEKS
Effective: 12/16/00

Technical Support Specialist 1
P26 * 40

Technical Support Specialist 2
P22 * 40


To: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

From: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Human Resource Management

Subject: Change in the State Classification Plan

Date: December 18, 2000

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

DIVISION OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

The Department of Treasury is requesting that the following job
function be reallocated to the Senior Executive Service. Based
upon a review of the duties and responsibilities, it is
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.

Reallocation of Service
Effective date: December 2, 2000

From: Position #947212
Assistant Administrator, Division of Building and Construction, Design
(M35 - 17697D)

To: Position #947212
Senior Executive Service (M98 - 90752)

Under the direction of the Deputy Director, Division of Property
Management and Construction, the Assistant Administrator,
Division of Building and Construction, (Design) is responsible
for managerial oversight of all capital and public works projects
in the southern region of New Jersey. The Southern Regional
District Office has 10 employees and 125 ongoing projects valued
at $250 million. Additionally, he works with other executive
managers in the Division in policy development and decision
making regarding the design and construction of State owned
buildings.


DATE: January 17, 2001

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

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

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Middlesex County Department of Health requests the use of a
Public Health Epidemiologist title to properly classify a
position. Increased activities mandated by Chapter 2 of the
State Sanitary Code, Reportable Diseases (NJAC 8:57-1.1 to 1.12)
necessitates that the Department create a position to perform
these functions.

Initially, the Department requested a state title be made common
to classify the position. Research revealed this to be
impractical; the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior
Services plans to revise local public health practice regulations
in December, 2001. These revisions will increase the education
requirements for this function at the local government level.
Due to these anticipated differences in requirements, the use of
a common title is not appropriate.

Since no other active title exists for this function, we request
reactivation of the local government title, Epidemiologist. We
concurrently request a change in service designation from
unclassified to career, and a title verbiage change. A Medical
Doctor's license was required at the time this title was in use,
thus placing its assignment to the unclassified service in
accordance with N.J.S.A. 11A:3-5(e). This license is not a
present or anticipated requirement, negating the need for this
title to be assigned to the unclassified service.

REACTIVATION, CHANGE OF SERVICE, TITLE VERBIAGE CHANGE
Effective: 12/30/00

FROM: TO:
Epidemiologist Public Health Epidemiologist
01745 Inactive Unclassified 01745 Active Career

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

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


Harry J. Buttito, Park Police Sergeant, County of Middlesex,
layoff (good faith issue only).

Robert Maretz, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, East Jersey State Prison, suspension.

Kevin Sisk, Stock Handler, County of Union, suspension.

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without
prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before
the Office of Administrative Law:


Kimberly Bethea, Support Services Representative Trainee,
Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles, release
at the end of the working test period.

Virginia Carter, Clerk Typist, Department of Labor, Workers'
Compensation Division, release at the end of the working test
period.

George Harrison, Secretarial Assistant III, Department of Human
Services, Central Office, suspension.

Frederick Massucci, Police Officer, City of Newark, suspension.

Ronald Mazotas, Maintenance Worker I Transportation, Department
of Transportation, release at the end of the working test period.

John E. Miller, County Correction Officer, County of Monmouth,
suspension.

William Ortiz, Police Officer, City of Newark, suspension.

Lester W. Wormley, Security Guard, State Operated School District
of the City of Newark, suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Mark Bernstein
Veterans' Memorial Home at Menlo Park
Suspension

In the Matter of Ian Dubac
City of Passaic
Police Department
Fine

In the Matter of Katherine Gilmore
County of Essex
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Marie Guilaume
Woodbridge Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Maurice Lewis
County of Essex
Department of Public Safety
Removal

In the Matter of Abiodum Okubanjo
County of Hudson
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Anthony Porto
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Linda Robinson
County of Cumberland
County Manor
Removal

In the Matter of Samuel Rodriguez
County of Passaic
Department of Youth Services
Removal

In the Matter of Annie Snell
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Janice Stinson
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Donald Storey
County of Burlington
Juvenile Detention Center
Suspension

In the Matter of Henry Taylor
City of Millville
Department of Public Works
Removal

In the Matter of Maria Tkatshenko
Department of Labor
Suspension

Brian Whittle
City of East Orange
Removal

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


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


A-2 BETTY JEAN KESSLER

Betty Jean Kessler, Practical Nurse, New Lisbon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
suspension for 10 days, on charges of insubordination.

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

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

A-3 ROBERT JOHNSON

Robert Johnson, Senior Correction Officer, Adult Diagnostic
Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, suspension for
15 days, on charges of insubordination and personal conduct.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
15-day suspension to a 10-day suspension.

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

A-4 EUGENE MONTAGUE

Eugene Montague, Correction Sergeant, Corrections -
Operations, Central Transportation, Department of
Corrections, suspension for 10 days, on charges of
discrimination that affects equal employment opportunity,
sexual harassment, and other related charges.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
10-day suspension to a five-day suspension and appellant is
ordered to attend a discrimination/harassment workshop.

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

A-5 JANE RICHARDS-MERCADO

Jane Richards-Mercado, Purchasing Agent, City of Hoboken,
Administration Department, represented by Gerald D. Miller,
Esq., seeks enforcement of that part of the Merit System
Board decision rendered on October 8, 1996, granting her
back pay and benefits. Appellant also seeks counsel fees
for her attorney's representation in this matter.

Recommendations of the Administrative Law Judge - Grant back
pay and deny counsel fees.

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

A-6 LISA SANSBURY

Lisa Sansbury, Human Services Technician, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, suspension for 10
days, on charges of insubordination.

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

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

A-7 GLEN SELLERS

Glen Sellers, Police Officer, Township of West Orange,
Police Department, suspension for 10 days, on charges of an
employee in the public services shall not engage in conduct
constituting neglect of duty.

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

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

A-8 JILL WALLER

Jill Waller, Assistant Town Clerk, Township of Kearny,
Clerk's Office, suspension for 30 days and demotion to
position of Principal Clerk Typist, on charges of failure to
perform duties, inability to perform duties, chronic or
excessive absenteeism, conduct unbecoming a public employee,
and neglect of duty.

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

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

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

A-9 FRANCES COHAN

Frances Cohan, a Housing Manager with the North Bergen
Housing Authority, removal effective November 25, 1997, on
charges of inefficiency, failure to perform duties, neglect
of duty and insubordination.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

*A-10 JOSEPH HORNICK

Joseph Hornick, Fire Fighter, City of Long Branch, Fire
Department, removal effective March 5, 1996, on charges of
violation of rules and regulations of the Uniform Fire
Division.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-11 PAUL JONES

Paul Jones, Truck Driver, City of Newark, Department of
Neighborhood Services, removal effective December 15, 1998,
on charges of inability to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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-12 DRUCELLA SHANNON

Drucella Shannon, Receptionist and Telephone Operator,
County of Cumberland, County Manor, removal effective
December 22, 1999, on charges of unauthorized use of
residents' credit card accounts, violation of residents'
rights, forgery, and misuse of public property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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 remanded the matter to the
Office of Administrative Law.

*A-14 HARRY J. MURRAY

Harry J. Murray, a Principal Research Analyst with the
Department of Transportation (DOT) was removed from his
position, effective July 16, 1999, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee, violation of the DOT's Code of
Ethics, along with the State Conflict of Interest law and
failure to cooperate with an official investigation.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
removal to a four-month suspension and $500 fine.

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

*Executive Session see page 1.

A-15 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 affirmed the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 JUAN C. BETANCOURTH

Juan C. Betancourth, represented by Peter J. Cresci, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer candidate by
the County of Hudson 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.
This matter was held over from the December 19, 2000 Merit
System Board meeting.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter
be referred for independent evaluation.

B-2 VICKIE BURNETT-WILLIAMS

Vickie Burnett-Williams appeals her rejection as a Police
Officer candidate by the City of Camden and its request to
remove her name from the subject 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-3 EDWARD GENTILE

Edward Gentile appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer
candidate by the County of Hudson and its request to remove
his name from the subject list on the basis of psychological
unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-4 PETER O'TOOLE

Peter O'Toole, represented by Bernard Weiss, Esq., appeals
his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by
the County of Monmouth 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 matter
be referred for independent evaluation.

B-5 JOSE PIMENTA

Jose Pimenta, represented by Felix Lopez Montalvo, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate by the County of Union and its request to remove
his name from the subject 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 GEORGE REYES

George Reyes represented by Oswin E. Hadley, Esq., appeals
his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of
Jersey City and its request to remove his name from the
subject 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-7 BENJAMIN RIVERA-ESTRADA

Benjamin Rivera-Estrada, represented by Wendie L. Elovich,
Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by
the City of Long Branch and its request to remove his name
from the eligible list for Police Officer on the basis of
psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of
the position.

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

B-8 MARK SACRIPANTI

Mark Sacripanti appeals his rejection as a Correction
Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections
and its request to remove his name from the subject 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-9 OSVALDO VERGEL


Osvaldo Vergel, represented by Darryl W. Siss, Esq., appeals
his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of
Paterson and its request to remove his name from the
eligible list for Police Officer on the basis of
psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of
the position.

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

B-10 JOHN C. NEWCOMB

John C. Newcomb appeals his rejection as a County Correction
Officer candidate by Camden County and its request to remove
his name from the eligible list for County Correction
Officer due to medical unfitness.

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

B-11 FILOMENA BRENNAN

Filomena Brennan, a Technical Assistant 1 (Community
Affairs) with the Department of Community Affairs, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 TARA CATTANI

Tara Cattani, a Teacher 1 with the 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-13 YVES-ANNIE ERVILUS

Yves-Annie Ervilus, a former Head Nurse (12 Months) at 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-14 THOMAS MAGANZIN

Thomas Maganzin, a Cottage Training Technician at 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-15 NANCY MURPHY

Nancy Murphy, a Senior Therapy Program Assistant with Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. This matter
was held over from the December 19, 2000 Merit System Board
meeting for further review.

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

B-16 BARRY J. PANICK

Barry J. Panick, a Parks Maintenance Specialist 2 with the
Department of Environmental Protection, represented by Mark
A. Cunningham, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-17 DORIS RENNINGS

Doris Rennings, a Head Nurse at the Senator Garrett W.
Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.
This matter was held over from the December 19, 2000 Merit
System Board meeting for further review.

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

B-18 JAMES SOUS

James Sous, an Electrical Mechanic 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-19 RALPH G. VERDIECK, JR.

Ralph G. Verdieck, Jr., a Repairer with Rowan University,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-20 REBECCA WILBURN

Rebecca Wilburn, a Practical Nurse with Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital (TPH), 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-21 MAURICE WINFIELD

Maurice Winfield, a Senior Correction Officer at the Garden
State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility, Department
of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-22 STACEY GOODALL

Stacey Goodall, a Senior Correction Officer at Northern
State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the
determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division,
with the DOC, 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 sex,
race, color or creed, or had been sexually harassed or
retaliated against.

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

B-23 DENNIS ALBA

Dennis Alba appeals his removal from the Probation Officer
(S1620T) eligible list which was certified to the Burlington
County Vicinage, the Judiciary (Burlington County Vicinage),
due to his failure to respond to the certification notice.
Appellant also appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Systems which upheld the removal of his name
from the Investigator Probation (S1618T) eligible list,
Camden County Vicinage, the Judiciary (Camden County
Vicinage), on the basis of a prior employment history which
related adversely to the title. Further, appellant appeals
his removal from the Probation Officer (S1620T) list which
was also certified to the Camden County Vicinage.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appeal be
denied for the Probation Officer (S1620T) list
that was certified to Burlington County Vicinage
and Camden County Vicinage. The Merit System
Board directed that the appeal be granted for the
Investigator Probation (S1618T) list which was
certified to the Camden County Vicinage.

B-24 ALFRED L. BALL, III

Alfred L. Ball, III, appeals the decision of Selection
Services which found that the appointing authority had
presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the
eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9999V),
Department of Corrections, on the basis of an unsatisfactory
driving record and criminal history.

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

B-25 TERENCE BELLINGER

Terence Bellinger, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list
for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his
unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-26 STEVEN R. BRZDEK

Steven R. Brzdek, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list
for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his
unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-27 RAMASES P. CARTER

Ramases P. Carter, represented by William D. Sayers, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Selection Services which found that
the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the eligible list for Correction
Officer Recruit (S9999W), Department of Corrections, on the
basis of an unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-28 JORGE L. DOMINGUEZ

Jorge L. Dominguez, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list
for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his
unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-29 CARL L. GREEN, SR.

Carl L. Green, Sr., appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the Department of Corrections' request
for the removal of the appellant's name from the Parole
Officer Recruit (S1405S) eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory criminal and driving record.

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

B-30 DARREN GROSSMAN

The Township of Marlboro, represented by Richard J. Shaklee,
Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services which found
that it had presented a sufficient basis to remove the name
of Darren Grossman from the eligible list for Police Officer
(M5802Z), Township of Marlboro, on the basis of an
unsatisfactory employment history.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and directed that Mr. Grossman's name
be removed from the eligible list for Police
Officer (M5802Z), Township of Marlboro.

B-31 MICHAEL C. GUTTO, JR.

Michael C. Gutto, Jr., a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list
for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his
unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-32 ROBERT L. HASKINS, JR.

Robert L. Haskins, Jr., a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list
for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his
unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-33 GREGORY LEHMAN

Gregory Lehman appeals the decision of Selection Services
which upheld the appointing authority's request for the
removal of the appellant's name from the County Correction
Officer (C6342Z), Middlesex County eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-34 KEVIN MILLER

Kevin Miller, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list
for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his
unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-35 KEVIN R. MURRAY

Kevin R. Murray, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list
for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his
unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-36 JAMES PYLES

James Pyles, represented by Howard J. Heald, Esq., petitions
the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its decision,
rendered on April 8, 1999, which removed his name from the
eligible list for Police Officer (M4309S), Atlantic City due
to an unsatisfactory background.

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

B-37 THOMAS STREMME

Thomas Stremme, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, represented by Bruce M. Gorman,
Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services which
upheld the removal of his name from the list for Correction
Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his unsatisfactory employment
record.

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

B-38 FRANCIS G. TULKO

Francis G. Tulko appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services, which found that Jersey City had
presented a sufficient basis to remove appellant's name from
the Police Officer (M3382Z) eligible list as a result of
making false statements on his preemployment application.

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

B-39 MICHAEL S. WASSUTA

Michael S. Wassuta, Senior Corection Officer with the
Department of Corrections, represented by Charles J.
Sciarra, Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services
which upheld the removal of his name from the list for
Correction Sergeant (PS7099I) based on his unsatisfactory
employment record.

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

B-40 MARY E. BERTSCH

Mary E. Bertsch appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which removed
her name from the special reemployment list for
Administrative Analyst 3, Department of Transportation.

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

B-41 GEORGE LANG

George Lang appeals the decision of the Selection Services
Unit which upheld his bypass on the list for Fire Lieutenant
(PM2796S), Township of North Bergen.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-42 ANDREW ROSS

Andrew Ross, a Senior Correction Officer with the Department
of Corrections, represented by Frank H. Rose, Esq., appeals
the decision of Selection Services which upheld the bypass
of his name on the list for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I).

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

B-43 LEANETTA JOHNSON

The Department of Corrections appeals the decision of
Selection Services restoring Leanetta Johnson's name to the
Correction Officer Recruit (S9999W) eligible list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and directed that Ms. Johnson's name be
removed from the eligible list for Correction
Officer Recruit (S999W).

B-44 ASSISTANT ZONING OFFICER (M6589W), TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Assistant Zoning
Officer (M6589W), Township of Montville.

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

B-45 COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE/SENIOR CLERK (M6631A), JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Community Service
Aide/Senior Clerk (M6631A), Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request but
assessed selection and compliance costs and a
fine.

B-46 COOK (C0760W), PASSAIC COUNTY

Passaic County requests reconsideration of the decision
rendered on October 11, 2000, the Merit System Board In the
Matter of Cook (C0760W), Passaic County, which ordered the
appointing authority to immediately remove the provisionals,
Eugene Durham, Edward Diklich, Norman Hooper, Victor M.
Zarate, Nathaniel Bridges, Clark Miller, William J. Denny,
Benjamin Ricco, III and Irene Iwanyszyn, who are currently
serving in the title of Cook and to pay compliance
processing costs in the amount of $250.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-47 POLICE AIDE (M6494W), CITY OF PLAINFIELD

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Police Aide (M6494W),
City of Plainfield.

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

B-48 SENIOR RECORDS RETRIEVAL OPERATOR (M6139O) AND (M6661A),
CITY OF NEWARK


The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Senior Records
Retrieval Operator (M6139O) and (M6661A), City of Newark.

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

B-49 KENNETH CANDELORI

Kenneth Candelori, a Supervising Payroll Clerk with the
Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human
Services, represented by Stuart A. Tucker, Esq., petitions
the Merit System Board for back pay and benefits for the
period of his indefinite suspension from duty on January 5,
1999, until his reinstatement to his position on May 1,
2000. He also requests counsel fees for legal services in
this matter.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
back pay and benefits but denied the request for
counsel fees.

B-50 VINCENT UCCI

Vincent Ucci, a Police Officer with the City of Newark,
represented by Robert R. Cannan, Esq., petitions the Merit
System Board for back pay and counsel fees.

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

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

B-51 FRED WISNIEWSKI

Fred Wisniewski, a Laboratory Technician at New Jersey City
University, represented by Denice Hunt, Communications
Workers of America, Local 1031, requests that the Board
determine the amount of back pay which he is due for the
period of his indefinite suspension from September 20, 1996
to his reinstatement on May 10, 1999.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
payment of $3,457.09 for the amount appellant
expended to maintain his health insurance
coverage. The Merit System Board denied the
request for payment for a clothing allowance. The
Merit System Board granted a hearing on the issue
of the amount of back pay.

B-52 CURTIS CHIUMENTO

Curtis Chiumento, a Sheriff's Officer Sergeant with the
Camden County Sheriff's Department, petitions the Merit
System Board for relief, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 11A:2-24 and
N.J.A.C. 4A:2-5.1, et seq., from alleged reprisal by his
employer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for
interim relief.

B-53 CHINWE ONYIANTA

Chinwe Onyianta, formerly a Head Nurse with the Essex County
Department of Health and Rehabilitation, represented by Eric
A. Klein, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for
reconsideration of its final administrative decision
rendered on December 8, 1998, in which the Board directed
that the appeal of the appellant be recorded as withdrawn.

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

B-54 DEXTER S. WRIGHT

Dexter S. Wright, a Cottage Training Technician at New
Lisbon Developmental Training Center, Department of Human
Services, represented by Eric A. Klein, Esq., petitions the
Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final
administrative decision issued on November 15, 2000, in
which the Director, Merit System Practices and Labor
Relations, denied the appellant's request for a hearing on
the basis of untimeliness.

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

B-55 MILDRED LIGHTFOOT

The appeal of Mildred Lightfoot, a Personnel Aide 1 at
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
of her resignation not in good standing effective June 2,
1999, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Tassini
(ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on September 28,
2000, reversing the resignation not in good standing. At
its meeting on November 14, 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.

B-56 MARK BENTON

The appeal of Mark Benton, a Senior Food Service Handler at
Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human
Services, of his removal effective December 17, 1999 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph F.
Martone (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on October
6, 2000. At its meeting on November 21, 2000, the Board
adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the removal. 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-57 CLAUDE DEJOIE

The appeal of Claude DeJoie, a Family Service Specialist 3
with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department
of Human Services, of his removal, effective May 21, 1999,
on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Stephen G.
Weiss (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on October
16, 2000. The Merit System Board (Board), at its meeting on
November 21, 2000, adopted the ALJ's recommendation to
modify the removal to a 120-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 (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-58 WILLIAM T. ECKSTEIN, JR.

The appeal of William T. Eckstein, Jr., Marine Mechanic,
Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public
Safety, of his release at the end of his working test period
on April 24, 1998, based upon unsatisfactory performance of
duties, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph F.
Fidler (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on July 14,
2000. At its meeting on November 21, 2000, the Merit System
Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation to grant a new, full
working test period. 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-59 NAGUIB S. HANNA

The appeal of Naguib S. Hanna concerning the Department of
Environmental Protection's request to remove his name from
the eligible list for Assistant Environmental Engineer
(S6038O), on the basis of insufficient English language
ability to perform the duties of the job, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on October 13, 2000. At its meeting
of November 21, 2000, the Merit System Board adopted the
ALJ's recommendation to uphold the list removal. 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-60 FULVIO STANZIALE

The appeal of Fulvio Stanziale, a Sanitary Inspector with
the Monmouth County Board of Health, regarding his one-day
suspension on charges, was originally heard by
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Jeff S. Masin, who rendered
his initial decision on February 29, 2000, reversing the
suspension. At its meeting of April 4, 2000, the Board
remanded the matter to the Office of Administrative Law. On
remand, the ALJ upheld the one-day suspension. At its
meeting on November 21, 2000, the Board adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the one-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 (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-61 JUNIOR A. WATTS

The appeal of Junior A. Watts, a Maintenance Repairer, Low
Pressure License, with the John L. Montgomery Medical Home,
Monmouth County, of his removal effective April 14, 1998, on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Kathryn A.
Clark (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on October
12, 2000. At its meeting on November 21, 2000, the Merit
System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to
vacate the removal. 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 (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-62 HOWARD WEIGLE

Harold Weigle, an Inspector, Fire Safety with the Department
of Community Affairs (DCA), appealed his removal effective
September 5, 1997, on charges. On August 10, 1999, the
Board acknowledged a settlement between the appellant and
DCA, which partially resolved issues related to the
appellant's appeal of his removal. Subsequently, the Board
granted a hearing to the appellant to resolve the issue,
inter alia, of whether he was entitled to back pay from the
date he was to be reinstated under the settlement agreement
until his actual reinstatement. This matter was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on October 13, 2000, finding that the
appellant was entitled to back pay from the date he was to
be reinstated under the settlement agreement until the date
of his actual reinstatement. At its meeting on November 21,
2000, the Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation that the
appellant is entitled to back pay from the date he was to be
reinstated under the settlement agreement until the actual
date of his reinstatement. 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-63 SARAH A. BRANGMAN

The appeal of Sarah A. Brangman, a Senior Correction Officer
with the Central Medical Unit, Department of Corrections, of
her removals effective July 28, 1998 and January 4, 1999 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bruce R.
Campbell (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on October
27, 2000, upholding the January 4, 1999 removal. At its
meeting on December 5, 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.

B-64 JOHN RUE

The appeal of John Rue, a Supervising Maintenance Repairer,
Low Pressure License, with the Trenton Housing Authority, of
his removal and resignation not in good standing effective
March 3, 1999 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law
Judge Solomon A. Metzger (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on October 26, 2000, upholding the removal. At its
meeting on December 5, 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.

B-65 SANTA TYSON

The appeal of Santa Tyson, a Senior Correction Officer with
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of
Corrections, of her 10-day suspension on charges, was heard
by Administrative Law Judge Beatrice S. Tylutki (ALJ), who
rendered her initial decision on October 27, 2000. At its
meeting on December 5, 2000, the Merit System Board (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 final decision.

B-66 ROBERT WHARTON

The appeal of Robert Wharton, a County Correction Officer
with the Cumberland County Department of Corrections, of his
15-day suspension on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ) who rendered his initial
decision on October 17, 2000. At its meeting on December 5,
2000, the Merit System Board adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to reverse the suspension. The proposed
final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-67 BAZYT BERGUS

The appeal of Bazyt Bergus, a Police Sergeant with the City
of Newark Police Department, of his indefinite suspension
effective January 8, 1998, and his removal effective August
19, 1998 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge
Mumtaz Bari-Brown (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision
on September 28, 2000, reversing the removal. At its
meeting on December 19, 2000, the Board did not adopt the
ALJ's recommendation . Rather, the Board ordered that the
appellant be suspended for 10 days. 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 (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-68 MICHAEL BOYETTE

The appeal of Michael Boyette, a County Correction Officer
with the Monmouth County Sheriff, of his 20-day suspension
on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Anthony T.
Bruno (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on April 19,
2000, recommending that the 20-day suspension be reversed.
At its meeting on June 6, 2000, the Merit System Board
(Board) ordered that the matter be remanded to the Office of
Administrative Law. On September 21, 2000, the ALJ issued
his remand decision, recommending that the suspension be
reversed. At its meeting on December 19, 2000, the Board
did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation. Rather, the Board
modified the 20-day suspension to a 10-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 (No)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-69 CRAIG GILMORE

The appeal of Craig Gilmore, a Police Officer with the City
of Passaic Police Department of his 45-day suspension on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey A.
Gerson (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on November
3, 2000, modifying the 45-day suspension to a 30-day
suspension. At its meeting on December 19, 2000, the Board
adopted the ALJ's recommendation. However, the Board found
it necessary to address the exceptions and cross exceptions
filed by the parties. The proposed final decision is now
submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-70 DATINA RINN

The appeal of Datina Rinn, a Police Lieutenant with the
Jersey City Police Department of her 60-day suspension on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey A.
Gerson (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on October
30, 2000, modifying the 60-day suspension to a five-day
suspension. At its meeting on December 19, 2000, the Board
adopted the ALJ's recommendation. However, the Board found
it necessary to address the exceptions and cross exceptions
filed by the parties. 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 (Abstained)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-71 LAMONT WALKER

The appeal of Lamont Walker, a Supervising Building
Maintenance Worker with the County of Burlington, of his 10-
day suspension, demotion to the position of Building
Maintenance Worker effective March 11, 1996, and removal,
effective August 5, 1996, on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on November 14, 2000. It is noted that
the ALJ's first initial decision, rendered December 2, 1999,
was presented to the Board at its meeting on February 23,
2000. However, the Board remanded the matter to the Office
of Administrative Law for clarification of the charges
leading to the removal. At its meeting on December 19,
2000, the Merit System Board adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the suspension and demotion, but
did not adopt his recommendation to uphold the removal.
Rather, the Board concluded that the removal should be
reversed. The proposed final decision is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-72 MICHAEL HAYES

The Department of Corrections, represented by Kathleen M.
VanSteen, Manager, Employee Relations, requests
reconsideration of the Merit System Board decision rendered
on July 11, 2000, granting Michael Hayes $60,331.74 in back
pay.

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

B-73 MARION ANLLO

Marion Anllo appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the examination for Regional
Coordinator of Transportation, Day Care and Training
(PS7648K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-74 KAREN J. ARMENTI

Karen J. Armenti 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 Assistant (PS6154U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-75 MARYANN BARILE AND EDWARD SZUSTEK

Maryann Barile and Edward Szustek appeal the determination
of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they
did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Loan Adviser (PM0247W), City of Jersey City.

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

B-76 HERBERT L. BATES AND ALVIN B. MULLINS

Herbert L. Bates and Alvin B. Mullins appeal the
determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which
found that they were ineligible for the promotional
examination for Building Management Service Specialist 4
(PM0622B), Newark School District.

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

B-77 KEITH BIERWISCH

Keith Bierwisch appeals his ineligibility for the
examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2633A), Irvington.

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

B-78 JAYASHREE CHITNIS AND SNEHAL R. SHAH

Jayashree Chitnis and Snehal R. Shah appeal the
determination of the Division of Selection Services, which
found that they did not meet the educational requirements
for the open competitive examination for Auditor Accountant
Trainee (S6234B).

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

B-79 ESTRELLA DAVID

Estrella David 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 Program Development Specialist Cultural and Heritage
Affairs (C6787A), Union County.

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

B-80 PATRICIA DONOVAN

Patricia Donovan appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Supervising Laborer (PM2108A), City of Asbury Park.

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

B-81 ROBERT F. DWYER

Robert F. Dwyer appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Supervisor Procurement Unit (PS7695U), Department of the
Treasury.

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

B-82 ANNEMARIE M. HART

Annemarie M. Hart 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 (PS7748K),
Hunterdon Developmental Center.

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

B-83 DOROTHYLOU HILLMAN

Dorothylou Hillman 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 Social Worker (C1395B), Burlington County.

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

B-84 CHERYL W. HOFFMAN

Cheryl W. Hoffman appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Collector of Delinquent Accounts (PM0200A), City of East
Orange.

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

B-85 MARY G. JOHNSON

Mary G. Johnson appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
education requirements for the open competitive examination
for Field Representative, Disease Control (M1243B), Atlantic
City.

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

B-86 TERYL S. KLOVA

Teryl S. Klova appeals her ineligibility for the Program
Nutritionist (C6716A), Burlington County open competitive
examination, on the basis of not meeting the announced
residency requirement.

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

B-87 JOSEPH F. NEALON

Joseph F. Nealon appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not possess
the proper licensure for the promotional examination for
Park Maintenance Worker (PM1542W), Belmar Borough.

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

B-88 PATRICIA R. VALLANGO

Patricia R. Vallango 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 Analyst 4 (Data Processing)
(PS6501K), Greenbrook Regional Center.

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

B-89 JOHN M. ZAWATCKI

John M. Zawatcki appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Residential Services Specialist 1 (PS2117K), Division of
Youth and Family Services.

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

B-90 BENJAMIN D. SMITH

Benjamin D. Smith appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he was not permanent
in the competitive division as of the closing date for the
promotional examination for Principal Custodian (PM0070W),
Jersey City School District.

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

B-91 ANTHONY COSTA

Anthony Costa appeals his seniority score for the
examination for Police Sergeant (PM0959W), Newark.

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

B-92 KYLE EDLER

Kyle Edler appeals his score for the physical performance
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-93 VINCENT FAGAN

Vincent Fagan appeals his score for the promotional
examination for Manager 2, Right of Way (PS4895T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-94 THOMAS P. FIGLIO

Thomas P. Figlio appeals his seniority score and rank on the
promotional list for Assistant Administrative Supervisor of
Income Maintenance (PC0522A), Gloucester County Board of
Social Services.

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

B-95 CHARLES E. OMOREGIE

Charles E. Omoregie appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that he failed
to achieve a passing score on the promotional examination
for Social Worker (PC0634A), Union County.

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

B-96 MICHAEL SERVELLO

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

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

B-97 DAVID SHEEKEY

David Sheekey requests a review of the written cognitive
portion of the open-competitive examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-98 FRANK SUSZYNSKI

Frank Suszynski appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services concerning his score and rank on the
promotional list for Auditor 1, Taxation (PS6620U),
Department of the Treasury.

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

B-99 DIANELBA VALDEZ

Dianelba Valdez appeals her score for the physical
performance and written portions of the examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-100 MICHAEL YANDOLINO

Michael Yandolino 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-101 BERNARD O'KEEFE

Bernard O'Keefe appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services that he is not entitled to Disabled
Veterans' Preference for Merit System testing.

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

B-102 MATTHEW S. PAYNE

Matthew S. Payne appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services that he is not entitled to Veterans'
Preference for Merit System testing.

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

B-103 OCTAVIO ANGELOZZI

Octavio Angelozzi appeals the administration of the
examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2633A), Irvington.

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

B-104 GLENN COSTA

Glenn Costa appeals the validity and administration of the
promotional examination for Supervisor Public Works
(PM2042V), Town of Kearny.

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

B-105 DANIEL DINUZZO

Daniel DiNuzzo appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services concerning the correct answer to a
specific question on the open-competitive examination for
Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-106 TIMOTHY SESENKO

Timothy Sesenko appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-107 LISA YARBROUGH

Lisa Yarbrough appeals the administration of the written
portion of the open-competitive examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-108 TIMOTHY R. BACHMAN

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of the Treasury, requests that
Timothy R. Bachman's out-of-title work experience be
accepted to qualify him for the title of Administrative
Analyst 3 (Data Processing), Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-109 BERNADETTE CATTANACH

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of Human Services, requests that
Bernadette Cattanach's out-of-title work experience be
accepted to qualify her for a prospective promotional
examination for the title of Administrative Analyst 3,
Division of Mental Health Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-110 JOANN EVERETT

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of Transportation, requests that
Joann Everett's out-of-title work experience be accepted to
qualify her for an examination for Contract Administrator 2,
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-111 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of December
19, 2000 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its
meeting of December 19, 2000.

B-112 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Yvette Grimsley
Central Reception and Assignment Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

Gary Howard
Central Reception and Assignment Facility
Department of Corrections
Resignation not in good standing

Jeffrey Lazarus
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
45-day suspension

Betty A. Leiter
Department of Education
Release at the end of the working test period

Lisa Mestres
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Patricia Pettit
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

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, January
30, 2001, 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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