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


A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Wednesday, February 14, 2001, in Trenton, New Jersey.

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

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Chairwoman Janice Mitchell
Mintz opened the meeting with the following statement:

Notice of this meeting was filed with the Secretary of State
and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times, Courier-Post and Star
Ledger on November 30, 2000, and posted at the Department of
Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing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

John Campione, Laborer, County of Camden, suspension.

Leonardo Cruz, County Correction Officer, County of Cumberland,
suspension.

John D'Addetta, Police Officer, City of Hoboken, list removal.

Eugene Duffy, Planning Director, City of Hackensack, suspension.

Andrew Hickman, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, suspension.

Raughn Howell, County Correction Officer, Burlington County Jail,
suspension and demotion.

Winston E. Johnson, Laborer, Borough of Roselle, demotion in lieu
of layoff.

Beverleta Jones, Principal Data Entry Machine Operator,
Department of Corrections, removal.

Terri L. Koveloski, Delivery Worker, County of Burlington,
suspension.

Noeling Miller, County Correction Officer, Burlington County
Jail, removal.

Ruth Pierce, Principal Clerk Typist, Cumberland County Board of
Social Services, suspension.

Sheena Randall, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, suspension.

Karen Van Ravenswaay, School Nurse, Juvenile Justice Commission,
release at the end of the working test period.

William Wescott, Admissions and Records Officer, County of
Atlantic, suspension.

James Williams, Laborer, Heavy, City of Camden, 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:

Nathan Johnson, Cottage Training Technician, Department of Human
Services, removal.

Robert Witas, Laborer, Passaic Valley Water Commission, removal.

Eraina Woody, Cottage Training Technician, Department of Human
Services, removal and discrimination.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Craig Burnett
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of John Gallagher
Township of North Bergen
Department of Public Safety
Layoff

In the Matter of Louis Garmony
Woodbridge Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Darrell Hill
City of Camden Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Anthony K. Montgomery
Senator G.W. Hagedon Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Gregory Riggs
Special Investigations Division
New Jersey Department of Corrections
Demotion

In the Matter of Jonathan Sabationo
County of Monmouth
Department of Public Works Building and Grounds
Removal

In the Matter of Marie Tessier
County of Bergen
Bergen Pines
Suspension

In the Matter of Tina A. Warren
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

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


ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

A-2 SAMUEL BADIE

Samuel Badie, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, resignation not in
good standing, on charges of abandonment of position for
five or more consecutive business days without approval and
suspension for 15 days on charges of excessive absenteeism.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
resignation not in good standing and the 15-day suspension.

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

A-3 WILLIAM BURKERT

William Burkert, County Correction Officer, County of Union,
Department of Public Safety, suspension for 15 days, on
charges of insubordination and conduct unbecoming a public
employee.

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

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

A-4 EDWARD O'LONE

The Department of Human Services, represented by Robert H.
Stoloff, Assistant Attorney General, requests that the Board
make a determination as to the amount of back pay due to
Edward O'Lone as a result of the Board's decision issued
July 3, 1997, granting him back pay.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Claim for
back pay denied.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge. The Board denied
the request for back pay through April 29, 1997,
but awarded back pay from April 30, 1997 through
the date of reinstatement and granted
reimbursement of expenses for the maintenance of
health insurance.

A-5 PATRICK ZICARO

Patrick Zicaro, Sheriff's Officer, County of Essex,
Sheriff's Office, suspension for 12 days, on charges of
conduct in public and private, acts or omissions;
disparaging nationality, race or creed; conduct; unfavorable
conduct; language, indecent language, duty time, criminal
law violation and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

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

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

A-6 SALO ROOPNARINE

Salo Roopnarine, Institutional Trade Instructor 1, Needle
Trades, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections,
removal effective January 7, 1999, on charges of undue
familiarity with an inmate, engaging in financial
transactions with an inmate, and violation of prison rules.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-7 BENJAMIN WHITLEY

Benjamin Whitley, Police Sergeant, City of Jersey City,
Police Department, suspension for 58 days and removal
effective January 30, 1998, on charges of obedience of
rules, narcotics use and instructions for department
reporting off sick.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the
removal as effective December 4, 1997 at the
beginning of the 58-day suspension.

A-8 CHRISTOPHER EUTSEY

Christopher Eutsey, Senior Security Guard, Newark School
District, removal effective September 7, 1998, on charges of
chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness and conduct
unbecoming a public employee.

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

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 AMORETTE DANIELS

Amorette Daniels appeals her rejection as a Police Officer
candidate by the City of Camden and its request to remove
her 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-2 JERRY GUSTOSO, II

Jerry Gustoso, II, represented by Joel G. Scharf, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the
City of Hoboken 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-3 WARREN M. REVAS-GUEVARA

Warren M. Revas-Guevara, represented by Fayth A. Ruffin,
Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by
the City of Newark 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 matter
be held over.

B-4 ANGELO RIVERA

Angelo Rivera appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer
Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its
request to remove his name from the eligible list for
Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological
unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-5 JOSEPH STROBA

Joseph Stroba, represented by Michael J. Montanari, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit
candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request
to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction
Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness to
perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-6 REBECCA BUTLER

Rebecca Butler, a Family Service Specialist 1 with the
Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human
Services, represented by M. Scott Tashjy, Esq., appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-7 ANTHONY CASALE

Anthony Casale, a Bridge Operator with the Department of
Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 ANGELINE CLARKE-STEVENS

Angeline Clarke-Stevens, a Cottage Training Technician with
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 denied.

B-9 GEORGIANA CODY

Georgiana Cody, a Human Services Assistant with Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 IRENE DAY

Irene Day, a Recreation Assistant at Woodbridge
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury benefits.

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

B-11 RUTH GAUSE

Ruth Gause, a former Human Services Technician at Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 VAN IVEY

Van Ivey, a Repairer at Woodbridge Developmental Center,
Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury benefits.

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

B-13 LARRY JOHNSON

Larry Johnson, a Senior Correction Officer at Northern State
Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by PBA Local
105, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-14 BETTY J. LARAMORE

Betty J. Laramore, a Medical Security Officer Recruit with
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
represented by John G. Devlin, Esq., appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-15 PATRICIA MCGUINNESS

Patricia McGuinness, a Field Investigator (Nursing Care
Institutionalized) with the Department of Health and Senior
Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-16 JOHN PEZZINO

John Pezzino, a Crew Supervisor, Electricians, with
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human
Services, represented by Gary Staples, Staff Representative,
CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-17 STEVEN SCISCIO

Steven Sciscio, a Senior Correction Officer at Garden State
Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections,
represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., appeals the denial
of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-18 CHARITY SHAW

Charity Shaw, a Human Services Technician at Trenton
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-19 FRANK SUSSICK

Frank Sussick, a Senior Building Maintenance Worker with
Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center, Department of Human
Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-20 JACQUALYN TORRE

Jacqualyn Torre, a Senior Food Service Handler with Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-21 JOSEPH VANREYMERSDAL

Joseph VanReymersdal, a Human Services Assistant at Trenton
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-22 JEFFREY D. VILLEE

Jeffrey D. Villee, a Senior Building Maintenance Worker with
the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of State
Police, represented by M. Scott Tashjy, Esq., appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-23 WINNIE BOEN

Winnie Boen, a Supervising Family Service Specialist I with
the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of
Human Services, appeals the decision of the Assistant
Commissioner for Human Resources, Department of Human
Services, which found that there was not sufficient evidence
to establish that she had been discriminated against on the
basis of her age or gender or that an act of reprisal was
taken against her.

She also petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider the
decision denying a hearing on her non-contractual grievance
of a written warning she received on June 2, 1997 for
neglect of duty. Further, she requests that the Board
review two other matters: an official reprimand for
insubordination in connection with an incident that occurred
on October 17, 1997, and a non-contractual grievance for an
involuntary reassignment.

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

B-24 LAWRENCE BRITTON

Lawrence Britton, a Supervising Administrative Analyst at
the Office of Information Systems, 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 he had been discriminated against
based on his age.

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

B-25 WILLIAM CAPARAZZO

William Caparazzo, a Plumbing Subcode Official with the City
of Orange, represented by Kevin P. McGovern, Esq., 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 directed that this appeal
be held over.

B-26 JOHN D'AURIA

John D'Auria 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 Police Officer (S9999V), City of Newark, for failure to
meet the age requirement for this position.

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

B-27 CARMINE DEVONE

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and the ordered that the eligible's
name be removed from the list.

B-28 NORMAN GAINEY, JR.

The Department of Corrections appeals the decision of
Selection Services restoring Norman Gainey, Jr.'s name to
the Correction Office Recruit (S9999W) eligible list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appeal and
ordered that the eligible's name be removed from
the list.

B-29 MARK A. JOHNSON

Mark A. Johnson, represented by Eldridge Hawkins, 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 Police Officer
(S9999V), City of Newark, on the basis of an unsatisfactory
driving record.

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

B-30 DAVID J. MORAN

David J. Moran, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq.,
appeals the determination of Selection Services which upheld
the bypass of his name for appointment from the Police
Sergeant (PM3229S), Township of Nutley eligible list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-31 STEPHEN NOE

Stephen Noe, represented by Lee J. Hughes, 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 matter
be held over.

B-32 WAYNE STINSON

The Department of Corrections (DOC) appeals the decision of
Selection Services which found that it did not present a
sufficient basis to remove Wayne Stinson's name from the
Correction Officer Recruit (S9999W) eligible list on the
basis of an unsatisfactory driving record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and the ordered that the eligible's
name be removed from the list.

B-33 CORNEL SUGGS

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and the ordered that the eligible's
name be removed from the list.

B-34 JORGE TEIXEIRA

Jorge Teixeira, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., 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 Police Officer
(S9999V), City of Newark, on the basis of an unsatisfactory
driving record.

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

B-35 CEDRIC THOMAS

Cedric Thomas, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., 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 Police Officer
(S9999V), City of Newark, on the basis of an unsatisfactory
driving record.

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

B-36 ROBERT MCGOWAN

Robert McGowan, a Laborer with the Township of Middletown,
represented by David F. Corrigan, Esq., petitions the Merit
System Board for interim relief of his immediate suspension,
effective November 27, 2000.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-37 SPENCER SCOTT

Spencer Scott, a former County Correction Officer with the
Gloucester County Sheriff's Office, represented by Anthony
J. Fusco, Jr., Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for
interim relief of his immediate suspension, effective August
18, 1999. This matter was held over from the January 30,
2001 Board meeting for further review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-38 JACQUELINE WALKER

Jacqueline Walker, a Family Service Specialist 3 with the
Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human
Services, represented by Kirk D. Rhodes, Esq., petitions the
Merit System Board for a stay of her two removals, effective
December 29, 2000 and December 30, 2000, pending the outcome
of her hearings on these matters at the Office of
Administrative Law.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-39 INGRID BAIRD

Ingrid Baird, a former Police Officer with the Township of
North Bergen, appeals her resignation in good standing.

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

B-40 JOHN S. SABOSKI

John S. Saboski, a former Maintenance Worker 1,
Transportation with the Department of Transportation,
appeals his resignation in good standing.

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

B-41 RICHARD ELLIS

Richard Ellis, represented by Kevin M. Costello, Esq, seeks
enforcement of that part of the Merit System Board decision
rendered on May 9, 2000, which found him medically fit to
perform the duties of a Police Officer and which restored
his name to the Police Officer (S9999W), City of Camden
eligible list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for
enforcement and ordered that the eligible's name
be removed from the list.

B-42 PETER MATHUS

The City of Jersey City (City), represented by Carmine J.
Scarpa, Assistant Corporation Counsel, requests
reconsideration of the final decision of the Merit System
Board, rendered October 11, 2000, which modified the removal
imposed by the City against Peter Mathus, a Range
Instructor, with the City Police Department, to a six-month
suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-43 ROBERT SANTINI

Robert Santini, a Painter with the Division of Property
Management and Construction, Department of the Treasury,
petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its
final administrative decision, rendered on June 21, 1999,
which found that Santini's removal was justified.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-44 CAMILLA JOHNSON

The County of Middlesex and Camilla Johnson request
acknowledgement of an amended settlement agreement, that
modifies an earlier settlement and fully resolves the matter
of Ms. Johnson's appeal of her August 28, 1997 removal from
the Middlesex County Department of Human Services and the
issue of approved pension service time.

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

B-45 KAREN BREVOGEL

The appeal of Karen Brevogel, a Senior Practical Nurse at
Buttonwood Hospital, Burlington County, of her removal
effective April 22, 1998 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge M. Kathleen Duncan (ALJ), who
rendered her initial decision on July 10, 2000, modifying
appellant's removal to a 90-day suspension. At its meeting
on January 17, 2001, the Merit System Board did not adopt
the ALJ's recommendation. 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-46 JANE RICHARDS-MERCADO

Jane Richards-Mercado, a Purchasing Agent with the City of
Hoboken, seeks enforcement of that part of the Merit System
Board decision rendered on October 8, 1998, granting her
back pay and benefits. The matter was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Arnold Samuels (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on November 13, 2000. At its meeting
on January 17, 2001, the Board ordered that this matter be
remanded to the Office of Administrative Law for further
clarification. The proposed decision is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

B-47 LISA SANSBURY

The appeal of Lisa Sansbury, a Human Services Technician
with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human
Services, of her 10-day suspension on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Robert S. Miller (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on December 7, 2000. At its
meeting on January 17, 2001, the Merit System Board (Board)
did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the 10-day
suspension. Rather the Board determined that a five-day
suspension was warranted. The proposed final decision is
now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-48 DRUCELLA SHANNON

The appeal of Drucella Shannon, a Receptionist/Telephone
Operator at the Cumberland Manor, Cumberland County, of her
removal effective December 22, 1999 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Lillard E. Law (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on December 8, 2000, upholding the
removal. At its meeting on January 17, 2001, the Merit
System 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-49 BRIAN ANDERSON

Brian Anderson appeals his ineligibility for the Entry Level
Law Enforcement examination (S9999B).

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

B-50 INEZ D. ANDERSON

Inez D. Anderson appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
education requirement for the open competitive examination
for Field Representative, Disease Control (M1428B), Jersey
City.

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

B-51 MICHAEL ANDERSON

Michael Anderson appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Deputy County Emergency Management Coordinator,
(C6028B), Burlington County.

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

B-52 KERRY BRENNAN, ET AL.


Kerry Brennan, Kharizma Johnson, Carol McLaughlin, Jennifer
Schubert, and Carroll Ward appeal the determination of the
Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the
educational requirements for the examination for
Habilitation Plan Coordinator (S0519B).

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

B-53 ANTHONY A. BROZOSKY, JR., AND SCOTT L. CSOGI

Anthony A. Brozosky, Jr., and Scott L. Csogi appeal the
determinations of the Division of Selection Services which
found that they were ineligible for the promotional
examination for Crew Supervisor Building Maintenance
Programs (PS8077T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-54 MARTIZA CASTRO

Maritza Castro appeals her ineligibility for the Entry Level
Law Enforcement (S9999B) examination for various titles.

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

B-55 DEEPTI DAS

Deepti Das appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not provide an
evaluated foreign transcript for the open competitive
examination for Assistant Nutrition Program Coordinator,
Women's, Infants', and Children's Program (C6418W),
Burlington County.

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

B-56 AMY DRYZGA

Amy Dryzga appeals her ineligibility for the Entry Level Law
Enforcement (S9999B) examination for various titles.

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

B-57 KAREN A. DUMAS

Karen A. Dumas appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Senior Clerk Typist (PS0618H), Department of Health and
Senior Services.

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

B-58 MAXINE E. ECKFORD

Maxine E. Eckford appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible
for the promotional examination for Secretarial Assistant 3
(Non-Stenographic) (PS2614K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-59 ROXANNE O. EUTSEY-SHAW

Roxanne O. Eutsey-Shaw appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that she was
ineligible for the promotional examination for Employee
Benefits Specialist (PM0568W), Newark.

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

B-60 RICHARD FENNESSY

Richard Fennessy appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Public Safety Telecommunicator (M1488B), City of
Wildwood.

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

B-61 JUDITH K. FOSTER

Judith K. Foster appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Senior Management Assistant (PS8745K), Forensic Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services.

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

B-62 THOMAS A. FOX

Thomas A. Fox appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the open
competitive examination for Environmental Health Specialist
(C8635A), Burlington County.

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

B-63 LORETTA FRANCO

Loretta Franco, represented by Sidney H. Lehmann, Esq.,
appeals the determination of the Division of selection
Services, which found that she did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 1 (PS9180P), Juvenile Justice
Commission.

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

B-64 ROBERT FRIDAY

Robert Friday appeals his ineligibility for the Entry Level
Law Enforcement (S9999B) examination for various titles.

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

B-65 JAMES GRYZCKO AND DANIEL PERONE

James Gryzcko and Daniel Perone appeal the determination of
the Division of Selection Services, which found that they
did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for the "dual" title Supervisor of Billing and
Collecting/Supervisor Sewage Meter Repair (PC4312V), Bergen
County Utilities Authority.

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

B-66 MARCY KLEIN

Marcy Klein 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 2 (PS9844T), Department of
Transportation.

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

B-67 EDWARD LAMBERT

Edward Lambert appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he was ineligible for
the open competitive examination for Management Information
Systems Specialist (M6885A), Newark.

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

B-68 JOSEPH MCNULTY

Joseph McNulty appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
certification requirement for the Fire Instructor (C2001A),
Bergen County.

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

B-69 LUISA MENA

Luisa Mena 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 Clinical Laboratory Evaluator 2 (S0449A).

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

B-70 DOMINIC A. NAMI

Dominic A. Nami appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, he did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (PS9844T), Department of
Transportation.

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

B-71 RICARDO NAZARIO

Ricardo Nazario appeals his ineligibility for the Law
Enforcement Series, S9999A and S9999B, and asks to be
restored to the S9999W eligible list.

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

B-72 YUNG-CHIEC Y. PAO

Yung-Chiec Y. Pao 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 (PS9180P), Juvenile Justice
Commission.

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

B-73 PENNY-LYNN PITTS

Penny-Lynn Pitts appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Principal Clerk Stenographer (PM0561A), City of Rahway.

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

B-74 SOHIL RAJ SHAH

Sohil Raj Shah appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not indicate the
required license or registration for the open competitive
examination for Construction Official (M9507B), Union City.

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

B-75 ALAIN REYES

Alain Reyes appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which fund that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Greenskeeper (C6662A), Union County.

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

B-76 ERIC SOUZA

Eric Souza appeals his ineligibility for the Entry Level Law
Enforcement (S9999B) examination for various titles.

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

B-77 SYED WASTI

Syed Wasti appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (PS9844T), Department of
Transportation.

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

B-78 ROBERT EVANS

Robert Evans 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-79 JOSEPH GMITEREK

Joseph Gmiterek 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-80 SCOTT LONGFELLOW

Scott Longfellow appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Supervising Public Safety Telecommunicator
(PC1794W), Camden County.

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

B-81 VITTAL R. SITARAM

Vittal R. Sitaram appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services regarding his score for the Manager 1,
Roadway Design, Transportation (PS4241T), Department of
Transportation promotional examination.

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

B-82 VITTAL R. SITARAM

Vittal R. Sitaram appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services regarding his rank and score for the
Manager 2, Roadway Design, Transportation (PS4245T),
Department of Transportation promotional examination.

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

B-83 BIANCA LOZADA

Bianca Lozada appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management, which found that she lacked the
required amount of permanent status in the title to which
the examination is open for the promotional examination for
Employment Services Specialist 2 (PS2327N), Department of
Labor.

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

B-84 ANNETTE MARINKO

Annette Marinko appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management, which found that she lacked the
requirement amount of permanent status in the title to which
the examination is open for the promotional examination for
Income Maintenance Specialist (PC2343A), Monmouth County.

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

B-85 MARGARET ARRISON

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of Human Services, requests that
Margaret Arrison's out-of-title work experience be accepted
to qualify her for the promotional examination for Technical
Support Specialist 2 (PS4173U), Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-86 DONNA HAYDEN

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of Union County, requests that Donna Hayden's out-of-
title work be accepted to satisfy the experience requirement
for admittance to the promotional examination for Manager
Indoor Artificial Ice Arena/Recreation Supervisor, Swimming
(PC0169B), Union County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-87 MARY MICKLES

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Health and Senior Services, requests that
Mary Mickles' out-of-title work experience be accepted to
qualify her for a prospective promotional examination for
the title of Supervising Program Development Specialist

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-88 JOHN P. PEEPLES

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of the Treasury, requests that John
P. Peeples' out-of-title work experience be accepted to
satisfy the experience requirement for admittance to the
promotional examination for Telecommunications Systems
Analyst 1 (PS3869U), Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-89 KATHLEEN STEIGERWALT

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of Transportation, requests that
Kathleen Steigerwalt's out-of-title work be accepted to
qualify her for a prospective promotional examination for
the title of Customer Service Representative 2.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-90 KENNETH WARNER

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of Treasury, requests that Kenneth
Warner's out-of-title work experience be accepted to satisfy
the requirements for a qualifying examination for
Administrative Analyst 3.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-91 ALIREZA ANZABI

Alireza Anzabi appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services denying his request for a make-up
examination for Senior Engineer Transportation, (PS2451T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-92 MOSTAFA SOLTANI

Mostafa Soltani appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services denying his request for a make-up
examination for Principal Engineer Transportation (PS2442T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-93 RAMESH SUVAGIYA

Ramesh Suvagiya appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services denying his request for a make-up
examination for Project Engineer Geology (PS244T), Project
Engineer Geotechnology (PS2445T), and Project Engineer
Surface Design (PS2447T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-94 ROBERT GREEN

Robert Green appeals the administration of the Entry Level
Law Enforcement Examination (S9999B).

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

B-95 JAMES A. HUTCHISON

James A. Hutchison appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which did not consider his veterans'
preference in ranking him on the open competitive eligible
list for Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic, (C9121A),
Burlington County.

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

B-96 ROBERT WRIGHT, ET AL.

Robert Wright (PM3535B) Hackensack; Karen Dimonde,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Anthony Falco, Fred
Ferrante and Robert Lista (PM3536B) Hoboken; Michael
Ubertaccio, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq. (PM3543B),
Morristown; Michael Horvath (PM3545B) Passaic; Neal
Lestrange, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., and John
Shebey, Jr., (PM3548B) Scotch Plains; Francis Bialecki
(PM3552B) Voorhees Township; Gregory Anderson, Frank
Brennan, Patrick Hurley, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq.,
Robert Meyers, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Robert
Reilly, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., and Gregory
Troast, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., (PM3566B),
Atlantic City, appeal the written portion of the examination
for Police Captain (various jurisdictions).

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

B-97 ALETHIA SMITH

Alethia Smith petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of the decision rendered on September 26,
2000 which denied her appeal regarding her score for the
physical performance portion of the open-competitive
examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-98 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of January
30, 2001 are submitted for adoption.

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

There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, February
27, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.


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