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

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Tuesday, March 27, 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.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS
A-1 SETTLEMENTS
In the Matter of Terry McKim
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Gelaine Palmer
Division of Developmental Disabilities
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 DONNELL AMAKER
Donnell Amaker appeals the request of the County of Union to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer based on a claimed unsatisfactory background report.

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

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

A-3 SAMUEL HARGROVE
Samuel Hargrove, County Correction Officer, County of Burlington, County Jail, two suspensions: a 10-day suspension, on charges of insubordination and conduct unbecoming a public employee; and a 45-day suspension, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency and failure to perform duties, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 10-day and 45-day suspensions.

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

A-4 ROBERT LEAKS, JR.
Robert Leaks, Jr., Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, suspension for 92 days, on charges of disobedience of orders and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 92-day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to a 13-day suspension.

VOTE:

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

A-5 KATHLEEN WILSON
Kathleen Wilson, Sheriff's Officer, County of Camden, Sheriff's Office, suspension for 20 days, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and insubordination.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 20-day suspension to a 12-day suspension.

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

A-6 TIMOTHY IVY
Timothy Ivy, Senior Food Service Handler, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective April 14, 2000, on charges of absence from work as scheduled without permission and without giving proper notice of intended absence.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-7 ANTHONY MAPLES
Anthony Maples, Cottage Training Technician, Greenbrook Regional Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective July 16, 1999, on charges of falsification of application.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-8 DAVID PRICE
David Price, Human Services Technician, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective May 4, 1998, on charges of neglect of duty which could result in causing danger to persons, sleeping while on duty, and violation of a policy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to a 90-day suspension.

A-9 MARY B. SHANNON
Mary B. Shannon, Bus Driver, New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective September 3, 1999, on charges of endangering the welfare of clients, incompetency and inefficiency, and negligence in performing duty resulting in damage to property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a written warning and a $150 fine.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to a 15-day suspension.

A-10 LOUIS WEBSTER
Louis Webster, Human Services Assistant, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective January 3, 2000, on the charge of physical abuse of a patient.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-11 JOSEPHINE WATKINS
Josephine Watkins, Program Development Aide Community Service, County of Mercer, Department of Human Services, removal effective December 10, 1999 on charges of failure to perform duties, excessive absenteeism, improper call off, and other related charges.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-12 WILLIAM OLIVER

William Oliver, Safety Specialist 2 Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation, removal effective May 23, 1997, on charges of falsification and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-13 DONALD NUGENT
Donald Nugent, Supervising Paramedic, Township of Hamilton, Department of Public Safety, suspension for 60 days and removal effective January 5, 1998, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and sexual harassment.

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 60-day suspension and removal.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
B-1 GERARD GOOD
Gerard Good, represented by Thomas J. Cammarata, Esq., appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Hudson and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position. This matter was held over from the March 13, 2001 Board meeting.

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

B-2 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. This matter was held over from the February 14, and March 13, 2001 Board meetings.

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

VOTE:

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

B-3 DEBRA AHR
Debra Ahr, a Principal File Clerk with the Department of Corrections, represented by Jenna Gledhill, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-4 JULIAN ALVAREZ
Julian Alvarez, a Senior Correction Officer at New Jersey State Prison, 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 matter be held over.

B-5 GUY CIRILLO
Guy Cirillo, a Senior Correction Officer at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, represented by Joseph Fava, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-6 TINA J. COLE-DAVIS
Tina J. Cole-Davis, a Communications Worker with the New Jersey Training School for Boys, Juvenile Justice Commission, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits, and petitions for back pay and benefits from April 7 through May 17, 2000.

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

VOTE:

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

B-7 ANNAMARIE CRAY
Annamarie Cray, a former Senior Cata Entry Machine Operator with the Department of Corrections, represented by Jenna Gledhill, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 JOSEPH DELORENZO
Joseph Delorenzo, a Grounds Worker 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-9 JOAN KAHAKALAU-PISANO
Joan Kahakalau-Pisano, a former Senior Parole Officer with the Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 HARRIET KOCH
Harriet Koch, a Housekeeping Supervisor 2 at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-11 LORI LORSCH
Lori Lorsch, a Senior Data Entry Machine Operator with the Department of Corrections, represented by Jenna Gledhill, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 STEVEN LUBOW
Steven Lubow, an Environmental Scientist 1 (Water Resources) with the Department of Environmental Protection, represented by John Seiler, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1034, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-13 HENRIETTA MACHOS
Henrietta Machos, a Teaching Assistant (12 months) at Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be referred to the Medical Examiners' Panel.

B-14 SHARON M. MAHON
Sharon M. Mahon, a Senior Therapy Program Assistant with the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, represented by James E. Sacks-Wilner, Esq., appeal the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-15 MICHAEL PANICHELLI
Michael Panichelli, a Senior Correction Officer at Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by James Goff, President, PBA Local 105, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-16 WALTER PAYNE
Walter Payne, a Senior Parole Officer with the Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-17 ARTHUR ROBESON
Arthur Robeson, a Senior Medical Security Officer with Ann Klein Forensic Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-18 JEWEL TAYLOR
Jewel Taylor, a Senior Correction Officer at Riverfront State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by George T. Kotch, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-19 CAROLYN WATSON
Carolyn Watson, a Cottage Training Technician with Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-20 CHAD ALESANDRELLI
Chad Alesandrelli appeals the decision of Selection Services which removed the appellant's name from the County Correction Officer (S9999W), Passaic County eligible list, due to the appellant's non-response to the certification notice.

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

B-21 CHARLES ANDERSON
Charles Anderson, represented by Mitchell Glucksman, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld his non-selection from the certification list for Carpenter (C1399T), County of Essex.

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

B-22 KEVIN ARBUCKLE
Kevin Arbuckle, represented by Arnold C. Lakind Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services, which upheld the City of Bayonne's request for the removal of the appellant's name from the Fire Fighter (M4304X) eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-23 GREGORY BARANYAY
Gregory Baranyay, represented by Kenneth L. Thomson, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the bypass of his name on the Truck Driver (PM4316V), Lacey Township eligible list.

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

B-24 JAMES W. BEADLING, JR.
James W. Beadling, Jr., represented by Philip N. Muldoon, 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 (S9999W), City of Camden on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-25 MARK BERGER
Mark Berger 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 and failure to meet the residency requirements for the position.

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

B-26 SALVATORE CERRATO
Salvatore Cerrato, formerly a County Correction Sergeant with Essex County, petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on May 18, 1999, in which the Board denied the appeal of his bypass on the certification for County Correction Lieutenant (PC1825V).

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

B-27 ANTHONY CLARK
Anthony Clark, represented by William D. Manns, Jr., Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services, which removed the appellant's name from the Police Officer (S9999V), City of Newark eligible list, due to the appellant's failure to respond to the certification notice.

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

B-28 CESAR DE LA CRUZ
Cesar De La Cruz 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 based on his failure to meet the residency requirements.

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

B-29 TONIA HUNTLEY
Tonia Huntley appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which denied her appeal of the removal of her name from the special reemployment list for Building Maintenance Worker, County of Hudson, as untimely.

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

B-30 JOHN P. KLINE
John P. Kline appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld his bypass on the list for Fire Fighter (M0796U), Woodbridge Fire District #1.

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

B-31 JAMES A. MACDONALD
James A. MacDonald, represented by Jeffrey P. Horblit, Esq., appeals his bypass on the eligible list for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC0371T), Union County.

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

B-32 JAMES L. MONROE, SR.

The Department of Corrections (DOC) appeals the attached decision of Selection Services, which found that it did not present a sufficient basis to remove James L. Monroe, Sr.'s name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999W) eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment history and criminal record. Additionally, James L. Monroe, Sr. appeals the decision of Selection Services, which found that the County of Burlington had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Juvenile Detention Officer (S9999W) eligible list.

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

B-33 FRANCISCO NORAT
Francisco Norat, represented by Charles M. Grossman, 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 and a sexual harassment complaint.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted and the appellant's name be reflected on the June 12, 1998 certification for Police Officer (S9999V) as bypassed.

B-34 CESARE ORLANDO, JR.
Cesare Orlando, Jr., represented by William E. Reynolds, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list for Senior Cook (C0829A), County of Gloucester, on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-35 BHARAT SHAH
Bharat Shah appeals the decision of Human Resources Information Services, which found that the Morris County Board of Social Services had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Income Maintenance Technician (C6413T) eligible list as a result of falsification of his preemployment application.

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

B-36 MANOJ SHAH
Manoj Shah appeals the request of the appointing authority to remove her name from the Police Records Clerk (M5204S), Jersey City eligible list based on a claimed inability to communicate effectively in English in order to perform the duties of the position.

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

B-37 PATRICIA TAMBURELLO
Patricia Tambarello appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of her name from the Habilitation Plan Coordinator (S0378A) eligible list due to her failure to respond to the Notice of Certification.

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

B-38 WAYNE VARGA
Wayne Varga appeals the determination of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the Office of the Public Defender had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Investigator, Public Defender (S6164W), Office of the Public Defender, eligible list on the basis that he lacked the required education and experience.

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

B-39 CLAYTON YOUNG
Clayton Young appeals the determination of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the Office of the Public Defender had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Investigator, Public Defender (S6164W), Office of the Public Defender, eligible list on the basis that he lacked the required experience.

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

B-40 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (M9474B), OCEAN CITY
The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Emergency Medical Technician (M9474B), Ocean City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an appointment waiver, but assessed costs for the selection process in the amount of $2,048.

B-41 TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ANALYST 3 (S6170W)
The Assistant Commissioner, State and Local Operations, Department of Personnel requests reconsideration of that portion of the final decision of the Merit System Board, rendered December 5, 2000, which assessed costs of the selection process, in the amount of $8,285, to the Department of Human Services (DHS) for Telecommunications Systems Analyst 3 (S6170W).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for reconsideration and rescinded the assessment of costs of the selection process in the amount of $8,285.

B-42 JOHN ANSTISS
The City of Newark, represented by Lenora E. Marshall, Assistant Corporation Counsel, petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for a stay of its decision in In the Matter of John Anstiss (MSB, decided December 19, 2000), which restored Anstiss' name to the Construction Official (M6287O) eligible list, pending its appeal to the Appellate Division of Superior Court. Additionally, Mr. Anstiss, represented by Thomas M. McCormack, Esq., seeks enforcement of the Board's December 19, 2000 decision. Anstiss also requests back pay and counsel fees for his enforcement of the Board's decision.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for enforcement, denied the request for a stay and denied the request for back pay and counsel fees.

VOTE:

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

B-43 DAVID BOWENS
David Bowens, a County Correction Officer with the County of Mercer, represented by Robert B. Rottkamp, Jr., Esq., appeals his resignation in good standing effective May 28, 1999.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-44 JOSEPH SHINN
Joseph Shinn, a former Truck Driver, Single Axle at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals his resignation in goods standing.

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

B-45 LEON LEVINE
Leon Levine, an Unemployment Insurance Technician 2 with the Department of Labor, represented by Jon Wineland, Staff Representative, Local 1034, Communications Workers of America, was granted a hearing by the Merit System Board (Board concerning his grievance of a Significantly Below Standard Performance Assessment Review (PAR) rating for the period of October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998. The matter of Mr. Levine's grievance was heard by Administrative Law Judge Steven C. Reback (ALJ), who rendered his Initial Decision on December 19, 2000, acknowledging the settlement of the parties.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law.

B-46 MARY ANN DOMENICO
Mary Ann Domenico, a Teacher 1 at Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services (DHS), appeals the DHS' granting of her request for reasonable accommodation.

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

VOTE:

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

B-47 BONNIE SUE KROHN (ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION AND PREDOMINANT INTEREST)
Administrative Law Judge Anthony T. Bruno (ALJ) issued an order which consolidated the matter and found that neither the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) nor the Merit System Board (Board) had the predominant interest, and that the matter should be presented first to the Board after the appellant's hearing. Based on this determination, the Board and PERC developed a joint order adopting the ALJ's order regarding the consolidation and finding of predominant interest, but modifying the order to allow the matter to be presented first to PERC after the appellant's hearing. This joint order is now submitted to the Board for consideration and approval.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the joint order of consolidation and predominant interest.

B-48 EDWARD O'LONE
The Department of Human Services' request for a determination regarding the amount of back pay due to Edward O'Lone, based on the Board's April 29, 1997 decision granting back pay, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bruce R. Campbell (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on January 2, 2001, denying back pay. At its meeting on February 14, 2001, the Board modified the ALJ's recommendation to deny back pay and instead, denied back pay through April 29, 1997, but granted back pay from April 30, 1997 through October 19, 1997. Additionally, the Board granted O'Lone reimbursement of any health insurance premiums paid to continue such coverage from December 8, 1994 through October 19, 1997. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE:

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

B-49 BENJAMIN WHITLEY
The appeal of Benjamin Whitley, a Police Sergeant with the Jersey City Police Department, of his 58-day suspension beginning December 4, 1997 and removal, effective January 30m, 1998, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Ken R. Springer (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on January 4, 2001. At its meeting on February 14, 2001, the Merit System Board (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 (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-50 OLGA ALEXANDER
Olga Alexander appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Income Maintenance Technician (PC2033A), Burlington County.

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

B-51 DAVID ANDERSON
David 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 Construction Code Inspector (New Home Warranty Program) (S6163W).

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

B-52 ROBERT ANDERSON
The appointing authority, on behalf of Robert Anderson, appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that Mr. Anderson did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for General Supervisor, Sanitation (PM0327B), City of Wildwood.

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

B-53 BARBARA BARTFALVI, ET AL.

Barbara J. Bartfalvi, Cecilia M. Ortiz, Mandie Powell, and Joyce Scheer appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Quality Assurance Specialist, Health Services (PS7442K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-54 JEFTA S. BERNHARD
Jefta S. Bernhard appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Campus Police Officer (PS5631J), The College of New Jersey.

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

B-55 JAMES V. BRUTHER, JR.
James V. Bruther, Jr. appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Campus Police Officer (PS5631J), The College of New Jersey.

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

B-56 NANCY BURGESS, ET AL.
Nancy Burgess, Pauline Downard, and Miriam Feldman appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Service, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Quality Assurance Specialist, Health Services (PS7442K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-57 ROBERT K. CARTER
Robert K. Carter appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Chief of Investigations, Real Estate Commission (PS9720L), Department of Banking and Insurance.

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

B-58 KAREN CHRISTIAN, ET AL.
Karen Christian, Christine Delrossi, Addie Pierantozzi, and Vickie Ronchetti appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Quality Assurance Specialist, Health Services (PS7442K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-59 SANDRA CLANTON
Sandra Clanton 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 Cost Estimator, Property Improvement (C0860A), Monmouth County.

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

B-60 WALTER CZYZ
Walter Czyz appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Engineer in Charge of Maintenance 2 (PS0465P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

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

B-61 MARIE DAFFIN
Marie Daffin appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Secretary (PM0337A), Township of West Milford.

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

B-62 GEORGINA C. GAUGHRAN
Georgina C. Gaughran appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Quality Assurance Coordinator (PW0138K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-63 JOANNA GORCZYCA
Joanna Gorczyca 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 1 (Aging) (S6122O).

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

B-64 DREW HELMANDOLLAR
Drew Helmandollar appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Traffic Signal Technician 1 (PC0659A), Cape May County.

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

B-65 PASHIBEN PATEL AND BRUCE WILLIAMS
Pashiben Patel and Bruce Williams appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Quality Assurance Specialist, Health Services (PS7442K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-66 ANTHONY PETRUCCI
Anthony Petrucci 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 Program Analyst (C6564A), Morris County.

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

B-67 CHALUVELIL PUNNOOSE
Chaluvelil Punnoose appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the education requirements for the open competitive examination for Habilitation Plan Coordinator (S0378A).

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

B-68 ALICE PURCELL
Alice Purcell appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the educational and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Administrative Analyst (M6766A), City of Jersey City.

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

B-69 TAFFY RIEHL
Taffy Riehl appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the education requirement for the open competitive examination for Graphic Artist 2 (C6750A), Ocean County.

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

B-70 VILMA SANCHEZ
Vilma Sanchez appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Family Service Specialist 3 (Bilingual in Spanish and English) (S0109O).

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

B-71 CAROLAN SHAW
Carolan Shaw appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Head Nurse (PS0513K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-72 TODD STANLEY
Todd Stanley appeals the determination of the division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Fiscal Officer (PC1863W), Passaic County.

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

B-73 NADINE TAITT
Nadine Taitt 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 Audit Account Clerk (PS8819K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-74 JULIE M. TESAURO
A representative of the appointing authority of the Preakness Healthcare Center, on behalf of Julie M. Tessauro, appeals Ms. Tesauro's ineligibility for Senior Payroll Clerk (PC1231B), Preakness Hospital, Passaic County.

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

B-75 BEVERLY WHITE
Beverly White appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Accounts (PC6747A), Atlantic County.

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

B-76 KATHLEEN D. WHITE
Kathleen D. White appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Fiscal Analyst (PS8207K), Division of Family Development, Department of Human Services.

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

B-77 EMMA WILLIAMS
Emma Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS0336R), Board of Public Utilities.

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

B-78 TYRONE WILLIAMS
Tyrone Williams 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 Sanitation Driver (M9142W) City of Rahway.

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

B-79 JERRY WILLIAMSON
Jerry Williamson appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management that found that he failed to satisfy unit scope eligibility requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Juvenile Detention Officer (PC2627A), Passaic County.

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

B-80 JEANETTE ABELS, ET AL.
Jeanette Abels, Carlton Bergman, Charles Dispoto, Dennis Faherty, Kathleen Fischer, Edward McClusick, Dennis Reinknecht, Jesse Robins and Jane Teneyck appeal their scores on the promotional examination for Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist 1 (PS6633G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-81 BRIDGET ALBERS
Bridget Albers appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she failed to achieve a passing score on the Principal Clerk Typist (PC1704W) promotional examination for the Ocean County Board of Health.

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

B-82 JOHN CHOPAN, ET AL.
John Chopan, Anthony Pompei and Edward Taylor, III appeal their scores on the examination for Supervisor, Sewers (PM0504W), Hamilton Township.

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

B-83 MARY M. DRUMMOND
Mary M. Drummond appeals her score and rank on the promotional list for Supervising Community Program Specialist (PS9015K), Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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

B-84 COURTNEY LEAR
Courtney Lear, represented by Mary Crangle, Esq., appeals her 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-85 JACLYN PIZZUTA
Jaclyn Pizzuta appeals her 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-86 RONALD H. SCHOEN
Ronald H. Schoen appeals the scoring criteria for the promotional examination for Manager 1, Fiscal Resources (PS6896U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-87 CAROL SCHWAR
Carol Schwar appeals her score on the promotional examination for Principal Sanitary Inspector (PC0726A), Warren County.

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

B-88 PETER VALAORAS
Peter Valaoras appeals his score for the open competitive examination for Family Service Specialist Trainee (S6152W).

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

B-89 PATRICIA ANN FRALINGER
Patricia Ann Fralinger appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she failed the promotional examination for Principal Data Entry Machine Operator (PS6214I), South Woods State Prison.

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

B-90 CECILIA PRINKE
Cecilia Prinke appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she failed the promotional examination for Principal Data Entry Machine Operator (PC4201V), Hudson County.

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

B-91 SANDRA ANDERSON
Sandra Anderson, a Probation Officer, represented by Daniel J. Zirrith, Esq., appeals the determination of her PAR grievance by the Judiciary.

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

B-92 YOLANDA CARLSON
Yolanda Carlson, a Senior Probation Officer, represented by Lennart A. Carlson, Esq., appeals the determination of her grievance by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

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

B-93 CAROL MONTGOMERY
Carol Montgomery, a Principal Clerk Typist, represented by Jim Mulholland, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1034, appeals the determination of her PAR grievance by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-94 NORMAN STARKS
Norman Starks, a Probation Officer, represented by Daniel J. Zirrith, Esq., appeals the determination of his PAR grievance by the Judiciary.

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

B-95 JUANITA THOMAS
Juanita Thomas, a Public Health Representative 1, Communicable Diseases, represented by Jim Mulholland, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1034, appeals the determination of her PAR grievance by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-96 AUDITOR/ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE
The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, requests that the Auditor/Accountant Trainee title be allocated to the noncompetitive division of the career service on an interim basis from April 7, 2001 to September 30, 2001.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-97 MANAGER, WORKFORCE NEW JERSEY
The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, requests that N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.6, lateral title change criteria, be relaxed in order to implement the consolidation of Department of Labor Manager and Manager, Employment Services titles into the new Manager, Workforce New Jersey title series.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-98 DANIEL PASSARELLI
Daniel Passarelli, represented by Stephen E. Klausner, Esq., seeks acknowledgment of a settlement concerning his appointment to the position of Police Sergeant, City of Plainfield.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

B-99 PETER NEVINS, ET AL.
Peter Nivins and Drew Sisk (PM2592B), Bayonne; Jeffrey Weiserth (PM2603B) Gloucester Township; Kenneth McCormick (PM2616B), North Brunswick Township; Kenneth Fowler and Joseph Rioas (PM2617B), Passaic; Mark Distler, and Thomas Sikorsky, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., (PM2625B), Teaneck; Steven Derosa, Gerard Drappi and Thomas Montesion (PM2627B), West Orange; and Joseph Joraskie (PM2635B) Woodbridge; appeal the written examination for Police Lieutenant (various jurisdictions.

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

B-100 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of March 13, 2001 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted its minutes of the meeting of March 13, 2001.

B-101 GREGORY TURNER
Gregory Turner appeals the decision of Human Resource Information 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 residency requirements.

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

B-102 ERIC L. MCKINNIES
Eric L. McKinnies appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was ineligible for the examination for Senior Investigator, Public Defender (PS0723Q), Office of the Public Defender because he had not completed his working test period as of the closing date as required.

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

B-103 PHILIP BEESLEY, ET AL.
Philip Beesley, George Chin, Joseph Dintino, Edward Gainsborg, Sharon Freck-Tootell, Roy Hellman, Mabel Hores, Thomas Lesniak, Mark Lowell, Jacki Mancilla, Cynthia McSweeney, Joseph Messana, Evelyn Moses, Alice Nehas, Songza Park, Joseph Pino, Patricia Prusak, Tracy Pursell, Desiree Reid, Michele Roberts, Nirmal Sawhney, Nancy Swec and Gail Tighe appeal their scores on the promotional examination for Principal Forensic Scientist (PS8578P), Division of State Police.

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

B-104 EARLY SETTLEMENTS
Edward J. Cashel
Department of Education
Release at the end of the working test period

Ellen Lane
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

Joseph Paolo
Borough of Seaside Heights
Department of Public Works
90-day Suspension

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, April 10, 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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