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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 

Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman
Josephine DiRienzo
Margaret E.L. Howard
Robert J. Long

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board Members, Josephine DiRienzo, and Robert J. Long; Barbara Stoop, Deputy Attorney General; and Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Chairwoman Ida L. Castro 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 March 7, 2002, and posted at the Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS
The Merit System Board recorded the following Confidential Appointments under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h):

Mr. Christopher Campos appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Transportation effective April 20, 2002, salary of $60,000.00 per annum.

Mr. Jacob Genovay appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Environmental Protection effective April 6, 2002, salary of $80,000.00 per annum.

Ms. Cathy M. Samuels appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Personnel effective, April 15, 2002, salary of $60,000.00 per annum.

Mr. Scott Stickel appointed as Confidential Assistant effective, Department of Transportation April 22, 2002, salary of $50,000.00 per annum.

Ms. Ruth L. Winters appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Treasury effective April 9, 2002, salary of $65,000.00 per annum.

Mr. Steven Pietrzak appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Treasury effective April 8, 2002, salary of $76,000.00 per annum.

Mr. John F. Lennon appointed as Confidential Secretary, Department of Agriculture effective March 4, 2002, salary of $45,000.00 per annum.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS
RECOMMENDATION: The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar.

Kenneth Cordano, Bridge Operator, Department of Public Resources, County of Hudson, removal.

Robin Elijah, Institutional Attendant, County of Morris, two suspensions.

Chineliu Emenuga, Family Service Worker, Department of Citizen Services, County of Essex, good faith layoff.

Rene Finn, County Correction Officer, County of Burlington, removal.

Keith Harden, Family Service Worker, Department of Citizen Services, County of Essex, good faith layoff.

Sean Tighe, Park Attendant, County of Hudson, three suspensions.

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.

James Akutekha, Claims Adjudicator Trainee, Disability Determination, Department of Labor, release at the end of the working test period.

Shamona Heard, Human Services Assistant, Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period.

Deborah Jensen, Cottage Training Supervisor, New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, resignation not in good standing.

Tracey Warrick, Supervising Payroll Clerk, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, suspension.

Jeffrey Williams, Hospital Attendant, Buttonwood Hospital, County of Burlington, suspension.

Lenore Williams, Human Services Assistant, New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Vineland, Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS
A-1 SETTLEMENTS
In the Matter of Mildred Blair
County of Gloucester
Shady Lane
Suspension

In the Matter of Eugene Blaney
Edna Mahon Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Herbert Boger
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Sharon Kilpatrick
Greenbrook Regional Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension and Removal

In the Matter of Mark Laughlin
Southern State Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Charlene Lawrence
Township of West Orange
Police Department
Removal

In the Matter of Lennox N. Peters
Woodbridge Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Freddie Richburg
Central Reception and Assignment Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Mary Jo Rue
Department of Transportation
Removal

In the Matter of Tracy Snyder
County of Burlington
Department of Emergency Management Services
Removal

In the Matter of Anthony Stallworth
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority
Suspension

In the Matter of Sharon Thompson
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal and 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 WARREN GRIFFITH AND AUSTIN JACKSON (CONSOLIDATION)
Warren Griffith and Austin Jackson, Police Officers, City of Newark, Police Department, 30-day suspensions, on charges of violation of Police Department rules and regulations regarding disobedience of orders, leaving an assigned post, neglect of duty, and personal conduct.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 30-day suspensions to 20-day suspensions.

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

A-3 HARRY WILLIAMS
Harry Williams, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, five-day and 15-day suspensions on charges of violation of various Department rules regarding, inter alia, intentional misrepresentation of facts and leaving an assigned work area creating a danger to persons or property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the five-day suspension. It is noted that the ALJ initially identified the second discipline as a 15-day suspension on pages 1 and 3 of his initial decision. However consistently thereafter, he refers to the discipline as a ten-day suspension. His recommendation is to modify the penalty to a four-day suspension.

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

A-4 ROBERT BLADES

Robert Blades, County Correction Officer, County of Burlington, County Jail, removal effective April 6, 2000, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, insubordination, neglect of duty, and violation of rules and regulations.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-5 ROBIN GRIER
Robin Grier, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective October 5, 1999, on charges of conviction of a crime, conduct unbecoming a public employee, and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Pursuant to an order of forfeiture, dismiss the appeal as moot.

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

A-6 STEPHEN MARKUS
Stephen Markus, Senior Correction Officer, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Department of Corrections, removal effective January 12, 2001, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, violation of Department rules regarding physical or mental abuse of an inmate, personal conduct, safety and security precautions and improper or unauthorized contact with inmate, undue familiarity with inmates, parolees, their families or friends.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-7 SYLVIA MEYERS
Sylvia Meyers, Senior Correction Officer, Division of Operations, Department of Corrections, removal effective September 16, 1998, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order or administrative decision.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-8 PATRICELLA JACKSON
Patricella Jackson, Communications Operator, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective February 14, 2001, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, actual or attempted theft of State property, intentional abuse or misuse of authority of position and falsification. This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of April 24, 2002

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

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

A-9 ROBERT BURNSIDE - SETTLEMENT
Robert Burnside, City of Atlantic City, Department of Public Safety, initial 30-day suspension charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, insubordination, and general causes. Settled to a fine of $823.52 equal to five day's pay.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged settlement as
clarified.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
B-1 DAVID M. BERNOSKY
David M. Bernosky, a Senior Correction Officer at Garden State Reception & 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 granted in
part.

B-2 JOHN P. FERRACO
John P. Ferraco, a Senior Correction Officer with the Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, represented by Mark D. Kurdyla, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-3 CAROLE FLAGG-CALVERT
Carole Flagg-Calvert, a Data Processing Programmer 3 with the Department of the Treasury, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-4 ELLINOR JENKINS
Ellinor Jenkins, a Practical Nurse 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-5 JOSEPH JUBB
Joseph Jubb, a former Senior Correction Officer at Riverfront 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 appeal be denied.

B-6 PHILIP LARIS
Philip Laris an Institutional Trade Instructor 1, Cooking with the Albert C. Wagner 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-7 PHILBERT LONDON
Philbert London, a Human Services Assistant with Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 MARY ANN RIEGER
Mary Ann Rieger, a Senior Claims Examiner (Unemployment and Disability Insurance) with the Department of Labor, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 CARMEN TORRES
Carmen Torres, a Practical Nurse at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park with the 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-10 CHAD BATIUK
Chad Batiuk, represented by Sidney H. Lehmann, Esq. appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which found that a sufficient basis had been presented to remove his name from the eligible lists for Police Officer (S9999A), Borough of Carteret and (S9999B), Woodbridge Township on the basis that he was outside the residency scope.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied of
Police Officer (S9999A), Borough of Carteret, and the appeal of
(S9999B) Police Officer of Woodbridge Township be granted.

B-11 GINA CAPRIO
Gina Caprio appeals her removal from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections eligible list, due to her failure to complete the preemployment processing.

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

B-12 KUOMAR FITZGERALD
Kuomar Fitzgerald appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld the removal of the appellant's name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-13 DALE E. GENTEK
Dale E. Gentek, represented by Rona Zucker Kaplan, Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the bypass of his name on the Fire Lieutenant (PM2369A), City of Wildwood eligible list.

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

B-14 EUGENE HARRIS
Eugene Harris, represented by Robert B. Woods, 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 (S9999A), City of Asbury Park on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-15 GEORGE INGRAM
George Ingram, represented by Mark Cimino, Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld the bypass of his name for appointment from the April 3, 2001 certification of the Correction Sergeant (PS7099I), Department of Corrections, eligible list. Additionally, the appellant appeals the bypass of his name for appointment from the July 23, 2001 certification of the subject eligible list as it pertains to Bayside State Prison, Southern State Correctional Facility, and South Woods State Prison.

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

B-16 JOSEPH JENSEN
Joseph Jensen, represented by Michael K. Sharp, P.B.A. Local 105, appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of his name from the eligible list for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I), Department of Corrections, on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-17 GABRIEL MALDONADO
Gabriel Maldonado appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list on the basis that he was no longer interested in the position.

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

B-18 SUSAN MORRISON
Susan Morrison appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which upheld the removal of her name from the Correction officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-19 DARRYL POOLER
Darryl Pooler 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 (S9999A), Department of Corrections, on the basis of his failure to complete the preemployment processing.

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

B-20 EUGENE OTTO
Eugene Otto, a Police Officer with the Township of Irvington, represented by Timothy R. Smith, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for relief, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 4A:2-5.1, from alleged reprisal by his employer.

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

B-21 KATHLEEN GRAY
Kathleen Gray, a former Education Program Development Specialist, Special Education with the Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law & Public Safety, represented by Mario A. Iavicoli, Esq., appeals the determinations of the Attorney General, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-22 VICTORIA SANIUK
The Department of Human Services, represented by Vivian I. Zumas, DAG, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of that portion of the final administrative decision, rendered on January 29, 2002, which modified a 45-day suspension to a written reprimand against Victoria Saniuk.

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

B-23 COMMUNITY RELATIONS AIDE (C1486C), CAMDEN COUNTY
The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Community Relations Aide, while a provisional appointee is serving in the title, has been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board order the appointing authority to remove
the provisional appointee, make an appointment from the
certification and pay compliance costs.

B-24 COURT AIDE (M6108B), CITY OF ORANGE
The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Court Aide, while a provisional appointee is serving in the title, had been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board order the appointing authority to remove
the provisional appointee, make an appointment from the
certification and pay compliance costs.

B-25 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (M6782A), NEWARK SCHOOL DISTRICT
The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Executive Assistant, while a provisional appointee is serving in the title has been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board order the appointing authority to remove
the provisional appointee, make an appointment from the
certification and pay compliance costs.

B-26 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, HUMAN RESOURCES (C1241B) COUNTY OF MERCER
The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Program Development Specialist, Human Resources, while a provisional appointee is serving in the title, has been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board order the appointing authority to remove
the provisional appointee, make an appointment from the
certification and pay compliance costs.

B-27 CHARLES J. ROWAN, JR.
Charles J. Rowan, Jr., represented by James P. Madden, Esq., seeks enforcement of the Merit System Board decisions, rendered on September 28, 1999 and November 14, 2000, which ordered his reinstatement to the position of Fire Fighter with the Town of Kearny with Seniority and benefits from the February 26, 1999 and awarded him back pay from November 5, 1999 to the date of actual reinstatement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appellant the gross amount
of $46,276.87 for back pay plus longevity increases, but denied the
requests for counsel fees, interest and fines.

B-28 TELISSA DOWLING
Telissa Dowling, represented by Maha Munayyer, Esq., and Hudson County, represented by Assistant County Counsel Charles D'Amico, petition the Merit System Board for acknowledgment of the settlement agreement reached by the parties regarding Dowling's employment status. This matter was held over by the Merit System Board at its April 10, 2002 meeting.

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

B-29 JOHN RAUBE
John Raube, a Senior Correction Officer at Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections, petitions the Merit System Board of back pay, benefits, seniority and counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appellant back pay in the
gross amount of $33,756.94 and awarded seniority, vacation and
sick leave, but denied the requests for administrative leave and
counsel fees.

B-30 BARBARA CATLETT, ET AL.
The consolidated appeals of Barbara Catlett and Elena McAllister, both Head Nurses, and Janet Cook Flanagan, a Pharmacy Assistant, at Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, of their resignations not in good standing and the appeals of Catlett and McAllister of the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits, were heard by Administrative Law Judge Robert W. Scott (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on December 13, 2002. At its meeting on April 10, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellants resignations not in good standing. Additionally, the Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the denial of SLI benefits for Catlett and McAllister. Rather, the Board reversed the resignations not in good standing of the appellants and granted SLI benefits to Catlett and McAllister. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Margaret E.L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-31 CRAIG DICKSON
The appeal of Craig Dickson, a Truck Driver with the Department of Public Works, Township of Pennsauken, of his removal effective December 1, 2000 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bruce R. Campbell (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on March 11, 2002, upholding the removal. At its meeting on April 24, 2002, 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.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman (Abstained)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Margaret E.L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-32 ROBERT LOCKETT
The appeal of Robert Lockett, an Industrial Manager 2 at the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, of his removal effective December 1, 1999 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Tassini (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on January 18, 2002, reversing the removal. At its meeting on April 24, 2002, the Board ordered that this matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Margaret E.L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-33 ROMONA HARVEY v. DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES (DYFS), DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Kathryn A. Clark issued an Order of Consolidation and Predominant Interest in the above-captioned matter. Based on the ALJ's Order, the Merit System Board and DYFS developed a joint order which is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the joint order.

B-34 EDWARD J. ADAMS
Edward J. Adams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the Program Specialist, Alcohol Abuse Activities (M1679C), Freehold Township, open competitive examination.

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

B-35 DOROTHY BURTON

Dorothy Burton appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Personnel Assistant 3 (Employee Relations) (S6412B).

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

B-36 KEITH BUSH
Keith Bush appeals the decision 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 Analyst, City Clerk (PM2129A), City of Newark.

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

B-37 ROSEMARIE BUSTARD
Rosemarie Bustard appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Assistant Buyer (PS2844P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

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

B-38 LORRAINE CECCHINI AND NANCY RAMOS
Lorraine Cecchini and Nancy Ramos appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Executive Assistant (PM1141B), Jersey City.

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

B-39 SANDRA DAMATO
Sandra Damato 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 Environmental Therapy Aide (C6222C), Cumberland County.

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

B-40 JAMES DEMPSEY
James Dempsey 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 Chief Public Safety Telecommunicator (M9585B), Jersey City.

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

B-41 JOSEPH DEVITO
Joseph DeVito 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 Institutional Trade Instructor 1, Warehousing (S6443C), Department of Corrections.

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

B-42 ROMAINE DOOHALUK, ET AL.
Romaine Doohaluk, William Gephart, Annie Peterson, Joanne Rodriguez and May Vairo appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found that, per the substitution clause for education, they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Operations, Treasury (PS0397U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-43 JEFFERY DUNN
Jeffery Dunn 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 Development Specialist Community Services (M6314B), Plainfield.

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

B-44 CHARLES ESPOSITO
Charles Esposito appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the Assistant Supervisor Trades (PC0929B), Middlesex County, promotional examination.

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

B-45 JAMES ESTELLE
James Estelle appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the Program Specialist, Alcohol Abuse Activities (M1679C), Freehold Township, open competitive examination.

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

B-46 NICHOLAS FRANKE
Nicholas Franke appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the Repairer (Stationary Equipment) (PC0674C), Monmouth County promotional examination.

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

B-47 WENDY GALL
Wendy Gall appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was below the minimum requirements in education for the open-competitive examination for Graphic Artist 2 (C6321C), Camden County.

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

B-48 MARGARET A. GARDINER
Margaret A. Gardiner appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was below the minimum requirements in education and experience for the promotional examination for Technician, Management Information Systems (PC0455C), Union County.

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

B-49 CRAIG C. GARGANO
Craig C. Gargano appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Cottage Training Technician (PS3119K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-50 LAURA GERNHARDT
Laura Gernhardt appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the Administrative Analyst 1 (PS3771K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services promotional examination.

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

B-51 PELA GORE-WATTS
Pela Gore-Watts appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found her ineligible for the promotional examination for Program Development Specialist 2 (PS2187D), Department of Community Affairs.

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

B-52 ELLEN GRASSMAN, ET AL.
Ellen Grassman, Elaine Mullen, Verna Nance and Helene Tunstall appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found them below the minimum experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Program Development Specialist (PS2561K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-53 NEAL L. HEALY
Neal L. Healy appeals the determination by the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Assistant Superintendent of Recreation (PM2054C), Township of Millburn.

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

B-54 NAHID HEMMAT AND JANIS KING-CATALANO
Nahid Hemmat and Janis King-Catalano appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Coordinator Mental Health (PS2592K), Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-55 KELVIN HICKMAN ET AL.
Kelvin Hickman, Nicholas Oyola and Benjamin Smith appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Custodian (PM1235C), Jersey City School District.

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

B-56 CHERYL HOFFMAN
Cheryl Hoffman appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Chief Clerk (PM1503B), East Orange.

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

B-57 ANNE JACKSON
Anne Jackson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Staff Clinical Psychologist 2 (PS3125K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-58 MARIA KING
Maria King appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Social Services Technician, Bilingual in Spanish and English (C1706C), Atlantic County.

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

B-59 JANICE LYSAGHT
Janice Lysaght appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Admitting Officer (PC1865B), Essex County.

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

B-60 LAURA PORTER
Laura Porter appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was not permanent in a title to which the examination was open for the promotional examination for Principal Library Assistant (PC1924B), Camden County.

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

B-61 BARBARA E. SCHOPFER AND PATRICIA A. VAN HISE
Barbara E. Schopfer and Patricia A. Van Hise appeals the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Administrative Secretary (PC0916B), Union County.

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

B-62 LILLIAN WORMLEY
Lillian Wormley appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the Management Specialist (M6295B), City of Trenton open competitive examination.

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

B-63 SABRINA BOGGS-HUNTER
Sabrina Boggs-Hunter appeals her score on the promotional examination for Principal Community Program Specialist (PS3105K), Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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

B-64 TYRONE AIKINS, ET AL.
Tyrone Aikins, Thomas Topoleski, Robert Brumbaugh, Alan Ayars, Lawrence Ashton and Stephen Walters appeal the written examination for Director of Custody Operations 1 (PS0575I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-65 ROLAND CONTE
Roland Conte appeals his seniority score for the examination for Public Works Superintendent (PM0377B), Borough of Fair Lawn.

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

B-66 MARITZA GUZMAN
Maritza Guzman appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, concerning her score and rank on the promotional list for Family Service Specialist 1, (Bilingual in Spanish and English) (PS2104K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-67 MARILYN M. PITCHERELLO
Marilyn M. Pitcherello appeals her score on the promotional examination for Head Clerk (PS6294P), Division of State Police.

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

B-68 MUSTAFA ABDUL-HAQQ
Mustafa Abdul-Haqq appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-69 JOHN AGOSTON
John Agoston appeals is score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-70 GUNTHER ALBINO
Gunther Albino appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-71 DONALD ALEXANDER
Donald Alexander appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-72 ERIC BARNES
Eric Barnes appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-73 DARIUS BISHOP
Darius Bishop appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-74 WILLIE BOOKER
Willie Booker appeals his score for the examination for the first level First Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-75 JOHN BROWN
John Brown appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-76 GLENN CASSIDY
Glenn Cassidy appeals his score for the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-77 DONALD COCCHI
Donald Cocchi appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-78 RONNIE COCO
Ronnie Coco appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-79 DONALD COLE
Donald Cole appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-80 KEVIN FLANAGAN
Kevin Flanagan appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-81 ALVIN FLEMMING
Alvin Flemming appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-82 TIMOTHY GAY
Timothy Gay appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-83 WILLIAM GEORGE
William George appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-84 MICHAEL GIBBONS
Michael Gibbons appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-85 JAMES GRAVES
James Graves appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-86 EDWARD GRIFFITH
Edward Griffith appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-87 JOHN GRIGGS
John Griggs appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-88 GARY HOLMES
Gary Holmes appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-89 MARK E. HOPKINS
Mark E. Hopkins, represented by Jennifer Walker, Esq., appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-90 RUFUS JACKSON
Rufus Jackson, represented by Lawrence G. Tosi, Esq., appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-91 TYRONE JENKINS
Tyrone Jenkins, represented by Jeffrey Simms, Esq., appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-92 CURTIS JOHNSON
Curtis Johnson appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-93 RICHARD KOBA
Richard Koba appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-94 SYLVESTER LEE
Sylvester Lee appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-95 RONALD LESTER
Ronald Lester appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM35989A), City of Newark.

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

B-96 RUDOLPH LEWIS
Rudolph Lewis appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-97 WAYNE LINFANTE
Wayne Linfante appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-98 JEFFREY LUKAWSKI
Jeffrey Lukawski appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-99 ROBERT LYNCH
Robert Lynch appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-100 WILLIAM MAGNUSSON
William Magnusson appeals his score for the examination for the first level First Captain (PM3589A) City of Newark.

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

B-101 LOUIS MAINIERO
Louis Mainiero appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-102 VINCENT MAUTONE
Vincent Mautone appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-103 PAUL MAZZA
Paul Mazza appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-104 STANLEY MCNEIL
Stanley McNeil appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-105 KEVIN MITCHKO
Kevin Mitchko appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-106 JOHN OLOHAN
John Olohan appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-107 JOSE OSORIO
Jose Osorio appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A) City of Newark.

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

B-108 STEPHEN PAPPALARDO
Stephen Pappalardo appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-109 JAMES PISAURO
James Pisauro appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-110 MICHAEL REED
Michael Reed appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-111 ANTHONY VERNACCHIA
Anthony Vernacchia appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-112 JOHN WARD
John Ward appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-113 JAMES ANDERSON
James Anderson appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2641A), Bayonne.

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

B-114 BILLY DONNERSTAG
Billy Donnerstag appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2641A), Bayonne.

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

B-115 HOWARD FRANK
Howard Frank appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2641A), Bayonne.

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

B-116 DAVID GEYER
David Geyer appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2641A), Bayonne.

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

B-117 ROBERT KLECZYNSKI
Robert Kleczynski appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2641A), Bayonne.

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

B-118 STEVEN KRAMER
Steven Kramer appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2641A), Bayonne.

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

B-119 KEVIN MCMONAGLE
Kevin McMonagle appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2641A), Bayonne.

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

B-120 STEPHEN PETERSON
Stephen Peterson appeals his score on the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2641A), Bayonne.

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

B-121 WILLIAM FOSTER
William Foster requests a make-up examination for the promotional examination for Storekeeper 2 (PS0269K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-122 LAURA SCHWEITZER
Patrick DiMattia, Manager, Human Resources, Office of the Public Defender, requests that Laura Schweitzer be allowed to submit a late application for the Legal Secretary 2 (PS1386Q) promotional examination.

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

B-123 ANTHONY LISTA
Anthony Lista appeals the administration of the promotional examination for Quality Assurance Coordinator (PS3074K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-124 HAROLD G. YAEDE, ET AL.
John W. Stults, Waladislau M. Szalaj, and Harold G. Yaede appeal the administration of the promotional examination for Supervising Engineer 2, Surface Design (PS2293T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-125 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of April 24, 2002 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of
April 24, 2002.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman (Abstained)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Margaret E.L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-126 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of May 15, 2002 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of
May 15, 2002.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Margaret E.L. Howard (Abstained)
  Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-127 JERRY ROHRBACH
Jerry Rohrbach appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3589A), City of Newark.

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

B-128 CHRISTOPHER SCHWINDT
The Palisades Interstate Park Commission appeals the determination of the Director, Office of Intergovernmental Services, which denied its request for the transfer of Christopher Schwindt from the title of Sheriff's Officer, Hudson County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

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

B-129 EARLY SETTLEMENTS
Letitia L. Aldycki
County of Monmouth
Removal

Brendan Andros
City of Atlantic City
Department of Public Safety

Vivian Barnett
City of Newark School District
Removal

James Collins
City of Clifton
Department of Public Safety
Ten-day suspension

Mary Coyle
Administrative Office of the Courts
Essex Vicinage
Removal

Dickson Perez
County of Hudson
Department of Corrections
Removal

Pauline Singletary
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Robin Tuzeneau
County of Monmouth
Department of Corrections/Youth Services
30-day and 60-day suspensions

Jack Cohen
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements with
the exception of Vivian Barnett and Jack Cohen.

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

______________________________
IDA L. CASTRO
COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
 
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