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

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

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2002, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Josephine DiRienzo, Margaret E. L. Howard, and Robert J. Long; Julie Barnes, Deputy Attorney General; and Elizabeth Napolitano, Manager, 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.

STATE
The Merit System Board recorded the recommended changes in the State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto and made a part hereof.

DATE: May 28, 2002

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Acting Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in State Classification Plan - Title Creation/Title Deletion

DEPARTMENT OF AGRIGULTURE
The Department of Agriculture has requested the creation of a new title, Senior Animal Health Technician in order to properly classify certain positions in its Division of Animal Health resulting from the expansion and increase in complexity of issues addressed by the division.

These positions were presented to us as being very critical since the functions involved taking a lead role in performing statewide epidemiological investigations and also overseeing the clean-up plans for contagious disease outbreaks.

Traditionally, the responsibilities of their Animal Health Technicians included the control of infectious and contagious disease in New Jersey's livestock and poultry. Due to an increase in new program initiatives and State regulations, the need for positions with a greater degree of responsibility has increased dramatically in the past five years. Additional responsibilities include assistance with regulatory development, adoption, amendments and re-adoption; performing the role of the Unites State Department of Agriculture Traceback Coordinator in which they perform animal identification duties that test for diseases at slaughter; act as a witness in prosecutions of alleged violations of the law; assists in the development and implementation of educational and animal disease control programs for stakeholders and citizens of New Jersey; and in conjunction with State officials from the livestock and poultry industry, work together to promote and support the agricultural and agribusiness industries of the State.

Currently, only one title exists in this series and it is an entry-level position. The Department of Agriculture has expressed their desire to create a senior level title in the services, which would be more reflective of the work being performed by two of the positions in this division.
Given the recent title consolidation goals of the department, they have offered to inactivate another title. Principal Biologist, Crops Protection to support the accommodation of this need. The Principal Biologist, Crops Protection title has no incumbents.

Staff from the Division of Human Resource Management have extensively reviewed the situation in conjunction with Department of Agriculture Human Resources and Management staff, and have determined that the creation of this title is warranted.

I recommend approval of this request.

TITLE CREATION: Senior Animal Health Technician
Effective: 07-14-01
P21 Competitive NE

TITLE INACTIVATION: Principal Biologist, Crops Protection
Effective: 7-14-01
R25-01754C Competitive NL12

TO: Ida Castro, Commissioner

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Acting Director
Human Resource Management

Subject: Change in the State Classification Plan

DATE: June 26, 2002

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The Department of Agriculture has requested the creation of the title, Supervising Agricultural Resource Specialist. This title would create the supervisory level that does not currently exist in the series and will help to establish more control and coordination with the counties, municipalities and landowners on a regional basis, ensuring better management of the various programs in these areas.

Recent program expansions further support the need for this title. The traditional Development Easement Purchase Program has grown from 100 to 300 applications annually, and the SADC has gone from expending $50 million over a three-year period to $240 million over a three-year period. A Supervising Agricultural Resource Specialist will be able to coordinate staff and program activities to ensure that the Department of Agriculture can meet the increased demands of these programs.

Division of Human Resource Management staff extensively reviewed the classification questionnaires submitted for a few positions in the Department of Agriculture for an appropriate existing title to utilize. A Job Analysis Questionnaire was also administered to determine a title. It has been concluded that an existing title is not available in this instance.

I recommend approval of this request.

ADDITION OF TITLE
Effective: December 16, 2000

Supervising Agricultural Resource Specialist
S 27 Competitive Workweek 40

DATE: May 13, 2002

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

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

SUBJECT: Change in State Compensation Plan - New Title

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
The Department of Treasury has requested the creation of a new title, Assistant Chief, Property Management, in order to properly classify the positions in the Division of Property Management and Construction.

Previously, there were two title series responsible for leased space management and real property management functions. These functions were consolidated into the Property Management Services Specialist title series. The new title, Assistant Chief, Property Management, will replace Chief, Bureau of Real Property Management (M32), and Assistant Chief, Bureau of Lease Compliance (M32). Treasury has proposed a salary range designation of M32 for the new title. A previous action was approved to inactivate the titles.

The Assistant Chief, Property Management title will be responsible for managing the acquisition, allocation, maintenance, renovation, preservation, and disposition of State owned and leased facilities, thereby eliminating the necessity for two (2) separate titles for these functions. Additionally, creation of the Assistant Chief, Property Management title will bridge the five- (5) range gap between the Supervising Property Management Specialist (M29) and Chief, Property Management (M34) titles.

The implementation of the Assistant Chief, Property Management title will involve title changes for several current incumbents. Treasury requests that a lateral title change with retention of permanent status be granted to incumbents currently serving in the affected titles so that the necessary personnel transactions reflect all incumbents transferred without change of current status and seniority. The inactivation of these titles should be effective when the reclassifications are completed.

ADDITION OF TITLE
Effective Date: 9/30/01

Assistant Chief, Property Management Classified Workweek
M32 NL

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

Robin Andujar, appointed as Confidential Secretary, Department of Personnel, effective June 24, 2002, salary of $95, 000.00 per annum.

Herbert V. Loy, appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Corrections, effective June 3, 2002, salary of $113,000.00 per annum.

Michael P. Horan, appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Transportation, effective May 18, 2002, salary of $65,000.00 per annum.

Ifeanyi D. Pole, appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Community Affairs, effective June 17, 2002, salary of $65,000.00 per annum.

Erna Snukis, appointed as Confidential Secretary, Department of Community Affairs, effective June 13, 2002, salary of $38,000.00 per annum.

Arthur R. Spencer, appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Labor, effective May 18, 2002, salary of $97,296.07 per annum.

Catherine Tormey, appointed as Confidential Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection, salary of $101,462.00 per annum.

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

Wayne Anderson, Security Officer, New Jersey City University, suspension.

Sylvia Black, Library Assistant, City of Newark Public Library, removal.

Joanne Chase, Senior Therapy Program Assistant, New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, suspension.

Edgar Lee, Identification Officer, City of Newark, six removals.

Brian Major, Building Maintenance Worker, County of Burlington, suspension.

Ada Maldonado, Teacher's Aide, Newark School District, removal.

Robert Marcela, Senior Budge Examiner, City of Newark, removal.

Angel Perez, Institutional Trade Instructor, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension.

Edward Pierson, Senior Sewage Plant Operator, City of Trenton, suspension.

Cleveland Roberts, Senior Corrections Officer, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal

Anthony Robinson, Cottage Training Supervisor, Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period.

Luis Rodriguez, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension.

Catherine Siwicki, Clerk Typist, Township of Millburn, removal.

Andrew T. Snyder, Sanitary Inspector, City of Rahway, layoff.

Lenore Sutton, Clerk Typist, City of Newark, removal.

Robert Topalanchik, Family Service Specialist 1, Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period.

Joseph R. Viola, Data Processing Programmer 1, Office of Information Technology, indefinite suspension and removal.

Susan Vogelman, Heath Nurse -12 months, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal.

Arthur Williams, Jr. Security Guard, Newark School District, suspension.

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR
The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before the Office of Administrative Law.

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

Terry Bell, Supervising Food Service Area Operations, New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Vineland, Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, removal and resignation not in good standing.

Steve Blakely, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, suspension.

Sarah Dodson, Hospital Attendant, County of Essex, suspension.

David Figueroa, Police Officer, City of Newark Police Department, suspension.

Karen Holencsak, Senior Clerk Typist, Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, two suspensions and removal.

Helen Jalakh, Supervising Food Area Operations, New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Paramus, Department of Military and Veterans' affairs, removal.

James Jeter, Intermittent Guard, New Jersey City University, suspension.

Darlene Johnson, License Processor 2, Real Estate, Department of Banking and Insurance, removal.

Leroy Jones, Laborer, City of Newark removal.

Troy Jones, Custodial Worker, Newark School District, suspension.

Saralyn McQueen, Secretarial Assistant Typing, City of Newark, two removals.

Jennifer Owens, Human Services Assistant, Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, suspension and resignation not in good standing.

Staci Perkins, Senior Food Service Handler, Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, suspension.

Gabrielle Phanor, Practical Nurse, Runnells Hospital, County of Union, suspension.

Akeria Rawls, Clerk Typist, North Jersey Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal.

Mandy Sappleton, Clerk Typist, Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period.

Marie Wilson, Institutional Attendant, County of Camden, removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS
A-1 SETTLEMENTS
In the Matter of Vanessa Alston
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

In the Matter of Heather Casey
Judiciary, Mercer Vicinage
Removal

In the Matter of Elise Clinton
Jersey City School District
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Michael Everett
Township of Hamilton
Police Department
Suspension

In the Matter of Fred Jefferson
County of Camden
Police Department
Fines (2)

In the Matter of Cliff Lewis
South Woods State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Wendy Matos
Department of Education
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of John R. Nygren
New Brunswick Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Irene Porro
Borough of Rutherford
Eligible list bypass

In the Matter of Beverly Robinson
North Jersey Developmental Center
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 NORMAN TYSON
Norman Tyson, Correction Sergeant, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, 30-day suspension on the charge of failure or excessive delay in carrying out an order which would not result in danger to persons or property.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the 30-day suspension.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman (Yes)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (No)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (Yes)

A-3 JACQUELINE WILLIAMS (CONSOLIDATION)
Jacqueline Williams, Correction Lieutenant, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, 30-day, 15-day and ten-day suspensions on charges, inter alia, conduct unbecoming an employee, insubordination and threatening a fellow employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 30-day suspension to a 20-day suspension, modify the 15-day suspension to a ten-day suspension, and dismiss the charges for the ten-day suspension.

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

A-4 LILLIAN FOSTER

Lillian Foster, Senior Right of Way Negotiator, New Jersey Department of Transportation, removal effective January 12, 2001, on the charge of being unfit for duty.

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-5 JOAN INGRAM-FREEMAN
Joan Ingram-Freeman, Public Safety Telecommunicator, Township of Pennsauken, Department of Public Safety, 30-day suspension, 60-day suspension, 90-day suspension, six-month suspension and removal on charges of, inter alia, chronic or excessive absenteeism, insubordination, neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 30-day suspension, modify the 60-day suspension to a ten-day suspension, modify the 90-day suspension to a 15-day suspension, modify the six-month suspension to an 80-day suspension (20 days for lateness and 60 days for insubordination), and uphold the removal.

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

A-6 LILLIE PAGE
Lillie Page, Human Services Technician, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective May 11, 2000, on the charge of physical abuse of a patient.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a six-month suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the removal.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman (Yes)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (No)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (No)

A-7 JAMES PARKER
James Parker, Human Services Technician, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective September 18, 2000, on the charge of selling alcoholic beverages on state property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman (Yes)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (No)

A-8 DARRYL ROSS
Darryl Ross, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective March 16, 2001, on charges of neglect of duty which could result in danger to persons, verbal abuse of a patient and mistreatment of a patient.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-9 RONALD WRIGHT - SETTLEMENT

Ronald Wright, Riding Instructor, City of Newark, Police Department, ten-day suspension on charges of insubordination and neglect of duty and removal effective February 24, 1999, on charges of, inter alia, insubordination and chronic inefficiency or incompetency. Settled to a retirement effective November 1, 2001 and a lump sum payment of $55,000. This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of April 24, 2002.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

A-10 DAWN STEELMAN (CONSOLIDATION)
Dawn Steelman, County Correction Officer, County of Cape May, removal effective March 29, 2000, on charges of inability to perform duties and failure to complete a basic course of training approved by the Police Training Commission and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
B-1 ROBERT ARMENTO
Robert Armento appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Monmouth and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999A) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-2 JOHN P. BRADWAY
John P. Bradway, represented by Michelle J. Douglas, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-3 TIMOTHY C. MEYER
Timothy C. Meyer appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer candidate by the County of Morris and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Sheriff's Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-4 SILITA C. TIDWELL
Silita C. Tidwell appeals her rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-5 CARMELLA AMISON
Carmella Amison, a Secretarial Assistant 3 with the Department of Environmental Protection, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-6 GREGG S. ANDREWS
Gregg S. Andrews, a Senior Correction Officer at East 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 appeal be granted.

B-7 GERALD BOSWELL
Gerald Boswell, an Assistant Deputy Public Defender 1 with the Office of the Public Defender, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 PETER FERWERDA
Peter Ferwerda, a Principal Engineer, Transportation, with the Department of Transportation, appeals the denial sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 ANNIE M. HARTNAGEL
Annie M. Hartnagel, a Head Vault Clerk with the Department of Environmental Protection, represented by Adam Liebtag, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1034, petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on December 18, 2001, in which the Board upheld her denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 GEORGE K. KOUKOS
George K. Koukos, a Deputy Defender 2 with the Office of the Public Defender appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-11 SANDY LEPORE
Sandy LePore, a Head Nurse - 12 Months at Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 HERBERTINA MCKEEVER
Herbertina McKeever, a Cottage Training Technician at Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Lawrence T. Marinari, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-13 FERN MCRAE
Fern McRae, a Program Development Specialist 1 with the Department of Community Affairs, represented by Thomas Palermo, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1039, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-14 PHILIP PADLO
Philip Padlo, an Investigator 1 with the Department of Health and Senior Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-15 ANN ROSS
Ann Ross, a Family Service Specialist 2 with the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), 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-16 KATHLEEN C. RUSSO
Kathleen C. Russo, a Program Development Specialist 1 with the Department of Health and Senior Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-17 ROBERT THOMANN
Robert Thomann, a Highway Construction and Bridge Repairer 1 with the Department of Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-18 ROBERT L. TARVER, JR.
Robert L. Tarver, J., a Deputy Public Defender 1 with the Office of the Public Defender, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

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

B-19 LOUIS BERNSTEIN
Louis Bernstein, a Correction Sergeant with the Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list for Correction Lieutenant (PS6320I), based on his unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-20 KENDALL C. CHERRY
Kendall C. Cherry appeals the determination of the Department of Corrections to remove his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), DOC eligible list, due to his failure to complete pre-employment processing.

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

B-21 ANGELO CORDASCO
Angelo Cordasco, represented by Michael V. Calabro, 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 background report.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appellant's name be restored to the eligible list and his name reflected on the June 12, 1998 certification as bypassed.

B-22 SYLVIA FARRAR
Sylvia Farrar appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld her bypass on the promotional list for Assistant Supervisor of Resident Living, Developmental Disabilities (PS4670K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-23 JAMES GAUGHRAN
James Gaughran, represented by George B. Campen, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), 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 an unsatisfactory criminal history.

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

B-24 DEBORAH HAMILTON
Deborah Hamilton appeals the decisions of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld the removals of her name from the Probation Officer (S0681C), Judiciary eligible list, due to her failure to respond to a Notice of Certification and for not appearing for interviews.

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

B-25 DUJUAN JONES
The Juvenile Justice Commission appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) to restore Dujuan Jones to the eligible list for Correction Office Recruit, Juvenile Justice (S9999B).

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted and the name of Dujuan Jones be removed from the subject list.

B-26 JULIO C. MALDONADO
Julio C. Maldonado appeals the determination of the City of Newark to remove his name from the Police Officer (S9999A), City of Newark eligible list, due to his failure to respond to the notice of certification.

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

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

B-27 HILARIO MARTINEZ
Hilario Martinez appeals the removal of his name from the Police Officer (S999A), City of Newark, eligible list due to his failure to respond to the Notice of Certification.

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

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

B-28 SHANICE MCDOWELL MITCHELL
Shanice McDowell Mitchell appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove her name from the eligible list for Juvenile Detention Officer (C2016C), Middlesex County, due to her failure to complete the preemployment processing.

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

B-29 LUIS RODRIGUEZ
Luis Rodriguez appeals the appointing authority's request to remove his name from the Police Officer (S9999A), 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 appeal be denied.

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

B-30 TERESA RIOS
Teresa Rios, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq., appeals the removal of her name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999V), City of Newark on the basis of an unsatisfactory driving record.

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

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

B-31 CHRISTOPHER STARKEY
Christopher Starkey, represented by William G. Schimmel, Esq., appeals the determination of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the remove of his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999B), Deptford Township, on the basis of an unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-32 CLAUDETTE GALIBER

Claudette Galiber, a Senior Correction Officer with the Central Reception and Assignment Facility (CRAF), Department of Corrections (DOC), represented by David B. Beckett, Esq., appeals the determination of the Director of the Equal Employment Division with the DOC, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-33 ROBERT JORDAN
Robert Jordan, a Correction Sergeant at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division, with the DOC, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he 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-34 VIOLA THOMAS-HUGHES
Viola Thomas-Hughes, a Senior Vocational Counselor, Corrections at Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division, with the DOC, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace. This matter was held over from the June 26, 2002 Merit System Board meeting.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be remanded to the Department of Corrections.

B-35 HELEN WOLFARTH
Helen Wolfarth, a Technician, Management Information Systems with the Department of Labor, represented by Mark Watson, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1034, appeals the determination of the Commissioner of the Department of Labor, 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. This matter was held over from the June 26, 2002 Merit System Board meeting.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be remanded to the Department of Labor.

B-36 LEON COOPER
Leon Cooper, a Senior Correction Officer at Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final decision rendered on April 10, 2002, denying him sick leave injury (SLI) benefits for October 23, 2002 and from November 1, 2001 to February 3, 2002.

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

B-37 CHARLES GRANGER, JR.
Charles Granger, Jr., a Senior Correction Officer with East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered February 20, 2002, in which the Board dismissed Granger's appeal of his 15-day suspension, effective August 14, 2000, without prejudice based on Granger's failure to appear at his scheduled hearing.

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

B-38 KEVIN J. MCCORMACK
Kevin J. McCormack, a Senior Correction Officer with East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., requests reconsideration of the final decision of the final decision of the Merit System Board rendered on October 23, 2001, denying his request for sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-39 DOUGLAS PARKS
Douglas Parks, a Senior Police Officer, Health Care Facilities with the Department of Human Services, represented by Sanford R. Oxfeld, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its November 14, 2000 decision denying sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for reconsideration but directed that on reconsideration the appeal be denied.

B-40 MARK BERNSTEIN, OFFICIAL WRITTEN REPRIMAND
Mark Bernstein, Engineer in Charge of Maintenance 2, New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, represented by Jenna Geisenheimer, CWA Local 1040, appeals minor discipline of an Official Written Reprimand.

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

B-41 MARK RASSMAN
Mark Rassman, Police Officer, City of Atlantic City, removal effective October 4, 2000 on charges was heard by Administrative Law Judge Edgar R. Holmes, who rendered his initial decision on February 22, 2002 recommending acknowledgement of the settlement agreement of the parties.

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

B-42 ROSELYN NAPIER
Roselyn Napier, an Identification Clerk with the City of Paterson, represented by Bertram J. Latzer, Esq., seeks enforcement of that part of the Merit System Board decision rendered on December 19, 2000, acknowledging the settlement agreement dated June 7, 2000, restoring her benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appellant $486.15 for unpaid sick leave.

B-43 DENNIS TASSIE
Dennis Tassie, a Police Lieutenant with the City of Newark, represented by Michael J. Montanari, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for enforcement of that part of the Board decision, rendered on November 9, 1999, granting him back pay, benefits and seniority.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appellant the gross amount of $5,080.60 in back pay, plus seniority and benefits from June 30, 1999 through July 25, 1999.

B-44 DONALD E. DUDICH V. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Joseph F. Fidler issued an Order of Consolidation and Predominant Interest in the matter of Donald E. Dudich v. Department of Corrections. In that order, the ALJ determined that the matters be consolidated and that the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) had the predominant interest. Based on the ALJ's Order, the PERC and the Merit System Board have developed a joint order adopting the ALJ's Order. The Joint Order is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the joint order.

B-45 SHARON HARRIS
The appeal of Sharon Harris, a Cottage Training Technician with Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, of her removal effective February 14, 2001, on charges, was before Administrative Law Judge Robert W. Scott (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 28, 2002. At its meeting on June 26, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to dismiss the appeal without a hearing on the merits. 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 (Yes)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)
  Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-46 CARLA YOUNG
The appeal of Carla Young, a Senior Clerk Typist with the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office, of her removal, effective July 2, 1997, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Anthony T. Bruno (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on March 25, 2002. At its meeting on June 26, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the removal. Rather, the Board reversed the removal. 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)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)
  Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-47 KAREN BAKER
Karen Baker 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 Program Monitor (M6350C), City of Bridgeton.

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

B-48 ANNA BALDINO
Anna Baldino 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 the Executive Assistant (C6137B), Bergen County.

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

B-49 CAROL L. BARR, ET AL.
Carol L. Barr, Lynette B. Benton, Anna M. Knapp, and Paul G. Nemeth appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Principal Technician, Management Information Systems (PS2785N), Department of Labor.

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

B-50 EMIL BRANDAFI
Emil Brandafi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Audio Visual Specialist (M6042B), Woodbridge Township.

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

B-51 GERARD CASTALDO
Gerard Castaldo appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that, per the substitution clause for education, he was below the requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Assistant Recreation Supervisor (PM0593C), City of Bayonne.

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

B-52 LAWRENCE CATTANO
Lawrence Cattano, represented by Rodney T. Hara, Esq., appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2619B), City of Perth Amboy.

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

B-53 EBONY CAUTHEN
Ebony Cauthen appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Date Entry Machine Operator (PS2822), Department of Law and Public Safety.

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

B-54 JOSEPH CELENTANO
Joseph Celentano 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 Chief Inspector Mosquito Extermination (PC0589C), Bergen County.

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

B-55 THEODORE CONNOLLY
Theodore Connolly appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Deputy Superintendent of Weights and Measures (C6257C), Hudson County.

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

B-56 EVA FEELEY
Eva Feeley 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 Principal Employee Benefits Clerk Typing (PM2384C), Sea Isle City.

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

B-57 LAWRENCE FERCHAK
Lawrence Ferchak appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the Superintendent Mosquito Extermination (PC2251C), Essex County promotional examination.

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

B-58 SUZANNE FERGUSON
Suzanne Ferguson 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 promotional examination for Senior Technician Management Information Systems (PS1843K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-59 LAUREN FISCHER
Lauren Fischer 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 Technical Assistant, Classification (PS2870I), East Jersey State Prison.

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

B-60 JEFFREY GASIEWSKI
Jeffrey Gasiewski appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Coordinator, Senior Citizens Transportation (PC1010B) Middlesex County.

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

B-61 DELORES GIBSON-FORD, ET AL.
Delores Gibson-Ford, Carol Keating and Linda Zupko (represented by David Corrigan, Esq.) appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, they did not experience requirements for the Administrative Analyst (PM0281C), Jersey City School District promotional examination.

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

B-62 DEBRA GISSENDANNER
Debra Gissendanner 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 Personnel Assistant 4 (PS3562K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-63 GAIL GRANT
Gail Grant 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 Principal Personnel Technician (PC2156C), Camden County Board of Social Services.

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

B-64 MELISSA KAMIENSKI
Melissa Kamienski 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 Technical Assistant, Classification (PS0855I), East Jersey State Prison.

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

B-65 CARLA KEPHART
Carla Kephart 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 Health Educator (C1701C), Cumberland County.

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

B-66 BARBARA LESINSKI
Barbara Lesinski 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 Director, Economic Development Program (M6508C) Asbury Park City.

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

B-67 RENEE LIGENZA
Renee Ligenza 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 Training Coordinator (PC0178D), Essex County.

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

B-68 PATRICIA A. MONDI
The Middlesex County appointing authority, on behalf of Patricia A. Mondi, appeals the determination of the Division of Selective Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for he promotional examination for Business Manager (PC1523C), Middlesex County.

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

B-69 ALVERA MORRIS
Alvera Morris appeals the decision 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 Instructor Counselor (PS3990I), Garden State Youth Correctional Facility.

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

B-70 SAMUEL PIERMAN
Samuel Pierman appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Mechanic Non-Automotive (PS3699J), Rowan University.

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

B-71 WILLIAM RIDGE
William Ridge 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 Zoning Officer (M6374C), Hopatcong.

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

B-72 PEGGY ALLEYNE ROBINSON
Peggy Alleyne Robinson appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Secretary (PC0287C) Bergen County Board of Social Services.

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

B-73 RONALD ROMA
Ronald Roma appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Coordinator of Maintenance services (PC1160C), Ocean County.

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

B-74 RICHARD SINDORA AND WILLIAM GOSSELIN
Richard Sindora and William Gosselin appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Construction and Maintenance Technician 5 (S9138C), Department of Transportation.

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

B-75 SCOT SORENSON AND PETER CASSELLS
Scot Sorenson and Peter Cassells appeal their ineligibility for Police Officer, Township of Sparta and Township of Pemberton, respectively.

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

B-76 LINDA STRATTON-CROSS
Linda Stratton-Cross appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Field Representative Senior Citizens Program (PC658B), Bergen County.

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

B-77 ROSANN SULPIZIO-WATSON
Rosann Sulpizio-Watson 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 Principal Personnel Technician (PC2156C), Camden County Board of Social Services.

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

B-78 JOSEPH TAYLOR
Joseph Taylor appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Program Development Specialist 1 (PS1893P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

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

B-79 PAUL J. TAYLOR
Paul J. Taylor 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 Curator, Cultural History (S6403B), Department of State.

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

B-80 ANNETTE THOMPSON
Annette Thompson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Cottage Training Technician (PS2433K), Vineland Developmental Center, because she lacked the required amount of permanent status as of the closing date.

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

B-81 JANICE TRUSZ
Janice Trusz 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 promotional examination for Senior Personnel Assistant (PC1422B), Morris County.

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

B-82 ROCHELLE VALENTI
Rochelle Valenti 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 Public Health Investigator (C4043C), Gloucester County.

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

B-83 DEBORAH VANN
Deborah Vann appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Investigator Consumer Protection (PC0108C), Essex County.

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

B-84 VICTORIA WALKER
Victoria Walker appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was below minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Assistant Comptroller (PM1484B), East Orange.

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

B-85 DEBORAH WHITESELL
Carmella Williams, Supervisor, Patient Accounts, Morris View Nursing Home, on behalf of Deborah Whitesell, 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 Account Clerk (PC2126C), Morris County.

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

B-86 STEPHANIE BANDURSKI
Stephanie Bandurski appeals her failing score on the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 4 (Data Processing) (PS7516P), Division of State Police.

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

B-87 VINCENT CANDELMO
Vincent Candelmo appeals his score on the promotional examination for Administrative Supervisor of Family Services (PC1144C), Essex County.

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

B-88 VICTOR CHALOW
Victor Chalow appeals his score on the promotional examination for Regional Equipment Supervisor Transportation (PS0485T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-89 LINDA COSOLITO
Linda Cosolito appeals her test results for Examiner Unemployment Tax (PS7176N), Department of Labor and requests a retest.

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

B-90 CHANDULAL DESAI
Chandulal Desai appeals his score on the Administrative Analyst 2 (PS4408P), Division of Consumer Affairs promotional examination.

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

B-91 LYDIA KEMMERER
Lydia Kemmerer appeals her rank and score on the open competitive examination for Municipal Court Administrator, (M6787D), Hackettstown.

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

B-92 BETH SCHOOLIK
Beth Schoolik appeals her score on the open competitive examination for Social Worker (C1395B), Burlington County.

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

B-93 BHARATI D. SHAH
Bharati D. Shah appeals her score and rank for the promotional examination for Principal Data Entry Machine Operator (Terminal (PS0393U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-94 MICHAEL DEVINE, ET AL.
Michael Devine (PM2507C), Bergen County; Thomas Iandiorio (PM2508C), Essex County; Thomas Campagnolo, Dominick Castlegrant, Robert Deczynski, Mark, Evangelista, Ken Magner, William Parsley and Walter Rogers (PM2509C), Bayonne; Francis Gallagher, Lawrence Gioconda, James Mooney and Giacomo Sacca (PM2516C), Elizabeth; Anne Babecki, Robert Miktus, Paul Seitz and Lawrence Sweeney (PM2519C), Hamilton; Kenneth Marr (PM2521C), Keyport; John Karback, Michael Runfeldt and Ronald Wenzel (PM2523C), Lincoln Park; Joseph Opitz (PM2529C), New Brunswick; Sean Silva (PM2530C), Newark; John Prettyman (PM2532C), Ocean City; Paul Gendron (PM2537C), Trenton; Edward Brady, James Brennan, Frank Calabrese, Robert Degaetano, Bridget Ingram and Monica McMenamin (PM2547C), Atlantic City; John Dowling (PM2549C), Union City; John Matarese (PM2589C), West Milford; appeal the written examination for Police Sergeant and County Police Sergeant (various jurisdictions).

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

B-95 TERRANCE FELENZ, ET AL.
Terrance Fellenz and Rocco Santorsola (PM2552C), Asbury Park; John Sosinavage (PM2557C), Camden; John Deresz and Joseph Mularz (PM2563C), Elizabeth; Keith Bendul (PM2565C), Fort Lee; Eugene Walker, Jr.(PM2566C), Hamilton Township; Thomas Andrascik, Sean Canning and Warren Sundberg (PM2571C), Lincoln Park; Joseph Lameiro and Joseph Riccelli (PM2587C), West New York; appeal the written examination for Police Lieutenant (various jurisdictions).

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

B-96 TANYA GRAY
The Director Division of Human Resource Management, requests revival of the PC3149P promotional eligible list for Senior Juvenile Detention Officer to allow Tanya Gray to receive a retroactive appointment date.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-97 MICHAEL HOARN
Michael Hoarn appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying his request for a make-up examination for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS0846P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

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

B-98 DAWN FERRIS
Dawn Ferris appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she lacked the required amount of permanent status in a title to which the examination was open for the promotional examination for Senior Library Assistant (PC1243C), Burlington County.

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

B-99 SHIRLEY JOHNSON
Shirley Johnson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not have the amount of permanent status in the competitive division as of the closing date for the promotional examination for Principal Clerk Typist (PM1573B), Township of Willingboro.

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

B-100 RONALD JUNIEWICZ
Roanld Juniewicz appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was not permanent in the competitive division for the promotional examination for Supervisor Sanitation (PM1100B), City of Atlantic City.

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

B-101 JAMES REVESZ
James Revesz appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that the appellant lacked the required amount of permanent status in a title to which the examination was open for Human Services Specialist 4 (PM1342C), Mercer County Board of Social Services.

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

B-102 DAVID MARCZAK
The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, on behalf of the Department of Labor, requests that David Marczak's out-of-title work experience be accepted to satisfy the experience requirements for admittance to the promotional examination for Technical Assistant, Personnel (PS1321N).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-103 KATHLEEN PECK, ET AL.
The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, on behalf of the Department of Health and Senior Services, requests that the out-of-title work experience of Kathleen Peck and Herline Wade be accepted to satisfy the experience requirements for admittance to the promotional examination for Technician (MIS) (PS2420H) and the out-of-title work experience of Deborah L. Rivera be accepted to satisfy the experience requirements for admittance to the promotional examination for Senior Technician (MIS) (S2419H).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-104 WALTER SHARON
Walter Sharon, represented by Merick H. Limsky, Esq., requests appropriate salary step placement consistent with a retroactive permanent appointment date of July 11, 1994 to the title of Sheriff's Officer, Essex County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-105 RAKESH KUMAR PURI
Rakesh Kumar Puri appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that his foreign transcript was not evaluated for the open competitive examination for the title of Tax Representative Trainee (S6218A).

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

B-106 SANDRA BRANDLI
Sandra Brandli appeals the administration of the open-competitive examination for Social Worker (C1425B), Monmouth County.

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

B-107 GARY TOMS
Gary Toms appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not appear at the examination site at the designated time for the open competitive examination for Assistant Water Treatment Plant Operator (M4029C), City of Burlington.

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

B-108 LINDA WILLIAMS
Linda Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which denied her admittance to the promotional examination for Supervising Legal Stenographer (PC1987B), Essex County, due to a late application.

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

B-109 SCOTT LEWIS
Voorhees Fire District Number 3, represented by Richard K. Tavani, Esq., requests a waiver of the maximum hiring age for Fire Fighter to permit them to appoint Scott Lewis, who is the first ranked eligible on the list.

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

B-110 OTIS TRUITT
Otis Truitt appeals the determination o the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Executive Assistant 2 (PS2737I), Riverfront State Prison.

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

B-111 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of June 26, 2002 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of June 26, 2002.

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

B-112 DAVID BOWNES
The appeal of David Bowens, a County Correction Officer with Mercer County, of his resignation in good standing, effective May 28, 1999, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on April 26, 2002, finding that the appellant did not resign in good standing. Instead, the ALJ upheld the appellant's removal from employment. At its meeting on June 12, 2002, the Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-113 ANN S. JOHNSON
The appeal of Ann S. Johnson, a Library Assistant with the Willingboro Public Library, of her removal effective July 24, 2000 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Douglas H. Hurd (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 1, 2002. At its meeting on June 12, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellant's removal. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-114 ROBERT SICKEL
The appeal of Robert Sickle, a Juvenile Detention Officer at the Monmouth County Youth Detention Center, Department of Corrections/Youth Services, of his removal effective May 11, 2001 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Steven C. Reback (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 7, 2002 upholding the removal. At its meeting on June 26, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

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

B-115 HAROLD MOORHOUSE
The Manager, Shared Services II, on behalf of Harold Moorhouse, a Test Development Specialist 3 with the Department of Personnel, requests relaxation of the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22, Donated Leave Program, so as to permit Mr. Moorhouse to continue to be eligible to participate in the Donated Leave Program.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

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

B-116 EARLY SETTLEMENTS
David Albertson
Department of Transportation
Suspension

Laetizia Applegate
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Linda Lowrie
Department of the Treasury
Suspension

David Nicholas
City of Salem
Police Department
Suspension

Erick Rodriguez
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension and (2) removals

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Abstained)

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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IDA L. CASTRO
COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
 
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