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


Margaret E. L. Howard, Presiding
Alan Dexter Bowman
Josephine DiRienzo
Robert J. Long

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2002, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Margaret E. L. Howard, Presiding Board Member, Merit System Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Josephine DiRienzo, and Robert J. Long; Elizabeth Laufer, Deputy Attorney General; and Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Margaret E. L. Howard 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. It is noted that Josephine DiRienzo was present and voted on item A-3 and items B-9 through B-85 only.

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: October 23, 2002

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Acting Director
Human Resources Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification and Compensation Plan

DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
The Department of Law and Public Safety requests the restructuring of the Forensic Scientist title series in the Division of State Police. The action involves the restructuring of non-managerial levels, elimination of the entry level of the series, a title verbiage change for all levels, an increase in the education requirement from a specific Bachelor's to a specific Master's, and the upward movement of non-managerial staff. This restructuring is requested to keep pace with changes in forensic science and to attract and retain qualified staff.

Legislative mandates have increased the quantity and scope of DNA testing, a highly complex area of forensic science. DNA testing is widely used by law enforcement to solve criminal cases and assist in the conviction of alleged law violators. There is no margin for error; the scientist is held accountable for the validity of the test methods, the test results and the reliability of the instrumentation.

Incumbents serving in the existing entry, senior and principal levels of this series will be moved to the new levels of Forensic Scientist, 1, 2 and 3 respectively, with retention of existing status. Specifically, Forensic Scientists (P22-01591) will be moved to Forensic Scientist 1 (P25-01592). Senior Forensic Scientists (P25-01592) will be moved to Forensic Scientist 2 (R28-01593). Principal Forensic Scientists (R28-01593) will be moved to Forensic Scientist 3 (S30-01594). The Department of Law and Public Safety intends to process this as a "no-pain, no-gain" transaction, in that incumbents will be moved to the new range with their current salary. Permanent incumbents will move RA to RA; provisional incumbents will be expected to complete examination procedures. The appropriate negotiations representatives have been made aware of this request.

TITLE RESTRUCTURING AND VERBIAGE CHANGE
Effective: 08/25/01

 

FROM: TO:
Senior Forensic Scientist
P25-01592 C NE12
Forensic Scientist 1, Department of L&PS
P25-01592 C NE12

Principal Forensic Scientist
R28-01593 C NE12


Forensic Scientist 2, Department of L&PS
R28-01593 C NE12
Supervising Forensic Scientist
S30-01594 C NL12
Forensic Scientist 3, Department of L&PS
S30-01594 C NL12

TITLE VERBIAGE CHANGE
Effective: 08/25/01

 

FROM: TO:
Asst. Chief Forensic Scientist
M32-01590 C NL12
Asst. Chief Forensic Scientist,
Dept. of L&PS L&PS
M32-01590 C NL12
Chief Forensic Scientist
M35-01595 C NL12

Chief Forensic Scientist,
Dept. of L&PS
M35-01595 C NL12

Forensic Laboratory Director,
Office of the State Medical Examiner
W98-01598 C NL12

Forensic Laboratory Director,
Department of Law and Public Safety
W98-01598 C NL12



TITLE INACTIVATION
Effective: 08/25/01

Forensic Scientist
P22-01591

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS
A-1 SETTLEMENTS
In the Matter of Mary Lou Bennett
Department of Transportation
Removal

In the Matter of Lenora Cook
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Kevin Cooper
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of John Corrente
Correction-Central Transportation
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Kareeme Davis
Central Reception and Assignment Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Orvilla Glover
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Bruce Lewis
County of Hudson
Department of Public Resources
Suspension

In the Matter of Rosita Maldonado
Department of Corrections
Removals (2)

In the Matter of James Ross
County of Union
Department of Public Safety
Suspension

In the Matter of Arthur Wilson
County of Mercer
Department of Public Safety
Suspension

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

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

A-2 RICHARD BAILEY
Richard Bailey, Human Services Specialist 2, Gloucester County Board of Social Services, release at the end of the working test period effective September 13, 2001.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the release at the end of the working test period.

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

A-3 GENE ETCHISON
Gene Etchison, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, 30-day suspension on charges of, inter alia, insubordination, violation of Police Department rules regarding conduct unbecoming a public employee, demonstration of respect, and public disparagement.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 30-day suspension to a 15-day suspension.

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

 

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


A-4 LANCE SPENCER
Lance Spencer, County Correction Sergeant, County of Burlington, County Jail, 20-day suspension, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, neglect of duty, and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 20-day suspension.

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

A-5 ALLEN JOHNSON
Allen Johnson, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, 30-day suspension on charges of sleeping while on duty and insubordination and removal effective April 10, 2001, on charges of neglect of duty which could result in danger to persons and sleeping while on duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-6 MANUEL A. OLIVEIRA
Manuel A. Oliveira, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective May 31, 2001, on charges of leaving an assigned work area without permission, creating a danger to persons or property, neglect of duty, loafing, idleness or willful failure to devote attention to tasks which could result in danger to persons or property and violation of administrative procedures and regulations involving safety and security.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-7 TARACHAN SEEPAUL

Tarachan Seepaul, Principal Custodian, City of Jersey City School District, removal effective September 28, 2001, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, insubordination, misuse of public property and theft.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

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

A-8 JOHN TAYLOR
John Taylor, Senior Correction Officer, Garden State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal effective July 3, 2001, on charges of personal conduct, falsification, conduct unbecoming a public employee 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.

A-9 THOMAS WALLACE
Thomas Wallace, Police Officer, Township of Little Egg Harbor, Police Department, removal effective August 2, 1999, on charges of misconduct, failure to deposit funds paid to the local unit, failure to maintain cash on hand in an approved petty cash fund, failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, misuse of public property, including motor vehicles, and violations of various department rules and regulations.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

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

A-10 KETLINE CHARLOT
Ketline Charlot, Human Services Assistant, Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective November 19, 2001, on the charge of intentional misstatement of material fact in connection with pre-employment physical. This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of September 10, 2002.

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-11 JENNIFER MANLEY
Jennifer Manley, County Correction Officer, Monmouth County Department of Corrections and Youth Services, removal effective March 29, 2001 on charges of failing to successfully complete training. This matter was consolidated to include the appeal of removal to the Merit System Board and an appeal to the Police Training Commission (PTC) regarding removal from the Police Academy. The PTC had the predominant interest in the matter and rendered their final decision on September 11, 2002.

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 JAMES BOWERS
James Bowers appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A) Department of Corrections eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-2 CHRISTOPHER FADEYEV
Christopher Fadeyev, a Correction Lieutenant with the Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility (Garden State), Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-3 BETHZAIDA MALPICA
Bethzaida Malpica, a Senior Correction Officer at South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-4 PATRICIA SIWCZAK
Patricia Siwczak, an Administrative Analyst 1, Data Processing with the Department of Health and Senior Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-5 DANIEL SMITH
Daniel Smith, a Senior Correction Officer at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-6 WILLIAM S. DAVIS
William S. Davis, a disabled veteran, appeals the removal of his name from the Teacher Juvenile Facilities (C9441C), Cumberland County, eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-7 BARBARA SCOTT
Barbara Scott appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of the appellant's name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999B), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-8 GEORGE TRAMPLER
George Trampler appeals the Township of Marlboro's bypass of his name on the certification of the Police Captain (PM1112W) eligible list.

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

A motion was made and seconded that the open session be recessed and that, pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Open Public Meetings Act, the Merit System Board entered into Executive Session for the purpose of legal advice on the matters of B-9 Stephanie Carter-Green, B-10 Lisa R. Easley, and B-12 Gail Harris. The Board subsequently reconvened the public meeting.

B-9 STEPHANIE CARTER-GREEN
Stephanie Carter-Green, a Senior Correction Officer at the Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determinations of the Attorney General and the Director, Equal Employment Division, with DOC, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been dismissed from Investigator training in violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment for Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing,

B-10 LISA R. EASLEY
Lisa R. Easley, a Senior Correction Officer with the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division (EED), 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 granted a hearing.

B-11 RATTAN GUPTA
Rattan Gupta, a Habilitation Plan Coordinator at New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services (DHS), appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources with the DHS, 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-12 GAIL HARRIS
Gail Harris, a Senior Parole Officer with the State Parole Board, appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division (EED), with the Department of Corrections (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. It is noted that, at the time of her complaint, the appellant was a Senior Parole Officer with the DOC.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-13 MICHELLE OCHS
Michelle Ochs, a Correction Captain at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment division with the DOC, stating that 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-14 JOHN SALVAGGIO, JR.
John Salvaggio, Jr., a Correction Sergeant with Garden State Correctional Facility (CSCF), Department of Corrections (DOC) 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 he 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 appeal be denied.

B-15 CHARLES W. QUINN, III
Charles W. Quinn, III, a Senior Clerk with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), appeals the determination of the Commissioner of DHSS, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he 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 appeal be denied.

B-16 LINDA PEDITTO
Linda Peditto, a Family Service Specialist 1 with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, represented by David B. Beckett, Esq., appeals the decision of the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources, partially denying her request for reasonable accommodation.

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

B-17 JOSEPH AUER
The Superior Court, Law Division, has transmitted, by order Counts Two and Four of the Verified Intervention Complaint of Intervenor Joseph Auer, a former Police Inspector with the Borough of Keansburg, represented by David F. Corrigan, Esq., in the case of James Pigott v. Edward Striedl, et al., to the Merit System Board to address Joseph Auer's claims of an improper immediate suspension.

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

B-18 MICHAEL JASIECKI
Michael Jasiecki, a Police Officer with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, represented by Gina Mendola Longarzo, Esq., petitions for interim relief of his removal, effective August 13, 2002, pending the outcome of his hearing at the Office of Administrative Law.

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

B-19 LINDA LANE

Linda Lane, Cottage Training Supervisor, North Jersey Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Sarah Evans, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals minor discipline of an Official Written Reprimand.

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

B-20 MARY MCGOWAN AND JOHN PETERS
Mary McGowan, Cottage Training Supervisor, represented by Jenna Geisenheimer, Staff Representative, CWA 1040, and John Peters, Cottage Training Technician, both of the Green Brook Regional Center, Department of Human Services, appeal minor discipline of an Official Written Reprimand.

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

B-21 VERA BORISOVS
The appeal of Vera Borisovs, a Practical Nurse at Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, of her resignation not in good standing, effective December 7, 1999, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge W. Todd Miller (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on July 3, 2002. At its meeting on September 25, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to reverse the resignation not in good standing. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-22 WILLIAM C. KLUSARITZ, JR.
The appeal of William C. Klusaritz, Jr., a Principal Accountant with Cape May County, of his removal, effective November 18, 1997, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph F. Martone (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 13, 2002, upholding the removal. At its meeting on September 25, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) modified the removal to a six-month suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-23 JACQUETTA SPINKS
The appeal of Jacquetta Spinks, a County Correction Officer with the Union County Department of Public Safety, of her removal, effective May 24, 2000, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Irene Jones (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on April 9, 2002. At its meeting on September 25, 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 adopted the final decision.

B-24 MARIA APOSTOLOS
Maria Apostolos 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 4 (PS1028K) and Child Support and Paternity Specialist 3 (PS0278K), Division of Family Development promotional examinations.

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

B-25 GARY BADGER, ET AL.
Gary Badger, Gus Guzman, Kim Herbert and Craig Owens appeal the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the education requirement for the examination for Parole Officer Recruit (S2004B), Juvenile Justice Commission.

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

B-26 ELAINE BROWN AND TAMMY MONTGOMERY
Elaine Brown and Tammy Montgomery appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found that they did not meet the educational requirements or, per the substitution clause for education, did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Classification Officer 4 (S2027D).

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

B-27 CYNTHIA COLLINS
Cynthia Collins appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services that found that per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Technical Assistant Personnel (PS4811T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-28 ELIZABETH COLON
Elizabeth Colon appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which denied her admittance to the open-competitive examination for Housing Assistant Technician Bilingual in Spanish & English (C0270D), Passaic County.

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

B-29 CHRISTOPHER T. CSOLAK
Christopher T. Csolak 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 the title of Supply Support Technician 2 (S6525C).

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

B-30 SHARON DAVIS
Sharon Davis 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 Administrative Analyst 1 (PS1488I), Southern State Correctional Facility.

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

B-31 STEVEN DIXON
Steven Dixon appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found him ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM2521C), Keyport.

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

B-32 MARY DOCTOR
Mary Doctor appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Principal Account Clerk Typing (PM0689D), Trenton.

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

B-33 KATHLEEN GRAY
Kathleen Gray appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Child Support and Paternity Specialist 2 (PS4899K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-34 KATHLEEN GRAY AND JOYCE BEUKEMA
Kathleen Gray and Joyce Beukema appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found that, per the substitution clause for education, they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Child Support and Paternity Specialist 3 (PS0278K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-35 KATHLEEN GRAY AND SARAH STACKHOUSE
Kathleen Gray and Sarah Stackhouse appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found that they did not meet the experience requirements or, per the substitution clause for education, did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 4 (PS1028K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-36 JACQUELINE GUZMAN
Jacqueline Guzman appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the Senior Medical Claims Review Clerk (PS0549K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services promotional examination.

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

B-37 CHRISTOPHER HARRY AND TAMMIE MONTGOMERY
Christopher Harry and Tammie Montgomery appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found that they did not meet the experience requirements or, per the substitution clause for education, did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Classification Officer 3 (S2022D).

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

B-38 DEBORAH KING AND ROSEMARY RESTUCCIO
Deborah King and Rosemary Restuccio 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 Nursing Services Clerk (S0012D).

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

B-39 DENNIS KRAMER
Dennis Kramer appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the requirements for the open-competitive examination for Building Management Services Specialist 4 (S6470C). This matter was held over from the September 10, 2002 Merit System Board meeting.

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

B-40 JOHN MARESSA
John Maressa appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS1488I), Southern State Correctional Facility.

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

B-41 MICHAEL F. MUSCILLO
Michael F. Muscillo and the City of Long Branch, represented by James J. Plosia, Jr., Esq., appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that Mr. Muscillo was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open-competitive examination for Assistant Business Administrator (M6867D), City of Long Branch.

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

B-42 YOLANDA REID
Yolanda Reid appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Project Coordinator Construction (PM1361B), Newark.

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

B-43 ANTHONY STRICKLAND
Anthony Strickland 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 Assistant Nursing Home Administrator (C6416C), Camden County.

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

B-44 PAUL STRIDICK
Paul Stridick appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found him ineligible for the open competitive examination for Supervising Historic Preservation Specialist (S3004C).

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

B-45 KATHLEEN TRUSEWICZ
Kathleen Trusewicz appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Management Specialist (PC0489C), Bergen County.

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

B-46 DAWN WALKER
Dawn Walker appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Human Services Specialist 2 (PC1003C), Warren County.

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

B-47 GERI WOLF
Geri Wolf appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not provide a required transcript or list of courses and credits for the open-competitive examination for Classification Officer 3 (S2022D).

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

B-48 MARGARET GAMZA
Margaret Gamza appeals her score for the promotional examination for Principal Clerk Typist (PM0188B), Marlboro Township.

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

B-49 IRA KUPERSMIT
Ira Kupersmit appeals his scores on the promotional examinations for Manager 2, DMV (PS8118T) and (PS9808T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-50 VIRIGINIA MOSCA
Virginia Mosca appeals her scores on the promotional examinations for Analyst 1 Health Care Facilities Mental Health Services (PS0452K) and Quality Assurance Coordinator (PS5869K), Division of Mental Health.

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

B-51 SHARON THOMPSON
Sharon Thompson appeals her score on the promotional examination for Supervisor of Professional/Residential Services (Developmental Disabilities) (PS4350K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-52 PHYLLIS WALKER

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, on behalf of the Department of Community Affairs, requests that Phyllis Walker's out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify her for a lateral title change to the title of Administrative Analyst 3.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-53 ROBERT FLORES
The Director of the Division of Human Resource Management requests that Robert Flores be granted a September 25, 2000 retroactive appointment date in the title of Human Services Specialist 1 for seniority and record purposes.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-54 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of October 9, 2002 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of October 9, 2002.

B-55 RICHARD HARTOBEY
Richard Hartobey, represented by Fred Shahrooz Scampato, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board referred the matter for independent evaluation.

B-56 KENNETH COHEN
Kenneth Cohen appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld the removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999B), Department of Corrections eligible list due to an unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-57 NANCY GOEBEL
Nancy Goebel, a Social Worker II, Hunterdon Developmental Center, represented by Robert O. Yaeger, Principal Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals an official written reprimand issued by the Department of Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied but
modified the charge.

B-58 ALVIN MORRIS
Alvin Morris, a former Residential Services Worker with the Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services (DHS), requests that the Merit System Board (Board) reinstate his appeal of his removal, effective January 10, 2002, on charges, which was dismissed based on his failure to appear at his settlement conference.

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

B-59 JOANN RICCI-SCHLOUGH
Joann Ricci-Schlough, a former Probation Officer with the Judiciary, Ocean Vicinage (Vicinage), requests that the Merit System Board (Board) reinstate her appeal of a 10-day suspension, which was dismissed based on her failure to appear at a scheduled hearing on January 17, 2002.

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

B-60 BEVERLY ROWE
Beverly Rowe, a former Human Services Assistant with Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services (DHS), requests that the Merit System Board (Board) reinstate her appeal of her resignation not in good standing, effective October 30, 2000, which was dismissed based on her failure to appear at her settlement conference.

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

B-61 DANYELL SMITH-EKHAGUERE
Danyell Smith-Ekhaguere, a Human Services Assistant with the Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services (DHS), represented by Stephan Siegel, Esq., requests that the Merit System Board (Board) reinstate her appeal of her 10-day suspension, which was dismissed based on her failure to appear at a scheduled hearing.

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

B-62 MARTA TORRES
Marta Torres, a former Substance Abuse Counselor 2 with the Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law and Public Safety, represented by Victor S. Waller, CWA National Representative, requests that the Merit System Board (Board) reinstate the appeal of her removal, effective May 19, 2002, on charges, which was dismissed on the basis of the appellant's failure to appear at her scheduled settlement conference.

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

B-63 CARLOS DIAZ
Carlos Diaz, a former Probation Officer, Bilingual Spanish/English with the Judiciary, Essex Vicinage (Vicinage) requests that the matter of his termination at the end of the working test period be returned to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for a hearing.

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

B-64 MICHAEL SCARLATA
The appeal of Michael Scarlata, a County Correction Officer with the Department of Public Safety, County of Union, of his 15-day suspension, beginning September 26, 2001, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Maria Mancini La Fiandra, who rendered her initial decision on August 5, 2002, upholding the 15-day suspension. At its meeting on October 9, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) modified the penalty to a three-day suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-65 JOAN BUECKER
Joan Buecker 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 Supervisor of Patient Accounts (PC0171D), Camden County.

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

B-66 DONNA FUCCELLO
Donna Fuccello appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services that found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Management Assistant (PS4830I), State Parole Board.

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

B-67 DOUGLAS GUIDO, ET AL.
Douglas Guido, Susan Lansey, David Macey and Michael Stallone appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services that they were ineligible for the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC2543B), Bergen County.

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

B-68 MICHAEL MCCLOSKEY
Michael McCloskey 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 Supervisor Streets (PM2013C), Deptford Township.

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

B-69 SHERRY MINATEE
Sherry Minatee 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 Senior Clerk Transcriber (PS2141K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-70 MARY WEISEL
Mary Weisel 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 Senior Clerk Transcriber (PS2412J), Richard Stockton State College.

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

B-71 MARCOS YEPEZ
Marcos Yepez appeals his ineligibility for County Police Officer (S9999B), Union County.

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

B-72 GREGORY ANDERSON
Gregory Anderson appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Police Captain (PM3566B), Atlantic City.

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

B-73 TIMOTHY FRIEL, SR.
Timothy Friel, Sr. appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Police Captain (PM3566B), Atlantic City.

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

B-74 JAMES BRADY
James Brady appeals his score for the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3574B), Atlantic City.

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

B-75 ROBERT FLIPPING, III
Robert Flipping, III appeals his score for the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3574B), Atlantic City.

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

B-76 JOHN MOONEY
John Mooney appeals his score for the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3574B), Atlantic City.

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

B-77 LARRY ROSS
Larry Ross appeals his score for the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3574B), Atlantic City.

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

B-78 RICHARD BELOWSKY, ET AL.
Richard Belowsky, Robert Gries, William Madero and Wesley White (PC2517B), Monmouth County; Sam Callie and Michael Loreto (PC2501C), Essex County; Christopher Davies (PC2513B), Bergen County; and Robert Gonzales (PC2641B), Morris County appeal the written examination for Correction Sergeant (various jurisdictions).

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

B-79 GERARD CALDARISE, ET AL.
Gerard Caldarise and Salvatore D'Amico, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Stephen Alaimo, Steven Brzdek, Kurt Ferguson, David Pipeling, Barbara Rochow, Josef Rothman and Brian Weiner appeal the written examination for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-80 THELMA JOHNSON
Thelma Johnson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Senior Clerk Typist (PM100C), City of Atlantic City, because she was not permanent in a title to which the examination was open.

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

B-81 JOSEPH W. VERDON
Joseph W. Verdon requests reconsideration of the final administrative determination in In the Matter of Joseph W. Verdon, Fire Captain (PM358A), Jersey City (Merit System Board, decided August 14, 2001).

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-82 RICHARD FISHER AND JONATHAN SESSION
Richard Fisher and Jonathan Session appeal the written examination for Correction Lieutenant (PS0463P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

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

B-83 TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST 1 AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST 2
The Acting Director, Division of Human Resource Management, requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C.4A:4-2.6(a)2, Eligibility for promotional examination, be relaxed to allow seven employees of the Department of Environmental Protection to be admitted to the promotional examinations for the titles of Technical Support Specialist 1 (PS3339G), and Technical Support Specialist 2 (PS3340G).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-84 SALARY REGULATIONS, FY 2003
It is recommended that the Board record the Salary Regulations for Fiscal Year 2003. They include the Aligned Salary Regulation, the Non-Aligned Salary Regulation (with Attachments A and B), the Emergency Conditions Salary Regulation, the Special Incentive Salary Regulations and the Miscellaneous Salary Regulations.

ACTION: The Merit System Board recorded the Salary Regulations.

B-85 EARLY SETTLEMENTS
Ian M. Burns
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Maurice D. Hosten
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
(3) suspensions and removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Thursday, November 7, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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MARGARET E. L. HOWARD
PRESIDING BOARD MEMBER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD


 
 
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