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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, November 20, 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.

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The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar:

William Burris, Police Officer, Police Department, City of Vineland, two suspensions.

Juan Espinosa, County Correction Officer, Department of Public Safety, County of Union, removal.

Francis Lopergolo, Police Officer, Department of Public Safety, City of Vineland, removal.

Roberto Medina, Senior Correction Officer, Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law and Public Safety, removal.

Thomas Pavlik, Laborer, Department of Public Works, Township of Brick, removal.

William Singleton, Laborer, Roads Department, County of Ocean, release at the end of the working test period.

Sheena Sistrunk, Human Services Assistant, Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal.

Bryan Snyder, Senior Correction Officer, South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal.

Paul Soyka, Principal Accountant, Department of Administration, City of Jersey City, demotion in lieu of layoff.

Sammy Tse, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS
A-1 SETTLEMENTS
In the Matter of Glenn Dusz
Township of Sparta
Police Department
Demotion

In the Matter of William Restiano
County of Union
Department of Public Safety
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 ARNOLD BORRERO
Arnold Borrero, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, 45-day suspension on charges of insubordination and violation of Police Department rules and regulations

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 45-day suspension to a ten-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-3 MARILYN A. GANGES

Marilyn A. Ganges, County Correction Captain, County of Burlington, County Jail, six-day suspension and demotion to the position of County Correction Lieutenant on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, neglect of duty, and violation of rules and regulations.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the six-day suspension and demotion.

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

A-4 EDWARD C. GARVIN
Edward C. Garvin, Truck Driver, Borough of Wildwood Crest, Department of Public Works, 60-day suspension on charges of, inter alia, misconduct, misuse of public property, conduct unbecoming a public employee, and violation of employee rules and regulations. It is noted that the appointing authority in addition to suspension ordered random drug/alcohol testing for a period of 12 months.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 60-day suspension and random drug/alcohol testing for a period of 12 months.

ACTION: The Merit System Board originally affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge. However, after executive session a motion was made to reopen the matter.

 

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

Upon reconsideration, the Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to a 60-working-day suspension by unanimous vote.

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 A-4 Edward C. Garvin and A-5 Randy Geis. The Board subsequently reconvened the public meeting.

A-5 RANDY GEIS
Randy Geis, Fire Fighter, City of Bayonne, Fire Protection Department, release at the end of the working test period effective August 16, 2000.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board reversed the release at the end of the working test period.

A-6 VIRGINIA MARRERO
Virginia Marrero, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, ten-day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, and violation of Police Department rules regarding conduct in public and private.

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

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

A-7 FRANK PEREZ

Frank Perez, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, appeals the following disciplinary actions:
1) Five-day suspension on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.
2) Ten-day suspension on the charge of violation of Police Department rules regarding conduct in public and private.
3) Removal effective August 29, 1997, on charges of, inter alia, neglect of duty and official inefficiency or incompetency, absence without leave, insubordination, and malingering. 4)

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - uphold the five-day suspension, ten-day suspension and removal.

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-8 BRIAN REID

Brian Reid, Clerk Driver, City of Newark, Department of Water and Sewer Utilities, seven-day suspension on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and misuse of public property, including motor vehicles.

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

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

 

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

A-9 CARL STANFORD

Carl Stanford, Head Cook 1, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, indefinite suspension, on charges of actions involving criminal matters and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the indefinite suspension.

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

A-10 WILLIE GOODMAN
Willie Goodman, Senior Correction Officer, Central Reception and Assignment Facility, Department of Corrections, removal effective June 20, 2001, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and use, possession or sale of any controlled dangerous substance.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-11 DANNY KELLY
Danny Kelly, Head Cook 3, Mid-State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal effective December 28, 2000, on charges of discrimination that effects equal employment opportunity, conduct unbecoming a public employee, and verbal abuse of an employee, inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of an employee, and threatening, intimidating, harassing, coercing, or interfering with a fellow employee on state property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

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

A-12 GREGORY MCDANIEL
Gregory McDaniel, Human Services Specialist 2, Mercer County Board of Social Services, removal effective March 15, 2000, on the charge of violation of the County Board of Social Services tardiness and absenteeism policy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-13 GILBERT MCGILL, JR.
Gilbert McGill, Jr., Senior Therapy Program Assistant, New Jersey Veteran's Memorial Home, Paramus, Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs, removal effective October 9, 2001, on charges of inability to perform duties and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the charges. However, it is noted that the ALJ failed to make a recommendation as to the penalty.

ACTION: The Merit System Board upheld the removal.

A-14 GEORGE ROSKILLY
George Roskilly, Institutional Trade Instructor, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Department of Corrections, removal effective December 21, 2000, on the charge of violation of rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order or administrative decision.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation to a three-month suspension.

A-15 GAYE DAVIS - SETTLEMENT
Gaye Davis, Youth Worker, Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, removal effective December 20, 2000, on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

A-16 SETTLEMENTS
Lawrence C. Daniels
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

Stephen Meyer
Township of Brick
Department of Public Safety
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
B-1 ANITA T. BRETT
Anita T. Brett appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999B) 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 JOHN W. MOTLEY
John W. Motley appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A) City of Plainfield eligible list for the title of Police Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-3 PAUL K. OBIE
Paul K. Obie appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999W) Township of Irvington eligible list for the title of Police Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-4 ELIA PEREZ
Elia Perez 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-5 PAUL WRIGHT
Paul Wright appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999B) Hudson County eligible list for the title of County Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-6 CHARLES FUNCHES
Charles Funches, represented by Harriet Heuer Miller, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which upheld the removal of his name from the eligible list for Boiler Operator (PM2015A), Jersey City School District on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-7 KEITH MCMILLIAN AND THOMAS HALL, JR.
Keith McMillian and Thomas Hall, Jr., appeal the removal of their names from the Sheriff's Officer (S9999B), Hudson County, eligible list, on the basis of their failure to respond to the Notices of Certification.

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

B-8 ARTAVIA PEGGINS
Artavia Peggins appeals the decision of Essex County to remove her name from the County Correction Officer (S9999B), Essex County eligible list.

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

B-9 ROBERT SAUTHOFF
Robert Sauthoff appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the bypass of his name on the Police Lieutenant (PM1350W), City of East Orange eligible list.

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

B-10 RONNIE SELIGMAN
Ronnie Seligman appeals the decision of the Office of the Public Defender to remove his name from the Investigator Public Defender (S6164W), Office of the Public Defender eligible list due to his failure to respond to the certification notice.

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

B-11 NYASHA SHEFFIELD
Nyasha Sheffield appeals the decision of the City of Trenton (City) to remove her name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999B), City of Trenton on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record and the decision of Mercer County (County) to remove her name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999B), Mercer County on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-12 MICHAEL STOECKER
Michael Stoecker, a Fire Fighter with the North Regional Fire and Rescue Service, represented by Bruce Leder, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for interim relief in relation to his immediate suspension, effective July 15, 2002.

ACTION: The Merit System Board awarded back pay for the period from July 21, 2002 to July 25, 2002.

B-13 RICHARD MICHAL
Richard Michal, a Correction Lieutenant with the Garden State Reception & Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division (EED), with the DOC that two individuals only received counseling after 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 dismissed the appeal, since no further action is required.

B-14 STEVE VOLKSEN
Steven Volksen, a Social Worker 2 with the 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 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 JAMES BANTIN
James Bantin, represented by Gregory A. Busch, Esq., appeals his non-appointment from the Fire Fighter (M2085A), City of Rahway eligible list.

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

B-16 KENNETH LITTLE
Kenneth Little, a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, formerly represented by Kirk D. Rhodes, requests counsel fees in accordance with the Merit System Board decision rendered on February 8, 2000, which acknowledged the appointing authority's withdrawal of all charges underlying his 15-day suspension and three removals.

ACTION: The Merit System Board awarded counsel fees in the amount of $7,323.75.

B-17 MICHAEL MARTIC
Michael Martic and the Borough of Fairview petition the Merit System Board for acknowledgement of the settlement agreement reached by the parties, which provides for Martic's appointment as a Police Officer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement as clarified.

B-18 THOMAS WALLACE
The appeal of Thomas Wallace, a Police Officer with Little Egg Harbor Township, of his removal effective August 2, 1999 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph F. Martone (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on August 15, 2002 reversing the removal. At its meeting on October 23, 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: Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)
  Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
  Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-19 MARK ANDERSON

Mark Anderson 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 Heavy Equipment Operator, Parks (PM1336C), Borough of Fort Lee.

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

B-20 WALTER BROOKS AND ELISABETH STROM
Walter Brooks and Elisabeth Strom 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 Administrative Analyst 1 (Data Processing) (S6272A).

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

B-21 VERA B. COUNCIL
Vera B. Council appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Human Service Specialist (PC1536B), Mercer County Board of Social Services.

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

B-22 DOREEN FLETCHER
Doreen Fletcher appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Executive Assistant (PM0806C), Newark.

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

B-23 CHARLES KLINGBERG, ET AL.
Charles Klingberg and Brian Tams appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Senior Management Assistant (S6279A). Loretta Rubino appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the minimum requirements in education and experience for the open competitive examination for Senior Management Assistant (S6279A).

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

B-24 FRANCES PROFACI
Frances Profaci appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Clerk Typist (PC1475C), Monmouth County.

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

B-25 RAMESHCHANDRA SHAH
Rameshchandra Shah 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 Technical Assistant to the Construction Official (M1527C), Borough of Rutherford.

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

B-26 LOUIS RUSIGNUOLO
Louis Rusignuolo 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 Supervisor, Standards and Procedures (S5001B).

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

B-27 ANDREW W. SKOKOS
Andrew W. Skokos appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was below minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Field Monitor 3, DMV (PS4165T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-28 DIANA WEST
Diana West appeals the determination of the Division Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (Data Processing) (S6272A).

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

B-29 KATHLEEN YODERS-DEY
Kathleen Yoders-Dey appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Classification Officer 4 (PS2439I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-30 JAMES DARRAR
James Darrar appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that appellant lacked the required amount of permanent status in a title to which the examination was open for Supervisor Right of Way 1 Transportation (PS5135T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-31 EDWARD R. MILLER
Edward R. Miller appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was outside the unit scope for the promotional examination for Employment Services Specialist 2 (Account Executive) (PS4398N), Department of Labor.

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

B-32 ELINA SMITH
Elina Smith appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she failed to meet the residency requirements for the open competitive examination for Housing Assistance Technician (M1214B), City of Long Branch.

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

B-33 JAMES SMITH
James Smith appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he failed to indicate the required licensure or registration for the open competitive examination for the "dual" title of Building Inspector/Plumbing Subcode Official (M6487C), Vernon Township.

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

B-34 ANNE E. VALLI
Anne E. Valli appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was outside of the unit scope for the promotional examination for Employment Services Specialist 2 (Account Executive) (PS4398N), Department of Labor.

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

B-35 PROPOSED MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2003
The proposed Merit System Board Meeting Dates for 2003, are submitted for approval.

ACTION: The Merit system Board adopted the meeting dates for 2003.

B-36 SANDRA REED
Sandra Reed , a Pensions Benefits Specialist 2 with the Department of Treasury, appeals the determination of the Director of Administration, Department of the Treasury, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-37 SANDRA THOMAS
Sandra Thomas, a Senior Correction Officer at Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determinations of the Director of the Equal of 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 directed that this appeal be denied.

B-38 DEBORAH MCDERMOTT
Deborah McDermott, represented by Thomas E. Stover, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on April 18, 2000, in which the Board upheld her removal from a special remployment list.

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

B-39 ARNOLD BRITTON
Arnold Britton appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Technical Support Specialist 1 (OIT) (PS7896U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-40 JANICE DIMAIOLO AND BARBARA REED
Janice DiMaiolo and Barbara Reed appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they failed to meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Secretarial Assistant 3 (Non-Stenographic) (PS1536K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-41 KATHLEEN A. GRAY
Kathleen A. Gray appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 3, Data Processing (PS3576K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-42 MARGUERITE HUBSCHER
Catherine DiCostanzo, Mercer County Clerk, on behalf of Marguerite Hubscher, 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 Word Processing Operator (PC1088C), Mercer County.

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

B-43 OSMAN KABBA
Osman Kabba 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 3, Data Processing (PS3576K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-44 VALERIE B. KUHNS
Valerie B. Kuhns appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the announced requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Operations (PS9405U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-45 ROSIE LEWISE
Rosie Lewise appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Senior Clerk Typist (PC0698C), Essex County, because she was not permanent in a title to which the examination was open.

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

B-46 SHIRLEY MANNS-SALAS AND KIMYATTA WALDON
Shirley Manns-Salas and Kimyatta Waldon appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Claims Adjudicator Disability Determinations (PS1635N), Department of Labor.

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

B-47 JUDY MOORE AND CHERYL MORGAN
Judy Moore and Cheryl Morgan appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they were ineligible for the promotional examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (PC1536B), Mercer County Board of Social Services.

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

B-48 THOMAS DUNFEE
Thomas Dunfee appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which denied him admittance to the promotional examination for Truck Driver (PC0300D), Gloucester County.

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

B-49 NANCY NELSON, SENIOR PERSONNEL ASSISTANT, TOWNSHIP OF BRICK
The Acting Director, Division of Human Resource Management, petitions the Merit System Board to relax the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.6(c) to allow out-of-title technical experience in personnel work to be used to qualify Nancy Nelson for a promotional examination for Senior Personnel Assistant, Township of Brick.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-50 EDGAR TUMA
Edgar Tuma appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was outside of the unit scope for the promotional examination for Employment Supervisor 2 (PS3484N), Department of Labor.

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

B-51 ELEANOR MARKOWITZ
Eleanor Markowitz appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in education for the open competitive examination for Program Nutritionist (C6493C), Ocean County

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

B-52 KETLINE CHARLOT
The appeal of Ketline Charlot, a Human Services Assistant with Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, of her removal effective November 19, 2001 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Richard F. Wells, (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on July 26, 2002 upholding her removal. At its meeting on October 23, 2002, the Merit System Board modified the removal to a resignation in good standing. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

 

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

B-53 EARLY SETTLEMENTS
Jacqueline Blackshir
Department of Treasury
Removal

Brian Breeden
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Cynthia Brice
Woodbridge Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension

Joseph DeRosa
Department of Transportation
Release at the end of the working test period

Deborah Flowers
County of Burlington
Buttonwood Hospital
Suspension

Erica Lunsford
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

Caroline Reo
County of Hudson
Department of Public Resources
Suspension

Jennifer White
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

B-54 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of November 7, 2002 are submitted for adoption.

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

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, December 4, 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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