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

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Robert M. Czech, Chairperson

Robert E. Brenner

Thomas J. Perna

Richard E. Williams

 

February 22, 2012

 

 

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     A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in Trenton, New Jersey.

 

            PRESENT: Robert M. Czech, Chairperson, Members Robert E. Brenner, Thomas J. Perna and Richard E. Williams; Pamela Ullman, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

 

            In accordance with L.1975, c.231, the Secretary to the Civil Service Commission opened the meeting with the following statement:

 

     Notice of this meeting was filed with the Secretary of State and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times, Courier-Post and Star Ledger on November 28, 2011, and posted at the Civil Service Commission, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 

     All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

 

 

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEAL

 

The following appeal was withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar:

 

William Layton, County Correction Officer, Burlington County, County Jail, suspension and removals (2)

 

 

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

 

 

A-1      SETTLEMENTS

 

In the Matter of Francisco Camacho

Department of the Treasury

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Mary S. Davies

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Dayshine Denny

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Faosat Oluyadi

Union County

Department of Human Services

Release at the end of the working test period

 

In the Matter of Nicole Tzanikis

Ann Klein Forensic Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Mater of Quadeehah Wilder

Northern State Prison

Department of Corrections

Suspension and Removal

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.

 

A-2      ARTHUR COLLINS

    

Arthur Collins, Senior Correction Officer, Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, 10 working day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative decision.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal with prejudice for failure to appear.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

 

A-3      CHAITRA BOND

 

Chaitra Bond, Cottage Training Technician, Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective December 3, 2010, on charges of physical or mental abuse of a client, inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of a client, conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

 

A-4      ELIZABETH HALLBAUER

 

Elizabeth Hallbauer, Cottage Training Technician, Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective December 2, 2010, on charges of physical or mental abuse of a client, verbal abuse of a patient, client, resident or employee, inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of a client, failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

 

A-5      ERIC RANDOLPH

 

Eric Randolph, Recreation Aide, Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective May 19, 2010, on charges of fighting and creating a disturbance on State property, conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, violation of a policy and/or procedure, inappropriate unwanted offensive physical and/or verbal sexual advances and comments and gross sexual imposition such as touching, fondling and/or grabbing.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

 

A-6      RAYMOND SMITH

    

Raymond Smith, Senior Carpenter, Monmouth County, Parks Department, removal effective April 23, 2010, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, discrimination that affects equal employment opportunity, including sexual harassment and other sufficient cause.

 

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

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and upheld the removal.

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                        Robert E. Brenner               (Yes)

                        Thomas J. Perna                  (No)

                        Richard E. Williams             (Yes)

 

A-7      MICHELLE TAYLOR

 

Michelle Taylor, Human Services Technician, New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home, Vineland, Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, removal, effective March 7, 2011, on charges of physical or mental abuse of a resident, inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of a resident, discourtesy to a resident, violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative decision and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

 

A-8      SETTLEMENT

 

In the Matter of Annette Heim

City of Perth Amboy

Finance Department

Removal

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlement as clarified.

 

B-1      The Division of State and Local Operations requests the consolidation, elimination, designation as archaic, or renaming of various State government titles within Occupational Group 12 (Occupations in Information Processing Systems Occupations).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

 

B-2      CARMEN CARTER

 

Carmen Carter, a Senior Correction Officer with Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-3      FREDERICK HARRIS

 

Frederick Harris, a Correction Sergeant at Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-4      SUSAN LILLY

 

Susan Lilly, a Habilitation Plan Coordinator with the Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be referred to the Medical Examiners Panel.

 

B-5      SADIO PATTERSON

 

Sadio Patterson, a Family Service Specialist 2 with the Department of Children and Families, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-6      PATRICK BURNS

 

Patrick Burns, a former Police Sergeant with Bayonne, seeks Civil Service Commission resolution of a dispute concerning back pay and benefits, due to him as a result of the decisions, rendered on April 28, 2010 and August 18, 2010, which modified his removal, effective September 16, 2009, to a six-month suspension.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted $36,279.91 in back pay and $9,626.81 for health insurance premiums.

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                        Robert E. Brenner                (Yes)

                       Thomas J. Perna                    (Yes)

                      Richard E. Williams                (Yes)

 

B-7      FRANK HARKCOM

 

Frank Harkcom, a Senior Correction Officer with Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Jason E. Sokolowski, Esq., seeks enforcement of the decision rendered on March 16, 2011 granting him back pay, benefits and seniority.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission awarded $19,757.56 in back pay.

 

B-8      PAUL SCAIFE

 

Paul Scaife, represented by Arnold Shep Cohen, Esq., seeks enforcement of the decision of the Merit System Board, In the Matter of  Paul Scaife (MSB, decided December 5, 2007), which modified his removal to a 30 working day suspension.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be denied.

 

B-9      MICHAEL GOLDRICK

 

Michael Goldrick appeals the removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999K), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to his failure to complete pre-employment processing.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-10    JUSTIN GOODWIN

 

Justin Goodwin appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Registered Environmental Health Inspector 1 (S1195L), Department of Health and Senior Services, eligible list on the basis of failure to respond to the notice of certification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-11    THERESA HILL

 

Theresa Hill, a former Human Services Assistant with Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, requests that the Civil Service Commission reinstate her appeal of her removal effective December 17, 2010, which was dismissed based on her failure to appear at her scheduled hearing.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be denied.

 

B-12    CARMELO JIMENEZ

 

Carmelo Jimenez appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found him ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Lieutenant (PM5058N), Perth Amboy, due to an untimely application.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be

 

B-13    TINA CLOUSE, ET AL.

 

The Division of State and Local Operations, on behalf of the City of Hackensack, requests that Tina Clouse, Darrin DeWitt, Robert Lopez, James Prise and James Smith be assigned retroactive appointment dates to the Police Sergeant title; and Jaime Barrios and Richard Levis be assigned retroactive appointment dates to the Police Lieutenant title, respectively, for record purposes.  Ms. Clouse and Messrs. Dewitt, Lopez and Smith appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found them ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Lieutenant (PM5023N), City of Hackensack.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the request regarding the retroactive appointment dates be granted, the eligibility appeals of Ms. Clouse and Messrs. DeWitt and Lopez be granted, and the eligibility appeal of Mr. Smith be denied.

 

B-14    PATRICK COFFEY AND JOHN HEINEMANN

 

The Division of State and Local Operations, on behalf of the City of Hackensack, requests that Patrick Coffey and John Heinemann be assigned retroactive appointment dates to the Police Sergeant and Police Lieutenant titles, respectively, for record purposes.  Mr. Coffey appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found him ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Lieutenant (PM5023N), City of Hackensack.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the request regarding the retroactive appointment dates be granted and the eligibility appeal of Mr. Coffey be granted.

 

B-15    DEAN MCGEE

 

Dean McGee appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found him ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Lieutenant (PM5029N), Harrison.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be

 

B-16    GLORIA A. DEPAOLIS

 

Gloria A. DePaolis appeals the removal of her name from the Investigator 1 (PS2927G), Department of Environmental Protection employment list.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-17    NICHOLAS R. FOGLIO

 

Nicholas R. Foglio, represented by Carl N. Tripician, Esq., appeals the bypass of his name on the Fire Fighter (M2246D), Ocean City, eligible list.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-18    GWENDOLYN WOFFORD

 

Gwendolyn Wofford, a Human Resource Consultant 3 with the Civil Service Commission, appeals the bypass of her name on January 31, 2011 certification of the Human Resource Consultant 3 (PS5821C) eligible list.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

VOTE:         Robert M. Czech                (Recusal - the appellant is a Civil Service Commission 

                                                                   employee)

                   Robert E. Brenner               (Yes)

                  Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                  Richard E . Williams             (Yes)

 

B-19    VICTOR GIRDWOOD

 

Victor Girdwood appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which denied his admittance to the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM5219N), Elizabeth.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-20    JOSEPH MAUTONE

 

Joseph Mautone appeals his disqualification from the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM5178N), Clifton for possession of a cell phone.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-21    BENJAMIN MENDEZ

 

Benjamin Mendez appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations, which found that the City of Newark had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Police Officer (S9999H) eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory background report.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-22    JOSEPH SALANITRO

 

Joseph Salanitro requests that the eligible list for Correction Sergeant (PS5613I), Department of Corrections, be revived so that his name may be certified to the appointing authority.  He also requests that he be provided with a retest for Correction Sergeant (PS5613I and PS1818I).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be held over.

 

B-23    JOSEPH NAPOLEONE

 

Joseph Napoleone, represented by Charles J. Sciarra, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for a make-up examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2513K), Clifton, the dismissal of disciplinary charges, and counsel fees related to the challenge of those disciplinary charges in accordance with the orders of the Superior Court, Law Division.  It is noted that this matter was held over at the February 8, 2012 Commission meeting.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted in part.

 

B-24    JOHN VARALLO, JR.

 

John Varallo, Jr., appeals the denial of his request for a make-up examination for Fire Captain (PM5208N), Atlantic City.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-25    JOHN D. SMITH

 

John D. Smith, a Director of Professional/Residential Services at Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner, which found sufficient evidence that the appellant had violated the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-26    DAWN COSTELLO

 

Dawn Costello appeals the determination of the Division of State and Local Operations that her position with the Department of Health and Senior Services is properly classified as Executive Assistant 3.  The appellant seeks an Executive Assistant 2 classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-27    EDMUND NAPIORKOWSKI

 

Edmund Napiorkowski appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations which found that his position with the Department of the Treasury is correctly classified as Crew Supervisor Mechanics.  The appellant seeks a Garage Supervisor 2 classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied but that the appellant's current position be classified as a provisional Garage Supervisor 2 and the position of Robert DeMatte, a Garage Supervisor 1, undergo a classification review.

 

B-28    MARIA SIGNORA

 

Maria Signora appeals the July 25, 2011 decision of the Division of State and Local Operations which found that her position with the Office of Information Technology is correctly classified as Secretarial Assistant 3, Non-Stenographic.  The appellant seeks a Secretarial Assistant 1, Non-Stenographic classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-29    CARVEL SMITH

 

Carvel Smith appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations which found that her position with the Department of the Treasury is properly classified as Auditor 3, Taxation.  The appellant seeks an Auditor 2, Taxation classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be held over.

 

B-30    MICHAEL TOMPKINS

 

The appeal of Michael Tompkins, a former Deputy Police Chief with the City of Camden, of his six-month suspension, effective November 1, 2007, was before Administrative Law Judge Donald J. Stein, who rendered his initial decision on November 30, 2011, recommending acknowledgement of the settlement of the parties.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law.

 

B-31    ACCOUNT CLERK, TYPING (M0423K), JERSEY CITY

 

Jersey City requests permission not to make an appointment from the August 13, 2009 certification for Account Clerk, Typing (M0423K).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the appointment waiver and assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

 

 

B-32    COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES HIRING PROGRAM, CITY OF LONG BRANCH

 

The City of Long Branch requests that the Civil Service Commission relax the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.12 in order to hire four Police Officers under the terms of the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program grant.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be denied.

 

B-33    KEYBOARDING CLERK 2 (PC0978K), UNION COUNTY

 

Union County requests that the promotional list for Keyboarding Clerk 2 (PC0978K) be revived in order to make permanent appointments from the list.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-34    METER READER (M1344L), LAVALLETTE BOROUGH

 

The Division of State and Local Operations requests that Lavallette Borough be ordered to return the August 24, 2010 certification of the eligible list for Meter Reader (M1344L) for proper disposition.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission ordered that the certification be disposed and Richard Burk's appointment be recorded.

 

B-35    MUSEUM CURATOR (M2160N), PATERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Paterson Public Library requests permission not to make an appointment from the October 7, 2011 certification for Museum Curator (M2160N).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the appointment waiver and assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

 

B-36    PLUMBING SUBCODE OFFICIAL (M1314L) AND PLUMBING INSPECTOR (M1322L), KEYPORT

 

The Division of State and Local Operations requests that the Civil Service Commission order Keyport to return the July 13, 2010 certification of the eligible list for Plumbing Subcode Official (M1314L) and the May 19, 2010 certification of the eligible list for Plumbing Inspector (M1322L) for proper disposition.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these requests be granted.

 

B-37    POLICE AIDE (M6408H) AND (M0490K), TRENTON

 

The Division of State and Local Operations requests that the Civil Service Commission order Trenton to return the July 30, 2009 certification of the eligible list for Police Aide (M6408H) and (M0490K) for proper disposition.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-38    NELSON FERRER

 

The appeal of Nelson Ferrer, a Residential Services Worker at the New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home - Vineland, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, of his removal, effective August 31, 2010, on charges was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bruce M. Gorman (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on January 3, 2012.  At its meeting on February 8, 2012, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellant's removal.  However, the Commission did not adopt the portion of the initial decision which dismissed charges.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)

                        Robert E. Brenner                (Yes)

                        Thomas J. Perna                  (Abstained)

                        Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

B-39    QUADIR LEWIS

 

The appeal of Quadir Lewis, a Senior Correction Officer with the Department of Corrections, of his 120 working day suspension, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Gail M. Cookson (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on November 18, 2011.  At its meeting on February 8, 2012, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to reverse the 120 working day suspension.  Rather, the Commission imposed a 15 working day suspension.  The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

VOTE:            Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)

                        Robert E. Brenner               (Yes)

                        Thomas J. Perna                 (Abstained)

                        Richard E. Williams            (Yes)

 

B-40    LUIS ALICEA, ET AL.

 

The Department of Corrections petitions the Civil Service Commission for reconsideration of the final decision, rendered on June 1, 2011, which reversed minor disciplinary fines imposed on Luis Alicea, Joseph Chamberlain, Charles Cossaboone, Joseph Marrero, Darryl Russo and Tamisha Shepherd, Senior Correction Officer, and Paul Miller, a Correction Sergeant.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the request for reconsideration be denied.

 

B-41    ATEH ANYERE

 

Ateh Anyere, a former Cottage Training Technician with Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Stephan Siegel, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission (Commission) for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on September 21, 2011, in which the Commission denied her request for a hearing with respect to her removal effective August 14, 2010.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the request for reconsideration be granted.

 

B-42    CELSO CASTRO

 

Celso Castro, a Crew Supervisor, Electrician with the Department of Corrections, represented by Lynsey A. Stehling, Esq., requests reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on April 6, 2011, which upheld his ineligibility for the promotional examination for Assistant Engineer in Charge of Maintenance 1 (PS7606I), Department of Corrections.  The petitioner also challenges the June 2, 2011 determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was not eligible for a provisional appointment to the title of Engineer in Charge of Maintenance 1.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the request for reconsideration and appeal be denied.

 

B-43    STEPHANIE ELSASSER

 

Stephanie Elsasser, a former Construction Code Inspector, New Home Warranty Program, with the Department of Community Affairs, represented by Arnold Shep Cohen, Esq., appeals that portion of the decision of the Civil Service Commission, In the Matter of David Anderson (CSC, decided November 2, 2011), which determined her layoff rights.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-44    BONNIE HUEG

 

Bonnie Hueg, a Coordinator Emergency Telecommunications Systems with the Office of Information Technology, represented by Dudley Burdge, Senior Staff Representative, Communications Workers of America, Local 1032, petitions the Civil Service Commission for reconsideration of the final decision rendered on July 13, 2011, which denied her request for sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-45    WILLIAM PIERCE

 

William Pierce, a Human Services Assistant at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, represented by Stephan Siegal, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for reconsideration of its final decision, rendered on April 20, 2011, which upheld his removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the request for reconsideration be denied.

 

B-46    JOSEPH TARDIFF

 

Joseph Tardiff, an Inspector 3, Multiple Dwellings, with the Department of Community Affairs, requests reconsideration of the decision of the Civil Service Commission, rendered on September 7, 2011, which denied his appeal of his layoff rights.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the request for reconsideration be denied.

 

B-47    REGINA BARAGONA AND SHARON IPPOLITO

 

Regina Baragona and Sharon Ippolito appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Clerk Typist 1, Evidence Handling (S2386N), Statewide.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be denied.

 

B-48    MARC DAVIS

 

Marc Davis 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 Youth Group Worker (C2247N), Burlington County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-49    CARMEN HERNANDEZ AND GERALD J. MCLAUGHLIN

 

Carmen Hernandez and Gerald J. McLaughlin appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (C2150N), Passaic County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be granted.

 

B-50    PATRICIA L. SANDERS

 

Patricia L. Sanders 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 open competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1, Bilingual in Spanish and English (C2153N), Ocean County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-51    MELODY WARREN

 

Melody Warren appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Assistant Supervisor of Recreation (PS2343K), Department of Human Services.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-52    DAWN WILSON

 

Dawn Wilson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Assistant Supervisor of Recreation (PS2343K), Department of Human Services.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-53    BRIAN MCDOWELL

 

Brian McDowell requests that volunteer points be added to his final average for the eligible list for Fire Fighter (M2556M), North Wildwood, produced from the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999M).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-54    SCOTT WENTWORTH, ET AL.

 

Scott Wentworth, Fire Captain (PM5210N), Belleville; and Joseph Franklin and Andrew Juttner, Fire Captain (PM5239N), Plainfield appeal the correct responses to various questions on their respective promotional examinations.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be denied.

 

B-55    RECENT COURT DECISIONS

 

Submitted for the Civil Service Commission's review are summaries of recent court decisions involving Merit System Board and Civil Service Commission determinations.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission noted the decisions.

 

B-56    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES

 

Submitted for adoption are the Civil Service Commission minutes of its meeting of February 8, 2012.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting of February 8, 2012.

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech                 (Yes)

                        Robert E. Brenner              (Yes)

                        Thomas J. Perna                (Abstained)

                        Richard E. Williams           (Yes)

 

B-57    EARLY SETTLEMENT

 

In the Matter of Toyin Adebanjo

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Removals (3)

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlement.

 

B-58    SCOTT RANDOLPH

 

Scott Randolph appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations, which removed the appellant's name from the Police Sergeant (PM2590J), Hazlet, employment list due to the appellant's failure to respond to the Certification Notice.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-59    LASISI ADEKOLA

 

The appeal of Lasisi Adekola, a Regional Staff Nurse Medical Assistance with the Department of Health and Senior Services, of his release at the end of the working test period effective July 16, 2010, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Tahesha L. Way (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on January 3, 2012.  At its meeting on February 8, 2012, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the release at the end of the working test period.  However, the Commission found it necessary to address the exceptions and cross exceptions filed by the parties.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech                 (Yes)

                        Robert E. Brenner              (Yes)

                        Thomas J. Perna                (Abstained)

                        Richard E. Williams           (Yes)

 

 

There being no further business before the Civil Service Commission, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 
 
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