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

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

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Josephine DiRienzo, and Robert Long; Barbara Bereski, Deputy Attorney General; and Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Chairwoman Ida L. Castro opened the meeting with the following statement:

Notice of this meeting was filed with the Secretary of State and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times, Courier-Post and Star Ledger on December 2, 2002, and posted at the Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

It is noted that Josephine DiRienzo was absent for the vote on item A-1 but voted on the remainder of the agenda items.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS
A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Asbury Park Layoffs
Good faith layoff

In the Matter of Laura Bryant
City of Newark School District
Suspension

In the Matter of Thomas Gossard
County of Burlington
County Jail
Removal

In the Matter of Ernest Gregg
County of Atlantic
Department of Public Safety
Suspensions (2)

In the Matter of Irvin B. Hill
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 THOMAS CLARK
Thomas Clark, Senior Correction Officer, Juvenile Justice Commission, removal effective July 25, 2002, on charges of other sufficient cause, 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-3 RICHARD DURRETT
Richard Durrett, Human Services Technician, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective August 1, 2002, on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal with prejudice.

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

A-4 MARIO ESPOSITO
Mario Esposito, Police Officer, City of Orange, Police Department, removal effective July 27, 2000, on the charge of Violating Police Department rules regarding law enforcement drug screening.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-5 PETER KRISTENSEN
Peter Kristensen, Police Officer, Borough of Fair Lawn, Police Department, removal effective November 30, 2001, on charges of inability to perform duties and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

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

A-6 JAMES REDMOND
James Redmond, Carpenter, County of Cape May, Department of Facilities and Services, removal effective October 10, 2001 on charges of inability to perform duties and chronic/excessive absenteeism.

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-7 ROBERT SISCO
Robert Sisco, Senior Building Maintenance Worker, Ramapo College of New Jersey, removal effective October 25, 2001, on the charge of inability to perform duties.

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-8 MICHAEL STEVENS
Michael Stevens, Senior Correction Officer, South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective July 8, 2002 on charges of 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 ROMONA HARVEY
Romona Harvey, a Principal Social Service Aide with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, was removed from her position, effective September 13, 2001, on a charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
B-1 RICHARD WILKINS
Richard Wilkins appeals the request by the Township of Irvington to remove his name from the Police Officer (S9999D) eligible list for medical unfitness to effectively perform the duties of the position.

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

B-2 JOSEPH D'ANGELO
Joseph D'Angelo, an Automotive Mechanic with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-3 JUDITH LUBOWSKY
Judith Lubowsky, a Senior Youth Worker at the Atlantic Youth Center, Juvenile Justice Commission, represented by Barbara M. Paul, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-4 DEMETRIA MASON
Demetria Mason, a Communications Operator, Secured Facilities with New Jersey 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-5 HARRY OLIVERAS
Harry Oliveras, a Senior Correction Officer at the Central Reception and Assignment Facility (CRAF), Department of Corrections (DOC), represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-6 ROBERT PRICE
Robert Price, a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-7 VICKI SUTTON
Vicki Sutton, a Senior Correction Officer at South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 THOMAS VERLEZZA
Thomas Verlezza, a Plumber and Steamfitter at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, represented by Joseph Fava, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 LATESHIA BELIN
Lateshia Belin appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of her name from the Technical Assistant 3 (S0534B) eligible list on the basis of her failure to respond to the Notice of Certification.

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

B-10 KENDRA BROWN
Kendra Brown appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of her name from the eligible list for Investigator (S0708C), Judiciary vicinage 7 - Mercer County, on the basis of her failure to appear for a scheduled interview. The appellant also appealed her removal from the eligible list for Investigator (S0708C), Judiciary Vicinage 9 - Monmouth County, on the basis of her failure to respond to a notice of certification.

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

B-11 ROBERT DYNOW
Robert Dynow, represented by John E. Hogan, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which upheld the removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list, on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-12 JOSEPH PLESS
Joseph Pless, represented by Steven A. Varano, Esq., appeals the bypass of his name on a certification of the Police Sergeant (PM2547B), Borough of Lodi, eligible list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-13 BERNADETTE VALENTE
Bernadette Valente appeals the determination of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the bypass of her name for appointment from the Secretarial Assistant 2 (PS4137Q), Office of the Public Defender eligible list.

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

B-14 IRMA NEWTON
Irma Newton, an Unemployment Insurance Clerk with the Department of Labor (DOL), appeals the determination of the Commissioner for DOL, 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-15 ARN OLSEN
Arn Olsen, a Crew Supervisor, Carpenters, at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Equal Employment Division, with the DOC, stating that the appellant had 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 granted a hearing.

B-16 LAMONT BRINSON
Lamont Brinson, an Instructor Counselor at New Jersey Training School for Boys in Jamesburg, Juvenile Justice Commission, represented by William Kaufman, CWA Local 1040, petitions for interim relief of his immediate suspension and a stay of his removal, effective March 4, 2003, pending the outcome of his hearing at the Office of Administrative Law.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-17 FRANCES COHAN
North Bergen Housing Authority, represented by Michael A. Gannaio, Esq., requests reconsideration of the final decision of the Merit System Board, rendered on January 15, 2003, modifying the removal of Frances Cohan, a Housing Manager with the North Bergen Housing Authority, to a three-month suspension in accordance with the decision of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, in Frances Cohan v. North Bergen Housing Authority, Docket No. A-5662-00T1 (App. Div. November 6, 2002).

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-18 MARY LAWSON
The Department of Human Services (DHS), represented by Sonia M. Frontera, DAG, petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the decision, In the Matter of Mary Lawson (MSB decided February 26, 2003), in which the Board reversed DHS' removal of Mary Lawson.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-19 ANN UPDEGRAVE
Ann Updegrave, a former Principal Clerk Typist and Principal Purchasing Assistant - Typing with the Township of Jackson, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final decision, rendered on November 8, 2001, which upheld her resignation in good standing. The appellant also appeals the bypass of her name on a certification of the Purchasing Agent (M0069D), Township of Jackson, eligible list.

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

B-20 GENEVA YOUNG
Geneva Young requests reconsideration of the decision of the Department of Personnel, rendered on January 23, 2003, denying her a hearing with respect to her removal from employment as an Investigator with the Judiciary, Vicinage 7 - Mercer County, on charges of poor work performance and other sufficient cause.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request and directed that the matter be transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law for a hearing.

B-21 EVELYN WILLIAMS AND MARK COOKE
The County of Essex, represented by Timothy Stafford, Esq., and Evelyn Williams, a Food Service Worker and Mark Cooke, a Juvenile Detention Officer, represented by Christopher Watkins, Esq., petition the Merit System Board (Board) for acknowledgement of the settlement agreement reached by the parties, which provides for their reinstatement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement as clarified and vacated its prior decision of November 7, 2002.

B-22 SYLVIA FARRAR
Sylvia Farrar, a Cottage Training Supervisor, North Jersey Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Sarah Evans, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the minor discipline of an Official Written Reprimand.

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

B-23 JOHN MORO
John Moro, Printing Operations Manager, South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals minor discipline of a two day suspension.

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

B-24 ANTON WILLE
Anton Wille, Senior Correction Officer, Garden State Reception & Youth Correctional Facility, appeals a three day suspension.

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

B-25 PERRY BAKARI AND SUSAN GARSIDE
Perry Bakari 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 Classification Officer 1 (S2009B). Susan Garside appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Classification Officer (S2009B).

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

B-26 CHERYL BUCK
Cheryl Buck appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Medical Transcriber (PC0879D), Camden County.

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

B-27 JOHN BUSCHE, ET AL.
John Busche, Jeffrey Gottfried, Edward Mercer, Antoine Nassimos, Carmen Reale, Gerald Vaivada and Kenneth Williams appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, they did not meet the experience requirements for the examination for Construction Management Specialist 2 (S6490C), Department of the Treasury. Gerald Vaivada also appeals his ineligibility for Construction Management Specialist 3 (S6489C), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-28 ROBERT CALOCINO
Robert Calocino 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 Affirmative Action Officer (M0024D), City of Passaic.

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

B-29 TERENCE CARROLL
Terence Carroll 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 Data Processing Programmer 2 (PS3802I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-30 CHRISTINA COUTO
Christina Couto appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Supervisor of Senior Citizen Activities (M0086D), City of Newark.

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

B-31 MARIA ESTEVES
Maria Esteves appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in education and experience for the promotional examination for Counselor Victim Witness Program (PC1714C), Union County.

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

B-32 JOHN FARY AND STEVEN MCNEARY
John Fary and Steven McNeary appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Recycling Operator (PM1462D), Freehold Township

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

B-33 IRENE FRYER
Irene Fryer appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services that found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst (PM0825D), Newark.

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

B-34 MARGARET HANLEY
Margaret Hanley 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 Administrative Secretary (PM1299C), City of Jersey City.

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

B-35 LONE HODGES
Lone Hodges appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Senior Program Analyst (PM0729C), City of Trenton.

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

B-36 JANICE D. IBEZIM
Janice D. Ibezim appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in education for the promotional examination for Public Health Consultant 2, Nursing (PS3759H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-37 JENNIFER JONES
Jennifer Jones appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Affirmative Action Officer (M0024D), City of Passaic.

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

B-38 ELLEN KEANE
Ellen Keane 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 Deputy Assistant Director, Medical Care Administration, Medical Assistance and Health Services (PS4304K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-39 KIMERLY LACHALLE
Kimberly Lachalle 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 Administrative Secretary (PC0830D), Camden County.

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

B-40 WALTER E. LANG
Walter E. Lang appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open-competitive examination for Principal Technician, Management Information Systems (C6856E), Hunterdon County.

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

B-41 SUSAN LONESKI
Susan Loneski 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 Technical Assistant Personnel (PS3822J), New Jersey City University.

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

B-42 TAMMIE MONTGOMERY
Tammie Montgomery appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Classification Officer (S2009B). Ms. Montgomery also appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Classification Officer 2 (S2014B). Additionally, Ms. Montgomery appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Classification Officer 3 (S0506B).

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

B-43 MERLE MORGAN
Merle Morgan 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 Classification Officer 1 (PS3810I), South Woods State Prison.

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

B-44 MIGUEL A. ORTEGA
Miguel A. Ortega appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Habilitation Plan Coordinator (PS3220K), Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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

B-45 KATRINA PARSONS AND TERRANCE WHITE
Katrina Parsons appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Classification Officer 2 (S2014B). Terrance White appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Classification Officer 2 (S2014B).

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

B-46 RICHARD PATRICIA
Richard Patricia appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Head Grounds Worker (PS2420K), Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn Center for Geriatrics.

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

B-47 JORDAN A. PATTABHI
Jordan A. Pattabhi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements, as per the substitution clause for education, for the open-competitive examination for Technical Assistant 2, Treasury (S0034D), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-48 JEAN SALIE
Jean Salie appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Technical Assistant 3 Community Affairs (PS1450D) Department of Community Affairs.

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

B-49 DONALD A. STASI
Donald A. Stasi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the examination for Heating System Specialist (M6924D), Newark School District.

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

B-50 THERESA A. TAYLOR
Theresa A. Taylor appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the educational requirements for the open competitive examination for Habilitation Plan Coordinator (S0699C), Department of Human Services.

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

B-51 DREW NIEKRASZ, ET AL.
Drew Niekrasz (PM3516D), Bayonne, Richard Cuccolo and Robert Sbaraglio (PM3530D), Newark; Kyle Kroll (PM3539D), South Orange, Anthony Romandetto (PM3549D), Belleville; and Hugh Donaghue (PM35555D), Jersey City, appeal the written portion of the examination for Police Captain (various jurisdictions).

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

B-52 THOMAS OSBORNE, ET AL.
Thomas Osbourne and Anthony Sylvester (PM2584D), Kearny; John Rhein (PM2594D), Nutley; Andrew Miller (PM2596D), Parsippany-Troy Hills; Matthew Koep (PM2604D), South Plainfield; Matthew Ryan (PM2606D), Union City; Scott Breslow (PM2607D), Union; Paul Conover (PM2618D), Marlboro; and Timothy Lockwood (PM2623D), Jersey City, appeal the written examination for Police Lieutenant (various jurisdictions).

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

B-53 ROBIN BAEZ AND ELIZABETH MCADAMS
Robin Baez and Elizabeth McAdams appeal their scores on the promotional examination for Senior Clerk (PS5141P), State Police.

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

B-54 MARISOL ROMERO-JOHNSON
Marisol Romero-Johnson appeals her score on the promotional examination for Senior Clerk (PS5141P), State Police.

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

B-55 RICHARD GIRMAN
Richard Girman requests a make-up examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2585C), City of Trenton.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-56 RALPH MAROTTI
Ralph Marotti, represented by Vincent Scoca, Esq., appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which denied his request for a make-up examination for Police Sergeant (PM2515D), Belleville.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-57 KEVIN MILLEY
Kevin Milley requests a make-up examination for the promotional examination for Police sergeant (PM2538D), Montville.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-58 JAMES SULLIVAN
James Sullivan, represented by Cynthia Fitzgerald, Esq., appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which denied his request for a make-up examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2623D), Jersey City.

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

B-59 JANET AGUILAR
Janet Aguilar appeals the administration of the promotional examinations for Senior Unemployment Insurance Clerk, Bilingual in Spanish and English (PS2321N), and Senior Unemployment Insurance Clerk (PS2320N), Department of Labor.

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

B-60 GERALD BIRMINGHAM
Gerald Birmingham appeals the denial of veterans preference status on the list for Field Representative, Citizens Complaint (C6354C), Camden County.

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

B-61 RUFUS JACKSON
Rufus Jackson requests reconsideration of the final administrative determination in In the Matter of Rufus Jackson, Fire Captain (PM3589A), Newark (Merit System Board, decided May 29, 2002) which denied his appeal regarding his score on the oral portion of the subject examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-62 JOSEPH W. FOGLIO, ET AL.
Joseph S. Foglio, Chief of the Ocean City Fire Department and the Honorable Henry Knight, Mayor of Ocean City, on behalf of Joseph W. Foglio, John J. Quigley and Michael C. Majowicz, appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services that they are not permitted to take the Physical Performance Examination due to their failure to request a test appointment prior to the deadline of April 4, 2003.

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

B-63 CRYSTAL PORTER
Crystal Porter appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of her name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D), Department of Corrections, eligible list, on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-64 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of May 28, 2003 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of May 28, 2003.

B-65 EARLY SETTLEMENTS
Ihsan Barsoum
Department of Corrections
Resignation not in good standing

Patricia Dasher
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Falonda Davis
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Ross Frey
Department of Health and Senior Services
Removal

Larry Merritt
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

Mark McCabe
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Jeffrey Stansbury
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
(2) Suspensions

India Starling
City of Newark School District
Suspension

Frank Sunday
Ramapo College
Release at the end of the working test period

Natalya Toplyn
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Chad Tracy
Albert C. Wagner Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

Robert Wells
Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

Patricia Zayas
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Mark Zelinski
Division of State Police
Release at the end of the working test period

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 Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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IDA L. CASTRO
COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
 
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