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

Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman
Josephine DiRienzo
Robert J. Long

AUGUST 21, 2002

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A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Tuesday, August 21, 2003, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board Members, Josephine DiRienzo, and Robert J. 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 August 7, 2003, and posted at the Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.


STATE

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

DATE: July 28, 2003

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan

STATE PAROLE BOARD

The State Parole Board requests the addition of a Trainee title for the Parole Counselor series.

The current series consists of an entry, senior and principal level. The State Parole Board has difficulty recruiting staff with the type of experience needed to qualify for this function. Addition of a Trainee level will enable the State Parole Board to recruit college graduates and provide them with the training necessary to prepare parole cases.

The appropriate negotiations representatives have been notified, and are in agreement with this request.

ADDITION OF TITLE
Effective: 08/09/03

Parole Counselor Trainee, State Parole Board
P95-_____ C NE/12

DATE: July 7, 2003

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION


The Department of Environmental Protection requests an upward salary re-evaluation for the Administrator of Marine Fisheries.

The Administrator is responsible for supervision of marine fisheries programs and staff in the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The Administrator supervises two (2) Manager 4 positions, recently created at a range M32, which has resulted in salary compression. The Department requests a concurrent change in the education requirement to broaden the candidate pool and, an increase in the amount of experience.

CHANGE IN SALARY EVALUATION
Effective: 11/30/02

FROM: TO:
Administrator, Marine Fisheries Administrator, Marine Fisheries
M31-03389 C NL/12 M33-03389 C NL/12

DATE: July 22, 2003

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Compensation Plan

BANKING AND INSURANCE

The Department of Banking and Insurance requests a three-range upward salary re-evaluation for one of their department-specific titles. The Department cites a significant increase in the duties and responsibilities in support of this request. The Department plans to return to the Board in the near future to petition for an upward salary re-evaluation for the lower levels in this series.

CHANGE IN CLASS CODE
Effective: 11/16/02

FROM: TO:
Regulatory Officer 1, Insurance Regulatory Officer 1, Insurance
R29-55032 X NL12 R32-55032 X NL12

SECTION A - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Timothy Hickman
South Woods State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension and fine

In the Matter of Edward S. Snider
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
(2) removals

Felicia Garcia
Warren County Welfare Board
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 KENNETH BLEISTEIN

Kenneth Bleistein, County Correction Officer, County of Mercer, Department of Public Safety, ten-day suspension, on charges of excessive and chronic absenteeism and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal for lack of prosecution.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to withdrawal of the appeal.


A-3 SHERRA CAVE-HOWELL

Sherra Cave-Howell, Clerk Typist, Camden City Housing Authority, appeals the good faith of her layoff effective September 5, 2000, for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal.

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

A-4 FRED GUIONS

Fred Guions, Senior Maintenance Repairer, City of Newark, Department of Water and Sewer Utility, 20-day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the suspension.

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

A-5 JANICE KEELS

Janice Keels, Judiciary Clerk 2, Judiciary, Passaic Vicinage, six-day suspension on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee and a ten-day suspension on charges of insubordination and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the six-day and the ten-day suspensions.

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

A-6 ALLISON BEVERLY

Allison Beverly, Sheriff’s Officer, County of Camden, Sheriff’s Department, removal effective January 13, 2000 on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause: conviction of a crime.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-7 EDWARD CRAWLEY

Edward Crawley, Assistant Sewer Plant Operator, City of Burlington, Department of Public Works, removal effective September 4, 1999, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duties, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal for failure to prosecute.

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

A-8 DRUSILLA DAVIS

Drusilla Davis, Human Services Assistant, Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, one removal effective August 17, 2001, on the charge of neglect of duty which could result in danger to persons and another removal effective August 18, 2001, on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removals.

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

A-9 GREGORY FAINES

Gregory Faines, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective March 8, 2000, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and violations of rules regarding insubordination and leaving an assigned work area without permission but not creating a danger to persons or property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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


A-10 ALEYAMMA JOSEPH

Aleyamma Joseph, Head Nurse, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective June 29, 2002 on charges of violation of rules, regulations, policy and procedures, neglect of duty which could result in danger to persons and falsification.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal as moot.

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

A-11 DOROTHY MITCHELL

Dorothy Mitchell, Institutional Trade Instructor, Garden State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal effective June 19, 2002, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, and violation of rules regarding safety and security, improper or unauthorized contact with an inmate, undue familiarity with inmates, parolees, their families or friends.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-12 TYRONE RANGE

Tyrone Range, Human Services Technician, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective July 26, 1999, on the charge of physical abuse of a patient.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

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


A-13 CHARLES RAY

Charles Ray, Drafting Technician, County of Gloucester, Department of Public Works, removal effective November 30, 2000 on charges of inability to perform duties and chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal.

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

A-14 MARIO SIMMONS

Mario Simmons, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, removal effective October 1, 1998, on charges of violations of various Police Department rules regarding absence without leave, reporting sick or injured, accessibility to Department surgeons and superior officers address of confinement, sick leave residence restriction, unauthorized absence and illegal use of drugs.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Impose a six-month suspension and uphold the removal.

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

A-15 JOSEPH TREIBER

Joseph Treiber, Maintenance Worker 1, Department of Transportation, removal effective June 14, 2002 on the charge of assault and battery.

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

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


A-16 FITZHUGH WILLIAMS

Fitzhugh Williams, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, two removals effective June 10, 2000, on charges of, inter alia, violation of Police Department rules regarding leaving a post, false statement, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and inability to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

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

 

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 LANOTTA BATTLE

LaNotta Battle 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 LACHIME B. BROWN

LaChime B. Brown appeals the removal of her 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-3 LATEKA D. BOYD

Lateka D. Boyd appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999B) County of Hudson 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-4 KENNETH CORSARO

Kenneth Corsaro appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999B) county of Essex 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-5 FELICIA JOHNSON

Felicia Johnson appeals the removal of her name from the (C2015C) County of Hudson eligible list for the title of Juvenile Detention Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-6 ROBERT KNOBLOCK, JR.

Robert Knoblock, Jr., appeals the removal of his 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-7 LACREIA LEWIS

LaCreia Lewis 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-8 NICHOLAS MAZAN

Nicholas Mazan appeals the removal of his 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-9 RICHARD J. MENZ

Richard J. Menz appeals the removal of his 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-10 STEPHANIE MILLER

Stephanie Miller appeals the removal of her name from the (C2015C) County of Hudson eligible list for the title of Juvenile Detention Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-11 TYRONE MOSLEY

Tyrone Mosley appeals the removal of his 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-12 KELLY L. MURPHY

Kelly L. Murphy 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-13 DEBRA A. MURRAY

Debra A. Murray appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999B) County of Hudson 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-14 WILLIAM J. MUTH

William J. Muth appeals the removal of his 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-15 LENORA RAGLAND

Lenora Ragland appeals the removal of her name from the 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-16 JESUS RIVERA, JR.

Jesus Rivera, Jr., appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999B) County of Essex 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-17 DAWN ROBBINS

Dawn Robbins 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-18 JANET RODRIGUEZ

Janet Rodriguez appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999B) County of Essex 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-19 TAALIBA SANDERS

Taaliba Sanders 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-20 SUSAN SOTO

Susan Soto appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999B) County of Essex 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-21 EUGENE THOMPSON

Eugene Thompson appeals the removal of his 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-22 TAMIKO WHITE

Tamiko White 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-23 GEORGE D’ELIA

George D’Elia, a Senior Investigator, Insurance Fraud Prevention, with the Department of Banking and Insurance, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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


B-24 JAMES LEZZANO

James Lezzano, a Highway Drilling Operator with the Department of Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-25 FRANCES NUSCIS

Frances Nuscis, a Practical Nurse at Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-26 JAMES HEALY

James Healy appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of his name from the Manager 2, Division of Motor Vehicles (PS8118T), eligible list due to a change in his unit scope.

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

B-27 NICHOLAS M. KAUFMAN

Nicholas M. Kaufman appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld the removal of his name from the eligible list for Truck Driver, Single Axle (S9092B), Department of Corrections (DOC), on the basis that he falsified his employment application.

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

B-28 GEORGE LOOMIS, JR.

The Department of Corrections (DOC) appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which found that that the DOC had not presented a sufficient basis to remove the name of George Loomis, Jr., from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted and George Loomis, Jr.’s name be removed from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D), Department of Corrections eligible list.

B-29 GEORGE LOOMIS, JR.

George Loomis, Jr., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999D), Cumberland County, due to an unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-30 DIRK A. PLUMMER

Dirk A. Plummer appeals the removal of his name from the eligible list for Program Development Specialist 1 (S0600B), Department of Health and Senior Services by the appointing authority, on the basis that he lacked the required experience.

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

B-31 DAVID M. RAFFO

David M. Raffo appeals the determination of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list for Occupational Safety Consultant 2 (S0744C), Department of Labor.

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

B-32 IRMA SANCHEZ

Irma Sanchez appeals the request by the New Jersey Department of Corrections to remove her name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D) eligible list.

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


B-33 HEATHER GRIFFITH

Heather Griffith, a Social Work Supervisor 2, Secured Facilities, at Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director of Equal Employment Division (EED) with the DOC, on the basis that the determination did not address the issue of third party sexual harassment as a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-34 SYBIL FINNEY

Sybil Finney, a Judiciary Clerk 2 with the Judiciary, Vicinage 8, Middlesex County, appeals the decision of the ADA Coordinator denying her request for a reasonable accommodation.

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

B-35 ELLEN BUTLER
Ellen Butler, a former Senior Correction Officer at Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), represented by Darryl M. Saunders, Esq., requests a hearing on the appeal of her removal, effective June 4, 2001, on disciplinary charges.
ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-36 JAY ROSEN

Jay Rosen, a former Senior Food Service Handler at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Department of Corrections, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate the appeal of his release at the end of the working test period, effective February 6, 2002, and his two removals, effective February 26, 2002, which were dismissed on the basis of the appellant’s failure to appear at his July 17, 2002 conference hearing.

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


B-37 JOHN KOWALUK

John Kowaluk petitions the Merit System Board (Board for enforcement of its decision rendered February 26, 2003, wherein the Board granted Kowaluk a retroactive date of appointment to the position of Sanitary Inspector, effective November 1, 1996, and determined that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-25.1, he was entitled to the maximum salary within his range, as of November 1, 2000. Additionally, the Township of Middletown, represented by Bernard M. Reilly, Esq., petitions the Board for a stay of that decision pending Middletown’s appeal to the Superior Court, Appellate Division.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for a stay but granted the request for enforcement.

B-38 TRACEY ANDINO

Tracey Andino, a County Correction Sergeant with the Hudson County Department of Corrections, represented by Jon A. Craner, Esq., seeks enforcement of the Merit System Board decision, rendered on December 18, 2002, which awarded her back pay, benefits and counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appellant $70,059.60 in gross back pay and $21,802.78 in counsel fees.

B-39 MONICA MALONE

Monica Malone, a Staff Clinical Psychologist 3, Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Steven Wallach, Esq., seeks enforcement of that part of the Merit System Board decision rendered on January 15, 2003, which awarded her counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appellant $45,607.50 in counsel fees.

B-40 EDWARD AYMAR

Edward Aymar, represented by Sanford R. Oxfeld, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its decision rendered on February 26, 2003, upholding the removal of his name from the eligible list for Maintenance Repairer (C6259C), Hudson County, and forever disqualifying the petitioner from public employment, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:51-2(d).

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-41 GLENN DOUGLASS

The Department of Corrections petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on March 13, 2003, in which the Board granted Glenn Douglass’ appeal for SLI benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-42 EDWARD ROGERS

Edward Rogers requests reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on February 26, 2003, upholding the removal of his name from the special reemployment list for Safety Specialist 2, DMV, Department of Transportation on the basis of his failure to respond to a notice of certification.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-43 JUNIOR WATTS

The County of Monmouth, represented by Robert J. Hrebek, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on April 23, 2003, which awarded Junior Watts counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request and granted $1,336.50 in additional counsel fees.

B-44 RICHARD RIZZOLO

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, has remanded the matter of the removal of Richard A. Rizzolo’s name from the eligible list for Fire Fighter (M9059S), City of Newark, to the Merit System Board for reevaluation.

ACTION: The Merit System Board reversed its prior decision and granted the appellant’s appeal.

B-45 DAVID POEDUBICKY

David Poedubicky, Appeals Examiner 1, Division of Unemployment Insurance, Department of Labor, represented by Virginia Wolf, CWA Local 1034, appeals minor discipline of a five day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board appeal be granted.

B-46 LISA ASARE

Lisa Asare appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Health Data Specialist 1 (PS327H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-47 SABINE AUGUSTIN AND TAMMY GREEN

Sabine Augustin and Tammy Green appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the statewide open competitive examination for Behavior Modification Program Technician (S0106D), Department of Human Services.

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

B-48 RITA AUSTIN AND ELEANA LIHAN

Rita Austin and Eleana Lihan 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 Administrative Analyst 2 (PS2863R), Board of Public Utilities.

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

B-49 OSCAR AVILES

Oscar Aviles 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 Executive Assistant, Public Safety (PC0217D), Hudson County.

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


B-50 ANTHONY BATTLE

Anthony Battle appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Assistant Director of Economic and Industrial Development (M0081D), City of Newark.

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

B-51 SUSAN BODNAR, ET AL.

Susan Bodnar, Dena M. Sliziewicz, Richard R. Mantuano and Brendan L. Rhodes appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the requirements for the open-competitive examination for Emergency Medical Technician (M9073E), Carteret Borough.

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

B-52 TERENCE BOYNE

Terence Boyne appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the announced requirements for the open competitive examination for Business Manager (C6274C), Morris County.

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

B-53 TIWANA BRADDOX

Tiwana Braddox appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible for the open competitive examination for Research Analyst (S6594D), Statewide due to her filing an incomplete application.

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


B-54 JOANN BURCH, ET AL.

JoAnn Burch, Martina Shipe and Romaine Reed 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 Customer Service Representative 1 (PS4138H), Department of Human Services.

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

B-55 JAMES BURNS AND WILLIAM PARMER

James Burns and William Parmer appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Heavy Equipment Operator, (PM1546C) Cinnaminson Township.

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

B-56 KIMBERLY CALDWELL

Kimberly Caldwell appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Senior Management Assistant (PS4418H), Department of Health and Senior Services. Ms. Caldwell also appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Technical Assistant 2, Community Affairs (PS5375H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-57 DAVID COSTA

David Costa appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the announced requirements for the promotional examination for Network Administrator 2 (PC0229D), Warren County.

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


B-58 SHARON DAVIS

Sharon Davis 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 Technical Assistant, Classification (S6553C), Department of Corrections.

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

B-59 BRIAN DUNSTER

Brian Dunster appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Exterminator, (PC1219D) Morris County.

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

B-60 KATHRYN EMMONS

Kathryn Emmons appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Management Assistant (PS3429I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-61 JACQUELYN FLYNN

Jacquelyn Flynn appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Scheduler (PS5127K), Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center.

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

B-62 LOIS GELADE

Lois Gelade 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 Field Supervisor 2 (Medical Assistance and Health Services) (S3012E).

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

B-63 KAREN GRADDY AND DEIONNE BIRTS

Karen Graddy and Deionne Birts appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Research Technician (PS3603N), Department of Labor.

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

B-64 HEATHER GRIFFITH AND ROBERT STANLEY

Heather Griffith and Robert Stanley 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 Social Work Supervisor 1 (Corrections) (S0003D), South Woods State Prison.

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

B-65 RANDALL GUTENTAG

Randall Gutentag 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 Deputy County Emergency Management Coordinator (C6734D), Middlesex County.

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

B-66 RENEE G. JOHNSON

Renee G. Johnson appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Principal Clerk Typist (PC1171D), Monmouth County.

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


B-67 ROBERT JOHNSON

Robert Johnson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Food Service Supervisor 1 (PS0275K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-68 PHYLLIS KANARKOWSKI

Phyllis Kanarkowski appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not have her foreign transcript evaluation for the open competitive examination for Family Counselor (C0125D), Cape May County.

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

B-69 SEETHA KRISHNAN

Seetha Krishnan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Program Development Specialist 2, Management and Finance (PS1622K).

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

B-70 SAVITRI MILIUS

Savitri Milius 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 Employee Benefits Specialist (PM0494D), City of Newark.

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


B-71 SONYA A. MORGANO

Sonya A. Morgano appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirement for the open competitive examination for Administrative Analyst (M6625C), City of Trenton.

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

B-72 DANITA PAGE

Danita Page appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Personnel Assistant 4 (PS4734Q), Office of the Public Defender.

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

B-73 JAMES PAGE

James Page appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Street Superintendent (PM1895C), City of Trenton.

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

B-74 MANALI PATANKAR

Manali Patankar 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 Program Support Specialist 3 (Assistance Programs) (PS3778K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-75 THADDEUS PAWLAK

Thaddeus Pawlak appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found him ineligible for the open competitive examination for Senior Occupational Therapist, (S9166D) due to his failure to indicate that he possessed the required license.

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

B-76 PAMELA PITCHELL AND MARJORIE DOREMUS

Pamela Pitchell and Marjorie Doremus appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were below the minimum requirements in education for the open competitive examination for Coordinator, Community Health Services (C6660D), Bergen County.

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

B-77 JAMES QUIRK

James Quirk 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 Animal Keeper (C0123D), Cape May County.

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

B-78 BENJAMIN V. RICCIARDI

Benjamin V. Ricciardi appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Program Development Specialist, Community Service (C6584D), Union County.

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

B-79 ADOREEN RICCIO

Adoreen Riccio appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Technical Support Specialist 2, Department of Education.

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

B-80 RYAN RIEDER

Ryan Rieder 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 Horticulturist (S0153E), Department of Agriculture.

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

B-81 LYDIA RODRIGUEZ

The Acting Manager, Human Resources, Ann Klein Forensic Center, appeals on behalf of Lydia Rodriguez 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 Scheduler (PS5492K), Ann Klein Forensic Center.

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

B-82 WANDA ROGERS

Wanda Rogers appeals the decision 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 Employment Specialist (PC1324C), Gloucester County.

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

B-83 MARIA T. SANJURJO

Maria T. Sanjurjo appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Coordinator Aging (PC0719D), Bergen County.

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


B-84 NAGY SILEEM

Nagy Sileem appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found him ineligible for the open competitive examination for Construction Official (M9956D), Borough of Hopatcong due to his failure to indicate that he possessed the required license.

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

B-85 SUSAN STEINHAUSER

Susan Steinhauser appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Zoning Officer (PM0469C), Berkeley Township.

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

B-86 AUNDRELLO E. TALLEY

Aundrello E. Talley appeals the decisions of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examinations for Principal Clerk Bookkeeper (P3486I), Department of Corrections and Principal Clerk Bookkeeper (PS6549I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-87 JOSEPH VERRONE

Joseph Verrone 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 the “dual” title Carpenter/Locksmith (C6192C), Essex County.

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

B-88 GARY VESCE

Gary Vesce 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 open competitive examination for Business Manager, (C6486C), Middlesex County.

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

B-89 CHARLES WILSON

Charles Wilson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the educational requirements for the open competitive examination for Family Counselor (C0125D), Cape May County.

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

B-90 CARMEN ALFONSO, ET AL.

Carmen Alfonso, Wilfredo Gonzalez and Nancy King appeal their scores on the bilingual skills portion of the examination for Claims Examiner, Unemployment/Disability Insurance, Bilingual in Spanish and English (PS4918N), Department of Labor.

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

B-91 JAMES BOYER

James Boyer appeals his score on the Battalion Fire chief (PM3565C), Atlantic City promotional examination.

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

B-92 DOROTHY CHOJNACKI

Dorothy Chojnacki appeals her score on the promotional examination for Pension Benefits Specialist 1 (PS0506U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-93 CYNTHIA FOULKES

Cynthia Foulkes appeals her rank and score on the Secretarial Assistant 2 (PS4204K), Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital promotional examination.

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


B-94 DOUGLAS MACKIE

Douglas Mackie appeals his score on the promotional examination for Crew Supervisor Plumbers and Steamfitters (PS5682K), Hunterdon Developmental Center.

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

B-95 ALBERT PINE

Albert Pine appeals his score on the promotional examination for Carpenter (PC0021D), Camden County.

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

B-96 SAMUEL O. SKINNER

Samuel O. Skinner appeals his score on the open-competitive examination for Park Naturalist (C0192D), Monmouth County.

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

B-97 PAUL BAZAZ

Paul Bazaz appeals the administration of the physical performance portion of the open-competitive examination for Fire Fighter (M9999D).

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

B-98 RICHARD PASQUALE

Richard Pasquale appeals the administration of the physical performance portion of the open-competitive examination for Fire Fighter (M9999D).

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

B-99 GEORGE PISCOPO

George Piscopo, represented by Richard L. Voliva, Jr., Esq., appeals the administration of the examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2581D), Hoboken.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be held over.
B-100 ROBERT RANJO

Robert Ranjo appeals the administration of the promotional examination for Supervising Juvenile Detention Officer (PC3562B), Camden County.

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

B-101 ALVIN SPEARMAN AND DARRIN VAN DENMARK

Alvin Spearman and Darrin Van Denmark appeal the examination administration for Fire Captain (PM3508E), Orange and Fire Lieutenant (PM2511E), New Brunswick, respectively.

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

B-102 MICHAEL CAHILL AND DONALD GEIB

The Division of Human Resource Management, on behalf of Michael Cahill and Donald Geib, requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.3(b)(3) be relaxed to accept applications after the announced closing date for Stationary Engineer (C9550D), Union County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-103 MICHAEL FALCO AND EDWARD HAULER

Michael Falco and Edward Hauler appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they filed late applications postmarked after the announced closing date for the promotional examinations for Supervisor 3, Division of Motor Vehicles (PS5244T) and Field Monitor 2, Division of Motor Vehicles (PS5259T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-104 RICHARD POLIZZI

Richard Polizzi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that his application for Fire Captain (PM3524E), Passaic was late.

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

B-105 FRANCISCO SANCHEZ

Francisco Sanchez appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that his application for Fire Captain (PM3524E), Passaic was late.

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

B-106 JOHN RAMOS

John Ramos appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which denied his request for a make up for the promotional examination for Sheriff’s Officer Sergeant (PC2635D), Hudson County.

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

B-107 DONALD COCHI

Donald Cocchi, represented by Daniel Zirrith, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the decision rendered on September 25, 2002 which denied his appeal regarding his seniority score on the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM3589A), Newark. This matter was held over by the Board from its May 28, 2003 meeting.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-108 KEVIN TUCKER

Kevin Tucker, a Human Services Assistant at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, represented by Scott J. Lewis, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-109 MORONFOLU OTUNUGA

Moronfolu Otunuga appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the statewide open competitive examination for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist (S6572D), Department of Agriculture.

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

B-110 JOANNE BOWES

Joanne Bowes appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Mails (PS5479K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-111 GREGORY BAKER

Gregory Baker appeals the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he filed a late application postmarked after the announced closing date for the promotional examination for Assistant District Parole Supervisor (PS5124I), State Parole Board.

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

B-112 PHYLLIS BADESSA, ET AL.

Phyllis A. Badessa, Anne M. Eccles, Alice Green, Maria A. Jackson, Olga L. Klish, Mariann Martelloni-Csolak, Geraldine Maul, Patricia A. Molis and Laura C. Villagomez appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services regarding the validity and content of the examination for Driver Improvement Analyst 2 (PS9806T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-113 LUIS SANTIAGO

Luis Santiago appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found him ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM2554D), West New York.

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

B-114 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of August 12, 2003 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of August 12, 2003.

B-115 ALLEN CHENG, ET AL.

Allen Cheng, Girija Mallepalle, David McPartland, Harold Nebling, and Nicholas Zripko appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Environmental Specialist, Water Resources (PS4827G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-116 SETTLEMENTS - PARK RANGER

Gerard Boberick
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

Joseph Drawdy
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

Kevin Gallagher
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

Michael Miloszar
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

Patrick Moynihan
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

Thomas Norton
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

George Pearce
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

Amanda Smith
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period


Sean Swieringa
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

Phillip Ugone
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

B-117 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Gwendolyn Allen
Juvenile Justice Commission
(2) Removals

Job Austin
Department of Transportation
Release at the end of the working test period

Bruce Bland
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
(2) Suspensions

Jocelyne Bush
Hunterdon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Jennifer Catena
Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Pamela Dawson
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Karina Mari
Ocean County Board of Social Services
Removal


Jacqueline Lowe
Department of Transportation
Release at the end of the working test period

Florence Luschinski
County of Monmouth
Department of Health Care Facilities
Release at the end of the working test period

Jeri McQueen
City of Newark
Police Department
Removal

Tasha Miles
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension

Francisco Nieves, Jr.
County of Burlington
County Jail
Demotion

Luis Okafor
Judiciary Essex Vicinage
Release at the end of the working test period

Robert Perez
County of Monmouth
Suspension

Maria Ruiz
County of Hudson
Resignation not in good standing

Chandra Shroff
Thomas Edison State College
Release at the end of the working test period

Wayne Sanderson
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension


Wayne Sanderson
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

Jessica Torres
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
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, September 3, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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COMMISSIONER
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