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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
Margaret E.L. Howard
Robert J. Long

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 , in Trenton , New Jersey .

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

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, 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 11, 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: January 13, 2004

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan - Addition of Workweek

STATE PAROLE BOARD

The State Parole Board requests the creation of a 40-hour workweek for the Parole Officer Recruit base title and bilingual variant. The State Parole Board uses the NE workweek for caseload staff, and the 40-hour workweek for staff assigned to the Electronic Monitoring Response Unit.

The State Parole Board plans to assign and train Parole Officer Recruits to work in the Electronic Monitoring Response Unit. This unit is currently staffed with Senior Parole Officers assigned a 40-hour workweek to cover a 24-hour, 7-day per week, shift overlap work operation.

ADDITION OF WORKWEEKS

Effective: 01/24/04

Parole Officer Recruit F99-______ W 40/12
Parole Officer Recruit, Bilingual in Spanish & English F99-______ W 40/12

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar:

Bernadette Pasqua-Foley, Probation Officer, Morris and Sussex Vicinage, Department of Judiciary, release at the end of the working test period.

Erich Kraus, County Correction Officer, Department of Public Safety, County of Atlantic, removal.

Mark Loyd, Security Guard, Newark School District , removal.

Jason Taylor, Laborer, Department of Recreation and Public Health, Upper Township , suspension.

Juan Villalobos, Senior Parole Officer, Bilingual Spanish/English, New Jersey State Parole Board, suspension.

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before the Office of Administrative Law:

Ronnie Clark, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal.

Kyanda Gaines, Clerk, Department of State, removal.

Sherman Goree, Senior Correction Officer, Riverfront State Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension and removal.

Alicia Hightower, Human Services Assistant, North Jersey Developmental Center , Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period.

Jack Mandala, County Correction Officer, Department of Corrections and Youth Services, County of Monmouth , resignation not in good standing.

Elizabeth Mastowski, Principal Clerk Transcriber, New Jersey City University , suspension.

Blanca Ohler, Director, Community Development Program, Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture, City of Trenton, removal.

Susan Polhemus, Linen Room Attendant, Department of Health Care Facilities, County of Monmouth, suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Paul Barracato
County of Hudson
Department of Health and Human Services
Suspensions (2)

In the Matter of Chinenyeze Enyeribe
Burlington County Board of Social Services
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Eugene Johnson
County of Hudson
Department of Corrections
Removals (2) and Resignation not in good standing

In the Matter of Stephen Voorhees
County of Monmouth
Department of Corrections and Youth Services
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 FRANK DEBARTOLA

Frank Debartola, Police Officer, Borough of Lodi, Police Department, release at the end of the working test period effective December 23, 2002 .

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the release at the end of the working test period and provide a new shortened working test period.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to reverse the release at the end of the working test period, reinstate the appellant with permanent status, back pay, seniority, benefits and attorneys fees.

A-3 DEXTER CLIMESON

Dexter Climeson, Senior Correction Officer, Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law and Public Safety, removal effective July 25, 2002, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, and violation of Department rules regarding, inter alia , physical or mental abuse of an inmate, patient, client, resident or employee, inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of an inmate, patient, client, resident, or employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - It is noted that while the Administrative Law Judge made detailed findings, he made no recommendation regarding the charges.

ACTION: The Merit System Board upheld the removal.

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

A-4 SHARON PETERSON AND JAMES ROBERSON (CONSOLIDATION)

Sharon Peterson , Senior Correction Officer, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, 1) four removals effective January 3, 2002, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, falsification, intentional misstatement of material fact in connection with work, employment application, attendance, or in any record, report, investigation or other proceeding, 2) 30-day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and falsification, intentional misstatement of material fact in connection with work, employment application, attendance, or in any record, report, investigation or other proceeding, 3) 15-day suspension on charges of chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness, and unsatisfactory attendance and 4) 45-day suspension on charges of other sufficient cause and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative decision.

James Roberson , Senior Correction Officer, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective March 26, 2002, on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of January 28, 2004 .

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold Peterson's and Roberson's removals.

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

A-5 DAWN HENSLEY

Dawn Hensley, County Correction Officer, County of Burlington , County Jail , 20-day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause. This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of January 7, 2004 .

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 20-day.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 KRIS BALLESTER

Kris Ballester, represented by Michael McLaughlin, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Fire Fighter candidate by the City of Hoboken and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Fire Fighter on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-2 CANDACE C. MACKEY

Candace C. Mackey appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999D), 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 CYNTHIA CALLANO

Cynthia Callano, a Judiciary Clerk 2 with Vicinage 9 - Monmouth County , Administrative Office of the Courts, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-4 SHIUJEN CHOU

Shiujen Chou, a Senior Chemist with the Department of Health and Senior Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-5 STEPHEN FORNAROTTO

Stephen Fornarotto, a Senior Correction Officer with the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, 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-6 PHYLLIS JACKSON

Phyllis Jackson, a Senior Medical Security Officer with the Ann Klein Forensic 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-7 MILDRED KOZINSKI

Mildred Kozinski, a former Correction Sergeant at South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 GERALD MAGNER

Gerald Magner, a Micro-Electronic Systems Technician with the Department of Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 GERALDINE OLENDER

Geraldine Olender, a Secretarial Assistant 1 with the Division of Youth and Family Services, 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-10 VANDORA SCOTT

Vandora Scott, a Human Services Assistant with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital , 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-11 PAUL SPARTA

Paul Sparta, a Grounds Worker at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital , 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-12 TINA TAYLOR

Tina Taylor, a Senior Medical Security Officer at Ann Klein Forensic Center , Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-13 EARL G. TUTT

Earl G. Tutt, a Correction Sergeant with the New Jersey Training School, Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law and Public Safety, represented by Alexander Krewsun, Sick Leave Injury Coordinator for the New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisor's Union, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-14 RITA M. BRINK

Rita M. Brink appeals the removal of her name from the eligible list for Quality Assurance Specialist Health Services (S9109B), Department of Health and Senior Services on the basis that she failed to respond to the certification notice.

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

B-15 ANDREW COCKERHAM

Andrew Cockerham, represented by Joseph Brennan, Esq., appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld his removal from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999D), Township of Mt. Laurel, on the basis that he failed to respond to the certification and had previously been appointed a Police Officer from the S9999D eligible list.

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

B-16 JULIO CORDERO, JR.

Julio Cordero, Jr., a non-veteran, appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource Information Services, which found a sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999D), City of Jersey City , for failure to meet the age requirement for the position.

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

B-17 GEORGE FINKELDEY

George Finkeldey appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which upheld the appointing authority's bypass of his name on the certification for the Police Sergeant (PM2573A), Township of North Bergen , eligible list.

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

B-18 JOACHIM NWORJI

Joachim Nworji appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which restored his name to the Loan Advisor (M0079D), Irvington Township , eligible list for prospective employment opportunities.

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

B-19 JULIO RIVERA

Julio Rivera appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which upheld the removal of his name from the Police Officer (S9999D), Township of Pennsauken , eligible list due to falsification of his employment application and an unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-20 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN (M0892A), VINELAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The appointing authority, represented by Frank DiDomenico, Esq., requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Communications Technician (M0892A), Vineland City School District .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an appointment waiver but assessed partial costs.

B-21 COORDINATOR OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M6040B), NEWARK SCHOOL DISTRICT

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation (M6040B), Newark School District .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an appointment waiver but assessed costs.

B-22 FIRE CHIEF (PM3511C), TOWNSHIP OF WEST ORANGE

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Fire Chief (PM3511C), Township of West Orange .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an appointment waiver but assessed selection costs.

B-23 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE (C6481C), SUSSEX COUNTY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Program Development Aide Community Service (C6481C), Sussex County .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an appointment waiver and deferred selection costs.

B-24 PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST 1, ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (S644C), DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES

The matter of whether the appointing authority should be granted permission not to make an appointment from certifications for Program Support Specialist 1, Assistance Programs (S6444C), Department of Health and Senior Services, has been referred to the Merit System Board for review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted permission not to make appointments, waived selection costs but imposed compliance costs.

B-25 SUPERVISOR OF VETERANS' INTERMENT (C6201C)

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Supervisor of Veterans' Interment (C6201C), Hunterdon County .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an appointment waiver but assessed costs.

B-26 SUPERVISOR OF ACCOUNTS (M4002C AND M0084D), TOWNSHIP OF MONROE

The appointing authority requests that the eligible list for Supervisor of Accounts (M4002C), Township of Monroe , be cancelled due to an incorrect residency announcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request to cancel the Supervisor of Accounts (M4002C) eligible list, and granted a make up to Elvis L. Gooden for Supervisor of Accounts (M4002C). The Merit System Board, however, cancelled the Supervisor of Accounts (M0084D) eligible list.

B-27 HATHA BARAKA

Hatha Baraka, a Correction Lieutenant at Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Assistant Director, Equal Employment Division (EED), DOC, which found that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-28 JUDITH CARROLL

Judith Carroll, a Human Services Technician with the New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home - Paramus, Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, represented by Edward H. Lee, Esq., requests that the Merit System Board reinstate her appeal of her removal, effective March 21, 2001, on charges, which was dismissed based on both parties' failure to appear at a scheduled hearing on December 3, 2002.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-29 ROSEMARY CORINEALDI

Rosemary Corinealdi, a Hospital Attendant at Buttonwood Hospital , Burlington County , requests that the Merit System Board reinstate the appeal of two 60-day suspensions, which were dismissed based on Corinealdi's failure to appear at a scheduled hearing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-30 ROBERT WILSON

Robert Wilson, a Boiler Operator with the Jersey City School District , requests that the Merit System Board reinstate his appeal of his 26-day suspension, on charges, which was dismissed based on Wilson 's failure to appear at his scheduled settlement conference.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-31 DONALD HICKS

Donald Hicks, a Police Officer with the City of Newark , represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq., seeks enforcement of the Merit System Board decision rendered on May 22, 2001 granting him back pay, benefits and seniority, and awarding him counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted $170,160.14 in gross back pay.

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

B-32 SANTA JOHNSON

The Judiciary, Essex Vicinage, represented by Thomas Russo, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for a determination of the back pay amount due to Santa Johnson as a result of the Board's June 25, 2003 decision awarding her mitigated back pay, benefits and seniority.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted $1,689.04 in back pay.

B-33 JEFFREY SIENKIEWICZ

Jeffrey Sienkiewicz, a Correction Sergeant, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by John H. Rittley, Esq., seeks enforcement of the Merit System Board decision rendered on March 13, 2001 , which awarded him counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted $9,597.78 in counsel fees.

B-34 KEITH HINTON

Keith Hinton, a Police Sergeant with the City of East Orange , represented by Robert R. Cannan, Esq., petition the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final decision, rendered on September 10, 2002 , which upheld his non-appointment from the eligible list for Police Lieutenant (PM1350W), City of East Orange .

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

B-35 TERESA LOCKETTE

Teresa Lockette, a Manager 1, Human Resources at Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center, Department of Human Services, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final decision, rendered on May 7, 2003, which upheld the determination that she had not presented sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for reconsideration but reaffirmed its prior decision.

B-36 MARK PIKUNICH

Mark Pikunich, a Senior Correction Officer, Department of Corrections (DOC), petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative determination rendered December 11, 2003, by the Director of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations, denying his request for a hearing concerning the appeal of his 30-day suspension, due to untimely filing of his appeal pursuant to N.J.S.A. 11A:2-15 and N.J.A.C. 4A:2-2.8.

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

B-37 ROBERT RAIN

Robert Rain, a former Senior Correction Officer with South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Kevin P. McCann, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative determination, rendered September 3, 2003, which upheld the petitioner's removal from employment, effective August 13, 2002, on the charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and undue familiarity with inmates and their friends.

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

B-38 SUSETTE SABIO-JONES

Susette Sabio-Jones petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the April 9, 2003 final administrative decision in In the Matter of Susette Sabio-Jones, wherein the Board found that she did not meet the educational requirements for the promotional examination for Occupational Health Consultant 1 (PS3612N), Department of Labor.

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

B-39 TAMAR PRITCHARD

Tamar Pritchard, Librarian 1, Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals minor discipline of an Official Written Reprimand.

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

B-40 FELIX ARBULU-BILLENA, ET AL.

Felix Arbulu-Billena, Jessica Lynch and Jean Peterson appeal the determination of the Division of Selection services, which found that they were below the minimum requirements in education and experience for the open competitive examination for Network Administrator 1 (S6635E). Jeffrey Booth appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in education for the open competitive examination for Network Administrator 1 (S6635E). Samuel Tulamello 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 Network Administrator 1 (S6635E).

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

B-41 DONALD ARGOTT

Donald Argott appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Carpenter (PM2017D) Passaic Valley Water Commission.

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

B-42 NANCY ARRINGTON

Nancy Arrington 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 (PS7771I), Northern State Prison.

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

B-43 HANSEL ASMAR

Hansel Asmar appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that he did not meet the certification requirement for the open competitive examination for Health Officer (M9069E), Fair Lawn .

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

B-44 JOHN BENEVENTO

John Benevento 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 Mechanic (M0376E), Township of West Orange .

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

B-45 ESTELA BOSQUEZ

On behalf of Estela Bosquez, the Human Resources Division of the Hudson Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found her to be below the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Investigator, Bilingual in Spanish and English (S0210E), the Judiciary.

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

B-46 KELLY BRADY

Kelly Brady 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 Human Services Specialist 2 (PC1885D), Cape May County Board of Social Services.

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

B-47 NEDRA BROUGHTON

Nedra Broughton 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 Classification Officer 1 (PS6097I), Bayside State Prison.

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

B-48 BRENDA CARPENTER

Brenda Carpenter 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 Supervisor of Recreation (S0070D).

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

B-49 PIOTR CIMOCH

The appointing authority, on behalf of Piotr Cimoch, appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that Mr. Cimoch did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Network Administrator 2 (PS7530P), Division of Consumer Affairs.

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

B-50 GODOFREDO CRISTOBAL

Godofredo Cristobal appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examinations for Project Engineer Traffic (PS7034T), Principal Engineer Electrical (PS7004T), Project Engineer Equipment (PS7006T), and Principal Environmental Specialist (PS9239T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-51 JANET CZUBA

Janet Czuba 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 Personnel Aide 2 (PS8643K), New Lisbon Developmental Center .

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

B-52 LORRAINE DELPALAZZO

Lorraine DelPalazzo appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the Administrative Assistant 3 (PS7175P), Juvenile Justice Commission promotional examination.

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

B-53 DONALD ESKDALE, ET AL.

Donald Eskdale, Douglas Nardiello, Margaret Nicolazzi and Myron Wolansky appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the license requirement for the School Bus Driver (M9168E), Brick Township open competitive examination.

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

B-54 TERRY GILLAN

Terry Gillan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Investigator Communicable Diseases (PC1574D), Camden County .

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

B-55 MADALINE GREENE

Madaline Greene 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 Project Engineer Equipment (PS7006T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-56 AIMEE HALL

Aimee Hall appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Customer Representative 3, Public Utilities (PS7306R), Board of Public Utilities.

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

B-57 DIANE HERMANN

Diane Hermann 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 Human Services Specialist 2 (PC1885D), Cape May County Board of Social Services.

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

B-58 ELESHA JOHNSON

Elesha Johnson 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 Data Processing Programmer (PM1359D), City of Camden .

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

B-59 IKEEM JOHNSON

Ikeem Johnson appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services that found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Public Works Inspector (M6414E), Jersey City .

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

B-60 JAMES KELLY, ET AL.

James Kelly, Tricia Leonardi, Dennis Maddalena, Marie Rimalower, William Thynee and Tatiana Walround appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found them to lack the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Investigator 2 (S0231E), The Judiciary.

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

B-61 LEAH KING

Leah King 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 Forensic Chemist (C0342D), Hudson County .

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

B-62 GIULIA KIRSCH

Giulia Kirsch (nee Petrelli) 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 Supervisor of Recreation (S0070D).

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

B-63 MARIA MARCELLO AND JACQUETTA WARREN

Maria Marcello and Jacquetta Warren appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found that, per the substitution clause for education, they did not meet the experience requirements for the Administrative Assistant 3 (PS6948P), Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control promotional examination.

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

B-64 LISA MISIAKOWSKI

Lisa Misiakowski appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Laboratory Technician, Microbiology (PS8103H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-65 MARIA PASSINI

Maria Passini appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she failed to have her foreign transcript evaluated for specific courses and credits for the open competitive examination for Employment Counselor Trainee Bilingual in Spanish/English (S0026E), Department of Labor.

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

B-66 ELLEN PFLEIDER

Ellen Pfleider 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 Principal Training Technician (PS5419K) and (PS8878K), New Lisbon Developmental Center .

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

B-67 FRANK RECANATI

Frank Recanati appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the license requirement for the open competitive examination for Plumbing Inspector (M9078E), Wallington Borough.

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

B-68 SHERRY REKUC

Sherry Rekuc appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant County Adjuster (PC0242E), Cape May County .

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

B-69 ANTHONY RITARDI

Anthony Ritardi appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Chief Operating Engineer I (PS8716T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-70 CRAIG ROSS

Craig Ross appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Development Specialist 1 Aging (PS5197H), Health and Senior Services.

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

B-71 ROY J. SANDERS

Roy J. Sanders appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Employment Specialist (PC0726B), Essex County .

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

B-72 VICKI SENSI

Vicki Sensi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the Administrative Assistant 2 (PS8307P), Division of State Police promotional examination.

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

B-73 KELLY A. STAGER

Kelly A. Stager appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Deputy Municipal Court Administrator (M6212E) Pompton Lakes Borough.

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

B-74 LOYDA STOKES

Loyda Stokes appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found her to be ineligible for failure to provide an evaluated foreign transcript for the open competitive examination for Investigator, Bilingual in Spanish and English (S0120E), the Judiciary.

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

B-75 KELLY THATCHER

Kelly Thatcher appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Secretary (PC0465E), Warren County .

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

B-76 VLADIMIR TSOZIK

Vladimir Tsozik appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the license requirement for the School Bus Driver (M1968E), Brick Township open competitive examination.

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

B-77 MARY WILSON

Mary Wilson 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 Supervising Librarian (M3026E), Paterson.

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

B-78 ELENA GARCIA

Elena Garcia appeals her score on the promotional examination for Supervising Family Service Specialist 1 (PS281K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-79 JAMES MCKENNA

James McKenna appeals his score on the oral portion of the examination for Police Captain (PM3533C), Elizabeth.

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

B-80 PHILIP RIESCHICK

Philip Rieschick appeals the rank and score for the promotional examination for Principal Technician, Management Information Systems (PS5527K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-81 RALPH RINALDO

Ralph Rinaldo appeals his score on the promotional examination for Assistant Supervisor Public Works (PM0176C), Borough of Fair Lawn.

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

B-82 WILLIAM SCOVZEN

William Scovzen appeals his score on the promotional examination for Supervising Family Service Specialist 1 (PS8281K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-83 MICHAEL DELAHANTY, ET AL.

Michael Delahanty (PM2534E), Ewing Township; Michael Sweetman (PS2535E), Freehold; Brian McKendry, John Stollsteimer and John Swack (PM2537E), Gloucester Township; Robert Baker, Desmond Clark, Raymond Hoffman and Roman Melenka (PM2540E), Irvington; Chris Cornelius, Michael DiBella and Christopher Kenny (PM2542E), Lacey Township; George Schnell (PM2543E), Long Beach Township; Martin Biersbach (PM2544E), Lower Township; Stephen Dollinger, Glenn Morehead and Michael Shaffery (PM2545E), Middletown Township; David Corbisiero (PM2547E), North Bergen; Robert Callaghan, Antonio Giaconia and Isabelino Pellot (PM2548E), Passaic; Scott Gehring and Socrates Kouvatas (PM2550E), Pennsauken; Jeffrey Greenemeir (PM2551E), Hopatcong; Stephen Recca, David Struyk and Ronald Thomas (PM2552E), Pompton Lakes; Shawn Kudlacik (PM2559E), Wallington; Joseph Prinzo (PM2601E), North Arlington; Kenneth Hagemann (PM2603D), Roselle; John Lombardi (PM2605E), Seaside Heights; Todd Kutcher (PM2608E), Woodbridge; and Nelson Rivera, a make-up candidate for (PM2527D), Jersey City, appeal the written examination for Police Sergeant (various jurisdictions).

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

B-84 OCTAVIO ANGELOZZI, ET AL.

Octavio Angelozzi, Antonio Gary, Michael Thomas and Keith Bierwisch, Fire Lieutenant (PM2502E), Irvington; Chris Hornig, Fire Lieutenant (PM2504E) Margate City; Paul Kearns Jr., Fire Lieutenant (PM2509E), Teaneck; Michael McKenzie, Michael DeLutio, and Ramon Schaffer, Fire Lieutenant (PM2511), New Brunswick City; Joseph Troyano, Fire Captain (PM3504E), Hamilton Township; John Petroccia and Joseph Juliano, Fire Captain (PM3508E), Orange; and Thomas Pizzano, Fire Captain (PM3519E), Millburn, appeal the correct responses to various questions on their respective promotional examinations.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that question 22 be omitted, question 24 be double-keyed to options b and d; and question 69 be double-keyed to options a and c and the remainder of the appeals be denied.

B-85 JOSEPH MICKUCKI

Joseph Mickucki requests a make-up examination for the second written portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999D).

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

B-86 TOREN SCHONYERS AND CHARLIE WALLACE

Toren Schonyers and Charlie Wallace appeal the administration of the examination for Correction Sergeant (PS5613I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-87 CLAUDIA DELIGNE

Claudia Deligne requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.6(a)(4) be relaxed to accept her late application postmarked after the announced closing date for the promotional examination for Teacher, Early Childhood Education Bilingual in Spanish and English (PM0101E), City of Plainfield.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-88 DENNIS WOEHR

Dennis Woehr requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.6(a)(4) be relaxed to accept his late application for the promotional examination for Area Supervisor Highway Maintenance (PS4514T), Department of Transportation.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-89 ELIZABETH WASHINGTON

Elizabeth Washington requests that her applications be accepted and reviewed for the promotional examinations for Claims Adjudicator Support Specialist 1 and 2 (PS2474N) and (PS2475N), Department of Labor.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for Claims Adjudicator Support Specialist 2 (PS2475N) and that the appellant's application be processed but denied the request for Claims Adjudicator Support Specialist 1 (PS2474N).

B-90 SARAH SCALA

Sarah Scala appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that her application for Senior Clerk (PC0354E), Morris County was filed late.

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

B-91 JOHN MORANO

The Township of Bloomfield requests relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A(d) so as to permit the intergovernmental transfer of John Morano from the title of Ranger, Department of Environmental Protection, to the title of Police Officer, Township of Bloomfield.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-92 MICHAEL O'CONNOR

The Borough of Hopatcong requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A(c) be relaxed in order to process the intergovernmental transfer of Michael O'Connor from the title of Campus Police Officer, Kean University to the title of Police Officer, Borough of Hopatcong.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-93 DON LYMAN

The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has granted the voluntary remand request of the Merit System Board so as to provide substantive review of the scoring of Mr. Lyman's examination for Supervising Family Service Specialist 2 (PS8411K), Division of Youth and Family Services, which heretofore had been found moot upon revision of the expiration date of the Supervising Family Services Specialist 2 (PS8411K) eligible list.

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

B-94 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board minutes of its meeting of January 28, 2004 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of January 28, 2004 .

B-94 CONTINUED

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

B-95 GLADYS TOMBOYA

Gladys Tomboya, a Human Services Technician with the New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Paramus, Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate the appeal of her removal, which was dismissed based on Tomboya's failure to appear at a scheduled hearing.

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

B-96 KENT DUMAS

Kent Dumas 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 Assistant Food Service Supervisor 3 (PS9286K), Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital .

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

B-97 MARIA GAINES AND MININ PEREZ

Maria Gaines and Minin Perez appeal the promotional examination for County Correction Sergeant (PC2629D), Hudson County .

ACTION: The Merit System Board noted the withdrawal of these appeals.

B-98 SUPPLEMENT TO SALARY REGULATIONS

It is recommended that the Merit System Board record the Salary Regulations Fiscal Year 2004 Section 3 - Special Incentive Programs Supplement 1.

ACTION: The Merit System Board recorded the Salary Regulations for Fiscal Year 2004 Section 3 - Special Incentive Programs Supplement 1.

B-99 TOWNSHIP OF BURLINGTON FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1

The Board of Commissioner for the Burlington Township Fire District No. 1, represented by Jay C. Sendzik, Esq., petitions the Department of Personnel for authorization to create the unclassified title of Director of Fire Services for the all-volunteer Fire District.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

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

B-100 DANNY GLENN

Danny Glenn, a Public Works Inspector with the City of Irvington , represented by Mark L. Hopkins, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for interim relief of his removal from employment, effective February 4, 2003 .

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

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

B-101 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Shirley Mans-Salas
Department of Labor
Return to former permanent title at the end of the working test period

Marlene Matthews
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Return to former permanent title at the end of the working test period

Kristen Reed
County of Cape May
Sheriff's Department
Removal

Tina Marie Rodriguez
County of Gloucester
Welfare Board
Release at the end of the working test period

James Sorrell
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Marianna Telford
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

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

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 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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