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

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Rolando Torres, Jr., Chairman
Flavella Branham
John Currie
Margaret E.L. Howard
Robert Long

 

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday April 9, 2008, in Trenton, New Jersey.

 

   PRESENT: Chairman Rolando Torres, Jr., Merit System Board Members Flavella Branham, John Currie, Margaret E.L. Howard and Robert J. Long; Pamela Ullman, Deputy Attorney General; and Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

 

   In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Chairman Rolando Torres Jr., opened the meeting with the following statement:

 

Notice of this meeting was filed with the Secretary of State and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times, Courier-Post and Star Ledger on November 21, 2007, and posted at the Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1   SETTLEMENTS

   In the Matter of Andrew Booker

   Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center

   Department of Corrections

   Suspension and removal

 

   In the Matter of Stephanie Brooks

   County of Passaic

   Sheriff's Department

   Removal

 

   In the Matter of Teron Brown-Darby

   State of New Jersey Judiciary

   Essex Vicinage

   Removal

 

   In the Matter of Osvaldo Castro

   Township of Aberdeen

   Department of Public Works

   Removal

 

   In the Matter of Howard Conk, Jr.

   Township of Jackson

   Department of Public Works

   Return to permanent title at the end of the working test period

 

   In the Matter of Nancy Drake

   City of Rahway

   Police Department

   Resignation not in good standing

 

   In the Matter of Gregory Green

   Count of Hudson

   Department of Corrections

   Suspension

 

   In the Matter of Joseph Lynch, Jr.

   Township of Winslow

   Department of Parks and Recreation

   Release at the end of the working test period

 

  

   In the Matter of George Napoleon

   Essex County

   Department of Citizen Services

   Removal

 

   In the Matter of Steven M. Newcomb

   Borough of Clementon   

   Water Department

   Suspension

 

   In the Matter of Lawrence Reynolds

   Township of Irvington

   Police Department

   Suspension

 

   In the Matter of Madelin Santiago

   Woodbine Developmental Center

   Department of Human Services

   Removal

 

   In the Matter of Erik Silva

   City of Newark

   Police Department

   Removal

 

   In the Matter Norman Wallace

   County of Camden

   Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice

   Release at the end of the working test period

 

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

  

   ACTION:   The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

 

A-2   LUCY ALONSO

 

Lucy Alonso, Personnel Assistant 2, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, 60-working day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, failure to perform duties, neglect of duty and falsification.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 60-working day suspension.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the        Administrative Law Judge to a 90-working day suspension.

 

A-3   KEITH CURRY

 

Keith Curry, Police Officer, Township of Vernon, Department of Public Safety, 30-day suspension on charges of violation of Department rules, regulations regarding the release of information and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

 

   Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 30-day suspension to a 15-day suspension.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the        Administrative Law Judge to uphold the 30-day suspension.

 

A-4    DEBORAH JOHNSON-MCCALL

  

Deborah Johnson-McCall, Cook, County of Atlantic, Department of Human Services, 10-day suspension on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 10-day suspension.

 

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

 


A-5   KEVIN MORRISON

 

Kevin Morrison, Laborer, City of Newark, Department of Neighborhood and Recreation Services, resignation not in good standing effective October 2, 2006, on charges of excessive unauthorized absenteeism and/or absent without leave and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the resignation not in good standing.

 

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

 

A-6   W. L. WILSON

 

W. L. Wilson, County Correction Officer, County of Hudson, Department of Corrections, 6-day, 10-day, 30-day, 45-day and 90-day suspensions on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and neglect of duty.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 6-day, 10-day, 30-day, 45-day and 90-day suspensions.

 

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

 

A-7   CHRISTOPHER BAYLOR

 

Christopher Baylor, Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective February 3, 2006 on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of rules regarding personal conduct.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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


A-8   ROBERT DEINER

 

Robert Deiner, Police Officer, City of New Brunswick, Police Department, removal effective February 8, 2004 on charges of violation of various Police Department rules, or regulations, conduct unbecoming a public employee, insubordination, and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-9   JAMES FLAGLER

 

James Flagler, Police Aide, Township of Irvington, Police Department, removal effective July 13, 2005, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, neglect of duty and violation of police department rules regarding general responsibilities, performance of duty and incompetence. This matter was held over from the March 26, 2008 Merit System Board meeting.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-10   ROBERT H. FOSTER

 

Robert H. Foster, Aide, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Department of Human Services, removal, effective March 30, 2007, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and inability to perform duties.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 


A-11   JEROME HOLLAND

 

Jerome Holland, Computer Service Technician, Newark School District, removal and resignation not in good standing effective December 20, 2005 on charges of neglect of duty, conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal and modify the resignation not in good standing to a resignation in good standing.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the        Administrative Law Judge to uphold the removal but modified        the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold        the resignation not in good standing.

 

A-12   CLEVELAND JOHNSON

 

Cleveland Johnson, Paralegal Specialist, City of Newark, Law Department, removal effective April 21, 2006 on the charge of violation of the City's residency ordinance.

 

   Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

 

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

 

A-13   JAMES JONES

 

James Jones, Laborer, City of Newark, Water and Sewer Department, removal effective November 28, 2006, on charges of inability to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-14   SETTLEMENTS

 

In the Matter of Leanora Baum

Sussex County

Department of Health and Human Services

Removal      

 

   In the Matter of Alisha Robertson

   Newark School District

   Removal

 

   In the Matter of Keisha Williams

   Department of Children and Families

   Release at the end of the working test period

 

RECOMMENDATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE - ACKNOWLEDGE THE SETTLEMENTS

 

   ACTION:   The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

 

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

B-1   JUAN RAFAEL FLORES

 

Juan Rafael Flores, represented by James J. Leonard, Jr., Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Atlantic City and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999F) 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   JOSEPH STEINMAN, JR.

 

Joseph Steinman, Jr., represented by Steven P. Scheffler, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Margate and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999F) 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-3   EUGENE BEJOT

 

Eugene Bejot, represented by Stephen B. Hunter, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by Jersey City and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999F) on the basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

 

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

 

B-4   SHAWN J. MCCABE

 

Shawn J. McCabe, represented by James P. Swift, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by Atlantic City and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999F) on the basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

 

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

 

B-5   JEFFREY S. COX

 

Jeffrey S. Cox, a Truck Driver, Single Axle, Department of Transportation, represented by Anthony M. Rotunno, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 

B-6   DONNA FRASIER

 

Donna Frasier, a Senior Correction Officer with the 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-7   PATSY LEFLORE

 

Patsy LeFlore, a Social Work Supervisor 1 (Secured Facilities) with the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Richard D. Cordry, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 

B-8   THOMAS GUERRIERO

 

Thomas Guerriero, an Assistant Engineer in Charge of Maintenance 2 with Mid-State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 


B-9   LARRY JOHNSON

 

Larry Johnson, a Senior Correction Officer with Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 

B-10   PAUL KUBALA

 

Paul Kubala, a Construction and Maintenance Technician 4 with the Department of Transportation appeals the appointing authority's denial of an extension to the one-year period for receipt of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 

B-11   ERIC RAUCHBACH

 

Eric Rauchbach, a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 

B-12   KEVIN SAVOY

 

Kevin Savoy, an Assistant Engineer in Charge of Maintenance 1 with East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Randall P. Brett, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 

B-13   ALFONZIO WILLIAMS

 

Alfonzio Williams, a former Day Care Technician with the Department of Children and Families, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 


B-14   KAREN ATTICS

 

Karen Attics appeals the removal of her name from the eligible list for Paralegal Technician 2 (S0488G), Department of Children and Families, for failure to complete re-employment processing.

 

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

 

B-15   LOUIS W. BARTLESON

 

Louis W. Bartleson appeals the decision of the Division of Local Human Resource Management which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999H), Cape May County on the basis of unsatisfactory driving record.

 

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

 

B-16   MARC BLAHA

 

Marc Blaha, represented by Frederick D. Miceli, Esq., appeals the decision of the former Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999F), Department of Corrections eligible list, on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

 

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

 

B-17   ARNOLD DAVION

 

Arnold Davion appeals the decision of the former Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Social Worker (C1080G), Middlesex County eligible list, on the basis of his failure to appear for an interview.

 

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

 


B-18   AMY HARRISON

 

Amy Harrison appeals the removal of her name from the eligible lists for Correction Officer Recruit (S9999F and S9999H), Department of Corrections due to an unsatisfactory employment history.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be granted,        but that the appellant's name be reflected as bypassed on the         certifications.

 

B-19   SEAN A. HILL

 

Sean A. Hill appeals the decision of the former Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Police Officer (S9999F), City of Asbury Park eligible list due to falsification of his application and failure to maintain residency.

 

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

 

B-20   SHAWKI HILL

 

Shawki Hill, represented by Paul W. Bergrin, Esq., appeals the decision of the former Division 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 Fire Fighter (M2289E), City of Newark, for failure to meet the residency requirements.

 

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

 

B-21   GERARDO PEANEY

 

The Middlesex County Board of Social Services appeals the decision of the former Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which restored Gerardo Peaney's name to the eligible list for Supervising Security Guard (C1514H), Middlesex County Board of Social Services.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted        and Gerardo Peaney's name be removed from the eligible list.

 


B-22   JAMEEL R. PERRY

 

Jameel R. Perry appeals the decision of the former Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999F), Department of Corrections eligible list due to falsification of his application.

 

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

 

B-23   JUDY ANN VINCI

 

Judy Ann Vinci appeals the removal of her name from the Police Officer (S9999F), Middletown Township, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory employment record.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted       and the appellant's namebe reflected as bypassed on the March       9, 2006 certification.

 

B-24   ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT (C6168J), SALEM COUNTY

 

Salem County requests permission not to make an appointment from the October 2, 2007 certification for Accounting Assistant (C6168J).

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the appointment waiver but        assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

 

B-25   CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION SPECIALIST 3, BILINGUAL IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH (S0548H) STATEWIDE

 

The Department of Human Services requests permission not to make an appointment from the November 2, 2006 certification for Customer Service Information Specialist 3, Bilingual in Spanish and English (S0548H), Statewide.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the appointment waiver and        assessed no costs at this time.

 


B-26   MANAGER 1, INFORMATION PROCESSING (S4103G), STATEWIDE

 

The Division of Mental Health Services, Department of Human Services, requests permission not to make an appointment from the June 1, 2006 certification for Manager 1, Information Processing (S4103G).

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board denied the request for appointment        waiver and assessed compliance costs.

 

B-27   OPERATIONS AND TRAINING OFFICER, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (C6779H), HUDSON COUNTY

 

Hudson County requests permission not to make an appointment from the June 12 2006 certification for Operations and Training Officer, Emergency Management (C6779H).

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the appointment waiver but        assessed partial selection costs in the amount of $1,024.

 

B-28   SENIOR LOAN ADVISOR (M1611J), EAST ORANGE

 

East Orange requests permission not to make an appointment from the May 17, 2007 certification for Senior Loan Advisor (M1611J).

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board Granted the appointment waiver but        assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

 

B-29   TECHNICAL ASSISTANT 2, PURCHASING (S0552H), STATEWIDE

 

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey requests permission not to make an appointment from the November 9, 2006 certification for Technical Assistant 2, Purchasing (S0552H), Statewide.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the appointment waiver and        assessed no selection costs at this time.

 

B-30   TRAINING TECHNICIAN TRAINEE (S0524H), STATEWIDE

 

The Department of Human Services requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Training Technician Trainee (S0524H), Statewide.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the appointment waiver but        assessed selection costs in the amount of $8,285.


B-31   MARILYN BONNY

 

Marilyn Bonny, an Assistant Director of Nursing Services 1 (Psychiatric) with the Department of Human Services, appeals the determination of the Acting Chief of Staff, stating that there was probable cause to substantiate a finding that she violated the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-32   MARGARITA LISNAK

 

Margarita Lisnak, a Communications Operator with Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the determination of the Acting Director, Equal Employment Division, which found that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-33   ALFRED MICCIO

 

Alfred Miccio, a Correction Sergeant with Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the determinations of the Acting and Assistant Directors of the Equal Employment Division (EED) with the Department of Corrections, stating 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 in the Workplace.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board remanded the matter to the          Department of Corrections for further investigation.

 

B-34   JOANNE ANNACONE

 

Joanne Annacone, a former Principal Clerk Stenographer with Camden County, represented by Joseph A. Carmen, Esq., seeks enforcement of the decision of the Merit System Board, In the Matter of Camden County Layoffs (MSB, decided July 12, 1998), aff'd, Docket No. A-709-98T5 (App. Div. March 22, 2001), granting her differential back pay, benefits, and counsel fees.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board ordered Camden County to pay the        appellant $44,324.08 in back pay and $9,962.64 in counsel fees.

B-35   ANDREW GAFFNEY

 

The City of Atlantic City, represented by Anthony A. Swan, Deputy City Solicitor, petitions the Merit System Board for a retroactive date of permanent appointment to the title of Fire Captain for Andrew Gaffney, in order to effectuate the terms of the settlement agreement between Gaffney and the City.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the request.

 

B-36   JESSICA BALSECA CADENA

 

Jessica Balseca Cadena petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the decision rendered on September 12, 2007 (In the Matter of Olufunsho Adeshina, et al.) which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Social Worker 2 (S0573J).

 

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

 

B-37   PHILIP BENNETT

 

The Department of Corrections, represented by Betty M. Ng, Deputy Attorney General, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its final decision, rendered on October 24, 2007, which reversed the removal of Philip Bennett.

 

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

 

B-38   ALEISHA CRUZ

 

Aleisha Cruz, represented by Peter J. Cresci, Esq., requests reconsideration of the decision rendered on December 19, 2007 by the Merit System Board which found her to be psychologically unfit for a position as a Police Officer (S9999F), Jersey City.

 

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

 


B-39   RAUL MENDEZ

 

The Department of Corrections, represented by Kathleen Asher, Deputy Attorney General, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of that part of its final decision, rendered on November 8, 2007, which reversed the removal of Raul Mendez. Mendez, represented by Robert A. Fagella, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for enforcement of its decision.

 

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

 

B-40   LARRY TAYLOR

 

The Department of Human Services, represented by Kathleen Asher, Deputy Attorney General, requests interlocutory review of the order of Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Laura Sanders in Larry Taylor v. Department of Human Services, CSC Docket No. 2006-421, OAL Docket No. CSV 6937-05, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:1-14.10(a).

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted interlocutory review and        reversed the ALJ's order.

 

B-41   BRIAN COHAN

 

The appeal of Brian Cohan, a Human Services Assistant at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, of his removal, effective March 31, 2006, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Donald J. Stein, who rendered his initial decision on November 29, 2007. At its meeting on March 26, 2008, the Merit System Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation to dismiss the charges and reverse the removal. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board adopted the decision.


B-42   JOHN SIMPSON

 

The appeal of John Simpson, a Truck Driver with the Township of Monroe, of his removal effective January 5, 2007, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on January 8, 2008. At its meeting on March 26, 2008, the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the removal. Rather, the Board modified the removal to a four-month suspension, ordered that the appellant's reinstatement be subject to a return to work drug test, referred the appellant to the appointing authority's Employee Assistance Program, and required the appellant to undergo random monthly drug testing for a period of one year. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

 

B-43   ABLA D. BERRY, ET AL.

 

Abla D. Berry, Tracie C. Daves, and Yamei L. Melendez appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Head Clerk (PS3936K), Department of Children and Families.

 

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

 

B-44   KEITH BLAKE

 

Keith Blake appeals the determination of the Division of Selection services which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the qualifying examination for Social Worker, Nursing Home, Morris County.

 

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

 

B-45   MARY E. BROWNE, ET AL.

 

Mary E. Browne, Bonita M. Christmas, Ailime P. Daddazio, David M. Johnston, Jeffrey A. Klein, Lizette Mateo, Victor M. Niedbalski, Eileen W. Oppel, Paul V. Ranello, and Regina Simmons appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS4146K), Department of Children and Families.

 

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

B-46   BARBARA CHILMONIK

 

Barbara Chilmonik appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Housing Assistance Technician (C1868J), Hunterdon County.

 

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

 

B-47   SAJALA CLAMATTATHIL

 

Sajala Clamattathil appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found her to be below minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Charge Nurse 12 Months (S9370J), Statewide.

 

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

 

B-48   CY DAMON AND ROBERT DELIBERIS

 

Cy Damon and Robert DeLiberis appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Compost Project Worker/Laboratory Technician, Water Analysis/Sewage Plant Operator (M6037J), Buena Borough.

 

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

 

B-49   FLOYD DYER

 

Floyd Dyer appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Institutional Trade Instructor Warehousing (PS5256I), Bayside State Prison (Leesburg).

 

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

 


B-50   SUZANNE ENGELHARDT

 

Suzanne Engelhardt appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Legal Analyst (M6134J), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-51   LOUIS FORNOFF

 

Louis Fornoff 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 Program Development Specialist 1 (C1901J), Essex County.

 

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

 

B-52   JOHN HOOF

 

John Hoof appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Carpenter (PS5514K), Hunterdon Developmental Center.

 

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

 

B-53   FRANK JANKOWSKI

 

Frank Jankowski appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was below the minimum requirements in education and experience for the open competitive examination for the "dual" title of Code Enforcement Officer/Program Monitor (PM6406H), Township of Sparta.

 

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

 


B-54   SONIA JOHNSON

 

Sonia Johnson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Nursing Services Clerk (C1866J), Union County.

 

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

 

B-55   ALICIA KAGAN

 

Alicia Kagan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the education requirements for the promotional examination for Coordinator of Long Term and Alternate Care for the Elderly (PC1744H), County of Camden.

 

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

 

B-56   JOHN KALAFUT

 

John Kalafut, represented by David H. Weiner, President, CWA Local 1081, appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he was not eligible for the promotional examination for Senior Investigator, County Welfare Agency (PC1341J), Essex County, because he did not possess an aggregate of one year of continuous permanent service in a title to which the examination was open. He further requests a retroactive date of appointment to the title of Investigator, County Welfare Agency, for examination eligibility and seniority purposes.

 

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

 

B-57   JAMES MILLER

 

James Miller 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 Fire Official (M9147J), Rockaway Township.

 

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

 


B-58   IRVINA MOODY

 

Irvina Moody appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Data Control Clerk (M1623J), City of Newark.

 

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

 

B-59   AKIN OYEWOLE

 

Akin Oyewole appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Institutional Trade Instructor 1 Warehousing (PS5245I), Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center (Avenel).

 

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

 

B-60   JOSEPH PELAN

 

Jane Dougherty, Personnel Director, Wildwood, appeals on behalf of Joseph Pelan, the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Water Meter Reader/Water Meter Repairer (M65076J), Wildwood.

 

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

 

B-61   THOMAS PIERCE

 

Thomas Pierce 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 Fire Instructor (C2152J), Morris County).

 

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

 


B-62   KENNETH QUINN

 

Kenneth Quinn appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Home Instructor, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (S6973J).

 

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

 

B-63   STEPHANIE ROBINSON

 

Atlantic County, on behalf of Stephanie Robinson, appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the qualifying examination for Investigator, County Adjustor's Office, Atlantic County.

 

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

 

B-64   STEVEN ROCKHILL

 

Steven Rockhill 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 Mechanic Fire Apparatus (M6221J), Mount Laurel Township.

 

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

 

B-65   MONIFA SPRINGER

 

Monifa Springer appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Public Health Epidemiologist (M1168H), City of Newark.

 

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

 

B-66   JOSPEH STEVENSON

 

Joseph Stevenson 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 County Emergency Management Planner (C6258J), Cape May County.

 

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

B-67   ANTONIO SUAREZ

 

Antonio Suarez 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 Coordinator Health Projects 3, Emergency Medical Services (S6952J), Department of Health and Senior Services.

 

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

 

B-68   KIM Y. TAYLOR

 

Kim Y. Taylor appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the education requirements for the promotional examination for Accountant, County of Hunterdon (PC1054J).

 

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

 

B-69   SELAMAWIT TEKLEBIRHAN

 

Selamawit Teklebirhan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Library Assistant (PS0657J), Kean University.

 

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

 

B-70   DAMON WIENCKE

 

Damon Wiencke appeals the eligibility of other candidates for the promotional examination for Supervisor, Trees (PC0152J), Ocean County.

 

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

 

B-71   ALEX SOUZA

 

Alex Souza appeals his score for the open competitive examination for Carpenter (M6250J), Newark School District.

 

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

 


B-72   JOHN DEANGELO

 

The Director, Division of State Human Resource Management (SHRM), on behalf of the Department of the Treasury, requests that John DeAngelo's out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify him for a prospective promotional examination for Contract Administrator 1, Department of the Treasury.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the request.

 

B-73   JOLENE COZZOLONGO

 

Jolene Cozzolongo petitions the Merit System Board to allow her to file an untimely application for the open competitive examination for Physical Therapist Assistant (C9051J), County of Passaic.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the request.

 

B-74   PAM NICKISHER

 

Pam Nickisher petitions the Merit System Board to allow her to file an untimely application for the open competitive examination for Investigator, Public Defender (S0614J), Statewide.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the request.

 

B-75   PAUL KOMOSINSKY

 

The Department of Environmental Protection requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-1.1(c) be relaxed to permit the provisional appointment of Paul Komosinsky, a Chemical Safety Engineer, to the title of Section Chief, pending promotional examination procedures.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the request.

 

B-76   MICHAEL BLOOM

 

The Township of Ewing requests relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A(c) so as to permit the intergovernmental transfer of Michael Bloom from the title of Sheriff's Officer, Middlesex County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, Township of Ewing.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the request.

 

B-77   MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

 

The Minutes of the Merit System Board Meeting of March 26, 2008 are submitted for adoption.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board adopted the Minutes of its meeting of        March 26, 2008.

 

B-78   LAURIN C. STAHL

 

Laurin C. Stahl, an Administrative Analyst 1 with the Department of Children and Families, appeals the determination of the Director of Administration stating that the appellant did not present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace (State Policy).

 

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

 

B-79   JOHN FASANELLA

 

John Fasanella, represented by Charles P. Allen, Jr., Esq., appeals the determination of the Department of Personnel that the appellant's veteran status was not retroactive to the closing date of the examination for Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC2660F), Mercer County. The appellant also appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Captain (PC3633J), Mercer County on the basis that he was not permanent in a title to which the examination was open.

 

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

 

B-80   ANTHONY ABATE AND PATRICK FORMENTIN

 

The Director, Division of Classification and Compensation, on behalf of the Township of Belleville requests relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A(c) so as to permit the intergovernmental transfers of Anthony Abate and Patrick Formentin from the title of Sheriff's Officer, Passaic County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, Township of Belleville.

 

ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the requests.

 

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

                

           ______________________________

                 ROLANDO TORRES, JR.

                 COMMISSIONER

               MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 

 

 
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