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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 11, 2007, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairman Rolando Torres, Jr., Merit System Board Members, John Currie, Flavella Branham, Margaret E. L. Howard and Robert 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 December 8, 2006, 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.


CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS

The Merit System Board recorded the following Confidential Appointments under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h):

Lance R. Miller, appointed as a Confidential Secretary, Board of Public Utilities, effective February 17, 2007, salary of $115,051.66 per annum.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar:

Julia Baker-DiCamillo, County Clerk, Burlington County Clerk's Office, suspension.

JoAnn Best, Judiciary Clerk 2, Cumberland County, Department of the Judiciary, release at the end of the working test period.

Mary E. Byrne, Account Clerk, Department of Health Care Facilities, Monmouth County, suspension and removal.

Richard Cooper, Firefighter, Newark Fire Department, City of Newark, list by-pass.

April Conyers, Senior Clerk, Juvenile Parole & Transitional Services, Juvenile Justice Commission, return to formerly held permanent title at the end of working test period.

Reinaldo Delgado, Building Maintenance Worker, Board of Education, City of Vineland, removal.

Monica L. DeShields, County Correction Officer, Monmouth County, Department of Corrections and Youth Services, suspension.

Joseph DiClaudio, County Correction Officer, Department of Public Safety, Mercer County, suspension.

Harry Doyle, Fire Fighter, City of Orange, Fire Department, removal.

Byron Easterling, Graduate Nurse, Department of Health and Rehabilitation, County of Essex, removal.

Beverly Figueroa, Sheriff's Officer, Union County Sheriff's Department, suspension.

Orlando Giovanni, Plumber, Newark Housing Authority, City of Newark, layoff.

Edward Greenley, Painter, Veterans Home at Paramus, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, suspension.

Ralph Grier, Correction Lieutenant, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal.

Renee Hilton, Cottage Training Technician, Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal.

Mark Ice, Police Officer, City of Trenton, Police Department, suspension.

Clifford Johnson, Sanitation Driver, Department of Public Works, City of Long Branch, indefinite suspension pending disposition of criminal charges.

Julio Journette, Correction Officer, Department of Corrections, Hudson County, removal.

Joseph LaPira, Jr., Radio Dispatcher, City of Linden, Department of Public Works, suspension.

Shekila Lee, Custodial Worker, Department of Human Resource Services, City of Newark School District, resignation not in good standing.

Antonio Lopez, Laborer, County of Essex, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, suspension.

Nicole Marsh, Administrative Clerk/Typing, Urban Enterprise Zone, City of Pleasantville, removal.

Michael McCabe, Police Officer, Township of Lakewood Police Department, removal.

Justin Mocci, Laborer, Department of Public Works, Middletown Township, removal.

Andrea Milito, Clerk Typist, Department of Public Works, Township of Union, 2 suspensions and removal.

John Mullin, Pumping Station Repairer/Water Repairer, Department of Water and Sewer, Winslow Township, suspension.

Donald Nelson, Police Officer, City of Trenton, Department of Public Safety, suspension.

James Pluchino, Field Monitor 2, DMV, Division of Administration, Motor Vehicle Commission, suspension and fine overpayment.

Adele Puch, Interviewer, Division of One Stop Program and Services, Department of Labor, release at the end of working test period.

Edward Rossiter, Public Safety Telecommunicator, Cape May County, Department of Emergency Management, removal.

Tomaso Rotondi, Senior Correction Officer, Department of Corrections, Southern State Correctional Facility, resignation not in good standing.

John Scarlata, County Correction Officer, Department of Corrections, Burlington County, suspension.

Brandi Stewart, Correction Officer Recruit, Department of Corrections, South Woods State Prison, release at the end of working test period.

Karen Terell, Secretarial Assistant, City of Atlantic City, Department of Health and Human Services, layoff.

Shawn Williams, Correction Officer, Hudson County, Department of Corrections, 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:

Debra Beirach, Customer Service Representative 4, release at the end of the working test period.

Ronald Dowling, Support Services Trainee, Motor Vehicle Commission, release at the end of the working test period.

Meena Kumari, Human Services Specialist 1, Department of Human Services, Monmouth County, release at the end of working test period.

Laura Mamalingas, Senior Correction Officer, Garden State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal.

Latanya Mangum, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, resignation not in good standing.

John Mastropietro, Police Officer, Jersey City Police Department, suspension and 3 removals.

Jesinnia Morales, Human Services Assistant, Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, release at the end of working test period.

Semyon Tamarkin, Environmental Health Specialist, City of Newark Housing Authority, good faith layoff.

Markida Taylor, Human Services Assistant, Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period.

Mark Webb, Senior Correction Officer, Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, suspension.

Pamela Williams, Family Service Worker, Department of Citizen Services, Essex County, release at the end of working test period.

Evelyn White, Principal Fiscal Analyst, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, Department of Human Services, return to formerly held permanent title at the end of the working test period.

Noella Ziemba, Senior Food Service Worker, New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Paramus, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, release at the end of the working test period.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Cheryl Amaniera
Department of Labor
Release at the end of the working test period



In the Matter of Michael Beera
County of Mercer
Department of Public Safety
Suspension

In the Matter of Irwin Bennett
Newark Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Narendra Bhatt
Superior Court of New Jersey
Passaic Vicinage
List removal

In the Matter of Kendra Brown
Judiciary, Middlesex Vicinage
Removal

In the Matter of Debra Carruthers
County of Monmouth
Sheriff's Office
Removal

In the Matter of Kathryn Conklin
Juvenile Justice Commission
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Sylvester Ezewuiro
Judiciary, Mercer Vicinage
Removal

In the Matter of Pearl A. Finlaw
County of Salem
Nursing and Convalescent Home
Removal

In the Matter of Suzanne J. Fredriksen
City of Cape May
Department of Public Works
Removal

In the Matter of Melvyn Rivera
City of Jersey City
Police Department
Removal

In the Matter of Susan Stead
Judiciary, Bergen Vicinage
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Edward Wengerter, Jr.
North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue
Department of Public Safety
Removal

In the Matter of Janiece Williams-Mendenhall
Central Reception and Assignment Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 NICHOLAS CONDITO

Nicholas Condito, County Correction Lieutenant, County of Essex, Department of Public Safety, 60-day suspension and demotion to the position of County Correction Officer effective June 8, 2004, on charges of incompetency, inability to perform duties, neglect of duty and violation of Department policies and procedures.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 60-day suspension and the demotion to the position of County Correction Officer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.
VOTE: Rolando Torres, Jr. (Yes)
Flavella Branham (Abstained)
John Currie (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)

A-3 THOMAS O'DONNELL

Thomas O'Donnell, County Correction Lieutenant, County of Mercer, Department of Public Safety, 30-working day suspension (15-days held in abeyance) on the charge of neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 30-day suspension.

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

A-4 DOUGLAS OKAFOR

Douglas Okafor, Hospital Attendant, County of Essex, Health and Rehabilitation Department, 90-working day suspension on charges of failure to perform duties, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 90-working day suspension.

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

A-5 ILLYA RAHMING

Illya Rahming, Senior Building Maintenance Worker, William Paterson University of New Jersey, removal effective October 17, 2005, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee: assault and/or battery, verbal threats of violence, intimidation, coercion or interference, inappropriate and/or continual use of obscene language and other sufficient cause.

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

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


A-6 TERRELL TWIGGS

Terrell Twiggs, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective April 22, 2004 on the charge of selling or possession of alcoholic beverages or controlled dangerous substance while on State property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 SANTOCHIA CALLAND

Santochia Calland appeals her rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Union and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for County Correction 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 TIFFANY ANN DEANGELIS

Tiffany Ann DeAngelis appeals her rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Camden and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999F) on the basis psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-3 CHRISTOPHER DONKER

Christopher Donker appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999F) eligible list for the title of Police Officer, Township of West Orange on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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


B-4 SHARON HOOD

Sharon Hood, represented by David R. Castellani, Esq., appeals her rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Atlantic City and its request to remove her 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-5 SHONTAE T. LEWIS

Shontae T. Lewis appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999D) eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit, Department of Corrections on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-6 NAPOLEON M. MOLINA

Napoleon M. Molina appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999F) eligible list for the title of Sheriff's Officer, County of Hudson on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-7 ROBERT NAZARIO

Robert Nazario appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Gloucester and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999D) 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-8 CHRISTOPHER J. O'BRIEN

Christopher J. O'Brien appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999F) eligible list for the title of Police Officer, City of Asbury Park on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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


B-9 LUIS E. SANTIAGO

Luis E. Santiago, represented by Joseph A. Carmen, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Jersey City and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999D) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-10 MICHAEL SCHMITT, JR.

Michael Schmitt, Jr., appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999F) eligible list for the title of County Correction Officer, County of Essex on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-11 SHARIFAH WILBURN

Sharifah Wilburn appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999F) eligible list for the title of Police Officer, City of Asbury Park on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-12 LEON ZIELINSKI, JR.

Leon Zielinski, Jr., appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999F) eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit, Juvenile Justice Commission on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-13 MARCIA DAWKINS

Marcia Dawkins, a Human Services Assistant with Vineland 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-14 SELENA FLEMING

Selena Fleming, a Cottage Training Technician with Vineland 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-15 TASHMIN JOHNSON

Tashmin Johnson, a Human Services Assistant with Vineland 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 granted in part.

B-16 DALE SCHMITZ

Dale Schmitz, a Correction Sergeant with Southern 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 denied.

B-17 ELIZABETH SOCKRITER

Elizabeth Sockriter, an Institutional Trade Instructor 2, Cooking at South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Angela M. LaManna, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-18 ERIC REINER

Eric Reiner, an Operator Refrigeration Services with Hunterdon 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 but the appellant be awarded 30 minutes of additional SLI benefits.


B-19 ANGELO SAVERINO

Angelo Saverino, a Senior Employment Counselor with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, represented by David J. Connelly, Esq., appeals the determination of the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace (State Policy).

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

B-20 JERRY FISHER

Jerry Fisher, a former Police Officer with the Township of Irvington, represented by Samuel J. Halpern, Esq., requests that the Merit System Board reinstate him to his position after a determination by the Police and Firemen's Retirement System that he is no longer disabled and is fit for duty.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-21 TERRILL P. ROBINSON

Terrill P. Robinson, represented by Paul W. Bergrin, Esq., appeals the request of the City of Newark to remove his name form the eligible list for Firefighter (M2289E), City of Newark, on the basis of his failure to meet the residency requirement.

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

B-22 JOHN A. SANTIAGO

John A. Santiago, represented by Walter J. Tencza, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which removed his name from the Police Officer (S9999F), City of Passaic, eligible list, based on an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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


B-23 KELLY TAYLOR

Kelly Taylor appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which upheld the removal of her name form the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D), Department of Corrections, on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted but the appellant's name be reflected on the certification as being bypassed.

B-24 SHEILA RICHARDSON

Sheila Richardson appeals her bypass on the May 19, 2004 certification of the eligible list for Juvenile Detention Officer (C2077E), Union County.

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

B-25 SUSAN VANDY

Susan Vandy appeals the bypass of her name on a certification of the Human Services Specialist 3 (PC1100G), Burlington County Board of Social Services, eligible list.

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

B-26 DR. ROBERT ZAMBRANO

Dr. Robert Zambrano, a former Clinical Psychologist with the County of Hudson, represented by Arnold Shep Cohen, Esq., appeals his resignation in good standing effective September 1, 2006.

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

B-27 MALIKA Y. HALE

Malika Y. Hale petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the decision rendered on September 6, 2006 which found that the Customer Service Information Specialist 1 (PS56243T) and Records Technician 2, Motor Vehicles (PS5627T), Motor Vehicle Commission promotional examinations were properly administered and valid examination instruments.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.


B-28 CHRISTINA MONGON

Christina Mongon requests reconsideration of the decision rendered on December 6, 2006, which upheld the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Manager 1, Human Resources (P0471K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-29 HOUSING INSPECTOR (M6477H), TOWN OF PHILLIPSBURG

The Town of Phillipsburg requests permission not to make an appointment from the December 11, 2006 certification for Housing Inspector (M6477H).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver and assessed no selection costs.

B-30 PRINCIPAL CASHIER (M1230H), CITY OF PERTH AMBOY

The City of Perth Amboy requests permission not to make an appointment from the September 6, 2006 certification for Principal Cashier (M1230H).

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

B-31 SUPERVISING ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST (PS1837I), DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

In In the Matter of Supervising Administrative Analyst (PS1837I), Department of Corrections (MSB, decided March 22, 2006) the Merit System Board granted the Department of Corrections request for an appointment waiver from the December 1, 2004 certification and ordered that no selection costs would be assessed at that time since there was a possibility that the list could be utilized prior to its expiration.

ACTION: The Merit System Board assessed selection costs in the amount of $1,602.


B-32 JANICE BENNETT-JOHNSON

Janice Bennett-Johnson 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 County Representative Human Services (PS7358K), Division of Prevention and Community Partnership, Department of Human Services.

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

B-33 ELIZABETH BROKER

Elizabeth Broker 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 Assistant, Corrections (PS8857I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-34 EDWARD CAHILL

Edward Cahill appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements, per the substitution clause for education, for the promotional examination for Executive Assistant (PM0333H), Jersey City.

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

B-35 JOYCE CREA

Joyce Crea 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 Governmental Relations Specialist 2, Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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

B-36 AVA DAVENPORT AND JEANETTE SMALLS

Ava Davenport challenges the determination that Jeanette Smalls met the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Office Supervisor (PM1550G), Atlantic City.

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

B-37 BRIAN DUCKWORTH

The Managing Director, State and Local Operations, on behalf of Warren County, requests that Brian Duckworth's out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify him for a prospective promotional examination for Maintenance Supervisor, Warren County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-38 VINCENZO GIACCHETTI

Vincenzo Giacchetti 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 (M1107H), Paterson.

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

B-39 NELLIE GOMEZ-HEWITT

Nellie Gomez-Hewitt 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 Classification Officer 1 (PS1288I) promotional examination.

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

B-40 KRISTEN LONGYHORE

Kristen Longyhore 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 open competitive examination for Social Worker (C1552H), Warren County.

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

B-41 ANTHONY LOPEZ

Anthony Lopez 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 Director of Special Transportation Services (C4119H), Hudson County.

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

B-42 JOHN MERCER

John Mercer 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 Assistant Business Administrator, City of Jersey City.

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

B-43 FREDERICK NUBER AND MICHAEL SANCHELLI

Morris County, on behalf of Frederick Nuber, Jr., and Michael Sanchelli, appeals the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the qualifying examination for Public Works Inspector, Morris County.

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

B-44 PATRICIA SCACCETTI AND AUDREY WEINHOFER

Patricia Scaccetti and Audrey Weinhofer appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that Patricia Scaccetti did not meet the experience requirements, and Audrey Weinhofer did not meet the experience requirements, per the substitution clause for education, for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2, Data Processing (PS9755N), Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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

B-45 JULIA WRIGHT

Julian Wright appeals the decision of the appointing authority to remove her from the list, and the decision of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (C0937G), Salem County.

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


B-46 MICHAEL LYNCH

Michael Lynch appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Police Captain (PM3570G), Camden.

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

B-47 TARALYN BYRITER, ET AL.

Taralyn Byriter, Harlan Dredge, Richard Handberry, Harry Lee and Mary Elena Moran appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found them ineligible for the Entry Level Law Enforcement (S9999H) examination for various titles due to untimely applications.

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

B-48 KENNETH JANESK

Kenneth Janesk appeals the denial of his request for a make-up examination for Fire Fighter (M9999H).

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

B-49 JOHN PANACEK

John Panacek appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that denied his admittance to the promotional examination for Deputy Fire Chief (PM3602H), Trenton.

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

B-50 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (PM0487H), LACEY TOWNSHIP

Teamsters Local 97, represented by Kevin P. McGovern, Esq., appeals the validity of the promotional examination for Heavy Equipment Operator (PM0487H), Lacey Township. William Rule appeals his score on the promotional examination for Heavy Equipment Operator (PM0487H), Lacey Township.

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


B-51 JEFFREY R. PURKETT

The Managing Director, State and Local Operations, on behalf of the City of Burling5ton, requests relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A(c) so as to permit the intergovernmental transfer of Jeffrey R. Purkett from the title of Sheriff's Officer, Essex County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, City of Burlington.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-52 COUNTY POLICE OFFICER, ESSEX COUNTY

The Managing Director, State and Local Operations, Department of Personnel, requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.6 be relaxed in order to effectuate the lateral title change, with retention of seniority, for employees in the County Police Officer title series to the Sheriff's Officer title series.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-53 RECENT COURT DECISIONS

Submitted for the Merit System Board's review are summaries of recent court decisions involving Merit System Board and Department of Personnel determinations In the Matter of Police Sergeant (PM3213S), City of Camden (Appellate Division, decided 1/9/07); In the Matter of Angelo Rivera, Police Department, City of Camden (Appellate Division, decided 1/17/07; In the Matter of Donald Matlock, City of Trenton (Appellate Division, decided 1/30/07).

ACTION: The Merit System Board noted the decisions.

B-54 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Tara Blomquist
Hunterdon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

Gloria Ferraira
Hunterdon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

Kelly Jackson
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension

Patricia Smith
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

B-55 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board minutes of its meeting of March 28, 2007 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of March 23, 2007.

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

______________________________
ROLANDO TORRES, JR.
COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 

 
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