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

 

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A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 , 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 December 3, 2004, 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. It is noted that Commissioner Torres abstained on the class plan for Department of Personnel.

DATE: August 1, 2005
TO:   

Rolando Torres Jr., Commissioner

Department of Personnel

FROM:

Elizabeth Van Marter, Director

Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

 

  

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

The Department of Personnel requests the creation of a new trainee title for department-specific use. The Department has used the Personnel Trainee title in the past to staff both Personnel Assistant 4 and Human Resource Consultant 1 positions. However, we now believe that a distinct Trainee title is necessary for testing and staffing purposes. This action will enable the Department to recruit qualified eligibles and provide them with the training necessary to perform these unique personnel duties.

ADDITION OF TITLE

Effective:   08/06/05

Human Resource Consultant Trainee

P95-_____ Career F 35/12


DATE: July 22, 2005
TO:

Rolando Torres, Jr., Commissioner

Department of Personne

FROM:

Elizabeth Van Marter, Director

Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

 

  

MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

The Motor Vehicle Commission requests the creation of a new title series to comply with the recommendations of the "FIX DMV" Commission. These recommendations call for the increase in security required to safeguard facilities, documents and personnel. The Commission has established a centralized Security and Investigations Unit to implement, monitor, evaluate and investigate security issues. Investigations staff conduct assessments, covert and overt investigations, vulnerability tracking, threat identification and policy compliance monitoring.

The requested titles will provide for the proper classification of staff, many of whom were hired as temporary appointments with extensive investigative experience. The entry level will be designated as non-competitive for one year to effect appointments, effective with the pay period beginning June 11, 2005 . Incumbents with temporary status will be cross-walked to the interim non-competitive title, and have their salaries red-circled. The entry level title will be reallocated to the career service effective pay period #13, 06.

The Office of Employee Relations has reviewed and established the bargaining units; and it has designated these positions confidential.

ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW TITLES

Effective:   06-11-05

Chief of Investigations, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

S32-_____ C O NL/12

Supervising Investigator, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

R29-_____ C O NL/12

Investigator 2, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

P26-_____ C O NL/12

Investigator 1, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

I23-_____ NC O NE/12


TO:

Rolando Torres, Jr., Commissioner

Department of Personnel

FROM:

Elizabeth M. Van Marter, Director

Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Allocation to the Senior Executive Service
DATE: August 4, 2005

MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

The Motor Vehicle Commission has requested that the following positions be allocated to the Senior Executive Service.

Deputy Director, Financial Management: This position will report to the SES position, Director, Financial Management. The Deputy Director position has substantial managerial responsibility in that it supervises a Manager 2 Fiscal Resources (M 34), and directs staff in the areas of purchasing, financial control of the Commission's programs, operating funds, dedicated revenues, capital and state funds, preparation of the Commission's financial statements and budget, and disbursement of funds.

Director, Information Technology: This requested SES position will report to an Executive Director who functions as the Chief Operating Officer for the Commission. The requested SES position has substantial managerial responsibility in that it supervises a Manager 1, Information Processing (M 32), and oversees a staff of approximately 60 in the planning and implementation of all informational technology systems within the Commission. The operating budget of the Division is $16,400,000. Some of the programs covered by this position are MVC Quality Assurance, the Digitized Driver License (DDL), Organ Donor projects, and maintenance of the MVC database.

Deputy Director, Agency Operations: This proposed SES position will report to an SES Director, Agency Operations, and oversees a Manager 2, DMV (M 33) and a Government Representative 1 (X 98). A staff of over 1300 report to these two positions, with a budget of $47,000,000. Substantial managerial and policy executing responsibility are assigned to this proposed SES position in that it assists in the management of all of the MVC agencies and related functions, which constitute a major portion of the operations of the Commission. This position also develops and implements policies and procedures, and strategic plans to meet the goals and objectives of the Commission.

Deputy Director, Driver Management and Regulatory Affairs: This proposed SES position will report to the SES Director, Driver Management and Regulatory Affairs and direct all administrative support, planning, human resources, fiscal operations, and legislative outreach programs for the Division, in addition to overseeing program activities for five major program areas of the Division. The budget for this Division is approximately $30,000,000, with a staff of 300. The requested position has substantial managerial responsibility in that it encompasses significant operating, program, and administrative oversight of Commission functions.

Deputy Director, Operations Support: The proposed SES position will report to the SES Director, Operations Support. This Division consists of four major bureaus. The operating budget of the Division is approximately $28,000,000, with a staff of about 489. The position has substantial managerial responsibility in that it assists in the oversight of another major operation of the MVC, including the Agency Help Line, Records Management, and Access DMV. The position also has responsibility for assisting in the formation of policy, procedures, and goals of the Division. I recommend approval of these requests.

Reallocation of Positions to SES

Effective: April 30, 2005

From:                      To:

Manager 2, DMV         Senior Executive Service

M 33 - 56470             M 98 - 90752

Position #: 954484     (Deputy Director, Financial Management)

Manager 2, DMV         Senior Executive Service

M 33 - 56470             M 98 - 90752

Position #: 954956     (Director Information Technology)

Manager 2, DMV         Senior Executive Service

M 33 - 56470              M 98 - 90752

Position #: 954949     (Deputy Director, Agency Operations)

Manager 2, DMV         Senior Executive Service

M 33 - 56470             M 98 - 90752

Position # 954951      (Dpty. Dir. Driver Mgt. and Reg. Aff.)

Manager 2, DMV         Senior Executive Service

M 33 - 56470              M 98 - 90752

Position #: 954953      (Deputy Director, Operations Support)SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

 

SECTION A – HEARING MATTERS

A-1   SETTLEMENTS

 

   In the Matter of Randy Burd

  Brick Township School District

  Removal

  In the Matter of Charles Enger

  Borough of Hopatcong

  Department of Public Works

  Removal

  In the Matter of Mercedes Goodridge

  County of Morris

  Long Term Care Services Department

  Removal

  In the Matter of Lucille Hall

  County of Passaic

  Preakness Hospital

  Suspension

  In the Matter of Wayne Hundemann

  Borough of Carteret

  Suspension

  In the Matter of Richard McPolin

  Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center

  Department of Corrections

  Suspension

  In the Matter of Estelle Ward   

  Newark School District

  Suspension  

 

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

  

 ACTION:    The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

 

A2   RUI DOMINGUES

Rui Domingues, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, ten-day suspension on the charge of neglect of duty.

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


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

  

A-3   KELLY FUCHS

 

Kelly Fuchs, Practical Nurse, County of Monmouth , Department of Corrections and Youth Services, release at the end of the working test period effective May 30, 2003 .

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the release at the end of the working test period.

 

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

 

A-4   JOSEPH KOVACS

 

Joseph Kovacs, Jr., Sewer Maintenance Worker, Bergen County Municipal Utilities Authority, appeals the good faith of his layoff effective July 1, 1999 , for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Grant Summary Decision to uphold the layoff.

 

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

 

A-5   TONY RICHEY

 

Tony Richey, Senior Custodian, Newark School District , demotion to the position of Custodian effective April 12, 2004 , on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.

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


ACTION:    The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to dismiss the appeal without prejudice.

 

A-6   GARY SCYMANSKI

 

Gary Scymanski, Police Sergeant, Township of Sparta, Police Department, eight-day suspension on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of Police Department rules and regulations.

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


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

 

A-7   EDMOND TYLER

 

Edmond Tyler, Correction Officer, County of Burlington, County Jail, 15-day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of policies and procedures.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 15-day suspension.


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

 

A-8   CHARLES VENA

 

Charles Vena, Emergency Medical Technician, City of Passaic, Police Department, 1) 15-day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, and failure to notify supervisor of request for time off, 2) and ten-day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of rules and regulations regarding unfavorable conduct, misconduct and false statement.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 15-day suspension and modify the ten-day suspension to a 4-day suspension.  

ACTION:    The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge modifying the 15-day suspension to a 6-day suspension and affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to modify the 10-day suspension to the 4-day suspension.

 

A-9   DELIA BALL

 

Delia Ball, Judiciary Account Clerk 2, Burlington Vicinage Judiciary, removal effective May 27, 2003 , on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of the Judiciary code of conduct.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.


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

 

A-10   LIBORIO LORUSSO

 

Liborio Lorusso, Carpenter, Jersey City School District , removal effective December 4, 1995 , on charges of insubordination and conduct unbecoming a public employee.   

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.  

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

 

A-11   KONSTANTI XIROUCHAKIS

 

Konstanti Xirouchakis, Police Officer, Township of Union, Department of Public Safety, removal effective June 4, 2001 on charges of violation of the Attorney General's Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy and Violation of the Township of Union Public Safety Policy and Procedures regarding notification of complaint and/or arrest for violation of local, state or federal law.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.


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

 

A motion was made and seconded that the open session be recessed and that, pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Open Public Meetings Act, the Merit System Board entered into Executive Session for the purpose of legal advice on the matter of A-12 Christian Cofone. The Board subsequently reconvened the public meeting.

 

A-12   CHRISTIAN COFONE (CONSOLIDATION)

 

Christian Cofone, Police Officer, Township of Middletown, Department of Public Safety, indefinite suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause and a removal effective June 23, 2003, on charges of violations of various Police Department rules and regulations, inter alia , obedience to laws and rules, prohibited activity on duty, personal conduct and duty requirements, conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause. This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of July 27, 2005 .

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a Letter of Reprimand.


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

 

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

B-1   PAUL EVERTON

 

Paul Everton, represented by Richard P. Krueger, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit, Juvenile Justice candidate by the Juvenile Justice Commission and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit, Juvenile Justice (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-2   RAY C. WHITE

 

Ray C. White, represented by Stephen B. Hunter, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit, Juvenile Justice candidate by the Juvenile Justice Commission and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit, Juvenile Justice (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-3   WILLIAM HAYES

 

William Hayes appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit by the New Jersey Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D) 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   TRAVIS RAGLAND

 

Travis Ragland appeals his rejection as a Police Officer by Jersey City and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999D) on the basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.


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

 

B-5   LUCIDIA AFANADOR

 

Lucidia Afanador, a Practical Nurse with the 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.

 

B-6   LINDA ALFORD-FENNELL

 

Linda Alford-Fennell, a Manager 1, Human Resources, with the Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.


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

 

B-7   FRANCINE CANNATA

 

Francine Cannata, a Charge Nurse with Ann Klein Forensic Center , Department of Human Services, represented by William L. Kaufman, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.


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

 

B-8   WILLIAM EBINGER

 

William Ebinger, a Senior Food Service Handler with the Ancora Psychiatric Hospital , Department of Human Services, represented by Allen J. Littlefield, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.


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

 

B-9   CHRISTINE KING

 

Christine King, a Teacher 1 (12 months) with the 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-10   ELLEN J. KOHLER

 

Ellen J. Kohler, a Supervising Family Service Specialist 2 (Bilingual in Spanish and English) with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, represented by Jeffrey L. Dashevsky, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.


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

 

B-11   DOMINICK V. MANGINE

 

Dominick V. Mangine, a Storekeeper 2 with the Department of the Treasury, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.


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

 

B-12   KIM R. MYERS

 

Kim R. Myers, a Supervisor, Personnel Records and Payroll Processing 2 with the Vineland Developmental Center , Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.


ACTION:   The Merit System Board referred the matter to the Medical Examiner's Panel.

 

B-13   BARBARA RILEY

 

Barbara Riley, a Senior Probation Officer with the Judiciary Vicinage 2 - Cumberland , Gloucester and Salem Counties , appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.


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

 

B-14   RUSSELL DAVIS

 

Russell Davis, an Assistant District Parole Supervisor, with the State Parole Board (SPB), appeals the determination of the Executive Director of SPB 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.


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

 

B-15   ROBERT PICONE

 

Robert Picone requests reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered on January 12, 2005, which upheld the determination of the Chief of Staff, Department of Environmental Protection, which found that the petitioner 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 denied the request for reconsideration.

 

B-16   RUTH SPAE

 

Ruth Spae, an Agent with the Motor Vehicle Commission, represented by Ramon E. Rivera, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final decision rendered on September 8, 2004, which upheld the determination of the Director, Division of Civil Rights and Affirmative Action with the Department of Transportation, stating that there was probable cause to substantiate a finding that the appellant violated the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.


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

 

B-17   ASSUNTINA MANOCCHIO

 

Assuntina Manocchio, a former Police Officer with the City of Jersey City , represented by Michael Montanari, Esq., requests a hearing regarding her removal from employment effective February 15, 2005 , based upon her dismissal from the Somerset County Police Academy .


ACTION:    The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

 

B-18   THOMAS MCNAUGHTON

 

Pemberton Township , represented by Denis C. Germano, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for a stay of that portion of its final decision rendered on January 12, 2005 , which assessed it $1,000 in administrative costs.


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

 

B-19   RANDY T. SANDIFER

 

Randy T. Sandifer, a Police Officer with the City of Jersey City , represented by Ciro A. Spina, III, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for interim relief of is removal, effective February 4, 2005.


ACTION:   The Merit System Board denied the request for interim relief.

 

B-20   WILLENE CARROLL

 

Willene Carroll, a Family Service Specialist 1 with the Department of Human Services, appeals the decision of the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources denying her request for a reasonable accommodation.


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

 

B-21   ANTHONY BAILEY

 

The appeal of Anthony Bailey, a County Correction Officer with the County of Mercer , of his 10 and 20-day suspensions and four removals, effective December 18, 2003 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Futey (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on March 22, 2005 . At its meeting on July 27, 2005 , the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to reverse the penalties, Rather, the Board ordered that the matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.


ACTION:   The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

 

B-22   RICHARD BODINE

 

The appeal of Richard Bodine, an Institutional Trade Instructor 2, Cooking, at South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, of his removal effective August 13, 2004 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge W. Todd Miller (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 24, 2005 . At its meeting on July 27, 2005 , the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a resignation in good standing. Rather, the Board upheld the removal. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.


ACTION:    The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

 

B-23   RICHARD HOLLAND

 

The appeal of Richard Holland, a Grounds Worker at Rowan University , of his removal effective November 7, 1997 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph F. Martone (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on April 29, 2005 , reversing the removal. At its meeting on July 27, 2005 , the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to reverse the removal. Rather, the Board upheld the removal. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.


ACTION:    The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

 

B-24   MARCIA SPENCER

 

The appeal of Marcia Spencer, a Cottage Training Technician with the North Jersey Developmental Center , of her removal effective July 10, 2003 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Irene Jones, who rendered her initial decision on April 5, 2005 . At its meeting on July 27, 2005 , the Merit System Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation to reverse the removal. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.


ACTION:   The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

 

B-25   KENNETH AKABOGU, ET AL.

 

Kenneth Akabogu, Raymond Jordan, Beatrice Nwachukwu, Paul Okafor, Barry Schreiber, Kinya Scott, Prerna Trivedi and Chyrl Wreh appeal the eligibility requirements for and/or closing date given to the promotional examination for Auditor 1 Taxation (PS5170U), Division of Taxation.


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

 

B-26   CHRISTINA ARZEEZ

 

Christina Arzeez 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 Program Support Specialist 1 (Assistance Programs) (S3035F).


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

 

B-27   RALPH ASPLEN ET AL.

 

Ralph Asplen, Scot Frow, John Edwards, Joseph DeMarie, Charles D'Amico, Robert Goodwin, Herbert Gross, and Steven Rinaldi appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Section Chief, Waste Management, Managerial (PS5209G), Department of Environmental Protection. This matter was held over from the July 27, 2005 Merit System Board meeting.


ACTION:   The Merit System Board directed that the appeal of John Edwards be granted but denied the remainder of the appeals.

 

B-28   CLINTON J. GRIGGS

 

The Department of Transportation petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final decision rendered on June 8, 2005 , which upheld the determination that Clinton J. Griggs did not meet the educational requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Engineer, Construction and Maintenance (PS3758T), Department of Transportation.


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

 

B-29   BRETT BAILEY

 

Brett Bailey appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the educational requirement for a prospective appointment for Civil Engineer Trainee, Department of Environmental Protection.


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

 

B-30   KELLY BENUCCI, ET AL.

 

Kelly Benucci, Janice Sarclette, and Marilyn Serrano appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Technical Assistant, Personnel (PS4330I), Department of Corrections.


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

 

B-31   MICHAEL CAPORASO

 

Michael Caporaso appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Supervisor of Motors (PM1531F), City of Elizabeth .


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

 

B-32   THOMAS CIACCIARELLI

 

Candie Brown, Chief, Human Resources, State Parole Board, on behalf of Thomas Ciacciarelli, appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that Mr. Ciacciarelli did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Chief Investigator, Secured Facilities (PS4343I), State Parole Board.


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

 

B-33   JENNIEVESE COHEN AND MARGARET SWEENEY

 

Jennievese Cohen and Margaret Sweeney appeal the decision of the Division of Selection Services that found that, per the substitution clause for education, they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Senior Administrative Analyst (M6777F), City of Newark .


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

 

B-34   MARY CORCORAN, ET AL.

 

Mary Corcoran, Mary Strybuc and Deborah Varanyak appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Scheduler (S6802G).


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

 

B-35   MARIA DAVIS

 

Maria Davis appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which fond 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-36   JAMES DOCKERY AND JAMES LUPFER

 

James Dockery and James Lupfer appeal the determinations 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 Coordinator of Volunteers (C6379G), Bergen County .


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

 

B-37   MERLE EDELMAN-WILCOX

 

Merle Edelman-Wilcox 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 Day Care Center Technician (S0379F), Department of Human Services.


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

 

B-38   PATRICIA EPPS

 

Patricia Epps, Charlika Little, and Deanna Wilson appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Therapy Program Assistant (PS9893K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.


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

 

B-39   DONNA Y. FRIZINO

 

Donna Y. Frizino 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 Administrative Analyst 1, Accounting (PS2980K), New Lisbon Developmental Center , Department of Human Services.


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

 

B-40   DELLA A. GRANT

 

Della A. Grant 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 Clerk Typist (PS2541H), Department of Health and Senior Services.


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

 

B-41   CHESTER GREBLOWSKI

 

Chester Greblowski appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Supervisor of Motors (PM1531F), City of Elizabeth .


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

 

B-42   MICHAEL J. KORMAN

 

Michael J. Korman appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Personnel Officer (PM1546F), City of Hoboken .


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

 

B-43   DORIS LEWIS

 

Doris Lewis 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 Assistant 3 (PS4241K), Division of Youth and Family Services.


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

 

B-44   JOAN MAKLE, ET AL.

 

Joan Makle, Katrina Owens, Judy Piscatowski and Kim Theodore appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience and/or education requirements for the open competitive examination for Court Representative, Board of Education (M6820F), Newark School District .


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

 

B-45   CARRIE MEANS-RUFFIN

 

Carrie Means-Ruffin appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Program Development Specialist (PS4124K), Department of Human Services.


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

 

B-46   PATRICIA PHILIPS

 

Patricia Phillips appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Governmental Relations Specialist 3 (PS3601K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.


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

 

B-47   NORMA WILLIAMS

 

Norma Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Field Representative, Neighborhood Preservation (M6882G), Atlantic City .


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

 

B-48   SUPERVISING SEWAGE PLANT OPERATOR (PM1359F), HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

 

The appointing authority appeals the final averages awarded to eligibles for the promotional examination for Supervising Sewage Plant Operator (PM1359F), Hamilton Township .


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

 

B-49   ANN FILIPONE

 

Ann Filipone appeals her score on the promotional examination for Accountant (PC0387F), Ocean County .


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

 

B-50   MARIBEL MORA

 

Maribel Mora appeals her score on the bilingual portion of the open competitive examination for Investigator Trainee Public Defender, Bilingual in Spanish/English (S6720E), Statewide.


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

 

B-51   JAMES VAN WINKLE

 

James Van Winkle, represented by Michael Prigoff, Esq., and the City of Jersey City , represented by Anthony DeSalvo, Assistant Corporation Counsel, petition the Merit System Board for acknowledgment of the settlement agreement reached by the parties, which provides for the appointment of Van Winkle as a Fire Fighter.


ACTION:   The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

 

B-52   MICHELLE SENNI

 

Michelle Senni requests that her-out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify her for a lateral reclassification to Executive Assistant 3, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital .


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

 

B-53   SUSAN ROWE

 

The Division of Human Resource Management (HRM) requests that the Merit System Board expand the title scope of a promotional examination, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.5(d)5, in order to permit the promotion of Susan Roe from the non-competitive title of Practical Nurse to the competitive title of Training Assistant.


ACTION:   The Merit System Board granted the request.

 

B-54   ARLENE CRYER, ET AL.

 

Arlene Cryer, Sandra Dill, Josephine Faber, Susan Kelly, Emily Kronenberger, Stefanie Mozgai, and Crescenza Zizza, represented by Thomas Fagan, Staff Representative, Communications Workers of America, Local 1034 (CWA), request retroactive permanent appointment dates of September 9, 2000 to the Health Care Services Evaluator/Nurse title.


ACTION:    The Merit System Board denied the request.

 

B-55   SUPERVISING SCHOOL TRAFFIC GUARD

 

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management (HRM), requests Merit System Board review of the establishment of the title Supervising School Traffic Guard in the career service. At its meeting on July 27, 2005 , the Board conducted a public hearing, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 11A:3-6, regarding the matter. The Board voted to hold this matter over for further review of the public comments presented at the meeting.


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

 

B-56   MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

 

The minutes of the Merit System Board meeting of July 27, 2005 are submitted for adoption.

  

ACTION:    The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of July 27, 2005 .

 

B-57 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

 

Jerald Morris

Department of Personnel

Release at the end of the working test period


ACTION:    The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

 

VOTE:   Rolando Torres, Jr.     (Abstained)

             Flavella Branhan     (Yes)

             John Currie       (Yes)

             Margaret E. L. Howard     (Yes)

             Robert J. Long       (Yes)   

 

B-58   INVESTIGATOR 1, NEW JERSEY MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

 

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, requests the reallocation of the Investigator 1, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission title to the noncompetitive division of the career service on an interim basis.


ACTION:    The Merit System Board granted the request.

          

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

                

          ______________________________
                   ROLANDO TORRES, JR.                    

           COMMISSIONER                  

              MERIT SYSTEM BOARD                  

 

 
 
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