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

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Robert M. Czech, Chairperson
Flavella Branham
John Currie
Margaret E.L. Howard
Robert Long

A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Trenton, New Jersey.

     PRESENT: Robert M. Czech, Chairperson, Members Flavella Branham, John Currie, Vincent E. Giordano, and Margaret E. L. Howard; Pamela Ullman, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

     In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Robert M. Czech, Chairperson, 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 20, 2009 and posted at the Civil Service Commission, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All other actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.


CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

The Civil Service Commission recorded the following Confidential Appointments under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h):

 

David L. Glass, appointed as a Confidential Assistant, Department of Environmental Protection, effective May 8, 2010, salary of $115,000.00 per annum. 

 

Byron Clark, appointed as a Confidential Secretary, Department of Community Affairs, effective May 8, 2010, salary of $50,000.00 per annum.

 

Amelia Upchurch, appointed as a Confidential Assistant, Department of Community Affairs, effective May 17, 2010, salary of $95,000.00 per annum.

 

David S. Leonardis, appointed as a Confidential Assistant, Homeland Security and Preparedness, effective April 10, 2010, salary of $97,794.45 per annum.
SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

 

A-1      SETTLEMENTS

 

In the Matter of Eric Adams
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Elia Almoyan
Township of Weehawken
Department of Public Safety
Suspension

In the Matter of Gwendolyn Booker
Newark School District
Removal and resignation not in good standing

In the Matter of Jorge Cintron
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Christopher Conroy
Woodbridge Township
Department of Public Works
Suspension

In the Matter Brian Cohan
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Paul Cummings
Cumberland County
Department of Public Works
Removals (2)

In the Matter of Alison Dial
Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal


In the Matter of Michael Doyle
Hagedorn Gero-Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the of Matter of Sheila Felder
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of James Francis
Motor Vehicle Commission
Suspension

In the Matter of Leopold Quinland Gordon
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Jane Johnson
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Lakia Jones
City of Newark
Police Department
Suspension

In the Matter of Michael Kownacki
Mercer County
Department of Public Safety
Removal

In the Matter of Tracy Pitti
Middlesex County Board of Social Services
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Linda Reid
Mercer County
Department of Human Services
Suspension


In the Matter of Dwayne Smith
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

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

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.

A-2      GAGE CALDWELL

 

Gage Caldwell, Construction and Maintenance Technician 5, Department of Transportation, resignation not in good standing effective October 24, 2008, on the charge of abandonment of position.

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

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-3      MARGARET DEVLIN

Margaret Devlin, a Senior Clerk Typist, Borough of South Plainfield, appeals the good faith of her layoff, effective June 1, 2009, for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the layoff.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-4      GEORGE RAMOS

George Ramos, Police Sergeant, City of Newark, Police Department, seven-day suspension on charges of incompetency or efficiency, neglect of duty and violation of Police Department rules and regulations.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the seven-day suspension to a four-day suspension.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

 

A-5      MARCELINO MARTINEZ

Marcelino Martinez, Laborer, Township of Lakewood, Department of Public Works, removal effective February 4, 2009, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.   

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to a six-month suspension.

A-6      TAMIKA ROSS

Tamika Ross, Parking Enforcement Officer, Atlantic City, Department of Public Safety, removal effective September 25, 2009, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, violation of rules regarding truthfulness and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

ACTION:       the Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.


SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1      CHANGE IN THE STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

The Division of State and Local Operations (SLO) requests the inactivation of nine titles used exclusively by the Office of Legislative Services (OLS), effective April 24, 2010.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the inactivation of the titles.


 B-2     CHANGE IN THE STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) requests the establishment of a new unclassified title, Newspaper Clipping Service Assistant/Library Projects, OLS, effective February 12, 2010.  This title will be used in the OLS Library and will be restricted for use in the OLS.

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the establishment of the
 new title.


B-3      CHANGE IN THE STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) requests the creation of a new title, Supervising Fire Investigator, for use in its Division of Fire Safety, Bureau of Fire Department Services, effective March 15, 2008.  The DCA also requests the inactiviation of the title of Supervising Planner, Local Planning, effective March 15, 2010.

 

           
ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the establishment of the new title of Supervising Fire Investigator and the inactivation of the title of Supervising Planner, Local Planning.
B-4      CHANGE IN THE STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requests title verbiage changes, title specification modifications, and an upward salary reevaluation for the Right of Way Negotiator title series in order to more accurately reflect the level of the current duties and responsibilities of the title, effective April 24, 2010.  The DOT also requests the inactivation of the title of Principal Right of Way Negotiator, Project Supervisor.



 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the request.
B-5      CHANGE IN THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

The Division of State and Local Operations requests the inactivation of six State titles used exclusively by the Judiciary, effective May 22, 2010.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the inactivation of the titles.


B-6      CHANGE IN THE STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

The Division of State and Local Operations requests the inactivation of 113 titles used in local service, effective May 17, 2010.










ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the inactivation of the titles.

B-7      NATASHA ALMON

Natasha Almon, a Human Services Assistant with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-8      ALFRED T. HUMENY

Alfred T. Humeny, a Senior Correction Officer with South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Daniel Geddes, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

B-9      MARIE KOLENDA

Marie Kolenda, a Practical Nurse at Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-10    CHRISTOPHER LEWANDOWSKI

Christopher Lewandowski, a Senior Correction Officer with the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, represented by Daniel Geddes, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

B-11    JANE LYONS

Jane Lyons, a Senior Engineer, Transportation, with the Department of Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-12    ANGELO MASTROLIA

Angelo Mastrolia, a Helper with William Paterson University, represented by William O'Brien, Chapter President, IFPTE Local 195, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-13    KEVIN MUZYKA

Kevin Muzyka, a Residential Services Worker with Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-14    CONO SPINELLI

Cono Spinelli, a Senior Correction Officer with Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

B-15    MARSHA TARCZA

Marsha Tarcza, a Technical Assistant 2, Treasury, with the Department of the Treasury appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.


B-16    KEITH BLAKE

Keith Blake, represented by Robert O. Yaeger, Principal Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the removal of his name from the special reemployment list for Human Services Specialist 1, Morris County, due to his failure to report to work.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-17    SEAN LAVIN

Sean Lavin, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq., appeals the bypass of his name on the Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC26253), Mercer County eligible list.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-18    DANIELLE LLOYD

Danielle Lloyd appeals her removal from the eligible list for Social Worker (C1980L), Ocean County Board of Social Services, based on a lack of education per the substitution clause for experience.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-19    GARY SCHNEIDER

Gary Schneider appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that the appellant did not possess the necessary education and experience for the Employee Relations Officer (S0074K) examination, and removed his name from the eligible list.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.


B-20    ACCOUNTANT (C0848K), HUDSON COUNTY

Hudson County requests permission not to make an appointment from the February 23, 2009 certification for Accountant (C0848K).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request for an appointment waiver, but assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

B-21    ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK (M0168K), NEWARK

The appointing authority's failure to dispose of the certification for Administrative Clerk (M0168K), Newark, while provisionals are serving in the title, has been referred to the Civil Service Commission for enforcement.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission ordered the appointing authority to remove the provisional appointees, make an appointment from the certification, and pay compliance costs.

B-22    ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (M1776J), NEWARK

Newark requests permission not to make an appointment from the August 25, 2008 certification for Assistant Public Information Officer (M1776J).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request for an appointment waiver, but assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

B-23    DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WORK SERVICES (M4131J) AND (M0254K), NEWARK

Newark requests permission not to make an appointment from the March 17, 2009 certification for Director of Social Work Services (M4131J) and (M0254K).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request for an appointment wavier, but assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.


B-24    GARAGE ATTENDANT (SPECIAL REEMPLOYMENT LIST), NEWARK

The appointing authority's failure to dispose of the certification for Garage Attendant (Special Reemployment List), Newark, while Nelson Madera is serving in the title has been referred to the Civil Service Commission for enforcement.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission ordered the appointing authority to remove Nelson Madera, make an appointment from the certification, and pay compliance costs.

B-25    TRUCK DRIVER (C0141L), MORRIS COUNTY

Morris County requests permission not to make an appointment from the May 11, 2009 certification for Truck Driver (C0141L).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request for an appointment waiver, but assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

B-26    ALICE S. ALEXANDER

Alice S. Alexander, a Clinical Psychologist 2, Division of Mental Health Services, with the Department of Human Services, appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner, which found that the appellant failed to support a finding that she had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted in part.

B-27    ABDUL-QAADIR NYAHUMA

Abdul-Qaadir Nyahuma, a Correction Sergeant at Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the determination of the Assistant Director, Equal Employment Division, stating that the appellant had 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 Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-28    BRIAN ROYSTER

Brian Royster, a Sergeant, First Class, with the Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals the determination of the Acting Chief of Staff, Office of the Attorney General, which found that the appellant failed to support a finding that he had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-29    ROBYN WOODSON

Robyn Woodson, a Customer Service Representative 4 with the Motor Vehicle Commission, appeals the determination of the Equal Employment Officer, stating 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 Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-30    RITA AUSTIN

Rita Austin appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations that the proper classification of her position with the Board of Public Utilities is Customer Representative 1, Public Utilities.  The appellant seeks an Administrative Analyst 2 classification.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-31    SANDRA CAMACHO

Sandra Camacho appeals the determination of the Division of State and Local Operations that her position with the Department of Health and Senior Services is properly classified as a Laboratory Service Worker 1.  The appellant seeks a Laboratory Service Worker 2 classification in this proceeding.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.


B-32    CARMELLA CONN, ET AL.

Carmella Conn and Theresa Craig appeal the decisions of the Division of State and Local Operations (SLO) that the proper classification of their positions with Rowan University is Secretarial Assistant 3.  Laura Ruthig and Denise Williams appeal the decisions of SLO that the proper classification of their positions with Rowan University is Secretarial Assistant 3, Non-Stenographic.  All of the appellants seek a Program Assistant, Administrative Services classification.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be denied.

B-33    WULFILDO ESTERON

Wulfildo Esteron appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations which found that his position with the Department of Corrections is correctly classified as Senior Technician, Management Information Systems.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-34    MARGARET FOX

Margaret Fox appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations that the proper classification of her position with Gloucester County is Senior Clerk.  The appellant seeks a Community Service Aide, Typing classification.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-35    CURTIS KRAUT

Curtis Kraut appeals the decision of the Division of Local Human Resource Management that the proper classification of her position was Building Inspector.  The appellant seeks a Building Sub-Code Official classification in this proceeding.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.


B-36    KENDRA BROWN

Kendra Brown, a former Juvenile Detention Officer with Middlesex County, appeals her resignation in good standing effective June 2, 2009.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-37    LYNN CIUPPA

Lynn Ciuppa, a Municipal Court Administrator with the Borough of Bergenfield, represented by Edward J. Bowen, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for interim relief of her immediate suspension effective January 7, 2010.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request.

B-38    JANET MCSLOY

Janet McSloy, a Conferee 2, Taxation, with the Department of the Treasury, represented by Patricia Reaney, CWA Local 1034, appeals the adjustment of her leave allowances due to a leave of absence without pay.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted in part.

B-39    MICHAEL MISHOE

Union County petitions the Civil Service Commission for a retroactive permanent appointment date as a County Correction Officer for Michael Mishoe.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.

B-40    ROBERT SZCZUR

Montville Township, represented by Fredric Knapp, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission (Commission) for a stay of its decision in In the Matter of Robert Szczur (CSC, decided December 16, 2009) pending its appeal to the Appellate Division of Superior Court of New Jersey.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request.


B-41    DANIEL MARCANO AND CHRISTOPHER FRUCCI

The City of Camden, represented by Caryl M. Amana, Esq., Daniel Marcano, represented by William H. Buckman, Esq., and Christopher Frucci, represented by Christopher A. Gray, Esq., seek a resolution to a dispute concerning back pay and counsel fees arising from the decision of the Civil Service Commission, In the Matters of Daniel Marcano and Christopher Frucci (CSC, decided August 5, 2009), which reversed their removals from their positions as Police Officers with the City of Camden.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission ordered the City of Camden to pay Daniel Marcano $97,069.98 in back pay and reimbursement for health insurance premiums and $49,449.60 in counsel fees and costs and pay Christopher Frucci $88,721.88 in back pay and $99,626.02 in counsel fees.

B-42    WALTER YOUNG

Walter Young, a Police Lieutenant with Irvington, represented by Kathleen C. Feeney, Esq., seeks Civil Service Commission resolution of a dispute concerning counsel fees due to him as a result of the decision rendered on August 27, 2008, which reversed his 60-day suspension.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission awarded $14,480 in counsel fees and $145.66 in costs.

B-43    MARTIN CARLUCCIO

Martin Carluccio petitions for reconsideration of the final decision rendered on July 22, 2009, which upheld his removal from the eligible list for Safety Specialist Trainee, DMV (S0599J), Motor Vehicle Commission.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request for reconsideration.


B-44    VANESSA WARREN

Vanessa Warren, a Senior Correction Officer at Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Genevieve M. Murphy-Bradacs, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for reconsideration of the final decision, rendered on December 16, 2009, which upheld her removal.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request for reconsideration.

B-45    MARK MCCULLEY

The appeal of Mark McCulley, a Deputy Fire Chief with Ocean City, of his 9-day suspension and restitution in the amount of $7,089.80, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge W. Todd Miller (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on February 25, 2010.  At its meeting on May 12, 2010, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to dismiss the charges and reverse the 90-day suspension and payment of restitution.  Rather, the Commission remanded the matter to the Office of Administrative Law for further proceedings.  The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

B-46    SCOTT AYERS

Scott Ayers 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 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic (C1292L), Burlington County.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-47    SAMEERAH BISHOP

Sameerah Bishop 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 Senior Program Analyst (M1067L), Newark.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.


B-48    DEBRA BRADSHAW

The appointing authority, on behalf of Debra Bradshaw, appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that Ms. Bradshaw did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor Criminal Information Records (PM1300L), Voorhees Township.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-49    KENNETH A. BROWNE

Kenneth A. Browne appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Graphic Artist 2 (PC0983L), Cumberland County.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

B-50    ERIN BURKE

Erin Burke appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirement for the open competitive examination for Counselor, Penal Institution (C0944L), Cumberland County.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-51    KRYSTA CELLS

Krysta Cells appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found her to be below the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for County Representative Human Services (S0270L), Statewide.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.


B-52    JOSELITO COLON

Joselito Colon appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the education requirements for the open competitive examination for Recreation Supervisor Handicapped Program (M1284L), Passaic City.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-53    DEIDRE DAVIS

Deidre Davis 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 Assistant Tax Collector (PM1081L), Atlantic City.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

B-54    MARIA DEUTSCH

Maria Deutsch 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 Museum Curator (M0494L), Paterson.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-55    ADAM DICLAUDIO

Adam DiClaudio appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Support Specialist (Assistance Programs) (PS5166K), Division of Family Development.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.


B-56    APRIL EBERT

April Ebert 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 Management Assistant (PS5726K), Department of Human Services.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-57    MARK JOHNSON

Mark Johnson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor Sewers/Supervisor Water (PM188L), Lower Township.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

B-58    JUDITH MANGINE

Judith Mangine, represented by D. Gayle Loftis, Esq., 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 Clerk Board of Elections (C0110K), Hudson County.  She also appeals the determination that Michael Harper met the experience requirements for this examination.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-59    DIANA RELLSTAB

Diana Rellstab 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 Administrative Assistant 3 (PS5795U), Department of the Treasury.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.


B-60    ALMA RIVERA

Alma Rivera 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 Administrative Analyst 1 (PS5273R), Board of Public Utilities.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-61    LATOYA WYATT

Latoya Wyatt appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Correction Sergeant (PS1818I), Department of Corrections.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-62    RONNIE BELFIELD AND DENNIS FILIDORE

Ronnie Belfield and Dennis Filidore appeal the validity and administration of the promotional examination for Supervisor, Information Technology Help Desk (PS8386T), Motor Vehicle Commission.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be denied.

B-63    ANGELO BOSSO AND JUDY BROWN

Angelo Bosso and Judy Brown appeal the validity and administration of the promotional examination for Technical Support Specialist 2 (PS8454K), Department of Children and Families.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be denied.

B-64    EUGENE SALVADORE

Eugene Salvadore appeals the validity of the promotional examination for Technical Support Specialist 2, Office of Information Technology (PS6041U).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-65    HAIDY ABDU AND MICHAEL CONGLETON

Haidy Abdu and Michael Congleton appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services to grant a make-up to Charumathi Jegan for the promotional examination for Senior Engineer, Electrical (PS2025T), Department of Transportation.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be denied.

B-66    MOHAMED ABOUAKIL

Mohamed Abouakil appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services denying his request for a make-up examination for the promotional examinations for Project Engineer, Construction (PS5307T), Project Engineer, Materials (PS5308T), Project Engineer, Structural Evaluation (PS5309T), and Project Engineer, Utilities (PS5310T), Department of Transportation.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

B-67    SHARON GEDDES

Sharon Geddes appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying her request for a make-up examination for Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC2668K), Union County.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

B-68    CARLEY CARPENITO

The Division of State and Local Operations, on behalf of the Department of Children and Families, requests that Carley Carpenito's out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify her for a demotional title change to Child Care Quality Assurance Inspector 1.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.


B-69    JOIANNE NICHOLAS

The Department of Law and Public Safety requests that Joianne Nicholas' out-of title work experience be accepted to qualify her for a prospective promotional examination for Administrative Assistant 3.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.

B-70    ROSS SHRAMKO

The Department of Environmental Protection requests that Ross Shramko's out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify him for a prospective lateral title change to Assistant Biologist, Fisheries.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.

B-71    PROPOSED AMENDMENT:  N.J.A.C. 4A:4-3.3, ELIGIBLE LISTS

Submitted for the Commission's review is a Notice of Adoption to amend N.J.A.C. 4A:4-3.3, Eligible Lists.  The amendment would define the meaning of list issuance and list promulgation and also provide that, when a promotional law enforcement or firefighter eligible list is extended until a new promotional list is available for certification and appointments, the old list will expire upon issuance of the new list, but that, following expiration of the old list, appointments could not be made until the new list is promulgated. A representative of the New Jersey State PBA spoke in favor of the proposal at the public hearing.  It is recommended that this proposal be adopted without change.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the amendment.

B-72    PROPOSED AMENDMENT:  N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.7, SICK LEAVE INJURY REPORTING AND APPEAL PROCEDURES:  STATE SERVICE

Submitted for the Commission's review is a Notice of Adoption of an amendment to N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.7, Sick Leave Injury Reporting and Appeal Procedures:  State Service.  The amendment would reinstate the 20-day time limit for an appointing authority to render a decision regarding an SLI claim.  The 20-day limit had been inadvertently omitted from recent amendments to the rule.  No comments were received during the public comment period.  It is recommended that this proposal be adopted without change.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the amendment.

 

B-73    PROPOSED AMENDMENT:  N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22, DONATED LEAVE

Submitted for the Commission's review is a Notice of Adoption of an amendment to N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22, Donated Leave.  The amendment would raise the limit on the amount of donated leave an employee can receive from 180 to 260 days and the amount of paid leave an employee can donate from 10 to 30 days.  One written comment was received during the public comment period.  It is recommended that this proposal be adopted without change.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the amendment.

 

B-74    PROPOSED AMENDMENT:  N.J.A.C. 4A:8-1.5, LAYOFF UNITS AND JOB LOCATIONS

Submitted for the Commission's review is a Notice of Proposal to amend N.J.A.C. 4A:8-1.5, Layoff units and job locations.  The proposed amendment would provide that, in the Judiciary, each vicinage, plus the Central Office, shall be considered a separate layoff unit.  This proposal was prompted by a rule petition from Janet Share Zatz, Assistant Director, Human Resources, Administrative Office of the Courts.  It is recommended that this proposal be approved for publication in the New Jersey Register for public notice and comment.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the proposal for publication in the New Jersey Register.


B-75    PROPOSED NEW RULE: N.J.A.C. 4A:2-6.3; PROPOSED AMENDMENTS:  N.J.A.C. 4A:-4-3.1 AND 4A:4-7.10 GENERAL RESIGNATIONS

Submitted for the Commission's review is a Notice of proposal of a new rule, N.J.A.C. 4A:2-6.3, General resignations; and amendments to N.J.A.C. 4A:4-3.1, Types of eligible lists and N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.10, Regular reemployment.  Pursuant to a rule petition from the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, the proposed new rule would establish the general resignation as an alternative to resignations in good standing and resignations not in good standing in the context of disciplinary settlements.  The purpose of the general resignation would be to facilitate a greater number of settlements in disciplinary matters.  Also amendments to existing rules would permit an employee receiving a general resignation to request placement on a regular reemployment list.  It is recommended that this proposal be approved for publication in the New Jersey Register for public notice and comment.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the proposal for publication in the New Jersey Register.

B-76    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

The Civil Service Commission meeting minutes of its meeting of May 12, 2010 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting of May 12, 2010.

B-77    JOHN R. VENABLES, JR.

John R. Venables, Jr., a Police Sergeant with the City of Camden, represented by Thomas A. Cushane, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for relief regarding his immediate suspension effective May 13, 2009.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request.


B-78    KEITH BUSBY

The appeal of Keith Busby, a Heavy Equipment Operator with Monmouth County, of his removal, effective May 15, 2009, on charges was heard by Administrative Law Judge Elia A. Pelios (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on April 1, 2010.  At its meeting on May 12, 2010, the Civil Service Commission (Commission), adopted the ALJ"s recommendation to grant summary decision and uphold the removal.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.
VOTE:            Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)
                        Flavella Branham     (Yes)
                        John Currie               (Yes)
                        Vincent E. Giordano (Yes)
                        Margaret E. L. Howard       (Yes)

B-79    ASHLEY HULLIHEN

The Vineland Public Library requests that Ashley Hullihen be permitted to file a late application for the open competitive examination for Security Guard (M1289L).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.

B-80    EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Joyce Howard
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

Thaddeus Owens
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension and Removals (2)

Waheed Sabree
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.


 

 

There being no further business before the Civil Service Commission, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.
                                                                                               
                                                                                    __________________________________
                                                                                    Robert M. Czech
                                                                                    Chairperson
                                                                                    Civil Service Commission

 
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