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

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Robert M. Czech, Chairperson

Robert E. Brenner

Thomas J. Perna

Richard E. Williams

August 15, 2012

 

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      A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, in Trenton, New Jersey.

             PRESENT: Robert M. Czech, Chairperson, Members Robert E. Brenner, Thomas J. Perna and Richard E. Williams; Pamela Ullman, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

 

            In accordance with L.1975, c.231, the Secretary to the Civil Service Commission 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 28, 2011, and posted at the Civil Service Commission, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 

     All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

 

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

 

A-1      SETTLEMENTS

 

In the Matter of Manuel Cancel

City of Newark

Police Department

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Matthew Chard

South Woods State Prison

Department of Corrections

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Kevin Clark

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Kerry Coley

City of Orange

Police Department

Removal

 

In the Matter of Elvin Evans

City of Cape May

Department of Public Works

Removal

 

In the Matter of Bonniwell Graham, III

Juvenile Justice Commission

Removal

 

In the Matter of Frederick Jeffers

City of East Orange

Police Department

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Nydia Jurado

City of Jersey City

Department of Housing Economic Development Commerce

Removal and resignation not in good standing

  

In the Matter of Teresa Morgan-Lemons

Atlantic County

Department of Human Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Pamela Medvar

Morris County

Department of Human Services

Release at the end of the working test period

 

In the Matter of Sharmila Narad

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Robin Pearce

Edna Mahan Correctional Facility

Department of Corrections

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Miguel Reyes

Woodbine Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Nikia Rivera

Cumberland County

Department of Corrections

Removal

 

In the Matter of Hakim Sims

City of Orange

Police Department

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Jared Stewart

City of Newark

Police Department

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Denise Versage

Cape May County

Health Department

Removal

 

In the Matter of Brett Wyatt

Kean University

Department of Higher Education

Suspension and Demotion

 

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements with the exception of Nikia Rivera which was held over.

 

A-2      FELICIA ELLISON

 

Felicia Ellison, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, 25-day suspension on charges of violation of Police Department rules and regulations regarding chronic incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duty. 

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 25-day suspension.

 

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

 

A-3      SCOTT HAYNES

 

Scott Haynes, Laborer, Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority, 45 working day suspension on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, misuse of public property and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 45 working day suspension.

 

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

  

A-4      DAVID W. JONES

    

David W. Jones, Recycling Operator, Ocean County, Department of Solid Waste Management, resignation not in good standing effective May 16, 2011, on the charge of job abandonment.

 

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

 

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

 

A-5      LOUIS J. MUZYKA

    

Louis J. Muzyka, Police Sergeant, Borough of Carteret, Police Department, 12 working day suspension on charges of misconduct, incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, misuse of public property, other sufficient cause, and violation of Police Department rules and regulations regarding handling of firearms and property and equipment.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 12 working day suspension to eight working day suspension.

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and upheld the 12 working day suspension.

 

A-6      JANICE SALAMONE AND WALTER G. WARGACKI

    

Walter G. Wargacki, Recreation Program Coordinator, Bergen County, Department of Parks, appeals the good faith of his layoff effective May 30, 2011, for reasons of economy and efficiency.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Grant the appointing authority's motion for summary decision and dismiss the appeal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and acknowledged the withdrawal of Janice Salamone's appeal.

 

 

 

 

A-7      RICHARD SCHWARZ AND CARLA VITALE

 

Richard Schwarz, and Carla Vitale, Police Officers, Township of Nutley, Department of Public Safety, appeal the good faith of their layoffs effective December 31, 2010, for reasons of economy and efficiency.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the layoffs.

 

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

 

A-8      MARCUS SHERROD

 

Marcus Sherrod, Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, 60 working day suspension on charges of other sufficient cause, conduct unbecoming a public employee, falsification and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative decision.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 60 working day suspension to a 30 working day suspension.

 

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

 

A-9      VERONICA TUCKER

 

Veronica Tucker, Senior Correction Officer, Central Office, Department of Corrections, 90 working day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, insubordination and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure and order.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 90 working day suspension to a 17 working day suspension.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be held over.

 

A-10    RONALD J. BATOT

 

Ronald J. Batot, Laborer, Borough of Runnemede, Department of Public Works, removal effective August 5, 2011, on charges conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of Department policies on anti-harassment.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-11    TYRONE BROWN

 

Tyrone Brown, County Correction Officer, Gloucester County, Department of Correctional Services, removal effective November 9, 2011, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause and violation of Department code of ethics policy.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-12    DARLENE HINTON-WILKERSON

 

Darlene Hinton-Wilkerson, Human Services Technician, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective January 13, 2011, on charges of violation of Department policy and procedure, misuse of authority of position, conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

 

ACTION:    The Civil Service Commission rejected the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and modified the removal to a 30-day suspension.

  

A-13    VENDORA SCOTT

 

Vandora Scott, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removals effective March 15, 2010, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, physical or mental abuse of a patient, client, resident or employee, inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of a patient, client, resident or employee, falsification, violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order or administrative decision, failure or excessive delay in carrying out an order which would not result in danger to persons or property and insubordination.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removals.

 

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

 

A-14    CHARLES ALLIA

 

Charles Allia, Senior Engineer, Monmouth County, Department of Public Works Buildings and Grounds, 30 working day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duty, neglect of duty, other sufficient cause and violation of County policy regarding employee conduct, work rules and safety.  This matter was held over from the August 1, 2012, Civil Services Commission meeting for lack of quorum.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 30 working day suspension.

 

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

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                      Robert E. Brenner               (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

  

 SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

B- 1     The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests the inactivation and renaming of the Dental Hygienist title series and the inactivation and renaming of the Speech/Hearing Specialist and Laboratory Assistant title series.

 

 

 

 

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

 

B-2      The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests the inactivation of six unclassified titles utilized by the Department of Law and Public Safety and one career service title utilized by the Department of Corrections.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

B- 3     The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests the creation of a dual title, Emergency Medical Technician/Hazardous Materials Responder.

 

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

B-4      The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests the elimination or designation as archaic various State government titles within Occupational Group 14 (Art Occupations).

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

B-5      The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests the consolidation of Research Economist variants with similar functions, as well as the elimination of the trainee level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

B-6      The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests the consolidation of various State titles in the Research Analyst title series.

 

 

 

 

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

   

B-7      EBONY BROWN

 

Ebony Brown, a Senior Correction Officer at New Jersey 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 denied.

 

B-8      EVA ESTRADA

 

Eva Estrada, a Senior Clerk Typist with Woodbridge 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-9      DAVID KACZKA

 

David Kaczka, a Registered Environmental Health Inspector 3 with the Department of Health and Senior Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

 

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

 

B-10    DELINDA HOLMES

 

Delinda Holmes, an Assistant Purchasing Agent with the Paterson Housing Authority, petitions the Civil Service Commission for enforcement of the decision rendered by the Commission at its meeting on January 19, 2011.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this petition be dismissed as moot.

   

B-11    THOMAS E. FARRELL

 

The Borough of North Arlington requests relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A(c) so as to permit the intergovernmental transfer of Thomas E. Farrell from the title of Sheriff's Officer, Morris County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, North Arlington.

 

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

 

B-12    TERRY DILLER

 

Terry Diller, a former Assistant Chief Investigator, Secured Facilities, with the Department of Corrections, appeals the decision of the Department of Corrections which determined that he was not entitled to compensation for his unused compensatory days at the time of his retirement on April 1, 2011.

 

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

 

B-13    MARISOL GALINDO AND SABRINA CALABRO

 

Marisol Galindo, a former Family Service Specialist 1, and Sabrina Calabro, a former Family Service Specialist 2, with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), both represented by Mauro Camporeale, CWA Local 1037 Staff Representative, appeal DCF's determinations that they were not entitled to cash compensation for earned compensatory time upon their resignations in good standing.

 

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

 

B-14    PETER MIDGLEY

 

Peter Midgley, a former Family Service Specialist 2 with the Department of Children and Families, requests that he be paid for his unused vacation leave and his accrued compensatory time upon his September 12, 2011 resignation.

 

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

 

 B-15    ROMY WALKER

 

Romy Walker, a Senior Parole Officer with the State Parole Board, requests a waiver of repayment of a salary overpayment pursuant to N.J.S.A. 11A:3-7, which provides that when an employee has erroneously received a salary overpayment, the Civil Service Commission may waive repayment based on a review of the case.

 

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

 

B-16    AUDREY BRYSON

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, requests that Audrey Bryson's out-of-title work experience be accepted to allow her to meet the eligibility requirements for Technician, Management Information Systems.

 

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

 

B-17    MARY D'AGOSTINO

 

Mary D'Agostino appeals her rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by Atlantic County and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (C9985M) on the basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

 

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

 

  B-18    RUBEN MORALES

 

Ruben Morales, a Senior Correction Officer with Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Luretha M. Stribling, Esq., appeals the decision of the Assistant Director of the Equal Employment Division, which found that the appellant failed to support a finding that he has been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.  The appellant also appeals the decision of the former Division of State and Local Operations, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Correction Sergeant (PS1818I), Department of Corrections, eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

 

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

 

B-19    HERBERT PURNELL

 

Cumberland County appeals the determination of the Division of the Classification and Personnel Management which denied its request to remove Herbert Purnell from the June 14, 2011 certification of the eligible list for Computer Service Technician (C0084N) on the basis that he did not meet the announced requirements.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted and the name of Herbert Purnell be removed from the subject eligible list.

 

B-20    ANDREA RICHARDS

 

Andrea Richards appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she failed to meet the residency requirements for the open-competitive examination for Senior Occupational Therapist (S2411N), Statewide.

 

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

 

 B-21    DANIEL DUNN

 

Daniel Dunn, represented by Carl N. Tripician, Esq., appeals the bypass of his name on the Fire Captain (PM3609J), City of Wildwood, eligible list.

 

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

 

B-22    JOCELYN HALL

 

Jocelyn Hall appeals the February 10, 2012 determination of the former Division of State and Local Operations which upheld the bypass of her name on the Program Support Specialist 2, Assistance Programs (PS5165K), Department of Human Services eligible list.

 

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

 

B-23    SCOTT POOLAKE

 

Scott Poolake requests that he be permitted to submit an application after the closing date for the Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination (S9999M, S9988M, S0738M, S0739M and S0740M).

 

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

 

B-24    MICHAEL SCHULZ

 

Michael Schulz appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which denied his admittance to the promotional examination for Police Lieutenant (PM5035N), Long Branch due to a late application.

 

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

 

B-25    MARIA SOTO

 

Maria Soto appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying her request for a make-up examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (C0062N), Cumberland County.

 

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

 

B-26    DELOIS CHAVIS

 

DeLois Chavis appeals the decision of the former Division of State and Local Operations that the proper classification of her position with the Department of the Treasury is Technical Assistant 3.  The appellant seeks a Taxpayer Representative 3 or a Technical Assistant 2, Treasury classification.

 

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

 

B-27    DARREN CLARK

 

Darren Clark appeals the decision of the former Division of State and Local Operations that the proper classification of his position with the Department of Health and Senior Services is Community Service Officer 2, Addictions.  The appellant seeks a Community Service Officer 1, Addictions or a Program Development Specialist 1, Medical Assistance & Health Services classification.

 

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

 

B-28    FRANK KOPICKI

 

Frank Kopicki appeals the April 23, 2010 decision of the former Division of State and Local Operations which found that his position with the Department of Law and Public Safety is properly classified as Accountant 1.  The appellant seeks an Administrative Analyst 1, Accounting classification.

 

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

 

B-29    LORRAINE WOODS

 

Lorraine Woods appeals the March 16, 2011 decision of the former Division of State and Local Operations which found that her position with the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, is correctly classified as Technical Assistant 1, Purchasing.  The appellant seeks a Buyer classification.

 

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

 

B-30    CLERK 3/SENIOR PURCHASING ASSISTANT (M2216N), ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP

 

Aberdeen Township requests permission not to make an appointment from the March 20, 2012 certification for Clerk 3/Senior Purchasing Assistant (M2216N).

 

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

 

B-31    CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (M2269N), MANASQUAN

 

Manasquan requests permission not to make an appointment from the January 13, 2012 certification for Code Enforcement Officer (M2269N).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the duties of the position of Code Enforcement Officer be reviewed by the Division of Classification and Personnel Management to determine its proper classification, and that the appointing authority's request for a waiver of the appointment requirement be held in abeyance pending the outcome of the classification review.

 

B-32    DIRECTOR OF DATA PROCESSING (M0500M), ATLANTIC CITY

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests that Atlantic City be ordered to return the March 8, 2011 certification for Director of Data Processing (M0500M) for proper disposition.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the March 8, 2011 certification be re-ranked to reflect Bernadette Kucharczuk's ranking as the number one eligible; that she receive a permanent appointment date of May 8, 2011; and that Gerald Tormey's name be retained on the list as interested.

 

B-33    CASSANDRA LEWIS

 

Cassandra Lewis, a Secretarial Assistant 3 Non-stenographic with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, represented by Michele Long-Vickers, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the appointing authority's failure to provisionally appoint her pursuant to N.J.A.C. 4A:4-4.2(c)2i, from the Management Assistant (PS7240K) eligible list.

 

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

 

B-34    ERIC MARTINEZ

 

The appeal of Eric Martinez, a County Correction Officer with Monmouth County, of his removal, effective February 25, 2011, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Jeff S. Masin (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 26, 2012.  At its meeting on August 1, 2012, the Civil Service Commission adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellant's removal.  However, the Commission found it necessary to address the exceptions and cross exceptions filed by the parties.  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)

                      Robert E. Brenner               (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                    Richard E. Williams               (Yes)

 

B-35    JUAN RODRIGUEZ

 

The appeal of Juan Rodriguez, a Police Officer with the City of Camden, of his removal on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Dennis P. Blake (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 22, 2012.  At its meeting on August 1, 2012, the Civil Service Commission did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a six-month suspension.  Rather, the Commission upheld 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                   (Yes)

                      Robert E. Brenner               (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                    Richard E. Williams               (Yes)

 

B-36    ELIDA ORTIZ

 

Elida Ortiz requests reconsideration of the final administrative determination in In the Matter of Douglas Green, et al. (CSC, decided July 13, 2011), which found that she was not entitled to a make-up for the Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination.

 

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

 

B-37    JAMES AMICI AND PAUL LAMBERTI

 

James Amici and Paul Lamberti appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Enforcement (PS6806D), Department of Community Affairs.

 

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

 

B-38    JOHNNIE ARRINGTON

 

Johnnie Arrington appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Head Custodian (PM0721N), Jersey City School District.

 

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

 

B-39    JOHN DELESANDRO

 

John Delesandro appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Enforcement (PS6806D), Department of Community Affairs.

 

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

   

B-40    DERICK GLENN

 

Derick Glenn appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Therapy Program Assistant (PS5238E), New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home.

 

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

 

B-41    BEN MAGNUSSEN AND MIGDALIA CABRERA

 

The Department of Children and Families appeals the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that Ben Magnussen and Migdalia Cabrera were below the minimum requirements in experience for prospective provisional appointments to the title of Program Support Specialist 2 (Assistance Programs).

 

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

 

B-42    DAVID RICCI AND HENRY WALKER

 

David Ricci and Henry Walker appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Supply Support Technician 3 (PS5766P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

 

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

 

B-43    RAMONA WHITEHEAD

 

Ramona Whitehead 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 Technical Assistant Personnel (PS6019K), Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services.

 

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

 

 B-44    MARCO CATANIA

 

Marco Catania appeals the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC1002N), Passaic County.

 

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

 

B-45    GEORGE GOINS

 

George Goins appeals the promotional examination for Correction Lieutenant (PS4822P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

 

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

 

B-46    LAURY HAMILTON

 

Laury Hamilton appeals the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC1142N), Middlesex County.

 

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

 

B-47    KISHA WALKER

 

Kisha Walker appeals her score on the Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination (S9999M).

 

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

 

B-48    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES

 

Submitted for adoption are the Civil Service Commission minutes of its meeting of August 1, 2012.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting of August 1, 2012.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)

                      Robert E. Brenner               (Abstained)

                      Thomas J. Perna                  (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

B-49    PAUL SULLIVAN

 

Paul Sullivan 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 Nursing Consultant.

 

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

 

B-50    DAVID ARCE, ET AL.

 

David Arce, Daniel Clemente, Tara Janda, Joseph Riotto, Thomas Sambucci and Andrew Smith, appeal the promotional examination for Correction Lieutenant (PS6072I), Department of Corrections.

 

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

 

B-51    JESSICA CLAYTON, ET AL.

 

Jessica Clayton, Ryan Pushkal and Rocco Franco (PC0984N), Ocean County; Deniz Majagah, Richard Stephen and Brian Weitzman (PC0985N), Passaic County; appeal the promotional examination for County Correction Sergeant (various jurisdictions).

 

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

 

B-52    EARLY SETTLEMENTS

 

In the Matter of Benjamin Morris

Department of Children and Families

Release at the end of the working test period

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlement.

 

 B-53    WILLIAM LANOZA

 

The appeal of William Lanoza, a Correction Sergeant with New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, of his removal effective November 4, 2011, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Jeff S. Masin (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 12, 2012.  At its meeting on August 1, 2012, the Civil Service Commission did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to grant the appellant's motion for summary decision.  Rather, the Commission ordered that the matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law.  The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review. 

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)

                      Robert E. Brenner               (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                  (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

B-54    DANIEL DONNERSTAG

 

Daniel Donnerstag appeals the denial of disabled veterans preference for the Firefighter (M2549M), Millburn, Firefighter (M2555M), North Hudson, Firefighter (M2573M), Union Township, and Firefighter (M2586M), Hillside, open competitive examinations.

 

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

 

B-55   WILLIE BARNES, ET AL.

 

Willie Barnes, Pablo Betancourt, Gary Bode, Thomas Brennan, Michael Brogen, Shani Byers, Lillian Childs, Scott Genereaux, Earl Grell, Richard Gross, John Iacobucci, Robert Karpew, Joel Mercado, Andrew Merola, Alexander Piskin-Cobb and Abel Rivera, appeal the promotional examination for Correction Sergeant (PS6436I), Department of Corrections.

 

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

  

B-56    AMENDING JOB BANDING FOR HUMAN RESOURCE COUNSULTANT, PERSONNEL AND LABOR ANALYST, STATE BUDGET SPECIALIST, AND TEST DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST TITLE SERIES PILOT PROGRAM

 

The Chairperson, Civil Service Commission (Commission) recommends amending the Pilot Program established by the Commission at its meeting on May 16, 2012 to include the State Budget Specialist 4 title in the broad band established for the State Budget Specialist title series.

 

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

VOTE:              Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                         Robert E. Brenner                (Yes)

                         Thomas J. Perna                  (Yes)

                         Richard E. Williams             (Yes)

 

B-57    PAID LEAVE BANK DAYS

 

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 1 (AFSCME), and Local 195, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), represented by Ira W. Mintz, Esq., petition the Civil Service Commission (Commission) for a stay of the Commission's decision rendered on May 16, 2012 finding that no statutory or regulatory authority exists for Paid Leave Bank (PLB) days within current Civil Service law, but waiving the recoupment of any PLB time used or paid during Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012 and up to December 31, 2012. 

 

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

  

B-58    JANET CAPITE

 The appeal of Janet Capite, a Cottage Training Technician at Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, of her removal, effective December 2, 2010, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Ronald W. Reba (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 25, 2012.  At its meeting on August 1, 2012, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a 90 day suspension.  Rather, the Commission upheld 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                   (Yes)

                        Robert E. Brenner                (Abstained)

                       Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                       Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

B-59    KENNETH GABURO

 

The appeal of Kenneth Gaburo, an Operating Engineer HVAC with South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, of his 10 working day suspension, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bruce M. Gorman (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 22, 2012 reversing the 10 working day suspension.  At its meeting on August 1, 2012, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation.  Rather, the Commission ordered that the matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review. 

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)

                      Robert E. Brenner               (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                  (Yes)

                    Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

 B-60    SALVATORE GIGLIO

 

The appeal of Salvatore Giglio, a County Correction Officer with Monmouth County Sheriff's Department, of his removal, effective January 28, 2011, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Futey (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 21, 2012.  At its meeting on August 1, 2012, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the removal.  However, the Commission found it necessary to address the exceptions filed by the appellant.  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)

                      Robert E. Brenner                (Abstained)

                      Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                      Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

B-61    DAVID T. O'BRIEN

 

The appeal of David T. O'Brien, a Public Safety Telecommunicator, Monmouth County, of his 10 working day suspension, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Lisa James-Beavers, who rendered her initial decision on June 18, 2012.  At its meeting on August 1, 2012, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the 10 working day suspension to a one working day suspension.  Rather, the Commission upheld the 10 working day suspension.  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)

                     Robert E. Brenner                (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

There being no further business before the Civil Service Commission, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 
 
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