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

Janice Mitchell Mintz, Chairwoman
Margaret E. L. Howard
Judith L. Shaw
Edward W. Verner, M.D.


A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Tuesday, September 10, 1998 in Trenton, New Jersey. PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System Board Members, Margaret E.L. Howard, Judith L. Shaw, and Edward W. Verner, M.D., Andrea Grundfest, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Elizabeth A. Napolitano, Sybil Janowitch, and Charles Spano, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations. In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Janice Mitchell Mintz, Chairwoman, Merit System Board, 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 1, 1997 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 approved the recommended changes in the State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Confidential Appointments

The Merit System Board recorded the following Confidential Appointments under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h): Marie A. Gladney appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Human Services, effective August 3, 1998, salary of $77,311.95 per annum. To: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner Department of Personnel From: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director Division of Human Resource Management Subject: Change in the State Classification Plan Date: July 23, 1998

KEAN UNIVERSITY

Kean University is requesting a new title, Technical Assistant 2, Higher Education (10 months). Currently this title exists for 12 months. The University would like to have both 10 and 12 month titles. Several of the operating divisions only work a ten-month schedule (closed July and August), and the University does not wish to incur labor costs when the employees' services are not needed. Addition of Title Effective: 6/6/98 Technical Assistant 2, Higher Education (10 months) R9-Competitive Work Week 35 TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director, Human Resource Management SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan DATE: September 1, 1998

DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY

The Department of Law and Public Safety has requested the following action in order to classify a position to staff the customer service desk in the executive office of the Attorney General during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The position would bear the responsibility for assisting the general public with telephone inquiries and providing visitors with necessary information concerning the interpretation of rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Department. Performance of these duties requires in-depth knowledge of Departmental functions and the responsibilities of the various Deputy Attorney Generals in the Department. A knowledge of the functions of the other state departments is also required of this position. The title Customer Service Information Specialist series now exists in the 35 hour workweek, however, the Department wishes to utilize the A2" level in the series in a 40 hour workweek. ADDITION OF 40 HOUR WORKWEEK Effective: 7/4/98 Customer Service Information Specialist 2 A13 Career Deptcode:* Workweek/Year: 40/12 TO: Merit System Board DATE: September 9, 1998 FROM: Arthur E. Brown, Jr., Assistant Commissioner State and Local Operations SUBJECT: Confidential Appointment Under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h)

Public Employment Relations Commission

(In but not of the Department of Labor) Marie A. Gladney appointed as Confidential Assistant effective August 3, 1998, salary of $77,311.95 per annum. Position is in the Unclassified Service under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h). Verification has been made of the number of positions allocated and the number of persons holding Confidential Appointments in this agency and Commissioner Melvin Gelade is authorized to make the subject appointment. Recommendation: Record appointment in the Unclassified Service under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h) No other Confidential Assistant in the department. Replacing -Deloris Ellien Vacated position effective July 2, 1998

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before the Office of Administrative Law: Yoschenea Copeland, Institutional Attendant, Medical Homes, Monmouth County, suspension. Shirla Denby, Human Services Assistant, Department of Human Services, Vineland Developmental Center, removal Carmen Gonzalez-Rosa, Senior Clerk Typist, Department of Administration & Finance, Plainfield, suspension. Leroy Marshall, Heavy Laborer, Sanitation, Sanitation Department, Township of Moorestown, removal. William McCourt, Maintenance Worker, Johnson Free Public Library, City of Hackensack, removal. Vincent Monticello, Safety Specialist II, Department of Transportation, Human Resources, suspension. David Rolon, Supervisor, Food Services Area Operations, Department of Corrections, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, suspension. Patricia Stillo, Supervisor, Food Services Area Operations, Department of Corrections, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, suspension. Teresa Stubbs, Hospital Attendant, Bergen Pines, Bergen County, suspension.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar: John Drazenovic, Fire Fighter (M9058S), City of Hoboken, removal. Qabisa Frazier, Clerk Typist, Department of Citizen Services, Essex County, layoff. Riccardo Hunter, Water Treatment Plant Repairer, Pumping Station, Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority, suspension. Aurora Miller, Senior Social Worker Institutions, Roosevelt Hospital, Middlesex County, Layoff. Patrick O'Neill, Fire Fighter (M9058S), City of Hoboken, removal. Mary Polite, Senior Practical Nurse, Buttonwood Hospital, Burlington County, suspension. Steven Robles, Fire Fighter, Fire Department, Atlantic City, suspension. James Rush, Senior Correction Officer Department of Corrections, Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, Removal. Sidney Stepney, Fire Fighter, Department of Public Affairs & Safety, City of Plainfield, removal. Joseph Stratter, Project Manager Data Processing, Department of Treasury, Office of Telecommunications & Information Systems, suspension. Irving Swenson, Omnibus Operator, Department of County Administrator, Atlantic County, removal. Al Tanner, Laborer, Department of Recreation, City of Elizabeth, suspension. Russell Terregino, Sheriff's Officer, Sheriff's Office, Camden County, suspension. Luis Vega, Hospital Attendant, Department of Health & Rehabilitation, Essex County, removal. Paul William, Human Services Assistant, Department of Human Services, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of James Blasczak Department of Environmental Protection Removal In the Matter of Bernard Flaherty Hudson County Court House Resignation Not In Good Standing In the Matter of Helen Hargis City of Trenton Department of Health & Human Services Suspension In the Matter of Deborah Howard Monmouth County Resignation Not In Good Standing In the Matter of Reginald Jackson Albert C. Wagner Correctional Facility Department of Corrections Removal In the Matter of Karen Leopardi Mercer County Superior Court Resignation Not In Good Standing In the Matter of Federick Little Newark Police Academy Removal In the Matter of Madeline Magley Middlesex County Removal In the Matter of Joseph Martinez New Jersey Department of Transportation Removal In the Matter of Clover Medley John L. Montgomery Medical Homes - Monmouth County Suspension In the Matter of Mark A. Morgan Department of Public Care & Safety - City of Trenton Release at End of Working Test Period In the Matter of Leroy Pridgen Newark School District Suspension In the Matter of John Robertson Department of Environmental Protection - Hudson County Suspension In the Matter of Kevin Ryan Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders Suspension In the Matter of Donna Soloman John L. Montgomery Medical Homes - Monmouth County Resignation Not in Good Standing In the Matter of Robert Stipple Monmouth County Suspension In the Matter of Mark Wilson Burlington County - County Jail Suspension In the Matter of Mark Wilson Burlington County - County Jail Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 TIBOR BERENSCI

Tibor Berensci, Park Police Lieutenant, Middlesex County Parks Department, suspension for 10 days on charges of neglect of duty. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge appointing authority's reduction of penalty to 5 days suspension and dismiss appeal for lack of jurisdiction. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-3 GERARD SCHENCK

Gerard Schenck, Correction Officer Sergeant, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 10 days, on charges of violation of a rule, regulation, procedure or order and conduct unbecoming a public employee. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge -Uphold the suspension. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-4 THERESA WADLEY

Theresa Wadley, County Correction Officer, Department of Corrections, Cumberland County, resignation not in good standing, effective October 11, 1996, on charges of inability to perform duties and chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the Resignation Not in Good Standing to Resignation in Good Standing. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge. A-5 DEREK WORMLEY Derek Wormley, Street Repairer, Department of Public Works, Township of Edgewater Park, suspended indefinitely beginning December 7, 1994, pending disposition of criminal charges. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the suspension. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-6 DORIS CHESTNUT

Doris Chestnut, Residential Living Specialist, North Princeton Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective January 24, 1997, on charges of physical abuse of a client and verbal abuse of a client. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-7 LUCILLE DANFORD

Lucille Danford, Senior Correction Officer, Riverfront State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective October 23, 1996, on charges of improper or unauthorized contact with an inmate, undue familiarity with inmates, parolees, their families, or friends, and intentional misstatement of fact in connection with work, employment, application, attendance, or in any record, report, investigation or other proceeding. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-8 DARRELL REED

Darrell Reed, Senior Therapy Program Assistant, New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective May 14, 1997, on charges of neglect of duty and willful failure to devote attention to tasks which would not result in causing a danger to persons and violation of policy and procedure. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be held over.

A-9 MICHAEL HAYES

Michael Hayes, Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey Training School, Department of Law and Public Safety, 60-day suspension, and removal, effective February 28, 1997, on charges of neglect of duty, loafing, idleness or willful failure to devote attention to tasks which could result in danger to persons or property. The Board considered this matter at its meeting of July 7, 1998 and directed that this matter be held over for a summary of the testimony. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the suspension and removal. ACTION: The Merit System Board upheld the suspension but modified the removal to a 6 month suspension. VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes) Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained) Judith L. Shaw (Yes) Edward W. Verner, M.D. (Yes)

A-10 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Joan O'Brien Superior Court of New Jersey Demotion In the Matter of Elizabeth O'Neil Newark Housing Authority Suspension In the Matter of Frank Valese Police Department - Town of Belleville Suspension In the Matter of Mamie Wilson Camden County - Department of Health Services Center Removal RECOMMENDATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE IN THE ABOVE CASES - SETTLEMENT ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-11 ADELINO BENAVENTE, ET AL.

Appeal of Adelino Benavente, et al., for the validity of exam for Police Sergeant (PM4090R) City of Newark. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-12 JORGE L. COLON

Jorge L. Colon, Senior Correction Officer, Riverfront State Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 20 days, on charges of insubordination and intentional disobedience or refusal to accept an order, assaulting or resisting authority, disrespect or use of abusive language to a supervisor. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the suspension. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be held over.

A-13 JACQUI HOLZENDORF

Jacqui Holzendorf, Coordinator, Americans with Disabilities Act Program, Department of Personnel, layoff effective July 8, 1994, for reasons of economy and efficiency. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Layoff be rescinded. ACTION: The Merit System Board remanded this matter to the Office of Administrative Law. VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained) Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes) Judith L. Shaw (Yes) Edward W. Verner, M.D. (Yes)

A-14 JOHN MONDRY

John Mondry, Police Officer, Police Department, City of Jersey City, suspension for 77 days, beginning September 7, 1994 and ending November 23, 1994, on charges of inability to perform. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the suspension. ACTION: The Merit System Board remanded this matter to the Office of Administrative Law.

A-15 BRAND J. PERRINE

Brand J. Perrine, Institutional Trade Instructor II (Cooking), New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 10 days, on charges of unsatisfactory attendance and refusal or failure to work overtime without a reasonable excuse, and removal effective January 10, 1997, on charges of unsatisfactory attendance and refusal or failure to work overtime without a reasonable excuse. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the suspension and removal. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-16 HECTO R RIVERA

Hector Rivera, Truck Driver, Newark School District, suspended indefinitely beginning December 17, 1996, pending disposition of criminal indictment, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the indefinite suspension. ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-17 MATTHEW FORD

Matthew Ford, Police Officer, Police Department, Atlantic City, removal effective January 22, 1997, on charges involving conduct towards the public, disparaging remarks and truthfulness. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be held over.

A-18 RALPH SOTOMAYER

Ralph Sotomayer, Police Officer, Police Department, City of Plainfield, six-month suspension and removal effective May 6, 1995, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, insubordination and inability to perform duties. Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the suspension and removal. ACTION: The Merit System Board remanded this matter to the Office of Administrative Law.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 THOMAS J. CRILLY

Thomas J. Crilly, represented by Beverly N. Wurth, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer candidate by Middlesex County and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Sheriff's Officer 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-2 PEDRO ALVARADO, JR.

Pedro Alvarado, Jr., appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Passaic and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-3 ANTHONY SCINTO

Anthony Scinto appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the New Jersey Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit 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 FLORENCE WISN

Florence Wisn, a Supervising Family Service Specialist 2 with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, represented by Elizabeth Zuckerman, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-5 PATRICIA A. HAGERTY

Patricia A. Hagerty, a Supervising Program Development Specialist with the Department of Health and Senior Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-6 PAMELA HAILSTORK

Pamela Hailstork, a Senior Correction Officer at Northern State Prison, 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 MATTHEW A. WIGHTMAN

Matthew A. Wightman, a Police Officer, Health Care Facility, 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 denied.

B-8 MARCELLA FORD

Marcella Ford, a Program Planning Development Specialist (Vocation Rehabilitation Services) with the Department of Labor, represented by Yale S. Hauptman, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-9 MIRIAM ROGERS-EVERETT

Miriam Rogers-Everett, a Teacher 1 with the Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Debora Riggs, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-10 LORRAINE PHILLIPS

Lorraine Phillips, a Principal Clerk Typist with the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), appeals the determination of the Commissioner of the DCA, which indicates that appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding of probable cause that she had been discriminated against on the basis of race or color. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-11 PAUL ASH

Paul Ash, a Teacher 1, 12 Months with the Juvenile Justice Commission, formerly with the Department of Human Services (DHS), represented by Raymond A. Ash, III, Esq., appeals the determination of the Director, Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding of probable cause that he had been sexually harassed. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-12 THOMAS J. CRYAN

Thomas J. Cryan requests reconsideration of the decision of the Merit System Board, rendered on June 24, 1997, wherein the Board found that Mr. Cryan's name was properly removed from the subject Police Officer list, since he had failed to support his claim of Newark residency as of the examination closing date (February 28, 1990). ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-13 CHRISTOPHER IMBRIACCO

Christopher Imbriacco, represented by Anthony N. Palumbo, Esq., appeals the decision of the Certification Unit which found that the removal of his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (M3373X), Elizabeth, based on his failure to meet announced residency requirements, was proper. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-14 REGINALD L. WRIGHT

Reginald L. Wright appeals the decision of the Certification/Placement Services Unit which found that the removal of his name from the employment lists for Correction Officer Recruit (S9676P) and (S9678P) was proper. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-15 NATHAN B. LEARY

Nathan B. Leary appeals the decision of the Certification/Placement Services Unit which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9673P), Department of Corrections eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-16 JOHN THORNTON

John Thornton appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the County Police Officer (C2086H), Bergen County priority hiring list. This matter was held over from the August 4, 1998 Merit System Board meeting for consideration by the full Board. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-17 MARY POLITE

Mary Polite, a Senior Practical Nurse with Buttonwood Hospital, Burlington County, represented by Steve Jarema, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1044, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered March 20, 1998, which denied Ms. Polite's request for a hearing in regard to her 15-day suspension. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for reconsideration and directed that the matter be transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law for a hearing.

B-18 SANDRA BROWN

Sandra Brown, represented by Steven P. Weissman, Esq., requests reconsideration of the final administrative decision of the Merit System Board, rendered March 11, 1997, which upheld the action of the appointing authority in releasing her at the end of her working test period for the title of Planning Associate 2, School Finance, Department of Education. ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reconsideration.

B-19 CHRIS MAZAUSKAS

Chris Mazauskas, who was formerly employed as an Assistant Director of Neighborhood Preservation Program, Irvington, appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that the reduction in his salary was in accordance with Department of Personnel rules. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-20 KELLY BARBALACCI

Kelly Barbalacci appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that the appellant did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 3 (PS4070I), Department of Corrections. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-21 TERRY HIRSCHORN, ET AL.

Terry Hirschhorn, Sheryl Klein Harkins, and Carol Palumbo appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that appellants did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Management Improvement Specialist 2, (PS5639K), Medical Assistance and Health Services. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be denied.

B-22 SHARON LARISON

The appointing authority, on behalf of Sharon Larison, appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that Ms. Larison did not meet the experience requirements for Technical Assistant Personnel (PS6083H), Department of Health and Senior Services. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-23 MARK TOZZI

Mark Tozzi appeals his ranking for the promotional examination for Principal Engineer, Transportation (PS3632T), Department of Transportation. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-24 RICHARD J. DELANEY AND PAUL F. SCHNEIDER

Richard J. Delaney and Paul F. Schneider petition the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its decision rendered on December 16, 1997, in which their request for admittance to the examination for Executive Assistant 2, (PS5002T), Department of Transportation was denied. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be denied.

B-25 JANET B. RUSSELL

Janet B. Russell petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its decision rendered on December 16, 1997, in which her request for admittance to the examination for Executive Assistant 2, (PS5002T), Department of Transportation was denied. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-26 KOKILA BHATT, ET AL.

Kokila Bhatt, Mildred Domanski, and Irving Rubinfeld appeal the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the Data Entry Machine Operator (S1746U) and Data Entry Machine Operator, Terminal (S1747U) examinations. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be denied.

B-27 GEORGE R. KREHEL

George R. Krehel, Jr., appeals the determination of the Supervisor, Selection Appeals Unit, which denied his request for a make-up examination for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-28 WALTER D. TOOMBS

Walter D. Toombs appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which denied his appeal for make-up examinations for the titles of Employment Counselor (S1731T) and Investigator 2, Unemployment Insurance, (S1702T). ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-29 MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of August 4, 1998 are submitted for adoption. ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of the meeting of August 4, 1998.

B-30 EDWARD BANTA

Edward Banta, represented by Raymond A. Reddin, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Paterson and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer 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-31 BRYAN LEE BENNETT

Bryan Lee Bennett appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit 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-32 ROBERT A. BRANDT

Robert A. Brandt appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the New Jersey Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-33 THOMAS FISHER, SR.

Thomas Fisher, Sr., appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit 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-34 BRETT HANAOKA

Brett Hanaoka appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit 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-35 NADINE LOGAN

Nadine Logan appeals her rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit 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-36 JAMES M. NEAL

James M. Neal, represented by A.J. Fusco, Esq., appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Essex and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer 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-37 LUIS E. RODRIGUEZ

Luis E. Rodriguez, represented by Jon Kearney, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Newark and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer 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-38 KENNETH P. ROGERS

Kenneth P. Rogers, represented by Larry S. Loigman, Esq., appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by Monmouth County and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer 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-39 ROME SMITH

Rome Smith appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit 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-40 TOUSIANT SPRATLEY

Tousiant Spratley appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appellant be referred for independent evaluation.

B-41 JAY STRAUB

Jay Straub, represented by John C. Kennedy, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer candidate by the County of Hudson and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appellant be referred for independent evaluation.

B-42 JAY STRAUB

Jay Straub, represented by John C. Kennedy, Esq., appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Hudson and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Sheriff's Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appellant be referred for independent evaluation.

B-43 JEFFREY CRAWFORD

Jeffrey Crawford, a Human Services Technician at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, 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-44 CECLIA DAINO

Cecelia Daino, an Administrative Analyst 2 with the Department of the Treasury, represented by Dee Truchon, CWA Local 1033, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-45 HEATHER KESSLER

Heather Kessler, a Recreation Assistant with Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-46 LOURDES OLIVERI

Lourdes Oliveri, formerly a Day Care Center Technician at the Bergen County Day Training Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. Appellant is currently employed with the Juvenile Justice Commission. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-47 PATRICIA PERRELLA

Patricia Perrella, a Senior Correction Officer at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-48 HYMI S. WILSHIRE

Hymi S. Wilshire, a Senior Building Maintenance Worker with Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of the Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-49 DAVID BROWN

David Brown appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems which found that the City of Newark had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Police Officer (M3394X) eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-50 MICHAEL HICKS

Michael Hicks appeals the decision of the Certification Unit which upheld the Department of Corrections' removal of the appellant's name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9665L) priority hiring list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-51 TROY L. HUNT

Troy L. Hunt appeals the decision of the Certification/Placement Services Unit which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Police Officer (M1836M), Camden City eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-52 GRACIE MAYS-WALTERS

Gracie Mays-Walters appeals the decision of the Certification/Placement Services Unit which removed the appellant's name from the Sheriff's Officer Priority Hiring List #1, Essex County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-53 TODD MCCLENDON

Todd McClendon appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which found that the City of Newark had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Police Officer (M3394X) eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-54 CLAUDE MINEO

Claude Mineo, represented by Craig Gumpel, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Fire Fighter (M9060N), City of Paterson eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-55 MICHAEL NAPIER

Michael Napier appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource Information Systems, Placement Services Unit, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove Mr. Napier's name from the open competitive list for Police Officer (M3394X), Newark. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-56 STEVEN O'LEARY

Steven O'Leary, represented by John C. Eastlack, Jr., Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems which found that the City of Camden had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Police Officer (M1836M) eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-57 MICHAEL A. RUBINE

Michael A. Rubine, represented by Lane J. Biviano, Esq., appeals the decision of the Certification/Placement Services Unit which upheld North Bergen's request for the removal of the appellant from the Police Officer (M5507T) eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-58 CURTIS SMITH

Curtis Smith, represented by Felix Lopez Montalvo, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems which found that the City of Newark had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Police Officer, City of Newark (M3394X) eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-59 WILLIAM D. WARD

William D. Ward, a Senior Building Maintenance Worker with Rowan University, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted in part.

B-60 RAYMOND F. WHILDEN

Raymond F. Whilden appeals the decision of the Certification/Placement Services Unit which found that the removal of his name from the employment list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9998B) was proper. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-61 RONNIE ROY WINE

Ronnie Roy Wine appeals the decision of the Certification/Placement Services Unit which found that the Department of Corrections had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9998U) eligible list. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-62 STEVEN ECKEL

Steven Eckel, Sheriff's Officer, Office of the Sheriff, Middlesex County, represented by A.J. Fusco, Jr., Esq., challenges the good faith of his reassignment. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-63 EMMANUEL PRUDENT

Emmanuel Prudent, a Police Officer with the City of Newark Police Department, represented by Joseph J. Fusella, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for a stay of his removal. ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for a stay.

B-64 JOSEPH TOWE

Joseph Towe, a Police Officer with the City of Newark, represented by Vincent C. Scoca, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for a stay of his removal. ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for a stay.

B-65 IBRAHIM ABDUL-HAQQ

Ibrahim Abdul-Haqq, a Fire Fighter with the Newark Fire Department, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on June 16, 1998, which dismissed his appeal without prejudice based on his failure to appear at a scheduled settlement conference. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-66 SHARON CALDWELL

The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has stayed the decision of the Merit System Board in In the Matter of Sharon Caldwell, and remanded the matter to the Board for reconsideration of its prior decision. Ms. Caldwell has also petitioned for enforcement of the prior decision. ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reconsideration but granted the request for enforcement.

B-67 ANTHONY COSTA

Anthony Costa, a Police Officer with the City of Newark Police Department, represented by Vincent C. Scoca, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the decision, issued on February 3, 1998, which denied Mr. Costa's request for a hearing in regard to his eight-day suspension, beginning February 22, 1997, on charges. ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reconsideration.

B-68 JOSE GONZALEZ

Jose Gonzalez, a Police Officer with the Passaic City Police Department, represented by John J. Segreto, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered on June 23, 1998, which denied Mr. Gonzalez's request for a hearing in regard to his 45-day suspension on charges. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-69 MICHAEL A. QUARLES

Michael A. Quarles, a Mechanic with the City of Newark Department of Neighborhood Services, Division of Sanitation, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final decision, issued on July 24, 1998, which denied his request for a hearing in regard to his resignation not in good standing. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-70 ANTHONY RECINE

The appointing authority for the Township of Hamilton, represented by Bill Mathesius, Esq., petitions for reconsideration of the final administrative decision of the Merit System Board, In the Matter of Anthony Recine, rendered March 10, 1998, which found that the appointing authority improperly imposed an immediate suspension without pay. ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reconsideration.

B-71 LARRY RICHARDSON

Larry Richardson, formerly a Senior Correction Officer with the Department of Corrections, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its final administrative decision, issued on May 16, 1995, dismissing his appeal for failure to appear at a scheduled hearing. ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reconsideration.

B-72 MARILYN TREUSCH

Marilyn Treusch, a Naturalist with the Division of Parks and Forestry, Department of Environmental Protection, represented by Kathleen A. King, CWA Representative, petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider the final decision dismissing her appeal based on her failure to appear at a scheduled settlement conference. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for reconsideration and directed that the matter be transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law for a hearing.

B-73 EDWARD O'LONE

The Department of Human Services, represented by Robert H. Stoloff, Assistant Attorney General, requests that the Merit System Board (Board) make a determination as to the amount of back pay due to Edward O'Lone as a result of the Board decision issued on July 3, 1997, granting him back pay. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-74 EDWARD O'LONE

Edward O'Lone, represented by Mario A. Iavicoli, Esq., challenges the good faith of his reassignment, within the Department of Human Services, from Ancora Psychiatric Hospital (Ancora) to Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (Forensic), alleging that it was part of a disciplinary action. Moreover, Mr. O'Lone contends that his reassignment from Ancora to Forensic was in retaliation for his prior appeal to the Merit System Board of a removal, on charges. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-75 GEORGE MIGNER

George Migner, a Senior Correction Officer at the Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the determination of the Chief of the Bureau of Appeals and Compliance, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding of probable cause that he had been discriminated against on the basis of his race. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-76 INDUSTRIAL MANAGER 1, STATE USE INDUSTRIES (S0191O), DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Industrial Manager 1, State Use Industries (S0191O), Department of Corrections. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request but did not assess costs.

B-77 SECURITY GUARD/TRAINING TECHNICIAN (C1008T), ESSEX COUNTY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Security Guard/Training Technician (C1008T), Essex County. ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request but assessed costs.

B-78 SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE CITIZEN's COMPLAINTS (M0312T), CITY OF JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Senior Representative Citizen's Complaints (M0312T), City of Jersey City. ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request, ordered the appointing authority to make an appointment from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-79 SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANT(C5997R), BERGEN

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Social Service Assistant while a provisional appointee is serving in the title has been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement. ACTION: The Merit System Board revived the eligible list and ordered the appointing authority to remove the provisional appointee, make an appointment from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-80 YARD SUPERVISOR (M0229T), PASSAIC VALLEY WATER COMMISSION

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Yard Supervisor while a provisional appointee is serving in the title has been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement. ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered the appointing authority to remove the provisional appointee, make an appointment from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-81 RECEPTIONIST (SPECIAL REEMPLOYMENT LIST), CITY OF JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Receptionist while a provisional appointee is serving in the title has been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement. ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered the appointing authority to remove the provisional appointee, make an appointment from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-82 MARIA BARBIERI, ET AL.

Maria Barbieri, Veronica Kent and Maximilian Mendoza appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS5659K), Division of Family Development. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be denied.

B-83 MARY JO BENEDETTI, ET AL.

Mary Jo Benedetti, Debra Fusco, Faith Holland, JoAnn Kondreski, Mary McGee and Vincent Oliveri appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS5659K), Division of Family Development. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be denied.

B-84 MICHAEL E. BILUCK

Michael E. Biluck, represented by Florence McNamara, CWA Local 1044, appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for Truck Driver (PC4474V), Burlington County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-85 VELMA L. BOURNE

Velma L. Bourne appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Social Worker 2 (PS4387K), Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-86 SALLY BROKAW

Sally Brokaw appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Principal Docket Clerk (PC0276W), Union County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-87 ANTHONY J. CARDELLI, ET AL.

Anthony J. Cardelli, Ferdinand A. Miceli and George B. Simonka appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they were ineligible for the promotional examination for Building Management Services Specialist 2 (PS5026N), Department of Labor. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be denied.

B-88 JOSEPH CICATIELLO, ET AL.

Joseph Cicatiello, Patricia Cappuccio, William Gardiner and Rebecca Joslin appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that appellants did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS4619K), Medical Assistance and Health Services. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be denied.

B-89 THERESA R. COMPERATORE

Theresa R. Comperatore appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that appellant did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Circulation Assistant 1 (S1763U). ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-90 FRANCES J. CURCIO

Frances J. Curcio appeals the determination of the Supervisor, Selection Appeals Unit, which denied her challenge to various issues regarding the examinations for Mental Health Worker (C1352T), Library Assistant (S1677T) and Cashier (C0732S). ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-91 JOSEPHINE J. CRIVELLI

Josephine J. Crivelli appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Principal File Clerk (PS2641K), Department of Human Services. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-92 GRACE EMLEY, ET AL.

Grace Emley, Joseph Melillo, Kenneth Powers, Helene Tunstall and Francine Vitagliano appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS5659K), Division of Family Development. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-93 FATHALLA FARAG AND MARGO MONTAGUE

Fathalla Farag and Margo Montague appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Field Service Supervisor 2, Medical Assistance/Health Services (PS4794H), Department of Health and Senior Services. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-94 JAMES F. FRAZILUS

James F. Frazilus appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Senior Program Development Specialist Community Service (PC4588V), Union County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-95 WILLIAM A. GROCOTT, JR.

William A. Grocott, Jr. appeals the determination of the Human Resource Selection Services, which denied him eligibility for admittance to the promotional examination for Police Captain (PM3807V), Ewing Township. This matter was held over from the Board's May 19, 1998 meeting pending receipt of additional information from the appellant. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-96 JAMES M. HOVAN

James M. Hovan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the open competitive examination for Investigator, Courts (S1787U). ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-97 STEPHEN C. HOLMES AND ROBERT R. KELLY

Stephen C. Holmes and Robert R. Kelly appeal the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that they were ineligible for the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC3794V), Essex County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-98 ROBERT HOWARD AND RUDOLPH SANDERS

Robert Howard and Rudolph Sanders appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS5659K), Division of Family Development. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-99 ROGER C. INGRAHAM

Roger C. Ingraham appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which denied his eligibility for admittance to the examination for Paralegal Specialist (M0480O), City of Newark. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-100 MARTA E. JONES

Marta E. Jones appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that appellant did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Audit Account Clerk (PS3807K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-101 LYDIA D. KRAMARCHUK

Lydia D. Kramarchuk appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found her ineligible for the promotional examination for Senior Sanitary Inspector (80%)/Registrar of Vital Statistics (20%) (PM3202V), Fair Lawn. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-102 MIRIAM LUGO

Miriam Lugo 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 Health Aide, Bi-lingual in Spanish and English (C6179O), Camden County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-103 RONALD MCCONNELL

Ronald McConnell appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS5191T), Department of Transportation. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-104 JOHN J. MCNAMARA

John J. McNamara appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for the title of Social Worker, Juvenile Rehabilitation (C0603W), Mercer County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-105 JUDEANN NEELD AND ANITA E. SLACK

Judeann Neeld and Anita E. Slack appeal the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that they were ineligible for the promotional examination for Supervising Library Assistant Typing (PC8263U), Hunterdon County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-106 TAREN I. PATEL

Taren I. Patel appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Senior Engineer Materials (PS5041T), Department of Transportation. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-107 JAMES R. PETERSON

James R. Peterson appeals his ineligibility for the promotional examination for County Correction Lieutenant (PC0234W), Morris County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-108 JOSEPH A. PORCILE

Joseph A. Porcile appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for General Supervisor Public Works (PM1963V), Kearny. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-109 RON F. RUGGIERO

Ron F. Ruggiero appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which deemed him ineligibile to have his name placed on the employment lists for Fire Fighter (M0797U), Clifton; Fire Fighter (M0798U), Harrison; Fire Fighter (M0799U), Kearny; and Fire Fighter (M0800U), Millburn Township. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-110 MELISSA M. SCHOPPY

Melissa M. Schoppy 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 Counselor, Juvenile Family Crisis Intervention (C0507O), Atlantic County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-111 HARRY SCHNEIT

Harry Schneit appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the education requirement for the open competitive examination for Family and Neighborhood Counselor (C0585O), Bergen County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-112 JOANN SPEARS

JoAnn Spears appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Regional Staff Nurse, Medical Assistance (PS4370K), Department of Human Services. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-113 MAUREEN SUTTERLIN

Maureen Sutterlin appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet the requirements for Management Improvement Specialist 2, (PS5639K), Medical Assistance and Health Services. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-114 PATRICIA THOMPSON

Patricia Thompson appeals the denial of her eligibility for admittance to the examination for Supervising Clerk (PC0137W), Essex County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-115 SANDRA E. WARD-JENKINS

Sandra E. Ward-Jenkins appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which denied her eligibility for admittance to the examination for Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation (PM3463V), Newark Housing Authority. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted.

B-116 LEO P. WALSH

Leo P. Walsh appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was ineligible for the examination for Director of Data Processing (PM3138V), Union Township. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-117 WALTER ZALISKO

Walter Zalisko 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 Investigator Consumer Protection (C0317O), Monmouth County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied. VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes) Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes) Judith L. Shaw (Abstained) Edward W. Verner, M.D. (Yes)

B-118 JOANNE ZELIFF

Joanne Zeliff appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Senior Clerk (PC0548T), Union County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-119 GAIL G. BLOCKER

Gail C. Blocker appeals the scoring of the promotional examination for Senior Clerk Bookkeeper (PS3774I), Department of Corrections. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-120 KELCEY BURGUESS, ET AL.

Kelcey Burguess, Carole A. Kandoth, Joseph Leskie, Jodi Powers and Eric Stiles appeal their scores on the examination for Assistant Biologist, Wildlife Management (S0171O), Department of Environmental Protection. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be denied.

B-121 JAMES A. DURKIN

James A. Durkin appeals his score for the promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM3776V), Paterson. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-122 GARY GOODMAN

Gary Goodman appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that he failed to achieve a passing score on the Security Guard (M0652U), Newark open-competitive examination. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-123 GALE M. HUNTER

Gale M. Hunter appeals the attached determination of the Supervisor, Selection Appeals Unit, which denied her challenge concerning her score and rank on the list resulting from the promotional examination for Supervising Family Service Specialist 1 (PS0852K). ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-124 LAWRENCE W. GIAMELLA

Lawrence W. Giamella appeals the decision of the Supervisor, Selection Appeals Unit, which found that the appellant's examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2788S), Irvington was correctly scored ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-125 JOHN T. KLEIN

John T. Klein, represented by Vincenza Leonelli-Spina, Esq., appeals the decision of the Supervisor, Selection Appeals Unit, which found that the appellant's examination for Police Sergeant (PM4073R), Fort Lee was correctly scored. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-126 CARMEN LABOY

Carmen Laboy appeals her failing score on the open competitive examination for Income Maintenance Technician (Bi-lingual in Spanish and English), (C0490), Passaic County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-127 MICHELE SAMUELS

Michele Samuels, represented by Benjamin Spivack, Senior Staff Representative, Communications Workers of America, AFL/CIO, Local 1040, appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she failed the examination for Data Processing Input/Output Control Specialist 2 (S1730T). ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-128 SUZANNE SHORTER

Suzanne Shorter appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services concerning her score on the examination for Principal Library Assistant Typing (PC3937V), Camden County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-129 ROBERT STAVITSKIE

Robert Stavitskie appeals his failing score on the Law Enforcement Candidate Record (LECR) (S9998U), Statewide examination. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-130 SAMUEL FAULKNER

Samuel Faulkner appeals the administration of the examination for Security Guard (C0380O), Monmouth County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-131 NANCY ROSE

Nancy Rose appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which denied her request to take a makeup examination for the open competitive examination for Supervising Clerk (C0105O), Middlesex County. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.

B-132 PEGGY ANN BROWN

The appointing authority for the Department of Personnel requests that Peggy Ann Brown receive a February 14, 1998 retroactive date of permanent appointment to the title of Secretarial Assistant 3, Non-Stenographic. ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted. VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained) Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes) Judith L. Shaw (Yes) Edward W. Verner, M.D. (Yes)

B-133 MARK JONES

Mark Jones appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer candidate by Essex County and its request to remove his name from the Priority Hiring List #2 for Sheriff's Officer 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-134 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Ell E. Ash Garden State Correctional Facility Department of Corrections 30 day suspension Barbara Bascara New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services 10 day suspension Louis David Brown Garden State Correctional Facility Department of Corrections 15 day suspension Jose Egel Northern State Prison Department of Corrections 60 day suspension Stephanie Egerton Northern State Prison Department of Corrections 10 day suspension Christine Giordano Department of Health and Senior Services Removal Paul Grant New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services 10 day suspension Elizabeth Green New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services 10 day suspension Evonne Lerch Edna Mahan Correctional Facility Department of Corrections 15 day suspension Arlene Parker Division of Youth and Family Services Department of Human Services Release at the end of working test period Kathleen Peck New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services 10 day suspension Rochelle Perry Willingboro Township Removal Raymond Zuccarelli Riverfront State Prison Department of Corrections 10 day suspension

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements. There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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