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

Judith L. Shaw
Julius J. Mastro
Edward W. Verner, M.D.

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Tuesday, November 10, 1998 in Trenton, New Jersey. PRESENT: Merit System Board Members, Julius J. Mastro, Presiding; Judith L. Shaw, and Edward W. Verner, M.D., Elizabeth Laufer, 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, Julius J. Mastro, presiding Board Member, 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 other 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.
DATE: November 10, 1998

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz,
Commissioner

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in State Classification Plan


DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

The Department of Human Services has requested that one (1) title
be allocated to the unclassified service for use by the New
Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council and the State Office of
Disabilities Services in order to employ the developmentally
disabled.

The New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council is responsible,
through change and advocacy, for promoting the development of a
comprehensive system of services, designed to assist the disabled
and their families to achieve independence and integration in
the community. While allocated to the Department of Human
Services, N.J.S.A. 30:1AA-1 provides that the Developmental
Disabilities Council be independent of any control or
supervision by the Department of Human Services. Because of its
autonomy, the Council is considered a separate layoff unit, and
individuals employed by the Council are not impacted by any
departmental reduction-in-force. The Council must maintain
compliance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and
Bill of Rights Act, federal legislation which limits the length
of time for certain projects and encourages employment of the
disabled or their family members.

The Office of Disabilities Services, created in October 1997 and
strongly supported by Governor Whitman, was established to
provide cross-disabilities information and referral services to
all New Jersey residents. It is requested that the State Office
of Disabilities Services also be permitted to use the same
unclassified title, pursuant to its mission of providing
employment opportunities to the disabled.

Since neither agency currently has the ability to select disabled
individuals for particular projects or to encourage employment of
people with disabilities, the creation of this unclassified
title would enable maximum diversity in employing persons with
disabilities, eliminate any impact from a departmental reduction-
in-force, and allow the Department of Human Services to maintain
compliance with the Developmental Assistance and Bill of Rights
Act.

Appointment to this title will require notification of the
appointee's specific disability and the approval of the Division
of Human Resource Management.

With your approval, the following title may be relegated to the
unclassified service in accordance with N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(l).

CREATION OF UNCLASSIFIED TITLE:
Disabilities Services Specialist X98
Effective: November 7, 1998

EMV/JAG/DTF

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

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

Martha Ashton, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Bayside State Prison, discrimination.

Mapalad Jardiniano, Assistant Chief Security Officer, Department
of Higher Education, demotion to Security Officer.

Joseph Johnson, Sanitation Driver, Department of Public Works,
City of Trenton, removal.

Susan Marella, Early Childhood Specialist, Department of Health &
Human Services, County of Camden, layoff from the position of
Early Childhood Specialist (40 hours) to 35 hours.

Noe Mestre, Motor Vehicles Operator, Elderly & Handicapped,
Department of Health and Human Services, Hudson County,
suspension.

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without
prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before
the Office of Administrative Law:

Leonard Cohen, Police Officer, Department of Public Safety, City
of Atlantic City, indefinite suspension.

Marthine Fleurinor, Institutional Attendant, Geraldine Thompson
Medical Home, Monmouth County, suspension.

Pamela Norman, Truck Driver, Department of Public Works, Sparta,
removal.

Robert Paffrath, Laborer, Department of Public Works, Linden,
removal.

Henry Rivers, County Correction Officer, Department of Public
Safety, Hudson County, removal.

Quiana Sills, Building Service Worker, Department Human Services,
County of Atlantic, release at end of working test period.

John F. Smith, County Correction Officer, Monmouth County,
removal.

Jesse White, Human Services Technician, Department of Human
Services, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Marcus Adams
New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Suspension

In the Matter of Rasak Azeek
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Joseph M. Hand
Passaic Board of Social Services
Removal

In the Matter of Steven Hillis
Township of North Bergen
Removal of Name from Police Officer's List
In the Matter of Joan Peano
Morris County -Morrisview Nursing Home
Suspension

In the Matter of Almena Scarbrough
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Edward Smith
City of Trenton
Removal

In the Matter of Paula Toth
New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home -Vineland
Suspension

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


ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements, with the exception of Joseph M. Hand
and Edward Smith, which were held over.

A-2 FARUQ MUHAMMAD ABDUL-AZIZ

Faruq Muhammad Abdul-Aziz, Police Officer, Newark Police
Department, suspension for 10 days, beginning March 3, 1996
and ending March 16, 1996, on charges of violating the
Newark Police Department's Rules and Regulations -obedience
to orders.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-3 ROSALIND CANDELARIA

Rosalind Candelaria, Clerk Typist, City of Hoboken, removal
during working test period, effective July 28, 1995.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal during the working test period; grant a new working
test period; and award back pay, benefits, and seniority
only from 7/25/98 to the end of the working test period.

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

A-4 JOHN DEBENEDICTIS

John DeBenedictis, Correction Sergeant, Northern State
Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 10 days,
on charges of racial and/or sexual harassment,
discrimination and/or retaliation.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

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

A-5 HOLLIS BRUCE, JR.

Hollis Bruce, Jr., Senior Correction Officer, Bayside State
Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective
November 6, 1996, on charges of discrimination that affects
equal employment opportunity including sexual harassment,
racial and/or sexual harassment.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-6 GRACE MCARTHUR


Grace McArthur, Heating Systems Specialist, Department of
Public Works, Atlantic County, removal effective March 25,
1997, on charges of neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-7 JOHN PRITCHARD

John Pritchard, Building Service Worker, Personnel
Department, County of Gloucester, removal effective May 26,
1996, on charges of excessive absenteeism.
Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
removal to a resignation in good standing.

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


A-8 ALLEN R. WADE

Allen R. Wade, Practical Nurse, Bergen Pines County
Hospital, County of Bergen, removal effective February 16,
1996, on charges of ineffectiveness, ineptitude and
compromise of patient-care health and safety.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-9 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. The Merit System Board at its meeting of
September 10, 1998, directed that this matter be held over
for a summary of testimony.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board upheld the 20 day
suspension.

A-10 BRIAN OLIVER

Brian Oliver, Laborer, City of Trenton, Department of Public
Works, removal effective July 30, 1997, on charges of
insubordination and conduct unbecoming a public employee.
The Merit System Board at its meeting of October 27, 1998,
directed that this matter be held over for further review.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 GERARD GERARDI

Gerard Gerardi 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-2 ROCHELLE MERCADO

Rochelle Mercado appeals her rejection as a Correction
Officer Recruit candidate by the New Jersey Department of
Corrections and its request to remove her 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-3 MICHAEL RAMIREZ

Michael Ramirez, represented by Vincent C. Scoca, Esq.,
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-4 BRIAN MOORE

Brian Moore, a former Truck Driver, Single Axle, at the
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-5 EDWARD OCHANAS

Edward Ochanas, an Equipment Operator at the 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-6 DIANE ROBERTS

Diane Roberts, a Senior Correction Officer at the New Jersey
Training School for Boys, formerly under the Department of
Corrections now under the Juvenile Justice Commission,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-7 CURTIS ROBINSON

Curtis Robinson, a Human Services Technician 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-8 JOHN J. SCHULZ

John J. Schulz, Jr., a Senior Correction Officer with the
Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Department of
Corrections, represented by Willard Geller, Esq., appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 GEORGE M. JOHNSON

George M. Johnson, represented by Steven A. Varano, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems
which found that the appellant had not been improperly
bypassed by Deptford Township on the eligible list for
Police Sergeant (PM4746P).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-10 ANTHONY AMES

Anthony Ames, represented by Anthony P. Marcozzi, Jr., Esq.,
appeals the decision of the Certification/Placement Services
Unit which upheld the Department of Correction's removal of
the appellant's name from the Correction Officer Recruit
(S9998U) eligible list due to an unsatisfactory driving
record.

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

B-11 ANDREA MCCRAY

Andrea McCray appeals the decision of the
Certification/Placement Services Unit which removed the
appellant's name from the Sheriff's Officer Priority Hiring
List #1 due to the appellant's non-appearance for an
interview.

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

B-12 KYLE CAMPBELL

The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has stayed the
decision of the Merit System Board in In the Matter of Kyle
Campbell, and temporarily remanded the matter to the Board
for reconsideration of its decision to consider the
appointing authority's argument that Mr. Campbell's
reinstatement to a non-school setting where he will not come
into contact with students is impossible to implement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered reinstatement to a
non-school setting where he will have minimal
contact with students.

B-13 JOHN FABIAN

The appeal of John Fabian, Police Officer, Police
Department, Township of North Bergen, removal effective
September 17, 1996 on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Ken R. Springer (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on August 24, 1998. The Merit System Board, at its
meeting on October 14, 1998, ordered that the removal be
vacated and awarded back pay, seniority and counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter
be held over due to a lack of quorum of members
from 10/14/98 meeting.

B-14 LESTER SMITH

The appeal of Lester Smith, Senior Building Maintenance
Worker, The College of New Jersey, resignation not in good
standing effective November 25, 1996, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Robert W. Scott (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on September 4, 1998. The Merit System
Board, at its meeting of October 14, 1998, concluded that
the appointing authority's action in resigning the appellant
not in good standing should be affirmed.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter
be held over due to a lack of quorum of members
from 10/14/98 meeting.

B-15 MICHAEL QUINLAN

The appeal of Michael Quinlan, a County Correction Officer
with the Sheriff's Department, Passaic County, concerning
his removal effective February 23, 1996 on charges, was
heard by Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey A. Gerson (ALJ),
who rendered his initial decision on August 12, 1998. The
Merit System Board, at its meeting of September 29, 1998,
referred the matter to the Medical Examiners Panel for
further review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter
be held over due to a lack of quorum of members
from 9/29/98 meeting.

B-16 JUSTINE BRANHAM, ET AL.

Justine Branham, Betty Burrows and Keith Hopkins petition
the Merit System Board for back pay in regard to their
retroactive appointments to the title of Police Officer with
the Newark Police Department.

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

B-17 GEORGE LOPEZ

Cumberland County, represented by Richard Geiger, County
Counsel, requests that the Merit System Board enter an order
determining that George Lopez has waived his right to seek
reinstatement to his position as a County Correction
Captain.

ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered a departmental
hearing be held within 30 days of the issuance of
this decision.

B-18 WESLEY HOOD

Wesley Hood, a County Correction Officer with the Atlantic
County Department of Public Safety, represented by A. J.
Fusco, Jr., Esq., petitions the Merit System Board to
reconsider its final decision dismissing his appeal without
prejudice based on his failure to pursue.

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

B-19 HOBOKEN FIRE CAPTAIN PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENTS

The International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1078
(IAFF), represented by Bruce D. Leder, Esq., appeals the
August 1998 provisional appointments of Dennis Knapp,
Heywood Blakely and John Cunning to the position of Fire
Captain. Additionally, Mauro Andruela, Thomas Molta and
William Montanez, represented by Samuel J. Samaro, Esq.,
appeal their non appointment as Fire Captains.

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

B-20 CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TRAINEE (M6073O), CITY OF JERSEY
CITY


The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Code Enforcement Officer Trainee while
provisional appointees are 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 appointees,
make an appointment from the certification and pay
compliance costs.

B-21 DEPUTY DIRECTOR, HUMAN SERVICES (M6252O), CITY OF JERSEY
CITY


The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Deputy Director, Human Services 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-22 ELECTRICIAN'S HELPER (M0435O), CITY OF JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Electrician's Helper 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-23 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE ON AGING (M0830U & M6229O), CITY
OF JERSEY CITY


The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Executive Director, Office on Aging
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-24 PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (M0416O), CITY OF ATLANTIC CITY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Parking Enforcement Officer while
provisional appointees are 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 appointees,
make an appointment from the certification and pay
compliance costs.

B-25 PRINCIPAL PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN (M0408O), CITY OF JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Principal Personnel Technician 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 appointees,
make an appointment from the certification and pay
compliance costs.

B-26 SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST (M0503T & M6081O), CITY OF
JERSEY CITY


The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Senior Administrative Analyst while
provisional appointees are 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 appointees,
make an appointment from the certification and pay
compliance costs.

B-27 ACCOUNT CLERK (M5626T), CITY OF NEWARK

The City of Newark requests reconsideration of that part of
the decision rendered on February 10, 1998 by the Merit
System Board ordering the appointing authority to pay
compliance processing costs in the amount of $250 with
regard to a certification for Account Clerk (M5626T).

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

B-28 CLAIMS INVESTIGATOR (M4895S), JERSEY CITY


The City of Jersey City requests reconsideration of the
decision rendered on March 11, 1997 by the Merit System
Board ordering the immediate disposition of the outstanding
certification for Claims Investigator (M4895S), the
immediate removal of the person against whom a salary
disapproval had been issued and the assessment of $250 in
compliance costs.

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

B-29 JOHN BIRD, ET AL.

John Bird, Joseph P. Faone, and Osvaldo Reyes appeal the
determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which
found that they did not meet the experience requirements for
the open competitive examination for Truck Driver Single
Axle (S6600S).

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

B-30 THOMAS G. BONFIGLIO

Thomas G. Bonfiglio appeals the determination of the
Division of Human Resource Selection Services which denied
his eligibility for admittance to the examination for
Program Coordinator Mental Health (PS3754K), Hagedorn
Geriatric Hospital.

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

B-31 ERMAND D. CENTOFANTI

Ermand D. Centofanti appeals the determination of the
Division of Human Resource Management which found that he
was ineligible for the promotional examination for Principal
Clerk Typist (PM0516U), Brick Township.

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

B-32 RONALD A. CICCONE

Ronald A. Ciccone appeals the determination of the Division
of Human Resource Management which found that he was
ineligible for the promotional examination for Equipment
Operator (PM0367U), Kearny.

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

B-33 LILIA E. COLLAZO AND KATHY A. RODRIGUEZ

Lilia E. Collazo and Kathy A. Rodriguez appeal the
determinations of the Division of Selection Services which
found that appellants did not meet the experience
requirement for the promotional examination for Social
Worker, Bilingual in Spanish and English (PC8002V),
Cumberland County. These appeals have been consolidated due
to common issues.

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

B-34 HENRY DEPROSPERO

Henry Deprospero appeals the determination of the Division
of Human Resource Management which found that he was
ineligible for the promotional examination for Public Works
Repairer (PM2498T), Scotch Plains.

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

B-35 MARY ANN DREIKORN

Mary Ann Dreikorn appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the requirements for the promotional examination for
Assistant Administrative Analyst (PC0528W), Ocean County.

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

B-36 MALCOLM A. FRY

Malcolm A. Fry 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 Personnel Officer (C0568O), Camden County.

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

B-37 DONALD R. HEIMALL

Donald R. Heimall appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Supervisor Public Works (PM3415V), Department of Public
Works, Sayreville Borough.

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

B-38 ELKAYNON HENRY

Elkaynon Henry appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
residency requirement for the open competitive examination
for Senior Custodian (M9036O), Newark School District.

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

B-39 ROSE LEWIS


Rose Lewis appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Supervising Account Clerk Typing (PM1783U), Bayonne.

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

B-40 ROBERT P. LYONS

Robert P. Lyons appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that he was ineligible
for the promotional examination for Senior Maintenance
Repairer Electrician (PC0408U), Burlington County.

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

B-41 ARTHUR MICCIO

Arthur Miccio appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the requirements for the promotional examination for Chief
of Construction Project Review (PS5577D), Department of
Community Affairs.

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

B-42 DAISY ORTIZ

Daisy Ortiz appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the Supervising Clerk Typist
(PC2028V), Union County, promotional examination.

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

B-43 ROBERT A. PIETRI


Robert A. Pietri 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 Media Technician 1 (S0105O).

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

B-44 JAMES ROMAINE

James Romaine appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that he was ineligible
for the promotional examination for Supervising
Groundskeeper (PC0233U), Hudson County.

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

B-45 DOMINICK SORIANO

Dominick Soriano appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement of the promotional examination for
Supervising Pumping Station Operator/Supervisor, Sewer
Maintenance (PC4462V), Bergen County Utilities Authority.

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

B-46 ROBERT N. SUTTON

Robert N. Sutton, Jr. appeals the determination of the
Division of Human Resource Management which found that he
was ineligible for the promotional examination for Senior
Maintenance Repairer Electrician (PC0408U), Burlington
County.

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

B-47 RICHARD D. CHRISTENSEN AND VINCENT F. HAGEN

Richard D. Christensen and Vincent F. Hagen appeal the
correctness of the scoring of the promotional examinations
for Assistant Crew Supervisor Highway Maintenance (PS3394T)
and Assistant Crew Supervisor Sign Shop (PS3395T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-48 RONALD D. HARBIST

Ronald D. Harbist appeals the determination of the
Supervisor, Selection Appeals Unit, which found that
appellant's application for the Aeronautical Operations
Analyst (S1440S) examination was properly scored.

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

B-49 APRIL PENBERTHY

April Penberthy appeals her score for the open-competitive
examination for Interpreter for the Deaf (S6013O).

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

B-50 FORREST G. WILSON

Forrest G. Wilson appeals the correctness of the scoring of
the promotional examination for Correction Captain
(PS4088I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-51 CHARNETT HILLIREO

Charnett Hillireo appeals the validity of the examination
for Police Records Clerk (M5204S), Jersey City.

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

B-52 DANIEL DELORENZI

Lisa Alexander-Taylor, Assistant Corporation Counsel/Newark
Police Department requests administrative relief in order to
deem Daniel DeLorenzi eligible for the Deputy Police Chief
(PM0924W), Newark promotional examination which was
announced in July, 1998, specifically, the request is for a
retroactive regular appointment date of January 22, 1998 for
Mr. DeLorenzi in the title of Police Captain.

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

B-53 EDWARD DUNHAM

The City of Newark, represented by Richee Lori Smith,
Assistant Corporation Counsel, appeals the decision of the
Division of Human Resource Management which determined that
the provisional appointment of Edward Dunham to the position
of Fire Chief was improper.

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

B-54 CHRIS J. SAAKES

Chris J. Saakes appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Truck Driver (PM6315W), Woodbridge Township.

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

B-55 MARK E. CENTIFONTI

Mark E. Centifonti appeals the determination by the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement of the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 3 (Data Processing) (PS5931A),
Department of Agriculture.

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

B-56 WILFRED BANKOLE-GIBSON

Wilfred Bankole-Gibson appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that appellant
did not meet the educational requirements for the
promotional examination for Accountant (PC3853V), Camden
County.

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

B-57 PROPOSED REACSCTION OF N.J.A.C. 4A:3

It is recommended that N.J.A.C. 4A:3, Classification,
Services and Compensation, be proposed for readoption
without amendment at this time, and that these rules be
approved for publication in the New Jersey Register for
public notice and comment.

ACTION: The Merit System Board approved the proposed rules
for publication.

B-58 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Marcus Adams
Department of the Treasury
PAR rating grievance

Windsor Laval
Marlborough Psychiatric Hospital
10 day suspension

Katherine Travail
Hunterdon Developmental Center
Removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

B-59 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MEETING DATES - 1999

The proposed Merit System Board meeting dates for the year
of 1999 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the proposed
meeting dates.

B-60 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of October
27, 1998 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its
meeting of October 27, 1998.


There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, November
24, 1998 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.



______________________________
JULIUS J. MASTRO
PRESIDING
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD
 
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