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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
Julius J. Mastro

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Tuesday, March 9, 1999 in Trenton, New Jersey.PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System Board Members, Margaret E.L. Howard, Judith L. Shaw, and Julius J. Mastro, Andrea Grundfest, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Elizabeth A. Napolitano, and Sybil Janowitch, 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 other actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.StateThe Merit System Board approved the recommended changes in the State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto and made a part hereof.

DATE February 15, 1999
TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

 

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations
FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management
SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

The Department of Labor requests the redesignation of a position previously allocated to the Senior Executive Service. The position is currently vacant as result of the retirement of its most recent incumbent. The Department of Labor proposes that the position remain in the Senior Executive Service; however, different duties would be assigned before the positon is refilled.Redesignation of Current Senior Executive Service PositionsSenior Executive Service Position Number 040807 is currently vacant. It was previously designated as Director of Workforce New Jersey Support. It would now be designated as Assistant Director Work First Operations and assigned duties commensurate with that title. The Department of Labor states the position will retain substantial managerial, policy influencing and policy executing responsibilities at the Assistant Director level.Justification --Position # 040807The incumbent of this position will serve as Assistant Director, Work First Operations. The position will function under the general direction of the Director, Division of Employment and Training. The position will be responsible to administer the division welfare-to-work program services, which will include Tempory Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Non-Public Assistance Food Stamp Program (NPAFS) and General Assistance Program (GAP). The position will plan and develop program services and formulate policies; supervise staff in the evaluation of program services; maintain liaison with other state departments and public agencies, and coordinate federal, state and local program services.

DATE: January 19, 1999
TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz
Commissioner

 

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations
FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management
SUBJECT: Change in State Classification Plan

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

The Department of Personnel is requesting the creation of two
titles to be utilized in the Division of Archives and Records
Management, Department of State. Recently the Division of
Commercial Recording was transferred from the Department of State
to the Department of the Treasury. As a result, titles assigned
to perform technical work were also shifted to the Department of
the Treasury. Creation of these two titles will allow for proper
classification in the Division of Archives and Records
Management. The proposed salary ranges are comparable to
existing titles that perform similar duties.

CREATE:
Effective: 1/30/99

Technical Assistant 1, Department of State
A17 C NL

Technical Assistant 2, Department of State
A15 C NL

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

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

Benito Carandang, Income Maintenance Technician (C6290R), Union
County, list removal.

Aldo Cevallos, Principal Engineer Sanitary, Municipal Utilities
Authority, Camden County, layoff.

Jeffrey Dill, Police Officer, Police Department, Township of
Lawrence, suspension.

Richard R. Girman, Police Sergeant, Department of Public Safety,
City of Trenton, indefinite suspension.

Donna James, Practical Nurse, Department of Human Services,
Atlantic County, removal.

Lois Margolin, Family Services Specialist I, Department of Human
Services, Division of Youth and Family Services, suspension.

Marshall McKeithen, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Mid-State Correctional Facility, suspension.

Charles Morris, Cottage Training Supervisor, Department of Human
Services, North Princeton Developmental Center, suspension.

Dorothy Pinnex, Senior Food Service Worker, Newark School
District, removal.

Stevi Rene Thompson, Docket Clerk, Department of Judiciary,
Mercer Vicinage, returned to her former permanent title of Clerk
Typist at the end of her working test period.


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:

Allen Brown, Laborer, Department of Buildings and Operations,
County of Camden, removal.

Mary Coleman, Head Nurse, Department of Human Services, New
Lisbon Developmental Center, resignation in good standing.

Herbert Cruz, County Correction Officer, Sheriff=s Department,
County of Passaic, suspension.

Lionel Earden, Laborer, Mt. Laurel Municipal Utility Authority,
removal.

John Howard, Cook, Sheriff=s Department County of Passaic,
removal.

Karen Johnson, Senior Corrections Officer, Department of
Corrections, Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, fine.

Anthony Mason, Human Services Technician, Department of Human
Services, Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital, removal.

Mary Miller, Building Maintenance Worker, Department of Buildings
and Operations, Camden County, removal.

Michael Moore, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, fine.

Kenneth Phelan, Postal Clerk, Department of Labor, Central
Services, removal and resignation not in good standing.

John Porter, Security Guard, Jersey City School District,
removal.

Bryan Rinnier, Maintenance Worker I, Department of
Transportation, suspension.

Guy Schaar, Correction Lieutenant, Department of Corrections,
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Larry Coleman
County of Camden - Board of Managers
Removal

In the Matter of Howard Furth
County of Monmouth - Correctional Youth Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Matthew Gordon
Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Harold Kafer
Department of Corrections - Internal Affairs
Removal

In the Matter of Kathy Nimberger
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Erica Ogletree
Department of Judiciary
Removal

In the Matter of Lucille Rhock
Morris County - Sheriff's Office
Removal

In the Matter of Harry Smith
Aberdeen Township - Public Works
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Harold Kafer
which was held over.

A-2 MATTHEW GORDON

Matthew Gordon, Senior Correction Officer, Garden State
Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections,
suspension for six days, on two charges of insubordination.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

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

A-3 JACQUI HOLZENDORF - REMAND

The appeal of Jacqui Holzendorf, Coordinator, Americans with
Disabilities Act Program, Department of Personnel,
concerning the good faith of her layoff effective July 8,
1994.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

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

VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Julius J. Mastro (Yes)

A-4 HOWARD NELSON

Howard Nelson, Bridge Repairer, Bridge Maintenance, Monmouth
County, suspension for 10 days effective January 20, 1998,
on charges of insubordination, failure to obtain safety
equipment, failure to follow reasonable request, inability
to perform the essential functions 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-5 ALLEN WILLIAMS

Allen Williams, Mechanic Diesel, Monmouth County, suspension
for 10 days beginning December 15, 1997, on the charge of
insubordination.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-6 KAREN LEE

Karen Lee, Head Clerk Bookkeeper, Northern State Prison,
Department of Corrections, removal effective August 11,
1997, on charges of falsification: intentional misstatement
of material fact in connection with work, employment
application, attendance or in any record, report,
investigation or other proceeding, misuse of pubic property
and conduct unbecoming an employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
removal to a three month suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to six month
suspension.

VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (No)
Julius J. Mastro (Yes)

A-7 THERESA MCNICHOL

Theresa McNichol, Museum Curator, Department of Recreation,
Natural Resources and Culture, City of Trenton, removal
effective October 16, 1997, on charges of being in violation
of the City's Residency Policy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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


A-8 FRED NWOSU-EKE

Fred Nwosu-Eke, Human Services Technician, Trenton
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal
effective June 18, 1997, on charges of physical abuse of a
patient and mistreatment of a patient.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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


A-9 KAREN WORTHEN

Karen Worthen, Human Services Assistant, North Princeton
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, (2)
removals effective June 6, 1997, on charges of being absent
from work as scheduled without permission and without giving
proper notice of intended absence.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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


A-10 JAMES CAINE

James Caine, Human Services Technician, Greystone Park
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal
effective June 2, 1997, on charges of physical and mental
abuse of a patient. The Merit System Board at its meeting
of February 9, 1999 directed that this matter be held over
for consideration of the full Board.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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



A-11 WILLIAM HYNES

William Hynes, Correction Officer Recruit, Juvenile Justice
Commission/New Jersey Training School, Department of Law and
Public Safety, removal effective October 16, 1997, on
charges of inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of
an inmate. The Merit System Board at its meeting of
February 9, 1999 directed that this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Julius J. Mastro (Yes)

A-12 ROBERT JOYNER

Robert Joyner, Juvenile Detention Officer, Monmouth County
Youth Detention Center, removal effective October 10, 1995,
on charges of sexual assault of a female resident and
conduct unbecoming an employee in public service. The Merit
System Board considered this matter on December 8, 1998, but
requested more information concerning the hearing record.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge and upheld the
removal.

A-13 MARGO MASCIANTONI - SETTLEMENT

Initial suspension for 10 days, on charges of neglect of
duty, loafing or willful failure to devote attention to
tasks which could result in danger to persons or property.
The Board at its meeting of January 26, 1999 directed that
this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
settlement.

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

A-14 BRIAN OLIVER

Brian Oliver, Laborer, City of Trenton, Department of Pubic
Works, removal effective July 30, 1997, on charges of
insubordination and conduct unbecoming a public employee.
The Merit System Board at its meeting of November 10, 1998
directed that this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-15 ANDRES VIVES RIVERA - MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Andres Vives Rivera, Residential Services Worker, Woodbine
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective January 22, 1998, on charges of falsification;
misstatement of material fact in connection with an
employment application. The Merit System Board at its
meeting of December 22, 1998 directed that this matter be
held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-16 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of June Ash
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Cecil Coleman
County of Monmouth - Correction Youth Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Jeffrey English
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Craig Fallon
Corrections Staff Training Academy
Department of Corrections
Removal
In the Matter of Marcella Forrester
Bergen Pines Hospital - Bergen County
Removal

In the Matter of Joseph Friezo
Johnson Free Public Library
City of Hackensack
Release at the End of Working Test Period

In the Matter of Mary Gathers
City of Paterson
Removal

In the Matter of Louis M. Gentile
City of Passaic
Suspension

In the Matter of Thomas Hascup
County of Passaic
Suspension

In the Matter of Susan Hayden
Ocean County Board of Social Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Lee Howell
Passaic Day Training
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Lee Leverette
Union County
Suspension

In the Matter of Sandra Perrott
Morris County/Morris View Nursing Home
Suspension

In the Matter of Mary Polite
County of Burlington
Suspension

In the Matter of Robert Smith
City of Paterson
Removal


In the Matter of James Trent
County of Monmouth
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Mary Gathers
which was held over.


A-17 LEONARD CARROLL

Leonard Carroll, Cottage Training Supervisor, Woodbine
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
suspension for 10 days beginning May 29, 1997 and ending
June 9, 1997, on charges of intentional disobedience,
refusal to accept an order, resisting authority and use of
abusive language to a supervisor.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-18 JAMES DAVIS

James Davis, Printing Operations Technician 4, General
Services Administration, Department of Treasury, (1)
suspension for 15 days, beginning January 6, 1997, on
charges of incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform
duties and neglect of duty, and (2) removal effective July
10, 1997, on charges of incompetence, inefficiency,
insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee,
neglect of duty and violence in the workplace.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension and removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the
suspension and modify the removal to a six month
suspension.

A-19 RAYMOND SCOTT FREESE (REMAND)

Appeal of Raymond Scott Freese, Correction Lieutenant,
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, Department of
Corrections, release at the end of the Working Test Period.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
release.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a new working test
period.

A-20 THOMAS GRILL AND JAMES WALSH

Thomas Grill, Police Captain, Police Department, City of
Newark, suspended indefinitely beginning July 5, 1996,
pending disposition of criminal charges, and removal
effective May 28, 1997, on charges of conspiracy, official
misconduct, theft by deception and theft by extortion, and
James Walsh, Police Lieutenant, Police Department, City of
Newark, suspended indefinitely beginning July 5, 1996,
pending disposition of criminal charges, and removal
effective May 22, 1997 on charges of conspiracy, official
misconduct, theft by deception and theft by extortion.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspensions and modify the removals to formal written
reprimands and reinstate appellants with back pay, benefits,
seniority and counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to modify the
removal to a six month suspension.

A-21 WAYNE KELLER, SR.

Wayne Keller, Sr., Senior Correction Officer, Bayside State
Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 30 days,
on charges of conduct unbecoming an employee and being in
violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure or
administrative decision, and removals (2) effective June 5,
1996, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

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

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

A-22 JOHN PRIOR

John Prior, Fire Fighter, West Orange Fire Department,
suspension for 182 days effective December 2, 1997, on
charges which included neglect of duty, engaging in conduct
or activity which is detrimental to the department, 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-23 IRA ROCHELLE

Appeal of Ira Rochelle, Senior Buyer, County of Camden,
Department of Health and Human Services, layoff effective
May 11, 1997 for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoff.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge and reversed the
layoff.

A-24 MAX WALLENBURG

Appeal of Max Wallenburg, Management Specialist, Camden
County Department of Health and Human Services, layoff
effective May 11, 1997 for reasons of economy and
efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoff.

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

A-25 JANINE WATTS

Janine Watts, Senior Parole Officer, Bureau of Parole,
Department of Corrections, suspension for 15 days, on
charges which included failing to report arrests and/or
incarcerations 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-26 EUGENE E. ZAISS, JR.

Eugene E. Zaiss, Jr., Senior Correction Officer, Garden
State Youth Correctional Facility, Department of
Corrections, suspension for 10 days, on charges of
incompetency or inefficiency, threatening, intimidation,
harassing, coercing, or interfering with fellow employees on
State property, and conduct unbecoming an employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-27 RAMONA COMER

Ramona Comer, Custodial Worker, Newark School District,
removal effective January 27, 1997, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-28 FERNANDO GOTAY

Fernando Gotay, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State
Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective March
20, 1997, on the charge of falsification.
Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-29 LOUIS PUTMON

Louis Putmon, Crew Supervisor, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital,
Department of Human Services, removal effective November 25,
1996, on charges of leaving assigned work area without
permission, sleeping while on duty, entering a restricted
area without specific permission, and conduct unbecoming a
public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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


A-30 CARMEN SALTER

Carmen Salter, Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey State
Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective March
7, 1997, on charges of inability to perform duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-31 HARRY ERVIN - SETTLEMENT

Initial 10 day suspension beginning August 21, 1997, on
charges of chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness.
Settled to a seven day suspension and reimbursement of three
days back pay. The Board at its meeting of February 9, 1999
directed that this matter be held over for a clarifying
settlement information.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge
the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

A-32 IYANA BYRD

Iyana Byrd, Human Services Assistant, Vineland Developmental
Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective
October 30, 1997, on charges of physical abuse of a client.
The Board at its meeting of January 26, 1999 directed that
this matter be held over for a testimony summary.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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


SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS


B-1 REGINA COMER

Regina Comer 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 denied.

B-2 KEVIN J. FARRINGTON

Kevin J. Farrington appeals his rejection as a Police
Officer candidate by the City of Camden 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-3 JUAN ARIEL MUNIZ

Juan Ariel Muniz 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-4 DEAN OSTELLA

Dean Ostella 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-5 MARK STILES

Mark Stiles appeals his rejection as a Sheriff=s Officer
candidate by the County of Cumberland 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 denied.

B-6 LINDA CERMINARA

Linda Cerminara, a Bus Driver with the Atlantic Regional
School, Office of Education, 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-7 LUTIS HOLDER

Lutis Holder, who was formerly employed as a Senior Laundry
Worker with North Jersey Developmental Center, Department of
Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 LOUISETTE JOHNSON

Louisette Johnson, a Judiciary Head Clerk with the Tax Court
of New Jersey, Administrative Office of the Courts,
represented by Jon Wineland, Staff Representative, CWA Local
1034, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-9 CURTIS A. ANDREWS

Curtis A. Andrews, a Research Scientist 2 with the
Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination
of the Director of the Equal Employment Division with the
DOC, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient
evidence to support a finding of probable cause that he had
been discriminated against based on his race or as reprisal
for filing prior discrimination complaints.

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

B-10 JOHN FABIAN

The Township of North Bergen, represented by Mark A.
Tabakin, Esq., seeks a stay, pending the outcome of its
appeal to the Superior Court, Appellate Division, of the
Merit System Board's final administrative decision reversing
the appointing authority's removal of John Fabian from his
position as Police Officer, rendered on October 14, 1998.
Mr. Fabian, represented by Joseph Licata, Esq., requests
enforcement of that order.

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

B-11 SANDRA FRASER

Sandra Fraser, Institutional Attendant, Morris View Nursing
Home, Morris County, represented by Arnold S. Cohen, Esq.,
petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider the final
administrative decision rendered December 16, 1998, which
denied her a hearing in regard to her resignation not in
good standing.

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

B-12 ABNATHY A. MASON

Abnathy A. Mason, formerly a Fire Captain with the City of
Newark, represented by Vito Carnevale, Esq., requests
reinstatement to his position with back pay and benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reinstatement with back pay and benefits.

B-13 DALE BARRETT

Dale Barrett requests reconsideration of the decision of the
Merit System Board rendered on December 16, 1997 which
determined that his name should be removed from the
Sheriff=s Officer (C4872P), Morris County eligible list.

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


B-14 DUANE EVANS

Duane Evans appeals the decision of the
Certification/Placement Services Unit which determined that
the Bergen County Sheriff had presented a sufficient basis
to remove his name from the County Correction Officer
(C3837J) priority hiring list.

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

B-15 JANE RICHARDS-MERCADO

Jane Richards-Mercado, Purchasing Agent, City of Hoboken,
represented by Gerald D. Miller, Esq., seeks enforcement of
that part of the Merit System Board decision rendered on
October 8, 1996, granting her back pay and benefits.
Appellant also seeks counsel fees for her attorney=s
representation in this matter.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for
counsel fees but granted a hearing on back pay and
benefits.

B-16 SANDRA BROWN

Sandra Brown, a Behavior Modification Technician at North
Jersey Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
represented by BenjaminSpivack, Communications Workers of
America, Local 1040, appeals the appointing authority=s
denial of her request for accommodation under the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing and
requests OAL consolidate this appeal the with the
pending disciplinary matter presently at OAL.

B-17 RESOLUTION FOR BOARD MEMBER EDWARD W. VERNER, M.D.

The resolution for former Board Member Edward W. Verner,
M.D., is being submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the resolution.

B-18 RICHARD ALDRIDGE

Richard Aldridge appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Building Management Services Specialist 4
(PS6504K), New Lisbon Developmental Center.

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

B-19 PATRICK C. CARR

Patrick C. Carr appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Chief, Bureau of Maintenance and Development (PS5051G),
Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-20 MARK FULLMAN

Mark Fullman appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst (PC0983W), Essex County.

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

B-21 VINCENT GAGLIANO

Vincent Gagliano appeals his ineligibility for the
promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief, (PM9024W)
City of Newark.

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

B-22 JOAN GLASS

Joan Glass appeals the decision of the Division of Selection
Services which found that she did not meet the education and
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Assistant 3 (PS6886P), Department of Law and
Public Safety.

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

B-23 MADELINE HANISCH

Madeline Hanisch appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Administrative Analyst 3 (PS6256K), Division
of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-24 DAWN T. JUNNE-SMITH

Dawn T. Junne-Smith appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience and residency requirements for the open
competitive examination for Public Information Assistant
(M0428O), Atlantic City.

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

B-25 JOHN D. MEYER

John D. Meyer appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Mechanic Diesel (PC3909V), Ocean County.

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

B-26 JUDITH DOWD, ET AL.

Judith Dowd, Keisha Vaughan Glasper and David Williams Jr.,
appeal their scores on the Secretarial Assistant 2
(PS4258T), Department of Transportation examination.

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

B-27 CARL MCCALL

Carl McCall appeals his score on the promotional examination
for Project Engineer Surface Design (PS4255T), Department of
Transportation.

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

B-28 LONNIE ANDERSON

Lonnie Anderson appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Information Services which removed his name
from the list for Director of Inspections (M6146O), Newark.

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

B-29 TONYA HILL AND PAULETTE COLEMAN

The Division of Human Resource Management requests a
relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-1.1(c), to allow the provisional
appointment pending promotional examination of Tonya Hill
from the noncompetitive title of Intermittent Audit Account
Clerk to the non-related competitive title of Stock Clerk,
and Paulette Coleman from the noncompetitive title
Intermittent Technical Assistant 3 to the non-related
competitive title of Principal Stock Clerk.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-30 EDWARD AGUILAR, ET AL., MINOR DISCIPLINE APPEAL

Edward Aguilar, Senior Correction Officer and 20 other
Senior Correction Officers, Riverfront State Prison,
Department of Corrections, represented by Robert A. Fagella,
Esq., 13 Senior Correction Officers represented by Stuart J.
Alterman, Esq., and Reginald Grant, Correction Sergeant,
represented by the New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors
Association, request Merit System Board review of the
imposition of a $338.00 fine, in lieu of a suspension, as
restitution for unauthorized absences.

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

B-31 SALARY REGULATIONS FY 1999

It is recommended that the Merit System Board record Salary
Regulations for FY 1999.

ACTION: The Merit System Board recorded the Salary
Regulations.

B-32 CURTIS COHEN

The appeal of Curtis Cohen, Senior Correction Officer, East
Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal
effective December 12, 1997 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Irene Jones, who rendered her
initial decision on December 18, 1998. At its meeting of
February 9, 1999, the Board afffirmed the recommendation of
the ALJ to modify the penalty to a 30-day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Julius J. Mastro (Yes)

B-33 ANTHONY LOMBARDY

Anthony Lombardy, represented by Sharra E. Greer, Esq.,
appealed the decision of the Merit System Board which found
that he did not meet the experience requirement for the
promotional examination for Coordinator, Division of Motor
Vehicles (PS2460T) to the Superior Court, Appellate
Division. The Appellate Division remanded the appeal to the
Merit System Board to provide appellant with a summary of
the qualifications of the various applicants who were
admitted to the subject examination.

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

B-34 FRANK A. DELLA ROSSA, ET AL.

Frank A. Della Rossa, Rafik Y. Hajjar, John J. Nakonechy and
Kanwal N. Satija appeal their scores on the promotional
examination for Project Engineer, Surface Design (PS4255T),
Department of Transportation.

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

VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)
Julius J. Mastro (Yes)

B-35 RAJESH N. BHAVSAR

Rajesh N. Bhavsar appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Project Engineer, Surface Design (PS4255T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-36 VINCENT FERLISE

Vincent Ferlise appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Project Engineer, Surface Design (PS4255T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-37 MARK D. HAUSKE

Mark D. Hauske appeals his score on the oral portion of the
promotional examination for Project Engineer, Surface Design
(PS4255T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-38 THOMAS C. SAYLOR, JR.

Thomas C. Saylor, Jr. appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Project Engineer, Surface Design (PS4255T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-39 ROBERT A. SIGNORA

Robert A. Signora appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Project Engineer, Surface Design (PS4255T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-40 VITTAL R. SITARAM

Vittal R. Sitaram appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Project Engineer, Surface Design (PS4255T),
Department of Transportation.

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



B-41 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of February
2, 1999 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its
meeting of February 2, 1999
.
B-42 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of February
9, 1999 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its
meeting of February 9, 1999.

VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Julius J. Mastro (Yes)

B-43 ATTORNEY GENERAL ADVICE REGARDING FORFEITURE

Attorney General Opinion Number 99:0005 regarding the Merit
System Board=s authority to review a civil service
employee=s major disciplinary appeal if it falls under the
Forfeiture Statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:51-2 is submitted for the
Board=s review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board noted the advice.

B-44 JEFFREY BUCKMAN

Jeffrey Buckman, represented by Barbara Riefberg, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the
Township of Gloucester 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-45 AHMED IBRAHIM

Ahmed Ibrahim, represented by Arnold S. Cohen, 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 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 granted.

B-46 CRYSTAL ADO

Crystal Ado 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-47 KEVIN MEWBORN

Kevin Mewborn 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-48 ARTURO MARIN

Arturo Marin 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-49 FRANK RUSSO

Frank Russo 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-50 CLINT SPORMAN

Clint Sporman 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-51 MIRIAM STRONG-LEWIS

Miriam Strong-Lewis 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 granted.

B-52 BERTHA L. CONLEY

Bertha L. Conley, who was formerly employed as a Residential
Services Worker with Vineland Developmental Center,
Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-53 DEBORAH D. DAVIS

Deborah D. Davis, who was formerly employed as a Human
Services Assistant with the Green Brook Regional Center,
Division of Developmental Disabilities, Department of Human
Services, represented by David Tykulsker, Esq., appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-54 SHEILA KING

Sheila King, a Cottage Training Supervisor with North Jersey
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
represented by Benjamin Spivack, CWA Local 1040, appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-55 BRENDA MATAKOVIC

Brenda Matakovic, a Senior Therapy Program Assistant at the
New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Paramus, Department of
Military and Veterans Affairs, represented by Edward G.
Engelhart, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-56 DOLORES PHILLIPS

Dolores Phillips, who was formerly employed as a Senior
Parole Officer with the Department of Corrections, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-57 JAMES ALESSIO

James Alessio, represented by Joseph J. Mania III, Esq.,
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
eligible list for Fire Fighter (M9060S), City of Paterson.

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

B-58 SALVATORE A. BELARDO

Salvatore A. Belardo, represented by Raymond C. Staub, Esq.,
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
Correction Officer (C6341S), Mercer County eligible list.

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

B-59 WILLIAM J. BROPHY

William J. Brophy, represented by Mary L. Crangle, Esq.,
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 Investigator
Sergeant, Penal Institution (C0614S), Camden County eligible
list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.
B-60 DENISE COLE

Denise Cole appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to bypass her
name on the eligible list for Family Service Specialist
Trainee (S6086O), Division of Youth and Family Services,
Department of Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-61 NICHOLAS CRIFASI

Nicholas Crifasi 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 Police Officer (M1836M), City of Camden
eligible list.
ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-62 TYRONE K. ELLIS

Tyrone K. Ellis appeals the decision of the
Certification/Placement Services unit which found that the
Department of Corrections had presented a sufficient basis
to remove appellant=s name from the Correction Officer
Recruit (S9998U) eligible list.

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

B-63 ANDREW HERNANDEZ

Andrew Hernandez, represented by John C. Eastlack, Jr.,
Esq., 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
Police Officer (M1836M), City of Camden eligible list.

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

B-64 BRIAN D. MERWIN

Brian D. Merwin, represented by Peter Guarino, Esq., appeals
the decision of Human Resource Information Services which
found that Essex County had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the County Correction Officer (C0452S)
list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-65 FRANCES COHAN

The Superior Court, Law Division, has referred the matter of
Frances Cohan to the Merit System Board for consideration of
her claims regarding violations of civil service laws.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-66 RICHARD O=BRIEN

Richard O=Brien, Fire Fighter, City of Hackensack,
represented by Michael P. Hrycak, Esq., petitions the Merit
System Board to grant a hearing in regard to his removal,
effective December 12, 1995, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee, insubordination and failure to
comply with an order and other sufficient grounds.

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

B-67 DORIS CHESTNUT

Doris Chestnut petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of its final administrative decision
rendered on September 10, 1998, which upheld the removal of
Chestnut from her position as a Residential Living
Specialist at North Princeton Developmental Center,
Department of Human Services.

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

B-68 RICHARD VOGEL, SR.

The Superior Court, Law Division, has referred the
consolidated cases of Richard Vogel, Sr., a Mechanic Diesel
with Passaic County, to the Merit System Board to determine
whether he timely filed an appeal of his removal.

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

B-69 JAMES COPPOLA

James Coppola requests enforcement of that part of the
Merit System Board decision rendered April 15, 1997,
granting him back pay. In addition, he requests interest on
the award.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for
enforcement and interest.

B-70 DIRECTOR OF MANAGEMENT (M5542T), ATLANTIC CITY HOUSING
AUTHORITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Director of
Management (M5542T), Atlantic City Housing Authority.

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

B-71 ROBERT COULTER

The appeal of Robert Coulter, Head Nurse, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, of his removal,
effective June 2, 1997 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Walter F. Sullivan (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on October 30, 1998. At its
meeting of February 9, 1999, the Board did not adopt the
recommendation of the ALJ to vacate the removal, but instead
concluded that the appointing authority=s action of removal
was appropriate.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Julius J. Mastro (Yes)

B-72 MARCUS ADAMS

Marcus Adams appeals the decision of the Supervisor,
Selection Appeals Unit, which found that he did not meet the
requirements for the Fire Fighter (M5258S), Willingboro
Township, open competitive examination.

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

B-73 DOUGLAS F. DILLON

Douglas F. Dillon 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 Senior Traffic Analyst (C0691W), Sussex County.

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

B-74 MANUEL LORA, ET AL.

Manuel Lora, Benjamin Gonzalez and Dora Guerrero appeal the
determination of the Division of Selection Services which
found that they did not meet the education and experience
requirements for the open competitive examination for the
title of Social Worker, Bilingual in Spanish and English
(C0495O), Passaic County. These appeals have been
consolidated due to common issues.

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

B-75 LEONARD E. MCDANIEL

Leonard E. McDaniel appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that he did not
meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Fire Chief (PM0004W), City of East Orange.

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

B-76 JOHN W. SCHUESLER

John W. Schuesler appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the open competitive
examination for Superintendent of Recreation (M0088T),
Jersey City.

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

B-77 CHINU SHAH

Chinu Shah appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the education requirements for the open competitive
examination for Auditor Accountant Trainee (S0322W).

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

B-78 DEODAT SINGH

Deodat Singh 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 Job Developer (M0821W), Jersey City.

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


B-79 JOHN BERBERICK AND JAMES ROESINGER

John Berberick and James Roesinger appeal the seniority
component of their scores on the promotional examination for
Fire Lieutenant (PM0945O), Bayonne.

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

B-80 OLIVIA FOGG AND YVONNE L. WILLIAMS

Olivia Fogg and Yvonne L. Williams appeal the determination
of the Division of Selection Services that they failed the
promotional examination for Senior Operator, Automated
Typewriter (PS4038J), The College of New Jersey.

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

B-81 JOSEPH E. MYCOCK

Joseph E. Mycock appeals his score on the oral portion of
the promotional examination for Project Engineer Surface
Design (PS4255T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-82 HARSHAD B. RINGWALA

Harshad B. Ringwala appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Project Engineer Surface Design (PS4255T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-83 KAMLESH R. SHAH

Kamlesh R. Shah appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Project Engineer Surface Design (PS4255T),
Department of Transportation.

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

B-84 KIM LUCAS-JANUSZ

Kim Lucas-Janusz, represented by Bruce L. Atkins, Esq.,
requests a retroactive permanent appointment date as a
Police Sergeant in order to qualify for the promotional
examination for Police Lieutenant (PM0155W), Borough of
Wallington.

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

B-85 JOSEPH ROTHENBERGER

Joseph Rothenberger, represented by Craig Gumpel, Esq.,
appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource
Management that he is not entitled to additional scoring
credit based on service as a volunteer Firefighter in the
City of Orange Township.

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

B-86 JAMES AVILLO, ET AL.

James Avillo, Manolo F. Capili, Richard J. Delaney, Andre
Krawtschenko, Mark S. Maida, and James J. Yeager III
petition the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its
decision rendered on January 27, 1998 in which the Board
ordered that the scores of candidates who participated in
1994 Project Engineer promotional examinations be applied to
the 1997 administration of the Project Engineer, Surface
Design (PS4255T) promotional examination.

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

B-87 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT,
JERSEY CITY

The City of Jersey City, represented by Paul W. Mackey,
Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource
Management that the special reemployment list for Project
Coordinator, Redevelopment is appropriate for use to fill
the position of Assistant Director of Economic and
Industrial Development.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be
denied and the special reemployment list be
certified.

B-88 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Robert Burton
Burlington County
20 day suspension
6 day suspension
30 day suspension

Guiseppi Burton
Department of Transportation
10 day suspension

Russell Cogill
Department of Transportation
25 day suspension

Richard DeHart
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Carol Elliott
Veteran=s Memoral Home at Menlo Park
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
(2) 10 day suspensions

Douglas Ellison
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Sandra Hereford
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
30 day suspension

Judith Pankey
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal


Eric J. Trent
Forensic Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

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, March 23,
1999 , at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

_______________________________
JANICE MITCHELL MINTZ
CHAIRWOMAN
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD
 
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