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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

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Thursday, April 8, 1999 in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System Board
Members, Margaret E. L. Howard, Judith L. Shaw, 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, 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 March 29, 1999, 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: March 26, 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 is requesting the following job function
be reallocated to the Senior Executive Service.

Your approval of the reallocation for the following position
numbers from the career service to the Senior Executive Service
is recommended. A review of the assigned job functions has been
conducted and the positions meet the standard established for
inclusion in the Senior Executive Service.

Reallocation of Service
Effective Date: April 10, 1999

FROM: 939776, Assistant Director, Facilities Management (M32-54150)

TO: 939776, Senior Executive Service (M98-90752)

Justification --Position Number # 939776

The incumbent of this position will serve as the Assistant
Director for Office Services. In that capacity the incumbent
will manage a staff responsible for all postal operations,
printing functions, microfilm and archiving all records and
files. The office has responsibility for making recommendations
for potential savings in all areas of printing and postal
operations. In the past fiscal year, the postal unit realized a
savings of $3,000,000 as a result of bar coding and resorting
capability. The office is able to produce professional
publications for the various operating divisions within the
Department at a cost substantially less than if obtained from
outside sources.

The position is currently vacant. It will be posted following
Merit System Board approval of its reallocation.

The position is the third of three Assistant Director, Facilities
Management positions which the Department of Labor has proposed
for reallocation into the Senior Executive Service. The
reallocation of two Assistant Director, Facilities Management
positions was approved by the Merit System Board at its February
9, 1999 meeting with an effective date of February 13, 1999. One
of the positions was approved to function as Assistant Director
of Procurement. The second was approved to function as Assistant
Director for Building Management. The Reallocation of all three
positions had initially been requested by the Department of Labor
at the same time; however, it decided to request a temporary
hold on this third position until it was vacated.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

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

Dolores Baron, Senior Clerk Transcriber, Department of Human
Services, Medical Assistance, layoff.

Michael Donati, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, removal.

Thomas Farrell, Police Sergeant, Police Department, Borough of
Rutherford, suspension.

Marcus Frazier, Laborer, Water Utilities, City of Newark,
removal.

Matthew Houck, Correction Officer Recruit, Department of
Corrections, Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, removal.

Allen Jones, Senior Juvenile Detention Officer, Department of
Citizen Services, County of Essex, removal.

Brian Rose, Police Officer, Department of Public Safety, City of
Long Branch, removal.

Thomas Rose, Stock Clerk, City of Newark School District,
removal.

Kevin Wadle, Police Officer, Department of Public Safety, Town of
West New York, 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:

Eleanor Foley, Animal Attendant, Animal Shelter, Gloucester,
removal.

Shalisa M. Hannah, Clerk, Department of Public Safety, Atlantic
County, resignation not in good standing.

Richard Jodice, Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Sheriff's
Department, County of Hudson, suspension.

Karen Joraskie, Food Service Worker, Medical Homes, County of
Monmouth, resignation not in good standing.

William Ratcliffe, Storekeeper, Office of County Executive,
Mercer County, removal.

Shawn Sapp, Intermittent Clerk, Department of Treasury, Taxation,
removal.

Carl Wescoat, Correction Officer, Department of Public Safety,
Atlantic County, suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Michelle Bard
Cumberland County Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Willie Brewster
Newark Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of George DeLoach
City of Trenton - Department of Public Works
Removal

In the Matter of John Dolak
City of Elizabeth
Termination at the end of Working Test Period

In the Matter of April Halvorson
Department of Labor
Removal

In the Matter of Priscilla Johnson
Township of West Orange - Department of Public Safety
Indefinite Suspension

In the Matter of Karen Leone
Bergen County Board of Social Services
Resignation Not in Good Standing

In the Matter of Diana Oille
Woodbine Developmental Center - Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of William Rich
Department of Labor
Demotion

In the Matter of Lenora Thomas
Cumberland County
Suspension

In the Matter of Yvette Woodson
Department of Transportation
Indefinite Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

A-2 STEPHANIE BURT

Stephanie Burt, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, resignation not in
good standing effective October 13, 1997, on charges of
being absent from duty for five or more consecutive business
days without the approval of her supervisor.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board upheld the resignation not
in good standing.

A-3 COLLEEN CARROLL

Colleen Carroll, County Correction Officer, Monmouth County
Sheriff's Office, resignation not in good standing effective
February 24, 1997, on charges of failure to report for duty
for five consecutive business days, after the expiration of
a leave of absence, without notice and supervisory approval.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
resignation not in good standing and restore appellant to
active service as a Corrections Officer.

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

A-4 JOHN CHOMA

John Choma, Crew Supervisor, Electrician, Adult Diagnostic
and Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, suspension
for 45 days, on charges of sleeping while on duty.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation
of the
Administrative Law Judge.
A-5 BEVERLY KEARNEY

Beverly Kearney, Security Guard, Newark School District,
indefinite suspension beginning November 19, 1996, pending
disposition of criminal indictment, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board awarded back pay and upheld
the suspension effective February 2, 1999.

A-6 BENNIE LANGFORD

Bennie Langford, Senior Correction Officer, Juvenile Medium
Security Facility, Juvenile Justice Commission, suspension
for 90 days on charges of conduct unbecoming a public
employee.

Rcommendation the Administrative Law Judge - Modify to a 20
day suspension.

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

A-7 JAMALA LEE

Jamala Lee, Security Guard, Jersey City State College,
Department of Higher Education, suspension for six days, on
two charges of failure to follow a supervisor's
instructions.

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

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


A-8 CONSTANCE PEAK

Constance Peak, Senior Correction Officer, Edna Mahan
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, suspension
for 20 days, 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.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-9 DORIS SAGEBIEL

Doris Sagebiel, Correction Lieutenant, Albert C. Wagner
Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections,
suspension for 15 days, on charges of inappropriate physical
contact or mistreatment of an inmate, patient, client,
resident or employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

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

A-10 FRANK WAHLER

Frank Wahler, Correction Lieutenant, Mountainview Youth
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, suspension
for 15 days, on charges of failure to follow a rule which
states "serious mistake due to carelessness which may result
in danger and/or injury to persons or property."

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

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





A-11 MARVIN BROOKS

Marvin Brooks, Youth Worker, Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment
Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective July
29, 1997, on charges of physical abuse of a patient, client,
resident or employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-12 DAVID GARCIA

David Garcia, Licensed Practical Nurse, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective
March 7, 1998, on charges of neglect of duty which could
result in causing a danger to persons, sleeping while on
duty and being in violation of a policy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
removal to a six day suspension.

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

A-13 JOHN ROBINSON III

John Robinson, III, Welfare Supervisor, The City of Jersey
City, removal effective June 20, 1997, on charges of
violating the city's policies and procedures due to
lateness.

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

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


A-14 EDWARD WISE

Edward Wise, Code Enforcement Officer, Adminstration
Department - Atlantic City, removal effective January 18,
1994, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to
perform duties, insubordination and 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-15 WILLIAM G. FREDERICK, JR.

William Frederick, Jr., Cottage Training Technician, New
Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
removal effective April 26, 1996, on charges of physical
abuse of a client. The Merit System Board at its meeting of
February 9, 1999 directed that this matter be held over for
a testimony summary.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 FRANK EIGENMANN

Frank Eigenmann, represented by John W. Bjorklund, Esq.,
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-2 TERRY L. FOLEY

Terry L. Foley 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-3 KATHLEEN ROONEY

Kathleen Rooney appeals her rejection as a County Correction
Officer candidate by the County of Essex and its request to
remove her 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-4 CRAIG SCOTT

Craig Scott appeals his rejection as a County Correction
Officer candidate by the County of Camden 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-5 MICHAEL SIZOW

Michael Sizow, represented by Marcia Kuttner Werner, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate by the County of Bergen 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-6 BRIAN TURNER

Brian Turner 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-7 MICHAEL ECK

Michael Eck 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-8 DELORES MCBRIDE

Delores McBride appeals the request by the Department of
Corrections to remove her name from the Correction Officer
Recruit (S9999W) eligible list for medical unfitness to
effectively perform the duties of the position.

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

B-9 SHARON L. ALLEN

Sharon L. Allen, who was formerly employed as a License
Processor 2 with the Department of Banking and Insurance,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 DAVID BALDWIN

David Baldwin, 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 denied.

B-11 JERELYN BUDD

Jerelynn Budd, a Cottage Training Technician with Woodbine
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
represented by Howard J. Heald, Esq., appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 MICHELE CARRANO

Michele Carrano, an Unemployment Insurance Technician 2 with
the Department of Labor, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-13 LAWRENCE R. EDWIN

Lawrence R. Edwin, formerly a Practical Nurse with
Woodbridge 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-14 EDWARD P. LARIVIERE

Edward P. LaRiviere, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Juvenile Medium Security Facility at Bordentown, Juvenile
Justice Commission, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-15 BECKY (HOLLINGSHEAD) SELDOMRIDGE

Becky (Hollingshead) Seldomridge, who was formerly employed
as a Public Safety Telecommunicator with the Division of
State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety,
represented by Audriann Kernan, Esq., appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-16 MARIA SPANOS

Maria Spanos, a Support Services Representative 1 with the
Department of Transportation, represented by Michael Lohman,
Staff Representative, CWA Local 1033, appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-17 CATHLEEN WISZOWATY

Cathleen Wiszowaty, a Records Technician 2, Motor Vehicles,
with the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of
Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-18 LAWRENCE YOUNG

Lawrence Young, a former Senior Correction Officer, now
deceased, with Bayside State Prison, Department of
Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-19 BRIAN COLEMAN

Brian Coleman 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 Correction Officer Recruit (S9998U) eligible
list.

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


B-20 IDA CZAP

Ida Czap, represented by Donald Morrow, Esq., appeals the
decision of Human Resource Information Systems which found
that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient
basis to remove her name from the Correction Officer Recruit
(S9676P and S9678P) eligible lists.

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

B-21 ALBERT GUZMAN

Albert Guzman, represented by A.J. Fusco, Jr., 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 (M3394X)
eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-22 DEVIN HIGGS

Devin Higgs, represented by A.J. Fusco, Jr., Esq., appeals
the decision of Human Resource Information Systems which
found that the City of Newark had presented a sufficient
basis to remove the appellant's name from the Police Officer
(M3394X) eligible list.

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

B-23 DAVID MCLAUGHLIN

David McLaughlin 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-24 JAMES R. PYLES

James R. Pyles appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that Atlantic City had
presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the
Police Officer (M4309S) eligible list.

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

B-25 DAVID QUINONES

David Quinones 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 (M3394X), City of Newark
eligible list.

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

B-26 JOHN STUTZ

John Stutz, represented by Gina Mendola, Esq., appeals the
decision of the Certification/Placement Services Unit which
determined that 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-27 EDWARD TRUMBETTI

Edward Trumbetti 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 Correction Officer Recruit (S9999V) eligible
list.

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

B-28 ROCCO SHIARAPPA

Rocco Shiarappa, an Operating Engineer 1 at the Marie H.
Katzenbach School for the Deaf, Department of Education
(DOE), appeals the determination of the Commissioner of DOE,
stating that there is insufficient evidence to support a
finding of probable cause that he had been discriminated
against and harassed based on his race and national origin.

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

B-29 LEROY MARSHALL

Leroy Marshall, a Laborer Heavy with the Public Works
Department, Moorestown Township, petitions the Merit System
Board to reconsider the final decision dismissing his appeal
based on his failure to appear at a scheduled hearing.

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

B-30 JAMES MARSH

James Marsh, represented by Joel C. Seltzer, Esq., requests
enforcement of that part of the Merit System Board decision
rendered on September 16, 1997, granting him back pay and
attorney fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for back
pay but granted the request in part to pay counsel fees.

B-31 ASUTOSH CHAKRABARTI

The appeal of Asutosh Chakrabarti, Chief Actuary, Department
of Banking and Insurance, concerning his layoff for reasons
of economy, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Jeff S.
Masin (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on remand
from the Merit System Board (Board) dismissing the appeal.
At its meeting on February 10, 1998, the Board accepted the
ALJ's recommendation. Thereafter, the appellant filed an
appeal in the Appellate Division, Superior Court. The
Appellate Division remanded the matter to the Board.

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

B-32 DEAN FRASIER

The appeal of Dean Frasier, a Laborer with the State
Operated School District of the City of Newark, of his
removal effective May 7, 1997 on charges, and of his
resignation not in good standing, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Edith Klinger, who rendered
her initial decision on January 19, 1999. The Merit System
Board (Board), at its meeting on March 23, 1999, affirmed
the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a 15-day
suspension and to resign appellant from his position, not in
good standing, effective May 7, 1997. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's final review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-33 ROBERT LACAILLADE

The appeal of Robert Lacaillade, Police Sergeant, Police
Department, City of Millville, of his removal, effective
March 13, 1992 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law
Edgar R. Holmes (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on
February 10, 1999. The Merit System Board, at its meeting
on March 23, 1999, adopted the ALJ's recommendation to
uphold the removal. The proposed final decision is now
submitted for the Board's final review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-34 JOHN PRIOR

The appeal of John Prior, Fire Fighter, West Orange Fire
Department, concerning his 182-day suspension beginning
December 2, 1997, on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Thomas E. Clancy (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on February 1, 1999. The Merit System Board
(Board), at its meeting on March 9, 1999, adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the 182-day suspension. The
proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's
final review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-35 GARY VAN NORMAN

The appeal of Gary Van Norman, a Senior Correction Officer
with Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility,
Department of Corrections, of his 15-day suspension on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R.
Tassini (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on November
24, 1998. At its meeting of March 23, 1999, the Board
adopted the recommendation of the ALJ to vacate the
suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted for
the Board's final review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-36 JANINE WATTS

The appeal of Janine Watts, a Senior Parole Officer with the
Bureau of Parole, Department of Corrections, of her 15-day
suspension, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law
Judge Arnold Samuels (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on January 22, 1999. The Merit System Board, at
its meeting on March 9, 1999, affirmed the ALJ's
recommendation upholding the suspension. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's final review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-37 ARTHUR W. CHILDS, JR., ET AL.

Arthur W. Childs, Jr., Lawrence J. Housman, Joseph L.
Liotino, Andrew H. Lloyd, Sr., and Steven Rizzolo, Sr.
appeal the decision of the Division of Selection Services
which found that they did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant
Supervisor Public Works (PM1933V), Public Works Department,
Brick Township.

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

B-38 EFRAIN COSME

Efrain Cosme appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement for the examination for Contract
Administrator 1, (PS6059K), Division of Youth and Family
Services, Metropolitan Region, Department of Human Services.

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

B-39 JUANITA NYUMAH

Juanita Nyumah appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that she was
ineligible for the promotional examinations for Principal
Clerk (PC0060W), Essex County Citizen Services.

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

B-40 DAVID E. OTTO

David E. Otto appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that he was ineligible
for the promotional examination for Truck Driver (PM1097W),
Trenton Recreation, Natural Resources & Culture Department.

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

B-41 HERBERT H. SHAW

Herbert H. Shaw appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that he was ineligible
for the promotional examination for Chief Stationary
Engineer (PM1943V), City of Newark, Engineering Department.

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

B-42 ANTHONY VALLE

Anthony Valle 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 Administrative Support Specialist (C6376O),
Camden County.

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

B-43 AUDREY SCHUERMANN

Audrey Schuermann appeals her score on the Account Clerk
(C1703U) examination, Bergen County.

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

B-44 ROBERT E. ERIKSON, ET AL.

Robert E. Erikson, Daniel M. Ferrigno, Bradford L. Holloway,
Joseph M. Penkala, Raymond J. Porutski and Stephen J. Toth,
Jr. individually appeal their scores on the examination for
Chief, Bureau of Development and Maintenance (PS5051G),
Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-45 ROBERT BALICKI

Robert Balicki appeals the validity of an answer to a
question on the examination for Director of Custody
Operations 2, (PS2858I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-46 DANIEL O'LEARY AND ELLEN STETTER

Daniel O'Leary and Ellen Stetter appeal the validity of
questions 91-100 of the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 1 (PS2951K), Department of Human
Services.

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

B-47 DELORES D. CAMPBELL

Delores Campbell appeals the decision of the Manager, Shared
Services Center II to deny her appointment from the special
re-employment list for the title Technical Assistant 2,
Department of Personnel (CSC).

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

B-48 STEVEN J. MILLER

Steven J. Miller, represented by Kevin G. Dronson, Esq.,
appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services
that insufficient basis exists to revive the eligible list
for Police Officer (S9999V), Deptford Township.

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

B-49 MICHAEL BOYLAN

Michael Boylan, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, appeals minor discipline of three days
suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-50 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of March 23,
1999, are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its
meeting of March 23, 1999.

B-51 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Frederick Carter
Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Resignation in good standing

Deborah Lanzetti-Lindmar
Department of Transportation
15 day suspension

Michael Roberts
Department of Treasury
10 day suspension

Gail Sykes
Department of Transportation
6 day suspension

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

B-52 WILLIAM BRENNAN

The appeal of William Brennan, a Fire Fighter with the
Teaneck Fire Department, suspended for 63 days, 21 days, two
days and five days on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Maria Mancini LaFiandra (ALJ), who rendered her
initial decision on January 20, 1999, dismissing the 21-day
suspension, upholding the two-day suspension, modifying the
63-day suspension to a 10-day suspension and modifying the
five-day suspension to a two-day suspension. At its meeting
on March 23, 1999, the Board affirmed the ALJ's initial
decision. The proposed final decision is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-53 THELMA COLE

The appeal of Thelma Cole, a Hospital Charge Attendant with
Buttonwood Hospital, Burlington County, concerning her
resignation not in good standing, on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Anthony T. Bruno, who rendered his
initial decision on February 17, 1999, recommending the
reversal of the appellant's resignation not in good
standing. At its meeting on March 23, 1999, the Board
ordered that this matter be remanded to the Office of
Administrative Law. The proposed decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

B-54 DEBORAH CREGGER

The appeal of Deborah Cregger, a Senior Clerk Typist with
the Salem County Board of Social Services, of her removal
effective December 11, 1997, on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Lillard E. Law (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on February 5, 1999 upholding the
removal. At its meeting on March 23, 1999, the Board
affirmed the ALJ's recommendation. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-55 LINDA SCANNAVINO

The appeal of Linda Scannavino, a Clerk Typist with the
Department of Public Works, Township of North Bergen, of her
removal effective January 6, 1995, on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Arnold Samuels (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on December 22, 1998, modifying the
removal to a resignation in good standing. The Merit System
Board, at its meeting on March 23, 1999, modified the ALJ's
recommendation to a resignation not in good standing. The
final decision in this matter is now submitted for the
Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-56 CATHERINE SCHNEBLE

The appeal of Catherine Schneble, Administrative Analyst 2,
Department of Environmental Protection, concerning the good
faith of her layoff effective July 8, 1995, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Solomon A. Metzger (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on January 12, 1999. At its
meeting on March 23, 1999, the Merit System Board affirmed
the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the layoff. The final
decision in this matter is now submitted for the Board's
review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-57 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Josephine P. Curl
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
60 day suspension

Lisa Jamison
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Tonya L. Pope
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

William E. Sesty
Office of Education
Department of Human Services
10 day suspension and fine of $1,301.75

Frederick Tritthart
Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center
Department of Human Services
6 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, April 20, 1999,
at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

_______________________________
JANICE MITCHELL MINTZ
CHAIRWOMAN
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD
 
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