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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, April 20, 1999 in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System
Board Members, Margaret E. L. Howard, Judith L. Shaw, Andrea
Grundfest, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director,
Elizabeth A. Napolitano, Sybil Janowitch, and Charles Spano,
Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Janice Mitchell Mintz,
Chairwoman, Merit System Board, opened the meeting with the
following statement:

Notice of this Meeting was filed with the Secretary of
State and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times,
Courier-Post and Star Ledger on November 30, 1998 and
posted at the Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza,
Trenton, New Jersey.

All other actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise
specified.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing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

Donna Black, Senior Court Clerk (Probate), Surrogates= Court,
County of Hudson, demotion to the title of Clerk Typist.

Victor Chirichella, Laborer, Department of Environmental
Services, City of Hoboken, suspension.

Patricia Guglietti, Graduate Nurse, Department of Health Services
Center, Camden County, removal.

Edward McDaniels, Repairer, Department of Human Services,
Vineland Developmental Center, removal.

Zina Phillips, Data Entry machine Operator, Administrative Office
of the Courts, Hudson Vicinage, suspension.

Alex J. Tricarico, Laborer, Department of Public Works, Sussex
County, suspension.

Michael Wassuta, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center, 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:

Henrietta Brown, Cottage Training Technician, Department of Human
Services, Vineland Developmental Center, removal.

David R. Riles, Traffic Maintenance Worker, Department of
Engineering, City of Newark, removal.

Vincent Stewart, Building Maintenance Worker, Library, Cape May
County, resignation not in good standing.


SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Lillian Carter
City of East Orange - Property Taxation
Suspension

In the Matter of Christine Davis
Morris County Board of Social Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Phil Greenwood
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of John Holbrook
Department of Transportation
Suspension

In the Matter of Michael Lansafama
Bureau of Parole - Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Garland A. Lybrook, Jr.
Department of Health and Senior Services
Removal

In the Matter of Louise Rauch
County of Monmouth - Prosecutor's Office
Resignation Not In Good Standing

In the Matter of Robert Yingst
The State Operated School District of the City of Newark
Resignation Not In Good Standing

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.


A-2 FREDERICK FRANCIS, GLORIA LIEBERSTEIN AND BONNIE RYDER

Appeal of Frederick Francis, Gloria Lieberstein and Bonnie
Ryder, Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors,
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Department
of Human Services, layoff effective October 11, 1996, for
reasons of efficiency and economy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoffs.

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

A-3 JOSEPH HACKMAN

Joseph Hackman, Senior Correction Officer, Garden State
Reception and Youth Correctional Facility, Department of
Corrections, suspension for 30 days, on charges of
incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
30 day suspension to an Official Reprimand.

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

A-4 ERIC MONTIQUE

Eric Montique, Senior Correction Officer, Adult Diagnostic
and Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, (1)
suspended indefinitely beginning September 30, 1994, pending
disposition of Administrative Action, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee, and possession of a controlled
dangerous substance, and (2) removal effective June 19,
1997, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board upheld the suspension and
removal.

A-5 FLORENCE ALEXANDER

Florence Alexander, Boiler Operator, County of Camden,
removal effective January 2, 1997, on charges of inability
to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify
removal to a resignation in good standing.

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

A-6 TIMOTHY DEAROLF

Timothy Dearolf, Water Meter Repairer, City of Trenton,
Department of Public Works, removal effective April 8, 1998,
on charges of inability to perform duties, misuse of public
property, including a motor vehicle and not possessing a
valid driver's license.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-7 MICHAEL FERRANTE

Michael Ferrante, Environmental Health Specialist,
Burlington County Department of Health, removal effective
December 3, 1997, on charges of inefficiency, conduct
unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, and misuse of
public property, including a motor vehicle.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify
removal to a 120 day suspension.

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

A-8 ROBERT GREDONE

Robert Gredone, Supervisor, Regional Food Services, Bayside
State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective
May 9, 1997, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public
employee, neglect of duty and falsification.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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

A-9 KEVIN HALL

Kevin Hall, Police Officer, Police Department, City of
Camden, removal effective January 2, 1996, on charges of
conduct unbecoming a public employee and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to a 15 day suspension.

A-10 STEVEN MATTHEWS

Steven Matthews, Senior Correction Officer, Albert C. Wagner
Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections,
removal effective May 6, 1998, on charges of chronic or
excessive absenteeism or lateness and being absent from work
as scheduled without permission.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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

A-11 MICHAEL WOODTON

Michael Woodton, Library Assistant, State Library, Thomas
Edison State College, removal effective January 13, 1998, on
charges of chronic and excessive absenteeism and lateness.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-12 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. The Merit System Board at its meeting
of April 8, 1999, directed that this matter be held over to
review the issue of predominant interest in the matter.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - The Merit
System Board has predominant interest in the matter and
uphold the removal.

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






SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 RICHARD A. PRESSL

Richard A. Pressl appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0947U), Millburn.

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

B-2 JAMES M. ROBERTS

James M. Roberts appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM047U), Millburn.

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

B-3 EDWARD H. WADE, III

Edward H. Wade, III appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0947U), Millburn.

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

B-4 ANTHONY M. CONNELL

Anthony M. Connell appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-5 CLIFFORD H. DAINTY

Clifford H. Dainty appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-6 GEORGE A. DAUDELIN

George A. Daudelin appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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


B-7 JOSEPH DE MASI

Joseph De Masi appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-8 JOSEPH F. DOUGERT

Joseph F. Dougert appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-9 PATRICK DURKIN

Patrick Durkin appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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


B-10 ROBERT T. FREY

Robert T. Frey appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appeal in part.

B-11 RAYMOND W. FROST

Raymond W. Frost appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appeal in part.

B-12 JOHN V. HANRAHAN

John V. Hanrahan appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-13 VINCENT P. KUHN

Vincent P. Kuhn appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-14 JOHN R. KUNZE

John R. Kunze appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-15 CHARLES LUXON

Charles Luxon appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-16 JOHN D. PRACHAR

John D. Prachar appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-17 RICHARD A. REDDICK, III

Richard A. Reddick, III appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-18 RONALD D. RICCA

Ronald D. Ricca appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-19 GERARD ROSAMILIA

Gerard Rosamilia appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-20 JEFFREY RUDDEN

Jeffrey Rudden appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-21 JOHN C. SALVATO

John C. Salvato appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-22 JOSEPH M. STRAILE

Joseph M. Straile appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-23 RAYMOND L. WALLACE

Raymond L. Wallace appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-24 JONATHAN R. WHEELER

Jonathan R. Wheeler appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-25 RICHARD P. ZIESER

Richard P. Zieser appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-26 JEFFREY ZOILKOWSKI

Jeffrey Zoilkowski appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0948U), Newark.

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

B-27 CRAIG J. BIERBAUM

Craig J. Bierbaum appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0950U), Union Township.

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

B-28 JAMES DAVITT, III

James Davitt, III appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0950U), Union Township.

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

B-29 NICHOLAS J. GIANAS

Nicholas J. Gianas appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0950U), Union Township.

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

B-30 TIM WIRKUS

Tim Wirkus appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM0950U), Union Township.

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

B-31 STEPHEN W. ZAHODNICK

Stephen W. Zahodnick appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM0950U), Union Township.

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

B-32 JAMES T. BOYER

James T. Boyer appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-33 KIM D. FIORIGLIO

Kim D. Fioriglio appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-34 MICHAEL J. HEUBERGER

Michael J. Heuberger appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-35 WILLIAM J. MCGRAIL

William J. McGrail appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-36 THOMAS P. MORGENWECK

Thomas P. Morgenweck appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-37 MICHAEL A. ORDILLE

Michael A. Ordille appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-38 ROBERT J. PALAMARO

Robert J. Palamaro appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-39 WILLIAM J. SCULLY

William J. Scully appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-40 PAUL D. SHROPSHIRE

Paul D. Shropshire appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-41 JAMES F. SMITH, JR.

James F. Smith, Jr. appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1071U), Atlantic City.

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

B-42 PATRICK E. BOYLE

Patrick E. Boyle appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1072U), Bayonne.

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

B-43 JOSEPH M. COUGHLIN

Joseph M. Coughlin appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1072U), Bayonne.

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

B-44 MARK W. DONOVAN

Mark W. Donovan appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1072U), Bayonne.

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

B-45 STEPHEN J. GOCELIAK

Stephen J. Goceliak appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1072U), Bayonne.

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

B-46 JOSEPH G. HURLEY

Joseph G. Hurley appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1072U), Bayonne.

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

B-47 STEVEN M. JUCHNEWICZ

Steven M. Juchnewicz appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1072U), Bayonne.

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

B-48 JOHN M. MALECKY

John M. Malecky appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1072U), Bayonne.

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

B-49 GREGORY J. ROGERS

Gregory J. Rogers appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1072U), Bayonne.

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

B-50 ANTHONY DEBERTO

Anthony Deberto appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1073U), Belleville.

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

B-51 JOSEPH LABRUZZA, JR.

Joseph LaBruzza, Jr. appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1073U), Belleville.

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

B-52 GEORGE PEDALINO

George Pedalino appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1073U), Belleville.

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

B-53 THOMAS SBARRA

Thomas Sbarra appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1073U), Belleville.

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

B-54 JAMES R. ALEXANDER

James R. Alexander appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-55 PAUL A. CAPIZOLA

Paul A. Capizola appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-56 TERRENCE A. CROWDER

Terrence A. Crowder appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-57 MICHAEL B. DIPASCALE

Michael B. DiPascale appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-58 JAMES M. HILLMAN

James M. Hillman appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-59 GREGORY J. MURPHY

Gregory J. Murphy appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-60 MARTIN M. MURRAY

Martin M. Murray appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-61 RALPH A. ROBERTS

Ralph A. Roberts appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-62 RAYNALDO SANTIAGO

Raynaldo Santiago appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-63 PAUL C. SPEAS

Paul C. Speas appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-64 GEORGE S. SZYCHULSKI

George S. Szychulski appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-65 HUGH J. VOGEL

Hugh J. Vogel appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-66 MAURICE R. WILSON

Maurice R. Wilson appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1074U), Camden.

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

B-67 ROBERT H. COWAN

Robert H. Cowan appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-68 MICHAEL D. CURTIN

Michael D. Curtin appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-69 JOSEPH A. DENISCIA

Joseph A. Deniscia appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-70 MICHAEL J. FIDALI

Michael J. Fidali appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-71 JOHN T. FORRESTER

John T. Forrester appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-72 RAYMOND L. GONZALEZ

Raymond L. Gonzalez appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-73 CARL K. HEITMEYER

Carl K. Heitmeyer appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-74 ROBERT INDERWIES

Robert Inderwies appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-75 MICHAEL JEFFREY

Michael Jeffrey appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-76 ROBERT LAVIN

Robert Lavin appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-77 PHILIP A. MORRIS

Philip A. Morris appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-78 ONOFRIO A. VITULLO

Onofrio A. Vitullo appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-79 THOMAS P. WILLARD

Thomas P. Willard appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-80 LATHEY L.WIRKUS

Lathey L.Wirkus appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1075U), Elizabeth.

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

B-81 GEORGE J. CONROY

George J. Conroy appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1076U), Hoboken.

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

B-82 JOSEPH M. LABRUNO

Joseph M. LaBruno appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1076U), Hoboken.

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

B-83 RICHARD LADAGE

Richard Ladage appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1076U), Hoboken.

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

B-84 JOHN M. O'BRIEN

John M. O'Brien appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1076U), Hoboken.

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

B-85 PATRICK J. O'BRIEN

Patrick J. O'Brien appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1076U), Hoboken.

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

B-86 DONALD S. PESCIOTTA

Donald S. Pesciotta appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1076U), Hoboken.

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

B-87 HENRY D. SETKIEWICZ

Henry D. Setkiewicz appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1076U), Hoboken.

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

B-88 MICHAEL R. TAGLIERI

Michael R. Taglieri appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1076U), Hoboken.

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

B-89 CHARLES ADAMKIEWICZ

Charles Adamkiewicz appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-90 JAMES BASTAN

James Bastan appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-91 MICHAEL BLANCHARD

Michael Blanchard appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-92 DOMINICK BUSCIO

Dominick Buscio appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-93 ROBERT W. COBB

Robert W. Cobb appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-94 JOSE F. CRUZ

Jose F. Cruz appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-95 ANTHONY DELLA ROSA

Anthony Della Rosa appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-96 CHARLES E. DONAGHUE

Charles E. Donaghue appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-97 JAMES E. DRENNAN

James E. Drennan appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-98 JOHN J. FARRINGTON

John J. Farrington appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-99 THOMAS B. FITZGERALD

Thomas B. Fitzgerald appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-100 ROBERT A. FLORA

Robert A. Flora appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-101 ROBERT J. FORENZA

Robert J. Forenza appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-102 JOSEPH E. GAJEWSKI

Joseph E. Gajewski appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-103 JOHN B. HALPIN

John B. Halpin appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-104 ROBERT F. HOWE

Robert F. Howe appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-105 WILLIAM JIMENEZ

William Jimenez appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-106 GEORGE J. JOHNS

George J. Johns appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-107 PATRICK J. LACEY

Patrick J. Lacey appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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


B-108 GREGORY R. LALLO

Gregory R. Lallo, represented by Vincenza Leonelli-Spina,
Esq., appeals his score on the examination for Battalion
Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-109 CHARLES E. LIND, JR.

Charles E. Lind, Jr. appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-110 EDWARD L. MIKE

Edward L. Mike appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-111 THOMAS F. MOORE

Thomas F. Moore appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-112 JAMES C. MUELLER

James C. Mueller appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-113 TIMOTHY C. O'CALLAHAN

Timothy C. O'Callahan appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-114 MICHAEL A. PIERRO

Michael A. Pierro appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-115 DARREN E. RIVERS

Darren E. Rivers appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-116 LOUIS J. RUCCI

Louis J. Rucci appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-117 PAUL J. SORIERO

Paul J. Soriero appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-118 DANIEL J. TARRANT

Daniel J. Tarrant appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-119 MICHAEL A. TERPAK

Michael A. Terpak appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-120 RICHARD E. VASSALLO

Richard E. Vassallo appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-121 EUGENE J. WALSH

Eugene J. Walsh appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-122 JAMES J. WHALEN

James J. Whalen appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-123 DONALD A. WINDREM

Donald A. Windrem appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-124 JOSEPH T. ZIEJA

Joseph T. Zieja appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-125 MICHAEL FALCO

Michael Falco appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1078U), North Bergen.

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

B-126 MARTIN J. MANDELL

Martin J. Mandell appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1078U), North Bergen.

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

B-127 FRANK C. MONTAGNE

Frank C. Montagne appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1078U), North Bergen.

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

B-128 JOHN MONTAGNE

John Montagne appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1078U), North Bergen.

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

B-129 JOSEPH P. ZAVARDINO

Joseph P. Zavardino appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1078U), North Bergen.

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

B-130 PHILIP J. BARTOLOTTO

Philip J. Bartolotto appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-131 JOHN J. DALY

John J. Daly appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-132 JOHN M. DUFFY

John M. Duffy appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-133 AVELINO FERNANDEZ

Avelino Fernandez appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-134 JOHN A. FERRARELLA

John A. Ferrarella appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-135 LARRY B. FRANKLIN

Larry B. Franklin appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-136 HERMAN E. GARRETT

Herman E. Garrett appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-137 KEVIN R. HANCOCK

Kevin R. Hancock appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-138 THOMAS HANENBERG

Thomas Hanenberg appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-139 THOMAS J. HIRZ

Thomas J. Hirz appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-140 ROBERT G. HRIB

Robert G. Hrib appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-141 JOSEF KOHLER

Josef Kohler appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-142 MARTIN A. KRUPINSKI

Martin A. Krupinski appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-143 CHRIS RICCIARDI

Chris Ricciardi, appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-144 MARK RICCIARDI

Mark Ricciardi, represented by Craig S. Gumpel, Esq.,
appeals his score on the examination for Battalion Fire
Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-145 BRUCE P. SELOWENTCHICH

Bruce P. Selowentchich appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-146 BRUCE VANDERVOORT

Bruce Vandervoort appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-147 MICHAEL F. VENTIMIGWA

Michael F. Ventimiglia appeals his score on the examination
for Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-148 VINCENT J. ZITO

Vincent J. Zito appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1079U), Paterson.

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

B-149 ROBERT T. WATT

Robert T. Watt appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1080U), Rahway.

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

B-150 GEORGE C. BENSON

George C. Benson appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-151 ROBERT J. CZARNECKI

Robert J. Czarnecki appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-152 FRANK J. FANNING

Frank J. Fanning appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-153 RICHARD FARLETTA

Richard Farletta appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-154 THOMAS R. HARGRAVES

Thomas R. Hargraves appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-155 PAUL F. MCGOWAN

Paul F. McGowan appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-156 WILLIAM M. PARADISO

William M. Paradiso appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-157 MARK ROSEN

Mark Rosen appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-158 WILLIAM G. SMITH

William G. Smith appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-159 GARY C. VANNOZZI

Gary C. Vannozzi appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1081U), Trenton.

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

B-160 ANTHONY L. AVILLO

Anthony L. Avillo appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1082U), Weehawken.

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

B-161 DAVID J. CURTIS

David J. Curtis appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1082U), Weehawken.

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

B-162 THOMAS E. KELLY

Thomas E. Kelly appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1082U), Weehawken.

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

B-163 WILLIAM J. LEMONIE

William J. Lemonie appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1082U), Weehawken.

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

B-164 KEVIN J. MOORE

Kevin J. Moore appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1082U), Weehawken.

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

B-165 MICHAEL ORIENTE

Michael Oriente appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1082U), Weehawken.

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

B-166 DENNIS J. RUDD

Dennis J. Rudd appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1082U), Weehawken.

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

B-167 VICTOR VANGELAKOS

Victor Vangelakos appeals his score on the examination for
Battalion Fire Chief (PM1082U), Weehawken.

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

B-168 JAMES DRENNAN, ET AL., BATTALION FIRE CHIEF, (PM1077U),
JERSEY CITY

James Drennan; Jose Cruz; John Farrington, represented by G.
Robert Wills, Esq.; Robert Flora; Robert Howe, represented
by Michael L. Prigoff, Esq.; and Darren Rivers; Paul
Soriero; and Donald Windrem appeal the determination of
their seniority scores on the Battalion Fire Chief (PM1077U)
eligible list.

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


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: April 7, 1999

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz
Commissioner

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in State Classification Plan

DEPARTMENT OF BANKING & INSURANCE

The Office of Ombudsman was created in N.J.S.A. 17:29E-2
(L.1998,c.21s.48). The Department of Banking & Insurance is
requesting the establishment of one unclassified title to be
utilized in the Office of Insurance Claims Ombudsman. The
Ombudsman is appointed by the Governor and serves at the pleasure
of the Governor during the Governor's term of office. The
Governor may designate an acting ombudsman if the ombudsman is
unable to serve the full term of office.

CREATE:
Effective: 4/10/99

Ombudsman, Insurance
X98 Unclassified NL

LMG/JGR/jgr

c: Linda Gazire

B-170 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Eric Blair
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Resignation Not in Good Standing

Darryl T. Bowen
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
10 day suspension

Roland Chicca
Riverfront State Prison
Department of Corrections
10 day suspension

Terence Donovan
Mercer Vicinage
Judiciary
Removal

James Parker
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.


B-169 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of April 8,
1999, are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its
meeting of April 8, 1999.
 
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