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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 
Janice Mitchell Mintz, Chairwoman
Alan Dexter Bowman
Margaret E. L. Howard
Leo R. Vartan



A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Tuesday, November 23, 1999, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System Board
Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Margaret E.L. Howard, and Leo R.
Vartan; 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.

STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

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: October 26, 1999

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner

Henry S. Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Human Resources Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Compensation Plan

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

The Department of State has requested an upward range
reevaluation for the title of Judicial Secretary, Office of
Administrative Law.

A compensation expert reviewed the existing evaluation to
determine whether it was appropriate given the title's experience
requirements and responsibilities. The results indicate that the
current evaluation is slightly lower than appropriate. A
comparison of the subject title to other titles having similar
responsibilities and requirements confirmed the findings of the
compensation expert.

Thus, we support the Department of State's request for a one (1)
range salary increase.

CHANGE IN SALARY RANGE
Effective: 06/05/99

FROM: TO:
Judicial Secretary, OAL Judicial Secretary, OAL
A16-24838 C 35 A17-24838 C
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CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT

The Merit System Board recorded the following Confidential
Appointment under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h):

Nicholas Caprio appointed as Secretary, Department of the
Treasury, effective October 12, 1999, salary of $70,000.00 per
annum.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing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

Charlie Wallace, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Northern State Prison, suspension.

Vincent White, Sr., Security Guard, City of Trenton, release at
the end of the 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:

Randolf Greenleaf, Head Cook Regional Food Service, Department of
Corrections, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women,
suspension.

Russell Yobe, Assistant Storekeeper, Department of Corrections,
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Nancy Czyzyk
Township of Hillside
Removal

In the Matter of Javier Figueroa
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Isaac Headrington

Paterson Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Kirk Kiefer
County of Ocean
Suspension and Demotion

In the Matter of Sandra Lively
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Indefinite Suspension

In the Matter of Lattisha Mayo
Preakness Health Care Center
County of Passaic
Suspension

In the Matter of Helen Moore
Essex County Department of Public Safety
Suspension

In the Matter of Eddie Pardo, Jr.
Perth Amboy Police Department
Suspension

In the Matter of Mattie Williams
County of Bergen
Removal

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


ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

A-2 FILOMENA GIANFRANCESCO

Filomena Gianfrancesco, Labor Market Analyst III, Department
of Labor B Labor, Planning and Analysis, suspension for
twenty days, on charges of insubordination, neglect of duty
and inability to perform duties.

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

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

A-3 RHONDA JOHNSON

Rhonda Johnson, Correction Officer, Atlantic County,
suspension for (1) ten days beginning January 11, 1998, and
suspension for (2) ten days beginning June 15, 1998, on
charges of (1) insubordination and (2) neglect of duty,
performance of duty, insubordination, duty relief and duty
hours.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
first ten day suspension and modify the second ten day
suspension to a one day suspension.

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

A-4 STEPHEN PAULIS

Stephen M. Paulis, Probation Officer, Probation Office,
Ocean County, resignation not in good standing effective
July 22, 1992, on charges of abandonment, absent from work
for five or more working days without authorization.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
resignation not in good standing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to
a resignation in good standing.

A-5 CHERYL ROHRBACHER

Cheryl Rohrbacher, Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist IV,
Department of Environmental Protection, layoff/demotion for
reasons of economy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

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

A-6 JEAN LAMOTHE

Jean LaMothe, County Correction Officer, Essex County Police
Academy and Essex County, removal effective February 10,
1998, on charges of incompetency to perform duties,
inability to perform duties, unfit for duty and failure to
complete state mandated training requirements

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

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

A-7 GWENDOLYN MCMILLAN

Gwendolyn McMillan, County Correction Officer, Essex County
Police Academy and Essex County, removal effective February
10, 1998, on charges of incompetency to perform duties,
unfit for duty, and failure to complete state mandated
training requirements.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

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

A-8 JOYCE PRINGLE

Joyce Pringle, County Correction Officer, Essex County
Police Academy and Essex County, removal effective February
10, 1998, on charges of incompetency to perform duties,
inability to perform duties, unfit for duty and failure to
complete state mandated training requirements

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

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

A-9 BARBARA WORTHINGTON

Barbara Worthington, County Correction Officer, Essex
County Police Academy and Essex County, removal effective
February 10, 1998, on charges of incompetency to perform
duties, inability to perform duties, unfit for duty, and
failure to complete state mandated training requirements

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

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

A motion was made and seconded that the open session be
recessed and that, pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Open
Public Meetings Act, the Merit System Board entered into
Executive Session for the purpose of legal advice on the
matters of A-10 Deborah Hansen, A-14 Wilford Smith, and B-24
Jason Dozier. The Board subsequently reconvened the public
meeting.

A-10 DEBORAH HANSEN

Deborah Hansen, Deputy Compact Administrator, Division of
Operations, Department of Corrections, removal effective May
26, 1994, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee
and improper or unauthorized contact with an inmate, undue
familiarity with inmates, parolees, their families, or
friends. The Merit System Board at its meeting of July 7,
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.

A-11 HINDS, LUPO, QUINN

Maureen Hinds, Program Coordinator Mental Health, Susan
Lupo, Program Coordinator Mental Health, William Quinn, III,
Program Coordinator Mental Health, Hudson County, layoff
effective December 31, 1997 and (Quinn) demotion to the
title of Clerk Typist in lieu of layoff December 31, 1997,
for reasons of economy and efficiency. The Merit System
Board at its meeting of August 31, 1999, directed that this
matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoffs.

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

A-12 WARADAH DASENT

Waradah Dasent, County Correction Officer, Middlesex County,
Adult Corrections Center, removal effective June 28, 1997,
on charges of inability to perform duties, chronic or
excessive absenteeism or lateness, and abandonment, absent
from duty for five or more consecutive business days without
supervisory approval. The Merit System Board at its meeting
of November 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.

A-13 WILLIAM FRANKO

William Franko, Classification Officer 3, Garden State Youth
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, suspension
for 15 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. The
Merit System Board at its meeting of November 9, 1999,
directed that this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-14 WILFORD SMITH

Wilford Smith, Director of Custody Operations, New Jersey
State Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 45
days, on charges of discrimination that affects equal
employment opportunity including sexual harassment. The
Merit System Board at its meeting of November 9, 1999,
directed that this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 CHARNELL COOPER

Charnell Cooper appeals her rejection as a Correction
Officer Recruit 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 FRANK DEMOYA

Frank DeMoya appeals his rejection as a County Correction
Officer 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 denied.

B-3 KAHSAN TATEM

Kahsan Tatem 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-4 JOHN TIGHE

John Tighe, represented by Lee J. Hughes, Esq., appeals his
rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit 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 BARRY WRIGHT

Barry Wright appeals his rejection as a Police Officer 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 denied.

B-6 CHERYL HOOPER

Cheryl Hooper, a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey
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-7 GWENDOLYN JAMES

Gwendolyn James, a former Human Services Technician with
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 ROGER LILLY

Roger Lilly, a Senior Correction Officer with Mid-State
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 DONNA NATONICK

Donna Natonick, a Records Technician 3, Motor Vehicles, with
the Department of Transportation, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 PATRICIA SCLAFANI

Patricia Sclafani, formerly a Graduate Nurse with Trenton
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-11 GEORGE VANWOEART

George VanWoeart, a Senior Correction Officer with East
Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 MICHAEL BELL

Michael Bell, represented by Mary Ann McField, 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 eligible list
for Police Officer (M5505T), Morristown, due to an
unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-13 PAULINE FLUDD

Pauline Fludd appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Systems which found that Hudson County had
presented a sufficient basis to remove her name from the
Community Youth Worker (C0157S) eligible list due to her
failure to appear for a scheduled interview.

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

B-14 STEPHEN R. JOHNSON

Stephen R. Johnson 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 eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit
(S9999U) due to unsatisfactory criminal and driving records.

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

B-15 M. MELANIE MARHEFKA

M. Melanie Marhefka appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Systems (HRIS) which found that Atlantic City
had presented a sufficient basis to remove appellant's name
from the Administrative Secretary (M5408T) eligible list due
to her failure to appear for and take a performance test.

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

B-16 RALPH JASON MORGAN

Ralph Jason Morgan, represented by Jacqueline Jassner, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems
which found that the appointing authority had presented a
sufficient basis to remove appellant's name from the
eligible list for Police Officer (M3413M), Union City, due
to an unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-17 JOSEPH RISTAINO

Joseph Ristaino, represented by Diane E. Ristaino, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services
which found that the appointing authority had presented a
sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list
for Police Officer (M3382X), City of Jersey City on the
basis of an unsatisfactory background check.

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

B-18 ANTHONY SUTTON

Anthony Sutton, represented by Anthony 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 appellant's name from the Police
Officer (M3394X) eligible list due to his failure to satisfy
the City's residency requirement.

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

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-19 CRAIG WALLACE

Craig Wallace, represented by Marc D. Keller, 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 Correction
Officer Recruit (S9998U), eligible list on the basis of an
unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-20 CAROL CHANDLER

Carol Chandler, represented by Sean F. Byrnes, Esq., appeals
the decision of Human Resource Information Systems which
upheld the Brick Township School District's bypass of her
name on the School Bus Driver (M5772T) eligible list. She
also appeals a subsequent bypass by the Brick Township
School District on the subject eligible list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-21 COLEEN FOX

Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Solomon A. Metzger issued an
order which consolidated matters concerning the appellant
and determined that the Board has "exclusive jurisdiction
over the matters." This order is now before the Board for
adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the order.

B-22 WATER REPAIRER (PM1816W), CITY OF EAST ORANGE

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Water Repairer while provisional
appointees are serving in the title has been referred to the
Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered the
appointing authority to remove the provisional
appointees, make an appointment from the
certification and pay compliance costs.

B-23 EDWARD O'NEIL

Edward O'Neil, an Equipment Operator with the Department of
Public Works, Borough of Highlands, petitions the Merit
System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative
decision, rendered on June 8, 1999, which found that the
appellant's removal was justified.

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

B-24 JASON DOZIER

The appeal of Jason Dozier, Cottage Training Technician,
Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
concerning his removal effective November 26, 1997 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Lillard E.
Law (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 20, 1999
upholding the removal. At its meeting on July 7, 1999, the
Board affirmed the ALJ's recommendation. At its August 31,
1999 meeting the Board adopted its written decision in the
matter. This decision was not issued. Subsequently, based
upon further review, the Board finds it necessary to revise
and clarify its initial written decision.

ACTION: The Merit System Board vacated the
approval of the written decision from the August
31, 1999 meeting and adopted the current written
version of the decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Abstained)

B-25 WAYNE N. COATES, JR.

The appeal of Wayne N. Coates, Jr., a Police Officer with
the Borough of Clementon, of his 30-day suspension and the
imposition of restitution on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Joseph F. Fidler, who rendered his
initial decision on September 15, 1999 upholding the 30-day
suspension and restitution. At its meeting on October 26,
1999, the Board adopted 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.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Abstained)

B-26 TAMARA COLE

The appeal of Tamara Cole, a Senior Gardener with the
Hunterdon County Park System, regarding a 60-day suspension
on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Anthony T.
Bruno (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on September
10, 1999 reducing the 60-day suspension to a 20-day
suspension. At its meeting on October 26, 1999, the Board
did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation. Rather, the Board
concluded that the appointing authority's action in imposing
a 60-day suspension was appropriate. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Abstained)

B-27 JEREMY KING

The appeal of Jeremy King, County Correction Officer,
Burlington County Corrections Department, concerning his
release at the end of his working test period effective May
15, 1998, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R.
Tassini (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on
September 17, 1999. At its meeting of October 26, 1999, the
Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation that the
appointing authority's action in releasing appellant at the
end of his working test period was justified. Rather, the
Board ordered that the appellant be granted a new working
test period. The proposed final decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Abstained)

B-28 CHARLES RAYMOND

The appeal of Charles Raymond, a Senior Correction Officer
with the Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law and
Public Safety, of his removal effective October 23, 1998 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Solomon A.
Metzger (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on July 26,
1999. At its meeting on October 26, 1999, the Merit System
Board did not accept the ALJ's recommendation to modify the
removal to a 90-day suspension. Rather, the Board concluded
that a six-month suspension was warranted. The proposed
final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Abstained)

B-29 MARIO SIMMONS

The appeal of Mario Simmons, a Police Officer with the City
of Newark, regarding a 120-day suspension on charges, was
heard by Administrative Law Judge Michael L. Ravin (ALJ),
who rendered his initial decision on September 10, 1999
reducing the 120-day suspension to a 60-day suspension. At
its meeting on October 26, 1999, the Board concluded that
the 120-day suspension should be reduced to a 15-day
suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

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

B-30 WINFIELD THOMAS

The appeal of Winfield Thomas, a Building Maintenance Worker
with the Trenton Housing Authority, of his removal effective
February 7, 1997 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law
Judge Walter F. Sullivan (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on September 30, 1999. At its meeting on November
9, 1999, the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's
recommendation to reverse the removal. Rather, the Board
ordered that this matter be remanded to the Office of
Administrative Law. The proposed decision is now submitted
to the Board for its review.

ACTION: The Merit System board adopted the final decision.

B-31 TONY TRIBBETT

The appeal of Tony Tribbett, an Equipment Operator with the
Department of Transportation, of his removal effective July
3, 1998 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge
Bruce R. Campbell (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision
on September 21, 1999. At its meeting of October 26, 1999,
the Merit System Board affirmed the ALJ's recommendation to
reverse the removal. The proposed final decision is now
submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Abstained)

B-32 LAWRENCE R. BROWN

Lawrence R. Brown 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 Counselor, Victim-Witness Program (C0740W), Gloucester
County.

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

B-33 RANDY CARDUCCI

Randy Carducci appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services that he did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Storekeeper
(PC1976W), Burlington County.

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

B-34 PAULA D'ALESSIO

On behalf of Paula D'Alessio, a Regular Appointment (RA)
Technician, Management Information System and provisionally
appointed Administrative Analyst 2, (Data Processing) of the
North Jersey Developmental Center, the Director, Division of
Human Resource Management requests that her out-of-title
work experience be accepted to satisfy the experience
requirement for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2, Data Processing (PS7348K), North
Jersey Developmental Center.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-35 MICHAEL FLITE

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management,
requests relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.6(c) to accept
Michael Flite's Bachelor's degree in Mathematics to satisfy
the educational requirement for the qualifying examination
of Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist 2, Department of
Environmental Protection.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-36 BEVERLY D. FRAZIER

Beverly D. Frazier appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Assistant Director of Public Works (M0799W), City of
Jersey City.

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

B-37 STEVEN M. JOHNSON

Steven M. Johnson appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the Executive Assistant 3
(PS5171I), East Jersey State Prison promotional examination.

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

B-38 MARLENE M. KITCHELL

The Department of Environmental protection appointing
authority, on behalf of Marlene M. Kitchell, appeals the
determination of the Division of Selection Services, which
found that she did not meet the experience requirements for
the promotional examination for Manager 1 Human Resources
(PS8296G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-39 ROBERT P. LEWIS, ET AL.

Robert P. Lewis, William H. O'Shaughnessy and Henry A.
Schreiber appeal the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that they did not meet the
educational requirements for the open competitive
examination for County Park Manager (C0675W), Monmouth
County.

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

B-40 COLLEEN LITTWIN

Colleen Littwin appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Education Program Assistant 2 (PS6350F), Department of
Education.

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

B-41 GINA R. MURRAY

Gina R. Murray appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Deputy Municipal Court Administrator (PM0563W), City of
Atlantic City.

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

B-42 SHARON O'CONNELL, ET AL.

Sharon O'Connell, Michelle Maglione-Signoretta and Donna
Winkler appeal the determinations of the Division of
Selection Services which found them ineligible for the
promotional examination for Procurement Specialist 3
(PS7408U), Department of the Treasury, Division of Purchase
and Property.

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

B-43 JOANNE M. STRANGE

Joanne M. Strange appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the Assistant Municipal
Treasurer (PM1158W), Deptford Township promotional
examination.

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

B-44 JOAN VAWTER

Joan Vawter appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Social Worker, Nursing Home (C0666W), Monmouth County.

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

B-45 KRISTINA WEHNKE

Kristina Wehnke appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Program Development Specialist, Community Service
(C6403W), Atlantic County.

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

B-46 WILLIAM BOWMAN

William Bowman appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Captain (PM3620V), Ocean City.

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

B-47 ROBERT GOUCHER

Robert Goucher appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Captain (PM3620V), Ocean City.

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

B-48 BRIAN GREEN

Brian Green appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Captain (PM3620V), Ocean City.

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

B-49 EDWIN KOOKER

Edwin Kooker appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Captain (PM3620V), Ocean City.

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

B-50 MICHAEL LOWE

Michael Lowe appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Captain (PM3620V), Ocean City.

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

B-51 THOMAS SHALLCROSS

Thomas Shallcross appeals his score on the examination for
Fire Captain (PM3620V), Ocean City.

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

B-52 EDWIN A. SMITH

Edwin A. Smith appeals his score on the promotional
examination for Police Sergeant (PM3213S), Camden.

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

B-53 MARK A. CUTALO

Mark A. Cutalo appeals the correctness of the scoring key
for the written examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM1194T),
Bloomfield.

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

B-54 ELIZABETH MOODY AND JOYCE WOODSON

Elizabeth Moody and Joyce Woodson appeal the validity of the
examination for Family Service Worker (M0740W), Camden City.

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

B-55 HILDA ROSA, ET AL.

Hilda Rosa, Jacqueline Santiago and Maria Sierra appeal
questions on the examination for Family Service Worker
(M0740W), Camden City.

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

B-56 BETH STAUCH

Beth Stauch petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of its decision rendered on October 13, 1999
in which her request for admittance to the examination for
County Park Manager (C0675W), Monmouth County, was denied.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-57 DAVID BUESE

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management,
requests relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.6(a) to effect a
lateral title change for David Buese from his permanent
status as a Senior Food Service Handler to Institutional
Telephone Operator.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-58 WILLIAM MULLOWNEY

The Director, Selection Services, on behalf of the
Department of Transportation, requests that William
Mullowney's out-of-title work experience be accepted to
satisfy the experience requirement for Project Engineer,
Construction.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-59 BARRY COLICELLI, ET AL.

Barry Colicelli, Albert Cicalese, Anthony Perillo, Henry
Alston, Joseph Tutela, Dario Rizzitello and Kenneth Rox,
represented by Edward J. Bilinkas, Esq., request that the
eligible list for Police Captain (PM1167U), Newark, be
extended for one year from its expiration date, January 22,
2000.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-60 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

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

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

B-61 WILLIAM BARTLESON, JR.

The appeal of William Bartleson, Jr., a Correction Officer
Recruit with Bayside State Prison, Department of
Corrections, regarding his removal effective May 14, 1998 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge M. Kathleen
Duncan (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on June 21,
1999 modifying the removal to a 60-day suspension. At its
meeting on October 13, 1999, the Board did not affirm the
ALJ's recommendation that the removal be modified. Rather,
the Board sustains the charges and concludes that the
appointing authority's action in removing the appellant was
appropriate. The proposed final decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Abstained)

B-62 JOHNNIE MAE BURGESS

The appeal of Johnnie Mae Burgess, a Human Services
Assistant with Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital,
Department of Human Services, of her 30-day suspension on
charges, was the subject of a settlement conference
conducted by Chief Administrative Law Judge Barbara A.
Harned (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on September
30, 1999. At its meeting of November 9, 1999, the Merit
System Board adopted the recommendation of the ALJ to
acknowledge the settlement. The proposed final decision is
now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-63 DOUGLAS ELDRIDGE

Douglas Eldridge, a Police Sergeant with the Borough of
Oakland, represented by Leon B. Savetsky, Esq., seeks a stay
pending the outcome of his appeal before the Merit System
Board in regard to his 30-day suspension and demotion on
charges.

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

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-64 ROMAN GANKIEWICZ

Roman Gankiewicz, represented by Francis J. Hartman, Esq.,
appeals the decision of the Director of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appellant was
properly removed from the list for Chief of Personnel and
Labor Relations (M6579W), Hamilton Township, since he did
not possess the required education and experience for the
position.

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

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-65 CAROLYN NEIMAN

Carolyn Neiman appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (Data Processing) (PS7199P),
Election Law Enforcement Commission.

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

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

B-66 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Cynthia Allen
North Jersey Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
20-day suspension

Lenice Alston
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
30-day suspension

Lance Carver
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Jose A. Colondres
Department of the Treasury
Removal

Katina Green
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the Working Test Period


Sharon Harris
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Thomas Johnson
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services

Mildred Jones
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the Working Test Period

Beverly Robinson
North Jersey Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
15-day suspension and removal

Constance Williams
Wooodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Leo Vartan (Yes)

There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, December
7, 1999, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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JANICE MITCHELL MINTZ
CHAIRWOMAN
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
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