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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 
Margaret E. L. Howard, Presiding
Judith L. Shaw
Leo R. Vartan

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Presiding Board Member, Margaret E.L. Howard Merit
System Board Members, Judith L. Shaw and Leo Vartan; Elizabeth
Laufer, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Division
of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Margaret E. L. Howard,
presiding, 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 8, 1999 and posted at the Department of
Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.
State

The Merit System Board recorded the recommended changes in the
State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto
and made a part hereof.

DATE: March 7, 2000

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

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

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan - New Title

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The Department of Labor has requested the creation of a new,
department-specific title. The requested title will be utilized
as a bridge for the promotion of experienced clerical staff to
the professional ranks. It will allow for permanent Senior
Unemployment Insurance Clerks having four years of experience to
compete for an opportunity to be appointed as an Investigator
Aide. The Aide would be required to complete a training program
specifically tailored to develop and hone the skills necessary to
work as an Investigator.

Approval of this request will permit experienced and competent
clerical staff an opportunity to advance into the professional
ranks. The Department believes that experience gained as a
Senior Unemployment Insurance Clerk, coupled with completion of
the training program, is sufficient preparation for movement into
the entry-level professional ranks.

In exchange for approval of this request, the Department of Labor
is willing to inactivate the title of Claims Reviewer (56122).

ADDITION OF TITLE
Effective: 03/11/2000

Investigator Aide, Labor
P16 L 35

DATE: March 7, 2000

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

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

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan - Addition of
Workweek

GENERAL

Recently, we have found it necessary to create additional
workweeks for professional Trainee titles to resolve compensation
matters. When the workweek of the Trainee does not correspond
with the workweek of the primary title, the Appointing Authority
experiences difficulty in dispensing appropriate compensation to
the incumbent(s). This request will avoid a future compensation
matter with the Time and Leave Reporting System (TALRS).

The Department of Transportation has initiated steps to begin
recruitment for a Planner Trainee, with a 40-hour workweek, which
corresponds to the workweek of the primary title. Since there is
no available 40-hour workweek at the Trainee level, we would like
to establish it prior to the appointment date.

ADDITION OF WORKWEEK
Effective: 02/26/00

Planner Trainee
P95 * 40

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

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

Michelle Anderson, Cottage Training Technician, Department of
Human Services, Woodbridge Developmental Center, suspension.

Joseph Black, et al., County of Passaic Board of Social Services,
lay off.

Walter C. Coniglio, Electronic Systems Technician II, Township of
Hamilton, release at the end of the working test period.

Diane Gamache, et al., Township of Woodbridge Fire District #9,
lay off.

John Gossard, Juvenile Detention Officer, County of Burlington,
suspension.

Judith Mayhew, Librarian I, Department of Corrections, South
Woods State Prison, removal.

Marc Williams, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Northern State Prison, 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:

Yvette Hall, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Northern State Prison, suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Gordon Breeding, Jr.
Morris County, Sheriff's Office
Suspension

In the Matter of Wendy Caylie
Burlington County Library
Removal

In the Matter of Victor Cirello
William Paterson College
Suspension

In the Matter of William T. Clark
Essex County
Removal

In the Matter of Barbara Dunbar
Vineland Developmental Center
Removal

In the Matter of Todd Lebon
Hudson County Department of Corrections
Suspensions (2) and Removal

In the Matter of Francisco Martin, Jr.
Cumberland County
Resignation Not In Good Standing

In the Matter of Alice Lang Sims
City of East Orange
Removal

In the Matter of Karl Stass
Jersey City School District
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Gordon Breeding,
Jr., Francisco Martin, Jr., and Karl Stass.

A-2 RONALD BURKHARDT

Ronald Burkhardt, Senior Correction Officer, East Jersey
State Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 30
days, on charges of leaving assigned work area without
permission but not creating a danger to persons or property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
30-day suspension to a 10-day suspension and reimbursement
of 20 days back pay.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the 30-
day suspension.

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-3 Terry Fisher and A-11 Jennifer Jones. The
Board subsequently reconvened the public meeting.

A-3 TERRY FISHER

Terry Fisher, Income Maintenance Worker, Passaic County
Board of Social Services, suspension beginning December 5,
1991, and removal effective March 21, 1995, on charges of
conviction of a crime related to public employment.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

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

A-4 JESSE JOHNSON

Jesse Johnson, Welfare Interviewer, Camden County Board of
Social Services, removal effective June 2, 1999, on charges
of conviction of a crime and falsification of criminal
conviction section of employment application dated November
30, 1998.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-5 CHRISTOPHER R. RUPP

Christopher R. Rupp, Correction Officer, County of Mercer,
removal effective November 13, 1998, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-6 ANDERSON WALKER

Anderson Walker, Police Officer, City of Newark, suspension
for ten days, on charges of violating the Newark Police
Department Rules and Regulations governing conduct of police
officers in public and private and the use of indecent
language. The Merit System at its meeting of February 23,
2000, directed that this matter be held over for lack of a
quorum.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-7 DAVID SUSSMAN - SETTLEMENT

Initial suspension for ten days, on charges of
insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and
neglect of duty. Settled to a two day suspension. The Merit
System Board at its meeting of March 7, 2000, directed that
this matter be held over for receipt of a letter of
clarification.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Settlement

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

A-8 KIM DAVIS

Kim Davis, Human Services Technician, Military and Veterans'
Affairs, Veterans' Memorial Home at Paramus, removal
effective November 6, 1998, on charges of neglect of duty
which could result in danger to persons and insubordination;
refusal to accept a reasonable order and use of abusive
language to a supervisor. The Merit System Board at its
meeting of February 8, 2000, directed that this matter be
held over for a Summary of the Testimony.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-9 JEFFREY DESIMONE

Jeffrey DeSimone, Police Officer, Township of Brick, removal
effective October 22, 1998, on charges of incompetency,
inefficiency or failure to perform duties, inability to
perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee and
neglect of duty. The Merit System Board at its meeting of
February 8, 2000, directed that this matter be held over for
a Summary of Testimony.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the
removal.

A-10 JOHN HUNT

John Hunt, Business Manager, Fire Department (District #1),
Woodbridge Township, layoff effective May 20, 1996, for
reasons of economy and efficiency. The Merit System Board
at its meeting of February 23, 2000, directed that this
matter be held over for the full membership of the Board.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoff.

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

A-11 JENNIFER JONES

Jennifer Jones, County Correction Officer, Burlington County
Jail, removal effective June 26, 1998, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, and violation
of rules and regulations for custody personnel, staff and
contract personnel. The Merit System Board at its meeting
of February 1, 2000, did not adopt the recommendation of the
ALJ to uphold the removal. Rather, the Board determined that
the removal be reversed. The matter is now before the Board
for reconsideration.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: A motion was made and carried to reconsider the
matter. Upon reconsideration the Merit System
Board affirmed the recommendation of the
Administrative Law Judge and upheld the removal.

A-12 MICHAEL THOMAS

Michael Thomas, Laborer, City of Trenton, Public Works
Department, removal effective August 28, 1997, on charges of
failure to comply with required enrollment in Mercer
Employee's Assistance Program. The Merit System Board at
its meeting of March 7, 2000, directed that this matter be
held over for receipt of cross exceptions.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 KIM FRANCIS

Kim Francis, a Senior Correction Officer with Riverfront
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-2 AUDREY HOPKINS

Audrey Hopkins, a Program Development Specialist 1 (Housing)
with the Department of Community Affairs, represented by
John J. Armano, Jr., Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-3 THOMAS D'INTINO

Thomas D'Intino, an Administrative Analyst 1 with the New
Jersey Veterans' Home at Vineland, Department of Military
and Veterans' Affairs, 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-4 CARLOTTA DODDS

Carlotta Dodds, a Head Nurse at Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, represented by
Rupert A. Hall, Jr., Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-5 MARY ANNE KNABNER

Mary Ann Knabner, formerly a Family Service Specialist 2
with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department
of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-6 PASQUALE LOCANE

Pasquale Locane, an Assistant Buyer with the Department of
the Treasury, represented by Mike 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 granted.

B-7 BERNADETTE MARIN

Bernadette Marin, a Quality Assurance Specialist, Health
Services with the Department of Health and Senior Services,
represented by Kim William Jones, CWA Local 1034, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 BETSY TOSTO

Betsy Tosto, a head Nurse 12 Months at Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial
of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 JOHNNY ANDINO

Johnny Andino 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 on the basis of appellant's criminal record.

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

B-10 BYRON ELLIS

Byron Ellis appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that his appeal of the
removal of his name from the eligible list for Police
Officer (M3394X), City of Newark was untimely.

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

B-11 NICHOLAS FALCONIERO

Nicholas Falconiero 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 (S9999V), Gloucester Township,
eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment
record and falsification of his preemployment application.

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

B-12 DERRICK GREEN

Derrick Green appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove
appellant's name from the County Correction Officer
(C0452S), Essex County Eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-13 CHRISTOPHER PARRELL

Christopher Parrell, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr.,
Esq., 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 (S9677P) eligible list on the
basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the
appellant's name be restored to the certification,
but considered as bypassed.

B-14 ROBERT SETTIMIO

Gloucester Township, represented by Louis Rosner, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems
which found that the appointing authority had not presented
a sufficient basis to remove Robert Settimio's name from the
Police Officer (S9999V), Gloucester Township, eligible list
on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and Robert Settimio's name be removed
from the eligible list.

B-15 GLORIA M. KLITZ

Gloria M. Klitz, a Cottage Training Technician, New Lisbon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the
decision rendered on December 20, 1999, which denied her
request for a hearing in regard to her suspension for 20
days, beginning February 2, 1999.

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

B-16 JOINT ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION AND PREDOMINANT INTEREST L.S.
V. DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
HUMAN SERVICES


Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Joseph F. Fidler issued an
order of consolidation and predominant interest in which he
consolidated the Merit System Board and the Division of
Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services
(DYFS) matters and found that DYFS had the predominant
interest. This joint order is now submitted to the Board for
consideration and approval.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the order of
consolidation and predominant interest.

B-17 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (M5545T), CITY OF CAMDEN REDEVELOPMENT
AGENCY


The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Executive Assistant
(M5545T), City of Camden Redevelopment Agency.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request but
assessed costs.

B-18 TELISSA DOWLING

The appeal of Telissa Dowling, a County Correction Officer
with the Hudson County Department of Public Safety, of her
removal effective June 14, 1994 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Stephen G. Weiss (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on July 21, 1999. At its
meeting on February 23, 2000, the Board adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to uphold the removal. However, the Board
did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to award 11 days of
back pay. Rather, the Board concluded that the appellant
was not entitled to any back pay. 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-19 SHIRLEY HARRISON

The appeal of Shirley Harrison, a Hospital Attendant at
Buttonwood Hospital, Burlington County, of her removal
effective April 6, 1999, on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Bernard Goldberg (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on January 12, 2000 upholding
the appellant's removal. At its meeting on February 23,
2000, the Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to
uphold the removal. Rather, the Board concluded that the
appellant should be suspended from April 6, 1999 to May 17,
1999, the period she was on the Department of Health and
Senior Services' Nurse Aide Abuse Registry. 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-20 JAMES MEINHOLD

The appeal of James Meinhold, a Police Officer with the City
of Wildwood, of his release at the end of his working test
period, effective May 5, 1995, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Edgar R. Holmes (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on September 30, 1999 upholding the release. At
its meeting on February 23, 2000, the Board adopted the
ALJ's recommendation. 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-21 LAMONT D. WALKER

The appeal of Lamont D. Walker, a Supervising Building
Maintenance Worker with the Department of Buildings and
Grounds, Burlington County, who received a 10-day
suspension, a demotion to Building Maintenance Worker, and a
removal, effective August 5, 1996, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Joseph Lavery, who rendered
his initial decision on December 2, 1999, upholding the 10-
day suspension, the demotion and the removal. At its
meeting on February 23, 2000, the Board ordered that the
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 directed that this matter
be held over.

B-22 EDWARD M. ARICO

Edward M. Arico appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (Data processing) (PS7821Q), Office
of the Public Defender, Department of Law and Public Safety.

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

B-23 LINDA D. CAMPBELL

Linda D. Campbell appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Management Assistant, (PS5354U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-24 ELIZABETH J. CHELL

Elizabeth J. Chell appeals the determination by the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Assistant 2 (PS8222P), Department of Law and
Public Safety.

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

B-25 KAREN A. GREER

Karen A. Greer appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Principal Clerk Bookkeeper (PS6964I), Department of
Corrections.

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

B-26 ANITA M. JACKSON

Anita M. Jackson appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Management Assistant (PS7985K), Department of Human
Services.

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

B-27 LINDA KRSNAK

Linda Krsnak appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the open
competitive examination for Senior Planner Transportation
(C6453W), Monmouth County.

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

B-28 TIMOTHY O'NEAL

Timothy O'Neal appeals his ineligibility for the Truck
Driver (C9122A), Mercer County open competitive examination,
on the basis of not meeting the announced residency
requirement.

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

B-29 ANNA L. PROCOPIO

Anna L. Procopio appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that appellant did not
meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS8240R), Board of
Public Utilities.

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

B-30 CYNTHIA L. RICHARDS

Cynthia L. Richards 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 Telecommunications Systems Analyst 3
(S6170W), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-31 KAREN R. ROBINSON

Karen R. Robinson appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Public Health Representative I (PS7425H), Department of
Health and Senior Services.

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

B-32 ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ

Alfonso Rodriguez appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Cook (S0133O).

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

B-33 RICHARD TOMPKINS

Richard Tompkins 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 Coordinator, Senior Citizens' Transportation
(C6417W), Ocean County.

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

B-34 TARIQ ABDUR-RASHED

Tariq Abdur-Rashed appeals the decision of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that he was not
permanent in a title to which the examination was open for
Family Service Specialist 2 (PS8215K), Division of Youth and
Family Services.

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

B-35 ALBERT AMAO

Albert Amao appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management which found that he was not permanent in
a title to which the examination was open for Family Service
Specialist I, (Bilingual in Spanish and English) (PS8214K),
Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-36 RAJESHRI BHATT

Rajeshri Bhatt appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management which found that she was not permanent
in a title to which the examination was open for Social Work
Supervisor 3 (Psychiatric) (PS8191K), Greystone Park
Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-37 SHARON COMBS-PETTIGREW

Sharon Combs-Pettigrew appeals the decision of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she was not permanent
in the competitive division as of the closing date for the
examination for Principal Clerk (PM0560A), Camden City.

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

B-38 THOMAS D'ANGELO

Thomas D'Angelo appeals the decision of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that he was not
permanent in a title to which the examination was open for
Principal Sanitary Inspector (PC0726A), Warren County.

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

B-39 KATHY DAVIS

Kathy Davis appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management which found that she was not permanent
in a title to which the examination was open for Principal
Sanitary Inspector (PC0726A), Warren County.

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

B-40 JANICE DEMICCO

Janice DeMicco appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management which found that she lacked the required
amount of continuous permanent status as of the closing date
for Data Control Clerk (PC0166W), Union County.

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

B-41 JOSEPH GRIFFITH

Joseph Griffith appeals the decision of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that he was not
permanent in a title to which the examination was open for
Senior Boiler Operator/Senior Maintenance Repairer
(PC0904A), Monmouth County.

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

B-42 KATHY RODRIGUEZ

Kathy Rodriguez appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she was not permanent in
a title to which the examination was open for Income
Maintenance Supervisor (PC8006W), Cumberland County.

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

B-43 SANDRA ROSS

Sandra Ross appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management which found that she was not permanent
in a title to which the examination was open for Principal
Clerk Typist (PM1022A), Atlantic City.

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

B-44 CAROL SCHWAR

Carol Schwar appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management which found that she was not permanent
in a title to which the examination was open for Chief
Sanitary Inspector (PC0686A), Warren County.

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

B-45 BARBARA LESINSKI

Barbara Lesinski appeals the decision of the Division of
Human Resource Management which found that appellant failed
to satisfy unit scope eligibility requirements for the
promotional examination for Supervising Laborer (PM2108A),
City of Asbury Park.

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

B-46 STEPHEN PIECZYSKI

Stephen Pieczyski appeals the determination of the Division
of Human Resource Management that found he failed to satisfy
unit scope eligibility requirements for the promotional
examination for Senior Building Maintenance Worker
(PM2068A), Carteret Borough.

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

B-47 SUSAN D. KRAI, ET AL.

Susan D. Krai, Olga Roig, and Stephanie R. Taylor appeal
their scores for the promotional examination for Principal
Operator Automated Typewriter (PS4862K), Division of Youth
and Family Services.

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

B-48 GARRY BEAULIERE

Garry Beauliere appeals his rank and score for the
Classification Officer 3 (S0250O) open competitive
examination.

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

B-49 DONNA FIRCA

Donna Firca appeals her rank and score on the promotional
examination for Assistant Administrative Supervisor
(PC0529W), Union County.

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

B-50 EDWIN RIVERA

Edwin Rivera appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which did not consider his veterans
preference in ranking him on the open competitive eligible
list for Investigator, County Welfare Agency, bilingual in
Spanish and English (C1002A), Somerset County.

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

B-51 ALFONSINA COMUNE


The Department of Treasury requests that the out-of-title
work performed by Alfonsina Comune be accepted in order to
admit her to the promotional examination for Executive
Assistant 2 (PS8896U).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-52 MARGARET KIRKUFF


The Division of Human Resource Management requests that
Margaret Kirkuff's out-of-title work experience as a
Supervising Laboratory Technician, Department of Health and
Senior Services, be accepted as applicable for a provisional
appointment, pending promotional examination, to the title
of Quality Assurance Specialist, Health Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-53 DANIEL LAURICELLA

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Health and Senior Services, requests that
Daniel Lauricella's out-of-title work experience be accepted
to qualify him for a prospective examination for Program
Development Specialist 1 (PDS1).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-54 SUPERVISING MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS ANALYST (PS7311G), AND
MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS ANALYST 3 (PS7312G), DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.


The Director, Division of Human Resource Management,
requests that out-of-title work performed by Linda Cantwell
and Michele Mershon be accepted so that they can be admitted
to promotional examinations for the titles of Supervising
Management and Operations Analyst (PS7311G) and Management
and Operations Analyst 3 (PS7312G), respectively.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-55 MAUREEN WOLSKI

The Department of Health and Senior Services requests that
the out-of-title work performed by Maureen Wolski, while
serving in the Senior and Principal Training Technician
titles, be accepted as applicable for a provisional
appointment, pending promotional examination, to the title
of Program Development Specialist 1.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-56 SANDRA S. MOSS AND JOSEPH WOOD EL

Sandra S. Moss and Joseph Wood El petition the Merit System
Board for reconsideration of its decision rendered on
November 19, 1999 in which their request for admittance to
the examination for Quality Assurance Specialist Health
Services (PS6818K), Division of Mental Health and Hospitals
was denied.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-57 SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN, SUSSEX COUNTY

The Division of Human Resource Management petitions the
Merit System Board to rescind the promotional examination
waiver pursuant to N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.7 for Victoria B. Larson
to the title Supervising Librarian (PC8129W), Sussex County,
and that a promotional examination be held in lieu thereof.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-58 CARMELLA CONN

Carmella Conn, a Principal Clerk Stenographer with Rowan
College, represented by Denice Hunt, Executive Vice
President of CWA Local 1031, appeals the denial of
participation as a leave recipient in the donated leave
program.

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

B-59 JERSEY CITY WATER DEPARTMENT

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management (DHRM),
requests that N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1, 4A:8-2.3, 4A:4-7.6, and
4A:3-3.1 et seq. Be relaxed to implement a new contract for
the City of Jersey City with the United Water Company to
operate the Jersey City Water Utility.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-60 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of March 7,
2000 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes for the
meeting of March 7, 2000.

B-61 JOHN ESPOSITO

The Township of Millburn, represented by Thomas J. Sateary,
Esq., and John Esposito (Esposito), represented by Robert A.
Fagella, Esq., seek acknowledgement of a settlement between
the parties which includes the resignation of Esposito in
good standing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board withdrew its prior decision
of February 23, 2000 and acknowledged the
settlement.

B-62 FIREFIGHTER (M0799U), TOWN OF KEARNY

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management,
Department of Personnel, requests that the Town of Kearny be
permitted to selectively certify eligibles from the open
competitive list for Firefighter (M0799U), Town of Kearny,
who are residents of the Town of Kearny and the City of
Newark, to fill five Firefighter vacancies.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-63 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Ora Bialik
Department of Health and Senior Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Pamela Castillo
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Michael Compton
Woodbridge Developmental Center
20-day suspension

Carlos Concepcion
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
6-day suspension

Robert Fiorini
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
30-day suspension

Arden Hunt
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Betty Lupton
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Bernard L. Martin
Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center
Department of Corrections
5-day suspension

Carolyn Stanton
Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
10-day suspension
20-day suspension
Removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, April 4,
2000, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

__________________________________
MARGARET E. L. HOWARD
PRESIDING BOARD MEMBER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
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