State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 
Lewis A. Scheindlin, Acting Chairman
Alan Dexter Bowman
Leo R. Vartan


A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Tuesday, August 29, 2000, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Acting Chairman Lewis A. Scheindlin, Merit System
Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, and Leo R. Vartan; Elizabeth
Laufer, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Division
of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Acting Chairman Lewis A.
Scheindlin, 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 August 15, 2000 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 directed that the following two changes to
the State Classification Plan be held over.

DATE: July 21, 2000

TO: Lewis Scheindlin,
Acting Commissioner

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

The Department of Treasury is requesting that the following job
functions be reallocated to the Senior Executive Service.

Your approval of the reallocation for the following position
numbers from the career service to the Senior Executive Service
is recommended.

Reallocation of Service
Effective date: February 26, 2000

From: POSITION: #007164, Chief of Operations, Treasury (M32-57757
#044135, Chief of Operations, Treasury (M32-57757)
#068891, Chief of Operations, Treasury (M32-57757)

To: #007164, Senior Executive Service (M98-90752)
#044135, Senior Executive Service (M98-90752)
#068891, Senior Executive Service (M98-90752

Position #007164- This position serves as the Assistant Director,
Processing Operations, managing the State's centralized tax
reporting and remittance processing center. The Office is
responsible for the initial processing of State tax returns, and
the depositing of accompanying revenue. Also, it is responsible
for the processing of all State tax returns, forms, and for debt
collection.

Position #044135- This position serves as the Assistant Director,
Technology and Agency Interface, manages the Technology and
Agency Interface Branch which includes Technology Development,
Technology Systems and Transaction Audit. It provides
Technology and Agency Interfacesupport for the Division
of Revenue, the Office of Information Technology (OIT),
Federal agencies, and State clients.

Position #068891- This position serves as the Assistant Director,
Revenue Management Policy. It manages the collection activities
for the Division of Revenue and the development and
implementation of statewide policy for the management of debt.

A review of the proposed job functions has been conducted. The
duties and responsibilities of each position are constant with
the standards established for inclusion in the Senior Executive
Service. Based on this review, I am recommending that this
nomination be endorsed.

TO: Lewis Scheindlin, Acting Commissioner
Henry Maurer, Director, MSP&LR

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

DATE: August 8, 2000

RE: Change in State Classification Plan

The Department of Personnel is requesting that the following job
functions be reallocated to the Senior Executive Service.

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

Reallocation of Service

Effective date: 8/29/00
From: 944041, Manager 2, Info Processing (PAP) (M34 - 64777)
To: 944041, Senior Executive Service, Customer Relationship
Manager, (M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00
From: 926685, Manager 3, Information Processing (PAP) (M36 -64779)
To: 926685, Senior Executive Service, Customer Relationship
Manager (M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00
From: 936108, Manager 3, DMV (M30 - 56460)
To: 936108, Senior Executive Service, Customer Relationship
Manager (M98 - 90752)

Effective Date: 8/29/00
From: 951915, Manager 2, Fiscal Resources (PAP) (M34 - 60323)
To: 951915, Senior Executive Service, Director, Fiscal Services
(M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00
From: 936653, Manager 2, Information Processing (M34 - 64777)
To: 936653, Senior Executive Service, Director of Administration
(M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00
From: 910806, Manager 3, Information Processing (RA) (M36 -64779)
To: 910806, Senior Executive Service, Director of Application
Development And Maintenance Services (M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00
From: 936084, Manager 1, Information Processing (RA) (M32 -64775)
To: 936084, Senior Executive Service, Director, Research in
Technology (M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00
From: 951407, Project Manager, (X98 - 60005)
To: 951407, Senior Executive Service, Director of E-Government
(M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00

From: 911019, Manager 2, Information Processing (RA) (M34 -
64777)
To: 911019, Senior Executive Service, Director, Production
Services
(M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00

From: 939313, Director, Office Prov. Relations (RA) (M32 -51296)
To: 939313, Senior Executive Service, Director, Communications
and Creative Services (M98 - 90752)

Effective date: 8/29/00
From: 950899, Manager 3, Information Processing (RA) (M36 - 64779)
To: 950899, Senior Executive Service, Director, Network
Infrastructure and Telecommunications Services (M98 - 90752)

STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

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: August 23, 2000

TO: Lewis A. Scheindlin, Acting 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 State Classification Plan

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The Department of Labor is requesting that the following
positions be reallocated to the Senior Executive Service.

Your approval of the reallocation of these positions to the
Senior Executive Service is recommended. Each position is
vacant.

A review of the assigned job functions has been conducted. The
function meets the standards established for inclusion in the
Senior Executive Service.

The Department of Labor has entered into a competitive process
with public and private sector entities for contracts to oversee
One-Stop Centers. The administrators of each One-Stop Center
will be selected by the local Workforce Investment Board and the
county government executive. The Department of labor anticipates
the award of several contracts and intends for the four positions
as One-Stop Administrators.

The One-Stop Administrators will be appointed from the Career
Service and will report directly to the Assistant Director,
Workforce New Jersey, Department of Labor. Under the auspices of
the Workforce Investment Board, each position will design,
implement and manage a One-Stop Career System in a local
workforce investment area. Each will function in accordance with
the terms and conditions of a contract or memorandum of
understanding with the local Workforce Investment Board and in
accordance with the local Workforce Investment Board plan.

The positions are classified as:

Supervising Unemployment Insurance Technician (M28-56105)
Manager 1 Vocational Rehabilitation Services (M29-65285)
Manager 2 (M27-65254)

Reallocation of Service

Effective Date: July 29, 2000

Position Number - 941968

From: Career Service To: Senior Executive Service

Position Number - 918822

From: Career Service To: Senior Executive Service

Position Number - 941146

From: Career Service To: Senior Executive Service

Position Number - 940475

From: Career Service To: Senior Executive Service

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

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

Dennis Hlavaty, Head Nurse, Department of Human Services, Senator
G. W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital, removal.

William Hulehan, Investigator Courts, Administrative Office of
the Courts, Judiciary - Mercer Vicinage, suspensions.

Lori Mambelli, Sheriff's Officer, County of Passaic, suspension.

City of Orange Fire Department, layoff.

James Pinto, Food Service Worker, County of Bergen, removal.

Anthony Rembiszewski, Principal Planner, County of Hudson, back
pay.

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:

Shawn Brown, County Correction Officer, County of Monmouth,
removal.

Jeffrey Hasher, Senior Security Officer, Rowan University,
release at the end of the working test period.

Marion Sanders, Institutional Attendant, County of Monmouth,
suspension.

Theodore Steinmann, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women,
suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Mark Allmendinger
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Jacqueline Blackshir
Division of Taxation
Department of Treasury
Suspension

In the Matter of Marilee Cacciabaudo
Judiciary, Mercer Vicinage
Suspension

In the Matter of Ray Danridge
Newark School District
Removal

In the Matter of Raymond Foster
City of Newark
Department of Sanitation
Removal

In the Matter of Wesley Hogan
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Connie Karsan
Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal


In the Matter of Paul Lamin
City of Trenton
Department of Public Works
Removal

In the Matter of Felicitas P. Lintao
Division of Youth & Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Andre Manning
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Santosh Puniani
Military & Veterans' Affairs
New Jersey Veterans' Home at Paramus
Suspension

In the Matter of Rose Watson
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Gerry Wilson
County of Hudson
Department of Public Safety
Suspension

In the Matter of Gerald Younger
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Raymond Foster
and Paul Lamin.

A-2 CONRADO ANTONIO

Conrado Antonio, Security Officer, Jersey City State
College, suspension for 20 days, on charges of conduct
unbecoming an officer.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
20 day suspension.

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

A-3 BERGEN COUNTY UTILITIES AUTHORITY LAYOFFS

The appeals of approximately 52 Bergen County Utilities
Authority employees, Union Local 534 represented by Dennis
J. Alessi, Esq., and Stephen Plancher, represented by
Michael Gogal, Esq., on the grounds of the good faith of
their layoff effective October 6, 1995, for reason of
economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoffs. The following petitioners are entitled to back
pay. Petitioners Pagan, Dreitland, Clauburg, Callahan,
Venieri, Klasfski, Vitale, and Warok are entitled to 45
days' back pay. Petitioner Crawley is entitled to 40 days'
back pay. Petitioner Webber is entitled to 15 days' back
pay and petitioner Plancher is entitled to 31 days' back
pay. Petitioners Lizell and Cicalese are not entitled to
back pay awards.

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

A-4 LISA BROWN

Lisa Brown, Senior Data Entry Machine Operator,
Administrative Office of the Courts, Judiciary, resignation
not in good standing and removal effective December 17,
1996, on charges of unauthorized absences.

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

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

A-5 BARBARA BURGESS

Barbara Burgess, Practical Nurse, Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, suspension for 10
days, on charges of violation of procedure.

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

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

A-6 COREY M. COLEMAN

Corey M. Coleman, Electrician, Newark School District,
suspension for 20 days, on charges of conduct unbecoming a
public employee.

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

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

A-7 JUAN GONZALEZ

Juan Gonzalez, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police
Department, release at the end of working test period
effective July 23, 1999.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
release at the end of the working test period.

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

A-8 EXAMINATION FOR POLICE SERGEANT (PM3776V), CITY OF PATERSON

Troy Oswald, et al., petitions the Merit System Board for
the removal of the names of Marco Catania and James Durkin,
from the eligible list for Police Sergeant (PM3776V), City
of Paterson, Police Department based on the claim that
Durkin and Catania had knowledge of test content prior to
taking a make-up examination.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Grant
motion for summary decision, dismissing the petition.

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

A-9 MARTINA MARCUS

Martina Marcus, Practical Nurse, Vineland Development
Center, Department of Human Services, release at end of her
working test period effective July 27, 1999.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
release at end of the working test period.

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

A-10 DINA PARKER-TODD (REMAND)

Dina Parker-Todd, Administrative Analyst, City of Asbury
Park, Office of Development, demotion in lieu of layoff
effective May 9, 1995, for reasons of economy and
efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
demotion in lieu of layoff.

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

A-11 LAWRENCE SAMUELS

Lawrence Samuels, Secretary Planning Board, City of Orange,
Planning and Development Department, demotion in lieu of
layoff effective June 30, 1998 for reasons of economy and
efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
demotion in lieu of layoff.

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

A-12 VINCENT P. ABRAMS

Vincent P. Abrams, Institutional Trade Instructor 2, Garden
State Reception and Youth Correction Facility, Department of
Corrections, removal effective September 22, 1999, on
charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, personal
conduct and use, possession or sale of any controlled
dangerous substance.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-13 JOHN DICKINSON

John Dickinson, Supervisor Public Works, Borough of
Stratford, removal effective April 30, 1999, on charges of
conduct unbecoming a public employee and misuse of public
property including motor vehicles.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-14 CHARLOTTE JACOBY

Charlotte Jacoby, Residential Living Specialist, Vineland
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective January 14, 2000, on charges of mistreatment of a
client.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-15 OBIANUJU OKOSA

Obianuju Okosa, Income Maintenance Worker, County of Union,
Department of Human Services, removal effective February 17,
1999, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to
perform duties and neglect of duty.

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 a three-month
suspension.

A-16 DIEGO VARGAS

Diego Vargas, Juvenile Detention Officer, County of Union,
Department of Human Services, removal effective October 1,
1997, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency and failure
to perform duties and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-17 JASON SIMONET - SETTLEMENT

Jason Simonet, County Correction Officer, removal effective
February 18, 1999, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public
employee. Settled to a resignation in good standing. The
Merit System Board at its meeting of August 8, 2000,
directed that this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge
the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement
as clarified.

A-18 WILLIAM SHIRDEN - SETTLEMENT

William Shirden, Police Officer, Police Department, City of
East Orange, suspension for 45 days, on charges of neglect
of duty, failure to perform duties. Settled to a reduction
of the 45-day suspension to a 30-day suspension and
reimbursement of 15 days pack pay. The Merit System Board
at its meeting of August 8, 2000 directed that this matter
be held over.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement
as clarified.

A-19 ROBERT RUSSO - SETTLEMENT

Robert Russo, Police Lieutenant, Police Department, City of
Newark, suspension for six months, on charges of criminal
law, misconduct generally. Settled to appellant agrees to
accept the six-month suspension without pay. The Merit
System Board at its meeting of August 8, 2000 directed that
this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge
the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement
as clarified.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 CHRIS F. CHERUBINO

Chris F. Cherubino appeals his rejection as a County
Correction Sergeant candidate by the County of Bergen and
its request to remove his name from the subject eligible
list 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 EUGENE KELLEY, JR.

Eugene Kelley, Jr. 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-3 JOHN LUPKOVICH

John Lupkovich 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-4 JOAQUIN MARTINEZ

Joaquin Martinez 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-5 MONIQUE ROBINSON

Monique Robinson appeals her rejection as a Juvenile
Detention Officer by the County of Hudson and its request to
remove her name from the eligible list for Juvenile
Detention 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 THOMAS BRODERICK

Thomas Broderick, represented by Sidney H. Lehmann, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the
City of Jersey City and its request to remove his name from
the eligible list for Police Officer on the basis of medical
unfitness to perform effectively.

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

B-7 LEWIS C. BURCAW, JR.

Lewis C. Burcaw, Jr. appeals his rejection as a County
Correction Officer candidate by Camden County and its
request to remove his name from the eligible list for County
Correction Officer on the basis of medical unfitness to
perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-8 AARON DAVIS

Aaron Davis 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 medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties
of the position.

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

B-9 DAVID MELENDEZ

David Melendez appeals his rejection as a Fire Fighter
candidate by the City of Camden and its request to remove
his name from the eligible list for Fire Fighter on the
basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties
of the position.

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

B-10 GREGORY SERRANO

Gregory Serrano, represented by Michael Miller, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Fire Fighter candidate by the
City of Camden and its request to remove his name from the
eligible list for Fire Fighter on the basis of medical
unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-11 RALPH TULLO

Ralph Tullo appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer
candidate by Hudson County and its request to remove his
name from the eligible list for Sheriff's Officer on the
basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties
of the position.

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

B-12 JOHN BOWMAN

John Bowman, a Gaming Regulator 2 with the Casino Control
Commission, petitions the Merit System Board to relax the
provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.6(b)3 to allow him to receive
SLI benefits after the one-year period provided therein.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
rule relaxation.

B-13 EDELINE BURNETT

Edeline Burnett, a Human Services Technician at 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 granted.

B-14 LEWIS CORTINA

Lewis Cortina, an Assistant Crew Supervisor, Highway
Construction and Bridges, with the Department of
Transportation, represented by David Nack, Staff
Representative, CWA Local 1032, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-15 BETTY DAY

Betty Day, a Cook, 12 Months with the New Jersey Veterans'
Memorial Home at Vineland, Department of Military and
Veterans' Affairs, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-16 NORMA DEBENEDETTE

Norma DeBenedette, a Cottage Training Technician at North
Jersey Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-17 ESTHER DECENA-IRIZARRY

Esther Decena-Irizarry, a Family Services Specialist 1 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-18 DIANA DURHAM

Diana Durham, a Principal Audit Account Clerk with the
Division of Law, Department of Law and Public Safety,
represented by Jesse J. Averhart, Staff Representative, CWA
Local 2033, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-19 EUNICE ENYIOHA

Eunice Enyioha, a Supervisor of Nursing Services with
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services
represented by Jenna Gledhill, Staff Representative, CWA
Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-20 MILTON FIGUEROA

Milton Figueroa, a Crew Supervisor, Building Maintenance
Programs 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 denied.

B-21 MICHAEL JACKSON

Michael Jackson, a Hearing Officer 2 (State Parole Board)
with the Juvenile Justice Commission, appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-22 ROME MURPHY

Rome Murphy, an Assistant Crew Supervisor Highway
Maintenance 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-23 KWOK ON-POON

Kwok On-Poon, a former Senior Engineer (Transportation) with
the Department of Transportation represented by Paul A.
Pologruto, Staff Representative, Communications Workers of
America, Local 1032, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that a hearing be
granted.

B-24 PATSY LEFLORE

Patsy LeFlore, an Assistant Social Work Supervisor
(Corrections) with New Jersey State Prison, Department of
Corrections, represented by Jenna Gledhill-huff, Staff
Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-25 DENNIS PECK

Dennis Peck, a Residential Services Worker with the New
Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Vineland, Department of
Military and Veterans' Affairs, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-26 CARL SCHWAB

Carl Schwab, a Senior Safety Inspector with the Department
of Community Affairs, represented by Dominick D. Critelli,
President, IFPTE Local 195, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-27 JOHN SEVERINO

John Severino, a Dairy Worker with the Department of
Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-28 JACQUELINE WOOTEN-ROSE

Jacqueline Wooten-Rose, a Family Service Specialist 3 with
the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of
Human Services, represented by Vikki U. Marshall-Thurston,
Staff Representative, CWA Local 1037, appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-29 DARRYL BEARD

Darryl Beard, a Trooper 1 with the Division of State Police,
Department of Law and Public Safety, represented by Andrea
B. Schwartz, Esq., appeals the determination by the Attorney
General, stating that the appellant failed to present
sufficient evidence to support a finding of probable cause
that he had been retaliated against for filing a prior
discrimination complaint.

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

B-30 VITTAL SITARAM

Vittal Sitaram, an Assistant Engineer, Transportation,
Department of Transportation (DOT), appeals the
determination by the Director of the Division of Civil
Rights and Affirmative Action at the DOT, which found there
was insufficient evidence to support a finding of probable
cause that he had been discriminated against based on his
race or age.

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

B-31 ADELE ARONEO

Adele Aroneo appeals the decision of Placement Services
which removed the appellant's name from the probation
Officer (S1620T) list for Vicinage 8, Middlesex County,
Judiciary, due to the appellant's non-response to a letter
regarding an interview.

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

B-32 LAUREN BAZAN

Lauren Bazan, represented by Roderick T. Baltimore, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Placement Services which upheld the
Department of Corrections' removal of the appellant's name
from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999V) eligible list
due to an unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-33 MARK COSTRO

Mark Costro, represented by Ronald M. Block, Esq., appeals
the decision of Placement Services which found that the
Township of Deptford had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the Police Officer (S9999V) eligible
list on the basis that appellant possessed unsatisfactory
criminal and driving records.

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

B-34 RENEE DIXON-BRONNER

Renee Dixon-Bronner appeals the decision of Selection
Services which found that the appointing authority had
presented a sufficient basis to remove her name from the
eligible list for County Correction Officer (C6338Z),
Burlington County, on the basis of an unsatisfactory
criminal record. Dixon-Bronner also petitions the Merit
System Board to revive the County Correction Officer
(S9999W), Burlington County, eligible list to provide her
with an opportunity for appointment.

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

B-35 TRAVIS J. SIMMONS

Travis J. Simmons appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that Essex County had
presented a sufficient basis to remove appellant's name from
the County Correction Officer (C0452S) eligible list due to
his failure to appear for a scheduled interview.

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

B-36 DAVID TRAINA

David Traina, represented by John J. Segreto, Esq., appeals
the decision of Placement Services which found that the City
of Newark had presented a sufficient basis to remove the
appellant's name from the Police Officer (M3394Y), City of
Newark eligible list due to an unsatisfactory driving
record.

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

B-37 FRANK HOFFMAN

Frank Hoffman, represented by John A. Craner, Esq., and
Hudson County, represented by Nomi I. Lowry, Esq., seek
acknowledgement of a settlement agreement which resolves the
outstanding issues related to appellant's appeal to the
Appellate Division of the Merit System Board's July 22, 1997
decision in which appellant was denied back pay for the
period of a six-month suspension as well as for a period of
delay determined to be attributable to appellant's attorney.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

B-38 ROBERT CANNON

Robert Cannon, Police Officer, Jersey City Police
Department, represented by Thomas J. Cammarata, Esq.,
requests back pay and benefits based on the action of Jersey
City in wrongfully suspending him pending the outcome of
criminal charges from November 12, 1993, until July 6, 1998,
the date of his reinstatement. In addition, the appellant
requests counsel fees for this appeal and for representation
at his departmental hearing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-39 JOSEPH GUZIEWICZ

Joseph Guziewicz, a Building Maintenance Worker with the
Township of Mount Holly, represented by Robert LaRosa, Esq.,
seeks enforcement of that part of the Merit System Board
decision rendered on January 26, 1999, granting him back
pay.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
enforcement and ordered the appointing authority
to pay $4,601.43 representing the amount deducted
from his pay.

B-40 BUSINESS MANAGER (M6367O), JERSEY CITY LIBRARY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Business Manager
(M6367O), Jersey City Library. James Bolden, represented by
Dena E. Epstein, Esq., opposes the request for an
appointment waiver and requests counsel fees.

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

B-41 PROGRAM COORDINATOR, NON-EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION (C6530W),
MIDDLESEX COUNTY


The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Program Coordinator,
Non-Emergency Transportation (C6530W), Middlesex County.

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

B-42 PATRICK DUNICAN

The Township of Pennsauken, represented by David A. Luthman,
Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for a stay pending
its appeal to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court
of the Board's final decision rendered June 6, 2000, which
granted Patrick Dunican enforcement of the Board's September
21, 1999 final decision awarding him back pay for the period
from April 2 through September 9, 1999.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-43 ALONZO CARROLL

Alonzo Carroll, a Human Services Technician at Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
represented by Brenda Carpenter, AFSCME Local 2218,
petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider the final
decision denying a hearing on his resignation not in good
standing based on his failure to timely file an appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-44 JAMES GIBBS

James Gibbs, a Behavior Modification Program Technician at
Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human
Services, represented by Sarah Evans, CWA Local 1040,
petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider the final
decision denying a hearing on his 10-day suspension based on
his failure to timely file an appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-45 ELIJAH P. MACK

Elijah P. Mack, a Storekeeper II with Northern State Prison,
Department of Corrections, represented by Robert O. Yaeger,
Principal Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, petitions
the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of its
final administrative decision rendered on June 6, 2000, in
which the Board dismissed the appellant's appeal without
prejudice for his failure to appear at the scheduled
settlement conference on March 14, 2000.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request and
ordered that the matter be transmitted to the
Office of Administrative Law for a hearing.

B-46 ROD PENDERGRASS

The appeal of Rod Pendergrass, a Human Services Assistant at
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human
Services, concerning his 120-day suspension beginning July
21, 1997 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge
Margaret M. Monaco (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision
on March 20, 2000. At its meeting on July 25, 2000, the
Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation to reverse the
suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-47 SANDRA BERNARD

Sandra Bernard appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
education requirements for the promotional examination for
Public Health Epidemiologist (PS9271H), Department of Human
Services.

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

B-48 ALICIA BROWN

Alicia Brown appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
announced residency requirements for the open competitive
examination for Field Representative, Housing (Housing
Assistance Program) (S0512B).

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

B-49 CYNTHIA Y. CARTER

Cynthia Y. Carter appeals the determination of the Division
of Human Resource Management which found that she was
ineligible for the promotional examination for Cottage
Training Technician (PS8012K), New Lisbon Developmental
Center.

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

B-50 ALEXANDER CURIO

The City of Vineland Appointing Authority, on behalf of
Alexander Curio, 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 Director, Community Development Program (M6545W)
Vineland City.

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

B-51 ANTHONY DECICCO

The Hammonton Superintendent of the Waste Water Treatment
Plant, on behalf of Anthony DeCicco, appeals the
determination of the Division of Selection Services which
found that Mr. DeCicco did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Senior
Sewage Plant Operator/Senior Sewer Repairer (PM1469W),
Hammonton.

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

B-52 MARIA-THERESA DI MASI

Maria-Theresa Di Masi appeals her ineligibility for the open
competitive examination for Fire Instructor (C2002A), Morris
County.

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

B-53 JOHN DORRITY

John Dorrity appeals the Division of Selection Services
which found that he did not meet the experience requirements
for the open competitive examination for Director of Social
Services (C6397W), Hudson County.

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

B-54 PAUL HEMINGWAY

Paul Hemingway appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Investigator 2 (PS9679K), Medical Assistance and Health
Services.

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

B-55 THERESA HENDRICKS

Theresa Hendricks appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Head Clerk (PS8651P), Division of Consumer Affairs.

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

B-56 PATRICIA ISABELLA

Patricia Isabella appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the examination for Investigator,
Probation (S0385A).

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

B-57 LYNDA LONGLEY

Lynda Longley appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
educational requirements for the promotional examination for
the title Social Worker 1, Psychiatric (PS4385K), Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services.

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

B-58 MARY MARTIN

Mary Martin appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Head Clerk (PS8651P), Division of Consumer Affairs.

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

B-59 MICHAEL MCGUIRE

Michael McGuire appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that, per the substitution
clause for education, he did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (PS9762T), Department of
Transportation.

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

B-60 JOHN MOOR

John Moor appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Supervising Maintenance Repairer (PM3132A), City of Asbury
Park.

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

B-61 CHARLES I. NADARAJAH

Charles I. Nadarajah appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not
meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Residential Living Specialist (Mental
Health) (PS8330K), Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

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


B-62 BEATRICE M. NITCHE

Barbara M. Nitche appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she was below the
minimum requirements in experience for the promotional
examination for Chief Clerk (PC1844W), Ocean County.

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

B-63 ROSEMARY OLEXOVITCH AND EILEEN SADLIK

Rosemary Olexovitch and Eileen Sadlik appeal the
determination of the Division of Selection Services which
found that, per the substitution clause for education, they
did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Sales Representative 1 State Lottery
(PS8611U), Division of State Lottery, Department of Law and
Public Safety.

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

B-64 LINDA RUTSKIN

Linda Rutskin appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Hearing Officer 1 (PS9482K), Division of Youth and Family
Services, Department of Human Services.

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

B-65 MICHELLE RYANS

Michelle Ryans appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Secretarial Assistant 2 (Non-stenographic), (PS8794K)
Division of Youth and Family Service, Department of Human
Services.

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

B-66 TODD SACCHIERO

Todd Sacchiero appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
education requirements for the promotional examination for
Section Forest Firewarden (PS7313G), Department of
Environmental Protection.

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

B-67 LAURIN STAHL

Laurin Stahl appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Hearing Officer 1 (PS9482K), Division of Youth and Family
Services, Department of Human Services.

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

B-68 KATHLEEN TOMPKINS

Kathleen Tompkins appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Principal Clerk Transcriber (PS8045K), Department of Human
Services.

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

B-69 LORENE WILKERSON

Lorene Wilkerson appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Hearing Officer 1 (PS9482K), Division of Youth and Family
Services, Department of Human Services.

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

B-70 HARRIET WILSON

Harriet Wilson appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that she was below the
minimum requirements in education for the open competitive
examination for Financial Examiner 4 (S6267A).

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

B-71 ROOPA YADAV

Roopa Yadav appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not have her
foreign transcript evaluated or meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for State
Representative 1 State Lottery (PS8611U), Division of State
Lottery, Department of Law and Public Safety.

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

B-72 JOSEPH YOUNG, III

Joseph Young, III appeals his ineligibility for the
examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-73 GRAY ACEVEDO, ET AL.

Gray Acevedo, David Baker, Kenneth Cook, Joseph Costa,
Richard Diaz, Samuel Felix, Carlos Gonzalez Jr., Julio
Hernandez, Chartrell Jackson, Marina Magliano, Samuel
Moreno, Joseph Murgittroyd II, Dominick Reale, Eddy Rolon,
Luis Soto, and Clayton Turner appeal the seniority scores
for the examination for County Correction Sergeant
(PC2560A), Hudson County.

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

B-74 DANIEL APONTE, ET AL.

Daniel Aponte, Marvin Ashley, Albert Carr, Brian Coyne,
Edward Cruz, Sr., Leonardo De Iudicibus, Miguelina Fermin,
Samuel Frye, Antoinette Hills, Charles Hurley, Vric Judge,
Robert Kalb, Jr., Ernesto Lopez, Robert Monroe, Jr., Robert
Ortiz, Gregory Pena, Angel Ramirez, Jimmy Rivera, Jose
Rosario, Alberto Santiago, Samuel Santiago, Gwendolyn Sims,
Derick Veerden, Nelson Viera and Raphael Woss appeal the
seniority scores for the examination for County Correction
Sergeant (PC2560A), Hudson County.

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

B-75 SELICIA DAVIS

Selicia Davis appeals her physical performance score for the
Fire Fighter (M9999A) examination.

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

B-76 GARY EVANGELISTA

Gary Evangelista appeals his score on the Police Lieutenant
(PM1348W), Camden City promotional examination.

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

B-77 PATRICK FELICIANO

Patrick Feliciano appeals his seniority score for the
examination for Police Sergeant (PM2542A), Rutherford.

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

B-78 HIEN HUYNH

Hien Huynh appeals his score on the Social Worker (PC0633A),
Camden County examination.

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

B-79 MICHAEL MARTIN

Michael Martin appeals his score on the examination for
County Correction Sergeant (PC2560A), Hudson County.

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

B-80 ANN V. MURRAY

Ann V. Murray appeals her score on the open competitive
examination for Contract Administrator 1 (C6767A), Middlesex
County.

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

B-81 JASON APPLE

Jason Apple appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-82 THOMAS BARNETT, ET AL.

Thomas Barnett, Eric Bellinger, Jeffrey Iannocone,
Christopher Kilpatrick Patrick Laguerre and Samuel West
appeal the administration of the written portion of the
examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-83 PAUL BROWN


Paul Brown appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-84 JOSEPH CARRATURA, ET AL.

Joseph Carratura, John Vital and John Vogt appeal the
administration of the written portion of the examination for
Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-85 TYSON CLEAVES

Tyson Cleaves appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-86 DALE DANCY

Dale Dancy appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-87 JAMES DURKIN

James Durkin appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-88 BRIAN GLASSNER


Brian Glassner appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-89 FREDERICK HILBMANN

Frederick Hilbmann appeals the administration of the
physical performance portion of the examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-90 TORY HINGLETON

Tory Hingleton appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-91 TIMOTHY KAIGHN, ET AL.

Timothy Kaighn, James Kohl, William Earle, Joseph Sypherd
and Jeffrey Weiserth appeal the administration of the
written examination for Police Lieutenant (PM4025V),
Gloucester Township.

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

B-92 JEFFREY LORMAN

Jeffrey Lorman appeals the administration of the written
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-93 JOSE MARTINEZ

Jose Martinez appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-94 WALLY NANCE

Wally Nance appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-95 ERIC PRAUZE

Eric Prauze appeals the administration of the multiple-
choice examination for County Correction Sergeant (PC1394W),
Gloucester County.

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

B-96 BRENDAN RHODES

Brendan Rhodes appeals the administration and validity of
the physical performance portion of the examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-97 MIGUEL SANCHEZ

Miguel Sanchez appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-98 MICHAEL SCANLON

Michael Scanlon appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-99 JOSEPH SCIARRA

Joseph Sciarra appeals the administration of the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-100 BRIAN STRACENSKY

Brian Stracensky appeals the administration of the written
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-101 KEVIN VEENSTRA

Kevin Veenstra appeals the administration of the written
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-102 KURT WACHTER

Kurt Wachter appeals the administration of the written
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-103 ALMUSADDIQ WASHINGTON

Almusaddiq Washington appeals the administration of the
examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-104 DONALD WILLIAMS

Donald Williams appeals the administration of the written
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-105 JEFFREY WYATT


Jeffrey Wyatt appeals the administration of the written
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-106 RICHARD DONATO

Richard Donato requests a make-up examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-107 ELIAS HADDAD

Elias Haddad appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not present a
valid basis to take a make-up examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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


B-108 JASON HOSEY

Jason Hosey appeals the denial of his request to take a make-
up examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-109 VICTOR HUHN, JR.

Victor Huhn, Jr., appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, denying his request for a make-up
examination for the written portion of the Fire Fighter
(M9999A) open-competitive examination.

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

B-110 FRANK JANUSZEWSKI


Frank Januszewski appeals the denial of his request to take
a make-up examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-111 SAMANTHA KRAJKOVICH

Samantha Krajkovich appeals the denial of her request to
take a make-up examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-112 JAMES MCCOY

James McCoy appeals the denial of his request for a make-up
examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-113 CHRISTOPHER POWERS

Christopher Powers requests a make-up examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-114 ERIC ROWLANDS

Eric Rowlands requests a make-up examination for the written
portion of the Fire Fighter (M9999A) open-competitive
examination.

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

B-115 SCOTT VALENTINE

Scott Valentine requests an opportunity to take a make-up of
the physical performance portion of the examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-116 ROBERT VITA

Robert Vita request a make-up examination for the written
portion of the Fire Fighter (M9999A) open-competitive
examination.

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

B-117 MICHAEL WHELAN

Michael Whelen, represented by Arnold Lakind, Esq., appeals
the decision of the Division of Selection Services denying
his request for a make-up examination for Police Captain
(PM3559A), Jersey City.

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

B-118 KATHRYN CORNELL

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of State requests that Kathryn Cornell's out-
of-title work experience be accepted to qualify her for the
promotional examination for Technical Assistant 1 Department
of State (PS9274S), Division of Archives and Records
Management.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-119 CYNTHIA HOLLAND AND EVELYN MACCARONE

The Director, Division of Selection Services, requests that
the out-of-title work performed by Cynthia Holland and
Evelyn Maccarone, while serving in the title of Senior Clerk
Typist, be accepted as satisfying the requirements for a
qualifying examination for Senior Library Assistant.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the requests.

B-120 KAREN MABRY-LUCAS

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Education, requests that Karen Mabry-
Lucas' out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify
her for a prospective promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 3, Procurement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-121 RAYMOND TAYLOR

Raymond Taylor, a Planning Associate 3 with the Department
of Education appeals the promotion of Francis Auleta from
Planning Associate 3 to Planning Associate 1 Budget/Finance.

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

B-122 RUTH DAVIS

Ruth Davis appeals the decision of the Division of Human
Resource Management, which found that she did not file a
timely application for the promotional examination for
Technical Assistant (PS9714L), Department of Banking and
Insurance.

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

B-123 DONNA LEE

Donna Lee requests reconsideration of the prior decision of
the Merit System Board, In the Matter of Donna Lee, Senior
Data Entry Machine Operator (PS6401I), Department of
Corrections (decided May 18, 1999), which affirmed the
denial of her eligibility for admittance to the aforesaid
promotional examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-124 COREY KARAS AND JOSEPH NIGRO

The Town of Harrison, represented by Lawrence M. Fox, Esq.,
appeals the denial of transfer, under the Intergovernmental
Transfer Pilot Program, of Corey Karas and Joseph Nigro
from Sheriff's Officer, Hudson County Sheriff's Department
to Police Officer, Town of Harrison Police Department.

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

B-125 DIANE IAPICCO

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management,
requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-1.5 be relaxed
in order to allow Diane Iapicco, Marina Superintendent 2
(class code 18), to be appointed provisionally, pending
promotional examination, to the title of Superintendent,
Parks and Forestry 4 (class code 20), Department of
Environmental protection (DEP)

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-126 PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22 - DONATED
LEAVE/ DEFINITION OF CATASTROPHIC HEALTH CONDITION
OR INJURY


It is recommended that the proposed amendment to N.J.A.C.
4A:6-1.22, concerning donated leave and the definition of
"catastrophic health condition or injury" be approved for
publication in the New Jersey Register.

ACTION: The Merit System Board approved the proposed
amendment for publication in the New Jersey
Register.

B-127 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of August 8,
2000 are submitted for adoption.

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

B-128 PETER BIERNAT, ET AL.

Peter Biernat, Eric Carpenter, Concetta Dorner, Richard
Dutko, Susan Margolin, Maria Ortiz, John Powell III, Jane
Ronneburger, Raymond Schumacher, Susan Simon, Barbara Steele-
Channing, Laura Valentine, and Bernice Williams appeal their
scores on the Supervising Medical Review Analyst (SMRA)
(PS2935K) promotional examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appeals in part
and denied the appeals in part.

B-129 TONYA L. BROWN

The appeal of Tonya L. Brown, a Correction Officer Recruit
with South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections,
concerning her release at the end of her working test period
effective January 7, 1999, was heard by Administrative Law
Judge John R. Futey (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision
on March 14, 2000, reversing the release. At its meeting of
May 9, 2000, the Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation that
the appellant's release at the end of her working test
period be reversed. Additionally, the Board found that the
appellant served an appropriate working test period for the
first six months of the requisite 12-month working test
period, and, therefore, should be provided with an
additional six-month working test period. The proposed
final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-130 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

James Baez
College of New Jersey
6-day suspension

Trent A. Davis
Office of the Public Defender
Resignation not in good standing

Carol Elliott
Veterans' Memorial Home Menlo Park
Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs
Removal

Hopemary Egbuonu
Veterans' Memorial Home Menlo Park
Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs
10-day & 20-day suspensions and Removal

Karin Marlin
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
30-day suspension

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, September
12, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New
Jersey.


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LEWIS A. SCHEINDLIN
ACTING COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD
 
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