State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 

Lewis A. Scheindlin, Acting Chairman
Alan Dexter Bowman
Margaret E.L. Howard
Judith L. Shaw


A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Tuesday, September 26, 2000, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Acting Chairman Lewis A. Scheindlin, Merit System
Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Margaret E. L. Howard and
Judith L. Shaw; 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 November 8, 1999 and posted at the Department of
Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise
specified.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing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

Suzanne Beschen, Senior Clerk Typist, Rowan College of New
Jersey, removal.

Herbert T. Camlin, Bridge Attendant, County of Monmouth, removal.

Monica Hunecke, Building Maintenance Worker, County of Hudson,
removal.

John Raube, Senior Correction Officer, Department of Corrections,
Bayside State Prison, removal.

James Redmond, Carpenter, County of Cape May, removal.

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

RECOMMENDATION: The following cases be dismissed without
prejudice.

The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without
prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before
the Office of Administrative Law:

Jennifer Giroux, Clerk Typist, City of Bayonne, layoff.

Matthew Nigro, Police Sergeant, City of Newark, indefinite
suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Steven Appuliese
City of Union City
Department of Public Works
Removal

In the Matter of Robert Black
Central Reception Assignment Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

Vickie Diaz
NJ Veterans' Memorial Home at Vineland
Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs
(2) Suspensions

In the Matter of Elliot Dixon
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Orlando Gulley
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Margaret Healey
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Brenda Hicks
County of Burlington
Office of the County Clerk
(2) Suspensions

In the Matter of Tyrone James
Newark Housing Authority
Suspension

In the Matter of Martha Jameson
Disability Determinations
Department of Labor
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Mary Susan Mahoney
City of Wildwood
Department of Public Safety and Public Affairs
Demotion in lieu of layoff

In the Matter of Sal Matza
County of Warren
Detention Department
Suspension

In the Matter of Dolores McBride
Cumberland County Board of Social Services
Removal

In the Matter of Marilyn Treusch
Division of Parks and Forestry
Department of Environmental Protection
(2) Suspensions and Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

A-2 EARL ARMSTRONG

Earl Armstrong, Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey State
Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective October
22, 1999, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee
and possession of a handgun without a permit.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)

A-3 THOMAS DILORENZO

Thomas DiLorenzo, Police Officer, City of Atlantic City,
Department of Public Safety, removal effective September 15,
1998, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and
neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-4 WILLIAM T. ECKSTEIN, JR.

William T. Eckstein, Jr., Marine Mechanic, Division of State
Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, release at the
end of the working test period effective April 24, 1998.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
release at the end of the working test period and grant
appellant a new, full working test period.

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

A-5 SALVATORE FORNAROTTO

Salvatore Fornarotto, County Correction Officer, County of
Atlantic, Department of Public Safety, suspension for 10
days, on charges of standards of conduct, wearing or
carrying badge, lying and official misconduct.

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 JOSEPH GALLANT

Joseph Gallant, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police
Department, removal effective June 16, 1997, on charges of
criminal law and conduct.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)

A-7 ARTHUR GENNARO, JR. (REMAND)

The City of Passaic petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of that portion of its final decision,
rendered on July 21, 1998, which revived the eligible list
for the sole purpose of considering Arthur Gennaro, Jr., for
appointment. The matter was remanded to the Office of
Administrative Law.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Revise the
previous decision of the Merit System Board to indicate that
Mr. Gennaro's name was restored to the eligible list and the
list expired on January 25, 1999.

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

A-8 DERRICK GREEN (REMAND)

Derrick Green, Laborer, Township of Willingboro, Department
of Community Development, removal effective August 10, 1998,
on charges of inability to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge
the Settlement

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

A-9 MARK HAGANS

Mark Hagans, Sanitation Inspector, City of Newark, removal
effective February 21, 1997, on charges of incompetency,
inefficiency or failure to perform, insubordination, chronic
and excessive lateness, conduct unbecoming a public employee
and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter
be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law.

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)

A-10 JENNIFER HARRIS

Jennifer Harris, Institutional Attendant, County of Passaic,
Preakness Hospital, suspension for 10 days, on charges of
insubordination.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
10-day suspension to a 7-day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation
of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the 10-
day suspension.

A-11 JULIUS HOWARD, II

Julius Howard, II, Senior Correction Officer, Garden State
Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections,
suspension for 90 days, on charges of incompetency,
inefficiency, or failure to perform duties, neglect of duty.

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

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

A-12 BOBBY JORDAN

Bobby Jordan, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, suspension for 30 days, on charges of
insubordination.

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

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

A-13 JOHN JORDAN

John Jordan, Assistant District Parole Supervisor,
Department of Corrections, release at the end of the working
test period effective September 1, 1997.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
return the to the formerly held permanent title.

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

A-14 BRUCE MILLER

Bruce Miller, Sheriff's Officer, County of Hudson, Sheriff's
Department, suspension for 90 days, on charges of conduct
unbecoming.

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

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

A-15 BRUCE MILLER

Bruce Miller, Sheriff's Officer, County of Hudson, Sheriff's
Department, suspension for 10 days, on charges of leaving
assigned duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
10-day suspension to a 5-day suspension and reimbursement of
back pay.

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

A-16 BRIAN OLIVER (REMAND)

Brian Oliver, Laborer, City of Trenton, Department of Public
Works, removal effective July 30, 1997, on charges of
insubordination 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.

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)

A-17 LINDA ROACH

Linda Roach, Cottage Training Technician, New Lisbon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, (1)
suspension for ten days, on charges of falsification:
intentional misstatement of material fact in connection with
work, attendance, record, report and violation of policy,
procedure; and (2) removal effective January 4, 1997, on
charges of being absent from work as scheduled without
permission and without giving proper notice of intended
absence.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension and uphold the removal.

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

A-18 ANDREW THOMAS

Andrew Thomas, Family Service Worker, Essex County
Department of Citizen Services (Welfare), removal effective
March 14, 1997, on charges of chronic and excessive
absenteeism, tardiness, incompetency, and inefficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-19 EDWARD WILLIAMS

Edward Williams, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police
Department, suspension for 30 days, on charges of criminal
law, misconduct generally, misuse of official position, and
conduct in public and private.

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

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

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)

A-20 JOHN HOWARD - SETTLEMENT

John Howard, County of Passaic, Sheriff's Department,
removal effective February 11, 1997, on charges of neglect
of duty. Settled to a resignation in good standing.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge
the Settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)

A-21 MARCI ROTHSTEIN - SETTLEMENT

Marci Rothstein, New Jersey Department of the Treasury,
removal effective July 24, 1998, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee, misuse of State property,
violation of NJ Tax Statutes, failure to adhere to policies
and procedures, written and unwritten, regarding the
accessing of taxpayer records/information and violation of
public trust. Settled to a resignation in good standing and
back pay in the amount of $5,400. The Merit System Board at
its meeting of September 12, 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.

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-22 Katherine Bergman, B-30, Bergen County
Utilities Authority Layoffs, B-31 Corey M. Coleman, B-32
Charlotte Jacoby, and B-33 Police Sergeant (PM3776V), City
of Paterson.

A-22 KATHERINE BERGMANN

Katherine Bergmann, Unclassified Secretary, Warren County,
Prosecutor's Office, removal, effective July 24, 1995.
Appellant appealed the removal on the basis that it was done
in reprisal. At its meeting on June 6, 2000, the Merit
System Board directed that this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-23 FRANCISCO MARTIN, JR.

Francisco Martin, Jr., County of Cumberland, County of
Corrections resignation not in good standing effective
October 31, 1997, on charges of chronic or excessive
absenteeism or lateness, inability to perform duties and
resignation not in good standing. Settled to the respondent
modified resignation not in good standing to a 10-day
suspension and appellant being placed on leave of absence
from November 11, 1997 through December 5, 1999. Appellant
will return to full duty and be reimbursed $2,000.00 for
counsel fees, expert fees and court costs. This matter was
presented to the Board on May 9, 2000, and the Board
directed that this matter be held over.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge
the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

A-24 RONALD E. SALLEY

Ronald E. Salley, Orange Housing Authority, suspension for
47 days and removal effective May 28, 1999, on charges of
conduct unbecoming a public employee. Settled to the
appellant being restored to employment in the title of
Building Worker. The matter went to the Merit System Board
on August 8, 2000 and was held over.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 JESSE DIAZ

Jesse Diaz appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer by
the County of Hudson and its request to remove his name from
the eligible list for Sheriff's 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-2 GERALD FREEMAN

Gerald Freeman, represented by Charles Uliano, Esq., appeals
his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by
the County of Monmouth 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 granted.

B-3 JOHN HERRING

John Herring, represented by Ronald L. Washington, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate by the County of Union 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-4 TYRONE JOHNSON

Tyrone Johnson appeals his rejection as a County Correction
Officer by the County of Essex 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 KAREN BALDWIN

Karen Baldwin, a Senior Clerk Typist with Rowan University,
represented by Abby Demel-Brown, President, CWA Local 1031,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-6 SCOTT BARKER

Scott Barker, 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 referred the matter to the
Medical Examiners Panel.

B-7 MERLINE V. BILLS

Merline V. Bills, an Assistant Housekeeping Supervisor 2
with the New Jersey Veterans' Memorial Home at Paramus,
Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, represented by
Benjamin Spivack, Senior Staff Representative, CWA Local
1040, appeals the denial of sick leave (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 LESLIE CURRINGTON

Leslie Currington, a Client Services Representative at the
Ann Klein Forensic Center, 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 granted in part.

B-9 FERNANDO GOTAY

Fernando Gotay, a former Senior Correction Officer at
Northern 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-10 GRACE NINALTOWSKI

Grace Ninaltowski, a Cottage Training Technician with the
Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human
Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-11 CARL SCHWAB

Carl Schwab, a Senior Safety Inspector with the Department
of Community Affairs, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 RODERICK SECOR

The Department of Corrections petitions the Merit System
Board to reconsider its final decision rendered on June 5,
2000 granting sick leave injury (SLI) benefits to Roderick
Secor, a Correction Sergeant at the Edna Mahan Correctional
Facility for Women.

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

B-13 RODRICK L. ANDERSON

Rodrick L. Anderson, a Driver Aide with the Commission for
the Blind and Visually Impaired, Department of Human
Services, appeals the decision of the Assistant Commissioner
for Human Resources, Department of Human Services, which
found that there was not sufficient evidence to establish
that he had been discriminated against on the basis of his
race.

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

B-14 RICHARD ARE

The appointing authority appeals the determination of Human
Resource Information Services which found that it had failed
to present a sufficient basis to remove the name of Richard
Are from the eligible list for Family Service Specialist
Trainee (S6024O), Department of Human Services on the
grounds that he did not possess a valid driver's license.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and Mr. Are's name be removed from the
eligible list for Family Service Specialist
Trainee (S6024O).

B-15 DANIEL ARNOLD

Daniel Arnold appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which upheld the Township of Long
Beach's request for the removal of the appellant's name from
the Police Officer (M3885Y) eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory background check.

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

B-16 NATHAN CUMAR

Nathan Cumar appeals the request of the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) appointing authority to
remove his name from the Environmental Specialist Trainee
(S0469A) eligible list based on a claimed inability to
communicate effectively in English in order to perform the
duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-17 JUDITH DEMOUTHE

Judith Demouthe appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the Department of
Labor had presented a sufficient basis to remove appellant's
name from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (S1694T)
eligible list for failure to appear for a scheduled
interview.

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

B-18 BENEDICT C. NWAOHA

Benedict C. Nwaoha appeals the request of the Department of
the Treasury appointing authority to remove his name from
the Tax Representative Trainee (S6218A) eligible list based
on a claimed inability to communicate effectively in English
in order to perform the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-19 ABDUL RAHMAN SALEEM

Abdul Rahman Saleem appeals the decision of Placement
Services which removed the appellant's name from the
Sheriff's Officer Priority Hiring List #2 (C1692M), Essex
County, due to the appellant's failure to respond to the
notice of certification.

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

B-20 BUSINESS MANAGER (M6367O) AND CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
(M0463O), JERSEY CITY LIBRARY


The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certifications for Business Manager
(M6367O) and Chief, Administrative Services (M0463O), Jersey
City Library. James Bolden, represented by Dena E. Epstein,
Esq., opposes the request for an appointment waiver for
Business Manager (M6367O) and requests counsel fees. The
request for an appointment waiver for Business Manager
(M6367O) was held over from the August 29, 2000 Board
meeting for further review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for an
appointment waiver for Business Manager (M6367O)
and ordered the appointing authority to make an
appointment from the eligible list. The Merit
System Board granted the request for an
appointment waiver for Chief, Administrative
Services (M0463O) but assessed $2,000 in
compliance costs. The Merit System Board also
denied Mr. Bolden's request for counsel fees.

B-21 COMMUNITY RELATIONS AIDE (M0815W), JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Community Relations
Aide (M0815W), Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an
appointment waiver but assessed one-half the
costs.

B-22 PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST 3, ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (S6138W),
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


The State Department of the Treasury requests permission not
to make an appointment from the certification for Program
Support Specialist 3, Assistance Programs (S6138W).

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

B-23 SHERIFF'S OFFICER (S9999A) AND ALFRED C. GOLLUSCIO,
SHERIFF'S OFFICER, WARREN COUNTY


The Office of the Sheriff, Warren County (Sheriff), requests
permission not to make an appointment from the certification
for Sheriff's Officer (S9999A), Warren County. In addition,
it requests a relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-1.7, which governs
temporary appointments in State and local government
service, to allow Alfred C. Golluscio, a Sheriff's Officer,
to work in a temporary status not to exceed an aggregate of
six months in a two-year period.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-24 JOHN LIRA

John Lira, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq.,
requests back pay, seniority and benefits as a result of the
City of Passaic's action in reinstating him to the position
of Police Officer, rather than to his former position of
Police Sergeant, upon his return to active duty from
disability retirement effective October 5, 1997.

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

B-25 HUDSON COUNTY HOSPITAL ATTENDANTS

District 1199J (union), represented by Gail Oxfeld Kanef,
Esq., on behalf of a number of laid-off Hudson County
Hospital Attendants, requests enforcement of the layoff
seniority determinations of the Department of Personnel in
regard to appointments from the Hospital Attendant special
reemployment list.

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

B-26 STEPHEN JANETTA

Stephen Janetta, a former Youth Worker with the Division of
Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services,
request enforcement of that part of the Merit System Board
decision rendered on December 3, 1996, granting him back pay
for the period following his six-month suspension, i.e.,
from July 25, 1996 to January 24, 1997, the date he was
offered reinstatement. In addition, appellant seeks
interest on his award.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request in part
and ordered the appointing authority to pay
appellant the sum of $8,450.16 in back pay, but
denied the request for interest.

B-27 ANDREW KULLEN

Andrew Kullen, a former County Correction Officer with the
Gloucester County Sheriff's Office, represented by Anthony
J. Fusco, Jr., Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for
interim relief of his immediate suspension, effective August
18, 1999.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted in part the request
for interim relief.

B-28 MICHAEL BLANCHARD

Michael Blanchard petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of the decision rendered on April 20, 1999
which, except for the problem solving dimension of the
analysis presentation exercise, denied his appeal regarding
his score on the promotional examination for Battalion Fire
Chief (PM1077U), Jersey City.

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

B-29 JAMES FALKOWSKI

James Falkowski, a Police Officer with the Police Department
of the Township of Long Beach, represented by Michael A.
Bukosky, Esq., seeks reconsideration of the Merit System
Board decision rendered on January 11, 2000, denying him
back pay, benefits and seniority for the period from April
7, 1995, the date of his termination, to December 14, 1998,
the date of his reinstatement. In addition, he requests an
assessment of fines against the Township, interest on his
back pay award and counsel fees for enforcement of this
matter.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration in part and ordered the appointing
authority to pay appellant the gross amount of
$136,172.50 in back pay and provide him with his
benefits and seniority for the period in question.
Additionally the Merit System Board awarded
counsel fees for enforcement of this matter,
however, the Board denied fines and interest on
the back pay award.

B-30 BERGEN COUNTY UTILITIES AUTHORITY LAYOFFS

The appeal of Local 534, Utility Workers Union of America
(Local 534), on behalf of employees of the Bergen County
Utilities Authority (BCUA), and other employees individually
(collectively "Appellants"), of their layoff effective
October 1995, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Stephen
G. Weiss (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on July
24, 2000, upholding the layoffs and granting back pay to
certain employees. At its meeting on August 29, 2000, the
Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the layoffs
and grant back pay to certain employees. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)

B-31 COREY M. COLEMAN

The appeal of Corey M. Coleman, an Electrician with the
Newark School District (District), of his 20-day suspension
on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Edith
Klinger (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on July 19,
2000. At its meeting on August 29, 2000, the Merit System
Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the 20-day
suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)

B-32 CHARLOTTE JACOBY

The appeal of Charlotte Jacoby, a Residential Living
Specialist at Vineland Developmental Center, Department of
Human Services, of her removal effective January 22, 2000 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph
Lavery, who rendered his initial decision on July 14, 2000,
upholding the removal. At its meeting on August 29, 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 adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)

B-33 POLICE SERGEANT (PM3776V), CITY OF PATERSON

The petition of Police Officer Troy Oswald, Ronald Altmann,
Mason Maher, Steve Oliver and John Robb (challengers) for
the removal of the names of Police Sergeants Marco Catania
and James Durkin from the Police Sergeant (PM3776V), City of
Paterson (City) eligible list was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Michael L. Ravin (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on July 3, 2000. At its meeting on August 29,
2000, the Merit System Board adopted the ALJ's
recommendation to dismiss the petitions on summary decision.
The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's
review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Abstained)

B-34 LISA BILES

Lisa Biles, a Senior Probation Officer, appeals the
determination of her PAR grievance by the Judiciary.

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

B-35 AMERICO ARZOLA

Americo Arzola appeals his ineligibility for the Entry Level
Law Enforcement examination for various titles (S9999B).

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

B-36 RICHARD BIZZARI

Richard Bizzari appeals his ineligibility for the open-
competitive examination for Fire Instructor (C2002A), Morris
County.

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

B-37 WILLIAM BANGHART

William Banghart appeals his ineligibility for the open
competitive examination for Fire Instructor (C2002A), Morris
County.

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

B-38 FRANK BROOKS

Frank Brooks appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
announced residency requirements for the open competitive
examination for Principal Planner (M1141A), City of
Plainfield.

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

B-39 FRANCES M. COSTA AND RAYMOND N. SWEENEY, JR.

Frances M. Costa and Raymond N. Sweeney, Jr. appeal the
determination of the Division of Selection Services which
found that they did not meet the experience requirements for
the promotional examination for Supervisor, Standards and
Procedures (PS9024H), Department of Health and Senior
Services.

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

B-40 WILLIAM CRAFT

William Craft 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 Program Development Specialist 3 (Energy Conservation)
(S6159W).

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

B-41 JOANN T. DIEHL, ET AL.

Joann T. Diehl, Laura Gernhardt, and Janice Steward appeal
the determination of the Division of Selection Services,
which found that per the substitution clause for education
they were below the minimum requirements in experience for
the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2
(PS7340K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-42 DANIEL FOERST

Daniel Foerst 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 Occupational Safety Consultant 1 (S0427A).

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

B-43 THELMA FORD

Thelma Ford appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Field Service Supervisor 2, Medical Assistance/Health
Services (PS4344K), Division of Medical Assistance and
Health Services.

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

B-44 DONNA Y. FRIZINO

Donna Y. Frizino appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, she did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (Fiscal Management) (PS7746K),
Department of Human Services.

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

B-45 FRANK GREGORY

Frank Gregory, represented by Sidney Lehmann, Esq., appeals
the removal of his name by the City of Jersey City
appointing authority as a result of a certification due to
the fact that he did not meet the age requirements, by law,
for the Law Enforcement Candidate Record (LECR) (S9999W)
examination for various titles.

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

B-46 HUMBERTO W. GUTIERREZ

Humberto W. Gutierrez appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not
meet the education and experience requirements for the open
competitive examination for Field Representative, Housing
(Housing Assistance Program) (S0277O).

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

B-47 TINA GUTIERREZ-BELL

Tina Gutierrez-Bell appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that she was
ineligible because her application was postmarked after the
closing date for the open competitive examination for Senior
Technician Management Information Systems (S6251A).

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

B-48 HUSSAIN HAQQ

Hussain Haqq 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 Social Worker 2 (S0396A).

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

B-49 VALERIE L. HAYNES

Valerie L. Haynes appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Administrative Analyst 2 (PS8234R), Board of Public
Utilities.

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

B-50 MICHAEL HOFMANN, JR.

Michael Hofmann, Jr. appeals his ineligibility for the open-
competitive examination for Fire Protection Inspector
(M2121A), Freehold Township.

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

B-51 KENNETH KANDRAC

Kenneth Kandrac appeals his ineligibility for the
examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM2508B), North Hudson
Regional Fire and Rescue Service.

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

B-52 STEPHAN R. KELLY

Stephan R. Kelly appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which determined that he could not
change his residency for Law Enforcement Candidate Record
(LECR) examinations for various titles (S9999W).

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

B-53 DEVANAND KSHATRIYA

Devanand Kshatriya 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 Computer Service Technician (M0796W), Jersey City School
District.

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

B-54 JENNY LAN

Jenny Lan appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that per the substitution
clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements
in experience for the promotional examination for Accountant
2 (PS8824K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-55 MICHAEL J. LE SANE

Michael J. Le Sane 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 Emergency Medical Services Technician (S6270A).

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

B-56 DENNIS R. MCCOOL

Dennis R. McCool appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
General Supervisor Road (PC2030A), Gloucester County.

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

B-57 AMANDA SANCHEZ

Amanda Sanchez appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management, which found that she was
ineligible for the promotional examination for Education
Program Assistant 2 (PS8738K), Commission for the Blind and
Visually Impaired.

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

B-58 THOMAS SIMMONS

Thomas Simmons appeals his ineligibility for the open-
competitive examination for Fire Instructor (C2001A), Bergen
County.

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

B-59 VICKI R. TILGHMAN-ANSLEY

Vicki R. Tilghman-Ansley appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that she was
ineligible for the promotional examination for Executive
Assistant 2 (PS8592T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-60 DEBORAH WALKER

Deborah Walker 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 Historic Site Interpreter (C6678A), Monmouth
County.

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

B-61 DWAYNE WALLACE

Dwayne Wallace appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the residency requirements for the open-competitive
examination for Entry Level Law Enforcement examination
(S9999B).

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

B-62 JOHN BENDER, JR.

John Bender, Jr., appeals his score on the examination for
Deputy Fire Chief (PM0002W), Linden.

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

B-63 JAMES CHEESMAN, ET AL.

James Cheesman, Edwin Johnson, Kimberly Kugler, Robert
McQuade Jr., and Victor Torres appeal their scores for the
Law Enforcement Candidate Record (LECR) (S9999A) examination
for various titles.

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

B-64 WALTER FURTNEY

Walter Furtney petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of its decision rendered on April 18, 2000
in which his request for admittance to the examination for
Fire Chief (PM3545A), Elizabeth was denied.

ACTION: the Merit System Board denied the request.

B-65 ANTHONY GOODELL

Anthony Goodell appeals his rank and score for the Law
Enforcement Candidate Record (LECR) examination (S9999A) for
various titles.

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

B-66 MARK KALINUK

Mark Kalinuk appeals his score for the Law Enforcement
Candidate Record (LECR) (S9999A) examination for various
titles.

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

B-67 STEVEN KOHANSKY

Steven Kohansky appeals the seniority score of other
candidates on the eligible list for the examination for
Police Lieutenant (PM2596A), Millville City.

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

B-68 CESAR LEDUC

Cesar Leduc appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he failed to achieve a
passing score on the Probation Officer Bilingual
Spanish/English (S0441A), open-competitive examination.

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

B-69 EDWARD SHAPIRO

Edward Shapiro appeals his score for the examination for
Police Captain (PM3567A), Union Township.

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

B-70 DAVID SUAREZ

David Suarez appeals his score for the examination for
Police Lieutenant (PM1348W), Camden City.

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

B-71 WOODROW KEY, JR.

Woodrow Key, Jr. appeals the validity of the examination for
Police Sergeant (PM2571A), Plainfield.

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

B-72 RONALD BOOTH

Ronald Booth appeals the administration of the promotional
examination for Police Lieutenant (PM3852V), Winslow
Township.

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

B-73 GLORIA DAVIS

Gloria Davis appeals the administration of the Law
Enforcement Candidate Record (LECR) examination (S9999A).

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

B-74 PATRICK HALL, ET AL.

Patrick Hall, William Olson, Raymond Massi, James Phillips
and Cassandra Smith appeal the administration of the
examination for Police Captain (PM3581A), City of Camden.

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

B-75 DALE HOLMES

Dale Holmes appeals the administration of the promotional
examination for County Service Specialist (PM8284K),
Department of Human Services.

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

B-76 JUVONDA JACKSON

Juvonda Jackson appeals the administration of the
promotional examination for County Correction Sergeant
(PC2560A), Hudson County.

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

B-77 FELIX RIVERA

Felix Rivera appeals the administration of the bilingual
portion of the examination for Juvenile Detention Officer
(S9999W).

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

B-78 WILSON TOWNES, ET AL.

Wilson Townes, Huntley Wallace and Rudy Walz appeal the
administration of the examination for Correction Sergeant
(PS7099I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-79 BRUCE WYDER

Bruce Wyder appeals the administration of the written
examination for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I), Department of
Corrections.

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

B-80 JAMES COWAN

James Cowan, represented by Arnold Lakind, Esq., appeals the
decision of the Division of Selection Services denying his
request for a make-up examination for Police Sergeant
(PM2528A), Jersey City.

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

B-81 NORMAN LEVINE

Norman Levine requests a make-up for the oral portion of the
Police Captain (PM3575A), Teaneck promotional examination.

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

B-82 ANTHONY HORATH

Anthony Horath appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services that he did not file an application for
the Entry Level Law Enforcement examination (S9999B).

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

B-83 FRANK PERRINI

Frank Perrini appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services that he did not file an application for
the Entry Level Law Enforcement (S9999B) examination.

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

B-84 NATHANIEL AMBOS, ET AL.

Nathaniel Ambos, Dean Dakin, Cristopher Gough and Johnie
Williams appeal their veterans' preference determination and
their rank on the list for the Law Enforcement Candidate
Record (LECR) (S9999A) examination for various titles.

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

B-85 KERRY COLEY

Kerry Coley appeals his veterans' preference determination
and his rank on the list for Police Sergeant (PM2537A),
Orange.

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

B-86 CHARLES PENDLYSHOK

Charles Pendlyshok appeals his veterans' preference
determination and rank on the list for the Analyst 1
Research and evaluation, Health and Senior Services
(S0473A).

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

B-87 MARY BAIRD

Mary Baird appeals ten questions on the examination for
Occupational Safety Consultant 2 (S0428A).

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

B-88 AKIRA JONES


Akira Jones appeals a group of questions on the examination
for Correction Sergeant (PS7099I), Department of
Corrections.

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

B-89 JOHN H. BOWERS AND AARON DIXON

John H. Bowers and Aaron Dixon appeal the determination of
the Division of Human Resource Management, which found that
they were not permanent in a title to which the examination
was open for Sewage Plant Operator (PC0630A), Camden County
Municipal Utilities Authority.

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

B-90 MICHAEL BUDINICK, ET AL.

Michael Budinick, Jonathan Gamutan, Gary Garvin, Joseph
Novembre, Shawn O'Connor, Arthur Revel and Guido Salandra
appeal the decisions of the Division of Human Resource
Management which found that they lacked the required amount
of permanent status in a title to which the examination was
open for Fire Captain (PM3588A), Jersey City.

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

B-91 ELEANOR CHIARAMONTI AND DOLORES EWANIS

The Director, Division of Selection Services requests that
out-of-title work performed by Eleanor Chiaramonti and
Dolores Ewanis be accepted in order to admit them to a
prospective promotional examination for Investment
Technician.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-92 JAMES HENNIG

James Hennig, a Family Service Specialist III with the
Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family
Services, appeals the denial of a paid leave of absence for
military duty by his appointing authority.

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

B-93 MICHAEL AANONSEN, ET AL.

Michael Aanonsen, Angelo Ariza, Steven Beck, Andrew Bryant,
Ruddy Castillo, Michael Cherry, Norris Colson, Albert
Coppolino, Angelo Cruz, Tywane Diggs, Emil Donofrio, Richard
Drakeford, William Erney III, Quantrill Eversley, Rafael
Freitas, Angel Gaetan, AlexanderGarcia, Anthony Genovese,
Luis Gradaille, William Hamilton, Joey Harrison, Craig
Hintzen, Andrew Jemmott, Sean Keenan, Rodney Law, Keith
Lewis, Joseph Liberti, Jason Lombardi, Pablo Lopez, Jr.,
Anthony Martini, Michael Masters, Katherine Matos, Willie
McBride, Jr., Alexander Ortiz, Alfonso Rivas, Jr., Hector
Rivera, James Robinson, David Rodriguez, Noel Roman, Michael
Rosa, Gregory Rubino, Carlos Santos, Albert Sarden, Matthew
Service, Jeffrey Sheridan, John Strittmatter, James Witzel
and Carlos Zabaleta appeal their scores for the written
cognitive portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-94 WILLIAM ABRAMS, ET AL.

William Abrams, Eric Kayser, Ian Nunez, William Urbanski and
Lawrence Woodcock appeal their scores for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-95 STEPHEN ADZIMA

Stephen Adzima appeals his score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-96 ROBERT ARMENTO, ET AL.

Robert Armento, Ronald Calhoun, George Collette Jr., and
James Dodimead appeal their scores for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-97 DAVID AUERBACH

David Auerbach appeals his score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-98 SHONDEL BARNES, ET AL.

Shondel Barnes, Roseanne Chritchley, Aisha Davis, Terry Del
Vecario, Diane Jackson, Karla Schoener and Leonard Watt
appeal their scores for the physical performance portion of
the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-99 JENNIFER BATTAGLIA, ET AL.

Jennifer Battaglia, Keisha Boyd, Ellen DeSimone and Tammy
Travis appeal their scores for the physical performance
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-100 YULANDA BENOIT

Yulanda Benoit appeals her score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-101 MICHAEL BYRD

Michael Byrd appeals his score for the physical performance
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-102 PHILIP CARROLL, ET AL.

Philip Carroll, Donovan Gasbarro, Jon Lione, Carlos Lugo,
Nicola Torrillo, and Nicolas Nunez 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-103 JOHN CELENTANO, JR., ET AL.

John Celentano, Jr., Bernard Crammer III, Kristopher Eliasz,
Peter Ingham, Matthew Musicant, Maurice Percell and William
Richardson, Jr., appeal their scores for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-104 THOMAS CIMINO, JR., ET AL.

Thomas Cimino, Jr., Michael Haws, and Jason York 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-105 ANDREW CSENGETO, ET AL.

Andrew Csengeto, Aslan Perez, Curtis Taylor and Robert
Taylor appeal their scores for the physical performance
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-106 BENVENUTO DELGRANDE JR., ET AL.

Benvenuto Delgrande Jr., Stacey Johnson, Donald Moore, David
Popick and Mark Sciarra appeal their scores for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-107 STACEY DIESSNER, ET AL.

Stacey Diessner, Christina Miner, Lydia Santiago, Holly
Vigilante and Melissa Whitley appeal their scores for the
physical performance portion of the examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-108 NORMAN FIGUEROA, III

Norman Figueroa, III appeals his score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-109 DAVID GERALD

David Gerald appeals his score for the physical performance
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-110 NATALIE GREER-WILLIAMS

Natalie Greer-Williams appeals her score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-111 SARITA JOHNSON

Sarita Johnson appeals her score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-112 KATHLEEN KIRVAN

Kathleen Kirvan appeals her score for the examination for
Fire Fighter (M0791U), Mount Laurel Township.

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

B-113 NICOLE KOLDYK

Nicole Koldyk appeals her score for the physical performance
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-114 JOSEPH LAWRENCE

Joseph Lawrence appeals his score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-115 DAVID LINFANTE, ET AL.

David Linfante, Shuane Lugo, Gregory Lucas, John Mazukewicz,
Herman Patric and Michael Ryan appeal their scores for the
physical performance portion of the examination for Fire
Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-116 STEPHEN MALLARDI, Jr.

Stephen Mallardi, Jr. appeals his score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-117 DAVID SANTOS

David Santos appeals his score for the physical performance
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-118 SANTOS SANTOS, III

Santos Santos, III, appeals his score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-119 ALETHIA SMITH

Alethia Smith appeals her score for the physical performance
portion of the examination for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-120 HARRY TOMLIN, JR.

Harry Tomlin, Jr., appeals his score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-121 JOAO VIVEIROS

Joao Viveiros appeals his ineligibility for the examination
for Fire Fighter (M9999A).

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

B-122 REBECCA WALKER

Rebecca Walker appeals her score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-123 SHANNON WECKEL

Shannon Weckel appeals her score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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

B-124 EDWARD WILLIAMS

Edward Williams appeals his score for the physical
performance portion of the examination for Fire Fighter
(M9999A).

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


B-125 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of September
12, 2000 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted its minutes of the
meeting of September 12, 2000.

VOTE: Lewis A. Scheindlin (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Abstained)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)

B-126 LEONARD A. MASI

Leonard A. Masi appeals the determination of the Division of
Human Resource Management, which denied his request for
certification from the promotional list for Supervising
Medical Review Analyst (SMRA) (PS2935K), Division of Medical
Assistance and Health Services, Department of Human
Services. It is noted that this matter was held over from
the Board's May 9, 2000 meeting.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied, but ordered the promotional list for
Supervising Medical Review Analyst (PS2935K) list
be revived and extended for one year.

B-127 BLANCA OHLER

Blanca Ohler, Director, Community Development Programs with
the City of Trenton, represented by Mark Rosenbaum, Esq.,
requests clarification of the Merit System Board decision,
rendered June 20, 2000, which granted her interim relief in
regard to her immediate suspension in the form of back pay
for the period from June 18, 2000 until the actual date of
the departmental hearing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-128 IRENE BALLANCE

Irene Ballance appeals the determination 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 Data Control Clerk
(M6403O), Jersey City School District.

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

B-129 TUWANA R. BROWN, ET AL.

Tuwana R. Brown, Priscilla Risoldi, Irma Rivera, Sharyon
Southard, and Marlene Waldron appeal the determination of
the Division of Selection Services, which found that they
did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination of or Technical Assistant 3 (PS4990U), Office of
Student Assistance.

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

B-130 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Cynthia Brown
Department of Transportation
10-day suspension

Ronal Cole
Greenbrook Regional Center
Department of Human Services
15-day suspension

Tammy Faust
Senator G. W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Daniel L. Love
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Tina Mutcherson
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Carolina Odell
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
30-day suspension

George F. Vaneman, Sr.
Rowan University
Indefinite suspension and 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 Wednesday, October
11, 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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