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

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz, Merit System Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Margaret E.L. Howard, Judith L. Shaw, and Leo Vartan; Elizabeth Laufer, Deputy Attorney General;
and Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

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

Notice of this meeting was filed with the Secretary of State and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times, Courier-Post and Star Ledger on November 30, 2000, and posted at the Department of
Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

DATE: November 22, 2000

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel
Henry S. Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

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

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

COMMON TITLE
We are requesting that the title Admitting Officer be made common for use by state government. The title is currently designated for the exclusive use of local government jurisdictions.

The Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs (DMVA) recently submitted a request to reclassify a position within the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park. A classification
study was conducted and it was determined that the duties assigned to the position conform to those of an Admitting Officer. The compensation review determined that the title corresponds to a salary range of 20. There is no comparable title for use by state government.

The position at DMVA has as its primary responsibility supervision of the admissions process. This includes such activities as conducting interviews to obtain information and missing documentation; preparing necessary documentation; conducting admission meetings with administrators and managers at the Veteran's Memorial Home, determining eligibility for admissions, and registering new admissions with the Medicaid and the Veterans Administration Health Care System.

We are seeking your approval in order to utilize the title Admitting Officer for the classification of this position and any others with similar assignments in state government.

Approval of this request will require minor specification revisions.

ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMON TITLE
Effective: December 30, 2000
FROM: TO:
Admitting Officer Admitting Officer
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TO: Merit System Board DATE: March 13, 2001

FROM: Arthur E. Brown, Jr.
Assistant Commissioner
State and Local Operations

SUBJECT: Confidential Appointment Under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h)

Department of the Treasury

Stanley Makarevic appointed as Confidential Secretary effective October 7, 2000, salary of $ 62,475.95 per annum. Position is in the Unclassified Service under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h).

Verification has been made of the number of positions allocated and the number of persons holding Confidential Appointments in this agency and Acting State Treasurer Peter Lawrence is
authorized to make the subject appointment.

Recommendation: Record appointment in the Unclassified Service under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h)


The appointment of this Confidential Secretary does not exceed the entitlement authorized under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h).

Replacing - Carol Cromwell vacated position - 005627 vacated date - January 31, 2000


WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

RECOMMENDATION: The following appeals be removed from the hearing calendar and considered closed.

The following appellants, who have been granted a hearing, wish to withdraw their appeals:

Beverly Alexeev, Senior Clerk Typist, County of Burlington, suspension.

Edward Banoff, Fire Fighter Candidate, City of West New Your, list removal.

Gina Marie Behre, Sanitary Inspector, Township of Bloomfield, suspension.

James Downing, Senior Correction Officer, Southwoods Prison,
Department of Corrections, suspension.

Doris Drake, Juvenile Detention Officer, County of Essex,
removal.

Brian Hamilton, Librarian II, Greystone Park Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, indefinite suspension.

Angel Suarez, Building Maintenance Worker, County of Hudson,
suspension.

Craig Woodruff, Sludge Dewatering Machine Operator, good faith
layoff

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

RECOMMENDATION: The following cases be dismissed without
prejudice.

The following appellants failed to appear at the scheduled
hearing before the Office of Administrative Law and have not
submitted an explanation for their failure to appear:

Kent Anderson, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department,
suspension.

Kirk Bennett, Food Service Supervisor, Central Reception and
Assignment Facility, Department of Corrections, removal.

Beverly Edwards, Professional Services Specialist 4, Kean
University, release at the end of the working test period.

Terry Norman, Custodial Worker, Newark School District,
suspension.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Marie Brunot
County of Monmouth
Medical Homes
Suspension

In the Matter of Gregory Canfield
Hunterdon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Timothy Clement
Bayside State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Thelma Evans-Knight
County of Morris
Department of Long Term Care Service
Demotion

In the Matter of Neal S. LeStrange
Township of Scotch Plains
Police Department
Suspension

In the Matter of LaLine Reid
Judiciary, Union County Vicinage
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Robert A. Rowlands
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

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


ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

A-2 JUDY BALL

Judy Ball, Clerk Typist, Irvington Housing Authority,
suspension for 26 days, on charges of insubordination and
dereliction of duty.

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

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

A-3 HORACE CRAIN

Horace Crain, Senior Identification Officer, County of
Burlington, County Jail, suspension for 6 days, on charges
of incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duties
and neglect of duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
six-day suspension to a written reprimand.

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

A-4 JOSEPH SHOULARS

Joseph Shoulars, Food Service Worker, County of Passaic,
Preakness Hospital, suspension for 45 days, on charges of
violation of N.J.A.C. 4 A: 2-2.3(a), Other Sufficient Cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
45-day suspension to a 35-day suspension.


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

A-5 NORALDO ARZAYUS

Noraldo Arzayus, Cottage Training Technician, Department of
Human Services, removal effective September 9, 2000, on
charges of physical abuse of a client.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal

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

A-6 JEFFREY JUSKO

Jeffrey Jusko, Police Sergeant, Township of Parsippany-Troy
Hills, Police Department, removal effective May 14, 1998, on
charges of failure to perform duties; conduct unbecoming a
public employee; obedience to laws and regulations; conduct
towards superiors, subordinates, and associates; performance
of duty; and truthfulness.

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

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

A-7 MARSHA LUCASH

Marsha Lucash, Head Nurse 12 Months, G. W. Hagedorn
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal
effective September 28, 1998, on charges of serious mistake
due to carelessness which would result in danger and injury
to persons or property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-8 JAMES VOAG

James Voag, Senior Correction Officer, Mountainview Youth
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal
effective September 20, 1999, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee.

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

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

A-9 TERRENCE JOHNSON SETTLEMENT

Terrence Johnson, Senior Correction Officer, Central
Reception Assignment Facility, Department of Corrections,
suspension for 90 days, on charges of leaving assigned work
area without permission creating danger to persons or
property and violation of administrative procedures and
regulations involving safety and security. Settled to a
modification of the 90-day suspension to an 85-day
suspension and return of five vacation days to appellant's
leave record.

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

A-10 RAJEENAH RAJAHN SETTLEMENT

Rajeenah Rajahn, Family Services Supervisor, County of
Essex, Department of Citizen Services, two suspensions, for
three months and for 10 days, on charges of insubordination,
conduct unbecoming an employee in the public service,
absence without official leave, use of profanity and abusive
treatment of a fellow employee. Settled to a reduction of
three-month suspension to a 60-day suspension and a 40-day
back pay payment of $6,613.69 and appellant accepts the 10
days suspension.

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

A-11 WAYNE PATERNO SETTLEMENT

Wayne Paterno, Police Sergeant, Township of Irvington,
Police Department, removal effective January 20, 1999, on
charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee. Settled to
a resignation in good standing and reimbursement of $35,000.

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

A-12 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Teresa Alston
County of Bergen
Bergen Pines Hospital
Removal

In the Matter of Sandra Harper
Atlantic City Housing Authority
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Riccardo Hunter
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Najati Jalahej
City of Passaic
Preakness Hospital
Suspension

In the Matter of Jerome Miller
County of Essex
Department of Health and Rehabilitation
Suspension

In the Matter of Steven Norris
County of Gloucester
Department of Public Works
Removal

In the Matter of Pamela Proctor-Davis
Juvenile Justice Commission
Department of Law and Public Safety
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Kim Sampson
County of Essex
Department of Public Works
Release at the end of the working test period

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Najata Jalahej,
which was held over.

A-13 DAVID CSIMBOK

David Csimbok, appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Systems which up held his bypass on the list for
Police Sergeant (PM0959U), Borough of Carteret.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
bypass and award the appellant the position of Sergeant
retroactive to an appropriate date of appointment with back
pay, benefits, and attorney fees.

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

A-14 TERRY CUNNINGHAM

Terry Cunningham, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State
Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 20 days,
on charges of violation of administrative procedures and
regulations involving safety and security and neglect of
duty, loafing, idleness, or willful failure to devote
attention to tasks which could result in danger to persons
or property.

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-15 PAUL DIULIO

Paul Diulio, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, suspension for 10
days, on charges of sleeping while on duty.

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-16 KENNETH HILL

Kenneth Hill, Supervising Medical Security Officer, Ann
Klein Forensic Center, Department of Human Services,
suspension for 20 days, on charges of serious mistake due to
carelessness, which would result in danger and injury to
persons or property.

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

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

A-17 DWAYNE MARSHALL AND RICHARD BORGES (CONSOLIDATION)

Dwayne Marshall and Richard Borges, Police Officers, City of
Newark, Police Department, suspension for 60 days, on
charges of neglect of duty, leaving post and false
statement.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
60-day suspensions.

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

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

A-18 DONALD NUGENT

Donald Nugent, Supervising Paramedic, Township of Hamilton,
Department of Public Safety, suspension for 60 days and
removal effective January 5, 1998, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee and sexual harassment.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-19 OCEAN COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Ocean County Board of Social Services, layoffs and demotions
in lieu of layoff effective November 6, 1996.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoffs and demotions.

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

A-20 EDWARD O'LONE

Edward O'Lone, Section Chief Health Care Facility, Forensic
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
suspension for 90 days, on charges of conduct unbecoming a
public employee and insubordination.

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-21 EMMANUEL OZURUMBA

Emmanuel Ozurumba appeals the request of the Division of
Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services to
remove his name from the eligible list for Family Service
Specialist 3 (S00660) based on a claimed inability to
communicate effectively in English in order to perform the
duties of the position.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - The
appellant's name remain on the eligible list for Family
Service Specialist 3 (S00660).

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

A-22 JEFFREY SIENKIEWICZ

Jeffrey Sienkiewicz, Correction Sergeant, New Jersey State
Prison, Department of Corrections, suspension for 6 days, on
charges of personal conduct, insubordination, intentional
disobedience or refusal to accept orders assaulting or
resisting authority or abusive language to a supervisor,
safety and security and misuse of public property.

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

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

A-23 CLIFTON STEWART


Clifton Stewart, Senior Building Maintenance Worker,
Montclair State University, release at the end of the
working test period effective October 22, 1999.

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

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

A-24 FURGUAN BILAL

Furguan Bilal, Teaching Assistant 12 Months, New Jersey
Training School for Boys, Jamesburg, Department of Law and
Public Safety, suspensions for 40 days, removal effective
August 3, 1998, and resignation not in good standing
effective August 3, 1998, on charges of chronic or excessive
absenteeism or lateness, and abandonment of position
following a leave of absence.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
40-day suspension, removal and resignation not in good
standing.

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

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

A-25 RICHARD E. LEIGH

Richard E. Leigh, Truck Driver Heavy, Township of Ewing,
Department of Administration, Finance, and Public Works,
removal effective August 16, 1999, on charges of inability
to perform duties and chronic or excessive absenteeism.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-26 JOSEPH LEVY

Joseph Levy, Senior Correction Officer, Mid-State
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal
effective December 15, 1998, on charges of chronic or
excessive absenteeism or lateness and unsatisfactory
attendance.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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

A-27 OLEY WATKINS

Oley Watkins, Residential Services Worker, Woodbine
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective October 21, 1999, on charges of conduct unbecoming
a public employee.

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

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

A-28 FRANCES COHAN

Frances Cohan, a Housing Manager with the North Bergen
Housing Authority, removal effective November 25, 1997, on
charges of inefficiency, failure to perform duties, neglect
of duty and insubordination. This matter was held over by
the Board for a summary of hearing testimony at the January
17, 2001 meeting.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 OMAYRA COLON

Omayra Colon appeals her rejection as a Correction Officer
Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its
request to remove her name from the eligible list for
Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological
unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-2 BRIAN GULLACE

Brian Gullace, represented by Sidney H. Lehmann, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate 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 matter
be referred for independent evaluation.

B-3 BRIAN GULLACE

Brian Gullace, represented by Sidney H. Lehmann, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer candidate 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 matter
be referred for independent evaluation.

B-4 MARILYN PEREZ

Marilyn Perez appeals her rejection as a Police Officer
candidate by the City of Newark and its request to remove
her name from the eligible list for Police Officer on the
basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the
duties of the position.

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

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

B-5 KEVIN WILLIAMS

Kevin Williams, represented by William D. Sayers, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate 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-6 CRUZ YAMBO

Cruz Yambo, represented by Timothy Higgins, Esq., appeals
his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of
Camden and its request to remove his name from the eligible
list for Police Officer on the basis of psychological
unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-7 JOHN YOUNGCLAUS

John Youngclaus appeals his rejection as a Juvenile
Detention Officer candidate by the County of Hudson and its
request to remove his 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-8 JULIO ZAMBRANA

Julio Zambrana, represented by Victor K. Rabbat, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit
candidate 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-9 REBECCA BENNETT

Rebecca Bennett, a Senior Correction Officer at South Woods
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-10 ROSE BOLDEN

Rose Bolden, a Cottage Training Technician at Woodbridge
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 DEDRIA RAY BROWN

Dedria Ray Brown, a Principal Clerk Typist with the
Department of Health and Senior Services, represented by Joy
Schulman, CWA Local 1034, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 JOSEPH CALDERONE

Joseph Calderone, a Truck Driver (Single Axle) 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-13 GERALDINE CHAVIS

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

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

B-14 DONALD COLEMAN

Donald Coleman, a Correction Sergeant at New Jersey State
Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Gregory T.
Paul of the New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors
Association, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-15 JAMES FLANAGAN

James Flanagan, a Human Resource Consultant 3 with the
Department of Personnel, request reconsideration of the
decision of the Merit System Board rendered on October 13,
1999, which denied his request for sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for
reconsideration and granted the petitioner SLI
Benefits.

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

B-16 WILLIE GIBSON

Willie Gibson, an Institutional Trade Instructor 1 (Cooking)
with the Juvenile Justice Commission, represented by James
Logan, Jr., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-17 VINCENT IACHETTA

Vincent Iachetta, an Institutional Trade Instructor 2
(General Maintenance) with the Juvenile Justice Commission,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-18 CYNTHIA JOBES

Cynthia Jobes, a Senior Food Service Handler at New Lisbon
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-19 LINDA JOHNSON

Linda Johnson, a Teaching Assistant with New Jersey City
University, represented by CWA Local 1031, appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-20 CAROL L. JONES, PH.D.

Carol L. Jones a Clinical Psychologist 1 (Division of Mental
Health Services) with New Lisbon 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-21 MOHAMMED KHAN

Mohammed Khan, a Crew Supervisor, Electrical Operations,
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-22 SUZETTE LITTLE

Suzette Little, a Senior Correction Officer at Northern
State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by
Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-23 RICHARD MASTROPOLO

Richard Mastropolo a Senior Correction Officer at the New
Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented
by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-24 RUTH MEGARGEE

Ruth Megargee, a former Teacher 1 with the 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-25 CECILIA MOORE

Cecilia Moore, a Cottage Training Technician at New Lisbon
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 in part.

B-26 VIVIAN PEEPLES

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

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

B-27 THEODORE ROMANO

Theodore Romano, a Senior Correction Officer with the
Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-28 CECIL A. SMITH

Cecil A. Smith, a Senior Correction Officer with the New
Jersey Training School for Boys, Juvenile Justice
Commission, represented by Lawrence S. Reynolds, Esq.,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

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

B-29 CAROL WALKER

Carol Walker, a Teacher 2 at the Adult Diagnostic and
Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, represented by
CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-30 JENNIFER L. WATSON

Jennifer L. Watson, a Senior Correction Officer at Bayside
State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by
Linda T. Pirolli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-31 ERIC BUCKMAN

Eric Buckman appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the Juvenile Justice
Commission had presented a sufficient basis to remove the
appellant's name from the Institutional Trade Instructor 2
(Cooking) (S6671T) eligible list due to an unsatisfactory
criminal record.

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

B-32 MICHAEL R. CORONA

The Department of Corrections appeals the decision of
Selection Services restoring Michael R. Corona's name to the
Correction Officer Recruit (S9999V) eligible list.

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

B-33 WILLIAM COUGHLAN

The Department of Corrections appeals the decision of
Selection Services restoring William Coughlan's name to the
Correction Officer Recruit (S9999W) eligible list.

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

B-34 DONALD EMERY

Donald Emery appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his
name from the eligible list for Superintendent, Parks and
Forestry 4 (S0347W), Department of Environmental Protection,
on the basis that he lacked the required education.

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

B-35 MICHAEL KIYAGA

Michael Kiyaga appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which upheld the removal of his name
from the Insurance Examiner Trainee (S0346W), Auditor
Account Trainee (S6174A), Administrative Analyst 2, Fiscal
Management (S6167W), Program Development Specialist 2,
Management and Finance (S6158W), and Accountant (C0907A),
Camden County eligible lists due to his failure to respond
to the various appointing authorities after Notifications of
Certification were mailed to him.

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

B-36 VENUS YOUNG

Venus Young 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 (C0452A), County of Essex, on
the basis of her failure to possess a valid New Jersey
driver's license.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and the appellant's name be restored to
the eligible list.

B-37 WILLIAM CAPARAZZO

William Caparazzo, a Plumbing Subcode Official with the City
of Orange, represented by Kevin P. McGovern, Esq., petitions
the Merit System Board (Board) for relief, pursuant to
N.J.S.A. 11A:2-24 and N.J.A.C. 4A:3-51., et seq., from
alleged reprisal by his employer. This matter was held over
from the February 14, 2001 Board meeting for further review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-38 TRUCK DRIVER (C9122A), COUNTY OF MERCER

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Truck Driver
(C9122A), County of Mercer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an
appointment waiver but assessed the cost of the
selection process in the amount of $2,048.


B-39 MELVIN BESSANT

Melvin Bessant, a Senior Stock Clerk with the Division of
Taxation, Department of the Treasury, represented by Jesse
J. Averhart, Executive Vice President, CWA Local 1033,
petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its
October 11, 2000 final administrative decision which found
that Mr. Bessant's removal was justified.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-40 CARL GREEN

Carl Green, an Interviewer with the Department of Labor,
petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its
final administrative decision, rendered on May 23, 2000,
which found that Green's indefinite suspension as a
Probation Officer with the Administrative Office of the
Courts, Judiciary, Essex Vicinage, pending the resolution of
criminal charges was justified.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-41 IBRAHIM CHOWDHURY


Ibrahim Chowdhury appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Counselor, Penal Institution (C0949A), Warren County.

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

B-42 JOHN CICHOCKI, ET AL.

John Cichocki appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Technical Assistant, Classification (PS6452I), Department of
Corrections. Tina D'Imperio, Joan Janowiak and Sandra Sobon
appeal the determination of the Division of Selection
Services, which found that per the substitution clause, they
did not meet the minimum experience requirement for the
promotional examination for Technical Assistant,
Classification (PS6452I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-43 CYNTHIA R. CONIGLIO

Cynthia R. Coniglio 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 Purchasing Assistant (PS8559P),
Division of State Police

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

B-44 MARY CORTESE

Mary Cortese 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 3 (Non-Stenographic) (PS8479K),
Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-45 CHARLES CRADDOCK AND WILLIAM MCCLAIN

Charles Craddock and William McClain appeal the
determination of the Division of Selection Services which
fund that they did not meet the education and experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising
Environmental Compliance Investigator (PS7382T), Department
of Transportation.

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

B-46 MARGARET CRESPO

Margaret Crespo appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the open competitive examination
for Family Service Specialist 3 (Bilingual in Spanish &
English) (S0109O).

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

B-47 PATRICIA LESZCZAK


Patricia Leszczak appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services denying her eligibility for admittance
to the examination for Purchasing Expeditor (PM1031A), Brick
Township School District.

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

B-48 MICHAEL A. SICKELS

Michael A. Sickels appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he was ineligible
for the promotional examination for Construction and
Maintenance Technician 1 (PS9279T), Department of
Transportation.

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

B-49 SILVIA VEENSTRA MARINUCCI AND JOHN MASELLI

Silvia Veenstra Marinucci and John Maselli appeal the
determination of the Division of Selection Services, which
found that they did not meet the requirements for the title
of Permit Coordination Officer 2, Department of
Environmental Protection.

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

B-50 THOMAS P. WALTON

Thomas P. Walton appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
requirements for the open competitive examination for
Emergency Medical Services Technician (S6190A).

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

B-51 JAMES BUCKLEY

James Buckley appeals his seniority score for the
examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2592A), Jersey City.

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

B-52 DANIEL DELEVA

Daniel Deleva appeals his seniority score for the
examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2592A), Jersey City.

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

B-53 MICHAEL GALANO

Michael Galano appeals his seniority score for the
examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2592A), Jersey City.

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

B-54 THEODORE G. HOUSEL

Theodore G. Housel appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services that he failed to achieve a passing
score on the promotional examination for Senior Inspector,
Multiple Dwellings (PS4165D), Department of Community
Affairs.

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

B-55 EVON LAY

Evon Lay appeals her score and rank for the open competitive
examination for Community Service Aide (M6523W), East
Orange.

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

B-56 MORONFOLU OTUNGA

Moronfolu Otunga appeals his scores on the promotional
examinations for Agricultural Products Agent 1 (PS5208A),
and Supervising Agricultural Products Agent (PS5716A),
Department of Agriculture.

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

B-57 GEORGE TRAMPLER

George Trampler, represented by David J. DeFillippo, Esq.,
appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services
denying his request for a make-up examination for Police
Captain (PM3540B), Marlboro Township.

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

B-58 CYNTHIA SCHILLACI

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Health and Senior Services, requests that
Cynthia Schillaci's out-of-title work experience be accepted
to satisfy the experience requirement for admittance to the
promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (Fiscal
Management) (PS3026H).

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-59 BONNIE SCHUSTER

The Assistant Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the Department of Health and Senior Services,
requests that Bonnie Schuster's out-of-title work experience
be accepted to qualify her for a prospective promotional
examination for the title of Program Manager, Addictions.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-60 JOSEPH COLE, ET AL.

Joseph Cole (PM2526B), Aberdeen Township; Glenn Weigand,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq. (PM2527B) Bloomfield;
Russell Mains and Matthew Simmons III (PM2529B), Bordentown
City; Francis Coppinger and Anthony Smith (PM2534B), Dover,
James Colanduomi, Frederick Dow, James Duthie, David Muller,
and John Stemler III (PM2536B), Ewing Township; Steven Doyle
(PM2540B), Harrison; Edgardo Cruz, Michael Detrizio,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Anthony Falco, Kenneth
Ferrante, Ranaldo Gonzalez, Roy Haack, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq., Genio Jacobelli, represented by Larry Holtz,
Esq., William James, Steven Kranz, Jose Rivera and
Christopher Rosensteel (PM2542B), Hoboken, Sean Conrad
(PM2544B), Jefferson; Edward Olbrys, Jr., represented by
Larry Holtz, Esq., Paul Sullivan, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq., Scott Tirella, represented by Larry Holtz,
Esq., James Tranz, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., and
James Veltri, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., (PM2545B),
Lacey Township; Kevin Mahon, Jr., represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq. (PM2548B), Long beach Township; Thomas Beeby,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., (PM2550B), Lower Township;
John Evans, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., (PM2551B),
Magnolia Boro; Richard Deickmann, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq., Bryan McKnight, represented by Larry Holtz,
Esq., Michael Shaffery, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq.,
and Charles Terefenko, represented by Larry Holtz, Esq.,
(PM2554B), Middletown Township; Steven Sarinelli,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., and Mark Underhill
(PM2557B), Morristown; Ronald Girard (PM2559B), North
Brunswick Township; George Foss, Susan Holtz, represented by
Larry Holtz, Esq., Paul McCausland, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq., and Christopher Sulzbach, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq.,

B-60 JOSEPH COLE, ET AL. CONTINUED

(PM2561B), Pennsauken Township; Eric Beck (PM2563B),
Rockaway Township; Suzanne Butler, Kevin Lonergan,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., Beverly Peal, represented
by Larry Holtz, Esq., and Joseph Zito, represented by Larry
Holtz, Esq., (PM2565B), Scotch Plains; Thomas Yannacone
(PM2566B), Seaside Heights Boro; Louis DeLucca, Ronald King,
Eugene Krenc and John Russo (PM2571B), Paterson; David
Harkins (PM2572B), Gloucester Township; Glenn Ender,
represented by Larry Holtz, Esq., (PM2573B), Ridgewood;
Robert Martin (PM2587B), West Orange, Allen Bloodgood and
Robert Brady (PM2634B), Woodbridge; appeal the written
examination for Police Sergeant (various jurisdictions).

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

B-61 SALVATORE COSTA, ET AL.

Salvatore Costa, Thomas Kenuk, Jr., and James Mondelli
appeal several questions on the Police Sergeant (PM2572B),
Gloucester Township promotional examination.

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

B-62 DAVID MIECZKOWSKI, SR.

David Mieczkowski, Sr. appeals the test content of the open
competitive examination for Assistant Maintenance Supervisor
(C0143D), Warren County.

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

B-63 RICHARD LLOYD

Richard Lloyd appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services that he is not entitled to disabled
veterans' preference for Merit System testing.

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

B-64 RICHARD DREYER, ET AL.

Michael DiCicco, Esq., on behalf of Richard Dreyer, II,
James Hammond and John Porter, appeals the determination of
the Department of Personnel regarding the rank of Garrett
Giberson on the Fire Fighter (M4299M), Asbury Park eligible
list.

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

B-65 RENEE CLEVENGER

Renee Clevenger 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 open competitive examination for
Adjuster 2, Unsatisfied Claims & Judgment Fund (S6340B).

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

B-66 MARY JANE MELINI

Mary Jane Melini 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 open competitive examination for
Adjuster 2, Unsatisfied Claims & Judgment Fund (S6340B).

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

B-67 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Claudy Augustin
Riverfront State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

Sean Bradforth
Juvenile Justice Commission
Department of Law and Public Safety
60-day Suspension

Joseph Goska
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Removal

Kenneth Holloway
Newark Housing Authority
Removal

Daisy V. Mariano
County of Hudson
Department of Corrections
Resignation Not in Good Standing

Fred Robinson
County of Mercer
Department of Public Safety
10-day Suspension

Sean West
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal and Resignation Not in Good Standing

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

B-68 GERARD GOOD

Gerard Good, represented by Thomas J. Cammarata, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate 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 matter
be held over.

B-69 GREGORY M. LOVELACE

Gregory M. Lovelace, represented by Samuel J. Halpern, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer
candidate 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-70 WARREN M. REVAS-GUEVARA

Warren M. Revas-Guevara, represented by Fayth A. Ruffin,
Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by
the City of Newark and its request to remove his name from
the eligible list for Police Officer on the basis of
psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of
the position. This matter was held over from the February
14, 2001 Board meeting for lack of a quorum.

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

B-71 MARY BOSSIO

Mary Bossio, a Supervisor of Nursing Services, with Trenton
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-72 LEON CLARK, JR.

Leon Clark, Jr., a Data Processing Programmer 3 with the
Office of Information Technology, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-73 MICHAEL DAVYDOW

Michael Davydow, a Cottage Training Technician at Woodbine
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-74 SUZE ESTRIPLET

Suze Estriplet, a Cottage Training Technician at Woodbridge
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-75 CONNIE FUSSELL

Connie Fussell, a Practical Nurse at Trenton Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, represented by Bryce
S. Chase, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-76 HARRY HAWKINS

Harry Hawkins, a former printing Operations Technician 1
(Judiciary) with the Administrative Office of the Courts,
represented by Jon Wineland, Staff Representative, CWA Local
1034, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

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

B-77 JEROME JAMES

Jerome James, an Equipment Operator with Department of
Transportation, represented by Generoso Squitieri, Esq.,
appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-78 IVY JORDAN

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

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

B-79 STEVEN KRAVATSKY

Steven Kravatsky, a Senior Correction Officer at Northern
State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Mark
D. Kurdyla, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury
(SLI) benefits.

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

B-80 FREDERICK LANCASTER, JR.

Frederick Lancaster, Jr., a Cottage Training Technician at
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-81 DENEEN PEYTON (MADDOX)

Deneen Peyton (Maddox), a Cottage Training Technician at
Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
represented by John R. Rauh, Esq., appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-82 JOHN BAUER, ET AL.

John Bauer, represented by Michael L. Prigoff, Esq., and
Kevin McSorley and Christopher Perez, represented by Daniel
J. Zirrith, Esq., appeal the decisions of Selection
Services, which found that the City of Jersey City had
presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellants' names
from the Fire Fighter (M9065S), Jersey City eligible list
due to unsatisfactory driving records.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals
be granted and the names of Kevin McSorley and
Christopher Perez be restored to the subject list,
and John Bauer be provided with an appointment to
the subject title.

B-83 JOHN D'AURIA

John D'Auria appeals the decision of Selection Services
which found that the appointing authority had presented a
sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list
for Police Officer (S9999V), City of Newark, for failure to
meet the age requirement for this position. This matter was
held over from the February 14, 2001 Board meeting for lack
of a quorum.

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

B-84 MARILYN E. DAWSON

Marilyn E. Dawson appeals the determination of Human
Resource Information Services, which found that the Newark
School District had presented a sufficient basis to remove
the appellant's name from the Management Information Systems
Specialist (M6371O), Newark School District, eligible list
on the basis that she lacked the required experience.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and the appellant's name be restored to
the eligible list.

B-85 CARL T. HAMILTON, JR.

Carl T. Hamilton, Jr., appeals the decision of Selection
Services which upheld the request by the Department of
Corrections to remove the appellant's name from the
Correction Officer Recruit (S9999W) eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-86 MARK A. JOHNSON

Mark A. Johnson, represented by Eldridge Hawkins, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Selection Services which found that
the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer
(S9999V), City of Newark, on the basis of an unsatisfactory
driving record. This matter was held over from the February
14, 2001 Board meeting for lack of a quorum.

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

B-87 DONNELL LOGAN

The Department of Corrections appeals the decision of
Selection Services restoring Donnell Logan's name to the
Correction Officer Recruit (S9999V) eligible list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and the appellant's name be restored to
the eligible list.

B-88 SHAWN W. MCDERMOTT

Shawn W. McDermott appeals the decision of Selection
Services which found that the Township of Brick had
presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name
from the Police Officer (S9999W), Township of Brick,
eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory driving
record.

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

B-89 GLENN MILLER

The appointing authority of Jersey City appeals the decision
of Human Resource Information Services which denied its
request to remove Glenn Miller's name from the eligible list
for Public Health Investigator (M0534O).

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and the appellant's name be restored to
the eligible list.

B-90 TYRA MORALES

Tyra Morales 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 Police Officer (S9999V), City of Newark, on the basis of
a late response to the certification notice and a failure to
meet the residency requirements.

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

B-91 HAROLD NEBLING

Harold Nebling appeals the determination of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his
name from the eligible list for Principal Biologist
Fisheries (S6165W), Department of Environmental Protection,
on the basis that he lacked the required experience.

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

B-92 STEPHEN NOE

Stephen Noe, represented by Lee J. Hughes, Esq., appeals the
decision of Selection Services which found that the
appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the eligible list for Correction
Officer Recruit (S9999W), Department of Corrections, on the
basis of an unsatisfactory driving record. This matter was
held over from the February 14, 2001 Board meeting for
further review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted and the appellant's name be restored to
the eligible list.

B-93 BRIAN T. O'NEILL

Brian T. O'Neill, represented by Norman A. Doyle, Jr., Esq.,
appeals the decisions of Selection Services which found that
the County of Hudson had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the County Correction Officer (S9998U)
and Sheriff's Officer (C1304T) eligible lists due to a
positive drug test.

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

B-94 WILLIAM ROLLACK

William Rollack, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq.,
appeals the decision of Selection Services which found that
the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer
(S9999V), city of Newark, on the basis of unsatisfactory
driving, criminal and employment records.

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

B-95 JORGE TEIXEIRA

Jorge Teixeira, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq.,
appeals the decision of Selection Services which found that
the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer
(S9999V), City of Newark, on the basis of an unsatisfactory
driving record. This matter was held over from the February
14, 2001 Board meeting for lack of a quorum.

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

B-96 CEDRIC THOMAS

Cedric Thomas, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq.,
appeals the decision of Selection Services which found that
the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer
(S9999V), City of Newark, on the basis of an unsatisfactory
driving record. This matter was held over from the February
14, 2001 Board meeting for lack of a quorum.

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

B-97 DENNIS TURNER

The Department of Corrections appeals the decision of
Selection Services restoring Dennis Turner's name to the
eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9999W),
Department of Corrections.

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

B-98 MARK BOYD

Mark Boyd, represented by Sidney H. Lehmann, Esq., appeals
the decision of the Selection Services Unit, which upheld
his bypass on the eligible list for Police Captain
(PM3811V), Lawrence Township.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-99 SUPERVISOR, RECREATION MAINTENANCE (M6748A), TOWNSHIP OF
NORTH BERGEN


The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Supervisor, Recreation Maintenance,
while a provisional appointee is serving in the title, has
been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

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

B-100 PATRICIA ROYSTER

Robert A. Fagella, Esq., on behalf of the Police Benevolent
Association, Local 152, Middlesex County Correction Officers
(PBA), petitions the Merit System Board to disapprove the
salary for Middlesex County Correction Sergeant Patricia
Royster, on the basis that she failed to meet the
requirements for appointment to the title.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for
salary disapproval.

B-101 RAYMOND FOSTER

The appeal of Raymond Foster, a Truck Driver with the City
of Newark, represented by Anthony Nwaka, Esq., concerning
his removal effective December 2, 1997, on charges, was
heard by Administrative Law Judge Michael L. Ravin (ALJ),
who rendered his initial decision on July 7, 2000,
acknowledging the settlement of the parties.

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

B-102 IVAN CARTER

The appeal of Ivan Carter, a Senior Juvenile Detention
Officer with the County of Essex, represented by George
Serio, Staff Representative, IBEW Local 1158, concerning his
release at the end of the working test period, effective
February 1, 2000, was heard by Acting Administrative Law
Judge Jeff S. Masin, who rendered his initial decision on
September 8, 2000, acknowledging the settlement of the
parties.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be dismissed without prejudice and the settlement
agreement be set aside.

B-103 LORI GHAVAMI

The City of Newark (City), represented by Lenora E.
Marshall, Assistant Corporation Counsel, petitions the Merit
System Board (Board) for a stay of the Board decision
rendered September 12, 2000, which reinstated Lori Ghavami
(Ghavami) to the position of Senior Accountant with the City
after a six-month suspension, pending the City's appeal to
the Superior Court, Appellate Division. Additionally,
Ghavami, represented by Daniel J. Zirrith, Esq., seeks
enforcement of that decision.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for a
stay and granted the appellant's request for
enforcement.

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

B-104 ANTHONY RUDOLPH

Anthony Rudolph, formerly a Public Works Repairer with the
City of Plainfield, requests reconsideration of the final
decision of the Merit System Board, rendered December 5,
2000, which upheld his 20 and 40-day suspensions and removal
effective May 2, 2000, on charges.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-105 BESSIE WHITE

The Superior Court, appellate Division, has affirmed in part
In the Matter of Bessie White (MSB, decided, July 21, 1998),
and remanded the matter to the Merit System Board for
further determinations as to specific issues. See In the
Matter of Bessie White, Docket No. A-1959-98T3 (App. Div.,
January 26, 2001).

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the matter of
appellant's layoff rights be referred to the
Division of Human Resource Management.


B-106 JANET COOKE

The appeal of Janet Cooke, a Fire Alarm Operator with the
Fire Department, City of East Orange, of her removal
effective November 12, 1996 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Stephen G. Weiss (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on December 8, 2000. At its
meeting on January 30, 2001, the Board did not adopt the
ALJ's recommendation to uphold the removal. Rather, the
Board ordered that the matter be remanded to the Office of
Administrative Law. The proposed decision is now submitted
for the Board's approval.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

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

B-107 CHARMAINE HEMINGWAY

The appeal of Charmaine Hemingway, a Police Communications
Clerk with the City of Jersey City Police Department, of her
removal, effective May 25, 1999 on charges was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Robert J. Giordano (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on December 15, 2000. At is
meeting on January 30, 2001, the Merit System Board (Board)
did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to reverse the
removal. Rather, the Board ordered that the removal be
upheld. The proposed final decision is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

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

B-108 QUENTIN MURPHY

The appeal of Quentin Murphy, County Correction Officer,
Union County Department of Public Safety, of his 15-day
suspension beginning January 1, 1999, on charges, was heard
by Administrative Law Judge Edith Klinger (ALJ), who
rendered her initial decision on December 14, 2000. At its
meeting on January 30, 2001, the Board did not adopt the
ALJ's recommendation to uphold the 15-day suspension.
Rather, the Board modified the 15-day suspension to a five-
day suspension. The proposed final decision is now
submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

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

B-109 HARRY J. MURRAY

The appeal of Harry J. Murray, a Principal Research Analyst
with the Department of Transportation, of his removal
effective July 16, 1999 on charges was heard by Acting Chief
Administrative Law Judge Jeff S. Masin (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on August 10, 2000, modifying the
removal to a four-month suspension. At its meeting on
January 30, 2001, the Board did not adopt the ALJ's
recommendation and instead ordered that the appellant's
removal be upheld. The proposed final decision is now
submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Janice Mitchell Mintz (Abstained
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Judith L. Shaw (Yes)
Leo Vartan (No)

B-110 CHRISTOPHER SILVA

The appeal of Christopher Silva, a Police Captain with the
Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department, of his removal
effective April 22, 1998 on charges was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Edgar R. Holmes (ALJ), who rendered
his initial decision on November 9, 2000, reversing the
removal. At its meeting on January 31, 2001, the Board
ordered that this matter be remanded to the Office of
Administrative Law for further clarification. The proposed
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

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

B-111 MARIA BARBIERI

Maria Barbieri 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 (Fiscal Management) (PS7739K),
Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-112 ELIZABETH BROKER

Elizabeth Broker appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution
clause, she did not meet the minimum experience requirements
for the promotional examination for Technical Assistant,
Classification (PS6452I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-113 RONDALD M. CONOVER, ET AL.

Ronald Conover, Thomas Mourey, Robert Olmo, Anthony Phillips
and Robert Waterson appeal the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet
the experience requirements for the promotional examination
for Pumping Station Repairer (PM0887A), Mt. Laurel Township
Municipal Utilities Authority.

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

B-114 ANTHONY FUSCO AND STEVEN P. TRAUT

A representative of the appointing authority of Beach Haven
Borough, on behalf of Anthony Fusco and Steven P. Traut,
appeals the determination of the Division of Selection
Services which found that Messrs. Fusco and Traut did not
meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Truck Driver (PM2270A), Beach Haven Borough.

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

B-115 VINCENT GIARDINA

Vincent Giardina appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Quality Assurance Coordinator (PS2596K), Department of Human
Services.

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

B-116 NANCY JOHNSON, ET AL.

Nancy J. Johnson, Alan M. Levin, Karen E. Piren, and Shirley
D. Searles appeal the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Quality Assurance Specialist Health Services (PS0646K),
Division of Mental Health and Hospitals.

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


B-117 STEPHANIE KING

Stephanie King 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 Nurse (PS8320K), Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-118 SILVANA LADNYK

Silvana Ladnyk appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the Office Supervisor (PS5458I),
Department of Corrections promotional examination.

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

B-119 ANGELA LAMORTE

Angela Lamorte 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 Assistant 3 (PS0992T), Department of
Transportation.

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

B-120 ANTHONY P. TESTA

Anthony P. Testa appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he was ineligible
for the promotional examination for Construction and
Maintenance Technician 1 (PS9279T), Department of
transportation.

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

B-121 PHILIP J. RUEGGER AND PHILIP S. SHELDON

Philip J. Ruegger and Philip S. Sheldon appeal their scores
and ranking on the examination for Truck Driver (PM0147W),
Borough of Bergenfield.

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

B-122 PATRICIA M. MENDOZA

Patricia M. Mendoza appeals the results of the written
promotional examination for Secretarial Assistant 3 (Non-
Stenographic) (PS6463J), Kean University.

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

B-123 VIRGINIA MICKENS

Virginia Mickens appeals the administration of the
promotional examination for Claims Examiner
Unemployment/Disability Insurance (PS5772N) and PS5107N),
Department of Labor.

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

B-124 KATHLEEN M. ALBERTSON

The Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of
the Department of Transportation, requests that Kathleen M.
Albertson's out-of-title work experience be accepted to
qualify her for a prospective promotional examination as
Buyer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-125 KATHLEEN ASSELTA

The Deputy Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of the City of Vineland, requests the acceptance of
out-of-title work experience by Kathleen Asselta for a
promotional examination for Personnel Officer (PM1333B),
City of Vineland.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-126 MARYANN ASKIN

The Deputy Director, Division of Selection Services, on
behalf of Rowan University, requests that Mary Ann Askin's
out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify her for
a prospective promotional examination for the title of
Technician, Management Information Systems.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-127 EDWARD PAKNIS AND DONALD DOERR

David B. Beckett, Esq., on behalf of Edward Paknis and
Donald Doerr requests reconsideration of the Merit System
Board decision which denied their appeal of the
determination to reclassify the positions of incumbents in
the Analyst, Health Care Facilities title series to
corresponding lateral titles in the Health Economics
Research Specialist title series.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-128 JAMES BAILEY

James Bailey, represented by David B. Beckett, Esq., seeks
acknowledgement of a settlement concerning the order of his
listing in the Police Officer, Hamilton Township,
certification (Certification #0L0000949).

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

B-129 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES


The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of January
30, 2001 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its
meeting of January 30, 2001.

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

B-130 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of February
14, 2001 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its
meeting of February 14, 2001.

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

B-131 CHRISTOPHER EUTSEY

The appeal of Christopher Eutsey, a Senior Security Guard
with the Newark School District, of his removal effective
September 7, 1998 on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge Ken R. Springer (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on December 14, 2000, modifying the removal to a 30-
day suspension. At its meeting on February 14, 2001, the
Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

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

B-132 CHARLES KLINGBERG, ET AL.

Charles Klingberg, Kathleen Lamberti, Antoinette Macri,
Elizabeth McCarthy, Nora McLeod and Karen Takeucki appeal
the determination of the Division of Selection Services,
which found that they did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Records
Technician 2, Motor Vehicles (PS9812T) Department of
Transportation.

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

B-133 JUDICIARY CLERK 1 AND JUDICIARY CLERK 2

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management,
requests that the Judiciary Clerk 1 and Judiciary Clerk 2
titles be allocated to the noncompetitive division of the
career service on an interim basis for one complete pay
period.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-134 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Barbara Berard
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
10-day Suspension

Julia N. Cleveland
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Jillian Evertz
County of Monmouth
Health Care Facilities
Resignation not in good standing

Michael Flynn
Borough of Keansburg
Department of Engineering and Public Works
Removal

Ivan Lopez
County of Atlantic
Department of Public Safety
Removal

Susan Polhemus
County of Monmouth
Health Care Facilities
25-day Suspension

Mark Singer
County of Cumberland
Health Department
7-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, March 27,
2001, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.


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