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

Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman
Alan Dexter Bowman
Josephine DiRienzo
Leo R. Vartan

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2002, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Josephine DiRienzo, and Leo R. Vartan; Barbara Bereski, Deputy Attorney General; and Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Chairwoman Ida L. Castro 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 February 13, 2002, and posted at the Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

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

Kathleen Treacy appointed as Confidential Secretary, Department of Labor effective January 22, 2002, salary of $ 40,000.00 per annum.

Jody Massimino appointed as Confidential Secretary, Department of Labor effective January 22, 2002, salary of $60,000.00 per annum.

Joanne Murad appointed as Confidential Secretary, Board of Public Utilities effective February 18, 2002, salary of $45,000.00 per annum.

Arburta Jones appointed as Confidential Assistant, Department of Human Services effective February 9, 2002, salary of $85,000.00 per annum.

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The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar:

James Aukerman, Sludge Dewatering Machine Operator, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, good faith layoff.

Leroy Bell, Asphalt Worker, City of Newark, suspension and demotion.

Russell Burd, Head Cook, Regional Food Services, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, suspension.

Gary Hankins, Youth Worker, Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, removal.

Edward Jones, Sewage Plant Repairer, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, good faith layoff.

William Kimble, Building Maintenance Worker, Department of Building and Grounds, County of Burlington, suspension.

Leon Levine, Unemployment Insurance Technician 2, Department of Labor, PAR rating.

Frank Worden, Senior Correction Officer, Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS
A-1 SETTLEMENTS
In the Matter of Leon A. Clark, Jr.
Office of Information Technology
Removal

In the Matter of Bernadette M. Debbs
City of Jersey City
Department of Health and Human Services
Layoff

In the Matter of Joseph Guziewicz
Township of Mount Holly
Department of Public Works
Suspension

In the Matter of Karen Harrigan and Nora Lloyd-Layton
Department of Treasury
Removals (2)

In the Matter of Terrance Jackson
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspensions (2)

In the Matter of William Kelly
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of James V. Lovett
Department of Corrections
Layoff title rights dispute

In the Matter of Esther Moline
County of Morris
Department of Long Term Care Services
Removal

In the Matter of Denise Ralph
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 KEVIN BLACKWELL
Kevin Blackwell, Building Maintenance Worker, Newark Housing Authority, 30-day suspension on charges of failure to perform duties, insubordination, abuse of sick time and excessive and chronic lateness, and removal effective February 1, 1997, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

A-3 DONALD HEADLEY (CONSOLIDATION)
Donald Headley, Director of Data Processing, City of Atlantic City, Department of Administration, 1) 30-day suspension and demotion to the position of Principal Data Processing Systems Programmer on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause and 2) 60-day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, sexual harassment and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 30-day and 60-day suspensions and uphold the demotion to Principal Data Processing Systems Programmer.

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

A-4 OZZIE A. INGRAM, III

Ozzie A. Ingram, III, Youth Worker, County of Mercer, Department of Human Services, 18-day suspension (15 days on the charge of conduct unbecoming and 3 days on the charge of failure to report for duty) and removal effective May 21, 2000, on the charge of a violation of the County's Drug Policy.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-5 SHEILA JONES
Sheila Jones, Secretarial Assistant Typing, Newark Housing Authority, resignation not in good standing effective July 14, 1999, on charges of being absent from duty for more than five consecutive business days without authorization.

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

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

A-6 AMOS MABRY
Amos Mabry, Cottage Training Supervisor, New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, ten-day suspension on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

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

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

A-7 RUSSELL PETERSON
Russell Peterson, Correction Sergeant, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, 30-day suspension on the charge of other sufficient cause: leaving an assigned work area without permission and creating a danger to persons or property.

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-8 JACQUELINE VENTURA
Jacqueline Ventura, Family Service Specialist 3, Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, 30-day suspension on charges of insubordination, assaulting and disrespecting a supervisor, and threatening, intimidating or interfering with a fellow employee.

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

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

A-9 JAMES ADAMS, JR.
James Adams, Jr., Laborer, Township of Pennsauken, Department of Public Works, removal effective April 19, 2001, on charges of inability to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee and reoccurrence of a dependency problem.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-10 GREGORY ALSTON
Gregory Alston, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective March 23, 2001, on the charge of physical abuse of a patient.

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-11 CATHERINE CERWINSKI (REMAND)
Catherine Cerwinski, Senior Clerk Typist, City of Jersey City, Administration Department, removal effective October 30, 1998, on charges of chronic absenteeism, lateness and incompetency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-12 WAYNE FULLER (REMAND)
Wayne Fuller, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, removal effective August 23, 1996, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties; insubordination; inability to perform duties; chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness; conviction of a crime; conduct unbecoming a public employee; neglect of duty; and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

A-13 WILLIAM H. KOONCE, JR.
William H. Koonce, Jr., Bridge Operator, County of Essex, Department of Public Works, removal effective December 8, 1999, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duties and inability to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal for lack of prosecution.

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

A-14 JACQUELINE MATHES - SETTLEMENT
Jacqueline Mathes, Supervising Family Services Specialist II, Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, ten-day suspension and five removals on charges of neglect of duty and incompetence. Settled to a resignation in good standing effective November 17, 2001 and a lump sum payment of $3,300.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge- Acknowledgement of the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
B-1 PAUL COMMODORE, JR.
Paul Commodore, Jr., represented by Marcie Corbo, Esq., appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Monmouth and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999A) 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 VALONDA DAVIS
Valonda Davis, represented by Larry S. Loigman, Esq., appeals her rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Monmouth and its request to remove her 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 granted.

B-3 DEIRDRE R. DEANS
Deirdre R. Deans appeals her rejection as a Juvenile Detention Officer candidate by the County of Essex and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for Juvenile Detention Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-4 JOE L. DEWS, JR.
Joe L. Dews, Jr. appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A) City of Orange eligible list for the title of Police Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-5 CURTIS L. DORCH
Curtis L. Dorch appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A) Department of Corrections eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-6 STEVEN ENNALS
Steven C. Ennals appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A) Department of Corrections eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-7 GARY FRANTA
Gary Franta appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Trenton 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 granted.

B-8 MICHAEL C. HOLLOWAY
Michael C. Holloway appeals the removal of his name from the (M2031A) City of Trenton eligible list for the title of Fire Fighter on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-9 TIMOTHY MADAS
Timothy Madas appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A) Lakewood Township eligible list for the title of Police Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-10 ANTHONY MILONE
Anthony Milone, represented by David DeFillipo, Esq., appeals his rejection as a County Correction Officer candidate by the County of Ocean and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999B) 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-11 RICARDO MOLINA
Ricardo Molina appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A), Department of Corrections eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-12 BRIAN MONTMORE
Brian Montmore appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A), Sussex County eligible list for the title of County Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-13 JAVIER MORALES
Javier Morales, represented by Charles M. Grossman, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Irvington 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-14 EDDY ROLON
Eddy Rolon appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999W), Hudson County eligible list for the title of Sheriff's Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-15 FRANK S. RUSSO
Frank S. Russo appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A), Essex County eligible list for the title of County Police Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-16 JUAN E. TORRES
Juan E. Torres appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999A), Department of Corrections eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-17 JOSEPH ANZANO, JR.
Joseph Anzano, Jr., a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-18 RONALD A. BERREMAN

Ronald A. Berreman, a Senior Parole Officer with the State Parole Board, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-19 ROBERT P. BIRD
Robert P. Bird, a Senior Correction Officer with the Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility, 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 in part.

B-20 ROBERT BULIN
Robert Bulin, a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-21 LISA CLOYD
Lisa Cloyd, a Senior Medical Security Officer at Ann Klein Forensic 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-22 SARAH M. COLE
Sarah M. Cole, a Senior Data Entry Machine Operator Terminal with the Department of the Treasury, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-23 HOWARD W. DIRCKS
Howard W. Dircks, a Senior Correction Officer with East Jersey 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-24 JEFFREY JUSTIS
Jeffrey Justis, a Senior Correction Officer at Southern State Correctional Facility, 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-25 JAMES KENNEDY
James Kennedy, a Senior Correction Officer with 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-26 FONTINI LEFTDWRIGE
Fontini Leftdwrige, 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 in part.

B-27 NGARI NGUNJIRI
Ngari Ngunjiri, a former Teacher 1 - 12 Months at Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Bruce Fralinger, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-28 CYNTHIA POVICH
Cynthia Povich, Executive Director, New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), represented by Michael J. Herbert, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-29 MILDEO RAGHU
Mildeo Raghu, a Senior Correction Officer with the Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury benefits.

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

B-30 GREGORY B. ROSS
Gregory B. Ross, a Human Services Technician with Greystone Park 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-31 EDWIN SAINTZ
Edwin Saintz, a Senior Correction Officer at the Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections (DOC), 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 granted.

B-32 EDWARD G. TYLER
Edward G. Tyler, a former Storekeeper 1 with the Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law and Public Safety, represented by George T. Kotch, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-33 FRANK WORDEN
Frank Worden, a Senior Correction Officer with Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, 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-34 WILLIAM W. BEATTIE

William W. Beattie, represented by Louis M. Barbone, Esq., appeals the decision of the appointing authority to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (9999A), Atlantic City, on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-35 JOSEPH D'AMICO
Joseph D'Amico appeals the removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-36 MARK FETTER
Mark Fetter, represented by Jack Seelig, Esq., appeals the appointing authority's removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-37 ERIC M. MCROY
Eric M. McRoy appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld the removal of his name from the Sheriff's Officer (S9999A), Mercer County, eligible list due to his failure to complete preemployment processing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted, and the
appellant's name be restored to the Sheriff's Officer (S9999A), Mercer
County eligible list.

B-38 RYAN K. O'DEA
Ryan K. O'Dea appeals the decision of the appointing authority to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999A), Township of West Orange, on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record and background report.

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

B-39 PRISCILLA PELZER

Priscilla Pelzer appeals the determination of Human Resource Information Services which upheld the removal of her name from the Family Service Specialist Trainee (S6259A), Division of Youth and Family Services, eligible list for failure to meet the educational requirements of the position.

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

B-40 DOMINICK REALE
Dominick Reale, represented by David H. Ben-Asher, Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld the bypass of his name for appointment from the County Correction Sergeant (PC0352T), Hudson County, eligible list.

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

B-41 KYESHA WRIGHT
Kyesha Wright appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld the removal of the appellant's name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-42 PATRICIA ALEXANDER
Patricia Alexander, a Cottage Training Technician with New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services (DHS), appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources, DHS, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-43 GEORGE ANINWENE
George Aninwene, formerly an Associate Hospital Administrator 2, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services (DHS), represented by Dena Epstein, Esq., appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources, DHS, which found there was no violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-44 BONAFACE EMEANA
Bonaface Emeana, a Classification Officer 2 with Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources, Department of Human Services (DHS), which found that he failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subject to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace. It is noted that at the time of appellant's complaint, he was employed as a Family Service Specialist 3 with the Division of Youth and Family Services, DHS.

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

B-45 PETER JACKSON
Peter Jackson, a former Associate Professor at Kean University (University), appeals the determination of the President of the University, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-46 MARGO MORGAN
Margo Morgan, Clinical Psychologist 2, with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services (DHS), appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources, DHS, which found that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding of probable cause that she had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-47 KATHRYN C. HAUCK
Kathryn C. Hauck, a Head Nurse (12 Months) with the Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services (DHS), appeals the decision of the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources denying her request for a reasonable accommodation.

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

B-48 GARY DIMATTIA
Gary DiMattia, an Assistant Engineer in Charge of Maintenance 2 at Riverfront State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Robert Yaeger, CWA Local 1040, petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the final decision rendered on September 25, 2001, which upheld the 30-day suspension and recommended that the appellant complete a training program on the supervision and handling of subordinates and on behavior management.

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

B-49 CHERYL ENNALS
The Department of Corrections requested reconsideration of the Merit System Board's August 28, 2001 tie vote which caused the Administrative Law Judge's recommendation to modify the removal effective September 17, 2000 of Cheryl Ennals, a Senior Correction Officer with South Woods State Prison, to a five-day suspension, to be deemed adopted. At its meeting on February 20, 2002, the Board found no basis to grant reconsideration. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-50 MICHAEL GORMAN
The Department of Corrections (DOC), represented by Camille Warner Anthony, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on September 25, 2001, which awarded Michael Gorman's attorney, John H. Rittley, Esq., $5,009 in counsel fees. Michael Gorman, represented by John H. Rittley, Esq., also requests counsel fees incurred regarding this petition.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reconsideration, but
granted the request for counsel fees.

B-51 JEFFREY JUSKO
The Township of Parsippany-Troy-Hills (Township), represented by Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., seeks Merit System Board resolution of a dispute concerning back pay and benefits for Jeffrey Jusko.

ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered the appointing authority to pay
$38,009.57 in back pay and $13,292.69 for reimbursement for payments
to maintain health insurance coverage.

B-52 NICHOLAS MELFI
The Department of Corrections petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider its final decision granting the appellant's appeal of his minor discipline charge.

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

B-53 JOHN ERIC COUCH
John Eric Couch, a Senior Investigator Public Defender with the Office of the Public Defender, represented by Steven P. Weissman, Esq., seeks enforcement of the Merit System Board decision rendered on July 11, 2000, granting him back pay. Appellant also requests counsel fees for his enforcement request.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for back pay and counsel
fees.

B-54 VALORIE EALY

The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has reversed and remanded the March 7, 2000 and July 11, 2000 Merit System Board determinations that Valorie Ealy did not timely file an appeal of her removal from employment as a Principal Clerk Typist with the Department of Law and Public Safety.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-55 MICHAEL MCKEEN
Michael McKeen, Assistant Superintendent 1, Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, formerly Administrator, Southern State Correctional Facility, appeals the determination of his PAR grievance by the Department of Corrections.

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

B-56 JOHN L. CHANDLER
John L. Chandler, a Senior Correction Officer at Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate his appeals of his two removals, effective August 8, 2000, and his two resignations not in good standing, effective August 8, 2000, which were dismissed based on Chandler's failure to appear at a scheduled settlement conference.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reinstatement of
appeals.

B-57 LIZ DELACRUZ
Liz Delacruz, a former Human Services Technician with the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home, Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate her appeal of her removal, effective June 28, 2000, on charges, which was dismissed based on Delacruz' failure to appear at the scheduled settlement conference.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reinstatement of appeal.

B-58 NATHAN DAVIS
Nathan Davis, an Institutional Trade Instructor 2 (Cooking) at New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate his appeal of a 15-day suspension, which was dismissed based on Davis' failure to appear at a schedule settlement conference. It is noted that at the time of the actions leading to suspension, Davis was employed as a Senior Food Service Handler at New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reinstatement of appeal.

B-59 ALVIN MCCANN
Alvin McCann, a former Sanitation Worker with Winslow Township, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate his appeal of his indefinite suspension, effective July 20, 2000, which was dismissed based on McCann's failure to appear at his scheduled hearing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for reinstatement of appeal.

B-60 ANN PORTER
Ann Porter, a Cottage Training Technician at Green Brook Regional Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Frankie Baxter, President, AFSCME Local 150, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate her appeal of her removal, effective April 10 2001, on charges, which was dismissed based on Porter's failure to appear at her scheduled hearing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for reinstatement of
appeal.

B-61 JEFFERY A. NEALIS
Jeffery A. Nealis appeals the denial of his request to change his employment records to reflect an intergovernmental transfer rather that a break in service.

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

B-62 CLERK DRIVER (C6003B), CAMDEN COUNTY
The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Clerk Driver (C6003B), Camden County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment wavier,
and directed that the appointing authority be accessed for the costs of the selection process in the amount of $2,048.

B-63 DEPUTY CLERK, BOARD OF ELECTIONS (C1459C), COUNTY ESSEX
The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Deputy Clerk, Board of Elections (C1459C), County of Essex.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment wavier,
and directed that the appointing authority be accessed for the costs of the selection process in the amount of $2,048.

B-64 LEGISLATIVE SPECIALIST (M6733A), CITY OF JERSEY CITY
The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Legislative Specialist (M6733A), City of Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment wavier,
and directed that the appointing authority be accessed for the costs of the selection process in the amount of $2,048.

B-65 SENIOR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (PM4121V), CITY OF NEWARK
The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Senior Code Enforcement Officer (PM4121V), City of Newark.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment wavier,
and directed that the appointing authority be accessed for the costs of the selection process in the amount of $1,114.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

B-66 SENIOR MAINTENANCE REPAIRER (PM0728B), DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP
The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Senior Maintenance Repairer (PM0728B), Deptford Township.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment wavier,
and directed that the appointing authority be accessed for the costs of the selection process in the amount of $1,114.

B-67 SUPERVISOR, SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVTIES (M1166B), TOWNSHIP OF NORTH BERGEN
The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Supervisor, Senior Citizens Activities (M1166B), Township of North Bergen.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment wavier,
and directed that the appointing authority be accessed for the costs of the selection process in the amount of $2,048.

B-68 TRUDI BRAND
The appeal of Trudi Brand, a Principal Clerk Typist with the Township of Jackson, of her 90-day suspension on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Futey (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on November 13, 2001. The Merit System Board (Board), at its meeting on January 29, 2002, adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the 90-day suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Abstained)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

B-69 RORY MORRIS
The appeal of Rory Morris, a County Correction Sergeant with the Monmouth County Department of Corrections and Youth Services, of his removal, effective December 4, 2000, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Beatrice S. Tylutki (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on December 28, 2001, modifying the removal to a six-month suspension. At its meeting on January 29, 2002, the Merit System Board (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: Ida L. Castro (Abstained)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

B-70 ANGELA O'KAFOR
The appeal of Angela O'Kafor, a Senior Correction Officer with Riverfront State Prison, Department of Corrections, of her removal, effective June 11, 1999 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Futey (AlJ), who rendered his initial decision on November 19, 2001. At its meeting on January 29, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellant's removal. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Abstained)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

B-71 VICTORIA SANIUK
The appeal of Victoria Saniuk, a Personnel Assistant 3 with the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, of her 45-day suspension beginning February 26, 2001 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph F. Fidler (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on December 20, 2001. At its meeting on January 29, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the 45-day suspension to a five-day suspension. Rather, the Board modified the 45-day suspension to a written reprimand. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Abstained)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

B-72 RICHARD TROIANO
The appeal of Richard Troiano, an Analyst 2, Research and Evaluation, Division of AIDS Prevention and Control, Department of Health and Senior Services, of his resignation not in good standing, effective February 15, 2000, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bruce R. Campbell (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on December 14, 2001, upholding the resignation not in good standing. At its meeting on January 29, 2002, 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: Ida L. Castro (Abstained)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

B-73 ROBERT CANNON
The appeal of Robert Cannon, a Jersey City Police Officer of his 44-day suspension, beginning January 19, 2000, and his removal effective March 2, 2000, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Stephen G. Weiss (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on July 26, 2001, upholding the removal. At its meeting on February 20, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board), adopted the ALJ's recommendation. Additionally, since suspension arose from the same incident as the removal, the Board ordered that the removal be recorded as effective on January 19, 2000. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-74 ANTHONY DEPASQUALE
The appeal of Anthony DePasquale, a Heavy Equipment Operator with South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, of his 15-day suspension on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Richard F. Wells (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on December 27, 2001. At its meeting on February 20, 2002, the Merit System Board (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.

B-75 ANTHONY MCKENZIE
The appeal of Anthony McKenzie, a County Correction Officer with Union County, of his removal, effective May 11, 2000 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Irene Jones (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on January 4, 2002, reversing the removal. At its meeting on February 20, 2002, the Board remanded the matter 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.

B-76 RUTH MEGARGEE
The appeal of Ruth Megargee, a Teacher 1 with the Department of Human Services (DHS), of the DHS' denial of her request for reasonable accommodation, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Lillard E. Law (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on November 8, 2001 upholding the DHS' decision regarding the reasonable accommodation. At its meeting on February 20, 2002, the Board dismissed the appeal. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-77 ELVIRA TOOLEN
The appeal of Elvira Toolen, Family Service Specialist 3, Department of Human Services, of the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Ken R. Springer (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on December 14, 2001. At its meeting on February 20, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to grant SLI benefits. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-78 MARTHA BILDERBACK AND MAUREEN KNAPP
Martha Bilderback and Maureen Knapp appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Library Assistant (PC1966B) Ocean County.

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

B-79 JANE B. CANTER AND VALERIE R. GHOLSTON-KEY
Jane B. Canter and Valerie R. Gholston-Key appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Executive Assistant (PM0957B), City of Newark.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
  Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
  Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
  Leo R. Vartan (Yes)

B-80 ALEXANDER CARTAGENA
Alexander Cartagena appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Equipment Operator (PC1281B), Mercer County.

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

B-81 GLENN CATANA
Glenn Catana appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Graphic Artist 3 (PS7533T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-82 ANDREA CHIARA
Andrea Chiara appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Legal Secretary (C1348B), Burlington County.

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

B-83 MICHAEL CICCONE, ET AL.
Michael Ciccone, Craig Leshner, Richard Musicant and Brian Richardson appeal the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirement for the open competitive examination for Inspector, Fire Safety (S2007B/S2020B).

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

B-84 TONI CLARK-OGWO
Toni Clark-Ogwo appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Technical Assistant 3 (PS7542U), Department of Treasury.

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

B-85 GINA DEMAIO AND BRENDA STEWARD
Gina DeMaio and Brenda Steward appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found them to be below the requirements for the promotional examination for Technical Assistant, Classification (PS4556I), South Woods State Prison.

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

B-86 DONNA L. GABRIEL
Donna L. Gabriel appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Audit Account Clerk (PS1088U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-87 EVANGELINE JONES AND MATTIE JONES
Evangeline Jones and Mattie Jones appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that they did not meet the education or experience requirements for the promotional examination for Social Service Technician (PC2816A), Camden County.

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

B-88 GERALD MATIAS
Gerald Matias 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 Crew Supervisor, Masons and Plasterers (S6407B).

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

B-89 JACQUELINE MCCASKILL
Jacqueline McCaskill appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Medical Claims Review Clerk (PS0544K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-90 PATRICK MCGINTY
Patrick McGinty appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor, Streets (PM2848A), Elizabeth.

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

B-91 CHRIS PERNA-SARAVIA
Chris Perna-Saravia 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 Administrative Analyst 2 (PS9955K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-92 JOHN SEIGLE, ET AL.
John Seigle, Sonya Wilkins and Nancy Wucinski appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Administrative Secretary (PM0630B), City of Trenton.

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

B-93 DEMETRIO TATARELLI
Demetrio Tatarelli appeals the determination by the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the license requirement for the open competitive examination for Construction Official/Zoning Officer (M6872A), Wanaque Borough.

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

B-94 BRIAN THOMAS
Brian Thomas appeals his ineligibility for the open-competitive examination for Assistant Superintendent, Weights and Measures (C6949B), Passaic County.

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

B-95 ELISIE WALTERS
Elsie Walters appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Social Worker 2 (S0622B).

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

B-96 DOLORES ZIEGLER
Dolores Ziegler appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Principal Account Clerk Typing (PC2374A), Ocean County.

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

B-97 JAMES ABBOTT, ET AL.
Joseph Abbott, James Allen, Tracy Boucher, William Chiacchio, Philip Drapkin, Thomas Emory, Kevin Isler, Alex Manukas, Frank Petrangeli and Gabriel Santitore appeal their scores on the promotional examination for Construction and Maintenance Technician 2 (PS9547T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-98 WALTER APGAR, ET AL.
Walter Apgar, Arnold Applebaum, Frank Brigandi, Wayne Brodt, Joseph Canales, Edward Colligan, Michael D'Ambra, Alfredia Darden, John Essain, Thomas Garruba, Albert Garzoni, JoAnne Gerbino, Roberto Giovannetti, Robert Harris, Fred Kern, William Maguire, Mark Markley, James Ryan, Manmohan Singh, Amber Stout, Ronald Vecchiolla, Stephen Wagner and Michael Wilson appeal their scores on the promotional examination for Construction and Maintenance Technician 3 (PS9800T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-99 CHARLES BONAFIGLIA, ET AL.
Charles Bonafiglia, Joe Devlin, Grady Harmon, Felice Miller-Williams, and James Scola appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they failed to achieve passing scores on the promotional examination for Senior Field Monitor 2 DMV (PS8872T), Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles.

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

B-100 KEVIN PATRICK
Kevin Patrick appeals his score on the promotional examination for Construction and Maintenance Technician 2 (PS9547T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-101 JOSEPH ANTE
Joseph Ante, represented by Timothy Ferguson, Esq., appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-102 JESSE M. FLAX
Jesse M. Flax appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-103 ROBERT S. JEMINEY
Robert S. Jeminey appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-104 HOWARD JONES
Howard Jones appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-105 RALPH JONES
Ralph Jones appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-106 HERBERT C. LEARY
Herbert C. Leary appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-107 ARTHUR M. LONGO
Arthur M. Longo appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-108 ANDREW L. MAGEE
Andrew L. Magee appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-109 RAMON MELENDEZ

Ramon Melendez, represented by Jennifer E. Walker, Esq., appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-110 MARCOS MUNIZ
Marcos Muniz, represented by Jennifer E. Walker, Esq., appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-111 LACY S. PHELPS
Lacy S. Phelps appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-112 JOHN J. VINCENT, SR.
John J. Vincent, Sr. appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3586A), Camden City.

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

B-113 THOMAS COSTELLO, ET AL.
Thomas Costello and Albert Giordano appeal their seniority scores for the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC2582B), Middlesex County. Thomas Farrell, Robert Jankowski, James Rizzi and Jay Vignola appeal the eligibility of former Middlesex County Park Police staff members who transferred to the Sheriff's Office.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that these appeals be granted as to
Messrs. Costello and Giordano and denied as to Messrs. Farrell,
Jankowski, Rizzi and Vignola.

B-114 NANCY G. BARNARD
The Deputy Director, Division of Selection Services, on behalf of the Department of Law and Public Safety, requests that Nancy G. Barnard's out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify her for a lateral title change to the title Legal Secretary 1.

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

B-115 BRYAN DALTON
The Bergenfield Police Department appeals the determination of the Director, Office of Intergovernmental Services, which denied its request for the transfer and current voluntary demotion of Bryan Dalton from the title of Sheriff's Officer Sergeant, Passaic County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, Borough of Bergenfield.

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

B-116 GARY T. HARRIS
The Director of Human Resources, Camden County, appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Information Services that Gary T. Harris is not entitled to be placed on a regular reemployment list for the title Investigator, County Medical Examiner's Office.

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

B-117 LISA JACKSON-DIKKOH
The Township of Irvington, represented by Paula A. Garrick, Esq., requests that Lisa Jackson-Dikkoh be found qualified for a provisional appointment to the title of Assistant Purchasing Agent.

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

B-118 WILLIAM MACHOTKA
William Machotka, represented by Michelle Lebovitz Lamar, Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services concerning the correct answers to specific questions on the promotional examination for Section Chief, Technical/Scientific/Engineering (PS0192G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-119 ROBERT SMITH
Robert Smith appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that he lacked the required amount of permanent status in a title to which the examination was open for Manager 1 Human Resources (PS0903K), Hunterdon Developmental Center.

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

B-120 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of February 27, 2002 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of
February 27, 2002.

B-121 JASON TOZZI
The Rockaway Township Police Department appeals the determination of the Director, Office of Intergovernmental Services, which denied its request for the transfer of Jason Tozzi from the title of Sheriff's Officer, Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, Rockaway Township Police Department.

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

B-122 EARLY SETTLEMENTS
Doreen Balfour-Moses
Division of Law
Department of Law and Public Safety
Release at the end of the working test period

Kate Conover
County of Burlington
Department of Corrections
Removal

Steven Daiboch
Township of Lakewood
Police Department
30-day suspension

Holly Gray
Division of Law
Department of Law and Public Safety
Release at the end of the working test period

Thomas Lizzi
County of Hunterdon
Department of Parks and Recreation
Demotion

Nicole Tarver-Moses
County of Mercer
Department of Public Safety
20-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 Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

______________________________
IDA L. CASTRO
COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
 
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