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

Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman
Alan Dexter Bowman
Josephine DiRienzo
Robert J. Long

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Josephine DiRienzo, and Robert J. Long; Andrea Grundfest, 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 March 7, 2002, and posted at the Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS
A-1 SETTLEMENTS
In the Matter of William Ailes-Flanagan
Riverfront State Prison
Department of Corrections
SLI denial appeal

In the Matter of Albert Clark
William Paterson University
Suspension

In the Matter of Andre Davis
Newark Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of James Davis
City of Jersey City Library
Suspensions (2)

In the Matter of John Fitzgerald
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Patricia Hayes
North Jersey Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Darryl Lindsey
City of Newark
Police Department
Suspension

In the Matter of Monica Reid
Juvenile Justice Commission
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Eugene Tolliver
County of Morris
Sheriff's Office
Suspension

In the Matter of Chinaster Walker
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Removal

RECOMMENDATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE IN THE ABOVE CASES - SETTLEMENT
ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements, with the
exception of James Davis, which was held over.

A-2 MARGARET FORD
Margaret Ford, Social Work Supervisor, County of Gloucester, Board of Social Services, demotion to the title of Social Worker effective October 16, 2000, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, failure to perform duties and inability to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the demotion to Social Worker.

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

A-3 JOYCE LABRUZZA
Joyce LaBruzza, Physical Therapy Assistant, Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury benefits.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the denial of sick leave injury benefits.

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

A-4 HARRY TOMLIN AND EDWARD F. PAUL, III
Harry Tomlin and Edward F. Paul, III, Emergency Medical Technicians, City of Gloucester, Fire Department, appeal the good faith of their layoffs effective July 23, 1999 for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the layoffs.

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

A-5 TERESA SPALDING
Teresa Spalding, County Correction Officer, County of Burlington, County Jail, ten-day suspension and removal effective December 22, 2000, on charges of chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness, and violation of Burlington County Jail's attendance policy.

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

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

A-6 JACQUETTA SPINKS
Jacquetta Spinks, County Correction Officer, County of Union, Department of Public Safety, removal effective May 24, 2000, on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-7 CARLA YOUNG
Carla Young, Senior Clerk Typist, County of Gloucester, Prosecutor's Office, was initially removed effective July 2, 1997, based on the criminal charge on possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. While the case was pending at the Office of Administrative Law, the criminal charge was dismissed. Pursuant to an Interlocutory Order, the Administrative Law Judge allowed the appointing authority to amend the charges to conduct unbecoming a public employee, inability to perform duties, and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-8 HALL WHITE
Hall White, Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, ten-day suspension, 30- day suspension and two removals effective January 24, 1997 and March 14, 1997, on charges of, inter alia, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of various Department rules regarding personal conduct, intentional disobedience, disrespect or use of insulting or abusive language to a supervisor.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the suspensions and removals.

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

A-9 TODD SILVERMAN
Todd Silverman, Senior Correction Officer, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury benefits. It is noted that at the time of the incident the appellant was employed by the New Jersey Training School for Boys, Juvenile Justice Commission. This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of April 24, 2002.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal as moot.

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

A-10 CURTIS GERMANY
Curtis Germany, Security Guard, State-Operated School District of Newark, removal effective December 1, 1998, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee 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.

A-11 GLADYS EZE (CONSOLIDATION) - SETTLEMENT
Gladys Eze, Hospital Attendant, County of Essex, Hospital Center, six-month suspension, on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, and chronic or excessive absenteeism. It is also noted that Eze alleged discrimination and reprisal and filed a complaint with the Division on Civil Rights, which was consolidated with this matter.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Adopt the Order of Consolidation and acknowledge the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the Order of Consolidation and
acknowledged the settlement.

A-12 HENRY R. CIOFFI - SETTLEMENT
Henry R. Cioffi, City of Long Branch, eligible list bypass dispute. Settled to appointment to the next available regular appointment as a Fire Fighter. This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of March 27, 2002.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

A-13 DOLORES PHILLIPS (CONSOLIDATION)
Dolores Phillips, Senior Parole Officer, Division of Parole and Community Programs, Department of Corrections, ten-day suspension, and removal effective May 18, 1998, on the charge of neglect of duty, a 20-day suspension on the charge of insubordination, and a resignation not in good standing effective May 18, 1998, on the charge of absent from duty for five or more consecutive days without approval. Ms. Phillips also appeals the denial of an extended medical leave of absence. This matter was held over from the Merit System Board meeting of March 27, 2002.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismissal of the charges and reinstatement of the appellant with back pay and benefits.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
B-1 HECTOR I. SALVA, JR.
Hector I. Salva, Jr. 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 effectively perform the duties of the position.

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

B-2 SYREETA SPIVEY
Syreeta Spivey appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999A), County of Mercer 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-3 RON C. STOREY
Ron C. Storey 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 effectively perform the duties of the position.

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

B-4 CARL L. WILCOX
Carl L. Wilcox 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 effectively perform the duties of the position.

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

B-5 TIMOTHY BERRY
Timothy Berry, a Senior Correction Officer at Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Kevin P. McCann, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-6 MARY L. CUPO-CRUZ
Mary L. Cupo-Cruz, the Director of the Equal Employment Division with the Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-7 SHARON HACKWORTH
Sharon Hackworth, a Human Services Technician at Hagedorn Gero-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-8 JOHN HECKLER
John Heckler, a Senior Correction Officer at 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 appeal be granted in
part.

B-9 LAWRENCE KELLY
Lawrence Kelly, a Bridge Operator 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-10 MARVIN LOGAN
Marvin Logan, a Cottage Training Supervisor at Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Henry J. Kowalski, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this matter be referred to
the Medical Examiners Panel.

B-11 ANNA MAGUIRE
Anna Maguire, a Communications Operator, Secured Facilities, at Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Kevin P. McCann, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 DORIS PEDERSEN
Doris Pedersen, a Bridge Operator with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-13 NORMAN PETERS
Norman Peters, a former Senior Correction Officer at Southern State Correctional Facility, 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 granted in
part.

B-14 MOSES THOMPSON
Moses Thompson, an Equipment Operator with the Department of Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed this appeal be referred to the
Medical Examiners Panel.

B-15 KENNETH WILLIAMS
Kenneth Williams, a Senior Correction Officer at New 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 denied.

B-16 TIMOTHY BRADLEY
Timothy Bradley, represented by Robert R. Cannan, Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld the appointing authority's bypass of his name on the eligible list for Police Sergeant (PM2520A), City of East Orange.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-17 JOSEPH C. FAHY
Joseph C. Fahy, represented by D. William Subin, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the appointing authority had sufficiently documented and supported its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999A), Atlantic City, on the basis of an unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-18 ANTHONY GOODELL
Anthony Goodell 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 Ranger Trainee (S9999A), Department of Environmental Protection, on the basis of an unsatisfactory background report.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be granted, and
the appellant's name be restored to the Ranger Trainee (S9999A),
eligible list and reflected on the October 13, 2000 certification as
interested but not reachable for appointment.

B-19 CUTHBERT E. HARRIS
Cuthbert E. Harris appeals the Department of Corrections' 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 granted.

B-20 ELYANA T. HARVEY DUDLEY
Elyana T. Harvey Dudley appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which upheld the removal of her name from the County Correction Officer (S9999A), Atlantic County, eligible list due to the falsification of her employment application.

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

B-21 STEVEN P. LOHMEYER
Steven P. Lohmeyer appeals his removal from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections eligible list, due to the appellant's failure to complete the preemployment processing.

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

B-22 NICHOLAS LUCIVERO
Nicholas Lucivero appeals the removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to the falsification of his employment application and an unsatisfactory work history.

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

B-23 CARMEN MARINO
Carmen Marino, represented by James M. Mets, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which removed her name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999W), Township of Irvington, based on her failure to meet the residency requirements.

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

B-24 FRANK R. MCCALL
Frank R. McCall 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-25 FEDELE NICOLARO
Fedele Nicolaro, represented by Robert R. Cannan, Esq., appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld the appointing authority's bypass of his name on the eligible list for Police Sergeant (PM2520A), City of East Orange.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-26 JOSEPH NUZZO
The Township of Lawrence appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services that it had not presented a sufficient basis to remove Joseph Nuzzo's name from the eligible list for Housing Inspector (M0611O), on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record which related adversely to the position sought.

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

B-27 ANTHONY PATOUNAS
Anthony Patounas, a Correction Sergeant with the Department of Corrections (DOC), represented by Donald Dudich, Vice- President, New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisor Association, appeals the decision of Selection Services which upheld the removal of his name from the list for Correction Lieutenant (PS6320I) based on his unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-28 RAY ROSE
Ray Rose appeals the Department of Corrections' removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999A), Department of Corrections, eligible list, on the basis of his failure to complete pre-employment processing.

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

B-29 VONJO R. TOMMY
Vonjo R. Tommy appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which upheld the removal of the appellant's name from the Community Service Officer 2 (S0669C), Department of Community Affairs eligible list, due to the appellant's failure to appear for an interview.

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

B-30 RONALD WILLIAMS
Ronald Williams appeals the decision of the Township of Winslow, to remove him from the special reemployment list for the title of Laborer.

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

B-31 MITCHELL D. WORLDS
Mitchell D. Worlds appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services which upheld the removal of his name from the County Correction Officer (S9999A), Camden County, eligible list due to the falsification of his employment application.

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

B-32 VINCENT P. STRIGNILE
Vincent P. Strignile, a Senior Sanitary Inspector with the City of Paterson, represented by Irwin H. Tessler, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for interim relief of his immediate suspension, effective September 13, 2001.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for interim relief
regarding his immediate suspension, denied the request for counsel
fees, and directed that the request for back pay be granted in part
from December 13, 2001 to January 15, 2002.

B-33 DENNIS BENSTER
Dennis Benster, an Investigator 1 with the Department of Banking and Insurance, represented by Walter R. Bliss, Jr., Esq., appeals the determination of the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, or Hostile Environments in the Workplace. The appellant also appeals the Commissioner's determination that sufficient evidence was found that the appellant engaged in unprofessional and inappropriate conduct in the workplace and violated the State Policy.

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

B-34 FRANK CAVALLARO AND TRENT LYONS
Frank Cavallaro, a Lieutenant with the Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, represented by Frank A. Bitoni, Jr., Esq., appeals the determination of the Attorney General, stating that sufficient evidence was found that Cavallaro engaged in conduct in violation of the departmental policy against discrimination and the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace with respect to the discrimination complaint filed by Trent Lyons, a Sergeant First Class with the Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety. Additionally, Lyons appeals the determination of the Attorney General stating that the investigation of Lyons' discrimination complaint substantiated only certain allegations against Cavallaro and Peter Hallock, a former Lieutenant with the Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety.

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

B-35 HEDWIG CIERNIAK
Hedwig Cierniak, a former Personnel Assistant 1 with the Department of Law and Public Safety, represented by Rosemarie Cipparulo, Esq., appeals the determinations of her grievances by the appointing authority. The appellant also appeals the determination of the Attorney General, stating that she had failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding 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 these appeals be denied.

B-36 NICHOLAS M. KAUFMAN
Nicholas M. Kaufman, formerly a Grounds Worker at Hagedorn Gero-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 that he had been subject to conduct in 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-37 TARA KING
Tara King, a former Assistant Supervisor of Educational Programs with the Juvenile Justice Commission, Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals the determination of the Attorney General, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding 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-38 JUAN MUNOZ
Juan Munoz, a Sergeant, appeals the determination of the Attorney General, for the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Unit, of the Department of Law and Public Safety, 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-39 TRUCK DRIVER (C9122A), COUNTY OF MERCER
The County of Mercer, represented by Alfred B. Vuocolo, Jr., County Counsel, requests reconsideration of that part of the decision rendered on March 13, 2001 by the Merit System Board ordering the appointing authority to pay selection processing costs in the amount of $2,048.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for reconsideration
and directed that the assessment of selection costs be rescinded.

B-40 JAN RONK
Jan Ronk, a Behavior Modification Program Technician at Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Sarah Evans, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered on January 30, 2001, which denied her request for sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-41 CARLYS ALEXANDER
Carlys Alexander, a Support Services Representative 3 with the Department of Transportation, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate the appeal of his release at the end of the working test period, which was dismissed based on Alexander's failure to appear at the scheduled settlement conference.

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

B-42 ANNA WHITE
Anna White, a Human Services Assistant with the Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate the appeal of her release at the end of working test period, which was dismissed based on White's failure to appear at a scheduled settlement conference.

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

B-43 KENDRA BROWN
Kendra Brown, Judiciary Clerk 2, appeals the determination of her PAR grievance by the Judiciary.

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

B-44 LISA JACKSON-DIKKOH
The Township of Irvington, represented by Paula A. Garrick, Esq., requests that implementation of the determination of the Division of Human Resource Management to terminate Lisa Jackson-Dikkoh from her provisional appointment of Assistant Purchasing Agent be stayed pending the outcome of its request to the Merit System Board to relax the rule governing provisional appointments to allow her to continue to serve provisionally in this title.

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

B-45 CARLOS IRIMIA, ET AL.
Carlos Irimia, Frank Kennedy, Joseph Lameiro, and Joseph Riccelli, of the West New York Police Department, request retroactive seniority, for record purposes only, due to the changes in Merit System rules which govern layoffs.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appeal of Mr. Irimia be
granted, Michael Indri be granted similar relief, and the appeals of
Messrs, Kennedy, Lameiro and Riccelli be denied.

B-46 WILLIAM DONNERSTAG
William Donnerstag, a part-time Senior Emergency Medical Technician with the City of Passaic Police Department, represented by Gregory A. Busch, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for back pay and benefits following the dismissal of a disciplinary charge at this departmental hearing. Appellant also requests counsel fees for his representation in this matter.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the appellant $2,084.28 in back
pay plus PERS contributions from September 30, 1997 through
May 11, 2000 and granted the appellant $7,233.72. in counsel fees.

B-47 JOHN K. KAVAKICH
John K. Kavakich, represented by Merick H. Limsky, Esq., requests appropriate salary step placement consistent with a retroactive permanent appointment date of August 25, 1998 to the title of Police Officer, City of Clifton.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-48 DINA MELANI
The Superior Court, Appellate Division, has transmitted the case of Melani v. County of Passaic, 345 N.J. Super. 579 (App. Div. 2001), to the Merit System Board to implement an appropriate remedy based on its decision in the matter.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appellant is not entitled
to any remedy under Merit System law or rules. Additionally, the
Board orders that Passaic County be fined for multiple violations
of Merit System law and rules in the amount of $2,500.

B-49 DATA CONTROL CLERK
The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Data Control Clerk, while two provisional appointees are 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 appointees, and make an appointment
from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-50 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 2 (M6031B), NEWARK SCHOOL DISTRICT
The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of certification for Program Development Specialist 2, 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, and make an appointment
from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-51 RECREATION SUPERVISOR (M1477C & M0909A), CITY OF EAST ORANGE
The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Recreation Supervisor, 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, and make an appointment
from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-52 MUNICIPAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR (M6034B), BOROUGH OF MANASQUAN
The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Municipal Court Administrator (M6034B), Borough of Manasquan.

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

B-53 ERIC PRAUZE
Eric Prauze, a former County Correction Officer with Gloucester County, appeals his resignation in good standing effective September 24, 2001.

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

B-54 MARK SAUNDERS
Mark Saunders, represented by Sharon A. King, Esq., seeks enforcement of the Merit System Board decision rendered on June 16, 1998, mandating his appointment, absent any other disqualification issue, from the Police Officer (M1836M), City of Camden eligible list based on the appointing authority's failure to meet its burden of proof that appellant was medically unfit to effectively perform the duties of Police Officer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-55 SHARON BRESCIA v. DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES (DYFS) DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Steven C. Reback issused an Order of Consolidation and Predominant Interest in the above- captioned matter. Based on the ALJ's Order, the Merit System Board and DYFS developed a joint order adopting the ALJ's Order.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the joint order.

B-56 SANDRA COOK v. DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES (DYFS), DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) John F. Futey issued an Order of Consolidation and Predominant Interest, and an order sealing the record in the above-captioned matter. Based on the ALJ's Order, the Merit System Board and DYFS developed a joint order adopting the ALJ's Order.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the joint order.

B-57 KATHERINE BERGMANN
The appeal of Katherine Bergmann, an unclassified Secretary to the Warren County Prosecutor, of her removal effective July 24, 1995, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Arnold Samuels (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on December 21, 2001, upholding the removal. At its meeting on March 27, 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 (Yes)

Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)

Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)

Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-58 CAMILLE BILELLO
The appeal of Camille Bilello, a Senior Cook with the Brick Township School District, concerning her return to her permanent title at the end of her working test period effective January 4, 2000, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Anthony T. Bruno (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on February 8, 2002. At its meeting on March 27, 2002, the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to reverse to failure of the working test period and to grant permanent status in the title of Senior Cook. Rather, the Board ordered that the matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law for further proceedings. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)

Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)

Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)

Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-59 JESSIE BROWN
The appeals of Jessie Brown, a Data Entry Machine Operator with the City of East Orange, Municipal Court, of her 30-day suspension beginning March 8, 1999, and removal effective December 13, 1999, both on charges, were considered by Administrative Law Judge Elinor R. Reiner (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on February 15, 2002. At its meeting on March 27, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendations to uphold the 30-day suspension and the 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 (Yes)

Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)

Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)

Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-60 WILLIAM GAWRON
The appeal of William Gawron, a Police Captain with the Borough of Sayreville, of his bypass on the eligible list for Police Chief, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Kathryn A. Clark (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on February 4, 2002. At its meeting on March 27, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the bypass. 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 (Yes)

Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)

Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)

Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-61 JANET COOKE
The appeal of Janet Cooke, a Fire Alarm Operator with the City of East Orange Fire Department, 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 February 28, 2002, upholding the removal. At its meeting on April 10, 2002, the Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation. The proposed final decision is now submitted to the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)

Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)

Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)

Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-62 PEARLIE KINCHEN
The appeal of Pearlie Kinchen, a Human Services Assistant with Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, of her removal effective February 3, 2000, on the charge of physical abuse of a client, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Futey (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on January 7, 2002, upholding the removal. At its meeting on April 10, 2002, the Merit System Board (Board) upheld the lesser-included charge of inappropriate physical contact with a client and modified the removal to a 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 (Yes)

Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)

Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)

Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-63 CRAIG DICKSON
The appeal of Craig Dickson, a Truck Driver with the Department of Public Works, Township of Pennsauken, of his removal effective December 1, 2000 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bruce R. Campbell (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on March 11, 2002, upholding the removal. At its meeting on April 24, 2002, the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation. 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 review.

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

B-64 ROBERT LOCKETT
The appeal of Robert Lockett, an Industrial Manager 2 at the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, of his removal effective December 1, 1999 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Tassini (ALJ), who rendered his decision on January 18, 2002, reversing the removal. At its meeting on April 24, 2002, the Board ordered that this matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-65 DIANE ATTANASIO
Diane Attanasio appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Public Health Representative 3, Communicable Disease (C6941B), Hunterdon County.

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

B-66 DIANA BRISTOL, ET AL.
Diana Bristol, Arvind Patel, and Anne Marie Skinner appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Program Development Specialist 1, Mental Health Services (S0656C).

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

B-67 NIGEL D. BROWN
Nigel D. Brown appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirement for the open competitive examination for Electronic Systems Technician 1 (C6240C), Cape May County.

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

B-68 PATRICIA A. BROWN, ET AL.
Patricia A. Brown, Tanya L. Campbell, William W. Donnelly, Donna Harris, Diane Hoffner, Kim Kelley and Mark D. Sprague appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that, per the substitution clause for education, they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Technician, Management Information Systems (PS9842T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-69 SUSAN BROWN
Susan Brown appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Office Automation Specialist 2 (PS6835K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-70 DAVID BUCHANAN
David Buchanan 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 Equipment Operator (PS0871J), Rowan University.

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

B-71 PATRAICIA A. CARNEVALE
Patraicia A. Carnevale appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the minimum requirements in the experience for the promotional examination for Principal Technician, Management Information Systems (PS3364H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-72 RICHARD M. CARRAGHER
Richard M. Carragher appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the Administrative Analyst 2 (PS9643H), Department of Health and Senior Services promotional examination.

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

B-73 SUSAN CHERMAK
Susan Chermak appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Contract Administrator 1 (PS3826K), Division of Family Development, Department of Human Services.

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

B-74 LAURA CINTRON AND LINDA WALTERS
Laura Cintron and Linda Walters appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they failed to meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Secretarial Assistant 3 (Non- Stenographic) (PS0461K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-75 PABLO CORREA
A representative of the appointing authority, on behalf of Pablo Correa, 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 Investigator, Public Defender (Bilingual in Spanish and English) (S6298B).

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

B-76 JANE COX
Jane Cox appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Office Automation Specialist 1 (PS1624K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-77 KATHY CRAFFEY, ET AL.
Kathy Craffey, Jose Gonzalez, Jennie Goodman, and John Low appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Contract Administrator 1 (PS3826K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-78 ROBERT S. CRAIG AND ADA I. MEDINA-MENDEZ
Robert S. Craig and Ada I. Medina-Mendez appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Principal Account Clerk (PM1017C), City of Trenton.

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

B-79 LYDIA DAVIS AND GEORGETTE WILLIAMS
Lydia Davis and Georgette Williams appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the education and experience requirements for the Employment Specialist (C1330B), Essex County open competitive examination.

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

B-80 TRACY DEL ROSSI, ET AL.
Tracy Del Rossi, Amanda Pierce and Wendy Stewart 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 Senior Clerk Transcriber (PS4896K) Vineland Developmental Center.

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

B-81 MAXINE ECKFORD
Maxine Eckford appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services that found that per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Administrative Assistant 3 (PS4888K), Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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

B-82 DIANE EPPS AND LISA SALLAD
Diane Epps and Lisa Sallad 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 Assistant Superintendent Residential Group Center (PS0847P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

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

B-83 ARTHUR N. ERHART
Arthur N. Erhart appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Chief of Administrative Services (PM0315C), Atlantic City.

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

B-84 TAMMY J. FAZZI
Tammy J. Fazzi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Coordinator, Senior Citizens Transportation (PC2160C), Middlesex County.

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

B-85 JON K. GRUBB
Jon K. Grubb appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the Mechanic (PM0827C), Upper Township promotional examination.

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

B-86 LINDA HOLLAND
Linda Holland appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for County Services Specialist (PS0706K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-87 VICTORIA HOLLIST
Victoria Hollist appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Program Development Specialist 1 (Women's Services) (S6453B), Department of Community Affairs.

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

B-88 PEI HUANG
Pei Huang appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found he was not within the unit scope of eligibility for the promotional examination for Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist 1 (PS6633G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-89 MICHAEL HUGHES
Michael Hughes appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Public Works Repairer (M6161B), Borough of Keansburg.

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

B-90 DINO KAPETANAKIS
Dino Kapetanakis appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the education requirements for the open-competitive examination for Claims Adjudicator Trainee Disability Determinations (S6998C).

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

B-91 MARILYN KENDER-MALDONADO
Marilyn Kender-Maldonado appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS8813K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-92 JOAN KUNTNE
Joan Kuntne appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Coordinator Special Transportation (PC0783B) Middlesex County.

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

B-93 JOHN D. LENART, ET AL.
John D. Lenart, Glenda I. Turner and Robert W. Weber appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Safety Officer, Developmental Disabilities (PS2220K), Woodbridge Developmental Center.

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

B-94 KATHLEEN NARCUM AND EDITH NEWBERRY
Kathleen Narcum and Edith Newberry 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 Analyst 2 (PS8813K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-95 JOSEPH NARDONE
Joseph Nardone appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 3 (PS4023K), Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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

B-96 JANET NOBLE-FERRER
Janet Noble-Ferrer appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Personnel Technician, Bilingual in English/Spanish (PC1251C), Essex County.

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

B-97 SEJAL K. PATEL
Sejal K. Patel appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Senior Clerk Typist (PS2757K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-98 DONNA PICERNO
Donna Picerno appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the examination for Child Support and Paternity Specialist 3 (S0521B), Department of Human Services.

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

B-99 CAROLYN QUINN
Carolyn Quinn appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Executive Assistant 2 (PS3029H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-100 ROSEMARY ROHRI
Rosemary Rohri 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 Executive Assistant (M6609C), Montville.

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

B-101 SAMUEL J. ROMANO, JR.
Samuel J. Romano, Jr. appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the minimum experience requirements for the promotional examination for Data Processing Supervisor, Scheduling and Control (OIT) (PS8385U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-102 CHRISTOPHER ROSSI
Christopher Rossi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that he was below the minimum requirements in education and experience for the open-competitive examination for Assistant Court Administrator (M6274B), Borough of Fairview.

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

B-103 DIANE RYAN
Diane Ryan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for County Services Specialist (PS0706K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-104 BARBARA SANTOUSSO
Barbara Santousso appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Public Health Representative 2, Communicable Disease (S6379B).

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

B-105 CAROLYN SELMON
Carolyn Selmon, represented by Michael L. Bitterman, Esq., appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS4396K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-106 PATRICIA SIWCZAK
Patricia Siwczak appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Network Administrator 2 (PS3027H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-107 SARAH STACKHOUSE
Sarah Stackhouse appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS4396K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-108 DAWN SZEKER
Dawn Szeker 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 Classification Officer 3 (PS0947I), Wagner Youth Correctional Facility (Bordentown).

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

B-109 LOIS TAYLOR
Lois Taylor appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Social Worker (PC6808B), Atlantic County.

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

B-110 GERALD R. TRICARICO
Gerald R. Tricarico appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2, Fiscal Management (PS3218K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-111 BERNICE TRICOCHE-MORROW
Bernice Tricoche-Morrow appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for County Services Specialist (PS0706K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-112 KAREN VACCARELLO
Karen Vaccarello appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she failed to meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Secretarial Assistant 3 (Non-Stenographic) (PS0461K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-113 JENNIFER VIGH AND CAROL HOWARTH
Jennifer Vigh and Carol Howarth appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Management Assistant (PS2992P), Department of Law and Public Safety.

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

B-114 KATHLEEN A. VITALE
Kathleen A. Vitale appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Human Services Specialist 2 (PC0040C), Monmouth County.

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

B-115 EDWARD WAGNER
On behalf of Edward Wagner, the appointing authority appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that Mr. Wagner did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Sewage Plant Superintendent (PM1894C), Township of Woodbridge.

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

B-116 JAMES WALSH
James Walsh appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that found that he did not meet the open- competitive requirements for the title Social Worker 2, Corrections.

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

B-117 PATTI WESTCOTT
Patti Westcott appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 3 (Data Processing) (PS4352K), Vineland Developmental Center.

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

B-118 CYNTHIA WHITE
Cynthia White 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 Senior Data Entry Machine Operator (PS9697K), Vineland Developmental Center.

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

B-119 ANDRE WILLIAMS
Andre Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Program Support Specialist 1 (Assistance Programs) (S6444C).

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

B-120 DEANNE WOODRUFF
Deanne Woodruff 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 Administrator Psychiatric Social Services (PS4675K), Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn Center For Geriatrics.

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

B-121 MARY YORKE
Mary Yorke appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the Office Services Manager (PC1329B), Essex County promotional examination.

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

B-122 TERENCE BYRNES
Terence Byrnes appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-123 ANTHONY CALABRO
Anthony Calabro appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-124 MICHAEL CARNEY
Michael Carney appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3621A), Harrison.

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

B-125 JOSEPH CAVANAGH
Joseph Cavanagh appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3621A), Harrison.

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

B-126 GERALD COPPOLA
Gerald Coppola appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-127 HARRY FEARON
Harry Fearon appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-128 GEORGE HARRIS
George Harris appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-129 KENNETH KAUFMAN
Kenneth Kaufman appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-130 CHARLES KERR
Charles Kerr appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-131 JAMES LAWLESS
James Lawless appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3621A), Harrison.

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

B-132 ROBERT MURRAY
Robert Murray appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-133 JOHN PETTIGREW
John Pettigrew appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-134 FRANK SIENKIEWICZ
Frank Sienkiewicz appeals his score for the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM3621A), Harrison.

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

B-135 GEORGE SIMMS
George Simms appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3617A), Carteret.

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

B-136 GLENN WILLIAMS
Glenn Williams appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3623A), Kearny.

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

B-137 OCTAVIO ANGELOZZI
Octavio Angelozzi appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2633A), Irvington.

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

B-138 ALFRED CARROLL
Alfred Carroll appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2505B), Hackensack.

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

B-139 JOHN FASULO
John Fasulo appeals his score on the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2505B), Hackensack.

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

B-140 RICHARD FERRIN
Richard Ferrin appeals his score on the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2638A), Ventnor.

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

B-141 THOMAS FLYNN
Thomas Flynn appeals his score on the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2638A), Ventnor.

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

B-142 JOSEPH GADOMSKI
Joseph Gadomski appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3617A), Carteret.

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

B-143 PAUL GADOMSKI
Paul Gadomski appeals his score on the examination for first level Fire Captain (PM3617A), Carteret.

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

B-144 KEVIN HOWARTH
Kevin Howarth appeals his score on the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2638A), Ventnor.

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

B-145 TIMOTHY JORDAN
Timothy Jordan appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2505B), Hackensack.

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

B-146 DEAN KOEP, JR.
Dean Koep, Jr. appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2633A), Irvington.

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

B-147 WALTER LARCOMBE
Walter Larcombe appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2639A), Wildwood City.

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

B-148 ALDO SACCO, JR.
Aldo Sacco Jr. appeals his score on the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM2639A), Wildwood City.

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

B-149 LINDA WELKOM
Linda Welkom appeals her score on the promotional examination for Supervising Geologist (PS9365G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-150 EVA COSTELLO
Eva Costello appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying her request for a make-up examination for the promotional examination for Administrative Assistant 2 (PS3242P), Department of Law and Public Safety.

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

B-151 AIDA LAGUNA-JOHNSON
Aida Laguna-Johnson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying her request for a make-up examination for the open competitive examination for Supervising Program Development Specialist (Bilingual in Spanish and English) (S3001C).

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

B-152 JOAN DALEY
Joan Daley, represented by Mary L. Crangle, Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services that found that she was not permanent in a title to which the examination was open for Account Clerk Typing (PC2279A), Camden County.

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

B-153 DIANE ZEIGLER
Diane Zeigler appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Field Service Supervisor 2 (Family Development), Division of Family Development, because she did not have the required amount of permanent status as of the closing date.

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

B-154 JOSEPHINE PICCOLELLO
The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, on behalf of the Department of Education, requests that Josephine Piccolello's out-of-title work experience be accepted to qualify her for admittance to the promotional examination for Personnel Assistant 4 (PS2329F), Department of Education.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-155 GREGORY HENDERSON
Gregory Henderson petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the decision rendered on June 12, 2001 which found that, per the substitution clause for education, he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Technician, Management Information Systems (PS9231K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-156 GEORGE M. LOBMAN
George M. Lobman petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the decision rendered on June 12, 2001, which found that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Supervising Engineer Construction and Maintenance (PS245T), Department of Transportation, because he was not permanent in a title to which the examination was open.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-157 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of April 10, 2002 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of
April 10, 2002.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)

Alan Dexter Bowman (Yes)

Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)

Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-158 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of April 24, 2002 are submitted for adoption.

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

B-159 NICHOLAS J. DEMICCO
Nicholas J. DeMicco appeals his score on the promotional examination for Regional Superintendent, Parks and Forestry (PS8930G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-160 BRUCE FLEEGER ET AL.
Bruce Fleeger, Michelle Mann, Carlos Mazon and Iris Schulman appeal their score on the promotional examination for Telecommunications Systems Analyst 2 (PS7897U), Department of Treasury.

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

B-161 MARY BARBATO
The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, on behalf of the New Jersey State Parole Board, requests that Mary Barbato's out-of title work experience be accepted to qualify her for a lateral title change to Building Management Services Specialist 1.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-162 EARLY SETTLEMENTS
Beverly Alexeev
County of Burlington
County Clerk
Ten-day suspension

Virginia Cabatic
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Grace Gulick
Division of Youth and Family Services
Department of Human Services
Ten-day suspension

Christian Hosford
Township of Monroe
Department of Building and Grounds
Removal

Tamara Hudgon
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Released at the end of working test period

Ann Porter
Greenbrook Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Thomas Shaw
County of Burlington
County Jail
Ten-day suspension
Removals (7)

Shirley A. Szymoniak
County of Monmouth
Department of Health Care Facility
Removal

John H. Wills, Jr.
County of Burlington
Highway Department
Ten-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, May 29, 2002 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

______________________________
IDA L. CASTRO
COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
 
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