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

Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman
Josephine DiRienzo
Margaret E.L. Howard
Robert J. Long

A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board members, Josephine DiRienzo, Margaret E. L. Howard and Robert Long; Elizabeth Laufer, Deputy Attorney General; and Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Chairwoman 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 December 2, 2003, 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 Christopher Bayard
City of Camden
Police Department
Suspensions (2)

In the Matter of Timothy Bethea
County of Mercer
Department of Public Safety
Removal

In the Matter of Kevin Broadbent
County of Mercer
Department of Public Safety
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of David Butler
Township of Lawrence
Department of Public Works
Removal

In the Matter of Jamie L. Cervini
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Tracie Irvin
City of Newark School District
Suspension

In the Matter of Tracie Irvin
City of Newark School District
Suspension

In the Matter of Darris Johnson
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Donald Lomax
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Daniel Love
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Richard Trower
County of Union
Department of Public Safety
Removal

In the Matter of Frankie Walls
City of Newark School District
Suspension

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 CHERYL HALE

Cheryl Hale, Identification Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, 30-day suspension on the charge of chronic absenteeism and removal effective October 22, 1996, on charges of violations of Police Department rules regarding, inter alia, absence without leave and obedience to orders.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal. It is noted that the ALJ failed to make a determination regarding the 30-day suspension.

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

A-3 TONY HOLLY

Tony Holly, Building Maintenance Worker, County of Hudson, Department of Public Resources, 30-day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, discrimination that affects equal employment opportunities including sexual harassment, neglect of duty, incompetence, inefficiency or failure to perform duties and insubordination.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 30-day suspension to a ten-day suspension.

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

A-4 KATHLEEN SISTI

Kathleen Sisti, Police Officer, Township of Aberdeen, Department of Public Safety, 60-day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duties, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, misuse of public property, including motor vehicle, and violations of general rules and regulations.

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

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

A-5 FRANK WEST

Frank West, Security Guard, City of Newark School District, 27-day suspension on charges of chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 27-day suspension.

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

A-6 VALERIE EALY

Valerie Ealy, Principal Clerk Typist, Department of Law and Public Safety, removal effective July 2, 1999. It is noted that the appointing authority did not serve the appellant with a Preliminary or Final Notice of discipline setting forth the charges.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-7 ANTHONY KING

Anthony King, County Correction Officer, County of Mercer, Department of Public Safety, removal effective March 5, 2002, on charges of neglect of duty, sleeping while on duty, falsification, violation of a regulation, policy, procedure, and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-8 LEONARD MCCOOK

Leonard McCook, Cottage Training Technician, New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective February 7, 2002, on charges of neglect of duty, loafing, idleness or willful failure to devote attention to task which could result in dangers to persons or property and falsification.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-9 EUGENE O'BRIEN

Eugene O'Brien, Administrative Analyst, County of Ocean, Health Department, removal effective July 31, 1998 and resignation not in good standing on charges of failure to perform duties, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and misuse of public property.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board reversed the removal and the resignation not in good standing and recorded the separation as a resignation in good standing with an agreement the appellant is not to seek public employment again.

A-10 IVAN ROACH

Ivan Roach, Auto Mechanic, Division of Human Resources, Department of Transportation, removal effective July 27, 2001, on charges of two counts of other sufficient cause: theft by deception.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge -Uphold the removal.

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

A-11 JOSEPHUS NYEMA (SETTLEMENT)

Josephus Nyema, County Correction Officer, County of Mercer, Department of Public Safety, 60-day suspension on charges of failure/delay in carrying out an order, falsification, insubordination, violations of rules and conduct unbecoming a public employee. Settled to a 40-day suspension and reimbursement of 20 days' compensation time.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

A-12 JAMIELYN ROSSBACH (SETTLEMENT)

Jamielyn Rossbach, County Correction Officer, County of Monmouth, Sheriff's Department, removal effective June 26, 2001, on the charge of inability to perform duties. Settled to reinstatement effective October 15, 2002 and reimbursement for medical expenses up to $10,000. This matter was presented to the Merit System Board at its meeting of February 26, 2003 but was held over for clarification.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 JAMES C. JACKSON

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

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

B-2 JOSEPH RIOTTO

Joseph Riotto, represented by Vincenza Leonelli-Spina, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Hackensack 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 to the position.

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

B-3 PAWEL WOJTOWICZ

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board referred the matter for independent evaluation.

B-4 ANNA MAE CLATTENBURG

Anna Mae Clattenburg, a Principal Clerk Typist 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 denied.

B-5 BARRY DAY

Barry Day, a Senior Correction Officer with 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.

B-6 PATRICIA A. DIFONZO

Patricia A. DiFonzo, a Secretarial Assistant 2 with the Office of the Public Defender, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-7 KATHLEEN FULLWOOD

Kathleen Fullwood, a Cottage Training Technician at Woodbridge Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 HELEN GROVER

Helen Grover, a Secretarial Assistant 1 with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-9 TRACY HARRIS (ZAMBRANA)

Tracy Harris (Zambrana), 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 denied.

B-10 KIM ROSE

Kim Rose, a Human Services Technician with the Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn 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-11 FRED SIENA

Fred Siena, a Senior Correction Officer with South Woods 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.

B-12 WANDA TAYLOR

Wanda Taylor, a Human Services Technician with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-13 ROSEMARY TUTHILL

Rosemary Tuthill, a Technical Assistant 1 (Treasury) 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 denied.

B-14 RICHARD CARUCCI, JR.

Richard Carucci, Jr. appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list for Fire Fighter (M2037A), City of Hackensack, for failure to meet the age requirement for the position.

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

B-15 TERRI GIBSON

Terri Gibson appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS), which removed her name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D), Department of Corrections on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal background.

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

B-16 RONALD M. JENKINS

Ronald M. Jenkins, represented by Fredric L. Bor, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the Department of Corrections had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999B) eligible list, due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-17 DICKIE LAM

Dickie Lam appeals the removal of his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999B), Burlington Township, on the basis of his failure to meet the residency requirement and for an unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-18 YVETTE MITCHELL

Yvette Mitchell appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which removed her name from the Head Nurse, 12 months (S9169D), Department of Human Services, eligible list, due to her failure to complete the preemployment process.

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

B-19 JOSE RIVERA

Jose Rivera, represented by Mark Cimino, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the Police Officer (S9999B), City of Camden eligible list, on the basis of an unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-20 SANTA TYSON

Santa Tyson, a Senior Correction Officer with Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director of Equal Employment Division (EED) with the DOC, 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 remanded this matter to the Department of Corrections for further investigation.

B-21 JOHNNY WALKER

Johnny Walker, a former Laborer with the City of Newark, requests a hearing regarding the release at the end of the working test period, effective October 8, 1999.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-22 SALVATORE BIONDO

Salvatore Biondo, a former Cook with the Passaic County Sheriff's Department, represented by James V. Segreto, Esq., appeals the change of his title to Security Guard and the reduction of his salary effective June 17, 2002.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-23 JEFFREY S. KATZ

Jeffrey S. Katz, an Assistant Deputy Public Defender 1 with the Office of the Public Defender, represented by Sharon H. Moore, Esq., requests Merit System Board review of his salary upon his appointment effective June 16, 2001.

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

B-24 GILBERT SNYDER

David Edsall, an Assistant Superintendent of Weights and Measures with Sussex County, represented by Bruce D. Leder, Esq., appeals the decision of Human Resource Management which found that Gilbert Snyder was performing the duties of a Confidential Assistant on a part-time basis and the duties of the Superintendent of Weights and Measures, also on a part-time basis, with Sussex County.

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

B-25 JOSEPH HORNICK

The City of Long Branch, represented by Eric M. Bernstein, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for a stay of its decision in In the Matter of Joseph Hornick (MSB, decided January 29, 2003), granting appellant back pay and benefits, pending its appeal to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-26 RASHID ABDUNAFI

Rashid Abdunafi, a Senior Correction Officer with East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections (DOC), represented by Henry J. Cistrelli, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of that part of the final administrative decision, decided July 31, 2002, in which the Board granted his request for sick leave injury (SLI) benefits, but limited those benefits to one year from the date of injury.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-27 CHERYL ANDREW-PAYSINGER

Cheryl Andrews-Paysinger, a Technical Program Assistant with the Department of Personnel, petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on January 29, 2002, in which the Board denied her discrimination appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Abstained)
Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-28 MICHELLE KINSEY
Michelle Kinsey petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered December 18, 2002, which upheld the removal of her name from the County Correction Recruit (S9999B), Department of Corrections (DOC) eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal history and the removal of her name from the County Correction Officer (S9999A and S9999B), Middlesex County eligible lists on the basis of the falsification of her employment application.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-29 NASEEM A. MUHAMMAD

Naseem A. Muhammad, a former Police Officer with the City of Passaic petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered September 25, 2002, which upheld his removal effective November 4, 1999, on charges of, inter alia, conduct unbecoming a public employee and violating various Police Department rules.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-30 RAFFAELLE SPADAVECCHIA

Raffaelle Spadavecchia a former Police Officer with the City of Hoboken, represented by Brian J. Neary, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the final administrative determination, rendered December 12, 2002, by the Director of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations, denying his request for a hearing concerning the appeal of his removal effective July 10, 2002, due to the untimely filing of his appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-31 BENITA CISROW

The appeal of Benita Cisrow, a Senior Correction Officer with South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, of her removal effective August 16, 2000, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Tassini (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on December 23, 2002. At its meeting on March 13, 2002, the Merit System Board adopted the ALJ's recommendation to reverse the removal. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-32 PATRICIA EVERINGHAM
The appeal of Patricia Everingham, a Secretarial Assistant with Monroe Township of her removal, effective April 25, 2001, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Douglas H. Hurd (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on October 29, 2002. At its meeting on March 13, 2002, the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellant's removal. Rather, the Board modified the removal to a 30-day suspension. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-33 ZACHARY ODUMES
Zachary Odumes, a Senior Correction Officer with East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals his ten-day suspension on the charge of conduct unbecoming an employee. He further appeals his entitlement to back pay for the period of his indefinite suspension for the underlying criminal charges. The matter was heard by Administrative Law Judge Carol I. Cohen (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on January 27, 2003 granting the appointing authority's reduction of the ten-day suspension to a five-day suspension. At its meeting on March 13, 2003, the Merit System Board adopted the ALJ's recommendations. 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)
Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-34 RENEE VASEY
Renee Vasey, a Support Services Representative 2 with the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation, appeals her release at the end of her working test period (WTP) on August 21, 2001. This matter was heard by Administrative Law Judge Steven C. Reback (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on December 17, 2002, granting the appointing authority's motion for summary dismissal of the appeal on the basis that the appellant failed to meet her burden to prove that her release at the end of her WTP was premised on bad faith. At its meeting on March 26, 2003, the Merit System 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.

B-35 CLERK TYPIST, SPECIAL REEMPLOYMENT LIST, EAST ORANGE

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

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

B-36 FIRE PREVENTION SPECIALIST, TOWN OF WEST NEW YORK

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

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

B-37 SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT, TYPING (PM1936B), NEWARK SCHOOL DISTRICT

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Secretarial Assistant, Typing while three 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, make an appointment from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-38 ALLISON BLAKE

Allison Blake appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor Standards and Procedures (PS3596K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-39 PATRICIA COMERFORD

Patricia Comerford appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (Data Processing) (PS4677K), Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).

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

B-40 JEFFREY DIBIASIO

Jeffrey DiBiasio appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that the appellant did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS2222K), Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services.

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

B-41 ROSS D. FREY

Ross D. Frey appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Data Processing Analyst 1 (PS3039H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-42 SHARON GRAHAM

Sharon Graham appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Office Automation Specialist 2 (PS0596I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-43 LINDA HOLLAND, ET AL.

Linda Holland, Maria McGowan, Margaret Stofik, Mary Sunder, William Wander and Patricia Warren appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor Standards and Procedures (PS3596K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-44 VINCENZA HOPF

Vincenza Hopf 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 Administrative Analyst 3 (PS3486K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, Department of Human Services, promotional examination.

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

B-45 SUSAN LEACH

Susan Leach appeals the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examinations for Supervisor Standards and Procedures (PS3596K) and Principal Standards and Procedures Technician (PS3591K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-46 TRACY L. LEFKOWICH

Tracy Lefkowich 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 (Data Processing) (PS2988U), Office of Information Technology.

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

B-47 JOHN MALASKA

John Malaska appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor Standards and Procedures (PS3596K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-48 DANIEL MARTINEZ AND MICHELE SAFRIN

Daniel Martinez and Michele Safrin appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Principal Standards and Procedures Technician (PS3591K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-49 KENNETH POWERS

Kenneth Powers appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (Data Processing) (PS0562K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-50 SUSETTE SABIO-JONES

Susette Sabio-Jones appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the educational requirements for the promotional examination for Occupational Health Consultant 1 (PS3612N), Department of Labor.

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

B-51 RENE SINGLETON-WILLIAMS

Rene Singleton-Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Training Technician (PC0956C), Middlesex County.

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

B-52 ALANA M. WALLBILLICH

Alana M. Wallbillich appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1, Data Processing (PS1797I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-53 THOMAS ANGUELLA

Thomas Anguella appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM3023C), Linden.

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

B-54 JEFF BEETLE

Jeff Beetle appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4053C), West Orange.

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

B-55 CHRISTOPHER BREUNIG

Christopher Breunig appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4047C), Ocean City.

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

B-56 RICHARD BORNSTAD

Richard Bornstad appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM3023C), Linden.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-57 STEVEN COPONI
Steven Coponi appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4053C), West Orange.

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

B-58 KIP DANGLER

Kip Dangler appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4053C), West Orange.

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

B-59 VITO DIMARCO

Vito DiMarco appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4047C), Ocean City.

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

B-60 HAROLD ECKBOLD

Harold Eckbold appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4047C), Ocean City.

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

B-61 GEORGE FELLER

George Feller appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4053C), West Orange.

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

B-62 MICHAEL HREHA

Michael Hreha appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM3023), Linden.

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

B-63 EDWIN KOOKER

Edwin Kooker appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM0447C), Ocean City.

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

B-64 GEORGE KUHN

George Kuhn appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM3023C), Linden.

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

B-65 FREDERICK LEONARDO

Frederick Leonardo appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4053C), West Orange.

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

B-66 ALBERT MARTIN

Albert Martin appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM3023C), Linden.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-67 WILLIAM MCGEE
William McGee appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Fire Captain (PM4053C), West Orange.

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

B-68 ANTHONY MIGLIACCIO

Anthony Migliaccio appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4047C), Ocean City.

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

B-69 JAMES PHILLIPS

James Phillips appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4053C), West Orange.

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

B-70 CLIFFORD SCHLOSSER

Clifford Schlosser appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM 4048C), Rahway.

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

B-71 THOMAS SHALLCROSS

Thomas Shallcross appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4047C), Ocean City.

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

B-72 PATRICK SHARKEY

Patrick Sharkey appeals the correct answer to questions on the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM3547D), Mount Laurel Township.

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

B-73 JAMES SMITH

James Smith appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4047C), Ocean City.

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

B-74 PETER SMITH

Peter Smith appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for the first level Fire Captain (PM4053C), West Orange.

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

B-75 THOMAS WOLANSKY

Thomas Wolansky appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM3026C), Union Township.

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

B-76 JEANETTE LETZGUS

Jeanette Letzgus appeals her seniority score for the examination for Senior Public Safety Telcommunicator (PC1455C), Camden County.

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

B-77 LOU ELLEN PETTY

Lou Ellen Petty appeals the administration of the open-competitive examination for Social Worker (C4027C), Mercer County.

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

B78 JEFFREY GORDON

Jeffrey Gordon requests a make-up examination for Fire Fighter (M9999D), various lists.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-79 CHARLES SISTO

Charles Sisto, represented by Steven Varano, Esq., appeals the written examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2617B), City of Passaic.

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

B-80 JUDICIARY CLERK 2

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-81 KENNETH PENN

Kenneth Penn appeals his score for the oral portion of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM3023C), Linden.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
Josephine DiRienzo (Yes)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Abstained)

B-82 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES
The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of March 26, 2003 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of March 26, 2003.

B-83 ANTHONY SACCARO AND CHARLES CUTLER

Anthony Saccaro and Charles Cutler petition the Merit System Board (Board) for enforcement of the decision rendered by the Board in In the Matter of Anthony Saccaro and Charles Cutler (MSB, decided January 29, 2003), wherein the Board found that the layoff of Saccaro and Cutler was not justified, reversed their layoffs and ordered their reinstatement to their respective positions with appropriate back pay, benefits and seniority from the date of the layoff to the date of actual reinstatement. Additionally, the Township of Allamuchy, represented by David Fish, Esq., petitions the Board for a stay of that decision pending Allamuchy's appeal to the Superior Court, Appellate Division.

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

B-84 WILLIAM J. BRENNAN, ET AL.

In its recent decision, In the Matter of William J. Brennan, (App. Div. Docket No. A-3104-00T1, decided June 18, 2002), the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division (Appellate Division) remanded this matter to the Merit System Board (Board) for additional proceedings consistent with its decision in order to permit the Board to develop a full factual record and to address the issue of whether the applicable civil service law and regulations permit the certification of a list of eligibles that is about to expire in order to effectuate appointments and fill vacancies at a point in time when vacancies are anticipated but do not yet exist. The Appellate Division did not retain jurisdiction.

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

B-85 HUNTERDON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICERS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

Hunterdon County Sheriff's Officers Association, represented by Deborah V. Trout, President, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 94, seeks Merit System Board review of employment agreements requiring Sheriff's Officers to reimburse the Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office for training costs.

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

B-86 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Corledia Broome
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspensions (2)

Jose M. Cruse, III
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Sharon Daniels
County of Gloucester
Release at the end of the working test period

Joshua Mastrando
County of Gloucester
Release at the end of the working test period

Lenore Sutton
City of Plainfield
Release at the end of the working test period

Lester Wormley
City of Newark School District
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, April 23, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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IDA L. CASTRO
COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
 
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