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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
Margaret E.L. Howard
Robert J. Long


SEPTEMBER 3, 2003

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A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, September 3, 2003, in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board Members, Alan Dexter Bowman, Margaret E. L. Howard, and Robert J. 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 Lance Byrd
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Joseph Grossi
City of Hoboken
Layoff

In the Matter of Grover Jackson
Northern State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Alfonso Morales
County of Hudson
Suspensions (3)

In the Matter of Melissa Mullin
Department of Treasury
Resignation not in good standing

In the Matter of Deborah Noone
Hagedorn Gero-Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Stephan O’Connor
Township of Vernon
Suspension

In the Matter of Jeffrey Stansbury
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Thomas White
City of Newark
Neighborhood and Recreational Services Department
Suspension


In the Matter of Vanessa Yunqueras
Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 ANITA O’LEARY

Anita O’Leary, Senior Correction Officer, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Department of Corrections, asserts that she had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal for failure to prosecute.

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

A-3 REGINA BAYLEY, LARRY LAWSON, SHELLEY CANNON, JOHN DASILVA (CONSOLIDATION)

Regina Bayley, Larry Lawson, Shelley Cannon, and John DaSilva, various titles, City of Newark, removals effective June 27, 1997, on the charge of failure to comply with the City’s Residency Ordinance.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removals of Shelley Cannon, and John DaSilva, and stay the removals of Regina Bayley and Larry Lawson for 12 months to give them the opportunity to comply with the residency requirement.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)


A-4 KENNETH FREEMAN (CONSOLIDATION)

Kenneth Freeman, Senior Investigator, Department of Corrections, appeals three removals. 1) removal (effective date to be determined) on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, insubordination and falsification 2) removal effective December 26, 2001 on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and insubordination and 3) removal effective February 5, 2002 on the charge of falsification.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removals.

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

A-5 ROBERT RAIN

Robert Rain, Senior Correction Officer, South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective August 13, 2002, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, violations of rules regarding safety and security precautions and improper or unauthorized contact with inmates, parolees, their families, or friends.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 HUGO O. ALBARRACIN

Hugo O. Albarracin 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 BASHIRA H. CURRY

Bashira H. Curry appeals her rejection as a Juvenile Detention Officer candidate by the County of Hudson and its request to remove her name from the subject eligible list on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-3 KIMBERLY R. ELLIS

Kimberly R. Ellis appeals her rejection as a Juvenile Detention Officer candidate by the County of Essex and its request to remove her name from the subject eligible list on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-4 THELMA L. JOHNSON

Thelma L. Johnson appeals her rejection as a Juvenile Detention Officer candidate by the County of Passaic and its request to remove her name from the subject eligible list on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-5 SHAUN MCNEILL

Shaun McNeill 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-6 BOYD B. SMITH, JR.

Boyd B. Smith, 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 perform effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal be denied.
B-7 NICOLE TERRELL

Nicole Terrell appeals her rejection as a Juvenile Detention Officer candidate by the County of Essex and its request to remove her name from the subject eligible list on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-8 DERILYN WISE

Derilyn Wise appeals her rejection as a Juvenile Detention Officer candidate by the County of Hudson and its request to remove her name from the subject eligible list on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-9 SANDRA GAGNON

Sandra Gagnon, a Driver Improvement Analyst 2 with the Motor Vehicle Commission, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-10 JOSEPHINE INGRASSIA

Josephine Ingrassia, a Senior Clerk Typist with the 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 granted.

B-11 CHRISTOPHER PALADINO

Christopher Paladino, an Operating Engineer 1 with the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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


B-12 EFRAIN BELTRE

Efrain Beltre, represented by Charles M. Grossman, Esq., appeals the removal of his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999B), City of Newark, on the basis of an unsatisfactory driving record.

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

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)
Alan Dexter Bowman (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-13 ROBERT GRABER, III

Robert Graber, III, appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRI), which removed his name from the Public Safety Telecommunicator (C0373D), Bergen County eligible list due to his failure to maintain an interest in the position.

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

B-14 PIETRO MAGLIANO

Pietro Magliano, County Correction Sergeant, represented by Michael L. Prigoff, Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld the bypass of his name on the County Correction Lieutenant (PC1393W), Hudson County eligible list.

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

B-15 NORBERTO RAMOS, III

Norberto Ramos, III, appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, (HRIS), which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999D), Township of Irvington, on the basis of his failure to meet the residency requirement.

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


B-16 HEATH SHULAS

Heath Shulas, represented by Sidney H. Lehmann, Esq., appeals the removal of his name from the Police Officer (S9999B), Township of North Brunswick, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-17 TERRENCE SIMPSON

Terrence Simpson appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant’s name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999D), City of Irvington, on the basis of an unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-18 BHULESHWAR DARJI

Bhuleshwar Darji, a Principal Engineer, Structural Evaluation with the Department of Transportation (DOT), represented by Peter M. Duzuki, Esq., appeals the determination of the Director, Division of Civil Rights and Affirmative Action (DCR/AA) of the DOT, stating that the appellant had 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.

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

B-19 DORIS WHYTE

Doris Whyte, a Day Care Center Technician with the Department of Human Services, represented by Bruce M. Gorman, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of its decision rendered on April 23, 2003, denying her request for restoration of vacation leave.

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


B-20 ANNIE BELIN

The appeal of Annie Belin, a Juvenile Detention Officer with the County of Union, of her 10-day suspension, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Leslie Z. Celentano (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on June 9, 2003. At its meeting on August 12, 2003, the Merit System Board did not adopt the ALJ’s recommendation to dismiss the charges. 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.

B-21 SEAN CHINSOON

The appeal of Sean Chinsoon, a County Correction Officer with Monmouth County, of his removal effective January 31, 2002, on charges was heard by Administrative Law Judge Ana C. Viscomi (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on May 29, 2003. At its meeting on August 12, 2003, the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ’s recommendation to modify the removal to a six-month suspension. Rather the Board modified the removal to a three-month suspension. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board’s review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

B-22 JOHN GILLEY, JOSEPH LEWIS, LISA DORSEY, ERASMO QUINONES AND DANIEL MCKNIGHT, JR.

The appeals of John Gilley, Joseph Lewis, Lisa Dorsey, Erasmo Quinones and Daniel McKnight, Jr., County Correction Officer, County of Mercer, Department of Public Safety, of their removals on charges, were heard by Administrative Law Judge Solomon A. Metzger (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 17, 2003, modifying the removals to a 30-day suspension for Gilley, a 60-day suspension for McKnight, a 90-day suspension for Quinones and a six-month suspension for Dorsey and reversing the removal for Lewis. At its meeting on August 12, 2003, the Board adopted the ALJ’s recommendation for appellants Gilley, Lewis, Quinones and McKnight. However, the Board did not adopt the ALJ’s recommendation to modify Dorsey’s removal to a six-month suspension. Rather, the Board upheld the removal. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board’s review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board, on its own motion, reconsidered its prior decision of August 12, 2003 and affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.
B-23 MARK HRUSKA

The appeal of Mark Hruska of the bypass of his name for appointment from the Fire Fighter (M5254S), Borough of Carteret eligible list was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph Lavery (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 27, 2002, invalidating the bypass and ordering that the certification be reissued. At its meeting on August 12, 2003, the Merit System Board (Board) upheld the bypass. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board’s review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-24 CHRISTINE PHILLIPS

The appeal of Christine Phillips, a Principal Clerk Typist with South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, of her removal, effective February 23, 2001, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Edgar R. Holmes (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 3, 2003. At its meeting on August 12, 2003, the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ’s recommendation to uphold the appellant’s removal. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board’s review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-25 DORELEENA SAMMONS-POSEY

The appeal of Doreleena Sammons-Posey, a Program Manager (Family Health Programs) with the Department of Health and Senior Services, of the decision to bypass her name for appointment from the Service Director, Department of Health (PS1005H) eligible list, was before Administrative Law Judge Steven C. Reback (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 22, 2003. At its meeting on August 12, 2003, the Merit System 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.


B-26 JUDITH ANN ABRAMOVITZ, CHARLES END AND BETSY REETZ

Judith Ann Abramovitz, Charles End, and Betsy Reetz appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Manager, Health Care Systems Analysis (PS3954H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-27 KATHY E. AVERY

Kathy E. Avery appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not indicate the required license or registration for the open competitive examination for Principal Occupational Therapist (S9182D), Statewide.

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

B-28 SUSAN L. BOWERS

Susan L. Bowers 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 Assistant 2 (PS3064P), Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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

B-29 PAUL CARLISI

Paul Carlisi appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Senior Maintenance Repairer, Electrician (M6067D), Lawrence Township.

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


B-30 JEFFREY T. CARROLL AND FRANK KURASZ

Jeffrey T. Carroll and Frank Kurasz appeal the decisions of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Equipment Operator (PM0858D), Brick Township.

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

B-31 JASMINA DESAI, ET AL.

Jasmina Desai and Christopher Schwartz appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were below the minimum requirements in education for the open competitive examination for Administrative Analyst 2, Accounting (S6548C). Anita Johnson-Fellenz appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Administrative Analyst 2, Accounting (S6548C).

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

B-32 ANN DOHERTY

Ann Doherty appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Administrative Analyst 3 (S6512C).

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

B-33 NANCY DOBRONTE

Nancy Dobronte appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Support Specialist 3 (Assistance Programs) (PS3778K), Department of Human Services.

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


B-34 DAVID DOMBROSKI

David Dombroski appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found him ineligible for the promotional examination for Battalion Fire Chief (PM3573C), Trenton.

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

B-35 RUFUS EDMUNDO AND MARIE HUNTER

Rufus Edmundo and Marie Hunter appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Building Management Services Specialist 4 (PM0622B), Newark School District.

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

B-36 BARBARA J. FERREIRA

Barbara J. Ferreira appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Senior Music Therapist (C0103D), Camden County.

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

B-37 KATHLEEN M. GOLDBERG

Kathleen M. Goldberg appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in education for the promotional examination for Network Administrator 1 (PS433I), State Parole Board.

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

B-38 DORIS E. GREEN

Doris E. Green appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Head Cook 3 (S0080D), Statewide.

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


B-39 KATHLEEN HOGAN

Kathleen Hogan 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 3 (PS2422H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-40 WALTER HRABAL AND KWONG TSANG

Walter Hrabal and Kwong Tsang 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 Crew Supervisor, Carpenters (S6598D).

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

B-41 CHARLENE JESSON AND ROBERT HOWARD

Charlene Jesson and Robert Howard appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Data Processing Analyst 1 (PS1608K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-42 JOHN KRESGE, CAROL FLORSHEIM AND CATHERINE GOEKE

John Kresge, Carol Florsheim and Catherine Goeke appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Administrative Analyst 3 (S6512C).

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

B-43 JOSHUA LAZARUS AND GARY LICKNACK

Joshua Lazarus and Gary Licknack appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were below minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Fire Code Assistance Representative 1 (PS37606D), Division of Fire Safety.

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

B-44 CHARLES LINDHORST

Charles Lindhorst appeals the decision 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 Automotive Mechanic (PS4579G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-45 LORRAINE LINGLE

Lorraine Lingle appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Deputy Municipal Court Administrator (M6820D), Mount Holly Township.

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

B-46 PATRIC C. MAC, ET AL.

Patric C. Mac, Catherine L. Masterson, Sandra Stangil, and Barbara Steele-Canning appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the education and/or experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Program Support Specialist (Assistance Programs) (PS3781K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-47 NORMAN S. MARCELLE AND SHERI A. PATOUHAS

Norman S. Marcelle and Sheri A. Patouhas appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for County Services Specialist (PS1316K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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


B-48 GRACE NAPATANO

Grace Napatano appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the educational requirement for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (Fiscal Management) (PS3314U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-49 ROBERT J. PANDOLA SR.

Robert J. Pandola Sr., appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Customer Representative 1, Public Utilities (S0038D), Statewide.

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

B-50 JERALDINE PARKER

Jeraldine Parker appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was ineligible for the promotional examination for Personnel Assistant 3 (PS4804T), Department of Transportation, because she was not permanent in a title to which the examination was open.

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

B-51 CARMINE PARRILLO

Carmine Parrillo appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Maintenance Superintendent (PC2043C), Morris County.

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

B-52 MICHAEL PENNA

Michael Penna appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Captain (PM3519D), Camden.

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

B-53 WAYNE PRISCO

Wayne Prisco appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Body and Fender Mechanic/Mechanic (M6091D), Hackensack.

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

B-54 ALICIA REED

Alicia Reed 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 Social Case Worker (M0209D), City of Newark.

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

B-55 DENISE M. SENTAK

Denise M. Sentak 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 Senior Management Assistant (PS4336I), State Parole Board.

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

B-56 T. MECCA SMITH

T. Mecca Smith appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Photographer (M6775D), Newark.

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


B-57 ALFRED STROLIS AND BEVERLY ARNOLD

Alfred Strolis and Beverly Arnold appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Contract Administrator 1 (PS4527K), Department of Human Services (DHS).

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

B-58 HENRY J. SZWALEK

Henry J. Szwalek 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, Public Works (PM2037D), City of Passaic.

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

B-59 JOEY TORRES AND DAVID SISNETSKY

Joey Torres and David Sisnetsky appeal their ineligibility for Police Officer, City of Passaic and Township of Jackson, respectively.

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

B-60 JOSEPH TRESS

Joseph Tress 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 Engineering Technician 4 (PS4814T) Department of Transportation.

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

B-61 CHRISTOPHER WALKER

Christopher Walker appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Maintenance Superintendent (PC2043C), Morris County.

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


B-62 CHRISTOPHER WALKER

Christopher Walker appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for General Supervisor, Trades (PC2087C), Morris County.

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

B-63 BEULAH WARREN

Beulah Warren appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Field Representative, Housing Rehabilitation (C0059D), Monmouth County.

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

B-64 RODNEY WILLIAMS

Rodney Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the requirements for the open competitive examination for Building Management Services Specialist 4 (M6948B), Newark School District.

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

B-65 SAHEED A. WILLIAMS

Saheed A. Williams appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Community Relations Specialist (M6927D), Newark.

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

B-66 LILLIAN ZITO

Lillian Zito 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 Business Manager (C6994B), Bergen County.

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

B-67 YVONNE ASHBY

Yvonne Ashby appeals her score on the open competitive examination for Habilitation Plan Coordinator (S0057D), Department of Human Services.

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

B-68 TONY KNIGHT

Tony Knight appeals his score on the statewide open competitive examination for Identification Officer (S0059D).

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

B-69 JOHN LABROLI

John Labroli requests a make-up examination for the promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM2547C), Atlantic City.

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

B-70 GUILLERMO C. PASCUAL

Guillermo C. Pascual appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which denied his request for a make-up examination for Residential Living Specialist, Mental Health (PS5042K), Trenton Psychiatric Hospital.

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

B-71 JOSEPH SCALZO

Joseph Scalzo appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services denying his request for a make-up examination for Sheriff’s Officer Lieutenant (PC2638D), Monmouth County.

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

B-72 EDWARD HAFEKEN, JR.

The City of Plainfield petitions the Merit System Board for acknowledgement of the settlement reached between Plainfield and Edward Hafeken, Jr., in United States District Court, Civil Action No. 01-CV-04663.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

B-73 BARRY DANZINGER

Barry Danzinger petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the decision rendered May 28, 2003, which upheld his ineligibility for the promotional examination for Employment Services Specialist 2, Account Executive (PS5227N), Department of Labor, on the basis that he did not satisfy the experience requirements.

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

B-74 PROPOSED REACSCTION WITH AMENDMENTS: N.J.A.C. 4A:4 SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT

It is recommended that N.J.A.C. 4A:4, Selection and Appointment, which was proposed for readoption with amendments be readopted along with the proposed amendments.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the proposal with amendments.

B-75 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of August 21, 2003 are submitted for adoption.

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

B-76 SYBIL FINNEY

Sybil Finney, a Judiciary Clerk 2 with the Judiciary, Vicinage 8, Middlesex County appeals the decision of the ADA Coordinator denying her request for a reasonable accommodation.

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

B-77 CLIFFORD SCHIEL

Clifford Schiel appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Assistant Supervisor, Public Works (M0118D), Beachwood Borough.

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

B-78 GIOCCHIN PANICO

Giocchino Panico requests that the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999B), City of Paterson, be revived so that his name may be certified to the appointing authority when he is released from military duty.

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

B-79 EARLY SETTLMENTS

Huldah Bozarth
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removals (2)

Charles Cadet
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Virginia Cronin
Montclair State University
Suspension

Ann Harlfinger
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Anthony Hayes
New Lisbon Developmental Center
Department Human Services
Removal

Mark S. Leinheiser
County of Burlington
County Jail
Suspension


Wanda Rodriguez
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removals (2)

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, September 17, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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IDA L. CASTRO
COMMISSIONER
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