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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

STATE

The Merit System Board recorded the recommended changes in the State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto and made a part hereof.

DATE: September 10, 2003

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The Department of Agriculture requests two local government titles be made common for state use.

The United States Department of Agriculture is providing federal funds to conduct a cooperative program with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This program is intended to control and eradicate insects that have attacked hardwood trees in northern New Jersey . Tree-climbing staff assigned to this program will examine susceptible trees within high-risk areas.

A 35-hour workweek and assignment to the O bargaining unit (operations, Maintenance and Services) is requested to coincide with the bargaining unit and fixed workweek of other titles in this occupational group. The salary recommendation is compatible with the market-based salary for this function and the Hay Job Content Evaluation.

Appropriate notice of this proposal has been provided to the affected negotiations representatives.

ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMON TITLE

Effective: 09/02/03

FROM:
Tree Climber
04215 L N/A

Senior Tree Climber Senior Tree Climber
03630 L N/A
Local Government Use Restrict to Department Code H

TO:
Tree Climber
O10-04215 H 35/12

Senior Tree Climber Senior Tree Climber
O13-03630 H 35/12
Restrict to Department Code H

DATE: October 1, 2003

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan

STATE PAROLE BOARD

The State Parole Board requests the creation of the Department-specific, managerial title to classify the functions of the parole release manager.

The Manager, Release Unit is responsible for complex parole eligibility hearings, parole eligibility dates, maximum incarceration dates and the application of credits to increase or delay release dates.

There are three units directly responsible for parole functions: The Release Unit, Community Programs Unit and the Revocation Unit. All managers are classified at the same level. The State Parole Board indicates that the Manager, Release Unit has a higher level of responsibility and accountability for parole eligibility issues. The Manager is responsible for a greater number of subordinate staff, one of whom is classified at the same level at the Manager, creating compression.

The State Parole Board requests that the title be assigned to the career service to be consistent with the assignment of other managerial staff.

ADDITION OF TITLE

Effective: 02/22/03
Manager, Release Unit, State Parole Board

M34-_____ W Competitive NL/12

DATE : October 1, 2003

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan

JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION

The Juvenile Justice Commission requests an upward range re-evaluation for the titles of Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, Residential Group Center. Incumbents are responsible for managing the staff and activities of a residential group centers serving youthful offenders with a variety of social, physical, and/or mental health problems and issues.

The re-evaluation is requested to compensate for the increase in responsibility. Incumbents are highly accountable for the operational, administrative and managerial aspects of their programs, and must keep current with modern approaches and trends in the field of juvenile rehabilitation. They must be knowledgeable in a variety of areas impacting the juvenile treatment program such as substance abuse, mental health issues, juvenile rights, life skills, medical care, as well as issues impacting the residential facility, including safety and security, structural and grounds maintenance, laundry, housekeeping, and nutrition. Incumbents are on call around-the-clock to handle the regular and extraordinary needs of the center.

CHANGE IN SALARY EVALUATION

Effective: 05/03/03

FROM:
Superintendent, Residential Group Center
M 28 -61956 * Unclassified NL/12
Asst Superintendent, Residential Grp Ctr
M 23 -61954 * Classified NL/12

TO:
Superintendent, Residential Group Center
M 30 -61956 * Unclassified NL/12
Asst Superintendent, Residential Grp Ctr
M 26 -61954 * Classified NL/12

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS
In the Matter of Winifred Allen
New Jersey Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center
Removal

In the Matter of Tarkisha Burgess
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Edmond Farmiglietti
Department of Health and Senior Services
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Michael Kelly
City of Hackensack
Department of Public Works
Removal

In the Matter of James MacDonald
County of Union
Department of Public Safety
Removal

In the Matter of Jamar McDaniel
Office of the Public Defender
Release at the end of the working test period

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 DARYL BEECHAM (CONSOLIDATION )

Daryl Beecham, Electrical Mechanic, Department of Transportation, 15-day suspension on the charge of insubordination and removal effective November 17, 2000 , on charges of insubordination and neglect of duty.
Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 15-day suspension and removal.
ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-3 BRIAN BEVERLY

Brian Beverly, Police Officer, City of Camden, Police Department, removal effective April 19, 2001, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of rules and regulations regarding the drug policy.
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-4 WAYNE CALANDRIELLO

Wayne Calandriello, Physical Education Instructor, County of Monmouth, Department of Corrections/Youth Services, removal effective June 1, 2000, on charges of tardiness, leaving work early unauthorized, unauthorized absence, failure to meet requirements of job, abuse of sick leave, insubordination, falsification, vending, soliciting, or collecting money for personal business financial transactions on County property during regular work hours 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-5 ANTHONY CARTER

Anthony Carter, Senior Correction Officer, South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective April 5, 2000 , on charges of violations of rules regarding personal conduct and falsification.
Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a six-month suspension. ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the removal.

A-6 DANTE LAWSON

Dante Lawson, Electrician's Helper, Newark Housing Authority, removal effective December 27, 2002 , on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

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

A-7 CARL STANFORD

Carl Stanford, Head Cook 1, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective November 21, 2002, on charges of conviction of a crime, conduct unbecoming a public employee and aggravated assault.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Pursuant to an order of forfeiture, dismiss the appeal as moot.

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

A-8 TODD SILVERMAN (CONSOLIDATION)

Todd Silverman, Senior Correction Officer, Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Department of Corrections, 15-day suspension, removal effective October 18, 1999 and resignation not in good standing on charges of chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness and unsatisfactory attendance and resignation not in good standing.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Combine the charges for both the 15-day suspension and removal and uphold the 15-day suspension and modify the resignation not in good standing to a resignation in good standing.

ACTION: Affirm the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 HARRY M. FOLTZ, JR.

Harry M. Foltz, Jr., appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer candidate by the County of Ocean and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Sheriff's Officer (S9999B) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-2 DEBRA DIAMOND

Debra Diamond, a Senior Parole Officer with the New Jersey State Parole Board, represented by Frank M. Crivelli, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-3 MICHAEL BOYLAN

Michael Boylan appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the bypass of his name on certifications of the Correction Sergeant (PS7099I), Department of Corrections, eligible list.

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

B-4 ROBERT J. FENIMORE

Robert J. Fenimore 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 Police Officer (S9999D), Burlington Township , on the basis of his failure to complete the preemployment processing.

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

B-5 LUIS G. FIGUEROA

Luis G. Figueroa appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which sustained the removal of his name from the Police Officer (S9999D), City of Passaic eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory background report.

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

B-6 EMILY GRAHAM-WEBER

Emily Graham-Weber appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld the removal of her name from the special reemployment list for Executive Assistant for Essex County , on the basis of her failure to maintain an interest in the position.

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

B-7 GARLAND MANNING AND MARY MCGOWAN

Garland Manning, represented by William Kauffman, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the decision of the appointing authority to bypass her name on the promotional list for Head Cottage Training Supervisor (PS9300K), Department of Human Services. Mary McGowan, also represented by William Kauffman, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1040, appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld her bypass on the promotional list for Head Cottage Training Supervisor (PS9300K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-8 CHARLENE MILLER

Charlene Miller appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of her name from the special reemployment list for Safety Specialist 2, Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation, on the basis of her failure to respond to the certification.

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

B-9 BRYAN O'HARE

Bryan O'Hare appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of his name from a special reemployment list for Police Officer, Borough of Keansburg on the basis that he did not appear for an interview.

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

B-10 WILLIAM PEDONE

William Pedone appeals the determination of the Division of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of his name from a special reemployment list for Police Officer, Borough of Keansburg on the basis that he did not appear for an interview.

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

B-11 KAREEM PRITCHETT

Kareem Pritchett, represented by Anthony J. Fusco, Jr., Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of the appellant's name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory criminal record.

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

B-12 JAMES WALSH

James Walsh, represented by David W. Fassett, Esq., appeals his non-appointment from the Police Captain (PM1167U) & (PM3561A), City of Newark eligible lists.

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

B-13 WILLIAM S. DAVIS

William S. Davis, represented by Robert F. O'Brien, Esq., requests reconsideration of the final decision of the Merit System Board rendered on May 7, 2003, which upheld the appellant's removal from the eligible lists for Human Services Specialist 1 (C1456B), Cumberland County Board of Social Services, Community Youth Worker (C6047B), Cumberland County, and Teacher Juvenile Facilities (C9441C), Cumberland County, on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record. Additionally, the appellant appeals the removal of his name from the Human Services Specialist 1 (C0070D), Cumberland County Board of Social Services, eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied both the request for reconsideration and the list removal appeal.

B-14 ACCOUNT CLERK (C7672D), PASSAIC COUNTY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Account Clerk, while three provisional appointees are serving in the title has been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

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

B-15 ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT (M6629C), CITY OF TRENTON

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

B-16 CASHIER (C7670D), PASSAIC COUNTY

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

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

B-17 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CLERK (C7673D), PASSAIC COUNTY

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

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

B-18 INDEX CLERK, TYPING (M7930C), CITY OF NEWARK

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Index Clerk, Typing 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-19 INVENTORY CONTROL CLERK (C7681D), PASSAIC COUNTY

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

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

B-20 MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (M6295B AND M6863D), CITY OF TRENTON

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Management 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-21 MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, SPECIAL REEMPLOYMENT LIST, JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Management 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-22 MUNICIPAL COURT ATTENDANT (M2163B), CITY OF EAST ORANGE

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Municipal Court Attendant, 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-23 PARKING METER COLLECTOR (M6771A), CITY OF NEWARK

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Parking Meter Collector (M6771A), City of Newark .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for an appointment waiver and assessed compliance costs.

B-24 PROGRAM MONITOR (C6601D), PASSAIC COUNTY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Program Monitor, while provisional appointees are serving in the title, has been referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

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

B-25 PUBLIC WORKS TRAINEE (M6943), JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Cashier, 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, make appointments form the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-26 SECURITY GUARD (M0191D), CITY OF ORANGE HOUSING AUTHORITY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Security Guard, 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, make appointments from the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-27 SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST (M6758D), CITY OF TRENTON

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Senior Administrative Analyst, 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-28 TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, MIS (M6550C AND M6983D), CITY OF ORANGE

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Technical Assistant, MIS, 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-29 TREE TRIMMER (M6931D), PERTH AMBOY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of the certification for Tree Trimmer, 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-30 ROBERT CIPOLLA

Robert Cipolla, a Sergeant First Class with the Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals the determination of the Attorney General, which found 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.

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

B-31 WALTER HOLLAND

Walter Holland, a Senior Correction Officer with the Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division with the DOC, stating that the appellant failed to present a 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-32 TANYA VANJONES

Tanya VanJones, a former Personnel Assistant 2 with the Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director of the Equal Employment Division with the DOC, 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 granted a hearing.

B-33 RICHARD WILKENS, JR.

Richard Wilkens, Jr., a Police Aide with the Township of Irvington , represented by Timothy R. Smith, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for interim relief of his removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-34 ALBERT ENGESSER

The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, represented by Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., and Albert Engesser, a Police Officer, represented by Jon W. Green, Esq., petition the Merit System Board for acknowledgement of the settlement agreement reached by the parties.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlement.

B-35 GILBERT SNYDER

The County of Sussex, represented by Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on June 25, 2003, which found that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 51:1-46 the position of Superintendent of Weights and Measures must be a full-time position and an individual serving in the position must devote all of his or her time to the position.

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

B-36 THOMAS TYLER

Thomas Tyler, a Laborer with the City of Bordentown , petitions the Merit System Board for restoration of his leave time and pay from March 17, 2003 to June 3, 2003 .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request in part.

B-37 GIDEON BERNHARD

The appeal of Gideon Bernhard, a Police Officer with the Township of Ewing , of his removal effective December 27, 2001 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Douglas H. Hurd (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on August 6, 2003 . At its meeting on October 1, 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.

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

B-38 JOANNE V. DANIYAN

The appeal of JoAnne Daniyan, a Senior Correction Officer with Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, of her removal, effective April 8, 2002 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Elinor R. Reiner (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on August 15, 2003 . At its meeting on October 1, 2003 , the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the removal. Rather, the Board modified the removal to a resignation in good standing. 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 (Abstained
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-39 ANA MARIA DELGADO-MENDEZ

The appeal of Ana Maria Delgado-Mendez, a Human Services Assistant, at Hagedorn Gero-Psychiatric Hospital , Department of Human Services (DHS), of her removal effective May 3, 2002 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Douglas H. Hurd (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on August 12, 2003 . At its meeting on October 1, 2003 , the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a 30-day suspension. Rather, the Board upheld 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)
Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-40 GERALD FREEMAN

The appeal of Gerald Freeman, a County Correction Officer with Monmouth County , of his removal effective December 21, 2001 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Solomon A. Metzger (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on August 12, 2003 . At its meeting on October 1, 2003 , the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold 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)
Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-41 RICARDO MALDONADO

The appeal of Ricardo Maldonado, a Police Officer with the City of Newark , of his removal, effective June 20, 2000 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Maria Mancini La Fiandra (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on July 8, 2003 . At its meeting on October 1, 2003 , the Merit System Board (Board) adopted the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a six-month suspension. However the Board did not adopt the recommendation to grant counsel fees. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the decision.

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

B-42 RICHARD M. PREVOST, JR.

The appeal of Richard M. Prevost, Jr., a Police Officer with Hazlet Township , of his removal effective March 19, 2002 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Joseph F. Martone (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on August 20, 2003 upholding the removal. At its meeting on October 1, 2003, 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)
Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-43 TYRONE RANGE

The appeal of Tyrone Range , a Human Services Technician with Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital , Department of Human Services, of his removal effective July 26, 1999 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Robert J. Giordano (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 16, 2003 reversing the removal. At its meeting on October 1, 2003 , the 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 decision.

VOTE: Ida L. Castro (Yes)

Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)

Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)

Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-44 LINDA QUILL

The appeal of Linda Quill, a Public Safety Telecommunicator with the Lawrence Township Department of Public Safety, of her removal effective July 23, 2002 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Douglas H. Hurd (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on July 31, 2003 . At its meeting on October 1, 2003 , the Merit System Board (Board) remanded the matter to the Office 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)
Josephine DiRienzo (Abstained)
Margaret E. L. Howard (Yes)
Robert J. Long (Yes)

B-45 CARLA BACKES

Carla Backes 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 Technical Assistant Contract Administration (PS4832I), State Parole Board.

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

B-46 GAIL BAKR

Gail Bakr appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Principal Clerk Transcriber (PC1453D), Mercer County Board of Social Services.

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

B-47 JEFFREY BARTKUS

Jeffrey Bartkus appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the residency requirements for the open competitive examination for Public Works Repairer (M6364E), Clark.

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

B-48 BARBARA J. BELLAMY-JOHNSON

Barbara J. Bellamy-Johnson 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 Monitor (PM2162C), City of Camden .

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

B-49 GILBERT BITTMAN

Gilbert Bittman appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Principal Statistical Clerk (S0042D).

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

B-50 ROBERT BLAKELY

Robert Blakely appeals the determination of Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Youth Worker (PS7166K), Division of Youth and Family Services.

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

B-51 CHRISTINE BOHY, ET AL.

Christine Bohy, Gail Crucili, Robert White, and Gwendolyn Moody appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Claims Reviewer, Medical Assistance & Health Services (PS3767H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appeals of Gail Crucili and Robert White be granted but directed that that appeals of Christine Bohy and Gwendolyn Moody be denied.

B-52 BOBBI L. BOGES AND KELLY A. HOURIGAN

Bobbi L. Boges and Kelly A. Hourigan appeal the decisions of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience and per the substitution clause for education, below the minimum requirements in experience respectively, for the promotional examination for Instructor Counselor (PS2244P), Juvenile Justice Commission.

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

B-53 BRIAN BRANIN

Brian Branin 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 Truck Driver (PC0817D), Burlington County .

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

B-54 FRANK BRYLINSKI AND JYOTSNA B. MOGHE

Frank Brylinski and Jyotsna B. Moghe appeal the decisions of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the education and/or experience requirements for Management Information Systems Coordinator (M6121D), Newark .

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

B-55 LISA CALABRESE

Lisa Calabrese appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Network Administrator 1 (PS3590K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-56 VINCENT CATAPANO

Vincent Catapano appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found him ineligible for the open competitive examination for Mechanical Equipment Specialist (S0090D).

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

B-57 JOHN CHESNER

John Chesner appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Head Procurement Clerk (PS2715G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-58 MATTHEW CROWELL

Matthew Crowell appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Carpenter (S6578D).

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

B-59 JOHN R. DAVIS, III

John R. Davis, III 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 open competitive examination for Assistant Superintendent, Residential Group Center (S3015E).

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

B-60 JOHN D. DONER

John D. Doner 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 Housing Inspector (M6071D), Berkeley Township .

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

B-61 GERARD FEENAN

Gerard Feenan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Business Manager 1 (PS4485K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-62 LILLIAN FOSTER AND REVA SEARS

Lillian Foster and Reva Sears appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the statewide open competitive examination for Vocational Counselor, Corrections (S0159E).

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

B-63 ALAN FRAME

Alan Frame appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Inspector Mosquito Extermination (C6780D), Cape May County .

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

B-64 JOHN A. GINDHART, ET AL.

John A. Gindhart, Robert W. Penn, and Ronald W. Simmons appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that, as per the substitution clause for education, they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Technical Support Specialist 2 (S6647E), State of New Jersey .

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

B-65 MICHAEL W. GIRARD

Michael W. Girard 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 Conservation Officer 3 (S2034D).

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

B-66 CARL GREEN AND OTTO SISBARRO

Carl Green and Otto Sisbarro appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Supervising Program Development Specialist, Community Service (C3029D), Essex County .

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

B-67 HEATHER GRIFFITH, ET AL.

Heather Griffith, Nilda Lloyd, Debra Straigis, and Paul Wagner 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 Executive Assistant 2 (PS4606I), Bayside State Prison.

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

B-68 BRADLEY HARRINGTON

Bradley Harrington 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 Supervisor Housing Assistance Program (PS5173D), Department of Community Affairs.

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

B-69 BRUCE HARRISON

Bruce Harrison appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that, per the substitution clause for education, he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Coordinator, Systems Analysis and Development (PS6038U), Office of Information Technology.

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

B-70 GEORGE HENDRICKSON AND JOHN MOBELSKY

George Hendrickson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Building Management Specialist 3 (S6554D). John Mohelsky appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was below the minimum requirements in education and experience for the open competitive examination for Building Management Specialist 3 (S6554D).

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

B-71 STEVEN HOOVER

Steven Hoover appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found him ineligible for the Entry Level Law Enforcement (S9999D) examination for various titles.

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

B-72 VINCENZA HOPF AND LORA L. VANNOZZI

Vincenza Hopf and Lora L. Vannozzi appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Medical Review Analyst (PS7418K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

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

B-73 NATHANIEL JOHNSON, ET AL.

Nathaniel Johnson, represented by Stephen Schnitzer, Esq., William Sayers, Jr., represented by William D. Sayers, Esq., Anthony Amaro, Craig Anderson, David Armour, Tykarra Barnewll, Rasheeda Belton, John Borrin, PhilipBrown, Delvis Burgos, Robert Cardaci, Guillermo Chipoco, Michael Coles, Elizabeth Corbacho-Musngi, Hatem Dairi, Eric Darby, Vincent DelleChiaie, John Delpisso, Mark DeMonaco, Thomas Esser, Andrew Favata, James Festa, Michael Figueroa, Philip Fitzpatrick, Angel Fontan, Jason Fowler, Joseph Gariffo, Kenneth Gaulette, James Gearheart, Carmen Genovese, Charles Grosskopf, Sykita Harris, Tomiko Henderson, Shawn Homan, Jason Jammer, Christopher Jarema, Nathaniel Jennings, David Johnson, Corey Jones, Stacy Kitchen, William Knecht, David La Tempa, Kenneth Larock, Trenton Lee, Paul Lewis, Matthew Loforese, Lisa Lynch, James Macomber, Mynisha Manley, Brian McGrogan, Hector Mercado, Fernando Miranda, Jonathan Misskerg, Brandon Mohr, Eddie Molina, Alvin Nieves, George Obiedzinski, Robert O'Donoghue, David Paul, Maurice Percell, Alex Percell, Alex Perez, Carla Powell, Elliot Quick, Kenneth Randazza, John Rendfrey, Samuel Rivera, Ruben Rosado, Sacina Christopher, Roy Sanders, Michael Sargese, James Solomon Luis Soto, Steven Splatt, James Sweitzer, Karina Tavarez, Reginald Taylor, Michael Traettino, Jose Vibar, Robert Wick and Jason Worthington, appeal the Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination (S9999D).

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

B-74 JEFFREY A. JONES

Jeffrey A. Jones 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 Forestry Technician (S6586D).

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

B-75 BIBARS N. KAGHDOU

Bibars N. Kaghdou 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 Environmental Health Specialist (M6079D), City of Hoboken .

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

B-76 MAUREEN KING

Maureen King 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 Health Care Services Evaluator/Nurse (S9191C).

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

B-77 LEOLA LEE

Leola Lee appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Medical Services Assistant (PS3840K), Trenton Psychiatric Hospital .

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

B-78 LUCY LIBRIZZI

Lucy Librizzi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Collection of Revenue (PM0811D), City of Camden .

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

B-79 JOANN A. LONG

Joann A. Long appeals the decision 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 Investigator 2 (PS5415K), Human Services.

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

B-80 DONNA MAUER AND DOMINICK PANDOLFO

Donna Mauer and Dominick Pandolfo appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the requirements for the open competitive examination for Assistant Business Administrator (M6797D), City of Jersey City .

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

B-81 STEVE MILLER, ALBERT CAMERON, JR., AND JAMES BOLDEN

Steve Miller, Albert Cameron, Jr., and James Bolden appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the requirements for the open competitive examination for Assistant Business Administrator (M6797D), City of Jersey City .

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

B-82 LEROY NASH

Leroy Nash appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Program Development Specialist 1 (PS4531K), Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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

B-83 MICHAEL J. POLIZOTTO

Michael J. Polizotto 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 Principal Training Technician, Computer Technology (C6709D), Monmouth County .

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

B-84 KENNETH READE

Kenneth Reade 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 of Telephone Systems (PC0596D) Monmouth County .

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

B-85 KATIE RIBSAM

Katie Ribsam appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the requirements for the open competitive examination for Natural Resource Interpretation Technician (S6593D), Statewide.

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

B-86 MARTA RUIZ AND JULIA ZUNIGA

Marta Ruiz and Julia Zuniga 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 Interviewer (Bilingual in Spanish and English) (S0135E), Department of Labor.

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

B-87 DIANA RUSIN

Diana Rusin appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Technician, Management Information Systems (PS4493K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-88 JANE W. RYNEX

Jane W. Rynex appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Head Clerk (PS4326J), Rowan University .

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

B-89 ANTHONY SCALCIONE AND RHUDELL SNELLING

Anthony Scalcione, represented by Vincenzo Stampone, Esq., and Rhudell Snelling appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services that they were ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM2527D), Jersey City .

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

B-90 JAMES SCHOLTS

James Scholts 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-91 ALICE SCHULTZ

Alice Schultz appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Principal Clerk Transcriber (PC1453D), Mercer County Board of Social Services.

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

B-92 CHRISTOPHER SCHWARTZ, ET AL.

Christopher Schwartz, Alice Rich, Robert Tindal, Andre Williams, Maria Catarinicchia, Laura Cerminara, and Joan Van Gilson 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 2 (S6570D).

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the appeals of Alice Rich and Joan Van Gilson be granted but directed that the appeals of Christopher Schwartz, Robert Tindal, Andre Williams, Maria Catarinicchia and Laura Cerminara be denied.

B-93 JACLYN SCOTT

Jaclyn Scott appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Laboratory Technician (PS4959H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-94 LUCAS USTASZEWSKI

Lucas Ustaszewski 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 Executive Assistant 2 (PS4606I), Bayside State Prison.

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

B-95 LENORE VELEZ-RIGNEY

Lenore Velez-Rigney appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Chief General Assistance Program Unit (PS4169K), Human Services.

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

B-96 CANDACE WALLING AND DEBORAH DRIBER

Candace Walling and Deborah Driber appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 3, Procurement (PS5343U), Office of Information Technology.

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

B-97 CYNTHIA WEBSTER

Cynthia Webster 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 Head Clerk (PS5850I), South Woods State Prison.

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

B-98 CALISTA WILLIAMSON

Calista Williamson 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 Telecommunications Systems Analyst 3 (S6605D).

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

B-99 LORI-ANNE WILSON

Lori-Anne Wilson 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 Animal Keeper (C0181D), Bergen County .

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

B-100 JOHN WOOD

John Wood 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 Plumber and Steamfitter (S6611D), Statewide.

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

B-101 ROBERT BOGUS AND CARMEN CALTAGIRONE

Robert Bogus and Carmen Caltagirone petition the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision, rendered on August 12, 2003 , in which the Board denied their request to be found eligible for the Data Processing Systems Programmer 2 (OIT) (PS5749U), Office of Information Technology examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the requests.

B-102 MARK KLOSINSKI

Mark Klosinski petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of that part of the final administrative decision, rendered June 25, 2003 , which denied his appeal of his eligibility for the promotional examination for Telecommunications Systems Analyst 2 (PS3938U), Office of Information Technology.

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

B-103 MARIBEL SERRANO

Maribel Serrano petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the decision rendered on April 10, 2002, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examinations for Investigator 1 (S0568B) and Investigator 1 (Bilingual in Spanish and English) (S0569B).

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-104 JOHN DAVIS, ET AL.

John Davis, Kenneth Gallagher and Kevin McLaughlin appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which denied them admittance to the promotional examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2610E), City of Wildwood .

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

B-105 FAITH MITCHELL

The Communications Workers of America Local 1033 (CWA), on behalf of Faith Mitchell, appeals the determination that she was unable to file an application for the promotional examination for Technical Assistant 3 (PS5926U), Department of the Treasury, because she did not have the required amount of permanent service in a title to which the examination was open.

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

B-106 PRINCESS BROWN

Princess Brown appeals her score on the open competitive examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (S3013E) and Administrative Analyst 1 (S3014E).

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

B-107 LYNWOOD DUNCAN

Lynwood Duncan appeals his score on the open competitive examination for Boiler Room Specialist (M9942D), Newark School District .

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

B-108 FAROUK FARAGALLA

Farouk Faragalla appeals his score on the promotional examination for Supervising Chemist (PS5264H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-109 GREGG GILDEN

Gregg Gilden appeals his score on the open competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (C0157D), Monmouth County .

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

B-110 MICHAEL GREEN

Michael Green appeals his score for the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3576B), Harrison.

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

B-111 RICHARD HILLENBRAND

Richard Hillenbrand appeals his score on the open competitive examination for Employment Services Trainee (S0103D), Department of Labor.

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

B-112 DAVID HINCHCLIFFE

David Hinchcliffe appeals his score for the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3576B), Harrison.

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

B-113 DEREK KEARNS

Derek Kearns appeals his score for the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3576B), Harrison.

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

B-114 NANCY KRAVITZ

Nancy Kravitz appeals her score on the promotional examination for Supervising Librarian (M3002D), City of Elizabeth .

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

B-115 ANTHONY LISTA

Anthony Lista appeals his score on the promotional examination for Section Chief Health Care Facility (PS4183K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital .

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

B-116 TONY MALDONADO

Tony Maldonado, represented by E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi, Esq., appeals examination review procedures and his score on the oral portion of the promotional examination for Battalion Fire Chief (PM3571C), Paterson.

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

B-117 DENNIS MCALINDEN

Dennis McAlinden appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3576B), Harrison.

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

B-118 HENRY OKODUWA

Henry Okoduwa appeals his score on the promotional examination for Pensions Benefits Specialist 2 (PS2310U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-119JAMES SCHMIDT

James Schmidt appeals his score on the promotional examination for Regional Equipment Supervisor Transportation (PS0485T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-120 ARTHUR TURNER

Arthur Turner appeals his score on the promotional examination for Supervising Principal Personnel Technician (PM0168D), City of Newark .

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

B-121 JOSEPH BEISEL

Joseph Beisel appeals the administration of the oral portion of the examination for Police Captain (PM3547C), Ocean City .

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

B-122 JOHN BUTRANAVAGE

John Butranavage appeals the administration of the examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC2635D), Hudson County .

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

B-123 NANCY CYRE

Nancy Cyre appeals the administration of the promotional examination for Administrative Supervisor of Income Maintenance (PC0607D), Union County .

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

B-124 GEORGE PISCOPO

George Piscopo, represented by Richard L. Voliva, Jr., Esq., appeals the administration of the examination for Police Lieutenant (PM2581D), Hoboken .

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

B-125 MARK BORCHERT

Mark Borchert appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which denied his request for a make-up examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC2635D), Hudson County .

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

B-126 JOHN CIPOT, JR., ET AL

John Cipot, Jr., Paul Janiec, Shawn Gallenmore and Stacy Rauh appeal the decisions of the Division of Selection Services denying their requests for a make-up examination for Parole Officer Recruit (S2035E), Statewide; and Shawn Gallenmore appeals the denial of his request for a make-up examination for Probation Officer (S0148E), Statewide.

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

B-127 EDUARDO CRUZ

Eduardo Cruz appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services denying his request for a make-up examination for Fire Fighter (M9999E).

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

B-128 WALLY NANCE

Wally Nance appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that his application was considered late and could not be processed for the promotional examination for Supervisor Water (PM1260D), City of Trenton .

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

B-129 RICHARD VAN EENENNAM

The Passaic County appointing authority, on behalf of Richard Van Eenennam, appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that Mr. Van Eenennam was not permanent in a title to which the examination was not open for Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC2524E), Passaic County .

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

B-130 EDGAR MAY III

Edgar May III requests admittance to the open competitive examination for Probation Officer (S0148E).

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

B-131 JEFFREY WANAMAKER

Jeffrey Wanamaker appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that denied his admittance to the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM3519E), Millburn .

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

B-132 RONALD WHILLE

Ronald Whille appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that denied his admittance to the promotional examination for Police Sergeant (PM2607E), South Belmar Borough.

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

B-133 JOHN CHABAK, JR.

John Chabak, Jr., appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the certification requirement for the Hazardous Materials Responder, Operations, (C9479D), Union County open competitive examination.

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

B-134 CHRISTOPHER OTIS AND ROBERT PUERSCHNER, JR.

Christopher Otis and Robert Puerschner, Jr., appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the certification requirement for the Hazardous Materials Responder, Operations, (C9529D), Monmouth County open competitive examination.

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

B-135 EVELYN MCELVEEN

Evelyn McElveen, represented by Arnold Cohen, Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource Information Services regarding her non-appointment from the Identification Officer (S0640B) eligible list, and the continued appointment of Deborah Blakely as a provisional Identification Officer.

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

B-136 BRUCE POLLOCK

Bruce Pollock, represented by Craig Gumpel, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the decision rendered on August 12, 2003 , which denied him admittance to the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM3519E), Millburn .

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-137 EAMON NALLY

The City of Jersey City, represented by Paul W. Mackey, Esq., requests relaxation of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A(d) so as to permit the intergovernmental transfer of Eamon Nally from the title of Sheriff's Officer, Hudson County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, City of Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-138 DEBRA CANAL

Debra Canal 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 Medical Transcriber (C0190D), Monmouth County .

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

B-139 ELIZABETH FERRARO AND JEAN LIU

Elizabeth Ferraro and Jean Liu appeal their scores on the promotional examination for Coordinator, Primary and Preventative Health Services (PS3715H), Department of Health and Senior Services.

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

B-140 ERICA WEAVER

Erica Weaver appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services, which upheld the removal of her name from the Juvenile Detention Officer (C2009C), Bergen County , eligible list on the basis of her failure to respond to the Notice of Certification.

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

B-141 KEVIN MURPHY

Kevin Murphy appeals his score for the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM3576B), Harrison.

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

B-142 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of October 1, 2003 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of October 1, 2003 .

B-143 THOMAS D'ANGELO

Thomas D'Angelo appeals the decision of the appointing authority to bypass his name on the Senior Sanitary Inspector (PC0781A), Warren County eligible list. This matter was held over from the meeting of October 1, 2003 .

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

B-144 BEVERLY BRYANT ROSS

Beverly Bryant Ross appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not submit a transcript of her relevant coursework for the examination for Accountant (M0353D), Jersey City .

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

B-145 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Franklin Fox
County of Warren
Road Department
Resignation not in good standing

Robert Jones
Middle Township
180 working day suspension

Christopher Kossup
City of Newark
Police Department
Removal

Dion McCutcheon
Division of Consumer Affairs
Release at the end of the working test period

Peter Michaels
Juvenile Justice Commission
Department of Law and Public Safety
Suspension and removal

Brian O'Neill
Juvenile Justice Commission
Department of Law and Public Safety
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 Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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