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

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Robert M. Czech, Chairperson

Robert E. Brenner

Thomas J. Perna

Richard E. Williams

 

MARCH 26, 2014

 

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    A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Trenton, New Jersey.

 

            PRESENT: Robert M. Czech, Chairperson, Members Robert E. Brenner, Thomas J. Perna and Richard E. Williams; Lisa Ruch, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Appeals and Regulatory Affairs.

 

            In accordance with L.1975, c.231, the Secretary to the Civil Service Commission 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, 2013, and posted at the Civil Service Commission, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 

    All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

 

 

DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR

 

The Civil Service Commission dismissed the following cases without prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before the Office of Administrative Law:

 

Emillie Matundu Bondo, Institutional Attendant, Atlantic County, Department of Human Services, release at the end of working test period.

 

Timothy P. Fink, Senior Repairer, Department of Treasury, removal.

 

Elizabeth James, Judiciary Clerk 2, Mercer Vicinage, Judiciary, release at the end of the working test period.

 

Nafaeesa M. Miller, County Correction Officer, Burlington County, suspension.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission noted the dismissal of appeals without prejudice.

 

 

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

 

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar:

 

Lorene D. Bridgers, Keyboarding Clerk 3, Mercer County Board of Social Services, return to the previously held title at the end of the working test period.

 

Shaun M. Dannenfelser, et.al., Firefighter/EMT, Gloucester City, Fire and Ambulance Department, Layoff.

 

David P. Engle, Firefighter/EMT, Gloucester City, Fire and Ambulance Department, Layoff.

 

Richard S. Fox, County Correction Officer, Gloucester County, removal.

 

Donald Fussner, Field Representative Property Improvement, Atlantic City, Department of License and Inspection, suspension.

 

Frederick Gorman, Building Maintenance Worker, Union County, Runnels Hospital, Layoff.

 

Kathleen R. Kessler, Human Services Specialist 2, Ocean County Board of Social Service, suspension. 

 

James Meyers, Heavy Equipment Operator, Middlesex County, Department of Public Works, removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission noted the withdrawal of appeals without prejudice.

 

 

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

 

A-1      SETTLEMENTS

 

In the Matter of Anna Lynn

Union County

Runnels Specialized Hospital

Layoff

 

In the Matter of Robert Lemay

City of Newark

Fire Department

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Luz Ramos

Vineland Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Release at the end of working test period

 

In the Matter of John Verrecchio

Gloucester County

Emergency Response Department

Suspension

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.

 

A-2      VIVIAN DELGADO

 

Vivian Delgado, Public Safety Telecommunicator, City of Passaic, Police Department, removal effective April 12, 2012, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, inability to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, and  other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

           

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be held over.

 

A-3      FRANCYS FERNANDEZ

 

Francys Fernandez, Senior Correction Officer, Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal effective June 26, 2013, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient causes. 

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

 

A-4      MARIA HERNANDEZ

 

Maria Hernandez, Keyboarding Clerk 1, Passaic County Board of Social Services, removal effective October 17, 2012, on charges of unauthorized absence, abandonment of position, insubordination, failure to comply with time and leave procedures and excessive absenteeism.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

 

A-5      SHANIKA MCNAIR

 

Shanika McNair, Correction Officer Recruit, Northern State Prison, Department of Correction, removal effective May 28, 2013, on charges of other sufficient cause, inability to perform duties, conduct unbecoming an employee, falsification, intentional misstatement of material fact in connection with work, employment application, attendance, or in any record, report, investigation or proceeding, improper or unauthorized contact with inmate, undue familiarity with inmates, parolees, their families, or friends and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order or administrative decision.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a 120 day suspension.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be held over.

 

A-6      ROBERT RIVERA

 

Robert Rivera, Housing Assistant Technician Bilingual in Spanish and English, County of Passaic, Department of Planning, removal effective December 29, 2010, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, inability to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duties and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a 90 day suspension.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and modified the removal to a 120 working day suspension.

 

A-7      TYWANA L. SMITH AND DUEWA EDWARDS-DICKSON

 

Tywana L. Smith, Clerk Typist and DuEwa Edwards-Dickson, Program Coordinator, City of Trenton, Aging, Department of Administration and Finance, appeal the good faith of their layoff effective November 5, 2010.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the layoffs.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge, but concluded that Tywana L. Smith did have the right to appeal the good faith of her layoff.

 

A-8      EARLY SETTLEMENTS

 

In the Matter of Doreen Stango

North Jersey Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Doreen Stango

North Jersey Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.

 

 

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

B-1      CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PLAN - TITLE REACTIVATION

 

            The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests reactivation and renaming of the Electrical Metering and Relay Mechanic title to Electric Meter Technician.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

 

B-2      CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PLAN - TITLE CREATION

 

            The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests creation of the dual title Assistant Municipal Engineer/Assistant Public Works Superintendent.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-3      WILLIAM B. WAGNER

 

William B. Wagner, represented by William D. Sayers, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Fire Fighter candidate by West Orange and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Fire Fighter (M2578M) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-4      KEVIN GEORGE

 

Kevin George, a former Police Sergeant with the City of Newark, represented by William S. Greenberg, Esq., requests enforcement of the decision In the Matter of Kevin George (MSB, decided September 22, 2004), which granted him back pay, reimbursement for payments to maintain health insurance coverage, counsel fees, and costs.  Additionally, the petitioner seeks resolution of a dispute concerning back pay and counsel fees arising from the decision In the Matter of Kevin George (CSC, decided July 11, 2012), which reversed his removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these requests be granted in part.

 

B-5      JEFFREY THOMPSON

 

The Department of Human Services, on behalf of Jeffrey Thompson, requests the relaxation of the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22 so as to permit Mr. Thompson to donate the balance of his sick days to K.L.J., who is participating in the donated leave program.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-6      GEORGE BOOKTOR

 

The Department of Law and Public Safety requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-1.1(c) be relaxed in order to allow George Booktor to be provisionally appointed, pending promotional examination procedures, to the title of Administrative Analyst 2, Accounting.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-7      MARK BUDAY, ET AL.

 

The Department of the Treasury requests that the eligible list for Investigator 1, Taxation (PS1469U), Department of the Treasury, be revived in order to permanently appoint Mark Buday, Purnima Gandhi, Jennifer Ivory, Gillian John, and Francis Massaquoi effective June 1, 2013, July 13, 2013, June 29, 2013, July 13, 2013, and May 18, 2013, respectively.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-8      PAIGE HADLEY-COWIE

 

Paige Hadley-Cowie, represented by Meko Palmer, Senior Staff Representative, CWA Local 1033, appeals the bypass of her name on the eligible list for Investigator 1, Taxation (PS1469U), Department of the Treasury.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-9      YACI ALVAREZ

 

Yaci Alvarez appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying her request for a make-up examination for Supervising Family Service Specialist 2 (PS6696K) and Supervising Family Service Specialist 2 Bilingual Spanish/English (PS6697K), Department of Children and Families.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-10    FAYE BROWN

 

Faye Brown appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying her request for a make-up examination for the promotional examination for Family Service Specialist 1 (PS1394K), Department of Children and Families.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-11    MICHAEL LEDDEN

 

Michael Ledden, represented by James P. Swift, Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Police Officer (S9999M), Atlantic City, eligible list due to his failure to respond to the Notice of Certification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-12    RAJON OSBORNE

 

Rajon Osborne appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Fire Fighter (M2504M), Bergenfield, eligible list due to his failure to respond to the Notice of Certification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-13    RAJON OSBORNE

 

Rajon Osborne appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management which found that the City of Orange had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Fire Fighter (M2559M), City of Orange, eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory driving record.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-14    MIOSHA SOREY

 

Miosha Sorey, represented by Samuel J. Halpern, Esq., appeals the determination of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management upholding the removal of her name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999M), City of East Orange, on the basis of not meeting the age requirement.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-15    JASON ANDERSON, ET AL.

 

The Passaic County Sheriff's Office, represented by Albert Buglione, Esq., appeals the decisions of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that the positions of Jason Anderson, Javier Castellanos, Jose Sayan, Robert Scott and John Welsh are properly classified as Sheriff's Officer.  The appointing authority seeks job classifications of County Correction Officer.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-16    LETITIA FOREMAN

 

Letitia Foreman appeals the determination of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that her position is properly classified as a Principal Clerk Typist, with the Department of Corrections.  The appellant seeks an Administrative Assistant 3 job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-17    BRIAN GEOGHEGAN

 

Brian Geoghegan appeals the April 12, 2013 decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management which found that his position with Jackson Township is properly classified as a Police Sergeant.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-18    PATRICK GOAN

 

Patrick Goan appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that the proper classification of his position with the Department of Environmental Protection is Administrative Analyst 2, Fiscal Management.  The appellant seeks an Administrative Analyst 1 or Administrative Analyst 1, Fiscal Management job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-19    ELLENA HERBERT

 

Ellena Herbert appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that the proper classification of her position with the Department of Banking and Insurance is Investigator 2.  The appellant seeks a Principal Investigator, Insurance Enforcement job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-20    HENRY LI

 

Henry Li appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management which found that his position with the Department of Environmental Protection is properly classified as Environmental Engineer 2.  The appellant seeks an Environmental Engineer 3 job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-21    PRIYADARSH SUNDARAM

 

Priyadarsh Sundaram appeals the determination of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that her position with the Department of Environmental Protection is properly classified as Environmental Specialist 3.  The appellant seeks an Environmental Specialist 4 job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-22    J. B.

 

J.  B., an Assistant Superintendent 1, Corrections, with the Department of Corrections, appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division, which found that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-23    CHIEF ENGINEER (M0108R), CITY OF PASSAIC

 

The City of Passaic requests permission not to make an appointment from the October 28, 2013 certification for Chief Engineer (M0108R).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the request for appointment waiver be granted and costs be assessed.

 

B-24    COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (M0909K), CITY OF ORANGE

 

In In the Matter of Communications Officer (M0909K), City of Orange Township (CSC, decided August 4, 2010), the Civil Service Commission granted the request of the City of Orange for an appointment waiver for the October 26, 2009 certification and ordered that no selection costs were to be assessed at that time since the appointing authority anticipated making an appointment from the list in fiscal year 2011.  However, the appointing authority did not utilize the subject list and the matter of the assessment of costs and is now before the Commission.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the appointing authority be assessed for the costs of the selection process in the amount of $2,048.

 

B-25    SUPERVISING EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (M0092N), BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management seeks enforcement of the Civil Service Commission decision rendered on October 16, 2013 which ordered Bordentown Township to immediately dispose of the July 13, 2011 certification of the Supervising Emergency Medical Technician (M0092N) eligible list.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-26    SUPERVISOR OF GARAGE SERVICES (M0677L), TOWNSHIP OF SPARTA

 

In In the Matter of Supervisor of Garage Services (M0677L), Township of Sparta (CSC, decided July 21, 2010), the Civil Service Commission granted the request of the Township of Sparta for an appointment waiver for the February 16, 2010 certification and ordered that no selection costs would be assessed at that time since there was a possibility that the list could be utilized prior to its expiration.  However, Sparta did not utilize the subject eligible list and the matter of the assessment of costs is now before the Commission.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission assessed partial selection costs in the amount of $1,024.

 

B-27    VOCATIONAL ASSISTANT, COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (S6897H) AND (S0717K), STATEWIDE

 

In In the Matter of Vocational Assistant, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (S6897H) and (S0717K) (CSC, decided February 2, 2011), the Civil Service Commission granted the request of the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired for an appointment waiver from the March 11, 2010 certification for Vocational Assistant, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (S0717K) for Essex County and from the March 19, 2010 certification for Vocational Assistant, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (S6897H) and (S0717K) for Camden County and ordered that no selection costs were to be assessed at that time since there was a possibility that the list could be utilized prior to its expiration.  However, the appointing authority did not utilize the subject eligible list and the matter of the assessment of costs is now before the Commission.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission assessed selection costs in the amount of $8,285.

 

B-28    MARTIN BENDORF

 

Martin Bendorf requests reconsideration of the final administrative determination In the Matter of Martin Bendorf, Department of Environmental Protection (CSC, decided November 7, 2013) which determined that his position is properly classified as Environmental Specialist 2.  The petitioner seeks an Environmental Specialist 3 job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be denied.

 

B-29    AH'KALEEM FORD

 

Ah'Kaleem Ford, County Correction Officer, Hudson County, represented by James Addis, Esq., requests reconsideration of the decision rendered on July 31, 2013, which upheld his 132 working day suspension and reversed his removal contingent upon his successful completion of a psychological fitness for duty examination.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request for reconsideration be denied.

 

B-30    EDWARD HOBOR

 

Edward Hobor requests reconsideration of the decision rendered on September 18, 2013 (In the Matter of Robert Christopher, et al., Equipment Operator (PC0677R), Middlesex County, which found that movement from Maintenance Worker 2, Grounds to Equipment Operator represented a promotion.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request for reconsideration be granted in part.

 

B-31    NASHYRAH DAY

 

Nashyrah Day appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found her ineligible for the promotional examination for Correction Sergeant (PS6436I), Department of Corrections.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-32    TIFFANY CARACCIOLA

 

Tiffany Caracciola appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Income Maintenance Technician (PS8469K), Department of Human Services.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-33    SHEILAH COLEY

 

Sheilah Coley appeals her score on the examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM1747R), Newark.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-34    DIANA CORTEZ AND JANET MILLS

 

Diana Cortez and Janet Mills appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Community Program Specialist (PS0587K), Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be denied.

 

B-35    SHARON FLAIM

 

Sharon Flaim appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Director of Solid Waste Management (PM1152R), Vineland.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-36    PATRICIA GACUTAN

 

Patricia Gacutan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was below the minimum requirements in education and experience for the open-competitive examination for Assistant Health Educator (C0564R), Camden County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-37    JOHN GRASS

 

John Grass appeals the validity of the open competitive examination for Radio Dispatcher (M0725R) Brick School District.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-38    BETH GREGGS

 

Beth Greggs appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Quality Assurance Specialist, Health Services (PS4519K), Department of Human Services.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-39    SEAN HENDERSON

 

Sean Henderson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examinations for Environmental Compliance Investigator (PC1627R & PC0702N), Salem County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-40    JACLYN HORVATH

 

Jaclyn Horvath appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Investigator, County Medical Examiner's Office (C0282R), Middlesex County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                     Robert E. Brenner                   (Yes)

                     Thomas J. Perna                     (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams                (Yes)

 

B-41    TONY MASKER

 

Tony Masker 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 Senior Traffic Maintenance Worker/Sign Maker 2 (PC1308P), Sussex County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-42    MICHELE MCCOURT

 

Michele McCourt appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Food Service Manager (C0613R), Atlantic County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-43    CARMEN MORGAN

 

Carmen Morgan 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 Program Support Specialist 2 (Assistance Programs) (PS1739K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-44    LUIGI TRAMONTANA, JR.

 

Luigi Tramontana, Jr., appeals his oral scores on the promotional examination for Fire Chief (PM1767R), Vineland.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-45    MICHAEL WARRING

 

Michael Warring 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 Stock Clerk (C0721R), Warren County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-46    TIM WIRKUS

 

Tim Wirkus appeals his oral scores on the promotional examination for Fire Chief (PM1768R), Union Township.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-47    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES

 

Submitted for adoption are the Civil Service Commission minutes of its meeting of March 13, 2014.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting of March 13, 2014.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)

                     Robert E. Brenner                  (Yes)

                    Thomas J. Perna                    (Abstained)

                    Richard E. Williams               (Yes)

 

B-48    LISA CAPONE

 

Lisa Capone, a Family Service Specialist 2 with the Department of Children and Families, requests to have her application and examination score for Supervising Family Service Specialist 2, Bilingual in Spanish and English (PS6697K), DCF, be transferred and applied to Supervising Family Service Specialist 2 (PS6696K), DCF, since she mistakenly applied for the wrong examination.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-49    FRANCIS CAPUTO

 

Francis Caputo, Jr., 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 Traffic Investigator (S0740R), Statewide.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

 

B-50    TAIWAN LAMB

 

Taiwan Lamb appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Deputy Municipal Court Administrator (PM1859R), Camden.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-51    JOHN MADDOX

 

John Maddox 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 Institutional Fire Chief (S0397R), Statewide.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-52    CHRISTOPHER O'HEARN

 

Christopher O'Hearn appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that he was below the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Training Technician (PC1720R), Hudson County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-53    KRISTINA QUAY

 

Kristina Quay appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the promotional examination for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 2 (PS1417N), Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-54    PRATHEEPA SRIBAVAN

 

Pratheepa Sribavan requests a make-up examination for the open-competitive examination for Nursing Services Clerk (S0266R), Statewide. 

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be denied.

 

B-55    CASSANDRA WILLIAMS

 

Cassandra Williams, a Secretarial Assistant 3 Non-stenographic with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital requests back pay for working in an acting position as a Management Assistant.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be denied.

 

B-56    DARRIN BROWN

 

Darrin Brown appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that his position with the Department of the Treasury is properly classified as Network Administrator 1.  The appellant seeks a Network Administrator 2 job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-57    SHWETHA KAMATH

 

Shwetha Kamath appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management which found that her position with the Department of Health is properly classified as Health Data Specialist 2.  The appellant seeks a Research Scientist 2 job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-58    LAWRENCE MARINARI

 

Lawrence Marinari appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that his position with the Department of the Treasury is correctly classified as Technical Assistant, Management Information Systems.  The appellant seeks an Information Technology Specialist job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.

 

B-59    JOSEPH ADINGRA

 

Joseph Adingra appeals his score for the Bilingual Communication Abilities Test for English/Spanish for Juvenile Officer, Bilingual in Spanish/English (C0606P), Passaic County.  In addition, the Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests that Passaic County be ordered to return the May 15, 2013 certification (OL130668) for the eligible list for Juvenile Officer, Bilingual in Spanish/English (C0606P), Passaic County for proper disposition.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted and the enforcement request be rendered moot.

 

B-60    PATRICIA SCOTT

 

Patricia Scott requests reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered on March 6, 2013, upholding the determination that the proper classification of her position with the Department of Environmental Protection is Head Clerk.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request for reconsideration be denied.

 

B-61    RECENT COURT DECISIONS

 

Submitted for the Civil Service Commission's review are summaries of recent court decisions involving Civil Service Commission determinations.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission noted the court decisions.

 

B-62    MICHAEL HARPER

 

Michael Harper appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Investigator, Secured Facilities (PC1722R), Monmouth County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                     Robert E. Brenner                   (Yes)

                     Thomas J. Perna                    (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams                (Yes)

 

B-63    REALLOCATION OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 2 FROM THE COMPETITIVE TO THE NON-COMPETITIVE DIVISION OF THE CAREER SERVICE

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management recommends reallocation of the Software Development Specialist 2 title to the non-competitive division of the career service in accordance with N.J.A.C 4A:3-1.2.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be held over.

 

B-64    DEPUTY ATTORNEYS GENERAL

 

The Governor's Office of Employee Relations requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:3-3.4 and N.J.A.C. 4A:3-4.1 et seq., as it relates to the administration of the State Compensation Plan, be relaxed in order to implement the wage provisions of the collective negotiations agreement between the State of New Jersey and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 33, for eligible Deputy Attorneys General.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request be granted.

 

B-65    SALARY REGULATIONS: FISCAL YEAR 2014, SUPPLEMENTS 1, 2, 3A AND 3B

 

Submitted for the Civil Service Commission's review are the Salary Regulations for Fiscal Year 2014.  These include the following:  Supplement 1 (Employee Relations Groups K and 2), Supplement 2 (Employee Relations Group FA), Supplement 3A - New Section (Section 1 - Deputy Attorney General, and Management and Exempt), and Supplement 3B - Revisions to Existing Sections.  The Salary Regulations have been approved by Robert M. Czech, Chair/CEO, Civil Service Commission, and Charlene M. Holzbaur, Director, Office of Management and Budget.  It is recommended that the Commission record these Salary Regulations.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission recorded the salary regulations.

 

There being no further business before the Civil Service Commission, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 
 
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