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

Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman
Josephine DiRienzo
Robert J. Long

JANUARY 28, 2004

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A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 , in Trenton , New Jersey .

PRESENT: Chairwoman Ida L. Castro, Merit System Board Members, Josephine DiRienzo, and Robert J. Long; Barbara Bereski, Deputy Attorney General; and Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Chairwoman Ida L. Castro opened the meeting with the following statement:

Notice of this meeting was filed with the Secretary of State and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times, Courier-Post and Star Ledger on December 11, 2003, and posted at the Department of Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.


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: November 25, 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 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Department of Environmental Protection requests the consolidation of several Trainee titles, and their temporary re-allocation to the non-competitive service.

The Department of Environmental Protection currently utilizes four Trainee titles to classify the functions performed by either environmental science or environmental engineering staff. Three of these four titles have multiple workweeks. All titles require a degree in an area related to environmental science or engineering, and no experience. The "trainee" period provides the experience needed for movement to one of a variety of entry-level titles in either discipline.

The Department requests the consolidation of these Trainee titles into two tracks; one will promote to titles in engineering areas and the other to titles in science areas. Each title will have two workweeks to accommodate the working hours of all units.

It is requested that these titles be temporarily re-allocated to the non-competitive service for a period of two years. The Department contends this action will provide them with an opportunity to aggressively recruit a diverse pool of candidates. This consolidation will permit greater flexibility in the appointment and movement of staff, and will result in the elimination of three titles. Permanent appointments will be given to incumbents currently pending open-competitive examination.

This consolidation can be accomplished by using existing titles, and renaming them where necessary. Unnecessary titles will be inactivated. The appropriate negotiations representatives have been notified and support this request.

Merit System regulations only permit a temporary re-allocation for a one-year period. Thus, this request is intended to incorporate the first year. The Department intends to petition the Merit System Board for a one-year extension prior, or a permanent re-allocation, prior to the conclusion of the first year.

TITLE CONSOLIDATION, VERBIAGE CHANGE, SERVICE RE-ALLOCATION

Effective: 11/15/03

FROM: TO:
Environmental Specialist Trainee Environmental Services Trainee
P95-15840 Career * NE/12 P95-15840 NC * NE/12
Environmental Specialist Trainee Environmental Services Trainee
P95-12516 Career * 40/12 P95-12516 NC * 40/12
Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist Trainee  
P95-03269 Career M NE/12  
Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist Trainee  
P95-12514 Career M 40/12  

TITLE CONSOLIDATION, SERVICE RE-ALLOCATION

Effective: 11/15/03

FROM: TO:
Environmental Engineer Trainee Environmental Engineer Trainee
P95-16310 Career * NE/12 P95-16310 NC * NE/12
Environmental Engineer Trainee Environmental Engineer Trainee
P95-12517 Career * 40/12 P95-12517 NC * 40/12
Engineer Trainee, Hazardous Site Mitigation  
P95-03260 Career M NE/12  

TITLE INACTIVATION

Effective: 11/15/03

FROM:
Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist Trainee
P95-03269 M NE/12
Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist Trainee
P95-12514 M 40/12
Engineer Trainee, Hazardous Site Mitigation
P95-03260 Career M NE/12

SERVICE RE-ALLOCATION

Effective: 11/13/04

FROM: TO:
Environmental Services Trainee Environmental Services Trainee
P95-15840 NC * NE/12 P95-15840 C * 40/12
Environmental Services Trainee Environmental Services Trainee
P95-12516 NC * 40/12 P95-12516 C * 40/12
Environmental Engineer Trainee Environmental Engineer Trainee
P95-16310 NC * NE/12 P95-16310 C * NE/12
Environmental Engineer Trainee Environmental Engineer Trainee
P95-12517 NC * 40/12 P95-12517 C * 40/12

 

DATE: January 22, 2003

TO: Ida L. Castro, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

FROM: Elizabeth Van Marter, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Classification Plan

GENERAL

The Department of Human Services requests a one-range upward salary re-evaluation for the title of Licensed Practical Nurse.

This action is requested as a Licensed Practical Nurse Initiative that has been negotiated with the respective negotiations representatives. This initiative includes a one-range salary increase and retention bonus.

CHANGE IN CLASS CODE:

Effective: 06/28/03

FROM: TO:
Practical Nurse Practical Nurse
H 15 -03844 * 40/12 H 16 -03844 * 40/12
Practical Nurse, Deaf Language Specialist Practical Nurse, Deaf Language Specialist
H 15 -03844d * 40/12 H 16 -03844d * 40/12

 

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

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

Anna Maria Bove, Park Attendant, County of Cape May , suspension.

Josephine Cilluffo, Senior Clerk Typist, William Paterson Univerisity, removal.

Jude Fitzgibbons, Chief Field Representative, Property Improvement, Department of Human Services, City of Hoboken, good faith layoff.

Gregory Jarrett, Laborer, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, County of Essex , release at the end of the working test period.

Alpheus Okezie, Building Maintenance Worker, Department of Building and Grounds, County of Burlington , suspension.

Felix Rodriguez, Police Officer, Police Department, City of Newark , removal.

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

RECOMMENDATION: The following cases be dismissed without prejudice.

The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before the Office of Administrative Law:

Jerolyn Anderson, Human Services Specialist 3, Department of Human Services, County of Union , removal.

Veronica Barry, Senior Clerk Typist, Department of Treasury, removal and resignation not in good standing.

Celia Echols, Intermittent Clerk, Treasury, Division of Revenue, Department of Treasury, release at the end of the working test period.

Stephanie Gonzalez, Human Services Assistant, Vineland Developmental Center , Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period.

Lisa Govia, Human Services Assistant, Vineland Developmental Center , Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period.

Shawnee Robinson, Claims Adjudicator, Department of Labor, release at the end of the working test period.

Juana Vazquez, Library Assistant, Vineland City Public Library, release at the end of the working test period .

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-2 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Timothy Brereton
City of Hoboken
Police Department
Removal

In the Matter of Michael Collins
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Alan Dworkin
County of Essex
Sheriff's Department
Removal and Suspension

In the Matter of Craig Jasperse
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Removal

Irving N. Raser
Township of Andover
Administration Department
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

A-2 NAVERRO ALSTON

Naverro Alston, Custodial Worker, Newark School District, 60-day suspension on charges of chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness and other sufficient cause.

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

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

A-3 RONALD BATKO

Ronald Batko, appeals the bypass of his name for appointment from the Police Lieutenant (PM3205S), Borough of Sayreville promotional list. The appellant claims that he was bypassed in retaliation for his political and union activity.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the bypass from the promotional list for Police Lieutenant (PM3205S) Borough of Sayreville.

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

A-4 VICTOR GIST

Victor Gist, Boiler Operator, Camden City Housing Authority, appeals the good faith of his layoff effective July 5, 2002 , for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal.

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

A-5 JOSEPH KENT

Joseph Kent, Sanitation Worker, Town of Morristown, Department of Public Works, 40-day suspension on charges of willful disobedience of orders, conduct unbecoming of a public employee, unacceptable pattern of violent and aggressive behavior and damage to vehicle of a private citizen.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 40-day suspension to a ten-day suspension.

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

A-6 GEORGE RETTBERG, JR.

George Rettberg, Jr., County Correction Officer, County of Camden , Department of Corrections, release at the end of the working test period effective March 18, 2002 .

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the release at the end of the working test period.

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

A-7 ALMA SABA

Alma Saba, Library Assistant, County of Burlington , Library, release at the end of the working test period effective May 17, 2002 .

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the release at the end of the working test period.

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

A-8 DAVID SZATKIEWICZ

David Szatkiewicz, Police Officer, Township of Andover, Police Department, 69-day suspension from July 26, 2002 to September 25, 2002, on charges of violation of Police Department rules and regulations and an Attorney General Directive.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Award back pay from July 26, 2002 , and benefits and seniority from July 17, 2002 to September 25, 2002 .

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold a 30-calendar day suspension.

A-9 SAMAD WASHINGTON

Samad Washington, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, 80-day suspension on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and violations of Police Department rules and regulations regarding act of insubordination, answering subpoena in court, conduct, and dress in court.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 80-day suspension to a 36-day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to a 60-day suspension.

A-10 DELORFETTE E. CLARK

Delorfette E. Clark, Senior Youth Worker, Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services, removal effective March 11, 2002 , on charges of neglect of duty which could result in danger to persons, and violation of administrative procedure involving safety and security.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-11 FRANCISCO FERNANDEZ

Francisco Fernandez, Truck Driver, City of Union, Department of Public Works, 30-day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duties, chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness, neglect of duty, conduct unbecoming of a public employee and other sufficient cause and removal effective November 22, 1999, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 30-day suspension and removal.

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

A-12 SHARON PETERSON AND JAMES ROBERSON
(CONSOLIDATION)

Sharon Peterson , Senior Correction Officer, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, 1) four removals effective January 3, 2002, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, falsification, intentional misstatement of material fact in connection with work, employment application, attendance, or in any record, report, investigation or other proceeding, 2) 30-day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and falsification, intentional misstatement of material fact in connection with work, employment application, attendance, or in any record, report, investigation or other proceeding, 3) 15-day suspension on charges of chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness, and unsatisfactory attendance and 4) 45-day suspension on charges of other sufficient cause and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative decision.

James Roberson , Senior Correction Office, East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective March 26, 2002, on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold Peterson's and Roberson's removals.

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

A-13 LYNDA QUILL

Lynda Quill, Public Safety Telecommunication, Township of Lawrence , Public Safety, removal effective July 23, 2002 , on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties and neglect of duty.

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

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

A-14 SHANE STREATER

Shane Streater, Fire Fighter, City of Camden , Fire Department, removal effective May 1, 2001 , on charges of failure to perform duties, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, misuse of public property, incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to a 120-day suspension.

A-15 WAYNE TRUEX

Wayne Truex, Police Officer, Township of Lakewood, immediate removal on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, other sufficient cause and violations of several police department rules and regulations.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the removal

A-16 MARK A. VINCENT

Mark A. Vincent, Fire Fighter, City of Trenton , Police Department, removal effective September 12, 2001 , on the charge of violation of previously imposed probationary period.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 DARLENE M. BROWN

Darlene M. Brown appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999D), Corrections eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-2 VELMA D. CAPPS

Velma D. Capps appeals the removal of her name from the (S9999D), Corrections eligible list for the title of Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-3 STEVEN LOHMEYER

Steven Lohmeyer appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999B), Bergen County eligible list for the title of County Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-4 FRANK LORENZO

Frank Lorenzo, represented by Sydney H. Lehmann, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of Jersey City and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999B) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-5 JOSE H. PINHEIRO

Jose H. Pinheiro, represented by Scot Rosenthal, Esq., appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999B), Essex County eligible list for the title of County Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-6 ROCKY E. REMBERT

Rocky E. Rembert, the appellant, has challenged the removal of his name from the (S9999B) eligible list for the title of County Police Officer , County of Essex , on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-7 ROCKY E. REMBERT

Rocky E. Rembert, the appellant, has challenged the removal of his name from the (S9999B) eligible list for the title of Sheriff's Officer, County of Essex , on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-8 RONALD W. SQUIRES

Ronald W. Squires, represented by Anthony Arbore, Esq., appeals the removal of his name from the (S9999B), Morris County eligible list for the title of Sheriff's Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness.

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

B-9 ARLETTE BUCKHAM

Arlette Buckham appeals her rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of East Orange and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999D) on the basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-10 SANCHIA ESTEEN

Sanchia Esteen appeals her rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the City of East Orange and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999D) on the basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-11 RACHEL ACQUIO

Rachel Acquio, a Human Services Assistant with Woodbridge Developmental Center , Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 DONALD ALBRIGHT

Donald Albright, a repairer with the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, Department of Education appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits

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

B-13 MARY LOU BAEZ

Mary Lou Baez, a Senior Data Entry Machine Operator with the Department of Labor, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-14 BRIAN BETHEA

Brian Bethea, a Senior Medical Security Officer with the Ann Klein Forensic Center , Department of Human Services, represented by Ronald Brown, President, AFSCME, Local 2222, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-15 MAUREEN BYRD

Maureen Byrd, a Correction Sergeant with the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Erin S. Miller, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-16 CHARLES CARROLL

Charles Carroll, a Technical Assistant 1 with the Department of the Treasury, appeals the denial of sick leave (SLI) benefits.

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

B-17 CAMILLO DIDONATO

Camillo DiDonato, an Assistant Chief Investigator, Office of the Public Defender, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-18 RODNEY C. GIDDENS

Rodney C. Giddens, a Senior Food Service Handler with Woodbine Developmental Center , Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-19 PATRICK HAINSWORTH

Patrick Hainsworth, a Technical Assistant 3 at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital , Department of Human Services, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-20 BRUCE M. HALL, SR.

Bruce M. Hall, Sr., a Technician, Environmental Systems, with the Department of the Treasury, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-21 ROBERTA HOWARD

Roberta Howard, a Senior Probation Officer with the Judiciary Vicinage 8 - Middlesex County , represented by Dena E. Epstein, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-22 ROBERT MARETZ

Robert Maretz, a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Patrick O'Brien, Executive Vice President #1, PBA Local 105, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-23 ZULFIQAAR MEMON

Zulfiqaar Memon, an Auditor 3, Taxation, with the Department of the Treasury, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-24 BRANDON MATTHEWS

Brandon Matthews appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld the removal of his name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999D), Department of Corrections, eligible list on the basis of his failure to respond to the Notice of Certification.

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

B-25 JANET POTOCKI

Janet Potocki, represented by Mark Watson, Staff Representative, CWA Local 1034, appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld the bypass of her name for appointment on the Principal Audit Account Clerk (PS3602N), Department of Labor, eligible list.

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

B-26 MICHAEL RAFFINO

Michael Raffino appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which upheld the removal of his name from the Police Officer (S9999D), City of East Orange , eligible list due to falsification during the application process.

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

B-27 MARK SIMPSON

Mark Simpson appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list for Supervisor, Building Service/Supervisor, Recreation Maintenance (M6695C), City of Newark , on the basis of an unsatisfactory employment record.

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

B-28 SCOTT TYMASH

Scott Tymash appeals his removal from the eligible list for Drafting Technician/Public Works Inspector (C0746E), Burlington County .

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

B-29 ADMINISTRATOR, CULTURAL AND HERITAGE AFFAIRS (M6439C), CITY OF TRENTON

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Administrator, Cultural and Heritage Affairs (M6439C), City of Trenton .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver and waived costs.

B-30 ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST (M6766D), JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Administrative Analyst (M6766D).

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for appointment waiver and assessed costs.

B-31 ASSISTANT NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR (C6969B AND C6750D), WARREN COUNTY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Assistant Nursing Home Administrator (C6969B and C6750D), Warren County .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed costs.

B-32 BUDGET ANALYST 2 (S0043D), DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The matter of whether the appointing authority should be granted permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Budget Analyst 2 (S0043D), Department of Corrections, has been referred to the Merit System Board (Board) for review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver directed that selection costs be presently deferred, but compliance costs be assessed.

B-33 COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE (M6874D), CITY OF JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Community Service Aide (M6874D), City of Jersey City .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed selection costs.

B-34 COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE, TYPING (M6361C), CITY OF JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Community Service Aide, Typing (M6361C), City of Jersey City .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed selection costs.

B-35 COORDINATOR OF SAFETY PROGRAMS (M6980B), JERSEY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Coordinator of Safety Programs (M6980B), Jersey City School District .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed selection costs.

B-36 ELECTRICIAN'S HELPER (C0251D), COUNTY OF ESSEX

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Electrician's Helper (C0251D), County of Essex .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver and directed that selection costs be presently deferred.

B-37 GENERAL SUPERVISING MAINTENANCE REPAIRER (C6499D), WARREN COUNTY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for General Supervising Maintenance Repairer (C6499D), Warren County .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed costs.

B-38 HOUSING INSPECTOR TRAINEE (M6148O & M6831A), UNION CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Housing Inspector Trainee (M6148O & M6831A), Union City .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed costs.

B-39 INTERVIEWER, VETERANS' SERVICE BUREAU (C0064D), COUNTY OF UNION

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Interviewer, Veteran's Service Bureau (C0064D), County of Union .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed costs.

B-40 REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS COMPLAINTS (M6736A), CITY OF JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Representative Citizens Complaints (M6736A), City of Jersey City .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed selection costs and imposed a fine.

B-41 SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR (PC1653B), MIDDLESEX COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Social Work Supervisor (PC 1653B), Middlesex County Board of Social Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver and directed that selection costs be waived at this time.

B-42 SUPERVISING TRAINING TECHNICIAN (PS4933K), DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Supervising Training Technician (PS4933K), Department of Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver and directed that selection costs be presently deferred.

B-43 TECHNICAL ASSISTANT 2, COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (S6655E), DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Technical Assistant 2, Community Affairs (S6655E), Department of Health and Senior Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for appointment waiver, directed that the certification be returned to the appointing authority for proper disposition and imposed a fine.

B-44 TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (M6930D), CITY OF LONG BRANCH

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Technical Assistant, Management Information Systems (M6930D), City of Long Branch .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver and directed that selection costs be presently deferred.

B-45 TELEPHONE OPERATOR (C0178D) WARREN COUNTY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an appointment from the certification for Telephone Operator (C0178D), Warren County .

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request for appointment waiver but assessed costs.

B-46 JOHN CERQUEIRA

John Cerqueira, a Lieutenant with the New Jersey State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals the determination of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-47 GREGORY CHIERCHIA

Gregory Chierchia, a former Lieutenant with the Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals the determination of the Executive Assistant Attorney General, stating that there was probable cause to substantiate a finding that he violated the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a hearing.

B-48 WILLIAM SCHUYLER

William Schuyler, a Senior Correction Officer at Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections (DOC), appeals the determination of the Director, Equal Employment Division (EED), with the DOC, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-49 LOIS ANN SMITH

Lois Ann Smith, a Senior Data Entry Machine Operator with the Department of Labor (DOL), appeals the determination of the Commissioner, DOL, which found that she failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace.

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

B-50 TRACEY ANDINO

Tracey Andino, a County Correction Sergeant with the Hudson County Department of Corrections, represented by John A. Craner, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered on August 21, 2003 , concerning back pay, benefits and counsel fees.

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

B-51 CHIEF CLERK (M7652B), NEWARK SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Newark School District requests reconsideration of the decision rendered on November 20, 2001 by the Merit System Board in In the Matter of Chief Clerk (M7652B), Newark School District , which ordered it to immediately remove the provisional Elsie Perez and to properly dispose of the August 3, 2000 certification within 30 days.

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

B-52 RICHARD F. COOPER

Richard F. Cooper, represented by Craig S. Gumpel, Esq., requests reconsideration of that part of the decision of the Merit System Board rendered on August 12, 2003 , which found that the appointing authority did not violate the Rule of Three in disposing of the April 25, 2001 certification of the Fire Fighter (M2070A), City of Newark , eligible list.

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

B-53 JOSEPH HORNICK

Joseph Hornick, a Firefighter with the City of Long Branch, represented by Danielle S. Chandonnet, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for a stay of its decision in In the Matter of Joseph Hornick (MSB, decided October 1, 2003), pending his appeal to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

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

B-54 GILBERT SNYDER

The County of Sussex, represented by Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for a stay of its decision in In the Matter of Gilbert Snyder, Superintendent of Weights and Measures, County of Sussex (MSB, decided October 22, 2003), pending its appeal to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Additionally, David Edsall, an Assistant Superintendent of Weights and Measures with the County of Sussex , seeks enforcement of the Board's October 22, 2003 decision.

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

B-55 MICHAEL PIACENZA

Michael Piacenza, a County Correction Officer with the County of Essex, represented by Timothy R. Smith, Esq., requests an award of back pay, interest, benefits, seniority credit and counsel fees in regard to the decision of the Division of Human Resource Information Services (HRIS) which ordered his appointment to the position of County Correction Officer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request for back pay, interest and counsel fees but directed that the appellant receive a retroactive appointment date of August 26, 2002 upon the successful completion of this current working test period.

B-56 MARIE ENDT

Marie Endt, a former Municipal Treasurer with the Borough of Clementon, represented by Sidney H. Lehmann, Esq., appeals the termination of her employment, effective February 11, 2003 .

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

B-57 BILLIE HAYES

Billie Hayes, a former Human Services Assistant with the New Lisbon Developmental Center , Department of Human Services, requests that the Merit System Board reinstate his appeal of his release at the end of the working test period, effective August 11, 2002 , which was dismissed based on Hayes' failure to appear at a scheduled settlement conference.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-58 POLICE CAPTAIN (PM3536B), CITY OF HOBOKEN

Mark Competello, represented by Robert C. Griffin, Esq., appeals the approval of the City of Hoboken 's request to extend the list for Police Captain (PM3536B) for one year beyond the original expiration date.

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

B-59 RICHARD A. SHEPPARD

The appeal of Richard A. Sheppard, a former Senior Correction Officer with Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, of his 30-day suspension, effective March 22, 2002 , on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Tassini (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on November 13, 2003 . At its meeting on December 17, 2003 , the Merit System Board (Board) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellant's 30-day suspension. Rather, the Board modified the appellant's penalty to a 120 working day suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-60 JEANETTE B. ALFONSO

Jeanette B. Alfonso appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Public Safety Telecommunicator (M0287D), Harrison.

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

B-61 NAGENDRA V. ANTANI

Nagendra V. Antani appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the education requirements for the open competitive examination for Customer Representative Trainee, Public Utilities (S0126E).

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

B-62 RAFAEL F. ARTILES

Rafael F. Artiles appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he was ineligible for the open competitive examination for Network Administrator I (M6122D), Jersey City , due to non-receipt of a required transcript or list of courses and credits.

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

B-63 CHARLES BAUER

Charles Bauer 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 Veterans Service Officer (C0549E), Morris County .

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

B-64 EDRED BIEN-AIME, ET AL.

 

Edred Bien-Aime, Sabino Misciagna and Cecilia Oreszak appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not provide a required transcript or list of courses and credits for the open-competitive examination for Analyst Trainee (S6481C).

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

B-65 KEVIN T. BUCKLEY

Kevin T. Buckley 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 Superintendent, Parks and Forestry 4 (S0128E).

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

B-66 SAMUEL D. CAMUSO AND MICHAEL E. JANOSKI

Samuel D. Camuso and Michael E. Janoski appeal the decisions of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Assistant Golf Superintendent (C0172D), Monmouth County .

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

B-67 FRANCINE DEL 'RE

Francine Del'Re appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Secretary (PM0112E), Marlboro Township.

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

B-68 CHRISTOPHER P. DILLON

Christopher P. Dillon appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Equipment Operator Bridges (PC0130E), Ocean County .

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

B-69 ROGER DOLL

Roger Doll appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he was ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Chief (PM3573D), Borough of Washington.

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

B-70 JAMES DOWLING

James Dowling appeals the determination of the Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for the "dual title" Drafting Technician/Public Works Inspector (C0476E), Burlington County.

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

B-71 BARBARA FERREIRA

Barbara Ferreira appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found her ineligible for the open competitive examination for Instructor-Counselor Trainee (S6629E).

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

B-72 DAVID FINCK

David Finck, represented by Charles Uliano, Esq., appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant/Training Officer (PC2637D), Monmouth County .

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

B-73 DONNA FLETCHER-LUGO

Donna Fletcher-Lugo appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS5147F), Department of Education.

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

B-74 EILEEN FRALINGER

Eileen Fralinger 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 Executive Assistant 3 (PS5935K), New Lisbon Developmental Center .

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

B-75 GEORGE GANLEY AND JERRY HENDERSON

George Ganley and Jerry Henderson appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Custodian (PM0716E), Jersey City School District .

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

B-76 KAREN HARTLE

Karen Hartle 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 Assistant Crew Supervisor Highway Maintenance (PS5075T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-77 PATRICIA HARTENSTINE ET AL.

Patricia Hartenstine, Kevin Hayden, and Jennifer Henry 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 Parole Counselor, State Parole Board (S2032D).

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

B-78 VINCENZA HOPF AND LORA VANNOZZI

Vincenza Hopf and Lora Vannozzi petition the Merit System Board (Board) for reconsideration of the decision, rendered October 22, 2003 , which denied their eligibility for the promotional examination for Medical Review Analyst (PS7418K), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, on the basis that they did not satisfy the experience requirements.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-79 ROBERT JANDOLI

Robert Jandoli appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Public Works Inspector (PM1938D), Orange .

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

B-80 JAMES KEELER

James Keeler 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 Veterans Service Officer (C0549E), Morris County .

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

B-81 ROBERT M. LENTZ

Robert M. Lentz appeals the decision of the Division of Section Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Food Service Worker (PC0193E), Monmouth County .

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

B-82 LISA R. LONG

Lisa R. Long appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for the Principal Account Clerk (PC1587D), Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office.

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

B-83 JOSEPH E. MALYSKO

Joseph E. Malysko appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Supervisor Building Service (PC1851D), Monmouth County .

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

B-84 LISA GAY MCCORKLE

Lisa Gay McCorkle appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Recreation Supervisor (M0304D), Pemberton Township .

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

B-85 PAULA L. MCGRATH

Paula L. McGrath 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 Administrative Assistant 2 (PS6709I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-86 VICKY R. MIAL

Vicky R. Mial appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for the Legal Secretary 2 (PS7201P), Law and Public Safety.

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

B-87 LARRY MINORS

Larry Minors 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 Administrative Analyst 1 (PS5890I), Riverfront State Prison.

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

B-88 SELMA Y. MORRIS

Selma Y. Morris appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Investigator Secured Facilities (PC1304D), Monmouth County .

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

B-89 CHRISTIAN NAPOLITANO

Christian Napolitano 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 the "dual" title Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Officer (M6196E) Lavallette Borough.

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

B-90 PRERAKBHAI PATEL

Prerakbhai Patel 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 Insurance Examiner 3 (S6631E), Department of Banking and Insurance.

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

B-91 SAMUEL R. POSTEN JR.

Samuel R. Posten Jr. appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Municipal Recycling Coordinator (PM1446D), Middletown Township .

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

B-92 JERETHA PRATHER

Jeretha Prather appeals his ineligibility for the promotional examination for Correction Sergeant (PS5613I), Department of Corrections.

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

B-93 LINDA REEVES

Linda Reeves 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 Technical Assistant Classification (PS7759I), Riverfront State Prison.

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

B-94 SYLVIA RICHARDSON AND JULIA TIRADO

Sylvia Richardson and Julia Tirado appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Secretarial Assistant 3 (Non-Stenographic) (PS6619K), Division of Family Development.

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

B-95 JOHN V. RILEY

John V. Riley appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor Streets (PM2282C), Carteret Borough.

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

B-96 ANTHONY RUGGIERO

Anthony Ruggiero 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 Network Administrator 2 (C6842E), Gloucester County .

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

B-97 MONA RUSTAGI, ET AL.

 

Mona Rustagi, Ankur Shah and Rupa Shah appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience, or education and experience requirements for the Data Processing Programmer 2 (S6634E) open competitive examination.

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

B-98 FRANK SCHOMP

Frank Schomp appeals his ineligibility for Police Officer, Borough of Stanhope.

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

B-99 ROBERT D. SMOLIN

Robert D. Smolin appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Assistant Supervisor of Professional Residential Services, Developmental Disabilities (S6625D).

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

B-100 EDWARD J. TALBOT

Edward J. Talbot appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Clerk (PM1764D), Brick Township .

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

B-101 DEBRA TAYLOR

Debra Taylor appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not provide a required transcript or list of courses and credits for the promotional examination for Classification Officer 2 (PS6826I), East Jersey State Prison.

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

B-102 LEONARD THOMPSON

Leonard Thompson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not submit the required transcript or list of courses for the promotional examination for Accountant (PC1692D), Ocean County .

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

B-103 MARIE TOMASELLO

Marie Tomasello appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervising Clerk Typist (PM0207E), Winslow Township .

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

B-104JEANETTE TORRES

Jeanette Torres appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Accounts (PC2030D), Mercer County .

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

B-105 NORMA WILLIAMS

Norma Williams 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 Executive Assistant 3 (PS5892I), Riverfront State Prison.

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

B-106 VICTOR CHALOW AND WILLIAM FARRELL

Victor Chalow and William Farrell appeal their scores on the promotional examination for Garage Supervisor 1 (PS6240T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-107 ANTOINETTE DANNER, ET AL.

Antoinette Danner and Jennifer Vereen, on their own behalf, and Dorothy Taylor, represented by Darryl Siss, Esq., appeal their scores for the promotional examination for Senior Police Records Clerk (PC0408E), Passaic County .

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

B-108 EVELYN LIZANICH

Evelyn Lizanich appeals her rank and score for the promotional examination for Secretarial Assistant 2 (PS4137Q), Office of the Public Defender.

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

B-109 WANDA LOVE

Wanda Love appeals her score for the promotional examination for Principal Account Clerk (PC1373C), Mercer County .

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

B-110 DAVID PETERSON

David Peterson appeals his score for the physical performance portion of the Fire Fighter (M9999D) examination.

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

B-111 MARION PETRUZZI

Marion Petruzzi appeals her failing score and requests a make-up of the promotional examination for Administrative Assistant 3 (PS5969G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-112 WILLIAM DRIVER

William Driver appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he was a no-show and requests a make-up examination for the promotional examination for Accountant 1 (PS8545I), Northern State Prison.

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

B-113 TINA GARZARELLI

Tina Garzarelli appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying her request for a make-up examination for the promotional examination for Supervisor 1 (PS6153M), Superior Court of New Jersey, Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem Vicinage, The Judiciary.

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

B-114 ROBERT KENNEY

Robert Kenney appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which denied his request for a make-up examination for Fire Fighter (M9999E).

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

B-115 ROBERT MALONE

Robert Malone appeals the denial of his request for a make-up examination for Fire Fighter (M9999D), various jurisdictions.

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

B-116 CHRISTIAN PIRES

Christian Pires appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services denying his request for a make-up examination for Clerk Bookkeeper (S0163E), Statewide.

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

B-117 ALEXANDER SHOPIRO

Alexander Shopiro requests a make-up for the Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination (S9999D).

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

B-118 PAMELA BROWN-LECOMPTE

Pamela Brown-LeCompte requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.6(a)(4) be relaxed to accept her late application postmarked after the announced closing date for the promotional examination for Tax Clerk (PM1088D), Lacey Township.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-119 ANTHONY CIRINO AND JEROME JAMES

Antony Cirino and Jerome James appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they filed late applications postmarked after the announced closing date for the promotional examination for Assistant Crew Supervisor Highway Maintenance (PS5075T), Department of Transportation.

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

B-120 BEVERLY BATTLE ET AL.

The Communications Workers of America, Local 1040 (CWA), on behalf of Beverly Battle, Darlene Mack, and Jacquetta Rawls, and Collen Randazzo on her own behalf, appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services that they were not employed in the announced unit scope for the promotional examination for Assistant Supervisor of Professional Residential Services, Developmental Disabilities (PS5950K), Vineland Developmental Center - Group Home Operation.

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

B-121 DEWITT GAMBLE AND CYNTHIA G. (ROBINSON) CAMP

Dewitt Gamble and Cynthia G. (Robinson) Camp, Correction Sergeants with the Department of Corrections (DOC), request retroactive dates of appointment pursuant to a settlement agreement entered into between them and the DOC.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the requests.

B-122 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER TRAINEE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TRAINEE

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, requests the consolidation of eleven trainee titles used primarily by the Department of Environmental Protection and the reallocation of the new Environmental Engineer Trainee and Environmental Services Trainee titles to the noncompetitive division of the career service on an interim basis where lists currently do not exist, effective November 15, 2003 through November 12, 2004.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-123 SALARY REGULATIONS, FY 2004

It is recommended that Aligned Salary Regulation, the Non-Aligned Salary Regulation, the Emergency Conditions Salary Regulation, the Special Incentive Salary Regulations, and the Miscellaneous Salary Regulations be recorded for Fiscal Year 2004.

ACTION: The Merit System Board recorded the Salary Regulations for Fiscal Year 2004.

B-124JONATHAN CAMPO

Jonathan Campo appeals the administration of the examination for Police Sergeant (PM2532C), Ocean City .

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

B-125 MONIQUE BAYLOR

Monique Baylor appeals her rejection as a County Correction Officer by Camden County and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for County Correction Officer (S9999D) on the basis of medical unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

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

B-126 NORMAN LAWRENCE

Norman Lawrence 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 Telecommunications Systems Analyst 3 (S66905D).

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

B-127 JAMES A. SMALL

James A. Small 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 Truck Driver (C9461D), Warren County .

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

B-128 JOSEPH RICH

Joseph Rich appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Investigator 2 (PS5599G), Department of Environmental Protection.

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

B-129 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board minutes for its meeting of January 7, 2004 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the minutes of its meeting of January 7, 2004 .

B-130 LAUREN MOSS AND JOHN ROHDE

Lauren Moss and John Rohde appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they did not meet the educational requirements for the open-competitive examination for Test Development Specialist Trainee (S6624D), Department of Personnel.

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

B-131 SHERIF AZEEZ, ET AL.

Sherif Azeez, Shelley Brook, Paul Carlisi, Bonnie Collis-Dorsey, Oleh Hucul, Joshua John, Muhammad Kahn, Steven J. Miller, and Jon Muzyk 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 Engineering Technician 5 (S0217E), Department of Transportation.

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

B-132 JAMES RAYMOND, ET AL.

James Raymond and Matthew Ziemkiewicz appeal that Peter Freda, Timothy Lowenwirth, John Tarantula, and Dennis Vitello did not meet the four year experience requirement and had no prior relevant emergency vehicle dispatching experience, for the promotional examination for Supervising Fire and Ambulance Dispatcher (M0182D), Jersey City. Thomas Donnelly appeals his eligibility for the subject examination.

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

B-133 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Carlos L. Curtis
Newark School District
Removal

Lewis Landrum
East Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

Dashawn Manigo
Newark School District
Removal

Anthony Nichols
Southwoods State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

Theresa Panzino
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Katesha Reed
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Jacqueline Rushton
Hunterdon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

Calvin Spires
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections
Suspension

Paul Stevens
Juvenile Justice Commission
Removal

Sephronia Steward
Department of the Treasury
Resignation not in good standing

Larry Taylor
Vineland Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Release at the end of the working test period

William Wilkins
Newark School District
Suspension

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the settlements.

There being no further business before the Merit System Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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COMMISSIONER
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD

 
 
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