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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
Flavella Branham
John Currie
Vincent E. Giordano

A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Trenton, New Jersey.

     PRESENT: Robert M. Czech, Chairperson, Members Flavella Branham, John Currie, and Vincent E. Giordano; Pamela Ullman, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director, Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations.

     In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Robert M. Czech, Chairperson, 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 November 20, 2009 and posted at the Civil Service Commission, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All other actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

It is noted that agenda item B-28 was considered out of number order and decided at the conclusion of all other agenda items.

There was opportunity for public comment.  The following in attendance offered comment:
Robert O'Brien, Esq., Coalition of Atlantic City Public Sector Unions
David Davidson, President of the Police Officer's Benevolent Association Local 24
Angelo DeMaio, President, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 198
Virginia Darnell, President, Atlantic City White Collar Professional Association
Deborah Enderlin President, Atlantic City Supervisor's Union,
Eric Clark, AFSCME Local 2303
Harriann Bernstein, Atlantic City Supervisor's Union


CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS

The Civil Service Commission recorded the following Confidential Appointments under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h):

 

Karen L. Engan, appointed as a Confidential Assistant, Civil Service Commission, effective March 22, 2010, salary of $81,000.00 per annum.  *It is noted that Chairperson Robert M. Czech abstained from this matter.

 

Walter Perkins, appointed as a Confidential Assistant, Department of Transportation, effective March 27, 2010, salary of $115,000.00 per annum.

 

Kawana Shields, appointed as a Confidential Secretary, Board of Public Utilities, effective February 27, 2010, salary of $65,000.00 per annum.

 

Kristina Miller, appointed as a Confidential Assistant, Board of Public Utilities, effective February 27, 2010, salary of $72,000.00 per annum.


STATE

The Civil Service Commission recorded the recommended changes in the State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto and made a part hereof.

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SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

 

A-1      SETTLEMENT

In the Matter of John Burd, III
Warren County
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Nicole Furman-McPeek
Hunterdon County
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Brenda Jones
Monmouth County
Sheriff's Department
Suspension

In the Matter of Linda Kinney
Hunterdon Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
Resignation not in good standing

In the Matter of Craig Lynn
Department of Environmental Protection
Release at the end of the working test period

In the Matter of Alfonso Morales
Hudson County
Department of Roads and Public Property
Suspension

In the Matter of Floyd Newton
East Orange
Police Department
Suspension


In the Matter of Shawnika Settles
Hudson County
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the of Matter of Amanda Wilmore
Cumberland County
Cumberland Manor
Removal

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

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.  *It is noted that Chairperson Robert M. Czech abstained from the vote on the settlement for Brenda Jones.

A-2      DANIEL BAKER

Daniel Baker, Firefighter, City of East Orange, Fire Department, 30-day suspension on the charge of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 30-day suspension.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission remanded the matter to the Office of Administrative Law for further proceedings.
            VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)
                                    Flavella Branham                   (Yes)
                                    John Currie                            (Yes)
                                    Vincent E. Giordano        (No)


A-3      DAISHAUN BLAKELY

Daishaun Blakely, Institutional Trade Instructor 2, Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, 10-working day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, insubordination and threatening, intimidating, harassing, coercing or interfering with fellow employees on State property. 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal without prejudice.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and referred the matter to the Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations for processing as a minor discipline.

A-4      JACQUELINE ANDREWS AND THOMAS GAUWEILER

Jacqueline Andrews, a Public Information Officer, and Thomas Gauweiler, a Garage Attendant, Township of Irvington, appeal the good faith of their layoffs effective June 6, 2008, for reasons of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the layoff.

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

A-5      NICOLE BRYANT

Nicole Bryant, Practical Nurse, Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, 10-working day suspension on charges of violation of rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative decision.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal without prejudice.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and referred the matter to the Division of Merit System Practices and Labor Relations for processing as a minor discipline.

 


A-6      MONIQUE JACKSON

Erica Monique Jackson, Human Services Specialist 1, Union County, Department of Human Services, release at the end of the working test period effective January 3, 2008.   

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

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

A-7      DAVID LOPEZ

David Lopez, Truck Driver, Union City, Department of Public Works, 120-day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, misuse of public property, including motor vehicles and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal, and acknowledge the settlement.

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

A-8      OBINNA AJUBA

Obinna Ajuba, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective April 13, 2009, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, physical or mental abuse of a patient, inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of a patient, falsification and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure or administrative decision.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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


A-9      EMANUEL AMADI

Emanuel Amadi, Housing Development Analyst, City of Newark, Department of Economic and Housing Development, removal and resignation not in good standing effective July 9, 2009 on charges of abandonment of employment, and violation of rules regarding absence without official leave and failure to follow leave and absence procedures.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a four-month suspension.

ACTION:     The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the removal.
               VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)
                                    Flavella Branham                   (Yes)
                                    John Currie                            (Yes)
                                    Vincent E. Giordano        (No)

A-10    TEMI BOYO

Temi Boyo, Senior Probation Officer, Judiciary, Essex Vicinage, removal effective April 8, 2008, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, and violation of the Probation Officer's code of professional responsibility.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-11    PATRICK BURNS

Patrick Burns, Police Sergeant, City of Bayonne, Department of Public Safety, removal effective September 16, 2009, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, improper demeanor, truthfulness, interference with Internal Affairs investigation, handing a weapon to an unauthorized person and improperly handling a weapon.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a six-month suspension.

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


A-12    TOSHENA GRIFFIN

Toshena Griffin, Senior Correction Officer, Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective September 28, 2009, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative decision.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the removal to a                 six-month suspension.

ACTION:     The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge to uphold the removal.

A-13    LETREVIATE JONES

Letreviate Jones, Cottage Training Technician, North Jersey Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective August 19, 2008, on charges of physical or mental abuse of a client, verbal abuse of a client, conduct unbecoming a public employee,  and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-14    MARK KIDD

Mark Kidd, Custodial Worker, Newark School District, removal effective November 25, 2008, on charges of 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 affirmed the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.
            VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)
                                    Flavella Branham                   (Yes)
                                    John Currie                            (Yes)
                                    Vincent E. Giordano        (Abstained)

 


A-15    DELORIA MARTIN

Deloria Martin, County Correction Officer, Burlington County, County Jail, removal effective February 14, 2009, on charges of neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

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

A-16    GEORGE NEWMAN

George Newman, Water Repairer, City of Trenton, Department of Public Works, removal effective December 7, 2007, on the charge of inability to perform duties.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal and uphold the removal.

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

A-17    SYLVIA NOSEWORTHY (CONSOLIDATION)

Sylvia Noseworthy, Senior Correction Officer, Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, two removals effective November 24, 2009, on charges of other sufficient cause, conduct unbecoming a public employee and violation of rule regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removals.

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


A-18    CHRISTOPHER STINSON

Christopher Stinson, County Correction Officer, Morris County, Sheriff's Department, removal effective September 11, 2009, on charges of inability to perform duties, incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, and violation of County rules regarding authorized leave time, and absence from duty for five consecutive days.

            Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission remanded the matter to the Office of Administrative Law for further proceedings.

A-19    MICHAEL KELLY - SETTLEMENT (CONSOLIDATION)

Michael Kelly, Maintenance Repairer, Cumberland County, Cumberland Manor, 20-day suspension and removal effective December 7, 2009 on charges of insubordination, leaving assigned work area without permission, violations of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, or administrative order and unauthorized absence, and other sufficient cause.  Settled to a resignation in good standing and eight weeks' back pay.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

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

A-20    ROBERT FOLEY

Robert Foley, Land Surveyor, Monmouth County, removal effective January 22, 2009 on charges of inability to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.  Settled to a six-month suspension.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

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


SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1      GEOFFREY BARONE

Geoffrey Barone, a Senior Correction Officer with Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Daniel Geddes, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-2      TYWANE DIGGS

Tywane Diggs, a Senior Correction Officer with Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-3      IRAIDA FAULK

Iraida Faulk, a Senior Correction Officer with South Woods State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Donald C. Barbati, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-4      TERRY FITTS

Terry Fitts, a Senior Correction Officer with Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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


B-5      TAKIDIA JENNINGS

Takidia Jennings, a Senior Correction Officer at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Daniel Geddes, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-6      OWEN MORRIS

Owen Morris, a Construction and Maintenance Technician 4 with the Department of Transportation, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-7      GEORGETTA RODGERS

Georgetta Rodgers, a Cottage Training Technician with Hunterdon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, represented by Adanna U. Ugwonali, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8      MINERVA UBINAS

Minerva Ubinas, a Senior Correction Officer at East Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, represented by Daniel Geddes, Esq., appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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


B-9      NICHOLAS BOCK

Nicholas Bock appeals the decision of the Division of Local Human Resource Management to restore his name to the Weights and Measures Apprentice (C6989H), Morris County eligible list for future certifications.

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

B-10    VICTOR MUNGUIA

Victor Munguia appeals the decision of the former Division of State Human Resource Management, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the Investigator Bilingual in Spanish and English (Regular Reemployment List), Judiciary, Middlesex Vicinage, on the basis of falsification of his employment application.

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

B-11    EDANA POLSKY

Edana Polsky appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations, which removed the appellant's name from the Supervising Family Service Specialist 2 (PS6051K), Department of Children and Families, employment list due to the appellant's failure to respond to the Certification Notice.

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

B-12    ASSISTANT CHIEF INVESTIGATOR, COUNTY WELFARE AGENCY

The Division of State and Local Operations, on behalf of the Ocean County Board of Social Services, requests that the movement of incumbents in the Human Services Specialist 4 title to the Assistant Chief Investigator, County Welfare Agency, title be considered a promotion.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.


B-13    BUSINESS MANAGER (M0434L), NEWARK

Newark requests permission not to make an appointment from the November 23, 2009 certification for Business Manager (M0434L).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request for an appointment waiver but assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

B-14    LOAN ADVISOR (M0195L), ATLANTIC CITY

Atlantic City requests permission not to make an appointment from the June 2, 2009 certification for Loan Advisor (M0195L).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request for an appointment waiver but assessed partial selection costs in the amount of $1,024.

B-15    SOCIAL WORKER HEALTH (C0149K), SUSSEX COUNTY

Sussex County requests permission not to make an appointment from the August 19, 2008 certification for Social Worker Health (C0149K).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request for an appointment waiver but assessed selection costs in the amount of $2,048.

B-16    ZONING OFFICER (M6137J) AND (M0573K), LAWNSIDE BOROUGH

The appointing authority's failure to dispose of the certification for Zoning Officer (M6137J) and (M0573K), Lawnside Borough, while a provisional is serving in the title, has been referred to the Civil Service Commission for enforcement.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission ordered the appointing authority to either make a permanent appointment from the certification or vacate the position and pay compliance costs.


B-17    KIMBERLY KUBE

Kimberly Kube, a Teaching Assistant, 12 Months, at Garden State Reception and Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the determination of the Director of the Equal Employment Division, stating that the appellant had 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 in the Workplace.

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

B-18    NOAH FORMEY, ET AL.

Noah Formey, Robert Brunton, and Brian Zengewald, represented by Marcia J. Tapia, Esq., appeal the determinations of their layoff rights by the Division of Local Human Resource Management (LHRM).  Additionally, Formey appeals the determination of LHRM, stating that his position was properly classified in the dual title of Traffic Enumerator/Traffic Maintenance Worker effective April 11, 2009.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be denied but referred the matter of the classification of Michael Ferrea, Alexander Martakis and Donald Jacoby to the Division of State and Local Operations for review.

B-19    MARYANN LINNELL

Maryann Linnell appeals the determination of the Division of State Human Resource Management that her position with the Department of Children and Families is properly classified as a Principal Technician, Management Information Systems.  The appellant seeks an Administrative Analyst 2, Data Processing classification in this proceeding.

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


B-20    RALPH LONERGAN

Ralph Lonergan appeals the determination of the Division of State and Local Operations that his position with the Office of the Public Defender is properly classified as an Investigator, Public Defender.  The appellant seeks a Senior Investigator, Public Defender classification in this proceeding.

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

B-21    DENISE MENNUTI

Denise Mennuti appeals the decision of the Division of State Human Resource Management which found that her position with the Department of Health and Senior Services is correctly classified as Administrative Analyst 2, Fiscal Management.

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

B-22    CHRISTOPHER MINCOLELLI

Christopher Mincolelli appeals the decision of the Division of State and Local Operations that the proper classification of his position with Orange Township is Police Sergeant.  The appellant seeks a Police Lieutenant classification.

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

B-23 VICTORIA YANG-LIU

Victoria Yang-Liu appeals the determination of the Division of State and Local Operations that her position with the Department of Health and Senior Services is properly classified as an Accountant 3.  The appellant seeks an Administrative Analyst 4 classification in this proceeding.

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


B-24    LILLIAN D. CHILDS

Lillian D. Childs, a Senior Correction Officer with East Jersey State Prison, appeals a five-day suspension issued by the Department of Corrections.

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

B-25    HECTOR MARTINEZ

Hector Martinez, a Sanitation Driver with Trenton, represented by Elizabeth Zuckerman, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for enforcement of the settlement agreement, which was acknowledged on December 5, 2007.

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

B-26    JOSEPH MONGIELLO

Joseph Mongiello, a Police Sergeant with Parsippany-Troy Hills, represented by Gina Mendola Longarzo, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for relief, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 11A:2-24 and N.J.A.C. 4A:2-5.1 from alleged reprisal by his employer.

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

B-27    JOSEPH SANTALUCIA

North Brunswick petitions the Civil Service Commission for a retroactive permanent appointment date as a Laborer for Joseph Santalucia.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.


B-28    ATLANTIC CITY LAYOFF

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 198, the Police Officer's Benevolent Association Local 24, the Superior Officers' Association and the Atlantic City White Collar Professional Association, represented by Robert F. O'Brien, Esq., and the Government Workers Union petition the Civil Service Commission for a stay of the layoff of employees in Atlantic City.  The Police Officer's Benevolent Association Local 24 also petitions for a stay on its own behalf.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the requests.
            VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)
                                    Flavella Branham                   (Yes)
                                    John Currie                            (Yes)
                                    Vincent E. Giordano        (Abstained)

B-29    MARYANN MARAZZO

The Office of the Public Defender requests reconsideration of the decision rendered on December 16, 2009, which denied its request to "red-circle" Maryann Marazzo's current salary level.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request for reconsideration.

B-30    RICHARD MOORE

The appeal of Richard Moore, a Human Services Technician with Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, of his removal, effective October 2, 2006, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Edgar R. Holmes (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on March 8, 2010.  At its meeting on April 14, 2010, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) adopted the recommendation of the ALJ to reverse the appellant's removal.  The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.


B-31    LATISHA Y. VELEZ

The appeal of Latisha Y. Velez, a Police Officer with Mount Holly, of her removal, effective February 18, 2009, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on March 3, 2010, modifying the removal to a six-month suspension.  At its meeting on April 14, 2010, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a six-month suspension.  Rather, the Commission upheld the removal.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.

B-32    STACY FORMAN

Stacy Forman appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Contract Administrator 2 (PC0797L), Atlantic County.

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

B-33    RACHEL FORMICA AND STEPHANIE STUART

Rachel Formica and Stephanie Stuart appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the open competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (C0895L), Atlantic County.

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

B-34    JOANN GSELL, ET AL.

Joann Gsell, India Seawright-Kyser, and Brittany Regan appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (PC0583L), Middlesex County Board of Social Services.

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

B-35    CHRISTINE KELLY GOTHMANN

Christine Kelly Gothmann 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 the title of Coordinator, Youth Activities (PC1656K), Morris County.

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

B-36    JENNIFER HORNER

Jennifer Horner appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Coordinator Community Health Services (PC0974L), Burlington County.

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

B-37    SOMINI JOHN

Somini John 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 Public Health Emergency Notification System Coordinator (C0566L), Middlesex County.

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

B-38    ANN PADDERATZ

Ann Padderatz 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 Contract Administrator 1 (PS0227K), Division of Addiction Services, Department of Human Services.

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


B-39    CELESTE PAIGE

Celeste Paige appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that, per the substitution clause for education, she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Administrative Assistant 3 (PS2004P), Department of Law and Public Safety.

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

B-40    PATRICIA PISCITELLI

Patricia Piscitelli 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 Instructor of In-Service Nursing (C1277L), Warren County.

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

B-41    SARAH REILLY

Sarah Reilly 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 Dietitian (M1262L), Plainfield.

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

B-42    JEFFREY WANDLING

Jeffrey Wandling appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Data Processing Programmer 2 (PS6062C), Civil Service Commission.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied.
                       
VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)
                        Flavella Branham       (Yes)
                        John Currie                (Yes)
                        Vincent E. Giordano  (Yes)

B-43    TAMARA CUNNINGHAM

Tamara Cunningham appeals her disqualification from the promotional examination for Technical Assistant 3 (PS7781U), Department of the Treasury.

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

B-44    ODALYS LEON

Odalys Leon appeals the administration of the promotional examination for Examiner Unemployment/Disability Insurance (PS3031N), Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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

B-45    STEVEN PEASE

Steven Pease, represented by Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq., appeals the scope of eligibility for the promotional examination for Deputy Warden (PC3516K), Camden County.

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

B-46    JOHN CANGIALOSI

John Cangialosi appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found him ineligible for the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC2797L), Bergen County due to an untimely application.

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


B-47    JOSHUA WEICHMANN

Joshua Weichmann appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found him ineligible for the promotional examination for County Correction Sergeant (PC2781L), Gloucester County due to an untimely application.

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

B-48    SAVERIO CUSENZA

Saverio Cusenza appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying his request for a make-up examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC2669K), Atlantic City.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.

B-49    ANN DANSKI

Ann Danski requests a make-up examination for Assistant Municipal Tax Collector (PM0539L), Jackson.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request.

B-50    DERRICK JOHNSON

Derrick Johnson requests a make-up examination for the entry Level Law Enforcement Examination (S9999K).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request.

B-51    ABDUL-QAADIR NYAHUMA

Abdul-Qaadir Nyahuma appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services denying his request for a make-up examination for Correction Lieutenant (PS1419I), Department of Corrections.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission denied the request.


B-52    TAIA CARTER, ET AL.

Taia Carter, Duane Congery, Ashante Guild and Lance Jackson appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they failed to meet the announced residency requirement for the Juvenile Detention Officer (C0081L), Essex County, open competitive examination.

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

B-53    GEORGE BAUMANN

George Baumann appeals his oral scores of the promotional examination for Police Captain (PM3531K), Freehold.

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

B-54    MARK COWAN

Mark Cowan appeals his oral scores of the promotional examination for Police Captain (PM3536K), Jersey City.

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

B-55    LORI SANNELLA

The Division of Selection Services, on behalf of the Motor Vehicle Commission, requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-1.1(c) be relaxed in order to allow Lori Sannella to be provisionally appointed, pending promotional examination procedures, to the competitive title of Supervisor 1, Motor Vehicles.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.

B-56    ARNOLD SCHIFF

The Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of Arnold Schiff, requests the relaxation of the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22 so as to permit Mr. Schiff to receive more than 180 donated leave days allowed to a recipient.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission granted the request.

B-57    RECENT COURT DECISIONS

Summaries of recent court decisions involving Merit System Board and Civil Service Commission determinations are submitted for the Commission's review in In the Matter of Al-Tariq Johnson, County Jail, County of Burlington  (Appellate Division, decided 3/18/10); In the Matter of Keith Curry, Vernon Township (Appellate Division, decided 3/23/10); In the Matter of William Carter (Appellate Division, decided 3/25/10); In the Matter of Toni-Lynne Calabrese, Department of Human Services (Appellate Division, decided 3/29/10).

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission noted the decisions.

B-58    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

The Civil Service Commission Minutes of its meeting of April 14, 2010 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting of April 14, 2010.

B-59    EARLY SETTLEMENT

Ranmnarine Singh
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlement.

 

There being no further business before the Civil Service Commission, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.
                                                                                               
                                                                                    __________________________________
                                                                                    Robert M. Czech
                                                                                    Chairperson
                                                                                    Civil Service Commission

 
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