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

 

 

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Robert M. Czech, Chairperson

Robert E. Brenner

Thomas J. Perna

Richard E. Williams

 

JUNE 5, 2013

 

 

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     A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Trenton, New Jersey.

 

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

 

            In accordance with L.1975, c.231, the Secretary to the Civil Service Commission opened the meeting with the following statement:

 

     Notice of this meeting was filed with the Secretary of State and sent to the Trentonian, Trenton Times, Courier-Post and Star Ledger on November 30, 2012, and posted at the Civil Service Commission, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 

     All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

 

 

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

 

A-1      SETTLEMENTS

 

In the Matter of Amelia Arroyo

Essex County

Department of Citizen Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Hilda Arroyo-Herbert

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Taheerah Carr

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Removals (2)

 

In the Matter of John Cree, Jr.

Motor Vehicle Commission

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Rocco Danise

City of Newark

Police Department

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Monica Doss

City of Vineland School District

Removal

 

In the Matter of Anthony Foster

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Artina Foster

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Resignation not in good standing

 

In the Matter of Gasnel Francois

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Barbara Fussell

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Returned to the previous held title at the end of the working test period

 

In the Matter of Hakim Hampton

Juvenile Justice Commission

Resignation not in good standing

 

In the Matter of Dawn P. Harrison

Essex County

Department of Health and Rehabilitation

Return to the previous held title at the end of the working test period

 

In the Matter of Valencia Hodges

Hudson County

Department of Corrections

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Regina Johnson

New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, Paramus

Removal

 

In the Matter of Katina Jones

Vineland Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Resignation not in good standing

 

In the Matter of James Lemieux

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Suspension and Resignation not in good standing

 

In the Matter of Melissa McCants

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

Release at the end of the working test period

 

In the Matter of Marc Megna

Morris County

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Reginald Mims

New Lisbon Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Roberta Novak

Superior Court of New Jersey

Bergen Vicinage

Release at the end of the working test period

 

In the Matter of James O'Brien

Hudson County

Department of Roads and Public Property

Removal

 

In the Matter of Michael Pihs, Jr.

Atlantic County

Department of Public Safety

Release at the end of the working test period

 

In the Matter of Richard Reed

Department of the Treasury

Suspension

 

In the Matter of James Ricks

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Resignation not in good standing

 

In the Matter of Miguel Rivera

City of Trenton

Department of Public Works

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Elizabeth Robinson

Millville Board of Education

Removal

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.

 

A-2      ELMORE GAINES

 

Elmore Gaines, Code Enforcement Officer, City of Newark, Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services, four-month suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the four-month suspension.

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and imposed a six-month suspension.

 

A-3      JOHN D. KOHLER

 

John D. Kohler, Senior Maintenance Repairer, Cape May County, Department of Facilities and Services, 30 working day suspension and demotion to the position of Maintenance Repairer effective January 27, 2012, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and Workers Compensation fraud.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 30 working day suspension and demotion to the position of Maintenance Repairer.

 

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

 

A-4      SHAWN PRESSLEY

 

Shawn Pressley, Assistant Family Service Worker 3, Department of Children and Families, release at the end of the working test period effective November 9, 2011.

 

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

 

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

 

A-5      JOHN VENABLES, JR.

 

John Venables, Jr., Police Lieutenant, City of Camden, Police Department, a 15-day suspension and six-month suspension and demotion to the position of Police Sergeant effective September 28, 2009, on charges of violation of the Department rules and regulations, insubordination and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the 15-day suspension, modify the six-month suspension to a 90-day suspension and reverse the demotion to the position of Police Sergeant.

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and reversed the 15-day suspension and the demotion to the position of Police Sergeant but upheld the six-month suspension.

 

A-6      ANNIE BAKER

 

Annie Baker, Correction Sergeant, Juvenile Justice Commission, removal effective April 24, 2012, on charges of inability to perform duties 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-7      JACQUELINE BYRD

 

Jacqueline Byrd, Senior Food Service Worker 12 months, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective June 25, 2012, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, physical or mental abuse of a patient, client, resident or employee, verbal abuse of a patient, client, resident or employee, inappropriate physical contact or mistreatment of a patient, client, resident or employee and intentional abuse or misuse of authority or position.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-8      TODD PICKETT     SETTLEMENT (REMAND)      

 

Todd Pickett, Fire Fighter, City of Passaic Fire Department, removal effective July 1, 2012 on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, inability to perform duties, chronic or excessive absenteeism or lateness, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.  Settled to a retirement effective October 1, 2012.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Acknowledge the settlement.

 

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

 

A-9      PETER MUNIZ

 

Peter Muniz, Fire Fighter, City of Newark, Fire Department, removal effective April 13, 2007, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, formal charges of a crime of the first, second, or third degree, other sufficient cause and violation of Fire Department rules and regulations.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-10    KEITH WICKHAM, JR.

 

Keith Wickham, Jr., Senior Correction Officer, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective October 15, 2012, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, other sufficient cause, serious mistake due to carelessness which may result in danger and/or injury to persons or property, falsification, and improper or unauthorized contact with inmate, undue familiarity with inmates, paroles, their families or friends.

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law.

 

 

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

B-1      DANIEL S. BALDASSANO

 

Daniel S. Baldassano, represented by Robert J. DeGroot, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by Woodbridge Township and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer (S9999M) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this matter be referred for an independent evaluation.

 

B-2      ANTHONY MEDINA

 

Anthony Medina, represented by Stephen B. Hunter, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Fire Fighter candidate by Elizabeth and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Fire Fighter (M2339H) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

 

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

 

B-3      EDWARD PICKETT

 

Edward Pickett, represented by Daniel J. Zirrith, Esq., appeals his rejection as a Fire Fighter candidate by Jersey City and its request to remove his name from the eligible list for Fire Fighter (M2365H) on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

 

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

 

B-4      RYAN LOPEZ

 

Ryan Lopez, a former Senior Medical Security Officer with Ann Klein Forensic Center, Department of Human Services, appeals his five-day suspension.

 

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

 

B-5      JARED STEMETZKI

 

Jared Stemetzki, a former Institutional Trade Instructor 1 with the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals his indefinite suspension.

 

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

 

B-6      ERICA AYBAR-MORILLO

 

Mount Laurel Township, on behalf of Erica Aybar-Morillo, requests that she be permitted to participate in the intergovernmental transfer program with a new working test period as a Police Officer with Mount Laurel.

 

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

 

B-7      JUSTYNA HALAT AND SCOTT MALONEY

 

The City of Rahway, on behalf of Justyna Halat and Scott Maloney, requests that they be permitted to participate in the intergovernmental transfer program and to complete their working test periods as Police Officers with Rahway.

 

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

 

B-8      ROBBIN CONOVER

 

The Department of Corrections requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:6-3.4(a), which govern the time period in which employees must file an application for Supplemental Compensation on Retirement (SCOR), be relaxed to permit Robbin Conover, a former Correction Lieutenant, to submit a late application for SCOR benefits.

 

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

 

B-9      ROBERT TRENT

 

Robert Trent, a Senior Investigator, Parole and Secured Facilities with the Department of Corrections, represented by Catherine Elston, Esq., appeals his bypass on the promotional list for Principal Investigator, Parole and Secured Facilities (PS4821I), DOC.

 

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

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                      Robert E. Brenner                  (Yes)

                      Thomas J. Perna                    (Yes)

                       Richard E. Williams              (Yes)

 

B-10    MEGHAN BERKERY, ET AL

 

The Department of Children and Families requests that Meghan Berkery, Ashley Mystila, Andrea Smith and Precella Speid be added to the promotional list for Family Service Specialist 1 (PS3420K).

 

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

 

B-11    JERRY CALABRESE AND MICHAEL GILLENS

 

Jerry Calabrese, represented by Edward G. D'Alessandro, Esq., and Michael Gillens, represented by Bette R. Grayson, Esq., appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they were ineligible for the promotional examination for Police Captain (PM7534P), Newark.

 

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

 

B-12    NOREEN CHUA-KASAK

 

Noreen Chua-Kasak requests a make-up for the promotional examination for Data Processing Programmer 1 (PS0257J), William Paterson College.

 

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

 

B-13    CHRIS SPAGNUOLO, ET AL.

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management, on behalf of the Township of Lakewood, requests retroactive regular appointments effective February 28, 2011 for Chris Spagnuolo, James Finnegan III, Greg Staffordsmith, and Steve Berner, and a retroactive regular appointment effective May 24, 2012 for Robert Shimonovich to the title of Police Sergeant from the September 14, 2011 (PL111014) and March 4, 2013 (PL130322) certifications, respectively, of the Police Sergeant (PM2604K) eligible list.

 

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

 

B-14    CLERK 4 (M0494M) AND (M0075P), BAYONNE

 

Bayonne requests permission not to make an appointment from the December 5, 2012 certification for Clerk 4 (M0494M) and (M0075P).

 

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

 

B-15    FIRE OFFICER 1 (PM2567J), JERSEY CITY

 

The parties request that the Civil Service Commission acknowledge a settlement reached between the City of Jersey City, the Uniform Fire Fighters Association of Jersey City, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1066, Paul Cerniglia, and Joseph Unitisz.

 

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

 

B-16    HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANT TRAINEE AND PERSONNEL AND LABOR ANALYST TRAINEE

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management recommends reallocation of the Human Resource Consultant Trainee and Personnel and Labor Analyst Trainee titles to the non-competitive division of the career service in accordance with N.J.A.C. 4A:3-1.2.

 

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

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                      Robert E. Brenner                  (Yes)

                      Thomas J. Perna                    (Yes)

                      Richard E. Williams               (Yes)

 

B-17    HUMAN SERVICES SPECIALIST 4 (PC0941M)

 

The Mercer County Board of Social Services requests that the eligible list for Human Services Specialist 4 (PC0941M) be extended for one year beyond its original expiration date.

 

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

 

B-18    HUMAN SERVICES SPECIALIST 4 (PC0251N)

 

The Camden County Board of Social Services requests that the eligible list for Human Services Specialist 4 (PC0251N) be extended for one year beyond its original expiration date.

 

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

 

B-19    POLICE CAPTAIN (PM7521P), JACKSON TOWNSHIP

 

Brian Geoghegan, Raymond Milewski and Steven Laskiewicz appeal their eligibility for the promotional examination for Police Captain (PM7521P), Jackson Township.  Additionally, John Decker maintains that the subject announcement was properly posted.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the announcement be amended to extend the filing deadline.

 

B-20    PUBLIC HEALTH INVESTIGATOR (C0964L), OCEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

In In the Matter of Public Health Investigator (C0964L), Ocean County Health Department (CSC, Decided February 16, 2011), the Civil Service Commission granted the appointing authority's request for an appointment waiver from the April 20, 2010 certification and ordered that no selection costs would be assessed at that time since there was a possibility that the list could be utilized prior to its expiration.  However, the appointing authority did not utilize the subject eligible list and the matter of the assessment of costs is now before the Commission.

 

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

 

B-21    SENIOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS AIDE (M2417N), ATLANTIC CITY

 

The appointing authority's failure to dispose of the certification for Senior Community Relations Aide (M2417N), Atlantic City, 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 remove the provisional appointee, properly dispose of the certification, and pay compliance costs.

 

B-22    SENIOR INVESTIGATOR PAROLE AND SECURED FACILITIES (PC0797M), HUDSON COUNTY

 

The appointing authority's failure to dispose of the certification for Senior Investigator Parole and Secured Facilities (PC0797M), Hudson County, 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 properly dispose of the certification and pay compliance costs.

 

B-23    SOCIAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN (C0166P), BERGEN COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

Bergen County Board of Social Services requests permission not to make an appointment from the November 26, 2012 certification for Social Service Technician (C0166P).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this request for an appointment waiver be granted and assessed no selection costs.

 

B-24    STATE PARK POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE PILOT PROGRAM

 

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requests that the Civil Service Commission establish a Pilot Program to provide for the promotion of permanent DEP employees to the title of State Park Police Officer Trainee.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission established the State Park Police Officer Trainee Pilot Program for the period from April 6, 2013 to April 5, 2014.

 

B-25    ROBERT BEAUREGARD

 

Robert Beauregard, an Assistant Director with the Department of the Treasury, appeals the determination of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, which found that the appellant had violated the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-26    JOSEPHINE FARINA

 

Josephine Farina, a Personnel Assistant 1 with the former Department of Health and Senior Services, appeals the determination of the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Senior Services, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to violations of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-27    COLLEEN FITZGERALD

 

Colleen Fitzgerald, a former Assistant Social Work Supervisor (Psychiatric) with the Ann Klein Forensic Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner, DHS, stating that there was sufficient evidence to support a finding that the appellant had violated the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-28    LULA HENRY

 

Lula Henry, a former Charge Nurse (12 Months) with the Department of Human Services, appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner, DHS, stating 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 in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-29    BARINDERJIT K. BAL

 

The appeal of Barinderjit K. Bal, a former Library Associate with the Bloomfield Public Library, of her layoff, effective October 3, 2011, was before Administrative Law Judge Michael Antoniewicz (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on April 19, 2013.  At its meeting on May 15, 2013, the Civil Service Commission affirmed the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the layoff.  However, the Commission needed to address the exceptions and cross exceptions filed by the parties.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.

 

B-30    ALEXANDER LOIZOS

 

The appeal of Alexander Loizos, a Correction Officer Recruit at New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, of his removal, effective October 1, 2012, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R. Futey (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on April 5, 2013.  At its meeting on May 15, 2013, the Civil Service Commission affirmed the recommendation to modify the removal to a 180 calendar day suspension.  However, the Commission needed to address the exceptions and cross exceptions filed by the parties.  The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

 

B-31    JAMES MCDONOUGH

 

The appeal of James McDonough, a former Police Captain with the Town of Harrison, Police Department, of his demotion in lieu of layoff to Police Lieutenant effective April 5, 2010, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Michael Antoniewicz (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on April 5, 2013.  At its meeting on May 15, 2013, the Civil Service Commission adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the layoff.  However, the Commission needed to address the exceptions and cross exceptions filed by the parties.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.

 

B-32    WILLIAM BILLSON AND ALEXANDRA CALIFF

 

Christopher J. Scaturo, Director/Chief, Division of Emergency Services, Union County, on behalf of William Billson and Alexandra Califf, petitions the Civil Service Commission for reconsideration of the part of the final administrative decision, rendered on April 17, 2013, in which the Commission found that Billson and Califf failed to indicate possession of the required certification for the open competitive examination for Hazardous Materials Responder (C0381P), Union County.

 

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

 

B-33    ALFONSINA COMUNE

 

Alfonsina Comune, a former Executive Assistant 1 with the Office of Information Technology, requests reconsideration of the decision rendered on June 6, 2012, which found that the appellant failed to support a finding that she had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace (State Policy).

 

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

 

B-34    LAURA MARTIN

 

Laura Martin, a part-time Municipal Director of Welfare with the Borough of Edgewater requests reconsideration of the decision rendered on November 7, 2012, that determined she is not entitled to sick or vacation leave since she is serving in a title that is allocated to the unclassified service.

 

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

 

B-35    YOLANDA N. PHILLIPS-HADDEN

 

Yolanda N. Phillips-Hadden requests reconsideration of the final administrative determination, rendered on December 19, 2012, which upheld her ineligibility for the promotional examination for Supervisor, Child Care Quality Assurance Inspections (PS9795K), Department of Children and Families.

 

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

 

B-36    SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, NEWARK SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

The Director, Division of Classification and Personnel Management, requests reconsideration of the Civil Service Commission decision rendered on January 13, 2010, which ordered that 10 employees currently serving as "Special Police Officers" in the Newark School District be recorded as serving in the title of Campus Police Officer provisionally, pending the certification of the Campus Police Officer (S9999K), eligible list.

 

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

 

B-37    HASAHYA HIRYA

 

Hasahya Hirya appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM5189N), New Brunswick.

 

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

 

B-38    JOHN HORNBACK, JR.

 

John Hornback, Jr. appeals the determination of the former Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the examination for Senior Engineering Aide (PC0782P), Camden County.

 

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

 

B-39    LYNNETTE C. HUNT

 

Lynnette C. Hunt appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 2 (PS6297K), Department of Human Services.

 

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

 

B-40    JOHN LUCARIO

 

John Lucario appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM5189N), New Brunswick.

 

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

 

B-41    BRENT MEISENHELTER

 

Brent Meisenhelter appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM5236N), Ocean City.

 

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

 

B-42    MICHAEL PILCH

 

Michael Pilch appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM5189N), New Brunswick.

 

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

 

B-43    MICHAEL ROSS

 

Michael Ross appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM5189N), New Brunswick.

 

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

 

B-44    DANIEL D. SAUNDERS

 

Daniel D. Saunders appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that he was below the minimum requirements in education for the promotional examination for Administrator, Historic Preservation Office (PS8531G), Department of Environmental Protection.

 

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

 

B-45    MICHAEL SHINER

 

Michael Shiner appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM5180N), Hackensack.

 

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

 

B-46    ANGEL WILLIAMS

 

Angel Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that she did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Word Processing Specialist 1 (PS1418Q), Office of the Public Defender.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied and the matter of the classification of the position of Angel Williams be referred to the Division of Classification and Personnel Management for further review.

 

B-47    PROPOSED NEW RULE:  N.J.A.C. 4A:4-4.6A AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS: N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.8, 2.17, 3.6, 6.1 AND 6.2 (CERTAIN PERSONS RETURNING FROM MILITARY LEAVE)

 

Attached please find a Notice of Adoption of proposed new rule N.J.A.C. 4A:4-4.6A and proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 4A:4-2.8, 2.17, 3.6, 6.1 and 6.2, intended to implement P.L. 2012, c.49, regarding placement on eligible lists of certain persons returning from military service.  This new law addresses situations in which a reservist or a national guard member whose name had been placed on an open competitive eligible list returns from Federal active duty after the list has expired.  The remedy provided in the legislation is to give such individuals the opportunity to request, within one year of the list's expiration, placement on an active eligible list for the same title and jurisdiction, utilizing the score he or she had earned for the expired list, for prospective appointment only.  No comments were received during the public comment period.   

 

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

 

B-48    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES

 

Submitted for adoption are the Civil Service Commission minutes of its meeting of May 15, 2013.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting of May 15, 2013.

 

B-49    CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN

 

Egg Harbor City requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.1A(b) be relaxed in order to permit the retroactive Intergovernmental Transfer of Christopher Hoffman from the title of Sheriff's Officer, Atlantic County Sheriff's Office, to the title of Police Officer, Egg Harbor.

 

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

 

B-50    MOHAMMED ULLAH

 

Mohammed Ullah appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that the appellant did not possess the necessary experience for Principal Engineer, Bridges, (C2206N), Burlington County, and removed his name from the eligible list.

 

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

 

B-51    ELBIA ZEPPETELLI

 

Elbia Zeppetelli appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that the proper classification of her position with the Election Law Enforcement Commission is Executive Secretarial Assistant.  The appellant seeks an Administrative Assistant 1 job classification.

 

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

 

B-52    BRIAN SEMINERIO

 

Brian Seminerio, represented by Gary D. Tomasella, Esq., appeals the bypass of his name on the Police Sergeant (PM2726L), Borough of Pompton Lakes, eligible list.

 

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

 

B-53    ENTRY LEVEL LAW ENFORCEMENT EXAMINATION (S9999M)

 

The Director, Division of Selection Services and Recruitment, requests that the eligible list for the Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination (LEE) (S9999M) be extended for an additional two months beyond its amended expiration date of December 9, 2013 or until a new list is available.  The Director also requests that the eligible lists for County Correction Officer (all consecutive symbols C9965M through C9985M); Correction Officer Recruit (Juvenile Justice Commission) (S9986M); Parole Officer Recruit (S0738M); Parole Officer Recruit (Juvenile Justice Commission) (S0739M); and Parole Officer Recruit, Bilingual in Spanish and English (S0740M) be extended eight months beyond their original expiration date of June 9, 2013 or until new lists are available. 

 

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

 

 

There being no further business before the Civil Service Commission, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 
 
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