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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

 

 

JULY 31, 2013

 

 

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     A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Wednesday, July 31, 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 Celina Brown

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Akeisha Burroughs

Essex County

Department of Citizens Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Shanika Finley

Hudson County

Department of Corrections

Suspensions (2)

 

In the Matter of Thomas Kaminsky

Borough of Carteret

Police Department

Removal

 

In the Matter of Hugh Bodie May

City of Bridgeton

Department of Public Works

Removal

 

In the Matter of Tisa Rodriguez

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Daniel Valentine

Hudson County

Department of Family Services

Suspension

 

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

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements with the exception of Daniel Valentine which was held over for clarification.

 

A-2      DALE ARCHIE

 

Dale Archie, Laborer 1, Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority, 30 working day suspension on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

 

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

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission rejected the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and imposed a 5 working day suspension.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)

                      Robert E. Brenner                 (No)

                      Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams               (Yes)

 

A-3      ERIC GANDY

 

Eric Gandy, Senior Correction Officer, Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections, 120 working day suspension on charges of incompetency or failure to perform duties, other sufficient cause, leaving assigned work area without permission creating a danger to persons or property, violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order, or administrative decision.

 

            Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the 120 working day suspension to a 30 working day suspension.

 

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

 

A-4      WANDA MINCH

 

Wanda Minch, County Correction Officer, Union County, Department of Correctional Services, 22 working day suspension on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, discrimination that affects equal employment opportunity, including sexual harassment, other sufficient cause and violation of County harassment policy.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal with prejudice.

 

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

 

A-5      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.  This matter was held over from the June 5, 2013, Civil Services Commission meeting for exceptions.

 

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

 

            ACTION:    The Civil Service Commission rejected the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and upheld the release at the end of the working test period.

 

A-6      PURVIS RICKS

 

Purvis Ricks, County Correction Officer, Burlington County, County Jail, 30 working day suspension on charges of neglect of duty, other sufficient cause and violation of County policy and procedure regarding attendance verification.

 

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

 

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

 

A-7      ROBIN BOWMAN

 

Robin Bowman, Senior Building Maintenance Worker, Montclair State University, removal effective March 31, 2011, on the charge of 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-8      AH'KALEEM FORD

 

Ah'Kaleem Ford, County Correction Officer, Hudson County, Department of Corrections, 132 calendar day suspension and removal effective September 25, 2012, on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, other sufficient cause and inability to perform duties.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 132 calendar day suspension and reverse the removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission modified the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and upheld the 132 calendar day suspension and ordered that the appellant undergo an independent psychological evaluation.

 

A-9      SHAWN PRESSLEY

 

Shawn Pressley, Assistant Family Service Worker 3, Department of Children and Families, removal effective December 7, 2011, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duties, insubordination, neglect of duty, conduct unbecoming a public employee and misuse of State property, including motor vehicles.

 

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

 

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

 

A-10    BRANDIS PURYEAR

 

Brandis Puryear, Police Officer, City of Irvington, Police Department, removal effective July 23, 2012 on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, truthfulness, neglect of duty, failure to perform duties.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission rejected the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and imposed a 5 working day suspension.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Yes)

                      Robert E. Brenner                 (Yes)

                      Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams               (No)

 

 

 

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

B-1      CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PLAN - TITLE CONSOLIDATION

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests the consolidation of the Planner title series and to restructure the title series to make the State titles common.

 

 

 

 

 

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

B-2      DANNYS E. UBILLA

 

Dannys E. Ubilla appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the North Bergen Police Department 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 appeal be denied.

 

B-3      THELMA A. SCOTT

 

The Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of Thelma A. Scott, requests the relaxation of the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:6-1.22 so as to permit Ms. Scott, who is participating in the donated leave program, to receive more than the 260 donated leave days allowed to a recipient.

 

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

 

B-4      SUSAN SANTIAGO

 

Susan Santiago, a Program Technician with the Department of Children and Families, represented by William J. O'Brien, Director, Public Affairs and Staff Representative, CWA Local 1039, requests a waiver of repayment of a salary overpayment pursuant to N.J.S.A. 11A:3-7, which provides that when an employee has erroneously received a salary overpayment, the Civil Service Commission may waive repayment based on a review of the case.

 

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

 

B-5      JOSEPH NAPOLEONE

 

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, has remanded the matter of Joseph Napoleone to the Civil Service Commission to reconsider its decision to award counsel fees to Napoleone in light of the transcripts of proceedings on May 5 and 6, 2008 in Joseph Napoleone v. City of Clifton, Docket No. PAS-L-2624-05.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission affirmed the Commission's prior decision to award Joseph Napoleone counsel fees.

 

 

B-6      BRIAN J. CONNOLLY

 

Brian J. Connolly petitions the Civil Service Commission to accept his untimely application for the promotional examination for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS8077K), Department of Children and Families.

 

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

 

B-7      DAVID FLICKINGER

 

David Flickinger requests that he be assigned a retroactive appointment date to the Correction Lieutenant title for record purposes.

 

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

 

B-8      STEPHEN MILLS, SEWER REPAIRER (PM0849J)

 

Middle Township requests that the eligible list for Sewer Repairer (PM0849J) be revived to record the permanent appointment of Stephen Mills effective September 12, 2007.

 

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

 

B-9      ANTHONY GIACONA

 

Anthony Giacona appeals his disqualification by the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment for the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-10    YVONNE CROSBY

 

Yvonne Crosby appeals the decision of the former Division of State and Local Operations, which upheld the removal of her name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9987M), Department of Corrections, eligible list due to the falsification of her employment application.

 

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

B-11    JOHN FALCONI

 

John Falconi appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management, which found that the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove the appellant's name from the County Correction Officer (C9970M), Passaic County, eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory background report.

 

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

 

B-12    DERRICK L. W. HARRIS

 

Derrick L. W. Harris appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that he was not eligible for the promotional examination for Family Service Specialist 1 (PS3420K), Department of Children and Families, because his application was received after the closing date of the examination announcement.

 

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

 

B-13    KATHLEEN LAFLIN

 

Kathleen Laflin appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that the proper classification of her position with the Department of the Treasury is Supervising Pensions Benefits Specialist.  The appellant seeks an Administrative Analyst 1 job classification.

 

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

 

B-14    G. G.

 

G. G., an Administrative Analyst 4 with the Department of Human Services (DHS), appeals the determination of the Assistant Commissioner of DHS, stating that there was sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had violated the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-15    J. S.

 

J. S., a Research Scientist 1, Department of Health, appeals the determination of the Chief of Staff, 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 denied.

 

B-16    ASSISTANT VIOLATIONS CLERK, TYPING (M0277P), BOROUGH OF ELMWOOD PARK

 

The Borough of Elmwood Park requests permission not to make an appointment from the August 20, 2012 certification for Assistant Violations Clerk, Typing (M0277P).

 

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

 

B-17    CLAIMS ADJUDICATOR TRAINEE (S0346P) AND CLAIMS ADJUDICATOR TRAINEE, BILINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH (S0431P)

 

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development requests the extension of the eligible lists for Claims Adjudicator Trainee (S0346P) and Claims Adjudicator Trainee, Bilingual Spanish/English (S0431P).

 

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

 

B-18    COMMUNITY SERVICE WORKER (C0004N), OCEAN COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests that Ocean County Board of Health be ordered to return the January 2, 2012 certification for Community Service Worker (C0004N) for proper disposition.

 

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

 

B-19    COORDINATOR OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M0828P), PASSAIC CITY

 

Passaic City requests permission not to make an appointment from the March 11, 2013 certification for Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation (M0828P).

 

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

 

B-20    EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST TRAINEE (S0347P) AND AUDITOR ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE (S0344P), DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development requests the extension of the eligible lists for Employment Specialist Trainee (S0347P) and Auditor Accountant Trainee (S0344P), Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

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

 

B-21    RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR (M0240P), TEANECK

 

Teaneck requests permission not to make an appointment from the January 14, 2013 certification for Recreation Program Coordinator (M0240P).

 

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

 

B-22    ARTHUR AHR

 

The appeal of Arthur Ahr, a former County Correction Officer with Mercer County, of his 20 working day suspension, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Linda M. Kassekert (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on May 20, 2013.  At its meeting on July 17, 2013, the Civil Service Commission adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the appellant's 20 working day suspension.  However, the Commission found it necessary to address the exceptions filed on behalf of the appellant.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.

 

 

B-23    MICHAEL ANZIVINO

 

Michael Anzivino appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-24    KAYODE ADEEKO

 

Kayode Adeeko appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that he did not meet the experience requirement for the promotional examination for Program Development Specialist 1 Mental Health Services (PS3978K), Department of Human Services. 

 

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

 

B-25    JUAN AVILES

 

Juan Aviles appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-26    STEPHEN CARRIG, ET AL.

 

Stephen Carrig, Stacy Lyons and Richard Muller appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Assistant Supervisor Public Works (PM0090R), Teaneck.

 

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

 

B-27    MELISSA CLOUGH

 

Melissa Clough appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that she is below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Assistant Business Manager 1 (PS6064K), Hunterdon Developmental Center.

 

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

 

B-28    GEORGE CONROY

 

George Conroy appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-29    DAVID DEPIERRO

 

David DePierro appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-30    DAWN EBERHARD

 

Dawn Eberhard appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Superintendent Parks and Forestry 4 (S0859P).

 

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

 

B-31    BRAD FLEISCHMAN

 

Brad Fleischman appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM5240N), Rahway.

 

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

 

B-32    NICOLI GEORGIEFF

 

Nicoli Georgieff appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-33    ANTHONY GERACI

 

Anthony Geraci appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-34    KEVIN HENNESSEY

 

Kevin Hennessey appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-35    MARK D. KELLY AND JAMES TOTO

 

Mark D. Kelly and James Toto appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that they were not eligible for the promotional examination for Supervisor, Public Works (PM0041Q), Ocean City.

 

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

 

B-36    CAROL LAMANNA

 

Carol LaManna appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that she is below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Municipal Court Administrator (PM0863P), Hazlet.

 

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

 

B-37    ROBERT LATHAM

 

Robert Latham, a Subcode Official with the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that he did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Construction Official (S1035P) and its decision to remove him from the eligible list for Construction Official (PS4611D), DCA.

 

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

 

B-38    NATASHA MCNEIL

 

Natasha McNeil appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that she is below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Purchasing Assistant (PS6379K), Department of Children and Families.

 

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

 

B-39    KEVIN MCSORLEY

 

Kevin McSorley appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-40    TIMOTHY MINOR

 

Timothy Minor appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that he did not meet the experience requirement for the open competitive examination for Superintendent Parks and Forestry 4 (S0859P).

 

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

 

B-41    PATRICK MURPHY

 

Patrick Murphy appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-42    JULIO ORTIZ

 

Julio Ortiz appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-43    THOMAS PILOVSKY

 

Thomas Pilovsky appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-44    MARIE RAFFAY

 

Marie Raffay appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that she did not meet the education and experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Superintendent Parks and Forestry 4 (S0859P).

 

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

 

B-45    KATHRYN RAGNO

 

Kathryn Ragno appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Human Services Specialist 3 (PC0019Q), Hunterdon County.

 

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

 

B-46    KEITH RAYMOND

 

Keith Raymond appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-47    MIGUEL RIOS

 

Miguel Rios appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-48    CARMINE RIZZI

 

Carmine Rizzi appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-49    MICHAEL RUGGIERI

 

Michael Ruggieri appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-50    CHARLES RYAN

 

Charles Ryan appeals his oral score on the promotional examination for Deputy Police Chief (PM0918P), Bayonne.

 

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

 

B-51    CLARIMONDO SARNI

 

Clarimondo Sarni appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-52    DEXTER SMITH

 

Dexter Smith appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Officer 1 (PM5205N), Jersey City.

 

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

 

B-53    RAHAMAN THORPE

 

Rahaman Thorpe appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM5240N), Rahway.

 

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

 

B-54    JOSHUA UNDERWOOD

 

Joshua Underwood appeals the application of his score from the open competitive examination for Correction Officer Recruit (S9988R), Statewide to the Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination (S9999R), Statewide.

 

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

 

B-55    KEVIN T. WILLIAMS

 

Kevin T. Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment which found that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Heavy Equipment Operator (PC0015Q), Atlantic County.

 

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

 

B-56    RODNEY WILLIAMS

 

Rodney Williams appeals the test administration and his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM5195N), Plainfield.

 

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

 

B-57    MELISSA A. ASHMEN

 

Melissa A. Ashmen appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Habilitation Plan Coordinator (S0847P).

 

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

 

B-58    JOHN CARR, ET AL.

 

John Carr, Angelo Giuffre, Louise Panebianco, Shenoda Shehata and Edward Taylor appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services and recruitment that found that they did not meet the experience, or education and experience, requirements for the open-competitive examination for Sales Representative 2, State Lottery (S0066R), Department of the Treasury.

 

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

 

B-59    MICHAEL FORCUM

 

Michael Forcum appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM5226N), Hoboken.

 

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

 

B-60    JOHN HENDERSHOTT

 

John Hendershott appeals his score for, and the test administration of, the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM5202N), Vineland.

 

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

 

B-61    APRYL HUGGINS-ANIS

 

Apryl Huggins-Anis appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services and Recruitment that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Habilitation Plan Coordinator (S0847P).

 

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

 

B-62    MATTHEW MARKEY

 

Matthew Markey appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM5226N), Hoboken.

 

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

 

B-63    KEVIN ROBINSON

 

Kevin Robinson appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM5226N), Hoboken.

 

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

 

B-64    SAM TORRES

 

Sam Torres appeals his score for the oral portion of the promotional examination for Fire Captain (PM5226N), Hoboken.

 

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

 

B-65    INSURANCE ANALYST TRAINEE, INSURANCE EXAMINER TRAINEE, AND FINANCIAL EXAMINER TRAINEE

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management recommends reallocation of the Insurance Analyst Trainee, Insurance Examiner Trainee, and Financial Examiner 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.

 

B-66    INTERIM PUBLIC HEALTH RECOVERY DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management seeks Civil Service Commission approval to make temporary unclassified appointments to various career service titles in order to allow expedited staffing of the interim Public Health Recovery Division, Department of Health.

 

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

 

B-67    RICHARD CALO

 

Richard Calo, a Sheriff's Officer with the Essex County Sheriff's Office, petitions the Civil Service Commission for an Intergovernmental Transfer to the title of County Police Officer, Bergen County.

 

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

 

B-68    RHONDA DENSON-JOHNSON

 

The appeal of Rhonda Denson-Johnson, a County Correction Officer with Atlantic County, of her six working day suspension, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Damon G. Tyner (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 7, 2013.  At its meeting on July 17, 2013, the Civil Service Commission adopted the ALJ's recommendation to grant the appointing authority's cross motion for summary decision and uphold the six working day suspension.  However, the Commission found it necessary to address the exceptions filed on behalf of the appellant.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.

 

B-69    SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATOR, JUDICIARY

 

The Administrative Office of the Courts, requests additional time to appoint Jennifer Gangemi, Helen Longobardi-Stigler, and Liza Schejtman-Bach to the noncompetitive career service title of Substance Abuse Evaluator pending their receipt of credentialing certifications.

 

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

 

B-70    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES

 

Submitted for adoption are the Civil Service Commission minutes of its meeting of July 17, 2013.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting of July 17, 2013.

 

B-71    PATRICIA KINES

 

The appeal of Patricia Kines, a Police Officer with the City of Newark, of her two 30 working day suspensions, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Barry E. Moscowitz (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on June 13, 2013, modifying the penalty to one 30 working day suspension.  At its meeting on July 17, 2013, the Commission upheld both 30 working day suspensions.  The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the final decision.

 

 

There being no further business before the Civil Service Commission, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 
 
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