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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

Thomas J. Perna

Richard E. Williams

 

August 19, 2015

 

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    A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Trenton, New Jersey.

 

            PRESENT: Robert M. Czech, Chairperson, Members 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 December 11, 2014, and posted at the Civil Service Commission, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 

    All actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise specified.

 

 

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

 

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar:

 

John Hutchinson, Public Safety Telecommunicator, Camden County, Department of Public Safety, suspension.

 

Eldora Monroe, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal.

 

Mark Saunders, Police Officer, City of Camden, Police Department, layoff.

 

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

 

 

DISMISSAL FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR

 

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

 

Michael Hendricks, Police Officer, City of Camden, Police Department, layoff.

 

Barry Johnson, Cottage Training Supervisor, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, layoff.

 

Darryl Lofland, Police Officer, City of Camden, Police Department, layoff.

 

Mashea Snyder, Police Officer, City of Camden, Police Department, layoff.

 

Daniel Vause, Jr., Police Officer, City of Camden, Police Department, layoff.

 

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

 

 

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

 

A-1      SETTLEMENTS

 

James Davis

Southern State Correctional Facility

Department of Corrections

Suspension

 

Elaine Garcia

Atlantic County

Department of Human Services

Suspension

 

Melrose Graham

Green Brook Regional Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

Mark Lemke

Gloucester County

Department of Emergency Response

Suspension

 

Jesus Martinez

Hudson County

Department of Corrections

Suspension

 

Catherine O'Reilly

Borough of Point Pleasant

Police Department

Removal

 

Lonnie Wiggins

New Jersey State Prison

Department of Corrections

Release at end of working test period

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.

 

A-2      CHARLES ALLIA

 

Charles Allia, Senior Engineer, Monmouth County, Department of Engineering, fine equal to a 15 working day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, or failure to perform duty; insubordination; 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 - Uphold the fine equal to a 15 working day suspension.

 

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

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                      Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                      Richard E. Williams               (Yes)

 

A-3      DAVID ANTHONY   (A written decision will be posted in this matter when the Civil Service Commission adopts the decision at a future meeting.)

 

David Anthony, Management Specialist, Hudson County Department of the Sheriff, removal effective November 26, 2014, on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, and other sufficient cause.

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission modified the removal to a 30 working day suspension.

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                    (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams                (Yes)

 

A-4      GIOVANI COLON  (A written decision will be posted in this matter when the Civil Service Commission adopts the decision at a future meeting.)

 

Giovani Colon, Senior Correction Officer, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal effective April 6, 2015, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission upheld the removal.

 

A-5      CHRISTOPHER HIGGINS  (A written decision will be posted in this matter when the Civil Service Commission adopts the decision at a future meeting.)

 

Christopher Higgins, Repairer, Vineland Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective January 10, 2014, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission upheld the removal.

 

A-6      JAMES KELK

 

James Kelk, Tree Maintenance Worker 3, Grounds, Township of Scotch Plains, Department of Public Property, removal effective July 14, 2014, on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, and harassment of co-workers.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

 

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

 

A-7      KEITH LAYTON

 

Keith Layton, Operator, Sewage and Water Treatment Plants, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective October 12, 2012, on charges of 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-8      THOMAS MCNULTY

 

Thomas McNulty, County Correction Officer, Camden County, Department of Corrections, removal effective January 22, 2015, on charges of insubordination, inability to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee, neglect of duty, discrimination that affects equal employment, 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-9      JOSHUA PEEK

 

Joshua Peek, Senior Correction Officer, Southern State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal effective July 23, 2014, on charges of 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-10    TERRANCE RAY

 

Terrance Ray, Correction Sergeant, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections, return to previously held title at the end of the working test period.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the return to previously held title.

 

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

 

A-11    AZALIA RIVERA

 

Azalia Rivera, Police Communications Clerk, City of Newark, Police Department, removal effective September 17, 2013, on charges of disobedience of orders.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-12    MARZETTIE SHAMBERGER

 

Marzettie Shamberger, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, 60 working day suspension on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the appeal.

 

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

 

A-13    MEGAN SOULES

 

Megan Soules, Supervising Public Safety Telecommunicator, Morris County, Department of Law and Public Safety, 60 working day suspension on charges of insubordination, conduct unbecoming a public employee, and other sufficient cause.

 

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-14    JIMMY WEST

 

Jimmy West, Senior Correction Officer, Northern State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective May 9, 2013, 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-15    SETTLEMENT

 

Mikel Drayton

City of Atlantic City

Department of Public Works

Removal

 

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

 

 

ACTION: The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlement.

 

 

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

B-1      CHANGE IN THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN - ASSISTANT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CARE FACILITY

 

The Division of Agency Services requests title verbiage change of the Assistant Superintendent, Developmental Disabilities title to Assistant Chief Executive Officer Care Facility.

 

 

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

 

 

B-2      CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PLAN - TITLE REACTIVATION/INACTIVATION

 

The Division of Agency Services requests reactivating the Supervising Public Safety Telecommunicator title and inactivating the Data Processing Analyst 2, Higher Education title.

 

 

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

 

B-3      CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PLAN - STATE BUREAU OF IDENTIFICATION

 

The Division of Agency Services requests the restructuring of the supervisory titles and functions within the New Jersey State Police, State Bureau of Identification.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

B-4      ROBERT HUGHEY - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-2881

 

Robert Hughey appeals the determination of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management upholding the removal of his name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9988R), Department of Corrections, on the basis of an unsatisfactory criminal record.

 

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

 

B-5      WILLIAM LOHMAN - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-2896

 

William Lohman appeals the decision of the Division of Agency Services which found that his position with the Department of Health is properly classified as Architect.  The appellant seeks a Health Systems Specialist 2 job classification.

 

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

 

B-6      LISA POINTER - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1311

 

Lisa Pointer appeals the determination of the Division of classification and Personnel Management that her position is properly classified as a Pensions Benefits Specialist 1 with the Department of the Treasury.  The appellant seeks a Supervising Pensions Benefits Specialist job classification.

 

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

 

B-7      DANIELLE RICHARDSON - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3166

 

Danielle Richardson appeals the decision of the Division of Agency Services that the proper classification of her position with the Department of Banking and Insurance is Senior Clerk.  The appellant initially sought a classification of Technical Assistant 2, Insurance.  The appellant is now requesting a Technical Assistant 3 job classification.

 

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

 

B-8      DENISE RICHARDSON - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-2907

 

Denise Richardson appeals the decision of the Division of Agency Services, which found that her position with Monmouth County is properly classified as Chief Clerk.  The appellant seeks a Senior Fiscal Analyst job classification.

 

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

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                    (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                    (Yes)

                    Richard E. Williams                 (Yes)

 

B-9      TIFFANI SALTER - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3063

 

Tiffani Salter appeals the decision of the Division of Agency Services that the proper classification of her position with the Civil Service Commission is Human Resource Consultant 2.  The appellant seeks a Human Resource Consultant 3 job classification.

 

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

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech                   (Abstained)

                     Thomas J. Perna                   (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams               (Yes)

 

B-10    ELEANOR BUFFIN - CSC DOCKET NO.  2015-977

 

Eleanor Buffin appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that the proper classification of her position with the Department of Environmental Protection is Agency Services Representative 3.  The appellant seeks an Agency Services Representative 4 job classification.

 

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

 

B-11    CARLA DAVIS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1310

 

Carla Davis appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that the proper classification of her position with the Department of Environmental Protection is Agency Services Representative 3.  The appellant seeks an Agency Services Representative 4 job classification.

 

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

 

B-12    DARLENE MCCALLUM - CSC DOCKET NO.  2015-2112

 

Darlene McCallum appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management that the proper classification of her position with the Department of Environmental Protection is Agency Services Representative 3.  The appellant seeks an Agency Services Representative 4 job classification.

 

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

 

B-13    DAVID RUDITSKY - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1674

 

David Ruditsky, represented by Nancy A. Valentino, Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management, which affirmed the bypass of his name on the Police Sergeant (PM2701L), Marlboro Township, eligible list.

 

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

 

B-14    TAMIKA VEAL-JOHNSON - CSC DOCKET NO. 2016-552

 

The City of Trenton requests that Tamika Veal-Johnson's name be restored to the Police Officer, Trenton special reemployment list.

 

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

 

B-15    TIMOTHY RATTIGAN - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-2208

 

Timothy Rattigan appeals his return to his permanent title of Intermittent Labor Services Worker, effective January 24, 2015.

 

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

 

B-16    SADIQA ROE - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-2550

 

Sadiqa Roe requests a retroactive appointment date as a Supervisor, Licensing Unit, Professional Boards with the Department of Law and Public Safety based on her reclassification to that title, effective November 17, 2012.

 

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

 

B-17    DHRUPTI THAKER AND NIKHIL THAKER - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3362

 

Dhrupti Thaker and Nikhil Thaker appeal their scores on the promotional examination for Assistant Administrative Supervisor, Income Maintenance (PC1582S), Hudson County.

 

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

 

B-18    COUNTY POLICE SERGEANT (PC0150S), CAMDEN COUNTY CSC DOCKET NO. 2016-714

 

The Division of Agency Services requests that the promotional announcement for County Police Sergeant (PC0150S), Camden County, be amended.

 

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

 

B-19    N'DELA COSTLEY - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3156

 

N'dela Costley appeals the determination of the Division of Agency Services, which found that she was below minimum requirements in experience for a prospective promotional examination for the title of Assistant Zoning Officer, Newark.

 

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

 

B-20    SUSAN DICKENSON AND RONALD FRANCIS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3283

 

Susan Dickenson and Ronald Francis appeal the determinations of the Division of Agency Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Safety Officer, Mental Health (PS2904K), Ancora Psychiatric Hospital.

 

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

 

B-21    RONALD EASTON, JR. - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3187

 

Ronald Easton, Jr., appeals the determination of the Division of Agency Services that he lacked the required amount of permanent status in a title to which the examination was open for the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (PC1572S), Passaic County.

 

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

 

B-22    RICHARD LAMBERT - CSC DOCKET NO. 2016-160

 

Richard Lambert appeals the determination of the Division of Agency Services that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Supervising Customer Representative, Public Utilities (PS0630R), Board of Public Utilities.

 

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

 

B-23    JO-ANN MILLER - CSC DOCKET NO. 2016-425

 

Jo-Ann Miller appeals the determination of the Division of Agency Services that she was below the minimum requirement in experience for the promotional examination for Program Coordinator, Senior Citizens Transportation (PC0809T), Middlesex County.

 

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

 

B-24    DONNA MONFORTE - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-2233

 

Donna Monforte appeals the determination of the Division of Agency Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Office Supervisor (PS1450K), Department of Children and Families.

 

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

 

B-25    MAYRA SAAB - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3080

 

Mayra Saab appeals the decision of Agency Services, which fund that, per the substitution clause for education, she did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1 Bilingual in Spanish and English (C0113T), Ocean County.

 

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

 

B-26    JENNIFER SEMPERVIVE - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3054

 

Jennifer Sempervive appeals the decision of the Division of Agency Services, which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Investigator County Welfare Agency (C0083T), Somerset County.

 

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

 

B-27    TERRY WILLIAMS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3186

 

Terry Williams appeals the determination of the Division of Agency Services that she was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Accounts (PC0090T), Cumberland County.

 

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

 

B-28    EDWARD HALL - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-92

 

Edward Hall, a Senior Correction Officer with the Department of Corrections, represented by Colin M. Lynch, Esq., seek resolution of a dispute concerning mitigated back pay.

 

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

 

B-29    MONTOYA KEY - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3241

 

Montoya Key, represented by William A. Nash, Esq., requests reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered on December 19, 2012, which dismissed her appeal of her removal.

 

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

 

B-30    BRYAN MILLER - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1922

 

Bryan Miller, a Repairer with the Department of Environmental Protection, appeals a five working-day suspension.

 

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

 

B-31    OMAR ORTIZ - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-2829

 

Omar Ortiz, a County Correction Officer with the Hudson County Department of Corrections, represented by James Grimley, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for interim relief regarding the appointing authority's failure to return him to work.

 

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

 

B-32    S. C-G. - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-987

 

S. C-G, a Correction Sergeant with the Department of Corrections, appeals the determination of the Commissioner that the appellant did not present sufficient evidence to support a finding that he had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-33    D.H. - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-753

 

D.H., a Carpenter with Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals the determination of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, which found sufficient evidence 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-34    J.L. - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1662

 

J.L., a Maintenance Worker 1, Transportation with the Department of Transportation, appeals the determination of the Department of Transportation's Division of Civil Rights and Affirmative Action, stating that the appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a finding that she had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Police Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-35    G.W. - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1996

 

G.W., a Plumber and Steamfitter with Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, appeals the determination of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, which found that the appellant failed to support a finding that he had been subjected to a violation of the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace.

 

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

 

B-36    JOHN IRBY - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-2243

 

The appeal of John Irby, a County Correction Officer with the Burlington County Department of Corrections, of his removal, effective January 10, 2014, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Sarah G. Crowley, who rendered her initial decision on June 29, 2015.  At its meeting on July 29, 2015, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) accepted the recommendation to reverse the removal.  However, the Commission found it necessary to address the exceptions and reply to exceptions in this matter.  The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

 

B-37    NANCY LAGROTTERIA - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-0901

 

The appeal of Nancy LaGrotteria, a Human Services Specialist 2 with Ocean County, of her 60 working day suspension, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Sara G. Crowley (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on July 9, 2015.  At its meeting on July 29, 2015, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the penalty to a 10 working day suspension.  Rather, the Commission modified the penalty to a 30 working day suspension.  The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

 

B-38    KESTER TANNIS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-315

 

The appeal of Kester Tannis, a Human Services Assistant with Hunterdon Developmental Center, of his removal, effective May 23, 2014, on charges, was heard by Administrative law Judge Sara G. Crowley, who rendered her initial decision on June 25, 2015.  At its meeting on July 29, 2015, the Civil Service Commission (Commission) ordered that this matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law. The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

 

B-39    RECENT COURT DECISIONS

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission noted the decisions.

 

B-40    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES

 

Submitted for adoption are the Civil Service Commission minutes of its meeting of July 29, 2015.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting on July 29, 2015.

 

B-41    CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PLAN - TITLE CONSOLIDATION

 

The Division of Agency Services requests the consolidation of the State File Clerk, Vault Clerk and Microfilm Machine Operator title series into the newly established title series of Clerk, Records.  It also requests that the Microfilm Machine Operator title be made archaic and the Vault Clerk title be inactivated.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

B-42    STEFFON JOSEY-DAVIS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-3299

 

Steffon Josey-Davis appeals the removal of his name from the Police Officer (S9999R), North Brunswick, eligible list due to his failure to respond to the Notice of Certification.

 

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

 

B-43    BRUCE HURLBURT - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2496

 

Bruce Hurlburt challenges the processing of his request for position classification review by the Department of Law and Public Safety.  Additionally, the appellant appeals the determination of the Division of Agency Services that his position is properly classified as an Investigator 3, Law and Public Safety.  The appellant seeks an Investigator 2, Law and Public Safety job classification.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be granted in part, and the appointing authority pay the appellant differential pay.

 

B-44    DAVID LERNER AND FERDINAND PICARIELLO - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1769

 

David Lerner and Ferdinand Picariello, represented by Steven I. Adler, Esq., appeal the termination of their employment.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that these appeals be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

 

 

B-45    CHANGE IN THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

 

The Division of Agency Services, pursuant to a request from the Department of Transportation, requests the establishment of the titles of Highway Operations Training and Quality Assurance Specialist and Highway Operations Training and Quality Assurance Supervisor.

 

 

 

 

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

 

B-46    CHANGE IN THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN - TITLE INACTIVATION

 

            The Division of Agency Services requests the inactivation of 13 State titles.

 

 

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

 

B-47    CHANGES IN THE STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN AND JOB BANDING REQUEST, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONCSC DOCKET NO. 2016-778

 

On behalf of the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Division of Agency Services (Agency Services) requests changes to the State Classification Plan, which includes the establishment of new titles, verbiage changes to existing titles, consolidation of title series, inactivation of titles, and the cross walk of employees to new or existing titles to accommodate the proposed reorganization of DOT.  Additionally, Agency Services requests that the new titles of Highway Operations Technician 3, Highway Operations Technician 2, and Highway Operations Technician 1 be approved for job banding in accordance with N.J.A.C. 4A:3-3.2A(b).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission approved the changes to the State Classification Plan and granted job banding request.

 

Statement of Robert M. Czech

August 19, 2015

 

The Commission approved the job banding of a new title today.  It is part of a restructuring of essential Department of Transportation functions to reflect the reality that the prior organizational structure is based on a 2000 person workforce and not the current 1300 person workforce.  Along with other actions taken, this banding will allow for the necessary flexibility required in employee job functions, while ensuring that merit and fitness are enhanced by now requiring that employee advancements for the banded title be based on knowledge, experience and performance.  In other words, ensuring that the competencies necessary to do the job are at the core of employee advancement.

 

Thank you.

 

B-48    SUPERVISOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM (PS4833N), DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - CSC DOCKET NO. 2016-742

 

 

 

            The Department of Labor and Workforce Development requests the extension of the eligible list for Supervisory Employment and Training Programs (PS4833N), Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

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, September 2, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 
 
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