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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

 

NOVEMBER 6, 2014

 

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    A regular meeting of the Civil Service Commission was held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 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 December 2, 2013, 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 Mary Ann Agyare

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Sikiru Akande

Hunterdon Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of Jenneffer Casanova-Knight

Woodbridge Developmental Center

Department of Human Services

Removal

 

In the Matter of William Egan

East Jersey State Prison        

Department of Corrections

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Latera Griffin

Hudson County

Department of Corrections

Removal

 

In the Matter of Santa Guddemi

Union County              

Department of Correctional Services

Suspension

 

In the Matter of Mary Spivey

City of Paterson           

Police Department

Removal         

 

In the Matter of Ray Taylor

New Jersey City University

Department of Higher Education

Removal

 

In the Matter of Keisha York

City of Paterson

Police Department

Removal

 

In the Matter of Beverly Williams

County of Essex

Department of Citizen Services

Suspension

 

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

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission acknowledged the settlements.

 

A-2      DONNA BROOKS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2013-2538

OAL DOCKET NO. CSV: 5081-13   

Donna Brooks, Clerk 3, Atlantic County, Department of Public Safety, 15 working day suspension on charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public employee and misuse of public property, including motor vehicles.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge- Modify the 15 working day suspension to a 10 working day suspension.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission rejected the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and upheld the 15 working day suspension.

 

A-3      MARCUS FAHNBULLEH - CSC DOCKET NO. 2013-2876

OAL DOCKET NO. CSV: 6080-13

 

Marcus Fahnbulleh, Human Services Assistant, New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal effective October 24, 2012, on charges of physical or mental abuse or an inmate, patient, client resident or employee, inappropriate physical contact of mistreatment of a patient, client, resident or employee, falsification, serious mistake due to carelessness which would result in danger or injury to persons or property, violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure, order or administrative decision, 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-4      FATIMA FOWLKES, ET AL. - CSC DOCKET NOS. 2012-1798,

            2012-1799, 2012-1801 & 2012-1803

OAL DOCKET NO. CSV: 01396-12

 

Fatima Fowlkes, Keyboarding Clerk 1 Bilingual Spanish & English, Kerry Kosick, Senior Librarian, Maryann Ryan, Keyboarding Clerk 3 and Elizabeth Wainman, Clerk 1, Township of Kearny, appeal the good faith of their layoffs.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the layoff.

 

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

VOTE:           Robert M. Czech       (Abstained)

                     Robert E. Brenner      (Yes)

                     Thomas J. Perna        (Yes)

                     Richard E. Williams   (Yes)

 

A-5      RAYMOND HARRIS- CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2861

            OAL DOCKET NO. CSR: 06275-14

 

Raymond Harris, Senior Correction Officer, Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal effective May 12, 2014, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, other sufficient cause, physical or mental abuse of an inmate, patient, client resident or employee, falsification, violation of administrative procedures, and/or regulations involving safety and security and violation of a rule, regulation, policy, procedure or administrative decision.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the removal.

 

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

 

A-6      DYWON KELSEY- CSC DOCKET NO. 2013-1552

OAL DOCKET NO. CSV: 16708-12

 

Dywon Kelsey, Sheriff's Officer, Mercer County, Sheriff's Department, 90 working day suspension, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee, insubordination, and violation of rules and regulations including cooperation, discipline/internal investigation, and procedures.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 90 day suspension.

 

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

 

A-7      SABRINA MINERVINI - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2295

OAL DOCKET NO. CSV: 03728-14

 

Sabrina Minervini, County Correction Officer, Hudson County, Department of Public Safety, 10 working day suspension on the charges of incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties, inability to perform duties, neglect of duty and other sufficient cause.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the 10 working day suspension.

 

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

 

A-8      JOSE ROSADO - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-56

OAL DOCKET NO. CSR: 09976-13    

Jose Rosado, Police Officer, City of Newark, Police Department, removal effective November 14, 2011, on charges of violating the Newark Police Department rules and regulations concerning criminal law, theft of movable property, conduct in public and private and conduct unbecoming a public employee.

 

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the removal.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission rejected the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and remanded this matter to the Office of Administrative Law.

 

 

 

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

B-1      CHANGE IN CLASSIFICATION PLAN

 

The Division of Classification and Personnel Management requests that the State title Bridge Operator Trainee be made common.

 

 

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

 

B-2      D. R. - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-1774

 

D. R. appeals her rejection as a Correction Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections and its request to remove her name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit (S9988R), on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

 

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

 

B-3      TOMORY BOYER - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-519

 

Tomory Boyer, a Parole Officer Recruit with the New Jersey State Parole Board, represented by John Anello, Esq., requests interim relief for his suspension without pay effective February 25, 2014.

 

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

 

B-4      ROBERT LITTLEJOHN, JR. - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1082

 

The Township of Saddle Brook, on behalf of Robert Littlejohn, Jr., requests that he be permitted to participate in the intergovernmental transfer program and to complete his working test period as a Police Officer with Saddle Brook.

 

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

 

B-5      STEPHEN HORNIKEL - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2988

 

Stephen Hornikel, a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 1 with the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Department of Human Services, requests compensatory leave or overtime compensation for attending graduate school.

 

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

 

B-6      DAVID ALLEN - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1020

 

David Allen appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which denied him admittance to the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM1168S), Irvington due to a late application.

 

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

 

B-7      ALEXANDER ERISTAVI - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-958

 

Alexander Eristavi appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which denied him admittance to the promotional examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM1176S), New Brunswick due to a late application.

 

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

 

B-8      IRWIN CORREA - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2455

 

Irwin Correa, represented by Lynsey A. Stehling, Esq., appeals the removal of his name from the Fire Fighter (M2554M), City of Newark, eligible list due to an unsatisfactory background report.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted, but the appellant's name be reflected as bypassed.

 

B-9      STEPHEN M. CRENNY - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2466

 

Cape May County appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management, which found there was insufficient reason to remove Stephen M. Crenny's name from the County Correction Officer (C9981M), Cape May County, eligible list on the basis of an unsatisfactory background report.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be granted, and Stephen Crenny's name be removed from the subject eligible list.

 

B-10    AIGNER K. ROGERS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2013-2647

 

Aigner K. Rogers 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 (C9979M), Essex County eligible list on the basis of falsification of the employment application.

 

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

 

B-11    DAVID SHENKO - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2297

 

David Shenko, a Senior Correction Officer with Mid-State Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, represented by Todd McConnell, Policeman's Benevolent Association Local #105, requests that the Civil Service Commission reinstate his appeal of his 10-day suspension, which was dismissed based on his union representative's failure to call in for the scheduled telephone prehearing conference.

 

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

 

B-12    JACQUELINE VANDEWEGHE - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-1392

 

Jacqueline VanDeWeghe appeals the decision of the Division of Classification and Personnel Management which found that her position with the Department of Environmental Protection is properly classified as Secretarial Assistant 2, Non-Stenographic.  The appellant seeks a Secretarial Assistant 1, Non-Stenographic, job classification.

 

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

 

B-13    ASSISTANT BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR -

CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2160

 

The Jersey City School District requests permission not to make an appointment from the October 16, 2013 certification for Assistant Business Administrator (M0270R).

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission referred this matter to the Division of Classification and Personnel Management for a classification review.

 

B-14    OFFICE SUPERVISOR (M0466R), NEW BRUNSWICK -

CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-3179

 

New Brunswick requests permission not to make an appointment from the September 24, 2013 certification for Office Supervisor (M0466R), New Brunswick.

 

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

 

B-15    SUPERVISOR OF ACCOUNTS (M0988P), IRVINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-659

 

The appointing authority's failure to dispose of the certification for Supervisor of Accounts (M0988P), Irvington Housing Authority, 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, make an appointment from the certification, and pay compliance costs.

 

B-16    MARK PITCHELL - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-641

 

Mark Pitchell, a Superintendent, Parks and Forestry 1, represented by Molly Richardson, Esq., petitions the Civil Service Commission for reconsideration of the final decision rendered on August 15, 2013, which denied his appeal of the Department of Environmental Protection's decision to reassign him, effective December 17, 2011.

 

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

 

B-17    TONI WILLIAMS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-617

 

Toni Williams, a Social Worker 2, represented by Jenna Gladhill, CWA Local 1040, petitions the Civil Service Commission for reconsideration of the decision rendered on August 13, 2014, which found that the layoff title rights criteria were correctly applied.

 

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

 

B-18    BERNADETTE PASQUA - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-362

 

Bernadette Pasqua requests reconsideration of the final administrative decision rendered on July 16, 2014, which granted, in part, the petitioner's request for enforcement of a classification determination.

 

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

 

B-19    JEREMY ADAMS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-451

 

Jeremy Adams appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he was below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Locksmith (PS8595J), Richard Stockton College.

 

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

 

B-20    RONALD BARBER - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-109

 

Ronald Barber appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Supervisor of Professional Residential Services, Developmental Disabilities (PS2066K), Department of Human Services.

 

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

 

B-21    ALISON CHAPLIN, ET AL. - CSC DOCKET NOS. 2015-710, 2015-542 AND 2015-723

 

Alison Chaplin, Janice Clark, and Merari Cortes appeal the decisions of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements per the substitution clause for experience, for the open competitive examination for Municipal Court Administrator (M0302S), Perth Amboy.

 

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

 

B-22    RUTH CIBO AND NANCY STEIN -

CSC DOCKET NOS. 2015-656 AND 2015-654

 

Ruth Cibo and Nancy Stein appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Clerk Typist (PS8590J), Rowan University.

 

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

 

B-23    YAKEMA COLEMAN, ET AL. -

CSC DOCKET NOS. 2015-495, 2015-490, 2015-487

 

Yakema Coleman, Richard Grimes, and Lawana King-Obi appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Social Work Supervisor (PC0470S), Passaic County Board of Social Services.

 

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

 

B-24    BRAD DROL, ET AL. -

CSC DOCKET NOS. 2015-1002, 2015-328, 2015-320

 

Terrence Maguire, Angelo Timoldi, and the appointing authority, on behalf of Brad Drol, appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Road Repair Supervisor (PC0422S), Passaic County.

 

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

 

B-25    EDWARD ESPOSITO - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-3026

 

Edward Esposito appeals the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Lieutenant (PC2143R), Essex County.

 

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

 

B-26    JOHN ESPOSITO AND PETER GLASS -

CSC DOCKET NOS. 2014-3014 AND 2014-2962

 

John Esposito (PC2153R), Monmouth County; and Peter Glass (PC2154R), Ocean County; appeal the promotional examination for Sheriff's Officer Sergeant (various jurisdictions).

 

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

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech       (Abstained)

                        Robert E. Brenner     (Yes)

                        Thomas J. Perna       (Yes)

                       Richard E. Williams   (Yes)

 

B-27    KERI FEARON AND MIRANDA SALVATORE -

CSC DOCKET NOS. 2015-565 AND 2015-594

 

Keri Fearon and Miranda Salvatore appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services that they were below the minimum requirements in experience for the promotional examination for Senior Clerk (PS8589J), Rowan University.

 

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

 

B-28    HANA KATAW - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-319

 

Hana Kataw appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Keyboarding Clerk 4 (PC0266S), Passaic County.

 

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

 

B-29    WILMA MACHADO, ET AL. - CSC DOCKET NOS. 2015-595, 2015-570, 2015-569 AND 2015-526

 

Wilma Machado and Jessica Silverio appeal the determinations of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the education requirements, per the substitution clause, for the open-competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1 Bilingual in Spanish and English (C0447S), while Tanisha Skipworth and Jessenia Silverio appeal the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that they did not meet the education requirements, per the substitution clause, for the open-competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (C0446S), Hudson County.

 

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

 

B-30    RHONDA MCDONALD - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-170

 

Rhonda McDonald appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Personnel Assistant (M0117S), Irvington.

 

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

 

B-31    SOLOMON OKONKWO - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-545

 

Solomon Okonkwo appeals his score for the promotional examination for Manger 1, Vocational Rehabilitation Services (PS4826N) Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

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

 

B-32    HOLLY PADULA - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-267

 

Holly Padula appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirement for the open competitive examination for Recreation Assistant, (S0158S), Statewide.

 

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

 

B-33    TIMOTHY RATTIGAN - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-494

 

Timothy Rattigan appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Claims Examiner, Unemployment and Disability Insurance (PS8598N), Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

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

 

B-34    GUILLERMO RODRIGUEZ - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-484

 

Guillermo Rodriguez appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet, per the substitution clause, the experience requirements for the open competitive examination for Human Services Specialist 1 (C0446S), Hudson County.

 

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

 

B-35    REINALDO RODRIGUEZ - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-446

 

Reinaldo Rodriguez appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Senior Building Maintenance Worker (PM0218S), Passaic City.

 

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

 

B-36    JOANN STEVENSON - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-213

 

Joann Stevenson appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Chief Fire Alarm Operator (PM0317S), Paterson Fire Department.

 

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

 

B-37    TAMIKA S. TROTMAN - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-2443

 

Tamika S. Trotman appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the requirements for the promotional examination for Nutrition Program Coordinator, Women, Infants, and Children Program (PM1884R), Atlantic City.

 

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

 

B-38    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES

 

Submitted for adoption are the Civil Service Commission minutes of its meeting of October 22, 2014.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the minutes of its meeting of October 22, 2014.

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech          (Yes)

                        Robert E. Brenner      (Yes)

                       Thomas J. Perna         (Abstained)

                       Richard E. Williams     (Yes)

 

B-39    CHRISTOPHER DOTTINO - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-3176

 

Christopher Dottino requests that his application for the Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination (S9999R), Statewide be processed.

 

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

 

B-40    SHARON HACKWORTH - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-675

 

Sharon Hackworth requests that she be immediately appointed from the open competitive eligible list for Judiciary Clerk 4 (S0089R).

 

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

 

B-41    JOSEPH MENENDEZ - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-532

 

Jersey City requests that Joseph Menendez receive a retroactive date of appointment as a Fire Officer 2.

 

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

 

B-42    BRIAN SOMERS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-989

 

The Ocean County Library requests a retroactive permanent appointment date for Brian Somers, a Senior Library Assistant.

 

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

 

B-43    BONNIE KELTER - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-3172

 

Bonnie Kelter requests reconsideration of the final administrative determination In the Matter of Bonnie Kelter, Department of Labor and Workforce Development (CSC, decided May 7, 2014) which determined that her position is properly classified as Accountant 3.

 

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

 

B-44    MICHAEL BRIGHTLY - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-818

 

Michael Brightly appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Road Repairer 1 (PC0722S), Atlantic County.

 

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

 

B-45    ELIZABETH CRUZ - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-832

 

Elizabeth Cruz appeals the decision of the Division of Selection Services which found that she did not meet the experience requirements for the open-competitive examination for Public Safety Telecommunicator (C0298S), Hudson County.

 

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that this appeal be denied and the appellant's provisional position undergo a classification review.

 

B-46    JAI MISHRA - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-956

 

Jai Mishra appeals the determination of the Division of Selection Services which found that she was below the experience requirements for the promotional examination for Training Technician (PC0556S), Middlesex County Board of Social Services.

 

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

 

B-47    TISHA LEONARDO - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-514

 

Tisha Leonardo appeals her score, the test administration, and the validity of the multiple-choice Bilingual Communication Abilities Test (BICAT) for English/Spanish for the title of Probation Officer, Bilingual in Spanish and English Judiciary.

 

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

 

B-48    POLICE SERGEANT (PM2714L), NORTH BERGEN -

CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-1054

 

North Bergen, represented by Michael A. D'Anton, Esq., requests the revival and extension of the eligible list for Police Sergeant (PM2714L), North Bergen, to fill three existing vacancies.

 

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

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech         (Abstained)

                        Robert E. Brenner      (Yes)

                        Thomas J. Perna         (Yes)

                        Richard E. Williams    (Yes)

 

B-49    RAYMOND POWELL - CSC DOCKET NO. 2014-509

 

The appeal of Raymond Powell, a Code Enforcement Officer with Jackson Township, of his removal effective July 22, 2013, on charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Linda M. Kassekert, (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on September 17, 2014.  At its meeting on October 22, 2014, the Civil Service Commission did not adopt the ALJ's recommendation to modify the removal to a 30 working day suspension.  Rather, the Commission remanded the matter to the Office of Administrative Law for further proceedings.  The proposed decision is now submitted for the Commission's review.

 

            ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission adopted the decision.

VOTE:             Robert M. Czech        (Yes)

                        Robert E. Brenner     (Yes)

                        Thomas J. Perna       (Abstained)

                        Richard E. Williams   (Yes)

 

B-50    PAID LEAVE BANK DAYS - CSC DOCKET NO. 2015-674

 

In Communications Workers of America, et al. v. New Jersey Civil Service Commission, Docket No. A-5320-11T1 (App. Div. September 8, 2014) (CWA v. NJCSC), the Appellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, reversed and remanded the determination of the Civil Service Commission (Commission) that the creation of the Paid Leave Bank (PLB) in various Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) between the State and the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 195, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) was contrary to existing law and could not be implemented without Legislative action.

  

ACTION:       The Civil Service Commission directed that the PLB days be restored to employees represented by the unions who had unused PLB days after December 31, 2012.

 

 

There being no further business before the Civil Service Commission, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

 
 
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