State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 
A regular meeting of the Merit System Board was held on
Wednesday, July 7, 1999 in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System
Board Members, Margaret E. L. Howard and Judith Shaw, Andrea
Grundfest, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer, Director,
Elizabeth A. Napolitano, and Sybil Janowitch, Division of Merit
System Practices and Labor Relations.

In accordance with L.1975, c.231, Janice Mitchell Mintz,
Chairwoman, Merit System Board, 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 June 28, 1999 and posted at the Department of
Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All other actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise
specified.

CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS

The Merit System Board recorded the following Confidential
Appointments under N.J.S.A. 11A:3-4(h):

Edward E. Mercer appointed as Confidential Secretary, Department
of the Treasury, effective June 7, 1999, salary of $55,000.00 per
annum.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

The following appeals were withdrawn and removed from the hearing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

James Bellamy, Laundry Worker, Crest Haven Nursing Home, Cape May
County, removal.

Yvonne Coleman, County Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, County of Hudson, suspension

Richard Fredericks, Road Repairer, Department of Roads, County of
Cape May, removal.

Susan Githens, Municipal Court Administrator, Municipal Court,
City of Salem, removal.

Alejandro Ortiz, Correction Officer, Department of Public Safety,
County of Mercer, removal.

Kevin Powell, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Northern State Prison, suspension.

Michael Snyder, Juvenile Detention Officer, Department of
Planning, Development, and Human Services, County of Sussex,
removal.

Ruth Ann Thomas, Assistant Library Director, Library, City of
Trenton, suspension

DISMISSAL OF APPEALS - FAILURE TO APPEAR

The Merit System Board dismissed the following cases without
prejudice for failure to appear at the scheduled hearing before
the Office of Administrative Law:

William C. White, Sr., Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, suspension
and removal.

Nellie Young, Cottage Training Technician, Department of Human
Services, Hunterdon Developmental Center, removal.


SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Benjamin Anaya
Jersey City Housing Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Elizabeth Boyer
Department of Military & Veterans= Affairs, Veterans=
Memorial Home
Removal

In the Matter of Guy D'Agostino
Bergen County
Removal

In the Matter of Shelly Dixon
County of Essex
Removal

In the Matter of Tina Thomas-Dixon
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
(2) Removals

In the Matter of Suzanne Hogan
Department of Military & Veterans' Affairs, Veterans'
Memorial Home
Removal

In the Matter of Mary Hilton
Vineland Developmental Center - Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Frank Kovach
Atlantic County
Suspensions

In the Matter of Robert Lombardi, Sr.
Camden County Municipal, Utilities Authority
Removal

In the Matter of Benjamin McCoy
Mercer County
Suspension

In the Matter of Mary Sauer
Burlington County
Suspension

In the Matter of Francis Smith
Burlington County
Removal

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settelements with the exception of Frank Kovach
which was held over.

A-2 ROBERT S. BLADES

Robert S. Blades, County Correction Officer, Burlington
County Jail, suspension for 20 days, on charges of
insubordination and neglect of duty and
suspension for 15 days, on charges of absent from work
without permission for more than five days.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
20 day suspension and reverse the 15 day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.


A-3 CURTIS CHIUMENTO

Curtis Chiumento, Sheriff's Sergeant, Sheriff's Office -
Camden County, written reprimand, on charges of neglect of
duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
written reprimand, basic on the charge of allowing officers
to change into civilian clothes prior to the end of their
shift and dismiss the charge of locking the door to the
substation entrance.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this matter be held over.



A-4 SHERON HUGHLEY

Sheron Hughley, Graduate Nurse (12 months), New Lisbon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
suspension for 30 days, on charges of leaving assigned work
area without permission creating danger to persons and
falsification: intentional misstatement of material fact in
connection with attendance.

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

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.


A-5 WALTER OLIVANT, THOMAS QUIGLEY AND RICHARD DEWAN

Walter Olivant, Principal Environmental Engineer, Division
of Water Quality, Thomas Quigley, Hazardous Site Mitigation
Specialist, Division of Responsible Party Site Remediation,
and Richard DeWan, Section Chief, Division of Water Quality,
Department of Environmental Protection, suspension for 65
days, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee,
misuse of state property, discrimination that affects equal
employment opportunity, including sexual harassment, and
creating a disturbance on the premises, violation of
Department internal agency rules and regulations, policies
or procedures and with regard only to Walter Olivant,
intentional misstatements of material fact in connection
with work, employment, application or attendance or in any
record, investigation or other proceeding.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Modify the
65 day suspension for Thomas Quigley and Richard DeWan to a
30 day suspension and modify the 65 day suspension for
William Olivant to a 90 day suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the
Administrative Law Judge's recommendation to a 15
day suspension for Thomas Quigley and Richard
DeWan and a 30 days suspension for William
Olivant.

A-6 THOMAS THERRELL

Thomas Therrell, Auditor I, Taxation, New Jersey Department
of Treasury, returned to permanent title (Auditor II,
Taxation) at the end of the Working Test Period.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold
appellant's return to permanent title of Auditor II,
Taxation.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-7 ALICE WHITE

Alice White, Supervising Accountant, Sheriff's Department -
Morris County, layoff effective June 30, 1994, for reasons
of economy and efficiency.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
layoff.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-8 NATHAN CAREY

Nathan Carey, Human Services Assistant, Woodbine
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective February 11, 1998, on charges of physical abuse of
a client.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this matter be held over.

A-9 PEGGY DENBY

Peggy Denby, Cottage Training Technician, Vineland
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective September 3, 1998, on charges of physical abuse of
a client.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Dismiss the
appeal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-10 JASON DOZIER

Jason Dozier, Cottage Training Technician, Woodbine
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective November 26, 1997, on charges of threatening and
intimidating a fellow employee on State property.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-11 JOSEPH ELLIS

Joseph Ellis, Custodial Worker, Labor and Employee
Relations, Newark School District, removal effective
November 27, 1996, on charges of (1) insubordination, (2)
conduct unbecoming a public employee and (3) neglect of
duty.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.


A-12 DEBORAH HANSEN

Deborah Hansen, Deputy Compact Administrator, Division of
Operations, Department of Corrections, removal effective May
26, 1994, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee
and improper or unauthorized contact with an inmate, undue
familiarity with inmates, parolees, their families, or
friends.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this matter be held over.

A-13 DEBRA KINDERVATTER

Debra Kindervatter, Principal Historic Preservation
Specialist, Department of Environmental Protection, Division
of Parks and Forestry, removal effective December 5, 1997,
on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee,
falsification and actual or attempted theft of State
property, unauthorized removal of Department equipment.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

A-14 SHEILA MARTIN

Sheila Martin, Head Nurse, Ancora Psychiatric Hospital,
Department of Human Services, removal effective October 22,
1997, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.


A-15 MARSHALL MCKEITHEN

Marshall McKeithen, Senior Correction Officer, Mid State
Correctional Facility, Department of Corrections, removal
effective March 11, 1998, on charges of conduct unbecoming a
public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.


A-16 DUPRANG RICHARDSON

Duprang Richardson, Institutional Attendant, Gloucester
County, removal effective January 13, 1998, on charges of
alleged abuse of Shady Lane patients.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge B Dismiss the
appeal.


ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.


A-17 JOSEPH ZAYAK

Joseph Zayak, Police Lieutenant, Township of Woodbridge,
removal effective April 2, 1997, on charges of statutory
forfeiture.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge B Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this matter be held over.

A-18 ALFRED VAN SLYCK

Alfred Van Slyck, Heavy Equipment Operator, Village of
Ridgewood, removal effective May 18, 1997, on charges of
insubordination for allegedly violating Village policy and
defying the order of a Village manager.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge B Reverse the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board affirmed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge.

SECTION B B MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 BOYCE BROWN

Boyce Brown appeals his rejection as a County Correction
Officer candidate by the County of Hudson and its request to
remove his name from the eligible list for County Correction
Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform
effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted.

B-2 MICHAEL LYNCH

Michael Lynch appeals his rejection as a County
Correction Officer candidate by the County of Essex and its
request to remove his name from the eligible list for County
Correction Officer on the basis of psychological unfitness
to perform effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-3 ERIVERTO MALDONADO

Eriverto Maldonado appeals his rejection as a Police
Officer by the City of Camden and its request to remove his
name from the eligible list for Police Officer on the basis
of psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties
of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-4 BRIAN MORRISSEY

Brian Morrissey appeals his rejection as a Police
Officer candidate by the City of Hackensack and its request
to remove his name from the eligible list for Police Officer
on the basis of psychological unfitness to perform
effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-5 BRIAN W. PERKINS

Brian W. Perkins, represented by Ben D. Shiriak, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by the
Township of Scotch Plains and its request to remove his name
from the eligible list for Police Officer on the basis of
psychological unfitness to perform effectively the duties of
the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-6 TOUSIANT SPRATLEY

Tousiant Spratley appeals his rejection as a Correction
Officer Recruit candidate by the Department of Corrections
and its request to remove his name from the eligible list
for Correction Officer Recruit on the basis of psychological
unfitness to perform effectively the duties of the position.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-7 JOAN BATES

Joan Bates, a Senior Correction Officer with East Jersey
State Prison, Department of Corrections, appeals the denial
of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-8 AMY EICK

Amy Eick, an Investigator 3 with the Department of Law and
Public Safety, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
appeal in part.

B-9 RALPH MARCANTONIO, JR.

Ralph Marcantonio, Jr., a Correction Sergeant with Albert C.
Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of
Corrections, appeals the denial of sick leave injury (SLI)
benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-10 QUEEN MURRAY

Queen Murray, a Therapy Program Assistant with Woodbridge
Developmental Center, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-11 PATRICIA SALT

Patricia Salt, who was formerly employed as a Classification
Officer 1 with the Department of Corrections, appeals the
denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits. This matter was
held over from the June 21, 1999, Merit System Board
meeting.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-12 HECTOR RAMIREZ

Hector Ramirez, represented by Frankie Fontanez, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems
which removed appellant's name from the Police Officer
(M1836M), City of Camden eligible list due to his failure to
respond to a certification notice.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-13 CELSO A. VINUEZA

Celso A. Vinueza appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Systems which found that the City of Newark had
presented a sufficient basis to remove his name from the
Police Officer (M3394Y) eligible list due to an
unsatisfactory criminal record.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-14 COLLEEN CARROLL

The County of Monmouth, represented by Robert J. Hrebek,
Esq., petitions the Merit System Board for reconsideration
of the final decision rendered on April 8, 1999 which
vacated the resignation not in good standing of County
Correction Officer Colleen Carroll, and reinstated her and
awarded back pay, benefits, seniority and counsel fees.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the
request for reconsideration.

B-15 JOHN HOWARD

John Howard, a Cook with the Passaic County Sheriff=s
Department, represented by Karimu F. Hill-Harvey, Esq.,
petitions the Merit System Board to reconsider the final
decision rendered on March 9, 1999, dismissing his appeal
without prejudice based on his failure to appear at a
scheduled hearing.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request for reconsideration and directed that the matter
be transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law.

B-16 ABNATHY MASON

The City of Newark, represented by Darryl M. Saunders,
Assistant Corporation Counsel, requests reconsideration and
a stay pending an appeal to the Superior Court, Appellate
Division of the final administrative decision of the Merit
System Board, rendered on March 9, 1997, which granted
reinstatement to Abnathy Mason, with back pay and benefits,
to his former position as Fire Captain. Additionally, Mr.
Mason, represented by Vito Carnevale, Esq., requests
reconsideration of that part of the subject final decision
which failed to grant counsel fees and interest on the back
pay award.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the
request for reconsideration and granted counsel fees
with no interest.

B-17 ELSIE BLAKESLEE

Elsie Blakeslee, a Principal Data Entry Machine Operator,
Division of Parole and Community Programs, Department of
Corrections, appeals her involuntary reassignment to the
Substance Abuse Program, effective May 9, 1998.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-18 LILLIAN RODRIGUEZ

Lillian Rodriguez, a Computer Operator 2 with the Office of
Student Assistance, Department of Education, represented by
Denice Hunt, CWA Local 1031, appeals the appointing
authority=s denial of a work shift change to accommodate her
permanent medical disability.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-19 FABIAN FAZZARI

Fabian Fazzari, represented by David C. Stanziale, Esq.,
petitions the Merit System Board for appropriate salary step
placement and an award of back pay in regard to the final
decision, rendered April 30, 1996, which ordered his
appointment from the Police Officer (M5423N), City of Orange
list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request in part.

B-20 WILEY WHALEY

Wiley Whaley, a Senior Medical Security Officer with the Ann
Klein Forensic Center, Department of Human Services,
represented by Robert C. Little IV, Assistant to the
Director, AFSCME, petitions the Merit System Board for a
hearing in regard to two removals effective June 3, 1998 on
charges of being absent from work without permission and
without giving proper notice of intended absence.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted a
hearing.

B-21 IN THE MATTER OF COUNTY CORRECTION OFFICERS,
MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Pursuant to Judge Melvin P. Antell=s May 10, 1999 Order, the
Merit System Board is to consider Middlesex County=s revised
request for 10 bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ)
designations (female-only) for correction officers at the
Middlesex County Adult Correction Center.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request for six BFOQ designations in the female housing unit
and one BFOQ designation for the visitation post.

B-22 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DATA PROCESSING (M6078O), JERSEY CITY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Assistant Director of
Data Processing (M6078O), Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request and assessed costs.

B-23 PROGRAM MONITOR (C1190T), ESSEX COUNTY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Program Monitor
(C1190T), Essex County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request and assessed partial costs.

B-24 SENIOR MAINTENANCE REPAIRER (M0208T), PASSAIC VALLEY
WATER COMMISSION

Passaic Valley Water Commission appeals the salary
disapproval order issued for Senior Maintenance Repairer
(M0208T).

ACTION: The Merit System board directed that
this appeal be denied, the list be revived, ordered the
Appointing Authority to remove the provisional, make an
appointment from the list and pay compliance costs.

B-25 BRIAN BROWN

The appeal of Brian Brown, a Clerk with the Department of
the Treasury, of his removal effective November 7, 1997 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Anthony T.
Bruno (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 11,
1999 upholding the removal. At its meeting on June 21,
1999, the Board affirmed the ALJ's recommendation that the
appellant=s removal be upheld. The proposed final decision
is now submitted for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
final decision.

B-26 CAROL KAPURELOS, ET AL.

The appeals of Carol Kapurelos, Colleen Murray, and Kevin
Hart, Emergency Medical Technicians in the Lower Township
Department of Public Safety, concerning their layoff
effective April 21, 1997, were the subject of a settlement
conference convened by Administrative Law Judge Jeff S.
Masin (ALJ). The ALJ recommended that the settlement be
acknowledged. The Merit System Board at its meeting of June
8, 1999, acknowledged the settlement regarding 17 other
appellants and directed that the matter be remanded to OAL
regarding appellants Carol Kapurelos, Colleen Murray, and
Kevin Hart, for full disposition or for further proceedings
if required. The proposed final decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
final decision.

B-27 ASA L. PHILLIPS

The appeal of Asa L. Phillips, County Correction Officer
with Mercer County Correction Center, of his removal
effective November 8, 1996 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Anthony T. Bruno (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on April 23, 1999. At its
meeting on June 8, 1999, the Merit System Board did not
accept the ALJ's recommendation to modify the penalty to a
three-day suspension. Rather, the Board concluded that the
charges should be dismissed and the penalty vacated. The
proposed final decision in this matter is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
final decision.

B-28 EDWARD URBAN

The appeal of Edward Urban, a Laborer with the City of
Linden Department of Public Works, of his removal, effective
December 18, 1997 on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Judge August E. Thomas (ALJ), who rendered his initial
decision on May 10, 1999. At its June 21, 1999 meeting, the
Merit System Board did not accept the ALJ's recommendation
to uphold the removal. Rather, the Board ordered that this
matter be remanded to the Office of Administrative Law. The
proposed final decision in this matter is now submitted for
the Board's review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the final decision.

B-29 MICHAEL VOLK

The appeal of Michael Volk, Assistant District Parole
Supervisor, Parole and Community Programs, Department of
Corrections, of his 30-day suspension on charges, was heard
by Administrative Law Judge Mumtaz Bari-Brown (ALJ), who
rendered her initial decision on May 3, 1999. At its June
21, 1999 meeting, the Merit System Board did not accept the
ALJ=s recommendation to uphold the suspension. Rather, the
Board ordered that this matter be remanded to the Office of
Administrative Law. The proposed final decision in this
matter is now submitted for the Board=s review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
final decision.
B-30 BRIAN WHITTLE

The appeal of Brian Whittle, Fire Fighter, City of East
Orange, of his removal effective March 10, 1998 on charges,
was heard by Administrative Law Judge Margaret M. Hayden
(ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on March 31, 1999.
At its meeting on June 8, 1999, the Merit System Board did
not accept the ALJ's recommendation to modify the penalty to
a five-day suspension. Rather, the Board concluded that a
six-month suspension was warranted. The proposed final
decision in this matter is now submitted for the Board=s
review.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
final decision.

B-31 CYNT ARMSTRONG LEWIS

Cynt Armstrong Lewis appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that she did not
meet the requirements for the open competitive examination
for Community Service Worker (MO842W), City of Trenton.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-32 LUCY BALLISTY, ET AL.

Lucy Ballisty, Robert Chumar, Gail Del Gaudio, Surlisa
Graves-Murphy, Detri Oliver, Eleanor Stuzynski, and Debra
Tulli appeal the determination of the Division of Selection
Services, which found that they did not meet the experience
requirements for the promotional examination for Management
Assistant, (PS6357F), Department of Education. These
appeals have been consolidated due to common issues.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
these appeals be denied.

B-33 DEAN K. CARTER, SR.

Dean K. Carter, Sr. appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services, which found that he did not
meet the experience requirement for the promotional
examination for Police Chief (PM3504W), Lopatcong Township.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-34 BRIGITTI R. CASTILLO

Brigitti R. Castillo appeals the determination of the
Division of Human Resource Management which found that she
was ineligible for the promotional examination for Income
Maintenance Worker (PC0585W), Union County Department of
Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-35 STEWART DIAZ

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management,
requests that Stewart Diaz be declared eligible to compete
in the promotional examination for Personnel Assistant 2
(PS7129K), Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request.

B-36 GLYNN E. JONES

Glynn E. Jones appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Assistant Comptroller (PM0533W), Atlantic City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted.

B-37 DIANE KINNANE

Diane Kinnane appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination
Assistant Director Code Standards and Housing Development
(PS6324D), Department of Community Affairs.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-38 GERALD NEARON

Gerald Nearon appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Inventory Control Clerk (PC0790W), Ocean County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted.

B-39 ANNETTE ROGERS

Annette Rogers appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant did not meet
the educational requirements for the open competitive
examination for Fiscal Officer (MO5390), East Orange.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-40 CHRIS PERNA SARAVIA

Chris Perna Saravia appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that the
appellant did not meet the education requirements for the
Program Coordinator Mental Health (PS4717K), Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital promotional examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-41 CARL SKOWRONEK

Carl Skowronek appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Coordinator Health Care Facilities Analysis, (PS4327K),
Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-42 DOMINICK SORIANO

Dominick Soriano requests reconsideration of the prior
decision of the Merit System Board, which found that he did
not meet the experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Supervising Pumping Station
Operator/Supervisor, Sewer Maintenance (PS4038J), Bergen
County Utilities Authority.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the
request for reconsideration.

B-43 CARL M. SPINCOLA

Carl M. Spincola appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that the appellant did not
meet the experience requirements for the Personnel Officer
(C0252O), Hudson County open competitive examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-44 CANDACE WALLING

Patricia A. Sheldon, Assistant Director, Division of Human
Resources, Department of Treasury, on behalf of Candace
Walling, appeals her ineligibility for the promotional
examination for Fiscal Analyst (PS4055U), Department of
Treasury.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted.

B-45 PHILIP T. WILK

Philip T. Wilk appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he was ineligible for
the promotional examination for Deputy County Emergency
Management Coordinator (PC03754W), Morris County.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be granted.

B-46 BEVERLY WUENSCH

Beverly Wuensch appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Field Services Supervisor 3 (Family Development) (PS6268K),
Department of Human Services.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-47 THOMAS CSONTOS

Thomas Csontos appeals his score for the examination for
Police Sergeant (PM3220S), Jersey City.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-48 FRANK FELICIANO

Frank Feliciano appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he failed to achieve a
passing score on the Manager 2 (PS6325N), Department of
Labor promotional examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-49 DONNA GASKILL

Donna Gaskill appeals her score for the Supervising Public
Safety Telecommunicator (PM3259V), Atlantic City promotional
examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-50 JOSEPH GENER

Joseph Gener, represented by Vincenza Leonelli-Spina, Esq.,
appeals his score for the examination for Police Sergeant,
North Bergen (PM3228S).

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-51 RAYMOND KIMBLE

Raymond Kimble appeals his score for the examination for
Police Sergeant, (PM4061R), Belleville.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-52 TRINA M. LUCAS

Trina M. Lucas appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that the appellant failed the
performance component of the open competitive examination
for Data Entry Machine Operator, Clerical Continuous Testing
Program.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-53 EDWIN PANTOJA

Edwin Pantoja, represented by Vincenza Leonelli-Spina, Esq.,
appeals his score for the examination for Police Sergeant
(PM3219S), Hoboken.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-54 DOMINICK PARADISE

Dominick Paradise, represented by Vincenza Leonelli-
Spina, Esq., appeals his score for the examination for
Police Sergeant (PM3228S), North Bergen.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.



B-55 SUZANNE STRONG

Suzanne Strong appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that the appellant did not
meet the education requirements for the Patient Activities
Coordinator (PC0804W), Salem County promotional examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-56 WILLIAM TRUPPNER

William Truppner, represented by Vincenza Leonelli-Spina,
Esq., appeals his score for the examination for Police
Sergeant (PM3219S), Hoboken.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
this appeal be denied.

B-57 ROBERT VERZI

Robert Verzi, represented by Vincenza Leonelli-Spina, Esq.,
appeals his score for the examination for Police Sergeant
(PM3239S), West Orange.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be denied.

B-58 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of June 21,
1999 are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
minutes of its meeting of June 21, 1999.

B-59 POLICE SERGEANT BILINGUAL IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH, (PM4767P),
CITY OF PERTH AMBOY

The City of Perth Amboy, represented by Rodney T. Hara,
Esq., appeals the decision of the Division of Human Resource
Management that insufficient basis exists to revive the
eligible list for Police Sergeant Bilingual in Spanish and
English, (PM4767P), City of Perth Amboy.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that this appeal
be granted.





B-60 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

William Coe
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
60-day suspension

Robert Hawkins
Woodbine Developmental Center
Department of Human Services
(2) Removals

Harold T. Kirby
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Removal

Lillian Munroe
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
10-day suspension

John Plick
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
(2) 60-day suspensions

Judi Vining
Division of Pensions and Benefits
Department of the Treasury
15-day suspension

Shirley Williams
Juvenile Justice Commission
Department of Law and Public Safety
6-day suspension

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements.

There being no further business before the Merit System
Board, the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, July 27,
1999, at 10:00 a.m., at 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

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JANICE MITCHELL MINTZ
CHAIRWOMAN
MERIT SYSTEM BOARD
 
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