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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
Tuesday, August 10, 1999 in Trenton, New Jersey.

PRESENT: Chairwoman Janice Mitchell Mintz; Merit System
Board Members, Margaret E. L. Howard and Alan Dexter Bowman,
Elizabeth Laufer, Deputy Attorney General; Henry Maurer,
Director, Elizabeth A. Napolitano, Sybil Janowitch, and Charles
Spano, 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 November 30, 1998, and posted at the Department of
Personnel, 3 Station Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey.

All other actions were by unanimous vote unless otherwise
specified.

STATE CLASSIFICATION PLAN

The Merit System Board approved the recommended changes in the
State Classification Plan, copies of which are attached hereto
and made a part hereof.

DATE: July 27, 1999

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner

Henry S. Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Human Resources Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Compensation Plan

NEW JERSEY ELECTION LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (NJELEC)
recently requested an upward range reevaluation for the titles of
Election Finance Analyst and Deputy Legal Counsel. The
Commission contended that new and amended legislation increased
the jurisdiction and scope for which these titles are
responsible. The Merit System Board approved the request. The
Commission now requests an upward range reevaluation for the
Legal Counsel.

The Commission was created to administer and enforce the Campaign
Contributions and Expenditures Act, which requires candidates and
campaign committees to file reports of contributors,
contributions and expenditures. It also requires political party
committees and others to file quarterly reports of their
finances.

The Commission indicates that enactment of 1993 legislation
expanded their legal jurisdiction. The concurrent enactment of
amendments to existing legislation established a network of
contribution limits, and placed restrictions on the legally
permissible uses of campaign funds by candidates and elected
officials. Amendments in 1995 added the enforcement of campaign
literature identification requirements, while new legislation,
which provided for the recall of local elected officials,
increased regulatory duties over recall and recall defense
committees.

The Legal Counsel is responsible for the supervising the legal
representation of the Commission in all prosecution of campaign,
gubernatorial public financing, lobbying and personal financial
reporting violations. The position also oversees the
promulgation of regulations.

An analysis of the documentation submitted indicates that the
work of the Legal Counsel has also been impacted by the changes
cited by the Commission. A review of the Hay evaluation for this
title indicates a change in the accountability factor
(answerability for actions and consequences). We believe that an
upward salary adjustment of one (1) range is warranted in this
case.

CHANGE IN SALARY RANGE
Effective: 07/31/99

FROM: TO:
Legal Counsel Legal Counsel
X35-31617 U NL X36-31617 U NL


DATE: June 7, 1999

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner
Department of Personnel

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie A. Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Re-establishment of a Title

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor submitted a proposal on December 3, 1997
to create the title of Chief of Occupational Research. To create
the title, the Section Supervisor, Research Unit, Office of
Program Research would be re-established and its title verbiage
changed. Once it is re-established, five existing titles
peculiar to the Department of Labor would be consolidated into
this title.

Following approval of its re-establishment the title is to be
renamed, Chief Labor Market Information.

In accordance with an agreement between this division and the
Department of Labor, the proposed consolidation would be
effective on a current basis. The effective date shall be the
date the action is approved by the Merit System Board.

RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF TITLE
Effective Date

Section Supervisor, Research Unit, Office of Program Research
Salary Range-M30, Class of Service - Competitive, Workweek/year -
NL12


The following titles are to be consolidated as one:

M30-54114 Staff Director, Census Data Center
M28-53864 Chief Labor Force Statistics
M29-53727 Chief Labor Market Information
M29-65267 Chief Occupational Research, Planning and Research
M30-53810 Section Supervisor, Research Unit, Office of Program Research

The consolidated title and recommended range is consistent with
other titles at the bureau chief level within the Department of
Labor. The titles of Staff Director, Census Data Center and
Section Supervisor, Research Unit, Office of Program are
currently inactive. Their inclusion in the consolidation action
would ensure that employees who previously held these titles
would be granted displacement rights to the new title.

As part of the consolidation request, employees in three of the
titles which are currently filled shall be permitted to move into
the consolidated title on a lateral basis. This provision was
added at the recommendation of Peter Boone and agreed to by Susan
Matthews on behalf of the Department of Labor. Employees would
move into the consolidated title with no increase in salary.
They would be aligned into the new salary range on their
respective anniversary date.

The employees affected are as follows:

29 Chief Labor Market Information Jan de Jong
29 Chief Occupational Research Robert Vaden
28 Chief Labor Force Statistics Charles Parker


DATE: July 2, 1999

TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the Local Government Classification Plan

The City of Ocean City has requested the establishment of an
unclassified title to classify the director of the Ocean City
Pops Orchestra. In recognition of the need to classify positions
in local government where the primary responsibilities would
involve direction of cultural or performing arts programs, I
recommend creation of the unclassified local government title of
Arts Director.

The basis for this creation is 4A:3-1.3(a)5. This class of
service would permit local appointing authorities to make choices
of artistic talent as the need arises and as the seasonal demands
may warrant.

Addition of a title
Effective June 8, 1999

Arts Director Unclassified


TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner

Henry Maurer, Director
Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

DATE: June 10, 1999


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


The Department of Education has requested the creation of the
title, Education Program Development Specialist 3 (10 months) for
use at the Katzenbach School for the Deaf. This title will be
used to classify positions responsible for evaluating deaf or
hard of hearing students for speech/language proficiency,
classification, and therapy. As a member of the Specialized
Child Study Team, these positions will also participate in
educational planning for students.

The Department has also requested the inactivation of the title,
Administrative Instructor, Education (10 months).

I recommend approval of this request.

ADDITION OF TITLE
Effective: 1/16/99

Education Program Development Specialist 3 (10 months)
P 28 - Non-Competitive Workweek: 35


TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner, Department of Personnel
Henry Maurer, Director, Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

DATE: July 6, 1999

The Department of Law and Public Safety has requested that
position #930378, Division of Law be reallocated to the Senior
Executive Service to provide a level of compensation commensurate
with the responsibilities of the position. They would like to
appoint MaryLouise Burke to the reclassified position.

The position will have responsibility for directing all
administrative activities of the programs of the division, which
include formulating policy recommendations to ensure that
division goals and objectives are met; planning, organizing, and
directing operational activities to integrate administrative
components, such as Personnel, Budget and Planning, Financial
Operations, Computer Operations and Administrative Support
Services, and will function as financial and management
consultant to the Director of Law.

Based on the above responsibilities, the position meets the
standards established for inclusion in the Senior Executive
Service.

Reallocation of Service
Effective: June 5, 1999

From: To:
Assistant Director Administrative Services, L&PS Senior Executive Service
M35-56418 --------- Position #930378 M98-90752


TO: Janice Mitchell Mintz, Commissioner, Department of Personnel
Henry Maurer, Director, Merit System Practices and Labor Relations

FROM: Marjorie Schwartz, Director
Division of Human Resource Management

SUBJECT: Change in the State Classification Plan

DATE: July 6, 1999

The Department of Law and Public Safety has requested that
position #000589, Division of Law be reallocated to the Senior
Executive Service to provide a level of compensation commensurate
with the responsibilities of the position. They would like to
appoint Craig Wille to the reclassified position.

The position will have responsibility for directing all
administrative activities of the programs of the division, which
include formulating policy recommendations to ensure that
division goals and objectives are met; planning, organizing, and
directing operational activities to integrate administrative
components, such as Personnel, Budget and Planning, Financial
Operations, Computer Operations and Administrative Support
Services, and will function as financial and management
consultant to the Director of Law.

Based on the above responsibilities, the position meets the
standards established for inclusion in the Senior Executive
Service.

Reallocation of Service
Effective: June 5, 1999

From: To:
Assistant Director Administrative Services, L&PS Senior Executive Service
M35-56418 --------- Position #000589 M98-90752


CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT

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

Rosemary Therkelsen appointed as Confidential Assistant,
Department of Environmental Protection, effective June 19, 1999,
salary of $40,000.00 per annum.

WITHDRAWAL OF APPEALS

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

Elizabeth J. Gingerelli, Clerk Typist, Department of Public
Works, Township of Nutley, Layoff.

Verdell Jackson, Senior Correction Officer, Department of
Corrections, Operations Division, Suspension.

Sheila A. Johnson, Executive Director, Department of
Administration, Atlantic City, Suspension and Demotion.

Thomas Johnston, Agency Aide, Health & Welfare, Bayonne City,
Layoff.

Renata Nicewicz, Institutional Attendant, John L Montgomery
Division, Monmouth County Care Centers, Monmouth County,
Resignation in Good Standing.

Alice Nunez, Senior Clerk Stenographer, Department of Public
Works Parks Recreation, Bayonne City, Layoff.

Jocelyn Roberts, Income Maintenance Technician, Department of
Community Development/Economic Assistance, Atlantic County,
Layoff.

Nicole Russo, Repairer, Electrical Utility, City of Vineland MUA,
Layoff.

Danish Shams, Income Maintenance Technician, Department of
Community Development/Economic Assistance, Atlantic County,
Layoff.


Glenn Thomas, Custodial Worker, Newark Board of Education,
Removal.

Jacqueline Thomas, et al., Board of Social Services, Burlington
County, Layoffs.

Donald Williams, Motor Broom Driver, Public Works, City of
Trenton, Removal.

SECTION A - HEARING MATTERS

A-1 SETTLEMENTS

In the Matter of Theresa Bannister
Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Denise Brooks
City of Paterson
Suspension

In the Matter of Samuel Cerasiello
City of Newark
Removal

In the Matter of Beverly Chang
Department of the Judiciary Essex County Vicinage
Suspension

In the Matter of James Darden
Northern State Prison - Department of Corrections
Removal

In the Matter of Mamie Davis
County of Burlington
Suspension

In the Matter of Patricia A. Ferrara
Essex County
Layoff

In the Matter of David Fisher
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Human Services
Suspension

In the Matter of Mark Fraone
City of Bayonne
Layoff

In the Matter of Matthew Gordon
Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Suspension

In the Matter of Raughn K. Howell
County of Burlington
Suspension

In the Matter of Duane Nelson
New Lisbon Developmental Center - Department of Human Services
Removal

In the Matter of Anthony Pallente
County of Essex
Suspension

In the Matter of John Predale
Township of Berkeley
Bypass on Eligible List

In the Matter of Sandra Singleton
Mercer County - Public Safety
Removal

In the Matter of William Tanksley
Camden County
Return to Former Permanent Position

In the Matter of Renia White
Newark School District
Termination of Position


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


ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlements with the exception of Theresa
Bannister, Duane Nelson and Sandra Singleton which
were held over.

A-2 PETER SCHEPELENKO - SETTLEMENT

Peter Schepelenko, Senior Correction Officer, Department of

Corrections, removal effective December 24, 1996, on charges
of falsification: intentional misstatement of material
fact in connection with work, employment, application,
attendance, or in any record, report, investigation or other
proceeding, conduct unbecoming an employee, actual or
attempted theft of State property or equipment or the
property of other employees, residents, clients or inmates
and misuse of public property, including motor vehicles used
for unauthorized or unofficial purposes. Settled to a
resignation in good standing and appellant making
restitution to the Department of Corrections in the amount
of $1,300.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Settlement.

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

A-3 PETER AMATO

Peter Amato, Supervising Medical Review Analyst,
Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, State
Department of Human Services, suspension for 45 days, on
charges of sexual harassment.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
suspension.

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

A-4 ARTHUR DANDO

Arthur Dando, Police Officer, Township of Woodbridge,
suspension for 60 days, beginning April 29, 1997 and ending
August 22, 1997, and suspension for 30 days, beginning
August 23, 1997 and ending October 24, 1997, on charges of
violating the rules and regulations and procedures of the
Police Department of Woodbridge, Neglect of Duty,
Truthfulness, and Conduct Unbecoming a Public Employee.

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

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

A-5 JOAN DEVIATAK, JOAN R. FANELLI, JAMES GARNER, STEVEN
GOREE, PHYLLIS HILL, JOSEPH J. HUGHES, KELLY JOHNSON, ALBERT
WILSON, MAY WELDON, LEEANN M. PROFERA AND SUMUEL SHORTER


May Weldon, Program Coordinator Drug and Alcohol Abuse
and Joan Deviatak, Chief Housing Inspector, demotion to the
title of Assistant Chief Housing Inspector, Joan R. Fanelli,
Director of Inspections, demotion to the title of Chief
Housing Inspector, James Garner, Supervising Program
Analyst, demotion to the title of Program Analyst, Steven
Goree, Senior Traffic Maintenance Worker, and Phyllis Hill,
Assistant Chief Housing Inspector, demotion to the title of
Senior Housing Inspector, Joseph J. Hughes, Building
Maintenance Worker, Low Pressure License, demotion to the
title of Building Maintenance Worker, Kelly Johnson, Senior
Pumping Station Repairer, demotion to the title of Pumping
Station Repairer, LeeAnn M. Profera, Supervising Program
Analyst, Samuel Shorter, Storekeeper, and Albert Wilson,
Welder, layoff; City of Camden Layoff/Demotion in lieu of
layoff effective January 10, 1998.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Record
the appeals of May Weldon, LeeAnn M. Profera and Samuel
Shorter as withdrawn and removed from the hearing calendar
and therefore considered closed. Dismiss the appeal of
Steven Goree for Failing to Appear. Uphold the layoffs for
the remaining appellants.

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

A-6 ROBERT SLAUGHTER

Robert Slaughter, Senior Medical Security Officer, Ann
Klein Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human
Services, suspension for 15 days, on charges of
insubordination.

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

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

A-7 SHAWKAT ALI

Shawkat Ali, Technical Assistant III, Department of
Treasury, removal effective May 21, 1997, on charges of
incompetency, inefficiency or failure to perform duties,
inability to perform duties, conduct unbecoming a public
employee, neglect of duty, disruption of the workplace and
sleeping on the job.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-8 ANNETTA ALLEN

Annetta Allen, Cottage Training Technician, New Lisbon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective May 4, 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 ROSEMARIE BIEBERBACH

Rosemarie Bieberbach, Cottage Training Technician, Woodbine
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective September 2, 1998, on charges of physical abuse of
a client.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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

A-10 SHEQUITA BLACKMON

Shequita Blackmon, Senior Building Maintenance Worker,
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human
Services, removal effective January 10, 1998, on charges of
possession of alcoholic beverages while 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 GIGI BUCKMAN

Gigi Buckman, Senior Corrections Officer, Northern State
Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective June
22, 1998, on charges of improper or unauthorized contact
with inmates, undue familiarity with inmates, parolees,
their families, or friends and conduct unbecoming an
employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-12 FRANK COSTANTINO

Frank Costantino, Administrative Analyst 1, Division of
Motor Vehicles, Department of Law and Public Safety (now
Department of Transportation), removal effective June 16,
1994, on charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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

A-13 GEORGE JOHNSON

George Johnson, Human Services Assistant, Ancora Psychiatric
Hospital, Department of Human Services, removal effective
October 4, 1996, on charges of conviction of criminal
offenses

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-14 KEITH JORDAN

Keith Jordan, Police Officer, Police Department, City of
Newark, removal effective August 25, 1995, on charges of
being in violation of Newark Police Department Rules and
Regulations; (1) Answering Subpoena in Court, (2) Criminal
Law and Conduct, (3) Disobedience of Orders, (4) Criminal
Law and Conduct, (5) Criminal Law and Conduct, (6) Answering
Subpoena in Court, (7) Chronic Inefficiency or Incompetency,
Disobedience of Orders, Conduct, Criminal Law and False
Statement, (8) Punctuality and False Statement.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

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

A-15 MARIO LALAMA

Mario Lalama, Fire Fighter, Department of Public Safety
- City of Paterson, removal effective April 15, 1997, on
charges of conduct unbecoming a public employee and being in
violation of the rules and regulations of the City of
Paterson Fire Department.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board reversed the removal.

A-16 JOHN POLILLO

John Polillo, Atlantic City Department of Public Works,
removal effective June 20, 1996, on charges of failing to
comply with a directive. This matter was brought before the
Merit System Board as a settlement on November 18, 1997.
The Administrative Law Judge's recommendation was
acknowledge the settlement. The Board determined that the
terms and conditions of the settlement required
clarification.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Award back
pay in the amount of $12,950.96 for the period June 20, 1996
through October 22, 1996, and dismiss the balance of the
complaints contained in the appellant's appeal.

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

A-17 ANTHONY SCHIAVONE

Anthony Schiavone, Correction Officer Recruit, Albert C.
Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, Department of
Corrections, release at the end of the Working Test Period
effective February 16, 1998.

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

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

A-18 JEFFREY SIENKIEWICZ, BOBBY JENKINS, AND FRANK JACKSON

(1) Jeffrey Sienkiewicz, Correction Sergeant, New Jersey
State Prison, Department of Corrections, removal effective
March 27, 1998, on charges of incompetency, inefficiency, or
failure to perform duty, conduct unbecoming a public
employee and neglect of duty. (2) Bobby Jenkins, Correction
Officer, New Jersey State Prison, Department of Corrections,
removal effective April 9, 1998, on charges of conduct
unbecoming a public employee. (3) Frank Jackson, Correction
Sergeant, New Jersey State Prison, Department of
Corrections, suspension for 30 days beginning May 9, 1998,
on charges of personal conduct and falsification of a
report.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Uphold the
removals for Sergeant Jeffrey Sienkiewicz and Senior
Correction Officer Bobby Jenkins and uphold the 30 day
suspension for Sergeant Frank Jackson.

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

A-19 LARRY CALHOUN

Larry Calhoun, Human Services Assistant, Marlboro
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
suspension for 12 days, on charges of inappropriate physical
contact or mistreatment of a patient, client resident, or
employee and insubordination. The Merit System Board
considered this matter at its meeting on June 21, 1999, and
directed that this matter be held over for a testimony
summary.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
suspension.

ACTION: The Merit System Board reversed the
recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and
upheld the suspension.

A-20 FELICIA LAWSON

Felicia Lawson, Cottage Training Technician, Woodbine
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, removal
effective April 8, 1997, on charges of verbal and physical
abuse of a client. The Merit System Board considered this
matter at its meeting on July 21, 1999, and directed that
this matter be held over for a testimony summary.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

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

A-21 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. The Merit System Board at its meeting of July 7,
1999, directed that this matter be held over for a testimony
summary.

Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge - Reverse the
removal.

ACTION: The Merit System Board modified the
removal to a 30 day suspension.

A-22 JOSEPH JENSEN - SETTLEMENT

Initial removal effective December 22, 1998, on charges
of Conduct Unbecoming an Employee. Settled to returned to
duty. The Merit System Board at its meeting of June 21,
1999, directed that this matter be held over for the receipt
of a clarifying letter concerning an aspect of the
settlement.

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

A-23 FRANK KOVACH - SETTLEMENT

Initial suspensions for one day, two days, two days, and
60 days on charges of Unauthorized Absences. Settled to a
Resignation in Good Standing. The Merit System Board at its
meeting of July 7, 1999, directed that this matter be held
over for the receipt of a clarifying letter concerning an
aspect of the settlement.

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

A-24 MICHAEL BREDEN - SETTLEMENT

Initial suspension for 15 days on charges of Neglect of
Duty and Conduct Unbecoming an Employee. Settled to a five-
day suspension. The Merit System Board at its meeting of
June 21, 1999, directed that this matter be held over for
the receipt of a clarifying letter concerning an aspect of
the settlement.

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

SECTION B - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

B-1 JOSEPH ARETINO

Joseph C. Aretino, represented by Michael E. McGann, Esq.,
appeals his rejection as a Sheriff's Officer candidate by
the County of Monmouth and its request to remove his name
from the eligible list for Sheriff's 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 ZACHARY L. HARRIS

Zachary L. Harris 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 EFRAIN MARTINEZ, JR.

Efrain Martinez, Jr. represented by Charles M. Grossman,
Esq., appeals his rejection as a Police Officer candidate by
the City of Newark 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 KATHLEEN ROONEY

Kathleen Rooney appeals her rejection as a County
Correction Officer candidate by the County of Essex and its
request to remove her 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-5 ELVI VASQUEZ

Elvi Vasquez 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-6 NARINDER GAUTAM

Narinder Gautam, a Principal Statistician with the
Department of Banking and Insurance, appeals the denial of
sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-7 NAOMI GRAFF

Naomi Graff, a former Head Clerk with the Division of Youth
and Family Services, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-8 JOANNE KARANICOLA

Joanne Karanicola, a Family Service Specialist 3 with the
Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human
Services, represented by Hetty Rosenstein, Executive Vice
President, CWA Local 1037, appeals the denial of sick leave
injury (SLI) benefits. This matter was held over from the
June 8, 1999 Merit System Board meeting.

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

B-9 JUDITH PETTINELLI

Judith Pettinelli, an Intermittent Labor Services Worker
with the Department of Labor, appeals the denial of sick
leave injury benefits.

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

B-10 FREDERICK NSUBUGA

Frederick Nsubuga, a Human Services Assistant at Ancora
Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-11 PHILLIS WILLIAMS

Phillis Williams, a Practical Nurse with New Lisbon
Developmental Center, Department of Human Services, appeals
the denial of sick leave injury (SLI) benefits.

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

B-12 SHARON JOHNSON

Sharon Johnson appeals the decision of Human Resource
Information Services which found that the appointing
authority had presented a sufficient basis to remove her
name from the eligible list for Correction Officer Recruit
(S9998U), Department of Corrections based on an
unsatisfactory driving record.

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

B-13 JEREMIAH MCKENZIE

Jeremiah McKenzie, represented by Robert C. Carroll, Esq.,
appeals the decision of Human Resource Information Systems
which found that the appointing authority had presented a
sufficient basis to remove his name from the eligible list
for Police Officer (M4176M), City of Elizabeth on the basis
that he did not possess a valid driver's license.

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

B-14 WAYNE MCMAHON

Wayne McMahon, represented by Kevin McCann, Esq., appeals
the request by the Department of Corrections to remove his
name from the Correction Officer Recruit (S9999V) eligible
list for medical unfitness to effectively perform the duties
of the position.

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

B-15 KEVIN NOAH

Kevin Noah, represented by John J. Segreto, Esq., appeals
the decision of Human Resource Information Services which
upheld his bypass on the list for Police Sergeant (PM4768P),
Borough of Pompton Lakes.

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

B-16 ROBERT RAZZUOLI

Robert Razzuoli appeals the decision of the
Certifications/Placement Services Unit which determined that
the appointing authority had presented a sufficient basis to
remove his name from the eligible list for Fire Fighter
(M1515M), Union City on the basis of non-residency and
falsification of his pre-employment application.

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

B-17 ALBERT S. WADDINGTON

Albert S. Waddington, represented by Joseph A. Carmen, Esq.,
appeals the removal of his name from the promotional
eligible list for County Correction Sergeant (PC0349T),
Camden County, due to an unsatisfactory employment history.

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

B-18 BHULESHWAR DARJI

Bhuleshwar Darji, a Principal Engineer, Structural
Evaluation, with the Department of Transportation (DOT),
appeals the determination of the Division of Civil Rights
and Affirmative Action with the DOT, which found that the
appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a
finding of probable cause that he had been discriminated
against in reprisal for supporting a co-worker's
discrimination complaint.

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

B-19 JUDITH PETTINELLI

Judith Pettinelli, an Intermittent Labor Services Worker
with the Department of Labor, appeals the determination of
the Department of Labor stating that the appellant failed to
present sufficient evidence to support her allegations of
sexual harassment and the creation of a hostile work
environment.

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

B-20 ABRAHAM BROWN

Abraham Brown, a Juvenile Detention Officer with Essex
County, appeals his resignation in good standing effective
July 10, 1997.

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

B-21 MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (M6222O), CITY OF VINELAND

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Management Specialist
(M6222O), City of Vineland.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request but did not assess costs.

B-22 SUPERVISOR OF ACCOUNTS (CO721S), PASSAIC COUNTY

The appointing authority requests permission not to make an
appointment from the certification for Supervisor of
Accounts (C0721S), Passaic County.

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

B-23 PRINCIPAL CLERK TYPIST (SPECIAL REEMPLOYMENT LIST), CITY OF
EAST ORANGE


The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Principal Clerk Typist while
provisional appointees are serving in the title has been
referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered the
appointing authority to remove the provisionals,
make an appointment from the certification and pay
compliance costs.

B-24 PRINCIPAL DATA CONTROL CLERK (C0313O), ESSEX COUNTY

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Principal Data Control Clerk while a
provisional is serving in the title has been referred to the
Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board ordered the
appointing authority to remove the provisional,
make an appointment from the certification and pay
compliance costs.

B-25 PRINCIPAL INDEX CLERK (M5456T), CITY OF NEWARK

The appointing authority's failure to properly dispose of
the certification for Principal Index Clerk while
provisional appointees are serving in the title has been
referred to the Merit System Board for enforcement.

ACTION: The Merit System Board revived the
eligible list, ordered the appointing authority to
remove the provisionals, make an appointment from
the certification and pay compliance costs.

B-26 TIMOTHY SYKES

The appointing authority for the City of Atlantic City,
represented by Daniel A. Corey, City Solicitor, requests the
Merit System Board to revive the open competitive list for
Fire Fighter (M9056S), Atlantic City for the purpose of
appointing Timothy Sykes as a Fire Fighter.

ACTION: The Merit System Board revived the
eligible list to provide Timothy Sykes with an
appointment.

B-27 HAROLD WEIGLE

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA), represented by
Kenneth C. Green, Deputy Attorney General, and Harol Weigle,
an Inspector, Fire Safety with DCA, represented by William
B. Hildebrand, Esq., seek acknowledgement of a settlement
agreement which partially resolves issues related to Mr.
Weigle's appeal of his removal on charges.

ACTION: The Merit System Board acknowledged the
settlement.

B-28 ROBERT BLADES

The appeal of Robert S. Blades, a County Correction Officer
at Burlington County Detention Center, Department of
Corrections, concerning his 15-day and 20-day suspensions on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge M. Kathleen
Duncan (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on June 7,
1999. At its meeting on July 7, 1999, the Board affirmed
the ALJ's recommendation to dismiss the 15-day suspension
and uphold the 20-day suspension. The proposed final
decision in this matter is now submitted for the Board's
review and approval.

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

B-29 SHERON HUGHLEY

The appeal of Sheron Hughley, Graduate Nurse, 12 Months,
New Lisbon Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
of her 30-day suspension on charges, was heard by Administrative
Law Robert S. Miller (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on
March 26, 1999. The Merit System Board, at its meeting on July
7, 1999, adopted the ALJ's recommendation to modify the 30-day
suspension to a 15-day suspension. The proposed final decision
is now submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-30 WALTER OLIVANT, ET AL.

The appeals of three Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) employees, Walter Olivant, a Principal Environmental
Engineer with the Division of Water Quality, Thomas Quigley,
a Hazardous Site Mitigation Specialist with the Division of
Responsible Party Site Remediation, and Richard DeWan, a
Section Chief with the Division of Water Quality, concerning
their 65-day suspensions on charges, were heard by
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Anthony T. Bruno, who
rendered his initial decision on April 12, 1999. The Merit
System Board, at its meeting on July 7, 1999, did not adopt
the ALJ's recommendation to modify Olivant's penalty to a 90-day
suspension, and to modify the penalties for Quigley and
DeWan to 30-day suspensions. Rather, the Board concluded
that the appropriate penalty for Olivant was a 30-day
suspension, and the appropriate penalties for Quigley and
DeWan were 15-day suspensions. The proposed final decision
is now submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-31 JOSEPH ELLIS

The appeal of Joseph Ellis, a Custodial Worker with the
State Operated School District of the City of Newark, of his
removal effective November 27, 1996 on charges, was heard by
Administrative Law Judge Barbara A. Harned (ALJ), who
rendered her initial decision on May 4, 1999 upholding his
removal. At its meeting on July 7, 1999, the Board affirmed
the ALJ's recommendation that the appellant's removal be
upheld. The proposed final decision in this matter is now
submitted for the Board's review and approval.

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

B-32 JASON DOZIER

The appeal of Jason Dozier, Cottage Training Technician,
Woodbine Developmental Center, Department of Human Services,
concerning his removal effective November 26, 1997 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Lillard E.
Law, who rendered his initial decision on May 20, 1999
upholding the removal. The Merit System Board, at its
meeting on July 7, 1999 affirmed the ALJ's recommendation.
However, the Board found it necessary to address some of the
ALJ's findings. The proposed final decision in this matter
is now submitted for the Board's review and approval.

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

B-33 ALFRED VAN SLYK

The appeal of Alfred Van Slyck, a Heavy Equipment Operator
with the Village of Ridgewood, of his removal, effective
April 18, 1997 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law
Judge Margaret M. Hayden (ALJ), who rendered her initial
decision on February 16, 1999 reversing the removal. At its
meeting on July 7, 1999, the Board affirmed the ALJ's
recommendation that the appellant's removal be reversed. The
proposed final decision in this matter is now submitted for
the Board's review and approval.

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

B-34 CHARLOTTE CHILDS

The appeal of Charlotte Childs, a Practical Nurse with
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (Hospital), Department
of Human Services, of her 120-day suspension on charges, was
heard by Administrative Law Judge Michael L. Ravin (ALJ),
who rendered his initial decision on June 3, 1999. At its
meeting on July 19, 1999, the Merit System Board affirmed
the recommendation of the ALJ to reverse the suspension.
The proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's
review.

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

B-35 ROGER MOLLETT

The appeal of Roger Mollett, a Human Services Technician
with Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Department of
Human Services, of his removal effective January 16, 1996 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Mumtaz Bari-
Brown (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on May 25,
1999. At its meeting on July 19, 1999, the Merit System
Board affirmed the recommendation of the ALJ to reverse the
removal. The proposed final decision is now submitted for
the Board's review.

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

B-36 JOANNE LATHAN

The appeal of Joanne Lathan, a Probation Officer with the
Administrative Office of the Courts, of her resignation not
in good standing and her removal effective July 15, 1996 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Kathryn A.
Clark (ALJ), who rendered her initial decision on June 23,
1999. The Merit System Board, at its meeting on July 19,
1999, adopted the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the
resignation not in good standing. However, the Board
clarified that only the resignation not in good standing
based on job abandonment was upheld. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-37 CURTIS CHIUMENTO

The appeal of Curtis Chiumento, a Sheriff's Sergeant with
the Camden County Sheriff's Office, of his written reprimand on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge Bernard Goldberg
(ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on May 21, 1999. The
Merit System Board, at its meeting on July 19, 1999, did not
adopt the ALJ's recommendation to uphold the written reprimand
on one of the charges. Rather, the Board dismissed the charges
and vacated the penalty. The proposed final decision is now
submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-38 MICHAEL SMITH

The appeal of Michael Smith, a Human Services Technician
with Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Department of Human Services,
of his removal, effective January 22, 1998 on charges, was heard
by Administrative Law Judge Walter F. Sullivan (ALJ), who
rendered his initial decision on April 29, 1999. The Merit
System Board, at its meeting on July 19, 1999, did not adopt the
ALJ's recommendation to uphold the removal. Rather, the Board
concluded that the appropriate penalty is a three-month
suspension. The proposed final decision is now submitted for the
Board's review.

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

B-39 EDWARD WISE

The appeal of Edward Wise, a Code Enforcement Officer with
Atlantic City, of his removal effective January 18, 1994 on
charges, was heard by Administrative Law Judge John R.
Tassini (ALJ), who rendered his initial decision on March 2,
1999 upholding the removal. At its meeting on July 19,
1999, the Board accepted the ALJ's recommendation that the
appellant's removal be upheld. However, while the Board
agreed with the ALJ's recommendation that the removal be
upheld, it determined that the appellant was entitled to
back pay from the date of his immediate suspension to the
first day of his departmental hearing. The proposed final
decision is now submitted for the Board's review.

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

B-40 JOSEPH ZAYAK

The appeal of Joseph Zayak, a Police Lieutenant with the
Township of Woodbridge, regarding his removal effective
April 2, 1997 on charges, was heard by Administrative Law
Judge (ALJ) Anthony T. Bruno, who rendered his initial
decision on May 27, 1998, upholding the removal. At its
meeting on July 19, 1999, the Board did not adopt the ALJ's
recommendation that the appellant be removed. Rather, the
Board ordered that the matter be remanded to the Office of
Administrative Law. The proposed decision is now submitted
for the Board's review.

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

B-41 ROBERT GREDONE

The appeal of Robert Gredone, Supervisor, Regional Food
Services, Bayside State Prison, Department of Corrections,
concerning his removal effective May 9, 1997 on charges, was
heard by Administrative Law Judge M. Kathleen Duncan (ALJ),
who rendered her initial decision on January 25, 1999. At
its meeting on July 19, 1999, the Board did not accept the
ALJ's recommendation to reverse the removal. Rather, the
Board modified the penalty to a three-month suspension. The
proposed final decision is now submitted for the Board's
review.

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

B-42 NELSON WILLIAMS AND BERYL SIMPSON VS. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
SERVICES


Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Beatrice S. Tylutki issued an
order which consolidated matters concerning the appellants
and determined that the Board has predominant interest.
This order is now before the Board for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the
order of consolidation and predominant interest.

B-43 LAWRENCE P. DILLON

Lawrence P. Dillon, represented by Craig S. Gumpel, Esq.,
petitions the Merit System Board for appropriated salary
step placement, vacation leave time entitlement and other
seniority-based benefits in regard to the final decision,
rendered August 6, 1996, which ordered his appointment from
the Police Officer (M5423N), City of Orange list.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
request for appropriate salary step placement,
vacation leave time entitlement and other
seniority based benefits and denied the request
for counsel fees.

B-44 WILLIAM N. BIRCH

William N. Birch appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Supply Support Technician 3 (PS6809J), Richard Stockton
College of New Jersey.

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

B-45 BEATA CHAPPELL

Craig P. Wille, Chief Administrative Officer, Division of
Law, requests that Beata Chappell, an employee of the
Division of Law, Department of Law and Public Safety, be
declared eligible to compete in a promotional examination
for the Personnel Assistant 3 title.

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

B-46 RACHQUEL L. CLARK

Rachquel L. Clark appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Habilitation Plan Coordinator (PS7747K),
Department of Human Services.

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

B-47 KURT E. CLAUSS, ET AL.

Kurt E. Clauss, Eva O. Ezell, David M. Kelley, Anthony S.
LaForte, Michael Penna, Daniel E. Robertson and David N.
Suarez, represented by Edward Dowhy, Chairperson for the
Camden Organization of Police Superiors, appeal the
determination of the Division of Human Resource Management
which found that they were ineligible for the promotional
examination for Police Lieutenant (PM1348W), Camden City
Police Department.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the
appeals of David M. Kelley, Michael Penna, Daniel
E. Robertson and David N. Suarez, and denied the
appeals of Eva O. Ezell, Kurt E. Clauss and
Anthony S. LaForte.

B-48 RONALD CLEMENS

Ronald Clemens appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Heavy Equipment Operator (PC6639V), Atlantic County.

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

B-49 MICHELE L. DUDLEY

Michele L. Dudley appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Head Procurement Clerk (PS7690K), Department of Human
Services.

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

B-50 WANDA A. GADSON

Wanda A. Gadson appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
educational requirements for the open competitive
examination for Psychiatric Social Worker (C0725W), Hudson
County.

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

B-51 MARTA GALICIA AND BARBARA M. PEPE

Marta Galicia and Barbara M. Pepe appeal the determination
of the Division of Selection Services, which found that they
did not meet the experience requirement for the examination
for Legal Secretary (PS7817Q), Office of the Public
Defender.

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

B-52 JEFFREY K. HOWELL

Jeffrey K. Howell appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services, which found that he did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Habilitation Plan Coordinator (PS7747K),
Division of Developmental Disabilities, Department of Human
Services.

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

B-53 SARAH C. IVORY, ET AL.

Sarah C. Ivory, Helene Kozlowski, Geraldine Salvatore and
Joan Taylor appeal the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that they did not meet the
education and/or experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Child Support and Paternity Specialist 2
(PS6267K), Department of Human Services.

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

B-54 ANDREW H. LLOYD, SR.

Andrew H. Lloyd, Sr. appeals the determination of the
Division of Selection Services which found that he did not
meet the experience requirements for the open competitive
examination for Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Officer
(M6527W), Beach Haven.

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

B-55 FRANK MCKELVEY

Frank McKelvey appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
requirements for the open competitive examination for
Historic Preservation Specialist (S6142W), Department of
Environmental Protection.

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

B-56 DORETHA MOLLETT

Doretha Mollett appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services which found that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the promotional examination for
Buyer (PS6804J), Montclair State University.

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

B-57 JOAN J. MIRROP

Joan J. Mirrop appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which found that she did not meet the
experience requirement for the promotional examination for
Personnel Technician (PC1692W), Somerset County Board of
Social Services.

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

B-58 EDDIE NAVEDO, SR.

Eddie Navedo, Sr. appeals the determination of the Division
of Selection Services which found that he did not meet the
education and experience requirements for the promotional
examination for Administrative Analyst (PM3855V), Newark.

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

B-59 STEPHEN J. SKROCKI

Stephen J. Skrocki appeals his score and the decision of the
Division of Selection Services which found that he did not
meet the education and experience requirements for the open
competitive examination for Administrative Analyst (M6249O),
City of Jersey City.

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

B-60 LAURETTE M. WALSH AND L. ROBERT JOHNSON

Laurette M. Walsh and L. Robert Johnson appeal the
determinations of the Division of Selection Services, which
found that they did not meet the eligibility requirements
for the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (PS6127N),
Department of Labor promoitonal examination.

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

B-61 PABLO COSME

Pablo Cosme appeals the decision of the Division of
Selection Services declining to process his application for
the open competitive examination for Telecommunications
Analyst 2, (S6189A) for failure to pay the application
processing fee.

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

B-62 PETE AIELLO

Pete Aiello appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Lieutenant (PM0945U), Bayonne.

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

B-63 DENISE COLE

Denise Cole appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services which found that appellant's application
for the Family Service Specialist Trainee (S6152W)
examination was properly scored.

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

B-64 JOSEPH EVERETT

Joseph Everett appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Lieutenant (PM1343U), Hackensack.

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

B-65 LAWRENCE F. HANSEN

Lawrence F. Hansen appeals his score and rank for the
examination for Truck Driver (PM0147W), Bergenfield.

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

B-66 LORA MCVEIGH, ET AL.

Lora McVeigh, Stephen Surovick and Susan Smith appeal their
scores on the Investigator, Public Defender (S6154W)
examination.

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

B-67 JOHN NILAND

John Niland appeals his score on the examination for Fire
Lieutenant (PM1343U), Hackensack.

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

B-68 FRANK PINTO, JR.

Frank Pinto, Jr. appeals his score on the examination for
Fire Lieutenant (PM1343U), Hackensack.

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

B-69 HILTON WHITAKER III

Hilton Whitaker III appeals the scoring of the oral portion
of the examination for Fire Lieutenant (PM1199T),
Plainfield.

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

B-70 MUNICIPAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR, TOWNSHIP OF LACEY

The Township of Lacey (Township), represented by Stephen K.
Foran, Esq., petitions the Merit System Board (Board) for a
stay of its order, In the Matter of Municipal Court
Administrator, Township of Lacey, rendered on October 27,
1998, which held that the Municipal Court Administrator
title was in the career service, pending the decision of the
Appellate Division of the Superior Court on the Township's
appeal, which was filed on December 9, 1998.

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

B-71 CHIEF LABOR MARKET INFORMATION

The Assistant Commissioner, State and Local Operations,
requests that the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-7.6, lateral
title change criteria, be relaxed in order to allow three
employees to move laterally into the newly created title of
Chief Labor Market Information.

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

B-72 CARRIE WYNDER

Carrie Wynder, represented by Richard Gelade, Esq., appeals
the determination of the Manager, Shared Services Center II,
that her position was properly classified as Executive
Assistant 4 (Class Code 22) for the period of March, 1997 to
March, 1998.

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

B-73 JOYCE EPISCOPO

Joyce Episcopo, represented by Evelyn Liebman, Staff
Representative, CWA Local 1039, petitions the Merit System
Board for reconsideration of its decision rendered on August
4, 1998 in which appellant's request for admittance to the
examinations for Administrative Analyst 1 (PS4619K) and
Management Improvement Specialist 2 (PS5639K) Medical
Assistance and Health Services, was denied.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-74 SHERYL KLEIN HARKINS

Sheryl Klein Harkins petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of its decision rendered on September 10,
1998 in which her request for admittance to the examination
for Management Improvement Specialist 2 (PS5639K) Medical
Assistance and Health Services was denied.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-75 CHRISTINE C. MINNIS

Christine C. Minnis petitions the Merit System Board for
reconsideration of its final administrative decision
rendered on May 18, 1999, which upheld the determination of
the Division of Selection Services that she did not meet the
experience requirements for the Supervising Administrative
Analyst (PS6842K), Division of Youth and Family Services
promotional examination.

ACTION: The Merit System Board denied the request.

B-76 MARILYN BASS, SCOTT RODAS AND DANA ROBERTS

The Director, Division of Human Resource Management, seeks
relaxation of the provisions of N.J.A.C. 4A:4-1.5(a), to
allow the provisional appointment pending promotional
examination of Marilyn Bass from the noncompetitive title of
Public Information Assistant to the non-related competitive
title of Coordinator of Volunteers; Scott Rodas from the
noncompetitive title of Senior Audio Visual Aids Clerk to
the non-related competitive title of Program Coordinator
Special Events; and Dana Roberts from the noncompetitive
title of Principal Library Assistant to the non-related
competitive title of Public Information Officer.

ACTION: The Merit System Board granted the request.

B-77 DELORES D. CAMPBELL

Delores D. Campbell appeals the decision of the Manager,
Shared Services Center II to deny her appointment from the
special re-employment list for the title Technical Assistant
2, Department of Personnel (CSC).

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

B-78 BRUCE PRICE

Bruce Price appeals the determination of the Division of
Selection Services, which denied his request for a make-up
examination for Police Captain (PM3818V), City of Paterson.

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

B-79 GLENDA C. BRYANT

Glenda C. Bryant appeals the determination which found that
she did not meet the one-year continuous permanent service
requirement for the examination for Legal Secretary
(PS7817Q), Office of the Public Defender.

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

B-80 RESOLUTION FOR THE REVEREND S. HOWARD WOODSON

The resolution for the Reverend S. Howard Woodson is
submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board adopted the resolution.

B-81 MERIT SYSTEM BOARD MINUTES

The Merit System Board Minutes for the meeting of July 19,
1999, are submitted for adoption.

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that the
minutes from the meeting of July 19, 1999 be held
over.

B-82 BRUCE C. COOKE

Bruce C. Cooke, a former provisional Senior Parole Officer,
Juvenile Justice, with the Juvenile Justice Commission,
Department of Law and Public Safety, appeals the
determination of the Attorney General, stating that the
appellant failed to present sufficient evidence to support a
finding of probable cause that he had been discriminated
against based on his race.

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

B-83 EARLY SETTLEMENTS

Alfred Dutch
Albert C. Wagner Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
15 day Suspension

Alfred Miccio
Midstate Correctional Facility
Department of Corrections
Removal

ACTION: The Merit System Board directed that
these matters be held over.

There being no further business before the Merit System Board,
the meeting was adjourned to convene on Tuesday, August 31, 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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