Contract Between
Brick Tp MUA-Ocean
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Brick Tp MUA Supvy Group
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01/01/2007 thru 12/31/2009

CategoryAuthority or Regional Employer

Contract Text Below
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For the Contract Term of:

January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009

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    Supervisory Agreement

    1.1 This Agreement has been entered into as of the first day of January by and between The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority (hereinafter called the "Authority") and the Supervisory Group (hereinafter called the "Supervisor Group"). This Agreement shall run from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009.

    1.2 If there is a question on anything in this Agreement at any time pertaining to clarifications and/or interpretation, a joint discussion will be held between the Executive Director and the Supervisory Group. The results of said meeting shall be mutually agreed to by the Executive Director and the Supervisory Group and be put in writing. The Supervisor Group representatives, duly elected by the employees, are empowered to act on behalf of the employees.

    1.3 The Authority and its agents will not discriminate in any manner whatsoever against any member of the Supervisory Group because of said membership and activity.

    1.4 Regular meetings of the Supervisory Group will be held outside of working hours.

    1.5 Management Rights
        The Authority retains and reserves unto itself, without limitation, all powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities conferred upon it and vested in it by the laws and Constitutions of the State of New Jersey and the United States of America, except as may be specifically modified by this Agreement. These rights will include, but not be limited to, full operating efficiency and productivity in the direction of the workforce. All of the terms and conditions of employment not specifically set forth herein or not specifically covered by existing statutes are hereby reserved by the Authority as its management prerogatives and rights. Input via the Supervisory Group will be considered when applicable.
        The Authority retains the right to grant employee appreciation/recognition awards when recommended by the Department Head and approved by the Board of Commissioners for outstanding achievement, to be given as lump-sum awards up to a maximum of 3.5% of the employee's salary for the year.

    1.6 No-Strike Clause
        During the period of this Contract, and notwithstanding any change in existing law, the employees shall not have the right to engage in any slowdown, work stoppage, strike, or similar type of concerted action. The sole method for resolving any disagreement of the employment relationship shall be covered by the procedure contained in this Agreement or by legal remedies available to the parties that do not constitute strikes or work stoppages.

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    2.1 On or about October 1 of the calendar year preceding the expiration of this Agreement, the Authority and Supervisor Group agree to enter into collective negotiations on a successor Agreement in accordance with Chapter 303, Public Law 1975, as amended.

    2.2 On or about October 1, the Supervisory Group shall present its entire written proposal to the Authority. A negotiation session shall then be held.

    2.3 If a successor Agreement is not finalized by December 31 of the current year, the present Agreement will remain in effect until such time as a new Agreement is signed.


    3.1 Hiring Practice - General
        The Authority will hire on the basis of qualifications, without regard to race, color, sex, age, religious belief, national origin, physical handicap, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in any organization.

    3.2 Probationary Employee
        For appointments in Authority service, the working test or probationary period shall be three months, not subject to extension. During that period, the probationary employee will receive no benefits as described in this collective bargaining agreement. Holiday pay, however, will be held by the Authority and be paid to the employee upon successful completion of the probationary period.
        The Authority may terminate the service at any time of any such appointee if, in the opinion of Management, the appointee is incapable, unable, or unwilling to perform the duties of the position satisfactorily or is of such reputation, habits, or capabilities as not to merit continuance in the service. In each such case, the Authority shall give notice to the appointee whose service is discontinued.
        During the probationary period, it shall be mandatory for the Department Head to evaluate the appointee twice: once at the end of the first month and again at the end of the third month. These evaluations, along with Management assessment of the progress of the probationary employee, will constitute grounds for continuation or dismissal.
        There shall be a probationary period of three months for new employees and for employees who have changed classification.

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        For a change in department/division, or for promotion, the probationary period shall be for three months, and all current benefits will continue during this period. The wage for such position shall be based upon the established salary range of the job classification, with the starting wage posted along with the job description. An increase within the established salary range for the job classification may be granted by Management after the probationary period, depending on the required evaluation of job performance.

    3.3 Regular Employee
        A regular employee is one who has completed the probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, sick time and vacation time shall accumulate from the first day of employment, but any unearned time absent (except for emergency closings or Authority holidays as described in Section 8) during the probationary period will not be payable.

    3.4 Relatives
        Relatives of an employee may be hired, but under no circumstances shall a relative be allowed to be supervised by a relative.

    3.5 Resignation
        Notice of resignation is to be submitted to the Department Head in writing, stating the reason and the exact date of resignation. A minimum notice of two weeks is required for the resignation to be in good standing, unless a special request is made by the employee to leave sooner, which must be approved by the Authority. The employee will remain on duty for the period of notice. Failure to give adequate notice will result in a resignation that is not in good standing. If any employee has given two weeks notice and is advised that he may leave before the notice period expires, he will receive pay for the remaining portion of the notice period. All uniforms, keys, rain gear and identification issued to the employee must be turned in prior to receipt of the final paycheck.

    3.6 Posting of Jobs
        All openings for regular positions will be posted on bulletin boards, and a copy of the posting will be supplied to the Supervisor Group. All employees may bid on such job openings, and applications submitted in writing will be reviewed jointly by the Department Head and Executive Director. The following conditions apply to posting of jobs:
        (a) Jobs are to be posted for three working days.
        (b) Applications are to be submitted in writing to the Department Head.
        (c) All applicants will be notified in writing as to selection within five working days after approval.
        (d) Jobs will be filled on a temporary basis if a grievance as to selection is submitted in writing.
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        (e) If more than one employee qualifies for the position, seniority shall prevail, provided all other qualifications are equal.
        (f) The Department Head shall notify the Supervisor Group of selection prior to filling the position.
        Employees will not be permitted to downgrade themselves, unless there are extenuating circumstances approved by the Executive Director which are in the best interests of the Authority and the employee concerned.
        If the Executive Director finds it necessary to fill any position on a temporary basis for longer than a two-week period, the Supervisor Group representatives will be notified prior to the appointment being made.

    3.7 Job Classification
        The Authority reserves the right to review the present job classification of each employee and, should the Authority deem it necessary, may promote or demote to a higher or lower level. Said promotion or demotion will take place only after a joint meeting with the Supervisor Group and the Executive Director.
        Job descriptions for all positions covered by this Agreement will be made part of the Agreement document.

    3.8 Employee Evaluations
        Every employee will be evaluated annually by the Department Head, on a schedule and procedure as formulated by the Executive Director.
        The performance and disciplinary appraisal will be conducted annually in narrative form and shall become part of each employee's personnel file.
        Signing of the evaluation form by the Supervisor after discussing it with the Department Head indicates only acknowledgment that the evaluation was received, not concurrence with what it contains.
        The Authority reserves the right to evaluate all employees every six months.

    3.9 Layoff and Recall
        In the event of layoff or transfer, the last person hired in the position in question shall be the first to be laid off or transferred. Within each division, an employee scheduled for such action has the option to bump a less senior employee in another classification, provided that the qualifications for the other classification are met. Similarly, the last person laid off or transferred shall be the first to be recalled, in accordance with seniority.

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        Individual salaries shall be based upon a salary range for each job description. These ranges shall have an upper and lower limit which shall be agreed upon by the Supervisory Group and the Authority. Individual salaries within the salary ranges shall also be agreed upon during the term of the contract.

    4.1 Salary Increases
        Effective January 1, 2007, all Supervisors, shall receive 3.9% or $2,000 salary increase.
        Effective January 1, 2008, all Supervisors, shall receive 3.9% or $2,000 salary increase.
        Effective January 1, 2009, all Supervisors, shall receive 3.9% or $2,000 salary increase.
        These salary increases and any applicable retroactive payments, shall apply only to persons employed by the Authority on the date of execution of this collective bargaining agreement.

    4.2 Starting Salaries
        The starting rate and range of pay for each job classification shall be determined by the Executive Director.
        After satisfactory completion of the initial three month probationary period, the employee may receive an increase in salary as determined through performance review by Management, up to the maximum rate of pay established for a job classification by the Authority.
        For the term of this contract, the hourly rate of pay shall be constituted as follows:
        The minimum rate of pay for a position shall normally be paid upon initial appointment to that position. Higher rates of pay can be established for employees after the probationary period of three months or through advancement if the employee possesses unusual qualifications for the job, as determined through performance review by Management, up to the maximum rate of pay established for a job classification by the Authority.
        Salary increases or advances within the established range of a job classification shall not be automatic but shall depend upon a specific written recommendation by the Department Head. This recommendation shall be based upon predetermined standards of performance as indicated on employee performance reviews. The increase or advance shall be discussed with the Supervisor Group prior to becoming effective, but the Executive Director shall make the final determination.
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    4.3 Paychecks
        Paychecks will be issued weekly. If the normal pay day falls on a holiday, paychecks will be issued on the closest possible prior workday.
        Advance pay will be given for vacation days provided the request is for five days or more. Advance vacation pay will be given only for the number of vacation days which fall on or before the pay days on which the employee will be on vacation. All requests for advance vacation pay must be received by the Payroll Department by the Friday prior to the pay day when the check is to be received.

    4.4 Payroll Deductions
        Payroll deductions will be made for Federal and State income taxes, Social Security tax, State Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance, and, in the case of permanent employees, the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) payments.
        At the employee's option, deductions shall be made for contributory insurance, savings bonds, and savings accounts.
        Should the Supervisor Group arrange to form a Credit Union, the Authority will allow payroll deductions for this purpose at the employee's option.

    4.5 Longevity Increment
        In addition to the rate of compensation for each position, a longevity payment will apply to all Supervisors after completion of consecutive years of satisfactory service, paid on the anniversary date, according to the following schedule:

    Service Time Completed Longevity Payment Per Year**
        5 years through 9 years $1,000
        10 years through 14 years $2,000
        15 years through 19 years $3,000
        20 years and 24 years $4,000
        25 years to 29 years $5,000
        30 years or more $6,000

    **Longevity payments to Supervisor E. McDermott will not be subject to standard payroll deductions. Such deductions will be paid by the authority.

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    5.1 Normal Work Week
        The normal work week shall be five days of eight hours each, in accordance with past practice, within the period commencing 12:01 a.m. Monday and ending at midnight on Sunday as assigned, with a one-half or one-hour, non-paid meal period each day between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. as assigned.

    5.2 Tardiness

    Penalties for tardiness will be incurred as follows:

    1-6 minutes after start of shift: no deduction from pay.

    7-30 minutes after start of shift: 30 minutes pay.

    More than 30 minutes after start of shift: exact time involved.
        An employee who is tardy more than four times during any year of this Agreement will be subject to a hearing by the Supervisor Group and the Executive Director to determine what action, if any, should be taken.

    5.3 Overtime
        Employees shall be expected to complete their work in the time allotted to them in a normal workday. Any employee scheduled by management and authorized by the Executive Director to work beyond the standard shift shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half times the regular base pay for all hours worked in excess of the normal shift in any given day.
        Any hours worked beyond the normal work week will be paid at the appropriate overtime rates. In this case, "normal work week" will include holidays and emergency closings. Employees working a five-day work week will receive straight time for the first five days; one and one-half times the regular straight base rate for the sixth day; and twice the regular straight base rate for authorized work performed on the seventh day, regardless of the starting day of the work week.
        Those employees who must remain at work when others are discharged early (Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve) shall receive straight time for the number of hours involved, in addition to their normal pay. During such times, no adjustment will be given to those employees who are on vacation or absent for personal or sick time.

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        Supervisors specifically authorized by the Executive Director or his designee to work on a specific assignment beyond the regular working hours, or who are called out to supervise an emergency situation as approved by the Department Head, shall receive additional compensation for such time worked, in accordance with the established rate for the time period involved. Compensation for any work in this category is subject to approval by the Executive Director and/or his designee.

    5.4 Compensatory Time
        In lieu of overtime pay, the employee may opt to accrue compensatory time one and one-half times the overtime hours worked, as approved by the Executive Director. In regard to accrued compensatory time, a maximum accumulation of forty (40) hours will be allowed. The time accrued during the calendar year will be used by December 31 of that year, or it will be paid as overtime. The use of compensatory time is to be approved by the Department Head with as much advance notice as possible.

    5.5 Civic Duty and Other Emergencies
        Whenever necessary for the protection of life and property, employees are expected to perform any reasonable duties, including major fire fighting, civilian defense, and other types of emergency services. In the event of such an emergency, the employee must notify the Department Head before leaving the job. Management reserves the right to request a letter from either the Civil Defense Coordinator or the Fire Chief, which would be submitted after the fact, indicating that the services of this particular individual were necessary to provide such defense. Regular pay will be given for the time spent away from the Authority on such duties. If, in the opinion of Management, this allowance is being abused, disciplinary action will result.

        Employees who violate this Agreement will be subject to disciplinary action. When an employee is reprimanded, a full report in writing shall be given to the individual concerned and to the Supervisor Group representative. A copy of the report will be placed in the employee's personnel file. At any discussion concerning disciplinary action, the employee will be entitled to have the Supervisor Group representative present.
        Every employee shall have the right to review their own personnel file in the presence of their Department Head. A request to do this must be done through the supervisor=s Department Head, who will make the necessary arrangements for the review after working hours.
        If an employee wishes to have an infraction letter removed from the file, they may make such a request in writing to the Executive Director, with a copy submitted to the Department Head. Consideration of the request will be given by the Executive Director. Upon consent of the Executive Director, the infraction letter under consideration will be removed.
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        Any employee or group of employees may present a grievance with freedom from coercion, reprisal, or discrimination. The grievance procedure is as follows:
        (a) The employee must submit the grievance in writing to the Department Head within two working days of the occurrence. Failure to act within said two day period will be deemed to constitute a waiver of the grievance.
        (b) If the grievance is not resolved within five working days, the Supervisor Group may bring it to the attention of the Executive Director.
        (c) If the grievance is not responded to by the Executive Director within ten working days after submittal, the Supervisor Group may submit it to the Authority Personnel Committee.
        (d) Within five working days of submittal to the Personnel Committee, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the grievance, after which a written response will be provided to the employee and the Supervisor Group representative within five working days after the meeting.
        (e) The employee may attend the grievance meetings.


    8.1 The Authority recognizes the following thirteen days as holidays:
        New Year's Day Columbus Day
        Lincoln's Birthday Election Day (General)
        Washington's Birthday Veterans Day
        Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
        Memorial Day Day After Thanksgiving Day
        Independence Day Christmas
    Labor Day
        If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as a holiday; if it falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as a holiday.

    8.2 In order to receive holiday pay, employees must work the day before and the day after, if each of those days is a normal work day. Should an employee call in sick on either of said days, a doctor's certificate may be required.

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    8.3 If required to work because of a unique circumstance on an approved holiday, the employee will receive double time for the standard shift plus the standard normal shift pay. If the employee should work beyond the standard shift time, he/she will receive double time for the additional time. Compensation for a holiday not worked shall be computed the basis of the employee's standard shift hours. Part-time employees will receive holiday pay on a pro-rated basis, depending upon the hours normally worked.

    8.4 If a supervisor is not required to work a holiday and volunteers to work a holiday, the supervisor will receive a floating holiday in addition to regular pay for the day.

    8.5 Inclement Weather Days
        When the weather is such that the County Offices and banks are closed due to hazardous road conditions, or when weather emergencies exist, the Executive Director or his designee shall make the decision as to whether or not the Authority offices shall close. If the Authority offices are closed, critical personnel as designated by the Department Head may be called in. The decision shall be relayed according to the phone method, as well as on the radio stations authorized. Office personnel will be called by 7:00 a.m. to inform them of closing.
        Critical personnel who are called in and work will receive a full day's pay plus compensatory day which may be used in conjunction with, or in lieu of, vacation, sick, or personnel days. Compensatory time may be taken any time during the year.
        Non-critical personnel will receive a full day's pay.


    9.1 Vacation Time Earned
        Employees will earn annual paid vacation time according to the following schedule:
        0-1 year 1 day/month
        1-5 years 12 days
        6-10 years 18 days
        11-15 years 20 days
        16-20 years 26 days

        For the purpose of computing overtime pay, earned vacation days taken during the pay period will be considered as days actually worked. Overtime during this pay period must be approved by the Department Head in advance.
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    9.2 Vacation Request Procedure
        In December of each year, vacation requests for the coming year will be submitted to the employee's Department Head for approval. Upon approval by the Department Head, the request will be submitted to the Executive Director. All other vacation requests must be submitted five days in advance. Such a request must be approved by the Department Head and the Executive Director. Vacation requests will be scheduled with full consideration for the effective operation of the department, and employees with the greatest length of service will receive preference in choice of vacation period insofar as effective staffing requirements are met. However, once a vacation request has been approved, it cannot be displaced by a higher seniority person.

    9.3 Advance Vacation
        Employees with one year or more of service may request vacation time in advance for no more than the number of days to be earned during the calendar year.

    9.4 Illness During Vacation
        Should an employee become ill during vacation, a doctor's certificate will be required to substitute sick time for the vacation time.

    9.5 Vacation Pay on Termination
        Unused vacation time will be paid to any employee leaving the service of the Authority. Payment will be made on a pro-rated basis of the individual's current vacation schedule. Similarly, unearned vacation time which may have been taken in advance will be deducted from the final pay check.

    9.6 Vacation Accrual
        Employees cannot, at any time, carry more than one year of accrued vacation time on the books. Vacation time will not accrue while an employee is on extended leave of absence, worker's compensation, or disability absence.


    10.1 Sick Leave
        "Sick Leave" is defined as absence from duty because of personal illness or accident by reason of which the employee is unable to perform the usual duties of his position; exposure to a contagious disease; or a period of emergency attendance upon an ill family member requiring the presence of the employee.

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        The employee is entitled to use the accumulated sick leave, with pay, if and when needed.
        Employees absent on sick leave for a period of five days or longer shall present to the Department Head upon return to work a certificate of medical disability completed by a physician. Such certification may be required for absences of less than five days for employees having records of repeated absences.
        In the case of absence on sick leave, the employee must notify the Department Head as early as possible before the regular starting time. Failure to notify the Department Head may constitute for disciplinary action.

    Employees will earn paid sick leave according to the following schedule:
        During the first year 1 day for each month worked of employment
        After the first year 12 days per year of employment

    All employees agree to buy-down on their sick time as follows:
        Supervisors who work a 40-hour week must buy-down on their sick time to 320 hours, which is the maximum number of hours they can maintain. All employees will be paid 1:1 at their current rate of pay for sick time over their maximum hours. Payment will be made at the end of each calendar year. Supervisors with more than 5 years employment, upon leaving the company in good standing, shall be paid 1:1 at their current rate of pay for accumulated sick time down to 0 hours, not to exceed $15,000.

    10.2 Personal Leave

    10.2.1 Death in the Family For absence due to death of a member of the employee's immediate family: up to four (4) days with pay. "Immediate family" is defined as spouse; parent of employee or parents of spouse; child; sister or brother of employee or spouse; grandparent/grandchild of employee or spouse.
        For absence due to death of a close member of the employee's family: one day with pay. "Close member" is defined as uncle/aunt of employee or spouse; niece/nephew; sister-in-law/brother-in-law. Such absences shall not be more than two days per year.
        When there is a death in the family and an employee cannot attend work, it is intended that this time be used to handle matters related to said death. Absence due to death in the family is not to be charged to Personal Leave.

    10.2.2 Personal Leave of Absence Three days shall be allowed each year for personal business that cannot be conducted outside of normal working hours.
    Unused personal leave days can accrue for a period of no longer than two years.
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    10.2.3 Procedure for Extended Personal Leave of Absence.
        When there are important personal reasons to justify it, employees may request an extended personal leave of absence without pay, by submitting the following information in writing to the Executive Director:

    -Reason for leave;

    -Period of leave;
        -A statement to the effect that the employee understands that if the period of leave is exceeded, that is, he/she does not return on the date specified or obtain an authorized formal extension, employment will be automatically terminated.
        Such request shall be submitted thirty days in advance when possible; otherwise, a reasonable notice, based on circumstances, shall be given.
        The Executive Director will determine whether the conditions justify the request, and will inform the employee within five days, in writing, as to whether the request has been granted or denied. The written request for leave will remain in the employee's personnel file.
        Such extended leave of absence will be granted for a period of three months. Employees may request an additional three months, which shall be subject to the approval of the Authority.
        Prior to the start of the leave of absence period, the employee must make arrangements with the Payroll Department in regard to health benefits plan payments during the leave period. The employee may continue coverage in accordance with prevailing law. It must be stressed that failure to make these arrangements will result in loss of benefits. The employee may continue coverage for the leave period only by making personal remittance to the Authority. The premium must be remitted monthly in advance; such premium to include the cost for both employee and dependent charges, if any.
        Upon return to work from leave of absence, the employee will return to the same classification as when he/she left. If the classification has increased due to cost of living or other reasons, appropriate consideration will be given to the employee by the Executive Director, based upon the length of the leave of absence.

    10.3 Jury Duty
        The Authority will reimburse an employee for jury duty only when the employee must physically be at the courthouse serving in the capacity of a juror.
        Employees summoned to jury duty will be paid regular salary by the Authority during the period of such service; however, upon receipt of payment from the court, the employee will turn over such payment to the Authority, less traveling expenses.

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    10.4 Maternity Leave
        Permanent employees may request that earned or accumulated sick leave be granted during the time prior to the expected date of delivery and for six weeks after the actual date of delivery. This request must be accompanied by a doctor's certificate and is dependent upon approval by the Executive Director. Additional time beyond the six-week period after delivery may be granted, provided the doctor's certificate sets fourth the details of the condition requiring such additional leave.

    10.5 Leave Covered by Workers Compensation
        If an employee is injured on the job, payment will be made by Workers Compensation Insurance after the seventh working day of absence.
        The Authority will continue to pay the full regular salary to an employee for a period of up to 12 weeks following the date of injury on the job; however, any payments made by Workers Compensation Insurance will be turned over to the Authority.
        After 12 weeks of receiving a full regular salary, the employee must be examined and evaluated by a physician and/or therapist designated by the Authority. If the designated physician/therapist determines that the employee is able to return to work at that time, the employee's salary payments will cease and the employee will receive only workers compensation. If it is determined by the designated physician/therapist that the employee cannot return to work, the Authority will continue to pay the full salary, and the workers compensation payments will be turned over to the Authority. The employee will be examined monthly by the designated physician/therapist until the employee returns to work or a determination is made by Workers Compensation Insurance. The decisions of the Authority's designated physician/therapist shall not be subject to the arbitration provision of this collective bargaining agreement.
        After discharge, the employee may, at their option, use accumulated sick time proportionately to cover the difference between Workers Compensation Insurance payments and full salary.

    10.6 Military Leave of Absence
        In accordance with N.J.S.A. 38:23-1, entitled "Leave of Absence for Field Training and Reserve Corp. of United States," and N.J.S.A. 38:23-1.1, entitled "Leave of Absence for Field Training and National Guard, Naval Militia, Air National Guard, or Reserve Components," any permanent employee who is a member of any of the organized reserve units set forth in the aforestated statutes shall be entitled to leave of absence from his/her respective duty without loss of pay or time on all days on which he/she shall be engaged in compulsory field training. Such leave of absence shall be in addition to the regular vacation allowed each employee.
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        Effective January 1, 1991, all BTMUA buildings, facilities and vehicles were declared smoke-free. Suitable receptacles have been provided outside building entrances for smoking materials to be extinguished before entering.

        The following benefits are provided by the Authority to eligible employees covered by this Agreement on a group basis:
        (a) Basic and major medical insurance
        (b) Dental insurance
        (c) Vision care plan
        (d) Prescription drug plan
        (e) Long term Disability Insurance*
        *The Authority shall provide long term disability coverage to the members of this the Supervisory Group. The plan shall begin on the 180th day and continue until the 730th day. Payment shall be at the same rate as the State Temporary Disability Plan. The Authority reserves the right to change carrier, assuming the level of benefits is substantially similar.

    These benefits are outlined in separate booklets describing each of the plans in detail.

    The Authority reserves the right to change insurance carriers if it should be in the best interests of the Authority and its employees.

    12.1 Other Benefits
        The following benefits are provided to the employees and (a), (b), and (c) are mandated by law:

    Participation in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)

    Participation in the PERS Group Life Insurance Plan

    Disability Income Insurance

    NJDEP License Compensation in accordance with Authority program, when developed and approved by the Executive Director.

    Information on these programs is contained in brochures from the Payroll Department.

    12.2 Indemnification
        In accordance with N.J.S.A. 59:10-4, entitled "Local Public Entities-Authority to Indemnify," the Authority shall have the right to indemnify employees consistent with the provisions of Title 59 of the New Jersey Statutes if the alleged act or omission upon which a claim is based occurred within the scope of the employee's employment with the Authority. However, in any case where the act committed by the employee constitutes an actual fraud, actual malice, willful conduct or intentional wrongdoing, or emanates from an act outside the scope of said employee's duties, the Authority shall not have the right to indemnify said employee.
        An employee shall not be entitled to request indemnification unless within ten (10) calendar days of the time the employee is served with any summons, complaint, process, notice, demand or pleading, the employee delivers the original or a copy thereof to the Authority.

    12.3 Use of Company Vehicles
        Field Supervisors with assigned vehicles shall be permitted to take company vehicles home, but such vehicles are to be used for company business only. Vehicles will be assigned by the Executive Director.

    12.4 Reimbursement of Expenses
        Supervisors may submit a purchase requisition (or request petty cash for smaller amounts) for expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties, when approved by the Department Head. Examples of such expenses include out-of-pocket fuel, tolls, and parking, and other expenses when on company business.

    12.5 Professional Organizations (membership dues, licenses)
        Supervisors may submit a purchase requisition for reimbursement of membership dues paid to professional organizations such that membership in that organization(s) is related to the supervisor=s job description and enhances the value of the supervisor to the Authority. Such reimbursement shall be subject to Executive Director approval and shall not exceed $300 per calendar year. These expenses should be anticipated and budgeted for in G/L account 8315 for the appropriate cost center.

    12.6 Attendance at Conferences & Seminars
        Recognizing the need for training, the Authority will permit supervisors to submit a purchase requisition for reimbursement for costs incurred by attendance at applicable conferences and seminars. Such reimbursement may include registration costs and travel expenses and shall be subject to Executive Director approval. It shall not exceed $250 and 2 days per calendar year. These expenses should be anticipated and budgeted for in G/L account 7240 and 7245 for the appropriate cost center.


    AGREEMENT ACCEPTED THIS ___________ DAY OF __________________, 2007:

    For the Authority:
                Patrick L. Bottazzi, Chairman

                    Kevin F. Donald, Executive Director

    For the Supervisory Group:

                    Daniel Reilley, Group Representative

                    John Rissel, Group Representative


    Section Subject Page

    1 Recognition 2
    1.5 Management Rights 2
    1.6 No Strike Clause 2

    2 Negotiations Procedures 3

    3 Employment Status 3
    3.1 Hiring Practice - General 3
    3.2 Probationary Employee 3
    3.3 Regular Employee 4
    3.4 Relatives 4
    3.5 Resignation 4
    3.6 Posting of Jobs 4
    3.7 Job Classification 5
    3.8 Employee Evaluations 5
    3.9 Layoff and Recall 5

    4 Salaries 6
    4.1 Salary Increases 6
    4.2 Starting Salaries 6
    4.3 Paychecks 6
    4.4 Payroll Deductions 7
    4.5 Longevity Increment 7

    5 Hours of Work and Overtime 8
    5.1 Normal Work Week
    5.2 Tardiness 8
    5.3 Overtime 8
    5.4 Compensatory Time 9
    5.5 Civic Duty and Other Emergencies 9

    6 Discharge and Discipline 9

    7 Grievance Procedures 10

    TABLE OF CONTENTS - Continued

    Section Subject Page

    8 Holidays 10
    8.5 Inclement Weather Days 11

    9 Vacation 11
    9.1 Vacation Time Earned 11
    9.2 Vacation Request Procedure 12
    9.3 Advance Vacation 12
    9.4 Illness During Vacation 12
    9.5 Vacation Pay on Termination 12
    9.6 Vacation Accrual 12

    10 Leaves of Absence 12
    10.1 Sick Leave 12
    10.2 Personal Leave 13
    10.2.1 Death in Family 13
    10.2.2 Personal Leave of Absence 13
    10.2.3 Extended Personal Leave of Absence 14
    10.3 Jury Duty 14
    10.4 Maternity Leave 15
    10.5 Leave Covered by Workers Compensation 15
    10.6 Military Leave of Absence 15

    11 Smoke-Free Facilities 16

    12 Benefit Plans 16
    12.1 Other Benefits 16
    12.2 Indemnification 17
    12.3 Use of Company Vehicles 17
    12.4 Reimbursement of Expenses 17
    12.5 Professional Organizations 17
    12.6 Attendance at Conferences & Seminars 17

    Brick Tp MUA and Brick Tp MUA Supvy Group 2007.pdf