Contract Between
Mullica Tp-Atlantic
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PBA Loc 77
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01/02/2007 thru 12/31/2010


CategoryMunicipal
UnitPolice Officers

Contract Text Below
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    A G R E E M E N T
    between the

    NEW JERSEY STATE POLICEMEN’S BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

    MAINLAND PBA LOCAL #77
    (MULLICA RANK & FILE)

    and

    TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA



    JANUARY 2, 2007 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2010
    Final Agreement – 3/7/07


                        STANLEY B. WALDMAN, L.L.C.
                        Professional Labor Relations Consultant
                            BY: STANLEY B. WALDMAN
                            7400 Bayshore Drive
                            Margate, New Jersey 08402
    609-822-6469 FAX: 609-822-0849


      TABLE OF CONTENTS
      ARTICLE TITLE PAGE
              TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

      AGREEMENT 4
      I RECOGNITION 5
      II NEGOTIATIONS PROCEDURES 6
      III GRIEVANCE 7
      IV NON-DISCRIMINATION OR COERCION 10
      V DELEGATE AND CONVENTIONS 11
      VI MANAGEMENT RIGHTS 12
      VII SCHEDULING 14
      VIII SALARIES AND COMPENSATION 15
      IX OVERTIME 18
      X HOLIDAYS 21
      XI VACATIONS 23
      XII SICK LEAVE 24
      XIII LEAVES OF ABSENCE 27
      XIV HEALTH INSURANCE AND MEDICAL BENEFITS 28
      XV COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 30
      XVI CLOTHING ALLOWANCE 31
      XVII ADDITIONAL EXPENSES AND
              REIMBURSEMENT 32


              TABLE OF CONTENTS (Con’t)
      ARTICLE TITLE PAGE
      XVIII OTHER EMPLOYMENT 33

      XIX AGENCY SHOP 34

      XX RETENTION OF BENEFITS 37

      XXI NO-STRIKE CLAUSE 38

      XXII SAVINGS CLAUSE 39

      XXIII DURATION OF AGREEMENT 40
      &
      SIGNATURES

      SALARY SCHEDULE A-2007-2010 41
      AGREEMENT

      THIS AGREEMENT, made on the_____day of_____________, 2007, between the

      Township of Mullica, herein after referred to as the "Township" or "Employer" and the New

      Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association, Local #77, herein after referred to as

      Employee," "Police Department" or "PBA."

      WHEREAS, the parties named have engaged in collective bargaining for the purpose of

      developing a contract covering salaries, working conditions, benefits and other items and

      conditions concerning employment; THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and

      mutual agreements herein contained, the parties hereto agree with each other in respect to

      the Employees of the Employer as being represented by the New Jersey State Policemen's

      Benevolent Association, Local #77 as follows:
      ARTICLE I

      RECOGNITION
      The Employer recognizes the aforementioned New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent

      Association, Local #77 as the exclusive Bargaining Agent representing the members of the

      Mullica Township Police Department as follows: the Patrolmen, Corporals, Investigators,

      and Police Detectives, being full time regular police officers who have obtained a certificate

      from the New Jersey Police Training Commission, or are in the process of doing same,

      excluding the Chief of Police, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeants, Dispatchers, Records Clerks

      and any other employee of the Township of Mullica.
                    ARTICLE II NEGOTIATIONS PROCEDURES

      A. The parties agree to enter into collective negotiation over a successor agreement in accordance with the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act, in good faith, to reach an agreement concerning the terms and conditions of employment of the employees mentioned in Article I. Such negotiations shall commence in accordance with the timelines established by PERC in the calendar year in which the Agreement expires. Any Agreement so negotiated shall apply to all employees mentioned in Article I, will be reduced in writing ratified by both parties and signed by the authorized representatives of the Township of Mullica and Policemen's Benevolent Association, Local #77.

      lifetime of this Agreement, except through negotiations between both parties.




      B. Both parties agree there will be no changes in the terms and conditions of employment during the lifetime of this Agreement, except through negotiations between both parties.

      C. Whenever a representative of the PBA or any employee is mutually scheduled by the parties to participate during the employee's scheduled working hours in negotiations, grievances, conferences or meetings, he shall suffer no loss of time, pay, or any other fringe benefits and shall be relieved from duty subject to the manpower needs of the department.




                      ARTICLE III GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
      A. Definition

      A grievance is any dispute between the parties concerning the application of/or interpretation of this Agreement, policy, administrative decision or any complaint by any employee as to any action or non-action which violates any right arising from his or their employment.

      B. Grievance Steps

      1. Step One: Any and all grievances by an employee shall be submitted to the steward of the PBA in writing within fifteen (15) days of its occurrence. The steward shall screen and process all grievances with the Chief or his designee within ten (10) days of written receipt.

          2. Step Two: If the grievance is not resolved within fifteen (15) days after
      presentation to the Chief or his designee, the grievance shall be submitted to the Head of the Department of Public Safety & Administration in writing within ten (10) days of the Chiefs written decision or within the fifteenth (15`h) day following the Chief or his designee's receipt of the grievance, whichever is earlier, in the event the Chief or his designee does not issue a written decision. If the Chief does not issue a written decision, the grievance shall be considered denied at this STEP.


      3. Step Three: In the event the grievance is not resolved at the second step, the aggrieved shall refer the grievance in writing within five (5) days of the receipt of the written decision of the Director of the Department of Public Safety & Administration or from the expiration of the time period in which the Director of the Department of Public Safety & Administration must act pursuant to Step 2 above.

      4. Step Four: In the event the grievance is not resolved at the third step, the PBA, after finding the matter meritorious, may refer the matter for impartial binding arbitration. If the PBA wishes to move a grievance to arbitration, it shall file with the Public Employment Relations Commission within ten (10) days of receipt of decision, or the expiration of time for the Township committee to act in Step 3 whichever occurs earlier, and request that a list of arbitrators be furnished to the Township and the PBA.

      5. Nothing herein is to preclude any meeting or haring at any step if requested by either party.


      Arbitration

      a. Unless the parties agree otherwise, no more than one (1) issue shall be presented to an arbitrator in any single case.
      b. The fees and expenses of the arbitrator shall be borne equally by the parties. Any other expenses incurred by the parties shall be borne by the party incurring
      same.
      c. The arbitrator shall be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and shall not have any power to add to, subtract from or in any way modify any of the terms of this Agreement.
      d. The decision of the arbitrator shall be in writing with the reasons therefore and shall be binding upon the parties; subject, however, N.J.S.A- 2A:24-1 et seq.

      C. Presence of Individuals at Arbitration Hearing

      The Steward or his alternate, whose presence is required in the arbitration hearing, shall be released from his regular work shift without loss of regular straight time rate pay for such purpose. Any individuals employed by the Township reasonably required as a witness in arbitration proceedings under this Agreement shall be made available.


      D. Time Limits

      The time limits set forth herein shall be strictly adhered to. If any grievance has not been initiated within the time limit specified, the grievance shall be deemed to have been waived. If any grievance is not processed to the succeeding step in the grievance procedure within the time limits prescribed, then disposition of the grievance at the prior step shall be deemed to be conclusive. Nothing herein shall prevent the parties from mutually agreeing to extend or contract the time limits provided for processing the grievance at any step in the grievance procedure. All such extensions shall be in writing and signed by a representative of the Township and the Steward.




      ARTICLE IV


      NON-DISCRIMINATION

      A There shall be no discrimination by the Employer or any of its agents against the Employees represented by the PBA because of membership or non-membership or activity or non-activity in the Association. The PBA or any of its agents shall not discriminate or coerce any employee into membership.
      B. Neither the Employer nor the PBA shall discriminate against any employee because of race, color, creed, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or affiliation.
      ARTICLE V

      DELEGATE AND CONVENTIONS


      A. Up to two (2) delegates to the State PBA shall be afforded time without loss of

      time or pay to attend the scheduled meetings or special meetings of the State Organization.

      B. Up to two (2) PBA Convention Delegates shall be afforded the convention of the State Organization without loss of time or pay. Time will be allowed for travel to and from said location of the Convention.

      C. Additional delegates may be authorized by the Chief to attend such meetings as

      specified in Sections A and B above, but such attendance shall not be without loss of time

      of pay.



      ARTICLE VI MANAGEMENT RIGHTS
      A. The Township hereby retains and reserves unto itself: without limitation, all powers, rights, authorities, duties and responsibilities conferred upon and vested in it prior to the signing of this Agreement by the laws and constitution of the State of New Jersey and of the United States, including but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following rights: 1. The executive management and administrative control of the Township government, its properties and facilities and the activities of its employees. 2. To hire all employees subject to the provisions of law, to determine their qualifications and conditions for continued employment or assignment and to promote and transfer employees. 3. To take disciplinary action for just cause according to law. Appeals shall be subject to the grievance procedure. 4. To maintain efficiency of its operations. 5. To determine the methods, means and personnel by which its operations are to be conducted. 6. To determine the content of job classifications. 7. To schedule hours of work and shifts. 8. To take all necessary actions to carry out its mission in emergencies. 9. To exercise complete control and discretion over its organization and the technology of performing its work, and to make and modify rules of procedure and conduct.

        10. The Township reserves the right with regard to all other conditions of employment not reserved to make such changes as it deems desirable and necessary for the efficient and effective operation of the Police Department.
        B. The reasonable exercise of the foregoing powers, rights, authorities and responsibilities of the Township, the adoption of policies, rules, regulations and practices in the implementation thereof, and the use of judgment and discretion in connection therewith shall be limited only by the specific and express written terms of this Agreement and applicable law.
                            ARTICLE VII SCHEDULING
        A. Scheduling

        1. There shall be a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours on all schedule changes, meeting or any other activity notices except in the event of a police emergency, e.g., floods, civil disturbances, severe accidents, etc. Employees may switch with one another with permission and notification must be made. Work schedules must be posted at least fifteen (15) days in advance. Schedules shall not be changed to avoid overtime unless for a police emergency as described in this provision.

        2. Written approval by superior officers for all switches must be obtained before

        switch is permitted. This notice must remain on file. At no time will employees switching with

        each other result in overtime or compensatory time payments being made to either involved

        individual.

                    ARTICLE VIII SALARIES AND COMPENSATION
        A Base Salary

        The base salary of all members listed in Article I recognized as being represented by the

        PBA shall be set forth in Salary Schedule "A," which is attached hereto and made a part

        thereof


        B. Longevity
            1. Each employee covered by this, Agreement shall have their base salary

        adjusted to include the additional longevity compensation as indicated in Section 3

        based upon the total of his/her creditable years of service in the pension system. Such

        additional longevity pay shall be included along with the base salary for overtime

        calculations and pension purposes.

        2. Longevity adjustments shall be made on the employee's anniversary date of employment.

            3. The longevity schedule and for longevity pay is as follows:


        *Beginning of 4th year $450.00 Beginning of 13th year $1,800.00
        *Beginning of 5th year 600.00 Beginning of 14th year 1,950.00
        *Beginning of 6th year 750.00 Beginning of 15th year 2,100.00
        *Beginning of 7th year 900.00 Beginning of 16th year 2,250.00
        *Beginning of 8th year 1,050.00 Beginning of 17th year 2,400.00
        *Beginning of 9th year 1,200.00 Beginning of 18th year 2,550.00
        *Beginning of 10th year 1,350.00 Beginning of 19th year 2,700.00
        *Beginning of 11th year 1,500.00 Beginning of 20th year 2,850.00
        *Beginning of 12th year 1,650.00 Beginning of 21st year 3,000.00
        Beginning of 24th year 4,000.00

        *Not applicable for employees hired subsequent to January 1, 2000.

        4. Employees hired subsequent to January 1, 2000, shall not be eligible for any longevity pay until the beginning of their 11' year of service at which time they will be eligible for the longevity pay commencing at the "beginning of the 11 year" rate.

        C. Court Time

        1. All employees mentioned in Article I attending any court hearing or conference stemming from a criminal or quasi-criminal matter arising out of the course of or in connection with a employee's performance of duties as an officer of the Township, shall be compensated at a minimum of three (3) hours call in pay at the employee's overtime rate for each attendance when the officer is not scheduled for duty.

        D. Stand-By Time

        1. Stand-by time for all officers shall be compensated for at a rate of one (1) hour compensatory time for each hour of stand-by time or part thereof when the officer is housebound due to importance of stand-by and must remain by phone.

        2. All other stand-by time for all officers shall be compensated for a rate of one (1) hour compensatory time for each three (3) hours of stand-by time or part thereof

        E. Recall to Duty

        When an officer is recalled to duty, he/she shall be compensated from the time scheduled to report at a rate of one and one half (1 1/2) pay or compensatory time at the officer's discretion for a minimum of three (3) hours.


        F. Paychecks

        1. All items on the paycheck shall be listed separately, such as overtime, dues, pension, etc. All additional pay, excluding overtime, shall be paid in a separate check.

        2. All paychecks shall indicate the number of hours worked at straight time as well as those worked overtime.

        G. K-9 Officer


          1. A K-9 Officer shall be paid for eight (8) hours per day but shall only be required to work seven and one-half (71/2) hours per day.

          2. A K-9 Officer shall receive four (4) hours of compensatory time per month as compensation for weekend care of the dog.



        H. Pager Time
          Any officer requested/required to carry a pager shall be compensated by receiving

          four (4) hours of compensation time for each month he carries the pager.
                            ARTICLE IX OVERTIME
        A Overtime

        1. All time worked in excess of a regularly scheduled shift in one day shall be
        compensated at a rate of one and one half (11/2) time the regular base salary and longevity

        pay. Compensation for overtime shall be in either pay or compensatory time at the officer's
        discretion at a rate on one and one half-hour for one hour worked. All time worked in excess of the regularly scheduled work period shall be compensated at a rate of one and one half (1' /2) the time worked and is to be computed as above and is to be compensated in pay or compensatory time, at an officer's discretion.

        2. The hourly rate for overtime shall be computed by adding the base salary and longevity pay together, dividing by 2080 and multiplying by 1.5.


        3. The straight time rate of pay shall be computed by taking the base pay and dividing by 2080.

        B. Compensatory Time

        1. When the officer works overtime, the choice of compensation, whether it be in compensatory time at 11/2 times or in pay at 11/2 times, shall be his.

        3. Officers employed after January 1, 2003, shall not accrue more than 240 hours of compensatory time.

        4. Officers shall be allowed to sell back up to forty (40) hours of accumulated compensatory time (earned at time and one-half) at the end of each calendar year at the employee's straight rate of pay as of December 31 of that calendar year. Such payment shall be made to the officer no later than the first pay period following final adoption of the Township's budget.

        C. Overtime Scheduling

        1. Distribution of overtime shall begin by seniority and rotate henceforth. If an officer refuses overtime, his name shall be skipped and proceed to the next senior man.

        2. If an emergent situation arises and a shift is required to be filled (less than 24 hours notice), the officer on duty shall remain on duty to fill the vacancy for the first half of the

        2. Officers employed prior to January 1, 2003, who have in excess of 240 hours of compensatory time accrued, shall be allowed to carry forward such time and utilize it at their discretion. They shall receive overtime pay and not be entitled to receive additional compensatory time until their accrued compensatory time falls below 240 hours a maximum of 240 hours at which time they may elect to receive compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay up to a maximum of 240 hours.
        shift and shall be compensated at a rate of 1 1/2 times per Article IX, Paragraph A If the on-coming officer refuses or cannot be contacted, the officer on duty shall remain on duty if he chooses to do so or Paragraph A of this Article shall be followed. Under no circumstances will the shift remain uncovered.
        If there is more than twenty-four (24) hour notice that the shift will be vacant,

        Section C.1. shall be followed.

        3. All time worked in excess of the normally scheduled workday shall be

        compensated at 1 times the employee's salary in accordance with Article IX, Paragraph A

                            ARTICLE X HOLIDAYS

        A.1 Members mentioned in Article I that work on the actual date of the holiday (not the day of observance if different from the date of the holiday), shall be compensated an additional eight (8) hours of compensatory time at one hour for one hour.

            2. Holidays shall be as listed:

        New Year's Day
        Martin Luther King Day
        President's Day
        Good Friday
        Memorial Day
        Independence Day
        Labor Day
        Columbus Day
        General Election Day
        Veterans Day
        Thanksgiving Day
        Day after Thanksgiving Day
        Christmas Day


        B. Any officer who works a normal shift on Easter Sunday, shall be given eight (8)

        hours of compensatory time.
        C. All officers not assigned to regular patrol duties will celebrate the listed holidays on the same date as celebrated by the Township, not on the specific date of the holiday.
                            ARTICLE XI VACATIONS

        A. An employee shall be entitled to paid vacation in accordance with the

        following schedule:


        Completion of 1 year 1 scheduled work week
        Completion of 2 years 2 scheduled work weeks
        Completion of 3 years to 5 years 3 scheduled work weeks
        Completion of 5 years to 10 years 4 scheduled work weeks
        Completion of 10 years to 15 years 5 scheduled work weeks
        Completion of 15 years 6 scheduled work weeks

        B. Vacations shall be based upon the completion years if completed within the calendar year. All vacations are to be taken during the calendar year when possible. Each officer will be permitted to carry forward a maximum of the current year's vacation and the total vacation allocated for the immediate past year. On December 31stt of the current year, all remaining unused vacation time from the prior year will be lost. No compensation will be received for this lost time. Upon termination, vacation time for the current year will be prorated from January 1" of the departure year until the last scheduled payroll date.

                            ARTICLE XII SICKLEAVE
        A. Employees Hired Prior to January 1, 2000

        1. The Township recognizes that unlimited accumulation of Sick Leave and Vacation time was a condition of employment for the Employees listed in Article I. The Township further agrees t o grant the Employees listed in Article I, unlimited sick leave that will not be accumulated.

        2. The Employees listed in Article I agree to waive that condition of employment with regard to Sick Leave and Vacation time and agree to freeze all accumulated Sick Leave 'and vacation Time up to and including the effective date of this Agreement.

        3. Should the Employee retire, the Employer agrees to continue the Employee's bi-weekly pay as a terminal leave for the equivalent amount of time owed to the Employee. An employee on terminal leave shall be carried on the Township's payroll as an inactive employee for such period of terminal leave. He/, she may only be allowed to. return to active duty with the Township at the sole discretion of the Township with written approval of the Township. Except upon the express written approval and consent of the Township, an employee on terminal leave may not return to active service with the Township if the Township has hired a permanent replacement for the employee on leave.

        4. Should the Employee leave employment or be terminated, the Employer agrees to compensate the Employee, for all days frozen at the Employee's straight time rate of pay.

        5. Should the Employee become deceased while in direct employment or while on terminal leave, the Employer agrees to pay the Employee's next of kin or Estate one lump sum following the Employee's death within the next thirty (30) days.

        6. From date of hire to the completion of five (5) years, the employee shall

        be assessed no more than three (3) days per year for days off due to illness or injury.

        Upon completion of five (5) years, there shall be no loss of time or pay to the

        Employee for days off duty due to illness or injury.

        7. Any employee absent due to illness for more than three (3) consecutive days shall provide the Township with a note from a certified physician identifying the reason for the absence and a certification that the employee is able to return to work.

        B. Employees Hired On and After to January 1, 2000

        Employees hired on or after January 1, 2000 in addition to his paid vacation, will be granted sick leave with pay of one (1) working day for every month of service during the first calendar year of employment and fifteen (15) working days in every calendar year thereafter, credited on January 1 of each calendar year. If any such employee requires none or only a portion of such allowable sick leave for any calendar year, the amount of such leave not taken shall accumulate to his or her credit from year to year and such employee shall be entitled to

        utilize such accumulated sick leave with pay as required. Sick days will not be accumulated for

        the purposes of terminal leave.

                          ARTICLE XIII LEAVES OF ABSENCE
        A Personal Leave

        1. Each member of the Police Department mentioned in Article I shall be given four (4) personal days for the calendar year to be taken at their discretion at any time during the course of the calendar year. A minimum of four (4) hours notice is required except in the case of an emergency.
          2. These four (4) days are assumed to be pro-rated each year with one day issued per quarter. Should an employee leave the employment of the Township before the end of the calendar year, he/she will only be compensated for personal days earned, but not used. Should the employee have used days not earned, his final compensation will reflect this.


        B. Bereavement Leave

        1. Members as mentioned in Article I shall be allowed five (5) work days time off, to be used within fifteen (15) days of the date of death in case of death of the following: mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or any other person permanently residing in the members home. 2. For grandchild, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, brother-in-law, cousin of the degree, date of burial only. 3. Exception to the above may be made when the deceased is buried in another
        city and the member is unable to return to duty in the amount of time granted.

                            ARTICLE XIV
                  HEALTH INSURANCE AND MEDICAL BENEFITS
        A Health Insurance

        1. Medical and health plans, e.g., Blue Cross, HMO Health Ways, Major Medical, Prescription Plan, Dental Plan, one (1) eye examination per year, etc. shall be paid fully by the Employer. There shall be no decreases in benefits of the above plans and the members mentioned in Article I shall receive any improvements or upgrading of benefits which are given to any other Township employee at no cost to the Employee. If there should be an anticipated change of the medical plan carrier the PBA shall be given advance notice of said change. : Effective January 1, 2007, employees with single coverage shall pay a combination six ($6.00) dollar monthly premium contribution for Dental and Vision coverage. Employees with family coverage shall pay a combination twenty($20.00) dollar monthly premium co-pay for Dental and Vision Coverage.

        2. The Township of Mullica does reserve the right to re-open the contract solely on the issue of Health Benefits or when a new provider selected or regulations governing State Health Benefits Plans are amended to permit variations in the level of coverage.






          2. The Township of Mullica does reserve the right to re-open the contract solely on the issue of Health Benefits if or when a new provider selected or regulations governing State Health Benefits Plans are amended to permit variations in the level of coverage. 3. An employee desiring to have full family coverage for all health insurance benefits must produce evidence that he/she is the primary insurance provider for the family. If this proof is not presented, the responsibility for health benefits for the individual by the Township will be restricted to single coverage and not family coverage.













        An employee desiring to have full family coverage for all health insurance benefits must produce evidence that he/she is the primary insurance provider for the family. If this proof is not presented the responsibility for health benefits for the individual by the Township may be restricted to single coverage and not family coverage.

        2. Proof of insurance submission and denial must be submitted to the Township

        before payment will be authorized. All reports and declaration of the examination shall be

        distributed by the authority of the employee.

        C. Health Insurance Upon Retirement

        B. Medical Examination

              Each employee shall be afforded a complete medical examination once each calendar year. This
            examination shall be voluntary and shall consist basic blood work, chest x-ray, EKG, eyes, ears, nose,

            throat, prostrate and any other tests recommended by he examining physician, e.g.: stress test, etc. If the
            medical examination is not covered by the employee’s health plan, all expenses shall be borne by the






              Any employee recognized in Article I hired prior to January 2, 2007 who retires after

              twenty-five (25) years of service in the Police and Firemen Retirement System and fifteen (15) years

              of service with the Township of Mullica or who is granted a Disability Retirement Pension from the

              Police and Firemen Retirement System shall retain and enjoy all medical, optical, dental, health

              and prescription benefits. Such Benefits shall be continually paid by the Township.

              C1. Any employee recognized in Article I hired subsequent to January 2, 2007 who retires

              after twenty-five (25) years of service in the Police and Firemen Retirement System and fifteen (15)

              years of service with the Township of Mullica or who is granted a Disability Retirement Pension from

              the Police and Firemen Retirement shall retain and enjoy all medical, health and prescription

              benefits. Such benefits shall be shall be continually paid by the Township.

          x-ray, EKG, eyes, ears, nose, throat, prostrate and any other tests recommended by the examining physician, e.g.: stress test, etc. If the medical examination is not covered by the employee's health plan, all expenses for the examination shall be borne by the Employer.

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          ARTICLE XV

          COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

          Any officer who shall suffer from any communicable disease, e.g., Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, AIDS, etc., shall be treated with the assumption that the disease was contacted in and during the performance of duty. Incident reports may be required to validate the claim. This assumption may be challenged and rebutted if the Employer provides evidence to the contrary.
          ARTICLE XVI

          CLOTHING ALLOWANCE



          A Each member shall receive $1,000.00 per year for the purpose of maintaining their police uniforms and for the purchase of new, police clothing. Two payments shall be made for police clothing, and uniform maintenance. The first payment of $500.00 will be made the first pay period of April. The second payment of $500.00 will be made the first pay period of September.
          B. Clothing destroyed or damaged in the line of duty shall be replaced or repaired at the Employer's expense. The replacement of personal effects such as watches, jewelry, etc. shall be covered up to $100.00 per incident. Personal items such as glasses will be fully reimbursable. The reimbursable amount shall not exceed the original purchase price of the item being replaced. A report of such damage or loss must be submitted at the time of the occurrence, signed by the shift commander.
          C. The Township agrees to provide each newly hired employee with an initial issue of uniforms complete with required patches and insignia, leather and web gear, body armor, and necessary equipment listed in Schedule C, which shall be developed between the parties. The uniform issue includes a summer uniform, including short-sleeved shirts, without a tie, which will be worn during the summer months or at any other time deemed appropriate at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Each employee is responsible to maintain in serviceable condition the number and type of uniforms listed in Schedule C. Items listed in Schedule C that are damaged beyond repair shall be replaced by the Township.
                  ARTICLE XVII ADDITIONAL EXPENSES AND REIMBURSEMENT
          A The Employer agrees to pay reasonable costs of meals and lodging when incurred whip on office business outside of the Township.

          B. The Employer agrees to pay the maximum per mile amount allowed by the IRS and tolls when the officer's personal vehicle is used for official police business providing permission is granted, in advance, by the Chief of Police.

          C. Payment for the above expenses will be made upon presentation of receipts for all incurred allowable expenses.

          D. If the Township requires/requests its officers to take a physical fitness test, any officer who passes such test shall receive a payment of $200.00.

                              ARTICLE XVIII
                          OTHER EMPLOYMENT
          A Employees shall be entitled to engage in any lawful activity and obtain any lawful work while off-duty, providing same does not interfere or conflict with his responsibilities and duties as a police officer. All outside employment will require a letter being kept on file in the Police Department identifying the nature of the outside employment, the employer's name and the time period(s) that will be worked.

          B. All such outside employment will require the advanced approval of the Chief

          who shall solely make the determination of whether such other employment interferes

          or conflicts with his/her responsibilities and duties as a police officer.
                              ARTICLE XIX AGENCY SHOP
          A. The Township agrees to deduct the fair share fee from the earnings of those Employees who elect not to become members of the PBA and transmit the fee to the majority representative.

          B. The deduction shall commence for each Employee who elects not to become a member of the PBA during the month following written notice from the PBA of the amount of the fair share assessment. A copy of the written notice of the amount of the fair assessment must. also be furnished to the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission.

          C. The fair share fee for services rendered by the PBA shall be in an amount equal to the regular membership dues, initiation fees and assessments of the PBA, less the cost of the benefits financed through the dues and available only to members of the PBA, but in no event shall the fee exceed eighty-five (85%) percent of the regular membership dues, fees and assessments.

          D. The sum representing the fair share fee shall not reflect the costs of financial support of political causes of candidates, except to the extent that it is necessary for the PBA to engage in lobbying activity designed to foster its policy goals in collective negotiations and contract administration, and secure for the Employees it represents advances in wages, hours, and other


          require the Township.

          F. The PBA shall establish and maintain a procedure whereby any Employee can challenge the assessment as computed by the PBA. The appeal procedure shall in no way involve the Township or require the Township to take any action other than to hold the fee in escrow pending the resolution of the appeal.
          G. The PBA shall identify, defend and save the Township harmless against any and to all claims, demands suits or other forms of liability that shall arise out of or by reason of action taken by the Township in reliance upon salary deduction authorization taken by the Township in reliance upon salary deduction authorization cards or the fair share assessment information as furnished by the PBA to the Township, or in reliance upon the official notification on the letterhead of the PBA, advising of such changed deductions.
          Conditions of employment which ordinarily cannot be secured through collective negotiations with the Township.

          Prior to January 1st and July 31st of each year, the PBA shall provide advance written notice to the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the Township.




          .


          H. Membership in the PBA separate, apart and distinct from the assumption by one of the equal obligations to the extent that he has received equal benefit. The PBA is required under this Agreement to represent all of the Employees in the bargaining unit fairly and equally, without regard to PBA membership. The terms of this Agreement have been made for all Employees in the bargaining unit, and not only for members in the PBA and this Agreement has been executed by the Township after it has satisfied itself that the PBA is a proper majority representative.

          ARTICLE XX

          RETENTION OF BENEFITS

          A Except as otherwise provided herein, all rights privileges and benefits which the member of the PBA as mentioned in Article I of this Agreement have heretofore enjoyed in the past and are presently enjoying, shall be maintained and continued by the Employer at not less than the highest standards in effect during the life of this Agreement.
          B. The provision of all Township Ordinances and Resolutions, except as specifically modified herein, shall remain in full force and effect during the term of this Agreement, and shall be incorporated in this Agreement as if set forth herein at length.
          ARTICLE.XXI

          NO-STRIKE CLAUSE


          A The PBA covenants and agrees that during the term of this Agreement neither the PBA nor any person acting in its behalf will cause, authorize or support, not will any of its members take part in any strike (i.e., the concerted failure to report for duty, or concerted willful absence of a police officer from his duties of employment), work stoppage, slowdown, walk-out or any other method which would interfere with police service to the public. The PBA agrees that such action would constitute a material breach of this Agreement.


          B. In the event of a strike, slowdown, walk-out or job action as defined in Section A, it is covenanted and agreed that participation in any such activity by any PBA member shall be deemed grounds for disciplinary action which may include possible termination of employment of such employee or employees.



          C. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to limit or restrict the Township in its right to seek and obtain such judicial relief as it may be entitled to have in law or in equity for injunction or damages, or both, in the event of such breach by the PBA or its members.
          ARTICLE XXII

          SAVINGS CLAUSE


          In the event any Federal or State legislation, Governmental Regulation or Court Decision causes any Article of the Agreement or part thereof to become invalid, illegal or unlawful, alt other Articles and Sections not affected shall remain in full force and effect, and the parties shall re-negotiate any Articles affected.

                              ARTICLE XXIII
                          DURATION OF AGREEMENT
          A. This Agreement shall be in full force and effect from January 2, 2007, until

          midnight, December 31, 2010...


          IN WTI'NESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have hereunto affixed their signatures on this ____day of ______________, 2003.


                B. The parties agree that negotiations for a successor agreement modifying, amending, or ring the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall commence no later than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the date on which this collective bargaining Agreement is to expire. At least three (3) negotiation sessions must take place before either party can file for Interest Arbitration with the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC). The terms of this Agreement and all practices shall remain in full force and effect until said successor agreement is reached.

          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have hereto affixed their signatures on this ______day of ___________________, 2007

          FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA: FOR MAINLAND PBA #77 R&F



          __________________________________ _____________________________
          Kathy Chasey, Mayor Michael J. Bardello.
          President


          __________________________________ _____________________________
          ATTESTED James T. Gavin
          Kimberly Johnson Shop Steward
          Township Clerk



          SALARY SCHEDULE A

          2007 - 2010





          2007 2008 2009 2010

          STARTING SALARY $36,000 $37,000 $38,000 $39,000

          PTL. Comp. of 1st year 43,854 45,608 47,432 49,329

          PTL. Comp. of 2nd year 49,013 50,974 53,013 55,133

          PTL. Comp. of 3rd year 53,810 55,962 58,201 60,529

          PTL. Comp. of 4th year 56,236 58,485 60,825 63,258
          PTL. Comp. of 5th year 58,686 61,034 63,475 66,014

          PTL. Comp. of 6th year 61,170 63,617 66,161 68,808


          CORPORAL 62,262 64,752 67,342 70,036
          (pro-rated at a monthly
          Rate for periods of less than
          One (1) year.)

          DETECTIVE - $1,000.00 per year above class rate for the duration of the assignment to

          The Detective Bureau and pro-rated at a monthly rate for periods of less than one (1) year.

          K-9 OFFICER - $500.00 above class rate.


          Mullica Tp and PBA Loc 77 2007.pdf