Contract Between
Cape May Cty MUA-Cape May
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IBT Loc 331
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01/01/2013 thru 12/31/2016


CategoryAuthority or Regional Employer
UnitBlue Collar

Contract Text Below
AGREEMENT BETWEEN

CAPE MAY COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY

CAPE MAY COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

and

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 331

January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016



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PREAMBLE 1

ARTICLE 1 RECOGNITION PAGEREF _Toc149972232 \h 2

ARTICLE 2 PROBATIONARY PERIOD PAGEREF _Toc149972233 \h 4

ARTICLE 3 DUES, CHECKOFF, REPRESENTATION FEE, AND INDEMNIFICATION PAGEREF _Toc149972234 \h 5

ARTICLE 4 UNION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE DEDUCTIONS AND SOCIAL FUND PAGEREF _Toc149972235 \h 7

ARTICLE 5 MANAGEMENT RIGHTS PAGEREF _Toc149972236 \h 8

ARTICLE 6 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE PAGEREF _Toc149972237 \h 10

ARTICLE 7 FULLY BARGAINED PROVISIONS PAGEREF _Toc149972238 \h 14

ARTICLE 8 NON-DISCRIMINATION PAGEREF _Toc149972239 \h 15

ARTICLE 9 NO STRIKE PLEDGE PAGEREF _Toc149972240 \h 16

ARTICLE 10 POSTING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGEREF _Toc149972241 \h 17

ARTICLE 11 BULLETIN BOARDS PAGEREF _Toc149972242 \h 18

ARTICLE 12 PERSONNEL FILE PAGEREF _Toc149972243 \h 19

ARTICLE 13 HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME PAGEREF _Toc149972244 \h 20

ARTICLE 14 SICK LEAVE PAGEREF _Toc149972245 \h 23

ARTICLE 15 VACATION PAGEREF _Toc149972246 \h 25

ARTICLE 16 HOLIDAYS PAGEREF _Toc149972247 \h 27

ARTICLE 17 BEREAVEMENT LEAVE PAGEREF _Toc149972248 \h 29

ARTICLE 18 JURY DUTY PAGEREF _Toc149972249 \h 30

ARTICLE 19 MILITARY LEAVE PAGEREF _Toc149972250 \h 31

ARTICLE 20 LEAVE OF ABSENCE PAGEREF _Toc149972251 \h 32

ARTICLE 21 TEMPORARY DISABILITY LEAVE (UNPAID) PAGEREF _Toc149972252 \h 34

ARTICLE 22 SENIORITY PAGEREF _Toc149972253 \h 36

ARTICLE 23 HEALTH BENEFIT PROGRAM PAGEREF _Toc149972254 \h 38

ARTICLE 24 UNIFORMS PAGEREF _Toc149972255 \h 40

ARTICLE 25 RELEASE TIME FOR UNION BUSINESS PAGEREF _Toc149972256 \h 41

ARTICLE 26 SAFETY AND HEALTH PAGEREF _Toc149972257 \h 42

ARTICLE 27 REPORTING ACCIDENTS PAGEREF _Toc149972258 \h 43

ARTICLE 28 SEVERABILITY PAGEREF _Toc149972259 \h 44

ARTICLE 29 SUBCONTRACTING PAGEREF _Toc149972260 \h 45

ARTICLE 30 WORK-CONNECTED INJURIES PAGEREF _Toc149972261 \h 46

ARTICLE 31 PRINTING OF AGREEMENT PAGEREF _Toc149972262 \h 48

ARTICLE 32 TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT PAGEREF _Toc149972263 \h 49

ARTICLE 33 PERSONAL LEAVE DAY PAGEREF _Toc149972264 \h 50

ARTICLE 34 LABOR/MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES PAGEREF _Toc149972265 \h 51

ARTICLE 35 COMPENSATION PAGEREF _Toc149972266 \h 52

ARTICLE 36 EMPLOYEE RIGHTS PAGEREF _Toc149972267 \h 54

ARTICLE 37 INSPECTION PRIVILEGE PAGEREF _Toc149972268 \h 56

ARTICLE 38 SHOP STEWARDS PAGEREF _Toc149972269 \h 57

ARTICLE 39 RETIREMENT PAGEREF _Toc149972270 \h 59

ARTICLE 40 LICENSE FEES PAGEREF _Toc149972271 \h 60

ARTICLE 41 TERMINATION PAGEREF _Toc149972272 \h 6161

PREAMBLE
  1. This Agreement is hereby made by and between the CAPE MAY COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY, in the County of Cape May, State of New Jersey, a public employer of the State of New Jersey (hereinafter referred to as the "Authority/CMCMUA"), and TEAMSTERS LOCAL 331 (hereinafter referred to as the "Union").
  2. Any reference herein to the male gender shall be deemed to refer to the female gender as well.
  3. This contract has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious employee relations between the Authority/CMCMUA and its employees represented by the Union. Further, the Authority/CMCMUA and the Union agree that the working environment should be characterized by mutual respect for the common dignity to which all individuals are entitled.

RECOGNITION

The Authority/CMCMUA recognizes the Union as the exclusive representative for the purpose of collective negotiations with respect to the salaries, wages and other terms and conditions of employment of the members of the bargaining unit, which shall be defined as the following: Regularly employed full-time and regularly employed part-time operations, maintenance and craft employees employed by the Authority/CMCMUA, including: transfer station operator, weighmaster, senior heavy equipment mechanic, senior heavy equipment operator, heavy equipment operator, laborer, utility worker, shift operator, laboratory technician, plant mechanic, senior electrician, electrician, utility worker/transfer vehicle operator, project electrician, project mechanic, composting operator, assistant composting operator, equipment mechanic, maintenance worker, composting worker, mechanic/welder, utility/operator trainee, maintenance mechanic and weighmaster/clerk, senior shift operator, senior project mechanic, solid waste administrative assistant but excluding managerial executives, confidential employees, supervisors, professional employees, clerical employees, seasonal employees and all other employees employed by the Authority/CMCMUA.
Part-time employees are defined as those employees working more than twenty (20) hours per week.
The Authority/CMCMUA agrees to provide the Union with written notice of all newly created positions. In addition, the Authority/CMCMUA will notify the Union Headquarters of all terminations in the bargaining unit.
Two (2) seasonal employees at the Wood Products Division of the Sanitary Landfill will commence employment the third Monday in March. Other seasonal employees at the Sanitary Landfill will commence employment on or about April 15 and end employment on or about September 30. Seasonal employees at all other facilities will work between the week before Memorial Day and September 30.
The Authority/CMCMUA shall have the right to hire temporary employees to replace employees on any type of extended leave for the duration of such leave. Such temporary employees shall be excluded from the bargaining unit.
Management or supervisor personnel will not perform bargaining unit work, unless in the event of an emergency or for training purposes.


PROBATIONARY PERIOD

During the first four (4) months of continuous employment, an employee shall be considered a probationary employee, and the Authority/CMCMUA may terminate his employment within that time without resort to the grievance procedure. This probationary period may be extended upon notice to the Union by one (1) additional thirty (30) day period.
Probationary employees are not permitted to apply for promotions and/or transfers. Once a new employee passes his probationary period pursuant to Paragraph A of this Article, he shall not be discharged without just cause.
When promotions are made, employees shall serve a probationary period of three (3) months in the new position, during which the Authority/CMCMUA shall have the right to return the employee to his former position. This period may be extended up to thirty (30) days upon notice to the Union.


DUES, CHECKOFF, REPRESENTATION FEE, AND INDEMNIFICATION

DUES AND INITIATION FEE: It is understood and agreed between the Authority and the UNION that the AUTHORITY will deduct any back unpaid Union dues and initiation fees owed to the Union (provided such indebtedness for dues or initiation fees was incurred during employment with the AUTHORITY), as well as, current monthly dues and initiation fees, from the paycheck of all employees who have signed proper legal authorization cards and filed with the Authority for such deductions and who are covered by this Agreement, twice monthly, commencing thirty (30) days after employment begins. The Union agrees to provide the Authority with authorization cards for dues checkoff and/or notify the Authority which employees will be paying the representation fee instead of full dues.
The Authority further agrees to remit within seven (7) days to the Secretary/Treasurer of the Union, immediately after the checkoff payday, all Union dues and initiation fees so deducted from the paychecks of employees covered by this Agreement.
If a bargaining unit employee does not become a member of the Union during any calendar year which is covered in whole or in part by the Agreement, said employee will be required to pay a representation fee to the Union for that year. The purpose of this fee will be to offset the employee's per capita cost of services rendered by the Union as majority representative.
The representation fee to be paid by non-members will be equal to 85% of that amount.
On or about the last day of each month, the Authority/ CMCMUA will submit to the Union a list of all employees who began their employment in a bargaining unit position during the preceding 30-day period. The list will include names, job titles and dates of employment for all such employees.
The Union agrees to indemnify, defend and hold and save the Authority/CMCMUA harmless from any causes of action, demand, claim, suit, loss, damages or any other liability that shall arise out of or by reason of action taken by the Authority under this Article.

UNION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE DEDUCTIONS AND SOCIAL FUND

POLITICAL AND SOCIAL FUND: Upon receipt of written authorization for deduction from wages, the Authority agrees to deduct two dollars ($2.00) from the wages of the Union employees for their contribution in the Teamsters Union Local 331 Political and Social Fund, or such similar organizations as may be requested by the Union. The Authority will make deductions on a bi-weekly basis as provided in the authorization, and will forward the amounts deducted to the Teamsters Union Local #331 Political and Social Fund, P.O. Box 1073, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, on a monthly basis. No such authorization shall be recognized if it is in violation of State or Federal law. No deduction shall be made if it is prohibited by applicable law.
The Union shall indemnify, defend and save harmless the Authority against any and all claims, demands, suits, or other forms of liability that may arise out of or by reason of action taken by the Authority under this Article.

MANAGEMENT RIGHTS

The Authority/CMCMUA hereby retains and reserves unto itself, without limitation, all powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities conferred upon and vested in it prior to and after 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:
      The executive management and administrative control of the Authority/CMCMUA and its properties and facilities and the on-the-job activities of its employees;
      To hire all employees and, subject to the law, to determine their qualifications and conditions of continued employment or assignment, and to promote and transfer employees based on seniority and ability and qualifications to perform the job;
      To suspend, demote, discharge or take other disciplinary action for good and just cause;
      To make all decisions relating to the Authority/CMCMUA's operations and maintenance activities, including, but not limited to the methods, means, processes, materials, procedures and employees to be utilized;
      To establish any new job classifications and job content and qualifications;
      To change, combine or establish and schedule the working hours of employees;
      To change the job content and duties of any classification;
      To determine the standards of performance of the employees;
      To maintain efficiency and cost effective operations and maintenance;
      To layoff employees in the event of lack of work or funding, or any other conditions where continuation of such work would be inefficient and/or nonproductive;
      To change, modify or promulgate policies, rules and regulations;
      To make work assignments;
      To utilize the services of a contractor when, in the judgment of the Authority/CMCMUA, such services would be more efficient.
The exercise of the foregoing powers, rights, authority, duties or other responsibilities of the Authority/CMCMUA, the adoption of policies, rules, regulations and practices in furtherance thereof and the use of judgment and discretion in connection therewith shall be limited only by the express terms of the Agreement and then only to the extent such terms hereof are in conformance with the Constitution and Laws of New Jersey and of the United States.
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny or restrict the Authority/CMCMUA in its exclusive right to administer itself and control the work of its personnel, nor to deny or restrict the Authority/CMCMUA in any of its rights, responsibilities and authority under N.J.S.A. 40:14A and/or 40:14B or any other national or state law or local ordinance.
The failure to exercise any of the foregoing rights, or any other management rights, shall not be deemed to be a waiver thereof. Any act taken by the Authority/CMCMUA not specifically prohibited by this Agreement shall be deemed a management right and shall be considered such as if fully set forth herein.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

DEFINITION
      The term "grievance" as used herein means any controversy arising over disciplinary matters, the interpretation, application or alleged violation of this Agreement, policies or administrative decisions which affect terms and conditions of employment and may be raised by individuals or the Union. If an individual wants to represent himself, the steward may be present to present the Union's position. All grievances must be presented on Authority/CMCMUA issued Grievance Forms. All grievances shall be signed by the individual or steward, or both. There shall be only one (1) union representative present at a grievance hearing. If an individual wants to represent himself, the steward may be present to present the Union’s position.
PROCEDURE
      The following constitutes the sole and exclusive method for resolving grievances between the parties covered by this Agreement. This procedure shall be followed in its entirety unless any step is waived by mutual consent:
STEP 1: If no solution can be reached in an informal grievance procedure with the Supervisor and the Steward and/or Business Agent, the aggrieved employee may put the grievance or dispute in writing within ten (10) days of the occurrence or knowledge of the occurrence and the Steward and/or the Business Agent will submit the written grievance to the Solid Waste Program Manager or Wastewater Program Manager and the Union. The Steward of the Union and the Manager shall meet in an attempt to reach a satisfactory resolution. The Manager will give a written answer within five (5) working days of the grievance meeting.

STEP 2: If the grievance is not settled in Step 1, it shall be presented in writing to the Executive Director, or designee, within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the written decision rendered in Step 1. The Executive Director, or designee, shall meet with the Union Business Agent within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the grievance. The Executive Director, or designee, shall give their decision in writing within fifteen (15) working days of the date of the said grievance meeting.

STEP 3: BINDING ARBITRATION

      With respect only to those grievances involving the express terms of this Agreement and in the event the grievance is not resolved to the Union's satisfaction at Step Two, or in the event the Executive Director has not served a timely written response at Step Two, then within forty-five (45) calendar days after the response date set forth in Step Two, the Union may file for Arbitration in accordance with paragraph (2) below.
      The Union may invoke binding arbitration by submitting a written request therefore to the Public Employment Relations Commission, with a copy of such request to the Executive Director. Thereafter, binding arbitration proceedings shall be conducted pursuant to the Rules of the Public Employment Relations Commission, except as they may be expressly altered or modified herein.
      The arbitrator shall be required to deliver to the parties a written award, coupled with a written opinion setting forth detailed reasons, findings of fact and conclusions of law utilized in making his award, by no later than thirty (30) days from the date of closing the hearings, or if oral hearings have been waived, then from the date of transmitting the final statement and proofs to the arbitrator. The arbitrator expressly has no authority to modify, add to, subtract from, or in any way whatsoever alter the provisions of this Agreement.
      Grievance and arbitration meetings and hearings shall be held at mutually acceptable times and places. Requests for witnesses shall be made to the Authority/CMCMUA designee in charge of personnel or his designee, in writing by no later than three (3) calendar days prior to the date of any meeting or hearing, and meeting or hearing dates shall be scheduled considering the availability of all parties and witnesses and the needs of the Authority/CMCMUA.
      Costs of the services of the arbitrator shall be borne equally by the Authority/CMCMUA and the Union.
      Additional costs incurred shall be borne by the party incurring same.
      Nothing herein shall preclude the parties from agreeing on a particular arbitrator to serve in any particular case.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
      The time limits expressed herein shall be strictly adhered to. If any grievance has not been initiated within the time limits specified, the grievance shall be deemed to have been abandoned. If any grievance is not processed to the next succeeding step in the grievance procedure within the time limits prescribed thereunder, the disposition of the grievance at the last preceding step shall be deemed to be conclusive. If a decision is not rendered within the time limits prescribed at any step in the grievance procedure, the grievance shall be deemed to have been denied and the Union may appeal the grievance to the next step up to and including arbitration. Nothing herein shall prevent the parties from mutually agreeing to extend or contract the time limits for any step in the grievance procedure, by a written agreement by the appropriate representatives for each party.
      The Business Agent and/or International Representative of the Union may take part in the proceedings at Step 1 and above.
      Employees taking part in grievance meetings and hearings shall suffer no loss in pay.
      In the case of grievances involving discharges and suspensions, a grievance may be filed beginning with Step Two.
      No grievance will be settled without the Union's approval. No individual may process a grievance beyond Step Two without the Union's approval.
      Copies of grievances will be forwarded to the Union President at each step of the grievance procedure.
      Upon acceptance of the decisions rendered by management at any step, the grievant, his shop steward, and the Union President must sign the grievance form acknowledging settlement.
      Sufficient notification, at least three (3) days, shall be given to the grievant and shop steward as to date and time of hearings.
      After the decision has been rendered by management at Steps One and Two, the grievant and/or Union must specify in writing at the time of the appeal to the next level of the grievance procedure why the decision is not acceptable.

FULLY BARGAINED PROVISIONS

This Agreement represents and incorporates the complete and final understanding and settlement by the parties of all bargainable issues which were or could have been the subject of negotiations.
The Authority/CMCMUA and the Union, for the life of this Agreement, each voluntarily and unqualifiedly waive all bargaining rights, and each agrees that the other shall not be obligated to bargain or negotiate with respect to any subject or matter referred to or covered in this Agreement, or with respect to any matter or subject not specifically referred to or covered in this Agreement even though each subject or matters may not have been within the knowledge or contemplation of either or both parties at the time they negotiated or signed this Agreement.
This Agreement shall not be modified in whole or in part by the parties except by an instrument in writing only executed by both parties.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

Neither the Authority/CMCMUA nor the Union shall discriminate against any employee because of race, creed, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, handicap or marital status.
There shall be no discrimination by the Authority/CMCMUA or the Union against any employee because of the employee's membership or non-membership in the Union.

NO STRIKE PLEDGE

The Union agrees that, during the term of this Agreement, it shall cause no strikes, work stoppages, or other acts of disharmony contrary to the intent of this provision or law.
In the event of any such acts enumerated above, such employees so engaged may be subject to disciplinary or dismissal action. The Union further agrees that it will immediately notify all employees in the bargaining unit that any such action is not sanctioned by the Union and that the Union joins with the Authority/CMCMUA in insisting that all employees cease and desist immediately.
The Union further agrees that Authority/CMCMUA shall have any and all recourse in law to restore normal working operations.
The Union acknowledges that the employees represented by the Union are public employees within the meaning of Article 1, Paragraph 19 of the New Jersey Constitution (1947) and, while entitled to the rights and privileges guaranteed public employees under the law, such employees are subject to the limitations upon their rights established by law.
The Authority/CMCMUA agrees that there shall be no lockout for the term of this Agreement.
The Union shall not be liable for damages caused by unauthorized job actions of employees covered by this Agreement.
This Article is not intended to limit the freedom of speech of the Union or its members.

POSTING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Job openings and promotional opportunities within the bargaining unit shall be posted prominently at each facility for seven (7) calendar days. The posting shall include the classifications; the salary range; a description of the jobs; any required qualifications; and whether the job requires a test (if known); and, the procedure to be followed by employees interested in applying. Notice of non-bargaining unit positions shall be provided to the Union President.
A copy of each above-referenced posted notice shall be forwarded to the Local Union President at the designated location as certified on Union letterhead by the Union Business Agent.
Where a promotion or transfer is consummated as a result of the job posting procedure, the Authority/CMCMUA will post the name of the individual appointed or transferred for seven (7) calendar days and will forward a copy to the Union Headquarters.
It is agreed that eligible employees who meet the minimum qualifications of the position and apply for a promotion or transfer in the bargaining unit will be given priority over non-employees. To be given consideration for a lateral transfer, an employee must be in their current position and at their current facility for a period of at least three (3) months.
The shop steward may apply for an employee on an authorized paid leave, so long as the employee confirms his interest in writing within seven (7) calendar days of the initial posting period.
Postings for promotional/transfer opportunities must be either filled, canceled, or reposted within sixty (60) days.

BULLETIN BOARDS

The Authority/CMCMUA will provide bulletin boards to be used exclusively for the posting of Union notices.
Material to be placed on the Union Bulletin Boards will consist only of the following:
      Notice of Union Elections and the results of the elections.
      Notice of Union legislation.
      Notices of Union meeting.
      Notices of Union social and recreational events.
      Notices concerning official Union business.
      Other notices concerning legitimate Union matters.

PERSONNEL FILE

Nothing adverse shall be entered into an employee's personnel file unless he has been apprised of same in writing.
An employee upon one (1) working day's written request to the Authority/CMCMUA shall have an opportunity to review his personnel file in the presence of an appropriate official of the Authority/CMCMUA.
An employee shall be allowed to place in his personnel file a response of reasonable length to anything contained therein.
Employees shall notify the Authority/CMCMUA promptly regarding any changes in their emergency data form.

HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME

The normal work day for day-shift personnel shall be eight and one-half (8 1/2) hours, including a one-half (1/2) hour unpaid meal break. Specific shifts and hours shall be scheduled by the Authority/CMCMUA from time to time.
The normal work day for second-shift wastewater personnel and weighmasters on any day (or part) assigned to the landfill or transfer station shall be eight (8) hours, including a one-half (1/2) hour paid meal break to be taken at the work station. Specific shifts and hours shall be as scheduled by the Authority/CMCMUA from time to time.
Overtime at time and one-half (1/2) the base rate shall be provided for authorized work in excess of forty (40) hours per week or eight (8) hours per day. Such time must be approved by the appropriate supervisor in order to be compensable.
Any time not properly recorded shall be considered as time not worked.
All employees shall work a reasonable amount of overtime when requested by the Authority/CMCMUA.
There shall be no pyramiding of overtime or premium pay.
The Authority/CMCMUA reserves the right to schedule or reschedule employees in accordance with its needs, including but not limited to, scheduling Saturdays and Sundays as normal work days for some employees.
Nothing herein shall guarantee employees any minimum work day or work week.
Employees regularly working the second shift shall be paid a shift differential of thirty ($.30) cents per hour for hours worked after 3:30 p.m. Employees regularly working the third shift shall be paid a shift differential of sixty ($.60) cents per hour for hours worked after 11:30 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m.
Employees required to carry a pager after hours shall be compensated by an additional daily payment on such days that they do so. Said daily compensation shall be twenty dollars ($20.00).
An employee called back to work after the employee has left Authority property or before his regularly scheduled shift shall be guaranteed a minimum of four (4) hours pay and will be required to stay at the site for a minimum of one (1) hour. Employee will receive two (2) hours pay within the first 4 hours for a second call back, with no automatic requirement to stay on site for a minimum of one (1) hour. Employees shall only receive the minimum call-in pay when such call-in is not contiguous to the employee's regularly scheduled shift.
Employees shall receive a break period of fifteen (15) minutes during the first half of the shift and fifteen (15) minutes during the second half of the shift, so long as the employees' positions are covered. Employees shall remain "on call" during break periods.
Employees who perform bargaining unit work in a higher classification than their own, with proper authorization, for a period in excess of one (1) full day in a pay period shall be paid at a rate of $1.25 per hour higher than his normal rate from the first day of such work in the higher classification. Supervisors shall not schedule employees for the purpose of avoiding paying employees higher class pay. This provision shall not apply to the following circumstances;
      During period of emergencies, i.e., matters concerning public safety, major storms and disasters.
      When employees are assigned to jobs for training purposes.
Employees called into work on their scheduled day(s) off shall work their regular schedule the balance of the week.
When daily unscheduled overtime is required at the end of a shift, it will be assigned on a rotation seniority basis of the qualified employees within each job classification who are present at the facility at the time the need for the overtime is determined by the supervisor. This shall not apply to any job which has already been started by an employee; in such case, that employee may be assigned to complete the job, without regard to seniority.

SICK LEAVE

All regularly employed full-time employees covered by the Agreement shall be granted sick leave with no loss of regular straight-time pay of one (1) working day for each month of service, to a maximum of twelve (12) days per year. (Less than a month will be prorated.)
In charging the employee with sick leave, the smallest unit to be considered is fifteen minutes (one-quarter hour) of a workday.
Sick leave may be utilized only for bona fide illness, accident or exposure to contagious disease which necessitates absence from work. A certificate by the attending physician shall be required whenever an abuse or pattern of any type is suspected or, in any case, upon the third consecutive day of absence.
In the event of the absence of an employee, such employee shall notify his immediate supervisor at least one (1) hour prior to his scheduled shift. Such employee shall call prior to his scheduled shift for any day during which a sick day will be taken. Notification by anyone other than the employee may not be accepted unless the employee is physically incapable of notifying the Authority/CMCMUA him/herself.
Unused sick days may accumulate from year to year to a maximum of two hundred sixty (260) days total. Upon retirement after fifteen (15) years of service with the Authority/CMCMUA, an employee will receive fifty percent (50%) of his unused sick leave pay, up to a maximum payment of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00).
All employees who have perfect attendance for a period of three (3) months shall be granted one (1) additional personal leave day for each such period. The three (3) month periods are defined as follows:
      January 1st through March 31st
      April 1st through June 30th
      July 1st through September 30th
      October 1st through December 31st
          Perfect attendance is defined as attendance at work on every scheduled work day during the quarter with the exception of absences for approved, Authority-paid leave (e.g. vacation, jury duty, bereavement leave, military leave, personal leave).
          An unpaid absence of any duration is not considered attendance at work (e.g., leave without pay, suspension, workers' compensation disability, temporary disability, Family and Medical Leave Act leave).
Two (2) sick days per year may be used to attend a sick member of any employee's immediate family. (Immediate family is defined as spouse, children, parents, grandparents, legal guardians, grandchildren, brothers and sisters only.) The Authority/CMCMUA reserves the right to require proof of illness.

VACATION

Vacations shall be provided to regularly employed full-time employees in accordance with the following schedule:
First (1st) through the end of the Fourth (4th) year of service.One (1) day per month to a maximum of twelve (12) days per year
After the Fourth (4th) through the end of the Tenth (10th) year of service.One and one-quarter (11/4) days per month to a maximum of fifteen (15) days per year.
After the Tenth (10th) through the end of the fifteenth (15th) year of service.One and one-half (11/2) days per month to a maximum of eighteen (18) days per year.
After the fifteenth (15th) year of service through the end of the twenty-fourth (24th) year of service.One and two thirds (12/3) days per month to a maximum of twenty (20) days per year.
After the twenty-fourth (24th) year of service.One and eighty-three one-hundredths (1.83) days per month to a maximum of twenty-two (22) days per year.

Vacation allowance must be taken during the current calendar year at the time permitted unless, due to the request of either the employee or the Authority/CMCMUA, up to one (1) year's accrual is deferred to the following year. In that event, the one (1) year's accrual may be deferred to the next succeeding year only.
Scheduling of vacations shall be at the discretion of the Authority/CMCMUA; however, seniority rights will be honored to the extent that they do not interfere with the administration and/or operation of the Authority/CMCMUA. The Authority/CMCMUA reserves the right to limit vacations by location and/or job classification and/or shift, to a reasonable number.
A minimum of one (1) week of each employee's vacation shall be taken at a minimum of one (1) week at a time unless the Authority/CMCMUA approves less at its option. The remainder may be taken in half hour (1/2 hour) units.
Pay for the vacation period consists of regular base pay only, excluding overtime and premium pay of any type.
There shall be no vacations taken during the summer "peak" periods, as determined by the Authority/CMCMUA, unless specific permission is granted by the Authority/CMCMUA and except under the following conditions: Employee must submit his written request prior to April 1 of each year; request must be for a minimum of one (1) week; no more than one (1) employee may be scheduled for vacation at each location each week of the summer "peak" periods. Only one (1) request per year of one (1) week's vacation per individual shall be allowable under this paragraph.
In the event an employee requests vacation not yet accrued, the Authority/CMCMUA shall grant said request for a maximum of five (5) vacation days.
In the event an employee leaves the employ of the Authority/CMCMUA for any reason, or is terminated for any reason, prior to accrual under paragraph A herein, the Authority/CMCMUA shall have the right to recover the amount of time taken, but not accrued, from the employee's final pay or by any other lawful means.
In the event of an employee's death, his accrued, but unused vacation shall be paid to his estate.


HOLIDAYS

For each year of this Agreement, regularly employed full-time employees shall be entitled to the following paid holidays as designated by the Authority/CMCMUA:
New Year's Day
      Labor Day
Martin Luther King Day
      Columbus Day
Washington's Birthday
      Veterans Day
Good Friday
      Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day
      Day after Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day
      Christmas Day
    Holidays falling on Saturday or Sunday shall be celebrated on the previous Friday or the next Monday, respectively.
    Hours worked on a holiday shall be compensated at time and one-half (1) for those hours worked, in addition to eight (8) hours holiday pay at straight time. Hours actually worked in excess of eight (8) on a holiday shall be compensated at double time and one-half (2).
    Employees who have a designated holiday fall on their regularly scheduled day off will celebrate the holiday on their next regularly scheduled work day.
    An employee, who is not scheduled to work on a holiday and is absent the day before or the day after the holiday, shall not receive holiday pay of eight (8) hours regular pay, unless such absence was approved in advance. An employee who works the holiday but is absent the day before or the day after a holiday, shall receive regular pay and overtime for any hours worked in excess of eight (8) hours for the holiday, unless such absence was approved in advance. If the employee presents a doctor’s certification upon the return to work, then Management will count the holiday.
    An employee on any unpaid absence from the Authority for the day before the holiday, the holiday, and/or the day after the holiday, shall not receive holiday pay of eight (8) hours regular pay.
    It is understood that there shall only be one (1) day of celebration in the event a holiday is celebrated on a day other than the actual day of said holiday, and no additional day shall be received because of the adjustment of the day of celebration.

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

    All regularly employed full-time employees shall be granted up to a maximum of three (3) consecutive work days leave, including the day of the funeral, without loss of regular straight-time pay, upon the death of a member of his immediate family. In the event the deceased is being interred outside of the State of New Jersey at least two hundred (200) miles from the employee's home, one (1) additional consecutive day shall be granted.
    Immediate family is defined as spouse, children, parents, grandparents, legal guardians, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, spouse's parent and spouse's grandparents.
    In the event of a death in the employee's nonimmediate family, employees shall be entitled to one (1) day of leave to attend the funeral, without loss of regular straight-time pay. In the event the deceased is being interred outside of the State of New Jersey at least two hundred (200) miles from the employee's home, one (1) additional consecutive day shall be granted.
    Nonimmediate family is defined as brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepbrother, stepsister, and any other relative residing permanently in the employee's household.
    The Executive Director, in his discretion, may require proof of death and/or relationship.

    JURY DUTY

    Employees summoned for jury duty shall be granted leave with straight-time pay for attending required jury duty for a maximum of two (2) weeks per year, which will be extended upon presentation of a letter from the Court mandating an additional period.
    If any employee is required to serve on jury duty, such employee shall be required to notify his immediate supervisor in writing at least two (2) weeks in advance and report for their regularly assigned work on the calendar day immediately following their final discharge from jury duty. If discharged from jury duty prior to the end of a work day, employees shall call to see if they are needed to work for the duration of the work day; if so, employees shall so report for work.
    If there is a change in the originally established jury duty leave, the employee must notify his immediate supervisor to make the necessary arrangements to return to work, otherwise, the employee shall receive no pay from the Authority/CMCMUA.
    Employees shall cooperate with the Authority/CMCMUA and report to work at all times possible when requested during jury duty. The employees' immediate supervisor must be notified in advance any day that employees are not required to report for jury duty, and employees shall report to work on those days.
    Jury duty on an unscheduled work day shall not be paid by the Authority/CMCMUA.
    The Authority/CMCMUA reserves the right to require adequate proof of the time served on jury duty and the amount received for such service.
    Second shift employees who are required to serve on jury duty will be rescheduled to the first shift while serving on jury duty. All sections of the Article will apply to such rescheduled employees.

    MILITARY LEAVE

    1. An employee who is a member of the national guard or of a reserve component of any of the Armed Forces of the United States who is required to undergo annual active duty for training shall be granted a leave of absence with no loss of regular pay for such period not to exceed ten (10) working days per year. In the event the orders so specify, the time shall be extended to fifteen (15) working days per year.
        During the period of such active duty, the employee retains all benefits and coverages with no loss in regular pay.
        A copy of the orders requiring the individual to report for such duty must be attached to the leave of absence request.
    All military leave shall be provided in accordance with applicable State and Federal law.


    LEAVE OF ABSENCE

    The request for an official unpaid leave of absence must be submitted in writing on the “Form for Leave of Absence Without Pay” to the employee’s supervisor who shall forward it to the Department or Program Manager. The request must indicate the reason for the leave, the date leave will commence, and the expected duration of the leave. Final approval of any such leave will be granted in writing by the Executive Director, who may place such terms and conditions on the leave as he deems appropriate for each particular case.
    At the discretion of the Executive Director, any employee who has completed at least one (1) year of service, may be granted a leave of absence without pay.
    An employee on leave of absence without pay exceeding seven (7) days in length, except military leave, does not accrue vacation leave, sick leave, or any other benefits, with the exception of continued enrollment in the Health Benefit Plans, Public Employees' Retirement Systems or contributory life insurance unless the employee agrees to bear the costs.
    A leave of absence shall not exceed thirty (30) days in length, after which it may be reconsidered, and any requested extension shall either be granted or denied.
    During an unpaid leave of absence, an employee may not engage in any new, unapproved employment of any kind, whether full time, part time, or self employment.
    Employees are required to notify the Authority/CMCMUA of the anticipated date of return, as soon as such date is known to the employee. Failure to return on such date without notice shall be considered a voluntary resignation.
    The Authority/CMCMUA shall have the sole discretion in matters of leaves of absence and each decision made shall be on its own merits. In no event shall the decision whether or not to grant a leave be precedential as to any other` decision regarding a leave, nor shall denial be the subject of a grievance; however, an employee whose request has been denied shall have the right to a personal appearance before the Executive Director.

    TEMPORARY DISABILITY LEAVE (UNPAID)

    An official Temporary Disability Leave (TDL) without pay or an extension thereof may only be granted, in writing, by the Authority/CMCMUA or designee on a case-by-case basis. The denial and/or granting of TDL or an extension by the Authority/CMCMUA is solely a managerial right and the denial and/or granting shall not be considered precedential in nature on either party as to any other request for TDL and/or an extension. TDL will run concurrently with medical leave entitlement under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), provided that said personal illness or injury meets the definition of a serious health condition under the FMLA.
    Employees disabled through personal illness or injury may be granted Temporary Disability Leave under the following conditions:
        To be eligible for Temporary Disability Leave, the employee must first exhaust all accrued sick leave. At the employee's option he may also utilize his accrued vacation leave prior to requesting a Temporary Disability Leave.
        Employee must request, in writing, a Leave Without Pay for Temporary Disability.
        A certificate from the employee's legally licensed physician must be submitted with the request. The certificate must declare the employee is unable to work and the anticipated date that he may return to work.
        The Temporary Disability Leave shall not exceed sixty (60) days in length. If additional time is needed, a written request, with attending physician's certificate, must be submitted requesting the extension. The request should be submitted at least ten (10) days prior to the expiration of the previously approved TDL.
    The Authority/CMCMUA will continue to pay the costs of the Health Benefit Plans for all full-time employees granted a Temporary Disability Leave including periods of approved extension(s).
    Contributions to the New Jersey Public Employees' Retirement System will resume upon the employee's return to work. Employees have a twelve (12) month period within which to purchase the leave time for credit in the retirement system.
    Employees on an approved Temporary Disability Leave without pay will not be required to pay contributions for contributory life insurance which will be continued in force during the period of Temporary Disability.
    An employee on Temporary Disability Leave without pay does not accrue sick leave or vacation leave.
    Employees are required to notify the Authority/CMCMUA of the anticipated date of return, as soon as such date is known to the employee. Failure to return on such date without notice shall be considered a voluntary resignation.
    Employees who are injured while working at another job, whether authorized or not by the Authority/CMCMUA, and whether self-employed or not, shall not be entitled to Temporary Disability Leave.

    SENIORITY

    "Seniority" shall be defined as an employee's total length of continuous service with the Authority/CMCMUA. "Classification Seniority" shall be defined as an employee's length of continuous service within his current specific classification.
    In the event an employee is promoted or transferred to another classification, he shall begin to accrue "classification seniority" on a daily basis. After the employee has worked in the new classification for twelve (12) months, his "classification seniority" shall be the same as "seniority"; prior to twelve (12) months in the new classification, his "classification seniority" shall be only actual time worked in the classification.
    Forty-five (45) days' notice of layoff shall be provided to affected employees.
    For the purpose of layoff and recall, the last person placed in a classification shall be the first one to be laid off, and the last to be laid off shall be the first to be recalled in accordance with "classification seniority". Any employee displaced from a classification by layoff shall retain seniority rights in other classifications based upon "seniority." In such cases, employees shall have "bumping" rights into lower-rated job classifications, only for which they meet the established qualifications.
    Laid-off employees shall remain on a recall list for two (2) years. Notice of recall shall be sent to the employee by certified mail or overnight mail to the employee's last address of Authority/CMCMUA record. Recall notice shall not require return to work earlier than two (2) weeks from the date of notice.
    Seniority of employees hired or placed into classification on the same date shall be established by impartial lottery; the procedures for such a lottery shall be mutually agreed upon by the parties.
    Once per year, the Authority/CMCMUA shall prepare and forward to the Union a seniority list of employees indicating classification and effective dates of employment with the Authority/CMCMUA
    Seniority shall terminate: when the employee quits or resigns; when the employee is discharged; when the employee is laid off for a period in excess of two (2) years; upon absence without leave in excess of five (5) working days; upon failure of an employee to accept recall within one (1) working week of notice of recall from the Authority/CMCMUA; and, upon failure to return from an approved leave of absence.
    Employees on authorized leaves of absence (unpaid) shall not lose seniority rights. Upon their return, anniversary dates as they pertain to merit increases and performance evaluations will be adjusted accordingly unless the leave is for less than fifteen (15) working days, in which case the anniversary date will not be changed.
    The Authority/CMCMUA shall utilize experience, ability, skills, attitude, qualifications and attendance as the criteria for promotion of employees to job classifications within the bargaining unit having a higher rate of pay. When two (2) or more employees are equally qualified in accordance with the above, then "seniority" shall be the deciding factor.

    HEALTH BENEFIT PROGRAM

    The Authority/CMCMUA shall provide medical coverage at not less than such coverages as the State of New Jersey may provide its employees, via the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (NJSHBP) NJ DIRECT10-#050(1) Plan. The Authority/CMCMUA shall provide a prescription plan at no less coverage than the State of New Jersey provides to its employees, via the PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM #201 Plan. The Authority/CMCMUA shall provide a dental plan at no less coverage than the State of New Jersey makes available to its employees. The Authority/CMCMUA shall provide a vision plan equal to the plan in place as of January 1, 2013 as provided by UnitedHealthcare Vision (Spectera).
    The Authority/CMCMUA, however, reserves the right to review and change health benefit insurance coverages during this Contract as long as the level of coverage provided is comparable.
    Employees who have health benefits coverage through other sources (proof of other coverage required) may waive their health benefits offered through the Authority/CMCMUA and receive $2,500 per annum, payable on or about December 1st of each year, on a prorated basis. The payment will be prorated, as applicable, the first year the employee opts out of health benefits coverage. Under Chapter 2, P.L. 2010, multiple coverage in the NJSHBP or the New Jersey School Employees’ Health Benefit Program (NJSEHBP) is prohibited. Payment to employees for waiving health is only permitted if other coverage is through a non-NJSHBP/NJSEHBP plan.
    In the event a husband and wife or partners in a civil union are both employed by the Authority/CMCMUA, only one (1) designated spouse/partner shall be afforded primary health benefits coverage, with the other spouse/partner covered under the health benefit plan as a family member. Under Chapter 2, P.L. 2010, the non-designated spouse/partner is prohibited from receiving payment for waiver of coverage.
    Bargaining unit employees who are fifty-five (55) years of age, or older, and retire from the Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) with twenty-five (25) or more years of service with the Authority/CMCMUA shall be eligible to receive Authority-paid health insurance benefits upon retirement from the Authority/CMCMUA as referenced in Authority/CMCMUA Resolution No. 98-98, dated September 2, 1998 and subsequent amendments thereafter.
    Employee contributions, by payroll deduction, to the premium costs of medical and prescription coverage, will be in accordance with the “Percentage of Premium Charts” in attached Schedule H. The four year phase-in, as outlined in Schedule H, for employees hired prior to January 1, 2013, is as follows: effective January 1, 2013 – Year 1; effective January 1, 2014 – Year 2; effective January 1, 2015 – Year 3; effective January 1, 2016 – Year 4. All employees hired on or after January 1, 2013, are at Year 4 of four-year phase-in. In no instance will an employee premium contribution be less than 1.5% of said employee’s annual salary.

    UNIFORMS

    The Authority/CMCMUA will supply uniforms to new regularly employed full-time employees. Uniforms will consist of one (1) winter coat, five (5) pairs of blue pants, five (5) long sleeve blue shirts and five (5) summer T-shirts. In addition, bib overalls will be provided to employees whose job duties require the use of same. Pants, shirts, bib overalls and safety shoes will be the only uniforms replaced by the Authority/CMCMUA, pursuant to Paragraph D below. Worn winter coats shall be replaced every three (3) years, except when excessively damaged, when they may be replaced earlier. In either case, a coat shall be replaced only upon trade-in.
    Employees shall wear a pair of steel or fiberglass tipped safety shoes that meet ANSI standards for their job classification. New employees will be responsible for the initial purchase of the safety shoes. The Authority/CMCMUA shall provide reimbursement up to $100.00 upon disclosure of a purchase receipt and at the conclusion of the probationary period. The employee shall furnish this receipt to the Authority/CMCMUA within one (1) week of purchase. The Authority/CMCMUA shall supply safety shoes to all employees except weighmasters.
    Employees shall wear the shoes and uniforms provided at all times while on duty; failure to do so may subject the employee to disciplinary action.
    Uniforms and shoes will be kept in good condition by the employees; damaged or worn out uniforms will be replaced by the Authority/CMCMUA when, in its discretion, it deems such replacement necessary.

    RELEASE TIME FOR UNION BUSINESS

    Union members shall be provided up to thirty (30) days per year (in the aggregate) to attend seminars, training sessions and such other legitimate activities on behalf of the Union as may be required.
    Time referred to in Paragraph A is release time only, and shall not be paid for by the Authority/CMCMUA, Employees may use available vacation leave time. Request must be from the Union on their letterhead with two (2) weeks’ advance notice. The Authority reserves its rights to deny release time if it adversely affects the Authority’s Operations.
    The time referred to in Paragraph A is the total aggregate time for all Union members.
    In all cases, two (2) weeks' advance notice to the Authority/CMCMUA shall be required before any release or paid time is granted.

    SAFETY AND HEALTH

    The Authority/CMCMUA agrees to make reasonable provisions for the safety and health of employees.
    An employee shall have the right to notify his Supervisor and the Safety Officer of all hazardous safety conditions, and complaints of unsafe or unhealthful conditions shall be promptly investigated and corrections promptly initiated by the Authority/CMCMUA.
    Union officials shall be granted access to the Authority/CMCMUA's work sites during regular business hours upon advance notice to the Wastewater Program Manager or Solid Waste Program Manager, in order to investigate complaints of unsafe or unhealthful conditions. A representative of the Authority/CMCMUA may accompany the official while on the premises. Operations shall not be disturbed by such visits.
    A Labor/Management Safety Committee shall be established and shall meet at mutually scheduled times to discuss problems of unsafe or unhealthful conditions within established guidelines. The committee shall consist of up to two (2) representatives from management and up to two (2) representatives from the Union. The Union shall be allowed to choose its representatives from among its members who are employed by the Authority/CMCMUA. The number of such representatives shall be no less than the number of management representatives.

    REPORTING ACCIDENTS

    Any employee involved in an accident (personal injury or property) shall immediately report said accident and any physical injuries sustained to the facility supervisor.
    When required by the Authority/CMCMUA, the employee, preferably before going off duty but no later than the start of the next shift, shall make out an accident report in writing, on Authority/CMCMUA time, on forms furnished by the Authority/CMCMUA, and shall turn in all available names and addresses of witnesses to the accident.

    SEVERABILITY

    If any article or section of the Agreement or any supplements or riders thereto should be held invalid by operation of law or by any tribunal of competent jurisdiction, or if compliance with or enforcement of any article or section should be restrained by such law or tribunal pending a final determination as to its validity, the remainder of this Agreement and of any supplements or riders thereto, or the application of such article or section to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it has been held invalid or as to which compliance with or enforcement of has been restrained, shall not be affected thereby.
    In the event that any article or section is held invalid or enforcement of, or compliance with, has been restrained, as above set forth, the parties affected thereby shall enter into immediate collective bargaining negotiations, upon the request of either party, for the purpose of arriving at a mutually satisfactory replacement for such article or section.
    This provision of this Agreement shall be subject to, and subordinated to, and shall not annul or modify existing applicable provisions of state and local laws.


    SUBCONTRACTING

    The Authority/CMCMUA agrees to meet with the Union to discuss all incidences of contracting or subcontracting whenever it becomes apparent that a layoff or job displacement will result.
    If, during the term of this Agreement, the Authority/CMCMUA contracts out or subcontracts work currently being performed by employees covered by this Agreement and such action results in layoff, the Authority/CMCMUA will attempt to place such employees in alternative locations within their job titles, or any-other positions available, for which they are qualified, prior to layoff.

    WORK-CONNECTED INJURIES


    In the event an employee suffers a work-connected injury, the employee's sole compensation shall be Workers' Compensation benefits. The employee may supplement Workers' Compensation benefits through available sick leave only. Once available sick leave is used up, the employee shall receive Workers' Compensation payments only.
    The Authority/CMCMUA will pay for the first day of a Workers' Compensation injury.
    Failure to wear or use required safety equipment may be cause for disciplinary action.
    Any employee who is found to be engaged in active employment with any other employer during this period will be subject to suspension of compensation benefits and may be subject to disciplinary action by the Authority/CMCMUA.
    In the event an employee returns to work after a work connected injury, but remains under the Workers' Compensation doctor's care, and is required by the doctor to go for a check-up or therapy during working hours due to the injury, the employee shall lose no regular pay while attending check-ups or therapy and shall not be required to use sick or vacation time, provided:
        the employee presents a doctor's note to his Supervisor substantiating the date and time of the appointment prior to the date of the appointment;
        the employee makes a good faith attempt to schedule the appointment outside his normal working hours;
        the employee presents the Authority’s form “Certificate of Visit for Work-Related Treatment” to the Medical Provider for completion, and shall submit the completed form to his/her supervisor;
        the employee returns to work after the appointment to finish his shift;
        any hours paid to the employee for such an appointment will not be counted as hours worked for purposes of calculating overtime.

    PRINTING OF AGREEMENT

    The Authority/CMCMUA will reproduce this Agreement as soon as reasonably possible after signing, in sufficient quantities so that each employee in the bargaining unit may receive a copy, plus additional reserve copies for distribution to new employees hired during the time of this Agreement
    It is also agreed that the Authority/CMCMUA may place as part of the Agreement a listing of benefits and costs provided to the employees by the Authority/CMCMUA.


    TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT

    If an employee is required and authorized to utilize his own vehicle in lieu of an Authority/CMCMUA vehicle to conduct Authority/CMCMUA business, he shall be reimbursed at the IRS rate.
    Reimbursement will be made pursuant to the Authority/CMCMUA's normal procedures after submission of appropriate forms to the employee's supervisor.

    PERSONAL LEAVE DAY

    All regular full-time employees will be entitled to two (2) personal leave day off per year.
    Newly hired regular employees shall receive personal leave as follows:
        For employees hired between January 1st and June 1st, two (2) personal leave days shall be granted for the remainder of the calendar year;
        For employees hired between June 2nd and November 1st, one (1) personal leave day shall be granted for the remainder of the calendar year;
        For employees hired between November 2nd and December 31st, no personal leave day shall be granted.
    Unused personal leave days may not accumulate from year to year.
    Personal leave days may be used on the day before or after a holiday.
    Requests for personal leave must be submitted to the Supervisor for approval at least two (2) days in advance of the leave day requested. Approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
    The two (2) personal leave days received in the beginning of the year and the personal leave day earned for the last quarter of the year under the perfect attendance provision of the Sick Leave Article that is carried forward into the following year will be allowed to be used as emergency personal days with notification to the supervisor one (1) hour prior to the employee’s shift.
    Personal leave days shall be taken in no less than one-half (1/2) day increments.

    LABOR/MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES

    The Union and the Authority/CMCMUA both recognize that the Solid Waste Program and the Wastewater Treatment Program provide essential public services to the residents of Cape May County, and these services can best be provided when a spirit of mutual cooperation and understanding exists between employees and supervisors at each of the Authority/CMCMUA's facilities.
    Therefore, both parties agree to create Labor/Management Committees to assist in reaching solutions to problems affecting each party and to foster improved attitudes and interpersonal relations between employees and supervisors. The Solid Waste Labor/Management Committee shall consist of not more than two (2) representatives of each party, and the Wastewater Labor/Management Committee shall consist of not more than three (3) representatives of each party; both committees shall meet periodically, but not less than once in each three (3) month period, for the purpose of discussing issues which relate to employee work performance and employee morale. One of the quarterly meetings each year shall be a joint meeting with the Solid Waste and Wastewater Committees.
    Subject matter which the Labor/Management Committees might consider include, but is not limited to: quality of employee work; improved productivity; quality of work environment; scheduling and reporting times; cost containment and cost reduction controls; absenteeism and overtime; and, potential grievances.
    The Labor/Management Committees shall have no authority to add to, detract from or change the terms of this Agreement and shall take no action which interferes with Management Rights as enumerated in Article 5 of this Agreement.

    COMPENSATION
      Employees hired before January 1, 2013 remain on a nine (9) step grid with 5.0 percent step increases from Step 1 to Step 8 and a 2.5 percent step increase from Step 8 to Step 9, as illustrated in attached Schedule A through Schedule D. These employees will receive annual salary increases as follows: 2013 - 1.5 percent; 2014 - 1.5 percent; 2015 - 2.0 percent; 2016- 2.0 percent. The employees at Step 9 will receive annual salary increases as follows: 2013 - 1.5 percent; 2014 - 1.5 percent; 2015 - 2.0 percent; 2016 - 2.0 percent.
      Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013, but prior to the execution of this Agreement will be on a nine (9) step grid, as illustrated in attached Schedule A. Beginning on January 1, 2014, these employees will be placed on a seventeen (17) step grid, as illustrated in attached Schedule E. The placement from the nine (9) step grid to the seventeen (17) step grid will be made to a salary amount closest to the salary amount in effect on January 1, 2014, as illustrated in attached Schedule B, but will not result in a reduction of the salary in effect on January 1, 2014, as illustrated in attached Schedule E. These employees will receive annual salary increases as follows: 2013 – 1.5 percent; 2014 – 1.5 percent; 2015 – 2.0 percent; 2016 – 2.0 percent, as illustrated in attached Schedule A, Schedule B, Schedule E, Schedule F and Schedule G.

        Employees hired on or after the execution date of this Agreement will be placed on a seventeen (17) step grid, as appropriate for the year of hire, as illustrated in attached Schedule E, Schedule F and Schedule G. These employees will receive annual salary increases as follows: 2015 – 2.0 percent; 2016 – 2.0 percent, as illustrated in attached Schedule F and Schedule G.
      All employees are entitled to retroactive pay as listed above.
    Employees who are not at the maximum step of their grade shall receive their step increases on their anniversary date, provided they receive "satisfactory" evaluations. If an employee receives an "unsatisfactory" evaluation, his increment may be withheld by the Authority/CMCMUA. In such event, the employee will be reevaluated within three (3) months. If the employee receives a "satisfactory" evaluation at that time, he will receive his increment at that time. It is specifically understood, however, that no grievance can be filed regarding evaluations unless and until the reevaluation is "unsatisfactory".
    In the event an employee is promoted and his total pay increase is less than two (2) increments of the range from which the employee is advanced, the employee will retain his anniversary date. When, however, the total amount of pay increase is equal to or greater than two (2) increments of the range from which the employee is advanced, the employee shall be assigned a new anniversary date on the basis of the effective date of the promotional increase.
    The salary schedules for the duration of this Contract only are attached hereto as "Schedules A, B, C, D, E, F, G".

    EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

    Pursuant to Chapter 303, Public Laws 1968, the Authority hereby agrees that every employee shall have the right freely to organize, join and support the Union and its affiliates for the purpose of engaging in collective bargaining negotiations with the Authority. As a duly selected body exercising governmental power and color of Laws of the State of New Jersey, the Authority undertakes and agrees that it shall not directly or indirectly discourage or deprive or coerce any employee in the enjoyments of any rights conferred by Chapter 303, Public Laws 1968, or any laws of New Jersey or the Constitution of New Jersey and the United States; that it shall not discriminate against any employee with respect to hours, wages or any terms or conditions of employment by reason of his membership in the Union and its affiliates or collective negotiations with the Authority or his institution of any grievance, complaint or proceeding under this Agreement or otherwise with respect to any terms or conditions of employment.
    Representatives of the Union shall be permitted time off to attend negotiating sessions (plus up to two (2) hours prep time) with pay, provided the efficiency of the Authority is not affected. This paid time shall not be counted as hours worked for purposes of determining overtime.
    The following shall represent the employee's protection of rights:
        An employee shall have the right to Union representation at each and every step of the grievance procedure set forth in this Agreement.
        An employee shall not be required to submit to a disciplinary investigation by the Authority and/or representatives of the Authority without Union representation present at such investigation.
        No recording devices of any type shall be used during such disciplinary investigation.
        In all disciplinary hearings and/or hearing designed for the appeal of a disciplinary action already taken, the employee shall be entitled to a Union representative, or their designee.
        In all disciplinary hearings or hearings designed for the appeal of any disciplinary action, the employee and/or his Union representative shall have the right to introduce evidence and witnesses in their behalf. The employee shall be granted the right to a fair hearing of any and all charges made against him/her.
        No employee shall be intimidated, coerced, or suffer any reprisal by the Authority for having exercised his rights under this Agreement.

    INSPECTION PRIVILEGE

    It is agreed that Union duties and activities will not be carried on during hours of work, except as provided for in this Agreement. Upon prior notice to the Executive Director or his designee, Union officials shall have the right to enter the work place to satisfy themselves that this Agreement is being observed.
    Upon reasonable notice to the Authority and during regular business hours the Business Agent of the Union, their designated representatives or the shop steward, shall have the right to examine time sheets and other records pertaining to the computation of compensation or fringe benefits of any individuals whose pay is in dispute.

    SHOP STEWARDS

    The Authority recognizes the right of the Union to designate a shop steward at each facility. One of these shop stewards shall also serve as a chief shop steward for all bargaining unit employees.
    The authority of the shop steward and alternate so designated by the Union shall be limited to, and shall not exceed, the following duties and activities:
        The investigation and presentation of grievances in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
        The collection of dues when authorized by appropriate Union action.
        The transmission of such messages and information which shall originate with, and are authorized by the Union, or its officers, provided such messages and information have been reduced to writing or if not reduced to writing, are of a routine nature and do not involve work stoppages, slow downs, refusal to handle goods, or any other interferences with Authority's business.
    Shop stewards and alternates have no authority to take strike action, or any other action interrupting the Authority's business.
    The Authority recognizes the limitations upon the shop stewards and their alternates, and shall not hold the Union liable for any unauthorized acts. The Authority in so recognizing such limitations shall have the right to impose proper discipline, including discharge, in the event the shop steward has taken unauthorized strike action, slow down, or work stoppage in violation of this Agreement.
    Stewards shall be permitted reasonable time to investigate, present, and process grievances on the property and off the property, with permission of the Authority, without loss of time or pay provided during their working hours. Such time spent in handling grievances shall be considered working hours in computing daily and/or weekly overtime, if the steward and employee are scheduled for work during that time.

    RETIREMENT

    The employees shall be eligible to participate in the New Jersey Public Employees' Retirement System in accordance with applicable statutes.

    LICENSE FEES

    The Authority will pay the cost of the Haz Mat fingerprinting fee (effective 1/1/06) for applicable bargaining unit employees, plus up to four (4) hours regular pay to be fingerprinted. Bargaining unit employees will use good faith efforts to schedule the fingerprinting outside of their working hours.
    “Applicable” employees are those employees in Authority job titles, which require the hazardous materials endorsement to the CDL driver’s license. These job titles are Composting Worker, Maintenance Worker and Utility Worker (Wastewater). Although not specifically required, Shift Operators who hold the hazardous materials endorsement have been requested to maintain this endorsement for operational flexibility to the Authority, and hence are eligible for reimbursement of fingerprinting costs.
    The Authority will also pay annual New Jersey Public Wastewater Operator's license fees for applicable bargaining unit employees.
    The Authority shall reimburse the cost of renewal of a weighmaster license at 100 percent of the cost upon the Authority receiving a valid receipt of the cost of the license. The cost of the initial weighmaster license will be the responsibility of the employee.

    TERMINATION



    This Agreement shall be in full force and effect as of January 1, 2013 and shall remain in effect to and including December 31, 2016 without any reopening date. This Agreement shall continue in full force and effect from year to year thereafter, until one party or the other gives notice, in writing no sooner than one hundred-fifty (150) nor no later than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the expiration of this Agreement or a desire to change, modify or terminate this Agreement.
















    SALARY SCHEDULES
    2013 PAY SCHEDULE FOR BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES
    SCHEDULE A1.50%
    Effective January 1, 2013
    GRADE MINIMUM123456789
    125,66326,90328,24629,65931,14332,70134,33536,05037,85538,800
    226,98328,33029,74831,23432,79534,43736,15937,96639,86440,863
    328,20829,61931,09932,65434,28636,00137,80039,69041,67542,716
    429,43330,90432,44934,07135,77437,56339,44241,41443,48544,570
    530,74432,28233,89535,59137,37339,24141,20243,26145,42446,560
    630,90332,44834,06935,77237,56139,44041,41143,48145,65646,797
    732,14733,75635,44437,21539,07641,02943,08245,23747,49848,687
    832,74834,38436,10437,90939,80241,79543,88446,07848,38249,592
    934,38336,10237,90739,80041,79043,88146,07648,38050,79952,070
    1036,09637,90039,79641,78643,87646,06948,37450,79453,33154,664
    1137,90139,79741,78743,87746,07048,37550,79553,33256,00257,400
    1239,24841,21143,30345,43747,70950,09152,59855,22757,99059,438
    1340,81442,85645,00147,25049,61452,09554,69857,43360,30561,814
    1442,45044,57246,80049,14151,59854,17756,88859,73262,71764,287
    1544,14846,35548,67351,10653,66156,34659,16362,11965,22866,857
    1644,63746,86749,21051,67254,25656,97059,81762,80965,94967,598
    1745,86048,15350,55953,08655,74158,52861,45564,52767,75469,449
    1846,65948,99151,44054,01156,71359,55062,52665,65168,93470,658
    1948,52750,95453,50256,17658,98561,93665,03068,28471,69773,488
    2050,07052,57455,20357,96460,86063,90467,10170,45573,97775,829
    2151,78954,37757,09859,95162,94966,09569,40172,87076,51578,427
    2014 PAY SCHEDULE FOR BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES
    SCHEDULE B1.50%
    Effective January 1, 2014
    GRADE MINIMUM123456789
    126,04827,30728,67030,10431,61033,19234,85036,59138,42339,382
    227,38828,75530,19431,70333,28734,95436,70138,53540,46241,476
    328,63130,06331,56533,14434,80036,54138,36740,28542,30043,357
    429,87431,36832,93634,58236,31138,12640,03442,03544,13745,239
    531,20532,76634,40336,12537,93439,83041,82043,91046,10547,258
    631,36732,93534,58036,30938,12440,03242,03244,13346,34147,499
    732,62934,26235,97637,77339,66241,64443,72845,91648,21049,417
    833,23934,90036,64638,47840,39942,42244,54246,76949,10850,336
    934,89936,64438,47640,39742,41744,53946,76749,10651,56152,851
    1036,63738,46940,39342,41344,53446,76049,10051,55654,13155,484
    1138,47040,39442,41444,53546,76149,10151,55754,13256,84258,261
    1239,83741,82943,95346,11948,42550,84253,38756,05558,86060,330
    1341,42643,49945,67647,95950,35852,87655,51858,29461,21062,741
    1443,08745,24147,50249,87852,37254,99057,74160,62863,65865,251
    1544,81047,05049,40351,87354,46657,19160,05063,05166,20667,860
    1645,30747,57049,94852,44755,07057,82560,71463,75166,93868,612
    1746,54848,87551,31753,88256,57759,40662,37765,49568,77070,491
    1847,35949,72652,21254,82157,56460,44363,46466,63669,96871,718
    1949,25551,71854,30557,01959,87062,86566,00569,30872,77274,590
    2050,82153,36356,03158,83361,77364,86368,10871,51275,08776,966
    2152,56655,19357,95460,85063,89367,08670,44273,96377,66379,603
    2015 PAY SCHEDULE FOR BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES
    SCHEDULE C2.00%
    Effective January 1, 2015
    GRADE MINIMUM123456789
    126,56927,85329,24330,70632,24233,85635,54737,32339,19140,170
    227,93629,33030,79832,33733,95335,65337,43539,30641,27142,306
    329,20430,66432,19633,80735,49637,27239,13441,09143,14644,224
    430,47131,99533,59535,27437,03738,88940,83542,87645,02046,144
    531,82933,42135,09136,84838,69340,62742,65644,78847,02748,203
    631,99433,59435,27237,03538,88640,83342,87345,01647,26848,449
    733,28234,94736,69638,52840,45542,47744,60346,83449,17450,405
    833,90435,59837,37939,24841,20743,27045,43347,70450,09051,343
    935,59737,37739,24641,20543,26545,43047,70250,08852,59253,908
    1037,37039,23841,20143,26145,42547,69550,08252,58755,21456,594
    1139,23941,20243,26245,42647,69650,08352,58855,21557,97959,426
    1240,63442,66644,83247,04149,39451,85954,45557,17660,03761,537
    1342,25544,36946,59048,91851,36553,93456,62859,46062,43463,996
    1443,94946,14648,45250,87653,41956,09058,89661,84164,93166,556
    1545,70647,99150,39152,91055,55558,33561,25164,31267,53069,217
    1646,21348,52150,94753,49656,17158,98261,92865,02668,27769,984
    1747,47949,85352,34354,96057,70960,59463,62566,80570,14571,901
    1848,30650,72153,25655,91758,71561,65264,73367,96971,36773,152
    1950,24052,75255,39158,15961,06764,12267,32570,69474,22776,082
    2051,83754,43057,15260,01063,00866,16069,47072,94276,58978,505
    2153,61756,29759,11362,06765,17168,42871,85175,44279,21681,195
    2016 PAY SCHEDULE FOR BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES
    SCHEDULE D2.00%
    Effective January 1, 2016
    GRADE MINIMUM123456789
    127,10028,41029,82831,32032,88734,53336,25838,06939,97540,973
    228,49529,91731,41432,98434,63236,36638,18440,09242,09643,152
    329,78831,27732,84034,48336,20638,01739,91741,91344,00945,108
    431,08032,63534,26735,97937,77839,66741,65243,73445,92047,067
    532,46634,08935,79337,58539,46741,44043,50945,68447,96849,167
    632,63434,26635,97737,77639,66441,65043,73045,91648,21349,418
    733,94835,64637,43039,29941,26443,32745,49547,77150,15751,413
    834,58236,31038,12740,03342,03144,13546,34248,65851,09252,370
    936,30938,12540,03142,02944,13046,33948,65651,09053,64454,986
    1038,11740,02342,02544,12646,33448,64951,08453,63956,31857,726
    1140,02442,02644,12746,33548,65051,08553,64056,31959,13960,615
    1241,44743,51945,72947,98250,38252,89655,54458,32061,23862,768
    1343,10045,25647,52249,89652,39255,01357,76160,64963,68365,276
    1444,82847,06949,42151,89454,48757,21260,07463,07866,23067,887
    1546,62048,95151,39953,96856,66659,50262,47665,59868,88170,601
    1647,13749,49151,96654,56657,29460,16263,16766,32769,64371,384
    1748,42950,85053,39056,05958,86361,80664,89868,14171,54873,339
    1849,27251,73554,32157,03559,88962,88566,02869,32872,79474,615
    1951,24553,80756,49959,32262,28865,40468,67272,10875,71277,604
    2052,87455,51958,29561,21064,26867,48370,85974,40178,12180,075
    2154,68957,42360,29563,30866,47469,79773,28876,95180,80082,819
    2014 SALARY SCHEDULE FOR BARGAINING-UNIT EMPLOYEES
    SCHEDULE E1.50%Effective January 1, 2014
    MINIMUM1234567891011121314151617
    126,04826,70027,36628,05128,75329,47230,20830,96431,73732,53133,34434,17835,03235,90836,80637,72638,66839,382
    227,38828,07328,77429,49330,23130,98631,76032,55533,36934,20335,05835,93536,83337,75438,69839,66640,65741,476
    328,63129,34730,08130,83331,60332,39433,20334,03434,88535,75636,65137,56638,50639,46840,45541,46742,50343,357
    429,87430,62231,38732,17132,97533,80134,64535,51236,39937,30938,24239,19840,17841,18342,21243,26744,34945,239
    531,20531,98632,78533,60534,44635,30636,18937,09338,02138,97139,94640,94441,96843,01744,09345,19546,32547,258
    631,36732,15032,95433,77834,62335,48836,37637,28538,21739,17240,15241,15542,18443,23944,31945,42746,56347,499
    732,62933,44534,28135,13836,01636,91837,84038,78639,75640,74941,76842,81243,88344,98046,10447,25748,43849,417
    833,23934,07134,92135,79536,68937,60838,54739,51140,50041,51042,55043,61344,70445,82046,96648,14049,34350,336
    934,89935,77236,66637,58238,52239,48540,47241,48442,52043,58444,67345,79146,93548,10849,31250,54451,80852,851
    1036,63737,55438,49239,45540,44241,45342,48943,55144,64045,75546,90048,07649,27350,50541,76953,06354,39055,484
    1138,47039,43240,41641,42742,46443,52544,61345,72946,87148,04449,24550,47651,73853,03154,35655,71557,10858,261
    1239,83740,83341,85442,90043,97245,07146,19947,35348,53749,75050,99452,26953,57654,91656,28957,69659,13860,330
    1341,42642,46243,52444,61245,72746,87048,04149,24350,47451,73653,03054,35455,71357,10658,53459,99961,49862,741
    1443,08744,16545,26846,40147,56048,74949,96851,21752,49753,80955,15556,53357,94759,39760,88162,40363,96365,251
    1544,81045,93147,07948,25649,46250,69951,96753,26654,59855,96357,36258,79560,26561,77263,31764,89966,52267,860
    1645,30746,43847,59948,78950,00951,26052,54153,85555,20256,58157,99559,44760,93162,45664,01665,61767,25768,612
    1746,54847,71248,90450,12751,38052,66453,98155,33156,71458,13159,58661,07562,60164,16665,77167,41569,10070,491
    1847,35948,54249,75551,00152,27553,58254,92256,29557,70259,14460,62362,13863,69165,28566,91668,59070,30471,718
    1949,25550,48651,74853,04254,36855,72857,12158,54860,01361,51363,05164,62766,24267,89969,59671,33673,12074,590
    2050,82152,09153,39354,72956,09757,49958,93760,41161,92163,46865,05566,68168,34870,05771,80973,60575,44476,966
    2152,56653,88155,22756,60858,02359,47460,96162,48564,04865,64867,28968,97170,69672,46374,27576,13178,03479,603

    2015 SALARY SCHEDULE FOR BARGAINING-UNIT EMPLOYEES
    SCHEDULE F2.00%Effective January 1, 2015
    MINIMUM1234567891011121314151617
    126,56927,23427,91328,61229,32830,06130,81231,58332,37233,18234,01134,86235,73336,62637,54238,48139,44140,170
    227,93628,63429,34930,08330,83631,60632,39533,20634,03634,88735,75936,65437,57038,50939,472404,59141,47042,306
    329,20429,93430,68331,45032,23533,04233,86734,71535,58336,47137,38438,31739,27640,25741,26442,29643,35344,224
    430,47131,23432,01532,81433,63534,47735,33836,22237,12738,05539,00739,98240,98242,00743,05644,13245,23646,144
    531,82932,62633,44134,27735,13536,01236,91337,83538,78139,75040,74541,76342,80743,87744,97546,09947,25248,203
    631,99432,79333,61334,45435,31536,19837,10438,03138,98139,95540,95541,97843,02844,10445,20546,33647,49448,449
    733,28234,11434,96735,84136,73537,65638,59739,56240,55141,56442,60343,66844,76145,88047,02648,20249,40750,405
    833,90434,75235,61936,51137,42338,36039,31840,30141,31042,34043,40144,48545,59846,73647,90549,10350,33051,343
    935,59736,48737,39938,33439,29240,27541,28142,31443,37044,45645,56646,70747,87449,07050,29851,55552,84453,908
    1037,37038,30539,26240,24441,25142,28243,33944,42245,53346,67047,83849,03850,25851,51542,60454,12455,47856,594
    1139,23940,22141,22442,25643,31344,39645,50546,64447,80849,00550,23051,48652,77354,09255,44356,82958,25059,426
    1240,63441,65042,69143,75844,85145,97247,12348,30049,50850,74552,01453,31454,64856,01457,41558,85060,32161,537
    1342,25543,31144,39445,50446,64247,80749,00250,22851,48352,77154,09155,44156,82758,24859,70561,19962,72863,996
    1443,94945,04846,17347,32948,51149,72450,96752,24153,54754,88556,25857,66459,10660,58562,09963,65165,24266,556
    1545,70646,85048,02149,22150,45151,71353,00654,33155,69057,08258,50959,97161,47063,00764,58366,19767,85269,217
    1646,21347,36748,55149,76551,00952,28553,59254,93256,30657,71359,15560,63662,15063,70565,29666,92968,60269,984
    1747,47948,66649,88251,13052,40853,71755,06156,43857,84859,29460,77862,29763,85365,44967,08668,76370,48271,901
    1848,30649,51350,75052,02153,32154,65456,02057,42158,85660,32761,83563,38164,96566,59168,25469,96271,71073,152
    1950,24051,49652,78354,10355,45556,84358,26359,71961,21362,74364,31265,92067,56769,25770,98872,76374,58276,082
    2051,83753,13354,46155,82457,21958,64960,11661,61963,15964,73766,35668,01569,71571,45873,24575,07776,95378,505
    2153,61754,95956,33257,74059,18360,66362,18063,73565,32966,96168,63570,35072,11073,91275,76177,65479,59581,195
    2016 SALARY SCHEDULE FOR BARGAINING-UNIT EMPLOYEES
    SCHEDULE G2.00%Effective January 1, 2016
    MINIMUM1234567891011121314151617
    127,10027,77928,47129,18429,91530,66231,42832,21533,01933,84634,69135,55936,44837,35938,29339,25140,23040,973
    228,49529,20729,93630,68531,45332,23833,04333,87034,71735,58536,47437,38738,32139,27940,261412,68342,29943,152
    329,78830,53331,29732,07932,88033,70334,54435,40936,29537,20038,13239,08340,06241,06242,08943,14244,22045,108
    431,08031,85932,65533,47034,30735,16736,04536,94637,87038,81639,78740,78241,80242,84743,91745,01546,14147,067
    532,46633,27934,11034,96335,83836,73237,65138,59239,55740,54541,56042,59843,66344,75545,87547,02148,19749,167
    632,63433,44934,28535,14336,02236,92237,84638,79239,76140,75441,77442,81843,88944,98646,10947,26348,44449,418
    733,94834,79635,66636,55837,47038,40939,36940,35341,36242,39543,45544,54145,65646,79847,96749,16650,39551,413
    834,58235,44736,33137,24138,17139,12740,10441,10742,13643,18744,26945,37546,51047,67148,86350,08551,33752,370
    936,30937,21738,14739,10140,07841,08142,10743,16044,23745,34546,47747,64148,83150,05151,30452,58653,90154,986
    1038,11739,07140,04741,04942,07643,12844,20645,31046,44447,60348,79550,01951,26352,54543,45655,20656,58857,726
    1140,02441,02542,04843,10144,17945,28446,41547,57748,76449,98551,23552,51653,82855,17456,55257,96659,41560,615
    1241,44742,48343,54544,63345,74846,89148,06549,26650,49851,76053,05454,38055,74157,13458,56360,02761,52762,768
    1343,10044,17745,28246,41447,57548,76349,98251,23352,51353,82655,17356,55057,96459,41360,89962,42363,98365,276
    1444,82845,94947,09648,27649,48150,71851,98653,28654,61855,98357,38358,81760,28861,79763,34164,92466,54767,887
    1546,62047,78748,98150,20551,46052,74754,06655,41856,80458,22459,67961,17062,69964,26765,87567,52169,20970,601
    1647,13748,31449,52250,76052,02953,33154,66456,03157,43258,86760,33861,84963,39364,97966,60268,26869,97471,384
    1748,42949,63950,88052,15353,45654,79156,16257,56759,00560,48061,99463,54365,13066,75868,42870,13871,89273,339
    1849,27250,50351,76553,06154,38755,74757,14058,56960,03361,53463,07264,64966,26467,92369,61971,36173,14474,615
    1951,24552,52653,83955,18556,56457,98059,42860,91362,43763,99865,59867,23868,91870,64272,40874,21876,07477,604
    2052,87454,19655,55056,94058,36359,82261,31862,85164,42266,03267,68369,37571,10972,88774,71076,57978,49280,075
    2154,68956,05857,45958,89560,36761,87663,42465,01066,63668,30070,00871,75773,55275,39077,27679,20781,18782,819


















    PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM CHARTSCHEDULE H
    PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM CHARTS

        Note: The following charts reflect the phase-in of contribution levels for employees employed on the contribution’s effective date who will pay , , and the full amount of the contribution rate during the phase-in years.

        New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013, contribute at the Year 4 phase-in level.

        January 1, 2013, represents the start of the Year 1 phase-in level.
    Health benefits contribution for single coverage
    (PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM)*
        Salary Range
        Four Year Phase-In
        Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
        less than 20,000
        1.13%2.25%3.38%4.50%
        20,000 – 24,999.99
        1.38%2.75%4.13%5.50%
        25,000 – 29,999.99
        1.88%3.75%5.63%7.50%
        30,000 – 34,999.99
        2.50%5.00%7.50%10.00%
        35,000 – 39,999.99
        2.75%5.50%8.25%11.00%
        40,000 – 44,999.99
        3.00%6.00%9.00%12.00%
        45,000 – 49,999.99
        3.50%7.00%10.50%14.00%
        50,000 – 54,999.99
        5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%
        55,000 – 59,999.99
        5.75%11.50%17.25%23.00%
        60,000 – 64,999.99
        6.75%13.50%20.25%27.00%
        65,000 – 69,999.99
        7.25%14.50%21.75%29.00%
        70,000 – 74,999.99
        8.00%16.00%24.00%32.00%
        75,000 – 79,999.99
        8.25%16.50%24.75%33.00%
        80,000 – 94,999.99
        8.50%17.00%25.50%34.00%
        95,000 and over
        8.75%17.50%26.25%35.00%

        * Member contribution is a minimum of 1.5% of base salary towards Health Benefits

    PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM CHARTS
      Health benefits contribution for PARENT/CHILD coverage
      (PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM)*


          Salary Range
          Four Year Phase-In
          Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
          less than 25,000
          0.88%1.75%2.63%3.50%
          25,000 – 29,999.99
          1.13%2.25%3.38%4.50%
          30,000 – 34,999.99
          1.50%3.00%4.50%6.00%
          35,000 – 39,999.99
          1.75%3.50%5.25%7.00%
          40,000 – 44,999.99
          2.00%4.00%6.00%8.00%
          45,000 – 49,999.99
          2.50%5.00%7.50%10.00%
          50,000 – 54,999.99
          3.75%7.50%11.25%15.00%
          55,000 – 59,999.99
          4.25%8.50%12.75%17.00%
          60,000 – 64,999.99
          5.25%10.50%15.75%21.00%
          65,000 – 69,999.99
          5.75%11.50%17.25%23.00%
          70,000 – 74,999.99
          6.50%13.00%19.50%26.00%
          75,000 – 79,999.99
          6.75%13.50%20.25%27.00%
          80,000 – 84,999.99
          7.00%14.00%21.00%28.00%
          85,000 – 99,999.99
          7.50%15.00%22.50%30.00%
          100,000 and over
          8.75%17.50%26.25%35.00%

          * Member contribution is a minimum of 1.5% of base salary towards Health Benefits




      PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM CHARTS
        Health benefits contribution for FAMILY coverage
        (PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM)*


        Salary Range
        Four Year Phase-In
        Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
        less than 25,000
        0.75%1.50%2.25%3.00%
        25,000 – 29,999.99
        1.00%2.00%3.00%4.00%
        30,000 – 34,999.99
        1.25%2.50%3.75%5.00%
        35,000 – 39,999.99
        1.50%3.00%4.50%6.00%
        40,000 – 44,999.99
        1.75%3.5%5.25%7.00%
        45,000 – 49,999.99
        2.25%4.50%6.75%9.00%
        50,000 – 54,999.99
        3.00%6.00%9.00%12.00%
        55,000 – 59,999.99
        3.50%7.00%10.50%14.00%
        60,000 – 64,999.99
        4.25%8.50%12.75%17.00%
        65,000 – 69,999.99
        4.75%9.50%14.25%19.00%
        70,000 – 74,999.99
        5.50%11.00%16.50%22.00%
        75,000 – 79,999.99
        5.75%11.50%17.25%23.00%
        80,000 – 84,999.99
        6.00%12.00%18.00%24.00%
        85,000 – 89,999.99
        6.50%13.00%19.50%26.00%
        90,000 – 94,999.99
        7.00%14.00%21.00%28.00%
        95,000 – 99,999.99
        7.25%14.50%21.75%29.00%
        100,000 – 109,999.99
        8.00%16.00%24.00%32.00%
        110,000 and over
        8.75%17.50%26.25%35.00%












































                * Member contribution is a minimum of 1.5% of base salary towards Health Benefits






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