This agreement entered into by the Borough of Pine Hill, hereinafter referred to as the “Employer,” and Camden County Council #10, hereinafter referred to as the “Union,” has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious relations between the Employer and the Union, the establishment of an equitable and peaceful procedure for the resolution of differences, and the establishment of rates of pay, hours of work and other conditions of employment. The effective date of this Agreement shall be January 1, 2000.
ARTICLE 1 – RECOGNITIONSECTION A – The Employer recognizes Camden County Council #10 as the sole and exclusive representative for the purpose of establishing salaries, wages, hours and other conditions of employment for all full-time and regularly employed part-time employees as reflected in the Certification of Representation issued by PERC in Docket No. RO-2000-72, and for such additional classifications as the parties may later agree to include. The Borough shall notify the Union in writing prior to the creation of new titles, or new classifications of employees, or the filling of existing positions.
ARTICLE 2 – CHECK-OFF AND AGENCY SHOPSECTION A – The Employer agrees to deduct the monthly Union membership dues from the pay of those employees who individually request, in writing, that such deductions be made. The amounts to be deducted shall be certified to the Employer by the Treasurer of the Union and aggregate deductions of all employees shall be remitted to the Treasurer of the Union together with a list of names of all employees for whom the deductions were made, by the 10th day of the succeeding month after each deduction is made.
SECTION B – The Employer further agrees to deduct the fair share fee from the pay of these employees who elect not to become members of the Union and transmit the fee to the Union. The deduction shall commence for each employee who elects not to become a member of the Union during the month following written notice from the union of the amount of the fair share fee. The fair share fee shall be calculated in accordance with law but shall not exceed 85% of the regular dues, fees, and assessments of the Union. Pursuant to law, no individual employee authorization is required for the deduction of the fair share fee. The Employer shall be indemnified, in all circumstances if an employee contests the fair share deduction.
ARTICLE 3 – WORK SCHEDULESECTION A – The regularly scheduled work week shall consist of five consecutive days, Monday through Friday.
1. Employees of the Public Works Department work day shall be 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., which shall include a one half hour paid lunch break.
2. Summer hours for the Department of Public Works shall be 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The work day for employees of the Police Department shall be seven and one half hours, which shall include a paid one half hour lunch break. The work day may be scheduled anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
3. The regular schedule for the bus driver shall be 19 hours per week, with the exception of when there is a special trip or run, which will necessitate extra hours. The regular bus driver shall be given preference to work these hours and shall be paid at his/her regular hourly rate. These added hours shall not be deducted from the regularly scheduled 19 hour work week. The bus driver has an annual cap of 1035 hours to be calculated on actual hours worked.
4. Qualified Maintenance II employees may substitute for the bus driver when necessary to comply with the annual cap of 1035 hours.
5. All other full-time employees covered by this Agreement (with the exception of employees assigned to the Municipal Court, whose regularly scheduled hours shall include all regularly scheduled sessions of the Municipal Court) shall work a seven and one-half hour work day which shall include a paid one half hour lunch break. The work day may be scheduled any time between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
SECTION B – Employees shall be granted two (2) fifteen minute paid rest breaks, one in the AM and one in the PM.
SECTION C – The work shift shall not change without first having discussed such needs for same with the Representative from the Union and the affected employee(s).
ARTICLE 4 – OVERTIME SECTION A – Employees shall be compensated for all hours worked in excess of the normal week at straight time to and including the fortieth hour and time and one half for any amount beyond forty hours.
SECTION B – All work performed on Sunday shall be compensated at the rate of double time.
SECTION C – Overtime work shall be voluntary, based on seniority and ability of the job required. If volunteers are not available, overtime work will be assigned on a involuntary basis from the lowest seniority on up. Overtime shall be assigned on a rotating basis, based on equal overtime hours offered or worked per week.
SECTION D – If any employee is required to work beyond his/her normal work day hours, he/she shall be guaranteed at least one hour pay.
SECTION E – All employees may be required to clock “in” and “out” at the assigned starting and stopping times and the assigned times for lunch. No employee is permitted to clock “in” or “out” for another employee, and no employee is permitted to have his or her time card punched by another person. Time cards may not be altered except with the express written approval of the designated management official. Failure to abide by these provisions, may result in discipline up to and including discharge of the involved employee(s).
ARTICLE 5 – CALL-IN TIMESECTION A – Any employee who is required to return to work during periods other than his/her regularly scheduled hours, shall be guaranteed no less than four (4) hours pay, regardless of the number hours actually worked. Actual time worked will be paid at the applicable overtime rate. Idle time (time not worked) will be paid at a straight time rate. Time worked would start from the time the employee receives notice to work and up to fifteen (15) minutes after clocking or signing out.
ARTICLE 6 – LAYOFFSECTION A – In the event it becomes necessary to layoff employees for any reason, employees shall be laid off in the inverse order of their seniority. The Employer agrees to contact the union when the need for layoffs is apparent. The parties agree to meet as soon as possible to discuss the potential layoffs, as well as any alternative measures. In the event that an alternative solution cannot be agreed upon, the employer will provide thirty (30) days notice (prior to any layoff) to the union and the affected employee(s).
1. Employees who are laid-off shall be permitted to bump less senior employees in other classifications so long as the employee is qualified to perform the work of that position. Qualifications will be determined by the Borough Administration.
2. Employees who are laid-off shall be placed on a Special Re-employment List and shall be the first to be offered any job openings for which they are qualified, in order of seniority. If an employee refuses the offer their name shall be removed from the Special Re-employment List. If an employee is offered and accepts the appointment to a position which is different from the position they were laid-off from or to a position which is paid at a lower rate than the position they were laid-off from, and then their former position subsequently becomes available, that employee shall be first to be offered the job opening in the position they were laid-off from, so long as they remain qualified to perform the duties of the position.
3. Employees shall be brought back at the same rate of pay or the starting salary for the title which they were rehired which ever of the two are higher, but in no circumstance should rehired employee’s hourly rate exceed the highest salary of the applicable title.
ARTICLE 7 – SENIORITYSECTION A – Seniority is an employee’s total length of service with the Borough, beginning with his/her last date of hire. In cases were an employee was laid off, seniority is the employee’s total length of service with the Borough beginning with his/her original date of hire.
SECTION B – An employee having broken service with the Borough (as distinguished from Article 19 - Leave of Absence – Section A in a no pay status) shall not accrue seniority credit for the time when not employed by the Borough.
SECTION C – If any question should arise concerning two or more employees who were hired on the same date, the following shall apply:
SECTION D – In all cases of promotions, demotions, layoff, recall, vacation scheduling and other situations where substantial employee advantages or disadvantages are concerned, an employee with the greatest amount of seniority shall be given preference, provided he/she has the ability to do the work involved as determined by the Borough Administrator.
1. For employees with the same total length of service, seniority preference shall be given in alphabetical order of the employee’s last name at the time of hire.
SECTION E – A list shall be maintained by the Department indicating the number of jobs available. Such jobs shall be open for bid by all employees based upon seniority and ability to do the work as determined by the Borough Administrator.
ARTICLE 8 – HOLIDAYSThe following days are recognized as paid holidays:
New Year’s Day Columbus Day
Martin Luther King Day General Election Day
President’s Day Veteran’s Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
Easter Monday Friday after Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day One half day for Christmas Eve
Fourth of July Christmas Day
Labor Day One half day for New Year’s Eve
SECTION A – Holidays which fall on a Saturday, shall be celebrated on the preceding Friday. Holidays which fall on a Sunday, shall be celebrated on the following Monday. Holidays which fall within an employee’s vacation period, shall be celebrated at the employee’s option, any time during the year. Holidays which fall during an employee’s vacation, during the month of December, shall be carried over into the next year and be taken during the first quarter of that year.
SECTION B – Any Holiday or day-off granted to other Borough employees, by resolution of the Borough Council or Mayor or the Mayor’s designee, shall be granted to employees covered by this Agreement.
SECTION C – Any day declared a National Holiday by the President of the United States, shall be granted to employees covered by this Agreement.
SECTION D – All hours worked on holidays are to be paid time and one-half plus holiday pay.
SECTION E – Employees covered by this Agreement, shall receive three (3) personal days per year which shall be used with the approval of his/her department head. If the employee retires or leaves in good standing, personal leave will be distributed (paid) on a prorated basis. All personal leave must be used in the calendar year that it is earned.
ARTICLE 9 – SAFETY AND HEALTHSECTION A – The employer shall at all times maintain safe and healthful working conditions, and will provide employees with wearing apparel, tools or devices that may be reasonably necessary to insure their safety and health.
SECTION B – A safety committee shall be formed having one member from Management and one from the Union.
SECTION C – During snow and ice removal, there shall be a minimum of two (2) employees on each truck, if conditions warrant to operate safely.
ARTICLE 10 – BILL OF RIGHTSSECTION A – To insure that the individual rights of employees in the Bargaining Unit are not violated, the following shall represent the employees’ Bill of Rights:
1. An employee shall be entitled to a disciplinary hearing. No disciplinary action involving a suspension of less than six (6) days shall be implemented until after Step 3 of the Grievance Procedure has been concluded. If, the employee files a grievance contesting the disciplinary action. In circumstances where the Borough considers that an employee’s action could potentially cause harm to himself/herself, to other employees or to Borough property, the employee may be suspended immediately.
2. An employee shall be entitled to Union representation at the disciplinary hearing.
3. Employees will be disciplined for just cause only.
4. An employee shall be entitled to Union representation at each and every step of the grievance procedure set forth in this Agreement.
5. No employee shall be required by the employer and/or its Agents to submit to an interrogation unless the employee is afforded the opportunity of Union representation.
6. No recording devices or stenographer of any kind shall be used during any meeting unless both Union and Employer are made aware of their use prior to such meeting.
7. In all disciplinary hearings, the employee shall be presumed innocent until proven guilty and the burden of proof shall be on the Employer.
8. An employee shall not be coerced or intimidated or suffer any reprisals either directly or indirectly that may adversely affect his/her hours, wages or working conditions as the result of the exercise of his/her rights under this Agreement.
9. The first ninety (90) calendar days of employment with the Borough shall constitute the probationary period. During these ninety (90) calendar days, the probationary employee may be terminated and such termination shall not be reviewable through this Agreement either by disciplinary hearing or the grievance procedure. However, during the ninety (90) calendar day probationary period, the employee shall receive at least one (1) evaluation, after forty-five (45) days which shall indicate the employees progress and identify any areas which need improvement, along with recommendations as to how to improve. The failure to provide these evaluation shall be subject to the grievance procedure.
10. The union as well as the affected employee shall receive a copy of any disciplinary action and attachment(s) which are placed in an employees file. All employees shall have the right to review their personnel file in the presence of a management official or designee upon reasonable request.
ARTICLE 11 – WORKERS’ COMPENSATIONSECTION A – When an employee is injured on duty, he/she is to receive Workers’ Compensation due him/her plus the difference between the amount received as compensation to and his/her salary during the period of temporary disability only, not to exceed one year.
SECTION B – An employee who is injured on the job and is sent home, or to a hospital, or doctor’s office to obtain medical attention, shall receive pay at the applicable rate for the balance of his/her regular shift for that day.
SECTION C – The employee shall notify his/her department head of the work related injury or illness as soon as possible. The employee shall be required to present evidence by a certificate of a dually authorized physician that he/she is unable to work, and the Borough may reasonably require the employee to present such certificate from time to time.
ARTICLE 12 – INSURANCESECTION A – There shall be no change in the Group Hospital Medical Plan presently in effect and paid for by the Employer on behalf of its employees and family except in the case of a new plan that is equivalent or better.
SECTION B – There shall be no change in the Dental Plan presently in effect and paid for by the employer on behalf of its employees and their families except in the case of a new plan that is equivalent or better.
SECTION C – The Employer shall provide disability insurance for its employees.
SECTION D – Each year the employer shall pay for one optical exam for each employee. The Borough of Pine Hill shall cover the full cost of employees prescription eyewear up to $175 per year and up to $200 beginning January 1, 2001. A receipt will be turned in to the Finance Office for reimbursement.
SECTION E – All full-time, and part-time employees working a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week, shall receive all insurance coverage.
SECTION F – Employees receiving single medical coverage shall contribute $20.00 per month toward the cost of such coverage. Employees receiving husband/wife, parent/child or family medical coverage shall contribute $40.00 per month toward the cost of such coverage. The payroll deduction will be made in equal amounts from the first two paychecks of each month. Beginning with the month immediately following the signing of the contract.
SECTION G – There shall be no change in the in-house prescription reimbursement plan, with an annual limit of six hundred ($600.00) dollars per family. The amount shall be increased to seven hundred ($700.00) dollars beginning January 1, 2002 and eight hundred ($800.00) dollars beginning January 1, 2003. Employees seeking to utilize this benefit shall be required to submit original receipts and a fully executed requisition. For reimbursement, prescriptions must be eligible for reimbursement under the employee’s selected health insurance plan. Employees must first submit prescriptions to their major medical insurance prior to seeking reimbursement from the Borough.
SECTION H – Effective the signing of this contract any employee covered by this agreement may choose in writing during the open enrollment period to participate in an Optional Health Benefit Program. Participation in this program is totally voluntary and is intended for those employees who are covered by insurance other than the Borough of Pine Hill.
1. An employee may choose to participate in this program upon proper proof of other coverage.
2. Employees who opt to participate in this program must do so for a minimum of one (1) year at a time. However, if an employee chooses to participate and the other coverage is terminated, upon proper verification of termination of other coverage, the Borough will restore the employee to coverage under the Borough’s Plan. Where an employee participates in the program for less than one (1) full year, the Borough shall be entitled through payroll deduction, to recoup the pro-rated balance of the incentive paid. The employee shall authorize such payroll deduction, in writing, at the time employee opts to participate in the program.
3. The incentive shall be paid minus any employee’s contribution at the rate of fifty (50% ) percent of the cost to the Borough of the insurance coverage opted out of and shall be paid in equal monthly payments and appropriate deductions shall be made from the gross incentive amount. This program shall be available to all new employees on their hire date.
4. Employees may choose to opt out from any of the following or both:
SECTION I – Effective after the signing of the Contract there shall be a five ($5.00) dollar co-pay for all visits to a primary physician and a fifteen ($15.00) dollar co-pay for visits to a specialist. Ten ($10.00) dollars may be reimbursed for each specialist visit as provided in Section G.
a). Major Medical/Prescription
Section J – Effective after the signing of the Contract the prescription co-pay for the employees will be a ten ($10.00) dollar co-pay for generic drugs and a twenty ($20.00) dollar co-pay for name brand prescription drugs. For all employees there shall be no co-pay for mail-in prescription drugs. Employees’ co-pays may be reimbursed as provided in Section G.
ARTICLE 13 – PAY PERIOD & PAY DAYSECTION A – All Employees covered under this Agreement shall be paid biweekly.
SECTION B – When the regular pay day occurs on a holiday, the Borough shall pay the employees on the regular work day preceding the holiday.
ARTICLE 14 – GENERAL PROVISIONSSECTION A – BULLETIN BOARDS will be provided by the employer at permanent work locations for the use of the Union, for the sole purpose of posting Union announcements and other information.
SECTION B – UNION ACTIVITIES ON EMPLOYER’S TIME & PREMISES – The Employer agrees that during working hours, on the employer’s premises, and without loss of pay, Union representatives shall be allowed to:
1. Post Union Notices
2. Distribute Union Literature
3. Meet with employees concerning grievances; investigate grievances; attend grievance hearings or meetings; attend disciplinary hearings and/or attend negotiations.
4. Transmit Communications authorized by the Union or its officers, to the employer or his/her representatives, both written or oral.
5. Solicit Union membership during other employee’s non-working time.
6. One representative of Camden County Council #10 shall be permitted one (1) day off with pay per year to attend the annual union seminar. The union will provide at least thirty (30) days advance notice to the Borough of the date, time and individual who will be attending said seminar. An additional three (3) hours with pay ten (10) times per year shall be granted for a union representative to attend shop steward meetings. The union will provide the employer a yearly schedule of these meetings in advance. Verification of attendance may be requested by the Borough.
SECTION C – VISITS BY UNION REPRESENTATIVES – The employer agrees that accredited representatives of Camden County Council #10 shall have the right to visit the premises during working hours, so long as such visit does not interfere with employees duties.
SECTION D – POSTING OF POSITIONS – Vacant positions or newly created positions shall be posted on the Union’s bulletin board for a period of not less than ten (10) working days. Employee(s) shall be given preference as long as they have the ability to perform the position prior to the Borough opening the position to the general public. The notice shall include title, weekly hours and hourly rate of pay.
SECTION E - Part-time employees will earn vacation time, sick time, holidays and personal days on a pro-rated basis. Seasonal and temporary employees are excluded from this provision.
ARTICLE 15 – EQUAL TREATMENTSECTION A – There shall be no coercion, intimidation, or discrimination on the part of either the Employer or Union, or their respective agents, officers or members, against any employee covered by this Agreement for reasons of age, sex, race, religious belief, political affiliation, disability, national origin or Union membership or non-membership.
SECTION B – This agreement shall be equitably applied to all employees covered by this agreement.
SECTION C – The Borough may establish reasonable and necessary rules of work and conduct for employees. Borough agrees to abide by N.J.S.A 34:13A-5.3.
ARTICLE 16 – VACATIONSSECTION A – Vacation time shall accrue at the following rates.
1. Up to one year of service, (1) working day for each month or part thereof.
2. Commencing with the second year of service, 12 working days vacation during each year of service.
3. Commencing with the fifth (5th) year of service, fifteen (15) working days vacation per year.
4. Commencing with the tenth (10th) year of service, twenty (20) working days vacation per year.
SECTION B – Any increase in vacation days shall become effective at the anniversary date of the original date of hire as shown on the seniority roster.
SECTION C – Vacation time not used in any year shall be carried forward into the next succeeding year, and must be taken that year or lost.
SECTION D – Upon retirement, resignation or layoff, an employee shall be paid on a prorated basis for all of his/her accrued vacation leave at his/her current hourly rate of pay.
ARTICLE 17 – SICK LEAVESECTION A – Full-time employees covered by this Agreement shall receive eighteen (18) days sick leave per calendar year. If any employee requires none or a portion only of such allowable sick leave for any calendar year, the amount of such leave not taken shall accumulate to his/her credit from year to year, and he/she shall be entitled to such accumulated sick leave with pay when needed.
SECTION B – Sick leave for purposes herein shall mean absence by an employee who is unable to work because of personal illness or injury; exposure to a contagious disease; care, for a reasonable period of time, of a seriously ill member of an employee’s immediate family.
SECTION C – An employee who does not expect to report to work because of personal illness or for any reason included in the definition of sick leave, shall notify his/her immediate superior by telephone or personal message prior to the employee’s usual reporting time, except in cases of extreme emergencies where the employee is not able to do so.
SECTION D – Accumulation of sick days from year to year is unlimited.
SECTION E – Upon retirement or resignation or layoff, an employee shall be paid for all of his/her unused and accrued sick time prior to the signing of this Contract at his/her current hourly rate of pay. For additional sick time accrued after the signing of this Contract, the maximum amount of additional unused and accumulated sick time to be paid upon retirement, resignation or a lay-off will be 405 hours at his/her current hourly rate.
SECTION F – In case of prolonged illness, when an employee exhausts his/her accrued sick leave, the employee may authorize the Borough to use his/her vacation time as sick time.
SECTION G – Should an official holiday occur while an employee is on sick leave, he/she shall not have that holiday charged against his/her sick leave.
SECTION H – Starting with sick leave accrued in year 1990 and thereafter, employees covered under this Agreement shall be allowed to sell back up to a maximum of 18 sick days granted in each calendar year. Payment shall be made no later than December 20th of each year of this agreement.
ARTICLE 18 – MILITARY LEAVESECTION A – Any employee who is a member of a reserve force of the United States or this State and who is ordered by the appropriate authorities to attend a training program or perform other duties under the supervision of the United States or this State, shall be granted a leave of absence during the period of such activity.
SECTION B – Any employee who enters into active service in the armed forces of the United States, while in the service of the Borough, shall be granted a leave of absence for the period of Military service.
SECTION C – Employees returning from authorized leaves of absence, as set forth herein, will be reinstated to their original classification at the then appropriate rate of pay, with no loss of seniority, or other employee rights, privileges or benefits.
ARTICLE 19 – LEAVES OF ABSENCESECTION A – Any employee desiring a leave of absence without pay from his/her employer must secure written permission from the Borough with notice to the Union. The maximum leave of absence shall be six (6) months and may be extended for up to a maximum of one (1) year.
Permission for an extension must be secured from the Borough with notice to the Union.
SECTION B – In the event of a death in the employee’s family, time off with pay shall be granted as follows:
1. Spouse, children and stepchildren – five (5) days.
2. Father, mother, stepparent, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren – three (3) days.
3. Employees may use sick, vacation or personal time for additional time off.
ARTICLE 20 – SEPARABILITYSECTION A – If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Agreement should be declared invalid for any reason whatsoever, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect.
ARTICLE 21 – GRIEVANCE PROCEDURESECTION A – A grievance or dispute, that might arise between the parties with reference to the application, meaning or interpretation of this Agreement, shall be settled in the following manner:
STEP 1: The aggrieved or the union, shall institute action under this provision hereof within fourteen (14) calendar days after the event giving rise to the grievance has occurred, and an earnest effort shall be made to settle the differences between aggrieved employee, the Union and the immediate supervisor for the purpose of resolving the matter informally. Failure to file within fourteen (14) calendar days of the event shall be deemed to constitute an abandonment of the grievance. Upon proper presentation of the grievance, the immediate supervisor shall then attempt to adjust the matter and shall respond to the employee or union within seven (7) calendar days.
STEP 2: If the Grievance is not settled at Step 1, it shall be presented, in writing, by the Union to to the designated Borough Council representative within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date the original response from Step 1 was due. The Council representative shall then attempt to adjust the matter and shall respond to the Union within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of the written grievance.
STEP 3: If the Grievance is not settled at Step 2, it shall be presented, in writing, by the Union to Borough Council within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date the original response from Step 2 was due. The Council shall meet with the Union and aggrieved employee(s) at their next meeting and respond in writing within seven (7) calendar days thereafter.
STEP 4: If the grievance still remains unsettled, the Union may within thirty (30) calendar days after the reply of the Borough Council is due, by written notice, proceed to arbitration. The Union and Council can mutually agree upon a longer time period within which to adjust the grievance before going to arbitration.
a) The Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) shall be requested by either or both parties to provide a panel of Arbitrators for the parties to choose from. The arbitrator shall be selected in accordance with PERC’s rules and regulations. The Arbitrator shall restrict his/her inquiry to the standards established by this Agreement only and his/her decision shall be final and binding on both parties. The Arbitrator shall be requested to issue his/her decision within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of testimony and argument. The costs for the services of the arbitrator shall be borne equally by the parties.
b) The Union will notify the employer, in writing, of the names of employees who are designated by the Union to represent employees under the grievance procedure.
c) Agents of the Union who are not employees of the Borough, will be permitted to visit with employees during working hours for the purpose of discussing union representation matters, so long as such right is reasonably exercised and there is not undue interference with work progress. (Such representative shall also be recognized by the Borough as authorized spokesman for the Union in the matters between the parties regarding employees representation matters.)
d) The Borough and the Union agree, in conjunction with the grievance procedure, that each will give reasonable consideration to a request of the other party for meetings to discuss grievances pending at any step of the grievance procedure.
SECTION B – Failure to respond, at any level, shall be interpreted to be a denial of the grievance.
ARTICLE 22 – MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONSSECTION A – It is agreed that the representatives of the employer and the Union will meet from time to time, upon request of either party, to discuss matters of general interest or concern, matters which are not necessarily a grievance as such. Such meetings shall be initiated by written request of either party which shall reflect the precise agenda of the meeting.
SECTION B – The jurisdiction and authority of the employer over matters not covered by this Agreement are expressly reserved and implied reserved by the employer in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.
SECTION C – New employees shall be placed on a three (3) month probationary period.
SECTION D – An employee who is injured in the performance of his/her duties, shall immediately report the accident to his/her supervisor.
SECTION E – The employer shall provide uniforms for each of its Public Works Department employees covered under this agreement. Said uniforms shall be replaced each year on an as needed basis. Public Works Department employees shall be reimbursed $125.00 for the cost of work boots as follows: once for the year 2000; twice for the year 2001; once for the year 2002 and twice for the year 2003. Deputy court clerks and police clerks shall receive reimbursement up to $250.00 per year for the purchase and/or cleaning of uniforms upon submission of receipts.
SECTION F – During the initial probationary period, no benefits shall accrue. After the probationary period has been successfully completed, vacation, sick and personal time shall be credited retroactively.
SECTION G – Employees required to travel on authorized necessary Borough business and who are required to use their personal vehicle shall be reimbursed at the applicable IRS rate per mile, plus tolls and parking.
SECTION H – When an employee is required by the Borough to attend educational courses or training, the cost of such will be paid by the employer in addition to compensation for all hours beyond the regular work schedule and Section G, if applicable.
SECTION I – If an employee requests to the Borough and is approved by the Borough to attend education courses or training, the cost of such will be paid by the employer. There will be no other additional compensation.
ARTICLE 23 – WAGE SCHEDULESECTION A – Employees covered by this Agreement shall be compensated as follows:
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The chart above represents the following raises:
Effective the 1st pay period of 2000 – 3% raise
Effective the 1st pay period of 2001 – 2% raise
Effective the 14th pay period of 2001 – 2% raise
Effective the 1st pay period of 2002 – 4% raise
Effective the 1st pay period of 2003 – 3% raise
All increases will be retro back to the 1st pay period of 2000. If employed after the 1st pay period of 2000 it will be retro back to your hire date.
SECTION B – All new employees shall start at the listed starting rates and will receive an additional fifty cents ($.50) per hour increase after successfully completing their ninety (90) day probation period. Subsequent increases shall be at the rate of one ($1.00) dollar per hour each year thereafter on the employee’s Anniversary date. Anniversary date will be the date of hire. Employees will continue receiving the above mentioned raises until they are equal to the applicable rate in Section A.
SECTION C - Maintenance II – who obtain their A license will receive the difference between the starting rate of Maintenance II and Maintenance I if not already at the maximum rate of pay for Maintenance II.
Maintenance I – CDL License – Class A
Maintenance II – CDL License – Class B
STARTING SALARIESClerk Typist $ 9.00 per hr.
Payroll Clerk $ 10.50 per hr.
Accounts Payable $ 10.50 per hr.
Assessor Clerk $ 9.00 per hr.
Deputy Tax Collector $ 9.50 per hr.
Tax Clerk $ 9.00 per hr.
Police Clerk $ 9.00 per hr.
Deputy Court Administrator $ 9.00 per hr.
Construction Secretary $ 9.00 per hr.
Bus Driver $ 10.26 per hr.
Maintenance I $ 9.50 per hr.
Maintenance II $ 8.50 per hr.
Laborer $ 8.00 per hr.
Labor/Custodian $ 8.00 per hr.
Temporary/Seasonal Laborers $ 8.00 per hr.
Director Public Assistance (Annual) $ 4,200.00
ARTICLE 24 – LONGEVITY
SECTION A – Longevity payments will be made to the employees covered by this Agreement in accordance with the schedule outlined below. In order to be eligible for longevity payment, an employee must have a minimum of five (5) years service in the year longevity is to be paid, regardless of when the employee’s actual anniversary date falls as defined in Article 7- Section A.
Commencing with the 6ththrough the 10th year of service – $1,020.00
Commencing with the 11th through the 15th year of service – $1,170.00
Commencing with the 16th through the 20th year of service – $1,350.00
Commencing with the 21st year and more years of service – $1,560.00
SECTION B – Members of the bargaining unit, employed by the Borough of Pine Hill prior to the ratification of this Agreement, will continue to qualify for longevity payments based on the language contained in the ’90 through ’92 contract which reads “commencing with 5th… commencing with 10th… commencing with 15th… commencing with 20th.
SECTION C – Employees shall receive payment for longevity on or before January 25th of the following year which longevity is due.
ARTICLE 25 – FULLY BARGAINED AGREEMENTSECTION A – 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 subject to negotiations.
SECTION B – During the term of this Agreement, neither party will be required to negotiate with respect to any such matter, whether or not covered by this Agreement, and whether or not within the knowledge contemplation of either or both parties at the time they negotiated or signed this Agreement.
ARTICLE 26 – DURATIONSECTION – A – This Agreement shall be in full force and effect as of January 1, 2000 and shall remain in effect through and including December 31, 2003 without any reopening date.
SECTION B – 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) days nor later than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the expiration of this agreement of a desire to change, modify or terminate this agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, THE PARTIES HAVE HERETO CAUSED THIS AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED BY THEIR PROPER OFFICIALS, AND THEIR SEALS ATTACHED, THIS DAY OF , 2001.
ATTEST BOROUGH OF PINE HILL
Joan A. Schneebele, Borough Clerk Leslie Gallagher, Mayor
Henry J. Dunn – President