Contract Between
Collingswood Boro-Camden
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Collingswood Police SOA
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01/01/2002 thru 12/31/2006


CategoryMunicipal
UnitPolice Superior Officers

Contract Text Below
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AGREEMENT BETWEEN

THE BOROUGH OF COLLINGSWOOD

AND

THE SUPERIOR OFFICERS OF COLLINGSWOOD


















As of 3/2002










INDEX

PREAMBLE Page 3
LEGAL REFERENCE 4
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS 5
MANAGEMENT RIGHTS 6
RECOGNITION 8
EQUAL TREATMENT 8
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 9
VACATION 11
SICK LEAVE WITH PAY 13
PERSONAL HOLIDAYS 15
INSURANCE 16
FAMILY DENTAL PLAN 16
Legal Aid 17
UNIFORM ALLOWANCE 18
LONGEVITY 19
COURT TIME 20
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE 21
OVERTIME/COMPENSATORY TIME 22
CALL IN TIME 22
DETECTIVE PAY 22
WORKMEN COMPENSATION 23
LAY OFF AND DISCHARGE 23
RESIGNATION 24
SALARIES 25
REDUCTION FOR NEW HIRES 25
SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL 26
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT 26
RANDOM DRUG TESTING 26
COMPENSATORY DAYS 27
DULLY BARGAINED AGREEMENT 28
DURATION 28
SIGNATURE PAGE 29












PREAMBLE





This Agreement, entered into this ______ day of _____________,2002
by and between the Borough of Collingswood, in the County of Camden, State of New Jersey, hereinafter referred to as the Employer and the Superior Officers, hereinafter referred to as the Employees has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious relations between the Borough and the Employees, the establishment of an equitable and peaceful procedure for the resolution of differences, the establishment of rates of pay, hours of work, and other conditions of employment and represents the complete and final understanding of the Rules and Regulations of the Borough of Collingswood.



























LEGAL REFERENCE




Nothing contained in this Agreement shall alter the authority conferred it by Law or the Borough’s Departmental Rules and Regulations upon any Borough Official or in any way abridge or reduce such authority.

This Agreement shall be construed as requiring both the Employer and the Employees to follow the terms outlined herein, to the extent that they are applicable in the exercise of the responsibilities conferred upon them by Law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny or restrict to any employees such rights as he may have under any other applicable laws and regulations. The rights granted to employee hereunder shall be deemed to be in addition to those provided elsewhere.

If any provisions of this Agreement or any application of this Agreement to any Employee or group of Employees is held to be contrary to Law, then such provision or application shall not be deemed valid and subsisting, except to the extent permitted by Law, however, all other provisions or applications shall continue in full force and effect.

The provisions of this Agreement shall be subject to and subordinate to and shall not annul or modify existing applicable provisions of State and Local Laws, except as such particular provisions of this contract modify existing Local Laws.
















EMPLOYEE RIGHTS



The Employer and the Employees hereby agree that they shall not directly nor indirectly discourage, deprive, nor coerce any employee in the enjoyment of any of the rights conferred by the United States and New Jersey constitutions and other Federal and State Laws. The parties further agree that they shall not discriminate against any employee with respect to his hours of work, wages or any terms or conditions of employment, participation or lack of participation in any fraternal organization or its affiliates, collective negotiations with the fraternal organization, or his institution or lack of institution of any grievance, complaint, or proceeding under this Agreement or otherwise with respect to any terms or conditions of employment.

A. A Superior Officer shall have the right to inspect his Personal File at reasonable times provided his request is made twenty-four (24) hours in advance and his immediate Superior shall be present at the time of the inspection.

B. If any alleged misconduct occurs, which the Chief of Police feels should be
        made part of the Superior Officer's Personal File, a copy of same shall be available to the Officer within forty-eight (48) hours and the Officer's written response shall be placed in his Personal File.




















MANAGEMENT RIGHTS


The Borough of Collingswood Board of Commissioners hereby retains and reserves unto itself, without limitations, all powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities conferred upon and vested in it prior to the signing of this Agreement by the Laws and constitution of the State of New Jersey and of the United States, including but not without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following rights:

1. The executive management administrative control of the Borough Government and its properties and facilities and the activities of its employees by utilizing personnel, methods and means in the most appropriate and efficient manner possible as may from time to time be determined by the Borough.

2. To make rules of procedure and conduct, to use improved methods and equipment, to determine work schedules and shifts, to decide the number of employees needed for any particular time and to be in sole charge of the quality and quantity of the work required.

3. The right of Management to make, maintain, and amend such reasonable rules
        and regulations as it may from time to time deem best for the purpose of maintaining order, safety, and/or the effective operation of the Department, after advance notice to the employees, to require compliance by the employees, is recognized.
4. To hire all employees and subject to the provisions of Law, to determine their qualifications and conditions of continued employment or assignment, and to promote and transfer employees.

5. To suspend, demote, discharge, or take any other appropriate disciplinary action against any employee for good and just cause according to law.

6. To lay off employees in the event of lack of work or funds or under conditions where continuation of such work would be inefficient or non-productive.

7. The Borough reserves the right with regard to all other conditions of employment, not reserved, to make such changes as it deems desirable and necessary for the efficient and effective operation of the Departments.







8. The Chief of police or his designee shall post a work schedule based on a twenty- (20) day work period.
    In the exercise of the foregoing powers, rights, authority, duties and responsibilities of the Borough, the adoption of policies, rules and regulations, and practices, and the furtherance thereof, and be limited only to the specific and express terms of this Agreement and then only to the extent such specific and express terms hereof are in conformance with the Constitution and Laws of the State of New Jersey and of the United States.

    Nothing contained herein shall be construed to deny or restrict the Borough of its rights, responsibilities and authority under R. S. 40A, or any other National, State, County or Local Laws or Regulations.































    RECOGNITION


    The Borough of Collingswood hereby recognizes the Superior Officers as the exclusive majority representative for all permanent Superior Officers employed by the Borough Police Department within the meaning of the New Jersey Employer/Employee Relations Act N.J.S. 34:13A-1.1.







    EQUAL TREATMENT


    The Borough and the Superior Officers agree that there shall be no discrimination against any employee because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, or political affiliation.























    GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE



    PURPOSE:
    The purpose of this procedure is to secure, at the lowest possible level, an equitable solution to the problem which may arise affecting the terms and conditions of employment of the Superior Officers.
    The term "Grievance " as used herein, means any dispute or controversy arising over the interpretation, application, or any alleged violation of the terms and conditions of the Agreement and may be raised by the Superior Officers on behalf of any individual employee or group of employees, or the Employer.

    STEPS IN THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE:

    Step One: The aggrieved employee or employees, or the Borough, shall institute action under the provisions herein within Thirty (30) working days of the occurrence of the grievance to the immediate supervisor. The immediate supervisor shall make an earnest effort to settle the difference, for the purpose of resolving the matter informally. Failure to act within said Thirty (30) working days should be deemed to constitute an abandonment of the grievance.
    The immediate supervisor shall render a written decision within Fifteen (15) working days after receipt of the grievance.

    Step Two: In the event the grievance has not been resolved in or at Step One, the employee or employees shall, in writing and signed, file the grievance with the Chief of Police
    within Five (5) calendar days following the determination of Step One. The Chief of Police shall render a written decision within Fifteen (15) working days after receipt of the grievance.

    Step Three: In the event the grievance has not been resolved in or at Step Two, the employee or employees, in writing and signed, shall file the grievance with the Borough Administrator within five (5) calendar days following the determination of Step Two. The Borough Administrator shall render a written decision within Fifteen (15) working days after receipt of the grievance.







    Step Four: In the event the grievance has not been resolved in or at Step Three, the employee or employees shall, in writing and signed, file the grievance with the Commissioner of the Police Department within five (5) calendar days following the determination of Step Three. The Commissioner of the Police Department shall render a written decision within Fifteen (15) calendar days after the receipt of the grievance.

    Step Five: In the event the grievance has not been resolved in or at Step Four, the employee or employees shall, in writing and signed, file the grievance with the Board of Commissioners within five (5) calendar days following the determination of Step Four.

    The Board of Commissioners shall render a written decision within Thirty (30) calendar days from receipt of the grievance.

    Step Six: In the event the grievance has not been resolved in or at Step Five, the matter may be referred to the arbitration process as hereinafter provided:

    A. In the event that the Employer or the Employees desire to submit a grievance to the Arbitration process, the following procedure shall be followed:

    1. The party demanding mediation/arbitration shall serve written notice of its intent on the other party (ies) within (10) calendar days following receipt of the Borough Commissioners’ determination.

    2. The party demanding mediation/arbitration shall request the New Jersey Board of Mediation to appoint an arbitrator. The selection of the arbitrator shall be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Board of Mediation.

    3. The cost of the service of the arbitrator shall be borne equally by the Employer and the Superior Officers. Any other cost incurred shall be the responsibility of the party that incurred them.

    4. The decision of the arbitrator shall be in writing and shall include the reasons for such decision.

    5. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon the Employer and the Superior Officers.

    A failure to respond at any step in this procedure by the Employer or its agents shall be deemed to be a negative response and upon termination of the applicable time limits, the grievance may proceed to the next step.



    VACATION



    The following annual vacation leave with pay shall be granted each calendar year to those Superior Officers in full-time permanent service with the Borough.
        Commencing with the seventh (7) month through
        the first year, five (5) vacation days.

        Commencing with the second (2) year through the
        fourth (4) year inclusive, eleven (11) days vacation.

        Commencing with the fifth (5) year through the
        Sixth (6) year inclusive, twelve (12) days vacation.

        Commencing with the seventh (7) year through the
        eighth (8) year inclusive, thirteen (13) days vacation.

        Commencing with the ninth (9) year through the
        tenth (10) year inclusive, fourteen (14) days vacation.

        Commencing with the eleventh (11) year through the
        twelfth year (12) inclusive, fifteen (15) days vacation.

        Commencing with the thirteenth (13) year through the
        fourteenth (14) year inclusive, sixteen (16) days vacation.

        Commencing with the fifteenth (15) year through the
        twentieth (20) year inclusive, twenty (20) days vacation.

        After the completion of twenty (20) years of service, one (1)
        additional day of vacation each year shall be granted up to
        a total accumulation of Five (5) additional days.
    A. Vacation scheduling will be the responsibility of the Chief of Police
        and shall be granted upon request with priority of dates according to
        seniority.





    B. When a request for a vacation period has been approved by the Chief of Police, there shall be no change in the work schedule which would adversely affect the vacation plans of the Superior Officer, based on his work schedule at the time of the approval, unless there is a declared emergency which requires his presence and the Borough will then reimburse the Superior Officer for any expenditures made and not refundable.

    C. Where in any calendar year the vacation leave or any part thereof is not used, such vacation periods shall accumulate and any unused vacation resulting from the pressure of work, as determined by the Chief of Police, may be carried forward into the next succeeding year only. However, if in the second year, due to the pressure of work, as determined by the Chief of Police, the Superior Officers still have accumulated vacation time that will be lost, the employee has the right to sell back that time only.

    D. Vacation time cannot be used for sick time without the express written consent of the Superior Officer.

    E. Vacation time accumulated will be pro-rated for the current year and paid to any Superior Officer retiring, resigning, or being terminated for cause and will be part of his final paycheck.

    F. After the first calendar year, the employee's date of hire shall be used as a cut off date in computing vacation.




















    SICK LEAVE WITH PAY



    Sick leave is hereby defined as the absence of any Superior Officer from duty because of personal illness, which prevents his doing the usual duties of his position.

    Any Superior Officer who is absent for reasons that entitle him to sick leave shall notify his superior promptly, but no later than one (1) hour before his usual starting time, except in cases of extreme emergency, where the employee is unable to do so.

    Failure to give such notice may be cause for denial of the use of sick leave for that absence and may constitute cause for disciplinary action.

    Sick leave shall be granted as per the following schedule:

    6 months through 2 years employment …... 30 days sick leave

    3 years through 4 years employment ………60 days sick leave

    5 years through 6 years employment ………90 days sick leave

    7 years through 8 years employment ....…. 120 days sick leave

    9 years through 10 years employment ……150 days sick leave

    11 years through 12 years employment ..…180 days sick leave

    13 years through 14 years employment …..210 days sick leave

    15 years through 16 years employment …..240 days sick leave

    17 years through 19 years employment …..270 days sick leave

    20 years through 22 years employment …. 300 days sick leave

    23 years through 25 years employment .... 330 days sick leave

    After 25 years of employment ...........….. 360 days sick leave






    Sick leave shall be accruable at the rate of seven (7) days per year, provided none of the above sick leave is used. Any sick time taken shall first be charged against the seven- (7) accruable days for that year. The first seven- (7) days of each of the above mentioned sick leave periods, or so many of them as shall not be used, shall accumulate from year to year.

    Sick time charged shall be against time scheduled to work only.

    If any Superior Officer is absent for three (3) consecutive days, the Borough shall require acceptable evidence on the prescribed form. The nature of the illness and the length of time the employee was absent shall be stated on a Doctor's certificate.

    Abuse of sick leave will be cause for disciplinary action.

    At the end of each calendar year, the Borough of Collingswood shall provide a written statement to the Chief of Police of each Superior Officer's accrued sick leave.

    A Superior Officer may apply his unused accumulated sick leave time to early retirement from the services of the Borough, or he may receive (100%) of his accumulated sick leave as additional severance pay.






















    PERSONAL HOLIDAYS




    Each Superior Officer covered herein shall be entitled to fifteen (15) paid Personal Holidays per year, to be credited to him on January 1st of each year.

    A. Personal Holidays, not to exceed two (2), may be used in conjunction with vacation time with the approval of the Chief of Police, provided they do not create a hardship on the work schedule.

    B. Personal holidays may be used in lieu of sick days when the sick time has been exhausted, with the approval of the Chief of Police and the Borough Commissioners.

    C. Personal holidays are not being used in conjunction with sick days.

    D. All personal holidays are to be used during the year in which they are granted. Where in any calendar year the personal holidays or any part thereof, not to exceed five (5) days, is not used, the Superior Officer shall receive holiday compensation check totaling one days pay for each holiday not taken.

    E. Holiday compensation shall be paid in a separate check on the first payday after December 1st of each year.

    F. Nothing contained in the preceding paragraphs shall be deemed to give any Superior Officer the right to necessarily have any specific holiday off. Request for specific holidays off will be the responsibility of the individual Officer and will be determined early enough in the year in order to allow each Superior Officer an equal number of holidays off.

    G. Any Superior Officer leaving the Borough employment during the course of the year shall only be entitled to be paid for personal holidays accrued at the rate of one and one quarter (1-1/4) days for each month of service that year less any personal holidays taken.


    H. Superior Officers shall be entitled to one (1) additional personal holiday, that day being their birthday and it must be taken within Thirty (30) days or lost.





    INSURANCE
    The Borough shall provide health/dental insurance benefits for all full-time Superior Officer and their dependents, paid for in full by the Borough unless they are hired after January 1,1999. Any Superior Officer hired after January 1,1999 will be entitled to “paid health benefits” for the employee only until they reach 3 years, then the Borough will pay for the family.

    The benefits provided shall be equal to or greater in coverage in all areas as the current levels of benefits.
        When a Superior Officer retires with twenty-five (25) years of service, the Borough
    will continue to pay for his enrollment and his dependents, in the Health Insurance Plan.
    MEDICAL CO-PAYS

    Prescriptions will be as follows:
    HMO $10.00 to $10.00 (Generic Brand) per prescription
                $10.00 to $15.00 (Name Brand) per prescription
                $10.00 to $35.00 (Formulary) per prescription

    PPO $8.00 to $10.00 (Generic Brand) per prescription
                $15.00 to $20.00 (Name Brand) per prescription
                $15.00 to $35.00 (Formulary) per prescription

    Health Benefits will be as follows:
    HMO $5.00 to $ 15.00 per visit
        PPO $10.00 to $20.00 per visit
    COMMUNICABLE DISEASES


    Any officer who shall suffer from a communicable disease shall be treated with a
    rebuttal presumption that the disease was contracted on the job. Incident or investigation
    reports and other pertinent information can be used to validate or challenge such claims.

    FAMILY DENTAL PLAN

    The Borough shall provide a dental plan for all employees covered herein in accordance with or equivalent to the present plan with New Jersey Delta Dental Services, Inc.– Program 1B.

    LEGAL AID




    A. In Civil Actions, the Borough agrees to defend and to satisfy any judgment, which may be rendered against any Superior Officer for the action arising out of his employment with the Borough.

    B. The Borough will comply with N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-155 with respect to defense of Superior Officers in action or legal proceedings arising out of or incidental to the performance of his duties.



























    UNIFORM ALLOWANCE




    An annual Uniform Allowance for the replacement and maintenance of clothing shall be paid to all full time Superior officers represented herein. This allowance will be paid directly to each Officer in a separate check on or about May 1st of each year so that he may purchase and maintain clothing as needed, as per the following:
            2003 $1,375.00

    2004 $1,400.00

    2005 $1,425.00

    2006 $1,450.00


    A. All Superior Officers will be responsible for the purchase of clothing and equipment
    necessary for him to be properly uniformed and equipped within the meaning of such regulations as the Department may impose.
      B. Superior Officers with less than one (1) year of service will be required to use their allowance in its entirety to purchase a basic uniform issue which will be stipulated by policy within the Department.

      C. Whenever a new uniform change, for the entire Department is implemented by the Chief of Police or Borough Commissioners, the initial cost for the first issue shall be borne by the Borough, with no deduction to the Superior Officers uniform allowance benefit. This shall apply to the first issue of these items only.

      D. The Borough shall establish a fund of $500.00 in totality, which shall be replenished annually, capped at $500.00, with no rollovers. Officers on duty, who sustain damage to items other than uniforms, may apply for reimbursement from such fund, if not otherwise compensated. Officers agree to make their best efforts to obtain reimbursement from other sources.

      E. The Borough agrees to supply ballistic vest to the employee every five years,
      However, officers will be required to wear them if they are bought for them.



      LONGEVITY


      1. Longevity pay will be issued to those Superior Officers in full-time permanent service with the Borough with Five (5) or more years of continuous service and hired prior to
      January 1,1999, as per the following schedule:
        5 Years of Service 2% of base salary

        8 Years of Service 5% of base salary

      2003 2004 2005 2006

      12 Yrs of Service 6.5% 6.5% 6.75% 6.75% of base salary

      15 Yrs of Service 7% 7% 7.25% 7.25% of base salary

      20 Yrs of Service 8% 8% 8.25% 8.25% of base salary

        In computing Longevity the effective date shall be the date of hire upon completion of the Fifth (5) year of service. Longevity calculations will be made and become part of the Superior Officers annual salary.



      2. Longevity Pay will be issued to those Superior Officers hired after 1/1/99 in
      fulltime permanent service with the Borough as per the following schedule:


      1-5 years - $ 200.00

      6-10 years - $ 700.00
        11-15 years - $1,000.00

        16-20 years - $1,500.00

        20 years and up - $1,750.00



        COURT TIME



        A Superior Officer shall be granted the following compensation for appearing, while off duty, in court or before a State Agency in any criminal, quasi-criminal, motor vehicle, or juvenile proceeding arising out of his employment, for up to two (2) hours and overtime, at the rate of time and one half (1 ) for any time in excess of two (2) hours spent in the aforementioned court appearances.


        Commencing:
            2003 $85.00

        2004 $90.00

        2005 $95.00

        2006 $95.00
            A. In the event the Superior Officer is required to furnish his own transportation for any such appearance, as referred to above, other than for any such appearance in any court or agency in Collingswood, he shall be compensated for mileage at the rate of Seventeen cents ($.17) per mile, less any compensation received by him from any other source for such travel expenses.
            B. The compensation provided for the above shall be paid in the pay check issued on the first pay day following the month in which same has been earned and indicated as court time on the check stub.














        BEREAVEMENT LEAVE



        In the event of a death in the Superior Officer's immediate family, the Superior Officer shall be granted time off without loss of pay per the following schedule:
            A. Five (5) days off with pay in the event of death of the Superior Officer’s mother, father, spouse, betrothed, children or dependents, brother, sister, mother-in-law and father-in-law.
            B. Three (3) days off without loss of pay in the event of death of the Superior Officer’s Step-Brother, Step-Sister, Grandmother, Grandfather, Grandchildren, Brother-In-Law, Sister-In-Law, Son-In-Law, Daughter-In-Law.
            C. One (1) day off without loss of pay in the event of the death of the Superior Officer’s
            Aunt, Uncle, or relative by blood or affinity to the third degree.
            D. If extenuating circumstances arise where more time off is required; the Superior Officer may request additional time off from the Chief of Police and the Borough Commissioners.
            E. When any such death leave is requested by a Superior Officer, it will be the responsibility of the Chief of Police to determine the validity of such request. The Chief of Police retains the right to require a copy of the death certificate of the deceased for proof of death.

            F. Bereavement Leave is not intended to provide additional personal days off, but is to be used during the period immediately following the death of a family member in accordance with the Officer's schedule.
















        OVERTIME/COMPENSATORY TIME


        Overtime is defined as any time worked over and above the regular work schedule of the Department. Overtime will not be paid monetarily, but shall be earned as comp time.

        Compensatory Time shall accrue at the rate of time and one half (I 1/2) up to a maximum of Four Hundred and Eighty (480) hours.

        All provisions of this Agreement concerning salaries will be retroactive to January 1, 1999.

        CALL IN TIME

        Any Superior officer having completed his scheduled work day and is dismissed at the end thereof, who is recalled to work, shall receive a minimum of Two (2) hours compensatory time even though he may work less than Two (2) hours.


        ON CALL TIME FOR DETECTIVES


                2003 $55.00

        2004 $60.00

        2005 $65.00

        2006 $70.00








        WORKMEN COMPENSATION



        If a Superior Officer is injured or becomes ill out of or during the course of his employment, the following procedure shall be followed:
            A. The Superior Officer shall immediately notify the Chief of Police of the work-related injury or illness.
            B. If the Borough's Workmen’s Compensation insurance carrier does not dispute the causal relationship between the employment and the injury or illness, the Superior Officer shall be paid his full pay for the first forty five (45) scheduled working days following the date of the injury or illness and no charge shall be made to the Superior Officers sick leave accumulation, provided the Superior Officer turns over to the Borough any checks received for temporary disability benefits.
            C. After the first forty five (45) scheduled work days from the date of the injury or illness, as defined above, the Superior Officer shall have the option to receive full pay, charging the difference to his sick leave accumulation, provided he turns over his temporary disability checks to the Borough; or he has the option to retain his workmen’s compensation checks and not receive any additional monies from the Borough, in such event, there shall be no charge to the Superior Officers sick leave accumulation.





        LAY OFF AND DISCHARGE

            A. If a Superior Officer is laid-off, he is to be paid for any earned accumulated vacation, personal holidays, and sick time.
            B. If a Superior Officer is discharged for cause, the Board of Commissioners shall determine whether or not he is to be paid for any earned, accumulated Vacation Time and Personal Holidays, depending upon the circumstances of his dismissal.




        RESIGNATION



            If a Superior Officer gives two (2) weeks notice when he intends to resign, he shall be paid for any accrued vacation time, prorated for the current year and any personal holidays not used, pro-rated for the current year. If he does not give the proper two (2) weeks notice, the Borough of Commissioners shall determine whether or not he is paid for same.


































        SALARIES


        It is acknowledged by and between the parties that the regular salary for sergeants and Lieutenants during the year 2002 shall be increased by 4 % over their base salary for the year 2001. In 2003 their salary shall be increased by 4% over the 2002 base salary. In 2004 their salary shall be increased by 4% over the 2003 base salary. In 2005, their salary shall be increased by 4% over the 2004 base salary. In 2006, their salary shall be increased by 4% over the 2005 base salary. This shall result in the following salaries to be paid:

        SERGEANTS LIEUTENANTS CAPTAINS

        2002 $59,522.00 $65,474.00 $70,535.00

        2003 $61,903.00 $68,093.00 $73,356.00

        2004 $64,379.00 $70,817.00 $76,290.00

        2005 $66,954.00 $73,650.00 $79,342.00

        2006 $69,632.00 $76,596.00 $82,516.00

        In no event will the Sergeant's base salary be less than ten percent (10%) of the highest paid Patrolman's base salary.

        In no event will the Lieutenant's base salary be less than ten percent (10%) of the highest paid Sergeant's base salary.

        The Borough shall pay the above salaries on a bi-weekly basis provided all full-time Borough employees are paid in the same manner.





        REDUCTION FOR NEW HIRES


        It is agreed that the salaries set forth herein shall, commencing with 1996, be reduced by ten percent (10%) for all police officers hired after January 1,1996.

        SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL


        Commencing 1996, and Superiors who work between the hours of 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. will be eligible for a shift differential for the hours worked during that time frame as follows:

                2003 3%

        2004 3.5%

        2005 4%

        2006 4%
        TUITION REIMBURSEMENT


        Any course related to law enforcement degree with a “C” average or better, the Borough would reimburse the Superior Officer college tuition only for the year the class is completed. The Chief must approve all requests prior to attendance.




        RANDOM DRUG TESTING


        All employees carrying a weapon will be randomly tested for drugs, pursuant
        to the current guidelines established by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey
        as of September 1998.









          COMPENSATORY DAYS


          It is the intent and purpose of this provision to provide compensation for members of the Collingswood Police Officers Association regularly scheduled to work shifts in excess of Forty (40) hours per seven- (7) day period. This provision is applicable only to such members who work such a shift.

          For those members who do not work such a shift for the full year, this provision
          shall be applied pro rata.

          Compensatory days will be those days granted to a Superior Officer in full time permanent service with the Borough who works a continuous 24-hour Swing Shift schedule.

          Compensatory Days – 1994 -1995-1996-1997- 1998 Fifteen (15) Full Days

          Scheduling of compensatory days will be the responsibility of the Chief of
          Police and can be postponed at the Chief of Police’s discretion.

          Where in any calendar year the compensatory days are not used, such days may
          be carried forward into the next year only. However, these days also scheduled off will be determined by the Chief of Police.

          This policy will not apply if Superior Officers continue to work a 12-hour shift.


















          FULLY BARGAINED AGREEMENT


              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.

              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 or contemplation of either or both parties at the time they negotiated or signed this Agreement.


              DURATION


              This Agreement shall be in full force and effect as of January 1, 2002, and shall remain in effect to and including December 31, 2006, without any re-opening 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 and fifty (150) days, nor no later than one hundred and 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 hereunto set their hands and seals at

          Collingswood, New Jersey on this ________ day of _________________, 2002.





          FOR THE SUPERIOR OFFICERS BOROUGH OF COLLINGSWOOD



          ______________________________ ______________________________




          _______________________________ ______________________________























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