Contract Between
Passaic Cty Sheriff's Office-Passaic
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PBA Loc 197
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01/01/2003 thru 12/31/2006


CategoryCounty
UnitCorrection Officers, Sheriff's Officers

Contract Text Below
OFFICER CONTRACT
P.B.A. LOCAL 197
JANUARY 1, 2003 Through DECEMBER 31, 2006
Prepared By:
LOCCKE & CORREIA P.A.
24 Salem Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
(201) 488-0880
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE PAGE
1. Recognition of P.B.A. #197/Period of Agreement ............................................................ 3
2. Preamble ........................................................................................................................... 4
3. Grievance Procedure ......................................................................................................... 5
4. Management Rights .......................................................................................................... 6
5. Workweek/Hours of Work ................................................................................................. 7
6. Overtime Payment ............................................................................................................ 9
7. Salaries/Compensation ................................................................................................... 10
8. Increments and Longevity ................................................................................................ 11
9. Night Differential .............................................................................................................. 12
10. Court Papers/Sequestered Jury Service ........................................................................ 13
11. Vacation, Sick, Personal and Death Leaves .................................................................. 14
12. Holiday Compensation .................................................................................................... 16
13. Criminal and Civil Actions ............................................................................................... 17
14. Payment for Education/Continuing Education ................................................................ 18
15. Medical Benefits .............................................................................................................. 19
16. Miscellaneous ................................................................................................................. 21
17. Ceremonial Activities ...................................................................................................... 26
18. Departmental Investigations ........................................................................................... 27
19. No Waiver ....................................................................................................................... 28
Period of Agreement ....................................................................................................... 29
Schedule A-1 ................................................................................................................... 30
Schedule A-2 ................................................................................................................... 31
Schedule A-3 ................................................................................................................... 32
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ARTICLE 1
WITNESSETH
WHEREAS the County of Passaic does recognize the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Local
#197, as the exclusive representative for the purpose of collective negotiations with respect to
wages, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment for Sheriff’s and Correctional
Officers, exclusive in this Agreement, whose duties are non-supervisory.
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved, that the Employer and the Association mutually agree that the
following shall represent the Agreement reached as a result of collective negotiations for the
contract years, effective January 1, 2003, and shall remain in full force and effect until December 31,
2006, or until a successor Agreement is negotiated and executed, whichever shall last occur.
All items in this contract shall remain in full force and shall continue to be paid until successor
Agreement is negotiated and executed.
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ARTICLE 2
PREAMBLE
This Agreement has, for its purpose, the promotion of harmonious relations between the Employer
and its Employees, the establishment of equitable and peaceful procedure for the resolution of
differences, the establishment of rates of pay, hours of work and other conditions of employment
satisfactory to both parties, and the avoidance of interruption or interference with the efficient
operation of the Employer which is essential to the well being of the citizens of Passaic County.
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ARTICLE 3
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
A grievance shall be any difference of opinion, controversy, or dispute arising between the parties
(PBA 197 and the County of Passaic) hereto relating to any matter of wages, hours, disciplinary
action, and working conditions, or any dispute between the parties involving interpretation or
application of any provision of the Agreement.
The Employer and Association mutually agree to the following grievance steps:
A. The Employee shall present the grievance in written form to the Employee’s
immediate Shift Commander within ten (10) days of its occurrence. The Shift
Commander shall then attempt to adjust the matter and shall respond verbally to the
Employee within ten (10) working days.
B. If the grievance has not been settled, a PBA Representative shall present it in writing
to the appropriate Division Head within ten (10) days after the Shift Commander’s
response is received or due. The Division Head shall then respond in writing to the
PBA Representative within ten (10) working days.
C. If the grievance still remains unsettled, it shall be presented in writing by the PBA
Representative to the Sheriff within ten (10) days after response of the Division Head
is received or due. The Sheriff or his designated representative shall respond
verbally or in writing to the PBA Representative within ten (10) working days.
D. If the grievance is still unresolved within ten (10) days after written notice is received
or due from the Sheriff, either party (PBA 197 or The County of Passaic) may
request binding arbitration of the grievance, pursuant to PERC rules and regulations
(19:12-5.1). The cost of arbitration shall be borne equally by the County of Passaic
and the PBA.
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ARTICLE 4
MANAGEMENT RIGHTS
The public Employer retains the rights, in accordance with applicable laws and procedures, to:
A. direct Employees;
B. hire, promote, transfer, assign and retain Employees in positions within the agency,
as well as to suspend, demote, discharge, or take reasonable disciplinary action
against Employees;
C. relieve Employees from duties because of lack of work or other legitimate reasons;
D. maintain the efficiency of the government operations entrusted to the Employer;
E. determine the methods, means and personnel by which such operations are to be
conducted;
F. take whatever action may be necessary to carry out the mission of the agency in
situations of emergency; and
G. take disciplinary action when an Employee fails to comply with reasonable
management requests.
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ARTICLE 5
WORK WEEK – HOURS OF WORK
A. All Employees employed in the continuous operation of the Corrections and Patrol Units
shall have a workweek, inclusive of two weekends, consisting of four (4) consecutive days
on an two (2) consecutive days off.
The basic hours of work for four and two (4 & 2) Employees shall be from 7:00 AM to 3:00
PM , 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM and 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. All four and two (4 & 2) Employees
shall be allowed one (1) thirty (30) minute lunch period at a time and in an area designated
by the Supervisor.
The basic hours of work for five and two (5 & 2) Employees shall be from 8:00 AM to 4:00
PM. All five and two (5 & 2) Employees shall be allowed one (1) thirty (30) minute lunch
period.
B. For those Employees assigned to the Courthouse, the basic workweek shall consist of
Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM, inclusive of a one (1) hour lunch period.
The Employer shall have the right to limit lunch periods of Court House personal to thirty (30)
minutes.
C. As a condition of employment, Employees must be available to work any and all shifts as
needed to maintain the efficient operation of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department.
When necessary, Employees may be placed on a staggering starts and finishes.
D. If an Employee is more than thirty (30) minutes late in reporting without good cause, the
Sheriff or his designee may send the Employee home for the balance of the working day, in
which event he/she shall not receive any pay for that day.
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E. The parties agree to meet for the purposes of considering alternative schedules. Such
alternative schedules shall be implemented upon mutual agreement.
F. Except in emergent situations, one week advanced notice shall be given to an Officer prior
to any non-emergent shift change.
G. Effective January 1, 2004, all newly hired Officers without prior law enforcement experience
who are hired as a Correction Officer must complete two (2) years of service at the Passaic
County Jail prior to applying for a lateral title change to Sheriff’s Officer. The foregoing
restriction shall not apply to inter-governmental transfers or Investigators.
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ARTICLE 6
OVERTIME PAYMENT
A. For Correctional, Courthouse and Patrol Officers, time and one-half (1) the Employee’s
regular rate of pay shall be paid in fifteen (15) minute segments after such Employee has
worked ten (10) minutes beyond the normal eight (8) hours work shift for both four and two
(4 & 2) and five and two (5 & 2) personnel, provided that such Employee reported for work
on time for his/her original shift, and further provided that said Employee worked the full shift.
B. If an Employee is scheduled to work on a day normally scheduled as his/her day off and has
otherwise worked a regular schedule during the workweek (sick, personal, vacation and
holiday time are considered part of the workweek), such Employee shall be paid at the rate
of time and one-half (1) his/her base pay.
C. Whenever an Employee is required to appear in Court for a job-related incident at a time
other than his/her regular duty hours, he/she shall be paid time and one-half (1) for the
time spent in Court. The Court time minimum for calculation purposes shall be two (2) hours
of overtime pay.
D. Effective January 1, 2004, all Officers recalled to duty shall be guaranteed a minimum of two
(2) hours of overtime compensation.
E. In lieu of overtime compensation, any Employee assigned to the K-9 Unit will be entitled to
one(1) hour per day, during their shift, to care for his or her canine. The one (1) hour shall
be the first 30 minutes of the Employee’s shift and the last 30 minutes of the Employee’s
shift. The PBA and the employees expressly acknowledge and agree that they shall not be
entitled to any additional compensation, benefits, or overtime in connection with the care of
their canine except for additional required K-9 training programs or clinics that have the prior
written approval of the Sheriff or his designee.
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ARTICLE 7
SALARIES/ COMPENSATION
A Base annual wages for Employees covered by this Agreement shall be as set forth in
Schedule A annexed.
B All E.M.T.’s will be paid an additional One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars per year
incorporated in the base salary. This additional One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars will
cease immediately if the Employee fails re-certification. No new E.M.T.s shall be added
after January 1, 2004. In addition, EMT compensation shall permanently cease for any
employee hired before January 1, 2004 that fails re-certification at any time, regardless of
whether such employee later becomes re-certified.
C. Effective January 1, 2005 an annual Detective differential shall be paid to all Detectives as
follows:
Grade 2005 2006
Commander $1,500 $3,000
Detective, 3rd Grade/ Specialist, Corrections $1,000 $1,500
Detective, 2nd Grade $2,000 $2,500
Detective, 1st Grade $5,000 $5,500
For any employee that is assigned to detective for less than the full calendar year, the detective
differential shall be pro-rated with the employee receiving 1/12 of the applicable detective differential
for each month or portion thereof during which the employee is assigned as a detective.
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ARTICLE 8
INCREMENTS AND LONGEVITY
During the term of this Agreement, increments to which the Employees are entitled shall be awarded
as follows:
A. All Employees whose anniversary date falls between January 1 and June 30 shall receive
the increment to which they would have been entitled on their anniversary date, retroactive
to January 1 of the contract year.
B. All Employees whose anniversary date falls between July 1 and December 31 shall receive
the increment to which they would have been entitled on their anniversary date, retroactive
to July 1 of the contract year.
Longevity pay shall be determined by *length of employment as follows:
1. 2% of base pay at the beginning of seven (7) years;
2. 4% of base pay at the beginning of ten (10) years;
3. 6% of base pay at the beginning of fifteen (15) years;
4. 8% of base pay at the beginning of twenty (20) years;
5. 10% of base pay at the beginning of twenty-five (25) years.
* As of January 1, 1992, length of employment for all new Employees will be determined by
length of service with Passaic County.
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ARTICLE 9
NIGHT DIFFERENTIAL
Employees working on shifts whose working hours fall between 3:00 PM and 7:00 AM shall receive,
in addition to their regular pay, an additional ten (10%) percent of their base salary which shall be
incorporated in the base pay. This ten (10%) percent night differential shall be divided equally into
the number of pay periods in each year, and said amount, incorporated into the base salary, shall be
paid each regular pay. Said amount shall also be paid to all Employees working the second and
third shifts when on vacation, personal, sick and holiday leave.
An additional ten (10%) percent may also be paid to Employees who do not strictly fall into the
above categories if their responsibilities sometimes call for odd hours, and if authorized by the
Sheriff or his designated representative.
Effective January 1, 2000, the current night differential paid to Employees working the 11:00 PM to
7:00 AM shift, will decrease to five (5%) percent for all new Employees hired after January 1, 2000.
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ARTICLE 10
COURT PAPERS AND SEQUESTERED JURY SERVICE
A. Service of Court Papers
1. Serving Papers
Those members of PBA 197 who serve subpoenas after regular work hours will
receive a flat rate per week equivalent to five (5) hours at straight time.
2. Mileage
All members of the bargaining unit who utilize their vehicles for County business on a
regular basis will be reimbursed at a rate of Thirty-One ($.31) Cents per mile.
(Personal vehicles shall not be utilized for County business without the prior written
approval from the Sheriff’s Office).
B. Sequestered Jury Service
A sequestered jury is one, which is placed in the custody of an Officer and taken from the
Courthouse to be fed and housed overnight. An Officer assigned to duty with a sequestered
jury shall be compensated as follows:
1. Except for the Employee designated as night man, provided the Employee
has been on duty during the regular workday, he/she shall be paid overtime
at a rate of time and one-half (1) only for all hours worked on sequestered
jury duty beyond the regular workday.
2. If the Employee has not been on duty during the regular workday, service
with the sequestered jury shall consider his/her basic workday and shall be
paid in accordance with the established rate.
3. The Employee designated as night man shall be paid overtime at the rate of
time and one-half (1) for all hours worked beyond his/her basic workday.
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ARTICLE 11
VACATION, SICK, PERSONAL AND DEATH LEAVES
A. Vacation Leave
Provided vacation requests are submitted by January 15th each year, such requests will be
granted on the basis of seniority of service within each Division (Patrol, Corrections,
Courthouse) of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. If an Employee requests time off
on a holiday, and it is granted, no additional time off will be granted for being on vacation,
etc... on a holiday.
Vacation time shall be granted as follows:
Years of Working Days Vacation
Service: Each Year:
1-5 Years 12
6-10 Years 15
11-15 Years 18
16-20 Years 20
Over 20 Years 22
It shall be duly noted that at no time shall an Officer have more than two (2) years vacation
time accumulated without permission from the Division Head. An Employee who becomes ill
during vacation leave shall be charged sick time. The Employer may demand a doctor’s
certification.
B. Sick Leave
1. Every Employee covered by this Agreement shall earn payment for absence due to
illness at a rate of fifteen (15) days per year, which shall accumulate at the rate of
1.25 days per month. Unused sick days shall be cumulative from year to year.
2. After an Employee has used ten (10) or more sick days in any calendar year, the
Employer shall have the right to demand that the Employee furnish a doctor’s note to
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the effect that the Employee was, in fact, ill.
3. After the Employee has used five (5) consecutive sick days, the Employer shall have
the right to demand that the Employee furnish a note from his/her doctor that the
Employee was, in fact, ill.
C. Personal Leave
Every Employee covered by this Agreement shall be allowed three (3) days personal leave
with pay per year, provided that the Division Head be notified of such leave at least three (3)
days in advance, except in emergency situations. Approval of such leave request by the
Division Head shall not be unreasonably withheld. Such leave shall not be cumulative from
year to year, however, all unused personal days shall be paid to such Employee at the end
of the year, if the days were denied.
D. Death Leave
Every Employee covered by this Agreement shall be allowed three (3) days leave per death
for use in the event of death in the immediate family of the Employee.
For the purpose of this Section, the immediate family is defined as the Employee’s spouse,
children, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, mother-or father-in-law, sister- or
brother-in-law; son or daughter-in-law, or a member of the Employee’s immediate
household. An additional day shall be given in the event of the Employee’s spouse or
children’s death.
E. Sick Time Cash In Retirement Benefit
Upon retirement, all Employees shall receive payment for accumulated sick time in the
amount of fifty (50%) percent of the accumulated sick time with a maximum amount of
Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars.
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ARTICLE 12
HOLIDAY COMPENSATION
A. The following days are recognized paid holidays:
Day New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Lincoln’s Birthday
Washington’s Birthday
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Columbus Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Election Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Day Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
B. Those Employees having a four and two (4 & 2) workweek shall be paid at the rate of double
their base salary whenever their regularly scheduled workday falls on a recognized holiday,
providing they did not call in sick the day before or the day after the holiday.
C. Those Employees having a five and two (5 & 2) workweek as defined herein shall be
compensated as follows:
1. Recognized holidays that fall on a Saturday shall be celebrated on the preceding
Friday.
2. Recognized holidays that fall on a Sunday shall be celebrated on the succeeding
Monday.
D. In the event that C1 or C2 is countermanded by the Sheriff and/or order of the courts
requiring the services of Employees, the affected Employees shall be granted equal
compensatory time off in recognition of the holiday.
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ARTICLE 13
CRIMINAL / CIVIL ACTIONS
A. Legal Defense of Officers
The County of Passaic shall be responsible for all judgments, attorney fees and costs,
whether criminal or civil in nature, which directly or indirectly arise out or in the course of
employment, of any Employee covered by this Agreement.
B. The County represents that it maintains appropriate and sufficient insurance to cover any
and all damages resulting from judgments rendered in civil action brought against an
Employee for any unintentional act or omission arising out of and in course of the
Employee’s performance of duties.
C. The minimum counsel fees for Employees, in connection with civil litigation or criminal
charges arising within the scope of their employment, shall be
Non-indictable criminal offenses $120.00 per hour
Defense in civil matters $120.00 per hour
Defense in criminal matters $120.00 per hour
Plus the following disbursement:
Required transcripts
Required expert fees
Court cost and fees
It is noted prior to retaining any attorney, that the attorney must be in agreement with the
County of Passaic’s fee schedule, or the Employee may be liable for the difference.
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ARTICLE 14
PAYMENT FOR EDUCATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION
A. The County represents that time off without penalty shall be granted to those Employees
enrolled in approved law enforcement related training courses, subject to the needs of the
Employer.
B. Any Employee who enrolls in and attends a course in law enforcement related studies at an
accredited institution or college approved by the Middle State Association Colleges and
Secondary Schools, shall be paid Twenty ($20.00) per credit, yearly.
All the aforementioned courses must be approved in advance by the Sheriff and shall be
paid during the first quarter of the calendar year. In addition, those Employees who have
attained, or hereafter attains a college degree, shall receive an annual educational
increment as follows:
Associate Degree — $200.00
Bachelor Degree — $400.00
Effective January 1, 2005 the annual educational increment shall be as follows:
Associate Degree - $1,000.00
Bachelor Degree - $1,500.00
Graduate Degree - $2,000.00
*Only one degree is payable at a time.
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ARTICLE 15
MEDICAL BENEFITS
A. The Employer will continue to provide and pay for medical hospitalization, and major medical
insurance coverage (Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield)
Deductible amounts are as follows:
$200.00 deductible per person
$400.00 deductible per family
In addition, anyone hired after February 1, 1992 will have coverage stated above (under
Horizon Program). (See attached). All covered medical bills will be paid within forty-five (45)
days.
Upon retirement, the Employer will continue to provide and pay for the above programs. The
Employer reserves the right to select the insurance carrier who shall provide such benefits,
as long as the benefits are equivalent to or better than those provided by the policies in
effect on the date of this agreement.
B. Dental Coverage
(See attached)
C. Pre-Paid Prescription Plan
All Employees covered under bargaining unit shall be entitled to a pre-paid prescription plan
paid for by the County of Passaic. The coverage shall be for members and their families.
The maximum deductible shall be Five ($5.00) Dollar per prescription on name brands and
$0.00 for generic brands.
D. Disability Plan
The County shall provide a disability plan for each Employee. At present, this is a selffunded
plan using the State of New Jersey guidelines. As of January 1, 1997, these benefits
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are two-thirds of your pay per week; the maximum benefit is Three Hundred Fifty ($350.00)
Dollars per week for a maximum period of twenty-six (26) weeks. There are no extensions.
After twelve (12) weeks the Employee is responsible for paying the monthly premiums listed
below:
Description Single Husband/Wife Family Parent/Child
Hospitalization $301.64 $580.05 $691.91 $435.74
Prescription $32.25 $74.54 $74.54 $39.27
Dental (Delta) $16.15 N/A N/A N/A
Dental (Horizon) $10.76 N/A N/A N/A
Life Insurance $2.04 N/A N/A N/A
E. Work Incurred Injury
Where an Employee covered under this Agreement suffers a work related injury or disability
the Employer shall continue such Employee at a full pay during continuance of such
Employee’s inability to work.
During this period of time, all temporary disability benefits accruing under the provisions of
the Worker’s Compensation Act shall be paid over to the Employer. Injury or illness incurred
while the Employee is attending an Employer-sanctioned training program shall be
considered in the line of duty.
F. Life Insurance
The Employer will continue to provide and pay for life insurance policy for each Employee in
the minimum amount of Four Thousand ($4000.00) Dollars. In the event the Employee dies
while employed by the County of Passaic, said death benefit to be increased to Twelve
Thousand ($12,000) Dollars providing the Employee has enough accumulated sick time
such that paying for half of it would raise it to Twelve Thousand ($12,000) Dollars. If not, it
will be paid proportionately.
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ARTICLE 16
MISCELLANEOUS
A. No change(s) to this Agreement shall occur without written agreement between the parties.
B. Should any portion of this Agreement be held unlawful or unenforceable by any court of
competent jurisdiction, such decision of the court shall only apply to that specific portion of
the Agreement affected by such decision of the court, whereupon those parties agree to
immediately negotiate a substitute for the invalidated portion thereof.
C. Except at otherwise provided herein, all benefits, which Employees have heretofore enjoyed
and are presently enjoying, shall be maintained and continued by the county during the term
of this agreement. The personnel policies and regulations of this department, established
for all Employees of all divisions, which have mutually agreed upon and are in effect, shall
continue to be applicable to all officers except as otherwise provided herein.
D. The County agrees that it shall not discriminate against any officer during the term of this
agreement with respect to hours, wages or terms of or conditions of employment, including
loss of income, change of assignment or demotion, by reason of his/her membership in the
New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association and its affiliates participating in any
activities, collective negotiations with the county, or institution of any grievance, complaint, or
proceeding under this Agreement or otherwise with respect to any terms and conditions of
employment.
E. The County of Passaic agrees to make available to the union in response to reasonable
request from time to time, all available information in the public domain.
F. Whenever any representative of the union is scheduled to participate in negotiations,
grievances, conventions or any PBA business during work hours, she/he shall suffer no loss
of pay provided a written request is submitted for approval prior to the event.
G. Employee seniority shall be based upon length of continuous, permanent service in the
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Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. Elapsed time on leave without pay shall be deducted
there from. All appropriate Civil Service laws, rules and regulations shall apply.
H. The Employer agrees to deduct the PBA’s monthly membership dues from the pay of those
Employees who authorize such deductions in writing, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-15.9e. The
amounts so deducted shall be remitted to the PBA by the tenth (10th) day of the succeeding
month after which deductions are made, together with a list of names of the Employees
whom deductions are made.
I. As of the effective date of this Agreement, any permanent Employee in the bargaining unit
who does not join the Union within thirty (30) days of initial employment, and any permanent
Employee previously employed within the unit who does not join within the ten (10) day reentry
into employment with the unit shall, as a condition of employment, pay a representation
fee to the Union by automatic payroll deduction. The representation fee shall be an amount
equal to eighty-five (85%) percent of the regular Union membership dues, fees and
assessments as certified to the Employer by the Union. The Union may revise its
certification of the amount of representation fee at any time to reflect changes in the regular
Union membership dues, fees and assessments.
J. Retirement
All Employees covered under this Agreement should apply three (3) to six (6) months prior to
retirement at the County Personnel Office. The Employee must bring the following:
Employee’s birth certificate;
Birth certificate of the Employee’s spouse
Marriage certificate
Divorce papers, if applicable
Birth certificate of any child under the age of eighteen
The retirement benefits are explained in the attached PFRS and PERS Pension Booklets.
The County of Passaic shall continue to provide and pay for medical/hospitalization and
prescription coverage and for all retired Employees in the bargaining unit as outlined in the
attached Medical Coverage Booklet addendum.
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It is noted, upon application for retirement that the Employee may not be out without a
doctor’s note for more than one hundred twenty (120) working days prior to retirement.
The County of Passaic shall pay in full, all medical and prescription premiums (see 15 A &
C) for all members who retire with twenty-five (25) years of service or more. For those
members who retire with less than twenty-five (25) years of service, the Employee shall pay
the following monthly amount to the County of Passaic toward Medical coverage premiums:
Monthly Medical & Prescription Coverage Premiums
For single coverage $45.66
For Husband/Wife $82.90
Family $102.86
Parent & Child $68.82
All members who file for retirement during the term of this Agreement shall be fully vested
with all the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to wages, medical, prescription
or any other terms or conditions listed herein. Said benefits and the retirees entitlement
thereto, shall be unaffected by future changes to subsequent contracts. This provision shall
survive the expiration of the collective negotiations agreement.
K. On Duty Status
While on any volunteer SERT detail, including training, the Employee is considered “on duty”
for insurance, pension, etc.. Purposes, however no payment of overtime, straight time, etc. is
paid whatsoever.
L. The County of Passaic will continue the practice, that, where work projects are conducted on
county roads and security is required for traffic control, etc. The primary entity in providing
those services will be PBA Local 197. The engineering department will notify all contractors,
when permits are issued, to contact PBA 197 for their security needs. All monies paid to
Employees must be paid through the County Payroll at a rate as may be mutually agreed
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upon but not less than Twenty-Five ($25.00) Dollars per hour.
M. The PBA President shall have full time off from regular duty assignment without loss of
regular compensation.
The PBA Delegate shall be excused from working on days of any meetings (State PBA,
County Conference and Local PBA). In the event a meeting is scheduled on the Delegate’s
day off, the Delegate shall receive another day off. The Delegate shall suffer no loss of
compensation because of his/her title as Delegate.
N. An office shall be provided to the PBA on Employer premises. Said office shall be for the
exclusive use of the PBA. The PBA office may be taken back by the Employer on not less
than sixty (60) calendar day’s notice.
O. The Employer shall have this final Agreement printed, and shall provide five hundred (500)
copies to the PBA President within thirty (30) days of contract execution. The County and
the PBA will split the printing costs for these copies, with each party paying for 50% of the
cost.
P. To the extent practicable separate locker room facilities shall be provided and maintained for
male and female officers. However, the decision to provide and/or maintain separate locker
room facilities shall be made in the sole discretion of the Sheriff or his designee.
Q. To the extent that the Employer has the capability the Employer shall provide a direct deposit
option to the banking institution of the Officer’s choice.
R. Employees shall be responsible for all costs associated with the care, maintenance,
alteration, repair, replacement, cleaning, dry cleaning and/or rental of his or her uniform.
The PBA and members of the bargaining unit further expressly acknowledge and agree that
they shall not be entitled to any additional compensation, benefits or overtime in connection
with the care, maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, cleaning, dry cleaning and/or
rental of his or her uniform, including, but not limited to shirts, pants, jackets, hats, coats,
buttons, badges, belts, holsters and other leather. However if the employer orders a uniform
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change then the employer shall pay for said change.
S. Effective January 1, 2004; the following assignments will be recognized within the Passaic
County Sheriff’s Department’s specialized units. Assignment to these positions will be
based on criteria established through policy at the Sheriff’s discretion.
Commander
Detective, 3rd Grade/ Corrections Specialist
Detective, 2nd Grade
Detective, 1st Grade
Although the actual duties and responsibilities of these assignments will be investigative in
nature, the Sheriff, or his designee, will assign duties in accordance with the needs of the
department.
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ARTICLE 17
CEREMONIAL ACTIVITIES
Whenever an sworn law enforcement Officer, as defined by NJSA 43:15A-97, is killed in the line of
duty in the State of New Jersey the County agrees to send a minimum of six (6) uniformed Officers
(2 from Courthouse, 2 from Patrol and 2 from Corrections) to participate in funeral services for the
said deceased law enforcement Officer, so long as the funeral services take place within the State
of New Jersey, or, if outside the State of New Jersey, within a fifty (50) mile radius of the Passaic
County Jail.
Subject to the availability of same, Employer will permit two (2) County vehicles to be utilized by the
members in the funeral service.
Officers participating in such funeral service shall not be entitled to any compensation during the
time in which they are participating in said funeral service unless otherwise agreed to by the Sheriff’s
Office.
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ARTICLE 18
DEPARTMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS
In an effort to insure that departmental investigations are conducted in a manner, which is
conducive to good order and discipline, all such investigations will be conducted in compliance with
the Attorney General’s guidelines and NJSA 40A: 14-147.
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ARTICLE 19
NO WAIVER
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the failure to enforce any provision of this
Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver thereof.
This Agreement is not intended and shall not be construed as a waiver of any right or benefit to
which the Employees herein are entitled by law.
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PERIOD OF AGREEMENT
This Agreement shall become effective and retroactive to January 1, 2003 and shall remain in full
force and effect until December 31, 2006 or until a successor Agreement is negotiated and
executed, whichever shall last occur.
In witness whereof, the parties hereto have caused these presents to be signed by their proper
Officials and duly considered Officials, this day of , 2003.
FOR THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC: FOR PBA LOCAL NO. 197:
________________________ ________________________
GERALD SPEZIALE DRAGAN D. ILIC
Sheriff PBA Local President
________________________
WILLIAM NATIVO
Vice-President
________________________ ________________________
County Administrator MICHAEL ABDINOOR
State Delegate
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SCHEDULE A-1
Base Annual Salaries for all Correction and
Patrol Officers for Calendar Year 2003 and 2004
Correction &
Patrol Officers 1/1/2003 1/1/2004
Step 1 $27,615 $28,720
Step 2 $32,078 $33,361
Step 3 $40,763 $42,394
Step 4 $47,843 $49,757
Step 5 $52,818 $54,931
Step 6 $57,792 $60,104
Step 7 $69,395 $72,171
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SCHEDULE A-2
Base Annual Salary for All Court House
Officers for 2003 and 2004
Court House Officers 1/1/2003 1/1/2004
Step 1 $27,615 $28,720
Step 2 $32,078 $33,361
Step 3 $40,761 $42,394
Step 4 $47,631 $49,647
Step 5 $51,950 $54,480
Step 6 $56,259 $59,307
Step 7 $60,578 $67,586
Step 8 $66,260 $70,541
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SCHEDULE A-3
Base Annual Salaries Covering
All Bargaining Unit Personnel
Eff. Eff.
Step 1/1/05 1/1/06
1 $30,156 $31,663
2 $35,029 $36,781
3 $44,513 $46,739
4 $52,245 $54,856
5 $57,677 $60,561
6 $63,109 $66,264
7 $75,779 $79,568


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