Contract Between
W Deptford Tp-Gloucester
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PBA Loc 122
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01/01/2003 thru 12/31/2005


CategoryMunicipal
UnitPolice Officers

Contract Text Below
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CONTRACT





By and Between

West Deptford Township



and



PBA Local #122



2003 - 2005



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Article Page
I Recognition.......................................... 2
II Management Rights and Responsibilities............... 3
III Rules and Regulations................................ 4
IV Non-Discrimination................................... 4
V Maintenance of Work Operations....................... 5
VI Salaries............................................. 6
VII Longevity............................................ 8
VIII Shift Pay Differential Compensation.................. 9
IX Safety Lenses (Eye Glasses) ......................... 10
X Uniform Maintenance and Cleaning Allowance........... 11
XI Replacement of Personal Property..................... 12
XII Computation of Overtime.............................. 13
XIII Safety Equipment..................................... 16
XIV Sick Leave........................................... 16
XV Education Incentive Pay.............................. 18
XVI Payment of Holiday Pay............................... 20
XVII Miscellaneous........................................ 22
XVIII Savings Clause....................................... 22
XIX Embodiment of Agreement.............................. 23
XXI Ratification......................................... 23
XXI Personal Days/Vacation Leave......................... 24
XXII Insurance............................................ 25
XXIII Physical Fitness Incentive........................... 29
XXIV Bereavement.......................................... 30
XXV Retention of Benefits................................ 30
XXVI Retirement Board..................................... 31
XXVII Duration............................................. 31

CONTRACT
This agreement entered into on this _____ day of __________, 2003, by and between the Township of West Deptford in the County of Gloucester; a Municipal Corporation of the State of New Jersey, hereinafter referred to as the “Township”, and the PBA Local #122, hereinafter referred to as “PBA #122”, is designed to promote a harmonious relationship between the Township of West Deptford and such of its employees who are within the provisions of this Agreement, in order that more efficient and progressive public service may be rendered to the citizens of West Deptford Township.


ARTICLE I
RECOGNITION
SECTION 1
The Township does recognize the PBA Local #122 as representation of the Police Department. The Township recognizes the following permanent, full-time job classifications:
Detective
Patrolman
Corporal
Corporal-Detective
Sergeant
Sergeant-Detective
SECTION 2
PBA #122 representation shall not extend to any management executive (i.e. Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, Lieutenant) nor any supervisor having the power to hire, discharge, discipline or to effectively recommend the same, nor any person who is employed in a clerical or similar position in the aforesaid department or any person employed on an hourly or part-time basis and or temporary full-time basis for less than a twelve (12) month period.


SECTION 3
The Township, for the purpose of executing this agreement, retains the right to clarify and define what permanent, full-time positions constitute supervisory personnel as stated in Section 2, Article 1 of this agreement.
ARTICLE II
MANAGEMENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SECTION 1
It is recognized that the management of the Division of Police in the Department of Public Safety, the control of properties and the maintenance of order and efficiency, is solely a responsibility of the Township. Accordingly, the Township retains the rights, including but not limited to hire, suspend or discharge for just cause, assign, promote or transfer, to determine the amount of overtime to be worked, to relieve employees from duty because of lack of work or for other legitimate reasons; decide the number and location of its facilities, stations, etc., determine the work to be performed within the unit, maintenance and repair, amount of supervision necessary, machinery and tool equipment, methods, schedules of work, together with the selection, procurement, designing, engineering and the control of equipment and materials; purchase services of others, contract or otherwise, except as they may be otherwise specifically limited in this agreement and to make reasonable and binding rules which shall not be inconsistent with this Agreement.
ARTICLE III
RULES AND REGULATIONS
SECTION 1
Proposed new rules or modifications of existing rules governing working conditions shall be announced and discussed with the PBA #122 representative before they are fully implemented, so as to have input where said new rules or modifications of existing rules are beneficial in maximizing the efficiency of the Department of Public Safety and enhancing the quality of police services and protection to the citizens of the Township of West Deptford.
ARTICLE IV
NON-DISCRIMINATION
SECTION 1
There shall be no discrimination, interference, or coercion by the Township or any of its agents against the employees represented by PBA #122. The PBA #122 or any of its agents shall not intimidate or coerce employees into membership.
Neither the Township nor the PBA #122 shall discriminate against any employee because of race, creed, color, age, sex or national origin.
SECTION 2
It is hereby recognized and agreed that an employee shall have the right to withdraw from membership in PBA Local #122. In the exercise of that right, neither party, nor any of its agents, shall discriminate, coerce or otherwise interfere with the employee.
ARTICLE V
MAINTENANCE OF WORK OPERATIONS
SECTION 1
The parties agree that there will be no lockouts, strikes, work stoppages, job actions, or slowdowns during the life of this Agreement. No officer or representative of the PBA Local #122 shall authorize, instigate, or condone such activity, nor shall any employee participate in such activity.
SECTION 2
It is understood that violations of the provisions of this article may subject any employee participating in or condoning such activity to disciplinary action by the Township. Such disciplinary action may include termination of employment, or any other appropriate lesser form of discipline.
ARTICLE VI
SALARIES
SECTION 1
In the first year of this agreement (2003), a 3.25% salary increase will be paid to all employees covered by this agreement. This increase will be calculated on the employee’s 2002 base salary.
In the second year of this agreement (2004), a 4% salary increase will be paid to all employees covered by this agreement. The salary increase will be calculated on the 2003 base salary.
In the third year of this agreement (2005), a 4.25% salary increase will be paid to all employees covered by this agreement. The salary increase will be calculated on the 2004 base salary.
SECTION 2
The tables below set forth the base salaries determined by this Agreement:




2003 BASE SALARIES
PATROLPERSONS
5th Class 4th Class 3rd Class 2nd Class 1st Class
$30,186 $37,507 $44,833 $52,159 $59,492
DETECTIVE $62,706
CORPORAL (Patrol) $60,524
(Detective) $63,738
SERGEANT (Patrol) $65,932
SERGEANT (Detective) $68,976
2004 BASE SALARIES
PATROLPERSONS
5th Class 4th Class 3rd Class 2nd Class 1st Class
$31,394 $39,007 $46,627 $54,245 $61,871
DETECTIVE $65,214
CORPORAL (PATROL) $62,945
(DETECTIVE) $66,288
SERGEANT (PATROL) $68,570
(DETECTIVE) $71,735
2005 BASE SALARIES
PATROLPERSONS
5th Class 4th Class 3rd Class 2nd Class 1st Class
$32,728 $40,665 $48,608 $56,551 $64,501
DETECTIVE $67,986
CORPORAL (PATROL) $65,620
(DETECTIVE) $69,105
SERGEANT (PATROL) $71,484
(DETECTIVE) $74,784
SECTION 3
All patrolpersons who have not achieved 1st Class rank shall, on their yearly anniversary date, progress to the next higher class if their work performance has been deemed satisfactory by the Chief of Police.
SECTION 4
Effective January 1, 1998, the Township will change to a bi-weekly payroll schedule.
SECTION 5
Employees assigned duty as a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.) shall receive additional compensation at a rate of $1.00 per hour.
ARTICLE VII
LONGEVITY
SECTION 1
Employees covered by this Agreement shall receive, in addition to the base salaries as provided on the salary schedule, a longevity compensation based upon completed full years of service as of January 1st of each calendar year.

PERCENTAGE OF
BASE SALARY
2% at the end of the 5th year and start of the 6th year.
4% at the end of the 10th year and start of the 11th year.
6% at the end of the 15th year and start of the 16th year.
8% at the end of the 20th year and start of the 21st year.
SECTION 2
Longevity compensation shall be paid as part of the employee’s regular wages and shall be calculated on the base of the 1st Class Patrolman or employee job classification and shall not be calculated on any excess of this salary.
ARTICLE VIII
SHIFT PAY DIFFERENTIAL COMPENSATION
SECTION 1
Beginning in 1992, shift differential compensation shall be received by all employees covered by this agreement who work during the hours of 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. The compensation rate shall be 5.0% above the employee’s annual base hourly rate of pay.
SECTION 2
For the purposes of computing pay differential, any employee covered by this agreement who is required to work overtime will be compensated at the higher hourly rate where pay differential applies.
ARTICLE IX
SAFETY LENSES (EYE GLASSES)
SECTION 1
Effective January 1, 1976, as agreed upon by the Police Committee and the Governing Body of the Township of West Deptford, and hereon after, all employees covered by this agreement and who are required to wear eyeglasses as part of their physical requirements for the performance of their duties are required to have safety lenses fitted. The Township shall pay the cost of having regular lenses replaced with safety lenses as prescribed by prescription, including the safety type lenses with day/night advantage, and said safety lenses that adhere to U.S. Occupational Safety Health Act requirement.
SECTION 2
The Township only agrees to pay the cost of replacing the safety lenses as stated in Section 1 of Article IX for the required physical requirements and breakage occurring while member is on official duty, and this Agreement does not extend to costs associated with frame replacements, or regular optometric examinations.
ARTICLE X
UNIFORM MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING ALLOWANCE
SECTION 1
The clothing allotment for detectives will be as follows:
2003: $897.00
2004: $922.00
2005: $948.00
Clothing allotment will be payable as follows:
One-half payable by the end of January, the
balance being due by the end of July.
SECTION 2
All other employees covered by this agreement shall receive two (2) pairs of safety shoes per year. The Township will determine the vendor to be utilized in ordering and supplying the safety shoes. The type of shoes to be selected will be of Corfam style or equivalent, and will conform to the Police Department uniform dress code.
SECTION 3
The Township will select a vendor who will provide cleaning services for all uniforms supplied by the Township. The Township will only pay for cleaning services provided by this vendor.
SECTION 4
All detectives will be responsible for cleaning and repairing clothes worn while on duty. The Township agrees to pay an annual clothing cleaning and maintenance allowance to each detective in addition to their clothing allotment as follows.
2003: $276.00
2004: $284.00
2005: $292.00
The schedule for payment of this allowance is as follows:
One-half payable by the end of January, the balance
being due by the end of July.
Detectives shall still be entitled to have all uniforms cleaned by the Township approved cleaner.
ARTICLE XI
REPLACEMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
SECTION 1
As agreed upon by the Township and the PBA #122, personal property lost, destroyed or damaged during the performance of duty by any member covered by this Agreement will be reimbursed up to but not to exceed the amount of $50.00.
Personal property defined under this article is limited to wristwatches that may be damaged or destroyed during the performance of duty. Reimbursement up to $50.00 maximum will include the watch and strap.
ARTICLE XII
COMPUTATION OF OVERTIME
SECTION 1
Effective January 1, 1977, and in accordance and addition to 9:1-6.2 entitled “Computation of Overtime” of the Police Manual, all employees covered by this Agreement shall be compensated for all authorized off duty police details, i.e. sporting events, crowd control, traffic control, parades, etc., and any other detail authorized by the Chief of Police or his designee, all employees covered by this Agreement shall be compensated at an hourly rate equal to 1 times the equivalent rate prescribed in subsection 9:1-6.1 entitled “Pay Periods; Compensation of Daily and Hourly Rate” of the Personnel Policy of the Township of West Deptford.
SECTION 2
Effective January 1, 1977, and in accordance and addition to 9:1-6.2 entitled “Computation of Overtime” of the Police Manual, all employees covered by this Agreement shall be compensated at an hourly rate of 1 times (time and one half) equivalent rate prescribed in subsection 9:1-6.2 of the Police Manual for all required appearances in County Court, Grant Jury, Juvenile and Criminal Court, minimum of one hour. All employees covered by this Agreement shall be dressed in proper prescribed police attire according to position, and prescribed by the Chief of Police and the Uniform Dress Code of the Division of Police.
All employees covered by this Agreement shall be compensated a minimum of two (2) hours at a time and one half () when said employee is called into headquarters in order to work, whatever the reason. When time exceeds the two (2) hours, overtime will be computed at time and one half (1) as pursuant to the Personnel Ordinance.
SECTION 3
All employees covered by this Agreement shall be paid at time and one half (1) their regular rate of pay for work scheduled in excess of their regular workweek. The exception to this would be the twelve (12) hour shift, where compensatory time will be earned at the rate of four (4) hours each two (2) week cycle.
Compensatory time will be substituted for overtime for the purposes of calculating excess hours worked under the present twelve-hour shift, unless modified or changed by federal law. The first four (4) hours sick leave in any two-week period will not be charged against sick leave but against compensatory time due to the fact that the two-week schedule includes 84 hours for which the completed period would yield four (4) hours compensatory time owed. The four (4) hours compensatory time will accumulate for all personnel assigned to the twelve (12) hour day schedule during each two (2) weeks worked and will accumulate even if interrupted by any means other than the first four (4) hours sick leave as described above.
Overtime shall not include that period of time required of an employee to report prior to his shift nor that subsequent to the completion of his shift, which may be required in the normal course of his employment to complete reports to review reports with his supervisory officers and to make such corrections on the reports as may be required.
SECTION 4
If an employee works four (4) hours or more of overtime, he will be entitled to no more than four dollars ($4.00) reimbursement for meal money.
SECTION 5
Any detective who has been assigned “on-call” duty for seven (7) consecutive days shall receive three ( 3) hours pay at his/her overtime rate. These three hours shall not be utilized in computing hours actually worked.
“On-call” duty is hereby defined as the dual requirement of carrying a paging device and remaining within one hour’s drive of the West Deptford Police Station.
ARTICLE XIII
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
SECTION 1
The Township agrees to supply bulletproof vests as standard equipment in all of its operational police vehicles. Maintenance of this equipment will be according to departmental procedures.
ARTICLE XVI
SICK LEAVE
SECTION 1
All employees covered by this Agreement shall accumulate and use sick leave on the basis of 15 days sick leave per year. During the first year of employment sick leave shall accrue and be credited to each employee on the basis of one (1) day sick leave for each month of employment completed. Thereafter, sick leave shall accrue and be credited to each employee January 1st of each calendar year at the rate of 15 days per year or one and one-quarter (1) days per month of service completed. Prior credit for sick leave shall be given to January 1, 1966 up to a maximum of 200 working days. At the time of separation from Township service, the employee shall be entitled to a buy back of 35% of the unused portion of his sick bank at the current rate of pay but not to exceed $33.25 per hour during the duration of this Agreement. The maximum buy back of accumulated sick leave at separation shall be 35% of 200 days. In NO event shall an employee be allowed to use accumulated sick leave as paid leave time for the purposes of computing retirement date, separation and resignation date.
SECTION 2
Annual Sick Leave Buyback: The Township has instituted a program of annual sick time buyback. In order to qualify for participation in this program, the employee must have and maintain a minimum of 720 hours in his/her sick leave bank. Only sick leave earned and not used in the prior calendar year shall qualify for this buy back program. Unused sick leave shall be cashed out at the rate of 50%.
Unused sick time may be totally, or partially cashed in at the employee’s discretion. The Township Treasurer shall forward to each employee, a listing detailing the amount of hours in the employee’s sick bank, and the total number of hours eligible for the buyback program. Utilizing the same form, the employee will indicate how many hours he/she wishes to sell back to the Township from the total number that remains for that year.
Once submitted, the number of hours requested for buyback may not be increased, but the employee may elect not to cash any or all-sick time out by so notifying the Township Treasurer in writing. Payment shall occur on the first pay period in March.
SECTION 3
Employees shall only deplete accumulated sick leave bank on a verified long-term illness. Long-term illness is defined as doctor’s certified sixth working day off. For the purpose of long-term illness the accrual of sick leave will be unlimited as of January 1, 1980. No prior credit will be given other than what is described in Section 1 of this Article.
SECTION 4
Accrued sick leave shall not be paid to any employee dismissed for just cause.
ARTICLE XV
EDUCATION INCENTIVE PAY
SECTION 1
All employees covered by this Agreement shall receive education incentive with the following conditions: The employee will receive $10.00 per credit, up to 120 credits, for courses taken at any locally approved college, junior college or community college where said employee is pursuing acquiring degrees or courses related to police science or related to his police position, or such courses that are a prerequisite of obtaining a degree in police science. Salary adjustments will occur once a year at the beginning of each contract. Prior to receiving the educational incentive pay, the employee must submit a copy of his transcript to the Chief for certification to the Administrator. The maximum number of educational credits for which educational incentive will be paid shall be 120.
SECTION 3
This educational incentive will remain with all employees covered by this Agreement throughout his career. However, if after one year, an employee covered by this Agreement who has not obtained either an Associates Degree or Bachelor Degree, does not continue to pursue his degree, shall forfeit his incentive bonus. In addition, a six-month grace prior may be granted by the Administrator upon proper demonstration of effort by the employee to pursue credits. All employees hired after this Agreement is executed and have a degree pursuant to Section 1 of this Article XV or credits again pursuant to Section 1 of this Article are entitled to the same educational incentive pay. The Township is not obligated nor held accountable to pay educational incentive pay to any employee possessing or having credits other than what is stipulated in this Article; this applies to employees hired after the effective execution date of this Agreement which is retroactive to January 1, 1977.
SECTION 4
The Township will provide tuition reimbursement for courses directly related to the attainment of a Police Science Degree or courses required for the attainment of the same. The prior approval of the Township Administrator is required and the employee must achieve a grade of C or better to qualify for reimbursement. Reimbursement will apply only to the attainment of an Associate or Bachelor Degree and will be limited to $165.00 per credit hour.
ARTICLE XVI
PAYMENT OF HOLIDAY PAY
SECTION 1
All employees covered by this Agreement will, receive 4 hours of holiday pay, biweekly, included in their regular pay checks for the 13 legal holidays designated by Township ordinance. The amount paid will be based on an eight-hour workday at the employee’s regular rate of pay.
Holiday pay shall be reported to the New Jersey Police and Fire Retirement System as base pay. This payment shall be treated as base pay for pension purposes only.
SECTION 2
If an employee is required to work a legal holiday, that employee will be compensated as follows:
1. Schedule for a full 12 hour shift on holiday:
Six hours additional pay at straight
time in their next weekly pay.
2. Schedule for a six hour shift on holiday:
Three hours additional pay at straight
time in their next weekly pay.
3. Schedule for eight hour shift on holiday:
Four hours additional pay at straight
time in their next weekly pay.
The rate of pay will be based upon hours worked during the actual holiday as opposed to the date of the holiday’s legal observance as determined by the Township. This clause applies solely to New Year’s Day, Independence Day, and Christmas.


ARTICLE XVII
MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 1
The Township agrees to provide rides to work by the off-going patrolman picking up the on-coming shift patrolman within his zone.
SECTION 2
After a police canine is retired from active service, the Township shall reimburse the employee or retiree providing housing, food, veterinary, and other necessary care for the canine as follows:
1. 50% of documented food costs.
2. Documented veterinary costs up to a maximum of $300.00 per year.
ARTICLE XVIII
SAVINGS CLAUSE
SECTION 1
It is understood and agreed that if any part of this Agreement is in conflict with the law, that such part shall be suspended and the appropriate mandatory provision shall prevail, and the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby. Any arbitrator may not be presumed or permitted to be able to make decisions in violation of the law.
ARTICLE XIX
EMBODIMENT OF AGREEMENT
SECTION 1
This document constitutes the sole and complete Agreement between the parties, and embodies all terms and conditions governing the employment of employees represented by PBA #122. The parties acknowledge they have had the opportunity to present and discuss proposals on any subject, which is (or may be) subject to collective bargaining provided, however, that upon mutual agreement of the parties, which shall be in writing, the parties may further amplify or interpret the terms of this Agreement. Any prior commitment or agreement between the Township and the PBA #122 or any individual employee covered by this Agreement is hereby suspended.
ARTICLE XX
RATIFICATION BY POLICE COMMITTEE AND EMPLOYEES
SECTION 1
The PBA #122 hereby represents that this Agreement was ratified solely by employees of the Township of West Deptford, Division of Police employed pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and that no members of the PBA #122 who are not covered by this Agreement took part in ratification proceedings. PBA #122 further agrees that upon the adoption of any new Agreements, which shall be substituted for this Agreement, or any part thereof, said Agreement will be ratified only by persons who are employed pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or the new Agreement.
ARTICLE XXI
PERSONAL DAYS/VACATION LEAVE
SECTION 1
Three (3) personal days will be granted each year and may not be carried over into the following year. Said personal days may be used as a pair coupled with an approved vacation schedule in order to provide for a full shift week vacation providing approval has been granted by the Chief of Police. Personal days not coupled with vacation time may be taken with approval of the Chief of Police and Shift Sergeant so as not to cause overtime.
SECTION 2
Effective January 1, 1981, vacation leave provided to all employees covered by this agreement as follows:
YEARS OF SERVICE # OF VACATION DAYS
0 to end of first year 5
Start of 2nd year through 5th year 10
Start of 6th year through 10th year 15
Start of 11th year through 15th year 20
Start of 16th year 21
Start of 17th year 22
Start of 18th year 23
Start of 19th year 24
Start of 20th year 25
SECTION 3
All vacation time must be totally depleted prior to the actual date of retirement.
ARTICLE XXII
INSURANCE
SECTION 1
The Township agrees to provide the below listed health insurance options to employees and their families covered by this agreement:
Option A:
      West Deptford Township self-funded health insurance as set forth in the “Plan Document and Summary Plan Description for West Deptford Township.” Effective immediately, the annual $100.00 eyeglasses reimbursement benefit will be provided to retirees.

Option B:
HMO/New Jersey
      Employees are entitled to select only one of the above-listed health insurance options.
SECTION 2
The Township will provide a comprehensive dental insurance plan comprised of full family coverage as set forth in “Plan Document and Summary Plan Description for West Deptford Township.”
SECTION 3
All employees covered by this agreement shall be provided a paid family prescription drug plan subject to a $1.00 deductible payable by employee.
SECTION 4
Pursuant to ordinance, the Township will pay the full cost of insurance referenced in Section 1 of this article to those employees who have retired in good standing, upon completion of twenty (20) years of full time service. For those employees retiring with less than 20 years of full time service, pro-rated co-payment by the Township shall be a minimum of 50%, and increase at a rate of 2% per year of service with the Township. In order to qualify for the retirement benefits referenced in this section, the years of service need not be consecutive.
Those who elect to work after retirement will not receive duplicate medical coverage. In the event that subsequent employment provides coverage already provided by the Township, the Township will be relieved of paying any medical plan premium during the time of such coverage. If coverage ceases, proof shall be furnished to the Township before reinstatement into the Township sponsored medical plan (s) shall occur.
Those employees grand fathered by previous agreement shall continue such status.
For the purpose of this agreement, part-time employment shall be defined as weekly average of 20 hours or less (not to exceed 1040 hours annually).
SECTION 5
Each employee covered by this agreement is required to have an annual physical on or about his employment anniversary date. The Township will designate the physician to perform the physical and agrees to pay the cost. Retirees are excluded from the provision of Section 5 of this Article.
SECTION 6
The Township agrees to provide and otherwise extend medical benefits to the dependents of those employees covered under this Article who are killed or totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty as a direct result of a traumatic event that happened or otherwise occurred during and as a direct result of said employee’s carrying out his regular duties.
Prior to the entitlement to such benefits taking effect, a Certification shall be required from a physician licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey certifying the death or total and permanent disability as the case may be. Said physician to be selected at the sole option of the employer. The covered employee agrees to submit to a medical examination(s) and otherwise cooperate with the Township and its physician. Failure to submit to such examination and otherwise cooperate will result in benefits not being extended to said employee’s dependents.
As used in this section, “dependents” is defined in accordance with the medical insurance carriers providing coverage provided. If said dependent is covered under another medical plan, which provides comparable benefits or would otherwise be entitled to be so covered, then the employer’s obligation to extend and provide such medical coverage shall cease. The employer shall provide medical benefits, in whole or on a selective basis, if no comparable coverage is available to dependent.
SECTION 7

All medical benefits provided for by Article XXII, Sections 1, 2, and 3 shall be applicable to the surviving spouse and/or dependent child(ren) of employee(s) covered by this collective bargaining agreement. The employee must otherwise qualify for health insurance benefits and must predecease his/her surviving spouse and/or dependent child(ren). All terms and conditions as set forth in Article XXII, Section 4 that apply to the employee shall likewise apply to the surviving spouse and/or dependent children.
To qualify for said benefits, at the time of the employee(s) death, said surviving spouse must be legally married to said employee(s) and said dependent child(ren) must be legally dependent in accordance with applicable law and/or regulation. Said benefits to said surviving spouse shall terminate upon the remarriage of said surviving spouse. Said benefits to dependent child(ren) shall terminate upon said child(ren) no longer being dependent as determined by applicable law and/or regulation.
ARTICLE XXIII
PHYSICAL FITNESS INCENTIVE
Physical fitness incentive will provide for reimbursement for annual membership fees at a health/exercise facility of the member’s choice. The purpose of this incentive is to encourage members of the bargaining unit to maintain a desirable state of physical fitness. The Township shall reimburse up to $300 towards that annual membership. This annual renewal of he benefit by the Township shall be based upon the employee’s meeting the minimum performance standard based on attendance at the facility of an average of two times per week. Failure to maintain the minimum standard without good cause shall result in the loss of the benefit for that member for the next calendar year. Future participation shall be based upon the re-establishment of the performance standard during the uncompensated year.
ARTICLE XXIV
BEREAVEMENT
The bereavement leave policy established by this contract is as follows:
          5 days for employee’s immediate family – spouse, child, parent, brother or sister.

          3 days for employee’s relatives – spouse of brother or sister, child of same and in-laws.

          1 day for employee’s Grandparent(s)

ARTICLE XXV
RETENTION OF BENEFITS
The Township agrees that changes in terms and conditions of unemployment shall first be negotiated with the PBA Local #122.


ARTICLE XXVI
RETIREMENT BOARD
A Retirement Board will be formed by the Township to include a PBA Local Officer as a member. The Board will meet approximately six (6) months prior to retirement.
ARTICLE XXVII
DURATION
This Agreement shall be effective January 1, 2003 and shall remain in full force and effect until December 31, 2005. On or before September 1, 2005, either party may service notice upon the other party of an intent to commence negotiations for a new Agreement. The parties will make every effort, after notice is served, to promptly commence negotiations. In the event negotiations may continue after December 31, 2005, the terms and conditions of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect until a new Agreement is executed.






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