City of Northfield, NJ
Atlantic County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Northfield 4-22-2008 by Res. No. 78-2008.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 25.
Length of Service Awards Program — See Ch. 33.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 43.
Police Department — See Ch. 61.
INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the City of Northfield. Each employee of the City has both the right and responsibility to know and understand the operational procedures and policies which govern their employment with the City.
Certain City employees are members of collective bargaining units and, therefore, are covered under collective bargaining agreements. When the information in this manual appears to conflict with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement shall prevail.
Every effort has been made to make the contents of this manual as thorough as possible in order to enable you to understand all the policies and procedures. This manual is intended to present a summary of policies and procedures which may affect your employment with the City of Northfield.
NEVERTHELESS, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS MANUAL ARE NOT INTENDED TO CREATE A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY. THE CITY MAINTAINS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL OF ITS EMPLOYEES UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT COVERING THAT EMPLOYEE OR UNLESS THE EMPLOYEE'S TENURE IS GOVERNED BY STATUTE.
If this manual conflicts with any term and condition of an applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA will govern. If more detailed information is necessary, contact your immediate supervisor, department head, Councilmatic Chairperson, or the City Clerk for guidance.
A376a Employment App A376b Examples Inquiries A376c Performance Evaluation A376d Employee Counseling Form A376e Receipt for Employee Man
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Editor's Note: This resolution was adopted pursuant to the authority granted by Ord. No. 4-2005, adopted 3-8-2005, as amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 4-2007.
Article I Employee Rights and Obligations

§ A376-101 Purpose and disclaimers.

§ A376-102 Anti-discrimination.

§ A376-103 Americans with Disabilities Act.

§ A376-104 General anti-harassment.

§ A376-105 Anti-sexual harassment.

§ A376-106 "Whistleblowers."

§ A376-107 Employee complaints.

§ A376-108 Court-ordered volunteers.

§ A376-109 Employee identification cards.

§ A376-110 Administration of employee personnel records.

§ A376-111 Union rights.

§ A376-112 Requests for legal assistance.

§ A376-113 Recycling.

§ A376-114 Visitors in the workplace.

§ A376-115 Workplace violence.

Article II Employment Policies

§ A376-201 Employee development.

§ A376-202 Employment applications.

§ A376-203 Hours of work.

§ A376-204 Minor work permits.

§ A376-205 Nepotism.

§ A376-206 Probation period.

§ A376-207 Re-employment.

§ A376-208 Employee in-processing and orientation.

§ A376-209 Types of employees.

§ A376-210 Hiring process.

§ A376-211 Performance evaluations.

§ A376-212 Employee termination and exit process.

§ A376-213 Transitional (alternative) duty.

§ A376-214 Bulletin board.

Article III Conduct

§ A376-301 Standards of conduct and discipline.

§ A376-302 Disciplinary action.

§ A376-303 Grievance procedures.

§ A376-304 Lobbying before State Legislature or other governmental agency.

§ A376-305 Personal appearance.

§ A376-306 Electronic communications and records.

§ A376-307 Computer and network usage.

§ A376-308 Smoking.

§ A376-309 Solicitations.

§ A376-310 Contributions and honorariums.

§ A376-311 Employee ethics.

§ A376-312 Drugs and alcohol.

§ A376-313 Use of City vehicles.

§ A376-314 Contagious or life-threatening illnesses.

Article IV Compensation

§ A376-401 Compensatory time; overtime.

§ A376-402 Date of hire and anniversary date.

§ A376-403 Demotions.

§ A376-404 Job descriptions.

§ A376-405 Promotions.

§ A376-406 Transfers.

§ A376-407 Garnishment.

§ A376-408 Pay advances; vacation pay.

§ A376-409 Payroll policy.

§ A376-410 Payroll deductions.

§ A376-411 Time sheets; preparation of payroll.

Article V Benefits

§ A376-501 Credit unions.

§ A376-502 Group dental plan.

§ A376-503 Group medical insurance; prescription coverage.

§ A376-504 Employee optical benefit program.

§ A376-505 Deferred compensation.

§ A376-506 Pension life insurance.

§ A376-507 Retirement system.

§ A376-508 Social security.

§ A376-509 Unemployment compensation.

§ A376-510 Worker's compensation.

§ A376-511 Continuance of medical coverage (COBRA).

Article VI Leaves

§ A376-601 Bereavement leave.

§ A376-602 Holidays.

§ A376-603 Jury or court leave.

§ A376-604 Leave of absence without pay.

§ A376-605 Family and medical leave.

§ A376-606 Military leave.

§ A376-607 Sick leave.

§ A376-608 Vacation leave.

Article VII Training

§ A376-701 Training programs, including seminars and conventions.

§ A376-702 Travel expenses while on City business.

Article VIII Safety

§ A376-801 Safety.

§ A376-802 Collision investigation involving City employees and/or vehicles.

§ A376-803 Driver's licenses.

§ A376-804 Emergency conditions.

§ A376-805 Employee Safety and Health Committee.

§ A376-806 Insurance claims.

§ A376-807 On-the-job injury or illness.

§ A376-808 Right to know (hazardous substances).