Borough of Rockaway, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway 10-14-1971 by Ord. No. 5-71 as Ch. 19 of the 1971 Code of Ordinances; amended in its entirety 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 26-07. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Municipal Court — See Ch. 17.
Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 23.
Fire Department — See Ch. 33.
Officers and Employees — See Ch. 55.
Police Department — See Ch. 65.
Article I General Provisions

§ 61-1 Definitions.

§ 61-1.1 Intent; purpose; applicability.

§ 61-2 Basic policy.

§ 61-3 (Reserved)

§ 61-4 Municipal Administrator designated.

§ 61-5 Political activities.

§ 61-6 Conflicts of interest.

§ 61-7 Accident reports.

§ 61-8 Credit for time served in armed forces.

§ 61-9 Emergency response time.

§ 61-9.1 Treatment of Employees.

§ 61-9.2 Conduct of Employees.

§ 61-9.3 Employees to obey laws.

§ 61-9.4 (Reserved)

§ 61-9.5 Americans with Disabilities Act/New Jersey Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act.

§ 61-9.6 Antidiscrimination; equal employment opportunity.

§ 61-9.7 Smoke-free buildings.

§ 61-9.8 Whistleblower Act.

§ 61-9.9 Workplace safety.

§ 61-9.10 Workplace violence.

Article II Administration

§ 61-10 Changes in policies.

§ 61-11 Distribution of policies; agreement to comply.

§ 61-12 Personnel file to be maintained.

§ 61-13 Contents of personnel file.

§ 61-14 Organization, nature and maintenance of personnel files.

§ 61-15 Entries in personnel files.

§ 61-16 Personnel authorized access to personnel files.

§ 61-16.1 Job description policy.

§ 61-16.2 Posting of employment notices.

Article III Employment Practices

§ 61-17 Applicability; waiver of requirements.

§ 61-18 Creation of new positions.

§ 61-19 Filling of vacancies.

§ 61-20 Advertising vacancies.

§ 61-21 Mayor and Council to approve filling of vacancies.

§ 61-22 Completion of application required.

§ 61-22.1 Interviews.

§ 61-23 Criminal background checks.

§ 61-24 Consideration of applications.

§ 61-25 Selection of applicant; physical examination.

§ 61-26 (Reserved)

§ 61-27 Medical examination form; cost of examination; missing or misstated information in applications.

§ 61-28 Final review.

§ 61-28.1 Job offers.

§ 61-28.2 Acceptances and rejections.

§ 61-29 Employability proof.

§ 61-30 Probationary period.

§ 61-31 Unsuccessful applicants; record retention.

§ 61-32 Applicants for Police Department positions.

§ 61-33 Communication media policy.

§ 61-33.1 (Reserved)

§ 61-33.2 Telephone usage policy.

§ 61-34 Contagious or life threatening illnesses policy.

§ 61-35 Drug and alcohol policy.

§ 61-36 Video surveillance.

§ 61-37 (Reserved)

§ 61-38 Background checks and procedures for candidates; Employees and volunteers.

Article IV Working Time; Attendance on Job

§ 61-39 Time and attendance reports.

§ 61-40 Punctuality required.

§ 61-41 Tardiness.

§ 61-42 Notification of absence required.

§ 61-43 Duty stations to be covered during lunch periods.

§ 61-44 Hours of business.

§ 61-45 Completion of assigned tour of duty.

§ 61-45.1 Volunteer duties during workday.

§ 61-46 Hours of work; regular workweek.

§ 61-47 Early closing and delayed opening policy.

§ 61-48 Dress code policy.

Article V Overtime

§ 61-49 Applicability.

§ 61-50 Prior authorization required.

§ 61-51 Records to be kept.

§ 61-52 Equal time off in lieu of overtime compensation.

§ 61-53 Overtime compensation.

§ 61-54 Rate of pay; emergencies.

Article VI Salaries and Compensation

§ 61-55 Salary and wage ranges.

§ 61-56 Nature of compensation.

§ 61-57 (Reserved)

§ 61-58 Pay periods.

§ 61-59 Borough payroll account.

§ 61-60 Group insurance coverage.

§ 61-61 Workers compensation policy.

§ 61-62 Employees assigned several duties.

§ 61-63 Water Department duty.

Article VII Holidays; Personal Day; Vacation

§ 61-64 Holidays.

§ 61-65 Personal leave days.

§ 61-66 Annual vacation with pay.

§ 61-67 Use of vacation time.

§ 61-68 Holidays occurring during authorized vacation.

§ 61-69 Preference in assignment of vacation periods.

§ 61-70 Reimbursement for unused or unearned vacation time required.

§ 61-71 Extra compensation in lieu of unused vacation time.

Article VIIA All Other Absences

§ 61-72 Classification of absences.

§ 61-73 Bereavement leave.

§ 61-74 Court appearances.

§ 61-75 Jury duty.

§ 61-76 Sick leave.

§ 61-77 Returning to work after sick leave.

§ 61-78 Examination by medical personnel; report.

§ 61-79 Disability arising out of employment.

§ 61-80 Temporary leaves of absence.

§ 61-81 Family and medical leave.

§ 61-82 Military leave.

§ 61-82.1 Domestic violence leave.

Article VIII Retirement

§ 61-83 Availability of information.

§ 61-84 Employees subject to plans.

§ 61-85 Employee contributions.

§ 61-86 Borough's contributions.

§ 61-87 Application for benefits.

§ 61-87.1 Interview of retiring employees.

Article IX Separation

§ 61-88 Voluntary resignation.

§ 61-89 Submission of resignation.

§ 61-90 Interview of resigning Employees.

§ 61-91 Referral of resignations to Mayor and Council.

§ 61-92 Reimbursement of certain expenses.

§ 61-93 Termination by Mayor and Council

§ 61-94 Termination for cause.

§ 61-95 Workforce reductions and layoffs.

Article X Employee Performance Evaluation

§ 61-96 Annual performance evaluations.

§ 61-97 Review of attendance record.

§ 61-98 Letters commending Employees.

Article XI Education, Promotions and Transfers

§ 61-99 Policy.

§ 61-100 Instruction and guidance.

§ 61-101 Courses and training sessions.

§ 61-102 List of skills and special training to be filed.

§ 61-103 Promotions.

§ 61-104 Transfers.

§ 61-105 Transfer without loss of seniority.

§ 61-106 Recommendations for promotions or transfers.

Article XII Grievance Procedure

§ 61-107 (Reserved)

§ 61-108 Initial presentation of grievance; investigation.

§ 61-109 Presentation of grievance to Mayor and Council.

§ 61-110 Documents to be filed.

Article XIII Disciplinary Actions

§ 61-111 Performance expectations; reasons for discipline.

§ 61-112 Disciplinary procedures.

§ 61-113 Forms of actions.

§ 61-114 Appeals.

§ 61-115 Documents to be filed.

Article XIV Employee Complaint Investigation Procedure

§ 61-116 Employee complaints.

§ 61-117 (Reserved)

§ 61-118 (Reserved)

§ 61-119 (Reserved)

§ 61-120 (Reserved)

§ 61-121 (Reserved)

§ 61-122 (Reserved)

§ 61-123 (Reserved)

Article XV (Reserved)

§ 61-124 (Reserved)

Article XVI Meal Reimbursement During Emergency Overtime

§ 61-125 Reimbursement authorized.

§ 61-126 Minimum interval of consecutive hours.

§ 61-127 Predetermined amount of reimbursement.

§ 61-128 Determination of reimbursement during consecutive intervals.

§ 61-129 Payment of reimbursement.

§ 61-130 Granting of time to take meals.

§ 61-131 Payment for time taken to eat meals.

§ 61-132 (Reserved)

Article XVII Harassment Policy

§ 61-133 Harassment prohibited.

§ 61-134 Sexual harassment.

§ 61-135 (Reserved)

§ 61-136 Employee complaint policy.

Article XVIII Driver Criteria Policy

§ 61-137 Valid license required.

§ 61-138 Motor vehicle reports.

§ 61-139 Use of Borough-owned vehicles.