Borough of Bridgeport, PA
Montgomery County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeport 9-7-1971 by Ord. No. 343, approved 9-7-1971 (Ch. 24 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Pensions — See Ch. 72.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 106.
A. 
All per-diem employees shall be entitled to the following paid holidays, and the amount of compensation to be paid to them shall be their usual pay for an eight-hour day.
B. 
All holidays shall be observed only on the days on which the holiday occurs and not on any other day, except that, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, it will then be observed on the following Monday. Where a holiday falls on a Saturday, no holiday allowance will be granted, except that this rule will not apply where it would lead to a reduction below a minimum of eight holidays for any employee.
C. 
All compensatory days for holidays worked by any employee shall be taken in the applicable calendar year, and no cash will be paid in lieu of time off.
A. 
Vacation allowance. All employees shall earn paid vacation allowance as follows:
(1) 
One to three years of continuous service: six working days per calendar year, earned at the rate of 1/2 day per month from date of employment to December 31 of the year in which employed; thereafter, 1/2 day per month commencing with January 1 of the current year.
(2) 
Over three years to 15 years of continuous service: 12 working days per calendar year earned at the rate of one day per month commencing with January 1 of the current year.
(3) 
Over 15 years of continuous service: 18 working days per calendar year earned at the rate of 1 1/2 days per month commencing with January 1 of the current year.
(4) 
The amount to be paid per-diem employees shall be determined by their average weekly pay over the period of 52 weeks immediately preceding January 1 of the year in which benefits accrue.
(5) 
Vacation allowance may be requested as earned. An employee may be authorized at any time during the calendar year to take the vacation allowance which he is entitled to earn during the current calendar year, provided that no vacation allowance has been accumulated. In the event that an employee terminates service with the Borough and has been advanced a vacation allowance in excess of that actually earned, the unearned amount will be recouped from the final paycheck.
[Amended 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984]
B. 
Selecting vacation dates. The time during which the employee desires to take his vacation must be submitted to the department head in writing by the employee. Where practical, choice of vacation dates will be based on length of service seniority with the Borough, and the department heads shall approve such requests.
[Amended 8-12-1975 by Ord. No. 419, approved 8-15-1975; 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984]
A. 
Leave allowances. The following leave allowances, to be earned at the rate of 1/12 of the total working days authorized per month, will be granted.
Years of Service
Working Days
Up to 1
3
1 to 2
3
2 to 3
9
3 and more
12
B. 
Types of allowances. Leave allowances will be used for short-term sickness, for the first five days of a prolonged illness, for funeral leave due to the death of a close relative and for personal business where granted by prearrangement with the department head.
C. 
Accumulation. No accumulation of unused sick leave will be permitted.
[Amended 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984]
D. 
Termination of employment. When an employee terminates his employment with the Borough and becomes eligible for a Borough-supported pension other than social security, and such employee has an accrual of leave days, then such accumulation of leave days will form a part of the employee's leave prior to his becoming eligible to receive such pension payments. Where the employee is not eligible for a pension and he has an accumulation of leave days, such days will act to continue the employee on the payrolls until such leave allowance is used up, thereby forming the basis for terminal leave.
E. 
Doctor's certification required. Any employee who is away from employment for three consecutive days or more because of illness must present a doctor's certificate showing that the absence from employment was justified because of sickness.
F. 
Long-term illness.
(1) 
If an employee is absent because of a long-term continuous sickness, the first five days of such sickness shall be charged against the allowance which is set forth in Subsection A. Where an employee has used up his leave day allowances, the first five days of a prolonged illness will result in loss of pay for the employee. The following is a schedule of allowances for long-term illness after consideration is given to the deduction of the five days of leave allowance.
[Amended 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984]
Schedule of Benefits
Years of Service
Full Pay
(months)
Half Pay
(months)
Up to 1
0
0
1 to 5
0
1
5 to 10
1
1
10 to 15
1
1
15 to 20
2
2
20 to 25
3
2
25 and over
3
2
(2) 
If an employee is absent because of injuries sustained while in the gainful employment of a third party, the employee shall not be entitled to any of the benefits for illness allowances under this subsection.
(3) 
Further, except as otherwise provided herein for police officers injured while on duty, if an employee is eligible for workers' compensation benefits because of disability, the disabled employee shall be paid the difference between the workers' compensation benefit and the payment which he would be otherwise entitled to under the above schedule of benefits during such disability.
(4) 
Where an employee has an accumulation of leave days, such leave days may be used to extend the period of full pay beyond the above limit.
G. 
Short-term military leave. Military leave of a short-term nature will be granted without loss of vacation or other leave allowances, and the Borough will pay the difference, if any, between the military pay of such employee and the actual Borough salary or average wage for a period of up to two weeks in any one calendar year.
H. 
Military leave. In the event that an employee enters the military service of the United States and following that period of military service such employee returns to the employ of the Borough within 31 days of discharge, then the time spent in the military service shall be considered as part of such employee's continuous service.
I. 
Leave without pay. Special leave without pay will be granted up to a maximum of 90 days to an employee who has a personal reason other than gainful employment. Entitlement to vacation and sick leave credits will be reduced in proportion to the amount of time the employee is on leave. Any absence beyond 90 days will be the equivalent to termination of employment. A rehiring of such employee will be on the basis of hiring as a new employee.
A. 
The date of employment shall be used to determine initial vacation entitlement and leave allowances. Thereafter, the calendar year in which an employee qualifies for such benefits shall be the year in which such benefits accrue.
B. 
All holidays must be taken within the year granted, and no accumulations will be allowed.
[Amended 8-12-1975 by Ord. No. 419, approved 8-15-1975; 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984]
All employees are considered to work a basic forty-hour week. A complete record of the number of hours worked is to be submitted by the department heads to the payroll section of the Treasurer's office at times established by that office in order to prepare payrolls. The department head shall prescribe the day and hours when the employees are to work.
[Amended 8-12-1975 by Ord. No. 419, approved 8-15-1975; 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984]
In the event of an operational emergency which requires immediate attention, a department head or immediate supervisor may authorize overtime work. The person authorizing overtime will submit a complete report of the circumstances which necessitated the overtime to Council within 24 hours of the occurrence.