Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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[Added by Ord. No. 4196, 8-24-2010]
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Editor's Note: Former Art. XXII, Local Assistance Board, which consisted of Secs. 2-126 through 2-128, was repealed by Ord. No. 3616, 10-12-1999, § 2.
There is hereby established the Department of Human Resources, the head of which shall be the municipal Department head of the Department of Human Resources, hereinafter referred to as the "Director of Human Resources," who shall be appointed by the Manager and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Manager. The position of Director of Human Resources shall be in the unclassified service of the Township of Teaneck. There shall also be such other personnel as the Council may from time to time provide.
The function of the Department of Human Resources is to be responsible for the overall human resources function in the Township of Teaneck and includes maintaining a liaison between the Township and the New Jersey Department of Personnel in matters of personnel administration; coordinating and formulating personnel programs, training, policies and practices for the employees of the Township; implementing hiring practices; investigating and processing employee grievances, contract disputes, and other employment issues; maintaining and updating personnel information and collective negotiation agreements; participating in the negotiation of collective negotiation agreements; implementing disciplinary procedures; monitoring and insuring compliance with the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and other employment-related laws and regulations; administering the Township's health insurance program; administering Township employees' participation in the Public Employment Retirement System (PERS) and Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS); consulting with and assisting the Manager and other department heads with respect to human resources issues; and performing such other human resources duties as directed by the Manager.
The Director of Human Resources shall serve as the managerial executive officer of the Department of Human Resources and shall have the following duties and responsibilities, subject to the direction and supervision of the Manager:
(a) 
Maintains a liaison between the Township and the New Jersey Department of Personnel in matters of personnel administration, including appointments, promotions, transfers, demotions, dismissals and disciplinary actions.
(b) 
Coordinates and formulates personnel programs, training, policies and practices for the employees of the Township.
(c) 
Implements hiring practices and reports same to the Manager for final action.
(d) 
Investigates and processes employee grievances, contract disputes, and other employment issues in conjunction with the Township Attorney and/or labor counsel.
(e) 
Maintains and updates personnel information, time and attendance records, job classifications, salary plan, and collective negotiation agreements.
(f) 
Participates in the negotiation of collective negotiation agreements in conjunction with the Township Attorney and/or labor counsel.
(g) 
Implements disciplinary procedures.
(h) 
Monitors and insures compliance with the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and other employment-related laws and regulations.
(i) 
Administers the Township's health insurance program.
(j) 
Administers Township employees' participation in the Public Employment Retirement System (PERS) and Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS).
(k) 
Consults with and assists the Manager and other department heads with respect to human resources issues.
(l) 
Prepares clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations to the Manager.
(m) 
Supervises and directs subordinate employees assigned to the Department of Human Resources.
(n) 
Participates in evaluation of employee performance.
(o) 
Conducts research and studies involving human resources issues.
(p) 
Recommends to the Manager changes in positions and other human resources matters.
(q) 
Performs such other human resources duties as directed by the Manager.