Borough of Red Bank, NJ
Monmouth County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Policy.
(1) 
The safety of the public and of Borough employees is a primary concern. All employees, the collective bargaining units, and all supervisors are responsible for complying with safety rules and regulations. Any hazard or condition which might jeopardize the health or safety of the public or Borough employees must be reported to a department head or to the Borough Safety Committee immediately upon discovery.
(2) 
Failure to comply with safety rules and regulations, or failure to use appropriate protective equipment, is grounds for immediate disciplinary action.
B. 
Procedure. Department heads and other supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees under their supervision comply with safety rules and regulations. The Borough has established a Safety Committee which will:
(1) 
Review all accidents which have been reported, investigate their causes, and determine methods for preventing similar accidents;
(2) 
Receive reports of hazards, make inspections, and make recommendations for the removal of the hazard;
(3) 
Make independent inspections of Borough facilities for safety hazards and make recommendations for the removal of hazards.
A. 
Policy.
(1) 
Any employee injured or involved in an accident while performing his/her duties must report the injury or accident to his/her supervisor or department head immediately.
(2) 
After notifying the supervisor or department head, the employee must report immediately to the Riverview Hospital Emergency Room for diagnosis and treatment.
(3) 
Department heads are responsible for insuring that all reports are completed and all procedures followed when an employee is injured or involved in an accident while on the job.
(4) 
Failure to report an injury or accident is grounds for disciplinary action and may result in loss of benefits.
B. 
Procedure.
(1) 
It is the responsibility of the department head to obtain the diagnosis of an estimate of time which the employee will be unable to work.
(2) 
Both the employee and the employee's supervisor or department head shall complete a written report of the injury or accident. The report shall be completed and forwarded to the Borough Administrator within 24 hours of the injury or accident. The department head shall ensure that all reports are completed and filed as required.
(3) 
The report of any accident involving a motor vehicle shall include the police report on the accident.
A. 
Policy.
(1) 
Employees of the Borough are responsible for, and shall not misuse, Borough property, equipment, records, or other materials in their care, custody, or control. Borough equipment may not be used for personal business.
(2) 
Misuse or waste of Borough property or supplies is grounds for disciplinary action.
B. 
Procedure.
(1) 
Borough property, equipment, records, or other materials shall not be removed from the premises without prior written authorization of the Borough Administrator and the department head, nor shall it be used or allowed to be used for other than officially approved activities.
(2) 
Any damage to Borough property must be reported to the employee's supervisor or department head immediately. (See also § 105-53, Reporting On-the-job injuries and accidents.)
A. 
Policy.
(1) 
Subject to the approval of the Borough Administrator, the department head may, from time to time, establish, amend, and supplement rules and regulations for governing the internal operations of his or her department and the conduct and decorum of its personnel.
(2) 
Such departmental rules and regulations shall be consistent with New Jersey Statute, the Personnel Policies and Procedures, and any other Borough ordinance or contract.
B. 
Procedure.
(1) 
The rules and regulations shall be in writing, signed by the department head, and approved by the Borough Administrator, and shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk.
(2) 
They shall be binding on all persons subject to the jurisdiction of the department.
(3) 
A written copy of such rules and regulations shall be distributed to personnel of the department affected and shall be posted in the headquarters of the department. Copies shall be available upon request. A copy may also be included in the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.
A. 
Policy.
(1) 
All Borough employees are to be at their assigned posts and ready for work as specified by the department head, unless on approved absence.
(2) 
Being punctual is of the utmost importance; consequently, any tardiness and the reason for it will be noted on the time record. Recurring or chronic lateness will be cause for disciplinary action.
(3) 
Unexcused absences will be cause for disciplinary action.
(4) 
Falsification of attendance records, including completing the record of another employee, will be cause for disciplinary action.
B. 
Procedure.
(1) 
Accurate and complete time and attendance records will be maintained by each departmental unit of the Borough. The head of the department will certify as to the accuracy of the time and attendance records of the Borough Administrator at the end of each month.
(2) 
Each employee is responsible for the accuracy of his/her own time card. Any discrepancies should be resolved with the employee's department head before the employee signs the time card at the end of the period.
(3) 
It is the responsibility of each employee to notify his/her department head without delay if he will be absent from, or delayed in reaching, his assigned post. If unable to reach the department head, the Borough Administrator should be notified. Failure to report when absent is a serious offense which cannot be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action or dismissal.
Borough employees are required to present themselves in a neat, orderly, and businesslike manner. Employees are to dress in a manner appropriate to the work being performed. Uniforms will be worn when required.
A. 
Policy. It is the duty and responsibility of all employees of the Borough to deal with the public in a pleasant, courteous, and businesslike manner. Employees are to treat fellow employees with courtesy and respect.
B. 
Procedure. Improper conduct is subject to disciplinary action.
Personal business should not be conducted during an employee's regular working hours. Personal business should be conducted during lunch periods or breaks, or, if more time is required, personal leave should be taken.
A. 
Check cashing. Employees are responsible for cashing or depositing their own payroll checks. The Borough does not authorize any employee to act as an agent to cash other employee's checks.
B. 
Telephone calls. Employees should restrict personal calls made during business hours to emergency calls only. Long-distance calls should be charged to the employee's home telephone or made collect. Other personal telephone calls should be made during lunch periods or breaks, and should be as short as possible.
A. 
Employees whose jobs require uniforms or special clothing or personal equipment (e.g. safety shoes) will be provided such uniforms or clothing according to current negotiated contracts.
B. 
Uniforms or special clothing are provided to an employee for his/her use only while performing his/her assigned duties. Any other uses are prohibited and may subject the employee to disciplinary action.
A. 
All Borough employees will be issued an identification card.
B. 
The identification card is the property of the Borough. Upon separation from Borough employment, the identification card must be returned before the final paycheck will be issued.