City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 10-2-2006 by Ord. No. 1440]
For the purpose of the calculation of benefit time and the provision of insurance benefits for employees who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the following standards shall apply.
Full-time employees are defined as employees who are regularly scheduled to work 37 or more hours per week. Full-time employees are eligible for benefit time and longevity pay as described in Articles III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX of this chapter. Full-time employees are also eligible to elect health, dental, life insurance and/or other optional insurance benefits.
Part-time employees are defined as employees who work less than 37 hours per week. Part-time employees are eligible for benefit time, longevity, insurance and/or other optional insurance benefits as follows:
A. 
Part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for benefit time as described in Articles III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX of this chapter.
B. 
Part-time employees hired on or after July 1, 2006, and who are regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for benefit time as described in Articles III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX of this chapter. They shall receive three days of personal time to be used upon the approval of the department head, who has been given 24 hours' notice, except in an emergency. A day shall be defined as 1/5 of the employee's regular work week. This personal time must be used in the same calendar year in which it was credited to the employee.
C. 
Part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week are not eligible to receive longevity pay or to elect health, dental, life insurance or other optional insurance benefits.
Temporary and seasonal employees are not eligible for benefit time, insurance benefits or longevity pay.