Town of Babylon, NY
Suffolk County
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[Adopted 12-16-1986 by L.L. No. 11-1986]

§ 47-7 Legislative intent.

The Town Board of the Town of Babylon wishes to clarify official Town policy regrading sick leave, personal leave, vacation leave and other benefits granted to employees of the Town within the Administrative Salary Plan. An official policy regarding the benefits granted to employees within the Administrative Salary Plan is hereby established as follows: Personnel covered with the Administrative Salary Plan shall be subject to the following administrative employee benefit provisions.

§ 47-7.1 Contract administrative employees.

[Added 12-21-2011 by L.L. No. 28-2011]
The Town Board of the Town of Babylon wishes to clarify official Town policy regarding sick leave, personal leave, vacation leave and other benefits granted to contract administrative employees of the Town. Contract administrative employees are temporary personnel employed under a contract that may or may not be appointed to a civil service position within the Suffolk County Department of Civil Services Classification Plan that are placed on the payroll of the Town of Babylon and paid on an hourly basis. Contract employees will not receive benefits, i.e., sick, vacation or personal leave, health or dental insurance or any other benefit granted to permanent employees within the administrative salary plan. The policy is hereby established as follows: contract personnel shall be paid an hourly salary and shall not receive any of the administrative employee benefits extended to an administrative permanent employee.

§ 47-8 Hours.

[Added 2-10-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004[1]; amended 11-8-2012 by L.L. No. 16-2012; 6-2-2015 by L.L. No. 6-2015]
All full-time administrative employees shall work a minimum forty-hour work week.
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Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former § 47-8, Sick leave. See now § 47-9.

§ 47-9 Sick and personal leave.

[Amended 2-10-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004; 12-10-2008 by L.L. No. 31-2008]
A. 
Administrative employees shall be granted one day per month as sick leave, earned at the end of each month. For an administrative employee to be eligible to receive a sick day, he must have worked at least half the month or, if absent, had an accrual to charge such absence against.
B. 
Covered administrative employees shall receive five personal leave days per year. The five days shall be made available in the first month of each year. At the end of each year, unused personal days shall be converted to sick leave.

§ 47-10 Vacation leave.

A. 
Administrative employees will receive 15 vacation days per year until the completion of their second year of service with the Administrative Salary Plan. Administrative employees with two or more years of service shall receive 20 days' vacation per year.
B. 
Vacation days for administrative employees who are upgraded into the Administrative Salary Plan shall be predicated on their total years of service to the Town.
C. 
Administrative employees may be permitted to convert unused vacation, personal or sick leave into income upon authorization from the Supervisor, or his or her designee, and the Town Attorney, based upon financial or medical factors, or in the best interest of the Town. However, the maximum leave time to cash out is 30 days. As set out in Town policy, the employee shall provide written request stating the reason for such cash-out.
[Added 12-10-2008 by L.L. No. 31-2008; amended 5-7-2013 by L.L. No. 11-2013]

§ 47-11 Dental insurance.

Dental insurance shall be provided to administrative employees free of cost.

§ 47-12 Longevity payments.

A. 
Administrative employees shall be eligible to receive longevity payments in the amounts prescribed below, provided that they have total service with the Town from their date of hire for the following periods of time:
Period of Time
(years)
Amount of Payment
5
$300.00
10
$800.00
15
$1,000.00
20
$2,000.00
B. 
A break in service of more than one year shall require a new period for determining the date of hire. Longevity payments shall be made in the first week of December or the nearest payroll to it and each year thereafter during the same period. In addition, eligibility is predicated upon an employee reaching his anniversary date in the year in which he reaches his tenth, fifteenth and twentieth year of service.

§ 47-13 Child care leave; leave of absence.

[Amended 3-17-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987[1] ]
Administrative employees shall be granted up to one year of child care or ordinary leave of absence without pay upon approval of their department head and adoption by Town Board resolution. Prior to an administrative employee being granted such leave, he may, if the employee so wishes, use some or all of the accruals held in his account. If the employee elects to use accrued time, only vacation and personal leave may be used prior to the commencement of the leave being taken.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it shall be effective retroactive to 1-1-1987.

§ 47-14 Funeral leave.

[Amended 8-31-2016 by L.L. No. 13-2016]
Administrative employees shall be entitled to funeral leave with pay, not to exceed four workdays, to arrange for and attend the funeral of, or sit shiva for, a member of their immediate family, including the following persons only: spouse, parent, child, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild, parent-in-law, daughter and son-in-law, brother and sister-in-law, and grandparent-in-law. An administrative employee shall be granted one funeral day to attend such funeral for a relative other than an immediate family member, including the following persons only: aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, and cousin. There shall be no funeral leave provided for former spouses (exes) or members of a former spouse's family. The employee must provide proof of death on a form provided by the employer.

§ 47-15 Health insurance.

[Amended 7-10-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990; 12-2-2003 by L.L. No. 30-2003; 5-9-2006 by L.L. No. 11-2006, 12-10-2008 by L.L. No. 31-2008; 7-17-2012 by L.L. No. 10-2012; 11-7-2013 by L.L. No. 17-2013]
A. 
Eligibility.
(1) 
All administrative employees and elected officials who commence employment with the Town on or after January 1, 2004, shall be required to pay 10% of the premium of the plan they choose and continue to do so for a period of 10 years. At the completion of his or her 10th year, such employee's health insurance shall be fully paid by the Town. All administrative employees and elected officials who commence employment with the Town on or after January 1, 2009, shall be required to pay 25% of the premium of the plan they choose.
(2) 
All administrative employees and elected officials who were in continuous employment with the Town prior to January 1, 2004, shall be provided health insurance, free of cost, from their date of hire with the Town.
(3) 
Administrative employees and elected officials who have five years of service with the Town and retire shall have their health insurance premiums fully paid by the Town, covering eligible dependents as defined under the Town's insurance policy in existence at the time of retirement. All administrative employees and elected officials who commence employment with the Town of Babylon on or after January 1, 2009, must have 25 years of employment with the Town in order to receive health benefits in retirement.
B. 
In addition, an employee who is absent from work due to an extended illness shall have his/her health insurance paid for by the Town up to one year. Such coverage may be extended upon approval of the Town Board.
C. 
All administrative employees and elected officials employed and enrolled in a Town of Babylon health plan for at least one year are eligible for a health insurance buy-back as follows:
(1) 
Eligible employees hired before May 1, 2006, will receive 50% percent of the health insurance premium to opt out of the Town's health insurance plans.
(2) 
Eligible employees hired on or after May 1, 2006, will receive $3,500 to opt out of the Town's health insurance plans.
(3) 
Employees covered under another health plan who opt to continue in the Town's health plan, thereby being covered under two health plans, shall pay 75% of the cost of the health plan they receive from the Town.
(4) 
Payment will be made annually in December, on a prorated basis, for the period the employee opted out of the plan.
(5) 
Employees who have withdrawn from the plan may elect to return to the plan in accordance with the regulations of the State Health Insurance Department.

§ 47-16 Terminal leave.

[Amended 7-10-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990; 12-10-2008 by L.L. No. 31-2008]
A. 
All administrative employees, upon separation of service with the Town, except those discharged for just cause, shall be paid the cash value of accumulated vacation, personal and sick leave, up to 180 days, as terminal leave pay. Administrative employees who begin employment with the Town on or after January 1, 2009, upon separation of service with the Town, except those discharged for just cause, shall be paid half the cash value of accumulated sick leave, and the cash value of vacation and personal leave, as terminal leave pay. Such terminal pay will be paid to the administrative employee, his estate or his heirs.
B. 
Administrative employees who separate from service during their first year shall receive terminal leave pay based on a pro rata basis as set forth in the Town personnel policy.

§ 47-17 Disability.

[Amended 3-17-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987[1]]
A. 
Administrative employees will be provided with a long- and short-term disability plan which shall cover them for illnesses incurred that are not job related. There will be two types of coverage defined as follows:
(1) 
Short-term disability. The interim period of time beginning when the employee's use of required accruals expires and ending with coverage by long-term disability 90 days after the commencement of the disability) shall be covered by short-term disability provided by the Town. The Town will provide the same benefits as the long-term coverage for this interim period through its self-insurance plan.
(2) 
Long-term disability. The coverage which the plan provides after an employee has been absent due to illness for a period of 90 days from the time the employee's accruals expire.
B. 
An employee becomes eligible to receive disability payments only after 15 consecutive days of his/her disability. During this time such employee must utilize any accrued time off in his/her account.
[Amended 5-18-2016 by L.L. No. 7-2016]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it shall be effective retroactive to 1-1-1987.

§ 47-18 Tuition reimbursement.

[Added 7-10-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990]
A. 
All administrative employees with at least six months of service shall be eligible for tuition reimbursement for a job-related course. Eligible employees shall submit their request for tuition reimbursement, prior to matriculation, to the Supervisor. Tuition reimbursement shall be subject to the approval of the Supervisor or his designees.
B. 
Tuition for job-related courses shall be reimbursed to the eligible employee as follows:
(1) 
Eighty percent for a grade of A.
(2) 
Sixty percent for a grade of B.
(3) 
Fifty percent for a grade of C.
(4) 
If a course is pass or fail, the employee shall receive reimbursement for 75% upon passing or zero percent 0% if the employee fails.