Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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[Amended 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 77-64]
The Township Manager shall periodically make or cause to have made an analysis of the duties and responsibilities of all full-time positions in the Township except his own position. He shall thereupon recommend to the Council appropriate modifications to the Position-Classification Plan of March 18, 1974, which is in effect upon the adoption of this provision. Within 30 days after the adoption of any position-classification plan or amendment thereto by resolution of the Council and, where appropriate, after approval in accordance with the terms of any collective bargaining agreement, the Township Manager shall assign each position to an appropriate class in accordance with the approved position-classification plan.
Each position shall be assigned or allocated to an appropriate job classification on the basis of the kind and level of its duties and responsibilities to the end that all positions in the same classification shall be sufficiently alike to permit the use of a single descriptive title, the same tests of competence and the same salary range, thus carrying out the basic principle of classification which is equal pay for equal work. A job classification may contain one position or a number of positions. The Township Manager shall from time to time review the job classifications and submit a report thereof to the Council.
A. 
The classification plan may be amended from time to time by the Township Council. Such changes may result from the need of creating new positions, changes in organization or changes in assigned duties and responsibilities.
B. 
The Township Manager shall review all requests for the creation of new positions, the abolition or consolidation of present positions, reclassification of positions to different job classes or the reallocation of positions to new salary ranges. In such review, he shall study the current duties and responsibilities of the position concerned and take the appropriate action necessary to ensure the correct classification and allocation of the position.
C. 
Each department head shall report to the Township Manager any changes in his organization or assignment of duties and responsibilities to a given employee which result in changes in the position-classification plan or in the classification of any of the positions in his department.
D. 
An employee may submit a request in writing to the Township Manager at any time for a review of the duties and responsibilities of his position. Such a request shall be submitted through his department head and shall include the employee's own description of his current duties and responsibilities. The Township Manager shall then make an investigation of the position to determine its correct allocation. He shall report his findings in writing to the Council and shall furnish a copy to the employee requesting the review and to his department head. With respect to employees who are subject to a collective bargaining agreement, the methods of review, if inconsistent with the provisions of this subsection, shall be those set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.
[Amended 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 77-64]
A position may be abolished or the number of personnel reduced by the Township Council for reasons of economy or for reasons of a reorganization within a department or departments. In such an event, every effort shall be made by the Township Manager to reassign any affected permanent employee to another position in the Township service for which the employee may be qualified. If no such position is available immediately, the name of the affected employee shall be kept on file, and he shall be offered employment should a vacancy occur in a position for which he is qualified, prior to taking applications for the vacancy.