City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
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[Amended 6-28-1971 by Ord. No. 30-1971; 4-10-1972 by Ord. No. 13-1972; 2-25-1974 by Ord. No. 8-1974; 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 51-2016]
A. 
Commencing January 1, 1974, every probationary employee after a minimum period of three consecutive months and every permanent employee, except department heads, shall be entitled to the following paid working days of vacation for total time of service:
(1) 
Initial year of employment: one working day for each month of paid service for the remainder of the calendar year following the date of employment (probationary or permanent). A fraction of a month shall be considered as a full month for this provision.
(2) 
One year to four years, inclusive: 12 working days of vacation per year.
(3) 
Five years to eight years, inclusive: 15 working days of vacation per year.
(4) 
Nine years to 12 years, inclusive: 20 working days of vacation per year.
(5) 
Thirteen years and over: 25 working days of vacation per year.
B. 
Vacations shall be taken at such times and for such term as the respective department head shall determine is in the best interests of the City, provided that where, during any calendar year following the initial year of hiring, an employee has not received a vacation time to which he is entitled because of pressure of City business, then the vacation time shall accumulate and be granted no later than the end of the next succeeding calendar year.
C. 
Department heads shall be entitled to the following paid working days of vacation for total time of service:
(1) 
Initial year of employment: 15 working days of vacation.
(2) 
One year to four years, inclusive: 15 working days of vacation per year.
(3) 
Five years to eight years, inclusive: 20 working days of vacation per year.
(4) 
Nine years to 12 years, inclusive: 25 working days of vacation per year.
(5) 
Thirteen years and over: 30 working days of vacation per year.
D. 
On January 1 of the calendar year next succeeding the year in which his or her employment commenced, the employee will be deemed as having one year of service for the purpose of determining his position on the vacation schedule.
Vacations shall be taken at such times and for such terms as the responsible department head shall determine is in the best interests of the City; provided that where, during any calendar year following the initial year of hiring, an employee has not received the vacation time to which he is entitled because of the pressure of City business, then the vacation time shall accumulate and be granted no later than by the end of the next succeeding calendar year.
[Amended 2-14-2011 by Ord. No. 1-2011; 4-18-2011 by Ord. No. 10-2011]
After December 31, 2011, upon termination of employment subsequent to the calendar year of appointment, the employee shall receive payment for accumulated vacation time plus vacation pay accrued on a pro rata basis for each month or part thereof of service during the calendar year of termination, less any vacation time already received during the calendar year of termination. Upon an employee's death, compensation equivalent to any accumulated vacation leave shall be paid to his estate.
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Editor's Note: Former §§ 60-56, Vacation time upon retirement, and 60-57, Vacation time upon resignation, were repealed 2-14-2011 by Ord. No. 1-2011.
[Amended 4-10-1972 by Ord. No. 13-1972]
For the purposes of this article, an employee shall be credited with one month of service for each calendar month in which he shall have been actually performing duties or on sick leave or vacation with pay or on field training as provided by the Civil Service Law and Rules. One year's service shall constitute 12 months of accredited service as aforesaid, whether or not the period of service shall be continuous or interrupted. On January 1 of the next calendar year after the year in which the permanent employment commenced, the employee will be deemed as having one year of service.