Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of North Brunswick as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 19.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 29.
Length of Service Awards Program — See Ch. 50.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 58.
Retirement — See Ch. 74.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 79.
Service awards — See Ch. 74.
[Adopted 5-2-2011 by Ord. No. 11-09]

§ 61-1 Vacation leave.

In addition to salaries and wages, all Township employees, except those employees covered by the provisions of collective bargaining agreement or employment contract, shall receive vacation leave in accordance with the following schedule:
A. 
In the first calendar year of employment, the employee shall receive one day of vacation leave for each complete month of service up to and including December 31 of that first calendar year. Thereafter, on January 1 of each year an employee shall be granted the following vacation days based on each completed calendar year:
Years of Service
Vacation Leave Days
1 to 5
13
5 to 10
16
10
21
11+
21, plus 1 additional day for each 2 years of service after 10
B. 
The following provisions shall also apply to vacation leave:
(1) 
Prior service with the Township or other government entity counts toward years of service for vacation entitlement.
(2) 
Unused vacation day carry only to the end of the next succeeding year, and unused vacation shall be paid upon separation.
(3) 
In the year that an employee discontinues his/her employment by the Township for any reason, the vacation leave allotted on January 1 of that year shall be prorated to the portion of the year the employee was employed. If an employee has exceeded the prorated vacation leave allotted to him/her on this basis, then the employee's final pay shall be adjusted to recoup the value of any vacation leave used in excess of the prorated vacation leave available.

§ 61-2 Sick leave.

In addition to salaries and wages, all Township employees, except those employees covered by the provisions of collective bargaining agreements or employment contracts, shall receive sick leave in accordance with the following:
A. 
In the first calendar year of employment or portion thereof, the employee shall be granted one day of sick leave for each completed calendar month of service through December 31 of that year. In each succeeding year of employment an employee shall be allotted 15 days of sick leave per year on January 1 of each year. Annual sick leave shall be granted and taken in hours based on the regular work day at an employee's regular work site.
(1) 
In a year that an employee discontinues his or her employment with the Township, the 15 sick leave days newly allotted in that year on January 1 shall be prorated to the portion of the year the employee was employed. If an employee has exceeded his or her accumulated sick leave from prior years and on the prorated basis in his or her final year of employment, then the employee's final pay shall be adjusted to recoup the value of any sick leave used in excess of the accumulated sick leave available.
(2) 
Sick leave paid upon retirement. Sick leave not used shall accumulate on an unlimited basis from year to year and be used for sick leave purposes. Upon separation due to retirement only, an employee may sellback his or her accumulated sick leave hours at 33% of his or her current hourly rate of pay at the time of retirement, up to a maximum payment amount of $15,000.
(3) 
Annual sick leave sell back. Within 30 days after December 31 of each year, an employee may sell back sick leave which was newly allotted to the employee on January 1 of that year and not used during the year at his or her rate of pay as of December 31, in accordance with the following schedule:
Sick Days Remaining From 15 Granted
Maximum Days To Be Sold Back
10
5
9
4
8
3
7
2
6
1
Less than 6
0

§ 61-3 Personal leave.

In addition to salaries and wages, full-time Township employees, except those employees covered by the provisions of collective bargaining agreement or employment contracts, shall receive three personal leave days annually. Employees may use their personal leave without obtaining prior written approval from their supervisor, but employees are expected to give advance notice to their supervisor, whenever possible. Personal leave days must be used in the calendar year given or will be lost at year end.

§ 61-4 Medical, hospitalization, prescription, and dental benefits.

In addition to salaries and wages, all full-time Township employees, except those employees covered by the provisions of collective bargaining contracts, shall receive medical, hospitalization, prescription and dental benefits in accordance with the following schedule:
A. 
The Township agrees to provide medical, hospitalization, and prescription drug coverage substantially similar to the hospitalization, medical, and prescription plan coverage provided to other full-time employees.
B. 
The Township agrees to contribute the sum of $384.96 annually for each single employee without dependents and $400 for each employee with dependents for the purchase of dental insurance coverage.
C. 
Employees may opt to waive their health benefit coverage if they provide documentation of alternate health benefit coverage in a plan that is not associated with the State Health Benefits Plan. An employee may only opt out of coverage at the annual renewal period for changes in coverage and must waive benefits for a calendar year. In such cases, an employee shall be paid 25% of the lowest-cost health care plan or $5,000, whichever is less, after the conclusion of the waived year of coverage. If an employee only completes a portion of the year of waiver, he or she shall only qualify for a prorated share of the waived benefit. If an employee experiences any emergent event which discontinues his/her coverage in the alternate plan, he or she may rejoin the Township's plan, if and as provided by the plan.
D. 
The current state legislatively mandated contribution of 1.5% of an employee's base salary to be used toward the premium expense for health coverage or any future legislative change to such contribution shall be paid by employees while provided health benefits by the Township. If an employee is on an unpaid leave of absence and still receiving health benefits from the Township, the employee shall be responsible to pay for any state-mandated contributions, via a monthly payment in advance of each month or through payroll additional deductions upon an employee's return to work. If the Township determines that an employee may not be returning to work, the Township has the exclusive right to mandate monthly payment by an employee.

§ 61-5 Bereavement leave.

In addition to salaries and wages, all Township employees, except those employees covered by the provisions of collective bargaining contracts, shall receive bereavement leave in accordance with the following schedule:
A. 
Employees shall receive paid leave for up to three workdays in the event of a death in the immediate family. "Immediate family" shall be defined as father, mother, spouse, child, grandparent, sister, brother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law.
B. 
Employees shall be granted one day off without loss of pay to attend the funeral of any other "relative," defined as uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law.