City of Clifton, NJ
Passaic County
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[Adopted 1-8-1985 by Ord. No. 4946-85; amended in its entirety 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 6701-07]

§ 99-2 Minimum and maximum salaries fixed; uniform allowances.

[Amended 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 6706-07; 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. 7139-14; 8-19-2014 by Ord. No. 7176-14[1]]
A. 
The offices and employments and salaries herein, other than those created by statute or ordinance, be and the same are hereby created for the proper conduct of the affairs of the City, and the amounts enumerated hereinafter be and they are fixed, granted and ordered paid as regular salaries or wages to the officers and employees now or hereafter employed, in accordance with the relevant collective bargaining agreement, set forth as follows:
January 1, 2011
0% increase
January 1, 2012
0% increase
January 1, 2013
1.5% increase
2011 and 2012 Salaries
Title
Minimum
Maximum
Account Clerk
$28,969.49
$38,042.86
Account Clerk, Typing
$31,591.74
$41,542.84
Administrative Clerk
$39,377.56
$54,450.52
Administrative Secretary
$56,701.54
Animal Control Officer
$29,141.81
$47,666.73
Assessing Clerk
$32,996.51
$45,414.47
Assessor Trainee
$36,026.54
$49,691.51
Assistant Assessor
$47,520.49
$64,242.09
Assistant Engineer
$50,713.59
$69,672.36
Building Inspector
$43,064.92
$59,637.48
Building Inspector/Fire Protection Subcode Official
$47,134.31
$65,382.97
Building Subcode Official
$47,134.31
$65,382.97
Clerk
$26,588.04
$36,389.70
Clerk Stenographer Typist
$31,591.74
$41,542.84
Clerk Typist
$28,969.49
$38,042.86
Code Enforcement Officer
$37,825.58
$51,643.00
Community Organization Specialist
$37,825.58
$51,643.00
Cultural Arts Center Director
$30,726.39
$39,145.43
Data Control Clerk
$28,969.49
$38,042.86
Data Control Clerk, Typing
$28,969.49
$38,042.86
Delivery Worker
$26,588.04
$36,389.70
Docket Clerk
$28,969.49
$38,042.86
Docket Clerk, Typing
$31,591.74
$41,542.84
Electrical Subcode Official
$47,134.31
$65,382.97
Equipment Operator
$38,102.77
$51,943.75
Fire Alarm Operator
$36,026.54
$49,691.51
Fire Prevention Specialist
$32,229.23
$43,286.10
Fire Prevention Specialist/Fire Inspector
$34,028.62
$45,237.18
Graduate Nurse (Public Health)
$38,571.82
$53,575.57
Heat and Air Conditioning Mechanic/Low Pressure License
$41,453.77
$56,702.77
Health Educator
$41,527.01
$57,060.77
Heavy Equipment Operator
$41,453.77
$56,702.77
Housing Assistance Technician
$36,026.54
$49,691.51
Laborer
$29,141.81
$47,666.73
Legal Stenographer
$39,377.55
$54,450.52
Maintenance Repairer
$41,453.77
$56,702.77
Management Assistant
$38,102.77
$51,943.75
Mason Helper
$38,102.77
$51,943.75
Mechanic
$41,453.77
$56,702.77
Mechanic Helper
$38,102.77
$51,943.75
Motor Broom Driver
$41,453.77
$56,702.77
Omnibus Operator, Class I
$32,145.43
$45,413.87
Paralegal Specialist
$39,377.55
$51,042.02
Plumbing Subcode Official
$47,134.31
$65,382.97
Principal Account Clerk
$36,026.12
$49,691.76
Principal Assessing Clerk
$41,173.49
$59,638.62
Principal Employee Benefits Clerk, Typing
$36,026.54
$49,691.51
Principal Clerk Stenographer
$39,377.55
$54,450.52
Principal Clerk Typist
$35,868.75
$49,180.40
Principal Clerk Typist/Deputy Register of Vital Statistics
$37,529.83
$51,023.28
Principal Docket Clerk, Typing
$35,868.75
$49,180.40
Principal Legal Stenographer
$43,064.92
$59,637.48
Principal Payroll Clerk
$36,026.54
$49,691.51
Principal Personnel Clerk, Typing
$39,377.55
$54,450.52
Principal Tax Clerk
$37,661.69
$51,639.39
Public Health Nurse
$39,377.55
$54,450.52
Public Safety Telecommunicator
$36,026.54
$49,691.51
Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee
$31,837.38
$39,041.57
Public Works Inspector
$45,211.69
$53,326.61
Purchasing Agent
$51,839.17
$72,887.27
Records Analyst 3
$49,172.72
$69,672.36
Recreation Aide
$41,898.75
$54,544.19
Recreation Program Coordinator
$41,840.69
$54,542.97
Sanitary Inspector
$41,527.01
$57,060.77
Senior Account Clerk
$31,591.74
$41,542.84
Senior Account Clerk, Typing
$32,996.51
$45,414.47
Senior Assessing Clerk
$35,868.75
$49,180.40
Senior Clerk Stenographer
$36,026.54
$49,691.51
Senior Clerk Typist
$32,996.51
$45,414.47
Senior Data Control Clerk
$31,591.74
$41,542.84
Senior Docket Clerk Bilingual in Spanish and English
$32,996.51
$45,414.47
Senior Docket Clerk, Typing
$33,145.26
$42,547.40
Senior Gardener
$41,453.77
$56,702.77
Senior Groundskeeper
$38,102.77
$51,943.75
Senior Maintenance Repairer
$47,370.99
$64,894.24
Senior Maintenance Repairer Welder
$47,370.99
$64,894.24
Senior Mechanic
$47,370.99
$64,894.24
Senior Tax Clerk, Typing
$35,868.75
$49,180.40
Senior Tree Trimmer
$41,453.77
$56,702.77
Technical Assistant 3
$38,102.77
$51,943.75
Technical Assistant, Office of the Construction Official
$39,377.55
$54,450.52
Traffic Maintenance Worker
$38,102.77
$51,943.75
Tree Climber
$41,453.77
$56,702.77
Tree Trimmer
$38,102.77
$51,943.75
Truck Driver, Heavy
$29,909.03
$48,499.15
Zoning Officer
$47,134.31
$65,382.97
2013 Salaries
Title
Minimum
Maximum
Administrative Clerk
$39,377.56
$55,267.28
Animal Control Officer
$29,141.81
$48,381.72
Assistant Assessor
$47,520.49
$65,205.72
Assistant Engineer
$50,713.59
$70,717.45
Building Inspector
$43,064.92
$60,532.04
Clerk 2
$35,878.75
$49,918.11
Clerk 3
$39,377.55
$55,267.28
Code Enforcement Officer
$37,825.58
$52,417.63
Code Enforcement Officer Trainee
$20,000.00
$40,600.00
Cultural Arts Center Director (Part-time)
$30,726.39
$39,732.61
Electrical Subcode Official
$47,134.41
$66,363.44
Equipment Operator
$38,102,76
$52,722.91
Fire Prevention Specialist
$32,229.23
$43,935.39
Health Educator
$41,527.01
$57,916.68
Heavy Equipment Operator
$41,453.77
$57,553.31
Housing Assistance Technician
$36,026.54
$50,436.88
Keyboarding Clerk 1
$28,969.49
$38,613.50
Keyboarding Clerk 2
$32,996.51
$46,095.69
Keyboarding Clerk 3
$35,868.75
$49,918.11
Laborer 1
$29,141.81
$48,381.73
Legal Stenographer
$39,377.55
$55,267.28
Maintenance Repairer
$41,453.77
$57,553.31
Mason Helper
$38,102.77
$52,722.91
Mechanic
$41,453.77
$57,553.32
Mechanic Diesel
$41,453.77
$57,553.32
Mechanic Helper
$38,102.77
$52,722.91
Motor Broom Driver
$41,453.77
$57,553.32
Omnibus Operator
$32,145.43
$46,095.08
Plumbing Subcode Official
$47,134.31
$66,363.65
Principal Account Clerk
$36,026.12
$50,437.14
Principal Legal Stenographer
$43,064.92
$60,532.04
Public Health Nurse
$39,377.55
$55,267.28
Public Safety Telecommunicator
$36,026.54
$50,436.88
Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee
$31,837.38
$39,627.19
Public Works Inspector
$45,211.69
$54,126.51
Records Analyst 3
$49,172.72
$70,717.45
Recreation Aide
$41,898.75
$55,362.35
Recreation Program Coordinator
$41,840.69
$55,361.11
Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public Health
$41,527.01
$57,916.68
Senior Building Maintenance Worker
$38,102.76
$52,722.91
Senior Gardener
$41,453.77
$57,553.31
Senior Maintenance Repairer Welder
$47,370.99
$65,867.65
Senior Mechanic
$47,370.99
$65,867.65
Technical Assistant to the Office of the Construction Official
$39,377.55
$55,267.28
Traffic Maintenance Worker
$38,102.77
$52,722.91
Tree Maintenance Worker 2
$41.453.77
$57,553.32
Tree Maintenance Worker 3
$43,370.99
$65,867.65
2014 Salaries
Title
Minimum
Maximum
Coordinator, Health Projects 3
$51,839.00
$76,212.00
B. 
Uniform allowances.
(1) 
$Uniform allowance for employees engaged in maintenance, Department of Public Works and Recreation shall receive a maximum of $375 per year, as set forth in the relevant collective bargaining agreement.
(2) 
Uniform allowance for employees engaged in nursing work shall receive a maximum of $275 per year, as set forth in the relevant collective bargaining agreement.
[1]:
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 9-1-2014.

§ 99-3 Pay periods.

Annual salaries shall be paid in equal biweekly installments, and weekly and hourly wages shall be paid for such period as may be authorized by resolutions adopted from time to time by the governing body.

§ 99-4 Additional compensation for longevity.

A. 
Employees hired before June 17, 1994, shall receive additional compensation for longevity as follows: There shall be added to and made a part of the remuneration to each officer and employee an amount equal to 2 1/2% of the salary or wages fixed for each such person upon the completion of five years of cumulative service in and for the City of Clifton; an amount equal to 5% of the salary or wages fixed for each such person upon the completion of 10 years of cumulative service in and for the City of Clifton; an amount equal to 7 1/2% of the salary or wages fixed for each such person upon the completion of 15 years of cumulative service in and for the City of Clifton; an amount equal to 10% of the salary or wages fixed for each such person upon the completion of 20 years of cumulative service in and for the City of Clifton; and an amount equal to 12 1/2% of the salary or wages fixed for each such person upon the completion of 25 years of cumulative service in and for the City of Clifton. Such additional compensation shall be paid notwithstanding the maximum salary or wages hereinbefore provided for such office or employment and shall be paid at the same time and in the same manner as the salary or wages fixed pursuant to the provisions of this article.
B. 
For the purposes of this article, all periods of employment shall be deemed to have commenced on January 1 of the year of appointment or employment, unless the actual date of such appointment or employment took place on or after July 1, in which case said period of employment shall be deemed to have commenced on July 1 of the year of said appointment or employment.
C. 
An interruption of service resulting from any cause beyond the control of the officer or employee, such as military service or injury in the line of duty or illness, shall be considered as service for the City of Clifton for the purpose of determining the completion of said cumulative periods of five years of service with the City.
D. 
In computing such period of cumulative service in and for the City of Clifton, credit shall be given for all prior, full-time service by an officer or employee as an employee of the State of New Jersey or any other political subdivision thereof, as provided by law.
E. 
Employees hired after June 17, 1994, shall not be entitled to any longevity payment.

§ 99-5 Health, dental and disability insurance.

A. 
The City shall provide to all employees covered hereunder and to their eligible dependents, except as modified herein, the Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical and hospitalization plans known as the PPO (Preferred Provider Option), DA (Direct Access) and EPO (Essential Provider Option), to include the prescription plan in effect as of August 1, 2012. Effective March 1, 2014, the deductible for the DA and EPO plans shall be $300 for family and H/W and $150 for single plans. The deductible for the PPO shall be $400 for family and H/W and $200 for single plans. There shall be no copayment for a generic prescription, and the copayment for each nongeneric/name brand prescription shall be $20, effective March 1, 2014. Effective March 1, 2014, there shall be a doctor/physician visit copayment of $20 per visit for employees enrolled in the PPO plan, and there shall be a doctor/physician visit copayment of $10 per visit for employees enrolled in the DA or EPO plans. The aforementioned medical and hospitalization coverage will also continue through the end of the calendar year during which each dependent attains his or her 26th birthday, for all dependent members of the immediate family of such employee who are full-time students at a recognized duly certified secondary school or institution of higher learning pursuing a prescribed course of study at any such school or institution for which course credits are given, or who are disabled within the meaning of that term, as defined by N.J.S.A. 54:1-2(f). Effective January 1, 2012, all employees will pay a contribution to health insurance premiums, including prescription and dental, based upon pensionable base salary in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 2010, c. 2, and P.L. 2011, c. 78, which are incorporated by reference as if set forth herein at length.
[Amended 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. 7139-14]
B. 
The City shall continue to provide the current prescription drug plan, or a plan that is substantially similar, in accordance with the terms of the relevant collective bargaining agreement.
C. 
The City shall continue to provide the current group dental plan, or a plan that is substantially similar, including orthodontic benefits, in accordance with the terms of the relevant collective bargaining agreement.
D. 
The City shall provide to employees who retire from the City of Clifton in compliance with the requirements of the Public Employees Retirement System the current medical insurance plan, or a plan that is substantially similar to the current plan, in accordance with the terms of the relevant collective bargaining agreement that is in effect as of the date of the employee's retirement from the City.
E. 
Employees shall continue to be responsible for the cost of Medicare premiums upon attaining Medicare eligibility and shall enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B upon eligibility, at which time the City's health insurance plan in effect at that time shall become secondary to Medicare. Should an eligible employee fail to enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B, the employee's benefits shall be reduced by the amount that Medicare would have paid had the employee enrolled.
F. 
All employees shall be covered by a temporary disability insurance plan provided by the City. Said plan shall require the City and the employees in question to each pay 50% of the premium cost. Said plan requires that, to be eligible, an employee must exhaust all accumulated sick leave, plus all other requirements set forth by the plan. The obligated premium cost to eligible employees under this agreement shall be no more than the premium cost obligation for the employees would be under the New Jersey State Disability Plan.
G. 
The City may, at its option, change any of the foregoing plans or carriers so long as substantially similar coverage is provided.
H. 
All new employees eligible for insurance benefits shall receive benefits after 90 days of continuous employment with the City of Clifton.

§ 99-6 Life insurance.

The City will provide a life insurance policy of $10,000 for all employees, except seasonal and temporary employees, covered by the relevant collective bargaining agreement, up to the age of 70. For employees age 70 and older, said insurance shall be in the amount of $2,500, and a policy of $1,000 shall be provided to all retired employees for the first five years of retirement only.

§ 99-7 Optional life insurance.

The City shall provide optional life insurance coverage for all employees, except seasonal and temporary employees, covered by the relevant collective bargaining agreement. Said life insurance shall be provided, at the option of each employee, with 75% of the cost of same being paid by the respective employee. Coverage under said life insurance protection shall be in accordance with the schedule for coverage provided under the existing group life insurance plan maintained by the City.

§ 99-8 Sick leave; terminal leave.

A. 
Sick leave. The City of Clifton hereby grants and provides that those offices and employment positions as set forth in § 99-2 hereinabove shall earn sick leave at the following rate: one day per month of employment for the first year, then 1 1/4 days per month thereafter, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the relevant collective bargaining agreement.
B. 
Terminal leave.
(1) 
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the relevant collective bargaining agreement, any employee who shall commence terminal leave as provided herein, which terminal leave shall be a prelude to final retirement, shall be entitled to a terminal leave benefit of 50% of the sick days earned but not taken upon the condition that he or she elects an ordinary service retirement benefit pursuant to the then-existing New Jersey statutes.
(2) 
The terminal leave benefit due any employee or his estate may be paid to said employee or estate in either of the two following manners which may be selected by said retiring employee or estate:
(a) 
The total salary due such employee for terminal leave, paid in equal bi-weekly installments as shown and authorized by the City's regular payroll as proof of payment during the period of such terminal leave.
(b) 
A lump sum payment option as follows:
[1] 
The initial payment in the year in which the employee retires will be limited to the total salary funds available in a municipal budget during that retirement year.
[2] 
The balance, if any, is to be paid within 120 days after the adoption of the municipal budget in the year following the year of retirement.
[3] 
Upon selection of the lump sum payment option, the retiring employee waives any rights to benefits which may have been or will be negotiated during the year in which he or she retires.
(3) 
Employees on terminal leave shall continue to accrue benefits, except those employees hired after the date of execution of this agreement, for which such benefits shall not accrue.

§ 99-9 When effective.

This article shall take effect after final passage and publication as required by law, subject to the terms, conditions and effective dates contained in the relevant collective bargaining agreement.