Borough of North Arlington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Arlington 6-7-1938 by Ord. No. 525 (Ch. 8 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Longevity pay — See Chs. 40 and 408.

§ 9-1
Definitions. 

§ 9-2
Adoption of schedules of employees and positions. 

§ 9-3
Adoption of regulations. 

§ 9-4
Applicability of specifications. 

§ 9-5
Interpretation of specifications. 

§ 9-6
Standard titles. 

§ 9-7
Approval required for changes in specifications. 

§ 9-8
Creation of new positions. 

§ 9-9
Rate of compensation upon appointment. 

§ 9-10
Compensation increases. 

§ 9-11
Promotions. 

§ 9-12
Stabilization of current salaries; salaries of future employees. 

§ 9-13
Preferences in police and other hiring. 

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

EMPLOYEE
Includes officers, position holders and employees as such.

The schedules heretofore referred to herein

Editor's Note: A preamble to Ord. No. 525 recited that at the general election held in November 1937, there was submitted to the voters of the Borough of North Arlington the question of whether or not the Borough of North Arlington should adopt the provisions of the Civil Service Act of the State of New Jersey, and said adoption was duly approved and authorized by a majority of the voters of the Borough of North Arlington at said election; that immediately thereafter the Civil Service Commission of the State of New Jersey made a survey of all borough officers and employees covering the duties, salaries and respective departments of said employees; and that following such survey the Civil Service Commission submitted to the Common Council of the Borough of North Arlington two separate and distinct schedules, as follows:
Schedule 1. A complete list of the employees of the Borough of North Arlington giving suggested titles for each employee, the salary of the same and the department to which such employee is assigned.
Schedule 2. A duties classification of the employees, setting forth the suggested titles to be used for the employees of the Borough of North Arlington, their respective duties, typical tasks, minimum qualifications for the purpose of examination and suggested salary schedules.
The schedules in Ord. No. 525 have been amended from time to time: 6-20-39 by Ord. No. 535, 4-2-63 by Ord. No. 837, 4-20-64 by Ord. No. 849, 5-19-64 by Ord. No. 851, 3-30-65 by Ord. No. 866, 9-21-65 by Ord. No. 876, 5-16-72 by Ord. No. 982, 5-16-72 by Ord. No. 983, 5-16-72 by Ord. No. 986, 5-16-72 by Ord. No. 995, 2-20-73 by Ord. No. 1004, 4-3-73 by Ord. No. 1006, 7-17-73 by Ord. No. 1011, 8-14-73 by Ord. No. 1014, 6-25-74 by Ord. No. 1029, 8-6-74 by Ord. No. 1035, 8-6-74 by Ord. No. 1036, 5-20-75 by Ord. No. 1056 and 11-25-1975 by Ord. No. 1066.
and recommended to this body for adoption by the Civil Service Commission of the State of New Jersey, consisting of the following, are hereby made a part of this chapter in their entirety, the same as though specifically set forth herein, said schedules being filed with the Borough Clerk coincident with the passing of this chapter, and the same are hereby adopted by this body as the official civil service classification of positions and employees in and for the Borough of North Arlington:

A. 

Schedule 1 consists of a schedule of cataloged lists of the present employees of the Borough of North Arlington, together with the title of each such employee, the salary as of November 2, 1937, and the date of election or appointment.

B. 

Schedule 2 is a schedule of all positions in the Borough of North Arlington and contains under such positions the duties, typical tasks, minimum qualifications, probable line of promotion and salary range for each such position.

For the purpose of effecting and maintaining the classification and salary standardization plan recommended by the Civil Service Commission of the State of New Jersey, the following regulations are hereby adopted and shall be in full force and effect with respect to all positions and employees in the Borough of North Arlington. Said regulations shall apply to the contents of Schedules 1 and 2, hereinabove referred to and hereby adopted, as well as to the terms of this chapter.

The specifications herein provided shall apply to all existing authorized offices, positions and employments or such as have been established or created in the classified civil service in the Borough of North Arlington, shall supersede all groupings of employments not consistent thereto and shall be applied subject to the conditions in these regulations.

The specifications herein provided shall not in themselves be construed to define or prescribe the organization or procedure under which employees shall work, nor to limit or restrict the responsible administrative officials in exercising supervision or assigning such other duties as may be in the interest of good administration or necessary in case of emergency; provided, however, that this chapter shall not be interpreted as authorization to assign, detail or transfer an employee to a position involving duties of an essentially different character.

A. 

The standard titles, as set forth in Schedule 1, shall be applied to all existing offices, positions and employments in the classified civil service of the Borough of North Arlington. Changes in titles shall not alter or affect the salaries of the present incumbents of offices or positions so rearranged.

B. 

The standard titles shall be used to designate positions in all reports to the Civil Service Commission, departmental records and all payrolls or accounts of salaries and wages of all departments, institutions and commissions submitted to the Civil Service Commission for check and certification.

All departmental requests for additions to or changes in the specifications, involving either the classification or compensation schedules together with full reporting of maintenance request, shall be first presented to the Mayor and Council, which shall, as it deems proper, forward the requests, together with its recommendations, to the Civil Service Commission for investigation and consideration. No reclassifications, change in compensation schedules or maintenance allowances shall be effective until they have received the approval of both the Mayor and Council and the Civil Service Commission.

When new positions are to be created, there shall be submitted by the department head, through the Mayor and Council, to the Civil Service Commission a statement of the duties, qualification requirements and other matters affecting the proper classification title, grade and compensation, and the necessity for the creation of such position. No office or employment shall be considered new unless the duties thereof are found to be substantially different from those of every other existing position in the classified service of the borough. When the Civil Service Commission shall find that an office or employment is in fact new or that the requested changes affecting any existing position should be made, the Commission shall so classify such position under the appropriate service, grade and title, and it shall become a part of the classification of the Borough of North Arlington, upon approval by the Mayor and Council and the Civil Service Commission.

Appointments to newly-created or vacant offices or employments shall be made at the lowest rate within the standard range of compensation for such office or employment. In cases of promotion where an employee to be promoted is receiving compensation equal to or greater than the minimum rate established for the position to which promotion is to be made, appointment shall be made at the nearest next salary rate higher than the compensation received by such employee.

A. 

Advancement to the next higher rate within the range of compensation provided for a particular position shall be conditional upon service at each rate for at least the period specified in the schedules, or later determined upon by the Mayor and Council, and upon satisfactory efficiency in the performance of the specified duties.

B. 

Advance in compensation from rate to rate within the range for each position shall be made at such periods as may be determined upon by the Mayor and Council for all officers and employees who are eligible for advancement, after the completion of the designated period of satisfactory service.

C. 

Nothing in these regulations, the rules or the Civil Service Commission or the action of the Mayor and Council in adopting the classification and salary standardization plan shall be construed to mean that it shall be mandatory upon the head of the department, institution or commission to advance an officer or employee to the next higher salary rate within the range of compensation provided for that position, merely because such officer or employee has served at the lower salary rate for a certain period of time.

D. 

An increase above the maximum salary rate of an existing position shall not be made except in case of increased duties or responsibilities which actually involve a change of position or until changes in the prevailing compensation schedule for the position or positions in question are made as provided in § 9-7.

Promotions from one class to the next higher class of positions in the classified civil service shall involve a change of duties and shall be made only when a vacancy has been created by resignation, transfer, death or dismissal, or when the needs of the service require additional employees in the higher position.

A. 

All employees of the Borough of North Arlington on November 2, 1937, the date on which civil service was adopted in the Borough of North Arlington, who are presently employees of the Borough of North Arlington, shall continue to receive the salaries which they are now receiving until the same are changed as provided in these regulations.

B. 

All employees appointed since the adoption of civil service in the Borough of North Arlington, namely since November 2, 1937, whether such appointment was temporary or permanent, shall, upon the adoption hereof, continue to receive the same salary they or each of them are now receiving. Any person holding a temporary appointment at the time of the adoption of this chapter and who may hereafter be permanently appointed shall continue to receive the same salary as that being paid to him or her as a temporary employee, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

C. 

All new employees appointed after the adoption of this classification and compensation plan shall be appointed at the minimum rate established for such position, except as provided in § 9-12B hereof.

D. 

All employees now receiving the maximum of the salary established for such employees or more than the maximum so established in this classification and compensation plan shall not receive further advancements in compensation so long as they continue to serve in such classification or position.

[Added 5-9-2002 by Ord. No. 1849]
A. 

The Borough of North Arlington hereby recognizes and shall grant a preference for the recruitment and hiring of police officers to residents of Bergen County followed by residents of Essex County.

B. 

The Borough of North Arlington hereby recognizes and shall grant a preference for the recruitment and hiring of all employees, other than police officers, to residents of Bergen County followed by residents of all counties contiguous to the County of Bergen.

C. 

The Borough Administrator shall forward a fully certified copy of this section to the Department of Personnel immediately upon enactment by the Mayor and Council.