Borough of River Edge, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of River Edge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-16-1996 by Ord. No. 1172]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONTINUOUS SERVICE
Uninterrupted service. However, if an employee interrupts his service with the Borough of River Edge for the purpose of serving the military service of the United States or with any other governmental entity, provided that he has received a leave of absence from the Borough of River Edge, or on account of illness or personal reasons, and he has received a leave of absence from the Borough of River Edge, his service shall be deemed to be uninterrupted, but such time in which he was not in the employ of the Borough of River Edge shall not be considered service, and he shall not receive credit for the same.
EMPLOYEE
Any person holding office, position or employment in the Borough of River Edge, who receives more than $500 in any calendar quarter as compensation.
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
Employment for more than 35 hours a week or employment which pays more than $10,000 a year.
A. 
Any employee of the Borough of River Edge who retires after 20 or more years of continuous service will be entitled to severance pay according to the following schedule:
(1) 
Twenty to 25 years of service: one month's severance pay.
(2) 
Twenty-five to 30 years of service: two months' severance pay.
(3) 
Thirty years or more of service: three months' severance pay.
B. 
The amount of monthly severance pay shall be determined by computing the average monthly base compensation received by the employee from the Borough of River Edge for the last five continuous years of employment with the Borough of River Edge.
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Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 1736, adopted 9-6-2011, provided that employees hired on or after July 1, 2011, shall not be eligible for severance pay under Ordinance No. 585. Ordinance No. 585 is not codified, but is on file in the Borough offices.
In order to be eligible for severance pay and health and medical and insurance benefits, the Borough Clerk must certify to the employee's eligibility and the years of service.
[Adopted 9-2-2008 by Ord. No. 1630]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-2, the following positions are deemed to be eligible for and shall participate in the Defined Contribution Retirement Program:
A. 
Statutory-based, untenured chief administrative officer and or Borough Administrator.
B. 
Code Enforcement Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, Emergency Management Coordinator, Public Safety Director, Social Services Director, Recreation Director, Sewer Operator, Redevelopment Executive Director, Principal Public Works Manager.
[Amended 2-17-2009 by Ord. No. 1639]
C. 
Borough Attorney.
D. 
Borough Engineer.
E. 
Borough Municipal Prosecutor.
F. 
Borough Municipal Court Judge.
Individuals serving in the following positions are exempt from Defined Contribution Retirement Program membership, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-2:
A. 
Certified Health Officer.
B. 
Tax Collector.
C. 
Chief Financial Officer.
D. 
Construction Code Official.
E. 
Qualified Purchasing Agent.
F. 
Tax Assessor.
G. 
Municipal Planner.
H. 
Registered Municipal Clerk.
I. 
Licensed Uniform Subcode Inspector.
J. 
Certified Principal Public Works Manager.
K. 
Court Administrator.
[Amended 2-17-2009 by Ord. No. 1639]
If an individual is appointed to one of the positions listed in § 85-4 and the individual is not serving in a position as described in § 85-5 above, the Pension Certifying Officer of the municipality may determine that the individual is not required to join the Defined Contribution Retirement Program if that individual:
A. 
Was an active participant in the Public Employee Retirement System on July 1, 2007 and continuously since that time; or
B. 
Has been appointed pursuant to a valid promotional process; or
C. 
Is appointed on a temporary, interim, or acting basis to a position requiring state certification as set forth in § 85-5 herein, and is in pursuit of the required certification; or
D. 
Meets such other exceptions that may be approved by the Local Finance Board or the Division of Pensions and Benefits.
This article shall be implemented, construed and subject to Chapter 92 of the Laws of 2007 (N.J.S.A. 43:15C-1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any regulations or guidance documents from the Local Finance Board or the Division of Pension and Benefits.
A copy of this article shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Pensions and Benefits of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury.