Township of Irvington, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Township of Irvington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration — See Ch. 7.
Commissions, committees, councils and other agencies — See Ch. 22.
Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 32.
[Adopted 5-28-1985 by Ord. No. MC 2782 (Ch. 44 of the 1981 Revised Code)]
[Amended 10-14-2015 by Ord. No. MC 3553; 1-12-2016 by Ord. No. MC 3562]
The salary ranges of all officers and employees exclusive of law enforcement and firefighting personnel below the rank of Public Safety Director or Fire Chief shall become effective on the dates set forth in their respective salary ordinances.
All new employees in the Township's departments and offices affected by this chapter shall be paid at the lowest rate within the salary range of pay established for those positions except as follows:
A. 
A person having three years of experience as a full-time sanitary inspector in a state, county or local health department may be hired at the minimum salary provided for the position of sanitary inspector, plus one increment as defined in § 110-3 of this chapter.
B. 
A person having four years of experience as a full-time sanitary inspector in a state, county or local health department may be hired at the minimum salary provided for the position of sanitary inspector, plus two increments as defined in § 110-3 of this chapter.
C. 
A person having seven years of experience as a full-time sanitary inspector in a state, county or local health department may be hired at the minimum salary provided for the position of sanitary inspector, plus three increments as defined in § 110-3 of this chapter.
D. 
A person having 10 years of experience as a full-time sanitary inspector in a state, county or local health department may be hired at the minimum salary provided for the position of sanitary inspector, plus four increments as defined in § 110-3 of this chapter.
E. 
Unless a salary above the minimum rate, but within the range, is authorized by resolution of the Municipal Council.
A. 
"Increment," as recited in this chapter, shall apply to the particular positions hereinabove referenced and shall mean an annual increase of salary equal to 20% of the difference between the minimum and maximum pay rate of the salary ranges established for such position or classification.
B. 
The increment herein mentioned shall be paid as of January 1 of each year to those eligible employees in the positions and classifications hereinabove referenced who have completed the designated period of satisfactory service and provided, further, that the increment payments described in this chapter are contingent upon the availability of funds to be appropriated by the Municipal Council.
C. 
All new employees shall complete at least six months' satisfactory service in the position or classification appointed to prior to January 1 of the effective year in order to qualify or be eligible for the salary increment herein provided. Any person employed under another title who, with the consent of the Department of Civil Service, is transferred to another title having the same salary ranges, shall also qualify for the salary increment if said employee has completed a combined six months of satisfactory service in both positions prior to January 1 of the effective year.
D. 
An employee who is promoted to a new title or position shall receive the minimum salary for the new title; or the present salary, plus one normal increment of the new title, whichever is greater.
E. 
An employee who is eligible and qualified under this chapter and who has not reached the maximum salary rate set forth in the salary range hereinabove listed for the particular position or classification shall receive the annual increment hereinabove mentioned until the maximum salary rate has been attained, provided that no increment shall be granted that will give said employee a total salary in excess of the maximum salary rate herein established for the position or classification.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed as affecting the status of employees now in the employ of the Township of Irvington not specifically provided for by the terms of this chapter so long as they continue to remain employees of the Township of Irvington.
[Amended 2-25-2014 by Ord. No. MC 3508[1]]
Managerial and nonunion employees shall not be entitled to receive longevity pay. Any payments previously designated or due as longevity have already been included in the administrative officer's salary.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance froze longevity payments at existing levels for current employees and eliminated longevity pay for all existing managerial and nonunion personnel who commenced employment on or after 12-31-2013, effective 12-31-2013.
[Added 1-15-1991 by Ord. No. MC 2917; amended 2-15-1995 by Ord. No. MC 3013]
A. 
All officers and employees of this municipality who are members of the National Guard, Military Reserve or other form of organized militia ordered into active duty by the President or other authorized representative of the United States Government shall be entitled to a leave of absence from their respective duties without loss of pay or time or other benefits on all days during which they shall be engaged in active duty, active duty for training or other duty ordered by the President or other authorized official; provided, however, that compensation while on such military leave shall be calculated as the difference between the salary to which an official or employee shall be entitled in the course of his or her employment by the Township of Irvington and the amount provided to the official or employee out of federal funds.
B. 
Leaves of absence for such military duty shall be in addition to the regular vacation allowed such officers and employees by municipal ordinance, resolution or regulation.
[Added 11-13-1996 by Ord. No. MC 3046]
A. 
Every municipal employee who plans to retire must notify his/her immediate supervisor and department director in writing.
B. 
The department director must submit in writing to the Business Administrator and the Director of Revenue and Finance, three months prior to the start of the new fiscal budget year, the employee's intention to retire from his/her employment service to the Township.
C. 
Failure to submit the letter of intent three months prior to the start of the new fiscal budget year will automatically forestall payment of final compensation to the employee until the beginning of the next succeeding fiscal budget year.
[Added 11-13-1996 by Ord. No. MC 3050[1]; amended 6-14-2005 by Ord. No. MC 3292; 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. MC 3365]
A. 
Any full-time Township employee working for the Township of Irvington shall be required to take an unpaid leave of absence upon the filing date for the petition of nomination for the elected office which he or she is seeking, expiring on the day following the election for said elected office. This section shall apply only to elected offices represented by election districts wholly or partially within the Township of Irvington and shall exclude candidates for the County Committee. For the purposes of candidates seeking elected office in a primary election for the general election, said leave of absence shall take effect on the primary election filing date for petitions of nomination for said elected office and shall expire on the day after the primary election. For the purposes of this section, in the event that there is no opposing candidate for the same elected office in the general election for either candidate nominated in a primary election, or for independent candidates, the provisions of this section requiring a leave of absence shall not apply. Such unpaid leave of absence from full-time employment must be approved by the Township's administration.
B. 
Persons exempted from the above prohibition shall include the Mayor, sitting members of the Municipal Council or any other incumbent elected official seeking the same elected office.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was vetoed by the Mayor; said veto was overridden by a two-thirds vote of the Council 12-10-1996 by Res. No. 96-1210-109.
[Added 1-23-2001 by Ord. No. MC 3163]
No director or department head in a yearly salaried position shall be paid overtime or extra compensation of any kind for hours worked beyond his/her regularly scheduled work day. The Municipal Clerk's salaried employees, pursuant to its election duties only, are hereby exempt from the above provision.
[Adopted 9-25-2018 by Ord. No. MC 3666]
All non-union elected officials, department directors, deputy department directors and statutory officers be compensated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-165.