[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 12-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Equipment and supplies assigned to employees are the responsibility of those employees and are to be used for Township business only. Unauthorized use, removal or loss of Township equipment and/or supplies shall be cause for disciplinary action and/or termination of employment.
Township-owned vehicles shall be used only on official business and when employees are on duty or on call. An employee who is also employed by another governmental entity may use a Township vehicle for that employment only if the employment is pursuant to an interlocal agreement between the Township and the other jurisdiction.
Any employee whose work requires the operation of Township vehicles must hold a valid New Jersey state driver's license.
All new employees who will be assigned work entailing the operating of a Township vehicle will be required to submit to a Department of Motor Vehicles driving records check as a condition of employment. A report indicating a suspended or revoked license status may be cause to deny or terminate employment.
Periodic checks of employees' drivers' licenses through visual and formal Department of Motor Vehicles review checks may be made by department directors or division heads. Any employee who does not hold a valid driver's license will not be allowed to operate a Township vehicle until such time as a valid license is obtained.
Any employee performing work which requires the operation of a Township vehicle must notify the immediate supervisor in those cases where a license is expired, suspended or revoked and/or who is unable to obtain an occupational permit from the State Department of Licensing or is not otherwise authorized by the State of New Jersey to operate a motor vehicle. An employee that fails to report such an instance is subject to disciplinary action, including demotion or termination. An employee who fails to immediately report such revocation or suspension to his or her supervisor and continues to operate a Township vehicle shall be subject to possible termination.
Vehicles may be taken home only with the advanced approval of the Administrator except a department director may also grant temporary approval to facilitate responses to after-hours emergency calls. When an employee takes home a Township vehicle, it may only be used for official Township business; any other use is not permitted. Any violation of this policy constitutes cause for disciplinary action.