Township of West Orange, NJ
Essex County
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Editor's Note: The authority of the Township of West Orange to establish a personnel policy is derived from its power to organize and regulate its internal affairs as found in N.J.S.A. 40:69A-29.
Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of 1972 Code §§ 4-1.1, 4-1.2, 4-2, 4-3.1, 4-3.2, 4-4, 4-5.1 - 4-5.4, 4-6.1 - 4-6.8, 4-7.1 - 4-7.6, 4-8.1 - 4-8.4, 4-9.1 - 4-9.5, 4-10.1 - 4-10.7, 4-11.1, 4-11.2, 4-12.1 - 4-12.5, 4-13.1 - 4-13.7, 4-14.1 - 4-14.8, 4-16.1, 4-16.3, 4-17.1, 4-17.2, 4-18, 4-19.1, 4-19.2, 4-20.1, 4-20.2, 4-21, 4-22, 4-23.1 - 4-23.3, 4-24.1 - 4-24.3, 4-25 - 4-25.3, 4-26.1, 4-26.2 and Ordinance Nos. 134-68, 234-72, 258-73, 2-19-1974, 294-74, 341-74, 349-75, 359-75, 366-75, 367-75, 383-76, 384-76, 395-76, 435-77, 442-77, 465-77, 511-78, 523-79, 530-79, 544-79, 631-81, 664-82, 695-83, 704-83, 710-83, 714-83, 795-85, 809-85, 1047-91, 1315-95, 1424-97, 1614-99, 1834-02, 1973-04 and 2031-05.
[Ord. No. 2080-06 § II]
The West Orange Township Council shall by ordinance establish titles for public employment by the Township of West Orange and salary ranges for West Orange Township employees. These titles shall conform to the New Jersey Civil Service Act and regulations promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Personnel.
[Ord. No. 2080-06 § II]
The West Orange Township Council shall by resolution adopt and amend from time to time personnel policies and procedures required to comply with applicable Federal and State employment law. The personnel policies and procedures adopted pursuant to such resolution(s) shall be applicable to all officials, appointees, employees, prospective employees, volunteers and independent contractors of the Township of West Orange.
[Ord. No. 2080-06 § II]
The Mayor of the Township of West Orange shall be responsible to implement and enforce the personnel practices adopted by ordinance or resolution authorized pursuant to this section. If there is a conflict between such personnel policies and procedures and any duly adopted and lawful collective bargaining agreement, personnel services contract, or Federal or State law, the terms and conditions of that contract or law shall prevail. In all other cases, the policies, procedures, and practices adopted pursuant to this ordinance shall prevail.
[Ord. No. 2080-06 § II; Ord. No. 2260-10 § II]
Chapter 9 of the Revised Ordinances of the Township of West Orange enacted or in effect prior to 2006 is repealed. Amendments or additions to Chapter 9 after January 1, 2010 are valid unless otherwise repealed by the Township Council.
[Ord. No. 2260-10 § II]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish residency preference for candidates for uniformed municipal employment for the Township of West Orange.
[Ord. No. 2260-10 § II]
The term civilian does not include Police and Fire positions.
[Ord. No. 2260-10 § II]
a. 
Before any person shall be appointed as member of the Police Department, the Appointing Authority shall classify all of the qualified applicants for the position or positions to be filled in the Police Department in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-123.1a. in the following classes:
1. 
Bona fide residents of the Township.
2. 
Bona fide residents of the County of Essex.
3. 
Other residents of the State of New Jersey.
4. 
All other qualified applicants.
b. 
Within each such classification, duly qualified applicants who are veterans shall be accorded all such veterans' preferences as are provided by law. Persons discharged from the service within six months prior to making application to the Township who fulfill the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-123.1, and who thereby are entitled to appointment notwithstanding their failure to meet the New Jersey residence requirement at the time of their initial application shall be placed in Class 3.]
c. 
In making such appointments, the Appointing Authority shall first appoint all those in Class 1 and those in each succeeding class in the order above listed, and shall appoint a person or person in any such class only to a vacancy or vacancies remaining after all qualified applicants in preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined an offer of appointment.
d. 
The classes of qualified applicants defined in subsection 9-2.4a shall be considered as separate and successive lists of eligibles, and the Civil Service Commission shall, when requested to certify eligibles for positions specified in this section, make such certifications from the classes separately and successively, and shall certify no person from any such class until all persons in the preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined offers of appointment.
e. 
This section shall apply only to initial appointments and not to the promotional appointments of persons already members of the Police Department.
f. 
In making temporary appointments, the Appointing Authority shall utilize the classifications set forth in subsection 9-2.4a and shall classify accordingly all duly qualified applicants for the position or positions to be temporarily filled.
g. 
For all purposes in subsection 9-2.4, residency must be continuously maintained from the closing date for application up to and including the date of appointment.
[Ord. No. 2260-10 § II]
a. 
Before any person shall be appointed as a member of the Fire Department, the Appointing Authority shall classify all the duly qualified applicants for the position or positions to be filled in the Fire Department in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-10.1a in the following classes:
1. 
Bona fide resident of the Township of West Orange.
2. 
Bona fide resident of the County of Essex.
3. 
Other residents of the State of New Jersey.
4. 
All other qualified applicants.
b. 
Within each classification, duly qualified applicants who are veterans shall be accorded all such veterans' preferences as are provided by law. Persons discharged from the service within six months prior to making application to the Township who fulfill the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-10.1 and who thereby are entitled to appointment notwithstanding their failure to meet the New Jersey residency requirements at the time of their initial application shall be placed in Class 3.
c. 
In making such appointments, the Appointing Authority shall first appoint all those in Class 1 and those in each succeeding class in the order above listed, and shall appoint a person or persons in any such class only to a vacancy or vacancies remaining after all qualified applicants in preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined an offer of appointment.
d. 
The classes of qualified applicants defined in subsection 9-2.5a shall be considered as separate and successive lists of eligibles, and the Civil Service Commission shall, when requested to certify eligibles for positions specified in this section, make such certifications from the classes separately and successively, and shall certify no persons from any such class until all persons in the preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined offers of appointment.
e. 
This section shall apply only to initial appointments and not to the promotional appointments of persons already members of the Fire Department.
f. 
In making temporary appointments, the Appointing Authority shall utilize the classifications set forth in subsection 9-2.5a and shall classify accordingly all duly qualified applicants for the position or positions to be temporarily filled.
g. 
For all purposes in subsection 9-2.5, residency must be continuously maintained from the closing date for application up to and including the date of appointment.
[Ord. No. 2510-17 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to provide for the mandatory use of direct deposit for all net pay of employees of the Township of West Orange (the "Township"). The use of direct deposit will reduce the costs of employee payroll to the Township's employees. P.L. 2013 c. 28 authorizes local governments to mandate direct deposit for certain governmental employees effective after July 1, 2014 and permits governing bodies to grant exemptions on such terms and conditions as the governing body deems necessary.
[Ord. No. 2510-17 § 2]
All full-time and part-time employees and elected public officials who receive compensation from the Township of West Orange are mandated to have direct deposit of their net compensation as of December 31, 2017 in accordance with Chapter 28 P.L. 2013, as defined under N.J.S.A. 52:14-15f(b).
[Ord. No. 2510-17 § 3]
a. 
Any employee exempted from mandatory direct deposit in accordance with Chapter 28 P.L. 2013 shall be exempt from the direct deposit mandate.
b. 
The Township of West Orange Chief Financial Officer may grant exceptions based (i) on the needs of the Township's administration of payroll; and (ii) for good cause to Township employees who make a request, in writing, for an exemption from the direct deposit mandate.