Township of Millstone, NJ
Monmouth County
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Editor's Note: A copy of the agreement to provide services and a copy of the Millstone Township Prescription Plan Policy Manual is on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
[Ord. No. 92-12, preamble]
The Township believes it would be in the best interest of the Township and the employees of the Township to provide a self-insured prescription drug plan.
The Township has adopted a policy to provide for a self-insured prescription drug plan in order to benefit the employees and their dependents.
A policy has been adopted setting forth the procedures and standards in order to participate in the self-insured prescription drug plan.
The Township Committee believes that the self-insured prescription drug plan will benefit the health, safety, and welfare of the employees of the Township.
[Ord. No. 92-12, § 1]
The Township does hereby provide a self-insured prescription drug plan in order to benefit the employees of the Township and their dependents.
[Ord. No. 92-12, § 2]
The self-insured prescription drug plan shall be in accordance with standards and procedures as adopted by the Township Committee in the form of a resolution in order to set forth the particulars of the self-insured prescription plan.
[Ord. No. 94-06, § I]
The Township believes it would be in the best interests of the Township and its employees to provide a dental benefits plan.
The Township has adopted a policy to provide for self-insured dental benefits plan in order to benefit the Township's employees and their dependents.
A policy has been adopted setting forth the procedures and standards in order to participate in the self-insured dental benefits plan.
The Township Committee believes that the self-insured dental benefits plan will benefit the health, safety and welfare of the employees of the Township.
[Ord. No. 94-06, § I]
The Township does hereby provide a self-insured dental benefits plan in order to benefit the employees of the Township and their dependents.
[Ord. No. 94-06, § I]
The self-insured dental benefits plan shall be in accordance with standards and procedures as adopted by the Township Committee in the form of a resolution in order to set forth the features and requirements of the self-insured dental benefit plan. Said resolution may be amended from time to time by action of the Township Committee.
[Ord. No. 97-08, § I]
The Township believes it would be in the best interests of the Township and its employees to provide an eye care benefits plan.
The Township has adopted a policy to provide for a self-insured eye care benefits plan in order to benefit the Township's employees and their dependents.
A policy has been adopted setting forth the procedures and standards in order to participate in the self-insured eye care benefits plan.
The Township Committee believes that the self-insured eye care benefits plan will benefit the health, safety and welfare of the employees of the Township.
[Ord. No. 97-08, § I]
The Township does hereby provide a self-insured eye care benefits plan in order to benefit the employees of the Township and their dependents.
[Ord. No. 97-08, § I]
The self-insured eye care benefits plan shall be in accordance with standards and procedures as adopted by the Township Committee in the form of a resolution in order to set forth the features and requirements of the self-insured eye care benefits plan. Said resolution may be amended from time to time by action of the Township Committee.
[Ord. No. 02-31; Ord. No. 03-08, § I]
If an employee is eligible for health care benefit coverage, and meets the eligibility requirements set forth in § 10-4.2 below, such employee may annually elect to waive coverage pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:10-17.1 and receive the monetary payments provided for in § 10-4.3 below ("Buyout Payment").
[Ord. No. 02-31; Ord. No. 03-08, § I]
All of the following eligibility requirements must be satisfied:
a. 
The employee must have health care benefits coverage from another source.
b. 
Employees must execute an appropriate application form as prepared and provided by the office of the Township Clerk no later than November 30, prior to each calendar year for which the employee will seek the buyout payment.
[Ord. No. 02-31; Ord. No. 03-08, § I]
For eligible employees, the following buyout payments will be paid in two equal installments, the first installment on June 1 and the second installment on December 1:
a. 
If medical coverage, including prescription plan, is declined, the buyout payment will be the lesser of $3,000 annually or 50% of the Township's cost for the health care coverage declined.
b. 
If dental coverage is declined, the buyout payment will be $150 annually.
The payments provided for hereunder would be subject to income tax, but not considered pensionable income.
[Ord. No. 02-31]
The election provided for in this section must be made on an annual basis. If an employee elects the buyout payment for a particular calendar year, he/she may decline to apply for the option provided in this section for a subsequent calendar year and may enroll, during prescribed enrollment periods, for health care benefit coverage through the Township to resume for such subsequent calendar year.
[Ord. No. 13-24]
Course work reimbursement shall be made pursuant to §§ 10-5.1 and 10-5.2 below.
[Ord. No. 13-24; amended 4-17-2019 by Ord. No. 19-03]
If the Township has made payment for any education course(s) taken by an employee, the employee must reimburse the Township for such payment if the employee ceases to be employed by the Township within 24 months of such payment.
[Ord. No. 13-24; amended 4-17-2019 by Ord. No. 19-03]
The Township will seek reimbursement for such payment through any lawful means necessary, including, but not limited to, invoicing the employee for the cost of the same.
[Ord. No. 13-22]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD BACKGROUND CHECK
Shall mean a determination of whether a person has a criminal record by cross-referencing that person's name and fingerprints with those on file with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Identification Division and the State Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police.
REVIEW COMMITTEE
Shall mean a three-member committee consisting of the Township Clerk or designee, Township Administrator or designee and Collective Bargaining Unit representative. The Committee shall be charged with the review of all appeals of any Township employee applicant or Township employee whose criminal history background check reveals a disqualifying criminal conviction.
STATE BUREAU OF IDENTIFICATION
Shall mean the entity located within the New Jersey State Police responsible for retrieving criminal background information on individuals as requested by State, local or private entities.
[Ord. No. 13-22]
a. 
The Township of Millstone requires that all applicants for Township employment and all existing employees have State Bureau of Identification ("SBI") and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") criminal history record background checks in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.1 et seq. No person will have his/her application for employment approved until the results of the background checks have been received and reviewed by the Township's Administrator or designee.
b. 
The Township shall conduct a criminal history record background check as to existing employees, after acceptance of Township compensation subsequent to the effective date of this section.[1]
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Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 13-22, codified herein as § 10-6, was adopted September 4, 2013.
c. 
Any prospective employee must order and pay for a criminal history background check and shall not progress further in the employment process until the Township Administrator has received the results of such check.
d. 
The Township shall bear the costs associated with conducting criminal history record background checks for existing employees.
e. 
The SBI shall advise the Township Administrator of the background check results. Any information received by the Township Administrator shall be confidential, except for the purposes intended.
[Ord. No. 13-22]
A person may be disqualified from serving as an employee depending upon what that person's criminal history record background check reveals as it may relate to the position sought or the position held with the Township.
[Ord. No. 13-22]
a. 
The Township Administrator or designee shall be responsible for obtaining the criminal history background check for existing employees. The Township Administrator shall coordinate criminal background checks every 36 months.
b. 
The Township Administrator shall act as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information obtained as a result of conducting criminal history record background checks pursuant to this section.
[Ord. No. 13-22]
a. 
Access to criminal history record information for noncriminal justice purposes is restricted to the members of the Review Committee, as authorized by Federal or State statute, rule or regulations, executive order, administrative code, local ordinance or resolution regarding obtaining and disseminating of criminal history record information obtained under this section.
b. 
The Review Committee shall limit its use of criminal history record information solely to the authorized purpose for which it was obtained, and criminal history record information furnished shall not be disseminated to persons or organizations not authorized to receive the records for authorized purposes. Any person violating Federal or State regulations governing access to criminal history record information may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties.
[Ord. No. 13-22]
a. 
The Township Administrator shall make a recommendation as to whether the prospective employee is being recommended for employment or whether an existing employee should be subject to adverse employment action.
b. 
The Township Administrator shall promptly notify a prospective employee who is not recommended for the position sought or an existing employee who may be subject to adverse employment action. Such individuals may obtain a copy of their criminal history record by contacting the Township Administrator in writing. The individuals shall then have 30 days from the receipt of notification from the Township Administrator to petition the Review Committee for a review and to cite reasons substantiating the review.
c. 
Individuals who receive a letter of nonrecommendation or adverse employment action may be permitted to serve as an employee if they affirmatively demonstrate rehabilitation to the Review Committee. In determining whether a person has affirmatively demonstrated clear and convincing evidence of rehabilitation, the Review Committee may consider the following factors:
1. 
The nature and responsibility of the position which the convicted person would hold;
2. 
The nature and seriousness of the offense;
3. 
The circumstance under which the offense occurred;
4. 
The date of the offense;
5. 
The age of the person when the offense was committed;
6. 
Whether the offense was an isolated or repeated incident;
7. 
Any social conditions which may have contributed to the offense; and
8. 
Any evidence of rehabilitation, including good conduct in prison or the community, counseling or psychiatric treatment received, acquisition of additional academic or vocational schooling, successful participation in correctional work release programs or the recommendation of those who have had the person under their supervision.
d. 
In all instances, the final determination of whether an individual will be permitted to proceed with the employment process or avoid adverse employment action will lie in the sole discretion of the Review Committee.
e. 
The Review Committee shall promptly advise the prospective employee whether he or she is qualified to proceed with the employment or will be subjected to potential adverse employment action.
f. 
The Township Administrator shall keep the written notification on file for three years from the date it was issued.
g. 
No person or entity shall be held liable in any civil or criminal action brought by any party based on any written notification on file with the Township Administrator pursuant to the provisions of this section.
[Added 5-15-2019 by Ord. No. 19-08]
All employees shall not accept outside employment or engage in outside business activities without the prior approval of the department head and the Business Administrator. Applications for permission to accept outside employment shall be made in writing to the department head who shall forward the same to the Business Administrator with his/her recommendation. The application shall set forth pertinent information concerning the type of activity to be engaged in, the name and address of the prospective employer, and the hours of such employment.
No application for permission to accept outside employment shall be approved by the Business Administrator if, in his/her judgment, there is any reasonable probability that such outside employment will interfere with the employee's performance or compromise the employee's position with the Township through a conflict of interest or if such employment shall exceed 20 hours per week.