The township manager is hereby authorized and directed to promulgate the Personnel Code of East Windsor Township, (hereafter the Code), pursuant to the procedures herein expressed.
The code shall, in a manner consistent with Federal, State and township law, set forth in regulation form township policies and procedures relating to the following areas:
To promulgate the code or any amendment thereto the manager shall file same with the township council not less than 60 days before same is to become effective.
In the event the township council objects to a specific proposed regulation in the code that regulation shall not enter into effect.
In the event the council wishes to change any regulations in the code, they shall do so by passage of a resolution directing the manager to promulgate such regulation as they deem in the public interest to be adopted, in which case the manager shall cause such amendment to be distributed to the township employees pursuant to subsection 4-1.6 hereof.
No regulation or amendment thereof shall enter into effect less than ten days after the distribution of same to township employees.
In the event that the public interest requires promulgation or amendment of a regulation in the code in less than 60 days, the council may, by two-thirds vote of its full authorized membership, permit same to become effective not less than ten days thereafter, providing the requirements of subsection 4-1.6 hereof is met.
The manager shall provide each employee with a copy of the Personnel Code and, pursuant to subsection 4-1.6 hereof, all amendments thereto, together with such other explanatory material or interpretations relating to the code as he shall deem appropriate to provide and, from time to time, to amend or supplement, by memorandum.
This section shall become effective after publication and upon promulgation of a Personnel Code in the manner provided by subsection 4-1.3 et seq. hereof.
Every officer or employee of the township who, by virtue of his office or position, is entrusted with the receipt, custody or expenditure of public monies or funds, and any other officer or employee who may be required so to do by the council, shall, before entering upon the duties of his office or position, execute and deliver a surety bond in such amount as may be fixed by the council, binding him to the township in its corporate name and conditioned upon the true and faithful performance of his duty. Each officer or employee required by law to give bond shall execute such bond with sufficient surety and deliver the same to the clerk, except that the clerk shall deliver his bond to the treasurer, before he enters upon the discharge of his duties of the office or employment.
If any officer or employee shall neglect to execute and deliver his bond within 30 days after due notification of his election or appointment, his office or position may be declared vacant.
In every case in which any person is required by the laws of the State or by any ordinance of the township to give a bond for the faithful performance of his duties, such bond shall be secured by a corporate surety authorized to do business in this State and the premium therefor shall be paid by the township. Each such bond shall be approved by the township attorney as to form and sufficiency, and nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the use of one or more blanket bonds when so approved.
The township hereby establishes a deferred compensation plan pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:15B-1, et seq., whereby the township may enter into a written contract with any of its employees for a voluntary deferral of salary.
A township employee may enroll in the township deferred compensation plan by submitting a notice of his intention to the director of finance.
Thereafter, the township and the employee shall execute a written contract for a voluntary deferral of salary. Such contract shall remain in force until the employee's service is terminated or until a new contract is executed between the township and the employee. Not more than one contract shall be executed in any one fiscal year of the township with any employee.
Pursuant to such written contract, the township shall credit from time to time a specific amount per pay period as deferred salary to the employee's deferred salary account.
An accounting summary of the individual employee's deferred salary account of each employee shall be maintained to reflect the township's total deferred liability under the plan and the individual balances of all employees.
The amounts or percentages of any such deferred salary shall be determined by agreement between the township and the employee and shall not exceed limits imposed by Federal and State laws and regulations.
The total amount of the salary deferred pursuant to this plan shall be in addition to any contributions made in such year on behalf of any employee in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:18A-113.
The township's deferred compensation plan shall be administered by the International City Management Association Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC), and the township's plan shall be the ICMA-RC Deferred Compensation Plan, a copy of which shall be on file in the office of the township clerk and the director of finance.
The director of finance shall be the named fiduciary responsible for the administration of the deferred compensation plan and the investment of and accounting for the funds maintained thereunder.
The mayor, clerk and director of finance are hereby authorized to execute all documents necessary to implement this section and to maintain it in full force and effect.
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:
Individuals holding the following professional license or certificate and currently serving in this capacity are exempt from Defined Contribution Retirement Program membership, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-2:
This section 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 New Jersey Local Finance Board or the Division of Pensions and Benefits.