[Adopted 2-27-1990 by Ord. No. 4072 (Ch. 61, Art. V of the 1986 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEE
- An employee whose functional responsibility or knowledge in connection with the issues involved in the collective negotiation process would make his or her membership on any negotiating unit incompatible with his or her official duties.
- MANAGERIAL EXECUTIVE
- One who either formulates management policies and practices or one who is charged with the responsibility of directing the effectuation of such management policies and practices. The ability to discipline an employee or to effectively recommend the same will suffice for this designation.
Since confidential employees and managerial executives have no statutory right to join in or participate in an employee labor organization, this article will provide legislative authorization for salary and benefits pertaining to those employees.
Salary increases will be provided annually to all confidential employees and managerial executives at a rate at least equal to the rate negotiated by the Council 8 bargaining unit. Said increases may be provided in the Annual Municipal Officials Salary Ordinance.
Fringe benefits provided to confidential employees and managerial executives shall not be less than those provided to all civilian employees by contract. Confidential employees and managerial executives shall be entitled to vacation, sick leave, personal leave, bereavement leave, holidays, jury duty, overtime, retirement incentive bonus and workweek benefits to the same extent as employees covered under the Council 8 contract. Should any of these benefits be modified after the approval of this article, this article will be deemed modified to the same extent as the contract negotiated by Council 8.
The grievance procedure for all confidential employees and managerial executives shall be in accordance with the following steps: Step 1, department head; Step 2, Township Administrator or designee; Step 3, New Jersey Department of Personnel. Step 3 is only available to those employees who are members of the classified service, as defined by the Civil Service Act and the Merit System Board.