[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mullica 1-17-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is hereby adopted to institute a policy of sound personnel management and to develop, to the highest degree possible, management-labor relations so that the following objectives can be instilled in the officers and employees of this local governing unit. Such objectives are:
To maintain a public service of high competence and character.
To contribute directly and effectively to the accomplishment of missions and programs.
To foster in managers, supervisors and employees an attitude of responsive service to the public.
To carry out pertinent public policy as expressed in law, executive orders, regulations or otherwise.
To utilize manpower resources wisely and economically.
To provide a work environment which stimulates initiative, imagination, productivity, personal development and cost consciousness.
To treat employees, individually and in groups, equitably and fairly, to help them to achieve personal satisfaction and pride in their work and to enhance their opportunities for career advancement through training and the utilization of their abilities.
To establish and maintain a career system which will provide opportunities for advancement through training, education, development and utilization, so that the system will foster skill development and advancement in accordance with employee interest and abilities.
To recognize and deal with employee representatives in accordance with law or policy and to promote relationships with these representatives that are constructive and beneficial to the collective interests of the employees and the accomplishments of the mission.
To maintain the high reputation of the government as an employer and to contribute to constructive community relations.
To preserve and nourish the traditional values of government, including integrity, continuity, nonpartisanship and the principles of merit, which are essential to the mutual confidence that exists between government and the public it serves.
The Township of Mullica shall not at any time discriminate against any individual because of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or sex or because of the liability for service in the armed forces of the United States, or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment; nor shall the Township of Mullica discriminate against any individual because of that individual's political beliefs, ideas or affiliation.
[Amended 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 17-2003]
The policy regarding personnel files shall be as contained in the personnel policy of the Township of Mullica.
[Amended 3-13-1984 by Ord. No. 2-84; 4-26-1994 by Ord. No. 4-94; 5-12-2002 by Ord. No. 6-2002; 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 17-2003]
Job descriptions for various positions in the Township of Mullica shall be kept on file in the Municipal Clerk’s office.
Editor's Note: Any amendments or additions to the job descriptions referenced in this section are on file in the Township offices.
[Amended 5-14-2002 by Ord. No. 6-2002]
The personnel manual of the Township of Mullica as adopted on June 10, 1997, and any amendments or modifications thereto to the date of this chapter taking effect pursuant to law, are hereby specifically incorporated herein by this reference. Copies of the personnel manual specifically incorporated into this chapter by this reference shall be available at the office of the Township Clerk. To the extent that anything contained in this chapter is contrary or in conflict with said personnel manual, the personnel manual shall take precedence.
Editor's Note: Any subsequent amendments to the personnel manual referenced in this section are on file in the Township offices.
Nothing in this chapter nor in any section of this chapter whatsoever shall prohibit the Township Committee from terminating, laying off or dissolving any employee's position, duties, post, job or employment because of budget cuts, setbacks, economic conditions, changes in employment requirements or priorities for or of the Township, tax or appropriation reasons or conditions, lack or nonexistence of work or project requirements or any other similar nondisciplinary reason. The Township of Mullica has always had this right to terminate an employee's employment because of the aforementioned reasons or other similar reasons and therefore retains said right under this chapter.