N.J. Admin. Code § 4A:2-2.4

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 18, September 19, 2022
Section 4A:2-2.4 - Limitations on suspensions and fines
(a) No suspension or fine shall exceed six months except for suspensions pending criminal complaint or indictment. See 4A:2-2.7.
(b) In local service, the appointing authority may provide that a suspension be with or without pay. In State service, suspensions shall be without pay unless directly authorized to be with pay by the department head. In both local and State service, a suspension on the record may be imposed in accordance with (e) below.
(c) An appointing authority may only impose a fine as follows:
1. As a form of restitution;
2. In lieu of a suspension, when the appointing authority establishes that a suspension of the employee would be detrimental to the public health, safety or welfare; or
3. Where an employee has agreed to a fine as a disciplinary option.
(d) An employee may pay a fine of more than five days salary in a lump sum or through installments. Unless otherwise agreed to by the employee, an installment may not be more than five percent of the gross salary per pay for a fine under $ 500.00; 10 percent of gross salary per pay period for a fine between $ 500.00 and $ 1,000; or 15 percent of gross salary per pay period for a fine over $ 1,000.
(e) An appointing authority may impose a suspension on the record when the appointing authority and the employee, or, where the employee is covered by a collective negotiations agreement, the employee's majority representative, agree in writing that, for purposes of progressive discipline, the employee will receive a suspension on the record and that it will have the same force and effect for purposes of future disciplinary actions as a suspension actually served by the employee.

N.J. Admin. Code § 4A:2-2.4

Petition for Rulemaking.
See: 30 N.J.R. 3103(a), 30 N.J.R. 3552(a).
Petition for Rulemaking: Notice of Receipt; General Rules and Department Organization Appeals, Discipline and Separations Suspensions on the Record.
See: 38 N.J.R. 1085(a).
Amended by R.2006 d.386, effective 11/6/2006.
See: 38 N.J.R. 2773(a), 38 N.J.R. 4690(a).
In (b), inserted the last sentence; and added (e).