Essex County College has a separate contract for each bargaining unit which contains all terms and conditions of full-time employment.
The College has a diverse employee population comprised of regular, temporary, student, and volunteer workers. Employees including staff, faculty, and adjunct faculty with the exception of temporary, student, and volunteer workers are classified by their bargaining unit affiliation or by the confidential nature of their employment. Employees in non- confidential positions are represented by collective bargaining units and are governed by the contractual agreements negotiated between unit representatives and the College’s administration and Board of Trustees. A description of the employee classifications not governed by a collective bargaining agreement is provided below. The agreements along with the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOAs) for each of the bargaining units are accessible here. Employees with complaints or grievances of discrimination are to be guided by the procedures outlined in the respective bargaining unit contract and discrimination and complaint forms provided below.

Employee classifications guided by the collective bargaining agreements

  • Adjunct Faculty Federation (Local 222 AFT)
  • Administrative Association
  • Faculty Association
  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99 (FOP)
  • Professional Association
  • Security Association
  • Support Staff Association (SSA)

Other employee classifications not guided by the collective bargaining agreements:

Temporary Employees: provide service during the day, nights, evenings, and/or weekends depending on the assignment. Assignments are short term and are subject to renewal process. Temporary employees are restricted to work a maximum of 19.5 hours per week. In unusual cases, temporary employees may be assigned to work a different schedule, exceeding the 19.5 hour restriction, based on the needs and demands of the assignment.

Student Employees: who are recipients of financial aid and have been granted Federal Work Study are ineligible for other employment by the College. Students who are not on Work Study are not bound by these restrictions. Work assignments for students are consistent with the semester or term of the student’s current enrollment at the College. Students are restricted to work no more than 19.5 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters, and are eligible to work longer hours during the Summer.

Volunteers: are individuals who voluntarily provide their services to the College with no expressed or implied promise or expectation of remuneration (e.g., salary, wages, insurance, or any other types of compensation, insurance and/or benefits). Volunteers are required to sign a Volunteer and Waiver Form.

Discrimination Complaints and Grievance Procedures and Documents

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Karen Bridgett, Associate Director
(973) 877-3461
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