The Human Resources department staff works together with Township leadership, departments and employees to develop and implement programs and processes supporting our high performing organization. Our Human Resources programs promote a work environment characterized by fair treatment, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.
Human Resources' comprehensive programs include talent recruitment, organizational and professional development, succession planning, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations and employee wellness to make Bernards Township a great place to work. Our Township employees' capability and engagement ensures we serve residents and the public in a highly professional and effective manner.
The State has criteria regarding retiree re-employment to ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Code. NJ State-administered retirement systems do not permit the payment of retirement benefits without a severance from public employment. Bernards Township is required to submit a Notification of Employment after Retirement form within fifteen calendar days of the date of hire for any individual who is retired from one of the New Jersey State-administered retirement systems. The notification form will be reviewed by the Division to determine if the returning retiree can continue to receive retirement benefits while re-employed, or if the retirement must be canceled and the employee enrolled in the same or another retirement system. Information from the State can be found using this link: