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January 9, 2013

Seabrook police, fire chiefs settle contracts


Other portions of the chiefs’ contracts are “boiler plate,” Titone said, and represent the terms found in the Seabrook Supervisory Employees Union contract, which relates to the other department heads.

Both men will receive 31 days vacation leave, because they’ve worked in town for more than 16 years. Both may buy out as of Dec. 31 of each year if unable to use the 31 days. At termination of their contract, however, they agreed to cap that buyout for unused leave at not more than 800 hours.

The chiefs accrue sick leave at the rate of 1 1/4 days per month up to a maximum of 100 days. They can be paid upon request up to 50 percent of the present value of accrued sick leave at any time of the year.

They both get three days personal leave each year, which must be used or lost during the calendar year.

They get the same holidays, insurance, professional and educational benefits as all other union employees. They are both subject to performance evaluations at least once a year and can be terminated for cause as applicable to the union contracts.

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