2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:64M-19 - Certain funds, property, employees transferred to Rowan University.
18A:64M-19 Certain funds, property, employees transferred to Rowan University.
51. Upon the establishment of the body corporate and politic known as Rowan University:
a. All appropriations, grants, debt service, research funds, and other monies available to Rowan University prior to the effective date of this act and to become available shall be transferred to the university by the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting in the Department of the Treasury and shall be available for the objects and purposes for which appropriated, subject to any terms, restrictions, limitations or other requirements imposed by the State budget;
b. All other grants, gifts, other moneys and property available to Rowan University prior to the effective date of this act and to become available to or for Rowan University shall be transferred to the university and shall be available for the objects and purposes of the university, subject to any terms, restrictions, limitations or other requirements imposed by State and federal law or otherwise;
c. All employees of Rowan University prior to the effective date of this act shall become employees of the university. Nothing in this act shall be construed so as to deprive any person of any right of tenure or under any retirement system or to any pension, disability, social security or similar benefit, to which the person is entitled by law or contractually. All persons employed at Rowan University shall continue to be represented by the majority representative that represented them on the effective date of this act, shall continue to be represented by the executive branch Statewide collective negotiations units they were in on the effective date of this act, and shall continue to be covered by the collective negotiations agreements that were in effect on the effective date of this act. Pursuant to section 12 of P.L.1986, c.42 (C.18A:64-21.1), the Governor shall continue to function as the public employer under the "New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act," P.L.1941, c.100 (C.34:13A-1 et seq.), for persons employed at Rowan University. The executive branch Statewide collective negotiations units referenced in this section are the units specified in subsection b. of section 1 of P.L.2005, c.142 (C.34:13A-5.10). The employees of Rowan University employed on the effective date of this act shall not be considered new employees for any purpose and shall retain any accrued seniority, rank, and tenure, which shall be applied when determining eligibility for all benefits, including all paid leave time, longevity increases, promotions and health benefits. Nothing in this act shall be construed to deprive any person employed at Rowan University of any tenure rights or to in any manner affect the tenure, rank, or academic track of any employees holding a faculty position. Such tenure, rank and academic track shall continue to be through Rowan University and shall be held or granted pursuant to the authority of the board of trustees of Rowan University for all current and future employees employed at Rowan University. Nothing in this act shall be construed to deprive any officers or employees employed at Rowan University of their rights, privileges, obligations or status under any pension, retirement, health benefits system, civil service law or any other law of this State;
d. All files, papers, records, equipment and other personal property of Rowan University shall be transferred to the university; and
e. All orders, rules or regulations theretofore made or promulgated by Rowan University shall continue in full force and effect as the orders, rules and regulations of the university until amended or repealed by the university.
L.2012, c.45, s.51.