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- Civil Servants and Regulation 32
Regulation 32 is a Civil Service regulation that provides benefits to Civil Service employees who have suffered a service-incurred disability and are no longer able to perform fully the duties of their position. It should be noted that it does not apply to non-service incurred injuries or disabilities and is a benefit separate and distinct from those awarded and/or administered by the Board of Pensions and Retirement.
Regulation 32 offers civil servants a positive program of medical and vocational rehabilitation and continues to receive full monetary compensation when working in a limited duty or secondary employment capacity. Employees in no-duty status or awaiting secondary placement, however, shall be compensated at their disability salary.
Disability salary is a set percentage of the salary an employee was paid on the date of disability, as adjusted in accord with any later up or down change of rate of pay of his former position, plus any earned pay increases he would have received had he not been disabled. The following percentages shall be used to compute disability salary:
- Uniformed and investigatory Police personnel: 80%.
- Uniformed Fire personnel: 80%.
- Civilian personnel: 75%.
Regulation 32 covers all full-time uniformed, non-uniformed and investigatory employees. It does exclude, however, temporary, emergency, seasonal and part-time employees, as well as those paid at an established hourly rate.