(a) Upon the adoption by referendum of Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes, by a political subdivision, the Commissioner shall provide for the classification of all positions in the jurisdiction. See N.J.S.A. 11A:9-2 through 11A:9-7 for referendum procedures.
(b) Any employee who holds a position allocated to the career service and who has been continuously employed by the political subdivision for a period of at least one year prior to the adoption of Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes, including any such employee on an approved leave of absence, shall be considered a permanent employee under Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes and these rules as of the date of adoption.
(c) Seniority calculations for employees determined to be permanent under (b) above shall be based upon the length of their continuous service with that political subdivision.
(d) Vacation and sick leave entitlements under Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes, for employees determined to be permanent under (b) above shall be based upon seniority and are effective on a date set by the appointing authority. However, the date shall in no event be more than 60 days following the adoption of Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes.