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Each safety service fire or police employee of the city who has been continuously employed for six or more months as a permanent or probationary employee shall be entitled to receive sick leave credit of one working day sick leave with full pay for each calendar month of permanent and probationary service, together with such additional leaves of absence with pay as the City Council may grant to any such individual officer or employee in cases of hardship and merit. Except as otherwise provided by state law with respect to employees on temporary military leave of absence, if an employee is absent from work without pay for more than ten working days in any 30-day period, he shall lose one month's sick leave credit for such absence. If an employee is absent from work without pay for not more than ten working days in any 30-day period, he shall not lose any sick leave credit on account of absence.
(A) Any safety service fire or police employee of the city shall be entitled to use any sick leave credit he may have accumulated when he is compelled to be absent on account of illness for which he is not entitled to compensation under workmen's compensation law except as provided for in § 2.54.020 of this chapter.
(B) A safety service fire or police employee may use sick leave credit only if he certifies to his department head in writing that he was sick or injured and indicates the nature of his illness or injury. If the absence exceeds one hour and if requested by the department head or City Manager, such employee shall submit a doctor's written certification stating the nature of the illness or injury and that the illness or injury incapacitated the employee from the performance of his duties for the full period of absence. Sick leave credit shall be used at the rate of one day's sick leave credit for each working days absence on account of illness or injury except as provided for in § 2.54.020 of this chapter.
(C) For Fire Department employees who work on a shift basis, 12 hours shall constitute a working day as used in this section and a shift is defined as a 24-hour period commencing at 8:00 a.m. on one calendar day and ending at 8:00 a.m. on the following day.
('86 Code, § 2.54.011) (Ord. 3680, passed - - )