(a)    Whenever a leave of absence shall be granted to employees upon their application when it is shown that their request for such leave is by reason of their call to active duty or induction into the Armed Forces of the United States, the Reserve Forces of the United States,  or the Ohio National Guard, (including their respective annual two week training), either by voluntary enlistment or by selective conscription in consequence of an Act of Congress or call of the President of the United States, (such leave to extend for the period of such call of duty), the classification of such employees shall be maintained and the employee shall be entitled to immediate re-employment or re-appointment, upon the expiration of his/her service in the Armed Forces upon his/her application for such re-employment, provided, however, that such application must be made within ninety (90) days after such expiration date.
   (b)    No pay shall be granted during a military leave or absence except that, if the President of the United States declares that an emergency exists which requires the call upon reservists to active duty, then the City shall pay to the employee the difference, if greater, between the employee's average monthly income earned over the previous twelve (12) months and the monthly income earned from his/her military service. The employee shall have the responsibility to forward to the City Finance Director a copy of the pay voucher of his/her monthly military income earned.
   (c)    In addition, all benefits granted to the employee and his/her immediate family shall continue for the duration of the employee's military service. Whenever the time or length of service affects such an employee's status, rank, rating or qualifications in any respect, the time during which such employee shall have served in the Armed Forces as contemplated by this Section, shall be credited to the employee's length of service as though he/she were employed during such time by the City.
(Ord. 2019-085.  Passed 6-24-19.)