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(a) One-Year Restriction. With the consent of the Civil Service Commission, an appointing officer may grant a leave of absence, without compensation, for a definite or an indefinite period, not to exceed one year. Such an absence may be granted for good causes, among which the following are deemed proper: military service, temporary physical disability or study or training of value in connection with Municipal service. A leave of absence shall be promptly referred to the Commission for approval in order that the civil service status of such absentee may be protected.
The consent of the Civil Service Commission shall not be required for leaves taken pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). See also Section 260.125, Family and Medical Leave Policy.
(b) Reinstatement Upon Return. An employee returning after a leave of absence without pay shall be reinstated in his or her former position. However, if the appointing officer, during such absence, found it necessary to fill the position and notified the absent employee to this effect, and if, further, the latter refused, in writing, to curtail his or her leave and return to work, or failed to respond to his or her notification, then it is not required that such employee be reinstated in his or her former position.
(c) Military Service. All classified employees of the City returning from the armed services of the United States and applying for reinstatement shall be governed by applicable provisions of the Ohio Revised Code and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
(d) Extension of One-Year Leave. Where an employee has been injured in the line of duty, an appointing authority may, with the approval of the Commission, grant extensions for ninety-day periods, not to exceed a total of one year of such extensions beyond the regular one year maximum leave allowed under subsection (a) hereof.
(Ord. 135-91. Passed 10-14-91; Ord. 75-2013. Passed 6-10-13.)