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(A) Injury leave. Injury occurring while in the course of employment which requires the employee's absence from work may be covered under provisions of the State Worker's Compensation Act.
(B) Emergency leave. The City Manager may grant emergency leave with pay for a period not exceeding five working days in any one calendar year to any employee who has completed six months of satisfactory service with the city. The leave should be normally reserved for unusual circumstances such as a death occurring in immediate family.
(C) Military leave. Any employee with official orders requiring his or her attendance for active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces, the State Guard or the State Reserves shall be entitled to leave of absence for the period of the active duty without loss of status or efficiency rating and without loss of pay during the first 30 calendar days of the leave of absence during any federal fiscal year. The durational limit of protected military service as provided for in this section shall not be less than that provided by federal law.
(D) Meritorious leave. The City Manager shall have the authority, upon the recommendation of the department head, to grant additional compensatory time off to any employee as a reward for extraordinary meritorious service to the city.
(E) Conference leave. The City Manager may grant conference leave with pay together with the necessary travel expense in order that employees may attend conferences, schools or similar events designed to improve their efficiency, if considered to be in the best interests of the city.
(F) Jury duty. An employee who is legally summoned to serve on jury and in court trials may be permitted absence with pay for the time required by the duties. If excused or released from the service, the employee should report to his or her regular employment; providing, however, that at least one hour remains during the regular work day.
(Prior Code, § 2-209)
(G) Special leave.
(1) The City Manager may authorize special leave without pay to an employee for reasons which do not affect the city.
(2) The leave, if granted, shall not exceed three months, except as provided below:
(a) When an employee has used his or her accrued vacation and sick leave and because of illness or non-service injury is not able to return to work, the City Manager may extend a leave of absence without pay for a period not to exceed one year.
(b) Leaves of absence without pay for any period of time greater than one year must have the approval of the City Council.
(Prior Code, § 2-210)
(Am. Ord. 1887, passed 11-4-14)