§ 35-87  ANNUAL LEAVE.
   (a)   Annual leave shall be computed and accrued on the basis of each payroll period that an employee has at least 72 hours of straight time pay. If the employee has 40 hours of straight time pay in a payroll period, but not less than 72 hours, the employee shall accrue one-half the amount shown in the schedule below. Annual leave shall be based on service credits earned from and after the last date of hire and shall be accrued on the following basis:
 
Service Credits
Hours Accrued Per Payroll Period
Maximum Accumulated Hours
Employees Hired After 1-1-78 Maximum Accumulated Hours
Employees Hired After 1-1-85 Maximum Accumulated Hours
Less than 1825 (Employees 22B and below)
5.6
484
264
320
Less than 1825 (Employees 23 and above)
6.8
529
336
320
1826B – 3649
7.1
569
344
320
3650
7.4
593
360
320
4015
7.7
617
376
320
4380
8.0
641
392
320
4745
8.4
664
408
320
5110
8.7
688
424
320
5475
9.0
712
440
320
 
   (b)   Annual leave may be cumulative but not to exceed the maximums set forth above, and any excess shall be forfeited; provided, however, that any excess as provided herein shall not be forfeited in the event the employee suffers an injury or illness arising out of or in the course of employment which has been determined compensable by the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation of the State of Michigan, and because of the illness or injury is unable to utilize the accumulated annual leave.  Any excess annual leave accumulated and unused due to compensable injury shall be used within six months after return to work, the period may be extended by mutual agreement between the employee, the appointing authority and the Personnel Director.
   (c)   Vacation schedules shall be developed by the division head on a seniority basis. An employee may be required to take annual leave equivalent to one-half of the annual leave earned in the preceding 26 payroll periods, and also within the discretion of the division head, the employee may be required to work all or part of the time that the employee would normally be on leave, and in lieu of annual leave, shall be paid the annual leave pay provided in this section, which annual leave pay shall be in addition to the compensation received for the time actually worked during that period.
   (d)   Employees shall complete their probationary period before annual leave may be utilized.
   (e)   Employees requesting annual leave in less than 40-hour increments may be required to make request and receive approval from the division head 24 hours prior to the commencement of the leave. Provided, however, that use of annual leave for emergency purposes shall be authorized by the department head without regard to the 24-hour notice.
   (f)   Upon termination of employment, an employee shall be compensated for his or her accrued annual leave at the rate of pay received by the employee at the time the employment is terminated. In the event of the employee’s death, unused accumulated annual leave shall be paid to the beneficiary named by the employee.
   (g)   No sick or annual leave balance will be subject to challenge by an employee for a period that covers more than 12 months prior to the date of the challenge.
(Ord. 474, passed 3-20-1942; Ord. 576, passed 4-9-1945; Ord. 1625, passed 2-27-1961; Ord. 1919, passed 7-7-1966; Ord. 2089, passed 10-21-1968; Ord. 2315, passed 3-13-1972; Ord. 2464, passed 11-6-1974; Ord. 2509, passed 8-25-1975; Ord. 2530, passed 11-5-1975; Ord. 2583, passed 1-17-1977; Ord. 2699, passed 2-26-1979; Ord. 2929, passed 12-19-1984; Ord. 3496, passed 6-10-2002; Ord. 3498, passed 7-22-2002; Ord. 3597, passed 6-24-2004)