(a)   If a regular employee as herein defined desires to enroll in one or more job-related courses at an accredited educational institution while continuing in full-time employment, he or she may submit in advance of commencing the course or courses a letter of application to the department head for reimbursement of the cost of his or her tuition.
   (b)   The letter of application shall list the course or courses to be taken by course title and number along with a brief description of the course content. Also to be included is the name of the educational institution, location of the course offering, dates, times and costs thereof.
   (c)   Upon proof of satisfactory completion of any course or courses and of the amount expended for tuition therefor, the employee shall be reimbursed for such tuition up to $500.00 per fiscal year, provided that the employee agrees, in writing, to remain a full- time employee for a period of one year following the completion of the course and likewise agrees that if he or she voluntarily leaves the City’s employ before the expiration of the one-year period, he or she will have deducted from his or her final day an amount equal to one-twelfth of the tuition reimbursement for each month or portion thereof lacking of the one-year requirement.
(Ord. 3023, passed 12-17-1986)