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(A) All full-time county employees (excepting firefighters) shall accrue sick leave at the following rate: each full-time employee shall accrue sick leave with pay at the rate of 12 days per year or one day per month. An employee must be employed more than half of the workdays in the month to accrue a sick leave day.
(B) There is no limit to the number of sick leave days that may be accrued.
(C) For accrual purposes, a new employee who reports for work on or before the fifteenth of the month shall accrue the full day of sick for that month. If an individual is employed on or after the sixteenth of the month, he or she shall begin accruing sick leave on the fifteenth day of the following month.
(D) Employees may utilize sick leave credit when they are incapacitated from the performance of duties due to personal sickness or injury, when they are quarantined, or illness or injury of immediate family. The IMMEDIATE FAMILY shall be deemed to include parents, grandparents, spouse, children, siblings and in-laws.
(E) An employee on unscheduled sick leave shall inform their department head of the absence as soon as possible. Employees using sick leave should give notice to the department head no later than 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event. Failure to comply, unless there is a mitigating reason, may be cause for denial of sick leave with pay for the period of absence. Further, unauthorized absence shall result in disciplinary action.
(F) Absence for part of a day that is chargeable to sick leave shall be charged proportionately in an amount not smaller than one-quarter of an hour.
(G) The Payroll Administrator shall keep complete records of sick leave. An employee fraudulently obtaining sick leave or department head falsely certifying sick leave allowance for absence from work, shall be suspended or dismissed. A doctor’s statement shall be required for all absences for three or more consecutive days due to illness. A supervisor or department head may require a doctor’s statement for absences of less than three days due to illness where abuse of sick leave is suspected.
(H) Employees are not entitled to receive pay for accumulated sick leave upon termination or retirement.
(I) Former employees who are reinstated or reemployed shall have unused sick leave balances restored upon appointment and the balances adjusted accordingly per § 30.064 of this chapter.
(Ord. 4-2014, passed 7-31-2014, § 3.44)