161.06   VACATION.
   (a)   All eligible employees, as defined in Section 161.01(e), shall be entitled to the following vacation with pay annually after one (1) year of service with the City.
 
Years of Service
Paid Vacation Hours Per Year
Vacation Hours
Per Pay Period
1 through and including 3
80
3.0769
4 through and including 8
120
4.6153
9 through and including 13
160
6.1538
14 through and including 17
200
7.6923
18 and more
240
9.2307
 
   (b)   Vacation leave shall be scheduled by the director of each department in a manner most advantageous for the service and the interest of the City. Upon separation from employment with the City, the employee shall be entitled compensation at the employee's then current rate of pay for all accrued and unused vacation leave at the time of separation from the City's service.
   (c)   All employees, as described in subsection (a) hereof, shall be allowed to accrue vacation hours up to a maximum number of hours according to service with the City as follows:
 
Years of Service
Maximum Accrual
of Vacation Hours
1 through and including 3
240
4 through and including 8
360
9 through and including 13
480
14 through and including 17
600
18 and more
720
 
   (d)   At any time during the calendar year, an employee may request to be paid for any vacation
balance in excess of eighty (80) hours at the employee's most recent base hourly rate. At the end of each calendar year, each employee shall be paid for any vacation balances in excess of the maximums fixed by this section at the employee's base hourly rate at the end of the calendar year.  Such payments shall be made by January 31 of the next calendar year. (Ord. C25-13. Passed 5-6-13.)
   (e)   Any eligible employee who is to be separated from the City service through removal, resignation, retirement or lay-off and who has unused vacation leave, shall be paid in a lump sum for such unused vacation leave at the employee's most recent base hourly rate.
   (f)   When an eligible employee dies, the City shall certify the unused vacation leave balance. This balance shall be paid in a lump sum, with appropriate taxes withheld, to the estate of the deceased at the employee's most recent base hourly rate.
   (g)   With the approval of the City Administrator, the City may recognize previous public service employment for earning vacation benefits.
(Ord. C10-87. Passed 3-16-87; Ord. C47-01. Passed 8-6-01; Ord. C10-09. Passed 2-17-09; Ord. C23-15. Passed 4-20-15; Ord. C33-16.  Passed 5-2-16.)