§ 32.117  SICK LEAVE.
   (A)   All regular and probationary employees shall be eligible to accrue sick leave with pay. Accrual shall begin from the date of employment, but shall not be taken until the successful completion of the probationary period. Sick leave shall not be accumulated in excess of 50 days (400 hours) for full time employees and a prorated equivalent maximum for part time. The City Council shall have the authority to extend accrued leave.
      (1)   Full-time employees shall earn sick leave with pay at the rate of 12 hours for each calendar month of service.
      (2)   Part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours a week shall earn sick leave with pay at a prorated rate.
   (B)   An employee may use sick leave for the following reasons:
      (1)   Non-occupational personal illness or injury;
      (2)   Appointments with medical, dental or other healthcare providers;
      (3)   Quarantine of an employee by a physician for a non-occupational illness;
      (4)   Caring for a family member with a health condition;
      (5)   Pregnancy-related disability and childbirth;
      (6)   Compassionate leave other than that addressed in § 32.118(A) of this chapter; and
      (7)   Parental leave.
   (C)   Sick leave shall be charged as follows: an employee shall be charged sick leave on the basis of one hour of sick leave for each duty hour absent.
   (D)   Abuse of the sick leave privilege shall be cause for discipline, up to and including termination. An employee who is unable to report for work because of any of the reasons set forth in division (B) above shall report the reason for his or her absence to his or her supervisor or City Hall within one hour from the time he or she is expected to report for work. Sick leave with pay shall not be allowed unless such report has been made; except in the case of an emergency, in which case such report shall be made as soon as reasonably possible. Sick leave in excess of four working days shall be allowed only after the employee presents a written statement from a healthcare provider certifying that the employee’s condition prevents him or her from appearing for work.
   (E)   Unused sick leave shall not be compensated for in any way at the time of resignation or dismissal of an employee.
(Res. 2010-23, passed 11-4-2010)