§ 34.48  SICK PAY PLAN.
   The city provides benefits in case of absence due to illness or accident to the following extent:
   (A)   Qualifications.
      (1)   Sick pay applies to regular employees only. Satisfactory evidence of an employee's illness or accident must be presented to the city to qualify for sick pay benefits.
      (2)    The employee must adopt such remedial measures as may be commensurate with their disability and permit reasonable examinations and inquiries by a city medical representative or other representative as, in the city's judgement, may be necessary to determine the employee's condition.
      (3)    The employee must report the reason for absence before the end of the first scheduled work day, or, if prevented from doing so, by circumstances beyond the employee's control, must give reason for absence at the first opportunity thereafter.
   (B)   Benefits.
      (1)   In order that a regular employee will suffer no loss of pay due to sporadic illness, each employee may be paid his regular rate of pay up to a maximum of 240 hours, if eligible.  Computation of sick pay credit is based on granting regular employees, who were on active payroll as of January 1, 1979, 40 hours sick pay credit plus the opportunity to earn four hours sick pay credit for each month worked after January 1, 1979, but in no case shall accumulated sick pay credit extend beyond the 240 hours maximum.
      (2)    Sick pay shall be reduced by the amount of any weekly benefit paid under the city group insurance plan, or any benefits paid under any federal, state, county, or city law.
      (3)    Illness resulting in absence of more than seven consecutive work days, is compensable under the city's health and accident insurance policy.  Absence because of accident, that is not work-related, is compensable starting the first day of disability.  This comprehensive plan is explained in the group insurance policy. Any questions concerning benefits should be directed to the supervisor.
   (C)   Workmen's Compensation.  In the event an employee is injured on the job and sustains a work- related injury or illness, he is fully covered by Workmen's Compensation  and will be paid the maximum benefits provided by state law.  An employee who is absent due to a work-related injury or illness shall maintain his seniority rights until he is recovered or a permanent settlement under the Workmen's Compensation statute has been made.
(Ord. 1982-6, passed  - -  )