§ 35.21  VACATION LEAVE POLICY.
   (A)   The vacation calendar year shall extend from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
   (B)   One week vacation shall mean Monday through Friday, inclusive.
   (C)   All new full-time employees shall have six  months of continuous employment to be eligible for one week vacation to be taken within that hiring year.
   (D)   In the first full year following the hiring year, full-time employees shall be eligible for one week of vacation to be taken within that calendar year.
   (E)   For each successive year, refer to the following:
      (1)   Hiring year: January 1 through December 31:  one week; July 1 through December 31: zero weeks.
      (2)   First year: January 1 through December 31:  one week.
      (3)   Second year through fifth year:  January 1 through December 31:  two weeks.
      (4)   Sixth year through tenth year: January 1 through December 31:  three weeks.
      (5)   Eleventh year on:  January 1 through December 31:  four weeks.
   (F)   An employee will be given an extended day(s) vacation for a holiday(s) that may fall within that vacation week. An employee who elects not to take this extended day(s) vacation may not be paid additional compensation.
   (G)   All vacation shall be taken in no less than one week increments.
   (H)   Vacations shall be taken by December 31 of each calendar year. Vacations shall not be cumulative.
   (I)   Employees who elect not to take vacations they have earned shall not be paid any additional compensation.
   (J)   Vacation time earned shall not be transferred from one employee to another.
   (K)   Employees shall notify their supervisor at least 15 working days in advance of their intent to take a vacation.
   (L)   A department head may deny an employee’s request for a vacation if the department head can show, with reasonable persuasiveness, that the employee’s absence at that time would be detrimental to the effectiveness of the department.
   (M)   Changes in type of city employment shall not affect an employee’s vacation benefits.
   (N)   Employment must be continuous for vacation time to be earned. At the discretion of the Mayor, any employee who has worked for the city for a minimum of two years, has left employment and who has subsequently returned to city employment and has worked for the city for a minimum of two years after returning to employment can, for purposes of vacation time, treat both periods of employment as one continuous period of employment.
   (O)   A vacation cannot be more than two weeks length at one time.
   (P)   All vacations must be taken in the year they are earned.
(Ord. 53-1988, passed 11-1-1988)