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Regular full-time employees shall be granted child care leave, in accordance with the following procedures:
(a) Unpaid child care leave may be requested, in writing, up to a maximum of ninety days, by either biological parent for the purpose of child care at the time of the birth of his or her child. Such request must include a statement from the attending physician documenting the child's need for the care of the parent requesting the leave, and shall be submitted to the employee's department head. The department head shall promptly forward such request, with his or her comments, to the Mayor, who will provide a written response as soon as practical.
(b) Child care leave for the biological mother may be used in combination with pregnancy leave for a period not to exceed 150 days.
(c) Unpaid child care leave may also be requested by either adoptive parent for the purpose of child care at the time of placement of the adopted child, for the same periods provided in this section, upon written request of the employee accompanied by a written statement from the placement agency director documenting the child's need for care of the adoptive parent requesting the leave.
(d) The employee may opt to use any or all accumulated vacation, holiday, sick leave or compensatory time. However, the granting of child care leave does not exempt any employee from the rules governing vacation, holiday, sick leave or compensatory time. Medical insurance benefits shall remain in effect for the duration of the approved child care leave. However, vacation, holiday, sick leave and service toward longevity compensation shall not accrue during the approved child care leave.
(Ord.84-0-27. Passed 10-23-84.)