§ 35.39  VACATION SCHEDULES.
   (A)   Vacation schedules for Police Department.
      (1)   Sworn members of the Police Department hired after January 1, 2019 will receive three vacation days after successfully completing 90 days of full-time employment. Sworn officers may schedule and take off the three days during their first year of employment; otherwise the vacation hours will be forfeited. Sworn officers who terminate their employment within the first year will not receive payment of unused vacation hours. Sworn members of the Police Department hired prior to January 1, 2019 shall not be entitled to vacation time during their first year of employment. After completion of their first year, their time shall be prorated until the end of the calendar year. All vacation time thereafter shall begin and end during the calendar year.
      (2)   Vacation for sworn officers employed after January 1, 1993, shall be in accordance with the following schedule:
         (a)   Second through fourth year: Ten vacation days.
         (b)   Fifth through ninth year: Fifteen vacation days.
         (c)   Tenth through nineteenth year: Twenty vacation days.
         (d)   Twentieth year and thereafter: Twenty-five vacation days.
      (3)   Vacation for sworn officers employed prior to January 1, 1993, shall be in accordance with the following schedule:
         (a)   Second through fourth year: Twelve vacation days.
         (b)   Fifth through ninth year: Eighteen vacation days.
         (c)   Tenth year: Nineteen vacation days.
         (d)   Eleventh year: Twenty vacation days.
         (e)   Twelfth year: Twenty-one vacation days.
         (f)   Thirteenth year: Twenty-two vacation days.
         (g)   Fourteenth year: Twenty-three vacation days.
         (h)   Fifteenth year: Twenty-four vacation days.
         (i)   Sixteenth year: Twenty-five vacation days.
         (j)   Seventeenth year: Twenty-six vacation days.
         (k)   Eighteenth year: Twenty-seven vacation days.
         (l)   Nineteenth year: Twenty-eight vacation days.
         (m)   Twentieth year and thereafter: Twenty-nine vacation days.
      (4)   Vacation time may not accrue beyond the maximum of 25 days for any sworn officers of the Police Department hired after January 1, 1993. Vacation time for those officers hired prior to January 1, 1993, and who have over 20 years of service in 1993 shall not accrue beyond what they receive in the year 1993. Vacation time for those officers hired prior to January 1, 1993, but who have less than 20 years of service, shall not be accrued beyond the maximum of 29 days.
      (5)   Police may take their vacation time in two hour increments and floating holiday time in 15 minute increments.
      (6)   Upon termination of employment, sworn officers are entitled to payment of unused vacation time regardless of date hired. In addition, employees who have completed a minimum of one year of full-time service are entitled to payment of their accrued vacation time for the next calendar year. Payment of accrued vacation time will be paid out based on the number of vacation hours to be received the following calendar year. The number of months worked during the current calendar year, including the month termination occurred, will be multiplied by the hours described below. Payment of vacation hours will not exceed total annual amount allotted.
         (a)   Vacation hours accrued each month for sworn officers working an eight-hour day.
Vacation to be received next year
Amount accrued each month
Vacation to be received next year
Amount accrued each month
Ten vacation days
6.75 hours
Twelve vacation days
8 hours
Fifteen vacation days
10 hours
Eighteen vacation days
12 hours
Nineteen vacation days
12.75 hours
Twenty vacation days
13.5 hours
Twenty-one vacation days
14 hours
Twenty-two vacation days
14.75 hours
Twenty-three vacation days
15.5 hours
Twenty-four vacation days
16 hours
Twenty-five vacation days
16.75 hours
Twenty-six vacation days
17.5 hours
Twenty-seven vacation days
18 hours
Twenty-eight vacation days
18.75 hours
Twenty-nine vacation days
19.5 hours
 
         (b)   Vacation hours accrued each month for sworn officers working a ten-hour day.
Vacation to be received next year
Amount accrued each month
Vacation to be received next year
Amount accrued each month
Ten vacation days
8.5 hours
Twelve vacation days
10 hours
Fifteen vacation days
12.5 hours
Eighteen vacation days
15 hours
Nineteen vacation days
16 hours
Twenty vacation days
16.75 hours
Twenty-one vacation days
17.5 hours
Twenty-two vacation days
18.5 hours
Twenty-three vacation days
19.25 hours
Twenty-four vacation days
20 hours
Twenty-five vacation days
21 hours
Twenty-six vacation days
21.75 hours
Twenty-seven vacation days
22.5 hours
Twenty-eight vacation days
23.5 hours
Twenty-nine vacation days
24.25 hours
 
         (c)   Vacation hours accrued each month for sworn officers working a 12-hour day.
Vacation to be received next year
Amount accrued each month
Vacation to be received next year
Amount accrued each month
Ten vacation days
10 hours
Twelve vacation days
12 hours
Fifteen vacation days
15 hours
Eighteen vacation days
18 hours
Nineteen vacation days
19 hours
Twenty vacation days
20 hours
Twenty-one vacation days
21 hours
Twenty-two vacation days
22 hours
Twenty-three vacation days
23 hours
Twenty-four vacation days
24 hours
Twenty-five vacation days
25 hours
Twenty-six vacation days
26 hours
Twenty-seven vacation days
27 hours
Twenty-eight vacation days
28 hours
Twenty-nine vacation days
29 hours
 
      (7)   Upon termination, sworn officers will receive payment of vacation, float and compensatory time. Sworn officers will receive payment of unused sick time based on years of full-time service with the city.  Please refer to § 35.40, Sick Leave for Police and Fire Departments.
   (B)   Vacation schedule for Fire Department.
      (1)   Vacation eligibility for firefighters of the Fire Department working a 56-hour week who have obtained the rank of Pipeman after January 1, 2009, or who are employed after January 1, 2009, will be determined by the following schedule according to their length of service on January 1 of each calendar year:
 
Length of Service
Vacation
Completion of one year
Prorated to end of calendar year
2nd through 7th year
9 days
8th through 15th year
12 days
16th year plus
15 days
 
      (2)   Vacation eligibility for firefighters of the Fire Department working a 56-hour week and those that have completed their probationary period and have been promoted to the rank of Pipeman or higher as of January 1, 2009, will be determined by the following schedule according to their length of service on January 1 of each calendar year:
 
Length of Service
Vacation
Completion of 1 year
Prorated to end of calendar year
2nd, 3rd, and 4th year
9 days
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th years
12 days
10th through 19th years
15 days
20th year plus
18 days
 
      (3)   Vacation eligibility for firefighters of the Fire Department working a 56-hour week and those employed prior to January 1, 1993, will be determined by the following schedule according to their length of service on January 1 of each calendar year:
 
Length of Service
Vacation
2nd through 9th year
14 days
10th through 14th year
15 days
15th year and thereafter
18 days
 
      (4)   Vacation eligibility for firefighters of the Fire Department working a 40-hour week and those employed prior and after January 1, 1993, will be determined by the following schedule according to their length of service on January 1 of each calendar year:
 
Length of Service
Vacation
Completion of 1 year
Prorated to end of calendar year
2nd, 3rd and 4th years
2 weeks after 1 year
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th years
3 weeks
10th through 19th years
4 weeks
20 years plus
5 weeks
 
      (5)   In the event of conflicting schedules or items not covered, the Fire Chief shall make a reasonable ruling in regard to such conflict.
      (6)   Vacation and floating holiday time may be taken as described: 40-hour non-suppression employee may take vacation or floating holiday time in 2-hour increments. Fifty-six-hour suppression employees may take vacation or floating holiday time in 24 or 12-hour increments or as otherwise stated in the Meet and Confer Agreement between the City of Noblesville and the members of the Fire Department.
      (7)   One 24-hour float holiday or 24-hour vacation for 56-hour suppression employees may be taken in increments of 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, or 24 hours at the discretion of the Battalion Chief. Leave under this section may not be taken if it results in overtime for the Department.
      (8)   Firefighters may not use their vacation hours while on disciplinary suspension.
      (9)   Upon termination of employment, firefighters are entitled to payment of unused vacation time regardless of date hired. In addition, employees who have completed a minimum of one year of full-time service are entitled to payment of their accrued vacation time for the next calendar year. Payment of accrued vacation time will be paid out based on the number of vacation hours to be received the following calendar year. The number of months worked during the current calendar year, including the month termination occurred, will be multiplied by the hours described below. Payment of vacation hours will not exceed total annual amount allotted.
         (a)   Vacation hours accrued each month for firefighters working a 56-hour week.
 
Vacation to be received next year
Amount accrued each month
Nine days
18 hours
Eleven days
22 hours
Twelve days
24 hours
Fifteen days
30 hours
Eighteen days
36 hours
 
         (b)   Vacation hours accrued each month for firefighters working a 40-hour week.
 
Vacation to be received next year
Amount accrued each month
Two weeks
6.75 hours
Three weeks
10 hours
Four weeks
13.5 hours
Five weeks
16.75 hours
 
      (10)   Upon termination, firefighters will receive payment of vacation and float time. Firefighters will receive payment of unused sick time based on years of full-time service with the city. Please refer to § 35.40, Sick Leave for Police and Fire Departments.
      (11)   As of their date of hire, firefighter recruits will be given three days of vacation and will have one year from the date of hire to use the vacation days. The three days of vacation may be used while in a recruit-school setting, with approval of Fire Chief or his or her designated personnel. Upon completing recruit school, vacation days are converted to vacation time equivalent to that of a 56-hour week. For example, a recruit with a remaining 16 hours (two days) of floating holiday time would have his or her time converted to 48 hours (two days) of floating holiday time.
      (12)   At the Fire Chief’s discretion, firefighters may voluntarily sell back vacation time and floating holidays at the firefighters’ regular rate of pay.  See current, effective Meet and Confer Agreement between the City of Noblesville and the members of the Fire Department.
(Ord. 11-3-93, passed 3-22-93; Am. Ord. 57-12-95, passed 12-12-95; Am. Ord. 3-1-97, passed 1-10-97; Am. Ord. 21-7-99, passed 7-26-99; Am. Ord. 49-11-01, passed 11-27-01; Am. Ord. 47-10-02, passed 10-29-02; Am. Ord. 51-11-02, passed 11-26-02; Am. Ord. 57-08-05, passed 8-23-05; Am. Ord. 87-10- 06, passed 10-24-06; Am. Ord. 12-2-07, passed 2-16-07; Am. Ord. 70-12-07, passed 12-16-07; Am. Ord. 58-11-08, passed 11-25-08; Am. Ord. 57-12-09, passed 12-15-09; Am. Ord. 9-2-11, passed 2-8-11; Am. Ord. 08-01-14, passed 2-11-14; Am. Ord. 11-02-15, passed 2-10-15; Am. Ord. 42-10-17, passed 10-24-17; Am. Ord. 25-06-19, passed 6-11-19)