§ 35.44  HOLIDAYS.
   (A)   Holidays for sworn police officers. 
      (1)   Police officers who work on a city-recognized holiday will be compensated at the rate of one and one-half times their regular compensation rate.
      (2)   Police officers shall not be compensated for a city-recognized holiday if that holiday falls on a day upon which they are otherwise not scheduled to work.
      (3)   Police officers who are scheduled to work on a city-recognized holiday and take an approved day off from scheduled work, will receive a paid holiday at their regular compensation rate and for the number of hours scheduled to work. If at any time during the approved holiday off the police officer is called into work, he or she will receive compensation at the rate of one and one-half times his or her regular compensation rate. The paid holiday hours will not be reduced by hours worked from being called in. The holiday hours will be paid in addition to the hours worked during the call-in.
      (4)   For purposes of sworn officers assigned to the Patrol Division within the Police Department, holiday hours shall be defined as a 24-hour period commencing at the start of the day shift that begins on the actual holiday and terminates 24 hours later.  For sworn officers not assigned to the Patrol Division, holiday hours shall be midnight to midnight on the actual holiday.  By way of example, because the Police Department currently starts its Patrol Division day shift at 5:00 a.m., holiday hours for the Patrol Division would begin at 5:00 a.m. on the actual holiday and end at 5:00 a.m. the next day.  Because the Police Department needs the flexibility to schedule shifts as determined by the Police Chief, the 5:00 a.m. start date is not specifically listed herein and should be determined by the actual practice and procedure currently established for the department by the Police Chief.
   (B)   Holidays for firefighters.  A full-time firefighter working a 56-hour week who is scheduled to work, or is called to work during any part of a holiday, shall be paid an additional $10 per hour for those hours worked during the holiday.
      (1)   In any 28-day pay period in which a full-time firefighter receives holiday pay shall only be paid overtime when required by Section 207(k) of the Fair Labor Standards Act found at 29 U.S.C. Section 207(k). Overtime shall be paid at the time and a half rate as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act. The $10 per hour holiday pay shall not be used to calculate time and a half during that pay period.
      (2)   Effective December 1, 2009, a full-time firefighter working a 40-hour week called to work during any part of a holiday shall be paid at two times his or her normal rate of pay.
      (3)   In addition to vacation days, sick days and other days provided by the policies for payment of police and firefighters for the city, each firefighter working a 56-hour week shall receive an additional 72 hours of floating holiday time to be used the same as vacation days in each calendar year. As of their date of hire, firefighter recruits working a 40-hour week shall receive 24 hours of floating holiday time to be used the same as vacation days.  Once a recruit is placed on a 24-hour shift, his or her remaining floating holiday time will be converted to the time given to a firefighter working 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.)  Effective January 1, 2009, 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.
      (4)   The Fire Chief will have the option of “buying back” holidays at the end of the year, in the event that staffing requirements cannot be met. Such “buy back” shall be paid at the full-time firefighter’s regular rate of pay.
      (5)   In the event a firefighter is scheduled to work during a holiday, but is permitted, as part of a general staff reduction, to be off work for all or part of the holiday, the firefighter shall have deducted from his or her holiday time, and/or vacation time, the hours that he or she was regularly scheduled, but did not work on the holiday, and the firefighter shall be paid his or her regular rate of pay for the holiday on which he or she was scheduled.
      (6)   The Board of Works will define designated “holidays” on an annual basis.
(Ord. 11-3-93, passed 3-22-93; Am. Ord. 57-12-95, passed 12-12-95; Am. Ord. 21-7-99, passed 7-26-99; Am. Ord. 4-1-00, passed 1-24-00; 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. 19-4-08, passed 4-29-08; 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)