(a)    City employees who are members of the Ohio National Guard or the Reserve Forces of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Coast Guard shall be granted leave, not to exceed fifteen (15) shift days per calendar year, in addition to vacation leave, for the purpose of participating in scheduled training duty. If the compensation received for such training duty is less than the employee's normal pay from the City, the employee will be paid the difference. If the compensation from the training duty is greater than the employee's normal pay, then the leave shall be leave without pay.
   (b)    Employees of the City shall be granted leave to serve in the military forces of the United States when such service is in consequence of any Act of Congress or call of the President of the United States. If the employee's military pay rate is less than the rate of compensation by the City at the time of activation, the employee shall be paid the difference during the period of service.
   (c)    Provided application is made for re-employment within ninety (90) days after expiration of the employee's obligated service, he/she shall be reappointed at the same rank of status as he/she held at the time of his/her call to military service. Any appointments or promotions affected while an employee is on extended military leave will be made with an understanding of the obligation of the City to reappoint such employee to his/her former rank at the termination of his/her obligated service. The period of extended military leave shall be credited to an employee when he/she is reappointed for purposes of longevity or qualification, just as though he/she were employed by the City during such time.
(Ord. 12-2023. Passed 5-9-23.)