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(a) The County may recover specialized training expenses from an employee who terminates employment within one year of completion date of such training consistent with the following schedule of reimbursement:
Within 3 months
After 3 months - before 6 months
After 6 months - before 12 months
After 1 year
(b) In cases where specialized training is to be made available, the Appointing Authority shall include in the request for training authorization a signed agreement between the County and the employee which provides that training costs in excess of $1,000 ($1,500 for employees in classes designated CC, CS, DA, PD and PM) for any single training session or related series of training sessions will be reimbursed to the County if the employee terminates prior to one year for any reason other than death, disability retirement or judicial appointment.
(c) Training costs shall be calculated to include:
1. Travel expenses
2. Meals and lodging expenses
3. Registration or tuition expenses
4. Books and other related materials expenses
(d) At the request of the Appointing Authority, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Auditor & Controller may consider a reduction of, or a complete release from, the employee's obligation if extreme hardship can be demonstrated in writing.
(e) Specialized training is determined by the Appointing Authority, and generally does not include conferences or training that is required for performing the basic functions and duties of employee's classification.
(f) Further, this provision shall not apply to training with no net cost to the County by virtue of being covered by an offsetting grant or other reimbursement.
(g) Eligibility: All employees except those in classes designated DI, DM, DS, PD, PM and SM.
(Section 77.1, training advisory committee, added by Ord. No. 1667 (N.S.), adopted 7-2-57; amended by Ord. No. 2933 (N.S.), adopted 3-8-66; amended by Ord. No. 3866 (N.S.), effective 4-27-72; amended by Ord. No. 4514 (N.S.), effective 6-26-75, operative 7-1-75; repealed by Ord. No. 6387 (N.S.), operative 8-5-82; new section 77.1, repayment of specialized training expenses, added by Ord. No. 8653 (N.S.), effective 4-18-96, operative 4-19-96; amended by Ord. No. 8659 (N.S.), effective 5-23-96, operative 5-23-96; amended by Ord. No. 8720 (N.S.), effective 10-17-96, operative 9-27-96; amended by Ord. No. 10315 (N.S.), effective 1-7-14; amended by Ord. No. 10635 (N.S.), effective 12-19-19; amended by Ord. No. 10711 (N.S.), effective 2-11-21)