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(a) Employees shall receive their regular base wage while on approved Parental Leave subject to the following conditions;
(1) Employees on approved Parental Leave shall first exhaust all accrued Paid Leave, with the exception of 40 hours of sick leave, before receiving any Supplemental Compensation. Alternatively, if an Employee chooses not to exhaust accrued leaves as required by the previous sentence, the total amount of Supplemental Compensation for which the Employee would otherwise be eligible will be reduced by the total amount of accrued Paid Leave the Employee chooses to retain, with the exception of 40 hours of accrued sick leave.
(2) The amount of Supplemental Compensation shall be reduced by any payments received by the Employee from a federal, state or other local government agency while on Parental Leave.
(3) Supplemental Compensation shall be provided for no more than 12 weeks, in the case of Employees taking Family Medical Leave, or 16 weeks, in the case of Employees who take Temporary Pregnancy Disability Leave. For Employees eligible for both Family Medical Leave and Temporary Pregnancy Disability Leave, Supplemental Compensation shall be provided for no more than 16 weeks total. The 12 or 16 week period shall be reduced by any Paid Leave taken by the Employee: (A) after the birth of a child to the Employee, the Employee's spouse, or the Employee's Domestic Partner; (B) after placement of a child with the Employee's family for adoption or foster care; or (C) for temporary pregnancy disability, within 12 months prior to the commencement of Parental Leave as defined herein.
(4) Under no circumstance shall an Employee receive from the City Supplemental Compensation which would result in an Employee receiving total compensation while on Parental Leave which is greater than the Employee's regular base wage.
(b) During Parental Leave, the City shall continue to pay the contributions required by this Charter for retirement and health benefits, and any employer-paid Employee retirement and health contributions required under the memorandum of understanding or unrepresented ordinance covering the Employee. Retirement contributions shall be based on the actual amount of City pay received during the period of Parental Leave.
(c) The amendment of this Section A8.365-4 approved at the November 3, 2015 election shall apply only to Employees who have not yet begun Parental Leave on the effective date of the amendment, or who have begun Parental Leave but have not yet exhausted all of their accrued sick leave on the effective date of the amendment.
(Added November 2002; amended November 2015)