§ 39.164  PERSONAL LEAVE DAYS.
   The mayor, appointive officers and employees, midmanagement and classified employees not represented by a collective bargaining unit shall receive personal leave days as follows.
   (a)   An employee (excluding fire shift) who is on the payroll as of January 1, or hired between January 1 and June 30, shall be granted 16 hours of personal leave for that year.
   (b)   An employee (excluding fire shift) who is hired or takes office between July 1 and November 30 shall receive eight hours of personal leave for the year in which he or she was hired.
   (c)   The mayor and any appointed, general midmanagement and classified employee hired after December 21, 1981, and before January 1, 2001, may receive an additional eight hours of personal leave for the year. An employee who is to receive the additional eight hours of personal leave may select pay for the day. Payment shall be made on the first payday of December based on the employee’s base hourly or biweekly rate compensated for in that pay period. To receive the personal leave pay, the employee must indicate a preference to receive the pay upon notification from human resources. If the employee does not indicate personal leave pay, the day will be a personal leave day off.
   (d)   The police chief, fire chief and any police midmanagement and 40-hour fire midmanagement employee hired after December 31, 1983, and before January 1, 2001, may receive an additional eight hours of personal leave for the year. An employee who is to receive the additional eight hours of personal leave may select pay for the day. Payment shall be made on the first payday of December based on the employee’s base hourly or biweekly rate compensated for in that pay period. To receive the personal leave pay, the employee must indicate a preference to receive the pay upon notification from human resources. If the employee does not indicate personal leave pay, the day will be a personal leave day off.
   (e)   (1)   Fire shift midmanagement employees shall receive one personal leave shift day per calendar year. Fire shift midmanagement employees hired after December 31, 1983, and before January 1, 2001, are eligible for an additional 12 hours of bonus pay for the year.
      (2)   An employee who is eligible to receive the additional 12 hours of pay shall be paid on the first payday of December based on the employee’s biweekly rate of pay compensated for in that pay period.
   (f)   An employee who is hired or takes office on or after December 1 shall not be eligible for personal leave in the year in which he or she was hired.
   (g)   A regular part-time employee shall receive prorated personal leave based on the ratio of hours scheduled weekly to 40 hours. In the first year of part-time status, an employee’s personal leave will be prorated based on the number of paid hours in their regular work schedule.
   (h)   Upon discharge, resignation in good standing, retirement or death, personal leave not used shall not be compensated for in cash nor shall the date of separation be extended through the use of unused personal leave.
(1992 Code, § 30-132)  (Ord. 87-91, passed 11-25-1991; Ord. 32-94, passed 4-11-1994; Ord. 37-95, passed 3-6-1995; Ord. 87-97, passed 12-2-1997; Ord. 4-01, passed 1-8-2001)