§ 39.196  ACCUMULATION AND ANNUAL PAYOUT; GENERALLY.
   There is hereby established a sick leave schedule which shall apply to the mayor, appointive officers and employees, midmanagement and classified employees. It shall not apply to temporary or contractual employees or employees represented by a collective bargaining unit.
   (a)   Eligibility for sick leave shall begin at the time of appointment. Any officer or employee of the city covered by this section shall accrue sick leave at the rate of three and seven-tenths hours biweekly. However, subject to the recommendation of the director of human resources and approval of the mayor, newly hired appointive officers may be given a bank of 96.2 hours of sick leave. Upon the appointive officer’s one-year employment anniversary date, sick leave will accrue at the rate of three and seven-tenths hours biweekly.
   (b)   (1)   The mayor, and any appointive officer and employees (except police chief and fire chief), general midmanagement and classified employee originally hired or elected prior to December 21, 1981, who does not take the full amount of sick leave granted in any one calendar year, may accumulate the unused amounts from year to year.
      (2)   The police chief, fire chief, sworn police department midmanagement employees and 40-hour fire midmanagement employees hired prior to December 31, 1983, who do not take the full amount of sick leave granted in any one calendar year, may accumulate the unused amounts from year to year.
      (3)   When the employee has accumulated a sick leave balance of 1,104 hours, the employee shall be paid for up to 48 hours of accumulated sick leave for that year and each year thereafter in which the minimum sick leave balance of 1,104 hours is maintained. To be eligible for the annual sick leave payout, the employee must be employed by the city for the entire calendar year in which the eligibility occurs. In the year in which an employee is eligible for and will receive payment for sick leave payout at retirement as provided in § 39.205, the employee will not be eligible for the annual sick leave payout as provided in this section. This payment of accumulated sick leave will be paid at the employee’s regular base hourly rate as of December 31 the same calendar year in which the payout was earned. This payout will be made to the employee by no later than the third paycheck paid in the year following the year the payout was earned. Each nonexempt employee covered by this section shall have deducted from his or her accumulated sick leave one hour for each hour of absence while on sick leave. Each elected and appointive officer and midmanagement employee covered by this division (b) shall have deducted from his or her accumulated sick leave eight hours for each full day of absence while on sick leave.
   (c)   (1)   The mayor, and any appointive officer and employee (except police chief and fire chief), general midmanagement and classified employee originally hired after December 21, 1981, will not be eligible for an annualized sick leave payout, but may accrue sick leave without limitation.
      (2)   The police chief, fire chief, sworn police department midmanagement employees and 40-hour fire midmanagement employees originally hired after December 31, 1983, will not be eligible for annualized sick leave payout, but may accrue sick leave without limitation.
      (3)   Each classified employee under this division (c) will have deducted one hour of sick leave from his or her sick leave accrual for every hour he or she is absent from work on sick leave. The mayor and each appointive officer and employee and midmanagement employee covered by this division (c) shall have deducted from his or her accumulated sick leave eight hours for each full day of absence while on sick leave.
   (d)   This section does not apply to fire shift midmanagement department employees.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 3.206; 1992 Code, § 30-148)  (Ord. 2586, passed 12-30-1968; Ord. 2722, passed 11-30-1970; Ord. 18-74, passed 5-6-1974; Ord. 123-81, passed 12-28-1981; Ord. 77-84, passed 4-30-1984; Ord. 97-85, passed 11-25-1985; 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. 131-98, passed 12-7-1998; Ord. 28-00, passed 4-10-2000; Ord. 4-01, passed 1-8-2001; Ord. 30-02, passed 4-8-2002)