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(a) The mayor, and any appointive officer, midmanagement employee or classified employee who sustains a disabling injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment for the city, and the disabling injury was not caused by willful neglect on the part of the officer or employee, shall in lieu of sick leave be reimbursed at the rate of 80% of their regular base salary as of the date of injury for a period of six months. Thereafter, the disability weekly amount will be as specified from time to time by state workers’ compensation law. While receiving workers’ compensation payments at the state rate, the employee may use accrued sick leave, vacation, personal leave, compensatory time or other available paid time off benefits to maintain regular base weekly earnings as of the employee’s last day worked immediately preceding the most recent absence from work due to a duty-incurred injury or illness. If, in the opinion of the city’s designated physician, the employee is physically able to perform duties of another nature, the employee may be assigned to those duties for the duration of the disability.
(b) If a city-designated holiday occurs while an employee in this section is absent from work due to a duty-incurred injury or illness, the employee shall be paid regular holiday pay for that day at the employee’s regular holiday pay for that day at the employee’s regular base hourly rate of pay as of the employee’s last day worked immediately preceding the absence from work. This regular holiday pay shall be taxable, and shall be paid in lieu of the workers’ compensation payment at the rates specified in this section for that day. This substitution of holiday pay is only administrative, and will not otherwise affect the employee’s workers’ compensation status.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 3.206; 1992 Code, § 30-160) (Ord. 2174, passed 12-10-1962; Ord. 13-79, passed 2-12-1979; Ord. 2-83, passed 1-31-1983; Ord. 95-83, passed 11-21-1983; 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. 4-01, passed 1-8-2001)