(A)   Full-time employees may apply for an unpaid, discretionary leave of absence for up to six months if they have exhausted their annual leave (or sick leave if appropriate). All leave of absence requests must be approved by the President with requests exceeding 80 hours requiring the additional approval of the Board.
   (B)   Discretionary leave of absence will be unpaid, and the employee is not entitled to accrue any benefits, including vacation, sick leave, holidays, and personal days. Participation in medical coverage must be paid entirely be the employee during the discretionary leave.
(Ord. 17-O-06, passed 3-7-2017)