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(A) Absence from work. With the exception of emergency situations, absences from work due to illness or injury must be reported to the Police Chief or her or his designee a minimum of three hours prior to the employee’s assigned work shift. Scheduled appointments for examination or treatment by medical professionals must be reported to the Police Chief with as much advance notice as possible. Absences from work which do not meet these requirements will be regarded as an unpaid absence without leave and may lead to disciplinary action. If an officer becomes ill, or otherwise desires to use sick leave during working hours, she or he must notify her or his supervisor before leaving work.
(B) Sick leave usage. Sick leave may be used for illness of the employee or for the illness of family members who are dependent upon the employee and including: spouse; children (natural, step, or adopted) who reside with the employee; and parents of the employee or parents of the employee’s spouse who reside with the employee. If the duration of the illness lasts longer than one day, the employee must notify the Chief of Police as soon as it is known that further absences will result, but in no event later than three hours to the next regularly scheduled work shift. After two consecutive days’ absence or three events of sick leave usage in a three-month period, an employee may be required to furnish a certificate from a physician to support the sick leave claim or for any further sick leave usage. The employee may be required to be examined by a physician designated by the village at the expense of the village. Sick leave may only be used in increments of one hour. Failure to follow the foregoing procedures or providing false or misleading information may result in the absence being considered an unexcused absence for which no pay will be received and may result in disciplinary action.
(C) Sick leave accrual. Full-time employees shall accrue sick leave at the rate of six ten-hour days per year commencing on their first day of employment and on their seniority date each year thereafter. Sick leave may be accrued to a maximum of 360 hours. Should an officer reach the maximum accrual, no further sick leave shall be accrued. There shall be no payment for any unused sick leave to any officer at any time, including upon separation from the village.
(D) Sick leave pay. If the requirements for sick leave pay are met, an officer shall receive straight time pay for those scheduled hours missed. Sick leave pay shall not be considered hours worked for purposes of calculating overtime. Therefore, if physically able, an officer may be called in to work during a payroll week in which sick leave was taken and overtime may not necessarily be paid, that is, the employee may receive more than 40 hours straight time pay during that payroll week.
(Ord. 2014-07, passed 5-20-2014)