§ 34.04  VACATION LEAVE.
   (A)   Full-time salaried and hourly paid employees will earn vacation effective January 2003 as follows:
      (1)   An employee will earn paid vacation time during his or her first year of employment: one day for each month employed during the calendar year employment commences. However, vacation time cannot be used until after one full year of employment.
      (2)   After December 31 of the first calendar year in which employment commences, a full-time employee shall be entitled to vacation days at the following rate:
         (a)   Starting January 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which employment commences, 12 working days.
         (b)   Each January 1 following the first, second, third, fourth and fifth anniversary date of employment, 12 working days.
         (c)   Each January 1 following the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth anniversary date of employment, 15 working days.
         (d)   Each January 1 following the eleventh through the twentieth anniversary date, 20 working days.
         (e)   Each January 1 following the twenty-first or greater anniversary date, 25 working days.
   (B)   All full-time salaried and hourly paid employees may take any portion of or all of the vacation time allowed any time during the year provided they comply with the provisions of these policies. Vacation schedules must be approved by the department head or supervisor of the employee. A full-time salaried or hourly paid employee may carry over to the next calendar year not more than ten vacation days. At no time will a full-time salaried or hourly paid employee be allowed to carry over more than ten vacation days. Employees will not be compensated in lieu of taking their vacations.
   (C)   If an employee resigns or is terminated during the year, his or her vacation entitlement will be pro-rated according to the actual number of months worked. Any vacation time taken over the pro-rated amount will be charged for pay back against the employee’s last pay check.
   (D)   Temporary or part-time employees are not entitled to vacation benefits.
   (E)   A request for vacation must be submitted to the department head or supervisor and vacation may be taken only after approval. A vacation schedule will be arranged to provide minimum disruption of services.
   (F)   The Police Chief’s working day shall consist of 12 hours per day for the purpose of this section.
(Ord. 2012-0008, passed 6-26-2012; Ord. 2012-0014, passed 12-20-2012; Ord. 2013-012, passed 11-6-2013; Ord. 2014-010, passed - - ; Ord. 2014-013, passed 8-28-2014; Ord. 2017-010, passed 12-21-2017; Ord. 2018-001, passed 3-15-2018)