159.01 SICK LEAVE.
   (a)   Each full-time employee shall be entitled, for each completed eighty hours of service, after serving a probationary period, to sick leave of four and six tenths hours with pay. (ORC 124.38)
   (b)   Sick leave may be used due to illness, injury, exposure to contagious diseases which could be communicated to other employees, or illness in the family if living in the same household. Sick leave for illness of family members is limited to one day.
   (c)   Death in the “immediate family” may warrant sick leave from day of death through day of funeral. “Immediate family” shall mean the employee’s spouse, their children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, sister-in-law, brother-in-law and grandchildren.
(Ord. 5-81. Passed 2-16-81.)
   (d)   Unused sick leave may be accumulated up to 150 work days. On retirement, an employee shall be entitled to pay for unused sick leave, not to exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of accumulated sick leave.
(Ord. 9-84. Passed 3-19-84.)
   (e)   Part-time employees shall not be eligible for vacation or sick leave.
   (f)   The responsible supervisor of each employee shall require an employee to furnish a satisfactory written, signed statement to justify the use of sick leave. If medical attention is required, a certificate stating the nature of the illness from a licensed physician shall be required to justify the use of sick leave. Falsification of either a written, signed statement or a physician’s certificate shall be grounds for disciplinary action including dismissal. This section shall be uniformly administered with respect to employees in all departments.
(Ord. 5-81. Passed 2-16-81.)
   (g)   Three days may be used for immediate family (spouse and dependent children) when they are confined to a hospital.
(Ord. 6-88. Passed 3-7-88.)