§ 2-219.18. Military related leave.  

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  • The city will provide eligible employees with the following leave for military related leave:

    (a) New qualifying reason for leave. Up to twelve (12) weeks of leave for qualifying exigencies arising out of a covered family member's active military duty, i.e. spouse, son, daughter, or parent, and

    (b) New leave entitlement. An eligible employee who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of a covered servicemember who is recovering from a serious illness or injury sustained in the line of duty on active duty is entitled to up to twenty-six (26) weeks of leave in a single twelve-month period to care for the servicemember. This provision became effective immediately upon enactment. This military caregiver leave is available during" a single twelve-month period" during which an eligible employee, is entitled to a combined total of twenty-six (26) weeks of all types of FMLA leave.

    (c) Exhaustion of paid leave required. Prior to receiving leave under this policy, the employee must exhaust any available paid leave.

    (d) Certification for active duty because of any qualifying exigency. In addition to an application for leave, employees will be required to furnish in a timely manner any certification that a family member is issued regarding their active duty or call to active duty in the Armed Forces.

(Ord. No. 2008-22, § 1, 7-15-08)