§ 2-217.08. Use of sick leave.  

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  • (a) Paid sick leave may be used provided it is approved for the following purposes:

    (1) Sickness, injury or disability off the job.

    (2) Medical, dental, optical or chiropractic examination or treatment which cannot be scheduled during non-duty hours.

    (3) Serious illness (as defined in section 2-219.02) of a member of the employee's immediate family which requires the personal care or attention of the employee, or the death of a member of the employee's immediate family. Immediate family includes any of the following: Spouse, parent, child, sister, brother, mother/father-in-law, and other relatives who are members of the employee's household.

    (4) Up to forty (40) sick leave hours may be used as vacation leave in addition to regularly earned vacation leave on an annual basis if the following criteria are met:

    a. The employee has five (5) years of continuous service with the city.

    b. The employee maintains a minimum of three hundred sixty (360) hours of credited sick leave accrued.

    c. The department head has considered the employee's anniversary date to determine eligibility.

    d. The time off has received the prior approval of the department head (see section 2-216.02).

    e. Sick leave hours may only be converted to vacation if and to the extent that vacation, optional holiday, safety day and compensatory time accruals are not sufficient to cover non-sick leave time off in the current or next bi-weekly pay period. The sick leave will be converted as vacation leave is used.

    f. Sick leave will not be converted to increase the vacation accrual balance.

    (5) Funeral leave under section 2-217.12 below.

    (6) Leave under FMLA.

    (7) To supplement workers' compensation but not more than necessary to cover the employee's regular schedule times his normal hourly rate.

    (b) Use of sick leave for any purpose not specified above may be considered misconduct and result in disciplinary action.

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 1, 6-19-01; Ord. No. 2002-07, § 1, 5-7-02)