Leave

Holidays


Generally, the City observes the following ten paid holidays, plus two supplemental days are given to regular full-time employees to use at a time of their choosing.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
When a holiday falls on a Saturday, it will generally be observed on the preceding Friday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it will generally be observed on the following Monday.

The two Supplemental Leave days may be taken at any time during the year. Supplemental days may only be used in full day increments.

Vacation/Annual Leave


Annual Leave is granted to all regular, full-time employees. Vacation time is accrued based on the employee's length of service and is calculated on a calendar year basis. Employees will accrue vacation as follows:

 
   
 Years of Service
  Monthly Accrual 
 Yearly Accrual
 Less than 5 year
  .83 days
  10 days
 5-15 years
  1.25 days
  15 days
 15-20 years
  1.66 days
  20 days
 Over 20 years
  1.91 days
  23 days

Employees may carry a maximum of 30 days of Annual Leave into a new calendar year. Any Annual Leave in excess of 30 days will be lost on January 1st each year. Annual Leave accrues from the first day of employment, but may only be accessed upon the successful completion of the probationary period (6 months from date of hire).

Personal Leave


If an employee was hired as a regular full-time employee after July 1, 1988, that employee is eligible for 6 Personal Leave days per year in lieu of sick leave accrual. Personal Leave may be used for medical reasons. Personal Leave may be used in any time increments. Personal Leave cannot be carried over into another calendar year. All employees covered under this option may purchase up to 2 additional Personal Leave days a year.

Bereavement Leave


Regular full-time employees are eligible immediately upon hire for up to 4 paid leave days for the death of an immediate family member. Members of the immediate family include spouse, mother, father (step-parent), brother, sister, son, daughter, (step or adopted), mother/father-in-law, son/daughter-in-law, grandparent or other relative residing in your household for which you are legally or financially responsible.

Jury Duty/Court Leave


The City will excuse those employees called to jury duty for the day(s) or portion of the day(s) required for jury duty. Employee should provide supervisor with a copy of the summons for jury duty.

Employees summoned to appear in court to testify in a case that is not related to the employee's own personal business may use Court Leave. Employee should provide a copy of the court summons to the supervisor. Also, employees testifying as a witness in a judicial proceeding related to City business may also use Court Leave.

Employees who must testify in a judicial proceeding relating to personal matters (i.e. divorce, criminal case) may use their own vacation, personal or supplemental leave or leave without pay for any work days missed.

Medical Leave of Absence


In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the City will grant a family/medical leave of absence of up to 12 weeks unpaid leave per year to any regular full-time employee with at least one year of service. Eligible employees may take family/medical leave for any of the following reasons:

1. The birth of your child and to care for such child;
2. The placement of a child with you for adoption or foster care and in order to care for the newly placed son or daughter;
3. To care for a spouse, your child or parent with a serious health condition; and
4. Your own serious health condition that renders you unable to perform the duties of your position.