§ 6.09.060. Paid Leaves of Absence.  


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  • A.

    Accumulation of Paid Leave Benefits. All accrued benefits provided in Chapters 5.27, 5.28, 6.18, and 6.20 of Titles 5 and 6 of the Los Angeles County Code shall be made available for use by the employee in Full-Day increments except to the extent provided in Chapters 5.27 and 5.28. The number of Full-Day vacation, annual leave, or full-pay sick leave increments used by an employee shall be determined by applying the number of vacation, full-pay sick leave or annual leave hours accrued pursuant to Chapters 5.27, 5.28, 6.18 or 6.20 to the employee's regular Work Schedule during the period of vacation, sick leave or annual leave.

    B.

    Use of Paid Leave Benefits. An employee may use paid leave as follows:

    1.

    Vacation. The accrued vacation benefit provided in Chapter 6.18 of Title 6 of the Los Angeles County Code shall be reduced by one Full Day for each Full Day of vacation taken by a Salaried Employee eligible for such benefit.

    2.

    Sick Leave. The accrued full-pay sick leave benefit provided in Chapter 6.20 of Title 6 of the Los Angeles County Code shall be reduced by one Full Day for each Full Day of full-pay sick leave taken by a Salaried Employee eligible for such benefit.

    3.

    Part-Pay Sick Leave.

    a.

    The part-pay sick leave benefit provided in Section 6.20.040 of Title 6 of the Los Angeles County Code shall be reduced by one calendar day for each calendar day of part-pay sick leave taken by a Salaried Employee eligible for such benefit. Effective beginning on and after April 1, 2010, or such later date as may be determined by the Chief Executive Officer when the human resources management system reflecting this provision is implemented, the part-pay sick leave benefit provided in Section 6.20.040 of this Code shall be reduced by one workday for each workday of part-pay sick leave taken by a Salaried Employee eligible for such benefit in accordance with CEO instructions.

    b.

    In accordance with Section 6.20.050, subsection C, once such leave is elected, it must be used until exhausted for continuous absence due to sickness or injury. Retroactive adjustments to previously used part-pay sick leave in order to accrue full-pay leave benefits are prohibited.

    4.

    Nonelective Annual Leave. The accrued nonelective annual leave benefit provided in Section 5.27.330 and Section 5.28.330 of Title 5 of the Los Angeles County Code shall be reduced by one Full Day for each Full Day of nonelective annual leave taken by a Salaried Employee eligible for such benefit.

    5.

    Elective Annual Leave. The elective annual leave benefit provided in Section 5.27.340 and Section 5.28.340 of Title 5 of the Los Angeles County Code shall be reduced by one Full Day for each Full Day of elective annual leave taken by a Salaried Employee eligible for such benefit.

    6.

    Less than Full Day Absences under The Family and Medical Leave Act. A Salaried Employee may elect to use accrued paid leave benefits provided in Chapters 5.27, 5.28, 6.18, 6.20 of Titles 5 and 6 of the Los Angeles County Code and accrued compensatory time off in less than Full Day increments in accordance

    with Section 6.09.030B.2 to cover less than Full Day absences where such absences are taken in accordance with The Family and Medical Leave Act regulations. Usage of such paid leave is subject to all the conditions that apply to the use of such accrued leave benefits.

    7.

    Notwithstanding the general rule that an employee must use Nonelective Leave and Elective Annual Leave only in Full Day increments (as provided in Sections 6.09.060.B.4. and 5., respectively (the "Full Day Utilization Requirement"), if a Salaried employee: (a) has less than a Full Day of Nonelective Leave available for use; (b) has otherwise exhausted all other previously banked and available time off (including, but not limited to, banked Nonelective Annual Leave, compensatory time off, vacation, holiday time, and sick leave (if sick), as required under the order of use rules set forth in Sections 5.27.350.B. and 5.28.350.B.; and (c) wishes to take a day off, that employee may use up the partial day of available Nonelective Leave and use Elective Annual Leave hours to complete the Full Day Utilization Requirement. In accordance with the order of use rules in Sections 5.27.350.B. and 5.28.350.B., as applicable, an employee may use Elective Annual Leave to fulfill the Full Day Utilization Requirement only if he or she has first exhausted all accessible, current Nonelective Annual Leave hours and all previously banked and available Nonelective Annual Leave, compensatory time off, vacation, holiday time, and sick leave, if sick (pursuant to Sections 6.09.030, 6.09.040, and 6.09.050 for salaried employees).

    C.

    Other Paid Leaves of Absence. A Salaried Employee shall be entitled to the leaves of absence as provided in Section 6.20.080, except that the employee shall be entitled to one Full Day of bereavement leave for each working day allowed in subsection A of this section.

(Ord. 2018-0031 § 12, 2018; Ord. 2016-0004 § 13, 2016; Ord. 2010-0014, § 40, 2010; Ord. 2004-0040 § 5, 2004: Ord. 93-0019 § 5 (part), 1993.)