§ 6.12.050. Paid leave for holidays.  


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  • Any employee who is employed on a monthly basis pursuant to subsection B of Section 6.28.020 shall, when approved by the board, be entitled to paid leave for holidays as defined by Section 6.12.040 of this chapter, as follows:

    A.

    40-Hour-per-Week Employees.

    1.

    Any nonshift employee shall be allowed eight hours of paid holiday leave on each said holiday.

    2.

    Any shift employee, as defined by Section 6.04.110, shall accumulate eight hours of holiday leave for each said holiday which leave may be taken off at a later date, subject to prior approval by such employee's department head. This section and Section 6.12.040 are provided with the intent of assuring equal time off for holidays for all 40-hour employees.

    B.

    Part-Time Employees. Any part-time non-shift or shift employee employed on a monthly basis shall be allowed paid leave for each said holiday in the manner set forth in this section and Section 6.12.040, but in an amount equal to the Item sub fractional amount, as defined by Section 6.28.020.

    C.

    56-Hour-per-Week Employees. Any employee who is employed on a 56-hour-per-week basis shall be allowed to accumulate 12 hours of paid holiday leave for each said holiday which leave may be taken off at a later date, subject to prior approval of such employee's department head.

    D.

    Whenever any employee is unable to take such time off, as provided by this section and Section 6.12.040 within two years from the date of the accrual, such time may be paid at the employee's workday rate of pay at the discretion of the department head.

    E.

    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections A and B of this section, any employee who has accrued holiday leave on the basis of his employment on a 40-hour-per-week position, or part-time position, and who is reassigned to a 56-hour-per-week position before he is allowed to take such time off shall have the total of all such time adjusted to equal that amount of holiday time that such employee would have earned had such employment been on a 56-hour-per-week basis. Conversely, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection C of this section, any employee who has accrued holiday leave on the basis of his employment on a 56-hour-per-week position, and who is reassigned to a 40-hour-per-week position, or part-time position, before he is allowed to take such time off shall have the total of all such time adjusted to equal that amount of holiday time that such employee would have earned had such employment been on a 40-hour-per-week basis.

    F.

    Any person about to leave the service of the county shall be allowed a leave of absence of accumulated holiday time which has not been taken, calculated according to the provisions of this section. Cash payment, as provided in Section 6.24.040, may be made in lieu of carrying such person on the payroll for the leave-of-absence period. Such payment shall be at the workday rate of pay in effect on the employee's final day of county service.

    G.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this section and Section 6.12.040, if a holiday is a fraction of eight hours, the amount of paid holiday leave which an employee shall be allowed shall be that same fraction of the paid holiday leave which he would be allowed for a full eight-hour holiday pursuant to subsection A or B of this section, or that same fraction of the paid holiday leave which he would be allowed for a full 12-hour holiday pursuant to subsection C of this section, whichever is applicable.

    H.

    Where specifically approved by the Board of Supervisors, safety fire fighting employees employed in the Fire Department shall be compensated for accumulated holiday time as follows:

    1.

    A 56-hour safety fire fighting employee employed in the Fire Department who, as of December 31, 2005, has in excess of 396 hours of accumulated holiday leave and a 40-hour safety fire fighting employee employed in the Fire Department who, as of said date, has in excess of 264 hours of accumulated holiday leave shall not be paid for such time prior to termination from County service. Such accumulated holiday leave shall remain available for the employee's use subject to prior approval of the employee's department head. Upon termination from County service, any such remaining time shall be paid off at the workday rate of pay in effect on the employee's final day of County service;

    2.

    Commencing December 31, 2005 and continuing on each December 31st thereafter, each safety fire fighting employee employed in the Fire Department shall be compensated for accumulated holiday leave in excess of 264 hours in the case of 56-hour employees or 176 hours in the case of 40-hour employees. Such excess holiday leave shall be paid at the employee's workday rate of pay in effect on the last day of the calendar year.

    I.

    Where specifically approved by the Board of Supervisors, full-time permanent, safety lifeguard employees employed in the Fire Department or in the department of parks and recreation shall be compensated for accumulated holiday time as follows:

    1.

    A 40-hour permanent safety lifeguard employee who, as of December 31, 2005, has in excess of 264 hours of accumulated holiday leave shall not be paid for such time prior to termination from County service. Such accumulated holiday leave shall remain available for the employee's use subject to prior approval of the employee's department head. Upon termination from County service, any such remaining time shall be paid off at the workday rate of pay in effect on the employee's final day of County service;

    2.

    Commencing December 31, 2005, and continuing each December 31 st thereafter, each 40-hour permanent safety lifeguard employee shall be compensated for accumulated holiday leave in excess of 176 hours. Such excess holiday leave shall be paid at the employee's workday rate of pay in effect on the last day of the calendar year.

(Ord. 2005-0057 § 2, 2005: Ord. 2005-0038 § 3, 2005: Ord. 2005-0019 § 14, 2005; Ord. 6222 Ch. 1 Art. 7 § 120(2), 1953.)