All regular full time and regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to accrue paid vacation leave.
New employees will be eligible for vacation leave after completing their introductory period of six months.
Regular status employees whose work schedule involves 20 hours or more per week accrue vacation leave in proportion to the percentage of hours worked (i.e. 20 hours employees earn 4 hours)
Temporary employees (full-time or part-time) and regular part-time employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week do not earn vacation leave.
Regular full-time and part-time employees who are normally scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to accrue and use paid sick leave. Regular part-time employees who are normally scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week accrue sick leave at a prorated rate.
Regular full-time (non-firefighting) employees accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month, with a maximum accrual of 720 hours.
Regular full-time firefighting employees accrue 15 hours per month, with no maximum accrual limit.
An employee may use sick leave if the employee is absent from work due to illness or temporary disability due to sickness, injury or pregnancy and confinement; an appointment with a doctor (including general physicians, dentists, obstetricians, or other licensed medical specialists); legal or doctor ordered quarantine; or illness of a member of the employee’s immediate family who requires the employee’s personal care and attention.
Sick leave for immediate family members not residing in the employee’s household is limited to time necessary to provide care and assistance. Immediate family includes: spouse, child, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, or son-in-law of the employee who needs care and assistance as a direct result of a documented medical condition.
The City Council designates holidays for City employees. The following days are observed as paid holidays for regular non-police, non-firefighters employees who are normally scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- President’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving & Friday following Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Other leave benefits
The City also offers leave for the following reasons:
- Military Leave (15 days/year)
- Jury Duty
- Emergency Leave (24 hours/year)
- Family Medical Leave Act (12 weeks/year – paid or unpaid)