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and thereby unavailable to work.  The two (2) week period will begin when the employee returns from such leave.



17.1 An employee will be credited with twelve (12) holidays at the beginning of a fiscal year. This total shall be adjusted to reflect anticipated retirement or a similar cause for separation from the department. The holidays are:

New Year's DayMartin Luther King Day

Lincoln's BirthdayPresidents' Day

Good FridayMemorial Day

Independence DayLabor Day

Columbus DayVeteran's Day

Thanksgiving DayChristmas Day

17.2 Credited holiday time may be used only upon request to and approval of the shift commander of the squad to which the employee is assigned, provided that:

a. In the case of supervisors there is one (1) squad sergeant or squad lieutenant on duty;

b. That no more than eight (8) non-supervisory personnel assigned to that squad are off duty.

c. No more than nine (9) total personnel per shift may be scheduled off, on vacation, on holiday, or in training, excluding firearms and C.O.R.E. retraining, on any given day.

17.3 Personnel not assigned to squads may use credited holiday time only upon request to and approval of the division commander to which they are assigned. Such request shall not affect holiday requests by Personnel on uniformed Patrol assignments.

17.4 Not more than five (5) consecutive days' absence will be allowed at any one (1) interval for credited holiday time without the approval of the Chief or his/her designee. A compensatory day off in lieu of a holiday shall be granted to an employee who makes the first request for a particular day off in lieu of a holiday. Seniority shall not be a condition or a consideration in granting a day off in lieu of a holiday. However, such request shall be submitted within the week preceding the shift change. Employees shall be granted holiday time during the four (4) week work period.

17.5 When a holiday is observed while an employee is absent on authorized sick leave, no charge against his/her accrued holiday time will be made for that day.

17.6 Employees working on an actual holiday, set forth in Section 17.1 above, not necessarily the one observed by the City, shall receive the rate of time and one-half for all hours worked on the actual holiday and in addition receive eight (8) hours compensatory time off holidays as specified in Section 17.4 of Article XVII.


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