incumbent upon the employee to request vacation leave in such a manner that all days in excess of fifty (50) will be used prior to the end of each anniversary year. This above requirement will be waived if, as a result of an extended illness or injury, the employee is unable to take his/her vacation during that period.
Personnel not assigned to the three primary squads may use credited vacation time only upon request to and approval of the Division Commander to which they are assigned. Such requests shall not affect vacation leave requests by personnel on uniformed patrol assigned to the three primary squads.
Leave requests that create two supervisor vacancies, yet conform with the numeric thresholds for such requests as outlined in sections 18.4 and 18.5 above, will be handled as follows:
When a Sergeant or Lieutenant requests a single vacation day (aka “Split Vacation Day”) and such a request, if approved, would create a situation where by no supervisors would be scheduled to work that particular shift, the following procedure will be utilized:
1.Such requests shall be forwarded to the Division Commander, and
2.The request shall contain the name of a supervisor who is willing to work the vacant shift in an overtime capacity, and
3.If it is determined by the Chief or his designee that the shift is to be filled, then the vacant shift shall be hired in accordance with standard overtime hiringprocedures.
The supervisor who agrees to work does not have an exclusive right to the overtime vacancy, however,
The designated supervisor must hold the time available and is obligated to work if no other supervisor accepts the assignment, and
It is understood that if the fill-in supervisor is ill within twenty-four hours prior to the requested S/V shift then the leave time shall be cancelled.
The numeric thresholds for officers on authorized leave for a specific shift, as outlined in sections 18.4 and 18.5 of this collective bargaining agreement, are still in full affect and are not modified or eliminated.
Each employee and probationary employee shall earn sick leave with pay at the rate of one and one-quarter (1¼) days of sick leave for each month of service. No sick leave shall accrue during periods of leave of absence without pay.