VACATION LEAVE: Permanent employees shall accrue vacation or annual leave at the following rates:  During the first five (5) years of continuous service: 6 2/3 hours per month (24 hour employees: 10 hours per month); after five (5) years and through ten (10) years of continuous service: 8 2/3 hours per month (24 hour employees: 13 hours per month); after ten (10) years and through fifteen (15) years of continuous service: 12 hours per month (24 hour employees: 18 hours per month); after fifteen (15) years of continuous service: 13 1/3 hours per month (24 hour employees: 20 hours per month). Unused vacation leave may be carried over from one calendar year to the next up to a maximum of 240 hours (360 hours for 24-hour employees). No vacation benefits are provided to temporary or part-time employees. Probationary employees do not earn vacation leave for the first year of employment, but may be credited with the vacation he/she would normally have earned after successfully completing his/her probationary period.

SICK/PERSONAL LEAVE: Each employee shall earn sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours for each full bi-weekly pay period (6 hours bi-weekly for 24-hour employees). Sick leave may not be accumulated in excess of 960 hours (1440 hours for 24-hour employees). Sick leave may be granted for absences due to personal illness, illness or death in the immediate family, medical appointments, etc. Employees may use up to twenty-four (24) hours of sick leave earned during any one year as personal leave (36 hours for 24-hour employees). Personal leave must be taken during the year earned, and may not be carried over into successive years. Personal leave is given for the purpose of conducting personal business.

MILITARY LEAVE: Military leave shall be granted in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama governing military leave.

LEAVE WITH PAY: Leave with pay may be authorized by the Appointing Authority for the attendance of official meeting, as a required witness for job-related matters only, for jury duty, and for any professional education required for an employee’s job, provided such leave is reported to the Human Resource Director.

LEAVE WITHOUT PAY: An employee may be granted leave without pay for a period not to exceed one (1) year, unless a request for an extension be approved, for sickness, disability, education, seeking nomination or election to any public office, or other good and sufficient reason not detrimental to the best interest of the City.

WORKERS COMPENSATION: Employees in the City Service are covered by Workers Compensation Insurance which compensates employees absent from duty because of bodily injury or occupational illness incurred in the line of duty.

For further information, refer to your Employee Handbook or contact HR.