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Fairview Firefighters Contract 2011-PDF

Fairview Firefighters Contract 2011-PDF

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30.01 Sick leave shall be defined as an absence with pay necessitated by: 1) illness or

injury to the employee; 2) exposure by the employee to a contagious disease communicable to

other employees; 3) serious illness, injury or death in the employee's immediate family; and/or

(4) the birth of a child. Sick leave for paternity purposes shall not be used in excess of three(3)

tours of duty per birth. In cases of birth complications accompanied by a physician’s note, sick

time can continue to be used by the employee. Routine medical, dental, and optical examinations

will not be covered by sick leave.

30.02 All employees shall earn sick leave at the rate of five and seventy-three

hundredths (5.73) hours for every ninety-nine and six tenths (99.6) hours worked and may

accumulate such sick leave to an unlimited amount.

30.03 An employee who is to be absent on sick leave shall notify the Employer of such

absence and the reason therefore at least one hour before the start of his work shift each day he is

to be absent.

30.04 Sick leave may be used in segments of not less than one (1) hour.

30.05 Before an absence may be charged against accumulated sick leave, the

Department Head may require such proof of illness, injury or death as may be satisfactory to the

Employer, or may require the employee to be examined by a physician designated by the

Department Head and paid by the Employer. In any event, an employee absent for more than

one (1) tour of duty must supply a physician's report to be eligible for paid sick leave.

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30.06 If an employee fails to submit adequate proof of illness, injury or death upon request, or

in the event that upon such proof as is submitted or upon the report of medical examination the

Department Head finds there is not satisfactory evidence of illness, injury or death sufficient to

justify the employee's absence, such leave may be considered an unauthorized leave and shall be

without pay.

30.07 Any abuse, excessive or patterned use of sick leave shall be just and sufficient

cause for disciplinary action. Excessive use shall be defined as situations where sick leave usage

exceeds the annual accrual rate for non-bona fide medical reasons.

30.08 The Department Head may require an employee who has been absent due to

serious personal illness or injury, prior to and as a condition of his return to duty, to be examined

by a physician knowledgeable in the field designated and paid by the Employer, to establish that

he is not disabled from the performance of his duties and that his return to duty will not

jeopardize the health and safety of other employees.

30.09 When the use of sick leave is due to illness or injury in the immediate family,

“immediate family” shall be defined to only include the employee's spouse, children, and parents

actually residing with the employee. When the use of sick leave is due to death in the immediate

family, “immediate family” shall be defined to only include the employee's parents, spouse,

child, brother, sister, parents-in-law, grandparents and grandchildren.

30.10 An employee who is laid off will, if recalled, have available for his necessary use

any unused sick leave existing at the time of his layoff. An employee who transfers from another

public employer in the State of Ohio within ten (10) years of separation of such employer shall

be credited with the unused balance of his accumulated sick leave, providing such sick leave was

not “bought out” upon his separation.

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30.11 Upon the retirement of an employee who has not less than ten (10) years of

continuous employment with the Employer and who has qualified for retirement benefits from a

State of Ohio public employee retirement system, such employee shall be entitled to receive a

cash payment equal to his hourly rate of pay at the time of retirement or death multiplied by one-

half (½) the total number of accumulated but unused sick hours earned by the employee, as

certified by the Finance Director, providing that such resulting number of hours to be paid shall

not exceed one thousand three hundred and seven (1,307) hours.

30.12 Employees who do not use sick leave during each calendar month shall be entitled

to two and one half (2½) hours off for each month in which no sick leave is used. Employees

may bank up to one hundred twenty (120) hours of total sick leave incentive earned. When one

hundred twenty (120) hours are in the bank, all subsequent hours earned must be used within one

(1) year of the date on which they are earned or they are lost. The day(s) off granted to

employees shall be taken only with the approval of the Chief or his designee.

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