Section 19-121 Holidays.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19230 on 09/18/2006, Section 19-121 read as follows.
Following local and national custom in order to allow city
employees to celebrate certain
holidays by having a day off work without loss of pay, the following provisions shall apply:
(a) Permanent employees shall be entitled to the following
designated paid holidays:
(1) New Year's Day, January first;
(2) Memorial Day, the last Monday
(3) Independence Day, July fourth;
(4) Labor Day, the first Monday in
(5) Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday
(6) Christmas Day, December twenty-fifth.
(b) Permanent employees shall be entitled to a paid holiday,
to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.,
on the third Monday in January. Rather than time off, fire department shift employees shall
receive additional compensation in the amount of eleven and two-tenths (11.2) hours at their
regular pay. All other permanent employees shall receive time off or their regular compensation
in accordance with the terms of this section.
(c) Permanent employees, upon completion of twelve (12) continuous
months of service, shall
be entitled to three (3) floating holidays per fiscal year. Permanent employees shall have these
three (3) floating holidays prorated for the remainder of the fiscal year following their first
twelve (12) continuous months of service.
(1) Upon leaving city service, an
employee shall be reimbursed for accrued floating holidays,
provided that in the case of resignation, required notice has been given. (See section 19-202.)
(2) An employee may accrue a maximum
of nine (9) floating holidays. An employee shall
receive pay at the regular rate at the beginning of each fiscal year for each hour of floating
holiday which the employee would have accrued if the maximum accrual limit had not been
(3) Floating holiday leave must be
requested at least two (2) calendar days in advance.
Exceptions to this provision may be granted by an employee's supervisor.
employees shall be eligible for a holiday only when they are in pay status
the entire working day or shift preceding and following the holiday.
(e) Holiday leave shall not be combined with other leaves
or other forms of paid absence to
increase the compensation due when a holiday occurs. Employees shall not take compensatory
time off or vacation leave on a holiday or a day that is treated as a holiday pursuant to this
section. If an employee is
leave on a holiday or a day
treated as a holiday pursuant to this section, the employee shall not be charged with or paid for a
day or emergency leave day, but rather shall be paid only for the
(f) It is the purpose of this section to provide the employee
with a day off work without loss of
pay rather than an extra day's pay when the employee must work. Acknowledging that some
employees must work on days treated as holiday, the following rules apply:
(1) All non-shift employees shall
take off the exact date of a designated holiday, except that
if the holiday falls on Saturday employees shall take off the preceding Friday and if the holiday
falls on Sunday employees shall take off the following Monday.
(2) When the holiday falls on any
shift employee's regularly scheduled day off, the holiday
shall be treated as though it had fallen on the next scheduled work day.
(3) Employees, other than fire department
shift employees, whose normal job or shift does
not ordinarily, but because of unique circumstances may, require a performance of duty on a
holiday shall at their option:
a. Be paid
eight (8) hours pay at their regular rate for the holiday plus be paid time and
one-half for all hours worked on the holiday; or
one hour of additional vacation for each holiday hour worked. The additional
vacation shall be added to the employee's vacation entitlement and shall be taken during the
fiscal year in which it was earned.
(4) Employees, other than fire department
shift employees, whose normal job or shift
requires performance of work on holidays shall, at their option:
a. Be paid
eight (8) hours pay at their regular rate for the holiday and in addition be paid at
the regular rate for all hours worked within their regular working hours. For all hours worked
outside of regular schedule working hours, overtime rates shall apply; or
b. Be paid
eight (8) hours pay at their regular rate for the holiday plus receive one day off
with pay at the regular rate at a later time to be approved by the employee's supervisor. The
additional day off with pay must be taken during the fiscal year in which it was earned.
(5) Fire department shift employees
required to work on a holiday or a day treated as a
holiday shall be paid for the holiday as provided for in this section and in addition be paid at the
regular rate for all hours actually worked within their regular working hours.
(Code 1964, § 22.710; Ord. No. 10733, § 1, 9-16-85; Ord. No. 11649, §
1, 10-5-87; Ord. No.
12788, § 1, 11-5-90; Ord. No. 13490, § 1, 10-19-92; Ord. No. 14617, § 1, 9-18-95; Ord.
15754, § 1, 9-21-98; Ord. No. 16618, § 1, 9-18-00; Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04)
Editor's note - Ord. No. 18254, § 1, adopted September 20, 2004, which amended section 19-121
above, shall be in full force and effect from and after October 1, 2004.