Section 19-123 Occupational injury leave.

    (a) An employee injured while performing assigned duties shall be entitled to the provisions of the worker's compensation act.

    (b)    An employee injured on the job who draws pay in accordance with the worker's compensation act shall have related absence charged against appropriate paid  leave (vacation, sick, floating holidays, etc.)  on a prorated basis to offset the difference in pay between the worker's compensation payment and city  pay. (See on-the-job injury procedures in the administrative rules.)

    (c)    No employee on occupational injury leave shall receive a combination of worker's compensation and paid leave  in excess of regular full pay.

    (d) Length of authorized occupational injury leave shall be determined on an individual case basis by the department head and the director, in consideration of staffing needs of the department, extent and degree of impairment, employee's eligibility for disability retirement and similar factors.

    (e) Individuals may be eligible for leave of absence without pay provisions upon the recommendation of the department head upon expiration of paid  leaves. (Note: See section 19-130(p) for police injury leave provisions.)

(Code 1964, § 22.720; Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04)

(Ord. 18254, Amended, 09/20/2004, Prior Text)