Teamsters 117 Contract (Effective 7/1/11 - 6/30/13)
Article 12 Leaves - General
12.1 Leaves Involving Military Personnel and Domestic Violence Situations. In addition to its own policies, which may be amended from time to time, the Employer will comply with Washington State Law as it applies to leaves for Military Personnel and Domestic Violence situations.
12.2 Family Medical Leave Act. The Employer agrees to comply with the provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act in accordance with University policy, and will inform the Union, at least sixty (60) days prior any changes to its policies and/or practices with respect to Family Medical Leave, in order to allow for impact bargaining to take place and be concluded prior to the implementation of such changes.
12.3 Bereavement Leave. Employees will be eligible for bereavement leave in accordance with Section 9.4.
12.4 Civil Duty Leave. Leave of absence with pay shall be granted employees to serve on jury duty, as trial witnesses, or to exercise other subpoenaed civil duties. Employees shall reimburse the Employer for all compensation received for such civil duty, exclusive of expenses incurred.
12.5 Military Leave.
- Employees shall be entitled to military leave with pay, not to exceed fifteen (15) working days during each year, beginning October 1st and ending the following September 30th, in order to report for active duty, when called, or to take part in active training duty in such manner and at such time as they may be ordered to active duty or active training duty in the Washington National Guard or of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps reserve of the United States or of any organized reserve or armed forces of the United States.
- Such leave shall be in addition to any vacation and sick leave to which an employee is entitled and shall not result in any reduction of benefits, performance ratings, privileges, or pay.
- During military leave, the employee shall receive the normal base pay.
- Employees required to appear during working hours for a physical examination to determine physical fitness for military service shall receive full pay for the time required to complete the examination.
12.6 Shared Leave. Employees will be eligible to participate in the Shared Leave program as contained in applicable State law and regulations.
12.7 Emergency Child Care Leave.
- Absence due to child care emergencies as defined shall be charged to one (1) of the following:
- Compensatory time;
- Vacation time;
- Sick leave;
- Personal holiday;
- Leave without pay.
- Use of any of the above leave categories is dependent upon the employee's eligibility to use such leave. Accrued compensatory time shall be used before any other leave is used.
- Use of vacation leave, sick leave, and leave of absence without pay for emergency child care is limited to a maximum of three (3) days each category of leave per calendar year.
- The employee upon returning from such leave shall designate in writing to which leave category the absence will be charged. For the purpose of this Section, advance approval or written advance notice of vacation leave, personal holiday, and/or leave of absence without pay shall not be required.
- For other unforeseen emergencies employees may request emergency leave. If approved, such emergency leave may be charged against unused vacation or compensatory leave at the employee's discretion.
12.8 Education Leave. Employees may request a leave of absence without pay for educational purposes to attend an accredited institution when it is related to employment. The period of leave may be for up to one (1) year. Requests for educational leave and educational leave renewals requires approval of the Chief of Police.
12.9 Voting. The Employer shall grant leave time for voting in accordance with RCW 49.28.120.