Leave Time

Continuous Operation Holiday

Police Officers receive the equivalent of 10 days off per year.

Employees hired on or after July 1, 2004, may accumulate a maximum of 2 times the amount of such holiday leave accruable in 12-month period.

Employees may refer to the Merit Rules for details of payment due upon separation from the City. 

Floating Holidays

Police Officers receive the equivalent of 3 days off per calendar year. Floating holidays must be used during the calendar year or are lost.

Funeral Leave

Employees may be granted up to 5 working days leave in the event of the death of an eligible relative as listed in the Merit Rules.

Jury Duty

An employee may be granted leave with pay when required to be absent from work for jury duty.

Military Leave

An employee who is a member of the National Guard or any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces is eligible for a total of 120 hours leave per federal fiscal year without a reduction in pay upon furnishing the City with appropriate orders.

Pin Day

A pin day is a day off with pay based on length of service. These occur only for specific years of service. Pin days are earned on the 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, etc. year anniversaries. A pin day must be used within one year of the time it is earned.

Sick Leave

12 days / 96 hours (3.69 hours per pay period) accrue each year. Maximum accrual of 180 days (1440 hours) for all Police Officers. Accrued sick days may be used for serious illness, injury, preventive health, or other medical needs for the employee and the employee’s spouse, children or parents.


Length of Service Annual Accruals Per Pay Period
1 year - 7 years 2 weeks (80 hours) 3.08 hours
8 years - 15 years 3 weeks (120 hours) 4.62 hours
16 years + 4 weeks (160 hours) 6.16 hours

NOTE: Per General Ordinance 4527, employees hired after July 10, 1995 may accumulate a maximum of two times the annual vacation rate. Vacation NOT taken will be forfeited.