Unpaid furlough days are designed to be flexible to allow the Department Head the ability to determine the best option for obtaining the salary savings with minimal disruption to the department’s operations while not generating overtime to cover for UFP hours taken.
Options for scheduling UFP days include, but are not limited to any combination of the following:
- Based on reduced service demands, the Department Head schedules UFP days so that some or all of the employees of the department are on UFP days simultaneously.
- The Department Head sets a schedule for UFP days.
- UFP days are scheduled similar to vacation days at the employee’s request with approval from their supervisor.
UFP will be used in increments of the length of an employee’s regular shifts or not less than 1 hour increments, and scheduled with the approval of their supervisor. UFP shall be used before any vacation or compensatory time off, until all UFP hours have been exhausted. For employees with greater than 270 hours of accrued vacation as of Dec. 18, 2013, vacation hours may be used before UFP hours through Feb. 17, 2014.
Except as otherwise provided in this Article, an employee shall use all UFP days for a fiscal year before any other paid or unpaid leave.
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