Disaster Leave

Firefighter at Valley Fire

The purpose of disaster leave is to support employees who have been directly impacted by a natural disaster of a magnitude that it has been proclaimed a County State of Emergency.

In the event of a proclaimed State of Emergency, all bargaining organizations may agree to a proposed amendment, which extends the emergency period for up to one year from the termination of the said emergency.

Below is an excerpt from the Salary Resolution, Section 31:

"When there has been a natural disaster of a magnitude that requires the Board of Supervisors to proclaim a County State of Emergency, the County will enact the disaster leave provision. During the proclaimed emergency period, and for up to one year from the termination of the said proclamation, County employees may donate accrued compensatory time and vacation leave to other County employees who have lost work time because they have been a victim of a disaster affecting their primary residence.  For up to one year from the termination of the said proclamation, impacted employees may use up to 320 hours of donated leave."  

The Salary Resolution has been updated to reflect the expanded Disaster Leave Program and the same language would be added to each MOU where agreement was reached.

The purpose of disaster leave is to support employees who have been directly impacted by a natural disaster of a magnitude that it has been proclaimed a County State of Emergency.

In the event of a proclaimed State of Emergency, all bargaining organizations may agree to a proposed amendment, which extends the emergency period for up to one year from the termination of the said emergency.  

Below is an excerpt from the Salary Resolution, Section 31:

"When there has been a natural disaster of a magnitude that requires the Board of Supervisors to proclaim a County State of Emergency, the County will enact the disaster leave provision. During the proclaimed emergency period, and for up to one year from the termination of the said proclamation, County employees may donate accrued compensatory time and vacation leave to other County employees who have lost work time because they have been a victim of a disaster affecting their primary residence.  For up to one year from the termination of the said proclamation, impacted employees may use up to 320 hours of donated leave."  

The Salary Resolution has been updated to reflect the expanded Disaster Leave Program and the same language would be added to each MOU where agreement was reached.

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